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Arthur, the main protagonist of the series.

Ghosts 'n Goblins, known as Makaimura (lit. Demon World Village) in Japan, is a side-scrolling platform videogame series by Capcom.

Video Games

  • Ghosts 'n Goblins (September 19, 1985). Arcade. Later released on Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Game Boy Advanced, Game Boy Color and NES. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and 2012 for Nintendo DS Virtual Consolefor the Wii and DS via Virtual Console.
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1988). Arcade. Later released on Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, Commodore 16, Commodore 64, Game Boy Advanced, Game Boy Color, NES, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sharp X68000, Super Grafx and ZX Spectrum. Titled Dai Makaimura in Japan. The NES version was also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition.
  • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (October 4, 1991). SNES. Re-released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and 2013 for WiiU Virtual Console. Titled Chou Makaimura in Japan.
    • Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (July 19, 2002). Game Boy Advanced. A remake titled Chou Makaimura R in Japan.
  • Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins (August 13, 2006). PlayStation Portable. Titled Goku Makaimura in Japan.
    • Goku Makaimura Kai (August 2, 2007). PlayStation Portable. A Japan-only enhanced remake of the game.
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights (November 11, 2009). iOS. Titled Makaimura Kishi Retsuden in Japan.
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights II (August 12, 2010). iOS. Titled Makaimura Kishi Retsuden II in Japan.

Minor games

  • Double Fever Makaimura (1987). Redemption game.
  • Arthur to Astaroth no Nazo Makaimura: Incredible Toons (August 30, 1996). PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
  • Makaimura for WonderSwan (1999). WonderSwan.
  • Shou Makaimura (2001). Mobile phones.
  • Puzzle Makaimura (2001). Mobile phones.
  • Puzzle Makaimura Revenge (2002). Mobile phones.
  • Puzzle Makaimura Final (2004). Mobile phones.
  • Geki Makaimura (2005). Pachinko.
  • Makaimura Online. A Korean-made MMO side-scroller with RPG elements. Following a closed beta in 2010 and an open beta in 2013, the game was cancelled.
  • Ghosts 'n Goblins Mobile (March 16, 2017). iOS and Android. An enhanced remake of the original title with extra content.
  • Ghouls 'n Ghosts Mobile (May 18, 2017). iOS and Android. An enhanced remake of the original title with extra content.

Publications

  • Makaimura (1986). A 5-part manga by Yukio Sawada, published by Wan Pakku Comics.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type


4Arrow L Vulgus19850919 September 19, 1985The Yashichi enemy from Vulgus appears as an item in Ghosts 'n Goblins.2


5Arrow R Captain Commando198611 November 1986The NES port of Ghosts 'n Goblins is part of the Captain Commando Challenge Series.2


5Arrow R Legendary Wings198611 November 1986"MAKAIMURA" is one of the default names in the hi-score screen in Legendary Wings.3


5Arrow R Side Arms198612 December 1986"MAKAI.MURA" is one of the default names in the hi-score screen in Side Arms.3


5Arrow R Hissatsu Buraiken198702 February 1987"MAKAI.MURA" is one of the default names in the hi-score screen in Avengers.3


5Arrow R Higemaru198712 December 1987Higemaru Makaijima features a stage inspired by Ghost 'n Goblins.1


5Arrow R Black Tiger198708 August 1987Red Arremers from Ghosts 'n Goblins appear as enemies in Black Tiger.1


4Arrow L Nausicaä1988 1988The boss character "Ohme" in Ghouls 'n Ghosts is based off the Ohmu from Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind.3


5Arrow R Adventure Quiz1989 1989The Adventure Quiz series features characters from Ghosts 'n Goblins.1


5Arrow R Capcom Baseball198910 October 1989Arthur is pictured in a newspaper ad in Capcom Baseball. One of the players in the "Capcom Games" team is named "Daimakai", after Ghouls 'n Ghosts Japanese name, Dai Makaimura.2


5Arrow R Rock'n Game Boy1990 1990The world of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is featured in Rock'n Game Boy.1


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Gargoyle's Quest1990052 May 2, 1990Gargoyle's Quest is a spin-off of Ghosts 'n Goblins.1


