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MGLXLVII - Game 2 ~ Ghosts 'n Goblins (closes Apr-18)

Before The Zombie Television Shows …

MGLXLVII – Game 2 ~ Ghosts 'n Goblins

Nominated by gamers: gsuttor and Ace1942

ROMSet 106: GNG (World? Set 1)



Game Story:
You play Sir Arthur, a knight who must run and jump through six horizontally or vertically scrolling levels to rescue his sweetheart, Princess Guinevere. Throw lances, axes etc. to kill zombies, bats, demons and other assorted foes. You must defeat the end-of-level boss before you can move on to the next stage.

Score Submissions:
Please make a new post for each score you post, with your score as the first line of your post, along with a screen shot showing your score and initials. This game finishes Sunday Apr-18, 5am EST.

Please make sure your settings are as above. No continues are allowed when submitting a score and must be played from the beginning of the game. No pausing. No auto fire allowed. No stitching of INP files with save states. Single player only. No cheats allowed. Leeching in the cave scene is disallowed. Get in there, do your stuff to advance, and get out. All other leeching is disallowed. This is a maximum 5 lives track only. Play to advance, with caution where needed. The real test, that you can judge for yourself is, am I deliberately leeching for points only, or am I trying to advance. It must be with the intent to advance. Leeching the clock for points until close to zero then advancing to the next timer is not allowed. We are not playing the Twin Galaxies 5 lives track and leech as much as you want.



Games can be played on the arcade machine. You must ensure the game is at the MGL game settings for the submission to be valid.

GAME 2 … Boss Battles And More …

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  1. Blackflag82's Avatar

    100,500

    I forgot how much I hate the eyeball platforms. even when I was "good" at this game (at least by my standards), I could never get the hang of them

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  2. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackflag82

    100,500

    I forgot how much I hate the eyeball platforms. even when I was "good" at this game (at least by my standards), I could never get the hang of them


    Nice monster hunting ... 100K+. The eyeball platforms are ready to be conquered ...

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  3. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by spectre

    69,600


    Good one Jacob. I like the bezel, Street Fighter 2 playing Ghosts 'n Goblins ...

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  4. OOO's Avatar

    Day 5 of 17 ...

    The monsters just keep coming ...



    Take care of them!

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  5. evan04's Avatar

    53,400

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  6. lasse.lo's Avatar

    My score of 44,800 is not on the list. :(

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  7. Ragequit's Avatar

    60,400.

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  8. wirre.the.man's Avatar

    82700

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  9. spectre's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by OOO



    Good one Jacob. I like the bezel, Street Fighter 2 playing Ghosts 'n Goblins ...


    Used the bezel to record one of my street fighter ii input files. just didn't bother to remove it :)

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  10. OOO's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by lasse.lo

    My score of 44,800 is not on the list. :(


    Sorry, it will be on the scoreboard in the next update ... :)

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  11. Lauren Tyler's Avatar

    19,600. I remember getting the NES cartridge for my 8th birthday. I feel old now.



  12. evan04's Avatar

    77,600

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  13. DaLar's Avatar

    130.500

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  14. ivanstorm1973's Avatar

    90500

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  15. 80sArcadeKid's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by Shahbaz

    With Straight Game Play = 159600


    I only discovered in playing in MGL that you cannot go to the next stage without killing the two red devils at the end with the shield. I have defeated them with the daggers but the game said my weapon was not strong enough magic or something. The shield has short range and I've not yet completed with shield to progress to the final boss with face in his chest. Also if you don't pick up the shield when it is available in level 5 or earlier, it is VERY HARD to get it later.

    I have a playthrough's on my Twitch with no lives lost until level 5 and not finishing after that. I think this video is one of them.

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    The shield is horrible but necessary if you want to complete. I might try some more games on the weekend to see if I can. :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sArcadeKid


    I only discovered in playing in MGL that you cannot go to the next stage without killing the two red devils at the end with the shield. I have defeated them with the daggers but the game said my weapon was not strong enough magic or something. The shield has short range and I've not yet completed with shield to progress to the final boss with face in his chest. Also if you don't pick up the shield when it is available in level 5 or earlier, it is VERY HARD to get it later.

    I have a playthrough's on my Twitch with no lives lost until level 5 and not finishing after that. I think this video is one of them.

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    The shield is horrible but necessary if you want to complete. I might try some more games on the weekend to see if I can. :/


    GnG is very tough trying the play through ... from a hint site ... "Stage 6: this is the ultimate nightmare: two Satans. You will likely encounter the Satan on the left first, and the Satan on the right second. Make sure that this is the case so that you can engage the left one without fear of attack from the right one. You must do your best to attack each Satan one at a time. Lure the left Satan down a few levels with the ladders in order to ensure that the Satans can not gang up on you. Furthermore, you must complete this battle using the Shield/Cross, because you will only be granted access to Stage 7 if you possess the Shield/Cross. Otherwise, your reward for beating both Satans will be the message screen shown to the right. After that, you will be sent back to the beginning of Stage 5, where you will have to face all of the monsters again, only you must be sure to collect the Shield/Cross this time."

    And this from Stage 5 ... "This trick will work most of the time. Awake the Satan, then run as fast as you can. A few platforms down there is a gap where you can see moving eyeball platforms going back and forth. Jump into the gap and fall down as far as you can. It will say "Take a Key for coming in" as you land. Satan will now be gone."

    After stage 7 ... "The level of difficulty will increase with enemies moving just a little faster, and firing bullets at you with greater frequency. Truly, only great players are capable of reaching Astaroth the first time, but only the best will be able to see the ending to the game."

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  17. 80sArcadeKid's Avatar

    Quote Originally Posted by OOO

    And this from Stage 5 ... "This trick will work most of the time. Awake the Satan, then run as fast as you can. A few platforms down there is a gap where you can see moving eyeball platforms going back and forth. Jump into the gap and fall down as far as you can. It will say "Take a Key for coming in" as you land. Satan will now be gone."

    I never knew this but I don't like this, I feel like it's cheating, If it's considered part of the game design then I'm fine with it. You can do the same thing on the bridge with the first dragon at the end of the bridge by running backwards when the music plays, doing this will score less points anyway.

    I think you should fight all end level bosses, mid level enemies you can dodge or glitch them around (Level 6 double ogre beasts - but you can just dodge their fireballs and move up anyway).

    I feel like the no-leeching rules still need to be defined better. I mean where does it stop? I died (not on purpose) from the second dragon and had to replay that level which increased the score by about 20k compared to not dying. I should be good enough to get to level 5 without dying but it doesn't always go my way.

    Also if you beat the 2 devils at the end of level 6 with anything other than the shield, and cycle back to level 5, more points than defeating them. Comes down to what you really want, to win the scoreboard or complete the game, I'm after the completion. Neil Cairns should be along shortly to show us all how it's done!

    Also, again, screen shots of a score gives no indication of how the score was achieved, inps could be provided as a minimum when special rules are in place, but I know we need to be as accommodating as possible for all players to be able to compete and it adds complexity. This is not world records, this is a friendly comp. :) I'm good with how it is.

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    Updated 04-08-2021 at 11:26 PM by 80sArcadeKid (fixing errors)
  18. OOO's Avatar

    Day 8 of 17 ...

    Fiendish ...

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  19. OOO's Avatar

    The horror is great fun ...

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  20. redelf's Avatar

    Love these flyers and articles you find and post.

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