Game #10: Castlevania IV
Castlevania games never really clicked with me. I did play some of them when I was a kid but I never really liked the platforming or how the character moved so I just wanted to play Contra or Mega Man or Mario or Ninja Gaiden; something along those lines instead. Weirdly enough, I got the N64 one when it came out and beat that, making that the first Castlevania game I've ever beat (haha SHAME) UNTIL NOW or whatever...
I did play this a bit before, but only got to like Stage 4 or something; I remembered the rotating room and the Skull Head and some other stuff but all the later stuff was new. I found it to be enjoyable and sort of fun but I still don't really like the platforming and the bosses weren't that great. The game was pretty easy until I hit a little snag mid game and then it kinda ramped up and Stages 8 on up gave me a ton of problems. Lot of bullshit deaths and I did not care for at all, not one little bit that stair section in Stage B.
Took me 20 minutes to kill Drac and was really really surprised he didn't have 23 forms however I have a feeling that I'm not done because it ended weirdly (unless I'm just misinterpreting that end bit wrong) and then restarted with my lives and score intact, which is common in games and doesn't necessarily mean it's harder but it really seemed like there were more enemies around on Stage 1 so I'm guessing that's hard mode with a real Drac fight tacked on to the already there Drac fight BUT I'm calling that a win for now. Finished off Stage 1 of "hard" then died so will pick up from there later. Probably will try to do one level a day while playing something else.