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DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

  • Platform: DS (Nintendo DS)
  • Abbreviation: CPoR
  • Display name: Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
  • Goodtools name: Castlevania - Portrait of Ruin
  • In group: Castlevania

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 04:04.59 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-06-17)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 40.72 MB, length: 07:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 42.59 MB, length: 07:40)
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Submission #5538 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2095 (04:18.65)
Rating: 7.7 (5.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run is an improvement of 14.06 seconds over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. Yet another slightly different route selection as well as better optimisation sends Dracula back to his coffin even faster.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 24:09.89 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-12-22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 217.89 MB, length: 27:46)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 191.14 MB, length: 27:46)
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Submission #5737 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2082 (25:19.52)
Rating: 9.1 (6 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - DS TAS of 2017
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

Beating Dracula into a pile of dust in under five minutes wasn't enough for our heroes, so this time they wreck his entire castle and surrounding areas before killing him. Every boss is slain, so you get to see more of that fast "showtime" action. Significant glitching is used; read the author's comments for more information.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "Richter mode" in 16:57.28 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2017-12-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 123.60 MB, length: 20:33)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 129.24 MB, length: 20:33)
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Submission #5736 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2257 (17:26.43)
Rating: 9.0 (5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Like many Castlevania games, Portrait of Ruin has extra alternate play modes available after completing the primary quest. In this case, you get to play as Richter Belmont and Maria Renard, using a dual character system very similar to the main quest.

mtbRc improves his previous movie by 29.15 seconds, thanks to better overall optimisation and the usage of the sliding tackle.

Total movies: 7


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 04:55.42 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2011-06-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 48.33 MB, length: 08:37)
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Submission #3170 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1437 (10:14.85)
Rating: 8.4 (16.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run saves 5:21.21 over the previous run (more than half its length!). First of all, the run uses a previously proposed alternate route. This route would be longer, except that there is also a glitch used which allows attacks to hit more often than they should, and this glitch makes the new route viable. Lastly, there are also faster movement methods used. As a result, you will (un)fortunately hear a lot less of Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto! in this version.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 11:40.35 by arukAdo.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2009-06-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 83.86 MB, length: 15:22)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 82.95 MB, length: 15:22)
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Submission #2255 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (21.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn Of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Austin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

The use of glitchy warps is not new to Castlevania runs, but what is new is the creative use of switching between the main characters for basic character movement. We dare you to not have "Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto!" stuck in your head after watching the run.

Be sure to read the submission text for explanations on the glitches used and the route choices.

In order to ensure that the weapon choice and route is optimal, the author created an alternate fully optimized test run with a new route. The run enters the final boss sooner with a weaker weapon, but spends more time fighting- so much so that 2/3ths of the movie is spent fighting Dracula! Despite using a newer version of the emulator to remove the lag issues of the published movie, the final time still comes to 47 seconds slower. The movie is different enough in execution to warrant a mention; see the canceled run.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "all bosses" in 25:19.52 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-07-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 182.03 MB, length: 28:56)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 172.12 MB, length: 28:56)
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Submission #3657 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.8 (11.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to Bloodlines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

Beating Dracula into a pile of dust in under five minutes wasn't enough for our heroes, so this time they wreck his entire castle and surrounding areas before killing him. Every boss is slain, so you get to see more of that fast "showtime" action. Significant glitching is used; read the author's comments for more information.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) "Richter mode" in 17:26.43 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2013-01-07)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 128.01 MB, length: 21:03)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 141.00 MB, length: 21:03)
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Submission #3794 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.5 (7.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Like many Castlevania games, Portrait of Ruin has extra alternate play modes available after completing the primary quest. In this case, you get to play as Richter Belmont and Maria Renard, using a dual character system very similar to the main quest.

Richter and Maria blaze a path of destruction through the castle, pacifying foes with a combination of crosses, doves and other wonderful things. Complex multiple-character motion is used to move as quickly as possible; see the author's comments for an in depth explanation.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 04:27.52 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-02-29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 45.96 MB, length: 08:04)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 45.01 MB, length: 08:04)
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Submission #3447 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1823 (04:55.42)
Rating: 8.5 (8 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run is an improvement of 27.81s over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. The areas of improvement include reduced lag, shopping optimization, and manipulation of the enemy used to gain levels prior to the final boss.


