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Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Commodore 64)

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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.

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Ghouls 'N Ghosts Commodore 64 Boss
Ghouls 'N Ghosts Commodore 64 King Arthur the duck
Ghouls 'N Ghosts Commodore 64 Get the key each boss leaves to enter the next level
Ghouls 'N Ghosts Commodore 64 Stage 5

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

Zzap! Jan, 1990 96 out of 100 96
Commodore Format Apr, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Your Commodore Jan, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Your Commodore Mar, 1990 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1990 730 out of 1000 73
Pixel-Heroes.de Jan, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Feb, 1990 64 out of 100 64

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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 (18326) added Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Commodore 64) on May 06, 2004
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