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    SUPER GHOULS 'N GHOSTS FAQ/WALKTHROUGH
    BY: Logik (logikzer0@aol.com)
    Questions, Comments, Flames??  Email me!
    
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    Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts -- the Super Nintendo sequel to the painfully difficult 
    NES game, Ghosts 'N Goblins -- was one of the earlier releases for the SNES.  I
    bought this game when I was about 10 years old, and boy was it difficult.  I
    eventually lost the game somewhere along the line, and the other day I was at
    funcoland looking at some old games, and bought this for like $5.  Needless to
    say the game was quite a bit easier, but not easy by ANY means.  I hope you
    enjoy this FAQ/WALKTHROUGH and I'll be happy to answer and questions through
    email.  And if you want to use this FAQ on a site for any reason, please just
    email me, it won't be a problem.
    
    
    FAQ CONTENTS -
    
      1. Story
      2. Basics
      3. Armor
      4. Weapons
          A. Normal Weapons
          B. Enhanced Weapons
          C. Magic
      5. Treasure Chests
      6. Items
      7. Enemies
    
    
    WALKTHROUGH CONTENTS -
    
      1. Stage 1
          A. The Haunted Graveyard
          B. The Forest of Fear - BOSS
      2. Stage 2
          A. The Graveyard of Ships
          B. The Sea of Despair - BOSS
      3. Stage 3
          A. Crucible of Flame
          B. Towers of Molten Steel - BOSS
      4. Stage 4
          A. The Ghoul's Stomach
          B. The Ghoul's Stomach Part 2 - BOSS
      5. Stage 5
          A. The Ice Forest
          B. The Ice Wall - BOSS
      6. Stage 6 - Castle of the Emperor - BOSS
      7. Stage 7 - Hallway of Ghouls - 2 BOSSES
      8. Stage 8 - Throne Room
    
    
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    SUPER GHOULS 'N GHOSTS FAQ
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    1. --- STORY ---
    
    Not really a whole lot of story.  The intro starts with our hero running
    through some type of celebration...armor and all.  He runs into a castle and
    meets his Princess.  As they come closer you see something closing in on the
    castle window, then CRASH!!!!!!!!! your girlfriend, the princess, is snatched
    up by a demonic flying creature and swept away.  Obviously quite pissed, you
    set off to rescue your chick.  From then on you take your variety of weapons
    and armor to fight off an army of Ghouls and Ghosts, and finally the evil
    Sardius!
    
    2. --- BASICS ---
    
    LEFT/RIGHT - Move left or right
    DOWN - Crouch down
    B - Jump (press B again in the air for a double-jump)
    Y - Weapon (hold Y to charge magic with Gold Armor)
    START - Pause
    
    *NOTE - If you throw your weapon after double jumping, you will spin and the
    hit will be more powerful
    
    Weapons, items, and armor are automatically picked up when you run into them.
    
    If you fall off the edge of a cliff you fall STRAIGHT DOWN, you have no control
    over this.
    
    Water kills you, always.
    
    You start out with regular silver armor, if you get hit once, you're down to
    your boxers, get hit one more time....pile of bones...you're dead.
    
    Even if you gain better armor, one hit will take it away.  (Unless you have a
    shield, in which case a projectile can be blocked.)
    
    You can't throw your weapon when climbing a ladder, so don't even try.
    
    Double-Jumping or standing in certain places can reveal certain hidden treasure
    chests...I don't know if I've covered every single one, so experiment!
    
    3. --- ARMOR ---
    
    Like I said before, you start out with regular silver armor, which will protect
    you for one hit.  If you get enough treasure chests, you can attain different
    types of armor, which have their benefits.
    
    BRONZE ARMOR (I dunno, looks green to me) - Makes your weapon enhanced
    
    GOLD ARMOR - Makes your weapon enhanced, and allows you to use magic!
    
    SHIELD - Comes with the Gold Armor, protects you from 1 projectile
    
    SHIELD UPRGRADE - Found in treasure chests, protects you from 3 projectiles
    
    *NOTE - Both armors are gone after one hit...back to the boxers, so be cautious
    
    4. --- WEAPONS ---
    
    Throughout the game you can pick up different weapons, these can either come
    from treasure chests or from enemies carrying containers.  It's random as to
    which weapon you get.
    
    A. Normal Weapons
    
    LANCE/JAVELIN - This is your default weapon at the start of the game, it flies
    in a straight pattern and you can only have 2 on the screen at once, it ends up
    being quite slow and is not a great weapon to have.
    
    KNIFE/DAGGER - This weapon also flies in a straight line, but you can have up
    to 3 on the screen at once.  This is one of my favorites because of its speed.
    
    AXE - Flies to your left or right, depending on the direction youre facing, and
    moves in quick circles.  It's kind of awkward and can be difficult to hit
    enemies with it...not my favorite at all.  You can only have one on the screen
    at at time.
    
