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Ghouls'n Ghosts
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Publisher(s) of original games: Capcom
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$44.95[1]
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99[3][4]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ?
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
BR
R$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
KR
₩? GM5008JM



Sega Master System
US
$? 7055
Sega Master System
UK
£24.99[6] 7055
Sega Master System
FR
?F 7055
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? 7055
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas 7055
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? 025170
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB-2006



Wii Virtual Console
JP
600 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
US
800 pts ?
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800 pts ?



Ghouls'n Ghosts, known as Daimakaimura (大魔界村) in Japan, is a platform game developed and published by Capcom for its CPS arcade system in December 1988 as a sequel to the earlier Ghosts'n Goblins (Makaimura), released in 1985. Its popularity saw it ported to many home systems of the era, including the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Master System in 1989 and 1990, respectively.

The Mega Drive release of Ghouls'n Ghosts, handled by Sega, was a notable milestone in the console's first couple of years as for the time, it was considered the most accurate home version of the game. In the west, it was billed as selling point for the Mega Drive system during its first few months, retailing at a higher price than most games available for the console at the time. It also marks the beginning of Sega's relationship with the then-industry powerhouse Capcom, who until this point had avoided releasing games for Sega systems.

The Mega Drive version has since been re-released as part of the Wii's Virtual Console service.

Gameplay

Ghouls'n Ghosts features the knight, Arthur who must restore souls stolen by the evil Lucifer (including that of his lover, Princess Prin Prin). Though it is considered a classic, Ghouls'n Ghosts is notoriously difficult thanks to the constant waves of enemies and traps despite Arthur only having a couple of hit points.

A and C jump, B attacks. In the Master System version 1 attack and 2 jump.

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Ghouls'n Ghosts/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

ACE UK 37.pdfACE UK 37.pdf

Print advert in














ACE (UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #107: "October 1990" (1990-09-16)[9]

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №26, p144[10]
75 №10/89, p60
98 №1, p38[11]
93 №4, p30[12]
96 №95, p116/117[13]
90 №1993, p46[14]
90 №1, p51Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[15]
78
95 №8, p70[16]
93 №5, p84[17]
94 №8, p90
86 №2, p78[18]
90 №1, p65
93 №1, p78[19]
92 №1, p74-76[20]
90 №2, p56[21]
72 №11/89, p58[22]
93 №3, p60/61[23]
92 №15, p18/19
100 №23, p53
100 №46, p97[24]
93 №3, p19[25]
90 №18, p65
90 №12, p50[1]
94 №51, p70/71
Sega Mega Drive
91
Based on
25 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Ghoulsnghosts md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
GhoulsnGhosts MD JP CartTop.jpg
GnG MD JP Cart Back.jpgGnG MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, AU

Ghouls N Ghosts Megadrive AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, BR
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Cover
Ghoulsnghosts md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, CA
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Cover
Mega Drive, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №2, p16[7]
81 №114, p74[26]
79 №1, p21Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[27]
75 №18
75 №1993, p45[28]
80 №1, p137Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[29]
84 №21, p44/45[30]
60 №6
87 №3, p86[31]
83 №16, p173[32]
70 №2/38
80 №7, p80-82[33]
84 №10, p24/25[34]
38 №5/91, p138
54 №10, p47[6]
90 №19, p18/19
80 №23, p57
80 №46, p100[35]
90 №3, p19[25]
Sega Master System
76
Based on
19 reviews

Master System, US
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Cover
Ghoulsnghosts sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (6 languages)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, EU (8 languages)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, AU

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Cart
GhoulsNGhostsSMSAuManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (cardboard)
GhoulsnGhosts SMS BR cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, BR
GhoulsnGhosts SMS BR Box.png
Cover
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Cart
GnG SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (re-release)
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Cover
Master System, KR
GhoulsnGhosts SMS KR cover.jpg
Cover
GhoulsNGhosts SMS KR cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 4f2561d5
MD5 c61ff4bcdf10813c74f36ab57e29f646
SHA-1 aab6d20f01db51576b1d7cafab46e613dddf7f8a
640kB 1989-06 Cartridge (US/EU) v02
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 d31bd910
MD5 815aab1193bf534063e8f032ec76852a
SHA-1 3a3e9eb5caaf6cfb75e99ed2843d58b3dda7284f
640kB 1989-06 Cartridge (US/EU) v01
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5659f379
MD5 203213c107fc17731dc7953343b5ffab
SHA-1 a08a5764dc8651d31ef72466028cfb87fb6dd166
640kB 1989-06 Cartridge (JP)

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References

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