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Bandit Gaming: “Castlevania” on the ZX Spectrum

Apparently a dedicated fan has created Castlevania II for the ZX Spectrum. This is a product of a homebrew challenge called Retro Games Battle 2014. Several interesting titles were submitted but “Castlevania”, as it is called, is the most interesting of the bunch. Obvsiouly based on Castlevania II, it has a town and similar gameplay to the less than fondly remembered sequel, this game is not just a homage but quite a good facsmile on a system that is quite limited.

Everyone knows the ZX Spectrum is underpowered, at least that is what we were led to believe. Indie developers have been making the platform sing in the last decade or so, much more impressively than many commercially released games.

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“Castlevania” is available in .TAP format and also playable in your browser thanks to

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One Response to “Bandit Gaming: “Castlevania” on the ZX Spectrum”

  1. […] covered this port of Castlevania earlier this year and now can report that the game is now about 95 percent complete. The version we covered before […]

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