Post by Lord Dalek on Apr 29, 2019 20:49:40 GMT -5
"The Real Ghostbusters arcade game was developed not by David Crane, but rather by Data East. It’s a more straightforward run-and-gun action game more suitable to the arcade than the first Ghostbusters title, though it’s not as well known since it was never ported to consoles, only European computers. As the title, cover, and cabinet art indicate, it’s technically a tie-in with The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series, which began airing in 1987. However, there’s no indication of this within the arcade game, as none of the characters actually look like any of the Ghostbusters."
The game code actually has some unused portrait sprites that would have designated which generic Ghostbuster guy is which. Venkman is in Blue, Egon is in red, and Ray is the new addition in yellow. Winston didn't make it in...again.