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Castlevania: Hugh Baldwin Hack

Hack of Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow

Description:

This update contains sprite/dialogue edits, as well as item/enemy/stat updates also.

This is a hack for Aria of Sorrow featuring the cast of Circle of the Moon. It acts as a sequel to Circle of the Moon where Hugh pursues the power he had when he was under Dracula’s control. Carmilla, Nathan, and Morris make a return as well. Hugh uses his sword as his default weapon as well as eventually gaining sub weapons and other magical abilities. The gameplay remains unchanged, but certain enemies have been replaced, items stats and locations have been edited within the castle for a fresh feel. Music tracks have been changed also.

Be sure to get all of the endings. And just a hint: The three souls for the true ending have been replaced with something else. Special thanks to Caminopreacher for the new dialogue and item/enemy editing as well as Darkprincealucard for sprite work.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Unmodded:
  • No-Intro Entry: Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (USA)
  • External Header: No
  • ROM Size: 6.31MB
  • CRC32: 03B97719
  • MD5: 4DDE5C64AD0997E7BB0A74D3A0C4BFD0
  • SHA-1: 0D2507B8B80D469C95EEC17A429FBBBAB053FCB9
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  • Modded:
  • No-Intro Entry: Castlevania - Aria of Sorrow (USA) [Aria of Sorrow Spoof]
  • External Header: No
  • ROM Size: 6.31MB
  • CRC32: 23634EA1
  • MD5: 0184EE70E94DD360239851F616A9007A
  • SHA-1: D4BBCEE204372A1C11D7B8233C14FC5087C9869C

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
Faz rank 4Hacking

User Review Information

CotM Fans REJOICE!

Reviewed By: StarWyvwern on 16 Dec 2019

It has honestly been a while since I have played through Circle of the Moon. But this hack gave me reason to go back and do it all over again. Play through Hugh’s tragic story, with all of the various changes in the all around general progression through this game. And then replay it again as NATHAN GRAVES!!! AWESOME!!!

Fans of Castlevania everywhere should check out this hack as it really changes the feel of the attack dynamic and how the story progresses. The quests are NOT the same!

The running animation could use a little more smoothing, but does not really mess with gameplay, especially once you get the Sword Dash.

I would really like to know though how the specifics of the music swaps worked, would’ve liked to hear Inner Quarters original and swap Chapel instead.

Still, great hack. Made me go back and patch CotM with Hugh Baldwin and CardUp. Well worth my time.

Version 1.1 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
CotM Fans REJOICE!StarWyvwern16 Dec 20191.1Yes