Ghosts ‘n Goblins is much easier..

Games are a hell of a lot easier when they’re trained! Ghosts ‘n Goblins was one of the first games I dived into to see how it worked back in the day. Earlier I played a remix of it’s soundtrack and fired up the game afterwards. I remembered it was hard but compared to games today it’s a demon!

Luckily it was trained and my son and I had an enjoyable half hour shooting the baddies and jumping from platform to platform. I wish the compatible joysticks from back then had more than one button, left/right and up to diagonal jump is a PITA!

In case you’re wondering, a trained game is where the game has been hacked and various cheats added. Usually a fancy intro with swirling graphics and music is added at the start and the group that has hacked the game give you the option of adding infinite lives, time, invulnerability or whatever suits the games. Practically every C64 game you’ll find online has these features now. 🙂

Author: Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Google+ and Twitter.

3 thoughts on “Ghosts ‘n Goblins is much easier..”

  1. You’ve forgotten the conversation we had on Twitter haven’t you? 🙂
    I recommended trying out Cave Story+ when you mentioned the original game.

    It’s a hell of a game though, so good. I can only imagine that games in the 80’s would have been a lot more enjoyable if they followed modern themes – frequent checkpoints and infinite lives. Odd to think that the norm nowadays was considered cheating back then ..

  2. Heheh. Yes I forgot you’d mentioned Cave Story+ on Twitter. What a game. I have a hankering to play Stormbringer (Speccy game) again. Playing great games does that to me – makes me want to rediscover old classics.

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