Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
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Castlevania & History Special - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Markiplier
 
The line "DON'T LOOK INTO THE DEATH STAR, OR YOU WILL DIE." is a reference to the manga Hokuto no Ken. In the manga, if two warriors engaged in a fight see the Star of Death, one of them will die soon. This reference was lost in the English translation, as Hokuto no Ken was not popular in America.
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Dracula's grave reads "1431-76." This is a reference to Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler), a major inspiration for Bram Stoker's original Dracula character. Vlad Tepes was born in 1431 and died in 1476.
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The box art bears a striking resemblance to the Dungeons & Dragons Ravenloft module. The background art of Dracula was removed from the later released European version of the game, possibly for legal reasons.
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