(VC Arcade / Virtual Console Arcade)

Ghosts 'n Goblins (VC Arcade / Virtual Console Arcade)

Game Profile

Ghosts ‘n Goblins is a classic game that packs a heavy punch (and lance).

Experience the smash arcade hit from 1985 as you help Arthur defeat hordes of monsters in his attempt to rescue the princess. The first (and possibly only) game in which taking a hit reduces you to your underwear.

Game Review


Europe PAL Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

The original quarter-eating monster returns

Over two years ago, before Nintendo introduced the Virtual Console Arcade, Capcom released the NES port of Ghosts 'n Goblins on Virtual Console. Arguably the most well-known version of the game out there, it's infamous for being an incredibly challenging...

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User Comments (18)



KeeperBvK said:

It's great to finally see Capcom support for VCA (and even quite dedicated support) but do we really need another version of the original Makaimura?



Betagam7 said:

"do we really need another version of the original Makaimura?"

I'd say yes. Who want's to play the 50hz glitchy NES version?



timp29 said:

Awesome. Never played this at the arcade, but this will be an insta-buy for me. Lets encourage more virtual arcade titles from capcom

Strider; Street Fighter 2's; Final Fight; Ghouls n Ghosts



Wolfenstein83 said:

OMG, please give us Demon's Crest!
That was one of the best SNES games of all time.
Anywho, these arcade classics are great, so long as you don't already own any of the Capcom Classic Collections.
Same thing with alot of the Genesis/Megadrive games which have been collected together already.



cowboy said:

i am a little confused. We are talking about ghost n ghoblins for arcade but on the video its the nes version.



bezerker99 said:

This is the only version of GnG's available now on VC. They took off the NES one a week or so ago.



HolyBlade said:

Infuriatingly difficult and addictive.

Yes, GnG is hard as nails, but it gives you that feeling of "maybe if I try one more time I can do it!", which is essential for a tough platformer. Of course, finally beating the game is an immensely rewarding experience, and makes all the trouble seem worth it.

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