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    Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
    NES 1988
    Walkthrough writen by Colby Haymond 934400
    Walkthrough Started: 12/23/10
    Walkthrough Ended: 12/24/10
    Walkthrough Updated:N/A
    Walkthrough Version: 1.00
    Contact information: Colbysh@comcast.net & 934400FAQ@gmail.com
    To get this out of the way. I don't want this to be seen on any other website
    than the following:
    I am fine with people printing out the walkthrough and using it that way.
    I just don't want to see it on a website that I haven't posted above.
    Hello, my name is Colby Haymond, I have written several FAQ/Walkthroughs this
    is my third walkthrough of a game, my other two are Castlevania: SOTN and
    Lemony Snicket's a series of Unfortunate events. I wrote this Walkthrough
    because I have played Simon's Quest several times and I have grown to love
    the game. At first it is a hard & confusing game but it gets more fun the
    further you play through.
    This is a walkthrough of the game I don't really plan on adding FAQ content
    since I'm not too experienced with all this game has to offer, this is a
    simple guide. It's intent is to help you beat the game and offer you what
    each thing does and if it's worth your time. This game is one of the black
    sheep of the Castlevania fold but it is still a fun game. I'm using the
    Virtual Console version of this game, since I don't have an NES, they should
    be the same content wise and controls.
    The story to this game is after Simon had beaten Dracula (castlevania one)
    he had put a curse on the land. It is for Simon to travel around the land
    apparently collecting Dracula's body parts to ressurect him and kill him so
    he can rid the curse from the land. That's essentially what the story is, you
    go around towns,kill skeleton's and collect Dracula's body parts!!! Cool,
    let's dig in!!
         WHITE CRYSTAL  50
         HOLY WATER     50
         THORN WHIP     100
         DAGGER         50
         CHAIN WHIP     150
    Alright we are now in the game, when you start up the game you should start in
    the town of Jova. Now exit the city through the right hand side of the town.
    You will now be in the Jova woods, you need to collect a total of 200 hearts.
    You start out with 50 so you technically need 150, hearts in this game are the
    currency to buy things, you will then buy with your 200 hearts a thorn whip,
    white crystal and holy water. When you are collecting your hearts the day will
    turn into night making the monsters stronger requiring a couple more hits than
    before. You also get higher returns because they are stronger, making your
    adventure to 200 hearts faster. If by any chance you didn't get 200 hearts in
    the night go to the town heal up at the local church at the top part of the
    town, if you have around 100 hearts go buy the thorn whip which is located in
    a door on the left side of the town use the "up" button to go in the door.
    Once in the door press the B button or 1 button to talk to him. He will offer
    100 hearts for the thorn whip. This will make getting the other hearts easier,
    since you have a stronger whip now. After you have finally gotten the hearts
    neccesary go back to town when it's morning, if it isn't morning keep killing
    monsters to get extra hearts. When you enter town take the stairs closest to
    you go up them and you will see a guy in a grey cloak talk to him to get the
    white crystal, then go into that door to buy the holy water. FYI all of those
    guys will ask you to buy things from them this what they will look like,
    sometimes in different color cloaks. Now pause and press down to get the arrow
    on the holy water, you can now use the holy water by pressing up B/1. Now that
    the grunt work has been down we can now adventure on, go back out of town the
    same way you came in.
    A rule I would like to set is, when it's morning you travel and buy things in
    town. At night that is when you farm for hearts and train Simon so he can get
    levels up, on even levels such as 2,4,6 he gets a life bonus meaning he gets
    more life bars that appear on the left side. The more hearts you have and the
    less you loose all 3 lives the less time you have to take to buy the crucial
    items that you will need.
