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The Terrible Ending of ‘Ghosts ‘n Goblins’ for Nintendo [VIDEO]


If you grew up in the 80’s, chances are you had a Nintendo. One of my favorite games, for reasons I still don’t fully understand, was ‘Ghosts ‘n Goblins.’ What’s not to love, right? You’re a knight in shining armor who goes to war with zombies, ghosts, weird looking devil dudes and more to get your woman back — pretty kickass role for a young kid to assume. The only problem was that the game was one of the hardest ever released for the platform.

The game was by no means unbeatable, but you had to get extremely lucky to make it through to the end (I was never that lucky). As a kid, I don’t think I ever made it past the second area — the weird castle looking place. So in my adult years, I revisited the game as a much more skilled gamer with over two decades of experience. How did I do? Not much better. I could only make it to the third area.

I did some research following that experience and learned that ‘Ghosts N’ Goblins’ is well known as one the most frustratingly unbeatable games on the NES. There is no doubt in my mind that some of you have also been haunted by your failure at this game for a quarter-century, as I have. So let’s look at the ending that we never got to see together, shall we. True to form, the ending of the game is basically an eff you to the player and makes you beat the entire game over again. Damn you ‘Ghosts ‘n Goblins!’

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