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Ghouls 'n Ghosts

a.k.a. Daimakaimura / 大魔界村 / 대마계촌

published by Sega / Tec Toy in 1989-08-03, developed by Sega, running on Mega Drive
type: platformer, shooter
genre: Horror, Fantasy
series: Ghosts 'n Goblins
perspective: side view
player options: single player
languages: eng jpn
4.1/5

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Personal review
This game is one of the few early "Mega Drive" games that surprisingly didn't lose much of its appeal over the time. The flawless controls and atmospheric, spooky setting make this a fun game to play, even today. The graphics are impressive for an early Mega Drive title, although they are not quite as good as the arcade original. The music fits the setting. There are some points on the negative side though. The game - although featering very varied levels - is rather short. Maybe that is the reason why the difficulty level is so high. There is a "Practice" mode in the Mega Drive version, but it still stays a very challenging and unforgiving game. And to finally encounter the last boss you have to play twice through the whole game, because after the first run a goddess sends you home to grab some magic weapon and you have to begin from level 1, which I found double frustrating. Nevertheless a memorable and overall well done game.

# 2007-12-24 12:57:19
Official description
Ghouls'n Ghosts is the sequel to the popular action game Ghosts'n Goblins, originally released in the arcades and later ported to the Genesis. One full-moon night, three years after the battle with Astaroth, a ray of light shoots through Princess Prin Prin, and her soul is stolen right in front of Arthur's eyes. To save his bride's soul, Arthur the knight must battle all manner of evil undead creatures with a variety of weapons, powerful magic and new actions.
# 2007-09-13 22:39:42 - official description
Technical specs
display: raster
External reviews (9) - average: 83.6% - median: 90%
review sourcecountryissuedatescore   
Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de351989-106/1250%
C&VG (Computer & Video Games) 85+uk951989-1096/10096%
IGN2007*7.5/1075%
Joystickfr81990-0994/10094%
Mean Machinesuk11990-1092/10092%
Player Onefr21990-1090/10090%
Power Playde201989-1172/10072%
Razeuk31991-0193/10093%
Tilt 39-113fr821990-1018/2090%
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