Castlevania : Simon's Destiny is a standalone non-profit GZDOOM based fan game born as a love letter to this legendary franchise.
This mod aims to reinvent the very first NES title of the franchise with a nostalgic yet brand new first person gameplay.
All the levels from the classic NES era game have been reimagined like never before, experience the tale of Simon's fight against Dracula and his army of the night!

--------HOW TO INSTALL--------

* Download Gzdoom (Version 3.2.1 or newer) at
* Put Castlevania.ipk3 in the same folder of Gzdoom
* Open Gzdoom and select "Castlevania: Simon's Destiny" in the game window (Make sure video settings below the selection box are set on "Hardware (OpenGL)")
* Play!

Build your own Simon's Destiny retro box!

* Download the template here:
* Print the two files on A4 paper
* Cut, glue and assemble!

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Welcome to the Editor's Choice awards for the 2017 Mod of the Year Awards, where we show recognition to the mods from the past year that we've found to be personally deserving of attention.

Best Singleplayer

A mod which brings extra depth or significance to an engrossing singleplayer experience.

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Best Multiplayer

A mod which offers a new way to play with your friends.

Just Cause 3 Multiplayer Mod

For: Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 Multiplayer is a free modification bringing highly-customizable multiplayer to the Just Cause franchise. Our modification opens the door to incredible multiplayer possibilities including racing, deathmatch, skydiving, roleplaying or freeroam. But it doesn't have to stop there: Thanks to our powerful scripting API server owners can easily create gamemodes on their own.

Best Graphical Overhaul

A mod which focuses on beatifying an older game with technical and artistic upgrades.

Resident Evil 4 HD Project

For: Resident Evil 4

No version of RE4 has completely updated the visuals to true HD. This project will. In preparation for the original game, Capcom gathered texture assets by photographing a variety of real-world locations, primarily throughout Spain and Wales. For this project, Albert has gone to these same locations to gather higher resolution assets. The result is a visual experience that is as true to the original game as possible, presented in resolutions up to 16 times that of the original game.

Best Classic Revival

A mod which takes a previously-existing modification and upgrades and enhances it for 2017.

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Best Crossover

A mod which smashes two or more completely separate games together

to make something unique and special.


For: Half-Life

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Totality Award

This award is for a total conversion that transforms a game into something completely distinct and new

Castlevania: Simon’s Destiny

For: Doom

Castlevania: Simon's Destiny is a non-profit GZDOOM based fangame born as a love letter to this legendary franchise. This mod aims to reinvent the very first NES title of the franchise with a nostalgic yet brand new first person gameplay.

Expansion-worthy Award

This is a mod that we wouldn’t be surprised to see as an official expansion,

or be worth paying money for.

Half Life: Caged

For: Half-Life

Future Games Select and Cayle George bring you a prison escape like no other in this electrifying modification for Half-Life! Break from captivity, conquer the facility and discover the secrets of Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D.!

Best Adaptation Award

A mod that uses the story or universe of a film or television properly to

accurately recreate its world and vibe

A Clash of Kings

For: Mount & Blade Warband

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A Clash of Kings is a modification, set in the fictional "A Song of Ice and Fire" universe, for the popular Taleworlds game "Mount and Blade: Warband" version 1.161.

Historical Accuracy Award

A mod that dives into a period of history rarely touched upon by other games,

and does so with great attention to detail

Age of Bronze

For: Total War: Rome II

Age of Bronze is a total conversion mod of Total War : Rome II with brand new factions and units based on archeological and historical sources, with special new 3D assets and textures created. A campaign is planned and currently in development.

Continuing Legacy Award

A mod that takes a game from a franchise abandoned or ended by its original

developers and continues the series in a new and interesting direction

Command & Conquer: Tiberium Secrets

For: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Tiberium Secrets is a total overhaul mod set in a parallel universe that introduces three new factions that can stand in conjunction and potentially independent from the Command and Conquer Tiberium universe. These new factions come complete with diverse units, structures, mechanics, and lore.

Most Anticipated

A mod which, though not yet released, has spent 2017 building incredible anticipation for it

Fallout: New California

For: Fallout: New Vegas

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Mod Monster

Special award presented by, for a game that has embraced modding

stronger than any other on ModDB in 2017.

Hello Neighbor

By: Dynamic Pixels | tinyBuild

Hello Neighbor is a stealth horror game about sneaking into your neighbor's house to figure out what horrible secrets he's hiding in the basement. You play against an advanced AI that learns from your every move. Really enjoying climbing through that backyard window? Expect a bear trap there. Sneaking through the front door? There'll be cameras there soon. Trying to escape? The Neighbor will find a shortcut and catch you.

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Excellent Mod, the best I have ever seen and worthy of a gold medal. You combined Castlevania and Doom like a PB&J sandwich.

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Hey Batandy,

Love the game but I'm having major issues. Ver. 1.1 crashes when you get to a certain point in the misty castle. Can't get any further. So, I was excited to see an update. This one won't even start. I get this;

Castlevania.ipk3:zscript.txt, line 3: Class name MenuHandler already exists

Execution could not continue.

1 errors, 0 warnings while compiling Castlevania.ipk3:zscript.txt

Any help would be appreciated.


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Batandy Creator

Please download the latest version of Gzdoom

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Yep, did that and I still get the same. 32 and 64 bit versions.

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Batandy Creator

Sorry but i don't know what's going on, i run it fine on the latest Gzdoom. Make sure you are not loading it with other mods that could cause conflicts.

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Where can i play this game?is there any amulator for this game for android?

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No Illusionary Dance on the Dracula fight??? Son, I am disappoint...

Otherwise, AMAZING MOD!!! I want to see one of the Metroid-vania games remade in this style!

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Same Here.

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Excellent combination of Castlevania and Doom. There's just enough of each that the feel of either is not lost.

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