Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Ghost 'n Goblins'

Rating:3 User: Alessandro Grussu

Ghosts 'n' Goblins was one of the first coin-ops that I played, and I really liked it although I never managed to finish it (with one credit of course). I first saw and played the C64 conversion and thought it was pretty good despite not liking the music so much, which had no relation at all with the coin-op soundtrack.

Then I saw and played the Spectrum version... and was disappointed. Graphically it was much less attractive, with the same sprites being recycled over and over, and it was almost completely silent. Gameplay wise, it was not bad, but it was not better than the C64 version. While Elite had done a better effort on the Spectrum than on the C64 with Paperboy, Bomb Jack and Commando, the opposite was true for GNG, while 1942 was a decent conversion on both machines.

In a nutshell, I always found GNG rather overrated. It's not rubbish at all, but pales in comparison of the C4 version.