Now, as my name suggest, I am a HUGE SEGA fan. But, close to SEGA is Konami. Lets face it, Konami is awesome. I mean Metal Gear and Contra are just to name a few great franchises that Konami made. But my personal favorite has got to be Castlevania.



Castlevania added two things that I love. Action and Horror. From the NES days to today, Konami has made a bunch of awesome Castlevania games. Castlevania 1 and 3, Rondo of Blood, Bloodlines, and of course, Symphony of The Night. So, you may be asking, what is my favorite Castlevania game. Well, if you looked at the title screen, you may have already guessed what it is. Thats right, Super Castlevania 4 for the SNES.



Lets start with the plot. This game is actually a remake of the first game. So the plots the same. Its basically you are Simon Belmont and your duty is to stop Dracula from taking control of the land. So yeah, the plots not all that deep, but do you really care about the plot? No. All you care about is the game itself. And boy did it deliver.




So, why is this my favorite in the series? Where should I begin? Lets start out with the graphics. Lets just put it plain and simple, the graphics are AWESOME. The enemies look great, the backgrounds look amazing, and the explosions look really cool. This game looks really good even to this day. For me, it's one of the best looking games on the system.


How about the music? Oh boy. This is some top notch material right here. From the opening song till the end, its just straight up classic. The soundtrack is again a remix of the first games sound track. The sound effects are really good too. The sound effects when you hit an enemy is really good. So, no complaints on the sound.


How about the controls? One word, solid. One of my main problems with the NES games is that the controls are pretty stiff and the jump also feels kinda tight. Every time I died, it would feel cheap. But here, the jump mechanics is better and you can actually control your guy mid jump. So when I died, I felt like it was my fault and was to hasty in my judgement. So controls, no problem here.


But the most important part of any game is the gameplay and this is where the game really shines. Even though its a remake of the first game, it feels fresh and new. Plus it has more stages, which is always a good thing. Its just plain and simple. Go from poin A to point B fighting enemies, and facing a boss at the end. Its not like SOTN where you go all over the place like Metroid, but more of a Mega Man feel to it. You use a whip and you can attack enemies in eight direction. You can also moonwalk on the stairs ( im not make in it up, try it for yourself.)



So, what do we have? An ok plot, awesome graphics, tight controls, solid music, and amazing gameplay. Well, this is a recipe for a great game. If you have a Super Nintendo, do yourself a favor and go pick this one up. You will not be dissapointed. Buy it now.






OVERALL:

9.5/10