Castlevania: Dawn Of Sorrow Nintendo DS Cheats

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Completion bonuses

  • Complete the game with the best ending to unlock Boss Rush mode, Sound Test mode, and New Game +.

  • Complete the game with Soma on Hard difficulty to get the Hell Flame Soul (triple fireball) move.

  • Completethe game with any ending to unlock Julius mode.

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Three 7's clothing

To get the three 7's clothing which boosts your Constitution, Intelligence, and Luck by 7, in the Garden Of Madness, there is a gold slot machine door. If the last three digits of your gold are 777, the door will open which contains the three 7's clothing.

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Julius HP recovery hint

Find an Imp and change to Yoko. Then, let the Imp posses her (make her attack). You should regain HP with each attack. Note: The Imp may choose to attack you; make sure you have enough HP to survive one or dodge it if the creature lunges.

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Double Archer hint

Set Amalaric Sniper soul as a Bullet soul, then set Skull Archer as a Guardian soul. Whenever you go to charge the Skull Archer with R, the Amalaric Sniper will instantly activate at the same time and fire alongside. This is a very powerful combo, especially in the early levels as how most enemies are not strong and will quickly die. Also note that depending on how long you charge the Skull Archer's soul, it may consume a lot of mana.

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Dmitri strategies

  • If you have a Witch Soul, let Dmitri copy it. The projectile attack from this soul is fairly easy to dodge and will make this fight much easier.

  • Use Une on him and let him copy it as it is also one of the easiest enemy skill to avoid. Also, be sure to not use any R skills (especially the familiars) as he will also copy them and use them along with the bullet skills, giving him two attacks which you must evade.

  • To defeat Dmitri during the first encounter with him, use the Axe Armor bullet-type soul only, because any other soul you use will be copied and used against you. Use the Axe Armor until you hit him once. He can now only use that attack. When he uses your Axe Armor, go in-between the attack and himself and hit him with any heavy weapon once. He will then dash backwards and attack you again. Repeat this trick until he is defeated. Do not get worried if he hits you with the Axe Armor, because it will not hurt much.

  • Use the Cave Troll Soul and let him copy it. The Tongue will go to the end of his arm.

  • Hit him with your best Soul first, then either Cave Troll or Axe Armor. After that, switch back to your best Soul. He will keep using his current Soul if you start using a Soul you hit him with previously.

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Secret monsters

There are three secret monsters; Yeti, Mothman, and Flying Humanoid. To get Yetis soul, get the Waiter Skeleton Soul and then go back to the beginning of the game. You will see him walking in the background. Toss the curry and he will come up; attack him to get his soul. To get Mothmans soul, you need the Rycuda Sould at level 2. Go to The Pinnacle to the area where there are two final guards and a light in between them. Strike the generator next to the light with Rycuda and Mothman will appear. To get the Flying Humanoids soul, you will need the Mandragora Soul. Enter the room in between the Zephyr Boss room and a save room, then use the Soul.

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Pass the spiked room

In order to pass the spiked room that is in Subterranean Hell, use one of these methods. The first is to equip the following souls: Puppet Master, Bat Company and Skeleton Ape. Fly up until you get to a space on the floor with Bat Company. Then, use Puppet Master so you can transfer to the next space. Fly again with Bat Company to the other side. The second method is to equip on your R souls, Bone Ark. Then, simply use it from the start of the spiked room and wait for it to carry you the next end.

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Play as Alucard in Boss Rush mode

To play as Alucard in Boss Rush mode, beat the game with Soma with a 100% completion and complete Julius mode. Then at the Konami logo, press Up(2), Down(2), Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. Remain idle until the Konami logo appears again, then press Up, Down, then hold Up until the sound of a door opening is heard. Select Boss Rush mode to play as Alucard with his Alucard Set.

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Play as Alucard in Julius mode

To play as Alucard in Julius mode, enter the Demon Guest House from the lower right enteric. Alucard will have a conversation with Julius and join your team. Alucard has his Alucard Sword and the High Jump Boots. He can also turn into a bat. He can use his Hellfire ability to attack from afar.

