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Castlevania HoD: Revenge of the Findesiecle Deluxe+

Hack of Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

Description:

Initially a port of the popular Castlevania HOD: Revenge of the Findesiecle (J) Hack to the (USA) version.

Castlevania HoD: Revenge of the Findesiecle Deluxe+ not only contains the original hack, it has been further ENHANCED for the (USA) version!

Castlevania HoD: Revenge of the Findesiecle Deluxe+ takes the original features of Castlevania HOD: Revenge of the Findesiecle (J) and expands them further for the (USA) version.

Features ported from the original (located here: http://www.romhacking.net/hacks/325/):

New additional characters, added music, sprite tweaks and palettes.

06.19.22 UPDATE: v2.2.47 Castlevania HoD: Revenge of the Findesiecle Deluxe+ Bloodlines Update:

- Added TWO MORE Extra Characters to use: John Morris and Eric Lecarde of Castlevania Bloodlines fame!

- Various Quality of Life Improvements with more information detailed in the extensive List found in the ReadMe.

EXTRA PLAYER CHARACTER PASSWORDS:

SIMON: Classic Simon Belmont. The same seen in the boss rush mode.

JULIUS: Julius Belmont from Castlevania - Aria Of Sorrow. Theme Song, Menu, Level-Up, Sub-Weapons and items are also available for Julius.

MAXIM: Maxim Kischine from Castlevania - Harmony of Dissonance. Theme Song, Menu, Level-Up, Sub-Weapons and items are also available for Maxim.

SIMONX: Enhanced Classic Simon. This one has a higher jump and can gain abilities.

JUSTEX: Devil Juste. A special version of Juste with super speed. A remade sword substitutes his original whip.

MEGAMAN: Megaman from the Megaman games.

MARIO: Mario from the Super Mario games.

J.MORRIS: John Morris from Castlevania Bloodlines. Theme Song, Menu, Level-Up, Sub-Weapons and items are also available for John Morris.

ELECARDE: Eric Lecarde from Castlevania Bloodlines. Theme Song, Menu, Level-Up, Sub-Weapons and items are also available for Eric Lecarde.

Future Plans:

Insert Additional Player characters, more Sprite edits, color fixes, and compatibility for (Europe) versions.

Earlier versions of the patch included for Archiving purposes.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania - Harmony of Dissonance (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy Advance (v. 20180816-092117)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: B90DA0D9BE0B3A0893CD9E2C399056BCF9579E21
  • File/ROM CRC32: 88C1B562

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
PUNKEMNXOriginal Hacking
TonyJihOriginal Hacking
sorrowHackingGraphics and Gameplay Updates; Conversion to USA Compatibility

User Review Information

One of the most satisfying things, happened to all RomHacking communities this year

Reviewed By: Aceearly1993 on 06 Jul 2022

Although the flaws in the original Japanese Revenge of the Findesiecle were left unsolved, the conversion from Japanese version to USA version is almost byte by byte perfect, I was given a really good time being hyped by Revenge of the Findesiecle all over again. And as time went by, there’re two major updates that were happened since 1.0.1 while the more recent Bloodlines Update being my second favourite, only topped by the more universally compatible v2.0.1.

The Bloodlines Update expanded so many things upon the already improved v2.0.1; Aside from Julius, Maxim now also has his unique pause menu and can equip anything he could pick up from overall map. Julius and Maxim now can also access shops and buy staff just like Juste’s game. The issue in the original Findesiecle that original characters will always be knocked down when damaged by enemies, is fixed, this is a welcome trait that I wish the v2.0.1 version could also benifit from it.

The inclusion of Bloodlines tag is super cool, and even has some Bloodlines music imported into the game (!) although there’re some weird preference (John’s crouching attack uses axe rather than his whip, for example) I can live with it.

The only major issue for Bloodlines Update is the classic simon. Although he can beat the main campaign without problem even in the current state which he started from level 1 rather than level 50-ish, his defence always seems too fragile if he’s at the same level as other characters, especially considering his slow motions first. He could have some armors automatically equipped with him to balance his slow motions to some extent.

In conclusion, this is a delicious pack that I recommend all Castlevania fans to have a taste and enjoy it. You won’t regret having tried Revenge of the Findesiecle once again since the changed content for furnitures description are all localized. Thanks in advance again, [sorrow]!!! You earned everyone’s respect.

(Side note - Compatible issue for Bloodlines Update if anyone cares: if the emulator is gpsp_mod for PSP, the game will have excessive lags when fighting larger bosses like living armors or Minotaur. You might want to run Bloodlines Update on a different device from the PSP since it’s already decades ago unless you’re core nostalgia into the PSP devices.)

Version 2.0.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Eric Lecard plays brilliantlyEldiran21 Jun 20222.2.47Yes
The Legendary Demon Castle Returns In English For The First TIme Ever!UltraEpicLeader10002 Oct 20212.0.1Yes
A Legend finally tuned for english audiencesSabithaSuki30 Sep 20212.0.1Yes
One of the most satisfying things, happened to all RomHacking communities this yearAceearly199306 Jul 20222.0.1Yes
Outstanding :)Serbagz04 Apr 20211.0.1Yes
This goes way beyond expectationsOersted31 Mar 20211.0Yes