'Ghosts'n Goblins' play review, the latest work in the 'Ghosts'n Goblins' series

Capcom's side-scrolling 2D action game 'Ghosts'n Goblins ', which first appeared as a game for arcades in 1985, is famous for its high difficulty, and is called 'Ghosts'n Goblins', 'Ghosts'n Goblins' and 'Ghosts'n Goblins'. Even if the series is repeated, it never compromises and continues to reign as a 'super-muscular action game'. In such a Makaimura latest work 'back home has been Makai village' of series 2021 February 25 (Thursday), because it was released in Nintendo Switch for, I tried to actually play.

Makaimura is back | CAPCOM

When you start the game, a movie of the synopsis will be played. Knight Arthur was having a date with Princess Pudding Pudding on the hill, taking off his armor and wearing a pair of pants.

However, the fire rises from the castle seen from the hill ...

It will be covered with a black shadow.

Also, the 'Orbi Tree' where the fairies live has completely died.

And the black shadow kidnaps Princess Pudding Pudding.

Arthur stands up again to save the princess ... It's the story of the series.

The title of 'Ghosts'n Goblins is back' is displayed. The title logo looks as if it was painted over with colored pencils, and the words 'Ghosts'n Goblins' make you feel confused.

Select 'NEW GAME'.

There are four levels of difficulty, from the most difficult to 'legendary knight,' 'lonely knight,' 'young knight,' and 'apprentice knight.' First of all, I will play with the difficult 'Knight of the Lonely' for those who have experienced the Makaimura series.

Select the save data frame. You can create up to 5 save data.

Zone 1 which is the first stage is 'graveyard' and 'execution ground'. The graveyard is on one side of 'Makaimura' and the execution ground is on the first side of 'Ghouls'n Ghosts'.

So, first I chose the graveyard.

The following movie is where I actually played 'Ghosts'n Goblins' on the difficulty level 'Knight of the Lonely'.

Gekimusu action 'Ghosts'n Goblins is back' looks like this-YouTube

The game is as simple as the previous series. Jump with the B button ...

Throw a weapon with the Y button. The unique operation feeling with strange inertia is familiar to the series, which is one of the reasons why 'Ghosts'n Goblins' is so difficult. In addition, the jump is only one step.

Weapons can be thrown back and forth and up and down.

It is the same as the previous series in that the armor will come off when it is damaged, but if the difficulty level is less than 'Knight of the Lone', even if it is damaged, it will not be a pair of pants. If you look closely, you will find armor on your head and shoulders.

If you take damage multiple times, you will be completely in pants only. If you take damage in this state ...

It becomes a bone and dies.

If Arthur dies, you can start over from the resurrection flag, which indicates a checkpoint in the middle, the beginning of the area, or the beginning of the stage. Since this is a home video game, there are no credit or continue restrictions, and you can start over as many times as you like.

If you can get the armor that appears from the treasure chest on the way, you can change the armor again.

If you get more golden armor ...

Attack power is up.

In the previous series, magic could not be used unless the armor was powered up, but in this work, by getting the hidden Orbi fairy and learning the magic, you can use magic even with one pair of pants. I will.

Also, when I think that the screen was wrapped in suspicious light in the middle of the stage ...

There is also a production where a large number of enemies appear.

Weapons will appear from the jars held by the enemy and the treasure chests that suddenly appear during the stage. For example, if you get the following weapons ...

The weapon has changed from a spear to a knife. Attack power and usability vary greatly depending on the weapon, but changing the weapon is not always the correct answer in terms of strategy.

In addition, there is a familiar development in the series that devils appear from the treasure chest on the stage and cast magic.

It was hit by magic and transformed into a frog for a certain period of time. If this happens, you will not be able to attack and you will only be able to jump with Pyonpyeong until a certain amount of time has passed or you have been damaged by the enemy.

It is not only the operability with unique inertia that creates the difficulty of Makaimura, but also the stage gimmick that is said to be 'first look killing' that is always done at first sight, and the 'returned Makai' of this work It is still alive in the village. For example, the following two branches are ...

