vrijdag 11 februari 2011

REVIEW!!! Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts on SNES

If you are one of those guys/girls who still have their old super nintendo, to much free time and nothing to do? Get this great game!

The story is simple: you are a knight who has to save the princess. While on your way everybody is out to kill you.
The game is fun but this makes it very hard, well the first few levels that is. The further you get the easier it gets and the levels are shorter. Sure there are more bosses but the only boss that's hard to beat is the last one. And besides, the bosses are the easiest compared to the levels. If the damage system was different this wasn't a problem. You start of as a knight with iron armour, every time you get a new suit of armour or shield it upgrades. But if you hit an enemy once, you end up in your underwear even when you have the best armour there is. And when you're hit while in your underwear it's over.
Second factor that makes the game difficult are the weapons, there are 7 but only 1 is good 1 decent and one is only decent when you have the upgraded version which is very unlikely.

While playing you'll get used to this. You'll be very careful not to get hit and learn where the secret armor is. The gameplay is great, the only thing I miss is controlled jumping. You can do a double jump but there is only one distance that can be covered by a jump, not bigger or smaller. This is really annoying if you are stuck in the lava on the third level and try to jump on the really tiny platforms to get out.

The game starts at a forest, the hardest level. There are endless enemies and a because this is the first level, you don't know what to expect. After the forest you go to the sea level, followed by the lava level.
After this a level that reminded me of the flood in halo. Then there are a few levels in a castle, the easiest part of the game. But the bosses are harder to beat. In the second last level you have to beat a giant owl that actually aims good when you shoots back. In the last level it's the same owl, only better at shooting and you have to kill him twice. 4 hours after you started you finally beat him and won the game. But while you read the ending message you realise the game didn't end yet. You have to play all the levels again.
When the screen showed level one again I noticed something different, there were zombies spawning in the sky. Guess what, after 4 hours of playing I have to beat it again, on a higher difficulty. I have to admit I didn't do it. When I saw I had to do it again I turned it off. The game is fun, but that's too long.

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