Cheat 08.27.03

Alex phones it in with a theme column. All Castlevania, all the time!

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Hey there, everyone! For those who are wondering, yes, I’m phoning in my performance this week. Literally, too. We got some kick-ass answering machine service here at the 411! (If only I didn’t have to hear that grating voice list my choices”¦oh crap, that’s been recorded.) I LUV YOU, CHRIS! YOU ARE TEH KOOL! (There, that oughta cover me for now”¦)

Anyway, why am I phoning in a column this week? School. As of today, classes start for me. Yippee. Not only that, but I’m also recovering from moving in to my new dorm room and unpacking all my stuff from the weekend, when I usually write my commentaries. So in order to compensate, I wrote this column WAAAY in advance. Like a couple of weeks in advance.

In any case, don’t worry too much. When Alex Williams phones in a column, you get a special “themed Cheat!” where I focus on a number of games in a series, or a bunch of games that are linked with each other. No commentary, but the massive amount of games more than make up for it.

So this week, I’m going to collect as much Castlevania cheat codes, easter eggs, and passwords as I can! I’ll go back all the way to the NES days if we have to! And I probably will! So sit back, relax, and enjoy my lack of quality writing. ON WITH THE CHEATING”¦CASTLEVANIA STYLE!

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CASTLEVANIA II (Nintendo Entertainment System)

The first RPG Castlevania ever. Did you really want to trudge all the way through it without help? I didn’t think so. Here are some passwords:

Start at Level 6 with a Red Crystal: OZKQ EXY1 WH4S REQA

Fight Dracula: 7MEF 0VFT 151Z Y2Z5

See Ending #1: RIG7 NVFX E45V 07BT

See Ending #2: OYZY UQAU R12S SMIA

See Ending #3: C1DF 026D L1KN SWJK

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA III (Nintendo Entertainment System)

My favorite Castlevania game of all time. And here are a cheats for it!

To start the game with a specific partner, enter any of these as your name:

Grant: FUJIMOTO
Syfa: URATA
Alucard: OKUDA

To skip to the second quest automatically, enter “AKAMA” as your name.

To access some really cool stuff, first enter “HELP ME” as your name. This will give you ten lives. Next, enter any of these passwords to skip to the last stage:

Grant:
Blank-Blank-Blank-Blank
Whip-Blank-Blank-Blank
Blank-Whip-Cross-Blank
Cross-Cross-Blank-Cross

Syfa:
Blank-Heart-Blank-Whip
Heart-Blank-Blank-Blank
Blank-Whip-Blank-Blank
Cross-Cross-Blank-Heart

Alucard:
Blank-Heart-Blank-Blank
Heart-Blank-Blank-Blank
Blank-Blank-Heart-Blank
Cross-Cross-Blank-Heart

You can also access a sound test by holding A+B when turning the power on. Press Start twice at the title screen while doing this to start it.

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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SUPER CASTLEVANIA IV (Super Nintendo)

Here’s a game I regret never playing. I never had a Super NES to play it on.

First off, here are some level passwords. Make sure to leave your name blank, or else these won’t work:

Level 2:

Space-Space-Space-Space
Firebombs-Space-Space-Space
Space-Space-Space-Space
Firebombs-Space-Space-Space

Level 3:

Space-Space-Space-Heart
Firebombs-Space-Space-Space
Space-Space-Space-Space
Heart-Space-Space-Space

Level 4:

Space-Space-Space-Firebombs
Firebombs-Firebombs-Space-Space
Space-Firebombs-Space-Axe
Space-Space-Space-Space

Level 5:

Space-Space-Space-Space
Firebombs-Space-Space-Space
Space-Space-Space-Axe
Firebombs-Axe-Space-Space

Level 6:

Space-Space-Space-Space
Firebombs-Firebombs-Space-Space
Space-Firebombs-Space-Axe
Firebombs-Axe-Space-Space

Level 7:

Space-Space-Space-Firebombs
Firebombs-Hart-Space-Space
Space-Heart-Space-Firebombs
Space-Heart-Space-Space

Level 8:

Space-Space-Space-Space
Firebombs-Firebombs-SpaceSpace
Space-Firebombs-Space-Firebombs
Firebombs-Firebombs-Space-Space

Level 9:

Space-Space-Space-Heart
Firebombs-Firebombs-Space-Space
Space-Firebombs-Space-Firebombs
Heart-Firebombs-Space-Space

Level A:

Space-Space-Space-Heart
Firebombs-Heart-Space-Space
Space-Heart-Space-Heart
Axe-Firebombs-Space-Space

Level B:

Space-Space-Space-Axe
Firebombs-Space-Space-Space
Space-Space-Space-Heart
Heart-Heart-Space-Space

Dracula:

