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COTM Auto Dashing

Hack of Castlevania: Circle of the Moon

Description:

This is a collection of two patches for the US release of Circle of the Moon. One of them gives Nathan the Dash Boots right from the start of the game, the other makes him always dash. Combined, they allow the player to dash always, right from the start, making the game significantly faster and less obnoxious.

Check the Readme for installation instructions and other information.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania - Circle of the Moon (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy Advance (v. 20210227-023848)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: D661B01EB94186435723AC03344792C11C20C522
  • File/ROM CRC32: 1CC059A4

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
fusecvHackingMaking the always dash patch

User Review Information

A teensy bit less than perfect, but still wholefully recommended.

Reviewed By: chdgs on 19 Aug 2022

Nice to finally see a hack for this. I’ve previously been accomplishing this using cheat codes (3200009C 0000). This is useful for whenever a cheat device/function is not available.

However I find that the hack is not perfect:

About 3% of the time, whenever I initiate a jump while turning and whipping at the same time, and it will perform a regular walking-speed jump instead of a dashing jump.

But I believe there is a good reason for this:

The Always Run cheat code (3200009C 0000) made it possible to repeatedly perform a Wall Jump on a single side, which allowed you to access items and areas early (before the High Jump ability). This hack is coded in such a way that it rightfully does NOT allow it by returning you to normal movement speed after a Wall Jump (thereby removing the temptation to break sequence via external cheating).

That being said, this hack (or the cheat code) saves you a massive amount of tiresome double-tapping. It also makes platforming, dodging, and mid-air attacking much better (because normally changing direction mid-air returns you to normal movement speed).

Definitely a must-have for this game that fixes what is IMO its biggest gameplay flaw. The non-dashing movement speed is painfully slow, and there is no reason NOT to dash once you gain the ability near the very start.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
A teensy bit less than perfect, but still wholefully recommended.chdgs19 Aug 20221.0Yes
Gotta Go FastSupergamerguy14 Oct 20211.0Yes
Good with some minor caveatsthanksgoogle29 Sep 20211.0Yes
At last...JustSearchingForGoodHacks29 Sep 20211.0Yes
THIS IS WHAT COTM NEEDS!!!Oppai_Daisuki827 Sep 20211.0Yes