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Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Amiga)

78
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Similar to the first game, but with better music *Katakis* (37691) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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91
Amiga Format
The look and sound could be straight from a coin-op machine: some of the most impressive seen on a licensed conversion for a long time. The pleasure of Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts transcends the audiovisual delights on offer, though. The playability of the game will keep the most adept players waggling their joysticks for hours. It is still not that often you see licences of this quality on a home machine, so Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts is certain to please fans of the original; but whether you have played the coin-op or not, you should give it a try. You should not be disappointed.
89
CU Amiga
It has been a good year for conversions. With 16-bit machines programmers are no longer having to force a quart into a pint pot, and that is proving to be to everyone’s benefit. Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts deserves to be up there at the end of they year.
85
Joystick (French)
En définitive, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts est un jeu bien réalisé, qui ravira les amateurs du genre.
85
Zzap!
Firstly, one must congratulate Software Creations for really uprating the ST game. There's lots more background graphics and the colour scheme is slightly richer. Given the usual tight schedule for these games it's good to see Ghouls isn't a straight port. Yet at the same time it's obvious this isn't a game written for the Amiga. If it had been it could've been much closer to the arcade game. On a brighter note, the tunes are all very good. Level one's excellent, with a superb ‚rushing' effect which slowly builds up. The basic gameplay is obviously much the same as the C64, but more difficult which can be irritating. Lacking the C64's amazing presentation, and significant improvements in gameplay, Amiga Ghouls just misses out on an award. But for just £20 it's heartily recommended as a great test of arcade reactions.
74
Amiga Joker
Die Titelmelodie ist ausgezeichnet gelungen, während des Spiels gibt es jedoch nur kurze Soundstücke und einige FX. Dafür ist die Grafik detailfreudig und farbenfroh. Das Scrolling ruckelt leicht, aber die Animationen sind recht flüssig. Unter dem Strich bleibt jedenfalls ein überdurchschnittliches Action-Spiel, das ganz einfach Spaß macht! Mehr will man ja gar nicht... Ghouls 'n' Ghosts ist ein würdiger Nachfolger des berühmten Ghosts 'n' Goblins!
68
Amiga Action
I remember thinking how wonderful this was when it was first released, and I can also recall how utterly superb the C64 version of Ghosts 'n' Goblins was. These days though, it's looking a bit dated.
57
Power Play
Ghouls‘n‘Ghosts für zu Hause ist eine Dreiklassengesellschaft. Während die Amiga- und ST-Umsetzungen nur durchschnittlich ausgefallen sind, schlägt sich der Ritter auf dem C 64 etwas eleganter durch die Monsterhorden. Ziemlich nahe am Automatenvorbild ist schließlich die Mega-Drive-Adaption, die auch in Sachen Grafik ganz klar die Nase vorn hat. Die Levels sind allesamt sehr lange und abwechslungsreich gestaltet. Viele versteckte Extras sorgen u.a. dafür, daß auch nach einiger Zeit die Spielmotivation erhalten bleibt. Wer ein Mega Drive zu Hause hat und auf kurzweilige Geschicklichkeitsspiele mit Action-Einschlag steht, der darf zugreifen. Die Computerfans sollten vorher ein Probespiel im örtlichen Softwareshop riskieren.