Demon's Crest

Download Demon's Crest and enter the dark, gothic world of Firebrand! Harness elemental powers, battle fierce enemies, and uncover the truth behind a sinister plot. Your fight against evil begins – play now!
a game by Capcom
Genre: Platformer
Platform: SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 5.1/10, based on 7 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 6 votes
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See also: 2D Platformer Games, Side Scrolling Games
Demon's Crest
Demon's Crest
Demon's Crest
Demon's Crest

Arthur's annoying enemy in Super Ghouls N' Ghosts has his own game, Demon's Crest! In it, you control Firebrag, a winged demon who must find several stones with magical powers. Along the way, Firebrag can collect several different abilities, including being able to fly, swim, and use great speed. However, the quest won't be easy: there are several hidden areas and fearsome Bosses you must confront and defeat before you can proceed. Some of you may have also played the NES and Game Boy versions, called Gargoyle's Quest. This one has eye-popping graphics, beautiful music, and very challenging game play. This game combines all the elements of strategy and action. Looks like another winning title from the folks at Capcom!!!


Excellent graphics, exciting game play, and several techniques make this the one to get!


This game is so good, you almost feel bad when you finally finish it.


The eye Boss Ovnunu! What is that green goo you sink down into?


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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

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Demon's Crest will probably be one of those sleeper games, similar to how the Game Boy Gargoyles's Queet was. The graphics am beautiful, and the game play Is top-notch. When you get the ditfment forms, you have to go Into a subscreen, which Interrupts the action a little. The audio is very well done and is good at setting the mood. You would do well to try this one out--you might be surprised.


Capcom's not hyping this one. What's up with that? Demon's Crest will prove to be a good game for Capcom for many reasons. It has some of the most detailed graphics seen in an action game, plus Demon's Crest has a bit of an RPG/quest flair for those looking for more than a boring old. The mysterious nature of the game really draws you closer to the action. Those Bosses are HUGEI


Capcom has delivered the goods with Demon's Crestl I don't think I have to go over how great the graphics ate and how the background music and sound effects are super cool! And what about the awesome game play? We've come to expect all that from Capcom. What i didn't expect was how big Ihe game is. I love the fact that there are multiple endings. The different attacks are great too! I like this game!


That pesky little gargoyle hits the big time with Capcom's Demon's Crest. It seems they can do no wrong as this is another hit on par with Mega Man X. The graphics are very good and the sounds are eerie and catchy. There is a lot of game play and technique. However, the only drawback for me was the control took getting used to and seemed to get a bit frustrating trying to hover at different levels. Still a big hit!

  • Manufacturer: Capcom
  • Machine: SNES

A great action/adventure game in the tradition of Super Metroid that unfortunately, can be beat in a few hours without casting any of the usual spells or using any potions. Aside from these problems, this has all the markings of a great game!

  • Machine: SNES;
  • Manufacturer: Capcom

This monster game is drawing many comparisons to Super Metroid. As you move through the hellish backgrounds, you gain power-ups and demonic morphing ability. This game is really spooky!

The import version should be available this month, with a U.S. version due in a couple months. Keep looking for more details on this hot new title.

Tired of shallow action/adventure games that are all explosive flash with no substance? Demon's Crest brings depth and artistry to the action/adventure genre, making it one of the season's top SNES games.

Demon's Quest

The same people who brought you Super Ghouls 'N' Ghosts in the early '90s have finally released a follow-up to that SNES action/adventure classic. While Arthur and his Princess are missing from this game, many of the same ghouls 'n' ghosts are here, as well as much of the same tried-and- true game play. This time, you play as the ugly Red Demon, one of Arthur's toughest enemies in the earlier game. He's still a bad guy, but now an even badder bad guy has scattered the Demon's Crest (no, it's not Satan's toothpaste, it's a circle of six powerful stones), so Red embarks on a crusade to recover them.

