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Compare it against the big Dracula 3rd form.
It is likely the same except the game changed the bottom to have non-mirrored feet/legs.
These may be remnants.
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Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Battle of Old Castle
« Last post by Aridale on November 24, 2021, 12:34:38 PM »
Oh awesome! I didnt know this existed! I knew about the Metroid one. Had no idea they did a CV one too
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Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Battle of Old Castle
« Last post by Darkmoon on November 24, 2021, 11:47:14 AM »
Much appreciated that you did this.
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Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Ballad of Darkness V 1.3
« Last post by Patheticmw on November 23, 2021, 11:29:25 PM »
Hey, thanks for the feedback! I've had a couple people say that the controls tripped them up. I'm going to have to go through and see if I can find a better solution. If you come up with anything else, let me know and I'll add it to the list.
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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Castlevania Bloodlines 0.5 Prototype ROM released!
« Last post by JR on November 23, 2021, 09:29:05 PM »

Also, not the point of the thread, but I thought I would chime in about pre and post Iga. I don't mind the Iga timeline and feel it has some cool things, but I don't like certain things about it. I feel like everyone and their dog has the means to kill Dracula, and imo it belittles the Belmont family and the Vampire Killer. Like why have this legendary family use this whip when a basic sword can do the job fine? I get it's to add variety to the game, but it still doesn't feel right. Also, I like AoS, but I'm not a fan of the Japanese elements. I know this is a Japanese series, but the theme have always been European. Anywho, I feel like as I get older I'm moving away from the  Igaverse.

I agree with this. IGA knows how to make some fantastic 2D games that are a blast to play, but I always kind of wished he delegated the writing to someone else.
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Fan Stuff / Re: Castlevania: Ballad of Darkness V 1.3
« Last post by X on November 23, 2021, 04:42:36 PM »
I gave this a try week or so back so apologies for my late post. What you've got here has merit (that means a good thing  ;)). What I feel needs the most work is the controls. I also found it difficult to use the keyboard over a controller. My arms started cramping as I couldn't map the keys to my standards so I had to play the game with crossed arms, lol. While there is joytokey I never got that to work properly. That and too many hoops to jump through. As I mentioned before concentrate on getting the controls down pat and it should play even better.
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Fan Stuff / Castlevania: Battle of Old Castle
« Last post by rasgar on November 23, 2021, 04:32:50 PM »
I've been working on a playable adaptation of an old Castlevania game book, using Twine. Specifically this book here: https://castlevania.fandom.com/wiki/The_Devil_Castle_Dracula:_The_Battle_of_Old_Castle

It is essentially a choose-your-own-adventure book, but with several tabletop RPG mechanics. Such as stats, inventory, shops, health points, and rolling dice. Twine automates a lot of this, whereas with the book you would have had to keep track of everything on scratch paper.

I've recently finished what I guess you could call the initial version. The whole game is there, and everything works (barring the occasional bug I might've missed) - the big problem is that I can't read Japanese and so all of the text is just goofy machine translation lol. I guess that might make this more of a proof of concept. Currently trying to find someone who can help with translating the text, but if I can't then I'll just try to glean the meaning from the machine translation and rewrite the text myself.

In any case, if anyone would like to try it out (and possibly help with spotting bugs or other oddities), the link is below.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nJYirwFpPdqk6HrcKfzhYA-Y2hlvtOZc/view?usp=sharing
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General Castlevania Discussion / Re: Castlevania Bloodlines 0.5 Prototype ROM released!
« Last post by X on November 22, 2021, 09:12:24 AM »
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I've been reading over this thread and have a question. Do we have to request this document people keep talking about? I'm curious to read it for myself.

Trust me, it's painless and quick. Just contact/PM Dongled and he'll be happy to send you a copy.

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Also, not the point of the thread, but I thought I would chime in about pre and post Iga. I don't mind the Iga timeline and feel it has some cool things, but I don't like certain things about it. I feel like everyone and their dog has the means to kill Dracula, and imo it belittles the Belmont family and the Vampire Killer. Like why have this legendary family use this whip when a basic sword can do the job fine? I get it's to add variety to the game, but it still doesn't feel right.

This has been my very complaint with the IGA series as well. Many games in the IGA-verse have non-Belmont warriors battling Dracula and his minions. If that's the case then what is the point of even having the Belmonts let alone their importance to the series? There was a reason why the series had only one family fighting against evil and that was the theme of the series. However IGA wanting to tell his own stories bent several rules here and there, and unfortunately by doing this, made the importance of Belmont family not nearly as necessary as they should have been. Although he did try to explain how these non-Belmont warriors were able to defeat Dracula it still felt like a blatant cop out.

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Also, I like AoS, but I'm not a fan of the Japanese elements. I know this is a Japanese series, but the theme have always been European. Anywho, I feel like as I get older I'm moving away from the  Igaverse.

This was also a concern of mine. It felt like the series was becoming way to Japanese for its own good. Castlevania is a European-themed game and should not be forced to change up its own identity in order to appeal to other audiences who aren't North Americans. IGA did go out of his way to explain things in CV and he did so by putting a Japanese spin on it. This left me questioning his intentions a bit. A European warlord/Vampire King is not going to find himself imprisoned in a Japanese underworld till he's summoned again. That makes no sense. Or having a Japanese ritual seal away Dracula when an ancient Germanic, Celtic or even a Romanian ritual would suffice. The Europeans also had their ancient pagan practices too. As much as I enjoyed playing IGA's games (and I still do) I did not like where he was taking the series story-wise.
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Hardcore Gaming 101 / Re: So aside from Castlevania
« Last post by GuyStarwind on November 21, 2021, 05:35:44 PM »
I'm sure there are several but the series, besides Castlevania, I enjoy are:

Fire Emblem and MGS.
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I've been reading over this thread and have a question. Do we have to request this document people keep talking about? I'm curious to read it for myself.

Also, not the point of the thread, but I thought I would chime in about pre and post Iga. I don't mind the Iga timeline and feel it has some cool things, but I don't like certain things about it. I feel like everyone and their dog has the means to kill Dracula, and imo it belittles the Belmont family and the Vampire Killer. Like why have this legendary family use this whip when a basic sword can do the job fine? I get it's to add variety to the game, but it still doesn't feel right. Also, I like AoS, but I'm not a fan of the Japanese elements. I know this is a Japanese series, but the theme have always been European. Anywho, I feel like as I get older I'm moving away from the  Igaverse.
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