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Ghouls'n Ghosts (Genesis)

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Title Screen

Ghouls'n Ghosts

Also known as: Daimakaimura (JP)
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Platform: Genesis
Released in JP: August 3, 1989
Released in US: 1989
Released in EU: November 30, 1990
Released in KR: 1990


DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


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Ghouls'n Ghosts is a fairly adequate port done for the Genesis by Yuji Naka.

Debug Cheats

Debug Info

Ghouls'n Ghosts (Genesis)-debug info.png

Japanese Version
At the title screen, enter the options screen then go back to the title screen. Repeat this process four times. Then, at the title screen, press A 12 times, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right. If done right, a sound will be heard. Now, start the game and various debug numbers will be displayed on-screen.

International Versions
Entering Game Genie code AEZT-AAEE or patch code 2B84:01 enables some debug info. The top number indicates the sprites on-screen. However, what the other numbers represent isn't known yet.

(Source: Gedowski)

Debug Mode

Japanese Version
At the title screen, enter the options screen then go back to the title screen. Repeat this process four times. Then, back at the title screen, press the following buttons:

  • A 4 times, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right. If done right, a sound will be heard. Now, hold B and start the game to be invincible.
  • A 8 times, Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right. If done right, a sound will be heard. Now, start the game then press the following buttons while the game is paused:
    • Press C to advance the game frame by frame.
    • Hold B to play in slow motion.
    • Press A to toggle invincibility.

International Versions
At the title screen, press A four times, Up, Down, Left and Right. If done right, the music will stop and a jingle plays. When starting the game, the following actions are available:

  • Pressing C while the game is paused advances the game frame by frame.
  • Holding B while the game is paused causes the game to play in slow motion.
  • Pressing A when the game is paused toggles invincibility. Note that this invincibility does not prevent the player from dying when they fall.

Level Select

Enter the following codes depending on the game's region. If done right, the music will stop and a jingle will play. Then, press one of the buttons on the table plus Start to go to the beginning of the corresponding level or A to go to the second half.

Japanese Version
At the title screen, enter the options screen then go back to the title screen. Repeat this process four times. Then, at the title screen, press Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right.

International Versions
At the title screen, press Up, Down, Left and Right.

Controller Combination Level
None

The Execution Place

A

The Floating Island

Up

The Village of Decay

Up + A

Town of Fire

Down

Baron Rankle's Tower

Down + A

Horrible Faced Mountain

Left

The Crystal Forest

Left + A

The Ice Slopes

Right

Beginning of Castle

Right + A

Middle of Castle

Down + Right

Loki

(Source: Victory)

Regional Differences

Title Screen

The title screen is animated differently. The Japanese logo appears with a lightning bolt, while in English it scrolls down from above.

Japan World
Daimakaimura genesis japan title.png Ghouls'n Ghosts (Genesis) title.png
  • Several options are renamed.
  • The Japanese-only revision always plays as Daimakaimura, regardless of system region (references to Ghouls'n Ghosts remain in the ROM).
  • In addition to the automatic selection, international versions added a button code to toggle the game between Ghouls'n Ghosts and Daimakaimura.
Japanese English
Ghouls'n Ghosts (USA, Europe) 000.png Ghouls'n Ghosts (USA, Europe) 001.png