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Castlevania II Annoyance Fixes

Hack of Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Description:

This package includes a number of individual patches which are intended to improve some of the more annoying features of Castlevania II. The patches have been kept separate in order to make it easy for players to leave out any undesired changes.

The changes include:

  • ‘CV2 Double Hearts.ips’: Doubles the heart values in order to allow the game to progress faster.
  • ‘CV2 False Floors.ips’: Effectively removes the false floors by replacing them with empty space. This is intended to save the frustration of having to throw holy water all over the mansions.
  • ‘CV2 Fast Transition.ips’: Completely removes the infamous “horrible night” dialog box, making the day/night transitions much faster. Note that when used together with the fantastic ‘Simon’s Redaction’ hack, some players may find that the day/night transitions happen uncomfortably fast. This is because ‘Simon’s Redaction’ speeds up the rate of the fade out and fade in during the transition. To address this, an additional ips has been included (’CV2 Fast Transition, Redaction.ips’) to restore the fade rate back to its original state.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania II - Simon's Quest (U) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: A9C2C503
  • MD5: 1B827C602C904D8C846499C9F54B93E0
  • SHA-1: D6B96FD98AE480C694A103FE9A5D7D84EEAFB6F7
  • SHA-256: F045D72683D3156555ECCBB56090888F03A15E5B25E59DB49DCA7A87330472D3

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
tkempkesHacking

User Review Information

Vastly Limits Grinding

Reviewed By: Shade Aurion on 04 Dec 2018

I used Double Hearts in my playthrough of Castlevania II - Simon’s Quest+ here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUTCRuJqHYc&list=PLVFlHPy0Pa9ti3NATk3akAX3uHkQ66QWv

And in the beginning, double hearts is great but by mid-late game I was just sitting on max hearts or able to farm them to max is a very short time. If there were a way to raise the Heart Cap this mod would be better in the later stage of the game but still, credit where credit is due. Well done!

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Vastly Limits GrindingShade Aurion04 Dec 20181.0Yes
No more overuse of Holy WaterGrimmy26 Sep 20181.0Yes