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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...


Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES An ice level
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES This level appears to be alive, and this might be organic gas
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES The stormy waves bounce the player up and down throughout this section
Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts SNES Options screen

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 (1807)
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)

Critic Reviews

1UP! SNES Nov 23, 2002 92 out of 100 92
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
Play Time SNES Feb, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Video Games SNES Dec, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1994 2 out of 6 80
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Oct 17, 2002 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Sep 18, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
GameTrip.net SNES May 27, 2010 7 out of 10 70
The Video Game Critic SNES Oct 12, 1999 B- 67


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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.


  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Too F*@$ing Hard Award (Game Boy Advance)
  • Retro Gamer
    • Issue #37 - #17 in the "Top 25 Platformers of All Time" poll
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Contributed to by Michael Cassidy (16347), Sciere (357881) and Satoshi Kunsai (1807)