February 16th 2009 3:58 pm PT

New Xbox Original now available: Grabbed by the Ghoulies


Xbox Originals has just released Grabbed by the Ghoulies. It is now available for download for 1200 points.

Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • LausDomini

    I don’t know anything about this game other than that it is mentioned in Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. Any word on more Arcade Hits? Please?

  • Biomonkey

    Lame, I wish they would add the Prince of Persia: SoT Trilogy. I know the would sell a lot.

  • Obienator

    Agreed, this game is awful. Lets see Prince of Persia and Beyond Good and Evil!

  • Biomonkey

    Yes, I would love to actually finish Beyond Good and Evil without purchasing an Orginal Xbox to play it.

  • Anonymous

    It would feel more like a kick in the goolies if you bought this :(

    Another vote for Beyond Good and Evil from me.

  • rastansaga

    sod that. i finally got hold of some Japanese PSN points, so i can download R-Type Delta and a couple of Puzzle Bobble games for my PS3.

  • metallicorphan

    i remember having this for my xbox,its a so-so game

    i would like to see,KOTOR 1 and 2,SWBF 1 and 2,SW:Republic Commando,MGS2,Silent hill 2,Beyond Good and Evil,Armed and Dangerous,counter strike,Links golf….list goes on

    and okay i will bite Major….whats the suprise concerning Lost and Damned?..i am currently finishing up the flying rats,i have 36 to go

  • a peeking duck

    Very nice…NOT!

  • VgSIag

    I love this game. It’s so much fun.

    I was just thinking about it the other day. I think this will be my first Xbox Original.

  • DjFIL

    umm… this isn’t JSRF.

  • metallicorphan

    hey major

    is the suprise for lost and damned that we get to see another mans junk in a cut scene?

  • Atheist Primate

    I was “sure” that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas would make its way to Xbox Originals today since I saw it on The Spotlight on the 360 dashboard a couple of days ago. It would make alot of sence considering that Lost & Damned is released tomorrow.
    Oh well. Maybe San Andreas is the next game to hit Xbox Originals.

  • metallicorphan


    GTA:SA has been on xbox originals for a while now…….unless Norway hasnt got it,its up on the UK list anyway

  • Anonymous

    Why do they keep adding crappy games? Jet Set Radio Future? Panzer Dragoon Orta? Shenmue 2? Marvel Vs. Capcom 2? Come on man.

  • WarioFan63

    All right! Loved this game! Wish I wouldve waited instead of buying it from the store. Which I got for 3 bucks…

    Yes I wouldve payed 15 for this, Im a sucker like that.

  • sleepydumbdude

    I liked the game but don’t think it was worth 15. I paid 5 for it used and didn’t finish it. I wouldn’t pay 15 for it.

  • Gorkinlot

    About time a decent xbox original came out.

  • WeezeeWare

    It’s usually alot cheaper just to buy these games at
    The store than it is at marketplace !!

  • ShaggyB

    Why isnt Halo2 and its map packs up for download yet?

  • Hi I am Phil

    Im befuddled as to why any quality games other than Splinter Cell, GTA and some others arent on Xbox Originals.

    Mechassault 2?

  • threeleggedcow

    “Why isnt Halo2 and its map packs up for download yet?”

    Why would you want to be? You can just buy it for $10 if you don’t already have it and it plays great.

  • LeiChat

    Am I right in saying the Xbox Originals don’t include Live support?

    Has the back compat program ended officially? Was still hoping for Midtown Madness 3, only fussed about playing Hunter and Keepaway on Live.

  • Alex Atkin UK

    I bought this a while back on disk. Personally I think it is a very good game.

    The only thing letting it down is the number of next-gen games that keep me busy instead.

  • JeremyIsHere

    Pretty sure they no longer work on backwards compatibility. I remember when this game released in a bundle with the original Xbox.

  • CompactDstrxion

    Back compatibility is very unlikely to be updated now.

    AFAIK the Xbox Originals support live if the original game supported it.

  • Eviltattoo

    Dear God…

  • Vasilii Zaytsev

    I suggest Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords

  • Nitramuse

    I can’t see why you buy a Xbox original…On the other hand..I saw a comment of Marvel vs Capcom 2…That would be awesome and a insta-buy :P

  • DNAgent

    Right now I am only waiting for 1 game. Morrowind. After playing through Oblivion I would like to go back and visit Morrowind seeing as how I never fully completed it. All I really remember is making pillow forts and such which was a lot of fun.


    Morrowind is also already BC. Come on people, just look at the list already!

  • Aliasalpha

    @MACPH1ST0: I think people want the option to buy them as downloads rather than have to try and find a copy on disc that’s still in good condition. I know I’d buy the original xbox version of splinter cell double agent because I thought it was a far better game than the 360 version but there’s nowhere in town that has it and anything on places like ebay would be used and of questionable condition. I’m also interested in beyod good & evil and would be very likely to impulse buy it if it was on the international marketplace (Australia doesn’t have gta san andreas and a few others)

  • KnightOfYeshua

    I would also love to see more games reverse engineered so they were backwards compatible. If not, at a minimum I would like to see more Xbox original games available for purchase/download. PS3 abandoned backwards compatibility – It would be a good way to ‘stick’ it to them if you didn’t abandon it as well.


    Ok yeah Aliasalpha my bad. I just wish we could get some kind of official word on why Beyond Good & Evil never made it to the BC list, because if it’s not on there, I doubt it will ever make it to the Xbox Originals program. From what I’ve seen, it’s been one of, if not the, most requested title for the BC list, so it’s a shame we won’t see it playable on the 360. Oh well, I guess I’ll just look for a Gamecube copy of it for my Wii. At least one of the big 3 acknowledges that people still want backwards compatibility in their current-gen consoles.

  • Three 60 Mafia

    Rallisport Challenge 2! Stop releasing crap on Originals.

  • Anonymous

    jes, does microsoft not listen to its customer base ??? DECENT GAMES, not junk for oringals.

  • doyouheuyahoo

    Another vote for Beyond Good and Evil. It’s a really good game and i’m sure that it will have a lot of success !
    (And I don’t want to buy back the original xbox ^^ )

  • Wyat Earp

    No thanks.

    But “Yes please” to: Rallisport Challenge 2, TOCA 2 & 3, Beyond Good & Evil and Oddworld: Strangers Wrath.


    I’ve been asking about more backwards compatibility for months, but everyone at MS ignores me. I believe that they quietly stopped updating the list when Sony stopped updating theirs, which means that they are copying Sony, which makes them followers, not leaders. The only game that I want added to the list is Def Jam: Fight for New York, and that is only because Def Jam Icon was so horrible, but apparently both MS and Major Nelson will continue to ignore these requests, which is idiotic, because they are losing potential sales.

  • Lynch182

    on about arcade games i would love to have. Road Rash been top of the list, not played that for years. secondly, original micro machines would be sooooooooo rad. would anybody like to agree with me? or has anybody heard anything about why these games aren’t available yet? cheers

  • Metal Advent

    I wish one day to see Oddword: Stranger’s Wrath on the Originals page, or at the very least on the BC list.