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Old School Games: Demons Crest

While reading a comic book, Batman issue 515, I noticed an advertisement for a game that seemed to be exactly the type of game I wanted to play. The name of the game was Demons Crest. Years later when I finally procured a copy, I was delighted to find one of the best games I've ever played.

Demons Crest is a spin off from Ghouls & Ghosts. So hit start and boot up the game. It starts with a boss battle. An epic boss battle with a zombie dragon. Yes, I'm not joking! A zombie dragon!

That is the very first thing you do. Pretty much EVERY boss is the most epic monster you can imagine. Its better not to be expecting them, but I must say some of the final and optional bosses are amazing. They're brutally difficult but entirely beatable. Its the type of thing that makes a gamer like me try that much harder.

The game is a horror themed action platformer. A lot of the gameplay consists of you going to a level, beating it one way, and then later returning with an upgraded weapon or new gargoyle power. When you come back you can swim under water or fly up to a new spot, opening up another level with another giant boss! The upgrade system itself is very well done. You pick up different gargoyle upgrades that change your demon into different variations. The picture here shows the water demon in his element.

Whats even cooler than that are talismans that give you passive abilities like taking half. You can also pick up different fireball abilities that have different effects. You get a lot of options to choose from. You can also buy healing items, which again, more and more options to choose from. Even the level select screen is this cool Mode 7 view.

One bit of warning, some of the optional bosses are almost unbeatable. Other than that, this game is one of the best ever. If you somehow missed out on this amazing game, PLEASE go find a copy and play it immediately! I didn't mention the music or sound, because I usually play my games muted, but this one has some very atmospheric creepy tunes. Almost like Casltevania music. I know a lot of people like that sort of thing, so I thought I'd mention it.

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About randombullseyeone of us since 5:44 PM on 07.05.2008

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Zelda 2

X-Men Mutant Apocalypse

Dragon Warrior III

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Final Fantasy 3 (Final Fantasy VI)

Way of the Samurai

Nick Arcade

We Love Katamari

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Toejam & Earl

River City Ransom

Mega Man X

Pokemon Red/Blue

Yakuza series

Operation Darkness


X-Men 2: Clone Wars

Sweet Home

Legend of Dragoon

Clock Tower

Mystal Ninja/Ganabre Goemon series

Onimusha Warlords

Rockin' Kats


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God Hand

Blood Will Tell

Super Godzilla


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Robot Alchemic Drive (R.A.D.)

Buck Rodgers Countdown to Doomsday

Darkwing Duck

Shin Megami Tensei games (Persona, Devil Summoner, Devil Survivor)

Jurassic Park 2

Disgaea & other Nippon Ichi Games (Phantom Brave, Makai Kingdom, La Pucelle Tactics, Soul Nomad)

Twisted Tales of Spike Mcfang

Resident Evil

Legend of Kage

Lost Vikings

Devil May Cry

Comix Zone

X- Men

Threads of Fate

Mutant League Football

Mega Man 7

Castlevania 2

Sonic 2

Dragon Warrior 2

Donkey Kong Country

Spider-man & X-Men Arcades revenge




Splatterhouse 2

Elevator Action

Mega Man 6

Mega Man 5

Dig Dug

Mega Man 4

Mega Man 3

Mega Man 2

Rock Roll Racing


Mega Man

Beat Em Ups PART 6: Future

Beat Em Ups PART 5: Playstation 2/Xbox/Gamecube

Beat Em Ups PART 4: Playstation/Saturn

Beat Em Ups PART 3: Sega Genesis Super Nintendo

Beat Em Ups PART 2: Nintendo

Beat Em Ups PART 1: Arcade

Smash TV

Ghosts & Goblins


Werewolf Last Warrior


Dragon Warrior


Rolling Thunder

Splatterhouse 3

Doom Troopers

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Zero Wing


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