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Oh no! The evil Skull King and his army of evil pirates are plotting to take over Ancient Japan! Only Goemon, Ebisumaru, Sasuke and Yae stand in their way. Fight your way through Gadget Castle, The Black Ship Skull, The Demon Cave and Skeleton Island as you make your way to face off against the Skull King himself.

Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon is an overhead action game with light RPG elements, similar to Link's Awakening. Players explore towns, dungeons, castles and more, searching for treasure chests and attacking enemies. There are also shops and inns where you can purchase items or rest to recover your strength.

At the end of each level, there is a boss waiting for you. However, to defeat them, you must compete in a mini-game called 'The Surprise Match'. These mini-games usually feature button-mashing of some kind or a variation on a memory match game.


Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Game Boy Talking to NPCs will provide you with more or less helpful information
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Game Boy Background story
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Game Boy Character select screen
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Game Boy Jumping over obstacles

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Alternate Titles

  • "がんばれゴエモン 黒船党の謎" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Ganbare Goemon: Kurofune Tou no Nazo" -- Japanese title

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Nintendo Power Magazine Apr, 1998 6.7 out of 10 67
Total! (Germany) Apr, 1998 3 out of 6 60
Random Access 2005 3.6 out of 10 36


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Ben K (23048) added Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (Game Boy) on Feb 13, 2006
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