Castlevania: Bloodlines (Vampire Killer in Japan) is an action platformer released for the Sega Genesis in 1994. Players take control of whip-wielding protagonist John Morris or the spear-toting Eric Lecarde as they battle across Europe to fight a rising tide of evil. Super Castlevania IV on Super Nintendo (1991) was a tough act to follow, but Sega's 16-bit entry is no slouch either! Vivid colors, reflections, and scrolling are all used to to great effect across 6 varied stages. And of course it couldn't be Castlevania without a final showdown at Dracula's castle!
NVM has added another dev system to its collection - this time it's one for the Sega Saturn! In addition to Sega's dev systems, there were also third party dev systems such as the PSY-Q Development System. Developed by UK-based company Psygnosis and SN systems, this dev station was less bulky than the other offerings. By using a cartridge that plugged directly into a retail unit, (and a PC) this setup avoided the usual big box dev units (and costs) that were the norm at the time.
No new high scores this month.
Keep at it, players!
Here's a more recent rarity on display at NVM...the only thing scarier than this horror game is its price! The North American version of Kuon is currently the most expensive PlayStation 2 game out there! How did this happen? Over time, the low print run combined with a rising interest in obscure games by popular developers (in this case From Software) made Kuon quite valuable! Prices for complete copies (game disc, box, manual) are already high, but sealed copies are even higher!
Monetary donations are always appreciated as there are significant costs involved in managing, maintaining, building and displaying a collection as large as the NVM archive.
Even if you can't help monetarily, we are always looking for games and consoles to add to our library. Due to the highly interactive nature of the museum, systems go down all the time and are in need of replacement or repair parts. If you have any unused consoles, computers or games around the house, please drop them off at the museum or email us at [email protected] and we'll give them a good home!