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Ghouls 'n Ghosts

original title: Dai Makai Mura


Censored Console Version
Region: Worldwide

Uncensored Arcade Version
Region: Worldwide

Release: Oct 16, 2011 - Author: -Der-Tribun - Translator: Tony Montana
Ghouls 'n Ghosts is a classic. It became famous for its high degree of difficulty which bugged the hell out of generations of gamers. According to today's standards, the game is simply unfair. One acts as knight Arthur and has to rescue Princess Prin-Prin from diabolic forces.

Capcom, the producer, released the game as arcade version in the first place. After it became a huge success, many tranferings for the home market followed - some of them were good, others weren't. But any transfering contains a censoring due to religious sensitivity in the US.

Compared are the uncensored Arcade Version and the censored Mega Drive Version, which represents all home tranferings regarding the censorship.

Arcade VersionMega Drive Version

Lucifer's Censored Name

The name of the final supervillain in the Arcade Version is Lucifer, just like THE Lucifer. But this reference was apparently too delicate for the US home transferings which is why he's called Loki instead of Lucifer. It doesn't make any sense at all because Loki is a Nordic God who has absolutely nothing to do with the devolish creature you have to fight at the end. But Capcon didn't give a damn as long as no religious sensitivities were harmed in any way (which was quite an issue in the late 80s) because it wouldn't have been good for business.

Here are some screenshot that illustrate the difference.
Arcade VersionMega Drive Version