Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Sega Genesis, 1989)
|When you’re having a vintage arcade game night with your friends, or anytime you want to go old school with your gaming, break out your Japanese Sega Master System and play this version of the Ghouls ‘n Ghosts game. Playing classic Sega arcade games like Ghosts ‘n Ghouls is a lot of fun and it’s a way to create some great memories with friends or family members.
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, released in 1989, is the sequel to the 1985 Sega game, Ghost ‘n Goblins. Both games tell a modern tale of the classic Camelot, updated with early animated graphics from Japan. Follow along with the story line started in the Goblins cartridge as the legend continues in this one, or just pick up where this new segment of the spooky legend starts. As you play these Sega games, you get to live out a lifelong fantasy of being a young King Arthur riding to the rescue of his sweet future queen Guinevere while decked out in a beautiful suit of armor in Ghouls and Ghosts for Sega Genesis games. Battle all kinds of random ghouls, like demons, vultures, ghosts, goblins, and skeletons, flaming werewolves, and treacherous poisonous flowers in the quest to set the lovely princess free from the grips of the evil King Loki in these games. In the Ghosts ‘n Ghouls game version for Sega Genesis, you start the adventure having a picnic in a graveyard with Guinevere when she gets kidnapped by King Loki.
As you start to play the game, you embark on the adventure with a sword and you have opportunities to find other weaponry along the way, including a dagger, fire water, and a discus. You’ll need to find other weapons before the final stages of the Sega version of Ghosts ‘n Ghouls game that happens in the Castle of Evil Demons, because after your long search, you have to be prepared, plus you need to play well. King Loki and a giant bee fight hard to preserve their captive, and they are tough to beat, so beware. Ghosts ‘n Ghouls games have a rating of E, for everyone, and there is some animated violence as Arthur works his way through the quest to find his lady love. But, this vintage game was around before cheats were a thing, so be ready to play your way through a challenging but fun game.
The gameplay for Ghouls 'n Ghosts is similar to that of Ghosts 'n Goblins. The player controls the knight Arthur, who must advance through a series of eerie levels and defeat a number of undead and demonic creatures in his quest to restore all the people killed by Lucifer (Loki in the English-language Mega Drive and Master System versions), including his beloved Princess Prin Prin, back to life. Along the way, Arthur can pick up a variety of weapons and armor to help him in his quest. While the core gameplay remains the same as its predecessor, the game now allows Arthur to fire directly upward and directly downward while in mid air.
By jumping in certain spots, players can cause a treasure chest to erupt from the ground. By firing his weapon at the chest, players may uncover new weapons, gold armor or an evil magician that changes Arthur into an elderly man or a helpless duck. The gold armor allows players to charge up the weapon to release a powerful magical attack. Each weapon has its own special attack, with the exception of the special weapon (see below).
There are five levels and Lucifer's chamber at the end, considered a sixth level in itself. To defeat the game, Arthur must complete level 1 to 5 twice. Upon completing level's 1 to 5 the first time, Arthur is taken back to level 1 again but this time a special weapon appears during the game. To enter Lucifer's chamber the player must have this special weapon equipped, and must have defeated the final Fly boss from level 5. After entering the final large door, the player goes directly to Lucifer's chamber.
|Publisher||Sega of America, Inc.|
|Game||Ghouls 'n Ghosts|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Series||Ghosts 'n Goblins series|
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