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Based on the movie of the same name, something strange is going on in New York City and the Ghostbusters are back and armed with "benevolent slime" to find out what it is. The ghostbusters quest, like in the movie, takes them to an underground river of slime, ghostly hauntings in the courthouse, an abandoned subway line. These action sequences are interspersed with driving sequences with the Ghostbusters car, Ecto-1A Finally, the Ghostbusters must bring the Statue of Liberty to life through the New York Harbor and then navigate it through the city streets. This leads to a final confrontation with a painting come-to-life, Virgo the Carpathian in which all 4 ghostbuster members must fight their way into the museum.

In the action sequences you control a single ghostbuster who can fire his slime weapon and jump. In driving sequences you move the Ecto-1A around the screen and your controls are also a slime gun and jumping. Additionally you must find speed arrows on the ground to jump over huge chasms. Finally, while controlling the Statue of Liberty you may fire her torch straight up into the air (find a power-up torch to shoot diagonally) or let loose the tablet that she carries to destroy all enemies on the screen.

Find 20 "Ghostbusters 2" symbols in any of these levels to obtain an extra life.


Ghostbusters II NES Case Closed. Court Dismissed.
Ghostbusters II NES ... or runs into an obstacles...
Ghostbusters II NES Lady Liberty gets sprayed with slime and hooked up to a joystick...
Ghostbusters II NES Firing diagonally thanks to a power-up

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Player One Mar, 1991 78 out of 100 78
The Video Game Critic Aug 15, 2009 B- 67
Play Time Feb, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 61 out of 100 61
VideoGame Apr, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mean Machines Feb, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
1UP! Aug 05, 2005 25 out of 100 25
Video Games Jun, 1991 19 out of 100 19 Feb, 2012 F 0


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Shoddyan (14313) added Ghostbusters II (NES) on Jan 31, 2004