Oh yeah, baby! It’s me, Lumpz the Clown, here to regale you folks with yet another retrogaming infographic, this one centered around one of the most notoriously difficult games ever created: Ghosts ‘n Goblins! My first time playing this game was on my trusty Nintendo Entertainment System, and even though I spent countless hours in the arcade every Sunday growing up, I never even laid eyes on the original arcade cabinet.

However, it was due to the arcade game’s enormous popularity that I was even able to play it on my NES. The result of its success spawned a number of spin-off franchises and multiple ports to various home computers. Some of these ports are laughable when compared to the epicness of its arcade predecessor, but regardless, Arthur’s quest to save Princess Prin-Prin has left an indelible mark on our industry that won’t be going away any time soon!

What Tokuro Fujiwara created that one fateful day wasn’t just another game that fell in the cracks, but rather a rage quit-inducing juggernaut that continues to make even the steeliest of gamers humble. Thanks for stopping by, and Lumpz the Clown OUT!

 

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