Review: Castlevania Advance Collection – Utterly Essential Thanks To Aria Of Sorrow

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Konami has been bringing back some of their older Castlevania titles recently. While 2019’s Castlevania Anniversary Collection focuses mostly on the “Classicvania” style of games (stage-based progression, limited lives), this one features the “Metroidvania” style (open-ended exploration, RPG elements) popularized by Symphony of the Night.

As the title implies, the titles contained in Castlevania Advance Collection originated on the Game Boy Advance – Circle of the Moon, Harmony of Dissonance, and Aria of Sorrow – with the SNES version of Castlevania: Dracula X, missing from the previous release, tossed in as a bonus.

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