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Aria of Sorrow Alter

Hack of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow


IPS patching required.

This is a hack of Aria of Sorrow that changes most part of the map, and the aim is to give completely new experience to players.


  • Most of the map redone. Some new puzzles added. Added a new area like Nest of Evil in PoR.
  • Some of the weapons, armors and accessories are changed. Example: Valmanway and Excarlibur.
  • Changed some items. Example: Mina’s Charm, work like magic ticket and can be used without consuming it. Talk to Mina to aquire this.
  • Most of souls are slightly easier to aquire.
  • Bug fixes to original game, including shop giltch and death warp.
  • Soma’s status are chaged. Julius is greatly strengthened. The aim is that Julius is super and can be used very easily.

Not all changes are listed here, so that players can find out new things themselves.

For some frequently asked questions, view the readme file.


  • v1.01: Fixed a bug that Tsuchinoko soul does not work correctly.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • No-Intro Entry: Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (USA)
  • External Header: No
  • ROM Size: 8388608 (800000)
  • UNMODDED CRC32: 35536183
  • UNMODDED MD5: E7470DF4D241F73060D14437011B90CE
  • UNMODDED SHA-1: ABD71FE01EBB201BCC133074DB1DD8C5253776C7
  • MODDED MD5: C39A085BB919A355F26C6A71E20AB1F5
  • MODDED SHA-1: B35E570565138F35718235B7C4576343617BCEC1




User Review Information


Reviewed By: Oyyy on 22 Apr 2019

I am so very much surprised and enjoyed this hack - first of its kind to “alter” the castle map to make it a LOT more fun to explore. I like how the save points and teleport rooms are placed (i hate what they did on PoR), I like how you implemented other stuff in the game which I really haven’t fully understood most of them. But overall, this hack is the best there is!

If I’m allowed to give you a constructive criticism, please hear me out. If it’s possible to change the locked door that looked like the boss door into a different one..because at first I thought the game was broken that i was not able to enter a boss room..only to realize you can open it on the other side instead. Some castle mechanics were not clear, for example on how I stopped the waterfall, or the “box and spikes” puzzle on the last part of the castle..I didn’t understand any of those, nor what I did to solve just happened when I get back to the previous places that was locked before, it was opened without me knowing why. The description for the “enhanced ruling” and “control the castle” is pretty vague that I’m not sure anyone without hint from other people who luckily figured it out will know what they are for, as well as the Hint 2 secret (tho I understand that it’s a secret but..) maybe you could add hints from Mina for more information about these..or some more hint cards or pop out texts (like “You feel the sound of water slowly fading..” or something).

Other than these minor suggestions, I love everything new about this game. It’s like a better map design than the original. The additional Death Arena is super awesome too!

I hope you make more like this even on older CV titles such as Harmony of Dissonance (pls give that game JUSTICE) and/or Circle of the Moon.

Your efforts will always be remembered. You’re the best!

Version 1.01 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Can't describe how good it isAdrian_Tepes25 Apr 20191.01Yes
Please...PLEASE DO MOAR!Oyyy22 Apr 20191.01Yes
Excellentkal17 Apr 20191.01Yes
The opinion of one who is Castlevania AoS Hacks on YouTubeMister Rysgar15 Apr 20191.01Yes
A marvelous hack of Castlevania AoS!!ikusatatsu_ushiromiya10 Apr 20191.0Yes