YMMV / Hasslevania

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The Castle Entrance area gets a catchy theme.
  • Most Annoying Sound: The stupidly loud high-pitched scream skeletons make when dying. It doesn't help that this is the first sound you hear every time you run the first game.
  • Narm Charm: The voice acting is meant to sound silly like in Symphony of the Night.
  • Scrappy Mechanic:
    • Save points don't heal and healing items are automatically used when you collect them (and you will collect them on sight since they're required for 100% completion). The sequel is only slighty less harsh about this.
    • Certain mandatory items are sold for big amounts of cash, but the game isn't very friendly with money grinding and you'll likely spend a lot of it on healing items from time to time. In the sequel, you pretty much have to know where the hidden treasure rooms are to buy the most expensive upgrades without much hassle.
    • In the sequel, the map screen is a playable shooter of sorts with enemies and obstacles flying around. Asteroids tend to appear from nowhere, sometimes right on top of your ship, which requires money to be repaired.