DRACULA X (KONAMI)   

SUPER CD-ROM 2 (JAPANESE VERSION)    

It's hard to talk about Dracula X without cliches or not being too damn repetitive. After all, there are tons of comments about it spread out through the Internet, saying the obvious: Dracula X is the best game ever released for PC-ENGINE!

It is weird to start a review and say, right in the beginning, a comment which was supposed to be in the end, but I have no choice! As it was said above, EVERYBODY knows enough about Dracula X, and I'd hardly be able to write something really surprising about it on this page. At least, the last sentence on previous paragraph must have been a "tiny" surprise! :)

 

Well, The fact is that Dracula X is really perfect. Konami usually shows its well known hability on every system it works on and, since its first PC-ENGINE game (Gradius, Hu-Card, 1991), we could see how far Konami must go, when it wants. Every single Konami game on PC-ENGINE is really impressive, Snatcher and Gradius II version, on CD, are truly amazing. But Dracula X was more than a step ahead the others, it was truly a long, long jump ahead other PC-ENGINE games.

 

Dracula X soundtrack is outstanding, a compilation of the best Castlevania musics of all-time, rebuild in studio with Hi-Fi quality. The playability is awesome, and the game is not-linear, I mean, you can reach the end of game passing through different ways. About the graphics, I won't tell it's the best of all Castlevania games because X68000 version of Dracula X (Akumajo Dracula) really kicks ass, and it's unfair to make a visual comparison between them both. Still then, just check these pics, and see that PC-ENGINE version is truly astonishing.

              

The best game ever created for the best videogame system of all-time!

 

                   Marcelo Reis

   

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

100%

Playability

100%

Musics and Sound Effects

100%

Interest

100%

OVERALL

100%

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