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Super Ghouls N Ghosts - Super Arthur

Hack of Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts


This is a hack that changes various gameplay mechanics for Arthur including:

  • Power decrementation on hit (return to previous armor)
  • Weapon collecting and switching between them with the L/R buttons
  • Shields that will not break by blocking with them
  • A slightly slower timer

These changes will make the game much easier, so it is recommended to change the difficulty to the professional setting.

Patch with a no-header rom. Feedback is appreciated.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Speed: 20/SlowROM
  • ROM Map: LoROM
  • Type: 00
  • Kart contents: ROM
  • Header ROM Size: 8Mbits
  • Calculated ROM Size: 8 Mbits
  • SRAM size: 0KB (0Kbit)
  • Actual Checksum: 648D
  • Header Checksum: 648D
  • Header Checksum Compliment: 9B72
  • Output: NTSC 60Hz
  • CRC32: 6AABA901
  • Licensee: Capcom
  • ROM Version: 1.0
  • Region: USA/Canada




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User Review Information

Super Arthur is indeed super!

Reviewed By: The Beaky Buccaneer on 01 Apr 2021

Though it’s one of the fairer titles in its series, Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts was lacking a lot of mercy even by the standards of the time when it was originally released. Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts - Super Arthur addresses this by altering the gameplay in several ways, as listed in its description.

The biggest impact by far comes from returning to your previous set of armour upon being hit instead of losing it all at once, and from being able to collect and cycle through the game’s weapons using the shoulder-buttons instead of only being able to hold one at a time. These two changes alone give the gameplay a much nicer flow, and the other changes complement this as well.

Though I always found the original release to be perfectly enjoyable, I feel that the Super Arthur hack makes Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts more fun, both when comparing it to its SNES contemporaries, and when comparing it to more modern standards for action games. It also makes the game considerably more time-respectful, which is a big plus.

This hack does everything that it sets out to do, though I would have liked to have seen a bit of text on the title-screen denoting that it’s the Super Arthur version and not the vanilla release, for a bit of added clarity and polish.

In spite of a lifelong fondness for the original game, Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts - Super Arthur has quickly become my go-to way of playing Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts, and its design feels every bit like something that would have been released on the SNES back in the day. Highly recommended.

I tested this game in the versions of RetroPie for both the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B and the Raspberry Pi Zero W, and it worked as it should with both.

Version 1.3 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
Superb. Maybe limit weapons to two slots?Virtua_Villain15 May 20211.3Yes
Super Arthur is indeed super!The Beaky Buccaneer01 Apr 20211.3Yes
Just what I neededFun Key Turner30 Oct 20201.3Yes
I like it with one exception.MrEsturk13 Aug 20201.3Yes
Fantastic, As The Original Should Have Beenaleckermit09 Feb 20201.3Yes
Even more perfect!zerodarkage05 Mar 20191.3Yes
Yes, but....Now Perfect!!fw421007 Dec 20171.1Yes
Awesome!PresidentLeever13 Jun 20161.0Yes
Much less punishingMathUser292913 Jun 20161.0Yes
The way I've always wanted to play this game.tcaudilllg24 Jun 20161.0Yes