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Ghouls 'N Ghosts

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
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3.1
Arcade
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3.6
Genesis
84
3.8

User Reviews

The original flagship of the Sega Genesis. Genesis Majestic Lizard (655)
This is one of my favorite games for the Genesis, let alone, my favorite game of the GNG series. Genesis Mavi Bacon (15)
An action packed challenge, even for a seasoned gamer. Great Stuff! Genesis aaron pridemore (11)
Similar to the first game, but with better music Amiga *Katakis* (37818)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 13 3.3
Amstrad CPC 4 3.0
Arcade 1 3.6
Atari ST 9 3.4
Commodore 64 11 3.1
Genesis 26 3.8
Sharp X68000 Awaiting 1 votes...
SEGA Master System 11 3.5
SuperGrafx 3 4.0
Wii 3 3.3
ZX Spectrum 9 3.0
Combined MobyScore 90 3.5


The Press Says

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100
SuperGrafxPixel-Heroes.de
Sich eines riesengroßen Erfolges erfreuend fand das Spiel natürlich auch den Weg auf einige Homesysteme. Auf der PC-Engine von NEC (Super Grafx) konvertiert gleicht das Spiel bis auf die etwas schlechtere Grafik dem Automatenvorbild wie ein Ei dem anderen. Mit nur drei verfügbaren Credits ist es aber nicht so leicht zu beenden und beinhaltet deshalb einen leichten Frustfaktor. Im Gesamteindruck ist es aber ein erstklassiges Spiel. Beim Mega Drive (Genesis) gibt es auch nur Positives zu vermelden. Von Sega höchstpersönlich umgesetzt wurden dem Spiel noch einige zusätzliche Optionen hinzugefügt. Zum einen gibt es zwei Schwierigkeitsgrade zur Auswahl und zum anderen kann man sich die Steuerung der Spielfigur erleichtern. Wie bei der PC-Engine-Umsetzung kann die grafische Gestaltung auch hier nicht ganz mit der Arcade-Fassung mithalten, was den Spielspaß jedoch in keinster Weise trübt. Zehn Punkte sind wohl verdient.
100
GenesisPixel-Heroes.de
Beim Mega Drive (Genesis) gibt es auch nur Positives zu vermelden. Von Sega höchstpersönlich umgesetzt wurden dem Spiel noch einige zusätzliche Optionen hinzugefügt. Zum einen gibt es zwei Schwierigkeitsgrade zur Auswahl und zum anderen kann man sich die Steuerung der Spielfigur erleichtern. Wie bei der PC-Engine-Umsetzung kann die grafische Gestaltung auch hier nicht ganz mit der Arcade-Fassung mithalten, was den Spielspaß jedoch in keinster Weise trübt. Zehn Punkte sind wohl verdient.
98
SuperGrafxDefunct Games
If you can't wait for the next game, be sure to check out Ghouls N Ghosts, no matter what system you can find it for, it's a real gem.
96
GenesisComputer and Video Games (CVG)
In the light of the first few Megadrive releases, I had some doubts about whether it would be a serious competitor for the PC Engine, but those doubts are now gone. Ghouls 'n' Ghosts might cost over forty quid, but since you're basically buying exactly the same game that's in the coin-op cabinet, I can't really call it expensive!
96
Commodore 64Zzap!
An incredibly well-designed game, gets the superbrill Software Creations C64 treatment.
93
GenesisHobby Consolas
Por todo ésto y por mucho más, sólo cabe un resumen: mortalmente bueno y necesario. Uno de los juegos más divertidos de todos los tiempos.
92
ZX SpectrumCrash!
Three years (game time) after the original Ghosts 'n' Goblins story, King Arthur finds that his loved one has been kidnapped yet again by a big ugly, (no not me). Ghouls 'n' Ghosts follows in the same vein as Ghosts. Arthur runs around the beautifully detailed scenery lobbing a range of offensive weaponry at the myriad of ugly mothers who would love nothing more than to reduce you to running around in your undies (if you don't believe us, play the game). I only have two slight niggles: the yellow character sprites are impossible to see on yellow backgrounds, and you're sent back to the beginning of the current level. Apart from that Ghouls 'n' Ghosts is a brilliant conversion of a very good coin op. Now go rescue that princess.
