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Castlevania: Bloodlines

Castlevania: Bloodlines (XSX) game cover art
Platform: Genesis
Tags: Action, Platformer
Developer: Konami
More Platforms: MSX
AKA: Castlevania: The New Generation (EU), Vampire Killer (JP)

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Staff Reviews

Castlevania: Bloodlines review

Reviewed December 19, 2003

Marc Golding says: "Lecarde is by far the better character, and playing with him makes for a much more enjoyable journey due in part to his wider array of moves, and also in part to the easier, smoother gameplay that results from him knowing them. However, sometimes you might get the odd feeling that you’re not being true to Castlevania by using this character (in much the same way that the sword-wielding Alucard feels so singular in your employ in Symphony of the Night), so I reluctantly choose the steroid-abusing Morris, if only to hear his whip crack once more (ahem!)."
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Reader Reviews

Castlevania: Bloodlines review

Reviewed October 16, 2019

CptRetroBlue says: "Where in Europe is Vlad Tepes Dracula"
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Castlevania: Bloodlines review

Reviewed June 11, 2005

darkfact says: "Castlevania: Bloodlines, the Genesis’ lone foray into the CV realm, suffered the misfortune of being released during the same era of gaming as effect-laden Super Castlevania IV and mythical Rondo of Blood. Reluctantly playing the hapless third sister of the two aforementioned legends, Bloodlines pulls off a marvelous Cinderella story, giving Genesis owners a CV saga that can proudly stand alongside its majestic siblings. "
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Castlevania: Bloodlines review

Reviewed March 14, 2004

ethereal says: "As the world's people have consistently turned to the Belmonts for protection from the manifested Evil that is Dracula, so too have the Belmonts reciprocally thrived of their sacrifice to the destruction of the dark lord. It's in their blood; their blood is special. The human veins it flows through are imbued with the strength to overcome the heinous Satanic minion. Men and women cower and die in the wake of destruction laid by Dracula's powers. The Belmonts, bound by the strength of their blood..."
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Castlevania: Bloodlines review

Reviewed October 31, 2013

JoeTheDestroyer says: "Castlevania and Sega Genesis: a match made in hell."
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Castlevania: Bloodlines review

Reviewed February 07, 2003

siegfried says: "For once, Lord Dracula, sent to the blazes of Hell by another pawn bestowed by the Belmont blood, hasn't come back through means beyond human comprehension. Rather, he is preparing to make a baneful reappearance through the aid of Countess Elizabeth Bartley, who is willing to sacrifice humanity for her startling uncle. On the verge of being resurrected, Dracula represents a menace to humanity, a plague that will in time reduce it to mere puppets. The setting is appropriate; ..."
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