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Castlevania Aria of Sorrow - Recolor by JonataGuitar

Hack of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow


A “basic” hack for Castlevania Aria of Sorrow that aims to overhaul the visuals of the game hopefully, make it more enjoyable for a fresh playthrough.

ALL of the games Backgrounds, Animations, Characters, and Enemies have been recolored by JonataGuitar.

New to this update are TWO versions of the Recolor! Please see below for quick details:

Recolor v1.02 Update: This includes some bug fixes for Souls as well as some slight adjustments to more match the vanilla AoS Gameplay Experience.

Symphony of the Colors v1.0: A BRAND NEW Recolor by JonataGuitar that is inspired by the colors of the popular Symphony of the Night!


These patches are meant to recolor the palettes ONLY. HOWEVER, the use of the two patches were tested (very briefly) with the ALTER patch for AoS.

Initial testing seemed to have BOTH of the patches work fine, with no crashing/resets due to the cheat protection of the ALTER patch, leading one to believe they should be fine for a full playthrough, though YOUR MILEAGE MAY VARY.

To use with ALTER, your AoS rom must be patched with ALTER FIRST, and THEN apply one of the Recolor Patches.

Not much else to say except for ENJOY!

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Game Boy Advance (v. 20210227-023848)
  • File/ROM SHA-1: ABD71FE01EBB201BCC133074DB1DD8C5253776C7
  • File/ROM CRC32: 35536183



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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
JonataGuitarGraphicsRecolor for the game's Backgrounds, Characters, Animations, and Enemies
sorrowGraphicsHelped find some missing animation palettes via Hex (ex. Legion Fight Background)

User Review Information

Wow, this makes the game look so much better

Reviewed By: DireBowser on 01 Oct 2022

I understand why the game originally is so bright, and I didn’t feel like it took from the game, but the recolor makes it look so good. It also works with my old AoS save data, so I didn’t even have to restart the game to use this patch!

Version 1.02 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Wow, this makes the game look so much betterDireBowser01 Oct 20221.02Yes
Original Game Ok, Alter No...FULANO_9306 Sep 20221.02Yes
Awesome, but not compatible with Alter hack@realNecoArc08 May 20221.02Yes
Can't recommend this enoughZombiejesus19802 May 20221.02Yes
Eye blisteringly beautifulHaz06 Feb 20221.02Yes
Now with 2 astounding variants!!Pethronos04 Feb 20221.02Yes
Absolutely beautifulSupergamerguy16 Nov 20211.0Yes
Looks like a brand new game!Jediking1208 Nov 20211.0Yes
A much needed improvementnatsume_ronin06 Nov 20211.0Yes
This recolor feels like a massive upgrade.mahzra04 Nov 20211.0Yes
good change, all I ask is that it be compatible with the pal versionYoshiWhite6201 Nov 20211.0Yes
Every retina killing GBA game needs this treatment!Red Soul01 Nov 20211.0Yes
From Luminescent to Atmospheric!Josephine Lithius31 Oct 20211.0Yes