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 10:14.85 by arukAdo & gocha.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2009-12-29)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 84.65 MB, length: 13:51)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 81.18 MB, length: 13:51)
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Submission #2514 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1293 (11:40.35)
Rating: 7.6 (16.5 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn Of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Austin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

The use of glitchy warps is not new to Castlevania runs, but what is new is the creative use of switching between the main characters for basic character movement. We dare you to not have Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto! Jonasan! Sharotto! stuck in your head after watching the run.

Main improvements come from switching to a newer emulator version that helped eliminate most of the lag, better luck manipulation and optimized movement all around. The author has made a ghost script video for easier comparison. Be sure to read the previous version's submission text for explanations on the glitches used and the route choices.

In order to ensure that the weapon choice and route is optimal, the author created an alternate fully optimized test run with a new route. The run enters the final boss sooner with a weaker weapon (Final Sword), but spends more time fighting — so much so that 2/3 of the movie is spent fighting Dracula! Even though the emulator version was the same as the one used here, the final time is still over two minutes higher.


[Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (USA) in 04:18.65 by mtbRc.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-08-31)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 43.37 MB, length: 07:55)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 45.93 MB, length: 07:55)
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Submission #3684 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1976 (04:27.52)
Rating: 8.3 (17 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Uses a game restart sequence
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
The second Castlevania title released on Nintendo DS after Dawn of Sorrow, this game is a direct sequel to BloodLines on Sega Genesis. Dracula rises from the dead yet again (cue groan), and it's up to Jonathan Morris, helped out by Charlotte Aulin, a powerful mage student, to defeat him.

This run is an improvement of 8.84 seconds over the previous run by the same author and uses many of the same glitches. A slightly different route selection sends Dracula back to his coffin even faster.

#33868877693726780 - Portrait of Ruin sisters mode
por.dsm (2.43MB dsm movie [DS])
Uploaded 2016-09-25 06:38:36 by Fortranm (78 files)
For DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (5 files)
In 25:20.88 [90988 frames], 11891 rerecords)
4212 views, 220 downloads
No more desyncs
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#33616556699131697 - Portrait of Ruin verification movie
CV-PoR.dsm (13.9MB dsm movie [DS])
Uploaded 2016-09-13 21:55:22 by Fortranm (78 files)
For DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (5 files)
In 2:30:13.01 [539213 frames], 56445 rerecords)
4407 views, 233 downloads
A verification movie for Sisters Mode and Richter Mode runs, based on mtbRc's "all bosses" run. All maps other than Nest of Evil is complete. Konami Man, Vic Viper, Twin Bee, and 32 HP/MP Max Ups are acquired. Knife and Bible skills are mastered. Emulator used: desmume-0.9.7 and Advanced Bus-Level Timing OFF
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#30029762613802913 - SHOOOOOWTIME
axearmorlevel1-s2.dsm (190kB dsm movie [DS])
Uploaded 2016-04-05 09:08:45 by Samsara (54 files)
For DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (5 files)
In 01:05.77 [3935 frames], 2199 rerecords)
4620 views, 275 downloads
Old Axe Armor "hard, level 1", resynced.
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#29891664882382926 - OAA Hard Level 1
axearmorlevel1-s.dsm (183kB dsm movie [DS])
Uploaded 2016-03-30 03:53:00 by Samsara (54 files)
For DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (5 files)
In 01:01.59 [3685 frames], 1884 rerecords)
4621 views, 264 downloads
16 frames faster. Everything up to Behemoth chase is arandomgameTASer's input.
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#28601423233692735 - Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin - Old Axe Armor unlock movie
CV-PoR-OAA-unlock.dsm (6.38MB dsm movie [DS])
Uploaded 2016-02-01 01:19:44 by Mothrayas (113 files)
For DS Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (5 files)
In 1:09:02.84 [247850 frames], 53956 rerecords)
5473 views, 267 downloads
Uses input from #3657: mtbRc's DS Castlevania - Portrait Of Ruin "all bosses" in 25:19.52, then spends 40 minutes killing 1000 Old Axe Armors to unlock Old Axe Armor mode, and clears save file 1 and creates a save in slot 2 (there has to be at least 1 save file present to retain unlock data)

Uses DeSmuME 0.9.7 with advanced bus timing off.

To be used as verification movie for Old Axe Armor mode TASes

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