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Castlevania Simplified

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

The purpose of this hack was to make the original Castlevania much easier for gamers that find games that aren’t too incredibly tough more enjoyable.

Key changes:

  • Players begin the game with 5 lives.
  • Small Hearts are now worth 2 hearts.
  • Daggers have been completely eliminated. They have been changed to either Crosses, Holy Waters, or Axes.
  • The vast majority of bottomless pits are eliminated. There are still some left in to provide at least some challenge.
  • Simon takes 1 HP of damage from most attacks and enemies.
  • More porkchops and other items are hidden throughout the levels. There are even 3 items in Dracula’s room!
  • Porkchops now heal Simon’s entire health bar.
  • The corridor leading to Death no longer have Axe-Men and have been replaced by simple Skeletons.

This hack was created with the use of the Stake Level Editor.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (U) (PRG0) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 39C879BB
  • MD5: 00D93C9F6B8AEFB8B6C02B20147DF4EC
  • SHA-1: A31B8BD5B370A9103343C866F3C2B2998E889341
  • SHA-256: 55BCAB0D9EFC33A9D9EFC90F2C3C4AB12F3221A44B1F357E6C6202A456399AA8

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Megafield64Design

User Review Information

If you HATE Castlevania like I do, this is the hack for you!

Reviewed By: Naniyue on 26 Feb 2018

I HATE Castlevania!

I like this hack!

Gone are most of those agonizingly annoying pits, and bullheaded players will enjoy being able to take more hits! Too many mods of this game focus on making things even more painful, so it is wonderful to see one that goes in the other direction.

Highly recommended!

Version 2.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Not so difficultandybg4611 Jan 20202.0Yes
Castlevania Noob Versiononepiecefan200717 Aug 20182.0Yes
If you HATE Castlevania like I do, this is the hack for you!Naniyue26 Feb 20182.0Yes
Decent hacktxf28 Nov 20142.0Yes