Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
Sega ■ £29.95
It's been a long, long time since this game was first released to become one of the best selling computer games of all time. Despite public acclaim, few reviews really rated it and after all this time it hasn't been improved for its Sega debut.
The rendition of the familiar Ghostbusters music is horrendous! Even when it's in tune the dire sounds used ensure a very necessary adjustment of the volume control. Graphics are, without exception, feeble and drab. There's a lot of sprite flicker but at least the scrolling in the car section is smooth. The inclusion of the extra scenes to defeat Gorza is a good idea, as is the shop, allowing equipment to be purchased whenever viable, but five ghosts per building makes busting too awkward and frustrating.
Ghostbusters is an old and simple game anyway, but with poor graphics and sound, and worse gameplay, you won't wanna call Sega's Ghostbusters.
Machine rating 22%