Grab Your Phone: “Ghosts ‘n Goblins” Is Now Mobile

Notoriously difficult upright arcade machine “Ghosts ‘n Goblins” is now playable on your iOS or Android smartphone, anytime, anywhere. Capcom is taking advantage of the reemerging popularity of many classic games and releasing some of their best titles in modern formats. Obviously, “Ghosts ‘n Goblins” made the list.

Game History

The game, known as “Makaimura” in Japan, was created by Tokuro Fujiwara and released for arcades in September 1985. The game is a “run and gun” style, with gamers controlling the knight Arthur. Arthur’s main goal is to fight enemies to rescue the princess, either known as Prin-Prin or Guinevere, who was kidnapped by the demon king Astaroth.

Once the gamer has seemingly reached the end, they’re forced to replay the later stages of the game at an even more difficult level in order to truly reach the end. Because of this twist ending, the game quickly became known as one of the hardest titles to beat.

The Smartphone Version

According to reviews, the smartphone version of “Ghosts ‘n Goblins” seems to run smoothly and deliver the same addictive, exciting game play as the original arcade machine. Only this time, you’re swiping on a screen, not touching physical attack buttons.

Another great feature is the ability to play in “classic mode” or switch to “casual mode.” If you aren’t in the mood for the original high level of difficulty, casual mode will suit you just fine. You can also see how your score ranks among other players all over the world.

Capcom’s Next Project

Capcom worked with Digital Eclipse to release its “Mega Man Legacy Collection” back in 2015. It included recreated digital versions of the first six “Mega Man” games as well as a new “challenge mode.”

Digital Eclipse clearly fulfilled both Capcom and the developer’s fan’s expectations, so the company is reportedly working with Capcom on another collection, due to be announced in the coming months. Could it be a “Ghosts ‘n Goblins” themed collection? Or a “Mega Man X” recreation? Time will tell what Capcom has up its sleeve.