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Ghosts ‘n Goblins

From the Database of Home of the Underdogs




Copyright 1988, CAPCOM

Ghosts ‘n Goblins is a competent PC port of one of the best side-scrollers ever made. You play Arthur, noble knight (apparently before he was crowned King of Camelot) on a trek through haunted lands to rescue his fair maiden Guinevere, who was kidnapped by the demon of Hades. The game is one of CAPCOM?s most famous sidescrollers on the arcade, so this PC version is also very straightforward in gameplay ? wander from left to right, lobbing spears at wave after wave of zombies, ghosts, goblins, demons and other supernatural beings. You wear a suit of armor that protects you from a single hit, so you will die after two consecutive hits if you can?t manage to find a new armor.

Ghosts ?n Goblins has always been known as one of the hardest games around, and this PC port is no exception. You’ll be attacked from every side, and you can’t throw weapons upward. The challenge gets even worse at the end of the game, when you have to return to the very beginning to start over, at a harder level. Yup, you have to beat the game twice to actually complete it. Talk about a challenge.

Overall, Ghosts ?n Goblins is a faithful PC port of classic game that fans of the arcade should take a look. Obviously it?s not an ideal version, due to limitation of EGA palette and cranky PC speaker sounds, but the fluid animations and frustrating?but fun?gameplay are left intact. Recommended!

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