Lost Treasures

August 10, 2015

Episode 5: Ghostbusters the Videogame

Ghostbusters the Videogame: Interview with Ken Rogoway

Ghostsbusters box art

With a special link to last week’s episode, Ken Rogoway joins us to talk about his work on Atari’s Ghostbusters: The Videogame.  Ken has had a long and storied history in video games and we learn, not only about his work on Ghostbusters, but in some other great franchises he’s had the privilege of working with.

Follow Ken on Twitter: @RogueProgrammer

Movies based on video games are usually very, very bad. Video games based on movies have a more polarizing track record. They are usually really good or really bad. In the case of 1984’s Ghostbusters, many of the video games have actually been very good.

Ghostbusters video games have been made since they movie was first released, on and off over the years but today we are going to talk about the 2009 release called “Ghostbusters: The Video Game”. One thing that makes this release so special now is the untimely death of Harold Ramis (Egon). He lent both his voice and some script changes to the game, resulting in what some people say would be the closest thing to a real Ghostbusters III that we will ever see.

The game sold over a million copies, a moderate success, and was available on the PlayStation 2, 3, PSP, Wii, Xbox 360, Windows and Nintendo DS. It’s considered an action adventure game, and puts you in the role of a rookie ghostbuster. You seek out paranormal activities and ghosts and you can switch to a first-person perspective that allows you to identify objects
that you will need to deal with in the game.

Ghostbusters Screen

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions include online multiplayer and it has been reported that the 360 version uses higher quality textures so if you are going to try and dig up this game now, that would be the version to try. Of course, the Nintendo DS version is completely different.

So, if you are wondering “What cha gonna play” the next time you are looking for a paranormal experience, this is definitely one to look for. Stepping back into the Ghostbusters universe is always an enjoyable experience for me, and I suspect for you too. Don’t forget – when the light is green, the trap is clean.

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Sean is an avid gamer and lover of all thing tech. He is a dedicated husband and the father to three beautiful daughters. In addition to taking his love of gaming to a new level with this site, Sean is also host of our podcasts: The OMG! Hour, Lost Treasures of Gaming, and Primetime as well as the bi-weekly podcast mashup show, Gamers Unscripted. Follow Sean on Twitter as @Xiantayne and this blog as @OMGnexus.



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