    The first part of the woods you will encounter skeletons and wolves, with your
    new whip it takes one hit for skeletons and two for the wolves, in night that
    is. This next area is where you meet the merman who will jump up when you jump
    to a platform, make sure that you jump and swing your whip at the same time so
    if they do jump up you can hit them before they hit you. This new area you
    will have a choice to break the bricks in front of you with the holy water
    or jump on them and take that route, take the second option. The first one
    just takes more time. In the next area you will want to take the stairs down
    to the next village, if you are still morning then go to the town and buy a
    dagger and chain whip. Which will cost you 200 hearts total. If it is still
    night by the time you get to the second town farm hearts until you get to
    200, heal at the church if you need too. When you enter the rooms you will
    notice that they are empty, the first room you will have to break the two
    bricks at the bottom right of the room to talk to the scary looking guy.
    The next guy will be at the end of town you will have to walk up stairs to
    get to him. In this room you will have to break the floor bricks and travel
    down to buy the whip. Next go out of town the way you came, the left direction
    of town.
    This section is where I summarize what I just explained in the particular
    You started out in a town, you farm for hearts up to 200 so you could buy a
    white crystal, holy water and thorn whip. Next you traveled the countryside
    until your next town where you healed at the local church and bought the
    dagger & chain whip which will help you kill monsters a lot easier. Now you
    are headed towards the first Mansion.
         OAK STAKE      50
           TOTAL        50 HEARTS
    After buying your goods go out of town via the left hand direction of town, go
    back up the stairs and head in the right direction once up the stairs. Make
    sure you heal soon church's will become a luxury not commonplace anymore. The
    next area you will encounter another merman jump on the platform jump off to
    the otherside and the next area will be the first mansion to get a Dracula
    body part (oh yeah can't wait.)
    When you enter the mansion make sure the white crystal is selected if it is
    you will see two bricks floating up and down, if not you didn't select the
    crystal. Jump on the bricks and then jump on the area where you see the knight
    with a lance. Continue pressing to the right direction, you will see two 
    stairs leading you down or up, take the stairs that lead you to the upstairs.
    If you see a couple of blobs then you are in the right spot, continue moving
    to the left direction. At the end of the hallway will be a spot for you to
    jump on platforms to make your way up. YOu will have to plan your jump right
    before you are about to fall (you will have to do this for all jumps in this
    game.) Once up the stairs go to the direction opposite of the lancer knight.
    You should encounter some blobs, duck down and when they get close hit them
    with your whip. At the end of the hallway you will encounter two skeletons and
    some spikes, if you use the holy water at the two blocks at the bottom of the
    wall you will find a message saying "A symbol of evil will appear when you
    strike the stake." Except they misspelled appear to appaer, there are several
    misspellings like that one but you just deal with it. Now go back to where
    the Lancer was.
    Jump to the lancer and swing your whip then go up the stairs and kill the two
    skeletons that are up there. NOW here comes a tricky part, Konami thought they
    were cool by putting bricks that really don't support your weight. You will have
    to jump but you can't jump on the first two bricks you will have to jump to
    the third one or else you will fall, there are more in this game to let you
    know. The next area you should see that guy who likes to sell you things,
    below you continue going right. YOu could go down the stairs but just jump
    down to save you some time. Go down the second stairs and head left, then jump
    over the two bricks in front of you and head up the stairs that are right next
    to you. Then if you have 50 hearts go buy the Oak Stake from him and hit the
    wall with your holy water again to get this message "Destroy the curse and
    you'll rule Brahm's Mansion." In other words you will be the owner of this
    mansion once you beat Dracula, great you now have a house to live in. 
    Now that you bought the Stake DON'T USE IT UNTIL I TELL YOU TOO, IT IS NOT A
    SUBWEAPON LIKE I THOUGHT IT WAS. You only use it at the end of each mansion.
    Now head down the stairs where the lone skeleton is, next you will want to go
    to the right and head down a long and narrow hallway, you should see a blob.
    Hit the wall with your holy water to get another message saying "A flame
    flickers inside the ring of fire." I'm sorry I don't know what this means at
    the current time. Now go back and head down the stairs. Now that you are
    downstairs go right but be careful in the background you will see columns, the
    second one is a good frame of reference because the two bricks below it are
    those tricky bricks you will fall if you don't jump over them and you will
    have to traverse this stupid mansion from basically the beginning. After that
    lifebreaking decision you are now at the end where you get a piece of Dracula.
