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    Default What is the hardest game ever?

    Ive asked myself tons of times. I dont know Battletoads is real hard but I dont know thats my opinion.
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    Ghosts and Goblins, and Ninja Gaiden.

    Also- I thought the first Maximo was a huge pain in the ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyGamer View Post
    Ghosts and Goblins, and Ninja Gaiden.

    Also- I thought the first Maximo was a huge pain in the ass.
    Another vote for Ghosts and Goblins. I don't know anyone personally that ever beat that game.

    Faxanadu is really hard, but maybe that is because I never had the instructions.

    And nobody ever anywhere beat Impossible Mission for the 7800 because, well, it is impossible.

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    I'm thinking there has to be something harder than GnG. But for now, that's all I can think of.
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    I loathe Mega Man, I can never get bast the giant yellow thing, thus me never being able to finish the game.

    Deadly Towers is another one, I tried playing it for awhile, but stopped when I died entering a room.

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    Treasure Master. I don't know if it's because I was 10 and couldn't figure this crappy game out or what but I could never get past the first level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exit View Post
    Deadly Towers is another one, I tried playing it for awhile, but stopped when I died entering a room.
    Deadly Towers isn't hard. It just sucks.

    It's hard for me to assess the difficulty of terrible games, since I usually stop playing them soon after I start.

    I've never played it, but I bet this game is harder than Battletoads or GnG:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nscP9QpXoFM
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    The game of life of course!

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    Haven't we done this thread many times over already?

    At the very least, it is important to keep in mind that there are different kinds of "challenge". I like the way Mr. J_Factor put it:

    Quote Originally Posted by j_factor
    1. "Direct" challenge, being challenged by enemies coming at you, pit traps, etc. I.E., stuff that causes you to die / lose life / lose the game. Pure action games and Tetris-style puzzle games use this kind of challenge.

    2. "Indirect" challenge, like having to figure out where to go, what item to use, solving puzzles, etc. Adventure games rely on this. Lots and lots of games use both 1 and 2.

    3. "Optional" challenge, unnecessary stuff that the player may feel compelled to do, but isn't required to beat the game or whatever. This is stuff like getting 100%, collecting all the trinkets, etc. I would also put beating an arcade game on one credit under this category, since arcade games with buy-in were designed with multi-credit play in mind. Although that's a bit of a grey area (since the arcade game would have to have #1 in it or else you would never need to continue).

    4. "Time consumption" challenge, like in random-battle RPGs where bosses are only tough because the player doesn't want to spend too much time leveling up. This and #3 don't really count, IMO.

    5. "Artifical" challenge is when a game is made more difficult by bugs, crippled controls, bad collision detection, etc. This isn't what I'm talking about, but the absolute hardest games all have some of this.
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    Xbox Ninja Gaiden.

    The very last boss is a total bitch and a half. But when you beat it, the sense of accomplishment is astounding. It's like getting 1000 achievement points, all at once.

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    My vote goes to the oft-overlooked Wolverine: Adamantium Rage for the SNES. I'd place it even higher than G n' G any day.

    Oh right, backing that up. The thing is, while G n' G has some good "Twitch" gameplay, where after a while you can just get in a groove (albeit a hard groove). Adamantium Rage has none of this, due to the slower pace of the game itself, making one hard mother shut your mouth of a game.
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    I'd say Festers Quest for the NES, I haven't played it in many many years, but I always remember having a hard time with it.

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    I'd have to go with Dragon's Lair for the NES. Your character is super slow, many enemies come at you. Hell... even throwing a dagger consumes your energy.

    Not only is it the hardest game I've tried, it's also tops my most hated list for the same reasons.

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    All depends on how you play. If you hold yourself to "high standards" like J Factor mentioned with playing an arcade game with a single credit, titles can become super hard.

    It's not about if you win, it's about how you get there. I'm still trying to beat Radiant Silvergun without using any continues.

    As far as games that are super hard, I'd throw Alien Soldier in there. I like to drink coffee before I play so I'm on my toes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryborg View Post
    Deadly Towers isn't hard. It just sucks.

    It's hard for me to assess the difficulty of terrible games, since I usually stop playing them soon after I start.

    I've never played it, but I bet this game is harder than Battletoads or GnG:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nscP9QpXoFM
    Pfft. I'd beat that game blindfolded, handcuffed, drunk, coked up, with leeches sucking on my nipples.
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    [QUOTE=Moo Cow;1216433]Pfft. I'd beat that game blindfolded, handcuffed, drunk, coked up, with leeches sucking on my nipples.
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    [QUOTE=Vigilante;1216464]
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    Pfft. I'd beat that game blindfolded, handcuffed, drunk, coked up, with leeches sucking on my nipples.
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    The Terminator on the Game Gear. No, really. Go emulate it if you don't have it.

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