Jamie and Alex take a trip up the castellated spires and lethal staircases of the Castlevania series. We cover both the bonkers camp of the Symphony Of The Night-likes, and also the lethal twitching of the 8 & 16 bit games on Old Nintendos. Yes in that order, as this is a very personal and deeply non-definitive take on the series as experienced by British lads who came very, very late to the party. Learn the difference between house music and techno. Find out where Jamie had his GBA stolen and what it had to do with his parents divorce, and then take a long ride to Epping with Alex, perhaps never to return.

  • Games Discussed:
  • Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
    Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
    Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
  • Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
  • Castlevania
    Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
    Castlevania 3
    Super Castlevania 4
  • Castlevania: Rondo Of Blood
  • Exit Music: I Am The Wind from The Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night, feat Kenny Gee (not really).

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Our intro music is by The Mandibles from their track Clambake. Many of the band members now tour as Count Bobo And The Bullion.