Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest – “Bloody Tears” (1988)

I have quite a lot of fondness for the second adventure of Simon Belmont on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest. It might have had something to do with that horrific cover to the second issue of Nintendo Power, you know the one I’m talking about…

…the issue that caused many parents to call the magazine’s headquarters and complain that the cover had given their children nightmares. I guess back in the day we just weren’t ready for a costumed man holding the severed head of Count Dracula?

One of the things I loved most about the sequel to Castlevania was its soundtrack, the music just set the mood for me. My favorite bit of music though was entitled Bloody Tears by the game’s composer, Kenichi Matsubara.

[Via] KamilDowonna’s YouTube Channel!

Take just a few seconds to listen to that and tell my you aren’t ready to go whip a few skeletons on the mouth!


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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