Castlevania Judgement for Wii
Dracula has long ruled the land of Castlevania with an iron fist, surviving multiple battles with the esteemed Belmont family and their associates; he’s even managed to best the likes of gods and bring them under his command. However, this isn’t your papa’s 8bit platformer; this is an event that brings together 14 characters from the long lived franchise, all for the express purposes of kicking seven shades of something nasty out of each other, each boasting their own combat skills, weapons, and action moves. The game includes the modes you’d expect from a fighting game; a Story mode and Arcade mode for example- but a special Castle mode has you fighting through the various rooms of the titular castle, moving from one to the next once you beat an opponent, with costumes and other unlockables available as prizes for completion of the mode. Of course, for those looking for something to prove, there’s the requisite Survival mode that pits you against a never ending onslaught of enemies with a single life bar. Like any good fighting game, the multiplayer mode adds a whole other layer of fun to the experience, and is worth purchasing for the chance to settle old scores amongst friends alone.