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Ghouls'n Ghosts (World)


Ghouls'n Ghosts (c) 12/1988 Capcom.


Three years have passed since the events of "Ghosts n' Goblins" and Arthur the knight once again finds himself battling against the hideous creatures of Demon World. The demons have now seized the kingdom and Arthur returns home to witness the castle's lone survivor, his beloved Gunievere, murdered by the king of the demons, Lucifer. Arthur once again embarks on a one-man quest to destroy the demonic invaders and save Gunievere's mortal soul.


Game-play is of a very similar vein to that of "Ghosts 'n Goblins" - the classic run, jump and shoot action remains intact. Ghouls 'n' Ghosts is, however, even more difficult than its already demanding predecessor. Arthur now has access to several new power-ups to aid him on his daunting quest, such as 'Golden Armour' which gives Arthur greater protection from the demons. Additionally, unlike "Ghosts 'n Goblins", Arthur can now fire his weapons upwards instead of just left or right and, while jumping, can fire beneath him as well.


The graphics in Ghouls 'n' Ghosts are predictably far superior to those of its 1985 prequel, with highly imaginative level design and superbly-drawn, smoothly animated enemies all adding to the game's superb Gothic feel.


- TECHNICAL -


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)

Game ID : CP-S No. 02


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz), Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.576 Khz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096


Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2

=> [A] FIRE, [B] JUMP


- TRIVIA -


This game is known in Japan as "Daimakaimura" (translates as 'Great Demon World Village').


Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (G.S.M. Capcom 1 - D28B0011) on 11/01/1989.


- SCORING -


Citizen Doll : this item gives you 200 extra points.

Knight Doll : this item gives you 500 extra points.


- SERIES -


1. Ghosts'n Goblins (1985)

2. Ghouls'n Ghosts (1988)

3. Super Ghouls'n Ghosts (1991, Nintendo Super Famicom)

4. Maximo - Ghosts to Glory (2002, Sony Playstation 2)

5. Maximo vs. Army of Zin (2004, Sony PlayStation 2)

6. Ultimate Ghosts'n Goblins (2006, Sony PSP)


- STAFF -


Game designers : Tokuro Fujiwara, S. Yoshimoto, H. Yamamoto

Programmers : Hiroshi Koike, Masatsugu Shinoara, Shinichi Ueyama

Music by : Tamayo Kawamoto


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Sega Mega Drive (1989)

Sega Master System (1989)

Sony PlayStation (1998, "Capcom Generation 2")

Sony PlayStation (1998, "Capcom Generations - Chronicles of Arthur")

Sega Saturn (1998, "Capcom Generation 2")

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")

Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Capcom Classics Collection")

Sony PSP (2006, "Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded")


* Computers :

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1989)

Commodore C64 (1989)

Atari ST (1989)

Amstrad CPC (1989)

Commodore Amiga (1989)

Sharp X68000


* Others :

Street Fighter II' Special Champion Edition Plug 'n Play TV Game (2004 - Radica Games) : included as a bonus.