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Castlevania: Blood Moon

Hack of Castlevania


This is an overhaul of the original Castlevania done using Stake, Tilelayer Pro & Hex Workshop. Many changes from the original have been made during the production of this hack. It took quite a while to complete, but the result was well worth the effort. All graphics of characters were done by me, bit-blade, moonchilde & revility. Bit-Blade & I also created the stage’s background graphics and Several changes involving the game’s engine were done through hexadecimal by me. Some of these changes include jumping higher & whip while walking (which is sort of a mixed blessing.), and the drop item ratio.

Several features were used in Blood Moon that were prominent in the original Castlevania, but not utilized. For example; the water’s splash effect, having to break a path through the wall to proceed, and bit-blade’s unique tile solidity glitch, and a few booby traps along the way which all make for substantially more interesting gameplay.

This is a very difficult game, for master vampire killers only. If you happened upon it by mistake, then run! far far away! wuahaha!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (U) (PRG1) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 856114C8
  • MD5: 52EB3F7E2C5FC765AA71F21C85F0770E
  • SHA-1: 7A20C44F302FB2F1B7ADFFA6B619E3E1CAE7B546
  • SHA-256: C71BE6AC16E8EEA7F867CD5437AFD1449BEF7C4834EC4CA273CAFE2882EBFC46




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
RevilityGraphicsSimon, Death, Frankenstein and zombie sprites

User Review Information

For God's Sake, Less Style, More Quality!

Reviewed By: TheLuigiLightning on 18 May 2015

I feel like a broken record at this point… how many Castlevania 1 hacks have I reviewed at this point? Too many… and now I’m going to review possibly the most famous one of all.

Castlevania Blood Moon is probably the Castlevania 1 hack with the most ASM hacking in it, but the thing that no one seems to ever get with Castlevania 1 or Mega Man 1 hacks is that it doesn’t make up for bad stage design! To be fair, though, this is far from the worst I’ve seen. The first couple of levels are actually kind of fun. It’s reasonably difficult, and overall a good experience for the first two levels from what I remember, but from level 3 on, the quality drops significantly, and it all just becomes one big cluster fuck!

I’ve never beaten stage 5, and I really don’t have the patience to try and get past it. (For those who think, based on my other Castlevania reviews, I don’t sit through challenge, that’s not the case at all. I love challenge in games, but I just don’t care enough to sit through THESE “challenges” because they’re not fun, and they’re frustrating because of poor level design).

This hack sucks, it’s a bloody mess, it’s… I’m running out of things to say at this point… CV1 hacks are like pop music; they’re just all the same to me…

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
Tough & Trippy Experience!DungeonWallMeat27 Aug 20221.0Yes
PLEASE restore the original CV1 controls!HeretoreviewCV1hacks30 Aug 20211.0No
An Absolute MasterpieceVanDam16 Apr 20201.0Yes
Level Design.....onepiecefan200713 May 20201.0Yes
Feels like a whole new game with some flawsbogaabogaa03 Aug 20171.0Yes
For God's Sake, Less Style, More Quality!TheLuigiLightning18 May 20151.0No