funny tom, I'm actually replaying super castlevania on the snes at the moment myself (though currently I'm rather stuck on the 7th world, ---- too many blasted axe knights!).

I do hope members of the community can provide some sufficiently atmospheric music to the game, sinse that's a Snes soundtrack which has always greatly impressed me with it's diversity.


One thing though, i did always think having a whip to kill vampires with was rather an odd weapon, ----- though i suspect it was included more for the gameplay mechanics of swinging on hooks and the like than realism.

Perhaps if your redoing a similar game you could give the main character a more logical weapon, ---- such as a magic holy spear.

there are afterall well known historical archetypes of holy spears which were said to have properties against the undead such as the spear King richard used during the crusades, the lances belonging to various angels, most especially the lance of loginus, and of course the spear which was used to wound christ upon the cross.

some people may find that objectionable in a game it is true, ---- though personally I don't see it as any worse than a film such as raiders of the lost Arc or the Last crusade where Indiana Jones was trying to retrieve the holy graille.

Beware the Grue!

dark.
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Hi Dark,
Yeah. As it happens I have plans to do a good audio Castlevania as soon as I can get Mysteries of the Ancients completed. The main hangup is finding high quality halloween and horror sounds to do the game justice. Plus I am looking for some nice halloween theme music to give it that truly dark and ominous feeling while exploring Dracula's castle. Part of me wanted to do an FPS version, but I wouldn't mind doing a side-scroller version as the original games were that way. The best part of it is that all of the monsters are in the public domain. So the only copyrights that really apply is the name --- which can easily be changed --- and the music --- which I don't really need.

dark wrote:
Hi tom.

sounds great, ---- though I'd probably have to annotate several faqs in order to play it successfully.

Fighting real world monsters is always something I liked in the castlevania games where bosses are the likes of Frankenstein's monster, a mummy, a skeletal Horseman and of course Dracula's best friend, ---- the Grim reaper.

Something like that in audio would be great indeed.

Beware the grue!

Dark.


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