Games I’m looking forward to: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

I loved the movies, even if the sequel wasn’t as good as the original, and I loved playing the first video game on my Commodore 64. So how could I not be looking forward to a modern-day update that was co-written and voice acted by the original cast?

Sure has come a long way from the first game put out by Activsion in 1984:

Apparently Activision put out a Ghostbusters II game based on the sequel, but I never played that one. Considering how easy the first game was there’s probably a good reason for that.

11 thoughts on “Games I’m looking forward to: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

  1. Looks an interesting game (and I must admit I’m tempted), but I can’t see “how” you can play it… I guess the worst case scenario is that you may be able to make your own Ghostbusters 3 (or 4) movie wink

  2. I’ve been drooling over this game since it was being developed by some indie guys called Zootfly. When Aykroyd hooked up with it and then brought the original cast with him, I about lost my shit.

    And I’m pretty sure it’s played by having you create a fifth “new recruit” ghostbuster who runs around with the original four and kicks ghost ass.

  3. The trailer is a nerds wet dream. The fact they all 4 of them did their voices is amazing.

  4. Figured people had seen this so I didn’t post it up earlier, but for those wondering a bit about the story line and what the game play will likely look like, check out this video.



  5. Dr. Egon Spengler: I have a radical idea. The door swings both ways, we could reverse the particle flow through the gate.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: How?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: [hesitates] We’ll cross the streams.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: ‘Scuse me Egon? You said crossing the streams was bad!
    Dr Ray Stantz: Cross the streams…
    Dr. Peter Venkman: You’re gonna endanger us, you’re gonna endanger our client – the nice lady, who paid us in advance, before she became a dog…
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Not necessarily. There’s definitely a *very slim* chance we’ll survive.
    [pause while they consider this]
    Dr. Peter Venkman: [slaps Ray] I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it! LET’S DO IT!

    Do NOT cross the streams!

  6. Apparently, this trailer is making me want to buy the cartoon series on DVD.  And from what I heard, the Complete series on DVD will cost a whopping $179.98, and that includes every episode, plus the Slimer episodes.

  7. Apparently, this trailer is making me want to buy the cartoon series on DVD.  And from what I heard, the Complete series on DVD will cost a whopping $179.98, and that includes every episode, plus the Slimer episodes.

    Yikes!  What’s scarier is they are going for more on Ebay. Upwards of $200-300!?? I guess people don’t realize they can get it from Time Life?

  8. My sister and I used to play the Commodore 64 one a lot and it was pretty easy. But for some reason, we had a hell of a time trying to get past Mr. Staypuft at the end. I remember he would jump back and forth in front of the door and you had to time it so that you ran in when he was out of the way. I think you got three tries and if you didn’t make it, you had to start all over again. We were only able to beat the game once because of that part.

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