Games/moments in games that were too hard for you to get past?

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by Ironhide » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:51 pm

I would say I used to be fairly competent at most games but there have been a few over the years that have been almost impossible for me.

The Ninja (Master System) - could just about get to the third level on this hard as nails game when I was a kid (10-12 ish).

Shadow of the Beast 2 (Megadrive) - never even got past the first level

Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 3 (PC) - strawberry floating impossible to even complete a single lap of any track, the game that made me realise I utterly hate serious racing sims (see also Ferrari 355 on the Dreamcast).

Ninja Gaiden - Nearly killed myself beating Alma but couldn't get past the section where those flying skeletal fish things first appear.

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by Vermilion » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:58 pm

Albear wrote:Also Days of Thunder on the Amiga was basically impossible. Before the race you had to do a lap whilst keeping your position and not hitting any other cars. It was nigh on impossible and I never actually managed to partake in a single race.


Having to control a nightmareishly sluggish car with a mouse was never going to be a great way of controlling things sadly.

Awful game.

Also, a quick mention of Ryu on Street Fighter II Turbo, i could never get past him no matter how hard i tried, my 11 year old self just didn't have the necessary gaming skills to complete the necessary button combos.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:41 pm

Knightmare on the C64. I couldn't work out how to get out of the very first room.

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by Jenuall » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:42 pm

"Sidestep to your left!"

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by Ste » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:43 pm

Kudos to anyone who has beat Isaac Frost.

Probably the only game I've given up on solely due to difficulty.

Edit - For reference, I completed Shadow of the Beast when I was about 11.

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by Captain Kinopio » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:26 pm

Last boss in Sekiro is strawberry floating nails. Probably the single hardest thing I’ve done in a game but it took hours.

My texts to Chalky around the time of that contain more than a little bit of salt at how much of a bastard the game is. Thing is, to do it you have to be very adept at working with the games mechanics, there is no other way around it and even so it’s still incredibly strawberry floating hard. I don’t think I really clicked with them until that point and having done so the NG+ run after was actually surprisingly easy.

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by Mafro » Fri Jan 14, 2022 12:40 pm

Photek wrote:Sekiro just kicks my ass, I just don't really get it I think....the entire game is teetering on impossibly hard to me.

Platinum'd it 8-)

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by Zilnad » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:18 pm

Mafro wrote:
Photek wrote:Sekiro just kicks my ass, I just don't really get it I think....the entire game is teetering on impossibly hard to me.

Platinum'd it 8-)


Nice! I think I only have a couple more trophies (two endings and some "do all" tasks) to get the platinum but it might be my second favourite FromSoftware game after Bloodborne.

Regarding games I never completed, I never managed to finish ShadowMan as I got completely lost several times throughout the years and never managed to persevere. I'm going to make sure that doesn't remain the case with the remaster though. No walkthroughs either, I'm finally going to beat it on my own merit!

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by Superfurryfox64 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:30 pm

Turtles on the NES, could get into the Technodrome but never ever managed to even get to Shredder... And I tried constantly as a kid.

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by Bertie » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:35 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:This level, which comes about a third of the way in to Terminator 2 the arcade game on the megadrive. Absolutely impossible to get passed ( ;) ). Even with the menacer instead of pad control, you could never be quick enough to stop the terminator and HKs (they shoot from off screen!). The only way I've seen the and of the game is by using a level skip thanks to an action replay.

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I remember the review of it in something like mean machines Sega showing this screen and saying the review had to and there as they just couldn't get past it.


I strawberry floating remember this. Me and my dad smashing it hard and I think we did it once or twice. Yes. strawberry floating hard.

Thanks very much for this nightmare!!!

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by Bertie » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:38 pm

I struggle with beat em ups nowadays and the tutorials. Back in the day having spent £40 and having a cartridge and no internet, you would just plug away and get it. Now, being an old man. gooseberry fool gets deleted and i move on (not bitter about downloading 98Gb of mortal Kombat 11 and switching off 30 mins in as I couldn’t finish the tutorial).

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by Ironhide » Fri Jan 14, 2022 8:42 pm

Bertie wrote:I struggle with beat em ups nowadays and the tutorials. Back in the day having spent £40 and having a cartridge and no internet, you would just plug away and get it. Now, being an old man. gooseberry fool gets deleted and i move on (not bitter about downloading 98Gb of mortal Kombat 11 and switching off 30 mins in as I couldn’t finish the tutorial).


I used to make my own 'movelists' for fighting games with felt tip pens and post-it notes and stick them on the TV.

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by Mommy » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:14 pm

Kult on the Amiga.

What the actual strawberry float

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by <]:^D » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:32 pm

i found Genichiro, Way of Tomoe (on the pagoda) and the orangutan demon boss harder than the 'final' boss in Sekiro actually.

i think the hardest boss ive ever fought was Ludwig in Bloodborne - no idea why, i think he just scared me :lol: and i just couldnt deal with it

i cant recall any other games where ive just given up because theyre too hard but i think ive just erased them from memory

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by Ploiper » Sat Jan 15, 2022 12:23 am

the final boss in sonic and the secret rings, cant even land a single hit on him.

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by OldSoulCyborg » Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:02 am

This user-made level for Celeste:


I got through the first section after 40+ minutes of playing, then quickly gave up on the second section. I was nowhere near figuring out what to even do, let alone being able to actually do what was required.

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by Carlos » Sun Jan 16, 2022 7:00 pm

Whilst it wasn’t too hard to beat it took me 6 months of at least weekly attempts to beat Meta Ridley. Once I did that I put the game away and called it a day. No way was I fighting another bloody boss.

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by Captain Kinopio » Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:22 pm

In my eagerness to talk about Sekiro I forgot about the prime example of this for me.

strawberry floating Tyrant in the plane in Code Veronica. Absolute cheap bastard in a tiny environment. Really want to continue on with CV but I just cannot get past the banana split.

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by floydfreak » Sun Jan 16, 2022 8:50 pm

Took me several weeks to complete the Water Temple when i was younger.

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by Ironhide » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:15 pm

Diddy Kong Racing is another one I've just thought of, I never managed to beat the boss race against the dragon as I was terrible at flying the planes and you basically had to pull off perfect laps to have any chance of winning.

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