Ghouls'n Ghosts

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  • Sega Mega Drive
    NTSC-U/PAL
  • Sega Mega Drive
    NTSC-J
  • Master System
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Ghouls'n Ghosts
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Virtual Console
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Capcom
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-1
Publisher(s) of original games: Capcom
Developer(s) of original games: Capcom
Genre: Action[1][2], Arcade[3]

















Number of players:
Sega Mega Drive
1-2,
Sega Master System
1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,8006,800 G-4013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$44.9544.95[5]
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
FR
449F449[9]
Sega Mega Drive
PT
MDJ1002
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.9944.99[7][8]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM5008JM
Sega Master System
US
7055
Sega Master System
EU
7055
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[11][12] 7055
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
Sega Master System
BR
(Blue)
025170
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
Sega Master System
KR
GB-2006
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?






















Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[18]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[16]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[14]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[19]
OFLC: PG

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.

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.

Stages

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Stage 1
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Stage 2
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Stage 3
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Stage 4
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Stage 5

History

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.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Ghouls'n Ghosts Ghouls'n Ghosts
English (US) Ghouls'n Ghosts Ghouls'n Ghosts
Japanese 大魔界村 Daimakaimura

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Source:
Uncredited
[20]

Digital manuals

Magazine articles

Main article: Ghouls'n Ghosts/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Master System Mega Drive advert SE.jpg
SE advert
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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
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Print advert in ACE (UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-09-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Atuagagdliutit (GL) #1991-08-28 (1991-08-28)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK) PAL
90
[22]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
72
[23]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
80
[24]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
98
[25]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
93
[26]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
93
[27]
Console XS (UK) PAL
92
[28]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
96
[29]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
90
[30]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
90
[31]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
78
[32]
Games Preview (DK)
95
[33]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
93
[34]
Joystick (FR)
94
[35]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK)
86
[36]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
86
[37]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
83
[38]
Mega Action (UK)
90
[39]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
81
[40]
MegaTech (UK)
93
[41]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
80
[42]
Mean Machines (UK)
92
[43]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
93
[44]
Player One (FR)
90
[9]
Power Play (DE)
72
[45]
Raze (UK) PAL
93
[46]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
92
[47]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
100
[48]
Sega Pro (UK)
93
[49]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[50]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
76
[51]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US)
90
[5]
Zzap! (IT)
94
[52]
Sega Mega Drive
89
Based on
33 reviews

Ghouls'n Ghosts

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
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PCB
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
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PCB
Mega Drive, PT
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Cover
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
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Cover
Mega Drive, BX
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Cover
Mega Drive, AU
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Cover
Ghouls N Ghosts Megadrive AU Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, AU (alt)
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Cover
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
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Ação Games (BR)
75
[13]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
60
[53]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
79
[54]
Console XS (UK) PAL
90
[55]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
81
[11]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
75
[56]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
80
[57]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
84
[58]
Games-X (UK) PAL
60
[59]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
87
[60]
Joystick (FR) PAL
83
[61]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
70
[62]
Mean Machines (UK)
80
[63]
Player One (FR)
84
[64]
Power Play (DE)
38
[65]
Raze (UK) PAL
54
[66]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
90
[67]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
75
[68]
Sega Pro (UK)
90
[49]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
90
[69]
User (GR) PAL
92
[70]
Video Games (DE)
38
[71]
Sega Master System
75
Based on
22 reviews

Ghouls'n Ghosts

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
Ghouls'n Ghosts (6 Languages) SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU (8 languages)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, BX
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Cover
Master System, AU (Vertical manual)

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Cart
GhoulsNGhostsSMSAuManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU (Horizontal manual)

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Cart
Master System, AU (Not for rental/hotline stickers)
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, AU (Not for rental sticker)
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Cover
GnG SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
GhoulsNGhostsSMSAuManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU (Red Hot)
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Cover
GnG SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (cardboard)
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Cover
Master System, BR
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Cover
GnG SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
GnG SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (re-release)
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Cover
Master System, KR
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Cover
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Cart

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

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)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 7a92eba6
MD5 85707b3a74483910699ccc4ba20c64ff
SHA-1 b193e624795b2beb741249981d621cb650c658db
256kB Cartridge (EU/US)

External links

  • Sega of Japan Virtual Console pages: Mega Drive
  • Nintendo catalogue pages: US, UK, AU

References

  1. File:GnG MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. File:GnG SMS EU Box 6.jpg
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  5. 5.0 5.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 50
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-xx), page 76
  7. Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 61
  8. ACE, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-xx), page 51
  9. 9.0 9.1 Player One, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 56
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 24
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  23. Aktueller Software Markt, "Oktober 1989" (DE; 1989-08-28), page 60
  24. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 72
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  34. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-0x-xx), page 76
  35. Joystick, "Septembre 1990" (FR; 1990-0x-xx), page 90
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  39. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  40. Mega Fun, "10/93" (DE; 1993-09-22), page 42
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  53. Aktueller Software Markt, "August/September 1991" (DE; 1991-07-26), page 118
  54. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 20
  55. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 141
  56. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 20
  57. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 137
  58. GamePro, "April 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 62
  59. Games-X, "31st May-6th June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-31), page 22
  60. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-1x-xx), page 78
  61. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 173
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  63. Mean Machines, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-04-01), page 80
  64. Player One, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 24
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