|Super Castlevania IV|
|Date Released||August 21st, 2015|
|Completionist Rating||Finish It!|
|Link||Super Castlevania 4|
The Completionist Edit
Jirard reviewed Super Castlevania IV for the 140th episode of The Completionist. The game was chosen for review to relive the glory days of Konami in light of recent controversies surrounding the company.
The video opens with an advertisement for a 24 hour Chrono Trigger stream with Jesse Cox and Dodger. Jirard will play the game for the first time in this stream.
Jirard praises the game’s presentation as a natural and impressive upgrade from the NES games. He brings particular attention to the use of color and attention to detail, as well as the use of Mode 7. However, he has mixed feelings on the music. He loves when the music is reminiscent of the other games, but not so much when it’s more atmospheric.
When it comes to gameplay, Jirard is very pleased with the multidirectional whip controls compared to the static whip range of the original games. He also praises the level design and enemy placement. However, as a whole he finds the game much easier than the NES games, but doesn’t find much of a reason to complain about this.
As a whole, Jirard finds the game to be a worthy successor of Castlevania 1, and feels like a natural progression of that game while staying true to its spirit.