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Ghosts 'n Goblins

DOS - 1986

Also released on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - Commodore 64

Alt names 魔界村, Makai-mura, Ghosts 'N Goblins MOBILE, Ghosts & Goblins, Ghost 'N Goblins
Year 1986
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1986)
United States (1987)
United States (1991)
Genre Action
Theme Arcade, Fantasy, Platform, Shooter
Publisher Capcom Co., Ltd., Capcom U.S.A., Inc.
Developer Capcom Co., Ltd.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.63
4.49 / 5 - 73 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

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Comments and reviews

The Boz 2022-09-05 0 point Commodore 64 version

Played both this and Ghouls n Ghosts, and all I can remember is how hard these 2 games were. Thank God I asked for an Action Replay cart for one birthday.

Untitled.jpg 2019-06-21 4 points DOS version

DOS game
"Buy Game" option
*links to NES Mini*

Mr Vampire 2019-02-07 1 point Commodore 64 version

An excellent game which I played for many hours on the C64.

Divotom 2016-10-28 1 point DOS version

mt obrigado , por disponibilizar esses grandes jogos, que matam a saudade.

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 -1 point DOS version

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

john 2015-01-14 1 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 -1 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 1 point DOS version

Not sure that this will work w/o joystick.

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Amstrad CPC

Atari ST

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