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10 Of The Hardest Video Games Of All Time

 10 Of The Hardest Video Games Of All Time
topic by dagrest84 - 01-25-2013, 02:33 PM - Boxden > BX GameSpot


1. Oregon Trail

The game that introduced a brand new generation to the dangers of dysentery was nigh impossible to beat. Try to ford the river? Dead. Increase the pace of travel? You break a leg. Dead. Travel during the hot, sweltery summer months? Dysentery. Dead. You get the point.

2. Contra

Modern shooters like the Call of Duty franchise with its auto-save and unlimited continues makes life too easy. Meet Contra, the grandaddy of all shooters where you get three lives. Period. No shields or auto-regen life here, you get nicked by one pixel and you're dead. It's no wonder this game popularized the popular Konami cheat code which gave you 30 lives, but even then the game would be a white knuckle ride all the way.

3. Demon's Souls

Most modern games treat gamers with kid gloves and bubble wrap. Not Demon’s Souls. This game is more of an exercise in masochism than entertainment and will see you dying repeatedly just trying to figure out the basics. To further add to the morbidity, the only a$sistance provided by the game is notes left behind by players who died at the particular spot that you’re about to die at.

4. Dark Souls

This is the spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls. ‘Nuff said.

5. Super Mario Bros 2: The Lost Levels

You know the game’s hard when Nintendo executives decided to not release it in America for fear of ruining the franchise with its frustratingly difficult gameplay. The game featured enemies with completely random placements and poisonous mushrooms masquerading as 1-ups that k!lled you instead of granting an extra life.

6. Battletoads

Widely considered one of the hardest, if not the hardest game ever produced. Screens were literally cluttered with enemies making it virtually impossible to beat alone. Co-op mode you say? Good luck with that, the designers made it possible for you to k!ll off your team mate in one punch as well.

7. I Wanna Be The Guy

Take every annoying boss or difficult level from the best of 8-bit games, wrap it all into one side-scrolling platformer and you get I Wanna Be The Guy. Prepare to double jump like you’ve never double jumped before.

8. Ghosts 'n Goblins

Getting gear is one of the driving forces behind gaming. Now imagine for an instant that all your hard earned loot could disappear once you were hit once. There’s Ghost ‘n Goblins in a nutshell for you. Every moment in the game, you’re paranoid that you’ll make a misstep and be stripped of your armor and have nothing but your boxers to help you fend off hordes of undead.


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 01-25-2013, 02:35 PMonline - #2
dagrest84 102 heat pts102

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9. Zelda II: The Adventures of Link

Grinding experience is a necessary evil of most RPGs, but Zelda II made it even worse. If you died, reset, or turned off your game between levels, you would lose all the experience that you had accumulated thus far which forced many players to simply leave their NES systems on for days instead of losing their hard earned xp. Oh and did we forget to mention that you only had three lives before you have to start over from the very beginning?

10. QWOP

Who ever thought running could be so hard? With awkward controls linking the keyboard keys QWOP to calves and thighs, players would be hard pressed to make it a couple meters in the game without turning into a tangled mess of limbs

Me and my brother had #### loads of fun with battle toads but could never finish it . Had to take it back to blockbuster when we were renting games in the good ole days.
 01-25-2013, 03:18 PMonline - #3
GucciBoy347 36 heat pts36

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 01-25-2013, 03:31 PMonline - #4
W24x55 35 heat pts35

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I got so tired of dying from Typhoid Fever every time I played Oregon Trail.
 01-25-2013, 03:34 PMaway - #5
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Surely this is a contender..

edit: how do yall post Youtube vids on this site? much appreciated.

Last edited by Vercetti; 01-25-2013 at 03:38 PM..
 01-25-2013, 03:36 PMonline - #6
W24x55 35 heat pts35

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Originally Posted by Vercetti


Surely this is a contender..

edit: how do yall post Youtube vids on this site? much appreciated.
Just copy and paste the link directly into the message box and it will automatically embed.
 01-25-2013, 03:37 PMaway - #7
Vercetti 36 heat pts36

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Originally Posted by W24x55
Just copy and paste the link directly into the message box and it will automatically embed.
Thanks bruh.
 01-25-2013, 03:40 PMonline - #8
Tic Toc 3 heat pts

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LMao....that dam ghost n goblins was impossible...I stayed runnin thru hell in my gasoline draws...
 01-25-2013, 03:55 PMaway - #9
iPunish901 12 heat pts12

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####kkkk I hated battletoads but I loved it too

I don't think I ever beat it but I played it constantly
 01-25-2013, 05:44 PMonline - #10
Kontrast0 37 heat pts37

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I beat mario bros 2
 01-25-2013, 05:47 PMaway - #11
King Dutch 3 heat pts

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Oregon Trail was wack. I only got to play it when my class went to the computer room once a week for 30 minutes. You had to finish number munchers first, then you could jump on Oregon Trail. By then there was no time left. I was always dying tryna rush to the end.
 01-25-2013, 07:31 PMaway - #12
walker2781 6 heat pts

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How the #### is this not on this list

 01-25-2013, 07:36 PMonline - #13
dagrest84 102 heat pts102

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Originally Posted by walker2781
How the #### is this not on this list

The swimming stage and oxygen tanks
 01-25-2013, 07:44 PMaway - #14
esneffoelgnairt 60 heat pts60

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Originally Posted by walker2781
How the #### is this not on this list

Ive got 9 demons souls and 2 dark souls platinums yet I cant beat the 3rd level of this fukin game to this day
 01-25-2013, 07:45 PMaway - #15
LaRy BLanco 464 heat pts464

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Originally Posted by walker2781
How the #### is this not on this list



and lets not forget




 01-25-2013, 07:48 PMonline - #16
W24x55 35 heat pts35

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Originally Posted by walker2781
How the #### is this not on this list

THIS for sure.

Always wondered why they have 4 Raphaels on the cover.
 01-25-2013, 08:23 PMaway - #17
posterboy27 

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Blaster master
 01-25-2013, 09:29 PMaway - #18
RileyEsco 3 heat pts

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Originally Posted by walker2781
How the #### is this not on this list



This... Had a little ni##a HOT back in the day.









Getting pissed just thinking about that level at the dam.





Originally Posted by W24x55
THIS for sure.

Always wondered why they have 4 Raphaels on the cover.


In the original comics they were all rocking the red mask. Then they gave em colored ones so people could tell the difference.
 01-25-2013, 09:31 PMaway - #19
Nu Tymez 8 heat pts

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Originally Posted by walker2781
How the #### is this not on this list

That goddamn game....
 01-25-2013, 09:50 PMonline - #20
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Ninja Gaiden on NES was ####ing hell but fun at the same time
 
 


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