Saturday, July 15, 2017

Ghouls 'n Ghosts

Over the last few months, I've been doing the same thing as most ST gamers - following an Atari-Forum thread about Capcom's classic platformer, Ghouls N Ghosts. It started as a fascinating idea by Sascha Springer to port the arcade game onto an Atari STe w/ 4MB Ram. We all drooled over the concept and wondered if it was actually possible.

He has posted lots of videos showing those gorgeous sprites but Sascha's latest has most certainly taken a huge leap forward with actual gameplay. The basic mechanics appear working with smooth scrolling and those annoying baddies which look beautiful. It's one of those jaw dropping moments and proves just how far he's come in such a short time. Watching this project unfold from a fascinating idea to what you can see in the video is incredible!

Watch this space. . .