Check it out! RetroHate has leveled up and will now be a regular feature on 1MC! Be afraid for your childhood. Be very afraid.
So today I’m turning the LHC (Large Haetron Cannon) on a single game (or series) that has frustrated me and many others to no end: Ghosts n Goblins. This arcade/NES game and its subsequent series is widely known as possibly the most difficult game of all time. Part of this is due to the fact that you can only get hit twice; once you lose your armor, twice you lose your skin. Another thing that makes the game so gruelingly, “Nintendo/arcade hard” (“Dark Souls hard” for you younger gaming whipper-snappers) is that the game deliberately tries to screw you at every turn: Zombies continually and randomly pop up from the ground, even beneath your feet; enemies constantly flood every part of the screen, re-spawning if you so much as walk two steps backwards; wizards cast spells that turn you into a frog; your weapon is slow & weak; weapon “upgrades” can actually hinder you from progressing in the game; and the overall level design is designed to make things as difficult as inhumanly possible.