Hardcore Gaming 101 Release The Ultimate Guide To Castlevania

HG101-Castlevania-BookIf there's anyone that knows retro games inside out, it's Hardcore Gaming 101. Having earned a reputation for their extensive research, accurate facts, and expansive information, the team behind the website have been working together to create the definitive anthology of the Castlevania series. Not only does this compendium cover every single game ever released in the series, but also the countless spin-offs and obscurities inspired by Konami's castle-em-up.

Spanning 158 pages packed to the brim with full reviews of over 30 different Castlevania titles - from the original release in 1986 to the more recent 2014 Lords of Shadow 2 - Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents Castlevania is a must have for anyone into the series. Elsewhere in the book you'll find even more information and trivia on the titles in the series, along with snippets and quick looks at the various soundtracks and books made available.

One of the more interesting asects to this book, however, is the detail given to the various games which have cloned the Castlevania formula. Starting out with the more obvious Master System equivalent, Master of Darkness, shortly before delving into the likes of 8 Eyes, Matou no Hokai, Komajou Densetsu, and Soul of Darkness, there's just about everything you could possibly want to know about these inspired titles and more.

Available as a digital download for the low cost of £5.15 via Amazon, or £17 as a printed paperback, get ready to delve into the deep end of Konami's classic series with this ultimate guide to Castlevania.

Link: Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Castlevania on Amazon

Link: Hardcore Gaming 101 Presents: Castlevania at HG101

Last Updated ( 15 September 2014 )  


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(Link to this comment) quangdx 2014-09-24 21:07
I've been working towards having a complete Castelvania boxed games collection. I may possibly have the best collection out there now. Happy to be proved wrong, would love to see someone with more.
Thanks for the info, I've ordered the book as a paperback off Amazon.

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