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Castlevania: Rondo of Ruin

Hack of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

Description:

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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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
LagoLunaticHackingDsvedit
Dev AnjHackingBeta testing and ARM9 patches
ShadowOne333GraphicsPermission to use few portraits
SerbagzScript Editing/RevisionStory idea and writing help, beta testing

User Review Information

Very good MOD, but.....

Reviewed By: Persephone on 03 Nov 2021

I’ve played this MOD. The story itself is awesome. The characters, new items, new enemies, all of them are very good. However…..

I’ve noticed that this MOD is not balanced perfectly. Some later enemies appears earlier here. And the stage itself is bit confusing on some areas. The map design especially on Great Stairways, Nest of True Evil, Forgotten City, and the worst: Tower of Death, are TOO CRUEL AND PAINFUL.

Why? Let’s think about it. Too many spikes and rolling boulders, and some of those painful areas require precise timing to move through. This is inconceivable hard and not accessible for beginners and casual players that just want to play through and enjoy the game. You should make it more friendly so any newcomers or non-Castlevania veterans could playing it too without make them feel frustrated.

Oh by the way, did I forgot to mention if not only unskilled players will unable to complete this game, but also those (including myself) who playing it on tight controllers such Android Phone? Playing this MOD on your phone will causing some serious trouble since I’m pretty sure that the joypad on Android emulator is not as smooth as playing on PC.

PS ; Just playing Simon Mode. And thanks to those painful areas which requires Warp Stone or Dove Morph, now it’s IMPOSSIBLE to get 100% map completion when playing as him since you most likely will die on there due to lack of flying or phase ability. I don’t have a choice but to use my Cheat Engine to get infinite health and proceed to move through (which, once again, can be done only on my PC and not on my Android Phone)

If you want your MOD to become better, simply reduce the difficulty and make it more comfortable for all players, not just Hardcore-type ones. :)

Version 1.0.3.1 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
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...kevinlol30 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 enjoyableAceearly199303 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