Classic Prince of Persia meets Streets of Rage meeets Castlevania! Don't pass this one up! A true SNES gem!

User Rating: 9.2 | Nosferatu SNES
The best way to describe this game is like a cross between Castlevania, Streets of Rage and Prince of Persia. If you played Flashback, Blackthorne or Prince of Persia, you will understand what this game is all about. Puzzle solving, platforming and some excellent combat.

The story is very basic, almost like Castlevania. Dracula does his usual and kidnaps the hero's girl. He goes into his castle to get her back. The set up is simple and the story is shallow, but this is SNES and this game is hardly about the story, it's all about the gameplay.

If you have played any of the games I named above, you will understand the type of game this is. Dracula's castle is filled with traps and monsters. Excellent mood and music accompany your adventure. What separates this game and brings it up a notch above the rest is the fighting system. This game lets you use martial arts moves against zombies, werewolves, Frankenstein's monster, etc. The controls are simple and easy to learn and the animations in the game are excellent for it's age. The game starts a bit slow, but if given the chance, will provide you with hours of fun till the end credits roll. Gameplay involves switch and block puzzles, navigating obstacles and pits and streets of rage type combat. The hero starts with a set of fighting moves but eventually learns new moves as you progress. The dynamic of the game changes with each level as well, giving the game a nice pace.

The game is very difficult involving much trial and error and perfecting of skills, but then that's what gaming during the SNES generation was like. If you like a challenge, this game won't disappoint. Just be ready to look at the game over screen quite a few times.

This is one of the rare and unnoticed gems that came out late in the SNES' lifecycle. It's one of the best SNES games that no one played, don't pass this one up...if you can find it.