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Ghostbusters Reviews (Genesis)

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Critic Reviews

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Ação Games (Jun, 1991)
A versão de Ghostbusters para o Mega Drive consegue ser tão divertida quanto o filme.
Strangely enough, however, Ghostbusters has a supernatural addictive quality about it that grabs you and keeps you stuck to your screen for quite some time. Definitely worth putting on the shopping list.
The spooks haven't been done better anywhere else though. the Marshmellow man is there in all his glory, looming behind the windows and smashing his giant fist through the walls of the office complex. The flying "Slimers" with horrid red tongues look straight out of the film. There are some real tough spooks to blast and herein lies the fun of the game - lots of gruesome ghouls to be zapped with a variety of Ghostbusters hardware.
Lens of Truth (Jul 14, 2009)
It’s a fun platformer with solid controls, great shoot-em-up gameplay, and a little bit of freedom to help it stand out from the crowd. If you never got a chance to play it and are a fan of the genre or the Ghostbusters, I can’t recommended it enough. As the years go by, this one’s rarity and value are both increasing. If you can find it, grab it, and get out there and start bustin!
Mean Machines (Dec, 1990)
I enjoyed Ghostbusters a lot. It's pretty tough at first, as you need to work out each wacky baddie's weak spot to destroy it, but once you get used to the rather strange methods involved, ghost bustin' becomes an enjoyable and rewarding experience. There are plenty of humorous touches, like the magical moving furniture and some very weird end-of-level baddies - I love the ghoulie with the huge ghostie in his hat! With its excellent cartoon-style graphics and some great tunes, Ghostbusters is a neat platform/shoot 'em up which should appeal to Ghostbusters fans.
VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Para ajudar os amigos caça-fantasmas a limpar os fantasmas de Nova York, um bom começo é comprar os ítens certos.
Ghostbusters doesn't really capture the spirit of the film, generally just being the usual platform blaster with equipment shops but graphics altered to fit the scenario. This isn't too disappointing because gameplay is faster paced and more amusing than the norm, even if it doesn't really seem like busting ghosts. One of the better Genesis platform games so worth a look.
Sega Does (Oct 27, 2016)
Difficulty aside, if all of this sounds like a plausible video game take on your favorite paranormal crimefighters, that’s because – at long last – it is. With Ghostbusters, Sega (and uncredited Compile team members) crafted a faithful 16-bit tie-in to the series. While the environments could offer more detail and feature additional ghosts to capture/avoid, the game successfully captures the over-the-top premise, lovable characters, and aggressive spooks that encompass the Ghostbusters experience. Now if only developers would stop shafting Winston…
Tilt (Sep, 1990)
Ce quatrième jeu inspiré par les Ghostbusters est de loin le meilleur. Mi-shoot-them-up, mi-jeu de plates-formes, Ghostbusters séduit par son humour délirant et par la qualité de sa réalisation.
Raze (Apr, 1991)
It is all very well but it has all been seen before and the few nice graphical touches, and the obvious soundtrack, just don't make up for the tired gameplay.
70 (Nov 06, 2012)
Décidemment, les adaptations du film Ghostbuster ne cessent de faire des émules et ce nouvel opus peut se targuer de figurer aux côtés des meilleurs jeux de la licence éponyme. En parvenant à retranscrire l'humour et l'univers spectral de l'œuvre d'origine, le soft nous transporte dans une aventure inédite qui recèle quelques éléments scénaristiques intéressants. Même si le moteur du jeu ne pousse pas la console dans ses derniers retranchements, Ghostbusters vous fera vivre une chasse aux fantômes endiablée.
70 (Jun 24, 2004)
As licensed games go, Ghostbusters is clearly one of the better ones of its era. While it may not be a defining example of the genre, it does what it sets out to do and is entertaining for the hour or so that it lasts.
Power Play (Sep, 1990)
Ein paar Activision-Programmierer hatten das letzte Ghostbusters-Computerspiel ziemlich verhunzt. Daß man aus dem Kinostoff ein solides Spiel machen kann, sollten die zuständigen Schlafmützen bei dieser Sega-Version bestaunen. Das Mega-Drive-Ghostbusters ist eine solide Mischung aus Jump-and-Run- und Actionspiel mit vielen Extras, witziger Grafik und flottem Spielablauf. Die Steuerung erlaubt elegante Sprung- und Schußmanöver. Die Komplexität ist jedoch nicht atemberaubend. Spielt man mit Schwierigkeitsgrad "Easy" und macht von den Continues Gebrauch, ist man schnell durch.
VideoGame (Oct, 1991)
Nova York está sofrendo uma série de terremotos por causa de uma grande invasão de fantasmas. Isto significa trabalho e dinheiro para os Ghostbusters. Comece o jogo selecionando o nível de dificuldade. Depois, escolha o caçafantasmas com o qual quer jogar. Aí vai uma sugestão: Use Peter, ele tem coragem e velocidade normais.
The Video Game Critic (Sep 03, 2009)
The graphics in this game are excellent, but the music is uneven. The Ghostbusters theme sounds like an strange remix, and some of the music sounds too happy-go-lucky. Despite its flaws, Ghostbusters for the Genesis is a breath of fresh air compared to other versions.