Return of Egypt feels like a cheap knockoff of the GBA Castlevania’s. Looks pretty close, from map design to level structure and other aspects. Overall it’s a very small-sized Metroidvania that follows closely its inspirations without doing anything new or much of interest at all.
But while it’s not as good as any of the Castlevania’s (endlessly re-spawning enemies, the controls not as responsive as I would like), the gameplay is similar enough that it is fun playing at least once. Since everything is in Japanese, I have no clue what’s going on, but the theme (Egyptian) is a nice departure from the usual Castlevania games.