ONM: Donkey Kong Country Returns looks tough, but what are the hardest platformers of all time? ONM lists them...
Kid Icarus = #1
... where's Super Meat Boy!?
Yeah, how is that not the number one...
I remember beating the Lost Levels, that game was hard as hell lol. I wonder how many people died at the very beginning thinking the mushroom was some short of new super mushroom for Mario.
Can't argue with #1 !!
but I Wanna Be The Guy simply rape EVERYTHING
i can beat Kid Icarus in one guy in a little over 3 hours. Blaster Master is the hardest but Battletoads is hard and cheap. Ninja Gaiden isn't hard either. You have to learn timing and patterns.
Nintendo was the king of making games that'll have you breaking stuff in frustration. Blaster Master was another game I could never finish without save states. Great game, with some of the best music for an NES game, but hard as hell. You're right, Ninja Gaiden really wasn't that bad, I could get to one of the last 2-3 levels right now and I haven't played that game in a few years.
1) Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels was the SMB2 in our region. I felt like my nuts were getting kicked over and over again. Funny they don't mention any 3D platformers because SMB: Sunshine REALLY takes the cake. -End statement
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES) Battletoads in battle maniacs (SNES)
TMNT part 1 right with the overhead driving? Cause that game was a pain in the ass for sure.
Ha yes, the one with the top down 'outer-world' bit. That swimming section was hardcore. You even so much as scrape a pixel of those electric sea-weeds and you get fried. And in battletoads... That driving section... Insane!
TMNT was pretty brutal, I never completed it without savestates. I did get to a point where I could beat the dam level pretty easily. And in Battletoads, the first driving level isn't that bad once you get it down. The later levels are so much worse and require more precise timing. I love the game, but damn, it was way too hard.
those damn TMNT....i was 8 years old and that game pissed me the hello off whenever i got my ass handed to me lol
yea, TMNT for NES was ridiculous... i remember this one part where it's the smallest gap to jump over water... and could never get it. Have you ever beat the game with Game Genie? I played through thinking to myself, how can anyone possibly get through the technodrome part?!
lol the technodrome??... i was never that talented (or lucky?) to get that far!
was the only game i have ever taken out of a console and chucked. I put a hole in the wall. Parents weren't happy about that.
N+ Is A Awesome Game
Creatures on the commodore 64
never beat that game
Was "I Wanna Be the Guy" too obvious for the list?
Super Ghouls and Ghosts, Ghost and Goblins...all of those games should be number 1. The worst part is when you finish the game...you have to do it ALL over again.
Played Kid Icarus. Couldn't get past the third stage. It wasn't necessarily "hard" at that point, but those levels took fooooooooooreeeeeeeeveeeeeeer
I was never able to complete Fantastic Dizzy, I'd often get lost and end up accidentally drowning after falling into some water. Some levels in Sonic 2 seemed near impossible when I was 7, especially the last sky base level, and then the Death Egg stage, that was just unfair, no rings!
Friday the 13th and Wizards and Warriors, definately.
Many NES platformers were not for the faint of heart. Kids today would cry at that level of difficulty, as developers seldom put in an easy mode. And if they did, it was still tough.
You guys are kidding me? TMNT was a little tricky but hard as hell? Bionic Command, Megaman and Castlevania 3. Now that was some controller breakingly hard platforming.
Wizards and Warriors was pull your hair out hard, but oh boy did I have fun figuring it out.
This list fails without Rayman and Earthworm Jim they are still 2 of hardest platformers of all time.
Where's the cel-shaded Prince of Persia? lol
The hardest platformers that they've ever played and they all happen to be Nintendo games. On an official Nintendo website. Since it's a matter of opinion and those games are probably all relatively difficult (I know that Ghosts and Goblins is) there's nothing necessarily wrong with that. But it still seems a bit like writing an article about the most beautiful women in pop on The Corrs official website and managing to find a place for all of The Corrs. Including Jim. Solomon's Key was a difficult platformer. Creatures on the Commodore 64 has been mentioned and it did become difficult (the sequel Creatures 2: Torture Trouble was difficult from the start) but another Thalamus Game called Summer Camp was even more difficult. The very first Dizzy game was incredibly difficult. It was possible to fall in to a pit from which there was no way of escaping nor of killing your character. Viewtiful Joe on the Gamecube (and later on the PS2) was thankfully manageable for much of the game but there is a very difficult section called The Magnificent Five where you have to defeat 5 bosses in a row. Donkey Kong 64 became difficult later on just because there was so much backtracking to do. I found Mario 64 difficult because I couldn't work out what to do in some places.
They give you a 1000 lives to start with....Though that shouldn't say much for others. I'm not good with most platformers.
But play the game on Hard mode then it may actually compete. -End statement
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