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Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest - Moody

Hack of Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Description:

A cosmetic enhancement patch for giving a “moody” look to Castlevania 2 Simon’s Quest (U).

In more detail:

  • Emphasizes the mood of the scenes.
  • Makes the scenes more convincing regarding the way in which a light source at different times of the day would change colors in each scene.
  • Enhances perspective by separating planes by hue and by making more analog the colors considered belonging in the same distance plane -specially in backgrounds- while shifting hues and contrasting values in the the closer planes in order to give them a bit of air in between them.

Includes an optional custom palette: Accurate Palette by F0

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Castlevania II - Simon's Quest (U) [!].nes - GOODNES 3.14
  • CRC32: A9C2C503
  • MD5: 1B827C602C904D8C846499C9F54B93E0
  • SHA-1: D6B96FD98AE480C694A103FE9A5D7D84EEAFB6F7
  • SHA-256: F045D72683D3156555ECCBB56090888F03A15E5B25E59DB49DCA7A87330472D3

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
F0Hacking

User Review Information

More Natural and Idyllic than Moody

Reviewed By: timeisup on 06 Apr 2020

The Moody hack of Simon’s Quest is a bit of a misnomer as it really goes for a more natural and realistic look outdoors. Perhaps the moody applies to the mansions which are garish to the point of being an eye sore. A few are very bright red or a red-green mix (Christmas edition of CV2?) while others are pastel yellow or deep dark blue. While the outdoors and towns do look nice and feature more natural Earth tones, that is not the appeal for CV2SQ for me. It IS a moody looking game with dark colors and the more mundane look of this hack is just boring, if well done. On the other hand the mansions hurt my eyes and almost make it unplayable. Didn’t care for this one at all, but appreciating little things like the way the flowers pop in the woods or the idyllic sunset is novel but out of place in the Cursed land of Transylvania.

Version 1.0 Recommended - No

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
More Natural and Idyllic than Moodytimeisup06 Apr 20201.0No
Personal Aesthetic BiasMother Kojiro08 Nov 20171.0No
An amazing improvement that obsoletes the original game.BladedEdge10 Jun 2012N/AYes
The world AFTER the cursetcaudilllg21 Jan 2012N/AYes