These are starting to become irredeemably obscure, sorry. Technically I kind of cheated on this one — the endings in Simon’s Quest don’t really correspond to the quality of your performance. The only positive ending is the one you get if you take more than two weeks. If you blast through the game in less than a week of game time, Dracula returns; if you do a fairly decent job of finishing, Simon bites it. Whatever; in my eyes the worst ending is the “Dracula returns again” one.
I’m pretty sure the people who made Simon’s Quest were a bunch of misanthropes. We’ve all sort of taken for granted the notion that the game’s bizarre and misleading clues were mistranslations, but actually, no — the original Japanese dialogue was useless, too. In fact, Castlevania II may be the most accurate 8-bit translation ever. No, I don’t get it, either.