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Castlevania: The Holy Relics

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

An all new Castlevania adventure is here on the NES! New stages, graphics, items, enemies, music and gameplay for Castlevania fans to enjoy.

Select from 5 exciting stages before reaching the final showdown with Lord Ghulash, an evil necromancer terrorizing Transylvania in the wake of Dracula’s defeat. It is up to Simon Belmont to rescue his homeland once again, this time from the perversion of the 7 Holy Relics. Collect all the relics to lift the curse, and use them to your advantage along the way.

For further details, (Story, Gameplay, etc) please consult the read me file.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (U) (PRG 1).nes
  • CRC-32:9AB191BC
  • SHA-1:0D6E5910D09CBA12FB8B61123E6F3087A90F503C
  • SHA-256:0BF466EB3819EEE34E41DE076B5C1BF16375D0DE5BA64EDE8ADE6ED599ACCB53
  • MD-5:6768E0F020AECD2809D70BBF8CCE3BE3

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
OptomonHackingProgramming, music, some graphics.
SetzGraphicsBackground and sprite graphics
Tessa MontoyaGraphicsBackground and sprite graphics
Dr. MarioGraphicsSprite graphics
Boneless IvarGraphicsSprite graphics

User Review Information

impressive

Reviewed By: pleasejust on 09 May 2020

Personally, the jump-for-your-life old school gameplay of ye olde Castelvania hasn’t aged well. Once I applied a version of Improved Controls that works with this hack I was able to play this and wow. It’s an elaborate hack. It’s like a whole new game and it’s fun. And I love how it uses music from other Castlevania games. A lot of secrets to find as well. This has got to be one of the best Castlevania hacks out there.

I did notice a couple of oddities. Item drops from candles and such seem to always be random with a few exceptions, which is cool, but once it happened when I killed one of those moving dragon bones attached to a wall enemies, it dropped a bunch of keys. Not a huge deal but the random item drops code could use some polishing.

Congrats.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
The Best of the Bestchuckingdice18 Aug 20191.0Yes
The King of Castlevania Hacksbrgr26425 May 20191.0Yes
A Brand New ExperienceMother Kojiro22 Mar 20191.0Yes
impressivepleasejust09 May 20201.0Yes
Not Just a Castlevania HackEldrethor03 Dec 20181.0Yes
Outstanding combined with Improved ControlsNesDraug27 Nov 20181.0Yes
Superlative!onepiecefan200714 Mar 20181.0Yes
Interesting Take on the Original Casltevaniabruplex09 Feb 20181.0Yes
What a good night to have a curse.PROTOBlues31 Dec 20171.0Yes
This is really excellentJohnH12 Dec 20171.0Yes
A HEART 3TheShepherd09 Dec 20171.0Yes
Nice Replay ValueMorinis09 Dec 20171.0Yes
The best Castlevania hack I have played so farbogaabogaa08 Dec 20170.99Yes
Another MasterpieceSephirous06 Dec 20170.99Yes