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Review: Castlevania II - Simon's Quest (NES) 0

Another famous game franchise entry is up for review here in the form of the sequel to Konami's side-scrolling action/adventure game, Castlevania. Unlike so many follow-ups, Simon's Quest actually innovates and dramatically changes the gameplay structure of its forebearer. These deviations don't work in all cases though, making Castlevania II a game that strives for more ambitious inventiveness than it's ultimately capable of fulfilling.The alternative tone is apparent from the ou...

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Predecessor to the exploration/RPG based Castlevania games 0

Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was the sequel to the original Nintendo Entertainment System Castlevania, itself released on the NES in 1988. Like Zelda II, Final Fantasy II, and Super Mario Bros 2, Simon’s Quest retains a core of gameplay from the original with the rest of the game being a complete departure. The game opens with vampire hunter Simon Belmont on his titular quest, his goal to reassemble the pieces of the dark lord Dracula so that Simon can kill him again and cure himself of the dea...

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Great ideas, poor execution. 0

The ShortPros- Feels like a grand adventure- Adds a leveling/currency sense of progression to the series- Attempts to give an open world, which oddly enough is believable- Has phenomenal music- Looks decent enough- Has a day/night cycle that actually changes how the game is played Cons- Level design is a joke- Bad translations and obscure puzzles are a poor mixture- Next to no bosses to speak of- The game turns into farming for hearts (currency) to continue- Graphics lack the visual "pop" from ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

One of the best action platformers in the NES! 0

Ah the days of 8-bit! I still have my Nintendo in working condition and this a proud addition to my console. In a time in which games were extremely merciless and developers did not care whether or not you finished a game there was Castlevania II! By far my favorite all time Castlevania it puts you in the shoes of Simon Belmont ready to resume your fight against the night! Story As far as NES stories went very good and interesting after defeating Dracula you must gather up his body pieces in or...

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Vanquish the Horrible Night 0

Choppy day & night cycles notwithstanding, you can't deny that this is an important little piece of NES nostalgia. It's another great, big Nintendo adventure, full of creatures and mythical weapons and all that fun stuff. Konami may have tried a new flavor here that not everyone is fond of, but they did it with the same poise that they reserve for only their top-tier titles, and it shows. Just don't look into the Death Star, or you will die.And am I the only one who thinks that Simon's whip ...

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