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Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, PSP

Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles is a 2007 remake of the 1993 PC Engine CD game, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, with 3D graphics, but used in a 2D, side-scrolling manner.

Gameplay is identical to most other Castlevania games – even though it uses 3D graphics – and Konami must be given credit for not mucking it up, even though they could easily have done that.

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Super Castlevania IV, Super Nintendo

Released in 1991, Konami‘s Super Castlevania IV was one of the earliest releases for the Super Nintendo console – and one of the best.

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Alien Rampage, PC

Alien Rampage is an old-school run-and-gun shooter from 1996 with all the ingredients required to make an entertaining game. Smooth scrolling; cool explosions; lots of different weapons; plenty of different monsters; gory gibs; an agile central character.

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Monty On The Run, Famicom Disk System

Now this is a weird one… Monty On The Run (aka Monty no Doki Doki Daidassou) is a bizarre Japanese conversion of a famous British platform game. It was released by Jaleco in 1987 and bears little resemblance to the classic original.

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Castlevania, Famicom Disk System

The Famicom Disk System version of Castlevania was the very first Castlevania game ever released, it being published by Konami in 1986.

It began a long-running series of platform/horror-themed video games and set the template for the Castlevania series as a whole.

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Robin Hood: Legend Quest, Amiga

I’ve no idea why Codemasters changed the title, but this is Super Robin Hood on the Amiga – the classic 8-bit game by the Oliver Twins – except under a different name.

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Super Robin Hood, NES

This excellent Nintendo Entertainment System version of CodemastersSuper Robin Hood was developed in the late Eighties, before the 16-bit versions (which are somewhat different to the classic 8-bit originals).

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Super Robin Hood, Commodore 64

This Commodore 64 version of the Oliver Twins‘ classic platforms and ladders game, Super Robin Hood, first came out in 1987.

It was programmed by Delvin Sorrell, with graphics by James Wilson and music by David Whittaker.

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Super Robin Hood, Amstrad CPC

This Amstrad CPC version of Super Robin Hood is the original release from The Oliver Twins, published by Codemasters in 1985.

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Super Robin Hood, ZX Spectrum

Written by The Oliver Twins in 1985, and published by Codemasters, Super Robin Hood is a smart little platform game that came out on the Amstrad CPC originally, then on the ZX Spectrum a short time afterwards.

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