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Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating?

Post by bonerlaw » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:49 am

IGN posted a question on their Facebook page.....

"The hardest game ive ever completed is:"

The answers showed the age of the average facebook user.....lots of next and current gen titles were mentioned......

Me? I went for Treasure Island Dizzy (C64). That game consumed my life, and took me months to work out all the stuff to do, but I completed it!

What nails games have you guys aced without cheating?

NB - If anyone says the NES Ninja Gaiden games, then you have my utmost respect (if your not lying that is!!) :wink:
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Post by Mootown » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:57 am

A few spring to mind - Hellfire, Gaires, Gynoug - all on 1 credit on megadrive.
In recent times Bayonetta on the top difficulty, modern warfare 2 spec ops on veteran
And coincidently I figured out all of dizzy 1 on my own :)
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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:58 am

Easier to ask me what are the games I've completed without cheating - there aren't many!

Can't remember completing too many arcade style games without continues (other than sports related) so I'd probably plump for

The Double

and

Mugsys Revenge

both of which I've heard are tricky to complete
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Post by harlequ1n » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:06 am

Demon's Souls (PS3)
Contra: Shattered Soldier (PS2)
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Post by ShadowMan » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:17 am

Megaman & Bass (Rockman & Forte) springs to mind. Probably the hardest of the classic Megaman series especially the final two stages, made harder by the fact that you don't get any energy tanks in the game.

Contra/Super C on the NES. Both are pretty tough at the outset but I did manage to clear both without the Konami code with a lot of practice.
bonerlaw wrote:IGN posted a question on their Facebook page.....
NB - If anyone says the NES Ninja Gaiden games, then you have my utmost respect (if your not lying that is!!) :wink:
I've managed to clear NG1 on the NES. Final level is an utter censored as is the 3 phase final boss but with enough patience it is (just about) doable!
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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by Shinobi » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:31 am

Final Fight arcade 1 credit Edge says its impossible, so must be a gamer of epic proportions
Shadow Warriors arcade 1 credit
Original Dizzy Commodore 64 took ages
Hades Nebula Commodore 64
The following Commodore 16 games Fingers Malone, G Man, Big Mac, Mr Puniverse, Storm

I managed to 1cc Shin Nission Oscar Arcade once, never did it again

I also complete Atari 2600 Pac Man and Asteriods, well the screen went black and they just ended
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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by QuantumCrayons » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:34 am

I've beaten Ninja Gaiden NES too; one of the very few games I've completed on that console, actually.

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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by Sel Feena » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:02 am

It's Godhand for me; all the early games I played were too tough for me. Including Treasure Island Dizzy!
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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by ShadowNeku » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:17 am

I dont know if you guys scale this as much of an achievement but ive done:

Ninja Gaiden 2 Xbox 360 on Very Hard
Castlevania Chronicles arrange mode 1 life
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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by Shiva » Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:20 am

Ghouls n' Ghosts and Super Ghouls n' Ghosts probably being the most unforgiving game ive ever finished.
Beat all 3 Ninja Gaiden games on the nes and snes but I wouldnt call the 1st Ninja Gaiden a tough game, quite relaxing to just run through it.
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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by ulala » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:03 pm

Ghouls n ghosts (series) are without a doubt the toughest games that I completed without save states etc

This was due to not owning many games at the time, and having to get the most out of them. A golden age.

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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by theantmeister » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:26 pm

I've beaten Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles on the NES. Apparently they're pretty tough.

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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by James A » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:30 pm

ShadowNeku wrote:I dont know if you guys scale this as much of an achievement but ive done:

Ninja Gaiden 2 Xbox 360 on Very Hard
Castlevania Chronicles arrange mode 1 life
Respect on Ninja Gaiden 2 that games and nightmare on Hard mode.

For me probably Call Of Duty 3 on Veteran. That level where you've got to cross the road and assault the hill with the two mortar positions on it, my god that took me weeks to find a route through that didn't result in instant death. Funny thing was though first try i ran straight through everything without being hit and got to the mortar pit but got killed by a random grnade with one barrier left to destroy with the mortar. Treyarch games eh :roll:
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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by SexyWayne » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:08 pm

Back to The Future 3 on C64, tough but not as tough as the Retro Shamer article would have you believe, and nowhere near bad enough to be a Retro Shamer, average game maybe but far from terrible...

Zorro on Atari 800XL.... how the hell did I find my way through those catacombs when I was a kid??? tried recently and got hopelessly lost and frustrated, tbh it's a pretty easy game up to the point where you climb down the grave....

Star Wars on NES, yet another game I breezed through when I was younger... nowadays... no chance :cry:

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Re: Whats the toughest game youve completed without cheating

Post by andyc » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:01 pm

Tough call, but I think it was probably Lemmings on the SNES, including the Sunsoft Bonus 5 levels.

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