Super Castlevania IV
Cheats & Codes
Castlevania IV on SNES is widely regarded as one of the best platformers of its time, and for good reason. Released in 1991, this classic game introduced players to a new level of action and adventure, all set to one of the most amazing soundtracks ever. I still get the Theme of Simon Belmont stuck in my head. The game’s replayability is legendary, with fans coming back to it again and again to relive its intense challenges and stunning visuals.
We’re here to dive into Castlevania IV on SNES, exploring its gameplay mechanics, level design, and of course, cheats to get you through this retro classic. So grab your whip and get ready to explore Dracula’s castle like never before! Also, be sure to check out our other cheats and walkthroughs!
Super Castlevania IV Levels
Castlevania IV has a total of 11 levels, each of which is divided into multiple sections. Each level features a unique layout and a variety of enemies and obstacles. The game’s level structure follows a linear path, with players progressing from one level to the next in a predetermined order. There are some secrets though as you will see later.
The Entrance: This level serves as an introduction to the game and features basic enemies and platforming challenges. The objective is to reach the end of the level and defeat the boss, the Giant Bat.
The Chapel: In this level, players must navigate through a haunted chapel and defeat the boss, the Medusa.
The Castle Courtyard: This level takes place outside of Dracula’s castle and features a variety of traps and enemies. The objective is to reach the end of the level and defeat the boss, the Mummies.
The Outer Wall: This level takes place on the outside of the castle and features a vertical ascent up the castle’s outer wall. The objective is to reach the top of the wall and defeat the boss, the Flying Medusa Heads.
The Tower: In this level, players must navigate a tall tower filled with traps and enemies. The objective is to reach the top of the tower and defeat the boss, the Creature.
The Clock Tower: This level takes place in a clock tower and features moving platforms and gears. The objective is to reach the end of the level and defeat the boss, the Gears of Death.
The Library: This level takes place in Dracula’s library and features bookshelves that can be used as platforms. The objective is to reach the end of the level and defeat the boss, the Slogra and Gaibon.
The Dungeons: In this level, players must navigate through Dracula’s dungeons and defeat the boss, the Cursed Prison.
The Treasury: This level takes place in Dracula’s treasury and features gold and treasure as obstacles. The objective is to reach the end of the level and defeat the boss, the Creature.
The Castle Keep: This level takes place in Dracula’s castle keep and features a variety of traps and enemies. The objective is to reach the end of the level and defeat the boss, Dracula’s second form.
The Final Battle: The final level takes place in Dracula’s inner sanctum and features the final battle against Dracula’s true form. The objective is to defeat Dracula and save humanity from his evil grasp.
Castlevania IV Cheats & Secrets
All Powerful Whip
To get the all-powerful whip in Castlevania IV on SNES, players need to enter a specific code at the title screen. The code is “Up, Down, Left, Right, A, B, X, Y.” If entered correctly, players will hear a sound effect confirming that the cheat has been activated. This cheat will give players a fully upgraded whip from the beginning of the game, making it much easier to defeat enemies and progress through levels.
There are a few ways to get extra lives and health in Castlevania IV on SNES. Here are some tips:
Find hidden items: Throughout the game, there are hidden walls that can be broken with your whip. These walls often contain items such as hearts (which restore health) and 1-up icons (which give you an extra life).
Grind enemies: Killing enemies can also drop hearts, and some enemies have a higher chance of dropping them than others. Keep an eye out for enemies that drop hearts frequently and grind them for extra health.
Use the “continue” cheat: If you pause the game and enter the code “Up, X, Down, Y, Left, B, Right, A” on the controller, you will restart at the beginning of the stage with all your lives and health restored. Note that this cheat can only be used once per stage.
Use the “10 lives” cheat: If you pause the game and enter the code “Up, Down, Up, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A” on the controller, you will receive 10 extra lives. This cheat can only be used once per game.
Secret Shortcut & Alternate Ending (Japenese Version)
To access the secret room and alternate ending in Castlevania IV on SNES, follow these steps:
In Stage 4, just after the first boss, there is a room with a spiked ceiling and a lever on the left side of the screen. Use the whip to hit the lever and the ceiling will stop moving.
Stand on the left side of the room, near the wall, and use the “Jump Kick” move to break through the ceiling.
Once you break through the ceiling, you will find yourself in a secret room with a set of stairs leading up. Climb the stairs to reach the alternate final stage.
In the alternate final stage, defeat Dracula and you will see the alternate ending.
Note that this cheat only works on the original Japanese version of Castlevania IV, as it was removed from the international versions.
Castlevania IV Game Bugs & Glitches
One of the most notable glitches in Super Castlevania IV is the “wall meat” glitch. In the game, players can often find pieces of meat hidden in walls that can be used to restore health. However, in some cases, these pieces of meat can become stuck in the wall, making them impossible to retrieve.
Another bug that has been reported by players is the “invincibility glitch”. This glitch occurs when players are hit by an enemy while standing on a moving platform. If the player is hit at the same time the platform moves, they will become invincible for a short period of time.
Other glitches include enemies getting stuck in walls, causing them to become invincible, and the game freezing in certain areas.
While these glitches can be frustrating for players, they do not detract from the overall experience of the game. In fact, for some players, these bugs and glitches add to the charm of playing a retro game. Nonetheless, if players encounter these issues, they can try resetting the game or reloading a save file to see if it fixes the problem.
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