Ten ways to tell if you're one of the world's elite gamers.
#1 was priceless. That level made me cry.
*splat* that's what i used to call that level.
so if i beat all these games im a Call Of Duty 4 Elite player? LOL!!!! This is so gay I actually had to share my opinions.
"they could've put one game from after 1994 on the list. " I dunno, most games got easier after that.
#1. F Zero for gamecube! #2. wipeout HD ps3 #3. superstardust HD. ps3 #4 soldner X ps3 #5 little big planet. YES i said it. try playing all the way through its freaking tuff. EDIT. bionic commando rearmed, Novastrike the last guy GTI Club Metroid prime 1,2,3 Mario 64 was no walk in the park! Midnight Club, can be a real pain in the arse even.
"#1. F Zero for gamecube!" Yes f zero GX is awesome as it is hard. I have fininshed it right up till diamond cup....some of those tracks are SO long (u just gotta keep boosting basically lol thru narrow and wide). The trick is really getting the right parts for your custom craft...good boost with good weight etc. Although i hate how the extra parts only come in green. Again awesome game, right up there with the original f zero. (fun wise) ..i thought f zero X was a little bland but still an ok game. The X move was a good addition to the gameplay.
You are legendary in my book if you can beat the Turbo Tunnel level on your first try. Never has a game infused me with such rage as Battletoads (Snake Pit is probably one of the most frustrating levels ever made!)! This is one list by Old Wizard that I actually agree with.
Contemporary vs. Retro There are distinctions, but it's not like you're a worse gamer if you didn't beat the original Super Mario Bros with ★★ lives. There are plenty of hard games made in later generations, but older games are probably some of the hardest ever. Specifically because they were frickin' inconvenient as hell twitch fests. No save points, no check points, no regenerating health, and (in RPGs) permadeath. You may have heard these types of games deservingly referenced as 'Nintendo Hard'. Some games were so hard people thought they were broken out of the box. Eventually, devs finally figured the possibility of dying at level 30 and restarting at level 1 wasn't that fun. Rightly so. Most games are easier these days because devs profit from happy customers. Not raging gamers stuck on the first level. It doesn't make us any less 'elite' (as much as I hate that term in gaming) if you haven't played them. There are plenty of difficult games out now. Don't take the list so personally.
I beat the Snake Pit (level 6) without skipping to level 8 (Robo Manus). The 7th level (Inferno) is way more harder than the Speed Tunnels (level 3), IMO. The God-dam 9th level (Pink pipes, big gears, and yellow ducks) has to be the f**ckest level in the whole game. And revolution tower (level 12) was endless. LOL, I'll never forget the snow men in level 4. XD!!! The slap! At the rat race (level 10), I can always tell where the rat is going to fall after you kick the explosives out. That's how aware I was of the rat's movement. I leave all three rats behind in that race. And General Slaughter is a piece of cake. The 11th level with the big swirl ball chasing you will always be epic. Ahh, I just remembered... I also beat Battletoads on GameBoy. The last stage (before Robo Manus) in that game is unforgiving. You have the clock against you. Every time after I manage to beated, not matter how fast I do it, I'll always end up with 2 to 6 seconds left. I'd say it is the edgiest stage ever.
I have done # 5 on that list twice.
it took me 2 weeks to beat Tyson, wholly crap was that hard. List should be call the Bleeding thumbs list.
Never liked mario, never played some of the games, hell no could I ever do #1. Mike Tyson's Punch Out is about as far as I ever got with games that decided that the goal was to repeat everything until you memorized all of the levels, which is what most of those are. Honestly, a good gamer is someone who doesn't spend countless hours memorizing the actions in a game but someone who has played so many games that he can pick up almost any game and be more than competent with it.
How do you know if you are "good" at video games? You enjoy them. How do you know you suck at video games? You make retarded lists aimed at excluding as many people as possible.
I totally remember playing that and trying to land on the damn ship. only got to the second level twice. It was more like a demo than anything because of the damn ending of each level.
They forgot beat Ninja Gaiden on hardest difficulty w/o dieing.
