Notoriously difficult platformer Ghost 'n Goblins is now out on iOS and Android

Classic arcade platformer Ghosts 'n Goblins has made its way onto Android and iOS, as part of Capcom's initiative to re-release some of its classic arcade games for mobile devices.

Fans of the unforgiving classic will be pleased to hear that Sir Arthur has made the transition from the arcade cabinet to the touchscreen unscathed, unlike a certain Blue Bomber.

Given Capcom's recent unsuccessful attempt to bring the Mega Man series to smartphones and tablets, we were somewhat worried that the same fate may befall other classic Capcom titles slated for release on mobile. Thankfully, however, that doesn't seem to be the case with Ghost 'n Goblins, and the game runs and controls just fine on both iOS and Android.

There are four controls schemes available here, offering some much-welcomed flexibility, though we found ourselves sticking to the “Virtual Pad” scheme, which consists, as the name implies, of a virtual D-Pad in the left-hand side of the screen, coupled with jump and attack buttons to the right.

The game has two difficulty modes — the ruthless “Classic mode” and a “Casual mode” that is not as difficult — as well as global rankings and achievements available to unlock.

Ghosts 'n Goblins is now out on Android and iOS for $0.99.

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1. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Seriously people can just use emulators, why don't they modernize these games. So annoying.

2. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

This game and many of the 8-bit era were insanely hard. I imagine how much harder they will be with touch screen controls.

3. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

But there are joysticks for phones. :-)

4. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

Yeah, I know, but I don't want to look like a geek with a phone and joystick on the bus. If I want to use a joystick, I'll do it in my house.

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