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































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 G-4013
Sega Mega Drive
US
$44.95More...[1]
Sega Mega Drive
CA
$? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99More...[3]More...[4]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
449More...[6]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
£29.99More...[8]More...[9] 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



Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?

















Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts
A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts
Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts
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 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 Daimakaimura (大魔界村) Great Demon World Village

Production credits

Mega Drive version

Source: Uncredited[17]


Magazine articles

Main article: Ghouls'n Ghosts/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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SE advert

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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

ACE UK 37.pdfACE UK 37.pdf

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)More...[18]

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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
89 More...[19]
75 №10/89, p60
80 More...[20]
76 More...[21]
98 More...[22]
93 More...[23]
96 More...[24]
90 More...[25]
90 More...Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[26]
78 №80, [1]
95 More...[27]
93 More...[28]
94 №8, p90
86 More...[29]
90 №1, p65
93 More...[30]
92 More...[31]
90 More...[6]
72 More...[32]
93 More...[33]
92 More...[34]
100 More...[35]
100 More...[36]
93 More...[37]
90 №18, p65
90 More...[1]
94 №51, p70-71
Sega Mega Drive
90
Based on
27 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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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
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Cart
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
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, Benelux Union
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Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 More...[10]
81 More...[8]
79 More...Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[38]
75 More...[39]
75 More...[40]
80 More...Media:MeanMachinesEssentialSegaGuide Book UK.pdf[41]
84 More...[42]
60 №6
87 More...[43]
83 More...[44]
70 №38, p36
80 More...[45]
84 More...[46]
38 №5/91, p138
54 More...[47]
90 More...[48]
80 More...[49]
80 More...[50]
90 More...[37]
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
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, AU

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Cart
GhoulsNGhostsSMSAuManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (cardboard)
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Cover
Master System, BR
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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
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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. 1.0 1.1 VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 50
  2. File:ComputerEntertainer_US_Vol.8_09.pdf, page 14
  3. Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 61
  4. ACE, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-xx-xx), page 51
  5. Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-xx-xx), page 76
  6. 6.0 6.1 Player One, "Octobre 1990" (FR; 1990-xx-xx), page 56
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 24
  8. 8.0 8.1 Computer & Video Games, "May 1991" (UK; 1991-04-14), page 74
  9. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 19
  10. 10.0 10.1 Ação Games, "Junho 1991" (BR; 1991-06-19), page 16
  11. 11.0 11.1 http://www.nintendolife.com:80/games/megadrive/ghouls_n_ghosts (archived: 2017-07-22 15:15)
  12. https://archive.is/bnqWP
  13. 13.0 13.1 http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/aI9Z0vELsfnXIv8965H4zUj9rHC01wIm (archived: 2010-11-23 02:20)
  14. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/vc/software/04.html (archived: 2018-03-05 23:40)
  15. http://vc.sega.jp:80/vc_daimakaimura/ (archived: 2007-08-13 07:56)
  16. http://www.nintendo.com.au/index.php?action=catalogue&prodcat_id=41&prod_id=19745&pageID=4 (archived: 2012-04-03 02:06)
  17. File:UltraGamePlayers US 103.pdf, page 36
  18. Computer & Video Games, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-16), page 122
  19. ACE, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 144
  20. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 70 (72)
  21. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 83 (85)
  22. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 38
  23. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 30
  24. Computer & Video Games, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-09-16), page 116-117 (116)
  25. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 46
  26. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 51
  27. Games Preview, "8/9 1989" (DK; 1989-xx-xx), page 70
  28. Hobby Consolas, "Febrero 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 84 (76)
  29. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  30. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 78
  31. Mean Machines, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-xx-xx), page 74-76 (74)
  32. Power Play, "20: 11/89" (DE; 1989-10-xx), page 58
  33. Raze, "January 1991" (UK; 1990-11-29), page 60-61 (60)
  34. Sega Power, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 18-19 (18)
  35. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 53
  36. Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 97
  37. 37.0 37.1 Sega Pro, "Christmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-12), page 19
  38. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 21
  39. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "January 1991" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 20
  40. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "1993 Video Game Buyer's Guide" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 45
  41. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 137
  42. GamePro, "April 1991" (US; 1991-xx-xx), page 44-45 (62)
  43. Hobby Consolas, "Diciembre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 86 (78)
  44. Joystick, "Mai 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 173
  45. Mean Machines, "April 1991" (UK; 1991-04-01), page 80-82 (80)
  46. Player One, "Juin 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 24-25 (24)
  47. Raze, "August 1991" (UK; 1991-06-27), page 47
  48. Sega Power, "June 1991" (UK; 1991-05-02), page 18-19 (18)
  49. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 57
  50. Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 100
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