Castlevania II: Simon's Quest on the NES.
15 years after the first Game Boy Castlevania, Christopher Belmont finds that his son has been kidnapped by Dracula and turned into a demon. This makes him a very unhappy Belmont, and he sets off on a roaring rampage of retribution.
Castlevania game so far. These locations look pretty damn unusual too now that I think about it. Looks more like sci-fi fantasy on an alien world than a trip to Dracula's castle.
You know, this 'crystal castle' looks supiciously like ancient Greece to me.
I see hearts are back to being sub-weapon ammo, instead of health like in the first Game Boy game. Plus the game feels slicker somehow.
I gotta say that I am liking this music though. It doesn't sound like typical Castlevania music, but it's cool.
Castlevania games so far.
Well, okay there was the one in the arcade game that came apart and threw bricks at me, but that's totally different. Also thanks a lot for reminding me about that damn wall.
I can dodge the fire... sometimes, but it's no good if I can't hurt the bastard. Oh wait, I just hit the crystal as he's appearing. Stage complete!
Also like in Castlevania: The Adventure, enemies respawn off screen, so it's possible that I'll keep running into guys like this even after I've killed them once.
ONE CONTINUE LATER.
Well, like the rest of the Castlevanias I've played so far it can be a pain in the ass sometimes, but this one's got some charm to it. I gave Castlevania on the NES a gold star, so it seems fair to give this a star too.
1986 - Castlevania (NES)
1986 - Vampire Killer (MSX2)
1987 - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)
1988 - Haunted Castle (Arcade)
1989 - Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy)
1990 - Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES)
1991 - Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy)
1991 - Super Castlevania IV (SNES)
1993 - Akumajō Dracula / Castlevania Chronicles (X68000)
1993 - Akumajō Dracula X: Chi no Rondo / Rondo of Blood (TurboGrafx-CD)
1994 - Castlevania: The New Generation / Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis/Mega Drive)
1995 - Castlevania: Vampire's Kiss / Castlevania: Dracula X (SNES)
1997 - Castlevania Legends (Game Boy)