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|The name or term "Simon Belmont" refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Simon Belmont (disambiguation).|
Simon Belmont is the protagonist of Akumajō Dracula for the Sharp X68000 home computer system, later remade as Castlevania Chronicles. He is the successor to the Belmont family bloodline. A hundred years before his time, a legendary hero from this family, named Christopher Belmont, fought and defeated Dracula. Following Dracula's demise at the hands of Christopher, the Transylvanian countryside slept peacefully. Then one Easter night, the townspeople were celebrating with a carnival. In the ruins of the old monastery on the edge of town, the followers of darkness were holding a Black Mass. They poured a sacrifice of human blood over Dracula's remains and revived him. Simon, determined to rid the land of evil once again, took the mysterious whip left to him by his father and set to Dracula's castle alone. He confronted the Count at the castle's highest floor, defeated him, and sealed him away.
- Akumajō Dracula (X68000) is considered to be set in an alternate continuity by IGA.
- Simon's theme in Akumajō Dracula for Sharp X68000 is called Theme of Simon Belmont.
- ↑ Akumajō Dracula instruction manual. 1993. p. 4. RA960.
- ↑ IGA: FC版とX６８０００版ですが、X６８０００版はFC版をベースにアレンジを加えたものになっています。ゲームのアレンジは、その時に応じて、色々と施されるものですので、正直どちらも正統であると思ってよいのではないかと思っています。結論として、ドラキュラと戦い勝つというシナリオで、中間部分の切り抜きが違うと考えてもよいのではないかと考えています。スーパーファミコン版も違いますし…。どうしてもと考えるのであれば、FC版を尊重すべきかと考えます。 Translation: Regarding the Famicom version and the X68000 version, the X68000 version is an arrangement based on the Famicom version. The arrangement of a game is the kind of thing where you add a lot of different things as needed, so honestly speaking, it think they both should be considered legitimate. In conclusion, I think they should be considered as the same scenario of fighting to defeat Dracula, just with a different middle part. The Super Famicom version is different as well... If you simply must have a clear answer, the Famicom version must be given deference.