Ghouls (Micro Power) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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By Micro Power
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Home Computing Weekly #89

This game is available for four different machines and this version is second to none. It is a ladders and levels game with four unique screens each providing a number of hazards and opportunites.

You are in a haunted house, in the form of a Pacman-like creature, and must recover the gems that are on the top floor. On the way you can score by eating the edibles and you must avoid the ghoul who tries to catch you out. Luckily, he moves slowly and you can dodge away from him.

There is even a ghoul-destroying pill, which must leave such bad breath that he clears off the screen immediately.

The killer spikes, walking platforms and moving floorboards all make life more difficult. Despite the small number of controls, left/right and jump, this is a difficult and addictive game.

The music and sound effects are some of the best I have heard for this machine. Animation is excellent and even the animated high score chart is worthy of praise. A good game in all respects.