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Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts

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MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
72
4.2
DOS
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3.5
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Description

Graffiti artists live a hard life. Joe and Nat are always on the run, trying to escape New York's police. When they reach a mysterious castle, there's no way of knowing they're in deep trouble already.

Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts is a platform game featuring two characters. The protagonists can jump, crawl, kick, beat, slide, and swim. They are even able to hold their breath when under water. If you are playing the game solely, "Joe" is your character of choice. A friend can take on Nat's part at the same PC.

The game's purpose is to get rid of "Professor X", who is the bad guy. The players can attack opponents using several weapons, including molotovs, chainsaws and nunchakus. Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts doesn't offer save games. The copy protection requires the original disk at every start-up.

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Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts Amiga It's hard to see, but two steps below me is an ankh. It restores health.
Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts Amiga Throwing a molotov-cocktail at this boss.
Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts DOS Sliding down
Yo! Joe! Beat the Ghosts DOS Game start

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The Press Says

Amiga Power Amiga Jul, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Edge Amiga Oct, 1993 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Amiga Aug, 1993 71 out of 100 71
PC Joker DOS Nov, 1993 70 out of 100 70
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Power Play DOS Dec, 1993 65 out of 100 65
AmigaInfo Amiga Jun, 1996 5 out of 10 50
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1993 46 out of 100 46

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Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1994 – #3 Best Dexterity Game in 1993 (Readers' Vote)

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