Castlevania - Bloodlines Review by: TottsCastlevania Bloodlines
Castlevania - this name is almost legendary in the world of video games. Who doesn't know this series to the infamous Vampire Hunter, has really missed out and should get to know immediately.
The new generation or bloodlines, as the US version of the game, puts us this time in a not too distant time. In 1897, is Dracula Quincy Morris (or Kincy Morris), a descendant of the famous Vampire Hunter family Belmont as it is in the PAL booklet, again banished from the world of the living. In this fight, Quincy is, however, even severely wounded that he soon succumbs to his injuries. Twenty years later a nasty old witch named Drolta Tzuentes (or Drotia Tzuentes) allows Vampirin Elizabeth Bartley, Dracula as it is in the PAL booklet niece, which in the 15th century. Century was burned, to rise. And it tries now Dracula again in the undead life retrieve their uncle count, to conquer the souls of all people in Europe together with him. But two people suspect the risk and put them in the way: John Morris, son of the deceased Quincy Morris and Eric Lecarde, a young Spanish man who according to his fate, wants to take revenge on Elizabeth Bartley, because she turned his fiancÃ©e into a vampire.
The new generation of course remains true to its predecessors, because nothing major has changed in the action. Your runs and jumps through six levels, use your weapon to rid which your blood want to deprive you of creatures and trying to reach your goal. The difference to other parts of Castlevania is that you can choose for the first time directly between two characters. They have likewise different skills and different weapons. John Morris follows the tradition of his ancestors and uses the inherited whip "Vampire killer", to give the undead their eternal peace. He can also use it on depths of swing that are too wide to skip and an insurmountable obstacle for Eric. Eric Lecarde has to reach the witches "Alucard spear" (translated in the booklet incorrectly as "Alcarde Spear"), he can use to perform a kind of high jump, as floodwaters tabs and platforms come to John Morris in turn not can up against it. So each of the two characters in the game takes a different path part. See the full scope of the game, you must therefore completing it with each two vampire hunters. As in any Castelvania part you will find many candles which make a bonus item on destroying which can reinforce your main weapon up to three times, additional opened (axe, Boomerang or holy water) or an extra life on your ways. But mostly they are heart who needed to use the additional weapon. Some bonus items are well hidden and not easy to achieve, therefore you should looking playing particularly fragile walls because behind one finds new life energy or a mysterious book that can have several positive effects on you.
This game is all successfully simple. The graphics are very colorful and each level takes you to another part of Europe: Castle Dracula in Romania is in the emerged city of Atlantis in the Aegean Sea, after further to Italy where you must walk the leaning tower of Pisa to Germany to a metal factory, then still France where the ghost of Marie Antoinette in the castle of Versailles drives his worst until it finally to an English castle Elizabeth Bartley can make. Of course it comes a little late and can prevent revived Count Dracula. On your entire journey you will accompanied by a very beautiful and melodic music immediately animated too the with checksum. All in all this is a very good title Castlevania - the new generation! You will find few better games on the Sega Genesis.
The Japanese version is simply only vampire by the way, as well as the second game in the Castlevania series as the MSX killer.