I don't know if any of you have played this game, but I like it a lot. It's a superb Ghouls n Ghosts clone with a medieval Spanish setting, awesome music, great bosses, and a deliciously gothic atmosphere. It's also much more fair than the original GnG games were. For example, MC gives you 3 hits instead of 2, in addition to the shield that you can find in chests. You also have more freedom of choice in weapons, armor and health are more frequent, and there are unlimited continues (although if you lose too many, you won't get the true ending). Best of all, you don't have to beat the game TWICE.
Yes, this game is hard, but it's also not needlessly sadistic. That makes it better, imo.
This is also the game that inspired me to strike out on my own and make the software that I want to see, instead of waiting for bloated husks like Konami to do it. Locomalito designed this game all by himself (though he had help with the music), drawing on his own cultural background, mythology, etc, while in many ways building upon and improving the formula that he used as his blueprint. We need more of this sort of thing. A LOT more.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnXPVFcVIW8&t=1360s