Castlevania Advance Collection brings the GBA games to modern platforms, including some of the best entries in the entire Castlevania series.
The Castlevania Advance Collection was officially unveiled in Nintendo Direct in September 2021, although its existence was already evident from different age ratings in different countries. The announcement may not have come as a surprise, but fans will no doubt still be welcome Castlevania Pre-collection, as it contains some fantastic games.
Another one Castlevania composition, the Castlevania Memorial Collection, is already available on modern systems. However, it was not so warmly received, as it mostly contained the older, more archaic Castlevania titles. It has some gems, like Super Castlevania IV and Castlevania: Bloodlines, but many fans did not find the rest of the package too convincing. The Castlevania Requiem collection is also available, contains Castlevania: Symphony of the night and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, but it’s exclusive to PlayStation.
Although the footage of the games is not fantastic, most of it was made for the Game Boy Advance, the Pre-collection contains three games that many fans love, plus one that is not so popular. Dracula’s castle calls in again Castlevania Advance Collection‘s four games, 18 years after the release of his most recent title.
Castlevania Advance Collection: Circle of the Moon
Castlevania: Maankring leaves the Belmont family behind, and instead involves three different vampire hunters tasked with stopping a resurrected Dracula. The most important game trick of Circle of the moon is the DSS system, which allows players to combine the powers of magic spells to create new effects and unleash them on the animals in Dracula’s castle.
Castlevania Advance Collection: Harmony Of Dissonance
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance brings the Belmont family back into the picture. Juste Belmont must take the Vampire Killer whip when Dracula’s castle reappears in the world. Although Juste is a Belmont, his Metroidvania-style adventure calls for Alucard’s quest Symphony of the night.
Castlevania Advance Collection: Aria of Sorrow
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow star Soma Cruz, a young man who has the potential to bring Dracula back to life. Soma quickly discovers that he has a special ability to steal the powers of the monsters he kills for his own purpose. Aria of sorrow is considered by many to be one of the best Castlevania games of all time.
Castlevania Advance Collection: Dracula X
When Castlevania Advance Collection many people assumed that it would include only the three Castlevania titles released on Game Boy Advance. The collection appears to contain a fourth game: Castlevania: Dracula X, the version of Rondo of Blood which was released on Super Nintendo. It is generally considered to be much worse than Rondo of Blood, due to the weaker graphics, fewer stages and the removal of Maria as a playable character. Castlevania fans on PS4 or PS5 may rather watch Rondo of Blood as part of Castlevania Requiem.
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Castlevania Advance Collection is now available for Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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