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Best Nintendo Ghosts: Your Say

It's Halloween! Time for you to pick your favourite spooks from Nintendo games...

You say: "Kirby had a ghost! Hell yeah!" - Lindz

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5. Gastly (Pokémon series)

The highest placed Pokémon in this list. Seeing as Gastly evolves into Haunter, you might think it surprising that it is so high. But just look at him! Doesn't Gastly look cool? It may be big ball of gas with eyes and a mouth but we are told that Gastly can topple an Indian Elephant within two seconds! It can also use some good special attacks and can learn Hypnosis, making it a useful Pokémon to have in your team.

You say: "It was my first ever Pokémon card and I've always loved how dark, yet slightly cool looking it is." Hammer Bro

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4. Poes (Zelda series)

At last! A ghost that was in our list also appears in yours. Sort of! We picked the Big Poes who could be found in Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask but you've gone for the generic Poe. And why not? After making their debut in Link To The Past, these ghostly stalwarts have appeared in all the biggest Zelda games including the aforementioned N64 adventures plus Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. We also like the Imp Poes, who only come out at night in Twilight Princess.

You say: "The Boo of the Zelda games." - Badgergamer

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3. Chozo Ghosts (Metroid Prime)

Chozo Ghosts don't appear to be immediately likeable! They should be Samus' ally yet they attack her, causing her Power Suit to short circuit. They're tough to defeat without the X-Ray Visor. Maybe you pity them - after all, Phazon has corrupted the Chozo Ghosts and driven them to madness which causes them to lash out at our heroine.

You say - "The panic inducing music didn't help when these things turned up." - mandlecreed

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2. Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde (Pac-Man)

Maybe having four ghosts in one position is cheating but you can't separate the Pac-Man gang. Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde are the original gaming ghosts and deserve their place near the top of the list. These fantastic four are pretty tough too - it just takes one touch from them to kill our pill-guzzling friend. If we had to pick a favourite it would be Blinky as he speeds up after a certain number of pills are eaten.

You say: "Inky, Pinky, Blinky and Clyde from Pac-Man get my vote. Especially Clyde. They're determined to fulfill their goals and are loveable." - Koopa man

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1. Boo

We agree! Boo was our number one and he's your favourite too, receiving four times as many votes as the Pac-Man ghosts! It's not really a surprise - they're ghosts and they're also quite cute, especially when they cover their eyes when you face them. The fact that they were originally named Boo Diddley (Super Mario Bros. 3) after the 50s rock n roll star just makes us love them even more! They have gone on to star in all the best Mario games since including Super Mario World, Mario 64 and Galaxy.

You say: "Such a smart ghost. I love the fact that he chases you but he stops when you look at him." - joedot

Click here to read about our favourite ghosts in Nintendo games.

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  1. nintendo_guy Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 16:36

    Good order! :D

  2. Mr Resettio Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 16:39

    poor Jalhalla wasnt included :cry:

  3. catscan93 Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 16:46

    Lol, not a single character from Luigi's Mansion....

  4. tomutwit Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 16:47

    Bomb boos... are awesome.
    The TP Poe sidequest is awesome. Jovani is scarier than the actual Poes.

  5. KrikenKing Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 16:55

    Lol, not a single character from Luigi's Mansion....


    I thought King Boo was in Luigi's Mansion?

    And yay, Gengar made it in.

  6. Ai64 Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 17:27

    I knew boo would be no.1 because it's cute, shy and ghostly. It would not be a mario game without boo.

  7. Koopa 55 Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 18:27

    Where is Wrinkly Kong Tom?

  8. Random-Hero Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 18:28

    Drifblim is sexy, so a lack of that freaky ghost upsets me. =C

  9. layton lover Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 18:58

    This is a pretty decent list. For me King Boo should have been higher up as i adore Luigi's mansion.

    Also Butler from Luigi's mansion should have got at least 10th. He's packed full of charactor and he is pretty hilaurious.

  10. layton lover Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 19:13

    In PH (which i have completed) i did not see Poes.

    Was it the Cubus sisters that were Poes??

    Oh and surely their should have been a few Luigi's mansion ghosts. I love Luigi's mansion! It's my 3rd favourite geme ever after only my dear Layton games.

  11. python2000 Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 19:18

    i dont think you could make that list any better being honest but you didnt need gastly in there with both haunter and gengar holding the spots.
    Maybe Mario Boo should be in the list from galaxy!

  12. ibarnaby64 Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 19:35

    BS. That is all.

