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Castlevania: Improved Controls

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

This hack for Castlevania modernizes the control scheme to make it more like Symphony of the Night and Mega Man, allowing the player more control while in the air.

Complete list of changes:

  • Enables the player to control their x-velocity in mid-air while jumping (including while jump-attacking).
  • (optional) When releasing the jump button, one immediately starts falling again; this allows the player to make smaller hops if desired.
  • 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.
  • The player can jump off of stairs at any point in the climb.
  • (optional) The player can land on stairs.
  • (Optional) A bit of inertia while moving in the air.

Similar to the Akumajou Densetsu (Castlevania 3) hack here and Castlevania 2 hack found here.

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

Version 1.1 changes:

  • Now compatible with Ultimate Castlevania and The Holy Relics. [i]Please ensure that you use the correct patch from the zip (other-hacks and the-holy-relics respectively) if you combine this hack with other hacks.[i]

Version 3.0 changes:

  • Now compatible with many other romhacks as well (see the folder for compatibility with other hacks)
  • Stair landing
  • Optional inertia for “weightier” jumps.
  • Individual changes can be selected.

Version 3.1 changes:

  • Changed folder layout of zip file to be less confusing. Previously, many would-be-players were incorrectly applying the patch for the vanilla version of the game onto hacked versions of the game.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20180803-121122)
  • File SHA-1: A31B8BD5B370A9103343C866F3C2B2998E889341
  • File CRC32: 39C879BB
  • ROM SHA-1: EE09B857C90916EDD92A20C463485A610B0A76FD
  • ROM CRC32: AC1AA8F

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
NaOHHacking

User Review Information

Very good improvements, but.....

Reviewed By: Persephone on 10 Oct 2020

This is one of the best hack for original Castlevania. With this improvements, I could manage to beat the game easier than usual. Especially when you got a “surprise attack” from a flying enemy like bat or medusa head. Normally, when you jump above pit and those creatures suddenly appeared, most likely you will knocked out to the pit and death instantly, but with this hack, you can move forward to avoid that while in mid-air. Very good :D

However, when I was playing Holy Relics with this hack, I found something funny, and coincidentally, in my first play. When you found a stairs that near the top of the map, and proceed to “stair landing” on there, sometimes it will make you go up but not to the next area. Instead, you will appear from the bottom of the map, still on “walk in stair” animation, and the game will CRASH

Don’t believe me? Then you can watch my video here :

https://www.facebook.com/dinar.persephone/videos/2017642191706143/

Version 3.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Very good improvements, but.....Persephone10 Oct 20203.0Yes
Stair Glitching for UltimateOrangeCrush66616 Jun 20203.0No
This Feels Sooo Good!chuckingdice15 Feb 20191.0Yes
A Huge Game-ChangerEldrethor06 Oct 20181.0Yes
A lot more enjoyabletelmo19 Mar 20181.0Yes
Great hack for a great gameTheNitroFlamer17 Mar 20181.0Yes
Gratest updategordon8101 Mar 20181.0Yes