Ghostbusters (NES)

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Platform: NES
Year: 1988
Developer: Bits Laboratory
Buy: Amazon

Ghostbusters is a game loosely based on the popular movie of the same name. The player gets to play as the 3 Ghostbusters, as Winston isn't in the game for some reason. The game is known for it's awful, horrendous game play. The graphics look like they came off an Apple ][ and the music, you'll hear over and over again...

The game has spawned some controversy because of its horrible Engrish in the ending. You can see a picture of it below. Another thing that made this game legendarily awful was the dreaded staircase scene.


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The title screen. GRSTBRSTRS!!!

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The overworld map.

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Driving to the shop to buy items.

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Buying items at the shop.

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Fighting the final boss, Gozer.

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The famous ending screen.


The music luckily is from the movie, and it's over 3 minutes. Unfortunately, it's an awful rendition. Yoshiaki Tsuruoka and Tadashi Sou collaborated to do just ONE SONG for the game!


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Ghostbusters Theme Ray Parker Jr.Yoshiaki Tsuruoka, Tadashi Sou 3:32



The credits in the Japanese version are supposed to be there, but due to the game's buggy programming, all you get is a black screen (after a few seconds, りり will appear on screen, but that's it), though since there is no Japanese text in the game, the credits may have looked the same as the NES version anyway.

Game Rip






Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.


  Japan.svg   Japan
Ghostbusters - FC.jpg
Title: ゴーストバスターズ (Ghostbusters)
Platform: FC
Released: 1986-09-22
Publisher: Tokuma Soft
  USA.svg   USA
Ghostbusters - NES.jpg
Title: Ghostbusters
Platform: NES
Released: 1988-10-??
Publisher: Activision