As part of Capcom’s push to bring back a handful of their old-school classics, the time has come again to save Princess Prin-Prin! The beloved yet frustrating retro platformer Ghost’n Goblins has just rolled out as a mobile adaption on both Android and iOS! Before you ask, the answer is yes, it is just as unforgiving as you remember.
Many may worry after Capcom’s attempt to introduce a mobile Mega Man that this game may falter, but fear not! Ghost‘n Goblins is not likely to fall down the same pit of extreme alterations as our beloved Mega Man has. Fans of this gruesome and perilous tale will be happy to hear that Sir Arthur has been left untouched in his original suit of armor and his famous boxers! More importantly, Capcom’s revamped the game controls to run a lot smoother for both iOS and Android.
The game is equipped with four controller layouts for easy flexibility for the player. Personally, I found the “Type A” layout to be the most classic style, including a similarity to an NES controller, a virtual D-Pad has been placed on the left side of the screen along with a jump and attack button on the right. The other 3 layouts include more complex directional pads but maintain a similar right-sided action button style.
Battle your way through monstrous hordes of devils, zombies, and more with two game modes to test your swordplay, including the brutal well-remembered “Classic Mode” accompanied by a more merciful but challenging “Casual Mode”. A global rankings system has also been put into place along with achievements to show off your side-scrolling skills.
Download Ghosts’n Goblins Mobile now and relive your frustrations of childhood on Android and iOS! This arcade classic will have a day one launch price of 99 cents on both platforms. After the launch window the game will be available for $1.99 .