User reviews for Ghosts 'N Goblins
5.5 / 10Combined Score
Too challenging and frustrating to play through for us mere mortals. But without that, then this would just be another mediocre, forgettable NES game. Controls are unnaturally stiff, too.
Throughout my Neoseeker reviewing career, I've just noticed that I haven't actually done a negative review. Positive is fantastic, but sometimes, you have to show negativity so that people know where you draw the line between good and bad, and the game I'm reviewing isn't even bad by any stretch of the imagination... just not very fun, and in the end, fun is all that matters when playing a video game. If it's not the insane difficulty, it's the sheer mediocrity that holds this game back.
The story is that King Arthur and Princess Prin Prin are out on a picnic in a graveyard. Then suddenly, one of Satan's minions kidnaps the princess, and Arthur has to save her. Typical NES stuff, ladies ...
Unfairly hard; jumping is quite stiff; sound effects get very annoying; soundtrack is lackluster at best; no passwords/saves.
One day a week ago, I was looking through my NES collection and found this game. I remember it was so damn frustrating and hard with a very sadistic game design, so naturally I didn't like it. So anyway, I plugged my NES into the TV, put the game in and played it. At 3 years old I hated this game with a firey passion and at 16 years old, I still can't stand to play this game. It is a very hard game, one of the hardest games I've ever played to be exact, but for all the wrong reasons. Games like Megaman, Contra, Battletoads, etc were all hard but at least you had a chance to fight back. Here, yo...
Very high difficulty level. Poor controls and sounds. No passwords/game saves.
Based on the arcade game, Ghosts N' Goblins puts you in the middle of quite a nightmare. Your fair maiden has been kidnapped and you must guide the brave knight Arthur through the graveyards, forests, castles, and other terrains and strike down the undead evils to save her.
The graphics can best be described as crude. They're decent but the frame rate seems to be too fast and some of the animations appear quite choppy. The backgrounds do have some nice details, though, as do enemies, especially bosses. Sound effects are OK, but there really isn't a whole lot and the music, while creepy, gets stale & repetitive very quickly. And there's no variety in music either. Controls are acceptable, responsive enough which is important because you're moving quite fast. There are some slight issues if you're using a turbo controller with rapid fire, ...