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Castlevania III - Season 4 Week 13

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Continuing on with spooky horror fun! Yes, it's time to play Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse!

 

Post a score and let's get this thing rolling!

 

Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point. No continues - only games played from the beginning count! No leeching! (E.g., going offscreen via stairs up or down, and then going back to that previous screen so that all of the candles and moneybags within are replenished.) And no passwords or secret names/codes.

 

And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it.

 

This week's competition ends in a week on Friday (October 31st) at approximately evening sometime PST.

 

 

This week's scores:

55,550 darthkur (+10 pts)

18,830 LarcenTyler (+8 pts)

11,870 vdub_bobby (+6 pts)

9,380 ClassicGMR (+4 pts)

 

 

Twin Galaxies High Scores

 

999,999 Tom Votava

 

 

Standings

 

1. darkthur (92 pts)

2. Wickeycolumbus (60 pts)

3. LarcenTyler (49 pts)

4. vdub_bobby (42 pts)

5. aikainnet (20 pts)

6. RJ (14 pts)

7. shadow460 (11 pts)

8. atari2600land (10 pts)

9. Atari5200 (8 pts)

10. Shannon (4 pts)

10. Jibbajaba (4 pts)

10. gdement (4 pts)

13. ratfink (2 pts)

 

 

Game Info

 

Released in 1990 by Konami.

 

Other platforms: None

 

Prequels/sequels/spinoffs: About a million; the NES ones are Castlevania and Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

 

 

Tips

 

None yet.

Edited by vdub_bobby

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9,380

 

Game switches too fast to the password/continue screen to get a screenshot. :thumbsdown:

Edited by ClassicGMR

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48,790

 

I took the pic right before I thought I might get killed off at and sadly was right about that. :ponder:

 

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55,550

 

Ended up getting an extra thousand after the screen shot just before getting killed. :skull:

 

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I've never really played this Castlevania before; any advice for the branching paths?

 

 

The only things that really matter in the different routes are which companions you find and whatever boards you might find easier to handle. So actually it's just a matter of preference.

Edited by darthkur

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137,970

 

Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Il9oAaGEzc

Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da0Olciyerw

Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPh9y006oDk

Part 4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5L5nessKofI

 

This is nothing special. I just didn't feel like playing it again and going for points. It's too long and can be pretty cheap. If someone posts a better score on here, then maybe I'll give it another go. Until then, maybe this can help function as a means of credibility.

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