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So I was playing this game today and I got to the place where you battle Death. Since I was playing on Magician mode I decided the easiest way to beat him/her/it would be to spam the Thunderbird summon over and over again until he/she/it died. To my surprise, as Death transformed into his/her/its second form, the graphics went all glitchy, with sprites being displaced, temporarily disappearing altogether, and in general looking like a jumbled mess (see lower right corner of the screenshot for an example of what I mean). The problems persisted even after I beat Death, until I reset the game.

[Image: castlevaniacircleofthem.png]

Having beaten the game several times before, I am pretty sure this is not supposed to happen. It looks like it could be a glitch in the game but I did a quick Google search and it doesn't look like anyone has had similar problems with the game so I decided to post here as I believe it is a problem with the emulator.

To demonstrate the issue more clearly, I have attached a save state taken shortly after the battle. I am using VBA-M revision 1149.
could be caused by an abuse of the save state system...

then again, it could be the core doing something wrong.
this could be fixed, please try reproducing it in the latest svn.
I'll have to agree. I've also experienced this problem; midway between the Death boss fight in Circle of the Moon the graphics will sometimes become corrupted.
I'll try to reproduce this on the latest VBA.
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