Jump to content


- - - - -

Most difficult old-school game?


#61 waxHead   Resident Vinyl Junkie CAGiversary!   2845 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:13 AM

...
Im currently stuck on ps2 Contra shattered soldier



I realize this is an old-school game thread, but I have to say that Contra: Shattered Soldier ranks right up there with some of the most difficult games I've ever played. After spending a few hours on it, I haven't beaten any one of the levels. Brutal 8-)

#62 limelight022  

limelight022

Posted 01 July 2010 - 02:10 PM

Totally Rad and Batman for nes were brutally hard.

#63 FOnewearl   Whooooooooa Bundy! CAGiversary!   1750 Posts   Joined 18.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:33 PM

I realize this is an old-school game thread, but I have to say that Contra: Shattered Soldier ranks right up there with some of the most difficult games I've ever played. After spending a few hours on it, I haven't beaten any one of the levels. Brutal 8-)


I didn't think that Shattered Soldiers was that hard but in order to play all of the levels in the game you have to get a certain rank average (for a lack of a better term for what it was called but it was a certain %age you had to meet) across most of the levels in order to get some of the later I guess you could say secret levels now that was hard to do :D

I only ever opened up 2 of them IIRC and the one I only actually got to once after trying so many times.

#64 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 03 July 2010 - 09:35 AM

Truth is there's probably some no-name, glitchy, broken POS game out there that is technically the most difficult.



that would be Action 52. Almost all the games have some game breaking shit, namely in the way of jumps that are literally impossible to make not far into some games.

#65 soliddragon   Early Adopter CAGiversary!   1139 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

soliddragon

Posted 03 July 2010 - 10:33 AM

TMNT - Beaten
Ninja Gaiden I & II - Beaten
Battletoads - made me question my very existence.

#66 Survivalism   CAG's Lance Boyle CAGiversary!   3125 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Survivalism

Posted 05 July 2010 - 04:03 AM

The Space Harrier games, Friday the 13th, Top Gun (I now hate aircraft carriers because of it), TMNT1, Contra (sans the code).


I never found the gameplay to be tremendously difficult, the hardest part about Friday the 13th was giving enough of a shit to get to the end, which I've never done.

#67 kainzero   scv good to go sir CAGiversary!   3930 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

kainzero

Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:31 AM

The arcade version of Gradius 3. Seriously impossible.

If you're used to bullet hell games, you might laugh at Gradius 3 because your hitbox is BIGGER than your ship!

I have yet to get past the 3rd stage. It takes a little bit of luck to get past the 2nd stage and if I die once, I'm done.

I remember when I went to a retro arcade in Japan and I saw that game for 100 yen. It's like handing the arcade operator free money.

I can beat NG for NES easily (usually in 2 continues or less) and I have beaten TMNT before. But screw you, Gradius 3. If it weren't for the SNES version then I think most people would never even see the other levels past Stage 3.

#68 waxHead   Resident Vinyl Junkie CAGiversary!   2845 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 July 2010 - 02:55 AM

I didn't think that Shattered Soldiers was that hard but in order to play all of the levels in the game you have to get a certain rank average (for a lack of a better term for what it was called but it was a certain %age you had to meet) across most of the levels in order to get some of the later I guess you could say secret levels now that was hard to do :D

I only ever opened up 2 of them IIRC and the one I only actually got to once after trying so many times.



I can definitely see how I could beat the levels, but I'm not sure I would really want to at this point. Awesome game, but I don't know how many hours I want to dedicate to beating it...

#69 ctrek3   for pony CAGiversary!   572 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:44 PM

Totally Rad and Batman for nes were brutally hard.


i loved batman for the nes! i made it all the way to the end, but could never beat the joker.

the ninja gaidens were hard, only ever beat the 2nd one(probably cause it was my favorite)

blaster master got really hard towards the end, never beat that either.

#70 SebasCvdB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2010 - 02:48 PM

Pac-Man!!! RAWR!! Battletoads was a piece of cake...

#71 SebasCvdB   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   80 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2010 - 03:51 AM

Any of you EVER played Dragon's Lair for the NES?? Now that was fucking irritatingly hard!!

#72 YoshiFan1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10071 Posts   Joined 19.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 August 2010 - 07:21 AM

I agree with Battletoads, that game is impossible. I got up to level 10 where you race against that rat looking guy down the level and can't finish that stage.

Castlevania III also, one part where the bricks fall down and you have to jump on them but if you don't jump fast enough or land in the right spot, you will die. Then there is the final boss that is almost impossible. 3 forms of Dracula and if you die you go back to the beginning of the final level. You really need the boomerang or you don't stand a chance.

#73 praystation   He@d Cheap Arse CAGiversary!   503 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

praystation

Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:27 PM

This one has my vote. Good ol' Genesis.

Posted Image

Contra for genesis is hard? are you shitting me? Ninja Gaiden for nes is harder than any contra series.

