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After the success of the Ghostbusters film (and indeed of the licensed game from Activision) a cartoon TV series was created, which this game is based on. The player controls a Ghostbuster, who has 10 levels full of ghosts to clear up.

This is done by first shooting the ghosts using a gun, and then by using a photon beam (by holding down the fire button) to suck them in for storage in the backpack. Photon recharges can be collected, as can the potential for an improved shot, as well as a shield. The Ghostbusters mascot Slimer also appears as a power-up, which hovers around the player's character killing ghosts on contact.


The Real Ghostbusters ZX Spectrum Loading screen.
The Real Ghostbusters ZX Spectrum Who you gonna call.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Meikyuu Hunter G" -- Japanese title

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Crash! Jan, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) May, 1989 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jun, 1989 574 out of 1000 57
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1989 56 out of 100 56


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Martin Smith (66801) added The Real Ghostbusters (ZX Spectrum) on May 05, 2005
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