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Ghosts 'n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins

  • Publisher
    Elite Systems Ltd
  • Developer
  • Release date
    1 Sep 1985

Ghosts 'n Goblins is a platform game where the player controls a knight, named Sir Arthur, who must defeat zombies, ogres, demons, cyclops, dragons and other monsters in order to rescue Princess Prin Prin, who has been kidnapped by Satan, king of Demon World. Along the way the player can pick up new weapons, bonuses and extra suits of armor that can help in this task. The game is often considered very difficult by arcade standards and is commonly regarded as one of the most difficult games ever released. The game is considered by to be the world's second most difficult game ever made. The player can only be hit twice before losing a life (the first hit takes away Arthur's armor, and the player must continue on in his underwear until completing the level, or finding replacement armor). If the player loses a life, he is returned to the start of the level, or the halfway point if he has managed to get that far. Furthermore, each life can only last a certain length of time (generally around three minutes), the clock being reset at the start of a level. If the clock does run out, the player instantly loses that life. After defeating the final boss, but only with the cross weapon (if the player does not have the cross weapon, they will be prompted that it is needed to defeat the boss and restart at the beginning of level 5 and must repeat round 5 and 6 again regardless if the weapon is obtained immediately or not) for the first time the player is informed that the battle was "a trap devised by Satan". The player must then replay the entire game on a higher difficulty level to reach the genuine final battle.

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AGM score 64%
GameSpot 6.7
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About Ghosts 'n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins is released by Elite Systems Ltd in 1 Sep 1985. The game is designed by Capcom. Ghosts 'n Goblins is a typical representative of the Shooter genre. Playing Ghosts 'n Goblins is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Shooter, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Ghosts 'n Goblins will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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Ghosts 'n Goblins is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Shooter games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Ghosts 'n Goblins is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

At AllGame you can find reviews on Ghosts 'n Goblins, gameplay videos, screenshots of the game and other Shooter representatives.


Screenshots will help you evaluate the graphics and gameplay of Ghosts 'n Goblins.

Ghosts 'n Goblins - scene 1
Ghosts 'n Goblins - scene 2


If screenshots are not enough, you can enjoy creative videos from Elite Systems Ltd

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