And what a crusade it is. Along the way he encounters all manner of zombies, ghosts, slithery beasties, and big buglike bosses. Red battles them all with the basic skills every demon needs: He flies, clambers onto cliffs, and spurts fiery breath as his all-purpose weapon. Better weapons await, however. Each time he finds part of the Demon's Crest, he gains a new Gargoyle power, including super strength, the ability to breathe and fight underwater, and a technique to reach higher areas. Using each power properly, plus some talismans, spells, and potions, adds a strategic element to the game play, separating it from standard run-n-shoot action/adventure titles.

For some gamers, the moves and magic will add a welcome complexity to the controls. Once you're deep into the game, you have to switch quickly from one new power to another to get past various obstacles. The switching requires you to sort through a menu that some gamers may find cumbersome. The powers themselves take a little practice to use effectively. Once you master the moves, however, you can maneuver efficiently and shoot accurately.


  • Down this d flying over his flames and shooting at his head when he lowers it. Careful, though -- just when you think he's dead, he makes a last attack.
  • As you fight through the jungle, you can splash in the water for only a second as the Red Demon. If you fall in, avoid the spiked bottoms and sides of the moving platforms.

Realm of the Demons

Although they may be a bit cartoony for some tastes, the graphics are wonderfully gruesome. The colorful, well-illustrated backgrounds look like scenes from hellish nightmares, with lots of craggy mountains and haunted graveyards. You'll recognize some enemies from Super Ghouls 'N' Ghosts, especially the zombies and ghosts. Of the many graphical highlights, a huge decaying dragon starts things off impressively, and the Red Demon flies with powerful grace. Thankfully, the slowdown that marred Super G 'N' G has been exorcised.

The sounds of this world aren't as rich, however. The sonorous music drones on repetitively, and all the beasts must've lost their voices in the damp weather. A few good sonic details, such as Red's flapping wings, don't compensate for what's missing.


  • Near the end of the jungle, this ridge of fire bombards you with fireballs. Watch for falling sparks -- they show you where the next fireball will fall.
  • Not only does this fire monster leap at you; he sends fire birds fluttering your way.
  • When you pass the cemetery's first wave of spiders, don't immediately jump onto this first moving platform. Instead, climb down the cliff to a hidden room with a potion.
  • As you prowl through the ruined torn, break windows with your head butt. You'll occasionally find helpful icons.

Co Crest Crazy

With so much to like, DC is a demon's delight. If there's a flaw in the game play, it's in the enemies' repetitious attack patterns. Most of the main monsters use simple swoop-and-shoot attacks reminiscent of Super Ghouls 'N' Ghosts, and few obstacles are super challenging, but the varied graphics and strategic depth are so intriguing, you may not mind. Fans of Arthur's original adventure surely won't, and neither will fens of good action/ adventure games. Demon's Crest rises to the top.

Published and released by Capcom in 1994, this adventure game is part of the Gargoyle’s Quest sub-series of the Ghosts ‘n Goblins franchise. Set out on a quest to destroy the Demon Dragon and reclaim the Crests stolen from your character, Firebrand, who fell under attack during a moment of weakness and has fallen back to earth. Firebrand must collect all of the elemental Crests in order to combine all the crests together so that the Crest of Infinity will appear. Some say that this will allow its holder infinite power, as well as, the ability to conquer any realms with the Crest of Infinity. This 16-megabit Cartridge is a single player, side-scrolling platform game for SFC and SNES gaming consoles.

when i first played this i thought cool and later it got even cooler you get all kinds of power's on this with the crests and battle many differnt cool demons that are both easy and hard at the same time it has many different endings all the while keeping you suprized and it will make you gaming skills better just like megaman did or mario (sonic's too easy) if you like capcom or games with demons as the main this is personnal recommended for you if not then thats your option if you don't like this i won't complain just feel a bit down becuase i love this game it has a free roming map,great battles,many secrets,cool art and cool powers in it! the only thing you will be wishing for or should be wishing for is that it to be longer you gotta understand your in the demon realm and this might be a sequal to super ghouls n ghosts give it a shot and play for at 2 hours before you judge it.

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    Sean Kalifut said on Forum:

    I just finished this game and it was really good. Capcom makes very nice games. A word to the wise, prepare to be driven insane when fighting Phalanx and the Dark Demon!