#42 Ghosts 'N Goblins [Virtual Console]

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Ghosts 'N Goblins

Ghosts n Goblins

Ghosts 'n Goblins was the 2D side-scroller that challenged an entire generation of gamers. The story had you, the Valiant Prince, on a mission to save a beautiful princess from ghouls and goblins. Sounds simple enough, except for when you die you had to start the excruciatingly difficult game all over again, with no weapons or armor. It's the game that put "just one more try" on the map. 

While starting over again and again and even again in Ghosts 'n Goblins could get frustrating, the feeling of success when you finally got to the final boss was incredible...until he sent you back to the beginning of
the game to play it all over again in order to fight him for real. Ghosts 'n Goblins is one of the hardest games of all time, and that's one of the reasons why we can appreciate it.

Top 100 Video Games of All Time #42 - Ghosts 'n Goblins