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NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

  • Platform: NES (Nintendo Entertainment System)
  • Abbreviation: CV2
  • Display name: Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  • Goodtools name: Castlevania II - Simon's Quest
  • In group: Castlevania

[Tier: Moons][Fastest Completion]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 28:11.12 by zggzdydp.
FCEUX movie (.fm2) (date: 2017-05-23)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 65.54 MB, length: 29:59)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 106.93 MB, length: 29:59)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG
If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, the hero is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. He must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

This movie is 85 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.

Total movies: 6


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 32:35.57 by Walker Boh.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-02-01)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 48.77 MB, length: 34:19)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon Belmont's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, Simon is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. Simon must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

The timeunit count for this movie is 03:01:17, which is 4 "hours" better than the previous version, and almost 15 "hours" better than the first released version. The actual movie is now improved by 96 seconds, because of better implementation and a new warp.
It also abuses the falling-through-floor glitch, which is insanely difficult to perform.

There are several items that are required for the completion of the game, and you can't buy them without killing a certain amount of monsters; thus, this movie has some running back and forth in order to collect hearts. There's also the factor that shops are open only at daytime and monsters are twice as evil at nighttime...


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 35:00.98 by Walker Boh.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-01-16)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 119.69 MB, length: 36:45)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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This is the revised story of Simon Belmont's horrible weekend without sleep.

The timeunit count for this movie is 3:06:23, which is 9 "hours" better than the previous version. The actual movie was improved by 3 minutes and 52 seconds, mostly due to a cool falling-through-floor glitch which is insanely difficult to perform.

There are several items that are required for the completion of the game, and you can't buy them without killing a certain amount of monsters, thus this movie has some running back and forth, collecting hearts. There's also the factor that shops are only open at daytime and monsters are twice as much evil at nighttime...


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 29:45.02 by zggzdydp.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2008-06-07)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 56.51 MB, length: 31:29)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 90.16 MB, length: 31:29)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

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If science fiction is to be believed, the ultimate evolution for biological beings is to discard the physical body and become an entity of pure energy. For video game characters, it seems to be the ability to zip through walls. In this latest TAS by zggzdydp, Simon Belmont joins the league of characters possessing this ability.

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, the hero is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. He must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

This movie is 2 minutes and 23 seconds faster than the previous effort by the same author. We recommend to read his comments for explanations on how this improvement was achieved.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 34:11.98 by Walker Boh.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2005-01-23)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 62.2 MB, length: 35:56)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
This is the revised story of Simon Belmont's horrible weekend without sleep.

The timeunit count for this movie is 3:05:58, which is 25 "minutes" better than the previous version, and over 9 "hours" better than the first released version. The actual movie was now improved by 49 seconds, due to better planning and implementation.
It also abuses the falling-through-floor glitch which is insanely difficult to perform.

There are several items that are required for the completion of the game, and you can't buy them without killing a certain amount of monsters, thus this movie has some running back and forth, collecting hearts. There's also the factor that shops are only open at daytime and monsters are twice as much evil at nighttime...


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (USA) in 32:08.22 by zggzdydp.
FCEU movie (.fcm) (date: 2007-08-03)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (size: 83.91 MB, length: 33:52)
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Obsoletes movie #290 (32:35.57)
Rating: 6.6 (16 votes)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is the story of Simon Belmont's horrible weekend without sleep. Two years after defeating Dracula, Simon is physically weakened by Dracula's curse. Simon must gather Dracula's remains and incinerate them at the ruins of Castlevania in order to end the curse.

The timeunit count for this movie is 03:01:08, which is 9 "minutes" better than the previous version by Walker Boh. The actual movie is 27.35 seconds faster because of significant improvements in two mansions.
It also abuses the falling-through-floor glitch, which is insanely difficult to perform.

There are several items that are required for the completion of the game, and you can't buy them without killing a certain amount of monsters; thus, this movie has some running back and forth in order to collect hearts. There's also the factor that shops are open only at daytime and monsters are twice as evil at nighttime... Hence, there is some necessary waits that may appear as sloppy, but are not.


[Tier: Moons]NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (Europe) in 38:53.0 by Bisqwit.
Famtasia movie (.fmv) (date: 2004-03-05)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 69.18 MB, length: 40:40)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 72.7 MB, length: 40:40)
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- Takes damage to save time
- Heavy luck manipulation
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: RPG

This movie has been obsoleted!

Click here to see the movie that obsoleted it.
This is the story of Simon Belmont's horrible weekend without sleep.

The timeunit count for this movie is 3:15:11.

There are several items that are required for the completion of the game, and you can't buy them without killing a certain amount of monsters, thus this movie has quite much of running back and forth, collecting hearts.

There are a few very impressive glitches in this game - using them could cut the time down significantly. We will probably see a version utilizing them in the future.

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Uploaded 2018-09-20 04:00:12 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
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more than 300 frames saved
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Uploaded 2017-04-11 18:42:44 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
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5463 views, 717 downloads
Saves 181 frames in total from zggzdydp's run
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Dracula II - Noroi no Fuuin (Japan).bk2 (15.4kB bk2 movie [FDS])
Uploaded 2017-03-28 10:10:30 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
In 13:00.8 [46925 frames], 5380 rerecords)
5544 views, 466 downloads
Ends after death warp from 2nd mansion
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Castlevania II Simon's Quest.bk2 (12.9kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-03-08 05:48:10 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
In 25:14.14 [90998 frames], 26996 rerecords)
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Castlevania II Simon's Quest.bk2 (10.9kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-03-02 01:24:05 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
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Castlevania II Simon's Quest.bk2 (9.02kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-02-22 22:48:12 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
In 15:53.3 [57292 frames], 15498 rerecords)
7626 views, 548 downloads
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#20837508579033771 - Catlevania II WIP2 - Mansion No.2
Castlevania II Simon's Quest.bk2 (6.81kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-02-16 09:43:19 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
In 09:59.03 [36001 frames], 11237 rerecords)
7677 views, 539 downloads
It's the first mansion in this run though.
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#20668153341021391 - Catlevania II WIP1 - the grinding
Castlevania II Simon's Quest.bk2 (2.43kB bk2 movie [NES])
Uploaded 2015-02-08 18:40:30 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
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#20668133504444791 - Catlevania II GUI V2
castlevania_ii_simon's_quest_collision_box_viewer_(bizhawk).lua (4.91kB Lua script)
Uploaded 2015-02-08 18:39:12 by Fortranm (81 files)
For NES Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (9 files)
7637 views, 679 downloads
A slightly modified version of Pasky13's CV2 GUI script. Moved HP to upper right corner so it doesn't overlay with Bizhawk GUI. Added Y-subpixle monitor to help planning floor drop.
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