History Franchise / Castlevania

29th Apr '17 1:10:48 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Castlevania: The Arcade'' [[spoiler:has a hidden ending that is a parody of the love confession scene from ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'']].

to:

** ''Castlevania: The Arcade'' [[spoiler:has a hidden ending that is a parody of the love confession scene from ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'']].''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'']].
15th Apr '17 4:40:50 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* GiganticMoon: Most Castlevania games feature an inexplicably gigantic moon. In the intro for ''Castlevania: Judgment'', the moon is portrayed in such a size it would actually be BIGGER than the Earth itself, unless the satellite has broken orbit and is on a collision course for Eastern Europe.
7th Apr '17 6:54:54 AM Aliya
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Pachinko Akumajo Dracula'' (2016; Arcade; Under development)

to:

* ''Pachinko Akumajo Dracula'' (2016; Arcade; Under development)Arcade)
* ''Pachinko Akumajo Dracula - Lords of Shadow'' (2017; Arcade)
21st Mar '17 6:59:23 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HairTriggerExplosive: The two games on the {{Nintendo 64}} have the item "Magical Nitro" which is used in conjunction with "Mandragora" to make an explosive that destroys cracked walls. However, the game cautions that the Nitro is extremely volatile; the player must avoid jumping or being hit by enemy attacks or else the Nitro explodes and instantly kills the character.

to:

* HairTriggerExplosive: The two games on the {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} have the item "Magical Nitro" which is used in conjunction with "Mandragora" to make an explosive that destroys cracked walls. However, the game cautions that the Nitro is extremely volatile; the player must avoid jumping or being hit by enemy attacks or else the Nitro explodes and instantly kills the character.
12th Mar '17 12:41:24 PM secretfan14
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CuteClumsyGirl: Student Witch attacks you by flying on her broom... then falling down on your head. Though this could be an intentional attack. [[AssKicksYou It certainly wouldn't be the first time]]



* {{Dojikko}}: Student Witch attacks you by flying on her broom... then falling down on your head. Though this could be an intentional attack. [[AssKicksYou It certainly wouldn't be the first time]]
11th Mar '17 4:46:11 PM MarcoPolo250
Is there an issue? Send a Message


''Castlevania'' has been infrequently adapted into other media, including comic books, manga, and ''Captain N: The Game Master''. A live-action Castlevania movie, appears to have fallen into DevelopmentHell. A WarrenEllis-penned animated adaptation of ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula’s Curse]]'' has been announced for Netflix, with Part 1 scheduled to air in 2017.

to:

''Castlevania'' has been infrequently adapted into other media, including comic books, manga, and ''Captain N: The Game Master''. A live-action Castlevania movie, appears to have fallen into DevelopmentHell. A WarrenEllis-penned animated adaptation of ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula’s Curse]]'' has been announced for Netflix, Creator/{{Netflix}}, with Part 1 scheduled to air in 2017.
9th Mar '17 6:39:10 AM arnivold86
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Julius Mode in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' basically ''is Castlevania III'' again, with Julius standing in for Trevor, Yoko taking the place of Sypha, and [[spoiler:Arikado resuming his role as Alucard.]] Pity they [[DummiedOut didn't get]] Hammer to stand in for Grant, though.

to:

** Julius Mode in ''Dawn of Sorrow'' basically ''is Castlevania III'' again, with Julius standing in for Trevor, Yoko taking the place of Sypha, and [[spoiler:Arikado resuming his role as Alucard.]] In addition, the final boss is [[spoiler:Soma, who has fully become Dracula, with his own rendition of Dance of Illusions playing in the background and the classic transformation phase.]] Pity they [[DummiedOut didn't get]] Hammer to stand in for Grant, though.
27th Feb '17 12:27:58 PM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The series' frequent [[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood JoJo]] references began with Maria Renard's [[FightingSpirit Guardian Knuckle]] being fashioned after and [[RapidfireFisticuffs hitting like]] Star Platinum. Sacrificial stone masks started dropping since ''[[CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]''. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz and his enemies]] would by far land the most references. Soma used several of his powers to resemble and quote Jotaro and Dio, including the "[[RapidfireFisticuffs Ora ora ora]]" and "Muda" shouts. Among the monsters, the [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland White Rabbit]] put him through the same process as Jotaro learning how to [[TimeStandsStill stop time]], while second had [[KnifeNut Zephyr]] as a CaptainErsatz of Dio. Both Soma and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Jonathan]] could throw knives in frozen time to speed off later.

to:

