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- Disambiguation: For the 1988 movie, see Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School.
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Scott Marshall |
Jesse Kapili |
|Platform(s)||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Genre(s)||Action, survival horror|
Ghoul School is a survival horror video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992 by Imagineering. This game takes place in a high school which has been overrun by ghosts/demons. It is an early example of the Metroidvania genre.
While taking the usual shortcut home through the cemetery from Cool School High, Senior Spike O'Hara found a strange, glowing skull. He put it in his backpack to show to his anatomy teacher the next day which happened to be Halloween Eve. When Dr. Femur wanted to keep the skull for a special study, Spike was concerned because it appeared that the skull was bigger than it was the day before. Little did anyone know that the skull had begun transmitting its message to the realm of the dead. The ghouls had begun their assault...
Ghosts/demons have taken over Cool School High. They have turned the teachers and football team into demons. To make matters worse, they have kidnapped Samantha Pompom, the head cheerleader. The player assumes the role of Spike O'Hara as he tries to defeat the ghouls and rescue Samantha. He will have to explore more than 200 rooms and defeat a large number of enemies. There are items and weapons throughout the game that O'Hara can find to defeat the ghouls, though many of these items are well-hidden.
- Ghoul School at MobyGames
- Interview with game creator Scott Marshall
- Ghoul School information at GameFAQs
- Sotenga (July 1, 2015). "Ghoul School". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
"It's notable for being an early Metroidvania, released several years after Metroid (itself a pretty creepy game) but before the genre became explosively popular".
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