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Gargoyle's Quest

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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 One of the more difficult random battles
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy Another boss fight
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy The kings of the ghoul realm usually tell you what to do next.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy The first level. Kill the flame as long as Firebrand is still flying.

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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Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Apr, 2001 9.25 out of 10 92
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Power Play Game Boy Feb, 1991 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide Game Boy 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Nov, 1996 2.25 out of 6 75
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Oct 16, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65
Legendra Game Boy Jan 25, 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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