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Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Progenitors

Hack of Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin


Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Progenitors is a very traditional Castlevania ROM hack. It simply replaces the alternate mode characters with new and different ones, and unlocks every mode from the start.

  • Donoffrio’s custom John Morris replaces Richter Belmont
  • Vedora-Kingdom/Vydartz’s custom young Eric Lecarde replaces Maria Renard
  • Getsu Fūma replaces Old Axe Armor

Update v2.3.0 out now! Please be sure to check the readme for more details and a list of changes.

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




ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Masked DededeDesignCo-developer
LagoLunaticOriginal HackingDSVEdit and ASM patches
Dev AnjHackingCustom ASM patches
Fat T-800 Albert "Edvard"Hacking"Go! Getsu Fūma" theme and help with locating voice clips

User Review Information

A hack with great potential, but there're nitpicks

Reviewed By: Aceearly1993 on 17 Dec 2021

Although there’re no changes towards the map it’s not a serious loss as the original map just feels right. The addition of Bloodlines hero tag is great!

But this hack still can’t avoid its own problems. In Fuma’s Level 1 cap campaign it’s so impossible to push the crushing hands back without knowing a certain setup; even If you happened to know such setup - either after suffering 30 or more deaths or get hinted like me - it’s still a dreadful first experience - because the only known method to counter the move in question is just so unreliable and fails so often. Fuma’s doppelganger suffers similarly due to Fuma’s pitiful normal range and his spell sub weapon being too fast. And Good luck finding a solution to Nest of Evil floor 2 in Fuma Level 1 cap.

If there’s a next update that gets the margins of error tweaked to a more generally reasonable level it would be grateful. (Like raising the attack power of Fuma’s regular slash a bit more?)

Version 2.1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Pretty Cool Changes! Just a little thing...Rexius5505 Jan 20222.2.0Yes
A hack with great potential, but there're nitpicksAceearly199317 Dec 20212.1.0Yes
Reminds me of Revenge of the FindesiecleThirteen 135527 Sep 20211.0.0Yes
Finally the true 20th Anniversary Edition we needed!VK221226 Aug 20211.0.0Yes
What I've been waiting forSuxMenner27 Aug 20211.0.0Yes