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What is the hardest retro game you've ever played?

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-09 08:02:01 Reply

Takeshi's Challenge or Ninja Gaiden on the NES

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-09 14:18:39 Reply

Life Force is pretty impossible.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-10 01:04:13 Reply

Probably Ghosts N' Goblins for the NES. That will test your reflexes and timing like no other game. It is brutal.

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-10 01:29:35 Reply

Battletoads is infamous for being practically unbeatable


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-10 15:42:04 Reply

Of all the games I've ever beaten, Metroid and Castlevania 64 stand out as some memorable toughies.

Of the two, I think Metroid was the most difficult. Castlevania 64 had some moments that were really just difficult because of the awkward transition to 3D. The end boss battles were difficult. Much rage was had.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-10 23:32:58 Reply

Castlevania 1. After very little thought. I might be back.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-11 14:29:18 Reply

Ghouls n Ghosts or Battle Kid.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-11 16:11:40 Reply

Playing the original A.P.B from Midway and arresting criminals like "Freaky Freddy" was quite a challenge.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-12 19:37:30 Reply

At 8/10/17 01:29 AM, Ultramartyr wrote: Battletoads is infamous for being practically unbeatable

Ah battletoads. The bane of my existence. Never was able to beat it


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-13 07:04:33 Reply

Definitely Battle Kid dude. I highly suggest watching the 3 part series on youtube of the Game Grumps playing it, the ending alone is worth the arduous journey as Arin descends into madness.

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-13 07:31:01 Reply

Zelda 2 for me.

What kills it? MOMENTUM. Zelda 2 looks like a platformer but uses fighting game battle system while keeping the slippery ass moment from the original SMB.

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-13 10:59:21 Reply

Does Super Meat Boy count?


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-13 18:35:38 Reply

in terms of a fair challenge, I'd say Megaman 2 or battle toads but in terms of the game being broken, id say sonic 06?


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-14 04:18:13 Reply

At 8/13/17 10:59 AM, lumiorfo wrote: Does Super Meat Boy count?

Even if it counted it's hardly the "hardest" ever. Meat Boy has PERFECT responsive controls and unlimited continues.

It's easy to 106% meat boy.

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-14 14:36:11 Reply

Castlevania makes me wanna ram my skull against a brick wall

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-14 16:56:51 Reply

Definitley Ninja Gaiden.
Any of them will make you rage

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-14 20:12:01 Reply

"Hardest" is a really subjective term and is subject to being very open ended

There are hard retro games because the game developers half assed the games, so there are a lot of broken mechanics

There are hard retro games that are perfectly working, but require very specific pixel accuracy to being able to progress (i.e. some platforms look like you can jump on them, but have a "pixel sweetspot" where if you land anywhere else on this platform except for those 10 pixels, you fall through)

Then you have competently made games like Contra and Ninja Gaiden that are hard, but are hard because the game mechanics are well made and thus difficult for all the right reasons


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-14 21:14:18 Reply

At 8/9/17 01:32 AM, TheRenegadeHeart wrote: What is the hardest retro game you've ever played?

Probably Dark Souls. Shit's so retro.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-15 03:36:20 Reply

At 8/14/17 04:18 AM, MPPlantOfficial wrote:
At 8/13/17 10:59 AM, lumiorfo wrote: Does Super Meat Boy count?
Even if it counted it's hardly the "hardest" ever. Meat Boy has PERFECT responsive controls and unlimited continues.

It's easy to 106% meat boy.

Well, I found it incredibly fucking annoying. That small red prick.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-15 07:29:08 Reply

I just tried to go back and play Mortal Kombat Trillogy for the Playstation...

Even on Very Easy the boss Shao Kahn is fucking impossible.

What's the hardest retro game ever?


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-15 09:53:47 Reply

At 8/13/17 07:04 AM, artuno wrote: Definitely Battle Kid dude. I highly suggest watching the 3 part series on youtube of the Game Grumps playing it, the ending alone is worth the arduous journey as Arin descends into madness.

Isn't battle kid a non-liscensed game?


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-15 10:10:18 Reply

Castlevania, ughhhhhh

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-15 11:49:42 Reply

Ninja Gaiden 1 and 2 are pretty easy, it's just trial and error. The controls are perfect in those games. I can beat them both under 15 minutes after three years of playing them. Haven't had the chance to play the 3rd one though because of how stupid expensive it is.

The hardest one for me is TMNT on NES, because I lack the willpower to beat it. The gameplay is just too awkward.

Also shit like the Miracle Piano, probably the hardest one overall because you actually need to learn piano songs to progress .-.

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-15 19:11:11 Reply

Hmmm,gotta say Battletoads,Battle Kid,or Takeshi's Challenge.

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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-16 02:53:51 Reply

There are so many retro games that are just way too difficult to justify playing till the end.

At 8/9/17 08:02 AM, CaveDancer wrote: Ninja Gaiden on the NES

Oh man I got to the final boss then the game took a dump on me.
Such a good game.


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Response to What's the hardest retro game ever? 2017-08-31 21:17:55 Reply

Ninja Gaiden


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