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REVIEW: Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest

Never Played: CASTLEVANIA 2: SIMON’S QUEST

Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest will be our NES pick for “Never Played” category. Not only have I never played this particular game, I have never played a… 1,479 more words

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

Say what you will about Simon’s Quest’s shortcomings, but its sound design is some of the best on the NES.  Unlike the first game, with its ridiculous number of generic, tonally inappropriate pickup sounds, Castlevania II succeeds at creating satisfying, organic sounds that help flesh out the creepy world you’re exploring. 616 more words

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A 16-Bit Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Revamped

For me, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest was a watershed moment in the Metroidvania genre. Actually, take that back it completely redefined the Medtroidvania game design template. 251 more words

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Castlevania-thon 2014 - Simon's Quest-roid-vania

Outside of a couple of genuinely nonsensical puzzles, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest really doesn’t seem that bad to me. Admittedly, it is the weak link in the original NES trilogy, suffering from some really poor design decisions and sloppy programming. 412 more words

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