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Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
83
4.1
Wii
...
3.4
Game Boy Advance
81
4.0
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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 Wall bird
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES triple headed dragon boss
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts Game Boy Advance Arthur goes to the castle.
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES Fighting through jungles and caves

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! SNES Satoshi Kunsai (1816)
A great--better, even--version of Super Ghouls'n Ghosts made portable. Game Boy Advance DQG (8)
Best of a series, but perhaps also the end of a series SNES Daniel Yu (109)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus Game Boy Advance Sep, 2002 94 out of 100 94
Mean Machines SNES Nov, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Skizo.org Game Boy Advance Jan 19, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Game Boy Advance Sep 23, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Total!! UK Magazine SNES Nov, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Eurogamer.de Wii Mar 12, 2007 4 out of 5 80
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Oct 17, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine SNES Aug, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Oct 14, 2002 14 out of 20 70
The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 12, 1999 B- 67

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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
Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (5883), Sciere (245759) and Satoshi Kunsai (1816)