"Ghosts 'n Goblins" is a retro side scrolling arcade game that was developed by Capcom and released to the arcades in 1985. The games original name was "Makaimura", which meant "Demon World Village." Players take on the roll of a knight named Sir Arthur, who battles up against a world of evil demons. Ghosts n Goblins set the ground work for Capcom's later and much similar game Ghouls n Ghosts."
The Ghosts 'n Goblins game series was one of Capcom's hardest games ever, often leaving gamers frustrated, not to mention penniless at the arcades.
The game starts out with a demon who kidnaps "Princess Prin Prin", the princess of Guinevere. Sir Arthur, in his quest to save the princess finds himself among a graveyard infested with zombies who rapidly rise from their graves to attack him. They're particularly fast moving, and to make the game even more challenging, they can pop up anywhere on the map, including from right beneath Arthur's feet!
Often Arthur will find himself passing by tree's filled with crows, some more aggressive than others. The red crows will aim right at Arthur, while the blue crosw a little less harmful and fly around aimlessly.
Part of what makes this game such a challenge is obvious right from the start. For one, Arthur can't jump diagonally over an object he is standing to close too, such as tombstones.
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