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Offline TerraEsperZ

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2010, 02:33:13 PM »
I must admit I've never played the game since I'm really not into arcade emulation. However, I'm really interested in seeing full maps for this game since (unless I'm mistaken), it's basically the main inspiration behind Castlevania. Good work so far :)
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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010, 04:27:28 PM »
Actually you have it backwards! ^_^
Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula for arcade was the 2nd remake (IIRC) of Castlevania / Akuma-jou Dracula for NES. The first being Vampire Killer / Akuma-jou Dracula for MSX.

This thing is a quarter eating devil, I'm glad I never had to play it in real arcades. Anyway...

Updated stage 2-1 now we can see the distant castle in it's full (fugly) glory!

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2010, 11:22:12 AM »
Yeah some people seem to think that Vampire Killer was the original game and Castlevania was based off that because Vampire Killer came out in 1986 and Castlevania in 1987, however Castlevania was released in 1986 in Japan prior to Vampire Killer, under the Japanese name Akumajō Dracula

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2010, 04:39:00 PM »
I updated the Stage 1 pieces with some corrections and missing bits.
Also, I added Night time versions of 1-1a & 1-1b.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2010, 07:41:09 PM »
I just watched a Let's Play run of the game and wow, it looks like such a cheap arcade game. You have the patience of a saint to want to go through that!
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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2010, 08:23:16 PM »
Patience and a love of Castlevania. ^_^

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #21 on: January 29, 2011, 12:36:41 PM »
Hey Vanya how are these maps coming along? Havent heard from you in awhile.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2011, 08:54:00 PM »
Hey. Yeah, I was just now working on editing the graphics in the game image to make it easier to make maps of that godforsaken misty area. Sorry I haven't been around in a long while. I went through a very difficult time earlier in the year. My wife asked me for divorce and things were pretty gnarly for a while. But I'm getting back on track with this now, so no worries.

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Re: [ARCADE] Haunted Castle / Akuma-jou Dracula
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2011, 08:59:30 PM »
Ouch :(. You have my sympathy for what it's worth, and I'd never begrudge anyone for taking care of such problems instead of mapping. I'm not sure if you've already updated that map in your opening post, but in any case it looks pretty close to being 'de-myst-ified'!
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Current project that are on hold because job burnout :
-Drill Dozer (GBA)
-Sonic 3D Blast (Genesis)
-Naya's Quest (PC)