Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts is an action side-scrolling platform game. It is developed and published by Capcom and released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991.
Arthur’s princess has been kidnapped and he must save her. This is about all the preamble you get in the game before you are thrust out into a graveyard to fight for your life. But that’s all the motivation anyone needs to go out and kill things.
Each move that Arthur does from jumping to swinging a weapon is done very quickly and precisely without a lot of added fanciness. For this reason, control is incredibly tight and the response rate is very fast. By far the coolest of his moves is the double-jump, which lets you jump once, then launch from mid-air into an even higher jump. Even in the air, you have control over Arthur’s direction and the height of the jump.
Arthur has various weapons to use, including lances, arrows, magic torches, scythes, daggers, and axes. Some are better than others. But if you get the stuck weapon you don’t like, there are frequent opportunities to pick up another weapon along the way. Besides different weapons, there are two armor-upgrades and a shield for added protection. The shield will absorb one ranged hit. The green armor will cause your weapons to power-up. For example, ordinary arrows will turn into heat-seeking ones. Getting the gold armor will allow Arthur to cast spells.