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Akumajou Dracula XX - Visual Tweaks

Hack of Castlevania: Dracula X

Description:

This hack provides two visual tweaks:

  • Makes the walk animation slower so it is more on par with how it is in Rondo of Blood and other Castlevania games.
  • Change the brown colour of the crow enemy to a dark purple, so it looks closer to how it does in Rondo of Blood.

The walk animation in this game was way too fast, and ironically made the character *feel* slower than he really is.

For the Japanese and North American versions of the game, v1.1 adds support for the NTSC-U version.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Akumajou Dracula XX (Japan)
  • Database: No-Intro: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (v. 20210222-050638)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: 28FCB0ACD1C02ADA4E81FC84552B8FF1EEA79420
  • File/ROM CRC32: AA75FA8

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Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
MetHyHacking

User Review Information

Nice (misunderstood) addition :D

Reviewed By: Pethronos on 17 May 2022

It is surprising how very few classic games match the walking or running animation with a proper speed. You can get used to it, but you only need to put 16 and 32 bits Megaman games at slow motion to see what I’m talking about, and how weird it feels.

On the other side is Aria of Sorrow, in which the main character has so many running animation frames that he feels like he was rollerskating.

Also we got Super Metroid or SOTN, in which animation and speed match with absolute perfection.

So, despite the misunderstunding of other reviewers, this hack does exactly what it says. Even if most Castlevania games have a weird walking animation, and Dracula XX is not precisely the best game in the series, Richter’s animation feels a bit more in line with his slow speed (he’s walking, after all).

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Nice (misunderstood) addition :DPethronos17 May 20221.1Yes
A nice cosmetic hackStifu16 May 20221.0Yes
What's the difference?VK221215 May 20221.0No
I mean I don't mind some Visual Tweaks but...JustSearchingForGoodHacks13 May 20221.0Yes
A Necessary Tweak for the puristsnj180grados13 May 20221.0Yes