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Level Details
Game Super Castlevania IV
Level sections 1-1, 1-2, 1-3
Level name Horse Stables
Previous level None
Next level Stage 2

Safe Route


  • This route is intended for beginners and avoids most damage boosts to get through the stage.

Optimal Route


  • At 1:10 performs the wall clip (saves ~2.5). A tutorial can be found below.
  • At 1:20 this skeleton is random. If he does not jump you will take a secondary boost in the next screen.
  • At 2:00 performs a medusa boost with a limp whip, (each saves ~.25) see visual cues below for more information.
  • At 2:20 for more information on the boss fight see below section.

1-2 Wall Clip Tutorials


  • This trick saves ~2.5 over normal strat and the inputs are precise to getting into the wall successfully.
  • When connecting to the ring the screen needs to scroll left so the game will try to eject you to the right side of the wall.
  • These are the 4 pixels where Simon can jump into the screen transition. See visuals below.
  • For other tutorials on wall clip see link here.

Frame to let go

WallClipFrame to let go.png

Pixels To Jump Into Transition

WallClipTPpixel1.jpg WallClipTPpixel2.jpg WallClipTPpixel3.jpg WallClipTPpixel4.jpg

1-3 Medusa Boosts


  • This video demonstrates the medusa boosts and how to execute.
  • The higher your boost the more frames you save.

Visual Guide for Boosting

Stage 1 1st Medusa Head Boost.jpg Stage 1 2nd Medusa Head Boost.jpg

Boss: Rowdain



  • Whipping 4 times helps set up the timing so the first cross hits the horse head as it appears.



  • You lose no time on clunk frames when you enter the boss as the transition is scripted.
  • Jump 3 times before the fight starts as a cue for when to throw your crosses.
  • Please see Joe's boss tutorial as well for more detailed information.