Friday, October 12, 2012

Red Devil (Ghosts 'n Goblins - NES)

Yes, it's been a long time.  Over a year and a half.  I guess life has just gotten so busy to be doing these things.  But I've always wanted to come back eventually, just on my terms.  So if it wasn't going to be St. Patrick's Day, then it was going to be my other must-post holiday, Halloween.  And so you get Red Devil.

Red Devil torments you in the this game due to his erratic movements and his ability to take multiple hits.  You will almost always lose your armor to him at some point, because he is a sadistic devil.  Not THE Devil, mind you, nor Satan; those are two other characters.  I almost forgot the Petite wonder this game is so brutal.

So Level 3 is chock full of these guys, and you have to be careful you don't let more than one on the screen at any one time, otherwise you might as well just throw your controller away.  I'm sure I did that on more than one occasion playing this game.  I'd do it right now if it wasn't for the fact that the Big Men are thwarting my ability to even reach that level.  I guess I could use the warp code, but one does not play Ghosts 'n Goblins without expecting some sort of sadistic pleasure from it....

So this character somehow got his own Gameboy game, strangely titled Gargoyle's Quest.  Yeah, I never played it, but I heard it's pretty good.  Although I like the Japanese name way better: Red Arremer: Hell Village Side-Story.  And yet he's green on the cover art.  Oh, who am I kidding? Like Capcom ever knew how to match their cover art with the content inside....

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