It turns out that a dedicated fan known as TheAlmightyGuru took up the task of fixing many of the numerous flaws in a ROM patch titled Castlevania II: Simon's Quest Redaction. With the exception of the password system, just about every nagging flaw has been fixed. Here's a short list of some of the improvements (A full list can be found here on the download page for the patch):
- Dialogue has been completely rewritten resulting in useful clues and hints.
- Text has been sped up which makes talking to people less of a hassle
- Day/Night transition has been changed from 10 seconds down to 4 seconds making the game flow MUCH smoother
- Sign graphics have been tweeked making it much easier to keep track of where you've been and where you need to go.