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    Default Admit your guilt! Name an old game or even an old franchise you've never been able to win at

    I know a lot of people like to talk up the old days on how this game or that game is fantastic or they really just got into and enjoyed it, but how about games you may have talked up (or not) and never could finish despite trying?

    I know Ghosts and Goblins is an easy cop out as would a few others, but perhaps something that's easy to many just never was to you?

    I'll tell you this much, it's not a favorite, but I've kept it all this time as it was a gift but I have NEVER finished the original NES Turtles game. It just always felt overly too hard from the underwater part and after, and the loss of turtles was a bit extreme as you really never had lives, just single chances with them and it's over. The controls/momentum were uniquely odd too and it made a weird mix of pain and pleasure, but mostly pain.

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    First 2 Zelda games.

    I've beaten every other Zelda game multiple times but not these 2

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    Ninja Turtles sucked. Just have to say that.

    Anyway, I've never been able to beat any of the Ninja Gaiden games. And while not really old, I've never beaten Metroid Prime without help, I can never get past Mecha-Ridley.

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    I could easily (well, after practicing) win the NES Ninja Gaiden games, but no way can I beat the newer versions (after Xbox). I find the new games way too hard for some reason, while those who beat the "newer" versions find the classics way too hard.

    Can't stand Battletoads nor Ghost and Goblins. Could never beat them...

    I HATE SPELUNKY. There, I said it.
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    Tetris, just can't seem to get past 120 lines

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    I've never been very successful at winning spare lifes with the slot machine in Super Mario Brothers 2.

    It didn't prevent me from winning it in the SuperNes version (Or the GBA port of it) thanks to the save mechanism. But in its original NES form, I never have enough to make it through.

    Must be a trick to it, but I've never picked up on it.

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    There is a timing to it if you can nail down the cherry on the first spot, and another timing to it if you get some other item to try for a three in a row that way. I forgot it a very long time ago so I have that same problem now of beat it on 3 lives plus a couple random pickup 1ups or don't finish at all.

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    Ninja Turtles is awesome, and Spelunker is awesome. If you want a hard game play Castlequest

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    Actually, I've completed maybe less than 10 video games besides sports playoff video games. I've completed Hydlide, Heroes of the Lance, Dragon Spirit, Conflict, Defender of the Crown multiple times, can't think of any others right now. I usually get stuck at some level on platformers (usually between the 3rd and 5th level), and forget the plot, goals, needed items, for RPGs and strategy games when I return to them after weeks or months of playing other games or doing other things because I don't write down many notes. Maybe I have ADD, but I just consider myself a casual gamer... Oh, and I completed Pirates! for the NES once, but didn't attain a particularly high rank. I'm missing the map now though I know it's someplace.
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    I have never beat Battletoads for the NES. I have tried multiple times, and get so pissed I quit. Been trying since the game came out.

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    I've beaten all 6 NES Mega Man games, but I'm terrible at Mario games.
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    I have no problem,completing the legend of zelda but for zelda II i can't.I'll play (zelda II the adventure of link) all the way through and reach the grand palace and i'll get stuck.

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    SMB1 and SMB3. I've never finished either of them. Mario World, Mario 64, Sunshine, Galaxy- 100% completion on all of them, but I just can't get to the end of 1 or 3.

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    I've noticed I'm very good at games I grew up with, but suck at old games I just discovered.

    A few examples:

    the Gradius series (I never owned the NES one, first played on the PSP)
    the R-Type series (first played on the PSOne)
    Ghosts n' Goblins (first played on PS2)
    for that matter almost every game on the Capcom Classics Collections
    Hammerin' Harry
    Tyrian 2000
    Castlevania III (I can beat I, II, IV and SOTN)

    A game I had as a kid but never beat (but came close to) is the NES Ninja Turtles game.

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    Any MegaMan game. I don't have the timing/patterns down and after awhile I don't have the patience. They stopped being a fun challenge years ago.
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    I'll preface this by saying I never continue arcade or arcade style console games. I sort of view it as 'cheating'. If I can't beat it on a single credit, it simply won't get beaten.

    With that said, there are countless games I've played as never beat, but they weren't all games I was TRULY invested in. Some of those I've often played intensely, but never beat:

    1943
    Arkanoid
    Assault
    Castle of Dragon
    Chelnov: The Atomic Runner
    Choplifter
    Dragon Breed
    Dragon Spirit
    Final Fight
    Ghosts 'N Goblins
    Gorilla War
    Kid Nikki: Radical Ninja
    Magic Sword
    Outzone
    Raiden series (but I only played the first one a lot)
    R-Type II or Super R-type
    Silkworm
    Sinistar (I'm not sure if the game has an end, but I'm talking about the actual boss, Sinistar; I've NEVER defeated him)
    Super Castlevania IV
    Tiger Heli
    Time Soldiers
    Tobbin'
    Twin Eagle
    Twin Cobra
    Vapor Train

    There are a ton more. In my defense, most of these were never beaten because arcade games only had a shelf life of so many months in the places I'd find them before they were changed out. Some of them were out of the way and I never get to play them very often.

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    I can cruise through all six NES Mega Man games blindfolded, and have been able since I was a pup, but I can't get anywhere in Kid Icarus. I've tried a billion times, but I can't seem to get more than a few levels/stages/whatever through. In fact, I don't believe I've ever made it to the second world.
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    I've gotten right to the end of Final Fantasy 7, 8, and 9.

    And never finished any of them!
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    Ninja Gaiden. Don't remember which one, but there's one I played like crazy and could never beat.

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