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Gargoyle's Quest

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
83
3.9
Nintendo 3DS
...
5.0
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy Try to stay above him so he can't jump on you.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy These enemies can only be hurt from behind.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy The kings of the ghoul realm usually tell you what to do next.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy Freeing Darkoan from a spell.

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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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de Game Boy Jul, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Player One Game Boy Mar, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Land Game Boy 2003 92 out of 100 92
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Apr, 2001 9.25 out of 10 92
Nintendo Life Game Boy Aug 12, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
All Game Guide Game Boy 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Nov, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
Portable Review Game Boy Aug 26, 2006 27 out of 40 68
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Oct 16, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

Cover

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

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.

Awards

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