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  • Summary: You control the fate of the gallant Maximo, who returns home to find his kingdom in shambles. Your once trusted advisor, Achille has wrought evil on the land. Not only is the countryside filled with hoards of the roaming undead, but the four wise Sorceresses have been imprisoned at the four corners of the Kingdom, and to make matters worse, your girlfriend, Princess Sophia has been forced to marry the scoundrel Achille. Help Maximo rescue the Sorceresses, restore good to the kingdom, whup Achille's butt, and while you're at it...get your girl back! [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Ghosts to Glory is one of the most addicting, angering, exciting, and unforgiving-as-all-get-out (when jumping onto moving targets) games that I have ever played! There is never a dull moment.
  2. The entire gameplay package evokes nostalgia, yet has enough advancements embedded in its coding to give it the high-end kick in the butt it needs to compete with today’s greatest releases. [Mar 2002, p.76]
  3. It’s not only a sterling initial effort, but also one of the best overall examples of the genre we’ve ever played. [Feb 2002, p.32]
  4. It's sometimes the little details that are thrown in for the fun of it that really bring a game to the top of the stack, showing that those involved weren't just pumping out another game, but actually took the time to give it some personality.
  5. Fun but frustrating at the same time and only a few steps from being brilliant, Maximo is a must play.
  6. Players who have just jumped on the video game bandwagon with the PlayStation may become frustrated with Maximo's detail-oriented gameplay and repetitive nature.
  7. Not everyone’s cup of vino, but a true toga party for fans of the franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jan 1, 2012
    10
    This game is a classic. I can't remember the last time I've had this much fun. It's nice to have game that that executes platforming well. Easily a must buy. Expand
  2. RobertB.
    Feb 7, 2002
    10
    I can't stop playing this game!! It's been years since I've enjoyed a platformer and this game is one of the best! Perfect control! Incredible graphics! Excellent music score! I could go on and on...! If you have any love for classic games and feel like they can't be done in 3D - give this game a try. They're going to have to pry it from my cold, cold hands!!! Expand
  3. MateusC.
    Feb 1, 2005
    10
    Wonderfull. Night Colors. Climax. All. Thanks Capcom.
  4. MattB.
    Feb 20, 2002
    9
    Wow! Talk about an addicting game. Where do I start? This is oldschool gameplay mixed with next gen graphics in a beautiful 3d world! This is just the type of game the gameworld needed after the rampage of last fall into Christmas. The gameplay is great! It is oldschool vamped into 3d. You have your double jump, your sword can do several different things (including shooting at people if you get the right powerup), and you can even throw your shield! The story-line isn't anything earthshattering (ala FFX or MGS2), but it keeps you interested enough to care and laughing aloud at times. There are other quite humorous things in the game, too, like how maximo's boxer shorts keep changing as you move on in the game, or how he is turned into a crying baby at times. The guys at Capcom have scored big...it would be ashame if you passed this one up, but I have a feeling many will. Expand
  5. FranF.
    Jan 9, 2003
    9
    Excellent game - a great 3D throwback to "Ghosts N' Goblins/Ghouls N' Ghosts" games. Probably the best platformer of 2002 and worthy of a sequel (and if the ending indicates anything, there will be...) Expand
  6. May 20, 2012
    8
    This hack and slash was so fun back in the day, and its high amount of difficulty and strategy required make you want to approach this game with caution. Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Jun 10, 2002
    4
    Well not that good. It skinda cartoon. And its kinda dumb. Its worse than SCOOBY-DOO for PS2.

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