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Ghouls 'n Ghosts (大魔界村, Daimakaimura,? Great Demon World Village) is a run & gun platform game video 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.

Reception[]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Scores
ARC SMD SMS AMI C64 ST CPC ZX
Sega Retro 90%[2] 74%[2]
Review scores
Publication Scores
ARC SMD SMS AMI C64 ST CPC ZX
ACE 895[3] 730[4] 905[5] 735[4]
Commodore
User
9/10[6] 93%[7] 83%[8]
Computer and
Video Games
96%[9] 81%[10] 88%[11] 85%[11]
Crash 92%[12]
Electronic Gaming
Monthly
36/40[13] 30/40[14]
Mean Machines 92%[15] 80%[16]
MegaTech 93%[17]
Sega Power 10/10[18] 90%[19]
Sinclair User 82%[20]
The Games
Machine
92%[21] 90%[22] 79%[22] 85%[22]
Your Sinclair 9/10[23] 91%[24]
Zzap!64 85%[25] 96%[26]
Awards
Publication Award
Computer and Video Games C+VG Hit
Crash Crash Smash
MegaTech Hyper Game
Zzap!64 Gold Medal
Electronic Gaming Monthly Best Game of the Year,
Best Graphics in a Video Game,
Coolest Boss Attackers (Loki)[27]
Mega 23rd Best Game of All Time[28]

See also[]

  • Ghosts 'n Goblins (series)

References[]

  1. CPS-1, System 16: The Arcade Museum
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://segaretro.org/Ghouls%27n_Ghosts
  3. ACE, issue 26, page 144
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ACE/Issue29/Pages/ACE2900076.jpg
  5. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=ACE/Issue28/Pages/ACE2800068.jpg
  6. http://www.solvalou.com/subpage/arcade_reviews/275/150/ghouls'n'ghosts_review.html
  7. http://amr.abime.net/review_3883
  8. http://amr.abime.net/review_28794
  9. http://amr.abime.net/review_25321
  10. ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/magazines/C+VG/Issue114/Pages/CVG11400074.jpg
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=C+VG/Issue097/Pages/CVG09700077.jpg
  12. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=Crash/Issue71/Pages/Crash7100057.jpg
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, 1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide, page 46
  14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, 1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide, page 45
  15. http://www.outofprintarchive.com/articles/reviews/MegaDrive/GhoulsNGhosts-MeanMachines1-3.html
  16. http://www.meanmachinesmag.co.uk/review/120/ghouls-n-ghosts.php
  17. MegaTech rating, EMAP, issue 5, page 78, May 1992
  18. Sega Power, issue 23, page 53
  19. Sega Power, issue 19, pages 18-19
  20. http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=SinclairUser/Issue093/Pages/SinclairUser09300047.jpg
  21. ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/magazines/TheGamesMachine/Issue27/Pages/TheGamesMachine2700052.jpg
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 http://www.worldofspectrum.org/showmag.cgi?mag=TheGamesMachine/Issue26/Pages/TheGamesMachine2600022.jpg
  23. http://www.solvalou.com/subpage/arcade_reviews/63/150/ghouls'n'ghosts_review.html
  24. http://www.ysrnry.co.uk/articles/ghoulsandghosts.htm
  25. http://www.zzap64.co.uk/cgi-bin/displaypage.pl?issue=058&page=069&thumbstart=0&magazine=zzap&check=1
  26. Zzap!64 100th Issue Pull-Out Special Page 5. Zzap64.co.uk. Retrieved on 2012-02-11
  27. http://oldgamemags.tumblr.com/post/39924560990/egm-magazine-issue-5-best-and-worst-of-1989
  28. Mega magazine, issue 1, page 76, Future Publishing, Oct 1992