🎮 Check out The Top 10 Consoles owned by MobyGames community!

atari gravitar
Not an American user?


The friendly Ghoul Realm was invaded by aliens know as the Destroyers ages ago. The Destroyers almost captured the Ghoul Realm except a powerful fire came from the sky and destroyed them. The Realm is threatened again and the secret of the fire must be recovered.

You play Firebrand, a gargoyle who has powerful claws that allow him to cling to walls and other surfaces on a verticle plane. Firebrand can also hover and fly for awhile with his wings. Destroy the enemy characters with your firery breath. The game also contains an adventure type story that is unfolded by interacting with characters from an over-head perspective.


Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy Firebrand's abilities make for interesting jumping puzzles.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy You often need to complete a short stage to get to a different part of the world map.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy These flowers are hard to kill.
Gargoyle's Quest Game Boy The first level. Kill the flame as long as Firebrand is still flying.

Promo Images

Gargoyle's Quest Screenshot
Gargoyle's Quest Screenshot
Gargoyle's Quest Screenshot
Gargoyle's Quest Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "レッドアリーマー 魔界村外伝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Red Arremer: Makaimura Gaiden" -- Japanese title
  • "Gargoyle's Quest: Ghosts 'n Goblins" -- In-game title

Part of the Following Group

User Reviews

zelda-ish game on the Game Boy Game Boy Hadanite Marasek (29)
Zelda II-like Game Boy Game Boy Thomas Fuchs (15)

Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de Game Boy Jul, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Player One Game Boy Mar, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Land Game Boy 2003 92 out of 100 92
Nintendo Life Game Boy Aug 12, 2009 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Nov, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Tilt Game Boy Apr, 1991 16 out of 20 80
Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo 3DS Oct 12, 2011 80 out of 100 80
Portable Review Game Boy Aug 26, 2006 27 out of 40 68
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Oct 16, 2011 6.5 out of 10 65


There are currently no topics for this game.



As mentioned in the game itself, and also suggested by his name, the hero Firebrand is fiery red in color. Since the game is black and white only and the cover artist obviously hasn't played any G'n'G game before, Firebrand is depicted as a green gargoyle on the game's cover, though.


Firebrand (also called "Firebrand in The West" or "Red Arremer/Red Ariimaa") appears also as an antagonist in another Capcom series. He is the little red gargoyle in Ghosts 'N Goblins and also shows up again in its sequel - Ghouls 'n' Ghosts.


  • Retro Gamer
    • October 2004 (Issue #9) – #7 Best Game Boy Game
Information also contributed by keth.
Contributed to by CrankyStorming (3001) and Frumple (1050)
atari yars