Old video game with crucified Jesus as an enemy?

I was reading this thread and was reminded of a news story I saw once as a kid… they were scandalized because over in Japan, there was some Nintendo game in which the crucified Jesus (or something that looked very similar) was featured as an enemy. So, has anyone else heard of this, or played it? Did it even exist?

It exists. You’re talking about Castlevania 2. You can play it on the web at this site.