June 19, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

Ghostbusters: The Video Game
Must Classic-Movie Adaptation

Those familiar with the work of supernatural scholar Ray Parker Jr. already know who to call when there’s something strange in your neighborhood. But now you could be the one doing the busting, thanks to Atari’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game (out now for PS3, PS2, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, and Nintendo DS), in which players join the team as rookie spook hunters. The game is set two years after the events of 1989’s Ghostbusters II movie, and once again, New York is facing an invasion of ghosts and ghoulies.
Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd lent their voices to the project, and the latter pair helped write it. But Aykroyd insists the game would have been halfway decent even without their involvement. ”The characters are so strong, the equipment’s so strong, the world is so clearly defined, you’d really have to screw it up badly for it not to be good,” he says. ”Maybe a full-on drag-queen Ghostbuster might be a stretch. Although I’m not saying I would object to that…”

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