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The Real Ghostbusters

Genre
Perspective
Theme
Misc
Critic Score User Score
Commodore 64
56
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Arcade
...
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ZX Spectrum
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2.9
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Description

After the success of the Ghostbusters film (and indeed of the licensed game from Activision) a cartoon TV series was created, which this game is based on. The player controls a Ghostbuster, who has 10 levels full of ghosts to clear up.

This is done by first shooting the ghosts using a gun, and then by using a photon beam (by holding down the fire button) to suck them in for storage in the backpack. Photon recharges can be collected, as can the potential for an improved shot, as well as a shield. The Ghostbusters mascot Slimer also appears as a power-up, which hovers around the player's character killing ghosts on contact.

Screenshots

The Real Ghostbusters Amiga Title
The Real Ghostbusters Amiga Invincibility
The Real Ghostbusters Amstrad CPC "My, what big teeth you have!"
The Real Ghostbusters Commodore 64 Boss

Alternate Titles

  • "Meikyuu Hunter G" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1989 78 out of 100 78
Commodore Format Commodore 64 May, 1991 72 out of 100 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 586 out of 1000 59
Your Amiga Amiga Jul, 1989 58 out of 100 58
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1989 5.6 out of 12 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST May, 1989 5.6 out of 12 47
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC May, 1989 4.6 out of 12 38
Commodore User Commodore 64 May, 1989 32 out of 100 32
Datormagazin Amiga May, 1989 2 out of 10 20
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1989 16 out of 100 16

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63067), Pseudo_Intellectual (44998) and *Katakis* (37874)