Konami has sneakily released Castlevania: Symphony of the Night on mobile platforms. It's available to buy right now on Android and iOS and will set you back a mere $2.99, which isn't bad for an all-time classic.
The mobile versions of Symphony of the Night appear to be based on the PlayStation 4 and PSP versions rather than the original PlayStation game. Naturally, both the Android and iOS versions will have a touch screen overlay so you can play without a controller. There is full controller support, though. I recommend you opt for a controller if you're going to play this on mobile. Here are a few shots of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night in action on mobile devices:
Since the mobile versions are based on the PSP and PlayStation 4 iterations, you're getting everything that was on those platforms. That means full achievement support, playing as Maria or Richter from the off by entering their names, and more. No widescreen support, though, so you're going to be looking at those borders a lot during gameplay. Still, if you're playing with the touch overlay, at least that gives the buttons somewhere to hide (to a certain extent).
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night was originally released for the PlayStation back in 1997. It helped to codify the Metroidvania genre, which emphasizes non-linear platforming and exploration. Versions of Symphony of the Night followed for the Sega Saturn and Xbox 360. In 2007, Konami released Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, which contained an unlockable port of Symphony of the Night with a rewritten script and overhauled voice acting. This version was again included in 2018's PS4 compilation Castlevania: Requiem and is what the mobile versions are based on.
It's a pretty good time to be a Castlevania fan right now, what with the Netflix series making a triumphant return tomorrow. Until then, you can slake your bloodlust by playing through Alucard and Richter's adventure once again on mobile. What is a man, and so on.
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