These Were The Hottest Games Of 1997
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Touted in 1997 by GameSpot as "quite possibly the best 2D action side scroller ever," Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night casts you as Alucard, son of Dracula, as you explore dear ol' dad's castle.
Beautiful backgrounds, a killer musical score and an awesome storyline make this game, arguably, the best in the Castlevania franchise.
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