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Castlevania Retold

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

Castlevania Retold is–as the name suggest–a retelling of the original NES Castlevania. I wanted to keep the original story intact (Many of the CV games are retellings of the first one, this is no different) but offer new levels and graphics, this is just that. All the levels have the same themes to them they originally had, but with new layouts and enemy placement, I also wanted to keep the classic feel to it, which is why I used mostly graphics from CV2 and 3. There are very few custom graphics in the hack, I’m not good with graphics at all, but I did make a new title screen using the new CV logo (Which Moonchile later enhanced) and enhanced some of the orignal sprits. Any Castlevania fan will probably like this, but until recently I didn’t notice it’s one downside: It’s hard. As I made this hack I pretty much learned how everything in CV’s game engine works, the exact timing of enemies and such. So, while I can play through most of it with no problems even my friends who are good at Castlevania die several times on the first level. (Sorry about the short review, I suck at these kind of things…)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (U) (PRG0) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 39C879BB
  • MD5: 00D93C9F6B8AEFB8B6C02B20147DF4EC
  • SHA-1: A31B8BD5B370A9103343C866F3C2B2998E889341
  • SHA-256: 55BCAB0D9EFC33A9D9EFC90F2C3C4AB12F3221A44B1F357E6C6202A456399AA8
  • Castlevania (U) (PRG1) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 856114C8
  • MD5: 52EB3F7E2C5FC765AA71F21C85F0770E
  • SHA-1: 7A20C44F302FB2F1B7ADFFA6B619E3E1CAE7B546
  • SHA-256: C71BE6AC16E8EEA7F867CD5437AFD1449BEF7C4834EC4CA273CAFE2882EBFC46

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DragonsbrethrenHacking
MoonchildeGraphicsTitlescreen

User Review Information

Pretty good

Reviewed By: VanDam on 07 Apr 2020

This Castlevania hack is pretty good. It was similar to the original but also much different. It is harder than the original. The levels look nice and were exciting to play. The 3rd and 4th levels were absolutely beautiful and a very new and exciting layout. The 4th level has always been the least enjoyable for me in the original game. In this hack the 4th level was amazing with blues and turquoise colors and a beautiful background. This hack made my least favorite level my favorite. It’s rare that I actually enjoy the 4th level in Castlevania hacks. Death however was not a fun boss to play and took me many tries because six blocks are added all over the screen to make it tougher to move around and dodge. That was a good idea adding the blocks but not very enjoyable for me at my current skill level. But the added blocks in the way during the fight with death did add a new challenge to the game that made it different. Not one of my favorite Castlevania hacks but it was not one of the worst either. Not bad at all. This is a good Castlevania hack.

Version 2.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Pretty goodVanDam07 Apr 20202.0Yes
It's badresq17 Oct 20172.0No
Stage 6.....onepiecefan200716 Aug 20182.0No
Great hack like the orginal but differentbogaabogaa03 Aug 20172.0Yes
Why are All CV Hacks so Mediocre?TheLuigiLightning05 Dec 20142.0No