After some practice, however, we got used to the game's frantic tempo and adjusted to its demanding gameplay. Once it all clicked, the fun really started flowing, and we began to take all of the crazy challenges in stride. We used upwards of 16 continues during that first adventure, but hey, it was a learning experience. Next time we know we can halve that (or better), and we look forward to trying. That's the mark of a well-made, addictive arcade game.
Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins looks fairly good, though it doesn't push the PSP further than you've already seen it go. The 3D graphics are enjoyably atmospheric, but it's a shame that the action doesn't run a bit more smoothly (the sole downgrade, compared to the prior games). The soundtrack, however, is wonderful, full of haunting orchestral compositions that could stand well on their own. The control, too, is spot-on, which is essential for this sort of game.