    Make sure you do all of the following, get Simon as close as you can to the
    orb that is on the small column, make sure he is facing the orb. Next equip
    the oak stake (it is the item to the far right of the holy water) once equip
    use it like you do the holy water, it should break the orb and you should
    now "Prossess" Dracula's rib, equip the rib like you did the white crystal,
    when you aren't doing anything (like standing) a shield will be shown and you
    can reflect projectiles that come your way. Now head back and this time fall
    down where I told you to jump over this way is easier to back track since you
    don't have as much area to cover, congratulations you beat the first mansion.
    After you have bought the dagger and chain whip head back to the area that
    you were just at then head in the right direction. You will then be in the
    first mansion. You will essentially go in a clockwise direction in the
    mansion. You will find several riddles in the walls of the mansion. You will
    then come accross the guy who sells you things this time he wants to sell you
    an oak stake, buy it if you have the hearts, if not farm for them. You will 
    now come accross an area that is very straight, in the background is columns,
    the second one to the right is the one you are concerned with. The bricks that
    touch it are the stupid fake bricks jump over them. Then use the Oak stake and
    make sure you are in the direction of the orb when you use it, now you possess
    the rib of Dracula proceed out of the mansion and back to the town where you
    bought the chain whip and dagger to heal up.
         GARLIC(2)       50 A PAIR
         LAURELS (4)     50 A PAIR
         SACRED FIRE     FREE
         OAK STAKE       50 
         DRACULA'S HEART FREE     
                 TOTAL 200 HEARTS
    Now that you made it back to the second town to get healed you now need to go
    back to the entrance of the first mansion, I'm sorry to keep you going back
    and forth this game is a very not forgiving game so healing is so worth it, if
    by some chance you don't need to get healed then head to the right direction.
    This next area will introduce you to the new monster the bat, just as annoying
    as ALL the other Castlevania's, take the upper path don't bother to break the
    rocks those paths are usually the stupid and pointless ones to take. This next
    area will also introduce you to the spider which are pretty dangerous if you 
    dwell too long by them the web can be deflected by the whip but is pretty hard
    to do so, so just hit them if they are conveient otherwise just blaze past
    With this new area you will be in a cave looking background, the only thing
    you have to do here is just go straight right and into the next area. This
    next area will have eyeballs and bats, they take one hit to kill. When you get
    to the bricks that are at the bottom hit them with your holy water then travel
    to the end and destroy the bricks there to gather the holy flame which is a
    very good sub weapon of killing Dracula with. Now exit to the next area.
    This area will have spiders and skeletons be careful of the spiders. Now go to
    the town if it is morning if it isn't keep farming for hearts and experience
    until it is. Then buy Garlic, Laurels (buy twice for 4) and at the top of the
    town trade your white crystall for a blue one they unfortunately don't have a
    church to heal so hopefully your aren't too low on health. When it is night
    time make sure you go to the graveyard that is to the right of this town, use
    the garlic you just acquired and throw it on the ground next to where you will
    walk out of. Now that everything here is taken care of go back two areas to 
    where they had stairs for you to walk down on.
    WHen you walk down the stairs and enter the new area you will be in the area
    that looked like you were in a cave. Jump onto the platforms and stay on the
    platforms, there are the eyeballs that may give you trouble make sure you kill
    them when you are in position, going backwards to kill them is a smart thing
    so you don't die since you can't hit them. Keep going on the upper path then
    jump down. Now you are probably thinking to yourself what in the heck is a
    water doing here and most importantly how do I cross it? Have no fear we will
    cross it together like Moses did with the people of Israel. Turn on the pause
    menu and select the blue crystall and have Simon duck down and wait for the
    water to dissappear making it possible for you to go down and into the next
    Mansion. (Konami they were creative people,LOL.)