92
GenesisMean Machines
What a brilliant game! The graphics are wonderful, and the sound is great. My only qualm is its difficulty - it's very hard, and I think some people will have trouble with it. It's worth persevering though, as they don't come much better than this. I particularly like all the little touches that make the game so enjoyable, such as the array of weapons and foes. When the hurricane starts blowing, running becomes harder - an excellent visual effect. Although there are only five levels, each one is graphically unqiue - you really want to see the next level! Do yourself a favour - but this game now.
91
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
Arthur's dusted-off the suit of armour he used to such good effect in Ghosts 'N' Goblins and donned it for his second jaunt. The monsters are bigger, stranger and have more teeth than before, but Arth's as determined as over and this time Merlins taught him some magic. Software Creations obviously viewed Chris Butler's amazing conversion of Arthur's first game when designing the C64 graphics. Scenery is of a similar fashion to Goblins, but with greater detail to fit in with the Ghouls coin-op. Sound effects are good and music even better.
91
Commodore 64Commodore Format
It's a classic, it's a corker and it's available at a shop which tends to sell C64 software not too far from where you are.
91
Commodore 64Your Commodore
Although it's all been done before it's fantastic gripping gameplay makes this a game that hooked and will hook a large amount of those who are into this kind of thang.
91
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
Ghouls and Ghosts plays like a lighthearted medieval game with a horror movie flavor (think Army of Darkness). You control a knight battling his way through a constantly-changing landscape of graveyards, caves, mountains, and burning towns. Along the way you encounter a remarkable variety of creatures including skull-spewing plants, zombies, and puking trolls. When you take a hit, you lose your armor and have to run around in your undies until you find a new suit (or die). New weapons and armor can be found in chests. You have to be careful though, because some chests contain an evil magician who will turn you into an old man or a duck! The dark graphics and fantastic musical score really create a terrific atmosphere. Ghouls and Ghosts is excruciatingly hard, but at least you get unlimited continues, so you can play all night. And you will.
91
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
So, to sum up, Ghouls And Ghosts makes a welcome change from the recent slick, flash but ultimately shallow coin-op hits which US Gold has produced recently (Fog Worlds, Strider) and shows a massive improvement on the dull conversions it did at the start of the year. It's good to see the gang producing genuinely good arcadey games again and this must rate as one of the most challenging and playable of the year. A bit of a triumph for USG and Software Creations all round, I think.
91
AmigaAmiga Format
The look and sound could be straight from a coin-op machine: some of the most impressive seen on a licensed conversion for a long time. The pleasure of Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts transcends the audiovisual delights on offer, though. The playability of the game will keep the most adept players waggling their joysticks for hours. It is still not that often you see licences of this quality on a home machine, so Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts is certain to please fans of the original; but whether you have played the coin-op or not, you should give it a try. You should not be disappointed.
90
GenesisElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The best game for the Genesis so far. Awesome graphics and super detailed characters, combined with great game play make this one of the best all-around games I've played on any machine.
90
WiiNintendo Life
The G'n'G series is infamous for its difficulty and this conversion is 100% faithful in that respect! Only bettered by the excellent Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts on the SNES, the game remains one of the best MD platformers and is worth checking out even if you've already downloaded the aforementioned Nintendo classic.
90
GenesisPlayer One
Il y a quelques années déjà, sortait le célèbre Ghosts 'n Goblins. Ce jeu infernal avait un côté si accrocheur, qu'il valait mieux prévoir quelques heures de libre, chaque fois que vous le branchiez. En ce bel automne 1990, voilà qu'arrive sa suite: Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Et une fois de plus, je risque de ne pas décoller de mon écran avant longtemps.