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Alternate Endings

Unlock the following endings by performing the corresponding tasks:

Bad ending Use the Paranoia Soul to enter the mirror during the second battle with Dario Bossi, defeat Aguni, then return to the other side of the mirror and get the Magic Seal. Then, go to the center of the castle and enter the Boss door without Mina's Talisman.
Best Ending Use the Paranoia Soul to fight Aguni. Collect the Magic Seal, then return to the center of the castle. Have Mina's Talisman equipped when you enter the Boss door, then beat the game.
Worst ending Defeat Dario Bossi in the second battle.

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Easy experience

To easily gain experience, equip yourself in the A set with Dracula's Tunic or Demon Mail, Gungner the Last Spear or Valhmanway Sword, and the Shaman Ring. In the Soul part, equip the Imp Soul in Bullet, the Black Panther in Guardian, and the Mothman in Enchant. In set B, have all the same except for the Chaos ring and the Succubus Bullet Soul. Go to the large falling trail near Lost Village. Then, go to the end and you will see an Iron Golem. With set A, use the Imp Soul and the weapon you selected to quickly kill him. When you run low on magic, change to set B with X and replenish fast with the Chaos Ring. If you run low on health, use the Succubus Soul to get life from the ghosts on the right and replenish. Go from right to left with the Phanter soul to go faster. Kill the Iron Golem to get 3,500 experience points each time.

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Soma continually jumps glitch

In the Mines of Judgment is a room that has a Bugbear, a Slogra, and a small ledge overlooking the room. Equip the Enchant-type soul Draghinazzo (stops flinching after taking damage) and destroy the Bugbear. Press R to activate Guardian-type soul Bat Company and fly into the ledge, just barely on the edge. Deactivate and Soma will be crouching on the ledge. Slide twice in the direction you are facing and once you fall off, keep pressing B to jump repeatedly. This may take several attempts, but Soma will continually jump until he touches the ground.

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Dario strategy

  • When facing Dario for the first time, have a weapon that does a great amount of damage (for example, the Death Scythe). When hit with the weapon, he will be knocked back and stunned. Hop in the air and attack again while in the air. You will still hit him and be able to hit quicker. Back him into a corner and keep hitting him. He will soon die. Note: It all depends on how much damage you do. The higher the strength, the better chance of knockback.

  • To kill Dario the last time you fight him, make sure you have the Puppet Master Soul. When Dario shoots his fire snakes and you are trapped in them, use the Puppet Master Soul to get behind him and keep attacking. Note: Using the Golden Axe from the souls helps a lot.

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Get to Bosses early

Get a Chaos Ring, a sword like the Alucard sword or a dagger-like weapon (must teleport Soma like the Alucard sword), the Succubus Soul, Treant Soul, and anything else that improves magic restoration. Go to a door you need a soul and use the Succubus Soul. Before finishing, use the dagger weapon. Note: For some doors you must be farther away so the door does not lock you out, stating that you need a seal. You should know be in the Boss room. Note: Do not use this trick on walls that have rooms next to them. Also, for Demetri's first fight in the Garden Of Madness, if you enter the door from the right, Demetri's scene happens and Somacan still move. Press A to read through dialogue; you cannot skip it. This trick can be used to go through places, such as the barriers in maze of the numbered rooms. It is possible to go through the game in nearly any order.

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Easier Boss Rush mode

To easily beat Boss Rush mode, activate the Devil Soul and use the Valmanway Sword. You can defeat all Bosses in under five minutes.

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Mina doll

To display a Mina doll waving her arms in the background of Yoko's shop, insert the Game Boy Advance game, Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow in the cartridge.

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Killer Clown Soul faces

If you have it, activate the Killer Clown Soul and use it on an enemy. Notice that the card gets larger and tears in half once it makes contact with an enemy. Also, notice that while it is tearing that it actually has a character's face on it. The card/character combos are:

Ace Julius Belmont
Jack Yoko Belnades
Joker Alucard Fahrenheit Tepes
King Hammer
Queen Mina Hakuba

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Iron Golem Soul hint

In your sets, equip in A: unarmed, your favorite armor, and Soul Eater Ring. In the Souls, equip Imp[B], Black Panther[G], and for enchant, you can use anything. In set B: use any weapon, your favorite armor, and Chaos Ring. In Souls, equip Succubus[B], and any other guardian and enchant, though Treant[E] is recommended. Then, go to the place in Wizardry lab where you destroy the ceiling. Find the fountain in the lost village, then fall all the way down, and turn right to find the Iron Golem. Activate Imp[B], and punch the thing quicklyand it should die. If you get low on HP or MP, use the Black Panther[G] soul to dash to the room on the right, then switch to set B. The Chaos Ring will replenish your MP and you can use the Succubus[B] soul to get HP from the ghosts. When the process is done, switch back to set A and continue fighting the golem.

