True, Mega Man is supposed to be good too. I should check those out.
And don't get me wrong, I loved the wonderboys, but SoTN is waaay better. Hundreds and hundreds of weapons and items to collect, more enemy types than you could count, and nowhere near as much bland, repetitive scenery as wonderboy.... None of the previous castlevanias did it for me, they were too bland, but SoTN was gold. And it was PSX, so the graphics and animation were about the best I've seen. I still play it every few years.
Ganryu since '95