** The series' frequent [[CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood JoJo]] references began with Maria Renard's [[FightingSpirit Guardian Knuckle]] being fashioned after and [[RapidfireFisticuffs hitting like]] Star Platinum. Sacrificial stone masks started dropping since ''[[CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight Symphony of the Night]]''. [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Soma Cruz and his enemies]] would by far land the most references. Soma used several of his powers to resemble and quote Jotaro and Dio, including the "[[RapidfireFisticuffs Ora ora ora]]" and "Muda" shouts. Among the monsters, the [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland White Rabbit]] put him through the same process as Jotaro learning how to [[TimeStandsStill stop time]], while second had [[KnifeNut Zephyr]] as a CaptainErsatz of Dio. Both Soma and [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin Jonathan]] could throw knives in frozen time to speed off later.
13th Feb '17 9:01:56 AM Usagi1992
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Out of all the already NintendoHard [[FanNickname Classicvanias,]] special mention must go to the arcade game ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle''. Not so much for the [[PlatformHell platforming]] and hard-to-kill creatures (of which there is plenty of both), but for the fact you only get TWO lives to beat the game with. Yes, an arcade machine with a life limit. Lose both lives, and your third token will throw you back to the very beginning.

to:

** Out of all the already NintendoHard [[FanNickname Classicvanias,]] special mention must go to the arcade game ''VideoGame/HauntedCastle''. Not so much for the [[PlatformHell platforming]] and hard-to-kill creatures (of which there is plenty of both), but for the fact you only get TWO lives ONE life and three continues to beat the game with. [[ViolationOfCommonSense Yes, an arcade machine with a life limit. Lose both lives, continue limit.]] Use up all three continues, and your third fourth token will throw you back to the very beginning.


Added DiffLines:

** Nor do barely any North Americans realize that in the original Japanese name of the first game, "Demon Castle Dracula", the vampire's name is pronounced "dra-QUEE-ah."
11th Feb '17 11:48:41 PM frogpatrol
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Centuries ago, the [[EvilOverlord dark lord]] Dracula rose to power, and his power helped create a demonic castle filled with [[FantasyKitchenSink all manner of folkloric beasts and mythical monsters]]. Dracula spread his dark influence across the countryside until a vampire hunter, Trevor Belmont, broke into the castle armed with the enchanted whip [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Vampire Killer"]] and a plethora of appropriate sub-weapons [[note]](such as daggers, throwing axes, holy water, and boomerang crucifixes)[[/note]]. Belmont sent Dracula to hell, but every few years, Dracula would return (either through his own dark presence or the machination of his cult followers), and with his return, [[LegacyCharacter a member of the Belmont clan]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute (or a friendly substitute)]] would walk right up to the castle gates and begin vanquishing the horrible night.

As the ''Castlevania'' series continued, its gameplay evolved, although the iconic elements -- the Vampire-Killer whip, the sub-weapons, and the focus on combat and exploration -- remained. Most games of the series can be divided into three categories:

to:

Centuries ago, the [[EvilOverlord dark lord]] Dracula rose to power, and his power helped create a demonic castle filled with [[FantasyKitchenSink all manner of folkloric beasts and mythical monsters]]. monsters. Dracula spread his dark influence across the countryside until a vampire hunter, Trevor Belmont, broke into the castle armed with the enchanted whip [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Vampire Killer"]] and a plethora of appropriate sub-weapons [[note]](such such as daggers, throwing axes, holy water, and boomerang crucifixes)[[/note]]. crucifixes. Belmont sent Dracula to hell, {{Hell}}, but every few years, Dracula would return (either return, either through his own dark presence or the machination of his cult followers), and with his return, followers. At which time, [[LegacyCharacter a member one of the Belmont clan]] [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute (or clan]], or a friendly substitute)]] SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute, would walk right up to the castle gates and begin vanquishing the horrible night.

As the ''Castlevania'' series continued, its gameplay evolved, although the iconic elements -- such as the Vampire-Killer whip, the sub-weapons, and the focus on combat and exploration -- exploration, remained. Most games The majority of the games in series can be divided into three categories:



* '''Modernvanias''' -- the free-roaming 3D outings (which try to update the combat and exploration experience, often with mixed results). Plot is king here, as each outing attempts to add more to the mythos than just text on a pixilated screen. The fighting systems are largely inspired by modern [[HackAndSlash hack 'n' slashers]] like ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' and the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', although many of the franchise's traditional elements are often brought in creative ways.

''Castlevania'' has been infrequently adapted into other media (including comic books, manga, and ''Captain N: The Game Master''). A live-action Castlevania movie, appears to have fallen into DevelopmentHell. A WarrenEllis-penned animated adaptation of [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula’s Curse]]has been announced for Netflix, with part 1 airing later this year.

to:

* '''Modernvanias''' -- the free-roaming 3D outings (which outings, which try to update the combat and exploration experience, often with mixed results).results. Plot is king here, as each outing attempts to add more to the mythos than just text on a pixilated screen. The fighting systems are largely inspired by modern [[HackAndSlash hack 'n' slashers]] like ''Franchise/DevilMayCry'' and the ''VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries'', although many of the franchise's traditional elements are often brought back in creative ways.

''Castlevania'' has been infrequently adapted into other media (including media, including comic books, manga, and ''Captain N: The Game Master'').Master''. A live-action Castlevania movie, appears to have fallen into DevelopmentHell. A WarrenEllis-penned animated adaptation of [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaIIIDraculasCurse Dracula’s Curse]]has Curse]]'' has been announced for Netflix, with part Part 1 airing later this year.
scheduled to air in 2017.
This list shows the last 10 events of 197. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Franchise.Castlevania