Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest
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How to play
Castlevania 2: Simon's Quest(tm)
The second coming of Count Dracula
You're Simon Belmont, bravest of the brave, boldest of the bold, a gothic
warrior respected by kings.
You earned your praise, not by crushing Viking invaders or Turkish hordes, but
by destroying the evil Count Dracula in a duel to the death at Castlevania.
But your victory proved painful, as the wounds inflicted during the duel
slowly gnawed at your soul.
One day, though, a beautiful maiden appeared. With a soft voice she warned
that you were possessed by the Count's curse. She said your only hope of
destroying the curse and healing your scars was to find the five body parts of
Count Dracula and burn them all in his Castle, ending forever the reign of
the Prince of Darkness.
Suddenly, like most beautiful visions, she began to fade. And as you reached
to touch her, she spoke her final words -
"Fear not, brave Simon, for if you have the courage to risk your life, you
will find the strength to win again."
How to play
In this one-player adventure your quest is to discover Count Dracula's 5
missing body parts. Upon finding these gruesome items, proceed to Dracula's
Castle, where you'll again duel to the death with the Count. But heed the
spirit's warning and find the Magic Cross before entering his domain.
This quest won't be easy, for you must battle hideous fiends who stalk the
land. Fortunately, the longer you survive, the greater your Experience rating
and the less vulnerable your troubled soul.
Secrets to this adventure can be found as you wander around friendly
Transylvania. Stop and talk to the villagers, because these helpful strangers
will give you clues. Some are also merchants who'll sell you weapons and other
mystical items. Your purchasing power depends on how many hearts you've
collected during your confrontations with evil.
Another warning from the spirit: a few friendly villagers are town pranksters,
and their clues are false. Of course, you'll never know until you take the
Press start button for multi-screen
1. The time you've spent in the adventure.
2. Your Experience Rating
3. Type of Whip
4. The parts of Dracula's corpse you've collected
5. Weapons and mystical items
6. Supply of medicinal herbs.
7. Player level.
8. Number of Hearts. Remember, these increase your Experience Rating and the
number of times a weapon or magical item can be used. Hearts are also used
as money to buy weapons and magical items.
9. Weapons and items that can be used just by holding them (For example: The
10.The Oak Stake
11.Supply of Garlic
How to use your controller
Press Up or Down to go up and down stairs. Press Left or Right to go to the
left or right. When in front of a door, press Up to go inside. To squat and
avoid enemy projectiles, simply press Down.
Press the Select Button during the game to pause.
Press the Start Button to begin the game. Press during the middle of the game
to display a "Multi Screen", which gives you the option to choose from weapons
and magical items you've found. Press again after making your selection to
return to the game.
Press B Buton to lash with a whip. If you press B Button and A Buton
simultaneously, you can jump and lash with a whip at the same time. Also press
B Button to talk with the friendly Transylvanian villagers and merchants.
Press A Button to jump.
How to use certain weapons
Press Up on the Control Pad while pressing B Button to throw the Holy Water or
Dagger, drive in the Oak Stake, use the Flame, place the Garlic in strategic
Night and day
Transylvania at High Noon
When the sun shines bright on this Eastern European village, all appears well
and calm. This is a perfect time to discover clues and purchase weapons.
Transylvania At the Stroke of Midnight
When the sun sets behind the Transylvanian Mountains, the friendly villagers
scatter for the safety of their homes, as creatures of all shapes, sizes and
hairiness roam the darkness.
The six haunting scenes
There are 5 mansions located throughout the Transylvanian countryside, and
within each is a heavily guarded piece of the Count's corpse.
You'll enter the Church through certain doors in the village. When you
arrive, a holy man will return your strength and give you the courage to
The ferryman will know exactly where to take you, depending on the body parts
you possess. Have confidence in this man; he knows where he's going.
The Forest Primevil
Enemy creatures scour the countryside. You must destroy these dastardly beings
to increase your experience and hearts (purchasing power).
Bridge Over the River Die
Enemy creatures await you on the bridge as well, and getting to the other side
will be more terrifying than a traffic jam on the Golden Gate.
Are you dying to get into the graveyard? If so, find the old man, who is
caretaker for the dead.
Count Dracula's missing pieces
The nail is the symbol of evil power.
When it comes to the most fightening piece, the eyes have it.
The Rib Bone
The rib bone will make the ordinary hero feel like a spineless coward.
It's been in the Count's family for hundreds of years. Then again, the Count's
also been in his family for hundreds of years.
The Heart of Dracula
Watch out! The heart attacks.
The dagger can be thrown to kill distant enemy creatures.
The Silver Knife
The Silver Knife can be thrown farther than the dagger.
The Gold Knife
This is your strongest knife, and it has a mysterious power.
The Oak Stake
You'll need the Oak Stake to collect Dracula's corpse at the mansions.
The flame weakenes the creatures' evil powers.
The Leather Whip
This is the weapon you begin the game with.
The Thorn Whip
The Thorn Whip is stronger than the Leather Whip.
The Chain Whip
The Chain Whip is stronger than the Thorn Whip.
The Morning Star
The Morning Star is longer than the Chain Whip.
The Flame Whip
Magic changes the Morning Star into the Flame Whip and gives it mysterious
You must have the Cross to seal Dracula's fate.
The White Crystal offers a weakened source of magic power.
Offers stronger magical powers than the White Crystal.
You must have the Red Crystal before you enter Dracula's Castle.
Place the Garlic in front of enemies, and it will weaken them significantly.
Toss it and see what happens.
If you have the Silk Bag you can carry a larger supply of medicinal herbs.
Hearts appear when you destroy an enemy creature. Collect them because they
will increase your Experience Rating, and give you extra purchasing power.
Holy Water disintegrates walls and floors which conceal weapons and items.
Laurel helps make you invincible against enemy attacks. You can purchace
Laurel from town merchants.
Count Dracula's best buddies
The Fish Man
The Flame Thrower
The Two-Headed Creature
The Mud Man
The Ghastly Leech
The Grim Reaper
The Wolf Man
The Zombie Hand
The Pirate Skeleton