icemann wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:56 am
Hmm. Would definitely be something on the Atari 2600 as that was my first console. Issue there being that nearly all the games on it were endless.
First game that springs to mind is Double Dragon on that. It looked NOTHING like the arcade game, and certainly didn't play like it either. Took me quite a few attempts but I eventually beat it. Then never played it again. Second game would be Alex Kid in Miracle World on the Sega Master System. Played that game to death. Took me numerous attempts, and the fact that the final boss does a random rock, paper, scissors combo on every play through (unlike all the other bosses) made for many failed attempts. But perseverance pays off, and I eventually beat the game. I've never met anyone else whose beaten that game. Many that attempted it, but couldn't clear the final stage.
Third would be Golden Axe on that system as well. Great game.
Reading your post just now reminded me of a few things;
-Punching an octopus off a pot in an early underwater level which allowed you to jump ahead a few stages.
-The forest level with the bike where I got stuck forever, eventually just not using the bike.
-Making notes of the Rock/Paper/Scissor boss battles, though I remember being fast to react to the CPU's last minute changes too.
-I can vaguely recall either a bad ending, or it wouldn't allow you to progress beyond a stage, if you failed to do something in a castle you visited earlier.
I don't recall the final boss at all so I guess it wasn't very memorable for me?
I always wished I'd gotten the sonic pack but, looking back, AK was a decent game and I got plenty of entertainment out of it. I never did play any of the others of the series though.