Haha, 2 alucards in the same party, that's awesome.
But I still don't like Alucard's weapon. First it's actually random if there is 1, 2 or 3 shots going on. Segond, it's extremely slow. Third the damage dealt by the shorts seems random as well. At the start of stage 3, there is those owls, sometimes you can kill them in one hit, sometimes you can't. At least with simon's whip you could always kill them in one hit and there was no random in the process.
I would say it's nice you were able to change the music, but it wasn't a too good idea to change the music for the intro, bosses and stage selection screen. I don't know why - I just don't like this change. It's your hack anyways, I'm just giving my opinon.
And yeah if Alucard got a sword, it would be.... AMAZING.
I also appreciate to be able to fully explore the levels on the 1st quest. There is a 7k money bag in Stage 1 and in stage 4-A (ship), and a shorcut on Stage 3 (just after the part with the owls) that can only be reached with Alucard, and are normally only accessible on 2nd quest.
However, there is also many places acessibles with Alucard only where there is absolutely nothing, no breakable wall, no 1-UP, nothing. Also 7k poits is not that usefull, it's just a small step towards a 1-UP (each 50k points I think), for a hidden secret, that's quite lame, if you ask me. I'm not blaming you of course, but Konami ^^