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Castlevania 3: Improved Controls

Hack of Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse

Description:

This hack modernizes the control scheme of Castlevania 3 to make it less frustrating to people used to tighter controls, including giving the player more control while jumping.

Complete list of changes:

  • Enables all characters to control their x-velocity in mid-air while jumping (including while jump attacking); Grant’s jumping controls remain unchanged.
  • When releasing the jump button, one immediately starts falling again; this allows the player to make smaller hops if desired. (Does not apply to Grant.)
  • After being knocked back, the player regains control after a split second and can angle their fall.
  • When walking off an edge, the player retains control instead of dropping straight down.
  • All characters can jump off of stairs at any point in the climb (however, it is still impossible to land on stairs, so be careful jumping from long flights of stairs over pits)

Compatible with the English translation of Akumajou Densetsu located here.

Similar to the Castlevania Improved Controls hack here.

Use Lunar IPS to apply the hack to your Castlevania 3 ROM file.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Name: Akumajou Densetsu (Japan)
  • Country: JAP
  • ROM size: 393.216 kb
  • ROM SHA-1: BEB7E005BCBAC031CE61613FA47DF24AD151E9AB
  • ROM CRC32: E349AF38
  • ROM MD5: 75DBDF8D0DE9B472EED5065BC0FE4129

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
NaOHHacking

User Review Information

Character Control feels great!

Reviewed By: bogaabogaa on 28 Jul 2017

I did really enjoy playing through with this one. I did feel more in control of situations. I was also new to the Japanese version that added up to the pleasure playing the game. Specials gaining control after getting hit is a life saver.

It did not take away to much of the difficulty and the Castlevania experience remains how it should be.

I did encounter some bugs but they been not game breaking:

  • There been the issue with spawns of zombies or bats in the middle of the screen. Noticed in stage one, beginning of Death stage..
  • The ending screen with Grant was messed up just at the last screen before the Konami logo
  • It is possible to jump out of the mud with Trevor switch to Grant and get a boost over the whole screen.. Very hard to pull of.. please leave that one in ^^
  • Grant can also jump of stairs in a way so he will get stuck in a block. But you can free yourself

Version 1.2 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Improves the game balance rather than damages it.Haz26 Feb 20211.4Yes
WARNING: This hack almost ruined a certain levelmariosmentor29 Apr 20191.4Yes
The Stairs are No Longer a Cursechuckingdice15 Feb 20191.4Yes
So nicetelmo13 Feb 20181.4Yes
What we needed!WebSlinger09 Aug 20171.4Yes
Character Control feels great!bogaabogaa28 Jul 20171.2Yes
A MInor Improvement That Makes All The DifferencePROTOBlues28 Jul 20171.2Yes