Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth

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Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth
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Developer(s) M2
Director(s) Toshiyasu Kamiko
Akihiro Minakata
Keisuke Koga
Producer(s) Koji Igarashi
Composer(s) Manabu Namiki
Series Castlevania
Platform(s) WiiWare
Release date(s)
  • JP October 27, 2009[1]
  • NA December 28, 2009[2]
  • PAL February 26, 2010
Genre(s) Platforming
Mode(s) Single-player

Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (Japanese: ドラキュラ伝説 ReBirth Hepburn: Dorakyura Densetsu: ReBirth?, The Legend of Dracula ReBirth[3]) is a side-scrolling action platform game developed by M2, and released by Konami for the Wii in 2009 as a WiiWare title. It is currently available in Japan, North America, Europe, and Australia. Based on the 1989 Game Boy title Castlevania: The Adventure, it is the third game in M2's ReBirth series, following Gradius ReBirth and Contra ReBirth.

The setting of the game takes place a century before the original Castlevania title, where the player controls an ancestor of Simon Belmont named Christopher Belmont, who must defeat the vampire Dracula.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

The Adventure ReBirth consists of six areas that the player has to complete in order to finish the game. Toward the end of each area is a boss the player has to defeat before advancing to the next stage.[5]

The player's main weapon for attacking in-game enemies is a whip, which can upgraded by collecting orbs. The last upgrade lets the player shoot fire from Christopher's whip for a short duration.[4] Unlike the original Adventure title for the Game Boy, there are sub-weapons which are powered with items called hearts. There are five sub-weapons and each has a different use.[5]

Audio[edit]

Dracula Densetsu ReBirth & Contra ReBirth Original Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Manabu Namiki
Released March 24, 2010 (Japan)
Genre Video game soundtrack
Length 63:26

The game's soundtrack was composed by Manabu Namiki, who worked on the other titles in the ReBirth series. The music consists of remixes of previous Castlevania tracks.[6]

The official album was released on March 24, 2010 in a compilation with Contra ReBirth's music.[7]

Track listing

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 81.40%[8]
Metacritic 78[9]

The Adventure ReBirth garnered positive reviews. It has a Metacritic score of 78% based on 22 critic reviews, and 81.40% on GameRankings with 20 critic reviews.[citation needed][citation needed] Game Informer's Tim Turi praised its audio and noted that it was a better game than Castlevania: The Adventure though still felt it was "unforgiving".[10] GameZone ranked it as the 10th best Castlevania game. Robert Workman (an editor for GameZone) complimented Konami for making this game in light of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow.[11]

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