Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins
By Capcom | Out Summer 2006
Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins is a revamped version of a classic 2D platformer. It's still basically 2D, but 3D effects add a sense of depth. It also remains fiercely difficult, but there are a few differences, such as Arthur's ability to shoot down while jumping, haul himself on to ledges, and collect new projectile weapons. Also, branch and warp points now allow you to decide your route and even retrace your steps.
WHY'S IT ESSENTIAL?
Despite the modern polish, this remains a pure, old-school gaming thrill.