Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ghouls 'n Ghosts 'n Goblins

That title surely indicates this is a Halloween post, doesn't it?! Well, neither of Capcom's Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Ghosts 'n Goblins are associated with Halloween but I chose to post them this week since the titles certainly fit the holiday themes. Ghosts 'n Goblins (1985) is the first in the series with Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1988) being the second. However, I had to swap the order in the post title to make it flow nicely, and I must say it's a great title. The games are side-scrolling platformers where players control a knight named Arthur who is on a quest to save a princess from the Demon Realm.

I've only played Ghouls 'n Ghosts myself which I once owned for the the Sega Genesis. It was a launch title and a good one, though also very challenging. One of the more amusing aspects is that Arthur can temporarily be turned into an old man and even a chicken! Unfortunately, it was one of the games I traded in to buy Lunar: The Silver Star (Sega CD) but if I still owned it I would have done a Let's Play video. Instead I've got a variety of magazine scans regarding both games, as well as Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts.

Ghosts 'n Goblins
Being an older title the coverage for this one was lacking as most of my magazines begin in the late '80s. Fortunately, GamePro and Game Informer both highlighted the Nintendo Entertainment System version in throwback columns.

GamePro - October 1990
Game Informer - Sept/Oct 1993

Ghouls 'n Ghosts
The scans for Ghouls 'n Ghosts include a Sega Master system review from Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) and a Sega Genesis review from Video Games & Computer Entertainment (VG&CE). There are also strategies for the Sega Genesis version from EGM and Game Player's. EGM's was split between two issues and while the first one says continued in the next issue I am missing that one so I don't know if I'm missing a part. It may have been delayed since my second part does pick up correctly I think. Also, Blogger is being a pain when aligning images with captions so I'm going to skip using them on the EGM strategies (first two are from issue #4 and the other two are from issue #6).

EGM #18
VG&CE - January 1990

Game Player's - February 1990

Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Last up are reviews of the Ghouls 'n Ghosts sequel for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System from GamePro and VG&CE. GamePro calls it Ghouls 'n Ghosts but it is in fact Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts. 

GamePro - October 1991
VG&CE - January 1992 

1 comment:

  1. Originally this was going to be my one Halloween post but now I'm trying to get two others done so I opted to post this one today instead of Thursday. The other two will be toy posts if I can get them done. Tomorrow's is primarily photos and is almost done, the other involves a video that may or may not succeed.