LOL. Good intro. Could've used some newer games too though.
No one beats Mr. Dream.
Mike Tyson beats Mr. Dream!
they could've put one game from after 1994 on the list.
They played sh*t games for endless hours in order to get a million bajillion points and want some recognition for it? They can ask my sac for recognition, all it does is show they were absolute losers who spent to much time on a game. They still wouldn't beat me in fifa but that doesn't count because you don't win by practicing every level seven thousand times. Just had to say that. It's what most people between the ages of 18 and 25 are thinking.
Old Wizard is one of the worst gaming sites (if it can even be called that) on the internet.
Not all games from that era are reflex memorization games. Gamers from all ages should respect each other and acknowledge that there are games from every era that are good. Now, I'll admit that some games are an acquired taste, but there are great and horrible games all throughout the genre. Most people acknowledge Citizen Kane as one of the greatest films of all time. Doesn't matter if it was made in a different era. Now, if you can't handle watching black and white movies, you just deprived yourself of some great storytelling and cinematography. As for Old-Wizard, his tunnel-vision is so narrow it's blinding.
Yo u do know most games nowadays are beatable within hours... while many MANY classics take a lot of practice to master and beat. Sure, the challenge nowadays is in multiplayer mostly. But single player games have become easier and easier as it seems it is the best way to appeal to a broader audience.
Seriously...I'm 25 and I can say games were WAY harder in the "old bastard" days. Games that people cry about now are easy compared to those games. The newer Ninja Gaidens have nothing on the original in terms of difficulty. There's just too many moves and gadgets these days while before all you have is attack and jump with no continues or save points and only a few lives.
from all the games from this generation that i saw, only one is really dificult, megaman 9... oh wait... really, find me a game as though as battletoads or Ghosts and goblins that launched in the last gen or this gen, then we can talk...
Every article I read from them involve the same games! They've created a website the revolves around creating top ten lists that recycle those exact 10 games in every list... hahaha...
battletoads was insanely difficult. too bad modern games are all easy.
modern games are ass.
It totally sucks having games that are fun to play... I hate that crap.
It depends who you are against, you have to outsmart your opponent. In the "difficult" games people always refer to that just involved learning a pattern and practicing it a lot until you managed to complete it.
beat killzone 2 on Elite and show me what ass is betta yet beat of all Sigmas mission modes on the hardest level
I hate to break this to you but they toned the difficulty on ngs waaaaaaaaaay down from the xbox version so that game isnt hard at all. New games are easy as hell to beat but on the bright side I havent throw my controller in like 15 years.
modern games are shorter, that´s for sure. As for the easier or harder... I find them easier. Being a gamer since the 80s I can tell you though many games relied on patterns and the memorization of them, they were still a blast to play and posed an enourmous challenge to your reflexes and skills with a joystick. I still think nowadays gaming relies much more on multyplayer, ehre the true challenge is. It´s pretty easy to aoutsmart almost every enemy on a free roaming 3d environment... Now when you could only go back and forth, dock and jump... your options where much more limited :P
"4.3 - Look at fifa It depends who you are against, you have to outsmart your opponent. In the "difficult" games people always refer to that just involved learning a pattern and practicing it a lot until you managed to complete it." U do realize Fifa and other EA incarnations have been around many many years. Fifa games were on the super nes, plus many others. Games were good then, and games are good now. Games as a whole were harder back then. Its a fact, they focus too much on online these days. At least older games u go always go back to,.. do u still play the online games from ten years ago>> Will u be playing your favourite game of today in ten years time>>>?
Relative to Battletoads, everything is easy.
that game is unrelenting difficult, basically back to memorizing what comes next and be ready for it.
I just made it to the Man Eater HE'S F****** CHEAP, I ALMOST BEAT HIM BUT I ROLLED OF THE EDGE anyway even some of the regular monsters are brutally retard hard(Black Knights with spears)
Thats IMPOSSIBLE 6. You beat the first level of Ghosts n’ Goblins I did it lol :p I know old wizard reads here. Make a list Top 10 ways to tell if you suck at gaming. #1, You loose to Glass Joe in Punch Out
If you can backstab a running Scout,you're good. I'm good.
old wizard needs to get past 1994.
