Skeleton Soldiers (also known as Skeleton Knights, Skeleton Swordsmen, Bone Soldiers or Bone Scimitars, among many other names and variations) are Skeletons equipped with a single, western sword and/or with shields, and are often depicted wearing armor.
Skeleton Soldiers in Simon's Quest are not much different from all other regular Skeletons found throughout the game, and while they can be seen carrying a sword and a shield, that is only for aesthetic purposes as they won't use their weapons or display any kind of enhanced defenses. They can only be encountered in mansions.
Simon's Quest (LCD watch)Edit
A Skeleton which has a shield and takes two hits to be destroyed. It's worth 10 points.
Simon's Quest (LCD handheld)Edit
A Skeleton equipped with a shield. The shield takes four hits to destroy before the Skeleton can be defeated.
- See also: Skull Knight
As usual, Skull Swordsmen can be encountered regularly throughout the game. However, two boss versions also appear in the game as well, one being the Skull Knight and the other the Skull Knight King. They come equipped with a sword and a shield and are the remains of what appears to be an anthropomorphic dragon-like creature. It must be noted, though, that this portrayal is only true for Dracula's Curse, according to diverse original artworks and media from the era. This enemy returned in Harmony of Dissonance, but in that game he is the skeleton of a huge warrior who wears a helmet fashioned from a bull's skull instead. While they move slowly, they have a considerable amount of HP, although a few flasks of Holy Water should be enough to defeat them in just a matter of seconds.
The Undead Lord is a high-ranked Skeleton that wields a mace and a shield. They can first be encountered in the Eneomaos Machine Tower and drop the valuable Red Steel material, which will allow Hector to upgrade most of his current weaponry at that part of the game.
Bone Scimitars which had attacked the village. They first appear in Stage 1 and then can be found throughout much of the rest of the game.
- Main article: Skeleton Soldier/Enemy Data