Reviewed by Jennifer – GEV.com
Gargoyle’s Quest is the spinoff of the infamous Ghosts ‘N Goblins by Capcom. After its huge success on the arcade, Capcom released this spinoff for the first time on Game Boy handheld console. The Game Boy classic is now available on 3DS for anyone to relive those great moments they spent with this wonderful game. Gargoyle’s Quest brought a twist to the franchise by reversing the sides, player’s play with. Instead of the good guys, you now play as the bad guy, a gargoyle trying to save Ghoul Realm from an army. This is a wonderful port of the game that I thoroughly enjoyed doing a review for, and I hope by the end you will be convinced to play it again.
Gargoyle’s Quest lets players enjoy two kinds of different genres. Most of the action in the game is in the form of a platformer, while the rest of the stage turns into RPG like top down view. During the top down view, players can explore the area, meet new NPCs and find quests. Whenever you exit this area, you get back into the platforming sequence. This mash up of the genre really worked for me because I am a huge fan of both.
One of the best things about Gargoyle’s Quest that I found while doing the review, is that the game has excellent action sequences. You play as Firebrand, and playing him feels unique. For his main attack, he uses fire breathing, while to jump on walls, he can cling on the sideways and reach out of reach places. His wings also allow him to glide over gaps and reach places that would be impossible with a jump. If that’s not enough, Firebrand also increases in power as he progresses through the game, making him stronger, faster and jump longer.
The only problem that I suffered while I did a review for Gargoyle’s Quest was that the game can be a little difficult. There were some sequences here and there that really tested my patience, and I hope anyone who is deciding to play the game has patience as well. If you love platforming games and a bit of RPG, this is an excellent game.