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Was there something about a Castlevania game that you didn't notice on your first playthrough, only to find it out and realize it was staring you in the face the entire time? Excepting plot and foreshadowing stuff.

For me, it would be that it's been at least 5-6 years since my first playthrough of OoE, and I only just realized this week that the majority of the OoE rings are based off Tarot cards. (Ex. Chariot, Priestess, Lovers, Hanged Man...)
It's even weirder that I didn't make the connection because I've known about Tarot cards for a good number of years. I guess I just chalked it up to the names being chosen for dramatic value?

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Was there something about a Castlevania game that you didn't notice on your first playthrough, only to find it out and realize it was staring you in the face the entire time?

The very first time I played SOTN (I was about 16) I didn't notice the Relics were the same body parts from Simon's Quest.
I think on the second playthrough I caught it, however, I didn't notice that without them you can't enter the final boss room, which made me wonder if Alucard was gathering Dracula's body parts as Simon was.

The Simon's Quest thing with Simon not collecting "Dracula's Fang" which is actually what he attacks Simon with, I never knew this until a few years ago when someone in the CVD pointed it out to me.
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Those Lord of the Rings references in SOTN. I only got the reference after watching the LOTR movies.

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Re: Something about a Castlevania game that you didn't realize at first
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2017, 01:08:49 AM »
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Re: Something about a Castlevania game that you didn't realize at first
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2017, 09:47:37 AM »
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The intro area of Super Castlevania IV. Only recently did I actually see what the giant skull in the rock formation was all about. It was shaped as a corps rising out of the ground. Probably mimicking Dracula's resurrection.
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Re: Something about a Castlevania game that you didn't realize at first
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 11:40:37 AM »
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Those Lord of the Rings references in SOTN. I only got the reference after watching the LOTR movies.

Lord of the Rings references?!

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Re: Something about a Castlevania game that you didn't realize at first
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 11:44:44 AM »
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Lord of the Rings references?!

Someone in production was obviously just a little bit of a fan. ;)  I found it amusing just how many there were.
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 11:46:14 AM »
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I'm gonna have to go play it again...I've played through at least 4-5 times and I'm not sure I've ever caught them!

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2017, 10:39:55 AM »
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Someone in production was obviously just a little bit of a fan. ;)  I found it amusing just how many there were.

The one that stuck out the most (for obvious reasons) was the Ring of Varda: Golden ring to rule over all. Get two of these and you are set for the rest of the game!
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Re: Something about a Castlevania game that you didn't realize at first
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2017, 11:35:43 AM »
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I just recently found out about OOE's boss track names being references to Castlevania games. Only the english tracks names though.
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Re: Something about a Castlevania game that you didn't realize at first
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2017, 01:39:39 AM »
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The one that stuck out the most (for obvious reasons) was the Ring of Varda: Golden ring to rule over all. Get two of these and you are set for the rest of the game!

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2017, 01:17:03 PM »
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This might be slightly off from the original intention of this topic:  The hidden platforms in the 64 titles.  A friend and I played them a bunch, always jumping awkwardly (and dying usually) for certain items, and for others just wondering how you were supposed to get them or if they were some glitch or "decoration"...only to (years) later realize you could just walk to all of those things.

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Re: Something about a Castlevania game that you didn't realize at first
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2017, 06:36:58 AM »
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