Capcom re-released the old classic Ghosts n' Goblins formula from Amiga, NES and older systems onto the exciting new Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive depending on where you live) back in late 80's/early 90's. In the game you play as King Arthur who battles various enemies and avoids traps in regular old-school platformer action-style. At the end of each level there is a boss which you must fight, you probably know the drill. If you manage not to take any damage and open a chest you might get the golden armor, where your weapon charges up and release a more powerful attack, much like the weapons do in the Mega Man X-games. You also get to chose which weapon you want to play with as the enemies drop new ones. The weapon's effectiveness ranges from unusable (the molotov cocktail fire-thingy), to very effective (the knife).
The places where the game really shine are as often with Capcom games the production values. The graphics and the animations stand out even today over a decade after the game's release. They are just about as detailed as need be, and they help bring out the game's chilling sort of b-horror movie atmosphere. Another part of this is the music which is spot on.
The game plays pretty difficult, you have to play through the levels a few times in order to know how to time your jumps and so on. The controls are far from perfect, but they are still fine considering the infuriatingly difficult Super Ghouls n' Ghosts for SNES. Ghouls n' Ghosts is a true classic and probably the best version of the game released so far.
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