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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

Good but needs a little more work

Reviewed By: WhoSeesYou on 06 Aug 2019

As other people are pointing out, the hack starts off strong and difficult but halfway through it’s like the difficulty level just drops off. It would be great if it maintained the same challenge as the beginning, all the way throughout. Someone else was saying there are glitches with medusa heads. I didn’t have that problem but it’s worth looking into. Still I would recommend this. It’s a shame there aren’t more people working on difficulty hacks of this game. Everyone knows this is one of the greatest games of all time but its one problem is it’s too easy.

Version 4.8 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
Good but needs a little more workWhoSeesYou06 Aug 20194.8Yes
Good, but with some major glitchesMasterlink21 Nov 20184.8No
Good! (glitches can be fixed)pleasejust23 Aug 20194.8Yes
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