It’s the second SNDG Halloween Special! This year, I’m taking on the SEGA developed versions of Capcom’s classic, Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts!
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If you listened to our SNES Draft, you know that I like Demon’s Crest. You also know that it’s a game not many people played at the time, or even afterwards, which is why I knew I could leave it until my last pick and no one would pick it. That is a damn shame, because Demon’s Crest is one of the finest games of the 16-bit era. It is really and truly one of my top five SNES games, and almost certainly one of my Top Twenty Games of All-Time. In fact, my current desktop on my work PC is a Demon’s Crest one. And, lucky us, it’s a horror themed game.
Sonic the Hedgehog did not sell me on the Sega Genesis. I know that sounds odd for someone my age, but it’s true. Sonic didn’t do it and neither did Altered Beast or Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle. In fact, no Sega property sold me on the Genesis. A trifecta of Capcom arcade ports (all programmed by Sega) are what made me realize that perhaps the Genesis in fact did what Nintendidn’t. Those games were Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts, Strider and Forgotten Worlds. This being our History of Horror Games, we’re of course talking about Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts.