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Castlevania: Rondo of Ruin

Hack of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin


Castlevania Rondo of Ruin is a Castlevania Portrait of Ruin romhack aiming to modify most of the games content. There is a new story, new items, sprites, weapons, music, and most of the games areas are modified in both small and big ways. Set 5 years after the events of Symphony of the Night, join Richter Belmont, Maria Renard and their companions as they work to unravel what has caused Castlevania’s early return to the world of humans.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: DS (all) (v. 20210227-111036)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 382602E3615B2282EEAD584014125E71B5B0F033
  • File/ROM CRC32: 96DF4C4D



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Fat T-800 Albert "Edvard"Hacking
Dev AnjHackingBeta testing and ARM9 patches
ShadowOne333GraphicsPermission to use few portraits
SerbagzScript Editing/RevisionStory idea and writing help, beta testing

User Review Information

A lot of potential, but not fully enjoyable

Reviewed By: Aceearly1993 on 21 Jan 2022

Honestly I’d admit that this hack has a lot of potential to top every other pre-existed DS Castlevania hacks in creatively and quality, but the major problem was it crashes quite often when I want to pause and consume potions in several areas consists of very large rooms (e.g.. Nest of Evil floor 5 room 3/room 4). This really ruins the whole experience with the hack (the crash happens on DSTT flash cart in NDS mode through 3DS’ Twilight Menu ++ , and I’m not sure if it also happen on emulators. Still, the optimization needs work to get rid of the crash on flashcarts anyway.) Also the difficulty curve contains some problems as the game suddenly became way too hard when first stepped in Great Stairway areas, enemies souped on you at some large rooms of that area, and it’s fairly easy to fall onto spikes which deals fixed percentage damages, which is, a complex feeling onto me which I can describe it best as “pain”.

Hope the crash issue gets fixed in the next updates, I’m counting on you.

EDIT: After a ton of revisions the hack has been updated 1.0.6 and lots of issues get fixed but the replacement of Axe Armor’s second sub weapon in 1.0.4 is still kinda out of logic as the process dodging some specific traps is just frustration (there’s one room at Forgotten City which exploration .% clearly requires warp stone/puppet/owl transform to dodge, for Axe Armor it’s absolutely out of reach) and it’s so dang impossible towards the two Zephyrs in Axe Armor Level 1 cap mode without the sub weapon in question (How is it even a fair battle that passed so many revisions of the hack? Is this fight a troll on purpose? I’m so confused…). So unfortunately my attitude would stay mostly the same. Don’t get me wrong, the edits to Richter and Old Axe Armor’s * actions * (not sub weapons) are brilliant (I wish the vanilla had Axe Lord’s shield available to the poor Axe Lord at the first place!!!), but leaving those changes exclusive to the edited map is a miserable choice. Those edits are more than enough to generate a “Portrait of Ruin: Definitive Edition” or something similar. Shame, shame. Keep going our heroes.

Version 1.0.2 Recommended - No

User Reviews
Exceeding expectationsMrBigz200026 Feb 20231.1.0Yes
Great hack hindered by imperfections. And lack of Saturn Richter option)Mark_Lecarde09 May 20221.0.7Yes
Where have you been all my life?? *Thanks Dudes!!Gambit15 Feb 20221.0.7Yes
An Amazing Hack that I definitely would 100% everythingCornball8808 Dec 20211.0.4Yes
The greatest hack of PoR to datePatchesAccent01 Dec 20211.0.4Yes
Made By A True, Hardcore Fan, But...kevinlol29 Nov 20211.0.3Yes
Very good MOD, but.....Persephone03 Nov 20211.0.3.1No
Most Extensive POR Hack to Date!StarWyvern07 Sep 20211.0.3.1Yes
A fantastic hack well worth your time.Serbagz27 Aug 20211.0.2Yes
A lot of potential, but not fully enjoyableAceearly199321 Jan 20221.0.2No
One of the best castlevania games I played!Seith3323 Aug 20211.0.2Yes
A hack that is actually completely new game!Hect0r31 Jul 20211.0.0Yes
A very well made hack.Oersted29 Jul 20211.0.0Yes