Earlier this month, Sega’s 1990 Ghostbusters video game received a long overdue fan update, which not only included the character additions of Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully but also SRAM saving, and various new customization options, modes, and cheats.
While available to play now through emulation (click here for our in-depth how-to), for fans hoping to grab a physical copy, you’re in luck, as @toy_saurus_games_sales has cooked up a retro release that’ll not only work on original Sega hardware but comes encased inside updated packaging that includes a revamped instruction manual and glow-in-the-dark slime-green cartridge.
As apparent from our previous reports and as displayed on the back of the box, the headlining addition to Ghostbusters: Special Edition is that of Winston Zeddemore, a rather crude oversight of the game’s original release. The bumbling Louis Tully also joins the team, becoming a fully playable character, in addition to selectable uniform colors and difficulty settings that include the new Nightmare Mode (and Vigo the Carpathian). Alternatively, for those looking to make the game a bit easier, a handful of cheats have been added, including our personal favorite, giving the ability to dish out double damage to those pesky apparitions!
If you’d like to guarantee your copy, Ghostbusters: Special Edition is available for a limited time exclusively through @toy_saurus_games_sales via Instagram, priced at $60.
Despite the physical release receiving praise from BillyTime! Games, one of the modders behind the project, we should state that much like the patch, this has been made by fans, for fans, and is not endorsed by Columbia Pictures Ghost Corps or anyone who worked on the original 1990 release.
If you’d like to see the game in action, I recently had a chance to feature a full playthrough during a recent live stream, with that found below.