Castlevania - Rondo of Ruin

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Castlevania: Rondo of Ruin
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General
AuthorFat T-800 Albert "Edvard"
Last Updated2022/05/04
TypeGame Hacks
Version1.0.8
LicenseMixed
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Castlevania: Rondo of Ruin is a Castlevania Portrait of Ruin romhack aiming to modify most of the games content. There is a new story, new items, sprites, weapons, music, and most of the games areas are modified in both small and big ways.

Set 5 years after the events of Symphony of the Night, join Richter Belmont, Maria Renard and their companions as they work to unravel what has caused Castlevania’s early return to the world of humans.

Features

  • Replaces Jonathan and Charlotte with Richter and Adult Maria.
  • New animations, weapons, enemy edits, abilities, rooms and music.
  • Fully custom made story.
  • Acquire abilities (Slide Jump, Spin Kick, Tackle and Uppercut) just like you would normally acquire Jonathan's abilities in vanilla Portrait of Ruin.

Installation

In order to apply the patches provided, you will need to first make sure you have the correct dump of the original game and the required patching software.

ROM information
File Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin (USA).nds
CRC-32 96DF4C4D
MD5 2EDD57540CAE45842FBD19C45A4214F9
SHA-1 382602E3615B2282EEAD584014125E71B5B0F033
SHA-256 1174A36FD91F79E95E90B76AA1268AF8FC09F69C04CC8E5B4FF791E872254ABD

To apply the patch to your ROM:

It is highly recommended to start a new game to get the most out of this romhack/latest update.

User guide

Gameplay Tips

All of the Richter's combo moves are usable while you are in mid-air after being unlocked so don't be afraid to experiment with them. Combo move: F,D,B,U,F (cost MP40, available at start).

Some Maria's spells cannot be charged. This means that they can be used just like normal subweapons so you can utilize them while being in mid-air aswell just like Richter. However some of the bigger spells still need to be charged for power and due to this they can't be utilized while being in mid-air.

The TALK option in the pause menu has a lot of new information added to give you hints on new mechanics provided on this hack.

Learn the weaknesses/resistances of your enemies to utilize your weaponry and spells most effectively.

Dual Crushes are updated to scale from both characters STR and INT instead of LVL like in original so feel free to experiment with them.

Note: It is highly recommended that you play this hack with a joypad or controller for the best experience.

Screenshots

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Media

Castlevania: Rondo of Ruin - Great Hack of Portrait of Ruin NDS (Hack Games Longplay Channel)

Changelog

v1.0.8 2022/05/04

Fat Albert:

  • Made a few item and sub-weapon/spells adjustments.
  • R.Axe, R.Boomerang, and R.Firebomb added for Simon.
  • Adjusted a couple sprites.
  • Made a few map adjustments and fixes.
  • Various text corrections.
  • Adjusted audio in Sandy Grave's theme.
  • Couple enemy stats and placements adjusted.
  • Made a few small stat changes to some weapons.
  • Added new save file emblems

Masked Dedede:

  • Updated Simon's in-game icon.

Serbagz:

  • Various text corrections and additions.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.7 2022/01/25

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Adjusted multiple sprites.
  • Fixed a couple bugs.
  • Made a few map adjustments and fixes.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.6 2022/01/20

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • New version of Richter added.
  • New sprites for SOTN tailcoat Richter added (Pushing, Holding Up 2nd variant, Jumpkicks, Stabbing).
  • Replaced song in Sandy Grave.
  • Made a few item and Subweapon / Spells adjustments.
  • Adjusted a couple sprites.
  • Fixed a couple bugs.
  • Old Axe Armor mode is now Elite Axe Armor mode.
  • OAA's stats adjusted.
  • Simon's stats adjusted.
  • Various text corrections made.
  • Added whip dangle ability for Simon.
  • Various stat changes to some weapons and items.
  • Adjusted shop prizes.
  • Made a few map adjustments and fixes.

