Post a score and let's get this thing rolling!
Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point. No continues - only games played from the beginning count! And no leeching (i.e., don't stay in one place and pad your score by repeatedly killing respawning bats) - keep moving forward! Also - do not use the level-select cheat. Start at level 1.
Go here for a .pdf of the manual!
This week's competition ends in two weeks on Thursday (November 5th) at approximately evening sometime PST.
This week's scores:
Twin Galaxies High Scores
104,500 Steve Germershausen
73,200 Andrew D Furrer
1. darkthur (194 pts)
2. vdub_bobby (102 pts)
3. LarcenTyler (100 pts)
4. Wickeycolumbus (70 pts)
5. Jess Ragan (50 pts)
6. RJ (22 pts)
7. shadow460 (22 pts)
8. aikainnet (20 pts)
9. Shannon (11 pts)
10. atari2600land (10 pts)
11. Atari5200 (8 pts)
12. figgler (8 pts)
13. gdement (8 pts)
14. Jibbajaba (4 pts)
15. ClassicGMR (4 pts)
16. ratfink (2 pts)
17. Herbarius (2 pts)
18. roadrunner (1 pts)
Coin-op released by Capcom in 1985; ported to the NES by Capcom in 1986.
Other platforms: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, BREW, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, Windows Mobile, WonderSwan, ZX Spectrum
Related games/sequels: Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Coin-op - 1988, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, Sega Master System, Wii, ZX Spectrum - 1989), Gargoyle's Quest (Gameboy - 1990), Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (Game Boy Advance, SNES, Wii - 1991), Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (NES - 1992), Demon's Crest (SNES - 1994), Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (2001, PlayStation 2), Maximo vs Army of Zin (2003, PlayStation 2), Ultimate Ghosts 'N' Goblins (2006, PSP)
The guy (kareshi) who did the speedrun linked just below was kind enough to pop in here and post a ton of hints, tips, and secrets. It's too long to reproduce here, so just scroll down or clickie.
Here's a 23-minute speedrun of Ghosts 'n Goblins, probably worth watching for some tips. UPDATE: I'll embed the youtube video of this speedrun; follow the link to speeddemosarchive for the author's notes.
We played this game before, three years ago. No tips, unfortunately.
Edited by vdub_bobby, Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:54 AM.