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(Destructoid)   Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection has four difficulties, including one that allows you to get kicked in the dick   (destructoid.com) divider line
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2021-01-26 10:27:59 PM  
Do you still have to beat it twice?
 
2021-01-26 11:21:11 PM  

ArkAngel: Do you still have to beat it twice?


Jeebus Frist. My roomie had a Genesis, and Ghouls N Ghosts was the game he was determined to beat.

It took five guys playing non-stop for days because the memory for this thing was null. We took it in shifts, and I remember the moment when Dave had us fire the VCR up to record the victory, and if there was any sort of ending.

He beat the last boss, and then it fired back up, and it was Sofa King much harder that next go. It took us another three days to get through it, for...a pretty sh*tty ending.

Yeah, I'll pass. We did it, the hard way, and it was just not fun towards the end. And for nothing much other than bragging rights, well and a dorm that spent a lot of time coming in to see how it was going, and brought snacks.
 
2021-01-27 2:21:04 AM  
so original difficulty then? the game always kicked  you in the dick, it was only a matter of how hard and how many times.  double playthrough to beat was a steel toed boot kick to the junk back in the day.
 
2021-01-27 2:32:53 AM  
Yeah, no thanks. This game kicked me in the sick enough decades ago. Watching that trailer brought back some painful memories
 
2021-01-27 2:34:16 AM  

grimlock1972: so original difficulty then? the game always kicked  you in the dick, it was only a matter of how hard and how many times.  double playthrough to beat was a steel toed boot kick to the junk back in the day.


Steel-toed boot kick was having the machine lose power at the last boss fight on the 2nd playthrough.  Happened to a guy at an arcade I used to frequent.  There was much rage screaming and machine punching.  Normally the guy that ran the place woulda 86'd him for such bullshiat, but considering what had happened he pretty much went with, "I'll allow it this once."

/geniuses next door blew the entire block of storefronts' power systems trying to fix a broken plug
 
2021-01-27 2:43:36 AM  
Loved these games and the atmosphere they had while growing up. Never did beat it though. Not really digging the style they went with for this, reminds me of cheap mobile game animation from what I saw. Been thinking about buying a Switch, but now theres rumors of a possible upgraded Switch on the way, so I guess I'll continue to wait. Still got Cuphead kicking my shiat in in the meantime, but only 3 bosses away from all A ranks....and then begins the S run.
 
2021-01-27 3:02:24 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: grimlock1972: so original difficulty then? the game always kicked  you in the dick, it was only a matter of how hard and how many times.  double playthrough to beat was a steel toed boot kick to the junk back in the day.

Steel-toed boot kick was having the machine lose power at the last boss fight on the 2nd playthrough.  Happened to a guy at an arcade I used to frequent.  There was much rage screaming and machine punching.  Normally the guy that ran the place woulda 86'd him for such bullshiat, but considering what had happened he pretty much went with, "I'll allow it this once."

/geniuses next door blew the entire block of storefronts' power systems trying to fix a broken plug


i'd have cut a biatch.
 
2021-01-27 4:08:30 AM  

Han Dolo: Yeah, no thanks. This game kicked me in the sick enough decades ago. Watching that trailer brought back some painful memories


100% ^^^this, agreed. and...yeah, no way am I even watching that trailer.

I did like the music, art, atmospherics, setting, etc. of the old game.
...except for the part where it clearly inspired abominations such as Dark Souls.
 
2021-01-27 4:46:06 AM  

grimlock1972: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: grimlock1972: so original difficulty then? the game always kicked  you in the dick, it was only a matter of how hard and how many times.  double playthrough to beat was a steel toed boot kick to the junk back in the day.

Steel-toed boot kick was having the machine lose power at the last boss fight on the 2nd playthrough.  Happened to a guy at an arcade I used to frequent.  There was much rage screaming and machine punching.  Normally the guy that ran the place woulda 86'd him for such bullshiat, but considering what had happened he pretty much went with, "I'll allow it this once."

/geniuses next door blew the entire block of storefronts' power systems trying to fix a broken plug

i'd have cut a biatch.


Yeah people got the fark out of his way as he stomped out, me included.  No one was gonna poke that bear.
 
