Conquering my Ghosts and…er…Ghouls

Hello fans!

I’m taking a break from my heavy playing of SWTOR because I am in the last stages of the original game which requires me to complete several flashpoints, aka long dungeon-like special stages where you face ‘end game’ content from the original series. A single flashpoint can take at least two hours and is chock full of really tough bad guys. As a result, you all benefit because I dusted off my old list of retro games. I started a playthrough of Mega Man X but decided I was not in the mood to replay it right now. I then looked through my list of ‘games I have not yet beaten’ and decided to pursue one that stands out as one of the toughest SNES games I know – Super Ghouls an Ghosts.

For anyone who is unfamiliar with this game, it is a somewhat cheesy but fun game that was originally found on the NES as “Ghosts and Goblins” but was one of the early games ported to SNES and given the title “Super…etc.” Most people remember it as the game where your hero starts in armor but then gets hit and commences to walking around in his red and white boxers until he’s killed or gets new armor. It also features many humorous sounds such as the slightly morbid version of the “womp whomp whomp” sound that it makes when you die, etc.

I have started playing it and I remember EXACTLY why I hadn’t finished it. It is FREAKING HARD. Not to mention, the quick speed at which one dies for seemingly no reason. However, with a lot of focus and a bit of cursing, I have managed to get to the 4th level (out of 6). I hope to finish it soon and have a review. If so, be on the look out!


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