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Original Thread: Capcom hates you and everything you stand for, Super Ghouls'n Ghosts [VLP]

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Introduction

Hello there.

This thread started out as a Super Ghouls and Ghosts LP, but during the thread i've been playing more games, all within this LP. So far i've played Super Ghouls and Ghosts, Ghosts and Goblins (the original arcade game), Gargoyles Quest (the spinoff where you are firebrand!) and Gargoyles Quest 2: The Demon Darkness (The sequel/prequel to the spinoff). Video's and explanations are down in this post, enjoy!.

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Super Ghouls And Ghosts

It's time to play a different game, its time to play a hard game. It's time to play Super Ghouls'n ghosts. This game is not easy. It's one of the hardest platformers i've played. And well yeah super mario romhacks are probably harder, but those games aren't meant to be played by humans, and this game isnt easy either. It finds all sorts of ways to screw you over and kick you while your down. Capcom really hates your guts.

Or atleast they did in 1991 when this game was released. It's one of the earlier Super Nintendo titles, and if you ask me the 2D graphics are still amazing. The game itself looks great, even with the giant pixels, and there's some awesome graphic effects that just make it look amazing. Super Ghouls and Ghosts is actually the third game in the series. It started out with "Ghosts'n Goblins" for the arcade, NES and some other systems. Then game "Ghouls'n Ghosts" for the Megadrive and some more systems, and then came this game, "Super Ghouls'n Ghosts", for the super nintendo. Also a year ago capcom came out with "Ultimate Ghosts'n Goblins" for the PSP. The only one ive played is SGNG, becaus thats the one my friend had when i grew up. Also i fear for the assholishness of the other ones. The first arcade one is known as being really damn hard. Maybe ill show that off in a bonus video later.

Some more screenshots to keep you interested:




Videos
01 - Level 1 and 2 with Kanos. 25m59s
02 - Level 3 with More Brains. 25m12s
03 - Level 4 and first half of 5 with Vprisoner. 24m59s
04 - 2nd half of 5 to the ending???, with More Brians. 29m55s
05 - 2nd run Montage, Arthur fights da powah. 5m05s
06 - The end, with kparadox. 33m02s

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Ghosts And Goblins (arcade)

Did i say that Super Ghouls and Ghosts was hard? I was wrong. This piece of shit is one of the hardest games ever created (not counting romhacks). Really, fuck this game. It has everything, respawning enemies, bats, pits, ghosts, goblins, and firebrands every screen in the later levels . Not only that but the game has 2 more GIANT fuck you moments in the later levels. I won't spoil them here, you can see them in the video.

What more is there to say about this asshole game. It ran in the arcade, but also got ported to other systems like the NES and more. It had a 1.5 mhz and a 3 mhz CPU processor, and two 1.5 mhz sound processor, running at 256 x 224 at 60 hz. Amazing specs at the day i bet, but now they are nothing. Even my phone runs on 200mhz. Anyway the game does look good in its own 8-bit way.





Videos
01 - Ghosts and goblins. 25m57s
02 - Ghosts and goblins 2nd half. 36m37s
03 - Ghosts and goblins ending???? 42m09s
04 - Ghosts and goblins ending!!!! 13m09s

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Gargoyle's Quest

Because i felt like playing more after ghosts and goblins, i also started with the spinoffs. This is the first one of them, Gargoyle's Quest. And in here we play as the gargoyle firebrand, who also is that annoying enemy in the ghosts and goblins games. Also, he's called a gargoyle, but thats just US censorship. He's a demon if you ask me, also i think in the original japanese he's a demon instead of a gargoyle. And yah, i have no idea why he is green on the boxart. Part of the censorship i guess. Still weird since he's called FIREBRAND who also is the RED BLAZE, and ingame people keep talking about he is as red as fire.

This game is for the old original gameboy, and it has 4 whole shades of grey. I set the emulator to use some different colors though, like you could do with the super gameboy. Making the game look red looks a tad better if you ask me. The game itself is nice. It's a daring mix of platformer and RPG that you dont see often. The only other game i can remember with this type of gameplay is Zelda 2: The adventure of Link. But Firebrand can do more stuff then link could. He can use his wings to hover for a while, shoot fireballs and other stuff from his mouth, and he can increase his jump with special items.




Videos
01 - Gargoyles Quest intro. 27m22s
02 - Saving king darkoan with Vincent. 25m22s
03 - Candle of Darkness with Captain Novolin and More brains. 26m26s
04 - Ending already. 30m47s

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Gargoyles Quest 2: The Demon Darkness

And here is the sequel, or actually a prequel to the spinoff that is gargoyles quest. This game tells the story of the first firebrand, who was just a young gargoyle demon who was training to be a warrior. But then his village was attacked, and then set out to save the world. During his quest he actually finds out who summoned the king of destruction, breager.

This game came out for the NES, but i think it also had a port back to the gameboy. The game is pretty similar to the first one with some recycled plot points and level design to, but this one HAS COLORS. Also, they dropped the random battles, huzzah. So yeah some nice changes. Also new is the tornado platform which makes a platform you can jump on.

