Castlevania II: Dracula's Curse (NES) | In-Progress

 
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Castlevania (NES) Completed:



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First successful Death kill: 1:31:13
First Final Phase Dracula Attempt: 3:30:59 (83 attempts)
First successful Dracula kill: 6:01:08 (193 attempts)


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Phantom Bat——-- 2
Queen Medusa——— 1
Mummy Men——— 3
Frankenstein & Igor——— 4
Grim Reaper——— 22
Dracula——— 193 (83 to reach 2nd phase, 17 2nd phase initiations, 193 attempts total)



Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)



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Castlevania III: Dracula's Cruse (NES)



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I'll also be uploading the playthroughs to YouTube if that sort of thing interests you.
hmu whenever you do this, or if you have already

wanted to catch the stream but i had shit to do


 
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I'll also be uploading the playthroughs to YouTube if that sort of thing interests you.
hmu whenever you do this, or if you have already

wanted to catch the stream but i had shit to do

i havent yet. i got to death and ran out of steam to continue so i gotta start over.

i can stream tonight if you want, what time works for you?


 
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i havent yet. i got to death and ran out of steam to continue so i gotta start over.

i can stream tonight if you want, what time works for you?
impressive, most people lose steam at frankenstein (yes i know he's actually just "the creature")

anywhere between 5 and 12 works for me

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i havent yet. i got to death and ran out of steam to continue so i gotta start over.

i can stream tonight if you want, what time works for you?
impressive, most people lose steam at frankenstein (yes i know he's actually just "the creature")

anywhere between 5 and 12 works for me

sweet, sounds good. i'll ping you when i'm starting probably around 6 or 7 i imagine.


 
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If anyone is interested, my stream is going to be starting in about 15 minutes or so.


 
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Finally beat CV1, after 6 hours of streaming. Thanks for coming out!


 
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6 hours straight, in the making...


 
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it sure was cool of that rando to stick around until the end


 
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it sure was cool of that rando to stick around until the end

yeah, it was

ive noticed that a lot of these older games have a pretty tightly knit community that seems to care about newcomers a lot

he was trying to get me into speedrunning the game with him and stuff

when i was playing diddy kong racing trying to get all the time trials completed, i had the same thing where people more experienced than i would drop in for tips and moral support

its really cool and the best part of streaming so far.


 
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Most likely going to start Simon's Quest tonight around 5PM EST. I don't expect to beat it so it'll be kind of casual this time. I just bought a classic NES controller and PC adapter so I'm hoping to actually beat this game with the controller the developers intended by the end of the week. If I can manage to complete Dracula's Curse by the 1st of March I'll be a happy camper.


 
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i'll try to play along with you but this is a slightly busy school week so i'll probably end up lagging behind a bit

which isn't a big deal because i've played a decent amount of this game anyway, but yeah

the good news is that the game uses passwords, so progressing won't be as much of an issue this time


 
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i'll try to play along with you but this is a slightly busy school week so i'll probably end up lagging behind a bit

which isn't a big deal because i've played a decent amount of this game anyway, but yeah

the good news is that the game uses passwords, so progressing won't be as much of an issue this time

passwords? hell yeah. that makes it easier. is CV3 like that as well?

let me know what times work for you if you want to catch the streams.


 
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I was planning on starting today, but felt pretty wiped from work. Instead, I beat CV1 again. And it only took me two hours this time! Death gave me the most trouble (I think I needed about 15 attempts + I used the holy water strat.) Dracula, once you master the techniques, is actually much more fair than Death IMO, so he only required about 8 or so tries (instead of 50+ like last time.)

God, this feeling is great. I really recommend everyone play this game. It's easily top 3 of all time for me.


 
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passwords? hell yeah. that makes it easier. is CV3 like that as well?

let me know what times work for you if you want to catch the streams.
cv3 does indeed have passwords

any time after 5 on week days should work out for me, and for weekends i should be free all the time (and my weekend begins on thursday)

i propose that we don't look anything up and only consult each other if we get stuck, because i think the game's cryptic nature is something that needs to be experienced firsthand, at least until we're both absolutely desperate

there's conspiracy theories about the game being specifically designed to sell copies of nintendo power back in the day

there's one or two ultra cryptic things that i know the solution for offhand due to cultural osmosis so i'll try to hold my tongue on those

assuming if it's not a hassle, you could even add a text overlay saying "NO HINTS" so that the viewers don't try to help unless you specifically want it
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cv3 does indeed have passwords

hell yeah. that'll at least make the final boss easier (i heard Dracula has 3 phases in that one — jfc)

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any time after 5 on week days should work out for me, and for weekends i should be free all the time (and my weekend begins on thursday)

I'm good for about 6 PM tomorrow if that works for you. Saturday is the only weekend day I can't play this week, so I'll try to put some time in every night until then. since the game has passwords and is apparently not that hard once you know all the secrets, the nature of my playthrough will likely be different than the CV1 stream.

other than that, yeah i'd like to do as much as possible without hints. i'm cool with your terms. good idea on the text bubble, i'll give that whirl.


 
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So I got my adapter and was attempting to try it out, when suddenly this happened.

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Once I get past my initial speech, skip to 3:40 if you don't want to watch the full thing.


 
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I don't understand how I was ever supposed to know to do this, but alright.


 
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I can easily do this in under 30 minutes.


 
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Completed this mindfuck of a game without guides. Thanks to Verb and anyone else who managed to come out. Finale is uploading right now (including some criticism and response to the game overall). OP is updated with individual parts.

I will be starting CV3 on Sunday.


 
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Just got done a <30 minute run of CV1, uploading it now! I could easily turn it into a <25 and maybe even <20 if I get perfect RNG.

CV3 may be started tonight, but I also reserve the right to change the start date until tomorrow!


 
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Nice short little stream today.

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