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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)

Find all 13 hidden clues dispersed throughout the game
13 Raging Clues (25) (97)
Find all 13 hidden clues dispersed throughout the game

Created by Mutawarrior on: 30 Oct, 2018 00:37
Last modified: 06 Nov, 2021 22:32

Won by 164 of 2264 possible players (7%)

Recent comment(s):
31 Oct 2018
5:39
The achievement is confirmed to work (tested successfully 4-5 times), so if it doesn't trigger, it's because of a complete skip/cancel of 1 or more of the 13 text boxes itself/themselves.
31 Oct 2018
5:42
So yes you can cancel them early, just not so early enough that the box (border, etc) of the dialogue is itself entirely skipped. Worse case if that happens, leave the screen a clue is on & return and get it again.
31 Oct 2018
5:42
If you use Drac's eyeball so you can read the clue without breaking blocks with holy water, you won't even have to leave a screen to respawn the clue (just go offscreen enough). I don't think this will be a problem though.
31 Oct 2018
6:21
Mutawarrior promoted this achievement to the Core set.
2 Nov 2018
20:59
Big thanks to Salsa for ID'ing the address that made this achievement possible & for recommendations on how to use it.
31 Jul 2019
20:20
kdecks edited this achievement.
16 Feb 2020
5:09
The title of this achievement is pure gold. Hilarious
16 Feb 2020
7:43
Thanks. That Hardly Boys SP episode was gold so I had to pay homage to it.
16 Oct 2020
9:27
Use RANES to get this achievement since RetroArch seems to have problems getting it to trigger.
1 Jan 2021
19:42
Is it possible to trigger this achievement in multiple sessions, by using passwords, or do i need to collect all books in one playthrough ?
1 Jan 2021
20:31
It has to be done in 1 playthrough.
6 Nov 2021
22:32
JAM edited this achievement.
6 Jul 2022
1:23
Achievement did not trigger at all for me after getting all clues on both of my 2 playthroughs with the FCEUmm core. I switched to the MESEN one and it unlocked fine. So you might consider going with MESEN to get this
22 Jul 2022
2:03
It did not unlock for me, tomorrow I will try again. Can we just use password to start with good equipment just to make repetition less exhausting? I'll get all the books in one section.
22 Jul 2022
15:16
Guys, for God's sake, what's going on with this achievement?! Two full games collecting all 13 books and no unlocks!!!
22 Jul 2022
18:17
I made it in RANES so it's possible the wrong emulator and/or core is being used. I retired from developing so I'm not sure if anything could be done to make it work on everything.
24 Jul 2022
3:33
Use :::FCEUmm::: core, it's working.
29 Jul 2022
6:06
Used the FCEUmm core, let the text boxes play all the way out on all 13 clues, nothing. I'll try MESEN on my 3rd stab at this, per Glendaal's suggestion.
29 Jul 2022
9:03
This achievement is a nightmare. I've found all 13 clues like five times now, always in a single session, always let the text boxes play out completely, tried FCEUmm, tried MESEN, tried RANES even, absolutely nothing works. Do they have to be collected in a certain order? No idea if I'm doing something seriously wrong or what (and as far as I know, I'm not), but it's going to be quite disappointing if this one achievement prevents 100% completion of this set, just because it refuses to trigger.
29 Jul 2022
9:40
Finally got it after going back and collecting them all a second time on the same playthrough, just for good measure, using RANES. It decided to unlock on one of the last few clues, despite definitely having collected it already. I'd suggest trying that, to anyone else having similar issues with it.

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