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    Manual Translation by duz

    Version: 1.1 | Updated: 03/30/01 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
    Instruction Manual Translation
    v1.1 March 30, 2001
    (C) 2001 duz
    
    
    Intro:
    First off I'd like to say my knowledge of Japanese is about on par with
    the Japanese skills of a first grader, from Germany, a mute and has 3
    fingers missing.  So this is not a direct translation but instead an
    interpretation of the manual.  It also means that some stuff will be
    blank but all the important stuff will be covered.  If you find errors
    or have translated something I skipped, contact me at duz@ignmail.com
    You can always find the latest version at http://vge.cjb.net
    
    
    The Manual
    
    
    Page 1 and 1a - Warning
    Just warnings about your game, how it might steal your soul, etc.
    The standard boilerplate.
    
    
    Page 2 - Contents
    This is already in English so I won't bother.
    
    
    Page 3 - Prologue
    This is all Japanese so I'll do my best, if you know what it really says,
    contact me.
    
    The year is 1830.
    Lady Carmilla has brought Dracula back to life.
    Nathan Grabes and his best friend Hugh Baldwin head to Castle Dracula with
    Nathan's mentor and Hugh's father Maurice Baldwin to stop Dracula.
    Before they can fight Dracula, he destroys the floor beneath Hugh and Nathan
    causing them to plummet down a long shaft leaving Maurice alone with Dracula
    and Carmilla.
    Hugh and Nathan land safely.
    Hugh runs off to save his father leaving Nathan behind
    Thus begins the adventure with you in Nathan's boots.
    
    
    Page 4 and 5 - Game Start
    These pages detail the "CROSSROADS" which is just the main menu.
    Use A to enter an option and B to exit/cancel.
    
    DATA SELECT
    This is where you select your saved character as well as start new characters.
    To start a new game simply select a blank page and hit A.
    This will take you to a screen to enter your name.
    A selects the letter and B deletes it press start or select END when finished.
    
    NAME CHANGE
    This is where you can change the name of an already existing character.
    Press A to select the character to rename or B to cancel.
    That will take you to the same screen as when you first entered your name.
    
    DATA COPY
    This will copy one saved character to another page.
    Simply select the character to copy and then the page to copy it to.
    
    DATA DELETE
    This deletes your character.
    Select the character to delete and hit A.
    Hit A once more to confirm or B to cancel.
    
    
    Page 6 - Operation System
    
    L Shoulder Button - Toggle DSS on and off.
    R Shoulder Button - Use Special Move
    D-Pad - Move Character/Navigate Menus
    Start Button - Go to Status Menu/Start Game
    Select Button - Go to Map Screen
    A Button - Jump/Select highlighted
    B Button - Use Whip
    
    
    Page 7 - Operation System continued
    
    Press Left and Right to move Nathan left and right.
    Press Down to make Nathan duck.
    Press B while holding Down to make Nathan whip while squatting.
    Press A while holding Down to make Nathan slide.
    Press B while holding Up to make Nathan use a Secondary Weapon show on pg.
      14.  Using a Secondary Weapon uses Hearts.
    Press A to make Nathan jump.  The longer A is held the higher Nathan jumps.
    Press B to make Nathan use his Whip.
    Hold B to make Nathan Spin his Whip.
    Press L to toggle DSS.  Explained on pg. 10.
    Press R to use Nathan's Special Move.  Explained on pg. 15.
    
    
    Page 8 - Player's Rule
    
    Main Screen Breakdown
    1 Health Points bar
    2 Magic Points bar - Using DSS depletes MP, explained on pg. 10
    3 Secondary Weapon, explained on pg. 14
    4 Number of Hearts collected
    5 Name of last Enemy hit
    
    Map Screen Breakdown
    The flashing dot is where you are.
    The red squares are save points.
    The yellow squares are warp points.  More on pg. 20.
    The white lines are walls.
    The breaks in the white lines are doors.
    
    Status Screen Breakdown
    LV - Current level of Nathan
    STR - Strength of Nathan
    DEF - Defense strength of Nathan
    INT - Intelligence of Nathan
    LCK - Luck of Nathan
    STATUS - Status of Nathan.  See pg. 13 for Status conditions.
    
    
    Page 9 - Player's Rule continued
    
    TIME - Time played
    RATE - Percent completed
    HP - Current HP / Maximum HP
    MP - Current MP / Maximum MP
    HEART - Number of Hearts / Maximum number of Hearts
    EXP - Current Experience
    NEXT - Experience needed to next Level
    
    Use Up and Down to highlight the Menu Options and A to select.
    DSS - Go to the DSS Menu.  Explained on pg. 10.
    ITEM - Go to the Item and Equipment Menu.  Explained on pg. 10.
    CARD - Go to the Card menu.  Explained on pg. 11.
    MAGIC ITEM - Go to the Magic Item Menu.  Explained on pg. 11.
    CONFIG - Go to the Configuration Menu.  Explained on pg. 11.
    
