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Castlevania Retold

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

Castlevania Retold is–as the name suggest–a retelling of the original NES Castlevania. I wanted to keep the original story intact (Many of the CV games are retellings of the first one, this is no different) but offer new levels and graphics, this is just that. All the levels have the same themes to them they originally had, but with new layouts and enemy placement, I also wanted to keep the classic feel to it, which is why I used mostly graphics from CV2 and 3. There are very few custom graphics in the hack, I’m not good with graphics at all, but I did make a new title screen using the new CV logo (Which Moonchile later enhanced) and enhanced some of the orignal sprits. Any Castlevania fan will probably like this, but until recently I didn’t notice it’s one downside: It’s hard. As I made this hack I pretty much learned how everything in CV’s game engine works, the exact timing of enemies and such. So, while I can play through most of it with no problems even my friends who are good at Castlevania die several times on the first level. (Sorry about the short review, I suck at these kind of things…)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (U) (PRG0) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 39C879BB
  • MD5: 00D93C9F6B8AEFB8B6C02B20147DF4EC
  • SHA-1: A31B8BD5B370A9103343C866F3C2B2998E889341
  • SHA-256: 55BCAB0D9EFC33A9D9EFC90F2C3C4AB12F3221A44B1F357E6C6202A456399AA8
  • Castlevania (U) (PRG1) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 856114C8
  • MD5: 52EB3F7E2C5FC765AA71F21C85F0770E
  • SHA-1: 7A20C44F302FB2F1B7ADFFA6B619E3E1CAE7B546
  • SHA-256: C71BE6AC16E8EEA7F867CD5437AFD1449BEF7C4834EC4CA273CAFE2882EBFC46

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DragonsbrethrenHacking
MoonchildeGraphicsTitlescreen

User Review Information

Great hack like the orginal but different

Reviewed By: bogaabogaa on 03 Aug 2017

I did enjoy this hack from start to finish. Could have been a second part like Mario Bros lost level was back in the day.

The stages are redone/mixed with CV3 sprites and graphics. They look absolutely gorgeous. This gives you a feeling of playing something new and stay true with the Castlevania experience. The stages have a lot of hidden stuff to find. When I was screwed, I could mostly recover by looking for things. The difficulty curve was done better then in the original, if you ask me. For example, the hunchbacks and hawks are in the last stage and when you play it you will find stuff that helps you through. Stage 6 offers way more to explore then the original. Loved that stage! I defeated Frankenstein with whip, death with Axe and Dracula with short whip. They been new good fresh challenges.

I recommend this hack to anyone who want some more old school Castlevania experience.

Version 2.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
It's badresq17 Oct 20172.0No
Stage 6.....onepiecefan200716 Aug 20182.0No
Great hack like the orginal but differentbogaabogaa03 Aug 20172.0Yes
Why are All CV Hacks so Mediocre?TheLuigiLightning05 Dec 20142.0No