Of all the consoles you'd expect to see Castlevania ported to, the Atari 2600 is not one of them. Enthusiastic homebrew developers, however, have managed the impossible and brought Simon Belmont's painstakingly tough adventure to Atari's flagship system.
This re-imagining of the 1986 title is in fact a ROM hack of Konami's earlier arcade classic, Roc 'N Rope, which was ported to the Atari 2600 in 1983. In Roc 'N Rope you make the most of a whip wielding adventurer who scales a cliff-face in true Indiana Jones style.
While it might not be a perfect copy of the Nintendo NES classic we all know and love, it's great seeing such dedication in homebrew development to gift the Atari 2600 its very own take on the whip cracking epic. This feat, however, is nothing new as last year also saw the arrival of Super Mario Bros on the Atari 2600, or at least a stripped down version of it.
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