#74 joemoedee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

joemoedee

Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:40 AM

blaster master got really hard towards the end, never beat that either.


I remember playing this game a ton and getting practically nowhere in it.

#75 E-Z-B   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3449 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

I agree with Battletoads, that game is impossible. I got up to level 10 where you race against that rat looking guy down the level and can't finish that stage.

Castlevania III also, one part where the bricks fall down and you have to jump on them but if you don't jump fast enough or land in the right spot, you will die. Then there is the final boss that is almost impossible. 3 forms of Dracula and if you die you go back to the beginning of the final level. You really need the boomerang or you don't stand a chance.


Castlevania III is a matter of learning patterns. This game is very beatable.

Other less-known games I could never beat: Golgo 13's final boss & Castle of Dragon's final boss (did beat once somehow, but never again). I actually enjoyed Castle of Dragon a lot.

#76 CGH   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1087 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 20 August 2010 - 09:02 PM

Rocket Knight Adventures on hard difficulty I reached the final boss I could not beat him a part of me wants to beat the game once and for all but I have not played the game in years I do not feel like going back memorizing the entire game again just to get to the same point.

#77 j-cart   PAPER TRAILS on a mountain CAGiversary!   5539 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2010 - 06:24 PM

Sonic 2 on game gear.

Each boss run must be perfect because you get no coins for the level.

#78 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12854 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 August 2010 - 08:54 PM

Rocket Knight Adventures on hard difficulty I reached the final boss I could not beat him a part of me wants to beat the game once and for all but I have not played the game in years I do not feel like going back memorizing the entire game again just to get to the same point.


I beat this game for the first time several months back. It was difficult but beatable after some trial and error. This game is the perfect kind of difficult, not easy, but not impossible.

#79 dan13l858   R.I.P. Guru CAGiversary!   830 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:01 PM

Mega Man 9... I loved the previous mega man games (3 especially) but 9 I couldn't even finish the stages let alone the bosses...


It's hard but i was able to beat the game.

#80 ChuckyDJ   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   279 Posts   Joined 18.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 August 2010 - 02:00 AM

For playstation I'd say pretty much any of the tomb raiders. Falling into the river and starting all over.

Otherwise I'd say Beavis n Butthead on genesis. Never got the final piece of ticket that I years later youtubed the video to find you get off the principals head.

Also Bubble Bobble NES. I could get through about 50 or 60 rounds but never officially beat it.

#81 iced1138   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   10 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

iced1138

Posted 25 August 2010 - 04:34 AM

What about Conan The Barbarian on the NES? Horrible controls made this impossible to play.

#82 MadForMadden   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   82 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

MadForMadden

Posted 12 September 2010 - 05:29 PM

Battletoads was ridiculously hard, I never even beat it.

#83 Rodimus   I'm Different CAGiversary!   12854 Posts   Joined 19.1 Years Ago  

Posted 12 September 2010 - 07:19 PM

I've been playing Castlevania Rondo no Blood on the VC. I got to Death and can't beat him. I get to the part where he shoots giant skulls at you and always mess up and get hit. I'll beat it one day.

#84 Hell Monkey   Social Link MAX! CAGiversary!   2497 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Hell Monkey

Posted 21 September 2010 - 05:11 PM

Battletoads Battletoad stupid Battletoads.

Also the Dragonlance: Heroes of the Lance game was sadistically hard (didn't hurt that the controls just didn't work half the time)

#85 Phelmo   Phelmo 2 Strong CAGiversary!   192 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:39 PM

Ahh the Battle Toads........

#86 Spyder187   Scratch & Sniff! Banned   2473 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 21 September 2010 - 08:48 PM

I have to agree with the Angry Video Game Nerd and go with Top Gun on the NES.

#87 Yars   I'd buy that for a dollar! CAGiversary!   2900 Posts   Joined 18.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:56 AM

Ninja Gaiden for nes is harder than any contra series.

Have you had a chance to play Contra 4?

#88 IkilledLassic   Yardsaling Freakazoid CAGiversary!   289 Posts   Joined 17.5 Years Ago  

IkilledLassic

Posted 22 September 2010 - 08:43 AM

My votes go for Contra Hard Corps and Target: Earth on the Genesis for being the hardest, at least for that system.

PC- I was stuck in Conquests of Camelot for several years....

#89 StrangeBrew   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   164 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

StrangeBrew

Posted 25 September 2010 - 12:06 AM

Donkey Kong

#90 willynateDgreat   2OLD2GAME CAGiversary!   377 Posts   Joined 14.2 Years Ago  

willynateDgreat

Posted 25 September 2010 - 11:03 AM

E.T. is totally beatable. In fact, you can beat the whole game in a couple minutes. The questions is... do you want to?


Yea, I beat it several times when I was about 7 . . . Haven't played it since though.

And, no, I don't think I want to.