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Capcom Arcade updated with gems, ghouls, ghosts

Capcom's Capcom Arcade iOS app has seen an update that adds one of the company's most beloved (and hated) 1990s platformers, alongside one of its stranger spin-offs. Super Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, added seemingly to test the limits of what's possible on a virtual joypad, joins Puzzle Fighter II Turbo in the update – which comes, entirely coincidentally, within a week of Hudson updating its OS TurboGrafx-16 GameBox with a well-regarded platformer (Bonk III) and bizarre action-puzzler (Devil's Crush).

While SG'n'G is pretty canonical – less a SNES port, more a re-imagining of the supernatural platformer with copious Mode 7, one of the best game soundtracks ever, and the same goddamn final twist as every other version – Puzzle Fighter is a less-known quantity. The Street Fighter-themed Tetris-alike, more completely known as Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Edition – not that any original or slowed-down version exists – is a bizarre idea that works surprisingly well, and is better-suited to touchscreen play.

Have you tried out either of these Capcom Arcade updates? What do you think of them?

May 16, 2011

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6 comments

  • consoledelight - May 17, 2011 12:09 a.m.

    I don't want to seem picky, but isn't Devils Crush a pinball game, not a "bizarre action-puzzler".
  • BigWillis - May 16, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    Not a single one of those games plays comfortably at all on a touchscreen. I can only imagine Super Ghouls and Ghosts is literally impossible. Street Fighter 4 is actually surprisingly playable, Street Fighter 2 on this app though is not at all.
  • TheDigitalG - May 16, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    I wish someone would release a controller peripheral for the iPad, it's incredibly difficult playing an emulator with touch screen or the awkward wiimote
  • Mooshon - May 16, 2011 6:58 p.m.

    SG'n'G on a virtual controller? Sounds like fun......
  • theimmortalmoo - May 16, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    Bring this to Android, then I will tend to care more
  • 8bitBaby - May 16, 2011 6:06 p.m.

    I want some Chiki Chiki Boys up in there! YES!

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