Also, this is the last game in this LP, apart from some bonus video's, Demons crest was already LP'd by kungfujesus back in the day. The megadrive ghosts and goblins was LP'd by wolfshirt, and im not planning on ever buying a PSP so no ultimate ghosts and goblins either.




Videos
01 - Training to be a true warrior. 22m48s
02 - Fetch Quest with Captain Novolin, More Brains and Vincent. 26m04s
03 - Saving the king, with Captain Novolin and Vprisoner. 24m10s
04 - Ending already again, with More Brains, Captain Novolin and Vprisoner. 44m06s

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Easy Video Links

Super Ghouls And Ghosts (Super Nintendo)
01 - Level 1 and 2 with Kanos. 25m59s
02 - Level 3 with More Brains. 25m12s
03 - Level 4 and first half of 5 with Vprisoner. 24m59s
04 - 2nd half of 5 to the ending???, with More Brians. 29m55s
05 - 2nd run Montage, Arthur fights da powah. 5m05s
06 - The end, with kparadox. 33m02s

Ghosts And Goblins (the original arcade game)
01 - Ghosts and goblins. 25m57s
02 - Ghosts and goblins 2nd half. 36m37s
03 - Ghosts and goblins ending???? 42m09s
04 - Ghosts and goblins ending!!!! 13m09s

Gargoyles Quest (Original Gameboy)
01 - Gargoyles Quest intro. 27m22s
02 - Saving king darkoan with Vincent. 25m22s
03 - Candle of Darkness with Captain Novolin and More brains. 26m26s
04 - Ending already. 30m47s

Gargoyles Quest 2: The Demon Darkness (NES)
01 - Training to be a true warrior. 22m48s
02 - Fetch Quest with Captain Novolin, More Brains and Vincent. 26m04s
03 - Saving the king, with Captain Novolin and Vprisoner. 24m10s
04 - Ending already again, with More Brains, Captain Novolin and Vprisoner. 44m06s


Bonus Videos:
01 - Bonus - some Atari 2600 games with more brains. 1h05m44s
Dig Dug Highscore with More Brains. 39m42s
02 - Bonus - Let's play some random SNES games with More Brains and Captain Novolin. 1h01m52s
03 - Bonus - Let's play some random multiplayer SNES games with More Brains and Captain Novolin. 1h05m42s

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FAQTARFAQAABIJMTU:

Q: ......What?
A: Frequently Asked Questions That Arent Really Frequently Asked Questions At All Because I Just Made These Up

Q: "Capcom hates you and everything you stand for" That sounds familiar
A: I stole it from slowbeefs old the immortal avatar's text (before the aerobics instructor one). It's pretty fitting for this game. EDIT: Actually due to avatar wars slowbeef has his old avatar back atm

Q: What's up with the terrible graphics?
A: The graphics are awesome for a 2D game you 3D whore.

Q: Wasn't this game LP'd already?
A: No, not Super Ghouls and Ghosts. There was however an LP of the megadrive version; Ghouls and Ghosts. That LP was made by Wolfshirt, and you can find it in the lets play archive here.

Q: What the hell is a megadrive?
A: It's the european/international name of the console you USians know as the genesis.

Q: Is this game hard?
A: Fuck yeah. As you can see in the video i die a lot. The game has special ways of screwing you over, and kicking you while your down.

Q: Why aren't you playing the newer GBA port?
A: First of all because i never played that one myself, and also because i hear it has some horrible slowdowns at points in the game

Q: So will you be using savestates?
A: Im going to try and play this game without savestates, but i dont want the videos to be to long either. I'll start using savestates after ~20 minutes into the videos.

Q: You suck, play the game without savestates!
A: Be careful what you wish for. Do you really want to see me try beat the same level for hours? I think not.

Q: Whats with the accent?
A: English is my 2nd language, because im actually from the netherlands. Yup im Dutch

Q: Is it true that in the netherlands there is legal softdrugs obtainable everywhere?
A: Fuck yeah.  Actually almost all the vids are hash powered 

Q: Whats with all the woman hatred?
A: I dont actually hate woman or think there useless. Capcom does it seems, and its just so easy to make fun of .

Q: Are you gonna do guest commentary?
A: Watch the vid, im doing guest commentary!

Q: Can i comment?
A: I'll need more commentators, so sure. Add me on skype, my name there is the same as on these forums.

Q: Oh duck i love you i want to have your babies
A: You want children from some random nerd on the internet which makes videos about videogames? Forget that. If its manbabies, get away freak. Anyway if you like this thread and want to do something, well atleast post. Making posts bumps the thread to the front page, and keeps me from making double and triple posts (if you want an example of that, check my old FFA thread ). If you want to do more, i dunno, draw some fanart or something. One doesn't reach LP superstardom until one gets fanart . If your really nuts about this buy me an avatar or whatever, or maybe archives. But i doubt one of you is crazy enough for that.

Q: Whats with all the images in this thread? Where'd you get em?
A: I steal (and rehost) them from the fansites and the like. Dont think ill find as many images as in the FFA thread though.

Q: FFA thread?
A: Before this thread, i made an Final Fantasy Adventure / Mystiq Quest LP. You can find that here.

Q: Done any other LP's
A: After this LP, i started a Super Nintendo LP megathread here.

Q: So is this LP over?
A: Yep
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