Castlevania thread Oct 25, 2019 12:21:47 GMT -5
Post by thekeeper on Oct 25, 2019 12:21:47 GMT -5
No, I haven't played the Famicom version. I'll have to check it out. Are there any other regional differences? I like playing different versions of games because the differences are interesting, especially if like the dynamic or features of a game changes rather than just some graphics or music. I was playing the MSX version of the first Castlevania the other day which is pretty different than the FDS or NES versions. Definitely check that one out if you haven't. Subweapons are handed way differently, there's some merchants, keys, chests, equipment upgrades; it's pretty kool. It's a little bit harder imo, but maybe only because I'm so used to the NES version.
Have you played the original Japanese version Akumajou Densetsu? If you haven't you definitely should give it a go. The western version is significantly worse. So much worse that I wouldn't recommend bothering with it at all if you can get your hands on the original to be honest. The original soundtrack with the three sound channels that are missing from the western release is amazing. There's a big problem with these games utilizing the "super chip" for sound because western NES lacks the pins needed to load those three additional channels from the cartridge. That's why Mr. Gimmick's European soundtrack is pretty terrible even when the original is amazing for example. At least they rearranged the soundtrack for Castlevania III so the compositions work without the chip even if it's a bit underwhelming after hearing the original one.