@Vanya & PachaWillWatchYa Yeah, I get that. I have a close friend who has also been a huge fan of the series since cv1, and any time I mention hacking castlevania he thinks I'm talking about drawing mustaches on the monalisa
It is just that to me the games have so many qualities, but in the end their length and pace make me not want to play them. Maybe next I make an abridged version keeping the gameplay intact but removing some levels and speeding up cutscenes, etc.
One great thing about this hack though is that I got to know more about the game. Now replaying the original one won't seem like such a daunting task anymore, since I got to know more about all levels, bosses, routes, game rules (like, what weapons and upgrades each character can have), etc.
But in this hack you still need to plan the jumps, at least that is still here.