    Once you are in the mansion keep going to the right and skip the stairs. You
    will then have to jump  to make it to the platforms, the second platform will
    look like you can't jump past it, but you can. Next jump over the water spots
    and continue going right. YOu will then find a moving platform, stay where you
    are wait for it to come to you then jump on it and then jump onto the platform
    that is stationary. Next go down to where the spikes are and be careful, that
    is where you will get the Oak Stake buy it from him. Next go back to where the
    moving platform is and jump onto the platform and go to the top of where you
    bought the oak stake from. You will have to be careful since there are two
    spots that align exactly with the spikes making it easy for you to die. At the
    end break the brick and you will get the message "Destroy the Curse with
    Dracula's heart." Now that you have the Oak Stake go back only past the moving
    platform, you will see a set of stairs go up them, then go up the next two.
    You will then make your descent down a couple of platforms in the right hand
    direction. Next go up the stairs that has two lancers by them. You will now
    have to make very precise jumps here or else you will fall and have to make
    your way back up since you will fall pretty far down.
    Now that you made it up here you will notice that this mansion is apparently
    under water or it has a pool on the roof of the mansion. Either one works for
    me. Now keep pressing in the right hand direction. At the end of the hallway
    you will break the wall and get this message "Garlic in the Graveyard summons
    a stranger." Hopefully you have already done that at the past town, the one
    that doesn't have a church to heal at. Now drop down the small hole and use
    the oak stake of the orb to receive Dracula's heart, hooreay!!! Now blow this
    popsicle stand and get out of this mansion.
    Now you will have the fun of backtracking all the way to Jova which is the
    first town and the one you started out on. You will have to keep going in a
    left direction you should pass the first mansion, if you do you are heading
    in the right direction.
    We did a lot in this section, you went back to the second town to get healed
    since the third town are too holy to have a church. Then you left the town in
    the left hand direction, then went up the stairs and went in the right hand
    direction. Next you will get to a town where you bought a pair of garlic and
    two pairs of Laurels which will come in hand later in the game and a chain
    whip to keep up on the ever increasing monsters. Then after you will head all 
    the way to the top left of the town and trade a guy the White Crystal for a
    Blue one. Now that it will get to be dark, go to the right of the town and
    throw down a garlic a man that looks just like the man who sells things to
    you will give you a silver knife. Now exit the graveyard and town, then go
    down the stairs which will eventually lead you to an area with water in which
    you can't cross, you will equip the blue crystal and have Simon duck. Wait for
    a second or two and the water will decrease allowing you to jump down and into
    the second mansion.
    In the mansion you will keep going straight (right) don't go up any stairs.
    You will then jump onto platforms and the second one will make you think that
    you are at a dead end, the bricks are fake so you can jump through them. The
    next area will be where you see two bricks that move back and forth jump onto
    them and jump to the stationary bricks jump down to buy the oak stake. Next go
    back past the moving bricks and up the stairs that are exactly past the moving
    bricks. Climb up them and you will be in a pretty straight forward position
    where you will eventually get to the orb to use the Oak Stake, then you will
    have to leave the Mansion and backtrack ALL THE WAY BACK TO JOVA WHICH was the
    first town on this game.
         OAK STAKE          50
         GOLDEN DAGGER      blood and sweat from killing death
         DIAMOND            FREE
                 TOTAL      50 HEARTS
    Now that you have painstaking backtracked make sure you are healed. We are
    going to the third mansion which is a tricky way to get there, this mansion
    was one that I did after the fifth mansion because there is a trick to getting
    there that makes it easy to forget. Now after you are ready go to the left
    hand side of the town and exit that way. You should face some pretty scary
    looking monsters, they are easy to kill but from here own are some pretty
    tough monsters to face.
    Further in this area is a swamp you will want to use one Laurel to get through
    it, it is a small area there is a huge one in which you will need the rest of
    the Laurels to get past. After you get past the swamp pause and switch from
    the rib to the heart, then talk to the ferryman, here is where you will get to
    the third mansion. IF you didn't equip the heart you would have gone right
    past the third mansion, crazy right?!
    Jump off of the ferryman and continue in the left hand direction. You will
    find yourself in the third mansion. Now head right then climb up the stairs.