90
SuperGrafxPlayer One
Ghouls 'n Ghosts a quand même un défaut: il est difficile. Mais il est tellement génial qu'on s'acharne. Et puis, vous pourrez trouver des cheat code dans la rubrique Trucs et Astuces. Merci Player One!
90
Atari STThe Games Machine (UK)
Graphics and sonics are both up to scratch in this first 16-bit version. The sprites are small, but great attention has been paid and rewards close inspection. In fact, TGM has no hesitation in recommending that you go out and buy Ghouls 'N' Ghosts now!
90
GenesisSega-16.com
To summarize; good graphics, great music, ultra-fun & very addictive gameplay. What more do you need? This is a game every Genesis owner should have in his or her library.
89
SEGA Master SystemDefunct Games
The game isn't without a few flaws, though. I found some of the jumping to be a little on the unresponsive side, something that really made the platforming elements extremely frustrating. Also, not all of the levels are fully represented, and many are scaled way back to fit on the 8-bit cartridge. And the bosses, while represented, look a little silly in their 8-bit clothes. These minor problems don't really affect the game's sense of excitement, but deserved to be mentioned.
89
AmigaCU Amiga
It has been a good year for conversions. With 16-bit machines programmers are no longer having to force a quart into a pint pot, and that is proving to be to everyone’s benefit. Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts deserves to be up there at the end of they year.
85
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
Beautifully detailed sprites and bouncy title tune blend together to create a first class conversion of a very playable coin-op. The only slight moan is that some of the sprites are a little difficult to see at times.
85
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Masses of colour and loads of playability make up for the shortfalls apparent in the Amstrad version of Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, most notable the push-scroll. As with the others though, it's as good a conversion as could be sensibly expected and you can't ask for more than that.
85
GenesisJeuxvideo.com
Ces quatre années d'attente n'auront pas été vaines puisque ce nouvel opus offre à la licence la consécration ultime. Reprenant les mécaniques éprouvées de son aîné, Ghouls'n Ghosts y ajoute des nouveautés qui se veulent particulièrement enrichissantes pour le gameplay. L'évolution graphique permet enfin de profiter d'un spectacle morbide du plus bel effet et dont l'atmosphère se veut toujours plus glauque. Ce second volet peut sans mal se targuer d'être le fer lance de Capcom qui nous offre là l'une de ses meilleures productions.
85
AmigaJoystick (French)
En définitive, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts est un jeu bien réalisé, qui ravira les amateurs du genre.
85
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics are on the bit of the titchy side, but it's still a faithful conversion and an enjoyable game which provides plenty of challenge and excitement.
85
ZX SpectrumCrash!
My only gripe is it's really hard, and the way you're returned to the start of each level when you die is bloomin' frustrating. Nonetheless, as well as having fab graphics and triff sound (especially on 128K), it's a compelling and addictive platform romp.
85
AmigaZzap!
Firstly, one must congratulate Software Creations for really uprating the ST game. There's lots more background graphics and the colour scheme is slightly richer. Given the usual tight schedule for these games it's good to see Ghouls isn't a straight port. Yet at the same time it's obvious this isn't a game written for the Amiga. If it had been it could've been much closer to the arcade game. On a brighter note, the tunes are all very good. Level one's excellent, with a superb ‚rushing' effect which slowly builds up. The basic gameplay is obviously much the same as the C64, but more difficult which can be irritating. Lacking the C64's amazing presentation, and significant improvements in gameplay, Amiga Ghouls just misses out on an award. But for just £20 it's heartily recommended as a great test of arcade reactions.
83
SEGA Master SystemThe Video Game Critic
This is a good example of some of the excellent games released for the Master System near the end its lifecycle. At first glance, you could easily mistake this game for the Genesis version. The graphics are crisp and detailed, and the gameplay is just like the arcade (including the huge bosses). The renaissance music is outstanding. Only some slowdown and graphic breakup mar an otherwise superb game playing experience. As your knight makes his way through graveyards, villages, and caves, danger lurks at every turn. Ghouls 'n Ghost's most distinguishing feature is its difficulty, and this version is no different. It seems like every one of those chests contains that evil magician who turns you into a chicken or an old man. At times it's insanely difficult. There are unlimited continues, and you'll find yourself playing into the wee hours of the morning if you're really bent on beating this game.
