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US VC Releases - 27th August - Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

he second week in a row North American gamers can call themselves spoiled - Three brilliant games this week once again. Highlight of the bunch is Ghouls 'n Ghosts, the second in the incredibly difficult platformer series. This is the version..

he second week in a row North American gamers can call themselves spoiled - Three brilliant games this week once again. Highlight of the bunch is Ghouls 'n Ghosts, the second in the incredibly difficult platformer series. This is the version released on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. Though still hard, the game is possibly the easiest in the series, which can be attributed to being able to attack upwards and downwards instead of forwards only.

The second game today is Breath of Fire II. One of the most well-known SNES RPGs of all time, it's not incredibly stunning or amazing, but if you're a fan of the genre and haven't played it, you're missing out on something pretty good.

The final game today is Super C. The "C" naturally standing for "Contra", this is a NES port of the arcade game by the same name. While it doesn't match up to the brilliance that is Contra III, it is still a worthy entry in the series, so if you're a fan, you can't go wrong here.

So, 2 weeks in a row with 3 great games for NA. Are you running out of money yet? Check out the reviews here:

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Genesis - 800 Wii Points

Breath of Fire II - SNES - 800 Wii Points

Super C - NES - 500 Wii Points

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User Comments (15)

__Wolf

#1

Wolf said:

OMG! BoFII! Super C is friggin brilliant too. I just got ghouls n ghosts on the psp lol its so tough... if anyone's trying to save their money I would say hold off on that one unless you're a real fan but the others are worth a download whether you remember them or not.

Jazzem

#2

Jazzem said:

Good week for you guys, I can personally reccomend Breath of Fire II to any RPG fan. It's not without its faults (It's crying so badly for a better localization :(), but it's a good, enjoyable and pretty touching little adventure that's easily worth the 800 Points.

Ghouls 'n Ghosts is great too, although the SNES version is definitely the better game. Still worth it for fans of the series. Long live Capcom! =)

(Which do the fans consider to be better, Contra 1 or 2?)

__HF9

#3

HF9 said:

Wow, two great weeks in a row for the U.S. VC. I'm not looking forward to the point when I run outah room on my Wii. :P

RGVEDA

#6

RGVEDA said:

So, the Chance is big that we get Shining in the Darkness?

That would be great, but it would be also great if we would get great games at the rest of the month. Not only on Sega Days!

USA get always 3 games, even with a N64 game. Europe very often only 2 games.

Japan: 4 games always (normaly)

USA: 3 games always (normaly)

Europe: 2 games very often

At the Moment there are 15 US only games and "only" 8 EU only games.

RGVEDA

Mr_Mat1

#7

Mr_Mat1 said:

I must admit I feel lucky to live in Canada when I see EU lists...
Personnally I prefer Contra 1 to the second one.. up, up, down,down, left,right,left,right, start!!

#8

said:

i only hope for one thing
that we get Earthbound too when it gets released again on the VC

And that's the only thing i would keep jabbin' about untill it's here ^^
ooooh ooh and yoshi story.

__PowerLegend

#9

PowerLegend said:

Ghouls n Ghosts is one of the most torturing games... ever.

Once you complete the levels first, it's revealed it's an illusion trap designed by Satan, meaning you have to complete the levels a 2nd time.

STEADY_MOBBIN_22

#12

STEADY_MOBBIN_22 said:

I remember playing this one and it was great, but I already downloaded the SNES version.

Are they different in any way besides graphics probably being a little better on the SNES? (I don't remember the Genesis version being as Hard as the SNES version Ive been playing)

#13

said:

in the Snes version you can't shoot up
in the Genesis version you can't double jump
if i'm correct ^^

DazzaAdmin

#14

Dazza said:

Yup thats correct. SNES version gives an extra level of armour also.

parallaxscroll

#15

parallaxscroll said:

Just so people understand, the Genesis game is the 2nd in the series:
(DaiMakaimura aka Ghouls 'N Shosts).

The SNES game is the 3rd in the series
(ChoMakaimura aka Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts).

So therefore Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts is not (I repeat, NOT) "the SNES version" of the Genesis game, as some people seem to think. SGnG was created specifically for the SNES and was never released in arcades. The Genesis GnG is a conversion of the 1988 arcade game. The SNES SGnG is a sequel, see?

BTW the 4th and newest game in the series is:
Ultimate Ghosts N Goblins on PSP.

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