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Castlevania Remix

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

Castlevania Remix is a hack of Castlevania which incorporates the use of a few simple tones for the palette in order to create a bit of a sepia/black-and-white quality to the game, which lends itself very well to Castlevania, making it look more like a silver-age era monster film, which is definitely where the idea for Castlevania originated. Some might scoff at the use of a palette like this, but making the graphics look this detailed on the NES with a small set of colors is no small feat.

Besides the graphical changes, the level layouts are also changed, and in some spots it’s a lot more difficult, and in others it’s easier. One thing to watch out for, though, is a distinct lack of hearts, which makes bosses a lot harder to defeat since you will only get off a few shots with your weapons before having to resort to your whip. Oh, and also be on the look-out for camouflaged staircases in a few spots– if you can’t find them, you may find yourself stuck.

Also of interest is that the soundtrack has been rearranged slightly, and in some spots modified–but the sound hacks still need a little work. Perhaps in a future version.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (USA).nes - NOINTRO - PRG0 Version
  • CRC32: 39C879BB
  • MD5: 00D93C9F6B8AEFB8B6C02B20147DF4EC
  • SHA-1: A31B8BD5B370A9103343C866F3C2B2998E889341
  • SHA-256: 55BCAB0D9EFC33A9D9EFC90F2C3C4AB12F3221A44B1F357E6C6202A456399AA8

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
ThaddeusHacking

User Review Information

Poor Palette Choices

Reviewed By: Megafield64 on 04 Jun 2015

The palette choices in this hack are horrendous. It’s just too overwhelmed with dark colors in order to be able to see what is going on in the game. This makes the game virtually unplayable.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Unplayable!onepiecefan200725 Sep 20171.0No
Decent hack with some issuesbogaabogaa31 Jul 20171.0Yes
Poor Palette ChoicesMegafield6404 Jun 20151.0No