    SCYTHE/SICKLE - Flies in a straight pattern and hits the enemy twice.  I don't
    think it actually does more damage though.  If you press down while throwing
    this you can make it swoop downward as well.  It's not a bad weapon, but not
    the greatest because you can only have one on the screen at a time.
    
    FIRE/TORCH - After throwing this it falls to the ground and poofs up about 4
    small columns of flames...very low range weapon, not too useful.  You can have
    two of these on the screen at once.
    
    CROSSBOW - I love this weapon!!  It shoots out 2 arrows at once, one at a 45
    degree angle and one at a 20 degree angle.  Each arrow only does half as much
    damage as normal weapons though.  I believe you can have 3 or 4 of these shots
    on the screen at once.
    
    TRI-BLADE - This weapon has a strange pattern, kind of the shape of an L.  Goes
    up, then back down, then forward, then back to you.  Not real useful since its
    terribly difficult to aim, but if you can get directly under an enemy it works
    wonders!  You can have 2 of these on the screen at once.
    
    GODDESS RING - You can only get this on your second time through the game.  It
    is necessary to defeat Sardius at the end.  It shoots out a comet-like energy
    ball in a straight line in front of you.  This weapon grows stronger and has
    more range as your armor is upgraded, it can also block projectiles.
    
    B. Enhanced Weapons
    
    FLAMING LANCE/JAVELIN - Pretty much the same as the regular weapon, just more
    powerful, you can have 2 on the screen at once.
    
    LASER KNIFE/DAGGER - Daggers turn into laser as soon as you throw them, this
    weapon is AWESOME!  If it hits an enemy it keeps going until its off the
    screen.  You could line up 15 Zombies and destroy them with one hit!
    
    DOUBLE-EDGED AXE - This is one huge axe, flies upward the back down and finally
    forward, destroying everything in it's path.  Only one on the screen at once.
    
    SUPER SCYTHE/SICKLE - Same as the regular weapon, just looks prettier and is a
    little more powerful, you can only have one at a time on the screen.  This can
    also be curved downwards like the regular scythe.
    
    MEGA FLAME/TORCH - Well, it looks like a fireball now, and it does pretty much
    the same thing.  The flame columns are a little higher now, only two on the
    screen at once.
    
    HOMING CROSSBOW - Shoots three homing balls out that seek anything from
    treasure chests to enemies.  You can only shoot one at a time though, so it can
    be kind of frustrating when it won't leave the screen.
    
    SHURIKEN BLADE - Does the same thing as the tri-blade, just a little more
    powerful.  Looks a bit cooler too.
    
    C. Magic
    
    Hold the Y button down until the bars at the top fill up twice and the weapon
    icon changes..and you have magic!
    
    LANCE/JAVELIN MAGIC - Lightning bolt comes down from above you, then shoots out
    both sides of you to the end of the screen.  This can be helpful if you have
    lots of enemies coming towards you on the ground, but it doesn't last very
    long.
    
    KNIFE/DAGGER MAGIC - A fire dragon comes out of you and flies in a odd pattern,
    destroying everything in its path, not a very useful magic.
    
    AXE MAGIC - A circle of lasers erupts from your body.  Useful in tight spots,
    but the lasers are thin and can miss pretty easily.
    
    SCYTHE/SICKLE MAGIC - Two large tornadoes circle outward from your body, it
    covers a wide area and is probably the best magic in the game.
    
    FLAME/TORCH MAGIC - Three fire shields come out and surround you, circling your
    body.  This shield kills enemies and blocks projectiles.  But they can still
    sneak in between the flames, not as good as it may sound.
    
    CROSSBOW MAGIC - This magic is a little strange, it doesn't harm enemies or
    protect you.  If you use it, and there are hidden treasure chests on the
    screen, they are revealed.
    
    TRI-BLADE MAGIC - A nuclear explosion erupts above you, not that great.
    
    5. --- TREASURE CHESTS ---
    
    Throughout the game you may encounter hidden treasure chests.  These reveal
    themselves from the ground when you step on a certain spot or jump in a certain
    spot.  There is a pattern to the items you receive.  The following pattern is
    based upon having silver armor and not losing it.
    
    1. Weapon
    2. Bronze Armor
    3. Gold Armor
    4. Shield
    5. Weapon
    6. Bear Trap
    
    If you get more than this, which doesn't happen too often ...trust me... you
    will either get weapons or wizards.  Wizards turn you into helpless forms,
    usually a baby.
    
    If you are hit with armor on, you become naked (or close enough anyway). 
    Collecting treasure chests will go in a different pattern after this.
    
    1. Wizard or Weapon
    2. Silver armor
    
    Then it follows the first pattern.
    