5Arrow R Cyber Boy1992 1992The world of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts is featured in Cyber Boy.1


5Arrow R Breath of Fire1993043 April 3, 1993Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins appears in portraits in Breath of Fire.2


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Incredible Toons19960830 August 30, 1996Arthur to Astaroth no Nazo Makaimura: Incredible Toons is a format crossover featuring locations and characters from the Ghosts 'n Goblins series and the engine/gameplay elements from Syd & Al's Incredible Toons.3


5Arrow R Marvel Super Heroes (Capcom)19970618 June 18, 1997Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter features references to Arthur from the Ghosts 'n Goblins series.
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5Arrow R Pocket Fighter199709 September 1997Pocket Fighter features Arthur's "turn-into-bones" death animation from the Ghosts 'n Goblins series.3


5Arrow R Marvel vs. Capcom19980112 January 12, 1998Arthur is an assist character in Marvel vs. Capcom and playable in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, its update and Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. A Red Arremer is playable in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Infinite.1


5Arrow R Capcom Generations19980929 September 29, 1998Capcom Generations 2 includes the first three games in the Ghosts 'n Goblins series.2


5Arrow R SNK vs. Capcom19991130 November 30, 1999Various Ghosts 'N Goblins characters are featured in SNK vs. Capcom: Card Fighters games; the mini-game "Ghost Trick" in SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millenium is based on Ghosts 'n Goblins and features Arthur as its playable character, and a Red Arremer is a boss character in SVC Chaos.1


5Arrow R Resident Evil20000127 January 27, 2000A Ghosts 'n Goblins poster can be found in Resident Evil: Survivor, while the stage "Urban Chaos" from the Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 6 features several Makai Mura Arcade cabinets.2


5Arrow R Gun Survivor20000127 January 27, 2000A Ghosts 'n Goblins poster can be found in Biohazard Gun Survivor.2


5Arrow R Cannon Spike200010 October 2000Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins is selectable in Cannon Spike.1


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Maximo20011227 December 27, 2001Maximo is a spin-off of Ghosts 'n Goblins.1


5Arrow R GameCenter CX20041117 November 17, 2004Arino plays the NES port of Ghosts 'n Goblins in episode 3 of GameCenter CX, Ghouls 'n Ghosts in episode 34 and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts in episode 52.2


5Arrow R Power Pro Kun Pocket2004122 December 2, 2004Two characters in Power Pro Kun Pocket 7 are named after Arthur and Red Arremer.3


5Arrow R Namco × Capcom20050526 May 26, 2005Namco × Capcom features characters from the Ghost 'n Goblins series.1


5Arrow R Capcom Classics Collection20050927 September 27, 2005Various Ghosts n' Goblins games are included in Capcom Classics Collection.2


5Arrow R Viewtiful Joe20051102 November 02, 2005"Horror World" from Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble! features statues of Red Arremers from Ghosts 'n Goblins.2


5Arrow R Dead Rising20060808 August 08, 2006"Arthur's Boxers" is an unlockable item in Dead Rising, and a costume inspired by Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins can be found in Dead Rising 2; Dead Rising 4 features a Ghosts 'n Goblins board game in its backgrounds.2


5Arrow R Zack & Wiki20071023 October 23, 2007One of the mysterious treasures in Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is a trophy of the Arthur sprite from Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, and one of the Bonelich's minigames songs is the Ghost 'n Goblins graveyard theme.2


5Arrow R We Love Golf!20071213 December 13, 2007Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins appears as a costume in We Love Golf!.2


5Arrow R Tatsunoko vs. Capcom200812 December 2008Characters from Ghost 'n Goblins make a cameo in Soki's ending in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.1


5Arrow R 3D Dot Game Heroes20091105 November 05, 20093D Dot Game Heroes features a loading screen based on Ghosts 'n Goblins.3


5Arrow R High Score Girl2010 2010Chapters 5 and 9 of High Score Girl feature cameos of the Ghosts 'n Goblins arcade game.2


5Arrow R Super Meat Boy20101020 October 20, 2010The World 7 intro in Super Meat Boy is a parody of the intro from Ghosts 'n Goblins.3


