Advertising Blurbsmagazine 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 ORIGINAL CASTLEVANIA HAS RISEN AGAIN!
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 (44554) on Mar 03, 2008.
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 (285) on Dec 11, 2003.