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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:44 am

I recently picked this up: https://mondotees.com/products/super-ca ... track-2xlp

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I haven't received it in the mail yet. Now before someone shits all over this saying that it's 8-bit digital music on an analog format (which is why I didn't bother posting this in the vinyl thread) that's not the point. If you don't understand it, then it's not for you.

And just now I decided to pickup their releases of the 3 NES games. The artwork for the first two games really grew on me. I'm still not a fan of the artwork for the third game, but I'm not gonna have the soundtracks for 1, 2 and 4 but not 3!




They apparently have Symphony of the Night coming out soon, which hopefully I can get before it sells out!
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:31 am

So I was playing Castlevania ( 1 ) last night on a CRT for the first time in a while. I want to start practicing for a no damage run. In the fourth level, in the long walk with Eagles and Flea Men, I accidentally picked up an ax (it's common for the Flea Men to drop axes). I usually use the "freeze the boss with holy water" method, but whenever I mistakenly pick up another sub weapon I keep going anyway. So I fought Frankenstein and Igor with the ax and TOOK NO DAMAGE! I was shocked. Not counting with holy water, I never beat that boss without taking a hit before.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Stark Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:46 am

Congrats man! I could never get the timing of the axe down, I guess now you know what method to use!
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:51 am

Oh, I'll be sticking with the holy water! It's just nice to know that if I accidentally pick up an ax there (which is very common) I don't have to hit reset right away.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Sarge Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:57 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:So I was playing Castlevania ( 1 ) last night on a CRT for the first time in a while. I want to start practicing for a no damage run. In the fourth level, in the long walk with Eagles and Flea Men, I accidentally picked up an ax (it's common for the Flea Men to drop axes). I usually use the "freeze the boss with holy water" method, but whenever I mistakenly pick up another sub weapon I keep going anyway. So I fought Frankenstein and Igor with the ax and TOOK NO DAMAGE! I was shocked. Not counting with holy water, I never beat that boss without taking a hit before.

Well done! That battle is tough to do hitless for sure. Not sure I have...

...but I did once get through the Death battle without cheesing Holy Water without taking a hit. I was in the zone dodging sickles somehow, and just keep chucking those boomerangs!
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:33 pm

Sarge wrote:...but I did once get through the Death battle without cheesing Holy Water without taking a hit. I was in the zone dodging sickles somehow, and just keep chucking those boomerangs!


Nice! I've beat Death a few times without holy water, but I don't believe I've ever beat Death without holy water and without taking a hit. That's definitely my non-holy water method for Death though: Get the triple shot and just keep throwing those crosses / boomerangs. I concentrate only on hitting and avoiding the sickles as a priority over attacking Death. It's a very defensive strategy. A strong offense against Death only gets you killed by the sickles, so I feel like this is the only way to do it.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Sarge Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:46 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:Nice! I've beat Death a few times without holy water, but I don't believe I've ever beat Death without holy water and without taking a hit. That's definitely my non-holy water method for Death though: Get the triple shot and just keep throwing those crosses / boomerangs. I concentrate only on hitting and avoiding the sickles as a priority over attacking Death. It's a very defensive strategy. A strong offense against Death only gets you killed by the sickles, so I feel like this is the only way to do it.

Definitely the only viable method. The boomerangs ricocheting all over the place will take care of damage (and a few sickles), so really it's just all about dodging, dodging, dodging. I have won a whip-only battle with him, but that really requires things to go your way. I'm not sure I could recreate that battle if I tried. :P
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:49 pm

Sarge wrote:I have won a whip-only battle with him, but that really requires things to go your way. I'm not sure I could recreate that battle if I tried.


Damn, I think that tops my Frankenstein and Igor no-damage.

So are these accomplishments naturally occurring? Or do you purposely try to do things such as a whip-only battle? I was thinking about making a list of accomplishments I'd like to do for this game, and check them off as I do them. Possibly record footage of it too.
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by Ziggy587 Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:04 pm

Which is harder? Death in Castlevania (1) with no holy water, or Death in Castlevania III ?
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Re: Castlevania Appreciation Thread

by noiseredux Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:17 am

supposedly, it's leaked that a SOTN/Rondo of Blood collection will be coming to PS4. I'm hoping that it'll also be on Switch.
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