    6. --- ITEMS ---
    
    Items include anything you obtain that isn't a weapon or armor.  These are
    pretty much useless, just add a little variety, and give you some extra points
    for your efforts.
    
    Unarmored Statue - 200 pts.
    Armored Statue - 500 pts.
    Gray money bag - 500 pts.
    Gold money bag - 1000 pts.
    
    7. --- ENEMIES ---
    
    *NOTE - I am making up my own names for these, since I haven't seen the credits
    yet with the enemy names.
    
     Stage 1 Enemies -
    
    ZOMBIE - Grow from the ground in coffins, walk slowly towards you, just like a
    zombie!  There is really no threat from these guys.
    
    WOLF - Sits and waits for you, then jumps high in the air and back down.  Watch
    out for these guys when they are underneath you, otherwise, no problem.
    
    FIRE SKULLS - Skulls sit on the ground until you get close enough, then they
    rise on a column of fire and spit fire balls at you.  I don't like these guys
    at all, they take quite a few hits and the fire balls can get really annoying.
    
    BONE TOWERS - Not really a live enemy, they drop skulls, 3 at a time, be
    careful not to get hit when you walk underneath them.
    
    OYSTERS - Found in the tsunami area of Stage 1, these guys jump up and spit
    eyeballs at you, time your hit to hit them before they spit out the eyeball. 
    They only take one hit.
    
    PULSING SPORES - Start out very small, but quickly grow in size to a large
    pulsing ball.  Kill these guys quick before they erupt and shoot fireballs in
    all directions.
    
    SKULL-ON-WHEELS - Just sits there until the ground moves, then theyre directed
    by gravity, just jump over them.
    
     Stage 2 Enemies -
    
    GHOSTS - Fly around in the background and do no harm, but watch out when they
    start to spin, theyre about to turn into a ghost, one hit takes care of these
    guys, and as long as you keep running they won't be able to gang up on you.
    
    AXE PENDULUM - Swing back and forth, some faster than others, can get annoying
    when you are fighting off ghosts.
    
    SPERM-IN-A-BOX - I don't know what else to call these guys, they start out in a
    pseudo-treasure box, peek out, and then fly towards you.  They really do look 
    like sperm, and if you kill them while theyre in the box, the box disappears
    too.  Otherwise, sperm are recreated indefintely.
    
    PIRHANA - Little fish that swim around in the water and try to kill you, not
    much of a threat, just watch out when jumping over columns so you don't land on
    one.
    
    SPITTING ANEMONE - Little sea anemones that cling to columns and spit starfish
    out of their mouths.  Don't underestimate these guys, they take quite a few
    hits and the spitting is annoying because of the constant water movement.
    
    FISHMAN - Float in the background, where they are harmless.  But watch out,
    they will sneak up on you from below...hit them a couple times and they are
    gone.
    
     Stage 3 Enemies -
    
    FIRE FAERIE - Emerge from the lava and try to sneak up on you.  They can be
    quite fast and hard to hit...frustrating!
    
    BEHEMOTH - Big fat wolf looking guys that spit lines of fire at you, stand at a
    distance and plug away at em...no big deal.
    
    LAVA GACKER - Little head statues that sit above lava pools.  Time your jump
    between their spits.
    
    RED GARGOYLE - The hardest enemy in the game!!!  If you shoot at the they move
    out of the way, they attack you VERY quickly when you least expect it.  You
    better have crossbow or magic crossbow if you plan on making it past these guys
    alive.
    
    BAT - Just a plain old bat...fly towards you in either a straight or diagonal
    pattern.
    
    GARGOYLE STATUE - Sit on the sides of the towards, and they don't do a damn
    thing, just get in the way.  Hit them twice to crumble them.
    
    GOBLIN - Falls from above with a spear in hand, quickly move and strike to take
    these guys down.
    
     Stage 4 Enemies -
    
    AXE GENIES - Buff blue guys that swoop side to side holding axe's...kill them
    before they gang up on you.
    
    GUT FAERIES - Same as fire faeries, just a different color...annoying annoying
    annoying.
    
     Stage 5 Enemies -
    
    ICE BEHEMOTH - Same as behemoth, just breathes ice instead of fire.
    
    GREEN SKULLS - Same as fire skulls, but they spit a greenish fire.
    
    ICE WOLF - Same as a regular wolf, but they run as well as jump.
    
    ICE SNAKE - Grow from the ground in a random pattern, you have to hit them a
    couple times to break them, don't get trapped.
    
    SHIELDERS - Fly towards you in an up-down pattern, shielded in the front...hit
    them in the back once to take care of them.
    
     Stage 6 Enemies -
    
    MINI COCKATRICE - Like the boss on the first level, except its just the head,
    attached to a wall.  Watch out when they extend and shoot fireballs.  They take
    quite a few hits to destroy.
    
    
    --------WALKTHROUGH COMING SOON---------
    

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