2021-01-27 4:49:45 AM  
Dibikad: Not really digging the style they went with for this, reminds me of cheap mobile game animation from what I saw.

It looks like a Chinese ripoff made with clip art. Add in lazy tweening and it's a true eyesore. Ugly ugly ugly.
 
2021-01-27 5:29:05 AM  
Playing Ghosts & Goblins on ANY level is getting kicked in the dick.
 
2021-01-27 5:38:07 AM  
and at least in stuff like Altered Beast, you almost had a slight chance, lol... almost.
 
2021-01-27 7:37:45 AM  
Legend has it there was a variation of the machine that had a boot on a piston that every fifteen seconds would actuate and kick you in the dick (or box, depending on gender). Critics supposedly praised it for giving the hand a more authentic feel.
 
2021-01-27 8:15:38 AM  
The difficulty levels are strange. Wasn't the standard for armor  being just one hit?
 
2021-01-27 8:17:25 AM  
I'm old and heard the headline in Adam Sessler's voice
 
2021-01-27 8:30:11 AM  
I remember as a kid saving up to buy the NES version only to find it sold out at the store. I ended up grabbing this instead:

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Think I lucked out on that one. It may not make any great games list, but was more fun than the the painful grind that is Ghost n' Goblins.
 
2021-01-27 8:43:05 AM  
I see my arch nemesis has returned. Oh dear.
 
2021-01-27 8:53:07 AM  

tintar: and at least in stuff like Altered Beast, you almost had a slight chance, lol... almost.


Altered Beast was awesome.  We had it on the Turbo GrafX 16.
 
2021-01-27 9:17:56 AM  

Farce-Side: tintar: and at least in stuff like Altered Beast, you almost had a slight chance, lol... almost.

Altered Beast was awesome.  We had it on the Turbo GrafX 16.


oh man, I used to be farking obsessed with PC Engine emulators! there are so many righteous games on TG16. (plus, Strip Fighter II never failed to amuse - why, yes, I am 3 years old!)
 
2021-01-27 9:18:42 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I remember as a kid saving up to buy the NES version only to find it sold out at the store. I ended up grabbing this instead:

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Think I lucked out on that one. It may not make any great games list, but was more fun than the the painful grind that is Ghost n' Goblins.


good series. I always thought it needed a battery back up save rather than a PW save system.
 
2021-01-27 9:21:44 AM  
I died a little inside the first time I saw someone speed run one of these games.
 
2021-01-27 9:22:58 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I remember as a kid saving up to buy the NES version only to find it sold out at the store. I ended up grabbing this instead:

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Think I lucked out on that one. It may not make any great games list, but was more fun than the the painful grind that is Ghost n' Goblins.


W&w 1 and 2 were awesome.

W&w 3 was a big disappointment for me.
 
2021-01-27 10:13:26 AM  
Some games are just not worth the effort and this one is at the top of the list. There are far better and more interesting games to spend your time on. And this is coming from someone who regularly plays extremely obscure and difficult old games- particularly the ones I couldn't beat as a little kid. Ghosts and Goblins just ISN'T worth it.

I beat it once, knowing all the while that the game was going to start over, and when it finally did, I just switched off the NES and felt disgusted with myself for wasting so much time and effort.
 
2021-01-27 11:08:10 AM  

kryptoknightmare: Some games are just not worth the effort and this one is at the top of the list. There are far better and more interesting games to spend your time on. And this is coming from someone who regularly plays extremely obscure and difficult old games- particularly the ones I couldn't beat as a little kid. Ghosts and Goblins just ISN'T worth it.

I beat it once, knowing all the while that the game was going to start over, and when it finally did, I just switched off the NES and felt disgusted with myself for wasting so much time and effort.


Top difficult 8- and 16-bit era games you'd consider worth playing?

/ My only console from about 1989 to about 2004 was an NES, then I finally picked up a used Playstation 2 in college.
// Played other consoles quite a bit, but almost exclusively multiplayer games, and only at friends' or relatives' houses.
/// So I played a farkton of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark and Street Fighter 2 and all that, but none of the Zeldas newer than Zelda 2 until much, much later, for example.
 
