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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 Hudsonupdating its OS TurboGrafx-16 GameBoxwith 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