It seems like ages since I last added something to this section. Between a new teaching job, writing papers and building websites I did find little time to actually play games. However, I managed to pick up some games for my NES and one of them is the excellent Castlevania. For those who do not know, Castlevania is a classic in the platform genre. It has a catchy tune and likewise catchy gameplay, most of which resolves around timing and the clever use of the special items. My platform game skills are a little rusty, not the mention the thumb-ache those small NES controllers are giving me. But hey, it is fun 'researching' this oldie.