Not every site has to be about current games.
#1 Way: You're Swedish. #1 Way to Tell you Suck: You're Norwegian.
What if your both?
Oh bloody hell, not old-wizard again
But not getting past the first level? You have to suck at gaming if you couldn't even get past level 1. I beat that game back in the day, but that wasn't the impossible task. Beating the game once wasn't the impossible task, Beating the game TWICE in a row was the impossible task....that was freakin crazy. Level 1 though....the author obviously sucked.
Woah... Bubble bobble. Now that's a blast from the past. It isn't that hard.I beat it by myself. I don't see what the big deal about it is.
For some stupid reason I always start to cry whenever I hear the Bubble Bobble song. I miss my youth days.
swedish people are better at gaming than non-swedish people. especially compared to americans. they are fat and lazy. on average someone from sweden could easily beat up an american.
this list brings back some bad memories.
Harsh times, broken controllers, lol.
broken controllers remember me of decatlon for atari... i must have wasted at least 10 controllers on that game...
HA! I remember destroying quite a nice array of different controllers from different consoles... And Paperboy for the NES was my first broken controller on nintendo´s 8 bit (it was my cousin´s though :) ) That surely has to be an indicator for frustratingly harder games or more violent youth... :P I think youth has gotten a lot more violent, so games ought to be much more difficult back in the days XD
should have had can't beat level 1 in silver surfer in there.
How bout something that still applys to most people? I'm sure some people still play these games, but come on, something more modern please.
most people?... you do realize there is a HUGE amount of gamers in the 25-35 range, do you? while the average gamer might be arround 18, there still are lots of "old school" gamers that carried on their passion through many gens to this "next" one.... and even though, the site is called OLD-WIZARD, and sports a pixel wizard as a logo, what did you expect from them?
it´s a fact... actually. But I guess I got it wrong :P rite?
#11 - If you actually finished Friday the 13th on NES. Bonus if you did so without Jason making you crap yourself.
Friday the 13th was ridiculous. Not only was the game hard, it didn't really explain what you had to do. You'd run around trying to find out what to do while the game kicks your ass. After you made it to a cabin for a break, then Jason would show up and kick your ass again.
i cant believe they put top gun on that list. i didnt think a game that BS would get recognition. i remember getting through the first level easy up until you have to land, NO MATTER WHAT your plane exploded when you follow directions perfectly. ive only ever landed it ONCE and guess what, level 2 was the same thing with slightly more enemies and another freaking carrier to land on. AND i beat contra without the code. PS. to those of you b!tching about how old games suck, especially you HEROICJANITOR, these are the golden years of gaming, when EVERY gamer was core. respect that and how far consoles have come. my PSN is xbattlecatx and ill run circles around you any day in Fifa
"PS. to those of you b!tching about how old games suck, especially you HEROICJANITOR, these are the golden years of gaming, when EVERY gamer was core. respect that and how far consoles have come. my PSN is xbattlecatx and ill run circles around you any day in Fifa" Agreed. U have to grow up with these games i guess to understand. But i guess its their loss. @Heroichanitor "just had to say that. It's what most people between the ages of 18 and 25 are thinking." By the way im 26 and i grew up playing all these old games and still play all the new ones. I like both (i prefer the super nes to anything else tho) old and new...whats the problem with that>> ? Will halo 3 or killzone 2 be crap in 15 years time because it will be "old" by then.
I did landed that plane a couple of times, but then again, I just played for the sake of doing it. When a kid I could just not get why it would crash again and again and again...
on nintendo was such a PAIN. Never did finish it.
I remember that I rented Ghosts n goblins when I was a kid. And I never did finish that first level =) I have finished the SMB 3 level though. And I've finished Punch Out. And I've finished SMB: The lost levels as well. Without any cheats of course. The rest I haven't tried.