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Ghouls 'n Ghosts - C64 Game Cheats

Game Review & Description

In the hallowed halls of Commodore 64 gaming lore, Ghouls 'n Ghosts stands as a monument to masochism, a sequel so devilishly difficult that it could only be the brainchild of a game designer who feasts on the tears of the defeated. This isn't just a game; it's a trial by fire, or more accurately, by ghosts, goblins, and all manner of ghastly creatures that lurk in the pixelated shadows, waiting to send players screaming into the night.

Picking up where its predecessor left off, Ghouls 'n Ghosts thrusts our intrepid hero Arthur back into the fray, clad in his iconic suit of armor (which, in a cruel twist of fate, is still as prone to disappearing at the first sign of trouble). The mission? To save the soul of his beloved, spirited away by the nefarious Lucifer himself. The journey is fraught with peril, a rollercoaster ride through graveyards, haunted castles, and demonic dimensions that test the mettle of even the most seasoned gamers.

Graphically, Ghouls 'n Ghosts is a tour de force, pushing the Commodore 64 to its limits to bring the game's cursed world to life. Each level is a masterpiece of horror-themed art, with backgrounds and enemies that are as beautifully rendered as they are terrifying. The attention to detail is nothing short of spellbinding, from the flicker of torchlight in a darkened castle to the sinister silhouettes of enemies that prowl the night. Arthur himself is a pixelated portrait of heroism, animated with a fluidity that belies the Commodore 64's humble hardware.

The gameplay is where Ghouls 'n Ghosts cements its reputation as a harbinger of heartache. With a control scheme that demands precision and an unforgiving difficulty curve, the game is an exercise in endurance. Every jump, every attack, every split-second decision is a matter of life and death. The arsenal at Arthur's disposal has expanded, offering new ways to combat the darkness, but so too have the ranks of Lucifer's legion, ensuring that victory is hard-earned and all the sweeter for it.

Yet, within this digital Dante's Inferno lie secrets, hints, tips, and cheat codes, like signposts guiding the wayward souls brave enough to challenge the game's infernal depths. These nuggets of knowledge are akin to finding an oasis in a desert of despair, offering a glimmer of hope where none seemed possible. From strategies to exploit enemy weaknesses to hidden caches of weapons and armor, these secrets are the key to tipping the scales in Arthur's favor.

So, if you're ready to don your digital armor, to face down the hordes of the damned and fight for love and glory, Ghouls 'n Ghosts on the Commodore 64 awaits. This is a game that doesn't just challenge your skills; it challenges your spirit, asking whether you have the courage to persevere when all seems lost. Prepare for battle, steel your nerves, and remember: in the world of Ghouls 'n Ghosts, the greatest weapon is your will to succeed. The gauntlet has been thrown; do you dare pick it up?

Armor Regain + Level Skip

Type in WIGAN RLFC while on the highscore table. This will activate a cheat mode that allows you to hig A within gameplay to regain your armor once it is lost. If you're wondering how to skip a level in Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, after activating the WIGAN RLFC cheat from the highscore table, you may may additionally press S to jump forward a whole level.

Poke Cheats (AR)

In order to perform the following cheats, you must use a reset cartridge (preferably an Action Replay cartridge), that allows you to reset the game once it's loaded before entering the following POKE commands:

For extra lives (where X is the number of lives you'd like to start with):
POKE 11615,X

Infinite lives:
POKE 10798,165

To change speed (where Y is the clock speed; 1=fastest, 255=slowest):
POKE 13857,Y

Stop the clock (infinite time):
POKE 13860,165

God mode (prevents bad guys from injuring you, but allows you to back the bajeezus out of them :) :
POKE 18813,208

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