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Adapting video games into other media is always a risky proposition, but that didn't stop producer/showrunner Adi Shankar from personally guaranteeing that his Castlevania cartoon for Netflix would end the streak of game-to-TV terribleness and "be the Western world's first good video game adaptation". For all Shankar's bluster, Castlevania turned out pretty good.


Two days ago, news broke that a Castlevania TV show would be heading to Netflix in 2017, prompting thousands of jokes quoting dialogue from the video game series. In a Facebook post, producer Adi Shankar said, "I personally guarantee that it will end the streak and be the Western world's first good video game adaptation." I talked to Shankar yesterday and he sounds totally committed to that.


I'm all for retro games, but the ease and convenience of playing emulated versions (like the NEO GEO Humble Bundle) or mobile remakes is too easy to ignore. That said, if my Game Boy or aging console looked like this I'd be ditching the emulator quick smart.


The very first stage of the original NES Castlevania, the spooky Ghost House from Super Mario World, our first battle with Bowser in Super Mario Bros. Scenes we probably all remember from the NES days and encountered one way or another. Mark Green has now resurrected them with brilliant dioramas.