I think most of us have games we love and some of have games we didn’t get into when we were younger but I thought about making a series of monthly posts where we pick a game and those who are interested play it. I am nominating Super Ghouls N Ghost for this month (well maybe since its late Oct we will use this for the entire month of November as well).
Next month, I will (or anyone else I don’t care if I am in charge) put a post for nominations and see what the community wants to play. I like the idea of picking games that are available on a number of platforms. Super Ghouls N Ghosts was something I hated when I was younger but I picked it up this week and fell in love.
I don’t think we have to be overly rigid with the rules of where to play it or which version is best. @Socksfelloff linked me a fix using the SD2SNES that restored a lot of the Japanese content (mainly censored religious symbols) and fixed some slowdown. But there is a virtual console port on both N3DS and Wii U as well as its on the SNES Classic. You can also choose to play it on GBA too if you wish.
I never was able to beat level 1 as a kid and now I can get to level 3. I think it might take me a while to figure this one out but it would be great to have some of you join me.
Also, if you guys think the PC Engine or Genesis version is better tell us why.
We’ll keep this game open through November. So you Just have to beat it (or attempt to) by the end of November. We could do a survey thread for our next game. I think I am going to try the GBA port tonight to see which version speaks to me more. So far, I am really digging your fix. I don’t have the link anymore but I think its best to not post links to roms even if its a hack fix (and we own the actual game).
What was the name of that fix so if someone wants to look it up.
I also believe it would be cool if someone who doesn’t own a SNES/GBA but still has the Mega Drive/Super Grafx version of G’nG (or whatever else game is multiplatform) could enter anyway, post a few pictures maybe, and then some final thoughts. I always enjoy to learn about little - or major - differences between different ports of the same base game.
Haven’t played it myself, but I remember reading that it suffers from the same resolution problem that the Megaman X3 suffered from, namely the SNES runs in 256x224, whereas the Saturn’s lowest resolution is 320x224, which means you have to add borders, black space on the left and right, or have non-integer scrolling.
So one level 1 I try to get the crossbow weapon or the knife. You can the level 1 armor upgrade in the first 10 seconds and as long as you are careful you can get the golden armor pretty early on. Its kind of nice you do get pushed to the start of the level because you can gear up and get a weapon upgrade if you have something you don’t care for.
Level 2 is once again the knife or the crossbow. The only thing I don’t like about the crossbow is that sometimes you can’t fire until your last round hits something or goes off screen. Can be very frustrating to have something flying about when you need to shoot. For that reason I prefer the knife so far. I really like the Knife’s armor upgraded fire.
One thing I don’t understand is what the shield does for you. You lose all your armor in 1 hit so what is the point of getting that shield after you get the golden armor?