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jovannyrodz

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Hi guys,
Who remembers the nightmares of the NES games back then?
Can you list your top 5 hardest NES games and why?

Here is my list...
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (random enemies everywhere, limited time and life)
2. Ninja Gaiden 2 (Last stage and boss, is just #%@#% absurd)
3. Athena (It is totally a maze, I had never finished it)
4. Ghost and Goblins ( Oh boy, the entire game is difficult, random enemies everywhere, second round is f$*#%@ absurd)
5. Solomon Key ( very hard puzzle game and very addictive as well)

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Games I have played:
Ghost's n' Goblins
Adventure Island
BattleToads
Bart Vs. The Space Mutants
Karate Kid

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Mr_Trill281

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here is my list:

1.all mario's lol...

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Tasuki

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1, Battletoads
2. Ninja Gaiden 2
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4. Ghost N Goblins
5. Castlevania III

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jovannyrodz

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Ryno wrote:

Games I have played:
Ghost's n' Goblins
Adventure Island
BattleToads
Bart Vs. The Space Mutants
Karate Kid

lol Wow, I just forgot that game... (Bart vs The Space Mutants) ... what a difficult game.... awful

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Zeldalover

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What about the 3 consecutive end bosses at the end of Ninja Gaiden?

Oh, and I would almost have to agree with Tasuki's list. If the list can go higher, then I would surely include Contra, Castlevania 1 and Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.

Still I think Ninja Gaiden 1 would be harder than 2.

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SuperiorTech

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Did anyone here ever beat King's Knight? That game was pretty hard as a kid.

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KaiserGX

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Whaaaat? Ninja Turtles is easy! Though I used to own it...

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Yeah, I agree with Ninja Turtles. That is a very difficult game even if I never played it. I watched two reviews about the game and how difficult it was. Also, Ghosts n Goblins and Ninja Gaiden are also extremely difficult games when I played them on the 3DS Virtual Console. If there's one thing that makes a difficult game so difficult is respawning enemies. I heard that that used to be every child's worst nightmare back in the 80's, the respawning enemies. Also, I never played Solomon's Key, I might get it if the NES Version comes on the 3DS Virtual Console.

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Obito_Tennyson wrote:

Also, I never played Solomon's Key, I might get it if the NES Version comes on the 3DS Virtual Console.

It is a very fun, difficult and addictive game. You should try it. =)

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Solstice (game makes you want to stab people in the chest)

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cheetahman91

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Not in order.

Ninja Gaiden (I can get through most of the stages with a little practice, but man that last stage is killer)

Castlevania III (if it weren't for the "Help Me" password, I would make very little progress. Even with the password, the game is still hard as nails)

Ninja Gaiden III (Enemies do more damage and limited continues. What were they thinking?)

Zelda II (If you have difficulty getting through the first temple, then you know this game shows no mercy)

Ghosts and Goblins (so bad I can't even get past the second stage)

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cheetahman91 wrote:

Castlevania III (if it weren't for the "Help Me" password, I would make very little progress. Even with the password, the game is still hard as nails)

I didn't play that one... I did play Simon Quest, and it was very hard!!!

Also, Minor Secret Castle, It was a very good game and hard as f@#$%&!!!

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SkywardLink98

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Kid Icarus isn't on any of these lists O_O

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Kid Icarus isn't on any of these lists O_O

That's because it gets a lot easier after you leave the underworld, and even in the underworld it's not nearly as unfair as most of the other games listed.

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That's because it gets a lot easier after you leave the underworld, and even in the underworld it's not nearly as unfair as most of the other games listed.

Totally Agree... Kid Icarus was not that hard...

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jovannyrodz wrote:

I didn't play that one... I did play Simon Quest, and it was very hard!!!

Simon Quest is really bad... it's really really bad. It's like it was a rushed game. Simon's Quest is just terrible. If you want to know how bad it is, then watch Cinemassacre on Youtube. He did a review in 2006 and did an updated review in 2010. (Castlevania Part 2)

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Also, Minor Secret Castle, It was a very good game and hard as f@#$%&!!!

Do you mean Milon's Secret Castle? If you do, the game is not that difficult when it comes to having "no mercy." It's just annoying as heck since you need to throw bubbles at every square in the game in order to know where to go. There were no hints or anything, it was just so confusing and no child back in the 80's would know that you'd have to throw your bubbles at every square inch of the game in order to find your path to move on. Even Nintendo Power didn't do much, it just showed kids how TO GET STARTED. When you need a guide to know how to get the game started, then you know that the game's bad.

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Do you mean Milon's Secret Castle?

Yeah, Milon's, I believe that has n initial learning curve that is hard... once you get use to, is not that hard, you are right on that part.

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Adventure Island - honestly, has anybody here actually finished this game? I have, but of course with the infinite lives cheat. Nobody can finish this NES-Nasty with just a few lives, it's impossible. Even with infinite Adventure Island's difficulty rivals anything on the NES that i've experienced!

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient ship of Doom - NG2 was more forgiving than the original, but III basically spat Crystal Pepsi in your face and demanded you to eat your spinich! this game was just grueling, never have I mastered such kinetic ninja lightning fast Neo-Rad skills. To make things even more difficult is that you have limmited continues. I completely fluked out on the final boss! With only 1 trinket left of health, my heart was litterally blasting out of my he-man chest while i was sitting in a pile of INtense surfer swet! :o

Ghosts 'n Goblins - The last 2 stages were H-E-L-L. And no i never bothered beating the game twice to get the real ending

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse -Toughest Catlevania there is period. You will without a doubt grow vamp fangs after mustering up the Belmont courage and taking down Drac's 3rd Castle of supreme SkelaNasties! Rondo was tough, but III takes the frankenCake in the entire franchise. B-)

Battletoads - I'll admit, it's been quite a while since I've played it but i could never get past that iconic underground hoverboard stage. Nothing new here, as that was thee' stage that haunted many of our childhoods. I need to get this on Cart, so i can get my Bimmy & Jimmy revenge and beat the bits & Zits out of this stinky 'n gnarly TMNT-clone.

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Ryno wrote:

Games I have played:
Ghost's n' Goblins
Adventure Island
BattleToads
Bart Vs. The Space Mutants
Karate Kid

That game was painful, possibly one of my least favorite NES-experiences, right up there with Karate Kid. poor game design all around with Bart's BS stamp of approval to fool the kiddies into thinking that this game was going to be hotter than aunt patty and Selma! B-) And who could forget Fester's Quest. The only thing going for it is the nutty soundtrack. :p

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