I've also got a soft spot for the original Castlevania, by the way. For some reason I tend to have soft spots for first instalments that people tend to move on from as newer instalments develop the concepts more. Same thing with Mega Man. Or Resident Evil.
@r_hjort I do, too! Metroid 1 is my favorite game of all time!
That's also why I love the NES so much. SNES had some great games, but the NES was like the primordial soup of console gaming. So many mind blowing experiences. (Or it might just be due to nostalgia...)
I also have a fondness for off-the-wall sequels, like Adventure of Link, Super Mario Bros 2, and Simon's Quest. A lot of people just consider them black sheep.
@Anand Yes! Metroid 1! How could I forget! Also, Mother 1.Those black sheep games are great too. I wonder what people would have thought of Simon's Quest if it hadn't had all those localization issues. It's a really solid game when it's not busy being overly cryptic with what you have to do.
@Anand When I get myself a Famicom Disk System I'm definitely getting Metroid to see what it's like not having to grind for energy. Although, it's been a long time since I actually did that. I tend to beat the game in one sitting these days. Well, at least I did when I last played it semi-regularly.
Played a bit of this over the weekend. It's not quite Dracula's Curse, but it's the most Castlevania thing since The Adventure: ReBirth. So I'm cool with it. Looking forward to unlocking the harder difficulties.
And I want my backer code! Apparently they will be released June 8. At least, according to the email I got from KickStarter....