DescriptionThree 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.
- "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
|Defunct Games||SuperGrafx||Jun 11, 2005||98 out of 100||98|
|The Video Game Critic||Genesis||Oct 12, 1999||A-||91|
|Your Commodore||Commodore 64||Jan, 1991||91 out of 100||91|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Atari ST||Jan, 1990||90 out of 100||90|
|Defunct Games||SEGA Master System||Jul 02, 2005||89 out of 100||89|
|Video Games||Genesis||Mar, 1991||78 out of 100||78|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Feb, 1992||71 out of 100||71|
|Retroguiden||SEGA Master System||Jan 30, 2014||7 out of 10||70|
|Sega Collectors Guild||Genesis||Aug 18, 2005||59 out of 100||59|
|ST Format||Atari ST||May, 1992||44 out of 100||44|
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Ghouls 'n Ghosts appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #67 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll