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Old 11-10-2004, 04:33 PM   #1
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Old 11-10-2004, 05:43 PM   #2
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Classic NES Series: Castlevania~GBA-Advanture

First of all I would like to warn people that this game cost $20 in US and it is the same old version of the original game and it dose not even have one extra and to make it worst, Konami already remake it for PS1 and the PS1 version not only have better music and Graphics and higher quality sound, but you can choose between the original version and the improved version and to make it even more worst, Konami them self already made 3 new Castlevania games for GBA that released before this game and it have a lot better graphics.
Just see for your self
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the sound effects are just like this.
chshhhh and kinnn and grrrch and
but at lest it dose have very good Soundtrack, but GBA can still make a lot better quality music then that, but to be honest I never thought that a game like this could ever have good soundtrack and that is a bad news for these horror games that have no music at all, I know that what it should be and I do agree that not all of them needs it, but they could at lest make a great title and the save screen musics and great end music as well, in that way, we can all be happy.
the gameplay is nothing special you play as a very slow man that have a whip (your main weapon) in a side-scrolling game, but slow is not your only problem because Simon (the hero) spend a little time to jump to avoid the vampire Dracula attacks so that the game can be realistic :annoyed:
But at lest you can power up your whip so it can be taller and stronger by getting the power up that can be found by hitting candles (the whip mix level is 3)
You can find candles every wear in the level and you can easily get power ups and the like, in short by hitting candles you will get hearts or power up etc.
And there is sup weapons in the game, but you needs hearts too use them (when I first played the game I thought that hearts are my HP )and you can only hold 1 sup weapon.
I would like to make another warning that this game is not for low timbred people, but don't worry, the music make it up for it, but that if you liked the music in that level, because you may not like it.
But at lest you can save every time you finish a stage (finish two short levels then kill the boss to finish one stage)

Gameplay: (4/10)
Graphics: (3/10)
Sound: (4/10)
Longevity: (5/10)
Classic NES Series: Castlevania: (16/40)


if you are asking why I bought the game even thought I already own the PS1 version
then that because I am a Castlevania fan, so I bought it for the different boss and one different level and one different music, but I still think that the PS1 remake is better by boss and music (yes that music is my favorite and I think it called blood line or something you can find it in VGmusic.com, I know it is not the original, but it is still good) about the different level I think both are as good.

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Old 11-10-2004, 06:12 PM   #3
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This is what you call a 'fair' reviews thread? What the hell is wrong with you? This is an old CV game, it's older than the three games on the gba, which are nothing but ports too(in a sense). FF:O has redone music and fmv's that werent in the wsc ports of FF1 and FF2, but those were still ports either way you look at it. I took you off my ignore list because I thought that you might actually show me some credibility in this thread, I was wrong.
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:38 AM   #4
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This is what you call a 'fair' reviews thread? What the hell is wrong with you? This is an old CV game, it's older than the three games on the gba, which are nothing but ports too(in a sense). FF:O has redone music and fmv's that werent in the wsc ports of FF1 and FF2, but those were still ports either way you look at it. I took you off my ignore list because I thought that you might actually show me some credibility in this thread, I was wrong.
I know that but konami should know that now it is 2000 not 1980 so they should make it alot better like better graphics and alot of extras and better sound etc
and I reviewed the GBA version not the NES and I give most games low so don't be made :cool guy: only a great game will get high but there is not a lot of them

I am sorry if I made you angry but if it going to let you feel any better I don't hate you ;)
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:51 AM   #5
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Well they purposely left the game they way it was. It was no intention to remake it with better graphics and update the game play. It wouldn?t be called a, "Classic NES Series" if they changed it. Of course I wouldn?t buy it for $20 dollars. They should have put a whole series of 3 to 5 NES game into one cartridge and sell it for $20. :cool guy:
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Old 11-11-2004, 01:58 AM   #6
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Well they purposely left the game they way it was. It was no intention to remake it with better graphics and update the game play. It wouldn?t be called a, "Classic NES Series" if they changed it. Of course I wouldn?t buy it for $20 dollars. They should have put a whole series of 3 to 5 NES game into one cartridge and sell it for $20. :cool guy:
yes they should made 5 NES games in one cartridge and sell it for $20

and about the Classic NES Series Castlevania
konami have remaked the first Castlevania game for other consoles and it is alot better and older then the GBA version

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Classic NES series. The classic NES series is designed to give the buyer the experience of NES games. The graphics, sounds, gameplay etc are all meant to be exactly the same as they were on the NES. Heck, the games are simply roms running off of an emulator.
You are right but they should let you select between the original and the improved version not only the original

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Old 11-11-2004, 01:57 AM   #7
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Unfortunantly, Paper, I feel you have missed the point of the Classic NES series. The classic NES series is designed to give the buyer the experience of NES games. The graphics, sounds, gameplay etc are all meant to be exactly the same as they were on the NES. Heck, the games are simply roms running off of an emulator.

