Usually video game tie-ins are released at the same time as the movie they're
based on. Sometimes there can be short delay--but twenty years is something
else. Ghostbusters never seems to age, though, with the new game a real labour
of love for the developer.
The game features an all new storyline but still manages to replicate most of
the major scenes from the films, including the hotel-room capture of New York
library ghost, Slimer, and the attack of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Almost
all of the original cast are involved, including all four Ghostbusters, the
mayor, and even Walter Peck.
The game itself is mission based and has you catching ghosts with your proton
packs and then manoeuvring them into a ghost trap--just like the movie. Whether
that's enough to fill a whole game isn't clear, but the funny dialogue and
celebrity voiceovers should help paper over any cracks.
- Tools of the trade: Use all the same gadgets from the movies, including
the iconic proton packs, particle throwers, the ghost-locating PKE meter,
- Direct-to-game sequel: Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie
Hudson all reprise their roles from the first two movies, and Akroyd and Ramis
wrote the game's story.
- Nice day for a drive: Get behind the wheel of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle
from the movie and chase down the faster-moving ghosts.
- He slimed me: The game features all the most famous ghosts from the first
two movies, including Slimer, the terror dogs, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man,
- New York, New York: The highly detailed environments allow for plenty of
collateral damage, as a special counter rates the carnage you're causing in