The Skeleton Cave (骸骨魔窟 (がいこつまくつ) Gaikotsu Makutsu?, lit. "Demon Cave of Skeletons") is a location in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance. As its name implies, it is a cave made up of skeletal bone fragments and it is mostly inhabited by skeletal enemies, both large and small.
Another strange conversation between Juste and Maxim takes place here. This time Maxim acts aggressively toward Juste, accusing him of being Lydie's captor. He also mentions that he has recently acquired new powers with which he can surpass Juste's own strength, then flees, leaving Juste dismayed about what he just heard.
- Many backgrounds in this area house the remains of bosses from other Castlevania titles. Among them are the Giant Ghost, the Behemoth, Slogra, Gaibon and Medusa. In addition, sculpted imagery of some other bosses can also be found, like Vampira's mask from Simon's Quest and Dracula's third form from Dracula's Curse.
- Metroid series (commonly known as "metroidvanias"), the presence of these skulls are likely a homage to Super Metroid (Nintendo, 1994). In that game, the player faces a miniboss called Crocomire. When defeated, by making it fall into a lava lake, its skin melts away, leaving its skeleton exposed. The skulls at the Skeleton Cave bear an uncanny resemblance to that of Crocomire's.
- In one of the larger corridors of this stage (Castle A), Juste will come across a series of glass capsules filled with an unknown liquid, each encasing a strange creature known as Skeleton Glass. These skeletons appear as if they were created in experiments, as their heads are replaced with a large eyeball instead of a skull. They're worth a lot of EXP and also drop large money bags ($250) and Rubies. Because they're very easy to kill, the room where they appear is an excellent place to level up. It's recommended to wear all available LCK-boosting accessories (Lucky Charm, Lucky Ring, Rare Ring, etc.) to also make them drop $250 bags and Rubies while farming them. As Juste reaches higher levels (around 40+), the experience they give will decrease significantly. When the player reaches level 45, the Skeleton Glasses will give only 1 EXP point.
|Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance|
|Maxim Kischine • Lydie Erlanger • Merchant|
|Death • Dracula Wraith|
|Talos • Giant Bat • Living Armor • Skull Knight • Golem • Minotaur • Devil • Giant Merman • Max Slimer • Peeping Big • Legion (saint) • Shadow • Pazuzu • Minotaur Lv2 • Legion (corpse) • Cyclops|
|Entrance • Marble Corridor • The Wailing Way • Shrine of the Apostates • Room of Illusion • Castle Treasury • Skeleton Cave • Luminous Cavern • Chapel of Dissonance • Sky Walkway • Aqueduct of Dragons • Clock Tower • Castle Top Floor|
|Successor of Fate • Original Soundtrack CD|
|Bradygames guide • Futabasha guide • NTT Pub guide|
|Inventory • Bestiary • Maxim Mode • Voice Translations|