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Ghostbusters (Genesis)

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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?


Ghostbusters Genesis Choosing your character
Ghostbusters Genesis Introducing the characters
Ghostbusters Genesis Intro
Ghostbusters Genesis Evil cups

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Alternate Titles

  • "ゴーストバスターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Best of the Bunch ETJB (450) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Aug, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1990 815 out of 1000 82
Lens of Truth Jul 14, 2009 8 out of 10 80
VideoGame Jun, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Sega Does Oct 27, 2016 B 75
Tilt Sep, 1990 15 out of 20 75 Jun 24, 2004 7 out of 10 70 Nov 06, 2012 14 out of 20 70
VideoGame Oct, 1991 6 out of 10 60


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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.
Guy Chapman (2001) added Ghostbusters (Genesis) on Jan 26, 2005