By slamming what is poor about them without understanding what they are supposed to be, your review unfortunantly lacks credibility. I hope you fix this later on though and start producing good solid reviews, since I like to read the review threads here.
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Old 11-11-2004, 02:23 AM   #8
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Probably not, but we'll see. PaperEXE has had his moments here and there and I'm sure his reviews will improve in time if he continues them.
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Old 11-11-2004, 03:30 AM   #9
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Mario Vs Donkey Kong~GBA-Platform

This game is a mix with Puzzle and platform, but there is more platforming then puzzle therefore the genre is platform.
In this game you play as Mario, he can perform a lot of moves, you have to use them to finish the levels, but some of the moves are rarely used so they are mostly useless.
The levels are very small and in every level there are two parts, if you cleared them you cleared one level, some of the levels, you need to get the key to finish them and some levels needs you to guide the toys to the toy box and some levels you just have to get the toy that is trapped in a bubble.
If you finished 7 levels you will fight Donkey Kong (boss) if you beat him you will go to the next world.
Note that this game plays like the original Donkey Kong games meaning that this game is not a traditional side scrolling platform.
In every level, you can finish it with every gift and break the highest score, so that you finish it %100 and in this game there is about 100 levels, but they are very small and the game Mario advance 2 have about 70 or 80 a lot bigger levels and it is an older GBA game and from the same company so that dose not help them, but at lest, a lot of them is unlockable, which give you a reason to play some more.

let just not forget that this game have great graphics and the characters have a lot of details and very good animated, but the background is not good, which just don't feel right, with every thing is great except the background is just wrong, the developers are either lazy or forget about it, because all what they have to do is only draw about 100 good pictures. (Really it is not much)
The sound effect are the usually Mario sound effects, but this game is the first game that Mario talks (when I say talk I don't mean these short voice like yahoooooo or hohooo like any other new Mario game)
This game also have very few music and I only liked the title screen music, which is just a remix the others are new music , but are not as good as the older Donkey Kong or Mario games.


Gameplay: (7/10)
Graphics: (9/10)
Sound: (6/10)
Longevity: (5/10)
Mario Vs Donkey Kong: (27/40)

I think they should have called it Donkey Kong 5, because it is the perfect name for it, there is no need to over use Mario name.

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Old 12-03-2004, 08:45 AM   #10
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Golden Sun the lost age~GBA(RPG)

It is RPG so it have towns and dungeon and of course there is world map
towns-there is alot of event and you can get alot of information
dungeons-there is alot of puzzles(the puzzles are great)and in most dungeon there is a boss(they are fun but very easy )
world map-here you can go in most dungeon and towns
in this game there is something called psynergy you can use it to do alot of things like restore HP and to do things like mind reading and left and move very light objects etc,in battles they are just like magic you have to level up to learn more psynergy(magic).
and there is djinns there is 4 types wind and earth and water and fire,you can use them to summon or to use there special move(every djinn have one special move),the more you get the stronger you will be,you can give every one in your team djinns so that he/she can learn different psynergy(magic) and djinns are the only collectable things in the game,they are every wear.
The battle system is very simple you can play with 4 characters in the battle you can attack or defend your self or summon or use any djinn special move(every djinn have different move) or use psynergy(magic) or use items.
about the sound,the sound effects are very clear but somethings don't have any sound effects and the music is very clear too and there is alot of them and they are good and about the graphics,this game look like a PS1 game with out polygons and there is cut scene when you summon.
The story is very good but you have to play the first Golden Sun game because Golden Sun the lost age is more like disk 2 then a sequel,if you have Golden Sun you can link with Golden Sun the lost age .

Sorry about the short reviews,my reviews are short because I don't talk about the story or what insaide the game etc because I think that it is spoiler I just say the main things about the game

Gameplay:- (8/10)
Graphics:- (9/10)
sound:- (8/10)
Longetivity:- (6/10)
Golden Sun the lost age:- (31/40)
one of the best RPG for GBA

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Old 12-03-2004, 03:54 PM   #11
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GOLDEN SUN is a great RPG series.
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Old 12-04-2004, 12:07 AM   #12
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I own the first one but not the second, even though I heard it was better. I just haven't been in much of an 'RPG mood' these days.
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Old 12-11-2004, 02:08 PM   #13
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Sorry I cannot review games now because I reviewed alot of games but then my PC shut down by it self
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Old 12-11-2004, 02:51 PM   #14
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So you wrote up some stuff and your PC shut off? That sucks. What you should do is type out your reviews in Notepad/Wordpad or something similar. Then, save it just in case something happens.
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:27 AM   #15
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Woops did I say X-Box? I meant the PS2 if you've played it, I don't think the X-Box version's been released yet, I think in Summer it'll be released.
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