2021-01-27 11:26:06 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: I remember as a kid saving up to buy the NES version only to find it sold out at the store. I ended up grabbing this instead:

[Fark user image 184x274]
Think I lucked out on that one. It may not make any great games list, but was more fun than the the painful grind that is Ghost n' Goblins.


yeah you did.
 
2021-01-27 12:26:14 PM  

fallingcow: kryptoknightmare: Some games are just not worth the effort and this one is at the top of the list. There are far better and more interesting games to spend your time on. And this is coming from someone who regularly plays extremely obscure and difficult old games- particularly the ones I couldn't beat as a little kid. Ghosts and Goblins just ISN'T worth it.

I beat it once, knowing all the while that the game was going to start over, and when it finally did, I just switched off the NES and felt disgusted with myself for wasting so much time and effort.

Top difficult 8- and 16-bit era games you'd consider worth playing?

/ My only console from about 1989 to about 2004 was an NES, then I finally picked up a used Playstation 2 in college.
// Played other consoles quite a bit, but almost exclusively multiplayer games, and only at friends' or relatives' houses.
/// So I played a farkton of Goldeneye and Perfect Dark and Street Fighter 2 and all that, but none of the Zeldas newer than Zelda 2 until much, much later, for example.


The obvious choices for NES would be the Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Contra and (on the easier side) Mega Man series. Moving on from there I would recommend games like Batman (the first one, not revenge of the Joker), Little Nemo the Dream Master, Shatterhand, Faxanadu, Friday the 13th, Journey to Silius, Street Fighter 2010, Monster Party...weird games like that
 
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2021-01-27 1:33:16 PM  
hopefully the soundtrack prominently shows ragtime like the OG one.
 
2021-01-27 1:54:56 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: [Wizards and Warriors] may not make any great games list, but was more fun than the the painful grind that is Ghost n' Goblins.


The first game was fine for what it was.  I didn't like the lava level because you had to wait on that ledge for a long time for an enemy to drop a blue potion.

Marcos P: W&w 1 and 2 were awesome.  W&w 3 was a big disappointment for me.


I never played 3, but 2 had an insanely difficult jump in the Earth level that basically killed my enjoyment of the game.
 
2021-01-27 3:51:49 PM  

danceswithcrows: Copperbelly watersnake: [Wizards and Warriors] may not make any great games list, but was more fun than the the painful grind that is Ghost n' Goblins.

The first game was fine for what it was.  I didn't like the lava level because you had to wait on that ledge for a long time for an enemy to drop a blue potion.

Marcos P: W&w 1 and 2 were awesome.  W&w 3 was a big disappointment for me.

I never played 3, but 2 had an insanely difficult jump in the Earth level that basically killed my enjoyment of the game.


I played 1 constantly as a kid, and I don't think I ever managed to make it inside the castle at the end.  I finally just last week watched a playthrough, and it looks like I must have just never found a key hidden way up in the corner.

Dude doing the playthrough beat the game in 25 minutes or so.  I spent WEEKS playing that game, what a kick in the junk.
 
2021-01-27 4:37:15 PM  

Jster422: I played 1 constantly as a kid, and I don't think I ever managed to make it inside the castle at the end. I finally just last week watched a playthrough, and it looks like I must have just never found a key hidden way up in the corner.


I remember the "outside the castle" stage being reasonably not terrible, and it didn't have a boss fight at the end.  Whoever did the playthrough must have found some way around needing the blue potion in the lava level, because getting that took 10..15 minutes by itself.
 
2021-01-27 6:35:00 PM  
Looking forward to watching the glitchless speedrun.
 
2021-01-27 6:51:37 PM  

Gnaglor: Looking forward to watching the glitchless speedrun.


lol, my brother (who's on Fark, he knows who he is!) loves sharing those devsREACT speedruns...

slay the spire: 5 minutes.
outer worlds: 12 minutes.

halo combat evolved, lonely mountain downhill, bunch of others...

(ha ha ha, I believe outer worlds can be done even quicker than that, if you do the thing about making your character as beyond-dumb as possible...)

I also love those ones set somewhere in Japan, where a goldfish does the exact opposite of a speedrun...
 
2021-01-27 6:52:44 PM  
(hmm... what was one of those? a goldfish, like, collected every possible Pokemans?)
 
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