    Next climb up the next two set of stairs, once up the second set of stairs
    head left and up those stairs. Then head right and up those stairs, then after
    fighting two skeletons go up the next set of stairs. If you have encounter
    those jumping gargoyle things then you are in the right spot, at this point
    go to the right, the left is a way for you to get out faster. You should now
    be in a new area that has two flying gargoyles, after killing them head down
    the stairs. At the end of the stairs will be a Lancer be careful to not get
    hit by him and fall into the spikes after you kill him use the holy water on
    the bricks in the corner which reads "Wait for a soul with a red crystal on
    Deborah cliff." I guess this is how Konami will justify a furture event that
    you will get to when you trade the blue crystal for the red one!!
    After receiving that insight from the riddle head to the new area to the left.
    In the new area you should see that guy who wants to sell you the coveted Oak
    Stake, buy the Stake then head down the platforms. Now head down several
    stairs. Next walk into the next room that is on the right in this hallway is
    three bats that will be overhead, go to the next room which you will encouter
    Death he throws scythe's at you, you can deflect them with your whip, the holy
    fire is a good sub weapon to use he will stop when you use it on him. After
    you defeat him you will get the golden knife which is a stronger version of
    regular and silver knife, it also requires hearts. After killing death (HAHA)
    go to the next room to get Dracula's eyeball. Now backtrack all the way back
    to the entrance of the third mansion, next go to the left. You will face some
    fairly strong enemies if you face them in the night, you will also have to
    jump on platforms to get to the other side, make sure you jump when then are
    at the peak of their height you will only be able to make it to the other one
    if you do it correctly. There is a dead end which has that same scary guy, he
    will graciously give you a diamond which really doesn't do much it is like the
    rebound stone in Symphony of the Night. Now go back to the ferryman.
    You finally made it to the first town you headed in the left hand direction.
    You equiped the heart when you came to the ferryman because of the heart he
    took you to a different place, you then made your way to the third mansion.
    While you were there you found some insight into what the red crystal does,
    (I was going to tell you) you once again found the guy and bought an oak stake
    then you fought Death who requires a lot of hitting and use of the holy fire.
    After he was dead you received the golden dagger a stronger version of the
    regular and silver dagger. You then went to the next room and use the Oak
    Stake to break the orb and get the eyeball of Dracula. You then traversed 
    through the mansion and went to the entrance of the mansion. YOu then went
    left and continued that way to find another weird guy who would give you a
    diamond which works like the rebound stone from Castlevania SYmphony of the
    Night, which is a stone that will richochet when it hits ground. You then went
    back to the ferryman and he took you to the fourth town, Aldora.
         MORNING STAR     200
                    TOTAL 200
    When you get to the ferryman stay on him, he will take you back to where you
    originally came from, stay on him because you need to go that direction. It
    may seem weird but you have to go the way we just came from to get to the
    other mansions in this game. You should now be in another town if its dark
    like it annoyingly is you will have to farm since you will soon be needing
    200 hearts for the coveted morningstar. The items we need in this town is to
    get the red crystal if you need Laurels and Garlic you can buy them but the 
    Laurels are only needed if you don't have more than 2. To get the red crystal
    talk to the guy who just like the one who traded us the white crystal for his
    blue one, he is alone and closer to the right side of the town, after doing
    that go to the left side of town and exit.
    In this next area you will face more blobs and skeletons that shoot fireballs
    at you, all you need to do is get close then stop so your shield can block it
    then you can swing your whip when they aren't shooting fireballs at you. In
    the next area you will find another monster which looks like the skeleton next
    to it but isn't, if you kill it you can get more hearts and experience. Next 
    go down the stairs and jump on those platforms, they do have some fake bricks
    so if you fall use one of your laurels you should be able to get accross with
    just one Laurel. Now in this next section it has very strong monsters which
    require lots of hits of your whip, be careful the blobs are going to be the
    most difficult make sure you get them before they jump too much around you,
    if you got to the end at night use a garlic if you don't go back to town and
    get one. Use the garlic and the same guy will appear and give you a silk bag
    which I believe gives you more space to get Laurels and Garlics with. Now go
    back to the next area. Once you get there you will now go left instead of
    taking the detour down to the graveyard, after you have gone a little bit you
    will find another town called Olden like usual if it is night time farm for
    When it is morning if you need laurels you get them on the right side of town.
