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|Ghouls 'n Ghosts|
Promotional flyer for the original arcade iteration of Ghouls 'n Ghosts
|Designer(s)|| Tokuro Fujiwara |
|Platform(s)||Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Android, Atari ST, CP System, Commodore 64, iOS, Master System, Sharp X68000, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, SuperGrafx, Mega Drive/Genesis, Virtual Console, ZX Spectrum|
March 17, 2017
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
|Display||Raster, standard resolution, horizontal orientation|
Ghouls 'n Ghosts(Japanese:大魔界村 Hepburn:Daimakaimura, lit. Great Demon World Village) is a side-scrolling platform game developed by Capcom and released as an arcade game in 1988, and subsequently ported to a number of other platforms. It is the sequel to Ghosts 'n Goblins and the second game in the Ghosts 'n Goblins series.
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3 years after the events of the last game monsters and demons have returned and a beam of light struck through Princess Prin Prin taking her soul. Now its up to the knight Arthur to defeat the evil Lucifer and restore the souls of Prin Prin and the people.
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.
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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.
Level 1 – The Haunted Graveyard (sometimes known as the Executioner's Graveyard) & The Floating Island.
Level 2 – Village of Decay & The Town On Fire.
Level 3 – Baron Rankle's Tower & The Horrible Faced Mountains.
Level 4 – The Crystal Cave & The Icy Descent.
Level 5 – Lucifer's Castle Part 1 & Lucifer's Castle Part 2.
Level 6 – Lucifer's Chamber.
The original soundtrack for the arcade version was composed by Tamayo Kawamoto. Many computer ports of the game include the soundtrack by Tim Follin which consists of arrangements and some new songs. Follin's soundtrack – especially Commodore 64, Atari ST (which both implement each machines' 'chiptune' synthesizers although the selection of pieces and some scoring differs slightly between computers) and Amiga versions (of which the playlist is again slightly different) – is respected among computer game music listeners and also gained appreciation from reviewers when the game was published.
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