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Score Breakdown Based on 1056 ratings
  1. 10 (241)
  2. 9 (484)
  3. 8 (231)
  4. 7 (67)
  5. 6 (13)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (0)
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Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:10

    The best Castlevania, period.

    There are many NES classics that I look back on fondly from my childhood, but Castlevania III probably tops them all. I remember being around six years old and walking into Toys'R'Us and buying this game brand new. Wow... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:9.2

    I'm hooked!

    When I gave the first 3 Castlevania games a shot for the first time, I was satisfied with them. (Well, 1 and 3 anyway.) But when I played the 3rd one, I was instantly hooked. The best thing is the password system. I hate... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    Cursed like father, like son.

    Gameplay: 8/10 After the risky pseudo-adventure/RPG stylings of Castlevania II and the mixed reactions it received, Konami went back to the original Castlevania formula for this, the third game in the series. Less wand... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:10

    I'm biased; it's my favorite NES Castlevania game

    I got this game for the NES through a bet: back when I was 10, my parents were watching a movie late at night we all had seen before. My sister and I go to the family room, and my parents ask the title of the movie, as t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    Another sequel that rocks! NES classic!

    The third installment of the classis NES series Castlevania, continues the same tradition as the first Castlevania game with many improvements. Plus this time the path is not linier, there are several choices you can mak... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8

    It's like deja vu all over again.

    After the radical departure that was Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Konami made the understandable decision to return to the roots of series by re-releasing Castlevania I. Well, not quite. III is incredibly similar to I ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

    Grant. My dear, sweet Grant...

    Why do I love this game so much? Short answer: Grant. Long answer: Grant DaNasty. My favorite video game character, this side of one Max Payne, is found within the plastic and circuitry of this NES cartridge. Not only... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7

    Castlevania, the masochist edition

    Castlevania Dracula's Curse is the third and final Castlevania on the NES. The graphics are a bit better this time, but it still looks like a 8-bit game. The gameplay is old school action platforming as you progress fro... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.9

    Not as dark or eerie as the second one, but it remains a worthy successor of the Castlevania franchise.

    Castlevania III takes place 100 years before Simon Belmont was born. You, however, play the reluctant hero Trevor Belmont (reluctant because his family was casted out town due to their superhuman strength). As Trevor, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    As great as the original is, Castlevania III further improves in nearly every category.

    Castlevania III: Dracula's curse further improves in almost every area on top of the original with just the right mix of excellent gameplay and presentation. Further continuing the success of the original game after the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7

    The Best Castlevania Game....for the NES? Yes sir, for the NES.

    You walk into a store and find Castlevania III along the inventory. Still have that dusty old box they call an NES? Well, do your best to clean it out because Castlevania III is hands down one of the best NES games... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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