Serio:

  • Creator of SOTN tailcoat Richter sprites from Serio's Castlevania Fighter/CVF.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.5.1 2021/12/17

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Fixed OAA not being able to go through small holes.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.5 2021/12/15

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Made a few item and sub-weapon/spells adjustments.
  • Adjusted a couple sprites.
  • Made a few map adjustments and fixes.
  • Various text corrections.
  • OAA's stats increased.
  • OAA mode is unlocked along with other side modes.
  • Made a few stat changes to some weapons.
  • Replaced song in Forgotten City.
  • Couple new hints added to TALK option.
  • Couple enemy stats and placements adjusted.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.4 2021/11/28

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Made a few item adjustments.
  • Fixed a couple bugs.
  • Adjusted a couple sprites.
  • Made a few map adjustments and fixes.
  • Adjusted shop prizes.
  • OAA's 2nd subweapon changed.
  • Made a few small stat changes to some weapons.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.3 2021/09/06

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Made a few item adjustments.
  • Fixed a couple bugs.
  • Adjusted a couple sprites.
  • Made a few map adjustments and fixes.
  • Fixed a few character sounds.
  • Edited the in-game credits.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.2 2021/08/11

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Various balance adjustments were done across the board.
  • Adjusted damage output and health of some middle and late game enemies.
  • Various stat rebalances with body, head, and leg armors.
  • Adjusted Richter's sub-weapon SP requirements.
  • Adjusted shop prizes.
  • Couple animation improvements.
  • Various text corrections made.
  • Made a few weapon stat changes.
  • Added three new weapons for Maria.
  • Added a new sub-weapon called Arsenal Rain.
  • Fixed a few softlocks.
  • Various map edits and fixes to some areas.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.1 2021/08/03

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Various balance adjustments were done across the board.
  • Increased the damage output of early enemies, adjusted damage output and health of late game.

enemies, and slightly nerfed Andras' damage output.

  • Various stat rebalances with body, head, and leg armors.
  • Adjusted Richter's sub-weapon SP requirements.
  • Few weapon stats changes.
  • Added three new items.
  • Fixed Toad Morph charge.
  • Made further map edits to some areas.
  • NOTES: Specifications on item and enemy balance would be appreciated, thank you.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

v1.0.0 2021/07/29

Fat T-800 Albert:

  • Initial release.

DeadSkullzJr:

  • Made a few adjustments to the ROM image.
  • Added a custom game icon.

Credits

  • Lagolunatic - For the creation of the incredible DSVedit.
  • Serio - Original creator of SOTN tailcoat Richter sprites from Serio's Castlevania Fighter/CVF.
  • Ben! - Beta tester, huge assistance with music related software, song contributions, and text proofing.
  • Serbagz - Beta tester, Alucard sprites for main story, story writing help, story ideas help, and text proofing.
  • Devanj - Beta Tester, huge assistance with ARM9 patches.
  • DeadSkullzJr - Beta tester, Simon solo mode fix, and ROM adjustments.
  • Drameloch Paz - Alucard sprites in Sisters Mode, Richter and Maria pushing animations, and beta testing final builds.
  • Shadowone333 - Permission to use few of the portraits and do edits to them from his project Castlevania - Portrait of Elegance.
  • Darian64 - Vincent, Brauner, and Dracula portraits.
  • JohannGralog - Death, Stella, and Loretta portraits.
  • arvidr0id - Custom ROM hack cover art.
  • Sosfiro - Koumajou Densetsu II: Stranger's Requiem's Dove morph sprites.
  • Oersted - Beta tester.
  • DarkAidan95 - Beta tester.
  • Masked Dedede - Improved Simon portrait and beta testing.
  • EchidKnux - DXC Richter sprite used in the in-game credits.
  • Magic_Nitro - DXC Maria sprite used in the in-game credits.
  • Rasgar - Vandal Sword's slash trail graphics.
  • The many artists of VGMusic.

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