    At the top of the town is a door which leads to you buying the Morning star,
    you SHOULD buy the morning star it is stronger and will help by requiring less
    hits from the whip. It does require 200 hearts so if you have the hearts go
    get the Morning Star, then proceed to the left side of the map.
    In this next area you will face the flaming head things and a mummy. Next you
    will have to jump over the bricks, like last time remember to jump when the
    bricks are at the peak of their height. After the stones comes an amazing
    event you are about to witness having the red crystal equipped go by the
    rock and duck down then wait. . . . . . . . . . . . for a Twister/Tornado to
    come and pick you up and drop you off by the fourth Mansion!!!
    Entering the fourth mansion you will come accross a Lancer and some skeletons.
    Climb up the next five stairs before you climb the fifth and final stair
    watch out for the fake bricks that are by it make sure to jump over them. Now
    that you are all the way up go to the right, then keep going right then you
    will choose from going down or up go to the up path and jump through the top
    two bricks to be in another area.
    Keep going down, after going down the two platforms you will have to quickly
    kill the skeletons before they take too much life out of you. Then go right
    and hit the 2X2 bricks at the bottom with the holy water and jump through and
    kill the skeleton. THen go right and you will go past an area that has two set
    of spikes on the ground go past and up the stairs and head left where you will
    use the holy water to break the two bricks that were previously above you.
    When you do it will be another riddle saying "The curse has killed the Laurel
    Tree." Then jump down and head right and then head down the stairs. You will
    then get to a point where you think you are at a dead end but you aren't go to
    the left and you should go past some fake bricks, then walk left there isn't
    any fake bricks in which you will drop down from you will then see the guy who
    sells the Oak Stakes. Then go left and you will drop down kill the skeleton
    and head left, then jump down and head right. Then in this room is where you
    will use the Oak Stake to get Dracula's Nail, then walk all the freakin way
    back to the entrance of this mansion.
    This was a big section that we accomplished, you came back to the ferryman
    to take you to the right direction not the unknown way. When you got off of
    the ferryman you went to the town of Aldora and traded your blue crystal for
    a red one. Next you went to the graveyard and dropped a garlic which appeared
    the weird guy who sells you things but he gave you a silk bag which allows you
    to hold more garlic and laurels. Next you headed out of the graveyard and in
    the direction of Oldon town in this town you hopefully bought the morningstar
    which will give you more power to rip through the enemies. With the red 
    crystal you used on Deborah cliff by ducking down and waiting for a Twister
    of all things to come and pick you up and take you directly to the fourth
    At the fourth mansion you had to go around the top of the mansion and make
    your way to the far right end of the mansion and drop down and go left to
    find that the Oak Stake guy is hiding above where you get Dracula's body part.
    You then dropped down and went right and used the stake to get Dracula's tooth
    then you left the mansion and went to the Fetra town that is on the right of
    the mansion to heal yourself then you went back to the mansion ready to take
    on the next section.
         OAK STAKE        50
         LAURELS          GIVEN TO YOU
                    TOTAL 50 HEARTS
    Now that you are out of the mansion head in the right direction you will be in
    a fairly easy area they all take two hits, then you will be in a new town, the
    main thing you want to do is heal since getting healed is a luxury now since
    only a few towns have church's. After healing make your way back to the
    mansion, once you get there you will now go the left direction. You will come
    accross another water section just do the same thing you did last time, the
    red crystal still works like the blue one.
    In this next section the only main concern here is to upgrade your morningstar
    into a flaming morningstar to do this jump over the one brick and then jump
    onto the platforms that move up and down once at the end use the holy water
    to break the bricks then jump over and talk to the guy who will give you the
    best whip you can get in this game!! Next climb up the bricks and head left
    you will have to face some floating skeleton heads but that is pretty much it.
