Plot. Seven years after Simon Belmont defeated Dracula, peace settles in the countryside of Transylvania. But something drastic happened to Simon after he delivered the coup de grace to the Count. The Count place a curse upon him that will send him to an early grave, and it will not break unless the vampire lord is revived. Many of Dracula's minions continue to ravage Transylvania, terrorizing the towns and it's people. Simon takes up his legendary whip, the Vampire Killer, and sets out to obtain Dracula's organs in order to break the curse, and put Dracula to rest once again.
Concept. In this game, you have to fight your way to the towns, forests, and many other places until you get to five Dark Mansions such as: Berkeley, Rover, Brahms, Bodley, and Laruba. In the mansions, you get the organs of Dracula, in which are used to revive him and break the curse that has been bestowed upon Simon. Also players must go to the towns of: Jova, Veros, Aljiba, Aldora, Oldon, Fetra, and Ghulash. Getting to towns is very helpful, since you need some leads, upgrades, weapons, and key items in order to get further. Depending on how long you take to finish the game, you have three different endings.
Music. The Bloody Tears theme, which turns out to be the best theme in the series, marks it's first debut. The game has quite a good music, but the theme at night turns out to be epic. The mansion themes were also kick ass. But to me, the best theme of the game, is Bloody Tears, played in the outside world.
Rantings. Once again, the Medusa Heads return, I really, REALLY can't stand those bastards. Also, what I did not like is that in one of the towns, the people don't seem to like you very much, and they just hide from you, even in daylight. Well, also, the werewolves were a complete problem at the beginning. And I guess that I did not like how this game was too easy. Personally I prefer something challenging.
Good Aspects. Well, the gameplay is unique in it's style, the sub weapons also return, but the bad thing is: NO HOLY CROSS! But in terms of sub-weapons, the game introduced the Bouncing Diamonds, and Laurel of Invincibilty.
Overall. Simon's Quest is a decent Castlevania game, not the best but good. You can download it on the Wii for 500 Wii Points. My final score for this game is a 7 out of 10.