I miss screw attack
Hydlide. It's not just the controls that suck, it's the whole... damn... concept! Where do I even start? It's just too painful to play, because that vague Indiana Jones esque music is all you are going to hear. And that is nothing compared to the combat. The cointoss strategy of running into slimes until one of you perishes is among the worst design choice a dev could make. And of course, the game forces you to use a password, because the save system you have simply doesn't work! It's definitely one of the worst things ever.
If Craig and Nick counted the Japanese Famicom games(not FDS), I would easily say that Holy Diver is the most difficult. It also contends as being one of the more expensive as well.
Fuck I immediately thought of TMNT and Battle Toads when I read the title. Super C and Ninja Gaiden were also ball breakers. The Batman game in the opening credits was also hard and there was this GI Joe game that I could never pass too
this is so nostalgic
It really is. I miss old srewattack
You need more vids guys. You're such a talented couple!
Any hardest list without Solomon's Key is BS
@RondoOfBloodX ussofts.info/hd/video/uojSqNbJz57VYqg "This game is amazing. It hates everyone. Hey it's really cool but it hates you." Solomon's Key is a harsh mistress, but I love it, I can't help it.
doctorx0079 Oh man that game actually cost me a controller. Still a VERY fun game to play however.
How in the fuck does #8 a game that was not made by nintendo count? That s fucking cheap bullshit!!
John Hosp the list is top 10 hardest nes games in general. The game doesn’t have to be made by Nintendo
Oh my god, this brings me back. Used to watch old screwattack when I was a child, and wanted to relive the nostalgia.
DD3 is not hard at all
Im surprised that Kid icarus or Blaster master werent here or Ice climbers for that matter
Battle Kid: Arin Hanson's nightmare
Looking back, ScrewAttack was basically WatchMojo with a bunch of charisma-filled hosts
Adventures of dino riki ... This is the hardest NES game
100 people who disliked this, are haters of Screw Attack Back in the early 1990s, when I growing up, video games were deigned to be hard as complex jigsaw puzzles, it was great! :)
i am stuck on last level of battletoads! :'( and i even used the pause trick to get past Clinger Winger :/ but damn if i can get that high in battletoads does that mean i stand any chance at silver surfer?
How Did I Kno Battletoads Was #1 Its Not Even That Hard Compared To Bayou Billy
I figured that Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde would be on here, ITS SO HARD
@Robbie Andrews The controls and game in general suck so the difficulty isn't fair, I think that's why it wasn't on
it's Takeshi's Challenge, not Takeshi's Castle
Hold the fuck up. How did you get to the final boss in Ghosts'n'Goblins with a javelin?! You can't get to him unless you get the shield!
+Peter Wickings Level select code.
Ninja Gaiden isn't that hard once you get it down. It's a lot of memory and rhythm, but once you've got that, you're golden. Great game too! It is good enough that you'll want to keep playing.
Some games are harder because they aren't fun. Battletoads is not even fun to play at all. I'll never get good at it because it is just a bad game and not worth the effort.
+Johan Öberg (Protoman85) Not exactly true, some games have such strong random elements (Holy Diver and loop 2 of Makaimura, for example) that even memorizing them won't be a guaranteed win. Ninja Gaiden is a pretty consistent game.
@Hæzim Sandwich No game is hard if you memorize everything and have it in your backbone
Battletoads was so close to being an epic game. The difficulty was unbearable.
No "A Boy and his Blob" in this list.. whaaaat... you kidding me. :(
Batman. Ugh! For me this was was HAAARRRDD! Bayou Billy, I didnt find that hard, but it wasnt good at all so I just didnt play it enough to beat it.
Kid Icarus was a tough game.
I'm 13 and I beat number 10, number 7, number 2, and I got to the final level of 3 and I got to the ninth level of 1 and I recorded it all for my friends to see so I can laugh in their faces.
cool story bro, needs more dragons n shit
I beat Silver Surfer. You know what drove me to accomplish that? THE MUSIC. AWESOME!!
You can't beat battle toads on 2-players when you get up to clinger-winger the 2nd player dies instantly
Kung Fu Was my worst nightmare
Play these games they said, it will be fun they said
I beat Battletoads when I was a lot younger. I felt like Ghost and Goblins was waaaay harder.
In Double Dragon 3 you have to pray you get past the first 3 levels in order to gain those two bosses from China & Japan. I managed to get to Italy. Bayou Billy...make sure you have a game genie on hand.
Friday the 13th. Game is impossible.
