Arcade Video game published 30 years ago by Jaleco

Phantasm screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Phantasm © 1991 Jaleco.

Talk about lousy days! During a walk with your girlfriend you are ambushed by unknown guys who take your girl away and shoot you dead! Now, as a wandering spirit with the ability to possess almost anybody you come across, you are summoned by your girlfriend's father and given a mission to save her from the mysterious crime syndicate that holds her hostage so that you can rest in peace. Features colourful cartoony graphics, decent music & sound effects, lots of variety (since you can possess any enemy except bosses!) and classic platform action.

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Jaleco Mega System 1-A hardware

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
Sound CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 7 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.5 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 30.303 Khz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
=> [A] Fire, [B] Jump


Released in May 1991, this game is known outside Japan as "Avenging Spirit".

A Korean bootleg/hack of this game is known as "Monky Elf".


* Good Ending : You must find the three keys to unlock the door in which your girlfriend is held hostage in order to see the good ending.


Total Planner : Toku
Game Designer : Myaa
Programmer : T. Hata
Character Designers : Sanbo, H. Mamoru
B.G. Designers : Seven Star, C 57
Sound Producer : Tykoon Mori
Sound Composer : Studio O.K.
Special Thanks To : Miyuki-Chan, Dark Elf


Nintendo Game Boy (1992)


Game's ROM.