Quick Peeks: The Soul of Dracula

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It's Wednesday... And that can mean only one thing.. Ok, maybe not just one, but it _is_ time to take a Quick Peek at a title that will help you muddle through you tryptophan induced stupor this Thanksgiving.

This week we are taking a look at an indie title that pays homage to one of gaming's classic platformers. So before you fall asleep on the couch, pop on in and check out The Soul of Dracula...

The Soul of Dracula is an indie title created by Bunaguchi which pays homage to the Konami action/platformer series Castlevania. While Bunaguchi makes no attempt to copy the levels verbatim, he has drawn heavy inspiration from the series and incorporated quite a bit of it into a remixed style format.

As a vampire hunter, it's your job to venture into the dark and foreboding castle to slay the dark prince using your whip and various magical weapons that you'll acquire during your travels. You will encounter a host of baddies such as birds, zombies, skeletons, etc.. and also face off against Death and the Dracula as level bosses.

You can download the game from the official Vector page. Or you can download it from my mirror, since Vector is hard to navigate without knowing Japanese.

Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!
-Chip

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Rob Daviau
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Thanks

Anything which pays homage to Castlevania is cool in my book Chip! Thanks for this, I will check it out. You do a great service for us all here with your top notch posts!

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Chip Hageman
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No problem.. Glad you enjoy

No problem.. Glad you enjoy them.

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Mark Vergeer
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Yay!

Yeah wonderful. This is what for me PC gaming is all about - those wonderful Shareware and Freeware Indie games that will just work regardless. No root kits etc. Looking forward to trying this out. Japan is a great producer of Indie shmups and other games.

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