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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Fri Dec 04, 2015 12:40 pm

I could also stab myself with needles. It'd feel about as good.
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by Sarge Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:01 pm

Lost Levels is brutal. BRUTAL. I got to the last stage of it (at least I think it was), and got stuck pretty badly. Sadly, I've lost my save game on that cart, I've kinda wanted to go back and attempt it now that I've got a bit more skill.

(And I'm talking about the bonus worlds you get to by not warping, not 8-4.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:12 pm

Sarge wrote:Lost Levels is brutal. BRUTAL.

Is it as brutal as these?:
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I've played (not beat) those and they are the most brutal platformers on NES I've tried.

I've never played Lost Levels btw.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:26 pm

I know I sound like a broken record here, but I've never found The Lost Levels to be that difficult on the SNES. The controls are vastly improved compared to the FDS original, and the continue system is very forgiving. It's much easier than the likes of Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Zelda II, or Mega Man. Now the original version of The Lost Levels is just as hard as the aforementioned games, if not harder.
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by Ack Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:44 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I know I sound like a broken record here, but I've never found The Lost Levels to be that difficult on the SNES. The controls are vastly improved compared to the FDS original, and the continue system is very forgiving. It's much easier than the likes of Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Zelda II, or Mega Man. Now the original version of The Lost Levels is just as hard as the aforementioned games, if not harder.


As someone who played the crap out of Mega Man, I disagree! But I think the approach to platforming design is very different in both. Mega Man doesn't require the break neck trial and error that I found worked in Lost Levels.

Now that I have beaten the "base" of Lost Levels, I want to go back some time and play through all of the individual levels to unlock the letter areas, just to say I've done it. But that will likely not happen for a while. That kind of gameplay just isn't for me.
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by Sarge Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:24 pm

I guess things are a little different for me, because Mega Man, in particular, is not a series that I find incredibly hard. Tricky at times, difficult sections, but not really that brutal. Well, except the first game, which is terribly unbalanced if you're not abusing the select-pause trick.

Although I guess I have to take some of it back, because I did make quite significant progress in Lost Levels until I hit a brick wall. But I've also legit-beaten Ninja Gaiden III, Battletoads, and Bayou Billy this year, so maybe I could pull it off now. I don't think I'd consider it "fun", though. I'd be doing it solely for the challenge.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:35 pm

I don't think the NES Mega Man games are too hard (other than some really dickish patterns on the disappearing blocks and the damn gun turret boss from Mega Man 2). What I really like about them is how precise the controls are.
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by prfsnl_gmr Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:06 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I know I sound like a broken record here, but I've never found The Lost Levels to be that difficult on the SNES. The controls are vastly improved compared to the FDS original, and the continue system is very forgiving. It's much easier than the likes of Castlevania, Ninja Gaiden, Zelda II, or Mega Man. Now the original version of The Lost Levels is just as hard as the aforementioned games, if not harder.


I agree completely. I crushed the SNES Lost Levels port, and a few years ago, I was capable of beating the original SMB in under 10 minutes. I recently tried the FDS version of The Lost Levels on my 3DS, however, and it absolutely crushed me.

Also, Mega Man and Zelda II are not hard. Castlevania and Ninja Gaiden are pretty tough right at the end, but if you want a real challenge, you have to play The Lost Levels. (Or, dowload Electonic Super Joy...It took me over 700 lives to complete the "Down the Rabbit Hole" level...and that wasn't the hardest part of the game.)
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Exhuminator Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:57 pm

Looks like a play of the FDS version of Lost Levels is in my near future.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Xeogred Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:29 pm

Isn't it physically impossible to beat Lost Levels with Luigi at some point? I remember growing up with the SNES version and there being one stage that seemed impossible with Mario's smaller jump, and then one castle stage (maybe even D-4?) that seemed impossible with Luigi.

The secret 9-X levels are amazing. I wish there was more of that.

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