Ghosts 'n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins (NES)




Game Rating

User Ratings: 319

Our Review: 7/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date


  • US 1st Nov 1986
  • EU 1989

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 10th Dec 2007, 500 points
  • EU 31st Oct 2008, 500 points
  • JP 20th Nov 2007, 500 points

3DS eShop

  • US 25th Oct 2012, $4.99

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • EU 3rd Jan 2013, £4.49
  • JP 13th Feb 2013, ¥500

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • EU 30th May 2013, £3.49
  • US 30th May 2013, $4.99
  • JP 3rd Jul 2013, ¥500
Ghosts 'n Goblins, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Nintendo Switch Online
Nintendo Switch Online
Controller Support
Also Available On
GBC, VC Arcade

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  • Review Ghosts 'n Goblins (Wii U eShop / NES)

    Lots of pain for little gain

    From Software's Demon's Souls and Dark Souls titles have been hailed as two of the most engaging games of this current hardware generation, praised by critics and gamers alike for their intense difficulty and complete lack of hand-holding. Set against other modern titles โ€” which seem to fall over themselves to make the...

  • Review Ghosts 'n Goblins (3DS eShop / NES)

    A Halloween greeting from Satan himself

    Capcom couldn't have picked a better time to release Ghosts 'n Goblins onto the 3DS Virtual Console. It's Halloween, after all, and this is one of the most classic spooky games there is. The real question is how well it holds up today, and that's one we're happy to answer: quite well, actually. Despite the...

  • Review Ghosts 'n Goblins (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    Arthur's first ghostly quest

    You thought Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts were hard? The NES original, Ghosts 'n Goblins set the bar. The main focus of the game is pretty much the same as in the sequels. Princess Prin-Prin has been kidnapped by demons and Arthur, the one-man army, sets out to rescue her. He's armed with only a lance and...

About The Game

Defeat the forces of evil and save your girlfriend in this haunting adventure.

Take on the role of the knight Sir Arthur, and delve into the realm of demons and monsters to rescue your girlfriend. Choose your weapons wisely and take advantage of their strengths to deal with the situation at hand. Defeat the main boss at the end of each level and pass through the gates that stand between you and Astaroth. Teach him a lesson in chivalry heโ€™ll never forget. The stage for adventure is set. Are you brave enough for the challenge?