Video games used to be hard - some of them really hard.
Like most RPGs from this time period, Gargoyles Quest had a delightfully clichéd storyline:
A long time ago, the Ghoul Realm barely escaped great peril. A large army of Destroyers came from a neighboring universe. The creatures of the Ghoul Realm were no match for the powerful Destroyers. Just when everyone had given up hope, a great fire swept over the Realm, wiping out the Destroyers' army.
Several hundred years have passed and the Realm is threatened once again...
Anyway, great fun. Great hard fun.