Ghouls’n Ghosts may have first landed in video arcades
almost 30 years ago in 1988, but it’s finally arrived on iOS —
opening it up for both a whole new generation of gamers, and
anyone wanting to get a quick nostalgia boost on their commute
For those who have never played it before, the game is a
side-scrolling Capcom platformer in which you take control of
the knight Arthur, with the mission of hacking and slashing
your way through hordes of demons and the undead. Needless to
say, it’s a whole lot of ghoulish fun — which is why it’s stuck
around for as long as it has.
Remarkably, Ghouls’n Ghosts
remains as much fun as it was back in the stick-floored arcades
of the late 80s, although some players will doubtless be
slightly put off by the presence of virtual controls to play.
(Sadly there’s no third-party controller support.)
the plus side, there are some nice slight modifications, such as
the ability to either have the game play in its original windowed
aspect ratio, or stretched to fill the entire screen.
not played before — or if you have, but fancy revisiting your
misspent youth — Ghouls’n Ghosts is definitely a lot
of fun. Especially for 99 cents, which is less than you’d pump
into the arcade game for a few turns back in 1988.