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Abaddon strategy

When facing Abaddon, equip Death as your Guardian Soul. Death's scythes will repeatedly attack Abaddon  for about 30 to 35 HP of damage per hit. Death's Soul also will destroy some of the locust swarms that Abaddon uses. Keep evading Abaddon and the locust swarms, and use Mind Ups or Mana Prisms to keep your MP filled. Use potions or food when your HP gets low. When using a combination of physical attacks and Death's Guardian Soul, it will not take long to take down Abaddon.

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Rare Ring

To start a new game with the Rare Ring in your inventory, insert the Game Boy Advance game Castlevania: Aria Of Sorrow in the cartridge slot.

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Unlock the following bonuses by performing the corresponding tasks:

Chaos Ring Get 100% of the Souls to get the Chaos Ring, in the abyss.
Death Robe Finish Boss Rush mode in under six minutes to get the "Death Robe".
Nunchakus Finish Boss Rush mode in under seven minutes
Potion -Beat Boss Rush mode to unlock the Potion. Terror Bear Finish Boss Rush mode in under eight minutes
Rocket Launcher (RPG) Finish Boss Rush mode in under five minutes.

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Shaman Ring

To get the Shaman Ring which allows you to gain experience faster, in the Condemned Tower, there is a gold slot machine door. If the last three digits of your gold are 573, the door will open which contains the Shaman Ring.

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Iron Golem strategy

Use the Imp soul as it switches HP damage to MP damage.

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Leave level boundary glitch

The following glitch requires the Succubus Soul and the Cutall weapon. Go to the final save location in the Abyss and do the special attack on the very end of the wall, not near the door. Keep doing the special move until you fall out of the level. You can return to the save room. If you have a 100% map completion, you will uncover about 56% more if you manage to get back in the save room. Note: If this is done, you will make the final Boss impossible to defeat. After you defeat him, he will just respawn.

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To get the Crown, in the Demon Guest House, there is a small room with a bed, a waiter skeleton, and a chair in it. When you enter the skeleton will throw curry at you and run into then kill itself by running into the wall. Walk in front of the chair and press Up to sit in it. Wait approximately fifteen seconds and a crown will appear on the floor. It cannot be equipped and you cannot use it. The description reads "5000 points".

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Aguni strategy

Aguni is undoubtedly the hardest Boss in the game. He has four attacks; a downward spiral that explodes into big pillars of fire, three smaller fire pillars, a swoop attack, and repeated slashes with his claws. To evade his attacks, keep as far away as possible, or extremely close to a wall. When he swoops past or comes to swipe at you, duck underneath and slide inward. His pillar attacks can be dodged by jumping, and often open up for easy hits with a heavy weapon (for example, Great Axe or Mjollnjr). Some helpful Souls that can be used include: familiars, Corpseweed, Barbariccia and Erinys.

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Soul Synthesis warning

If you want the best weapons in the game, be ready to forfeit some of your Boss souls. For example, if you want the Claimh Solais then you must give up the Gergoth soul.

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Semi-immortal Succubus glitch

Equip the Bullet-type soul Succubus and a back-stabbing weapon (for example, Cinquedia). Press Up + Y to activate Succubus. As soon as Soma raises his arms, press A for a special attack. Soma will thrust forward and back, and will be surrounded by a red aura. That aura only lasts for about three seconds -- work as fast as you can. Walk into an opponent and stay in his space until the aura dissipates. Three things will happen when the aura disappears: The enemy will take damage based on your INT level (but normally around 200-300 damage); you will regenerate health (just like using Succubus normally); and you can walk through enemies with taking damage (like Iron Golem, Valkyrie, etc., minus the constant MP cost). This is sometimes extremely difficult to do, but once mastered the results are amazing. This glitch has two major flaws. You can only move sideways, with no jumping, sliding, back-dashing, "Hippogryphing", or using Souls (except Black Panther). Also, the chance of doing damage is random. Occasionally damage is done instantly, and sometimes not at all.