Space-Space-Space-Firebombs
Firebombs-Firebombs-Space-Space
Space-Firebombs-Space-Space
Space-Heart-Axe-Space

Now, if you want to start the game at a harder difficulty, enter this password, and leave your name blank:

heart-axe-blank space-holy water
axe-blank space-blank space-heart
blank space-axe-blank space-blank space
blank space-heart-blank space-blank space

Finally, if you REALLY want to cremate Dracula that badly, there’s an easy way to do it. In the last stage, before you climb the stairs, act like you’re committing suicide by jumping to the left. Believe it or not, you’ll land on a secret platform! Walk all the way to the left, and a shower of Hearts, weapons, whip upgrades, and a “III Stone” will reach you. You are now fully powered, and ready to take da man down!

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA: DRACULA X (Super Nintendo)

Welcome to the watered down version of the classic Turbo Duo edition of the game. For those who accidentally picked this one up, here are some level passwords:

Stage 2
Line 1: Blank, Holy Water, Axe
Line 2: Axe, Axe, Axe
Line 3: Axe, Holy Water, Holy Water

Stage 3
Line 1: Holy Water, Blank, Blank
Line 2: Axe, Axe, Blank
Line 3: Blank, Holy Water, Holy Water

Stage 4
Line 1: Axe, Axe, Axe
Line 2: Blank, Holy Water, Holy Water
Line 3: Axe, Heart, Heart

Stage 6
Line 1: Holy Water, Axe, Axe
Line 2: Holy Water, Blank, Holy Water
Line 3: Axe, Holy Water, Blank

Stage 7
Line 1: Holy Water, Holy Water, Holy Water
Line 2: Axe, Blank, Heart
Line 3: Blank, Blank, Axe

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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DRACULA X: RONDO OF BLOOD (Turbo CD)

Hey, whattaya know, here’s the game the last one ripped off!

Not much here, but here’s a Stage Select cheat! Enter X-X!V”Q as your name.

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA: BLOODLINES (Sega Genesis)

The only Genesis Castlevania title, and it seems rather decent.

First, here are some level passwords. (Boy, this is getting redundant!):

Stage 2
Empty Axe Bird Empty
Bird Empty Bird Empty
Jewel Empty bird axe
axe Empty axe axe

Stage 3
axe bird jewel axe
Empty Empty Empty jewel
axe Empty bird Empty
Bird axe axe axe

Stage 4
Empty bird Empty bird
bird Empty bird Empty
axe Empty bird Empty
axe Empty jewel axe

Stage 5
axe axe jewel jewel
Empty Empty Empty jewel
Empty bird bird jewel
bird axe jewel axe

Stage 6
axe axe Empty jewel
Empty bird Empty jewel
Empty axe bird jewel
bird axe Empty Empty

Now that’s out of the way, here’s a way to get classic Castlevania music to play: “Go to the options menu before you start the game and set the sound effect to 73 and the music to 5. Play both. Now, when you get the 3rd weapon upgrade, you will hear either Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears, or Beginnings, 3 songs from the NES Castlevania games.” (Directly from GameFAQs. Told ya this was a phone-it-in”¦)

And to activate Expert Mode, simply enter the Konami Code at the title screen. (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, A, B, Start.)

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA: SMPHONY OF THE NIGHT (Sony Playstation)

Here’s the breakout hit that sprung a whole new generation of Castlevania games. Still, the Saturn version was tons better”¦

First, here’s how to get all four endings:

1) Defeat Richter, but don’t wear the glasses Maria gave you. Worst Ending.

2) Defeat Richter, while wearing the glasses Maria gave you. Bad Ending.

3) In the battle with Richter, wear the glasses Maria gave you and defeat the green specter. After completing both castles with a percentage below 150, defeat the final boss. Good Ending.

4) In the battle with Richter, wear the glasses Maria gave you and defeat the green specter. After completing both castles with a percentage of at least 200, defeat the final boss. Best Ending.

Now, after beating the game at least once, you can enter some special names to access some hidden stuff! Here they are:

AXEARMOR: Start with the Axe Lord Armor

RICHTER: Play as Richter Belmont

X-X!V”Q: Start with 99 Luck

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA 64 (Nintendo 64)

Now we’re going to take a hard right turn from an incredible game to crappy game. Just to show you a series can go from 60 to 0 in ten seconds.

You know that devil merchant Renon? Well, if it turns out you buy more than $30,000 worth of merchandise from him, he’ll fight you near the end of the game.

Also, if you want to play the game in Hard Mode”¦well, since this IS a phone-it-in, we’ll let GameFAQs explain it”¦

When in the Forest of Silence, walk along the invisible ramp to the inaccessible platform over one of the ravines to find a torch. Break it open with your primary weapon to collect the Special1 jewel, then when you beat the game and save, you’ll have access to the Hard Mode. You must, however, collect the Special1 jewel for this to work.

