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Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:20 pm
by Ziggy587
Super Castlevania IV - Passwords

(Right-click on the pic, then click View Image for the full resolution)

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Looking up passwords for this game is annoying for me because I don't have the stage numbers memorized. Some sites give descriptive names for the levels, but those names aren't in-game and usually don't match the names that I gave these levels in 1993 so they don't do me any good. So I thought it would be good to have a screen shot of each level besides the password screen for it, that way I can easily tell which password I need to continue where I left off.

I made the image 1920 pixels wide, so at full resolution it will take up the entire width of a 1080p screen. The idea is to scroll down through it, like it was a webpage.

edit: I made one that's formatted better for a cell phone: https://i.imgur.com/p5YAw8v.jpg

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:11 pm
by MrPopo

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:30 pm
by Ack
I really like Ziggy's method. Sure beats the drawings I put in my notepad while playing through it years ago.

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:41 pm
by MrPopo
In this modern age I use my phone to cap a password when I'm quitting for the day.

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:46 pm
by Ziggy587
MrPopo wrote:In this modern age I use my phone to cap a password when I'm quitting for the day.


Same here, but in CV4 you have to lose all your lives and get a game over to view the password. Which is very annoying because I mostly gain lives instead of losing them, so it's usually a pain in the ass to get to the password screen if I want to take a break.

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:55 pm
by opa
Neat.
Bloodlines is a bit more forgiving since it shows you the current password between stages.

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:04 pm
by Ziggy587
opa wrote:Bloodlines is a bit more forgiving since it shows you the current password between stages.


The Japanese version, Vampire Killer, does not show the password between stages. The North American version doesn't have unlimited continues like every other Castlevania game does, which is why they have to show you the passwords between stages. Otherwise you'd have to waste a continue just to get the password. I don't know if Vampire Killer has unlimited continues or not, but I definitely remember that it doesn't show the passwords between stages.

Speaking of, I always hated that Rondo of Blood only lets you save at a game over. I wish it saved between each stage, because if I want to stop playing and not lose progress I have to get a game over. But the game counts the game overs on your save file.

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:22 pm
by PresidentLeever
Looks good!

Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:50 pm
by Ziggy587
I made another version that's better formatted for a (portrait oriented) cell phone or tablet.

https://i.imgur.com/p5YAw8v.jpg

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Re: Super Castlevania IV - Passwords (Image I created)

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:08 pm
by pook99
Very cool!

Nowadays I just use save states in place of passwords but if I was going to use a password I would want it to look like that.