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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

Links:

Screenshots:


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

A must-play for any classic Castlevania fan

Reviewed By: Sosuko on 28 Oct 2021

This hack is simply incredible; I have no idea how the team behind it was able to do some of things in here, but it makes for an amazing experience. Rather than having a completely linear game like the original, this game allows you to select between several levels and earn/select relics (usable items) to take with you. There is a ton of very professional sprite work and passion that went into keeping a classic but updated Castlevania feel to the levels, and in particular, the bosses shine in that regard. In all honestly, the bosses here make the bosses from the original game seem basic in comparison. The only complaints I can think to make about this hack is that some of the relics seem much better than the others and it may have been a nice touch to list out what the effect of the relics were when you acquire them.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
A must-play for any classic Castlevania fanSosuko28 Oct 20211.0Yes
Wow! Complete reworking of the gamediablo66616 Sep 20211.0Yes
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