My first game of Ghouls, I reached the windy area. Does this have infinite continues? Also, the difficulty defaults to PRACTICE, which I think can be used to reach the final area, where you are forced to start over in EXPERT mode to reach Loki, the final boss.
Completed level 1 and 2. Level 1 was pretty cool, although the boss fight was a bit uninteresting. Level 2 starts out with The Village of Decay (and turtles) that looks completely awful, and with a particularly annoying quicksand sequence. The last parts of the level are more fun, with loads of horrible fire demons everywhere. I should be able to start at level 3 using the title screen cheat: UDLR and then start using D+Start.
To complete the game, I have to complete stage 5 and defeat the Phantom Bee(!), then the game will restart. After restarting, opening a chest while wearing the Gold Armor yields a magic weapon needed for the final boss, Loki. The weapon must be equipped when fighting the Bee. Taking damage while the weapon is equipped doesn't remove the weapon.
Completed level 3. I'm having a lot of trouble with the last part of level 4. Stupid slidy surfaces, pointy emeralds, and carnivorous plants.
Yes! Completed level 4. I ended up getting past the carnivorous plant section by letting myself get hit from the left and falling down to the bottom. Then a few jumps later, I was at the end boss, a crazy creature with 5 hearts and worms coming out of it. It was pretty tricky to deal with, but also quite entertaining.
I've had it with these motherf'in snakes in this motherf'in castle! Level 5 is a real bitch.
Damn, that first checkpoint was difficult. So many snakes and demons.
By sheer luck, jumping skills, and taking a hit by the last head-thing guarding the final boss, I managed to get through to the last checkpoint. Man, that was a nightmarish second to last checkpoint. But I guess it is possible to get through the second to last checkpoint without taking out the eye clouds and the head thing.
Accomplished Round one cleared..
- Yes! Defeated the Bee by a normal attack, avoid, attack cycle. And now for round two.
Oh MAN, that turtle village first checkpoint was HORRIBLE.
Is there a pattern to the chests? Do you first encounter the annoying wizard dude, then an armor, then the magical weapon?
completed the game on Practice (1/2) difficulty.
I did it! With Jeppe playing Contra III next to me, I beat this super difficult game. My Genesis has been turned on all week to be able to continue. Now I can turn it off again.