Friday, December 28, 2007

Crazy Frustrating Video Games

Until high school, growing up all I had in my house was a classic NES. While this meant I got to play a lot of awesome games, it also meant I got to play some really, jank games. Some were just really hard and some games were just impossible to beat due to flaws in the programming (like you physically can't beat it). There was nothing more frustrating than playing a uber-hard/impossible to beat game and its probably good that I didn't swear when I was younger because I'm pretty sure I would have been grounded and lost the Nintendo.

Anyway, a friend of mine sent me a link to download the hardest NES game I never played (the first link on the page is where you can actually download the game). But he said that before I downloaded it, I should watch a video of the game play. Being that it was something crazy that I can't read, I decided to check it out. I've included the video below, so you can check it out too (its long, but its worth it). Turns out its a Super Mario Bros. mod and if you've ever played Super Mario before you'll immediately recognize it.

Basically everything you know is wrong. How can a 1-up mushroom kill you? Why does a bad guy come out of a box? Why is Mario some crazy cat thingy? How can you have negative lives? And having to commit suicide after beating the level...that's just mean.

I haven't downloaded the game yet because I don't know if I'm ready to swear at my computer yet, but sometime when I'm ready to torture myself I'll probably do it. Anyway, here's the second level...this thing can even kill you on the transition.

You can see the another two levels here and here. I have no clue how long this game is (it looks like it ends after the 4th level), but if I make it this far, I'll prolly be done anyway.


Ross said...

"Everything you know is wrong" Just like that level on Marble Madness. That game was awesome. I love NES.

Double M said...

That damn Marble Madness level always pissed me off. I would get soooo close to the end and then something crazy would happen. And then on the times I was doing very poorly the magic wand would show up. Where was that thing when I was kicking ass.

I poured hours into Marble Madness and that wand never ceased to piss me off...