  13. yubel Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 19:38

    Big boo shouldve been set higher then the ordinary boo.
    Dosnt matter what games, matters how scary and cool they are.
    Saying that boo is shy and king boo is scarier.

  14. Koopa man Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 21:37

    Yay, I got quoted ^_^

    'Tis a good list overall. Well done, people.

  15. sciqueen Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 21:43

    The Boos from Super Mario Bros. 3 are scary :(

  16. Kirby8 Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 22:21

    BOO IS AWESOME!! He's one of my fave characters. Always pick him when I can, e.g. Mario Party.

  17. Cyberguy Saturday 31st Oct 2009 at 22:28

    Yay my comment got in!

    King Boo and the Boos are awesome.

  18. Lady Gagagged Sunday 1st Nov 2009 at 00:29

    Good list, but as Ghastly/Haunter/Gengar are essentially the same, just slightly evolved, which two other ghosts would have made the list if they had been classified as one entry? And would they have toppled Boo with their combined votes?

  19. chocfang Sunday 1st Nov 2009 at 09:07

    I can't believe they didn't include boo mario! Its the best Ghost in videogaming and the best character in videogaming history! What more could you want! BRRRRR you just reminded me of those chchchchoozzzo gggGghhost GARGHHHHHHH

  20. mariofan97 Sunday 1st Nov 2009 at 09:54

    boo was obviously going to be 1st place.he's brilliant!

  21. tomonm Sunday 1st Nov 2009 at 10:24

    Good list, but as Ghastly/Haunter/Gengar are essentially the same, just slightly evolved, which two other ghosts would have made the list if they had been classified as one entry? And would they have toppled Boo with their combined votes?

    If they'd been classified as one entry (which I don't think would be fair as they look different) they would have been higher in the list but wouldn't have toppled Boo. Boo got more than four times the amount of votes as anyone else.

    Other two ghosts - Jalhalla would have been 9th and there would have been a three-way tie for 10th with King Boom Boo, Kayo and Fado all getting the same amount of votes.

  22. neongiratina Sunday 1st Nov 2009 at 11:57

    Mine would have to be that Chicken Thing (oocoo?) In Zelda Twilight Princess

  23. seancuk23 Sunday 1st Nov 2009 at 12:15

    Its the Boo and the Poe of course!

  24. Koopa man Sunday 1st Nov 2009 at 15:05

    Mine would have to be that Chicken Thing (oocoo?) In Zelda Twilight Princess


    they're not ghosts, are they? :?

  25. Lady Gagagged Monday 2nd Nov 2009 at 01:45

    If they'd been classified as one entry (which I don't think would be fair as they look different) they would have been higher in the list but wouldn't have toppled Boo. Boo got more than four times the amount of votes as anyone else.

    Other two ghosts - Jalhalla would have been 9th and there would have been a three-way tie for 10th with King Boom Boo, Kayo and Fado all getting the same amount of votes.

    In game they can be the same character though, I did vote for my specific variety, so it wasn't a complaint. Just I wanted to know how it would have affected things. I'm OK with Boo winning, much more iconic to gamers than just the pokemon set.

  26. Red-Wolf Monday 2nd Nov 2009 at 10:25

    The Chozo Ghosts are the ultimate Nintendo ghosts to me. When I first faced them i actually paniced a bit. The music, the sound effects, the fact they kept dissapearing and reappearing, all of those factors added up to one of my most sweat indusing battles ever. Im also fond of the giant Poe boss in Wind Waker and Bogmire in Luigi's Mansion. Also Spiritomb and Lady Bow from Paper Mario are pretty awesome

  27. MetallicA-knight Tuesday 3rd Nov 2009 at 02:29

    Mine would have to be that Chicken Thing (oocoo?) In Zelda Twilight Princess


    I was going to rip into you, But your avatar made me lol!


    Still...

    *Facepalm* They are not ghosts

  28. LuigiEndo Tuesday 3rd Nov 2009 at 21:55

    BOO OWNED ALL!!!

  29. Light Yagami Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 13:36

    Did anyone at all vote for Vivienne? Or any ghosts in the Paper Mario series?

  30. Boo95 Friday 6th Nov 2009 at 19:22

    Awesome!! Boo ftw. :D

  31. coates01 Saturday 7th Nov 2009 at 17:49

    I`m happy Boo came 1st in the competition,but King Boo should have been in the top 2.Also I thought Boolosos should have been in the top 10 as well.

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