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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.

To do:

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

Debug Info

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

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

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

At the title screen, press Up, Down, Left and Right. If done right, the music will stop and a jingle plays. Then, press one of the following plus Start to go to the beginning of the corresponding level or A to go to the second half.

Controller Combination Level

The Execution Place


The Floating Island


The Village of Decay

Up + A

Town of Fire


Baron Rankle's Tower

Down + A

Horrible Faced Mountain


The Crystal Forest

Left + A

The Ice Slopes


Beginning of Castle

Right + A

Middle of Castle

Down + Right


(Source: Victory)

Version Differences

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