10- beated 7- beated 4- beated 2- beated 1- beated 3 times
Comments section be like: "I beat ___ easily--" "____ is a really easy game--" "I've beaten ____ without cheat codes--" Literally no one cares.
"The sad fact is nobody cares but you." - AVGN
Beat number 7.
@LJ64 Thanks! :D
@Luigiawesome13 That's really good : )
@LJ64 Stage 5-4.
@Luigiawesome13 Cool, which level are you on now? (I just want to know)
@LJ64 I'm working on it, though I'm not going to consider myself a pro because I have it on the 3DS, so I can use the saving function.
Mega Man 1 wasn't really hard
Has anyone actually done this?
you forgot the guardian legend
Battle Kid doesn't count... where's Mission Impossible, Friday the 13th, Destiny of an Emperor, Golgo 13 / Mafat Conspiracy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Guardian Legend, Simons Quest, Wizardry, Ikari Warriors or Abadox? Try figuring those out by yourself old school. I proudly defeated them and posted polaroids to Nintendo Power.
I agree with that except for Guardian Legend, Simons Quest and Abadox. I think the latter in an underrated classic though and I memorized it from the inside-out so that's probably why. They said they wouldn't put any games that are considered bad or with poor controls on there so Roger Rabbir didn't have a chance. I agree with the rest though and Mission Impossible has the most fitting name. I'm only 13 so I haven't nailed Battletoads yet but I'm getting there.
no mention of topgun? or is it considered as "shitty controls"?
Annnnd...Bayou Billy...now that's a check. Yep. This was a really cool list of games the AVGN has reviewed and proclaimed to be hard! Ha. (note: all these games really are hard as balls.)
hmmm no mega man games
TheAdventure Island should`ve been in this top. Double Dragon 3 is not so hard, so as Contra and Super C, and american version of Ghost & Goblins was a peace of cake comparing to japaneese, which had no continues at all !! This version we played in Ukraine...
Beat many of these games coz I can!
To me Zelda 2 would be # 11
NerdyNick000 I think Castlevania 3 might have it beat, but that game doesn’t have the smoothest control. Then again, Ghosts n Goblins and Double Dragon 3 are on.
It's Takeshi's Challenge, Nick.
JonTron took that shit down.
Does using the pause button in Clinger Winger count as cheating? Technically, I'm just pushing the pause button not really putting in codes or anything of that sort.
Why is Ghostbusters not on here? Everyone knows Ghostbusters is the hardest fucking nes game ever made.
No, it's just godawfully bad.
How can you count Battle Kid? It could easily be released as an indie game too.
I think the main thing is it could be run on NES hardware. The same cannot be said for “I Wanna Be The Guy”.
Lol, this is a good list!!! I still have not beat Ghost n Goblins yet!! :(
The only unbeatable NES game i know of is *Q*bert*
Tiger Heli When I was younger my brother said after 20 minutes of game play you reach the first boss. I was trolled hard and played at least an hour before realizing the inside joke.
@Spoonseria Actually the NES version of *Q*Bert* have Ending
I don't think that counts. It was a classic arcade game from the early 80s, so it most likely doesn't have an ending.
DUDE........Super C was sooooo much easier. I don't know what or why you're playing......But that game wasn't hard AT ALL
I didn't use any cheats and I beat Battletoads.
I had 1 live left on the dark queen so I let myself die for a continue then I kicked her ass!
Legend : D
I'm a fan of those apart from Earthworm Jim, Contra, Mortal Kombat. Zelda and rare N64 games.
well im really into series like mario sonic castlevania contra earthworm jim pokemon donkey kong kirby mortal kombat zelda LTTP mario kart and n64 rare games
There will probably be some Mega Man games you havn't played before, try them! What other games do you play?
i dont mean to sound like a dick and all but i and couple of my friends finished battletoads whn we were young like 8-9 again i dont me to sound like a dick but the 'hardness' is too overrated i feel
What, castlevania 1 didn't make it? And while I'm glad ninja gaiden Is on the list, the 2nd and 3rd n gaiden games were harder.
fats brown Castlevania is hard but it’s nothing compared to Castlevania 3. Now THAT game should’ve been on the list.
Wait... Which two Family Computer (Famicom) games did they specifically state were excluded on this list? I caught "no Japanese Mario 2 (Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, 1986 FDS) and no..." someone clarify what was the other Famicom game mentioned. I hope to play through these and the other ten NES games (I already went through Ghosts 'n Goblins :D)
U forgot a hard nes game the legend of Zelda 2 I hate that game