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Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

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Original Thread: It's still only a model: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts! (with GuidoAnchovies on the G&G)


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Welcome to Avalon, and a tale of (Super) ghouls and ghosts. Fair queen Guinevere has been kidnapped by the demon king Sardius, and it is up to us to defeat him and bring her back!

Super Ghouls n' Ghosts is a SNES platformer released in 1991 by Capcom, as a sequel to the NES-game Ghosts and Goblins. It's original title was Chō Makaimura (Super Demon World Village), but the only real difference between the Japanese and the American version is censorship of certain names and items (such as christian crosses).

You play as King Arthur, who comes armed to the teeth with various weapons like lances, knives and torches, although he can only carry one weapon at a time. If he's lucky enough to find the coveted gold armor he can use each weapon to cast powerful magic spells.

But that stuff is just filler. What you really need to know about this game is that it's on many a persons top ten list of 'Hardest game of all time'. And we're playing on the hardest difficulty, baby!

I have already done and recorded a complete run, but if you want me to replay the stages 'live' without using save-states between levels then I shall do so. I hope to rope in some amusing individuals to do the commentary regardless.


The Intro: Viddler
Level 1:The Cemetery and the Flesh-eating Forest
Level 2:The Ship Graveyard and Shellhead's Lair (with Syrg)
Level 3:Towers of Molten Steel (with HORRORS!)
Level 4:Belly of the Beast (with Diabetus)
Level 5:The Frozen Forest (With Myself)
Level 6&7:Sardius' Castle (With GuidoAnchovies)
Final Boss:Sardius' Chamber (With some closure)


First Lap
Second Lap

Related Games

Level one of Ghosts n' Goblins

GuidoAnchovies attempts to beat Ghosts 'n Goblins fairly. Can we get a straight-jacket over here?

Stages 1 and 2 (Fair enough)
Stage 3 (Glitch the Magic Dragon)
Stage 4 (A breather...)
Stage 5 (Neck washed for the Axe)
Stage 6&7 (Deaths x2... almost!)
2nd Lap + Ending
(GuidoAnchovies is simply a vessel for housing pain)

Remix levels from SG&G for the GBA

Remix level one SG&G GBA
Remix level two SG&G GBA
Remix level three SG&G GBA
Remix level four SG&G GBA

Wizard Effects

Wizards sometimes appear in treasure chests and transform you into various un-knightly things. Since I generally manage to avoid this I figured I'd present the various effects here.
No Armor
Steel Armor
Bronze Armor
Gold Armor

Cheating Cheats!

By holding down L&Start on controller 2 you can access this screen...
Test Screen

Beginner's Challenge!: Beat the first level blind.
Karo makes it harder for himself by leaving chests behind
Jade Star manages to succeed and fail simultaneously
Chairon has worse editing skills than me!
No free SG&G skill-points for being swedish. Thark knows
Matlock Birthmark tries to edit away his pain
Sockerbagarn bakes himself some success...
Did The Man with a Hat watch the LP? Questionable...
supergreatfriend turns his challenge into a cross-game study of first levels

Intermediate Challenge!: Beat the upper path version of level 2 on SG&G GBA
Chairon struggles more with his audio than with the level

Expert Challenge!: Use this save and complete the level
Chairon learns how to edit... oh, and he beats the hardest challenge.


- In video 1 I say that you get an extra life every 20k points. What I mean to say was you get your first extra life at 20k points.
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