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Grab yer Ghoulies, prepare to Wii 25 Jan, 2010, 20:47 / 14 comments

Ghoul Patrol, the sort-of sequel to Zombies ate my Neighbors is apparently out on the Wii's Virtual Console service.
Ghoul Patrol
Original platform: Super NES
Publisher: LucasArts
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Mild Fantasy Violence
Price: 800 Wii Points
Description: The main attractions at the library's Goblin exhibit have come to life! As the Ghoul Patrol, you'll go back in time and de-spook an encyclopedia of zombified historic dudes. Vaporize garbage-can ghosts and ninja spirits, rescue bug-eyed librarians and wigged-out pirates, dodge flying books and adolescent-eating plants, and ultimately put the beastly spirit back in the history books.
Read the Mojo database entry here.

No idea when it will be hitting the PAL regions - they're still waiting for the Indiana Jones game.

Update by Jason: Don't look now, but we published a review!

Comments

  • Kolzig on 28 Jan, 2010, 16:41…
    I seriously hope NoE will release this and the Indy SNES game in Europe someday also... It seems like they've forgot that the Virtual Console exists.
  • McScurvy on 27 Jan, 2010, 20:35…
    Seconding the love for Ghoul Patrol’s cover art, more or less tells you what you’re in for and it’s damn stylish too if only there were a way to get a poster of it. I’ve only ever seen one copy of the game in stores and it was the one I bought, so I’m really not surprised that a lot of people never heard of it.
    The ratcheted up difficulty wasn’t too bad though once you find out that ghost potions let you walk across bottomless pits, which the later levels are filled with.
  • larryahern on 27 Jan, 2010, 17:26…
    Btw, Ghoul Patrol's awesome cover art is by LucasArts alum Anson Jew. I love me the cover (although I can't say that I ever actually played the game...maybe now).
  • Kroms on 27 Jan, 2010, 19:50…
    For anyone interested in checking out Anson Jew's artwork, click here.
  • Udvarnoky on 27 Jan, 2010, 20:12…
    He doesn't list it on his web site, by Anson Jew also did character/storyboard concepts for Insecticide, with the equally amazing Peter Chan providing environment concept art. (We've collected all we can find here, although I only see one Chan piece.)
  • Gabez on 27 Jan, 2010, 21:08…
    He was also an animator on Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. We interviewed him about that here
  • Ascovel on 27 Jan, 2010, 16:57…
    I never heard of this game somehow.
  • Udvarnoky on 26 Jan, 2010, 13:39…
    I'll have a Mojo review up for this soon, for those interested.
  • jp-30 on 27 Jan, 2010, 00:29…
    Yes, please.
  • The Tingler on 27 Jan, 2010, 04:37…
    Thank you, that works for me!
  • The Tingler on 26 Jan, 2010, 05:51…
    *taps foot*
  • Udvarnoky on 25 Jan, 2010, 23:11…
    Suh-weet! Not as good as the original, but a very good selection for a Virtual Console release.
  • clone2727 on 27 Jan, 2010, 00:22…
    I'd still rather see other LucasArts classic console games on there...
  • jp-30 on 25 Jan, 2010, 23:49…
    I don't know if I can tear myself away from Max and the Magic Marker just yet...