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In Avenging Spirit the protagonist is a spirit out for revenge. He has been murdered by a group of gangsters and his girlfriend has taken hostage by them. Her father uses his brand new machine to call the man's spirit back from the dead, telling him that they are holding his daughter ransom unless he turns over his research of ghost energy.

In side-scrolling fashion, the game features six different stages - the city, the rooftops, a factory, the city sewers and two levels dealing with the mobsters base of operation. The player is able to possess enemies, 20 in all, and use any skills or weapons they have, to complete the level. The player's health is represented by ghost energy and it is drained when he is not inside a host. The story leads to two different endings.


Avenging Spirit Arcade End of level boss.
Avenging Spirit Game Boy You destroyed the mech snake.
Avenging Spirit Arcade Searching for a new body.
Avenging Spirit Game Boy Intro

Alternate Titles

  • "Phantasm" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Boy Jul, 1993 4.5 out of 5 90
Play Time Game Boy May, 1993 77 out of 100 77
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Game Boy Mar, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Sep 25, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65


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