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Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest – Nintendo Power Volume 2 (Sept/Oct 1988)

Oh, the horror! Check out one of the most terrifying titles (and covers) that Nintendo had to offer in the September / October 1988 issue of Nintendo Power. We dig into some true classics, like Simon’s Quest, Life Force, Bionic Commando, and more.

Nintendo Power Issue 2 Simon's Quest

Here’s what’s inside…

  • Learn why this issue had the worst ranked cover, according to vol. 50
  • Check out the amazing birthdays Nintendo felt compelled to include in their 1988 foldout calendar
  • Take a quick look at strategy for Bionic Commando and Life Force
  • Quiver at the horrific details surrounding Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
  • Learn about Simon’s Quest’s cutting edge gameplay elements
  • See more tips and tactics for Mario 2, Renegade, and R.C. Pro-Am
  • Get a sneak peak at upcoming paks, like Golgo 13 and Blaster Master
  • …and much much more

A few games mentioned…

  • Bionic Commando
  • Life Force
  • Castlevania 2: Simon’s Quest
  • Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Renegade
  • R.C. Pro-Am
  • Rare Replay
  • Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode
  • Blaster Master
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Top 10 Games (as ranked in the NES 30)…

  1. The Legend of Zelda
  2. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!
  3. Metroid
  4. Super Mario Bros.
  5. Kid Icarus
  6. Double Dragon
  7. Ice Hockey
  8. R.C. Pro-Am
  9. Rad Racer
  10. R.B.I. Baseball

Songs featured in this episode…

Azureflux – Eat My Chips (Bandcamp)
Mariachi Entertainment System – Bloody Tears (Loudr.FM | Facebook | Youtube)
The Advantage – Castlevania II – Woods (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
The Oneups – The Silence of Daylight  (Website | Bandcamp | Facebook)
Altered Beasts – Overworld Theme [Super Mario Bros. 2] (Loudr.FM | Facebook)
Careless Juja – Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode ( Bandcamp | Facebook)

In our next adventure…

Track and Field II
Blaster Master
Giant Holiday Giveaway

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