Game Buoy Podcast Episode 38B – Gekka no Yasoukyoku: A Game Buoy Spooky Spotlight Spectacular on Castlevania
Ahoy, mateys, and welcome to the Game Buoy podcast – your twice monthly port of call for gaming news and views that maybe aren’t on your radar, but most definitely should be! This second part of a two-part episode was recorded Saturday, October 12, 2013. Captain Spike and Slagkick are joined by Rene from Qoopa Klub to discuss the history of the Castlevania franchise!
The Podcast Pirates are serving up some spooky girl realness by looking at the Castlevania series with help from Rene, who co-hosts the podcasts Qoopa Klub and Killer Queens from Outer Space! First, they take a look at each entry in the franchise, which began in 1986 with Akumajou Dracula for the Famicom Disk System. They share details and anecdotes from the series and tell you which ones to avoid. Then, they focus in on five notable titles that represent turning points n the series: Castlevania, Castlevania III, Symphony of the Night, Order of Ecclesia, and Lords of Shadow. No discussion of Castlevania is complete without a discussion of the “Metroidvania” genre, which can often be a controversial term. Finally, the Podcast Pirates and Rene wrap up by sharing their overall thoughts on the series and where they’d like to see the franchise go in the future.