Previously I’ve written about how
Castlevania 3 has an outdated control scheme
and how I hacked it to have more modern controls.
Today I was able to do the same for the original NES Castlevania!
Here are some screenshots showcasing the new features
The player can now control their ascent and direction in mid-air like in most modern
platformers. Control is also regained during knockback, and it’s even possible to jump
off stairs (but not onto them – this could be another blogpost unto itself).
You can see every byte in the hack here thanks to the IPS inspector utility I wrote last week, if you’re curious. And you can check out and fork the whole hack from
its GitHub repo here.