5Arrow R Capcom Arcade20101104 November 04, 2010Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Ghosts 'n Goblins and Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts are included in Capcom Arcade. Ghosts 'n Goblins is included in Capcom Arcade Cabinet as part of the "Game Pack 2".2


5Arrow R Nazo Waku Yakata20110804 August 04, 2011In the bonus chapter in Nazo Waku Yakata, the living mannequin doll puts on an Arthur head from Ghosts 'n Goblins.2


5Arrow R Project X Zone20111011 October 11, 2011Project X Zone features characters from the Ghosts 'n Goblins series.1


5Arrow R Tekken20120306 March 06, 2012A Dai Makaimura poster can be seen in the "Urban War Zone" stage from Street Fighter X Tekken.
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5Arrow R Angry Video Game Nerd20121023 October 23, 2012The 108th episode of The Angry Video Game Nerd is a review of the NES version of Ghosts 'n Goblins.2


5Arrow R Minna to Series20121025 October 25, 2012Minna to Capcom All Stars and Street Fighter × All Capcom feature characters from Ghosts 'n Goblins.1


5Arrow R Maldita Castilla20121212 December 12, 2012Maldita Castilla is heavily inspired by the Ghosts 'n Goblins series.3


5Arrow R RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō2013 2013The main characters from RYU-TMR no Rege Kaitai Gekijō visit the world of NES Ghosts 'n Goblins.1


5Arrow R Street Fighter20131119 November 19, 2013Arthur, Red Arremer, Astaroth, Princess Prin-Prin and other Ghosts 'n Goblins characters are selectable in Street Fighter × All Capcom; Arthur and Red Arremer are featured in Street Fighter Battle Combination, a Dai Makaimura poster can be seen in the "Urban War Zone" stage from Street Fighter X Tekken and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter also features references to Arthur.
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5Arrow R Otoranger20131227 December 27, 2013Arthur, Red Arremer, Astaroth and Nebiroth from Ghosts 'n Goblins are featured in Otoranger.1


5Arrow R CROSS×BEATS20140124 January 24, 2014A remix of the Ghosts 'n Goblins graveyard theme is featured in CROSS×BEATS.3


5Arrow R Euro Historia20140904 September 04, 2014Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins appeared in Hyaku Nen Senki: Euro Historia as part of a special promotion.1


5Arrow R Zombie Cafe20141117 November 17, 2014Ghosts 'n Goblins characters appeared in Zombie Cafe as part of a special promotion.1


5Arrow R Mega Man20150722 July 22, 2015The world of Ghosts 'n Goblins is visited in Sonic and Megaman: Worlds Unite Part 9 - Infinite Possibilities, including appearances of Arthur, Astaroth and Firebrand. Roll's "Knight" DLC costume from Mega Man Powered Up is inspired by Arthur, and there's a DLC stage pack based on Ghosts 'n Goblins. There are also minor references to the series in Mega Man 7, Mega Man X6 and Rockman Xover.1


5Arrow R Sonic20150722 July 22, 2015The world of Ghosts 'n Goblins is visited in Sonic and Megaman: Worlds Unite Part 9 - Infinite Possibilities, including appearances of Arthur, Astaroth and Firebrand.1


5Arrow R Taiko no Tatsujin20160616 June 16, 2016Taiko no Tatsujin: Dokodon! Mystery Adventure features a music track from Ghosts 'n Goblins.2


5Arrow R Monster Hunter20161006 October 06, 2016Monster Hunter Generations features a special Palico armor and weapon set based on Arthur from Ghosts 'n Goblins.2


5Arrow R Dragon's Dogma20170901 September 01, 2017Dragon's Dogma Online features the Ghosts 'n Goblins graveyard theme as part of a special event, and later a special collaboration including costumes based on Arthur and Princess Prin Prin, and a monster designed after Satan.2


5Arrow R Pop Team Epic20180121 January 21, 2018There's a minor reference to Ghosts 'n Goblins in episode 3 of Pop Team Epic.3


5Arrow R The Knights of Avalon20181107 November 07, 2018Characters from Ghouls 'n Ghosts appear as cards in The Knights of Avalon as part of a Capcom limited promotion.2