Don't die, you'll have to replay the WHOLE level

Super R-Type on the SNES isn’t such a bad game and is welcomed on to the Virtual Console despite being soured by a lack of checkpoints when you die. Yes that right, if you die on that fiendish end of level boss you have to replay the whole level again! It makes what would have been an otherwise enjoyable shoot-em-up blast very frustrating.

The forgotten NES platformer Spelunker is frustrating from the very beginning. Ever wondered how many ways it is possible for a videogame character to die? If so this is the game for you. This is best avoided.

So there you have it, a darkly sinister space war or going deep underground to navigate perilous caves. The choice is yours!