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[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 13:21.6 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-02-16)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 80.39 MB, length: 21:42)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 90.67 MB, length: 21:42)
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Submission #4189 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2519 (13:38.15)
Rating: 9.1 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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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.


[Tier: Stars][Has commentary]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "all relics & bosses" in 36:58.32 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-08-10)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 224.59 MB, length: 45:02)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 289.90 MB, length: 45:02)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #4367 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1592 (57:20.6)
Rating: 9.4 (12.5 votes)
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- 100% completion
- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here.

Not satisfied with just going on a death spree to Dracula, Alucard decides to steal every single one of his father's heirlooms, while also killing his prized collection of monsters. Luckily he has the handy ability of phasing through walls whenever he needs to.

A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here, along with one that avoids data corruption. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.


Author's commentary during the run's video can be watched on YouTube.
Note: Due to the lengthy amount of time needed to obtain the best ending in the previous run, this run was deemed significantly more entertaining, and thus obsoletes it.

[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "pacifist, low level" in 21:08.62 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-08-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 93.71 MB, length: 29:12)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 109.48 MB, length: 29:12)
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Submission #4374 — Author's comments
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Rating: 8.0 (8 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

This run beats the game at level 1 with 0 experience, and the only official (recorded in the bestiary) kill being Dracula. A few other enemies are killed using a glitch to avoid the kill being recorded or experience being awarded.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 12:44.25 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-08-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 82.43 MB, length: 21:08)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 92.61 MB, length: 21:08)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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Submission #4406 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #2536 (13:21.6)
Rating: 8.7 (6 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Second quest/Post game-completion
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
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.

A run that beats the game through save data corruption is available here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run that beats every boss, see this run. We also have a run of the Saturn version using Maria. We even have a run where Alucard avoids killing everything except Dracula.


[Tier: Stars]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) "Replay Mode" in 13:38.15 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-01-28)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 73.63 MB, length: 21:39)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 84.25 MB, length: 21:39)
Mirror archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
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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)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Starts from a saved state or SRAM
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
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.


[Tier: Moons]PSX Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (USA) in 18:40.08 by ForgoneMoose.
PSXjin movie (.pjm) (date: 2014-02-25)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 135.81 MB, length: 27:05)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 176.73 MB, length: 27:05)
Mirror www.archive.org (MKV Modern HQ)
Mirror www.archive.org (MP4 Compatibility)
Watch on (www.youtube.com)
Submission #4196 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1363 (19:01.63)
Rating: 8.8 (9 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Forgoes save data corruption
- Foregoes memory corruption
- Genre: Action
- Genre: Adventure
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
Not only was Castlevania: Symphony of the Night the first installment of the Castlevania series on PSX but also the first PSX game to have a published run here. Follow Dracula's son Alucard as he glitches through the castle on a quest to end his father's life.

ForgoneMoose manages to improve the previous run by 21.55 seconds due to better luck manipulation and movement technique.

A run that beats the game even faster through save data corruption is available here, and a 100% run covering the whole castle can be found here. If you prefer the main character to have muscular bare arms and to pray to the rain gods to defeat bosses, you may enjoy the Richter version. If you want to see a run on Replay mode that can skip many cutscenes, see this run.

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