Castlevania Anniversary Collection on PS4 traces the origins of the historic vampire franchise. Included is a unique eBook with details provided by developers, artists and others inspired by the it’s legacy which sheds a fresh light into the world of Castlevania.
Released as part of the Konami 50th Anniversary celebration, relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre. From the Belmont clan to their extended bloodlines and allies, the Castlevania Anniversary Collection is the best first step for anyone to take into the world of Castlevania and the fight against Dracula!
Castlevania Anniversary Collection Includes:
- Castlevania II Simon’s Quest
- Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse
- Super Castlevania IV
- Castlevania The Adventure
- Castlevania II Belmont’s Revenge
- Castlevania Bloodlines
- Kid Dracula (never released in English before)
- History of Castlevania – Book of the Crescent Moon
I was very happy to see Sega consulted with M2 in the development of this game. M2 are the same guys behind the Mega Drive Mini, and so they know emulation. The collection includes games from Nintendo and Segas own Mega Drive. I was a little surprised to see Kid Dracula included, as this was only released in Japan as far as I know.
I am relatively new to the Castlevania series, so my opinions are not based on nostalgia. I will say that this collection is the best way I have found to get into the series. This is a cherry-picked collection of the series, all emulated well and play great. Also, I will add the soundtracks are wicked!
There are CRT filters to bring in some nostalgia when playing through the games. The controls are easy to pick up and you’ll be back in 1987 in no time. They also include a digital document, which includes designs and other C props. This didn’t have to be added, but I think compliments the collection very well.
Overall, I have to say my favourites were Super Castlevania IV and Castlevania Bloodlines. I think I like the graphics a bit more, as they pop out to me. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.