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
matt991233 2023-10-28 0 point Commodore 64 version
The only game I ever beat in the 80's... took many hours.
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.
Mr Vampire 2019-02-07 2 points 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.
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.
markegiani 2013-04-05 0 point DOS version
Great game, but very tough. One of the first games I played on ZX Spectrum+ ...
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