Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest

Direct sequel to the original Castlevania, featuring Simon Belmont attempting to rid his body of a deadly curse. First Castlevania to feature open-structure 2D platforming gameplay and RPG elements. What a horrible night to have a curse!


Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Available on: NES


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Delving Into Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – #1 - One of the games in Konami’s Castlevania Anniversary Collection that I was most interested to dig into was Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. I say this with the full knowledge that it has a bit of a reputation as being one of the least well-regarded Castlevania titles out there — but that was, in part, why I was … Continue reading Delving Into Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – #1
Delving Into Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – #2 - I’m enjoying Castlevania II, but I’m also seeing some of the reasons people might bounce off it a bit. There’s not really anything fundamentally wrong with it when taken in the context of its original release, but when revisited from a modern perspective it’s easy to find yourself missing the conveniences of modern games. Let’s take a … Continue reading Delving Into Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – #2
Delving Into Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – #3 - I finished Simon’s Quest! Yes, indeed, even after my podcasting buddy and good friend Chris Caskie suggested that I wouldn’t be able to stick it out to the end… I did! It wasn’t even entirely down to stubbornness or a desire to prove him wrong. I actually enjoyed the whole experience. Well, all right, most of the … Continue reading Delving Into Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – #3

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