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[Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 13:38.15 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-01-28)
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Submission #4169 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1796 (13:58.27)
Rating: 8.6 (6.5 votes)
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

This run is played on a Replay save file (not newgame+ because neither experience nor items are carried over) using the Luck Mode command. Using Replay allows the player to skip most cutscenes and alters what the librarian can sell. Using Luck Mode lowers the player's base strength which, among other changes, ironically makes the run faster by enabling a route filled with kicking enemies that wouldn't be possible otherwise.

This run is about twenty seconds faster than the previous version due to a changed route that makes different use of glitches. More details can be found in the author's comments.

A 100% run covering the whole castle is also available. If you want to see a run that starts from a clean save, you may enjoy this run. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version.

Note: Due to an emulation error, the audio in the ending FMV sequence doesn't play.
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