This patch doesn’t suck.
Konami’s Castlevania Anniversary Collection and Contra Anniversary Collection are getting an update today that adds the ability to remap buttons (THANK YOU, DRACULA!).
While I’ve found the Castlevania anthology a worthy investment, I’ve also been dying to reassign buttons several times before remembering that wasn’t an option. With more classic games being ported to new systems with more advanced controllers, button configuration is vital.
The patch also adds the games’ Japanese versions, such as the Castlevania titles below, in addition to Japanese-language scans for the bonus ebook that was included with the games’ release:
- Akumajō Dracula (Famicom)
- Akumajō Densetsu (Famicom)
- Akumajō Dracula (Super Famicom)
- Dracula Densetsu (Gameboy)
- Dracula Densetsu II (Gameboy)
- Vampire Killer (Mega Drive)
- Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (Famicom)
(Famicom is the Japanese version of the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System or NES, and Super Famicom is the Super NES.)
Similar updates reportedly arrived for the Contra and Arcade Classics Anniversary Collections sets as well, as well as audio bug fixes for the original NES Castlevania. Arcade Classics apparently doesn’t get the button remap feature.