Written: 10.31.06 Acquired: 9.2.06 Status: Cart only Price: $11
Tell me... what kind of video game would you get if you mixed Splatterhouse, Castlevania, Ghostbusters and Sailor Moon into a melting pot?
If you answered GHOST SWEEPER MIKAMI -- you're on the right track
As Mikami, a rather sexy-dressing lass, you must rid the levels of spirits with her trusty wand-ish stick. Along the way pots can be broken to reveal powerups such as food or weapon upgrades (projectiles)
But is it any good?
Let's go to the tale of the tape shall we...
Mikami starts out at the local mall. Reminiscent of DAWN OF THE DEAD
What's creepier than crummy ole mannequins at night? Window-smashing zombies!
Exiting the mall, board the train. It scrolls splendidly
Very Ghostbuster-esque wouldn't you say?
The little details are what makes games extra cool. The paper will spring to life! Looking a little pale there, fella!
"Are you done with the funnies yet?"
Doors must be gutted, and quickly! Watch out for them nasty hand thingies
Mikami can hang on ledges and swing herself up -- in the process creating a Flash Kick that can take out enemies. Sick!
Finally we arrive at boss numero uno. His long arm attack reminds me of the ole, cheap, sticky, long arm "toys" sold at supermarkets for 25 cents back in the day
Yay, it's the watery bit...
A rock and some bats
[You're fired -Ed.]
Oh, it's the house-at-the-end-of- the-woods bit. They're never good news, ar'they?
Maybe this is the exception though... aw isn't she adorable? WHOA WHAT THE[snip -Ed.]
Aim for the hands and bat away the foul spirits
I know it's deja vu but grab it and go!
You're shrunken down to size for this force scrolling bit...
All sorts of evils come your way
And everyday things we don't think twice of suddenly become major hazards for our shrunken heroine. You'll jump, as well as duck
This mid-boss packs a deadly punch (or at least, a poison dart)
I enjoyed Ghost Sweeper. It's old school platforming fun, controls well and the atmosphere is ace. Based off the manga/anime... no surprise as so many SFC games were based off some sort of manga or anime. At least this one wasn't hastily put together
A worthy addition to your Super Famicom collection