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Submission #3797: McBobX's DS Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow in 07:43.76

Console: Nintendo DS
Game name: Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow.nds
Emulator: DeSmuME 0.9.6
Movie length: 07:43.76
FrameCount: 27745
Re-record count: 5384
Author's real name:
Author's nickname: McBobX
Submitter: McBobX
Submitted at: 2012-12-23 15:26:04
Text last edited at: 2017-01-01 10:32:07
Text last edited by: McBobX
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Status: published
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Author's comments and explanations:

Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow TAS in 07:43:76 by McBobX


  • Aims for fastest time possible
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Heavy glitch abuse
  • Manipulates luck (Obtain Axe,Axe Armor's soul,Yorick's soul)
  • Genre: Action, Platform, RPG

Tool used

  • Lua Scripting:For the map flag address

About the run

This is a glitched run of castlevania dawn of sorrow,where I clear the game using the zip glitche after beating Dmitrii For doing this glitch,I must have an Axe,because using it Soma can enter into the wall

Time Comparison betwen this run and the current run

This run is 2175 frames or 36s.25ms faster than the published run by gocha

Trick Used

Thanks to Kriole for finding the good dash trick Here is the command to do so:

If you go right: >

                  <      L
                  <      L
If you go left : <
                   >    L
                   >    L

Stage by Stage Comment

Stage Comments
Intro Stage In this stage,I can get the 3 souls (Red,Blue,Yellow) without luck manipulation
The Lost Village First thing that I do here is meeting Yoko and Julius for obtaining the Magic Seal 1,then going to beating Flying Armor
Wisardry Lab Here,I must get the mind up,this is a nessecary item for the glitche.After that,I beat Balore for upgrading the level and obtain Balore soul,this is an Ability which can shattes Crystal Blocks
Garden of Madness After entering directly to this room,I save the game for the zip glitch,then (using luck manipulation) I obtain Yorick's soul,the preferable weapon for beating Dmittri on The Dark Chapel
The Dark Chapel The pre-final stage,and here I beat Dmittri using Yorick's soul then I use Lua Scripting for the zip glitch,then collect the acheive things then suspend the game
The Abyss The Short and Final Stage.After restarting the game,I go to the warp room for going to the stage and get the good end

Total stages: 6 Stages

Special Thanks To:

  • Kriole: for his 100% souls run and his trick
  • gocha: for his Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow glitched run

Author's Encode

You can watch the run now on youtube

(Link to video)

This is all comments

Nach: This run can be a bit better, but is overall a nice improvement with good response. Since it's been a while since the last TAS was published, I'm going to accept this improvement, despite that it can be better.

natt: processing

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