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Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Atari ST)

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Description

Three years have passed since Arthur defeated the Demon King Astaroth and rescued his beloved Princess Prin-Prin (see Ghosts 'N Goblins). A new villain, the Great Demon King Lucifer (Loki in some versions) has become the new leader of Ghoul Realm. While returning from a journey, Arthur sees the Princess' castle and her village under attack by Lucifer's forces. While rushing towards her beloved knight, the Princess is struck by one of Lucifer's laser beams.

Now, Arthur must venture back to the Lucifer's palace and destroy the demon in order to rescue the Princess' soul and bring her back to life! And it won't matter whether he fights in his shining armor or in his underwear alone...the bravest Knight in the land isn't going to be stopped by some monsters! Although the game starts with graveyard and marsh territory familiar from the first game, later levels are set in a tower, a mass of skeletons, and a castle.

Players progress from left to right (from bottom to top in level 3), and have to hack down the aforementioned monsters with a sword. The journey includes ledges, ladders, lava pits and slippery slopes. Different weapons can be collected, by finding suits of armor inside chests. Each of the five stages has its own setting and a final boss.

Screenshots

Ghouls 'N Ghosts Atari ST Don't let that thing catch you
Ghouls 'N Ghosts Atari ST Title screen
Ghouls 'N Ghosts Atari ST Game over
Ghouls 'N Ghosts Atari ST The starting point

Alternate Titles

  • "大魔界村" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ghouls 'N' Ghosts" -- European Commodore 64 + Amiga title on box
  • "Daimakaimura" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1990 90 out of 100 90
ST Action Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Feb, 1990 57 out of 100 57
ST Format May, 1992 44 out of 100 44

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Ghouls 'n Ghosts appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #67 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll

Terok Nor (18401) added Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Atari ST) on May 06, 2004
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