Top 5 hardest NES games

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Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby Zap! » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:16 pm

It's a scientific fact. The hardest video games are found on retro consoles. And the Nintendo Entertainment System, from the mid-1980s, has more difficult games than any other system. At a time when children made up the majority of players — and welcomed crazy hard puzzles to pass the time — designers weren't shy about making their games nightmarishly difficult. And the following NES games are beyond demanding. They're downright hopeless.


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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby Rob » Tue Jun 16, 2009 5:58 pm

Punch Out is #2? Mike Tyson unbeatable? Noobs.

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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby megasdkirby » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:11 pm

Ghost and Goblins is NOT on the list?

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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby Carlos » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:44 pm

megasdkirby wrote:Ghost and Goblins is NOT on the list?

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Seconded. Although I think Ghouls n' Ghosts is a tad harder, especially since you have to play through the game twice to beat it. I've never got past the 2nd level. I always get killed by the jumping turtle shell looking things. :gng-arthur-run: :gng-reaper-run:
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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby Zap! » Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:49 pm

Carlos wrote:
megasdkirby wrote:Ghost and Goblins is NOT on the list?

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Seconded. Although I think Ghouls n' Ghosts is a tad harder, especially since you have to play through the game twice to beat it. I've never got past the 2nd level. I always get killed by the jumping turtle shell looking things. :gng-arthur-run: :gng-reaper-run:


I thought Ghouls N' Ghosts was easier, considering I beat it fairly quickly. It's been a while, but didn't the NES Ghosts N' Goblins also require you to beat it twice?
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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby serenade » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:10 am

Where's Simon's Quest?

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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby megasdkirby » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:19 pm

serenade wrote:Where's Simon's Quest?


Simon's Question, for me, was pretty easy.

The only thing were the cryptic puzzle elements in the game and how tedious it was to gain hearts/currency.

Otherwise, it' was pretty good IMO.

Many also claim Ninja Gaiden (series) should be on the list, but truth be told, it's all trial and error. Once you find out where everything is, it's a piece of cake.

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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby triverse » Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:57 pm

Talk about being late to this party, I think that the Dragon's Lair game on NES was hard, I mean, come on, what was up with that turning animiation?

Ter, Ghosts n Goblins on NES required you to beat it twice too. Why?

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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby Zap! » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:44 am

triverse wrote:Talk about being late to this party, I think that the Dragon's Lair game on NES was hard, I mean, come on, what was up with that turning animiation?

Ter, Ghosts n Goblins on NES required you to beat it twice too. Why?


I don't like the whole "beating things twice" concept. Off the top of my head, easiest game ever that you had to beat twice? I'd say Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars.
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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby alanwotson » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:05 pm

Here is Top 5 hardest NES Games,
Ninja Gaiden
Back to the Future
The Adventures of Bayou Billy
Battletoads
Silver Surfer

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Re: Top 5 hardest NES games

Postby fidgedextro » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:38 pm

Too me, the hardest NES games were the pointless scrollers where you wandered around forever and could never figure out what to do. There's way too many to list, but FRIDAY THE 13TH may have been the worst of them all.