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Avenging Spirit (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Now here's a novel idea: You play a ghost who inhabits different bodies in his quest to get revenge. Avenging Spirit looks like your typical 2D action game (you walk to the right kicking and punching your way to victory), but it's more than that. If you're not completely sick of 2D side-scrolling action games on the Virtual Console, then Avenging Spirit is a must-play! Rating: 64%
Avenging Spirit (Virtual Console)
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What Is It? Now here's a novel idea: You play a ghost who inhabits different bodies in his quest to get revenge. Avenging Spirit looks like your typical 2D action game (you walk to the right kicking and punching your way to victory), but it's more than that. At any point you can leave the host you're controlling and take over a new body. Each of the characters (both human and animal) has unique attributes and attacks, making this a virtual candy store of new experiences. But don't stay out of body for too long or it's game over. Through a number of creative levels (with even more interesting bad guys to infest), Avenging Spirit is a really unique action game that shouldn't be ignored.

Does It Still Hold Up? Much of this innovative action game is straight forward. Most characters have some sort of weapon or attack, which means that you'll only need to worry about jumping and fighting. But things get interesting when you decide to eject your host body and take over somebody else. Jaleco was somehow able to make this element feel completely different. The fact that there aren't a dozen rip-offs doing exactly the same thing shocks me. Not only is Avenging Spirit a fun action title for the Game Boy, but it's also one of the most original releases on the Virtual Console.

Is It Worth The Money? So what if you don't have any nostalgia for this oft-forgotten gem. Avenging Spirit is a lot better than it needs to be. The creative gameplay mechanics and solid graphics (for a Game Boy game) make this release one of the best. The cheap price shouldn't be ignored either. If you're not completely sick of 2D side-scrolling action games on the Virtual Console, then Avenging Spirit is a must-play!
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