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Set after the events of the first movie, Sega's "Ghostbusters" follows the further adventures of Peter, Ray and Egon, as the make their way through six cases in an attempt to piece together a mysterious stone tablet.

Completely different than the Activision title of the same name, the Genesis "Ghostbusters" is a side-scrolling platformer that has the boys in gray running through houses, apartments, a burning house and a high-rise for starters as they battle a myriad of ghosts with their proton blasters. When the Ghostbusters face off against a boss ghost, they have the ability to trap them the traditional way.

Peter, Ray and Egon, each have different abilities, and can purchase weapon and life upgrades from shops throughout the levels. Other familiar faces make an appearance, as Slimer offers power-ups, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man returns to settle the score from the movie.

Solve the mystery of the tablet, and the Ghostbusters have to face off against Jenna, the Goddess of Death and Destruction. Can the boys save New York one more time?


  • ゴーストバスターズ - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Genesis version)

18 People (14 developers, 4 thanks)

Special Thanks
  • Arishi
  • Levin
  • Idaten
  • Onion



Average score: 75% (based on 17 ratings)


Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 22 ratings with 1 reviews)

The Best of the Bunch

The Good
Ghostbusters for the Sega Genesis is an action packed, platformer that is fun to play. Of all the video games based on the 1984 film franchise, this one is clearly the best, despite taking place after the first film. You have the ability to play as three of the Ghostbusters through several, side-scrolling levels around the Big Apple. Each team member has their own strengths and weaknesses and you can collect money to buy items and upgrade your weapons.

The Bad
Winston Zeddemore is not in the game and their is simply no reason given for his absence. While it is an early Sega Genesis game, it would have been nice to seen some more parallax and other effects.

The Bottom Line
Ghostbusters for the Sega Genesis is different then the other video games based on the 1984 film. The graphics, music and sound effects are all nice for an early Genesis cartridge. Several nice touches, i.e. the shop, mini bosses and Slimer, help to make it better then a standard platformer. While it takes place after the events of the first film, and is missing a major character, it does a better job of putting the player into the Ghostbuster world then the other Ghostbuster games that were released.

Genesis · by ETJB (428) · 2010


Winston Zeddemore

The fourth Ghostbuster, Winston Zeddemore, is not featured or referenced in the game, though he has been a featured and recurring character in both movies and the animated series.


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Game added by Guy Chapman.

Additional contributors: j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, Patrick Bregger.

Game added January 26, 2005. Last modified January 27, 2024.