History Videogame / CastlevaniaCircleOfTheMoon

12th Nov '17 11:23:23 PM drbreakfast
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first portable "{{Metroidvania}}" ''CV'' game, and one of the least friendly ones for playing on the go, due to having no SuspendSave of any sort coupled with save points being sparse and well-distanced, as if the developers thought the game would be played exclusively at home with the GBA plugged into an AC adapter[[note]]Rechargable batteries for the GBA wouldn't come until the Game Boy Advance SP[[/note]]. Thankfully this lesson would be learned come [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance the next game]].

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The first portable "{{Metroidvania}}" ''CV'' game, and one of the least friendly ones for playing on the go, due to having no SuspendSave of any sort coupled with save points being sparse and well-distanced, as if the developers thought the game would be played exclusively at home with the GBA plugged into an AC adapter[[note]]Rechargable batteries for the GBA wouldn't come until the Game Boy Advance SP[[/note]]. Thankfully this lesson would be learned come [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance the next game]].game]].
** ''Circle'' is also the only portable ''CV'' title without an in-game enemy database, currency and shops to spend it at, and a second quest where you get to play as the main character's rival; these were all features of ''Symphony of the Night'' that became standardized starting with ''Harmony''.
28th Sep '17 10:04:24 PM Nicoaln
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* BoringButPractical: Once you reliably get the boomerang, it'll probably become your most used weapon since it takes high advantage of large enemy-hitboxes.



* PaddedSumoGameplay: One reason this game takes awhile to beat is the fact that, without enhancements (ie, magic), your whip deals ''crap'' for damage, and even by the end of the game it'll hit for about 50-60 damage without massive amounts of LevelGrinding. Fortunately you have the boomerang.



* QuicksandBox: This is a general trope with {{Metroidvania}} games; you pretty much ''need'' a guide or to religiously check the map or else you'll get lost. It's probably most prevalent in this game because you don't get much of a hint on where to go; only a couple times do you get a boss giving you a goal.

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* QuicksandBox: This is a general trope with {{Metroidvania}} games; you pretty much ''need'' a guide or to religiously check the map or else you'll get lost. It's probably most prevalent in this game because you don't get much of a hint on where to go; only a couple times do you get a boss giving you a goal. What's worse is that sometimes, looking at the map might reveal areas you've never been to but [[FakeDifficulty it looks like you have]] because of the dark colours.
24th Jul '17 12:54:31 PM AnotherGamer
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** There are no shops, so what few items you can get must be farmed from enemies.

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** There are no shops, shops and other than the reward gotten from beating The Arena, no fixed locations where you can find new equipment so what few items you can get must be farmed from enemies.
2nd Jul '17 11:18:22 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The first portable "{{Metroidvania}}" ''CV'' game, and one of the least friendly ones for playing on the go, due to having no SuspendSave of any sort coupled with save points being sparse and well-distanced, as if the developers thought the game would be played exclusively at home with the GBA plugged into an AC adapter[[note]]Rechargable batteries for the GBA wouldn't come until the Game Boy Advance SP[[/note]]. Thankfully this lesson would be learned come [[VideoGame/CastlevaniaHarmonyOfDissonance the next game]].
7th Jun '17 2:00:52 AM CornwindEvilman
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[[caption-width-right:300:His master captured, his friend turned against him, and worst of all, a dark ceremony to power up Dracula looms in the horizon.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:His master captured, his friend turned against him, and worst of all, a dark ceremony to power up Dracula looms in on the horizon.]]
horizon. All in a night's work for a Belmont...except you're not a Belmont. [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Well, crap.]]]]
3rd Jun '17 3:08:13 PM nombretomado
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As of January 2015, you can now pick up the game on the WiiU as a Virtual Console title in all regions.

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As of January 2015, you can now pick up the game on the WiiU UsefulNotes/WiiU as a Virtual Console title in all regions.
24th Mar '17 7:44:44 PM nombretomado
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* BackThatLightUp: Basically, playing this on the original GBA is not recommended. Fortunately, just about any other system that plays GBA, from the SP (even the older frontlit SP is an improvement) to the {{DS}} Lite, solves this problem.

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* BackThatLightUp: Basically, playing this on the original GBA is not recommended. Fortunately, just about any other system that plays GBA, from the SP (even the older frontlit SP is an improvement) to the {{DS}} UsefulNotes/{{DS}} Lite, solves this problem.
21st Mar '17 6:59:41 PM nombretomado
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** A ''very'' well hidden easter egg gives a shoutout to an obscure {{Nintendo 64}} fighter called ''Rakuga Kids''. In a secret room hidden ''within'' a secret room, itself pretty difficult to find, there is a unique enemy, who will immediately run away from you before you can fight it. Figure out how to catch and kill it, and ,if you're very lucky, it will drop a Bear Ring. This item has no ostensible purpose other than lowering all of your stats by 100 when equipped. However, if you equip the ring and then use the Pluto+Black Dog combo that normally turns you in the aforementioned skeleton (and getting either of those cards is a GuideDangIt in itself), you instead will turn you into a strange green bear with a cannon on its head and its ass that shoots bear-shaped rockets out of the cannons and can drop bombs. It is a lot more agile than the skeleton, and can DoubleJump, but still dies in 1 hit. The bear, called Beartank, was one of the fighters in ''Rakuga Kids''.

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** A ''very'' well hidden easter egg gives a shoutout to an obscure {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} fighter called ''Rakuga Kids''. In a secret room hidden ''within'' a secret room, itself pretty difficult to find, there is a unique enemy, who will immediately run away from you before you can fight it. Figure out how to catch and kill it, and ,if you're very lucky, it will drop a Bear Ring. This item has no ostensible purpose other than lowering all of your stats by 100 when equipped. However, if you equip the ring and then use the Pluto+Black Dog combo that normally turns you in the aforementioned skeleton (and getting either of those cards is a GuideDangIt in itself), you instead will turn you into a strange green bear with a cannon on its head and its ass that shoots bear-shaped rockets out of the cannons and can drop bombs. It is a lot more agile than the skeleton, and can DoubleJump, but still dies in 1 hit. The bear, called Beartank, was one of the fighters in ''Rakuga Kids''.
23rd Dec '16 4:01:56 PM ADrago
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* LostForever: One of Nathan's DSS Spells can summon a long-lasting storm of rapid homing projectiles, but only if you never got a subweapon during the game (you can't take them off).


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: One of Nathan's DSS Spells can summon a long-lasting storm of rapid homing projectiles, but only if you never got a subweapon during the game (you can't take them off).
13th Dec '16 7:02:14 PM AuraWielder
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As of October 2014, you can now pick up the game on the WiiU as a Virtual Console title. [[NoExportForYou Unless you live in Europe.]]

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As of October 2014, January 2015, you can now pick up the game on the WiiU as a Virtual Console title. [[NoExportForYou Unless you live title in Europe.]]
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