A Devilishly Good Time – SNES – Demon Crest – 1994

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Demon’s Crest
SNES
Capcom
© 1994
Genre: Horror Platformer

Admittedly, I haven’t had the most exposure to the Super Nintendo.  It’s not that I find it a bad system by any means, but I have a lack of exposure outside of big name titles and two player games I’d enjoy with friends.  When digging around to find out more about Ghouls n’ Ghosts, I found a spin-off series that I realized I had played back on my Game Boy – Gargoyle’s Quest.  In particular, though I had played the original game, I was intrigued to try Demon’s Crest, the entry in the series on the SNES.

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Creature Double Feature: Two Games to Set the Mood for Halloween

Ghouls 'N Ghosts (UE) (REV02) [!]_000

Somehow? I did not die after taking this screenshot.

Ahhh, October.  Easily my favorite time of year.  I grew up and live in a city that treats the entire month as an opportunity to prey upon tourists – every day of the month is Halloween, and an endless stream of people come into the city to enjoy that atmosphere.  It will come as a surprise to no one that knows me that, while I loathe crowds and touristy kitsch, I am a huge fan of horror movies and videogames.  For this creature double feature, we can start with one of my favorite series, before delving into a fantastic standalone game.

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