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Castlevania Symphony of the Night: Maria Goes to Saturn

It’s difficult to cover something that’s been done to death, but I’ve always wanted to do something on Symphony of the Night.  Hopefully I’ve provided something somewhat new and original by exploring a very specific aspect of the Saturn version of Dracula X: Nocturne in the Moonlight– the ability to play as Maria Renard. Enjoy!

You’ll also note that there’s a decent amount of footage from Dracula X: Rondo of Blood for the PC Engine. Here’s some fun little gifs I ripped from that game while recording:

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WEAPONIZED RELIGION!
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You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you dance with the reaper.

And here’s Maria and Richter’s’s official concept art, which can be found on the Saturn disc:

And because I’m such a (tragic) prince, here’s the audio for the music used in the video:

As usual, the game was played through a Framemeister. I used Chris Genthe’s upscaler settings – you can find all of his videos here. I’ve embedded his Saturn video below:

I’m a big fan of Chris’ settings for 1080p output. Give them a shot!

On a somewhat sad note, you will also see that this video is dedicated to the beloved memory of my recently departed corgi, Gizmo. Among many other things, Gizmo was my “games dog” whenever I had to verify shipment of Saturn imports, I’d always try to make the photo more entertaining by throwing in Gizmo.

He was one of my best pals. He’ll be missed.