Castlevania Monster Videogame Madness


Being a video game buff (as opposed to a movie buff), at this time of year I like to play horror based games. This year I feel it is time to play through some of Konami’s Castlevania series. One thing that has always struck me about all the Castlevania games is the atmosphere the game devs put into the game. Which is helped, in no small part, by each game’s soundtrack.
In Sony’s PS3 offering there are easter eggs littered throughout this beautifully envisioned game by the talented people over at MercurySteam (Clive Barker’s Jericho – another great horror game) and under the direction of Kojima Productions (Metal Gear series). My favorite Easter Egg from Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (and, in fact, song from the games) is Vampire Killer, which is played on a music box, inside which, one of the levels takes place (yes I said “inside”).

to get some perspective on the song and to hear some of its many iterations the youtuber – Evilluki has put together this handy little medley (or if you are feeling a little 80’s action flick, Montage)

For those interested
The games I will be playing this Holiday are:
Castlevania – NES
Castlevania: The Adventure – Gameboy
‘Super’ Castlevania IV – SNES
Castlevania: Lords of shadow – PS3
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Peachy is knee deep in old consoles and has approximately 450 items on his amazon wish-list. Questions?

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2 thoughts on “Castlevania Monster Videogame Madness

  1. Fantastic post, Peachy! I too was a big fan of Clive Barker’s Jericho, wish they could have produced another game in the series. :(

    Castlevania is one of my all time favorite game series…I’ve yet to play Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, but you can be sure that I’ll add it to my list of games I need to play. I wish you luck on beating the original NES classic…I think I lost years from my life defeating that title. :)

  2. haha I may need it! It’s certainly not a stroll in the park but its no Ninja Gaiden ;)

    Yeah Jericho has been largely overlooked by your average gamer but for fans of the horror game genre its a mainstay.

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