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA: LEGACY OF DARKNESS (Nintendo 64)

The same game as the one above, only with more characters and stages. Marginally better as well, I guess.

First, the Renon trick works just as well here as it did in the last game.

You can also fight against Vincent as a vampire if you take seven or more game days to reach the end of the game.

Now, here’s how to unlock certain characters for play:

Henry: Complete the game with Cornell

Reinhardt: Complete the game with Henry

Carrie: Complete the game with Henry, along with finding the child in the outer wall.

But wait, there’s more! Here’s how to unlock some alternate costumes. (NOTE: You’ll need to be Henry for all of these.)

Cornell: Find the child in the castle wall, and beat the game.

Reinhardt: Find the child in the villa, and complete the game.

Carrie: Find the child in the waterway, and complete the game.

Finally, to unlock Hard Mode, find the child in the forest as Henry, and complete the game.

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA: CIRCLE OF THE MOON (Game Boy Advance)

And now we come to the GBA trilogy; an excellent set of Castlevania games.

The cool thing here is that there are plenty of secret modes you can access after beating the game a certain number of times. Here’s how:

Magician: Beat the game once, then enter a new game under the name “Fireball”. You’ll start the game with a ton of magic points and all the DSS cards, but slightly lower stats otherwise.

Fighter: Beat the game as in Magician mode, then start a new game under the name “Gradius”. You’ll start with heavily beefed stats, but you won’t be able to use magic.

Shooter: Beat the game in Fighter mode, then start a new game under the name “Crossbow”. You’ll start with low stats, but a high number of maximum hearts. Sub weapons will also do more damage.

Thief: Beat the game in Shooter mode, then start a new game under the name “Dagger”. You’ll start with low stats, but incredibly high luck. This increases the rate in which rare items are dropped, but your attacks will be heavily limited.

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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CASTLEVANIA: HARMONY OF DISSONANCE (Game Boy Advance)

Number two in the GBA trilogy, and with two castles to explore. One of the better Castlevania games, in my opinion.

First, here’s how to access all the endings:

Bad Ending: Beat the final boss in Castle B, but don’t wear any rings.

Good Ending: Beat the final boss in Castle A.

Best Ending: Beat the final boss in Castle B while wearing the JB and MK rings.

Beating the game with any ending will unlock the Boss Rush mode. Beating the game with the Best Ending unlocks the Sound Test.

In any case, once you’ve beaten the game, you can play in different modes if you enter the correct names. Here they are:

HARDGAME: Play in Hard Mode.

MAXIM: Play as Maxim

NO MAGIC:Play without using magic

Finally, once you’ve unlocked Boss Rush mode, enter the Konami Code at the Konami logo. (Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A) You’ll be able to play as Simon Belmont in Boss Rush mode.

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CASTLEVANIA: ARIA OF SORROW (Game Boy Advance)

I know I covered this game before in a previous edition, but I figured that the entire GBA trilogy should be covered in here. So, it’s Copy / Paste time!

We got a bevy of stuff for this one. We’ll start by telling you how to get the various endings:

Bad Ending: Defeat Graham, but don’t collect or equip the Flame demon, Succubus and Giant Bat souls.
Good Ending: Before fighting Graham, equip the Flame Demon, Succubus and Giant Bat souls. After you defeat him, you’ll able to enter the black mist door and will fight two more bosses. Beat the first one, but lose to the second, you should then get the good ending.
Best Ending: Before fighting Graham, equip the Flame Demon, Succubus and Giant Bat souls. After you defeat him, you’ll able to enter the black mist door and will fight two more bosses. Beat both to receive the best ending.

Beating the game with the Best Ending will also let you unlock the Boss Rush Mode, which is the standard kill-every-boss mode, and the Sound Test Mode, which is obvious. You can also unlock Hard Mode by getting at least the Good Ending.

You’ll also be able to enter several names to unlock special play modes:

NOSOUL: You won’t be able to use souls.
NOUSE: You won’t be able to use items.
JULIUS: You’ll be able to play as Julius Belmont. (NOTE: You can also use him in Boss Rush Mode assuming you cleared the game with him.)

(Credited to GameFAQs)

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PARTING THOUGHTS

So, how’d you like the theme column? Good? Bad? Ugly?

And for the record, I know that I haven’t covered every single Castlevania game in existence. However, I’ve covered as many as I could, given my schedule.

I’ll be back at full strength next week (hopefully) with a regular column, and some type of commentary to go with it.

Until next time, always remember to play games before doing your homework!”¦wait, isn’t it the other way around?

Alex Williams

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