Description4 years after Arthur saved Princess PrinPrin from the evil demon Loki, a wonderful celebration is about to take place! Arthur and the Princess are engaged, and the wedding is to take place at last! Thousands from around the kingdom have come to witness this joyous event!
But somewhere in the darkness of the forest lurks a horrible evil...
Arthur and PrinPrin are spending a quiet moment locked in embrace, when she is suddenly snatched away by a huge demon! As her screams echo through the night, Arthur rushes from the castle, and pursues the demon to the graveyard, where he is greeted by hundreds of horrible ghouls and monsters!
Now, this time, they've gone too far...Arthur is ready for them...
- "超魔界村" -- Chinese SNES title (traditional)
- "超魔界村" -- Japanese spelling
- "Cho Makai-mura R" -- Japanese GBA title
- "Cho Makai-mura" -- Japanese title
Part of the Following Groups
- Game Center CX challenge games
- Games referenced in movies
- Ghost 'N Goblins series
- Video games turned into board / card games
|Now this is a game for a man!||Satoshi Kunsai (1805)||unrated|
|Best of a series, but perhaps also the end of a series||Daniel Yu (109)||unrated|
|Mean Machines||Nov, 1991||94 out of 100||94|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Nov, 1991||36 out of 40||90|
|Total!! UK Magazine||Nov, 1992||87 out of 100||87|
|Play Time||Feb, 1993||84 out of 100||84|
|Video Games||Dec, 1991||84 out of 100||84|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Dec, 1991||10 out of 12||83|
|Power Play||Dec, 1991||81 out of 100||81|
|Total! (Germany)||Oct, 1994||2 out of 6||80|
|Retrogaming.it||Jan 22, 2008||7 out of 10||70|
|GameTrip.net||May 27, 2010||7 out of 10||70|
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References to the gameThe game was used in A Bit Of Fry & Laurie comedy sketch show. It was involved in one of the sketch belonging to the last episode of the Series 4. The game was a subject of debate between a sullen teenager and his father, played by Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry respectively.
Another interesting piece of trivia is that in the show, the character played by Laurie claims that the game ends after level nine (and actually stops playing, when he supposedly finishes it), whereas, in fact, Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts has only eight stages.
SalesAccording to publisher Capcom, Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts has sold 1.09 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).
Version differencesThe crosses featured in Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts are altered from the Japanese version of the game. In the Japanese version, they look just like church crosses, but in the American and European versions, the the crosses are altered to have a circle-shaped top. This is obviously due to Nintendo of America's strict censorship system at the time.
- 2002 – Too F*@$ing Hard Award (Game Boy Advance)
- Retro Gamer
- Issue #37 - #17 in the "Top 25 Platformers of All Time" poll