Gamers who claim that today's releases lack difficulty can rest easy. Instead of holding your hand, 1001 Spikes breaks each of its bones one by one. The masochistically difficult platformer is an improved version of 8Bits Fanatics' Xbox Live Indie title Aban Hawkins & the 1001 Spikes, and good God will it beat you down. The lovechild of Spelunky and a heroin overdose, 1001 Spikes will test the patience of even the most seasoned gamers. Thankfully, its mechanics put the blame for failure squarely on the player's shoulders, allowing those who undertake its journey to feel deeply satisfied upon completing a given stage.