In honour of our new podcast talking about games getting easier and our love/hate relationship with the release of SUPER MEAT BOY on the PS4, we’re going to take a look at the top ten levels that had me screaming at the screen, shaking and crying tears of frustration.
Lets take a look back at the levels that we love to hate.
1 – Contra – The Waterfall
This is probably my first experience of controller breaking rage. Not only are there rocks falling for every direction, there are also turrets, soldiers and the fact that most of my deaths were from me jumping off the level in a state of extreme panic, this is an arse of a level. This level truly deserves to be put in this list.
2 – Super Mario World – Tubular
This one is a popular choice for levels people would cock drop to oblivion. The reason this is such an annoying level is simply the timing when getting to the next power balloon. Being held up by that one piranha plant makes to want to kick your SNES out the window never to return.
3 – Revenge of Shinobi – Stage 3
I don’t know if this has an official name and to be perfectly honest I just don’t care. This gonorrhoea ridden penis of a level doesn’t deserve a name. No one loves you!
4 – Earthworm Jim 2 – The Flyin’ King
I know this isn’t a particularly hard level now I’ve looked at it again, but as a young lad I cannot count the amount of times I threw my controller in disgust and anger. All you have to do is push a balloon across the stage you twit!
5 – Metal Slug 3 – Final Mission
I only recently completed this level on an emulator after hundreds of pounds were put into this particular arcade machine. Just the number of enemies and an end boss that is simply unfair, this enjoyable yet frustrating game is worthy of a spot on this list.
6 – Castlevania – All of it
Simply put, I love this game but couldn’t play it. My reaction to this game went from ‘cool I have a whip’ to ‘drop the stupid whip and run away!’
7 – Final Fantasy VIII – Ultima Weapon
I know this is a side mission and technically a boss fight rather than a level but I had to add this due to the hours of frustration. Now come on, a boss that has an attack that hits for 9,999, REALLY
8 – Metroid Fusion – Nightmare
As we are talking about boss fights, lets talk a little about the nonsense that is nightmare. By far the hardest boss in the metroid series that leaves you quaking in the corner of the room, its also pretty damn scary playing this level as a kid.
9 – Star Fox 64 – Aquas Ocean
A true headache of a level, this was one of the first levels where I had to thrust the controller to my older brother and yell advice from the sidelines.
10 – Battletoads – Turbo Tunnel
On first look at this level, people that haven’t endured this evil level would think its a piece of cake. Well you’re wrong, over 100 obstacles fly at you at increasing speed and unless your Rainman your not going to remember any kind of sequence. I have yet to get anywhere near the end of this level which is why it deserves the last spot in this list of pant wettingly difficult levels.
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