Joe Shaffer states, "Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth does everything it should. It revives old school Castlevania with all of the right fixings the franchise is known for, and its only sins are that it doesn't stand out much from the rest and there's no password feature. These aren't damning qualities, though. It's great to have an old-style Castlevania without all the in-depth exploration or cutscenes; a side-scroller with no frills and properly developed intense action from start to finish. M2 and Konami deliver, but there's still a nagging feeling in the back of my head wondering why they didn't go the distance. Perhaps in the future these two can reunite and give us a Casltevania for the ages: another 2D masterpiece as fleshed out as Bloodlines, Dracula's Curse, or Rondo of Blood. We can only hope."