Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Rating: B

A lot of people seem to like this game, but to be honest I'm not too crazy about it, probably because it's just too damn HARD. It is a very good arcade conversion, however. Gameplay: you control a knight who journeys through creepy graveyards and dark catacombs battling hideous monsters and undead fiends. Along the way, you can pick up different weapons, like a lance or throwing knife or burning torch, each one having its benefits and limitations. At the end of each level, you fight a tough boss (big surprise, huh?). The graphics are nice and colorful, the audio catchy, the gameplay obscenely difficult. Certainly, Ghouls 'n Ghosts is a classic that deserves to be played, if you can stand the frustration.

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