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Castlevania Retold

Hack of Castlevania

Description:

Castlevania Retold is–as the name suggest–a retelling of the original NES Castlevania. I wanted to keep the original story intact (Many of the CV games are retellings of the first one, this is no different) but offer new levels and graphics, this is just that. All the levels have the same themes to them they originally had, but with new layouts and enemy placement, I also wanted to keep the classic feel to it, which is why I used mostly graphics from CV2 and 3. There are very few custom graphics in the hack, I’m not good with graphics at all, but I did make a new title screen using the new CV logo (Which Moonchile later enhanced) and enhanced some of the orignal sprits. Any Castlevania fan will probably like this, but until recently I didn’t notice it’s one downside: It’s hard. As I made this hack I pretty much learned how everything in CV’s game engine works, the exact timing of enemies and such. So, while I can play through most of it with no problems even my friends who are good at Castlevania die several times on the first level. (Sorry about the short review, I suck at these kind of things…)

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania (U) (PRG0) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 39C879BB
  • MD5: 00D93C9F6B8AEFB8B6C02B20147DF4EC
  • SHA-1: A31B8BD5B370A9103343C866F3C2B2998E889341
  • SHA-256: 55BCAB0D9EFC33A9D9EFC90F2C3C4AB12F3221A44B1F357E6C6202A456399AA8
  • Castlevania (U) (PRG1) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: 856114C8
  • MD5: 52EB3F7E2C5FC765AA71F21C85F0770E
  • SHA-1: 7A20C44F302FB2F1B7ADFFA6B619E3E1CAE7B546
  • SHA-256: C71BE6AC16E8EEA7F867CD5437AFD1449BEF7C4834EC4CA273CAFE2882EBFC46

Links:

Screenshots:


Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
DragonsbrethrenHacking
MoonchildeGraphicsTitlescreen

User Review Information

Why are All CV Hacks so Mediocre?

Reviewed By: TheLuigiLightning on 05 Dec 2014

This hack for the most part is just lacking of inventiveness. It almost feels like I’m playing an easier version of the game. It says in the description that it’s very hard. They must be talking about stage 6…

Stage 6 is impossible. It is the worst stage design I have ever seen. It’s all about luck. You have those hawk enemies chasing you throughout the entire first part, and it’s impossible to get past. Trust me, I’ve made many attempts, and I’m a master of the original Castlevania.

This isn’t the worst hack of Castlevania out there, but stage 6 is just an abomination. Stage 5 wasn’t that great either. The first 4 stages are okay.

I wouldn’t recommend playing any Castlevania hack, to be honest, and this one’s just no exception

Version 2.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
It's badresq17 Oct 20172.0No
Stage 6.....onepiecefan200716 Aug 20182.0No
Great hack like the orginal but differentbogaabogaa03 Aug 20172.0Yes
Why are All CV Hacks so Mediocre?TheLuigiLightning05 Dec 20142.0No