It grows and changes with a smirk. A mysterious white bullet-spitting plant grows from the bottom, so if you go on the stage without knowing anything, you will be killed.

There is also a stage where you suddenly emerge when you get on the scaffolding.

There are many things that you can't deal with at all without knowing the stage gimmick, and when you realize it, Arthur becomes a bone.

I think this may be difficult, so first I will play with the easiest difficulty, 'Apprentice Knight', in order to learn the composition of the stage. However, please note that 'Apprentice Knight' cannot play all stages.

The 'Apprentice Knight' obviously has a small number of enemies and a modest attack, so it's just the right level of difficulty to remember the stage.

Also, even if I die ...

'Apprentice Knight' can be revived on the spot. Therefore, even those who play the Makaimura series for the first time can play stably.

If you go halfway like that ...

Introducing the enemy character Red Alimer, which symbolizes the Makaimura series.

A red allymer who blows fireballs and rushes while laughing with a laugh. The appearance of moving around with Arthur's attack with Hirari is still alive in this work.

The appearance pattern of enemies is new, but the enemies and area composition that appear are reminiscent of the graveyard stage of the past work 'Ghosts'n Goblins', so for those who have played the Ghosts'n Goblins series before Is 'a completely new stage that I have seen'.

And at the end of the graveyard stage ...

A unicorn that appeared as a boss also appeared in 'Ghosts'n Goblins'.

It is the same as 'Ghosts'n Goblins' that it jumps in while flying, but in this work it moves to the stage background and hits with a huge log ...

Throw the log and show a new movement.

And when you defeat the unicorn, the key to the door that leads to the next stage appears.

When you press a certain key when you get the key, 'NICE CATCH!' Appears, and there was also a familiar production in the previous series.

If you clear either the graveyard or the execution ground in Zone 1, Zone 2 will appear.

Also, on the stage selection screen, you can learn magic with the Orbi tree. In the past work, you could use magic if the conditions were met, but in this work you can not use it unless you collect the Orbi fairies that appear on the stage and revive the Orbi tree.

The following is the place where I tried playing the execution site in Zone 1 while actually learning the magic.

Zone 1 of 'Ghosts'n Goblins' that also appeared in 'Ghouls'n Ghosts' -Execution site --YouTube

Magic can be used by pressing and holding the Y button and releasing it. Dropping lightning bolts, spawning walls of fire, strengthening damage to specific enemies, and learning magic will make it easier to capture difficult stages that cannot be cleared.

In addition, the execution place is a stage that also appeared in stage 1 of Daimakaimura, and stage gimmicks and enemies that have been seen again will appear, but the number of enemies has increased and new gimmicks have been added, making the difficulty even more difficult. Impression that it is rising.

At the end of the execution ground, Shielder will appear as well as Daimakaimura. It's the same as grabbing your neck and shooting a fireball, but it still shows unprecedented movements, so if you're not careful because you defeated it in the past work, you will see painful eyes.

In addition, in the highest difficulty 'Legendary Knight', the specification that 'If you take damage once, you will become one pair of pants, and if you take damage the second time, you will die' is inherited as it is. In addition, the number of enemies will obviously increase, the checkpoint interval will be longer, and the highest difficulty 'Legendary Knight' will finally become the standard specification of the Makaimura series. The following movie actually played the execution site with the highest difficulty.

Play Stage 1 Execution Chamber with the most difficult 'Legendary Knight' in 'Ghosts'n Goblins'-YouTube

When I actually played it, I got the impression that 'Ghosts'n Goblins' is new and even more difficult while following the past series. However, it is not only difficult, but you can die many times in Mugen Continue to learn the stage composition, and you can reduce the difficulty and get used to the action and operability, so even people who have never played the series can easily challenge. The feature is that it can be done. There is also a replay element of collecting treasure chests and Orbi fairies, and the response is outstanding. It was a perfect game not only for fans of the Ghosts'n Goblins series, but also for those who said, 'Recent games are easy to clear and unsatisfactory.'

The download version of 'Ghosts'n Goblins is back' is available on the My Nintendo Store. The purchase price is 3990 yen including tax.

Ghosts'n Goblins Download Version | My Nintendo Store

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