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Castlevania II SRAM hack

Hack of Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Description:

This hack replaces the password options with simple Save and Load options. What it saves is the same information contained in a password.

Save at Game Over: Choosing SAVE will write the game progress to SRAM. It will return to the Game Over screen until you choose CONTINUE.

Load at menu screen: Choose LOAD and it will start the game with the progress you saved.

Technical info: The 16 bytes that describes the password is saved and loaded to/from SRAM at $6000-$600F.

There are two ips files, “cv2SRAM.ips” for NTSC roms and “cv2eSRAM.ips” for PAL.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania II - Simon's Quest (U) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: A9C2C503
  • MD5: 1B827C602C904D8C846499C9F54B93E0
  • SHA-1: D6B96FD98AE480C694A103FE9A5D7D84EEAFB6F7
  • SHA-256: F045D72683D3156555ECCBB56090888F03A15E5B25E59DB49DCA7A87330472D3

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
MatrixzHacking

User Review Information

A Godsend!

Reviewed By: Zappsoft LLC on 20 Jul 2015

This is just absolutely genius! I have always been jealous of the Japanese FDS Version having a save feature.

Now you don’t have to enter a long obnoxious code that by the time you enter you don’t feel like playing at that point anyway. This is highly recommended for those of you that hate passwords. I hope to see this become available on more games in the future! Just pure excellence!

Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
YES! YES!clovervidia08 Jul 2012N/AYes
A Godsend!Zappsoft LLC20 Jul 2015N/AYes