Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Games - Daimakaimura / Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Halloween is fast approaching! I'm depressed about it actually...the best part of Halloween is October 1st through the 25th. After that all I can think about is that soon it will have come and gone and then what will I have? Thanksgiving? Get that shit out of my face.

So as usual I didn't have time to do all the stuff (photos, posts, comics, label designs) that I had planned for October but if I only get one more blog post this month I might as well make it about one of the best, most Halloween games ever--Ghouls 'n Ghosts.

Yeah, two Makaimura posts in a row, I guess I've been a bit obsessed with it this month. Ghouls 'n Ghosts improves on the original Ghosts 'n Goblins in every possible way: Arthur feels more maneuverable, he can attack upward and downward, enemies have more detail and character, and there is even an awesome Gold Armor powerup that gives the player a charge attack (sadly Arthur isn't wearing his silver armor underneath the gold--take a hit in gold armor and you still go back to your underwear).

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I really have nothing new to add to the Ghouls 'n Ghosts discussion when there are such excellent writeups on the subject already, so please enjoy the spooky photos. As you can see, my candles + blacklight obsession has been upgraded with the purchase of a fog machine! I'm confident that these are, to date, the most dramatic and heroic photos of the Ghouls 'n Ghosts packaging available online.

Bonus photo that had great fog effects, but not enough light on the subject.