82
ZX SpectrumSinclair User
The first stage of the game didn't strike me as wonderful with the small hero graphic sometimes getting lost with the yellow walls but on later levels this criticism disappears and the large scale monsters are very good, in both graphics and size with later levels showing some good uses of colour and making for a game which can be played for ages, by all ages.
81
GenesisMega Fun
Einfach faszinierend, was Sega vor vier Jahren schon auf die Beine gestellt hat. Die Grafik ist bunter als bei den meisten Mega Drive Spielen neueren Datums (Konami-Spiele seien einmal ausgenommen) und was den Sound angeht. läßt sich auch hier herzlich wenig meckern. Auch bei Spielbarkeit und Spielspaß sind keine größeren Vergehen in Sicht. Einzig der Schwierigkeitsgrad wird vielen die Tränen des Frusts in dir Augen treiben, doch das Spiel bleibt trotzdem stets fair. Also Leute, wenn Ihr nach einem hervorragenden Jump'n Shoot sucht, wendet Euren Blick von den Neuheiten lieber mal auf den Klassiker Ghouls‘n Ghosts.
81
SEGA Master SystemComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The graphics and sound are very close to the coin-up and the playability isn't bad either with only a few minor glitches in the collision detection throwing a spanner in the works.
81
SuperGrafxPower Play
Die Besitzer der Super Grafx haben Glück gehabt, denn die beste Umsetzung des “Ghosts‘n‘Goblins‘n‘Ghouls‘ Themas gib's für ihr System. Grafik und Soundeffekte sind fantastisch, in Sachen Spielbarkeit läßt diese Umsetzung die sehr gute Mega Drive Version weil hinter sich. Zudem sind ihr auch noch einige Features (wie beispielsweise ein kleines lntro) zusätzlich enthalten.
80
Atari STST Action
It is just about as close to the coin-op as it could have been, with the small but detailed graphics and jaunty tune translating relatively well, and the frantic gameplay remaining intact. From the word go, Ghouls is non-stop action, and cutting a path through the hundreds of zombies, vultures and creatures is one of the best ways I can think to spend an afternoon. I particularly liked the little touches, such as the wizard who turns you into a duck, that have been kept from the original game, and it is attention to detail like this that puts Ghouls head and shoulders above its competition. Whether you like this style of game or not, buy Ghouls'n'Ghosts and prepare for some of the most addictive gameplay ever witnessed on the ST.
80
WiiMag'64
Ghouls 'n Ghosts" für das SEGA Mega Drive ist ein wahrer Klassiker der Videospielgeschichte, den jeder Retro-Interessierte unbedingt sein Eigen nennen sollte. Zusammen mit dem ebenso exzellenten "Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts" bekommt man hier über die Virtual Console zum schmalen Preis zwei der besten und zugleich schwierigsten Plattformer aller Zeiten. Wer da nicht zuschlägt, ist selbst schuld!
80
GenesisLens of Truth
Ghouls’ N Ghosts is the perfect arcade platformer. Its fast paced gameplay, intriguing map, and mood setting graphics and soundtrack make for a frighteningly fun experience. While the Genesis couldn’t hold a torch to the detailed visuals found at the arcade, the experience at home is arguably improved by the system’s controller, and the addition of unlimited continues. GnG is available on the Wii VC for $8.00, and the original cartridge isn’t much more. Although it’s not the defining installment of this 2D series, this early Genesis release was a must play then, and you can bet your heart patterned pair of boxers that it still is.
