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NES High Score Club 3rd Season Week #7 - Ghosts 'n Goblins

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Hope you had fun stacking things, because Halloween is just around the corner... Yes, it's time for Ghosts 'n Goblins!


Post a score and let's get this thing rolling!


Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point! Only scores for games played from the beginning will count! No continues! And do not use the level-select cheat. Start at level 1.


And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it. Thanks, user42!


This week's competition ends next Thursday (November 1) morning at approximately 9:00 am PST. Yes, we are going long this week so as to include Halloween.


This week's scores:


33,000 gdement (+10 pts)

32,500 Blackjack (+8 pts)

30,200 PressureCooker2600 (+6 pts)

19,000 LarcenTyler (+4 pts)

16,600 vdub_bobby (+2 pts)



Twin Galaxies High Scores


1,127,600 Kristopher Sutton



Overall standings:


1. PressureCooker2600 (33 pts)

2. vdub_bobby (32 pts)

3. gdement (29 pts)

4. LarcenTyler (22 pts)

4. Artlover (22 pts)

6. rjchamp3 (18 pts)

7. Blackjack (14 pts)

8. theKLT (10 pts)



Game Info


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)





Here's a 23-minute speedrun of Ghosts 'n Goblins, probably worth watching for some tips.


And, maybe of more help, the same guy that did the speedrun above also put together some videos, with commentary, of tips and tricks. Definitely worth checking out. Scroll down a bit.

Edited by vdub_bobby

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Well....my first try netted me 24,000.


Didn't even get past the first level.......this game is unbelievably brutal.


That's why I voted for it. ;)

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Several attempts.....removed




EDIT: I just played a couple more times and I can only get to 32,500. And I made it farther than I did for my previous 39k. So, I either misread my score (might have been 29 instead of 39 or something weird happened with my game. To be fair I'm only going to count the 32,500.


So its... 32,500

Edited by Blackjack

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Well Im so busy working on my own World records, so the season is open, may the best gamer win.


I just have no time to devote at this point maybe if some games come up that Im working on I will play or have the World record for maybe

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Those rock troll things in level 2 don't play fair. They keep blocking the ladders. I actually ran out of time once because of that.

Died at the little platform things in the river immediately after the house.


This game would be a lot easier if the controls were more responsive. It's fun though.




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Well done, folks! Another Halloween conquered in the NES HSC. Hope you all had fun with this tough game; I tried a few times but couldn't beat my previous score. :|

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Vdub..... please remove me from the #1 spot. I believe I was mistaken about my original score (I wrote about it above). The highest I can confirm scoring is 32,500. I don't want to cheat anybody.

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