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Ghosts 'n Goblins
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Developer(s)

Capcom

Publisher(s)

Capcom

First Game

Ghosts 'n Goblins (1985)

Genre(s)

Run and gun platformer

Platform(s)

Various

Ghosts 'n Goblins, known as Makaimura (Japanese: 魔界村, "Demon World Village") in Japan, is a run and gun platformer video game series created by Tokuro Fujiwara and developed by Capcom. The first entry in the series was Ghosts 'n Goblins, released as an arcade title on September 19, 1985. The series has subsequently been released on and ported to a variety of game consoles and mobile platforms and spawned several sequels and spin-offs.

The main series contains seven games: Ghosts 'n Goblins, Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, 'Makaimura for WonderSwan, Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins, Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights, and Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights II, and focuses on the knight Arthur's quest to save princess Prin-Prin from the demon king Astaroth. The primary spin-offs include the Gargoyle's Quest and Maximo game series.

GamesEdit

Main SeriesEdit

  • Ghosts 'n Goblins (1985)- Arcade, Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, IBM PC compatibles, Commodore 16, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, NES, Xbox, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, iOS, Virtual Console
  • Ghosts 'n Ghosts (1988)- Arcade, Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Sharp X68000, Sega Saturn, Xbox, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, SuperGrafx, Master System, Mega Drive, Virtual Console, ZX Spectrum
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1991)- SNES, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PlayStation Portable, Virtual Console, Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network
    • Choumakaimura R (2002)- Game Boy Advance (An enhanced re-mixed version of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts)
  • Makaimura for WonderSwan (1999)- WonderSwan
  • Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins (2006)- PlayStation Portable
    • Gokumakaimura Kai (2007)- PlayStation Portable (An enhanced re-mixed version of Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins)
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights (2009)- iOS
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights II (2010)- iOS

Gargoyle's Quest SeriesEdit

The Gargoyle's Quest series is a group of side scrolling adventure games with mild role-playing video game elements. Players control the character of Firebrand, a character who appears as an enemy in the main series.

  • Gargoyle's Quest (1990)- Game Boy
  • Gargoyle's Quest II (1992)- NES, Game Boy
    • Makaimura Gaiden: The Demon Darkness (1993)- Game Boy (An enhanced re-mixed version of Gargoyle's Quest II)
  • Demon's Crest (1994)- SNES

Maximo SeriesEdit

Maximo is a 3D hack and slash platformer series developed by Capcom for the PlayStation 2. The games are based on the Ghosts 'n Goblins universe and feature original character designs by Japanese illustrator Susumu Matsushita.

  • Maximo: Ghosts to Glory (2001)- PlayStation 2
  • Maximo vs. Army of Zin (2003)- PlayStation 2

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