Wallachia: Reign of Dracula

Migami Games, PixelHeart, Storybird Studio

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
65
Top Critic Average
50%
Critics Recommend
Based on 8 critic reviews
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Wallachia: Reign of Dracula

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Based on 8 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

65

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 8 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PCFeb 28, 2020

Developer: Migami Games

Publishers: PixelHeart, Storybird Studio

Genres: Action, Platformer

Wallachia Reign of Dracula is a retro-styled action platformer/shooter game. It features a cast of professional voice actors including Kira Buckland and Robert Belgrade. The game also features a unique soundtrack, and a story based on the history of Vlad the Impaler, rather than typical vampire myths. In addition to it's action packed 7 levels, the game includes loads of bonus content and mini games, as well as unlockable official crossover content from Bloodstained Ritual of the Night. Players take on the role of a new protagonist named Elcin Floarea to take on Vlad Dracula and free Wallachia of it's tyrant ruler once and for all.

Wallachia: Reign of Dracula Critic Reviews

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It might be more old-school than other similar games, but Wallachia: Reign of Dracula still offers rewarding action, skilful level design, and some excellent music. With Konami seemingly content to sleep on its popular Castlevania series for the time being – outside of smartphone games, of course – this (alongside the likes of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and its sequel) might be as close as we're likely to get to a brand-new "old-school" Castlevania outing on Switch. It's a good job, then, that Migami Games knows Konami's franchise so well that it has created a truly convincing imitation – but one which has enough ideas of its own to stand out from its inspiration.

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Athanasios
5 / 10
Cubed3

Despite this being far from a rushed indie piece of junk, like the hundreds that are plaguing the Switch library, Wallachia: Reign of Dracula is unfortunately one more retro-inspired game that fails at what matters the most. A love letter to SNES-style Castlevania, sprinkled with a little bit of Contra's fast-paced action, this should be something great. Sadly, due to some issues, like the way the main character moves, and how unfair some parts of the whole thing can feel, it soon gets from mildly-interesting, to downright annoying.

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Wallachia: Reign of Dracula is a solid, old-school experience. The decision to make this more of a shooter than a faithful Castlevania-style clone can be initially jarring, but it feels natural thanks to some excellent arrowplay and good boss fights. The high difficulty level due to some design decisions stretches out the seven-stage experience, but the endless continues make that bearable. While it may not appeal to everyone, those looking for something that mimics a good 16-bit adventure shooter will find this to be an easy recommendation.

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I don’t remember the last time I liked a game so much even though I really hated its controls. Ironically enough, it must have Castlevania 64, now that I think about it. I really liked almost everything Wallachia: Reign of Dracula had to offer: its visuals, its really good voice acting, its overall gameplay loop, its new take on the whole “Dracula hunting” schtick, and so on. If only its controls weren’t so clunky and the if only the button mapping wasn’t so limited and nonsensical, Wallachia could have ended up being one of the biggest surprises of the year.

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