Overall the game takes a few liberties with the formula but I feel it works to its advantage, I like that you have two characters to choose from (even if one of them is overpowered) and the improvements made to the sub-weapons, however, the game is relatively short and the graphics could've used more detail
Warning: The Pal version of this game, Castlevania: Generations is heavily censored, all of the blood and decapitations were removed. Even Lecarde's spear doesn't fall on him when he dies, instead it just flies away never to been again.
- Two characters to choose from
- Improved Sub-weapons
- Great Soundtrack
- First Castlevania to have been released in the West uncensored
- Too short
- Graphics could use more detail
- Some of the levels don't feel very Castlevania-y
Unfortunately, this is the Majesco re-print line which took place in the mid-to-late 90s. The publisher was trying to save money by reducing the quality of the packaging in their games. As a result, gone are the useful shock resistance plastic boxes and the color manuals. Instead we get these flimsy cardboard boxes and manuals printed in black and white on poor quality paper and that's a real shame too because the manual's contents are awesome.
In it you'll find some of the game's backstory, but the real appeal is seeing just how much fun the manual itself seems to be having, it doesn't give you instructions, it gives you the 'Rules of the bloody road', you don't start the game, instead you 'begin the hunt' and my personal favorite: You don't receive instructions on controlling you character, instead you must 'Control the horror'.
Whoever wrote this must've been having the time of his life! It's just a shame the materials used for this are so poor, I would've gladly given the packaging an A, instead it'll have to settle for a B.
Packaging Grade: B