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Total movies: 5


[Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 35:08.59 by Kriole.
DeSmuME movie (.dsm) (date: 2012-12-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 183.35 MB, length: 37:22)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 190.93 MB, length: 37:22)
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Submission #3780 — Author's comments
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Rating: 9.1 (20 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - Lucky TAS of 2012
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005), the first installment of Castlevania on the Nintendo DS, is a direct sequel to GBA hit Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow. In it, Soma Cruz continues to cultivate his unhealthy obsession with collecting the souls of his enemies.

Using the powers that only tool assistance can provide, every single possible soul is collected in a bit over 35 minutes. If you've ever played the game, you know what a pain those souls can be.

Very detailed information on the run is available in the author's comments.

There are also runs that complete the game as fast as possible with Soma, with Julius, and with Julius while staying in bounds.


[Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) in 20:58.62 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-03-03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 69.35 MB, length: 23:05)
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Submission #2576 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #456 (27:45.57)
Rating: 8.4 (22 votes)
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- Forgoes time-saving damage
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
In this run of the third Game Boy Advance entry of the Castlevania series, the author neither uses major warp glitches nor collects 100% of the souls, but still manages to beat the game in just over 20 minutes - almost 7 minutes faster than the previous run.

[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 24:56.1 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2011-03-13)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 98.52 MB, length: 26:55)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 97.59 MB, length: 26:59)
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Submission #3039 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1628 (25:47.05)
Rating: 9.1 (30.5 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, played on hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little less than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

Upon completing his warpless run, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 51 seconds.

However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the any% run by klmz.


Note: While the player doesn't use glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), he uses the normal warp rooms present in the castle.

Note: Starting from reset was necessary to use hard mode. However, doing so is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see the reasons.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 28:01.58 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2009-12-27)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 102.23 MB, length: 30:10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 107.78 MB, length: 30:03)
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Submission #2509 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.9 (27 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBx TAS of 2009

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Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. Even TASers who were trying their hand at this category since 2006 had to put their progress on hiatus due to the amount of luck manipulation going on in nearly every room.

But all that only made the awaited result sweeter, as this first complete all-souls TAS beats the game on Hard mode in less than half an hour without even using glitch warps.

However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the glitched TAS by klmz.

Note: while the movie doesn't use the glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), it does use the normal warp rooms present in the castle. Starting from reset was necessary to take advantage of using Hard mode; it is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see our reasons.


[Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" in 25:47.05 by Kriole.
VBA movie (.vbm) (date: 2010-10-01)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 93.97 MB, length: 27:55)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 99.73 MB, length: 27:48)
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Submission #2854 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1428 (28:01.58)
Rating: 8.7 (16 votes)
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- Best ending
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Award - GBA TAS of 2010Award - Lucky TAS of 2010

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Everyone who has at least once attempted to gather a soul from each of the 120 different enemies in Aria of Sorrow, especially during a speedrun, knows the frustration it incurs after a hundredth failed attempt to get the required drop. That just makes this all-souls TAS, which beats the game on Hard mode and without using glitch warps in a little more than 25 minutes, even more impressive.

Upon completing his warpless any%, Kriole decided to take another jab at this category, improving upon his earlier effort by 2 minutes and 14 seconds.

However, if you would like to see the game beaten to a pulp in a mere quarter of this time, don't miss the glitched TAS by klmz.


Note: while the movie doesn't use the glitch warps (neither by death nor by getting out-of-bounds using transform souls), it does use the normal warp rooms present in the castle.

Note: Starting from reset was necessary to take advantage of using Hard mode; it is normally not allowed — refer to the rules to see our reasons.

Please read the welcome page if you haven't already done so. It explains the rules and methods that apply to all of these movies, particularly the use of savestates and frame advance. Also refer to our Glossary to understand terms we use, such as TAS or other unfamiliar terms.

Added [Tier: Stars][Recommended for newcomers][Notable improvement]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Fz-last, klmz & Pike in 17:06.41 (2016-09-08)
- obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Fz-Last, alkdcY & Pike in 18:45.26 (2015-10-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 24:56.1 (2011-03-13)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 25:47.05 (2010-10-01)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Stars]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 28:01.58 (2009-12-27)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode, all bosses" by hellagels, KSeptuple & Pike in 11:52.03 (2015-06-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, all bosses" by McBobX in 11:36.38 (2014-08-06)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by hellagels & mtbRc in 03:53.83 (2014-09-26)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 03:57.55 (2014-06-28)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 04:35.52 (2012-07-11)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by cpadolf in 04:38.9 (2009-01-24)
- - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by zggzdydp in 04:51.98 (2008-06-17)
- - - - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by Atma in 05:53.17 (2006-03-20)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by mtbRc in 03:30.71 (2014-02-06)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons][Notable improvement]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by mtbRc in 03:50.05 (2013-04-12)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by McBobX in 07:43.76 (2013-01-18)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) by gocha in 08:20.12 (2009-10-17)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius mode" by mtbRc in 09:01.49 (2013-09-24)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "all souls" by Kriole in 35:08.59 (2012-12-12)
Added [Tier: Moons]DS Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (USA) "Julius, in bounds" by cpadolf in 19:20.63 (2012-07-28)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) "warp glitch" by klmz in 06:14.48 (2010-11-25)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by klmz in 06:46.2 (2008-06-18)
- - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by zggzdydp in 12:06.73 (2007-12-15)
- - - obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by pirate_sephiroth in 12:17.5 (2006-10-09)
Added [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by Kriole in 20:58.62 (2010-03-03)
- obsoletes [Tier: Moons]GBA Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (USA) by Atma in 27:45.57 (2006-01-11)


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