Ghouls 'n Ghosts

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Ghouls 'n Ghosts
DaimakaimuraSG.jpg
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Capcom
Capcom, NEC, SEGA, U.S. Gold
2D
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Platform, Run & Gun
Super HuCard
Turbo Pad
Arcade, PC-Engine SuperGrafx, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, CP System, Commodore 64, Sharp X68000, Master System, Mega Drive, Genesis, ZX Spectrum, Saturn, PlayStation and PlayStation 2
Virtual Console
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.png
Arcade Specifications
CPS-1
Raster, 382×224 resolution,[1] horizontal orientation
Amplified mono
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Master System
March 1990
European Union European Release Date(s)
Commodore 64
1989
Amiga
August 191990
Mega Drive
November 301990
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Commodore 64
1989

Genesis
September 1989

Amiga
July 1990
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Mega Drive
October 291989

PC-Engine SuperGrafx
July 271990
Awards | Changelog | Cheats | Codes
Codex | Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC | Help
Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches | Ratings
Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough
Achievements
GOG | In-Game | Origin | PlayStation Trophies | Retro
Steam | Xbox Live

Ghouls 'n Ghosts (大魔界村, Daimakaimura,? Great Demon World Village) is a run & gun platform game video game developed by Capcom and released as an arcade game in 1988, and subsequently ported to a number of other platforms. It is the sequel to Ghosts 'n Goblins and the second game in the Ghosts 'n Goblins series.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Scores
ARC SMD SMS AMI C64 ST CPC ZX
Sega Retro 90%[2] 74%[2]
Review scores
Publication Scores
ARC SMD SMS AMI C64 ST CPC ZX
ACE 895[3] 730[4] 905[5] 735[4]
Commodore
User
9/10[6] 93%[7] 83%[8]
Computer and
Video Games
96%[9] 81%[10] 88%[11] 85%[11]
Crash 92%[12]
Electronic Gaming
Monthly
36/40[13] 30/40[14]
Mean Machines 92%[15] 80%[16]
MegaTech 93%[17]
Sega Power 10/10[18] 90%[19]
Sinclair User 82%[20]
The Games
Machine
92%[21] 90%[22] 79%[22] 85%[22]
Your Sinclair 9/10[23] 91%[24]
Zzap!64 85%[25] 96%[26]
Awards
Publication Award
Computer and Video Games C+VG Hit
Crash Crash Smash
MegaTech Hyper Game
Zzap!64 Gold Medal
Electronic Gaming Monthly Best Game of the Year,
Best Graphics in a Video Game,
Coolest Boss Attackers (Loki)[27]
Mega 23rd Best Game of All Time[28]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. CPS-1, System 16: The Arcade Museum
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://segaretro.org/Ghouls%27n_Ghosts
  3. ACE, issue 26, page 144
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ACE/Issue29/Pages/ACE2900076.jpg
  5. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ACE/Issue28/Pages/ACE2800068.jpg
  6. http://www.solvalou.com/subpage/arcade_reviews/275/150/ghouls'n'ghosts_review.html
  7. http://amr.abime.net/review_3883
  8. http://amr.abime.net/review_28794
  9. http://amr.abime.net/review_25321
  10. ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/magazines/C+VG/Issue114/Pages/CVG11400074.jpg
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=C+VG/Issue097/Pages/CVG09700077.jpg
  12. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=Crash/Issue71/Pages/Crash7100057.jpg
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, 1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide, page 46
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, 1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide, page 45
  15. http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articles/reviews/MegaDrive/GhoulsNGhosts-MeanMachines1-3.html
  16. http://www.meanmachinesmag.co.uk/review/120/ghouls-n-ghosts.php
  17. MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 5, page 78, May 1992
  18. Sega Power, issue 23, page 53
  19. Sega Power, issue 19, pages 18-19
  20. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=SinclairUser/Issue093/Pages/SinclairUser09300047.jpg
  21. ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/magazines/TheGamesMachine/Issue27/Pages/TheGamesMachine2700052.jpg
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=TheGamesMachine/Issue26/Pages/TheGamesMachine2600022.jpg
  23. http://www.solvalou.com/subpage/arcade_reviews/63/150/ghouls'n'ghosts_review.html
  24. http://www.ysrnry.co.uk/articles/ghoulsandghosts.htm
  25. http://www.zzap64.co.uk/cgi-bin/displaypage.pl?issue=058&page=069&thumbstart=0&magazine=zzap&check=1
  26. Zzap!64 100th Issue Pull-Out Special Page 5. Zzap64.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-02-11
  27. http://oldgamemags.tumblr.com/post/39924560990/egm-magazine-issue-5-best-and-worst-of-1989
  28. Mega magazine, issue 1, page 76, Future Publishing, Oct 1992