Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is a video game released in 2003 for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) that was developed as well as published by Konami. The game is the third instalment of the Castlevania series. It is a platform game with a side-scrolling style.

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The event of the game is based on the future year 2035. Soma Cruz is a high school student in Japan and the main star of the game who gets transported to Castlevania. Soma discovers that she can absorb the enemy’s souls and defeat them. The game’s ending depends upon the course taken as it has many possible endings.

In this game, the player has to control the character from a third-person perspective as the game offers side strolling. The player has to connect with different people and interact with them and collect objects along the way. This is a role-playing game where the player plays the character of Soma and level up as they gain experience points. To gain experience point players have to defeat enemies by using weapons to attack them. Players have to collect the items that they can earn either by defeating the enemies or buying them from the shop.

Features of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow is as follows:


In Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow players has to traverse through several areas inside the castle. Every area has different components like different enemies or terrain characteristics and even different music. The ability of the player affects the progress bar of the area thereby increasing the player’s options as per the character’s abilities.

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Tactical Soul:

The game introduces a new ability system to the series. It is known as a tactical soul and helps to absorb the soul of monsters. The game considers a total of 110 enemies that provides the character 110 souls (few exceptions) on their defeat. The souls when absorbed grant the character with new abilities. Players can even trade their souls.

The four main types of the soul are:

  • Guardian Souls:

This soul provides the character with the ability to defend by summoning familiars or shifting the shapes. 

  • Bullet Souls:

This soul functions like a weapon that helps to attack like the fireballs.

  • Enchanted Souls:

Enchanted souls provide the character with some unique abilities like walking on water and even help to increase the statistics.

  • Ability Souls:

Ability souls, just like the name suggests, help to give the character abilities like to double jump and slide move. These souls are usually obtained from the boss. 

Additional modes:

The game provides its users with additional modes to play when the player has completed the game. The player can choose to play the game according to his choice of difficulty level.

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How to download Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow on your PC:

You can buy and download Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow on your pc using a Game Boy Advance (GBA) emulator.

  1. First, download the ROM for Gameboy Advance on the ROM download site.
  2. Check if you have the game boy advance emulator installed. If not, first install the GBA emulator.
  3. Then, check for the system requirements and operating system on your pc.
  4. Go to the official site and search for the link to download Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow.
  5. Get the compact download launcher and then click on the link or the “Download Game” button to start downloading the file.
  6. Locate the file in your folder and click to start the installation
  7. Once, the installation process is completed, launch the game.

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