Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Castlevania & History Special - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Markiplier
In Japan, the game was originally called 'Dracula 2', but the game's creator and director, Hitoshi Akamatsu, thought of the title 'Simon's Quest' for the game's release in Western regions.
Contributed by ProtoSnake
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.
Contributed by Cavery210
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.
Contributed by Dark Star
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.
Contributed by DidYouKnowGaming