80
GenesisSEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Cette version MegaDrive est pour moi la meilleure de la série. Non pas pour ses graphismes, mais plutôt par le challenge qu'il propose et l'ambiance unique qui se dégage du titre. J'ai aimé la version SNES, mais pour une raison indéterminée, celle-ci reste dans mon coeur (peut être parce que je savourais le moment où je montrais la vrai fin du jeu à mes copains, qui étaient loin d'y arriver ). Joueur non patient passez votre chemin, c'est un véritable jeu old school avec ses règles implacables, aucune sauvegarde, des heures de jeu non stop acharnées pour en voir le bout. Un must à posséder pour les fans du chevalier Arthur.
80
SEGA Master SystemMean Machines
Okay, so the graphics look a little ropey and the sound annoys after a short while – but Ghouls 'n' Ghosts is still a pretty good Master System conversion of the monster Capcom coin-op. The playability of the coin-op still remains in this version and battling the meanies with all manner of weapons and magic is quite fun. The game is also really challenging - some of the levels have actually been expanded from their arcade counterparts! Ghouls 'n' Ghosts is quite a nice product and is well worth taking a look at.
80
GenesisVideoGame
Sr. Arthur deve vingar seu povo e libertar a namorada, seqüestrada pelo Príncipe das Trevas.
80
SEGA Master SystemVideoGame
Neste bom lançamento, Sir Arthur deve lutar contra o Príncipe das Trevas para vingar seu povo e libertar sua namorada. Você tem à disposição seis tipos de magia, e ainda uma tela de "status" que indica como seu cavaleiro está de arsenal, ou seja, se ele tem armadura, capacete, botas e armas. À medida que vai perdendo energia, Sir Arthur vai perdendo esses itens e, evidentemente, vai ficando mais vulnerável.
79
Amstrad CPCThe Games Machine (UK)
The bright, colourful. chunky Amstrad sprites do their best to entertain, but sadly this is the worst of the versions reviewed. The game is quite playable, but only with a pair of sunglasses.
78
GenesisVideo Games
Die Mixtur aus Springen und Ballern glänzt mit überragenden Grafiken und fantastischen Musikstücken, die den Spieler bei seiner schweren Aufgabe begleiten.
78
SEGA Master SystemGame Freaks 365
Ghouls n' Ghosts is a wonderful title in the Master System's library. Gothic horror titles were almost an underground genre back then, and it's nice to see one on an under-appreciated system with few titles on the NTSC market to begin with. Fans of Ghosts n' Goblins for the Nintendo NES will enjoy this one and it could possibly be a good lead-in to SMS collecting. At any rate, though not perfect, it's a title that anyone who plays the system should own.
75
Commodore 64Your Commodore
Ghouls 'n Ghosts is a playable game. It has good addictive qualities and is a nice shoot em up. My advice is try before you buy.
75
GenesisASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Ghouls 'n' Ghosts zeigt teilweise recht eindrucksvoll die Fähigkeiten der 16-Bit-Maschine. In Sachen Grafik und Sound steht dieses Spiel anderen Sega-Produkten sicherlich nicht nacht, und ich tendiere sogar dazu, es als das beste bisher erschienene Game fürs Mega Drive zu nominieren. Um den Sound nicht zu kurz kommen zu lassen: Er ist toll und passt super zum Spiel. Erstklassig gruselig und extragut polyphon. Wer ein Mega Drive sein Eigen nennt, der sollte auch Ghouls 'n' Ghosts besitzen. Ich kenne nichts Besseres für diese Konsole!
75
SEGA Master SystemElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
The 8-Bit Sega translation of Ghouls 'N' Ghosts is pretty amazing! The graphics are some of the best you'll ever see on the SMS, and the game play remains just as strong. Sound quality isn't up to 16-Bit standards, but there aren't many SMS titles to strongly recommend, but this is one.
74
AmigaAmiga Joker
Die Titelmelodie ist ausgezeichnet gelungen, während des Spiels gibt es jedoch nur kurze Soundstücke und einige FX. Dafür ist die Grafik detailfreudig und farbenfroh. Das Scrolling ruckelt leicht, aber die Animationen sind recht flüssig. Unter dem Strich bleibt jedenfalls ein überdurchschnittliches Action-Spiel, das ganz einfach Spaß macht! Mehr will man ja gar nicht... Ghouls 'n' Ghosts ist ein würdiger Nachfolger des berühmten Ghosts 'n' Goblins!
