Basic Idea: Kill Dracula again with Simon Belmont’s grandfather and some bad dudes you recruit.
Review: This game often makes top ten lists, and it certainly retains the awesomeness of the original game and adds some great features. Unfortunately, it also retained the incredibly awkward jumping with cheap falling deaths. It’s not any less annoying in this game. The final level has an awesome section that has you jumping across pendulums. Did I say awesome? I mean maddening as hell because bats keep sending you to hell.
The added features that help this game include alternate paths and recruiting bosses you defeat to come along side you to help you navigate through certain levels. You don’t need to retain their services, but with their special abilities (e.g. wall-climbing) it can make things easier if you do. The level designs are also immensely more creative. It’s impossible to get bored while playing. The music and graphics are still mind-blowing.
If it weren’t for all the stupid ways to die, I would probably worship this game.