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It plagues me to this day but I could never beat the original NES Ninja Gaiden. The game was brutal. I must have rented it from Blockbuster 10 times and kept dying at the same spot. I still carry the burden of not beating it

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Honorable mention is Sword Quest: Fire World on Atari 2600. A couple of those rooms were just brutal to make it through and I could never find the damn chalice or whatever. 

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Top Gun - was there even an end to it? I could never land on the damn aircraft carrier.

Dragon's Lair arcade game. I think it came out for console later, but after the arcade version, I said "fuck that".

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A lot of those damned games were hard until you learned the cheat.

Take Ikari warriors.

Sure, once you learned the ABBA reincarnation code you could play all afternoon but try it on three lives.

No f’in way.

Also Dragons Lair arcade version. I was just giving money away - no idea what I was doing except dropping dirk’s sorry ass down in a pit on the reg.

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Battle Toads was pretty brutal. Ghost N Goblins was pretty tough too. Never beat those. 

The legitimately beatable game I never beat was the original Super Mario Bros. I mainly played it when I was about 7 and never bothered to go back and do it as an adult. 

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42 minutes ago, Hawndoh said:

Battle Toads was pretty brutal. Ghost N Goblins was pretty tough too. Never beat those. 

The legitimately beatable game I never beat was the original Super Mario Bros. I mainly played it when I was about 7 and never bothered to go back and do it as an adult. 

Same here, I could make it to the final castle, but never could figure out the pattern on how to get to Bowser for some reason.

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Ninja gaiden  wasn’t easy. Not too mention that you and your friends just had to figure out how to complete levels or the games with zero assistance.

most difficult game of all time QWOP

 

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9 hours ago, StruggleBus said:

Fucking Tetris man. Got to level 19 I think numerous times. Not even sure if you can beat it

Narrator: "You can't."

 

Dragon's Lair was such bullshit. I wasted a dollar on that nonsense every time I saw a movie at Highland 10. 

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Not sure I could've ever beaten Contra without the 30 lives code. In high school we fired up the old NES and my buddy beat Mike Tyson first try. I was blown away and didn't think it was even possible.

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Contra is a set pattern and can be mastered. Same with Mike Tyson although he is harder than Contra. 

I once beat Contra twice without dying. 

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Ninja Gaiden. I could get to the last guy but never could beat him, and then when you lost they sent you back to the beginning of the level! Fucking punishment.

I even wrote to Nintendo Power for tips and they told me to figure it out for myself. Fuckers.

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On 10/25/2019 at 2:15 PM, SimonBolivar said:

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Love the art but can't do shit because of the difficulty.

Was messing around on my son’s switch over the holiday and the art sucked me in so I fired it up. I’ve never felt more dumb in my life. That is the hardest game I’ve ever even tried to play. 
 

Beating Tyson without a cheat code was probably the greatest sense of accomplishment I’ve ever had in my life. 

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Can we bring up Ninja Gaiden on Xbox as well.  I remember spending like 2 hours just trying to beat the first boss, the kung fu master guy.

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I'd probably list TMNT on the NES not only was it a vast disappointment over the arcade version which was amazing it was a flaming pile of frustration and rage quitting.

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Ninja Gaiden, Top Gun, TMNT, probably most games for it really. We only had them for a day or so because the place we rented from only had a daily thing.

Battletoads is fucking impossible. Those damn jet ski bikes.

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Can't remember the name of it but there was a helicopter arcade game that was a lot like Dragon's Lair. It was interactive movie animation that changed outcome depending on your input and timing. First stage was flying through Manhattan on the deck. I could never make the turns between buildings without crashing. It was not a cheap game and I dumped $100's into it.

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Mario Bro’s 1 is still the easiest. I pulled out my wife’s Nintendo a few years back and instantly remembered the short cuts and tricks to beat it.

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On 2/8/2020 at 9:15 PM, Stunns38 said:

Mario Bro’s 1 is still the easiest. I pulled out my wife’s Nintendo a few years back and instantly remembered the short cuts and tricks to beat it.

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Man, that was a quarter killer back in the day.

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I sucked at video games as a kid. I had no sense of timing and zero patience. Outside of RPGs, I can't remember beating many games outside of Castlevania 2, Contra, and Kid Icarus. But it's different as an adult. As a grownup, I tried to play Link's Adventure. Got bored 2/3's of the way through after realizing it is all about timing the predictable patterns. I then tried playing Ninja Gaiden on the Switch. It is still tough. Now I've spent many hours watching the Ninja Gaiden WR speedrunner, Arcus, play Ninja Gaiden. I've even watched his tutorials on YouTube. I'm sure I could grind until I can beat the game, but it's not like I'm a Twitch streamer making money from the grind.

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Silver Surfer comes to mind.  Ninja Gaiden is certainly up there, although I got damn close to beating it a few times.  Back to the Future on NES is one I haven't seen mentioned yet.  

The hardest game I've ever played is probably No Escape on SNES though.  A buddy sent me the game cause he knew I was a collector.  He said I should try it out and see how far I get, and then send it to the Angry Video Game Nerd to see if he'd do a video on it.  I thought he was joking...he was not joking.  The game starts off rough.  You're immediately being chased by some cannibals or something as you start the game, and random spike pitfalls open up beneath you as you're trying to run.  You're always trying to punch and kick enemies that have spears and ranged weapons.  When you're not running for your life you're in some village with other survivors who will trade random items with you.  You're supposed to take some of the items and craft with them, but it's kind of convoluted and there's no guide to figure out what combines with what else.  In fact I couldn't find any kind of guide for this game online.  All I've found is a short bit of gameplay on Youtube, they didn't get any farther than I did.

You have a health bar in this game, but it doesn't help that much.  The controls are super stiff too.  Overall it's a brutal experience, I dare someone to download a ROM of this thing and try to beat a stage.

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Can't remember the name of it but there was a helicopter arcade game that was a lot like Dragon's Lair. It was interactive movie animation that changed outcome depending on your input and timing. First stage was flying through Manhattan on the deck. I could never make the turns between buildings without crashing. It was not a cheap game and I dumped $100's into it.
Cobra Command?

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