Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Along with Elevator Action and Sword of Vermillion (one of my favorite Genesis games), Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts was released today for the Virtual Console.
I have enjoyed all of the games in this series quite a bit even though they are some of the toughest games I have ever played. The two major factors that made it so difficult is that you could only withstand two hits before you died and you are required to go through the entire game twice to actually beat it. Combine this with no save feature and you have a game that can easily become an evil and frustrating endeavor. The benefit of downloading it on the Wii is the fact that you can pause and save it exactly where you are and come back later. Ooo if only I had that back in the day.
The Ghosts ‘n Goblin series has always been a tough group to crack. In all actuality I have never been able to complete the original. I’ve only made it to the final door the second time through. I was able to complete Ghouls ‘n Ghosts for the Genesis as well as Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts for the SNES. All three are excellent games and widely known for their difficulty. I would have to say that the graphics and gameplay of Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts holds up quite well considering its age.
If you enjoy a challenging game that would test your old school side scrolling skills, this is definitely a great game to try out.