Gargoyle's Quest II (1992)
The Demon Darkness is the prequel to Gargoyle's Quest (part of the Ghosts 'n Goblins franchise) and features a similar gameplay style, which combines role-playing video game elements with side-scrolling action in a macabre fantasy setting.and is broken into two sections: Traversing the Ghoul Realm via a JRPG overhead map view, and side-scrolling action areas, that take place in dungeons, across giant pits, and more. (wikipedia.org).
Franchise: Gargoyle's Quest
AKA: Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness