Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
Console icon NES/Famicom

Game icon

Developer

Konami

Publisher

Konami

Released

August 28, 1987

Achievements

Authors: Atheistpanic (24), Mutawarrior (10), SirVG (9), JAM (1)

There are 44 achievements worth 425 (1,023) points.

Sort: Normal ^ - Won By - Points - Title - Type 
  • Make it to the horrible night.

    3,606 (1,826) of 3,792 – 95.09%

    48.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    95.09% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Vanquish the Horrible Night

    2,546 (1,430) of 3,792 – 67.14%

    37.71% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    67.14% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Buy the thorn whip.

    1,395 (892) of 3,792 – 36.79%

    23.52% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Buy the chain whip.

    1,325 (833) of 3,792 – 34.94%

    21.97% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Buy the morning star.

    1,085 (662) of 3,792 – 28.61%

    17.46% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the flame whip.

    1,011 (631) of 3,792 – 26.66%

    16.64% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.66% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Buy the White Crystal

    2,581 (1,419) of 3,792 – 68.06%

    37.42% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    68.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Trade the White Crystal for the Blue Crystal.

    1,416 (858) of 3,792 – 37.34%

    22.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    37.34% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Red Crystal.

    1,189 (718) of 3,792 – 31.36%

    18.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.36% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Buy the Dagger.

    1,202 (794) of 3,792 – 31.70%

    20.94% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the silver dagger.

    1,023 (667) of 3,792 – 26.98%

    17.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the gold dagger.

    1,014 (645) of 3,792 – 26.74%

    17.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • BBQ Ribs

    (5) (7)

    Obtain Dracula's rib.

    1,375 (870) of 3,792 – 36.26%

    22.94% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain Dracula's heart.

    1,175 (732) of 3,792 – 30.99%

    19.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain Dracula's eye.

    1,081 (667) of 3,792 – 28.51%

    17.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain Dracula's nail.

    1,062 (655) of 3,792 – 28.01%

    17.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain Dracula's ring.

    1,030 (639) of 3,792 – 27.16%

    16.85% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the oak stake.

    1,417 (901) of 3,792 – 37.37%

    23.76% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    37.37% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Buy the Holy Water.

    1,786 (1,113) of 3,792 – 47.10%

    29.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    47.10% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Diamond.

    953 (612) of 3,792 – 25.13%

    16.14% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find the Sacred Flame.

    1,164 (767) of 3,792 – 30.70%

    20.23% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain some laurels.

    1,342 (806) of 3,792 – 35.39%

    21.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.39% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain some garlic.

    1,319 (801) of 3,792 – 34.78%

    21.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    34.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the silk bag.

    991 (612) of 3,792 – 26.13%

    16.14% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the magic cross.

    1,091 (652) of 3,792 – 28.77%

    17.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Dracula with the bad ending.

    602 (424) of 3,792 – 15.88%

    11.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.88% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Simon Belmont

    (10) (22)

    Beat the game with the normal ending

    644 (448) of 3,792 – 16.98%

    11.81% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • True Belmont

    (25) (65)

    Beat the game with the best ending

    474 (370) of 3,792 – 12.50%

    9.76% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the game without continuing (no passwords)

    443 (287) of 3,792 – 11.68%

    7.57% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • No Tears

    (10) (20)

    Defeat Carmilla without taking damage or using laurels.

    816 (535) of 3,792 – 21.52%

    14.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Death without taking damage or using laurels.

    726 (488) of 3,792 – 19.15%

    12.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Dracula without taking damage or using laurels.

    652 (447) of 3,792 – 17.19%

    11.79% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat Dracula without using laurels and with the leather whip.

    341 (292) of 3,792 – 8.99%

    7.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get promoted from Level 0 to Level 1

    1,385 (850) of 3,792 – 36.52%

    22.42% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    36.52% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get promoted from Level 1 to Level 2

    1,014 (613) of 3,792 – 26.74%

    16.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get promoted from Level 2 to Level 3

    844 (518) of 3,792 – 22.26%

    13.66% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get promoted from Level 3 to Level 4

    645 (420) of 3,792 – 17.01%

    11.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get promoted from Level 4 to Level 5

    456 (345) of 3,792 – 12.03%

    9.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.03% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get promoted from Level 5 to Level 6

    391 (310) of 3,792 – 10.31%

    8.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.31% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find all 13 hidden clues dispersed throughout the game

    328 (272) of 3,792 – 8.65%

    7.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Read all 7 town signs identifying the surroundings of each town (see ach comments)

    366 (308) of 3,792 – 9.65%

    8.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.65% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get to the 1st mansion from the start of the game before it turns night with empty inventory

    425 (357) of 3,792 – 11.21%

    9.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get the Silk Bag filled with 8 Laurels by talking to the merchant in the 5th mansion

    712 (449) of 3,792 – 18.78%

    11.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.78% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Find and climb the invisible stairs.

