As some of you might remember, after writing my Mario Sprites article I was given the opportunity to write a book focusing on video game sprites. Included in the book were several game sprite histories like the Mario one. One of them is Castlevania.
I’ve put it online, along with some updates and what I hope are slightly better captions describing the sprite sources. Included is every pre-DS 2D castlevania main character released from 1986 to 2003. They’re divided into six distinct groups, more or less divided by hardware era. In addition there are the ugly-vanias, the ports to platforms that might better have been left ignored.
Please have a look!