Capcom Classic Ghosts'N Goblins Now Available on Mobile

by Matthew Hayes

(Photo: Capcom)

A Capcom classic, and one of the hardest games ever, is making its way to iOS and Android devices today. Ghost'N Goblins is now available to download on your smartphone or tablet, and it's about to revive the controller-squeezing rage monster inside of you that hasn't reared its ugly head since your childhood.

If you know for a fact that this is something that you want to pick up, you'll want to pick it up as soon as possible. There's a launch window discount effectively slashing the price in half. While the game will be listed on the store regularly for $1.99, right now you can grab it for only $0.99.

Return to the days of yesteryear in this famously difficult action platformer. As Sir Arthur, you must battle against demons and undead in order to rescue the princess Prin-Prin.

  • Equip Sir Arthur with better weapons and armor by unlocking chests through the levels.  Be careful!  Armor disintegrates when hit. 

  • Make too many mistakes and you’ll be battling in your boxers.

  • Pit sword against tooth and claw. Battle a dragon, Cyclops and devils.

  • Master on of the most difficult platforms in gaming history and be one of the elite.

  • “Casual mode" has been adjusted for ease of play and "classic mode" follows the original specifications.

  • Leaderboards - See how you compare against players from around the world.

  • Achievements - Push you self to the edge and unlock achievements.

We feel like we should warn you that really hard platformer and action games aren't necessarily suited to playing on a touch-screen. You may want to figure out if you can configure a Bluetooth controller to use with this one, because Ghost'N Goblins was already hard enough on the Game Boy, and we actually had a d-pad to work with back then.

It's also worth noting that Capcom's Mega Man releases on mobile didn't go over too well at first. Apparently the games were full of bugs and nearly unplayable. While the immiediately visible reviews on Google Play's store page are fairly negative, the game does have an overall rating of 4 out of 5, so you can make up your own mind.

By Matthew Hayes

Matthew loves artistic games, RPG loot, all things Nintendo, and esoteric philosophy - if you want to buy him something for his birthday, that's all you need to know. In person, a meek dog-lover. Online, an overly competitive villain. Favorite games include Persona 4 Golden, Rainbow Six Siege, Dark Souls, Rhythm Heaven Megamix, and Jet Set Radio.