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    Default The New Official Castlevania Thread!

    Arasoi started and ended the first one.

    But here, we talk about all things Castlevania, from old to new.

    Arasoi the Castlevania master has been MIA, so we'll all have to pitch in our knowledge for each other.
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    Mmmm well I'll kick it off with questions then, since my knowledge is limited to the usual sources

    Has anyone played the arcade game? How is it?

    Does anyone claim to have a full collection? It's a big series but not as big as Megaman and others.

    Finally, Castlevania Adventure II - do you like it Eastern or Western style? (Cross Boomerang (also in the GBC remake) vs. Holy Water)
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    I can answer your Q about a full collection. I beleive Arasoi (as mentioned above) has a full one if not, it is damn extensive as seen here http://www.vgmuseum.com/mrp/multi/co...r-protogem.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by onReload View Post
    Mmmm well I'll kick it off with questions then, since my knowledge is limited to the usual sources

    Has anyone played the arcade game? How is it?

    Does anyone claim to have a full collection? It's a big series but not as big as Megaman and others.

    Finally, Castlevania Adventure II - do you like it Eastern or Western style? (Cross Boomerang (also in the GBC remake) vs. Holy Water)
    The arcade game is quarter-stealing hard. The western version, Haunted Castle is much more difficult compared to the Japan's Akumajo Dracula. Give it a try in MAME.

    Castlevania Adventure II I didn't like as it moved too slowly.
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    Arasoi quit collecting and sold most of his collection a while ago.
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    How hard is it to find the Haunted Castle PCB? What kinda munny we looking at for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bust3dstr8 View Post
    How hard is it to find the Haunted Castle PCB? What kinda munny we looking at for it?
    I don't think I've ever seen it for sale. Trust me on this, though: you don't want it.

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    Does anyone know Mr P, who runs the CV Realm over at VGMuseum, personally? Great site.
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    I have seen it on ebay twice in the past few years.. always fetches a high price (over $200 if I remember correctly).

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    How hard is it to find the Haunted Castle PCB? What kinda munny we looking at for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bust3dstr8 View Post
    How hard is it to find the Haunted Castle PCB? What kinda munny we looking at for it?
    I'm not sure if its even JAMMA compatible.
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    Allow me to bump this thread with an example of Extreme Nerdage. I figure we may as well whip out the 'Ol virtual dongs and see who has the nicest collection.

    Hint: It isn't me. Here is the collection(no pics at the moment, sowwy) as of now. All games are US versions unless otherwise specified, and all games are complete unless otherwise noted.

    NES:
    Castlevania
    Castlevania II: Simons Quest
    Castlevania III: Draculas Curse
    Akumajou Dracula-kun (JP import of Kid Dracula)

    Gameboy
    Castlevania Legends (cart only)
    Castlevania Adventure (cart only)

    Super NES
    Super Castlevania IV
    Castlevania: Dracula X

    PS1
    Castlevania Chronicles
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (both GH and Non-GH)
    Akumajou Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight (JP limited ed)

    Saturn
    Akumajou Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight (JP)

    Nintendo 64
    Castlevania 64 (cart only)
    Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness

    Gameboy Advance
    Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

    PSP
    Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles (includes pre-order bonus)

    PS2
    Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
    Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

    Nintendo DS
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow(non Konami 'the best')
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Includes the pre-order bonus)

    Turbo Duo
    Castlevania Dracula X: Rondo of Blood [JP import]

    Xbox 360
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (On the DLC tip, yo)

    Random Stuff
    'WMD' shirt
    Strategy guides for Portrait of Ruin, Curse of Darkness, and Symphony of the Night.


    Hows about you guys?
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    Ha, digital dongs. I simply call it collection comparison. You can't buy a new dong as far as I know.

    NES
    Castlevania- loose
    Castlevania II: Simon's quest- loose
    Castlevania III- complete

    Famicom
    Akumajo Dracula
    Dracula II: Noroi no Fuuin
    (both in transit right now)

    Super Nintendo
    Castlevania IV- complete, mint
    Dracula X -complete, mint

    Turbo Duo
    Dracula X: Rondo of Blood-complete

    Game Boy Advance
    Circle of the moon- loose
    Castlevania Double Pack- brand new

    Ps1
    Castlevania Symphony of the Night- complete, black label, original owner
    Castlevania Chronicles- complete

    everything else is complete, non-GH
    Ps2
    Castlevania Lament of Innocence
    Castlevania Curse of Darkness

    DS
    Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
    Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow

    PSP
    Dracula X chronicles with bonus

    Strat guides
    Curse of Darkness
    Lament of Innocence
    Dawn of Sorrow

    Other:
    Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku Wall scroll
    Castlevania Chronicles wall scroll
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    I still need quite a few Castlevania games that are missing from my collection but here is the list atm.

