The game still kicks vampire ass in 2011
The game was loads of fun, and really tests your basic gaming skills. Highly recommended if you can find this beautiful gem of a game. It is worthy of anybody's beaten-game-collection
All the weapons are useful in their own ways, and you have to get to know them well to beat a couple of bosses. The final boss was a pain in the ass untill you figure out what weapon works best.
I haven't played any of the other castlevania games, although those reviews will be coming next!