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Castlevania: Blood Moon

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

This is an overhaul of the original Castlevania done using Stake, Tilelayer Pro & Hex Workshop. Many changes from the original have been made during the production of this hack. It took quite a while to complete, but the result was well worth the effort. All graphics of characters were done by me, bit-blade, moonchilde & revility. Bit-Blade & I also created the stage’s background graphics and Several changes involving the game’s engine were done through hexadecimal by me. Some of these changes include jumping higher & whip while walking (which is sort of a mixed blessing.), and the drop item ratio.

Several features were used in Blood Moon that were prominent in the original Castlevania, but not utilized. For example; the water’s splash effect, having to break a path through the wall to proceed, and bit-blade’s unique tile solidity glitch, and a few booby traps along the way which all make for substantially more interesting gameplay.

This is a very difficult game, for master vampire killers only. If you happened upon it by mistake, then run! far far away! wuahaha!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (U) (PRG1) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 856114C8
  • MD5: 52EB3F7E2C5FC765AA71F21C85F0770E
  • SHA-1: 7A20C44F302FB2F1B7ADFFA6B619E3E1CAE7B546
  • SHA-256: C71BE6AC16E8EEA7F867CD5437AFD1449BEF7C4834EC4CA273CAFE2882EBFC46

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
RedrumHacking
RevilityGraphicsSimon, Death, Frankenstein and zombie sprites

User Review Information

PLEASE restore the original CV1 controls!

Reviewed By: HeretoreviewCV1hacks on 30 Aug 2021

This would be a great hack if not for the addition of running-and-whipping which messes up the controls. When I play Castlevania I have a habit of holding forward when I jump and sometimes when I whip. In this hack doing so causes me to slip off ledges and into enemies and really messes with my cognition, it especially doesn’t work well in sections where you have to platform and whip Medusa Heads like in Level 3.

In short, running while whipping is anything but a QOL improvement like it was intended to be, and I would very much like if the author of this hack (if he’s still around) included the patch that kept the controls how they were in the vanilla CV1.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Tough & Trippy Experience!DungeonWallMeat27 Aug 20221.0Yes
PLEASE restore the original CV1 controls!HeretoreviewCV1hacks30 Aug 20211.0No
An Absolute MasterpieceVanDam16 Apr 20201.0Yes
Level Design.....onepiecefan200713 May 20201.0Yes
Feels like a whole new game with some flawsbogaabogaa03 Aug 20171.0Yes
For God's Sake, Less Style, More Quality!TheLuigiLightning18 May 20151.0No