    NES
    Castlevania (complete)
    Castlevania II: Simons Quest (cart only)
    Castlevania III: Draculas Curse (cart only)
    Akumajou Dracula-kun (cart only)

    SNES
    Super Castlevania IV (cart/ins.)

    DS
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (non GH)
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (still need pre-order bonus)

    360
    Castlevania SOTN (XBL)

    Misc.
    Castlevania Curse of the Darkness LE soundtrack sampler
    Want to pick up a few of those wallscrolls as well.

    I will pick up cronicles soon for the PSP

    So I'm missing a bunch of stuff still. before I started collecing I had SOTN for the PS1 as well as Aria of Sorrow for the GBA so I need to re-aquire those as well as others I'm missing.

    Are the 3d ones on the PS2/xbox etc. any good? I have not played any of them yet. I've only played the classic 2d style.
    Also, I am seriously trying to find a set of the new Castlevania figures. I never ran across them around here. So if anyone of you have seen them or can get them in your neck of the woods LMK.
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    NES:
    Castlevania (boxed)
    Castlevania II: Simons Quest (loose)
    Castlevania III: Draculas Curse (loose)

    Super NES
    Super Castlevania IV (complete)
    Castlevania: Dracula X (loose)

    PS1
    Castlevania Chronicles (complete)
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (Non-GH) (complete)

    Nintendo 64
    Castlevania 64 (loose)
    Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (loose)

    Gameboy Advance
    Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (complete)
    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (complete)
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (complete)

    PSP
    Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles (complete)

    PS2
    Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (complete)
    Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (complete)

    Nintendo DS
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (original print) (complete)
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (complete)

    Xbox 360
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (lol DLC)

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    Preorder items from DXC and PoR
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsune Sniper View Post
    Arasoi quit collecting and sold most of his collection a while ago.
    Oh no!!!

    Sad to hear that, best of luck to you Arasoi (if you still lurk here) !
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkMan View Post
    Oh no!!!

    Sad to hear that, best of luck to you Arasoi (if you still lurk here) !
    For real man, hes the best of all us Castlevania people.

    Oobergarm, I didn't realize you were a Castlevania fan!
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    Im still around =)

    Sold off most of the collection, didnt make sense to be collecting anything that avidly anymore. I still like the series, though I have mixed feelings about it's direction.

    This new fighting game for the Wii is a perfect example of whats, well.. going wrong with the art direction. All of the characters look like they work in a brothel of some kind. Poor Simon Belmont, seriously.

    Order of Ecclesia(SP?) looks interesting and I look forward to it. I still think Portrait of Ruin was a nice game despite people bashing it a lot recently. I hope for a change of pace from the typical archetypes of the series in the same way with Ecclesia.

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    Hey hey! There he is! Did you ever sell that Castlevania Vinyl record?

    Man, I heard about the fighting game, but I haven't seen anything about it yet.
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    Heh I have a few of his Castlevania related items now in my collection (mainly 2 games), Arasoi really had quite an impressive collection. If I wouldn't be so darned cash strapped most of them time I would've snagged more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arasoi View Post
    Im still around =)

    Sold off most of the collection, didnt make sense to be collecting anything that avidly anymore. I still like the series, though I have mixed feelings about it's direction.

    This new fighting game for the Wii is a perfect example of whats, well.. going wrong with the art direction. All of the characters look like they work in a brothel of some kind. Poor Simon Belmont, seriously.

    Order of Ecclesia(SP?) looks interesting and I look forward to it. I still think Portrait of Ruin was a nice game despite people bashing it a lot recently. I hope for a change of pace from the typical archetypes of the series in the same way with Ecclesia.
    The concept art has wayyy too effeminate since SotN I think, but then as games got better graphics to work with, the femininity shone through. I think the handhelds (gba & ds) are great, although they're just reworkings of the same game - but when has that made a gamer complain?

    People bash on the 3D ones a lot, but personally, I loved Curse of Darkness. I thought the ID system was really interesting, and you could do a lot with it, plus forging weapons was great, more intuitive than in Aria of Sorrow. I filled out the bestiary even , so you can tell I didn't mind grinding a whole lot in that game.

    I still haven't heard anything about this fighter, I'll have to go find some stuff.
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