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Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night
  • Developer: Konami
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Genre: Action Platformer
  • Release: Oct 2, 1997
  • ESRB: Teen

Various Cheats and Hints

Extra Options
At the name select screen, enter your name as AXELORD then go to the Settings screen.

True Hellfire
There is an interesting effect if you cast the Hellfire spell, (up, down, down-right,right and square) then press and hold UP, AFTER the teleport, but BEFORE the three fireballs go off. It shoots TWO of the black fireballs demonstrated by Dracula in the opening scene. As far as I can tell, it does no more damage, and costs the same, but it DOES punch through targets rather than be absorbed.

The Shield Rod Trick
If you have the Shield Rod you can do this trick. Equip the rod and any shield. Then, all you have to do is hit the left hand button and the right hand button (normaly the O and Square buttons) simultaniously and you will do a special move that has to do with the shield you have equiped. Every shield does something different. Experement with different shields to find out which one you like. Also, when you are equiped with the shield rod if you press back, foward, then attack Alucard launches a star from the rod. It must do something besides look really cool, but I haven't messed around with it that much to find out.

Alucard's Special Moves
Hellfire (15MP): up, down, down-right, right and square
Summon Spirit (5MP): left, right, up, down and square
Soul Steal (50MP): left, right, down-right, down, down-left, left, right and square
Dark Metamorphosis (10MP): left, up-left, up, up-right, right and square
Tetra Spirits (20MP): hold up for 2 seconds, then press up-right, right, down-right, down and square
Wolf Charge (10MP, must have "skill of wolf", and must also be in Wolf form): down, down-right, right and square
Sword Brothers (30MP, must be using the "Sword" familiar for this to work): down, down-right, right, up-right, hold up for 2 seconds, then press down and square
Wing Smash (8MP, must be in bat form when performing this): hold X, up, up-left, left, down-left, down, down-right, right and then release X

Belmont's Special Moves
Whip Uppercut: down, up and X
Run: right right, or left left (hold after second press)
Whip Twirl: hold Square, then tap any direction repeatedly
Slide: down and X
Slide Jump: down and X, X again immediatly after the first one
Back Flip: X twice, quickly
Whip Dash: up, down, downright, right and square (Richter is invulnerable when performing this)
Whip Lunge: left, then right and square(or vice versa)

210.1% Score in the Japanese Version
To get 210.1%, go to the Royal Chapel in the first castle. Go to the long vertical place where the confession room (the room with the chairs and you hear the bells) is at your right and the left leads to the large sword. Stand in the left side, but don't go in, equip the sword familiar and do half-circle forward and up-left and hold UP for two seconds then press DOWN + SQUARE (Sword Brothers.)When the sword is spinning transform into a bat and go to the left doorway. If your timing is right you should go *through* the wall and be able to fly around the castle. IMPORTANT: To obtain 210% you must have your sword familiar maxed out to level 99 with 99 experience points. If this is not acheived, the cheat doesnt work.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Fiddle with the Logo
When the words NOW LOADING are on screen, you can manipulate them with the d-pad.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Music Select
To gain access to the excellent soundtracks, complete the game (fully, with over 190%) with Alucard and restart a brand new game with Alucard (do not cover over the old one). When you get to the Librarian, simply walk up to him and a music select option will appear with the 'buy/sell' box.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Play as Richter in the Japanese Version
After beating the game once, start a new game and enter your name as RICHTER. You can play now as Richter Belmont.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Axe Lord Armor
After beating the game once, start a new game and enter your name as AXEARMOR. You'll find a cool new suit of armor in your inventory.

Secret Rooms
Here are the locations of some of the secret rooms in the game.

Room 1: Outer Wall
When you enter the stage from the Marble Garden, go down to meet an Armor Lord. Beat him and go to the left. Hack the wall on the left wall to get a Pot Roast. Stand in the Space for 20 seconds and you will go into a room with items

Room 2: Alchemy Lab And Necromancy Lab
In the Alchemy Lab, hack the wall in the first room going up. Inside is a Heart Max-up. The one in the Necromancy lab of the inverted castle is in the same spot.

Room 3: Colossem and Reverse Colossem
In the room with Blade Soldiers and Blade Masters, go to the first pillar, face left and use a few axes to reveil a passage.

Rooms 4 and 5: Orlox's Quarters and Akmodan's Chamber
The first room is in the room with the Sprit Sword. Go to the right to find a dead end, hack the wall to get some good items.

The second one is later in the stage. When you are in courtyard with the Vahalla Knights, go down to the ground and proceed left. Proceed left until you are in a room with the bridge. Hack Every part of the wall until you reveal the room. Do the same in Akmodan's Chamber's (Orlox's Room in the Inverted Castle)

Room 6: Clock Tower and Reverse Clock Tower
In the room before the Birdman boss, Hack the right wall at the top of the room.

Room 7: Pit to the Catacombs
Use the Demon Familiar to flip the switch after the Cerberas Boss to reveil a room. Do the same in the inverted castle.

Beating Galamoth
Here is an easy way to kill Galamoth. First find the Alucard Shield and the Shield Rod. Equip them both before you take him on. As soon as he starts to stand up, activate the Shield Rod combo (Square+Circle). When you stop flashing, run toward Galamoth so only the Alucard Shield is touching his leg. Great deals of HP will be taken away from him. I tried this and ended up killing him in 8 seconds!

Mablung Sword Combo
This cheat works just the same as that of the Shield Rod Combo, basically replacing the Shield Rod with the Mablung Sword. The only good thing this thing does is that the Mablung Sword has a higher attack damage and bonus def. compared to the Shield Rod, not to mention faster to use.

You can get a Mablung Sword if you keep killing the Poltergeist in the Anti-Chapel of the Reverse Castle, the big floating sword with spears and sheild as back-up. It's quite rare, so I suggest you equip at least one Ring of Arcana to obtain one.

Better Stats (Alucard)
When you fight Dracula with Belmont in the begin of the game DONT LOSE ANY HP and DONT TAKE ANY SUBWEAPONS(LIKE HOLY WATER) use only the fire whip and defeat Dracula. You should do this entire process in about 50 seconds. If successful, the stats Alucard starts with will be slightly (five points) higher than normal.

Librarian's Secret Stash
To get the librarian's secret stash under his chair you must have the super jump relic. After you have obtained this item go to the room under his. There will be a narrow vertical space that (when you jump into it) will lead to a Life Max Up.
Now jump repeatedly without touching the floor, but make sure the librarian's chair goes back on the floor. If this is done correctly you will first get the Ring of Arcana. If you contunue to do this you will then obtain the Dracula Tunic and after that the Axelord Armor will follow.

From: mintymurray, Aug 21, 2008
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