Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Megabit

Peter Brown brings you back to 1997 with Alucard and friends in Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

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666Rich666
666Rich666

SotN, one of the best games of all time, but man this guy sucks at it lol.

Brazucass
Brazucass

We want symphony of the night 2. Not that ultra 3d crap just released

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

I wish they still made this kind of Castlevania games.

linthes999
linthes999

I spent countless hours in this game.  Thought I'd almost finished the game, then BAM! upside-down castle mode!

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

In my opinion, Circle of the moon trumps this. Great game regardless.

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

The first 15 min of this game made me instantly purchase a PS1 back in the day.....strong openings like this are rare.

Shouoken4Peace
Shouoken4Peace

I like all the weird stuff in the game like the floating eyeball in the Marble Gallery and the hostile ghosts in the confession booth in the Royal Chapel. It seemed like the developers were having a bit of fun with the game whereas these days it feels like you play games where the devs were arguing the entire time.

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Funny how a game with one of the best soundtracks ever has such goofy sound effects.  "Dark Metamorphosis!"

geniobastardo
geniobastardo

Truly Peter, this is the most beautiful thing you'd ever done. Thank you thank you !

ReadingRainbow4
ReadingRainbow4

For soul steal you just rotated the stick didn't you? lol.

Chris_Watters
Chris_Watters moderator staff

I've never seen a man get so brutalized by books.

DesertEaglex24
DesertEaglex24

This game is a masterpiece unlike the lords of shadow games that are complete garbage. LoS is nothing more then a mediocre GoW rip off.

nigelholden
nigelholden

I love how the transition screens between areas have a disk engraved at the top with the word "CD" underneath. 

Rodrigo_AA
Rodrigo_AA

Whats the best version of this game available nowadays? The version on PSN for PS3 is good?

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

Dragon punch sounds like it should be bad.

ReadingRainbow4
ReadingRainbow4

And oh my god this games soundtrack is so amazing.  That's one thing they absolutely destroyed in the lords of shadow among other things.

Branmuffin316
Branmuffin316

Richter is in Rondo of Blood/Dracula X. Bloodlines was on Genesis.

DariusMKN
DariusMKN

One of my favorite games of all time =)

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

Just as Rayman is awesome as a 2D side-scroller, Castlevania is best by far in this format.  Just think how incredible a Castlevania next gen game would look with sprites instead of polygons.  To me Symphony is by far the best in the series.

Banefire76
Banefire76

I really want another SOTN Castlevania type game with backgrounds like we saw in Deadlight. I'd buy that in a second ;)

ahpuck
ahpuck

@Mrod1212 I don't know, I like Aria of Sorrow a bit more than Circle of the Moon, but none of them are as good as Symphony. Symphony is a different kind of monster. 

ReadingRainbow4
ReadingRainbow4

@Chris_Watters  Illiteracy seems to be a growing problem in Castlevania.

SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

I prefer that one for the control. I can't pull off any of the moves on the 360 controller. They also take out the 3D intro in the 360 version. It's a tad lame, but it's nostalgic for me.