What I Really Appreciate 5: The Simon’s Quest Box-art

I really appreciate the Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest box-art.


Mostly, I just like that the whip forms a “2”.  It’s simple. It’s clever.  It’s subtle.

It’s also a fun inversion of the original Castlevania’s boxart.  Structurally, they’re very similar: grey background, Dracula in the top left, his castle in the top right.  Except, in the first game, Simon’s back was to the viewer; now he’s facing forward.

It’s a simple, dumb thing to appreciate.  But it makes me happy.