What better time to talk about one of my personal favorite games at our arcade, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts, than the month of October. I suppose for me it is a love/hate relationship with Ghouls ‘n Ghosts as it is also infamous for its notorious difficulty. Despite that fact, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is an awesome game with challenging levels, colorful graphics, and iconic music.
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts sees you take control of the protagonist Arthur as he pursues the series villain of Lucifer who has kidnapped the Princess Prin Prin. The game has only 6 levels, which may not sound like a lot at first, but once you have started playing you will understand why it only needs 6. You’ll be dodging and slashing your way through, demons, skeletons, troll-like monsters, and much more to complete your quest of saving the princess. The game most closely resembles the old genre of “run and gun” side scrolling shooter games.
Released in 1988, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is a follow up to it’s equally successful arcade predecessor Ghosts ‘n Goblins. The original Japanese name of the game literally translates to “great demon world village.” Developed and produced by a prominent name in the early arcade scene, Capcom, the game released to moderately high praise. Capcom has produced many notable game franchises both in and out of the arcade such as Megaman, Street Fighter, and Resident Evil. Upon its release, Ghouls ‘n Ghosts was so beloved by fans that it eventually made its way to home consoles such as the Super Nintendo, and Sega Genesis.
It may seem daunting to stand up to the challenge of such a tough game, but I promise, no one who plays this game will regret it. This game is a fantastic pick up and play game that is worth it to come in and try out. So for the month of all Hallows Eve come in to Flynn’s and play awhile. Save the princess, strike down the monsters, and save the day. I promise you will always have a blast here at Flynn’s.