Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts

September 9, 2006

This game, Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts is the sequel to the arcade games Ghosts ‘n Goblins and Ghouls ‘n Ghosts. This game, is hard, no, it is almost frustrating how hard this game is. I will explain all of this in this new review.

In Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, you take on the role of knight Arthur and you have to rescue Princess Guinevere, who has been captured by the evil emperor Sardius. The story is an excuse to travel the land and kill as much monsters on your path as possible. As you journey through the eight stages in this game, you’ll be haunted and attacked by large numbers of enemies, such as zombies, werewolves, ghosts, man-eating plants and much more. You begin your quest with your lance and a normal armor, when you get hit by an enemy, you lose your armor and you are left in your boxers, get hit when you are in your underwear, and you die. This means that you die pretty fast in this game, adding to the difficulty. You can also get a green magic armor which makes your weapons stronger, and a gold armor, which allows you to use magic to kill your enemies in multiple ways. There are a few weapons in this game to attack your enemies with, like daggers, sickles hand axes and a few more. When you gain a new weapon, you will forfeit your old one, so you might think twice before you grab a new weapon. You find all these things in treasure chests which you find throughout the game. But beware, sometimes a jester comes out of the chest and casts a spell on you which turns you in a baby, a bee or a woman, making you helpless and an easy target for enemies.

Arthur is easy to control, you can throw your weapon, duck, and double jump. The bad thing about the double jump is the inability to affect Arthur’s movement in midjump, this means that you will fall in pits and die a lot in this game, this can be very frustrating. The game’s graphics are great, the scenery is nice, the backgrounds are beautiful and the sprites are great as well. The music is nice and the sound effects are top notch as well. Now a few other things…. When you are playing the game, and you are out of continues, and you die, it’s Game Over. You have to start all over again, there are no save points, or passwords, nothing! And even worse, when you finally reach the final stage, and you beat the boss, you get the message that you need the Goddess’ Bracelet to kill Sardius, with other words…. You have to play the entire game again, to find the Bracelet and kill Sardius. This is very frustrating, you finally manage to make it to the final stage, you beat the boss, and you are excited to face Sardius, and a few moments later you are back in the first stage of the game, and your quest begins all over again!

Conclusion – Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts is a great game, and a SNES Classic. But a few things about this game are frustrating, the inability to affect Arthur’s movement in midjump, the fact that you have to beat the game twice and the game has no save function. But, when you finally manage to beat the game, you realize that you finished a great game.

Rating: 87 / 100

Reviewed by Justin

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One comment

  1. Yet again, I’m capable of beating this game relatively fast.

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