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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.