One of the best Castlevania games, Symphony of the Night on the PlayStation is a brilliant mix of platforming and Level-Grinding Role-Playing, with some wonderful graphical moments and evil gameplay touches.
Initially, after the game’s first release in 1997, Symphony of the Night was not a hit, but word of mouth and good reviews turned it into a cult success, and now a retro-gaming classic. The soundtrack in particular is very highly regarded.
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Whipping the demons into the next dimension.
Title card from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
It’s those darn Castlevania fish men again.
New areas are introduced with a title card, which is a nice touch.
Vampire triffids. Bloomin’ killer plants – to hell with you!
His big sword against my little tiddler.
Evil robotic mannequins must be sent to the void!
Symphony of the Night has some excellent RPG-style touches.