The most FRUSTRATING game hands down I've ever had the misfortune of deciding to beat (Once you decide this there is no turning back) is N+. I had never heard of Super Meat Boy before this thread, but the game looks eerily similar. There's nothing like doing the same exact 5-10 seconds of the same level over and over again to really make you feel like you are going insane. I did this on my friends Xbox so I had to set up a zone with pillows/blankets where I could chuck the controller so I didn't smash it to pieces; sometimes it took every ounce in my body not to send it through my TV.
Dark Souls drove me nuts a number of times as well. There's nothing worse than dieing to something with a large number of souls, and then dieing to something incredibly stupid on your way way back to lose them all (FUCKING ELEVATOR TO NEW LONDO).
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If Goku's power level increases at the same rate till the end of DBGT as it does till the end of the Frieza saga, as a SS4 Goku would have a PL of roughly 939 Quinoctogintillion. For reference that is a 260 digit number. A PL of 14,600 is required to destroy an earth sized planet. There are about 2 nonillion earths worth of mass in the universe. That means SS4 Goku can destroy the universe about 32 Octosexagintillion times over. There's a reason they made Goku a god at the end of GT.
They can both be very difficult for different reasons. A game's difficulty depends solely on how much you have to learn and manage. If you master a game, it's no longer hard -to you-, but its difficulty will never change.
Control Room was harder than Aztec IMO. Hardest level in anything I've ever anything'd.
I don't really think most of those are THAT difficult...
The Turbo Tunnel in Battletoads is not even the hardest level. The Inferno and Roller Coaster levels were much, much worse...
Did you try Contra on the hardest difficulty?
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And yes, Chpater 6 in Ninja Gaiden... The first time I died in the FIRST of the 3 bosses and got sent to the very beginning of the Chapter, after just barely beating 6-2, made me nearly throw my controller to the ground in frustation.
Only 1 mention of Boshy? IWBTG is child's play compared to IWBTB( I wanna be the Boshy).
Google it, it's a free game made by Solgryn and it was made for a Twitch streamer named Boshytime. The game is an INCREDIBLY hard puzzle platformer and the boss battles are intense.
I dunno, not usually playing at hardest possible difficulties, and if I do -- it's Halo games (except for Reach, cuz it's worst of all and simply boring). So yeah, there are few cute places in different Halo's, like whole third level in Halo:CE...
No rest for the wicked...
Dam level in TMNT really shouldn't be that high up on the list, if at all. You should at the very least replace it with the Technodrome level in the same game, leagues harder than the Dam, only, it never got any recognition because people gave up playing the game before getting there.
This list looks more like "The 10 levels we didn't have the wits to beat as kids".
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Dark Souls is just pattern memorization to the max. I wouldn't rank it as super difficult, and that's not me ragging on the game it's one of my favorite games of all time but the difficulty is sort of an illusion when you're going through the game the first time and all the enemies look really tough but in reality they possess dumb AI brains that can be outsmarted quite easily. *shrug*