Episode 106 – Honoring 25 Years of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
This week marks 25 years since the release of not only one of the greatest games of all time, but a game that helped shape and define an entire genre – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. This week, Andy is joined by his Virtual Theater podcast co-host Gooey Fame to talk about the many triumphs and innovations of Symphony of the Night. Everything, from the incredibly diverse selection of music, to the incredible pixels and art style, to the diverse areas of the castle, to the way the almost every enemy is rooted in some kind of folklore or legend, is up for discussion, and of course, we talk about how Symphony of the Night introduced the “Vania” part of Metroidvania by including more RPG elements, stats, weapons, and improvements on Super Metroid’s map and item exploration.
We talk and reminisce for a while about one of the greatest games of all time, so if you’ve never played (or haven’t played in a while!) Symphony of the Night, do yourself a favor and fire it up, since this timeless adventure is still as good today as it was 25 years ago.
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Andy Spiteri is the Webmaster of Omega Metroid and Host of the Omega Metroid Podcast. Probably drinking a Tim Horton’s Double Double as you read this.