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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES) game cover art
Platform: NES
Genre: Adventure
Developer: Konami

Publisher
Region
Released
NA
12/??/1988
EU
04/27/1990

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Staff Reviews

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest review

Reviewed December 31, 2003

Marc Golding says: "Despite destroying Dracula in game one, stout-hearted Vampire Killer (thatís a proper title, Iíd have you know!) Simon Belmont is stricken by a curse at the hands of the dying despot, and desperately needs to find five of the bloodsuckerís body parts in order to be free of what plagues him. A nasty business to be sure - Iím not altogether certain, but hack Thomas Harris might have lent some assistance in developing the gruesome plot. "
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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest review

Reviewed October 27, 2009

Sho says: "There's the worn signage and crumbling brick of villages that tower over intricate catwalks of staircases, a setting so vividly recreated when it was put to the torch in Dracula X. There are the nocturnal treks through thick forestry in pursuit of bouncing werewolves and suspicious ferrymen who'll take you "someplace good," or the skeletons forlornly hanging in chains beneath the bowels of haunted mansions. And of course, a classic compilation of music that was even enhanced over the original disk release: the now legendary chords of "Bloody Tears" that accompany your travels, the less celebrated but similarly excellent "Silence of Daylight" in town, and that spine-tingling tune upon finally stepping into the ruined halls of Castlevania itself."
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Reader Reviews

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest review

Reviewed July 08, 2010

disco says: "Simon Belmont is dying. The once great champion of the Belmont family- the man who killed Dracula and saved the world - is coming to a cruel and painful demise. He can barely hold his legendary whip anymore. Not just because heís grown weak, but because his body canít handle the movements. His old wounds are still aching. His muscles are slowly rotting off his bones. His skin has become pale, lifeless. Itís not old age; itís only been seven years since the first game. Itís something far worse: D..."
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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest review

Reviewed October 04, 2011

JoeTheDestroyer says: "It's almost beautiful how the old mechanics and concepts can be adapted into a different style of game, one that looks brilliant at first glance and feels adventurous and exciting. It all seems so picture perfect that when it finally goes wrong you can't help but shed a few bloody tears of your own."
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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest review

Reviewed September 12, 2005

psychopenguin says: "I hate Simon's Quest. "
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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest review

Reviewed December 31, 1969

ratking says: "After Castlevania's success it was obvious a sequel would be made. Like Zelda though, the sequel was much different from the first, and not near as good. Instead of the simple sidescroller with enemies at every turn, and no complex puzzles Castlevania II weakens the enemies, and makes it so there are puzzles to solve, and many different ruotes to go. This is not really what Castlevania is supposed to be. "
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