Published on August 8th, 2015 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #13 – Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Capcom brought Arthur and the Ghosts ‘n Goblins series onto the SNES with Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts in 1991. This side scrolling platformer features Arthur – a knight who’s mission it is to rescue Princess Prin Prin.
Plot: The player must once again rescue the Princess from the games many demons. The enemy this time is the Emperor Sardius who has kidnapped the Princess in order to obtain the whereabouts of the Goddess’ Bracelet – the only weapon capable of his destruction. Upon making it to Sardius’ castle, Arthur must return to the beginning of the game where the Princess hid the bracelet in order to destroy Sardius permanently. The true ending to the game is only obtained after a second playthrough – After re-doing his journey, Arthur defeats Sardius with the bracelet and returns the Princess to the kingdom. Simple!
Highlights: Watching Arthur running around his underwear is still the best notification of low health in any game ever.