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Bloody Vampire is a 2012 action-adventure platform game for the Nintendo 3DS created by Japanese studio Silver Star.

Bloody Vampire
Developer(s)Silver Star
Publisher(s)Agetec
Platform(s)Nintendo 3DS
Release
  • JP: April 25, 2012
  • NA: January 31, 2013
  • PAL: May 9, 2013
Genre(s)Platform-adventure, Metroidvania[1]
Mode(s)Single-player

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PlotEdit

The player character is Latis, a dhampir who enters a castle, which has mysteriously appeared in the human world, to defeat its vampire overlord.

GameplayEdit

Bloody Vampire is a side-scrolling action-adventure game in which the player controls Latis as she finds her way through a vast, maze-like castle. She fights enemies in similar fashion to Hydlide or Ys, bumping into enemies with her body and either inflicting or taking damage depending on her strength and position. She will collect coins by defeating enemies that can then be used to buy equipment from shops. In order to progress deeper into the castle, she will need to acquire certain special items that grant her new abilities and allow her to traverse obstacles.

ReceptionEdit

Bloody Vampire received mixed reviews, currently sitting at 65/100 on Metacritic.[2] Nintendo Life scored it 7/10, saying, "Bloody Vampire is a bit rough around the edges, and it's far from original, but it combines its sleeve-borne influences into a stylised package that's a lot of fun"; however, it expressed reservation over the "designated save spots and the absence of a map".[3] Pocket Gamer scored the game 6/10, concluding that "Bloody Vampire has the potential to be great, but it's far too sketchy to properly enjoy", criticizing the lack of feedback in the combat system, the lack of a map, and the "under-developed" inventory system.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sleeper, Morgan (February 7, 2013). "Review: Bloody Vampire (3DS eShop)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved September 27, 2016. Joining Witch's Cat in Agetec's recent duo of playfully spooky eShop releases, Bloody Vampire is a stylish, side-scrolling adventure in the Metroidvania vein.
  2. ^ "Bloody Vampire". Metacritic. Retrieved September 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Sleeper, Morgan (February 7, 2013). "Review: Bloody Vampire (3DS eShop)". Nintendo Life. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  4. ^ Rose, Mike (June 5, 2013). "Bloody Vampire". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved September 27, 2016.

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