Eventually, Nathan encounters Camilla, who hints that she and Dracula are responsible for the changes in his personality. Has the potential of change. Nathan can throw homing daggers if he collects two daggers in a row in this mode. The defeat of allows the player to acquire new abilities to progress further in the game. When developing follow-up title , he cited in an interview several flaws he felt should have been rectified in Circle of the Moon 's design, primarily its control scheme and the dark appearance of the graphics on the Game Boy Advance. Has the power of Fire. Nathan is declared a master vampire hunter by Morris.
Before they are able to banish him again, Dracula destroys the floor under Nathan and Hugh, causing them to plummet down a long tunnel. Circle of the Moon 's , however, is Nathan Graves, whose parents died a decade ago to banish Dracula. Find: Guard: Effect: Grants Nathan the ability to push certain wooden boxes. To produce a magical effect, the player combines one card from each of the two categories, for a total of one hundred different combinations. Has the power of Plants. He will also encounter rooms with the ability to teleport him across portions of the castle and rooms which will restore his and allow the player to. Surviving the fall and wishing to find his father, Hugh leaves Nathan behind.
Game Informer 's Tim Turi felt that it was the first game to imitate Symphony of the Night 's style but criticized the dark visuals. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon — Instruction booklet. Find: Guard: Effect: Allows Nathan to perform continuously. . Find: Guard: Effect: Allows Nathan to perform. Has the power of Earth. Attrib: Drop: 3% , 1.
Circle of the Moon follows a nonlinear style of gameplay: at the beginning of the game, Nathan can only traverse certain areas of the castle; by obtaining various abilities, such as becoming able to run, double jump, and wall kick, he gradually explores the castle. They begin to fight and halfway through, Dracula teleports away to gain his full power. Japanese gaming magazine the game a 27 out of 40 score. Has the power of Ice. Has the potential of enhancement. Upon seeing him, Hugh immediately attacks him with the goal of proving himself to his father through Nathan's defeat; Nathan, however, realizes that Dracula is controlling Hugh. Has the potential of creation.
Find: Guard: Effect: Allows Nathan to destroy stone blocks to access new areas. Like many of the previous Castlevania protagonists, Nathan uses a whip to attack and defeat enemies, alongside secondary weapons—an , , , and —only one of which may be carried at any time by the player. Embodiment of the flame spirit, Salamander. Has the potential of a familiar. Has the potential of strength. Some blocks can be destroyed with this move. Shooter Mode allows a higher maximum of hearts he can carry, but gives a penalty to strength, defense, and hit points.
Nathan defeats him, and Dracula's control over Hugh breaks. Has the potential of summoning. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon has four alternative modes of gameplay, which must be completed in order as completion of one mode unlocks the code for the next. Has the power of Darkness. He also periodically encounters Hugh, who becomes more hostile as the game progresses. Along the way, he learns that at the next full moon, Morris' soul will be used to return Dracula to full power. The premise of the original series is the eternal conflict between the vampire hunters of the and the immortal vampire.
Arriving at the ceremonial room, Nathan confronts Dracula, who confirms that he had tampered with Hugh's soul to cause the changes in his personality. Has the power of Electricity. In 2002, Circle of the Moon was removed from the series timeline, a move met with some resistance from fans. At an old castle, , a minion of Dracula, revives him, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Morris, Nathan, and Hugh. Find: Effect: Allows Nathan to infinitely. Find: Guard: Effect: Allows Nathan to jump against walls, gaining an extra jump in the opposite direction. Has the potential of special.
Attrib: Drop: 1% , 1. Nathan vanquishes Camilla in her true form and meets up with Hugh once more. Each of the ten Action card takes its name from one of the , and determines the type of magic being performed, while the ten Attribute cards take their names from creatures from and , and add an effect to the magic. Circle of the Moon incorporates elements found in. Thief Mode reduces Nathan's strength and defense, but increases his luck greatly. The game also automatically updates the castle map to reflect Nathan's progress through it.