History VideoGame / CastlevaniaRondoOfBlood

13th May '16 11:14:19 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}: Rondo of Blood'' (originally released in Japan as ''Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo'') was released for the [[TurboGrafxSixteen PC-Engine]] in 1993. Initially, [[NoExportForYou it was only released in Japan]] but was finally ported to the PlayStationPortable with ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles'', and subsequently to the Wii VirtualConsole.[[note]]Like all imports, however, this one does not have any English translation other then what was in the game to begin with.[[/note]]

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''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}: Rondo of Blood'' (originally released in Japan as ''Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo'') was released for the [[TurboGrafxSixteen PC-Engine]] in 1993. Initially, [[NoExportForYou it was only released in Japan]] but was finally ported to the PlayStationPortable UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable with ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaTheDraculaXChronicles'', and subsequently to the Wii VirtualConsole.[[note]]Like all imports, however, this one does not have any English translation other then what was in the game to begin with.[[/note]]



* TitleDrop: While the [[AlternateCharacterReading furigana]] in the game's subtitle reads ''Chi no Rondo'' for "Rondo of Blood," the literal reading is ''Chi no Rinne'', meaning "Metempsychosis of Blood." The latter is the title of the game's final stage (although the English version of the [[PlaystationPortable PSP]] port simply renders it "Bloodlines" to tie in with ''Symphony of the Night'' doing the same[[note]]One of the localisation team for ''Symphony of the Night''[='=]s [[BlindIdiotTranslation many screw-ups]][[/note]], dropping a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines different title]] entirely).

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* TitleDrop: While the [[AlternateCharacterReading furigana]] in the game's subtitle reads ''Chi no Rondo'' for "Rondo of Blood," the literal reading is ''Chi no Rinne'', meaning "Metempsychosis of Blood." The latter is the title of the game's final stage (although the English version of the [[PlaystationPortable [[UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable PSP]] port simply renders it "Bloodlines" to tie in with ''Symphony of the Night'' doing the same[[note]]One of the localisation team for ''Symphony of the Night''[='=]s [[BlindIdiotTranslation many screw-ups]][[/note]], dropping a [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaBloodlines different title]] entirely).
27th Nov '15 5:30:42 PM Josef5678
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If your PC Engine's system card doesn't fulfill the requirements for ''Rondo of Blood'', you get ''[[http://youtu.be/Mf2B_HSf2ag?t=14m31s Akumajo Dracula Peke]]'' instead.
22nd Nov '15 10:04:48 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ShutUpHannibal: In Maria's ending, Dracula gives a rambling villain speech, and Maria just blurts out she doesn't understand what he means.
15th Nov '15 9:07:19 AM Saurubiker
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* DropDeadGorgeous: The game opens with the HumanSacrifice of a naked young woman.
2nd Nov '15 9:54:37 AM Saurubiker
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If your PC Engine's system card doesn't fulfill the requirements for ''Rondo of Blood'', you get ''[[http://youtu.be/Mf2B_HSf2ag?t=14m31s Akumajo Dracula X Peke]]'' instead.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: If your PC Engine's system card doesn't fulfill the requirements for ''Rondo of Blood'', you get ''[[http://youtu.be/Mf2B_HSf2ag?t=14m31s Akumajo Dracula X Peke]]'' instead.
3rd Aug '15 8:00:14 PM JudasZala
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* DualBoss: Carmilla's female partner walks around the boss arena, trying to drain your hearts while she [[CraniumRide rides a giant skull]] back and forth.

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* DualBoss: Carmilla's female partner partner, Laura, walks around the boss arena, trying to drain your hearts while she Carmilla [[CraniumRide rides a giant skull]] back and forth.



** Subverted with Carmilla; she coughs up a bunch of hearts instead, boosting your score. Her skull form has, one, though as it shatters into pieces.

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** Subverted with Carmilla; Laura; she coughs up a bunch of hearts instead, boosting your score. Her skull form Carmilla has, one, though as it shatters into pieces.
25th May '15 5:59:27 PM totoofze47
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* AndIMustScream: If the evil painting touches Richter or Maria, they become trapped inside it forever.

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* AndIMustScream: If A unique enemy in the Ghost Ship is an evil painting touches Richter or Maria, they become which contains the soul of the ship's captain, trapped inside there for eternity. Let it forever.touch you, and your character becomes trapped there instead, killing you instantly; if this happens, though, the painting downright shatters, so whether it counts as this trope for them is debatable.



* LethalJokeCharacter: Maria has a very small hitbox, a DoubleJump (one of the first, if not ''the'' first, characters with this), can abuse her slides and rolling, regenerates health by eating cakes, and has different subweapons than Richter, making her a HyperCompetentSidekick. She does take more damage when hit, but between her DoubleJump, InvulnerableAttack (that isn't even an Item Crash), and small hitbox, she can dodge many attacks more easily than Richter.
** [[StopHavingFunGuys Some fans]] will mock you if you clear the game with Maria.
** Oh, Maria also has an insanely high-damage InvulnerableAttack Spell, although you need to know the [[SomeDexterityRequired input combination]] first.
*** This is an entirely different attack from the Item Crashes, which both characters have access to (though the Item Crash is different, depending on the subweapon -- and Maria's subweapons are quite different from Richter's), and which are also generally InvulnerableAttack moves which do high damage.

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* LethalJokeCharacter: Maria has a very small hitbox, a DoubleJump (one of the first, if not ''the'' first, characters with this), can abuse her slides and rolling, regenerates health by eating cakes, and has different subweapons than Richter, making her a HyperCompetentSidekick. She does take more damage when hit, but between her DoubleJump, InvulnerableAttack (that isn't even an Item Crash), and small hitbox, she can dodge many attacks more easily than Richter.
** [[StopHavingFunGuys Some fans]] will mock you if you clear the game with Maria.
** Oh, Maria
Richter. She also has an insanely high-damage InvulnerableAttack Spell, although you need to know the [[SomeDexterityRequired input combination]] first.
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first. This is an entirely different attack from the Item Crashes, which both characters have access to (though the Item Crash is different, depending on the subweapon -- and Maria's subweapons are quite different from Richter's), and which are also generally InvulnerableAttack moves which do high damage.
7th May '15 12:19:53 PM Fluid
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* WhatIsEvil: In one of the endings, Dracula asks if he can really be called evil when humanity is no better than him.
6th Mar '15 3:27:09 AM Arutema
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* FakeSpecialAttack: Go ahead, try to Item Crash the Key.
3rd Mar '15 12:19:20 AM TARINunit9
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* AntiFrustrationFeatures. When picking up a new subweapon, your old one drops to the ground, and you can opt to switch back.
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