    439 (318) of 3,792 – 11.58%

    8.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

Recent Players

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25 Jun 2024, 1:32pm

Playing Castlevania II: Simon's Quest

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25 Jun 2024, 10:07am

Simon Questing on Hour 56, 5 Dracula parts acquired, 1 lives, Level: 6, 90 Hearts, 3 continues

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25 Jun 2024, 5:35am

Simon Questing on Hour 0, 0 Dracula parts acquired, 3 lives, Level: 0, 50 Hearts, 0 continues

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Simon Questing on Hour 0, 0 Dracula parts acquired, 2 lives, Level: 0, 62 Hearts, 0 continues

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Simon Questing on Hour 1, 0 Dracula parts acquired, 3 lives, Level: 0, 6 Hearts, 1 continues

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Simon Questing on Hour 5, 3 Dracula parts acquired, 3 lives, Level: 2, 132 Hearts, 0 continues

Recent comments

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TheMysticalOne 12 Dec 2022 16:50
Added some variety of Trigger icons and Measurements (to the 7 signs and 13 books)
GrayCloudSpectator 20 Jan 2023 18:44
Mesen worked flawlessly for me for every achievement in this set.
ChronoGear 1 Feb 2023 00:21
Mastered! Thanks @jazmataz for the tip about the password. If not for that I might have had to turn off achievements on my emulator
DEATHDragon 17 Jul 2023 23:30
What a horrible game to have a Master.

Seriously, this game is so bad. The AVGN was spot on with the criticisms this game receives. You have to backtrack so much just to complete the game. And only 3 bosses. And each one of them is pathetic. Not only that, the game recycles tilesets and mirrors them just to artificially extend the play time. It's so despicable. I did like the towns and shops, and how the game felt more like a metroidvania, but the fact that there's NO way to return to a previous spot without having to go AAAAAALLLLLLLL the way back by walking is just awful.

Good ideas, shitty execution. Thankfully this format got perfected in future entries.
r0ach3d 30 Sep 2023 16:54
great game, short and sweet.
Mutawarrior 30 Sep 2023 18:18
I agree roach. The only thing that prevents this game from being my favorite Castlevania are the mansions which for me are monotonous/repetitive. Had they made them more like the palaces in Zelda II or the 4 castles in Belmont's Revenge on Game Boy and had nice unavoidable boss fights in each one of them, this game would be a top 10 or 7 NES game for sure. I love the addition of elements from Zelda 1 & 2 such as the overworld, the towns, the merchants who sell you things, the non-linearity, the idea of the mansions & how they are analogous to the palaces in Zelda II (though not a fan of the execution), speaking to villagers for clues, and hidden items/secrets you can find.

I also wish they took a page from Zelda II regarding the leveling system, but I don't mind that as much as the mansion design and the lack of variation in them regarding enemies, bosses and obstacles to overcome in them. But Konami did make a diamond in the rough with CV2 that I wish was more appreciated.
r0ach3d 1 Oct 2023 21:08
agreed on the leveling system. it's so odd to only give xp when you're where you're supposed to be or something. that said, paying attention to where you're able to level makes the no-continues run go much smoother.
MetalSmasher86 12 Oct 2023 09:18
Mastered! Thanks to TristanParrish for the password for "Curse's Destruction"!
HUNTER7CRAZY3DMC3 12 Oct 2023 09:34
CONGRATULATIONS FOR MY BROOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
DIGO7777 12 Oct 2023 09:37
YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!
DemonOfElru 4 Dec 2023 00:19
I think this game is great! I remember playing it when it came out. Still love it!
CassetteCobra 16 Dec 2023 14:52
To get everything you're going to have to do four playthroughs total, but you can use passwords for two of them that will make them extremely short.

Playthrough 1: Get and do everything to get the associated cheevos, preferably you want to get the best ending but realistically you'll get the normal ending. Ignore the no continue cheev.

Playthrough 2: Do the Curse Destruction cheev with the EXLU OSU5 ZZ0U SPJG password to have everything but the whip upgrades to kill Dracula. You won't have time to get the True Belmont cheev.

Playthrough 3: The True Belmont Cheev with the GZ0V I0I5 GQCF U2ZB password. The Easiest one.

Playthrough 4: The Victory at a Price & Belmont Legacy cheevos. This will be the hardest one to go through, but after Mansion 2 it will be easier with the pits.

Had an enjoyable time with this one, but it's definitely inferior to the first game. Using a guide made the experience a lot more enjoyable if I didn't. The best this game did was being the inspiration for Symphony of the Night.
Jazmataz 16 Dec 2023 20:51
Link to the Past & Super Metroid was the Inspiration for SotN.
Kinlaien 23 Jan 2024 04:03
One of my favorite games growing up. Thank you very much for putting together a great set.
randresen77 31 Jan 2024 03:52
For those interested i found this walkthrough for Castlevania 2 with the best maps ive seen so far.

https://strategywiki.org/wiki/Castlevania_II:_Simon%27s_Quest/Dracula%27s_Castle
randresen77 1 Feb 2024 03:39
Loved playing this again. I forgot how different it was from castlevania 1 and 3.
Lasertronic 4 Mar 2024 16:02
Mastered #19
MrBelmont92 30 Mar 2024 20:17
paia
StarChaserV 21 Apr 2024 04:00
I posted on the leaderboard itself, but I'll post it here too. Can someone who has the ability, if anyone, to modify/remove people from the leaderboard remove me? There is no way I collected 752 hearts in the first night and I am not entirely sure how that value got submitted. I've been playing this game a long time, and finished it again this evening, and was going for some of the post first run achievements when that happened. I definitely do not deserve credit for what would be an insane feat.

Also, fantastic set, a few more achievements to go and I'll be done. This was one of those games I went back to many times as a kid.
okciu 10 Jun 2024 23:24
dominado!