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Impossible games

category: general [glöplog]
i was playing the game 'Arabian nights' on the C64 the other day, thinking that surely, no human has ever possibly finish this. It is so difficult that I cannot win even with all the cheats on.

Has any of you readers ever come across frustrating, impossible to finish games ?
added on the 2005-11-19 21:22:24 by Navis Navis
well, not on c64, but on gameboy I never managed to finish "ghostbusters 2". a friend of mine was alot better, but even he didn't manage to finish it (although he finished all the mega man titles, which are also pretty hard)
added on the 2005-11-19 21:54:57 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
megaman hard? i guess i played diferent titles then you have.. o_O
added on the 2005-11-19 22:00:43 by psenough psenough
Impossible Mission 1 and 2 not in the 80's
and not now on my C=64 direct to tv joystick ;-)
added on the 2005-11-19 22:25:23 by magic magic
I remember some preety hard games on the CPC.
Once, I discovered some pokes for infinite lifes for Commando, but still screaming and cursing after level 7! I think I never finished that one, although perhaps it just looped the levels with harder sprites..

Once we've found a cheap cheat for infinite lifes in Nemesis CPC and my brother was playing for 8 hours to finish it.

Also some CPC games had lame scrolling/bad sprite movement/collision that made them even more annoying and harder.
added on the 2005-11-20 01:08:01 by Optimus Optimus
Pick any shot-em-up. It's impossible to finish without dying from utter boredom.
added on the 2005-11-20 01:15:59 by El Topo El Topo
Airwolf 1 CPC
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Yep. Actually was there an exit out of the first few screens?
added on the 2005-11-20 01:34:33 by Optimus Optimus
It was too easy to crash (few pixels) controls were terrible :) Now you said it, I think I tried a cheat and never found an exit ;p
Face it: no human being could finish R-type without unlimited credits.
added on the 2005-11-20 02:10:09 by dixan dixan
green beret on c64.. just impossible to win..
added on the 2005-11-20 02:12:51 by medron medron
optimus, why don't you code trainers for cpc (or any other system)? would be cool..
added on the 2005-11-20 02:24:13 by dipswitch dipswitch
in fact, it would be really cool if there were some groups who would focus on training old games, like hokuto force and remember did/do it on c64. there were some plans in phantasy to bring out shitloads of trainers for old gameboy games, but somehow they never got past one trainer...
added on the 2005-11-20 02:26:35 by dipswitch dipswitch
yeah, River Raid. and Riven (no cheating).
And championship manager..
added on the 2005-11-20 03:17:09 by Gaia Gaia
The MegaMan games for GameBoy are moderately difficult IMHO. Part 2 is rather easy. In some of the parts, the last endbosses may be pretty hard though.

What I found difficult as a child was Gremlins 2 for GameBoy. It's a short game with only 4 levels, but as a child I didn't manage to complete level 3. The endbosses were very difficult.
added on the 2005-11-20 08:35:57 by Adok Adok
i've seen one of my friends finish rtype and also ghost'n'goblins, besides lots of other "fun" games like all sorts of japanese nemesis clones
added on the 2005-11-20 09:32:34 by winden winden
i won with minesweeper, once.
added on the 2005-11-20 10:34:59 by skrebbel skrebbel
I now remind myself Ghost 'n Goblins on NES, Alien Soldier on Genesis, Elven Warrior, Rastan on C64. Many games on Commie are really hard.
added on the 2005-11-20 11:26:23 by wrthlss wrthlss
Anyone played Alleycat on an XT ? Never finished that one ;-)
added on the 2005-11-20 12:04:56 by magic magic
Most impossible but most rewarding game ever:
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added on the 2005-11-20 12:08:05 by Spin Spin
Pitfall 1 +2 on c64 ruled to! ;D
added on the 2005-11-20 12:53:18 by magic magic
Due to a bug the original version of Impossible Mission for the Atari 7800 was indeed impossible to win :D
added on the 2005-11-20 13:35:04 by Moerder Moerder


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