    Controls for Menus
    D-Pad - Navigate Menu
    Start Button - Exit Menu
    A Button - Select highlighted option
    B Button - Cancel
    
    
    Page 10 - Player's Rule Continued
    
    DSS Menu
    DSS is a special mode that gives you extra powers.  The top half of the
    screen is where you select which powers you want to activate when you
    activate DSS mode.  In the bottom half, the MP needed to use the selected
    power in DSS mode as well as what the power is are displayed.
    
    Use Up and Down to switch between the top and bottom row.
    Use Left and Right to move back and forth across the cards.
    Use A to select the DSS power to put on the L Shoulder Button.
    
    ITEM Menu
    This screen is where you can equip armor and use items.  It also shows how
    the equipment will effect your stats.
    
    1 EQP BODY : Equip an item for you body
    2 EQP ARM R : Equip an item on your Right Arm
    3 EQP ARM L : Equip an item on your Left Arm
    4 USE : Use an item from pg. 15
    5 These are the items you can equip/use.  The top left is "NONE" when
      Equipping.
    
    1 Use Up and Down to highlight an option and press A to select it.
    2 Use the control pad to highlight which item to equip/use and press A to
      equip/use it.
    3 Press B at any time to cancel.
    
    
    Page 11 - Player's Rule Continued
    
    CARD Menu
    This screen shows all the cards you have collected.  The cards are what
    active your DSS powers.  Use the D-Pad to select the card and press A to
    read it.  Press B to exit.
    
    MAGIC ITEM Menu
    This screen displays the magic items you have collected and how to activate
    them.  Press B to exit.
    
    CONFIG Menu
    This is where you can change which button does what.  Use Up and Down to
    select the function.  Left and Right will change the button assigned to that
    function.  Press A to confirm and B to exit.
    
    
    Page 12 - Save & Continue
    
    Saving
    The room pictured is the only place you can save the game.  Walk under the
    red ball and press up.  Your HP and MP will automatically refill and you will
    be given the option to save your game.  The left option is Yes and the right
    is No.
    
    To clear all saved games, at the Title Screen, hold L + R + A + B and then
    press Select.  The left option is Yes and the right is No.
    
    Game Over
    When you die you will go to the game over screen.  If you choose Continue
    you will go back to the last save point.  If you choose End you will be
    taken back to the Title Screen.
    
    
    Page 13 - Status
    
    These are the Status condition you can become besides Good.
    
    Poison - Being poisoned slowly drains your health.  To cure poison see pg. 15.
    
    Cursed - You are unable to attack.  It goes away with time.
    
    Stone - You are a Statue and can not move.  Press Left and Right repeatedly
      free yourself.
    
    Ice - You are frozen.
    
    
    Page 14 - Items
    
    Secondary Weapons
    
    Hearts - There are two kinds of hearts.  Small Hearts count as one and Large
     Hearts count as 5.  Hearts cover the cost of using a Secondary Weapon.
    
    Press B while holding Up to use these
    Knife
    Ax
    Holy Water
    Cross
    Clock
    
    Equipment
    I'll translate the item names later.
    The top six are equipment for you arms.
    The bottom four are for your body.
    There are more armor in the game then shown.
    
    
    Page 15 - Items Continued
    
    Items
    HP Restorers - Orange Bottle (20HP) and Turkey Leg (50HP)
    MP Restorers - Blue Bottle (30%MP)
    Hearts Restorers - Heart on a stick (10H) and Heart on a larger stick (25H)
    Antidote - Purple Bottle (Cures Poison)
    ?? - Green Bottle (??)
    
    Special Items
    These items give Nathan his Special moves.
    Running Shoes - These shoes allow Nathan to run.  Press left or right
      twice to run in that direction.
    Wall Climb Shoes - These shoes allow Nathan to jump up a wall.  Hold R and
      press into the wall.  Nathan will then springboard away from the wall.
    Double Jump Amulet - This amulet allow Nathan to perform a double jump.
      Press Jump while in the air to do a second jump.
    Rock Smash Helmet - This helmet allows Nathan to smash a square stone.
      Press R will holding the direction of the rock.
    
    Secret Items
    
    Purple Jar - Refills HP
    Blue Jar - Refill MP
    Very Large Heart - Increases maximum number of hearts
    
    
    Page 17 through 19 - Characters
    These are the people and the monsters you'll see in the game.
    
    
    Page 20 - Points
    I have no idea what most of this is yet.  The bottom picture is a picture
      of the warp room.
    
    
    Page 21
    More warnings.