Title Ghouls 'n' Ghosts Game Type General Action Publisher US Gold Players 1 Compatability OCS or All with Patch (Aminet) HD Installable Yes with Patch Submission Gareth Knights Review No game ever made me want to buy a computer more than this. I remember sat in a friends bedroom just after Christmas with a new cream coloured box on his desk, that used disks instead of tapes (wow). Anyway he proceeded to load this game, and that was it, I had to have one myself. But I digress, this game was excellent. From the minute the title music started playing you knew that the conversion of this game was something special. Usually you find that the home computer conversion of a game is inferior to the arcade, but this game was actually better to play on the Amiga due to just the atmosphere created by the graphics and music. The game cast you as a knight called Arthur who had to rescue a princess and destroy a demon in the process. Simple idea but lots of fun. You progressed through five sideways-scrolling levels of increasing difficulty, and believe me this game was hard. You needed very quick reactions and it took hours of playing to master. The enemies were great as well. On the first level you had zombies crawling out of the ground to attack you and strange pigs with spears! There was also treasure chests scattered about the levels that gave you power ups or released a magician who turned you into a duck. The power ups would give you special armour so that when you held down the fire button a super weapon would be released, such as a mirror of yourself or a wave of fireballs. The traditional end of level baddies were impressive as well, but again they were extremely difficult to defeat and you needed pixel perfect accuracy to destroy these monstrosities. This game was very unforgiving, you could only take two hits before losing a life and you had only three of them. Now to the music, this game probably had the best set of tunes that I have ever heard coming from my television speakers. Tim Follin (for it is he who wrote the music for this game) paced the music brilliantly and the medieval theme running through the tunes gives the perfect atmosphere to an already amazing game. The graphics were very good the small sprites allowing the game to flow along at a very nice speed, and make the end of level bosses look amazing as they are usually 5 time sthe size of Arthur. They`re certainly not the best graphics on an Amiga but are authentic to the arcade. In conclusion, go out and get your hands on this game in any form or fashion you can. You have got to hear the music on this game and experience it at least once. I still have the tunes running around in my head and that's after I first played it nearly 8 years ago. The game originally got rave reviews on its release but if I had one criticism it is that the game is so damn hard, and can be quite frustrating when you`ve worked your way through quite a lot of a level only to die and find yourself at the start (there were mid level starts as well). The only other complaint is that it was too short, only 5 levels, but these are only minor gripes. I love this game and would do anything to get a copy of it again and actually play it on my old A500. Go on try it, you know you want to!