I don’t know why so many old farts in the enthusiast press play the “In our day games were hard…” card as if it were a badge of honor. Perhaps it’s a defense mechanism used by industry dinosaurs to convince themselves that replaying a single level for two weeks straight wasn’t a complete was of time. Sure, some games were difficult by design, but a lot of those frustrating piles of playable sadism were irritatingly hard due to lack thereof.
Above: Bragging fondly about your time on Battletoads’ jet bike level is like praising a six hour silent film for being boring
Personally, I’ll take all the save points and continues a game’ll give me. And the only way I’ll go back and play a lot of those irritating titles of my youth would be with a “Super Easy” mode, not unlike the ones you’ll see below from the lads at College Humor. Good shit, and I posted some of my favorite images below
Jul 8, 2010
Crazy ass rom hacks
Gay Robocop, naked Mario and several other homebrewed oddities that might be illegal
Most ruthlessly punishing indie games
These demonically difficult freeware titles will devour your soul
How to kill gaming's hardest heroes
It's easy when you know how
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