Bosses

This game has piles of bosses, and for the most part, how you've played up to each encounter greatly influences how you deal with each. For this reason I don't include strategies on how to defeat each boss. With a little practice, players of any level can do this, and because players will have different items and conditions when they meet any given boss, it's probably best I leave those strategies up to you. Remember that all foes, except for area bosses, respawn if you leave the room. For this...

What to Do Once You Can Turn to Mist

Seep through the door above and left of the Observation Deck in the Outer Wall. Float into the room left of the Colosseum boss room to get the coveted Bat Soul. Dive into all the pools in the Groundwater Vein and collect the goodies. Stand in the pool and turn the third gear in the Clock Tower to open the locked door. y Go to the room beneath the Librarian and perform the High Jump at, it + X) to get the Life Max hidden under his chair. w -TlT L_J y n n - n Aft Fig. 2-3. Bosses, Items, and...

Inventory Screen

Map Avec Objets Castlevania Sotn

To get there, press the start button. The first item is Inventory, which lists your equipment. The second item is your spell screen, which lists all you magic spells. Third is your special item inventory, which lists items like cards and artifacts. Fourth is Administrative, where you can customize the settings and control color balance. The fifth item displays Friends' status (levels and so on). Castlevania is somewhat nonlinear. There are no traditional levels in that you cannot and need not...

Transporters

You'll uncover 'transporters' large keyhole-shaped rooms spread around the castle as the game rolls along. Use them to move around the castle more efficiently. Press Up to go the next station counterclockwise. Each station has a different wall carving, so I identify them by that Fig. 2-2. Here's a map of transporter locations. Fig. 2-2. Here's a map of transporter locations. Fortunately, there's a place where players can purchase items to help them in their quest. I explain how to get there in...

Objects Items

After you kill a monster, you may notice it's dropped something. These goodies may be items as common as a Band of Gold, or as precious as a Top-o'-the-Line Weapon. Note that (as you might expect) some monsters drop nothing, leaving you only the satisfaction of the kill. A degree of probability dictates how often an item will appear. You may get an object early in the game. On the first try, rare items may take dozens of kills to obtain. Raising your Luck factor increases the likelihood of...