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LED Matrix Dice Show Play Castlevania on the Nintendo Leisure System – Retro Gaming Journal

Has anyone ever seen an LED matrix cube? Neither do I. You look cool though. In any case, the LEDs indicate the game screen on four sides. The one in the video below is set on an auto rotating basis. This will keep the required parts of the screen in your view while playing. Unfortunately, this is extraordinarily little more than a novelty to show off at parties.

Castlevania is a classic

Almost everyone reading this is familiar with Konami’s Castlevania. It’s a 2D side scrolling action adventure. You control Simon Belmont in his search for Dracula and his servants. This feat is attempted every 100 years since Dracula’s castle only appears once per century.

A game like Castlevania assumes that you can see as much of the screen as possible. In various places, enemies come on the screen from all directions. As well as being an obstacle, the obstructed view is detrimental to your success in Konami’s vampire killing adventure.

LED Matrix Cube is an interesting display

Given the size of the LEDs used here, it’s difficult to call this anything more than a novelty. Castlevania was probably chosen because so many people know it at first sight.

I’m not sure which game, if any, would be fun on an LED Matrix Cube. I’m sure if anyone wanted to create a game specifically for an ad like this would be trivial.

The fact that the cube is on an auto rotating base in the video helps a lot. Well if you can keep up with the spinning. Also, forget about backtracking. Rotating it leaves you vulnerable to damage.

Can you think of any games that would work well with an LED Matrix Cube? Are you a developer interested in this display medium? Let me know in the comments.

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