    Don't waste your time with the top part of this area.
    This new area will introduce you to the fireman dispatch him quickly his
    little fireballs he throws at you are hard to deflect he takes two hits. In
    this next area is what I have been preping you for, all of the laurels you
    have will pretty much go to this next spot. This is a huge swamp that will
    take a toll in your life even if you had full life it would still kill you
    to walk past it, this is where the laurels come in you will have to use about
    3 Laurels so you should be fine if you have six Laurels. Now walk through but
    don't worry about the monsters just keep walking. After crossing that swamp
    you will be at the entrance to the final Mansion!!
    In the mansion go to the right and jump on the bricks and go up the stairs.
    Once up the stairs jump onto the platform on the right and continue going to
    the right you will jump over some bricks then skip the stairs that lead down,
    jump over some more bricks and you will be in a new area. In this new area
    jump on the platforms to in the upward way, keep going right and you will come
    accross spikes if you haven't noticed until now like I did every time you buy
    an Oak stake from him he is always by spikes, except however to the guy on the
    fourth mansion but the others apply.
    Now that you have the Oak Stake go back to the left and go down to where you
    just entered. Next continue going down until you meet another guy but this
    time he is giving you laurels, jump ontot he platform and watch out for the
    spikes that will shoot up, if you would like you can use a laurel so you
    don't get injured. When you get past that you will now be able to enter a new
    room, this time it is a boss, but funny enough its a very easy boss. Death was
    a lot harder than this boso. 
    You should have no problem with this guy stand a distance away when he circles
    around jump and hit him you should be able to hit him twice when he comes
    around. After he circles around he stops and shoots fireballs that hit in a 
    certain area, just stand still and your shield will just block it, then he
    does the same thing over and over again. After you kill him you will possess
    the magic cross, now go to the next room to get Dracula's ring, then make your
    way out of this mansion and to the entrance.
    Not so much happened this go around you used the red crystal to draw the
    second lake dry then you went through the huge swamp using Laurels to not
    take damage. You then went through the fifth mansion grabbed the Oak Stake and
    while in there you were able to get more Laurels you fought a stupid boss to
    retrieve the holy cross that allows you to gain access into Dracula's castle.
    You then received dracula's ring using the Oak Stake and you left the Mansion.
    Our next destination is CASTLEVANIA home of Dracula you will now have to go
    past the fourth mansion and travel for awhile to get there. If you would like
    on your way to Castlevania buy garlic & Laurels they will help you, but as of
    right now you don't need hearts anymore to buy whips or anything just those
    two items. On your travels after you have gone through several screens/areas
    you will have a choice to go right or go down the stairs and then right. 
    choose the second option the other leads to a dead end that isn't worth being
    there anyways.
    Once you are in the dead town of Ghulash there is no doors that are worth
    going in. Just proceed right, to Vrad's graveyard (vlad?) Now keep going right
    and you will end up at the bridge to Castlevania. Break the bricks and enter
    Dracula's castle, it will have no enemies in it since he is gone, use the holy
    water to break the bricks and soon you will be in the room ready to ressurect
    Once you have traveled through his castle and get to the door you will be in
    the room where you will fight Dracula. You could if you want use the holy fire
    when Dracula gets ressurected just sit there and use the fire he won't budge
    and you can win that way. Or you can use your Laurels to become invincible
    and you can hit him using your other sub weapons like the golden knife would
    be useful since you aren't going to be needing your hearts after this point
    in the game. GOOD LUCK!!!
    After beating Dracula the land was rid of the curse and Simon wasn't able
    to recover from his wounds so he will die eventually. Good job in beating a
    very underrated game, now if you want you can play it again and I believe that
    you can get the best ending if you beat it in under a couple of game hours.
    This game is really a fun game it does have its moments where it can be 
    tedious and retarded but I really enjoyed this game and I hope you do too.
    I wrote this guide in one day I had a lot of fun I had beat the game a second
    time the day before and thought to myself I should write this guide tomorrow.
    I did and I hope you like it, this is a great series of games and a great game
    as well.

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