Castlevania is probably one of the best horror action-adventure games of all time. In fact, it spawned a lot of versions spanning to different consoles.
Today, we are going to talk about the Castlevania Portrait of Ruin Game for the Nintendo DS.
This is the first Castlevania game to truly make use of the Nintendo DS’ online multiplayer feature, but more on this later in the article.
The story starts with two sisters, Stella and Loretta. They went to Dracula’s castle in the hopes of finding their missing father, Eric Lecarde. Upon arrival at the castle, they found their father utterly defeated at Brauner’s Lair (one of the main antagonists of the game).
Apparently, Brauner has been taking charge of the castle due to Dracula’s absence. But in actuality, Brauner put a curse on Dracula so he was unable to move from his throne.
The game then shifts to two of the main characters of the game, Jonathan and Charlotte. Both of them are descendants of the mighty Belmont clan of vampire hunters.
Upon reaching the castle, they were greeted by a figure who calls himself “Wind”. He explains to them that he was already killed but his soul cannot be put to rest until they defeat Dracula.
And so, they ventured forth inside the castle to defeat Dracula and put Wind’s soul to rest.
The Castlevania Portrait of Ruin Game for the Nintendo DS differs from other Castlevania games because most of the time, the one who is dishing the shots is Brauner. Brauner has a special ability of making a magical painting.
Whenever you defeat the stage’s boss, you will then go inside the painting and you will be teleported into a new area, and thus, a new level.
After traversing through many paintings, you came across the sisters and Brauner. Brauner was about to kill both of the sisters when Jonathan and Charlotte came just in time.
Then, things couldn’t be worse as Death, Dracula’s right-hand man, joined the fray. Jonathan and Charlotte told Death that Dracula is bound by Brauner’s curse and that he is sealed in the Throne Room.
Upon hearing the news, Death killed Brauner with his Scythe. Then, he went into the Throne Room to fuse with Dracula and they become one powerful entity. Dracula is, of course, the final boss of the game.
After defeating Dracula (and Death), the game ends with Wind’s soul being put to rest and the four protagonists escape the castle.
The Castlevania Portrait of Ruin Game for the Nintendo DS is a fun game in that you are allowed to play multiplayer games online. If you decide to play online, you can have your friend help you defeat bosses in the “Boss Rush” mode.
The characters that you can choose will depend on where you are in the story mode. Jonathan is wielding the famous Vampire killer whip and Charlotte is a mage which can cast spells to destroy evil beings.
The Castlevania Portrait of Ruin Game for the Nintendo DS is a fun game and one you should try if you have a Nintendo DS.