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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

The world AFTER the curse

Reviewed By: tcaudilllg on 21 Jan 2012

I gave this patch a spin a few days ago. The color changes were very refreshing. The game looks a lot prettier with finished archway paints and ochre deadwoods. And that’ not a bad thing: Castlevania is a dark, drab world, sure, but should it really look dark and drab when Dracula is not in charge? The lush landscape and pretty colors hint that the crisis facing the land is something that lurks deep below the surface, which it is.

The effort is not without its flaws; it does, for example, rely too much on purples at night, creating a strange otherworldly purplish glow reminiscent of Harmony of Dissonance. Also, the limitations of the color upgrade highlight just how constrained the game is graphically by its limited tile set. But overall, this patch offers a dose of reality and realism the like of which you wouldn’t expect to encounter in a NES game.

Recommended - Yes

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