Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

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Advertising Blurbs - Wii:
    In this one-player adventure you once again take on the role of Simon Belmont 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 put upon Simon by the count. 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!

    Contributed by VictorVance (5507) on Mar 02, 2015.

magazine advertisement - NES (US):
    A nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to die there.

    Transylvania's vilest tourist attraction is awake and waiting to amuse.

    After being shutdown by a sharpened stake in Konami(tm)'s Castlevania(tm), Dracula's thirsting for revenge in Castlevania II -- Simon's Quest(tm) for Nintendo(tm).

    Your only hope of destroying his curse and surviving this quest are clues from cowardly villagers that'll lead you through graveyards, mansions and werewolf filled forests in search of hidden daggers, flame whips and magic potions.

    But be warned. When day turns into night, your return ticket from this terror trip could be cancelled!


    The shortage is over. And this classic Konami thriller is arriving by the casket-load everyday.

    Look for it wherever great games are sold!

    (Source: inside front cover of "The Sensational She-Hulk", Vol. 2, No. 12, Feb 1990.)

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (45140) on Mar 03, 2008.

Box cover back:
    Castlevania was a cake walk compared to this bloody curse.

    You thought you had the Prince of Darkness defanged - eh, Simon Belmont?

    Well think again, 'cause according to a damsel in distress, evil Count Dracula has left a horrifying curse in his wake. And the only hope you have of ending the terror is to destroy his missing body parts!

    Talk about your frightening quest, searching a maze of mansions, graveyards and dark eerie forests - each guarded by man-eating werewolves, fire-throwing zombies and other devilish demons.

    Your grim chances are kept alive in Transylvania, where cowardly villagers offer clues to the whereabouts of Dracula's remains. And where you'll purchase magic weapons, including silver knives and flame whips.

    But beware the night. For when the sun disappears, Dracula's curse grows deadlier. And your chances grow dimmer and dimmer.

    Contributed by Andreas Vilén (294) on Dec 11, 2003.