You can check out full details below but, in short, it acts as an altered version of Classic Mode, changing the colour of player-character Miriam’s outfit, and making the game a lot harder. You can check out a video about unlocking the mode below:1986 Mode has lain undiscovered since the Classic Mode update, and aims to add an even more old-school platforming feel to the already old-school mode.
The mode’s name is a reference to the year the original Castlevania game was released, and many of the changes it adds reflect the 1986 version of Castlevania. Those changes include:
- No Backflip
- No Backstep
- No Slide
- Mid-air control is reduced
- Cannot jump off stairs
- Cannot jump on to stairs
- Extended whip is not available
- Cannot stand/crouch mid-whip animation
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a spiritual successor to Castlevania: Symphony of the Night – we awarded it an 8.8 review, saying “The wait was worth it. Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a whole new castle to crash full of unexpected monsters and mysteries in the vein of classic Castlevania.”
Classic Mode was added last month, adding five levels inspired by ’80s action-platformers such as the original Castlevania games.