(PSP) Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

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Cheat: Keep Alucard's Gear

To keep all of Alucard's super-powerful equipment at the beginning of Symphony of the Night, do the following. Head through the initial two areas, full of zombies and other weak foes. When you finally arrive to the third room where you encounter Shaft, enter the room and then quickly exit. If done properly, the Shaft cutscene will be bypassed, and you'll retain all of Alucard's initial super-powerful equipment. Enjoy!

Cheat: Alucard's Luck +20

The following works for the PSP version of Symphony of the Night, just as it worked on the original PSX version. Insert your name as X-X!V"Q …this will allow you to start the game with +20 Luck for Alucard, since you start with an item that increases your Luck an incredible amount.

Cheat: The Stairs

If you're looking for a useful tip to get through Time Attack challenges, consider the following glitch. This glitch allows you to pass through walls, floors, across pits, and more. You can basically bypass everything once you fall through the floor. In order to accomplish this glitch successfully, you must first head to any staircase. Climb up to the middle of the stairs and stop. Then, walk back down to the lowest step.

From here, press down, and then quickly press backwards (pressing both simultaneously). If done properly, the character will have a foot on the stairs and another foot in or underneath or behind the floor you're trying to breach (that the stairs are connected to). When you see this, release back on the d-pad, and the character will fall completely through the floor to a glitched area underneath the stage.

If the glitch doesn't work, make sure of two things: that your character isn't facing the staircase, and that you're pressing down and backwards simultaneously. Also keep in mind that depending on where you are, the glitch may not work properly. You may get stuck and have to reset the game in certain areas. Maria is also preferable to Richter because she can jump higher and hence get out of these glitched areas more easily.

Unlockable: Maria

If you want to unlock Maria as a playable character in Rondo of Blood, try this. Head to the second stage, and go through until you get to the area where the Minotaur enemy is chasing Richter. There will be candles for you to whip as you're being chased. Make sure to hit them all, as one of them is holding a special key, which will appear as your sub-weapon. After the Minotaur chase ends, head to the end of the nearby sewer path. There will be a locked door. The Key sub-weapon will open it. Head on through, and Maria will now be a playable character.

Unlockable: Symphony of the Night

To unlock the 1997 PSX classic Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, you must head to the alternate version of the third stage in the 3D remake. Once there, head upward to the topmost level of the stage, where you fight a bone snake that's attached to the wall. Just left of the bone snake, hanging from the ceiling, is a green cage-like object you need to hit (Maria can easily hit it with her normal weapons, Richter may need an Axe subweapon). Hitting the green cage creates a platform that lets you jump to the upper row of platforms. Continue right along this upper row of platforms until you reach a white tomb stone. Destroy it and collect the pickup to unlock Symphony of the Night. (Note: You do NOT need to complete the stage for the unlock to take.)

Unlockable: Rondo of Blood (Original)

To unlock the original Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, head to the fourth stage of the remake. As you head towards the end of the stage, you'll encounter an area where you can destroy the lower section of a wall, which will make a bomb suddenly appear. By attacking the bomb, you can blow up the rest of the wall. Head into the adjoining secret area, traverse the platforms, kill the Axe Knights, and at the end of your trek, you will find the item that will unlock the original, non-3D Rondo of Blood.

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