73
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
All of the gameplay is here - and this C64 interpretation of G&G is every bit as tough as the 16-bit versions. Slightly let down by some of the animation.
72
GenesisPower Play
Nichts für schwache Nerven! Ghouls‘n Ghosts ist so schwierig, daß es so manchem Jöystick-Ritter vor Gram die Rüstung aus-zieht. Wenn es nicht “Continues“ satt gäbe, hätte ich das Modul vor Frust schon längst zerhackstückt. Spielerisch wird erfreulicherweise genug geboten, um Action-Freunde bei der Stange zu halten. Die vielen neuen Extras garantieren Abwechslung und die grafisch grandiosen Gegner motivieren ordentlich, alle Levels kennenzulernen. Das Mega-Drive-Joypad ist mir allerdings zu klobig und gerade bei diesem Spiel kommt es sehr auf gute Reaktionen an. Wer ein Mega Drive besitzt und Actionspiele schätzt, sollte sich Ghouls‘n Ghosts zulegen. Es ist technisch sehr beeindruckend und das beste Modul, das bisher für dieses Videospiel-System erschienen ist.
71
ZX SpectrumSinclair User
If you have the ability, time and patience Ghouls and Ghosts could be a great game; graphics are colourful and detailed, if a little small, and sound and gameplay adequate. Unfortunately, I'm no Mother Teresa and will have to let it pass, but someone out there could do a blinding sequal.
70
SEGA Master SystemRetroguiden
Så i sammanfattning är Ghouls ‘n Ghosts inte bara en av de bättre arkadkonverteringarna, det är också en av de bättre Master system-titlarna där ute. Detta såvida du inte är en självplågare som tycker att spel av den här typen ska ha en svårighetsgrad uppumpad på max för då bör du ta dig an arkadversionen. Sega skapade istället en version som var mer lämpad för hemmamarknaden. Du kommer fortfarande att förlora en hel del liv, och kanske gjorde man det lite väl lätt på sina ställen (flertalet bossar kunde ha varit svårare att besegra) men som annorlunda plattformsaction borde den tilltala de flesta. På 8-bitarsnivån är det här den bästa versionen av Capcoms klassiker. Och jag misstänker att Fujiwara-san är ganska nöjd med Segas arbete.
70
Commodore 64Pixel-Heroes.de
Die C-64-Version von Ghouls´n Ghosts war damals wie auch heute eine absolute Hassliebe: der Schwierigkeitsgrad trieb mich zeitweise in den Wahnsinn. Andererseits war das Gameplay einfach zu geil und motivierend. Und das trotz einiger zufällig auftretender Bugs, durch die man ohne Verschulden zwangsläufig ein Leben verlor. Mag zwar sein, dass im Vergleich zum Original einige Abschnitte fehlen, aber das wiegt meiner Ansicht nach nicht sooo schwer - sind´s doch meist Stellen, die mich beim Automaten eher nervten. Technisch finde ich die Umsetzung auch mehr als nur in Ordnung - die Musik ist Klasse, und grafisch passt´s für meinen Geschmack. Vermutlich die beste Automatenumsetzung, die das - eigentlich für seine miesen Spiele berüchtigte - Softwarehaus U.S. Gold je hinlegte.
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AmigaAmiga Action
I remember thinking how wonderful this was when it was first released, and I can also recall how utterly superb the C64 version of Ghosts 'n' Goblins was. These days though, it's looking a bit dated.
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ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
Is this lack of innovation a bad thing, you may ask? The original, it must be said, was great, and this is just as good as its parent. A straightforward shoot-'em'up platformer with nothing radically different from other games of its type. Quite a good buy then providing, that is, you have considered the question: is that damn Princess really worth it?
