Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

created and published by Konami in 1988-12, running on Nintendo Entertainment System
type: beat 'em up, platformer, role-play
genre: Horror, Fantasy, Metroidvania
series: Castlevania
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng
3.4/5

Personal reviews (3)

The sequel of Castlevania made a similar change in style as the Zelda-sequel. Konami added RPG-elements, puzzles and left the strict linear path. Technically the game is excellent with great graphics and music and atmospheric surroundings. However the game also has some very strange game play elements. There are not enough useful hints for some puzzles and I felt that without a walkthrough you would feel a bit lost. It is actually the same kind of problem that I had with the Zelda-sequel. The cartridge version was released only in the US/EU a good year after the original Japanese Famicom Disk System version.

# 2013-06-18 12:10:47
Outstanding twist of Castlevania to a RPG (AKA the Dark Side)... Best game in the series until Symphony of the Night came out and kicked everything's arse. Better have a lot of patience, though.
# 2006
A different style of Castlevania--an actual QUEST instead of normal walk through castle, kill bad guys. Some great tunes, too. Not quite up to par with Castlevania 3, but what game is?
trevor belmont - # 2006

Official description

In this one-player adventure, you'll take on the role of Simon Belmont once again and duel to the death with Count Dracula. Grab your legendary whip, Vampire Killer, and roam freely through Transylvania on a quest to find the count's missing body parts-these are the key to breaking an evil curse. This quest won't be easy, though, for you must battle hideous fiends who stalk the land. In addition to the intense action and tight control the Castlevania series is known for, this sequel also introduced several unique game-play elements into the fold. Build experience the longer you play, buy weapons and items from merchants, or talk with villagers to get clues (some of which are false). Watch as day turns to night and then back again. Take a deep breath, steady your nerves, and help Simon end his curse and defeat the count once and for all.
# 2007-11-01 01:28:55 - official description

Technical specs

additional hardware: NES Classic,
display: raster

External reviews (7) - average: 75.6% - median: 75%

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Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de341989-099/1275%
IGN2007*7/1070%
Joystickfr61990-0695/10095%
Player Onefr11990-0972/10072%
Power Playde161989-0782/10082%
The Games Machineuk321990-0755/10055%
Tilt 39-113fr801990-0716/2080%

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