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Gargoyle's Quest (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . Think the Game Boy is only good for watered-down NES ports and simple puzzle games? Then you clearly haven't played Gargoyle's Quest, Capcom's ambitious Ghosts 'N Goblins spin-off. Part 2D sidescroller and part overhead role-playing game, Gargoyle's Quest is a fully realized action/adventure game where you star as Firebrand on his quest to save his home from total destruction. Rating: 92%
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What Is It? Think the Game Boy is only good for watered-down NES ports and simple puzzle games? Then you clearly haven't played Gargoyle's Quest, Capcom's ambitious Ghosts 'N Goblins spin-off. Part 2D sidescroller and part overhead role-playing game, Gargoyle's Quest is a fully realized action/adventure game where you star as Firebrand on his quest to save his home from total destruction. You do this by exploring a large Final Fantasy-style world and battling large bosses in elaborate 2D platforming levels. Players will have to master all of Firebrand's techniques if they want to stand a chance against King Breager and his legion of undead baddies.

Does It Still Hold Up? It would have been easy for Capcom to just make another Ghosts 'N Goblins game, but Gargoyle's Quest manages to carve out a unique niche thanks to Firebrand's different abilities. Players will be able to cling to walls and fly (well, float) all over the expertly crafted levels. Even the graphics are good, which is something you don't normally say about Game Boy games from the early 1990s. Just about the only thing that doesn't hold up here is the music, which is limited by the hardware's crummy sound chip.

Is It Worth The Money? With so many amazing Game Boy games coming out, there's almost no reason to pick up the full-priced Nintendo 3DS games. Gargoyle's Quest continues the streak of must-own Virtual Console releases. Even if this game was twice the price, I would still recommend you take on Firebrand's adventure. Gargoyle's Quest is a perfect example of why many gamers consider the early 1990s to be Capcom's golden age.

Note: If you're interested in Firebrand and this series of games, check out yesterday's Ghosts 'N Goblins (Level 1). Capcom's favorite gargoyle gets a lot of play in this humorous look at Arthur's very first adventure!
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