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WiiGameSpot
Even though Ghouls 'N Ghosts for the Sega Genesis is a watered-down port of the original 1988 arcade game, some fans of the series prefer it over other conversions because it offers the closest approximation of the arcade game and has a friendlier learning curve. However, should you decide to purchase the Sega Genesis rendition of Capcom's medieval side-scroller from the Wii's Virtual Console shop, bear in mind that friendlier doesn't necessarily mean easier.
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Commodore 64Power Play
Es geschehen noch Zeichen und Wunder in der Softwarebranche. Bevor der erste Teil der Ritter-Aktion "Ghosts'n Goblins" für Heim-Computer erscheint, gibt es – erstaunlicherweise – erstmal den zweiten Teil "Ghouls'n Ghosts".
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GenesisSega Collectors Guild
Ghouls'N Ghosts is frustrating game. The potential is there. You can see it. But there's no use fighting the flawed gameplay system for very long. There are better sidescrollers on the Genesis and I am going to disagree with those that call this game a classic. If you liked the original, it's more of the same, but unless you have a lot of patience I'd play elsewhere.
57
AmigaPower Play
Ghouls‘n‘Ghosts für zu Hause ist eine Dreiklassengesellschaft. Während die Amiga- und ST-Umsetzungen nur durchschnittlich ausgefallen sind, schlägt sich der Ritter auf dem C 64 etwas eleganter durch die Monsterhorden. Ziemlich nahe am Automatenvorbild ist schließlich die Mega-Drive-Adaption, die auch in Sachen Grafik ganz klar die Nase vorn hat. Die Levels sind allesamt sehr lange und abwechslungsreich gestaltet. Viele versteckte Extras sorgen u.a. dafür, daß auch nach einiger Zeit die Spielmotivation erhalten bleibt. Wer ein Mega Drive zu Hause hat und auf kurzweilige Geschicklichkeitsspiele mit Action-Einschlag steht, der darf zugreifen. Die Computerfans sollten vorher ein Probespiel im örtlichen Softwareshop riskieren.
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Atari STPower Play
Es geschehen noch Zeichen und Wunder in der Softwarebranche. Bevor der erste Teil der Ritter-Aktion "Ghosts'n Goblins" für Heim-Computer erscheint, gibt es - erstaunlicherweise - erstmal den zweiten Teil "Ghouls'n Ghosts".
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Atari STST Format
[Budget re-release] There's one problem with all this - it's not very good. Or rather, this conversion of the coin-op isn't very good. The graphics are average, the sound's - well, you can guess, and the gameplay just doesn't flow in the way it should. Knighty reacts awkwardly to your commands, meaning you keep getting killed when you know you shouldn't. It's all very depressing and not really worth a first glance, let alone a second one.
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SEGA Master SystemVideo Games
War das eine Aufregung: Einer meiner Lieblingstitel aus der Spielhalle erscheint fürs Master System. Leider ist diese Version von “Ghouls‘n Ghosts“ nicht besonders gut geglückt. Zwar sind prinzipiell alle Spielelemente vorhanden, die man auch vom Automaten kennt (abwechslungsreiche Levels) aber dafür hapert‘s technisch etwas. Sind die Hintergrundgrafiken und die Obermonster am Ende jedes Levels noch nett gezeichnet, führen das extrem starke Flackern der Sprites (schon wenn mehr als zwei Figuren zu sehen sind) und die schwammige Steuerung zur Abwertung. Zudem sorgt die teilweise unfaire Kollisionsabfrage für Frust.
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SEGA Master SystemPower Play
Spielerisch hat sich an dieser Version gegenüber dem Automatenvorbild kaum etwas geändert. Durch ein halbes Dutzend Levels steuert Ihr ein Rittersprite, das hüpfen, rennen, sich ducken und Monster abschießen kann. Die üble technische Ausführung verleidet aber dem Master-System-Besitzer fast jeden Spielspaß. Nur der Sound ist eine gelungene Adaption.