Castlevania Chronology?

Discussion in 'Other Consoles & Oldies' started by Pyrofyr, May 31, 2008.

  1. Pyrofyr

    Pyrofyr GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 24, 2008
    United States
    Okay, so I plan on going ahead and playing all of the Castlevania games. My main reason is that I'm not a fan of vampires, and many have told me that this will indeed make me a fan, and if this won't, nothing will.

    However, if I'm going ot play this whole series I'm going to do this right, but my main problem is chronology, which seems to screwed up, I've checked Wikipedia which seems so random, and I've checked the English site, which neglects many of them.

    I'm trying to sure the most recent remakes possible, and I don't have access to a PlayStation1/2/Xbox so for now that's out (My PC is too crap to emulate it probably too...)

    Well this is my current list, but I'm sure it's off (I gathered it from wikipedia, and a few other sources)

    Castlevania (NES Remake) - Game Boy Advance
    Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - NES
    Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse - NES
    Castlevania: The Adventure - Game Boy Color
    Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Game Boy Color
    Super Castlevania IV - SNES
    Castlevania Bloodlines - Genesis
    Castlevania: Dracula X - SNES
    Castlevania Legends - Game Boy
    Castlevania: Circle of The Moon - Game Boy Advance
    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance - Game Boy Advance
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow - Game Boy Advance
    Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow - Nintendo DS
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Nintendo DS
    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Nintendo DS (Soon to come)

    My main concern is that this seems to be more or less the release list, is this also the actual way they should be played? Is there a best order, is it the order of availability or not?

    I do have an N64, but I have a feeling that finding the games somewhere will be a mission from hell.
  2. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
    this it alto better

    1094:Lament of Innocence
    1476:Dracula's Curse
    1479 Curse of Darkness
    1591:Belmont's Revenge
    1698:Simon's Quest
    1748:Harmony of Dissonance
    1792 Dracula X
    1797:Symphony of the Night
    1800s:Order of Ecclesia
    1830: Circle of The Moon
    1444:Legacy of Darkness
    1852:Castlevania 64
    1944:Portrait of Ruin
    2035:Aria of Sorrow
    2036:Dawn of Sorrow

    i got all this from the Portrait of Ruin gift set (that gamestop had)
    and Nintendo power mag(new one (july, 10 pages on the new gam

    nes games:
    1988:Castlevania II:Simon's Quest
    1990:Castlevania II:Dracula's Curse

    GB games
    1889:Castlevania:The Adventure
    1991:Castlevania:Belmont's Revenge

    16-bit(snes,PC-Engine Super CD,Genesis
    1991:Super Castlevania(snes)
    1993:Dracula X:Rondo of blood(PC-Engine Super CD)
    1994:Castlevania Bloodlines(Genesis)
    1995:Castlevania Dracula X

    1997:Castlevania:Symphony of the Night
    2001:Castlevania Chronicles

    1999:Castlevania:Legacy of Darkness

    2003:Castlevania:Lament of Innocence
    2005:Castlevania:Curse of Darkness

    2001:Castlevania:Circle of The Moon
    2002:Castlevania:Harmony of Dissonance
    2003:Castlevania:Aria of Sorrow

    2005:Dawn of Sorrow
    2006:Portrait of Ruin
    2008/9:Order of Ecclesia

    1988: Haunted Castle
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Everybofy knows badgers like MASH POTATOES!

    Former Staff
    Oct 12, 2004
    United States
    You forgot the prequel to Order of Ecclesia, Order of Shadows:
    Not great though.

    Also Akumaj? Dracula X Chi no Rondo aka Rondo of Blood which took place in 1792. It was on PC Engine and one of the best Castlevanias there is. Only in Japanese but there are fan translations.

    The game was remade on Super Nintendo as Dracula X, it had the same story but different levels and wasn't anywhere near as good. The game was also on PSP as part as The Dracula X Chronicles.
  4. Pyrofyr

    Pyrofyr GBAtemp Maniac

    Apr 24, 2008
    United States
    Thank you VERY much to both of you, that's exactly what I was looking for Ryu, but it seems that it wasn't on the net (Although Wikipedia makes 'reference' to it)

    Time to re-order them and put a list up somewhere on my DS in a text file :3
  5. Goloki

    Goloki Proud TX Suporter... LOL!

    Nov 24, 2006
    United States
    Dunno if it's of any use right now, but you also have this nice official timeline up to PoR ^^
  6. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
    that what I used for it
    i have that FULL GIFT set
  7. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

    Former Staff
    Jan 14, 2007
    United States