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Easy Soul Eater Ring and money hint

Get the Mimic soul and go to the Clock Tower. Find the save room with a spike pit next to it at the bottom right corner of the Clock Tower. The Mimic soul will usually give you 500 gold each time you are hit by the spikes. When you get low on health, go to the save room, heal, and repeat.

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Easy money

  • To easily earn money, go to the Lost Village and kill some Axe Armors until you receive an axe. Then, go to Yoko's place and upgrade the axe into the Battle Axe. Next, upgrade the Battle Axe into a Bhuj. It can be sold for 10,000 gold at Hammer's shop.

  • To easily earn money, get the Mimic Soul and go to the bottom right corner of the Clock Tower. There will be a save room and a spike pit. The Mimic Soul will usually give you 500 gold each time you are hit by the spikes. When you are low on health, go to the save room nearby and heal. Repeat as desired.

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Mothman strategy

Use the following trick to get Mothman to appear easily. First, go to Yoko and go to weapon synthesis. Synthesize the hammer to its final stage (Mjolln Jr.). Note: You will need to sacrifice a Boss soul in order to do this. Then, go to the Pinnacle and go to the room that has the two final guards. Use the weapon on the generator. This should make the Mothman appear.

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Puppet Master strategy

Use a familiar against the Puppet Master and have him attack the dolls the Puppet Master summons. This way, you can continue to attack the head while the familiar takes out the hands. Note: For this to work, you must have extremely quick reflexes and great hand-eye coordination.

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To get the bell, you need to get the Hippogryph Soul in the abyss, go to the room in the Dark Chapel with the three bells and use the Hippogryph Soul under each bell. One of them will drop the bell that you can sell to Hammer.

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Gold Ring

To get the Gold Ring which allows you to get more money from enemies and candles, in the left part of Subterranean Hell, there is a gold slot machine door. If the last three digits of your gold are 666, the door will slide back, and you can get the Gold Ring.

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Attack faster

To attack faster with heavy weapons such as a sword, hit an enemy while standing close to them and just as it connects press L to dash backwards. As soon as it stops, you can attack again.

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Last two abilities

To final two abilities are the Mudman and Procel souls which allow you to walk through water and stand freely. The Mudman soul is found in the Abyss and the Procel soul is found in Subterranean Hell.

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Easy damage hints

  • Get the Medusa Head Soul from Subterranean Hell and activate the Malphas "Double Jump" ability. At the peak of your double jump, hold R to use the Soul and press Down + B to perform a downward kick. With R held, you will stay afloat yet gain speed as if you were actually falling from a high peak. This combination can deal one (or two) hit KOs to many strong monsters (for example, Treant or Alura Une) when R is charged, and can take down powerful Bosses in as few as five hits.

  • Alternately, using certain bullet/guardian combos can yield incredible results. Using Bullet Souls in conjunction with a high-level familiar can make for a powerful damaging combo. Other combos that yield great results are:

Frozen Shade / Quetzalcoatl [E] Create blades of ice in front whelk Quetzalcoatl goes in for the kill. This is effective against single-file enemies.
Malachi / Gergoth [E] Throw Malachi's shadow orb to continually damage your foe while shooting Gergoth's beam.
Succubus / Catoblepas [E] Freeze your opponents in stone, then do double damage while regaining health.

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Konami Man

To get the Konami Man which can be sold to Hammer, in the Clocktower in one of the rooms with a lots of spikes, there is a small area with no spikes that is hard to reach. Use the Bat Company Soul and land on the spot, then crouch. When you see the Konami Man fly by, catch him.

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Free potions

You can get free potions in Subterranean Hell. Go to the area where there is a see-saw with a boulder on top, and three bells hanging in the background. Hit the flat part of the see-saw with a hammer type weapon. The rewards for ringing the bells are as follows:

  • First (lowest) - Potion
  • Second (middle) - High Potion
  • Third (highest) - Super Potion