This is mostly a true story. I spent a good couple of hours trying to beat the last bit of Gargoyles Quest on a trip to a wedding and finally accomplished it. Except we were also chatting and Charlie introduced Eric and I to her favorite childhood song. I started playing Gargoyle’s Quest years before and kept giving up. Which is kind of like this comic, it kinda sucks. I started it weeks ago, but decided to finish it despite how bad it looks. Lil’ note, never try to objects like the interior of cars or Charlie’s hair from memory. A reminder that you don’t have to be great at anything to contribute to Yokoi Kids!
I’ve really enjoyed Gargoyle’s Quest; I found it to be a challenging but fun game with fluid control, great graphics, and solid music that really feels like it shouldn’t have been possible on a Game Boy cart in 1990. This seems to be one of those games where the stages are more difficult than the bosses and I didn’t really get stuck until Rushifell’s dungeon because it took me many, many tries before I realized that I could have been using potions the whole time… What ended up making the game more manageable was taking advantage of a hardware (or maybe software) exploit whereby forcing the screen to scroll enough could make enemies/projectiles disappear or – in the case of bosses – reset attack animations; this really clicked for me during the Four-Eyes boss fight. In any case, this game is a treasure and was a ton of fun. I love the Ghouls N’ Ghosts/Ghosts N’ Goblins series’, so I’m glad Capcom decided to greenlight a game that tells the story of Arthur’s foil. Yeah, that, and it’s pretty cool that Firebrand’s quests started on the Game Boy.
Shayne started a Twitter to keep up with Yokoi Kids; They’re slowly getting with the times.@JazzyJazzerton
Jeepers, folks! It’s 2022! I’m reclining in the guest room at my parents’ house in Buffalo, NY typing at you after a crazy holiday. I came home, caught COVID, ordered in a bunch of local fare, and played a whole heap of Game Boy. I went and checked out a local mall during one of the healthy days early in my trip and discovered that the whole thing had more or less been converted into independent and mom & pop shops. There were pierogi kiosks, antique shops, records… even a whole place dedicated to handmade pet treats! It was like the mall caught a flea market virus that took over the whole organism. It was super neat. While there I found a really nice copy of Gargoyle’s Quest for twenty-five bux and I couldn’t resist. I played it through or close to through in my youth, but it’s been a while so I’m very excited to revisit it because it’s the game of the month! Picked by… me! Let’s see what me has to say – “Gargoyle’s Quest is a great looking hybrid of RPG and platforming goodness by Capcom starring Red Arremer/Firebrand of Ghosts n Goblins fame. The game is super challenging, but rewarding, and the control scheme allows for some flying and hovering that leads to interesting level design and enemy placements. You’ll learn how to maneuver quickly or perish infinitely! The game has some old school RPG trappings that can make progress a bit difficult at times, so don’t feel bad if you pull up an FAQ so you can get back to the fun stuff. If you enjoy it, definitely check out the sequel on the NES or the absolutely gorgeous Demon’s Crest on SNES. I would LOVE to see this game series come back in some form.” Heck yeah, me! I agree with everything you said! The cart is about 50 bucks these days so by all means emulate away. You can also get it on the 3DS eShop for… $3.99 US, I think? CHEEP! Happy New Years, all! Enjoy the game!