Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Game Stats: Ghostbusters 2016 Ghosts

This is post number 20 in the series “31 Days of Ghostbusters,” a celebration of the franchise’s return to the big screen.



What’s the first thing you do when you come home from a repeat showing of Ghostbusters? Why, turn to Ghostbusters International Chapter 6 (“Ghostology”) and figure out the game statistics for some ghosts, of course!

Here are the ghosts featured in Ghostbusters (2016), by order of appearance (as best I could remember).


Gertrude Aldridge, Class IV, basement-dwelling murderer

Power3Flight
Poltergeist (G)
Slime

Ectopresence2


Goal: Escape the Basement


Sparky, Class III, electrocuted convict

Power2Terrorize
Ectopresence3


Goal: Catch a Subway Car


Mayhem, Class III, theatre spirit

Power6Animate
Flight
Materialize

Ectopresence5


Goal: Mayhem


Slimer, Class V, nasty little spud

Power5Flight
Ectopresence5


Goal: Eat, Drive, and Be Merry


Slimette
Identical to Slimer’s stats except that she has 79% of his earning potential.


The Flasher, Class III, phantom pervert

Power2Slime
Terrorize

Ectopresence2


Goal: Offend


Ghost Rat Swarm, Class VI, vaporous vermin

Power3Materialize
Murphy
Summon Pests

Ectopresence3


Goal: Chase the Squeamish


Parade Balloon Ghosts, Class VI, creepy 1920s Thanksgiving parade balloons
Examples include Potato Nose Pinocchio, the Strong Man, Uncle Sam, Crazy Rabid Chihuahua, and the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man.

Power2Flight
Ectopresence3


Weaknesses: Sharp objects
Goal: Smother


Ghosts of Times Square Past, Class III, local historical figures
Examples include Puritan ghosts, Revolutionary War ghosts,  gangster ghosts, 1920s ghosts, G-Man ghosts, cop ghosts, 1920s ghosts, 1950s ghosts, showgirl ghosts, 1970s ghosts, and a ghost prostitute. (Thanks to IMDB for the list.)

Power3Slime (via slime muskets, tommy guns, pistols, or otherwise)
Ectopresence2


Goal: Shoot Things With Slime


Rowan the Destroyer, angry loner turned Class VII Metaspecter

Brains6Ecto-Engineering9
Muscles9Smash Building12
Moves5Grab8
Cool3Insult6
Power12Control Mind


Creature Feature


Growing


Materialize


Physical Immunity (G)


Possess


Proton Immunity (G)

Weaknesses: Can be pulled into a reversed ghost portal; vulnerable crotch
Goal: Put an End to Bullying (By Destroying the World)