This was the best Castlevania for the NES. Even now, gamers desiring a challenge should give it a try. Go Alucard!

User Rating: 8.4 | Akumajou Densetsu NES
Remember when games were truly challenging and there were no online strategy guides to bail you out? This game added to the already beloved Castlevania series, and presented one of the first times that there was more than 1 protagonist. By that I mean that there were 3 other characters that could be used in addition to just the Belmont, one of them being the offspring of Dracula. Sweet, no? Considering the other graphics of the era, this game was great. The graphics were colorful and relatively smooth while the sound effects were varied and spooky. The gameplay is what really defines this title. Think NES Ninja Gaiden, but less reliance on reflexes and more time spent thinking. It also gives you more of an appreciation of save points in modern games.