Ghosts ‘n Goblins is an absolute retro classic.
It kind of embodies the old school, no holds barred feel of some old game development philosophies: you’re either in or you’re out. And even if you’re in, you might eventually be out, after the game tells you to replay the entire story to see the “true final boss.”
It was maddening back then, but it was a battle cry and a direct challenge. Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection captures a lot of that same raw spirit, while making things a little more accessible in the process.