Ghost Battle is one of the earlier games by the German company Thalion
Software. Spanning five short yet difficult worlds, the game borrows its
visual style heavily from its better-known contemporaries like Shadow of the
Beast and Ghosts ‘n’ Goblins.
A simple arcade-style action game with some rudimentary adventuring and timing
based puzzles thrown in, Ghost Battle casts you as a nameless hero on a
quest to rescue his, yet again, nameless girlfriend from a nameless bad guy.
Enemies have a horror look and feel to them – ghouls and disembodied heads for
example. Initially our hero is armed with rocks, but extra weapons can be
collected for specific tasks such as the bosses who end each level.