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Castlevania - Symphony of the Night - HardType

Hack of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Description:

This is a hack of Castlevania SOTN which rebalances the difficulty. This includes adjusting enemy strength, enemy HP, weapon stat adjustment, removing more powerful (cheap) weapons, and adjusting spell attributes. All the changes are mentioned in the included Read Me.

Patch is in PPF format, BIN/CUE format for the game image seems to work fine.

Hack Homepages

Message board thread - http://www.insanedifficulty.com/board/index.php?/topic/5587-castlevania-symphony-of-the-night-hardtype-v31/

Website - http://www.insanedifficulty.com/board/index.php?/files/file/80-castlevania-symphony-of-the-night-hardtype/

ROM / ISO Information:

  • File: Castlevania - Symphony of the Night (USA) (Track 1).bin
  • CRC32: 05BE47B2
  • CRC64: 1AE884CA2AD9AB8F
  • SHA1: F967119E006695A59A6442237F9FC7C7811CF7BF
  • SHA256: CE01203A9DF93E001B88EF4C350889C19F11FFBA89D20F214BDD8DEC0B2D9D7C

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
LandonRayHacking

User Review Information

Great hack

Reviewed By: HatZen08 on 03 Jul 2016

This hack fixes the major flaw in Castlevania, Symphony of the Night. The original game is too easy because of the lack of balance between Alucard and their enemies. Alucard is resourceful and overpowered and common enemies have poor defense and hit points. They generally die easily in one or two hits.

In this hack they aren’t pushovers. They can easily kill you if you do many mistakes. Later in the hack, you must use all Alucard’s skills to survive and to kill bosses. It is a great and positive difference compared with the original game.

As a hint, in the later parts of the hack you can use the mist form to bypass troublesome rooms with strong enemies and to access the save points.

Version 3.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Could've been much better.SneedFeedSeed25 May 20214.8Yes
A fun way to play SOTNwindy_8327 Apr 20214.8Yes
Good but needs a little more workWhoSeesYou06 Aug 20194.8Yes
Good, but with some major glitchesMasterlink21 Nov 20184.8No
As good as it getspleasejust15 May 20204.8Yes
Very GOOD!DScythe3202 Jun 20184.8Yes
Why were the shield spells removed?RetroProf07 May 20184.8No
Amazingnecrodrakath08 Nov 20174.8Yes
Rewards persistence & experimentationbigzapper15 Jun 20174.8Yes
The new standard!CatnipPhilosophy25 May 2017can'tYes
Great hackHatZen0803 Jul 20163.1Yes
Great hackMathUser292919 Jun 20163.1Yes