Format: Game Boy Advance
Available now

The year is 1830. In an ancient castle on the outskirts of the Austrian empire a demon lord that would unite the powers of darkness begins to resurrect from his banishment...

Castlevania is one of the first games to be available for the Game Boy Advance (GBA). This platform game is bound to be compared to Legend of Dragoon. And as an early game for the GBA it shows what the future holds for mobile gamers.

Ok, so the graphics are not as spectacular as some would hope for, but then it's not looks we are after here. Nah! Good olde fashioned game play is the name of the game and there is plenty of it.

You play Nathan Grave in his quest to hunt and destory that well known vampire Dracula. Yeah, I know. Not exactly an original plot but it works well. And who cares who the end baddie is? It's getting through the levels that we really care about.

Fans of Final Fantasy will lap this up! Those that hate this style of game should steer clear - pretty obvious really.

Amber Leigh