This was among one of my favorites, ever. It lured me into it after some failed platforming concepts of their prior compatriots, and hooked me. To this day, I don't think I've ever played a platform game with as much content to do (grind items, explore every hidden chamber, so many extra items you'd miss normally) and also to mention the inverted castle was primarily one of the coolest concepts when I was a kid. Plus, it had one of the most awesome soundtracks ever conceived.. and this guy who plays them named Nightshader1 on youtube is a boss:
(marble gallery for those who can't view it)
(wood carving partita for those who can't view it)
(Dance of the Pales for those who can't view it)
In my opinion one of the best and probably will be one of the best Castlevania's, ever. So much actual content, plenty of shapeshifting and a couple puzzles, hidden and visible. What are your thoughts? So much to do, double castle space, a hidden set of bosses with their own catchy storyline.