Silver Night’s Crusaders is a fantastic fan made Castlevania side-scrolling hack ‘n slash arcade beat ‘em up adventure where a vampire, a vampire hunter and a witch fight their way through a sprawling castle that’s corrupted by a mysterious relic.
In Silver Night’s Crusaders you can take control of three uniquely skilled heroes and fight your way through a sprawling monster-infested castle. There are familiar enemies from previous Castlevania games, but this isn’t a traditional Castlevania game. There’s no RPG element or metroidvania style exploration – it’s a straight up arcade side-scrolling hack ‘n slash adventure.
The three playable characters are Sheeba Faulkner the witch, Francis Bloodrose the vampire and Ethan Graymont the vampire hunter. They all have their own unique fighting style and weapons and special abilities. They also have their own reasons for conquering the castle and they don’t always see eye to eye on their adventure.
It’s an extremely tough game with some brutally tough boss fights and lots of tricky insta-death platforming sections, so you’ll either need some real skill or use of cheats to see the final credits. It’s a lot of fun though and the level of polish is incredible, with a fully fleshed out story, fantastic pixel art animation, well designed levels and excellent audio design. It feels like it could be an official Konami product (if Konami gave a damn about games anymore) and it’s a great take on the long running franchise. Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, E – Interaction,
Available On: Windows
Gameplay Video: Here