Submission #1551: Arc's NES Ghosts 'n Goblins in 08:23.13

Console Nintendo Entertainment System Emulator FCEU0.98
Game Version USA Frame Count 30188
ROM Filename Ghosts 'n Goblins (U).nes Frame Rate 60
Branch Rerecord Count 7990
Unknown Authors Arc
Game Ghosts 'n Goblins
Submitted by Arc on 5/10/2007 6:13:28 AM

Submission Comments
FCEU 0.98.16.
  • Aims for fastest time
  • Good ending of first quest
  • Takes damage to save time
  • Abuses programming errors in the game
  • Manipulates luck
  • Genre: Platform
This movie is my 9th attempt at Ghosts 'n Goblins. It is 15.083 seconds (905 frames) faster than the first quest of GuanoBowl's movie.

Level 1 - "The wise and courageour knight"

  • 31 frames faster, mostly at the boss.
  • Picked up the torch, because it's needed on level 2.

Level 2 - "A trap devisut by Satan"

  • 162 frames faster.
  • Took the low route instead of high at the Ice Palace.
  • Sneaked into the house by using the torch on the big guy who's guarding the first ladder.
  • The bird at the top of the house is semi-manipulatable.
  • Manipulated all of the lifts.
  • This innocent-looking boss battle caused me to go temporarily insane. I took a long break from playing because of it.

Level 3 - "You feel strongth welling. In your body."

  • 204 frames faster.
  • The cavern part is slightly faster because of the torch.
  • At blue mountain, some shots might look like they miss, but they don't.
  • Saved a lot of time by manipulating the boss to move in a different pattern.

Level 4 - "Make rapid progres!"

  • 9 frames faster.
  • Slightly improved the moving-platform part and the boss battle.
  • Absurdly easy level.

Level 5 - "This room is an illusion"

  • 150 frames faster.
  • New route.
  • This level is all about the moving platform that the knight has to get on. It's semi-manipulatable. There is no point to getting there as fast as possible if he has to wait a long time for the platform. So, note that the minor slowdown at second ladder does not lose time; it ultimately saves time.

Level 6 - "Go ahead dauntlessly!"

  • 309 frames faster.
  • As you might guess from the previous sentence, I'm very happy about the improvements on this level.
  • New route.
  • Unlike the level 2 double-boss nightmare, this one was fun, because I kept finding ways to improve it.

Level 7 - "Congraturation"

  • NOTE: If the knight doesn't have the cross/shield weapon at this point, he can't enter the throne room.
  • 40 frames faster.
  • Yes, 40 frames faster.


  • Suggested screenshot frame: 22517.
  • Thanks: GuanoBowl, AngerFist, Maximus, Bisqwit.

Bisqwit: Accepting and processing for publication.

Last Edited by Bisqwit on 5/13/2007 4:28:23 PM
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