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Ghouls 'n Ghosts Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Ghouls 'n Ghosts - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


As the story goes, three years have passed since this game's prequel. Now the Knight Arthur must fight against the true king of the Demon World, Lucifer, who has taken many souls including that of Arthur's beloved Princess Prin Prin.

Ghouls 'n Ghosts was produced by Capcom in 1988.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Ghouls 'n Ghosts was produced include: Bionic Commando, Black Dragon, 1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen, 1943: The Battle Of Midway, Avengers, CP System I, Daimakaimura, Capcom Bowling, F-1 Dream, and Forgotten Worlds


Name Ghouls 'n Ghosts
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7939
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Capcom CPS JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - AttackJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Ghouls 'n Ghosts PCB Image

Game Play

The game play is very similar to Ghosts 'n Goblins, but there are new power-ups such as a Golden Armor that allows Arthur to take full advantage of his weapons. Additionally, unlike in Ghosts 'n Goblins, Arthur can fire his weapons up and, while jumping, fire them down as well.

As you assume the role of the knight, Sir Arthur, you travel through six various levels with one boss at the end of each one. There are seven different weapons you can use to destroy your enemies. Note that each level has a strategy to it, so try to figure them out so you pass levels easily. Once you pass the first five levels, you start at the beginning of the game again. If you complete the game twice you will uncover the story's ending. To play the last level, you need a certain weapon - Psycho Cannon - to defeat Lucifer, the final boss. If you pass Level Five without it, or in your first time beating it, you will start over.

Ghouls 'n Ghosts KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.06 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.98

Overall Like 4.20
Fun (Social) 1.60
Fun (Solo) 4.40
Collector Desire 4.20

Technical Rating: 4.13

Gameplay 4.60
Graphics 4.20
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.20

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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The original Japanese name, Daimakaimura, literally translates to "Great Demon World Village."

Tokuro Fujiwara
S. Yoshimoto
H. Yamamoto

Hiroshi Koike
Masatsugu Shinoara
Shinichi Ueyama

Music by:
Tamayo Kawamoto


COPY OF: Daimakaimura (which literaly means "Great Demon World Village").

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ghouls 'n Ghosts Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 125 known instances of this machine owned by Ghouls 'n Ghosts collectors who are active members. Of these, 37 of them are original dedicated machines. 10 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 77 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Ghouls 'n Ghosts circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 13 active VAPS members currently looking for Ghouls 'n Ghosts. There are 6 active VAPS members looking for Ghouls 'n Ghosts boards sets.

This game ranks a 25 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 30 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Bit Bar 278 Derby St, Salem Massachusetts United States 1

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