Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Aria of Sorrow is a game based on the future where the main charachter Soma Cruz who is reincarnation of Dracula, fights the enemies who wants to take the powers of his master Drakula.

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Year of release:2003
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Konami developed the side-scrolling platform video game Castlevania: The Aria of Sorrow. The game comes under the third installment of the Castlevania game series, set in the year 2035. It's after when Dracula was sealed away in the battle in 1999. 


Game Plot


The game follows the journey of Soma Cruz, a teenager who got granted occult power for being Dracula's reincarnation and a potential vessel. In this version, they introduced different features like the Tactical Soul system.

The player here controls the character on the screen from a third-person perspective to mingle with people, enemies, and even objects. By gaining experience points, the players can improve their performance as they defeat the enemies, and these levels up and increase the statistics of the character. Magic points are a type of hit points the players receive, which determine the number of times a character can use magical attacks. 

Magical attacks include intelligence, strength, the power of the magic spells on characters. The new feature of Tactical Soul is an ability in which the character can absorb the souls of their enemies to gain more powers. 


Best Emulator for Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow ROM


Game Boy Advance emulators need to be downloaded and installed on the device you plan to play Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. Game Boy Advance is additionally one of the most significant successes by Nintendo, which allowed players to play their favorite game wherever they want. A few of the best Game Boy Advance emulators are VisualBoy Advance, which is the most stable emulator, Higan, BatGBA, and much more. 


Similar Games


After playing this version of Castlevania, you would undoubtedly like other related games. They are:


  1. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
    Rondo of Blood is a platform adventure game where the protagonist Richter Belmont goes to save his lover, Annette, who was kidnapped by Dracula. The game aims to take the lead character Richter through nine stages, with alternate routes to find his lover. Richter uses a whip as his main weapon and other six weapons such as holy water, an ax, a pocket watch, a dagger, a grimoire, and a cross.

  2. Castlevania: Symphony of Night
    Symphony of the Night is the immediate sequel to Castlevania: Rondo of Blood and takes place after four years, being the tenth entry to the Castlevania series. The game features Dracula's dhampir son Alucard who is the protagonist, arising from his sleep to explore Dracula's castle. Alucard's gain points after defeating the monsters and gets experience points, which would level up and increase his attributes. 

  3. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
    The Dracula X Chronicles is a remake of the Rondo of Blood, with better sound effects, the option to play with Japanese voices, and new voice acting. Most of the gameplay is the same from Rondo of Blood except the Boss Rush mode, which was newly added, and completing it three times would unlock a mini-game called Peke. 


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