Castlevania: Bloodlines/Hidden content
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Bypass region lockout
Alternate music with final upgrades
In the options menu, play BGM 05 and SFX 073, then start the game. This will make one of three classic Castlevania tracks (Vampire Killer, Bloody Tears and Beginning) override the regular stage music when the Vampire Killer/Alcarde Spear is fully upgraded during gameplay. This will stop if the upgrade is lost.
Expert mode is normally unlocked when the game has been beaten, but the player can unlock it immediately by pressing on the title screen, then press (the Konami code) on the title screen menu. A sound will confirm correct entry.
9 lives and free continues
In the options menu, play BGM 05 and SFX 073, then return to the title screen and wait for "PRESS START BUTTON" to reappear. Press , then press . A sound will confirm correct entry. This not only unlocks Expert mode, but also allows the player to set their starting lives to 9.
Additionally, if the player gets a Game Over or presses RESET after this code has been entered, starting a new game will immediately start the player from the last scene they have reached.