Castlevania - The New Generation
a game by Konami
The graphics hold there own compared to the Genesis games although they're not quite as spectacular. They are easy on the eyes and have unique touches and effects. A few stages will leave you in awe with the amount of detail displayed. For example, the shaking tower, the water effects and reflections, and the character animations all push the system to the limit.
Castlevania is quite bloody compared to other installments released before Symphony of the Night brought all the gore into the U.S. games. Castlevania has many a hematic moment, such as fountains turning crimson red, the death animations of enemies, and little details in the background; giving the game little touches.
The enemies consist of old favorites like Medusa heads, knights, zombies, bats, and other classic monsters. Something that might turn off fans of the series in the later stages, however, are the mechanical monsters like skeletons on wheels, knights with guns and a weird-ass boss you simply have to see to believe.
The bosses were just as nice to watch. Those such as the boss of Stage and the final boss show that Konami took no shortcuts in creating funk-clad maniacal guardians of the realms. Castlevania engulfs us with quality graphics in full.
Castlevania is still one of the best games the Genesis has to offer. Interesting level design, different monster creations (lots of robots and mechanical creations), and the same game play we have loved for years makes this one a no-brainer. It would simply be a sin not to have this game in your collection.
2005-05-22 Castlevania added.