Carl Williams writes, "The Castlevania series is destined to go into the annals of gaming history as being an iconic series. If video games crashed tomorrow, Castlevania games, in general, would be well regarded years to come. Konami has not taken many chances with this franchise (I am ignoring the Nintendo 64) and played it fairly safe in many ways while pushing the envelope in others. When the Super Nintendo was released and it was made public that there would be a Castlevania game for it, fans rejoiced. Super Castlevania IV (because every game had to have “Super” in its name) was a partial remake of the original Castlevania which put some serious pressure on it to be good."