Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghostfiles - Spirit Detective (Prototype)

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghostfiles - Spirit Detective (Prototype)
Build name N/A
Dump status Released, redump needed
Released by Hidden Palace
File release date January 1, 2022
Origin EPROM cartridge
Labels N/A
Game Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghostfiles - Spirit Detective
System Game Boy Advance
Genre Role Playing
Final build JP Unreleased
EU Aug 5, 2004
US Oct 16, 2003
Release date JP Unreleased
EU Apr 1, 2005
US Dec 2, 2003
Download Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghostfiles - Spirit Detective (Prototype) (info)

A prototype of Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghostfiles - Spirit Detective for the Game Boy Advance.


  • Early prototype.
  • Boots to a more simplistic trademark screen that lacks a background.
  • Game moves from each company logo faster in this build.
  • Features an intro scene that was removed from the final.
  • Lacks a title screen, goes right into the main menu instead.
  • Main menu is different, using a different background image.
  • Text is green when entering a name in this build. In the final it's white.
  • Boots to a level select after entering your name.
  • Despite entering your name, the game often doesn't utilize it in game.
  • Different player/NPC icons during dialog sequences.
  • You can press start to skip cutscenes in this build. This isn't possible in the final build.
  • This build lacks the compass. The dialog that explains the compass system doesn't exist either.
  • The pause menu is completely different. Sometimes leaving the pause menu will corrupt the player sprite temporarily.



File Type Date Size Comment SHA-1
Yu Yu Hakusho - Ghostfiles - Spirit Detective (Prototype).gba ROM file 2019-12-29 21:37:06 16 MB ROM file. d3906650386872a94b83c417ecef2369ece5b978


Special thanks to Frank Cifaldi at the Video Game History Foundation and the anonymous donor for this part of the lot! A huge thanks to ehw for researching this prototype!

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