"My deep, passionate love for Castlevania began in 1989. This had to have occured during spring break, as I'm certain it was a weekday. The memory is tinged with the seemingly sinful joy of playing a videogame all day when I would normally be engaging in something productive. That, and the parents of my friend whose house I played the game were completely absent.
Of course, now that I think about it, this is the same house where I watched The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for the first time at the ripe age of eight because there was no parental supervision to stop us. It's entirely possible that my recollection is suspect where this is concerned and my friend was just a latchkey kid. Well, I may be spacing out on some of the details but Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is still one of the most awesome games I played as a child."