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Ghosts 'n Goblins

DOS - 1987

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Commodore 64

Alt names
魔界村, Makai-mura, Ghosts & Goblins, Ghost 'N Goblins
Released in
United States
Arcade, Fantasy, Platform, Shooter
Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
Capcom Co., Ltd.
2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support
Fully supported on 0.63
4.4 / 5 - 40 votes

Description of Ghosts 'n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins is a competent PC port of one of the best side-scrollers ever made. You play Arthur, noble knight (apparently before he was crowned King of Camelot) on a trek through haunted lands to rescue his fair maiden Guinevere, who was kidnapped by the demon of Hades.

The game is one of CAPCOM's most famous sidescrollers on the arcade, so this PC version is also very straightforward in gameplay: wander from left to right, lobbing spears at wave after wave of zombies, ghosts, goblins, demons and other supernatural beings. You wear a suit of armor that protects you from a single hit, so you will die after two consecutive hits if you can't manage to find a new armor.

Ghosts 'n Goblins has always been known as one of the hardest games around, and this PC port is no exception. You'll be attacked from every side, and you can't throw weapons upward. The challenge gets even worse at the end of the game, when you have to return to the very beginning to start over, at a harder level. Yup, you have to beat the game twice to actually complete it. Talk about a challenge.

Overall, Ghosts 'n Goblins is a faithful PC port of classic game that fans of the arcade should take a look. Obviously it's not an ideal version, due to limitation of EGA palette and cranky PC speaker sounds, but the fluid animations and frustrating but fun gameplay are left intact. Recommended!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Recay 2016-03-27 0 point

If you use Vjoy and UJR you can play the game without a joystick :)

keenius 2015-12-13 0 point

u can skip board using arrow key (wish it does work without joystick) did before u can set somehow on dosbox

AveSatanas 2015-07-06 0 point DOS version

I cant get it to run wit dosbox, it always does a reboot and kills it.

john 2015-01-14 0 point DOS version

Does not work without a joystick, worth playing but no point in downloading without the joystick.

what the heck 2013-07-25 0 point DOS version


markegiani 2013-04-05 0 point DOS version

Great game, but very tough. One of the first games I played on ZX Spectrum+ ...

Gold Wolf 2012-11-12 0 point DOS version


KRYPTO 2012-08-25 0 point DOS version


jomama! 2011-08-28 0 point DOS version


Gus 2010-06-06 0 point DOS version

Not sure that this will work w/o joystick.

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