Next week, everyone’s favorite game to forget about because it’s not Super Ghouls n’ Ghosts will be coming to Nintendo’s eShop on the 3DS. That’s right, it’s the nes version of Ghosts n’ Goblins. This is a moderately big deal because, for some reason, Capcom removed this title from the Wii’s virtual console. As of next week, the 3DS eShop will be the only way to grab this classic.
I remember seeing Ghosts ‘n Goblins or as the hip people call it, G to the G, in a hardware store when I was a wee lad being dragged around by my dad to shop for things. This title, in particular, is largely responsible for me not being very manly. When ever we went to that hardware store I always pleaded to stay with the arcade cabinet and bask in its gentle glow. Reluctantly my father would go look at manly hammers and drills while I pretended to help King Arthur on his kingly quest to kill all ghosts and goblins. I didn’t even get to play it since my dad wouldn’t give me any quarters. I was the annoying kid hogging the machine, pretending to play the game’s demonstration video.
G to the wickity wack G is one of the hardest games ever, only eclipsed by its younger Super brother. Never will I forget the abusive relationship I had with it.