Mario's bumbling brother may well have sucked up and defeated a whole bunch of ghosts in Luigi's Mansion 3, but this latest Switch game will give you yet another ghost-filled mansion to clean up (and yes, we know Luigi's Mansion 3 is technically set in a hotel, but just go with it).
Ghostanoid is a block-breaker arcade game that's launching on Nintendo's platform later this month. Inspired by arcade classic Arkanoid, the game invites you to take on the role of a heroic ghostbuster who must clear more than 70 levels of ghost-infested buildings.
You can check out a taste of the gameplay in the trailer above; as you can see, rather than sucking up ghosts with a vacuum cleaner, you'll instead be knocking them senseless with a ball. The problem is that the ghosts can interfere with your duties, throwing objects your way and causing a nuisance as you try to clear them out.
Here's a feature list taken from the game's eShop listing:
- HD graphics;
- Abundance of special effects;
- 3 perfectly designed worlds;
- 75 levels + 3 secret ones;
- Plenty of objects for total destruction;
- Ghosts with cunning mind;
- 13 types of bonuses
Speaking of the eShop listing, you can actually pre-order the game right now ahead of its 21st January release date. If you do, you'll benefit from a pre-order discount which is only valid up until the day before launch – from then, it'll return to its usual price of $6.99 / £6.29.
Are you a fan of these types of arcade games? Has the spooky ghost theme convinced you to give it a go? Let us know with a comment.