Newest Hacks

Heathcliff Pokemon Factory Adventure Super Mario Bros 3 Graphic Improvement Landstalker Alternate Controls

Newest Translations

Tetris Battle Gaiden Suikoden F-1 Race Kung Fu

Newest Utilities

SNES Opcode Searcher SF2 Graphics Editor Image to SNES converter Mario Party Tools

Newest Documents

Documents

Newest Reviews

Lei Dian Huang: Bi Ka Qiu Chuan Shuo Super Ghouls N Ghosts - Super Arthur Dr. Garfield The 9th Annual Vanilla Level Design Contest: Collaboration Hack

Featured Hack Images

Mega Man Powa 1 & 2 Super Mario 64 - Kirby Edition Castlevania SOTN - Boss Mode Super Tio Kart

Featured Translation Images

Phantasy Star Gaiden Takahashi Meijin no Bouken Jima IV Final Fantasy Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Recent Updates

Castlevania - Balanced Difficulty

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

Castlevania on NES is notorious for its difficulty, the battle against Death in particular.

In order to rebalance the game, this hack makes the following changes:

  • A multiplier is hidden on the way to Death. This was unavailable on the first loop in the unmodified game
  • Player damage has been reduced by 1, which means that in the last levels, the player can sustain 5 hits before dying instead of 3.
  • Pork chops now give 8 units of health instead of 6.
  • One pork chop is hidden before the battle against Dracula.

An alternative patch is provided where the player loses 3 health units by any hit instead of 2, 3 or 4 depending on the level. Compared to the unmodified game, this means that level 1 and 2 are more difficult, 3 and 4 the same, 5 and 6 less difficult.

Finally, a bonus patch is included, that fixes the hitbox of the spike traps in stage 2.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania (USA) (Rev A)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: 7A20C44F302FB2F1B7ADFFA6B619E3E1CAE7B546
  • File CRC32: 856114C8
  • ROM SHA-1: 3DCB69A8C861C041AEB56C04E39ADF6D332EDA3A
  • ROM CRC32: B668C7FC

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
upsilandreHackingPress_Hitbox_Fix

User Review Information

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Great hack, though I have one complaint.Masked Dedede08 Sep 20201.0Yes