In this episode, Kyle spends a lot of time in the forests of Transylvania in search of hearts so that he can purchase upgrades for Simon Belmont and progress further. With already a few upgrades and items bought, Kyle needs a little more before he can obtain his first of Dracula’s pieces.

One thing to specifically call out in this episode is the way that the developers are able to convey the feeling of change across different areas in the game with the use of color. Despite background titles being recycled, the developers change the color palette in each area, making it feel like the player is in a completely different space.

Be sure to check back every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as Kyle continues his journey through Castlevania II and tries to defeat Dracula once and for all.

Posted by Joe Dix

Joe is the creator of The Free Cheese. He eats a lot of pizza and takes thousands of pictures of his pugs Oswald and Earl every day.

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