I've streamed a lot of Castlevania games over the past couple of months, and the truth of the matter is that it's all been building up to this: A live run through the NES original. Tomorrow's Halloween, and what could be more horrifying than watching someone try to beat Castlevania for a live audience?
Nothing, that's what.
I've written entirely too much about Castlevania over the past, um... well, let's just say I've written entirely too much about Castlevania over entirely too many years. I love the game. It hooked me right from the start, which is strange, because I find horror themes like zombies and vampires excruciatingly dull. But it looked great, it had fantastic music, and it played wonderfully!
It's a pretty brief game, too, with only six stage. But the last three bosses are bonkers hard, so who knows whether or not I'll make it to the end? This stream could go either way: I could win and watch the goofy fake-movie credits scroll over the ruins of the castle, or I could spend 30 minutes cursing at Igor and Frankenstein's Monster. Join me this afternoon at 5 Eastern/2 Pacific to witness either a triumph or a disaster.
In the meantime, why not catch up with all that makes Castlevania great with the recent Retronauts podcast Bob and I recorded on the topic? You can also check out our previous Castlevania streams of Symphony of the Night, Rondo of Blood, and Aria of Sorrow to whet your appetite as well!