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RingtoneAttack - Session # 11 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

2/28/14 11:10am
tl;dr

Each RingtoneAttack session contains one classic video game soundtrack that’s been converted into ringtones.  All ringtones are 30 seconds in length unless the original track is less than 30 seconds.  Four separate audio formats will be available for download, and will comprise of two lossless formats, ALAC and FLAC, and two lossy formats, AAC and LAME MP3.  Audio encoding information is specified below each specific audio format download link; for you audiophiles out there.

Once you’ve downloaded your preferred audio format, you’ll notice there are some audio files labeled, (Edited), at the end.  Ringtones without this labeling, contain the first 30 seconds of that particular song track.  Ringtones with the (Edited) suffix contain either more of the main verse of that song track, like when an intro building up to the main verse of the song track is a bit long, or a different verse/segment within the song track altogether.

WELCOME g1s!  I’m fabio73, and THIS… is RingtoneAttack!  I’ll be bringing you the highest quality video game ringtones on the internet for all your mobile phone devices, and this week we have ringtones for the NES title, Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, is my favorite of the three NES Castlevania titles, bringing back and improving upon the action-adventure and platforming elements of the first installment, and abandoning the RPG elements of the second. Castlevania III introduces us to different member of the Belmont family, Trevor Belmont, who is an ancestor of Simon Belmont and making Castlevania III a prequel.  It was the first game in the series to introduce branching paths, each varying in difficulty, as well as the first to introduce other playable characters, or “Spirits” in this case, that you could find as you progressed through the game.  There were three “Spirits” in total, though you could only have one join your party at a time, and they consisted of the Pirate Captain, Grant DaNasty, the Mystic Warlord of Warakiya, Sypha Belnades, and the son of Dracula, Alucard, each with their very own attack and special abilities.

Grant had the ability to climb walls and ceilings, and while he could only equip himself with the dagger and axe as sub-weapons, he could use those sub-weapons while on walls and ceilings. Sypha, while she can perform physical attacks quickly with her Warakiya Staff, the staff has a very short range, meaning you have to get up close and personal to enemies, and doesn’t do a lot of damage. What Sypha lacks in physical attack though, she more than makes up for with her powerful magic spells which she finds in the form of three spell books, Holy Flame, Ice, and Lightning, that equip as sub-weapons.  Alucard has the ability to transform into a bat and fly over enemies and obstacles. Alucard attacks with a projectile called Ball of Destruction which is really not that great looking back at it.

Of the three “Spirits” Trevor can have join his party, Sypha is BY FAR the most over powered due to one factor, her the Lightning spell. The Lightning spell takes a single heart to cast, like her other spells, but is a three orb projectile attack that moves towards any enemy that is on the screen like a homing missile.  It makes bosses and those DAMN MEDUSA HEADS a joke.

In true Castlevania fashion, one of the best things about Castlevania III is its music; which, let’s be honest, if it’s one thing you can expect from a Castlevania game, it’s for it to have great music. This brings me to a bit of bad news though. I was unable to locate an NSF of Castlevania III that had any of the sound effects on it with the exception of when Trevor Belmont is defeated. I must have downloaded a Castlevania III NSF from multiple websites close to two dozen times in hopes that just ONE of them would have the sound effects on there, but to no avail.  If anyone happens to find an NSF with the sound effects on there, post a comment below letting me know and I’ll get right on making them into ringtone alerts!

Alright everybody!  It’s time FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOR, your ringtone downloads!  CLICK THE MUSIC!

 
 
 
DOWNLOAD DETAILS
Tracks - 45
Sound Effects - 1 :-(

 

iPhone Downloads

ALAC (Apple Lossless Audio Codec)

Sample Rate: 44.100 kHz
Audio Bit Depth: 16 Bit Stereo

iTunes AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)

Stereo Bit Rate: 192 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.100 kHz
Channels: Stereo
Variable Bit Rate Encoding (VBR)

 

Android and FLAC/MP3 enabled mobile device Downloads

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec)

Sample Rate: 44.100 kHz
Audio Bit Depth: 16 Bit Stereo

LAME MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer III)

Estimated Bit Rate: 190 kbps
Sample Rate: 44.100 kHz
Encoding: Slow (High Quality)
Variable Bit Rate Encoding (VBR)

 

That about wraps up Session # 11 of RingtoneAttack!  Be sure to subscribe and post comments below sharing your experiences with Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse.  Also, let me know what NES titles you’d like to see in upcoming sessions too!  So until next time g1’s…

I’m fabio73, and THAT... was

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