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Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (SNES)

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Description

4 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...

Screenshots

Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES Boarding a ghost ship with multiple swinging guillotines
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES Title Screen (JPN)
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES Wall bird
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES Bees on patrol

Alternate Titles

  • "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

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User Reviews

Now this is a game for a man! Satoshi Kunsai (1811) unrated
Best of a series, but perhaps also the end of a series Daniel Yu (109) unrated

The Press Says

1UP! Nov 23, 2002 92 out of 100 92
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1991 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Lens of Truth Oct 17, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Megablast 1992 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Dec, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Total! (Germany) Oct, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Game Informer Magazine Aug, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Retrogaming.it Jan 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

References to the game

The 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.

Version differences

The 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.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Too F*@$ing Hard Award (Game Boy Advance)
  • Retro Gamer
    • Issue #37 - #17 in the "Top 25 Platformers of All Time" poll
Information also contributed by PCGamer77 and St. Martyne
Satoshi Kunsai (1811) added Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (SNES) on Jun 14, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (9038), Sciere (269140) and Satoshi Kunsai (1811)