Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest Uses Red Crystal, Tornado Brings NES Game To 3DS

By Spencer . March 19, 2013 . 10:49pm

dracKonami is re-releasing Castlevania II: Dracula’s Curse as a Virtual Console game for Nintendo 3DS. Simon’s Quest was a precursor to Symphony of the Night and the "Metroidvania" style Castlevania games. Players have to collect Dracula’s body parts (which strangely enough give Simon more abilities…) which are scattered in different castles. The game has a day/night system and multiple endings depending on how long it takes for you to put Dracula back together.


In Japan, Castlevania II was released for the Famicom Disk System and had a save game feature. The North American release was on a cartridge so Konami implemented a password system for players to continue the game.


Castlevania II: Dracula’s Curse will be available in Japan on March 27 for 500 yen ($5.25).

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  • NeoAthanasius

    “What an excellent day to be blessed!” That’s how it goes right?

  • Juan Andrés Valencia


  • Crevox

    All I can think of is that start of that one tune

  • digitaldevil0

    “This game sucks”

    – AVGN

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    What a nice day to own 3DS.^_^

  • This game is like Zelda II, gotta give it a chance. I found it to be good fun growing up but I”m sure it aged a lot more than the other ‘Vanias.

  • Yes! “Bloody Tears” playing on my 3DS speakers :D

  • Alicemagic


    • WHAT A
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      • Dansolo

        There’s a patch to remove that annoyingness on Gamehacks (why does nobody know about this, btw?), though you need to patch a NES ROM and use an emulator to play it that way. But that still easily beats a 3DS.

        • Juan Andrés Valencia

          We probably didn’t hear about it since we aren’t into emulation or ROM hacks. Konami should have a compilation of the first three games with improved translations and a complete reworking of Simon’s Quest (If they could contact and hire the guy that made the ROM hack that would be awesome) for the 3DS or the PS Vita.

      • Juan Andrés Valencia

        SUN HAS

        • @twitter-255766266:disqus I was wondering if someone was going to put some cheese on their head and say those quotes.

          • Juan Andrés Valencia

            It’s impossible to mention Simon’s Quest without saying those quotes. That’s like Queen’s Blade without boobs.

  • Zertan

    I think they should really remake the game instead of porting it. Have it play like the DS style.

  • TrevHead

    That Simon Boxart will never be the same after watching Sequalistus

  • Mister_Nep

    Everytime I see that face of Simon I automatically picture the crying image Egoraptor did of him. It’s difficult seeing the real image for more than two seconds.

  • Blake Good

    “Why can’t you swim. This guy goes around fighting hordes of evil monsters but he can’t even fucking swim?” – AVGN

  • Esteban Tena

    Dracula’s curse is Castlevania III
    Simon’s Quest is Castlevania II

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