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Gargoyle's Quest (Game Boy)

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The friendly Ghoul Realm was invaded by aliens know as the Destroyers ages ago. The Destroyers almost captured the Ghoul Realm except a powerful fire came from the sky and destroyed them. The Realm is threatened again and the secret of the fire must be recovered.

You play Firebrand, a gargoyle who has powerful claws that allow him to cling to walls and other surfaces on a verticle plane. Firebrand can also hover and fly for awhile with his wings. Destroy the enemy characters with your firery breath. The game also contains an adventure type story that is unfolded by interacting with characters from an over-head perspective.


Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy These flowers are hard to kill.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy These enemies can only be hurt from behind.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy Talking to Majorita.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy A difficult passage

Alternate Titles

  • "レッドアリーマー 魔界村外伝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Red Arremer: Makaimura Gaiden" -- Japanese title
  • "Gargoyle's Quest: Ghosts 'n Goblins" -- In-game title

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zelda-ish game on the Game Boy Hadanite Marasek (26) unrated

Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de Jul, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Player One Mar, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Land 2003 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Life Aug 12, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 10 out of 12 83
All Game Guide 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Feb, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Video Games Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
Portable Review Aug 26, 2006 27 out of 40 68


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As mentioned in the game itself, and also suggested by his name, the hero Firebrand is fiery red in color. Since the game is black and white only and the cover artist obviously hasn't played any G'n'G game before, Firebrand is depicted as a green gargoyle on the game's cover, though.


Firebrand is a bad guy in another Capcom series. He's the little red gargoyle in Ghosts 'N Goblins and also shows up again in its sequel, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts.


  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #7 Best Game Boy Game
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