Kids not born in 90’s would not know how difficult videos games were back then. Today games are much easier to play compared to 90’s. Try picking up a SNES system and play some titles we have listed for you in this article, you are sure to break sweat just trying to beat a level.
Here are the 5 difficult 90’s video games ever. Let’s begin!
5. Lion King
The Lion King is a platformer video game developed by Westwood Studios. The game was released in 1994 for Super NES and Genesis but was also ported to MS-DOS, NES, and Game Gear.
It’s a side scrolling platform game where “You” the player controls our main character named “Simba”, we go through all his events that happened in the film.
Gameplay-wise, the player controls Simba. He collects different types of bugs to help throughout the game. Some bugs will help Simba to restore his health while other bugs (like black spiders) will decrease Simba’s health.
Overall a fun game, give it a try. The first level will be like a tutorial level but after that, it will be really hard to beat any levels.
Most players will restart the game a lot to just make it through one stage as enemies also kill with a single hit. Obstacles will appear out of nowhere and you have to time the jump.
4. Crash Bandicoot
The Crash Bandicoot is also a platformer video game developed by Naughty Dog in 1996. Same developers that are behind some of the best games out there including The last of us and Uncharted Series.
The story follows our main character “Crash” as he protects his girlfriend “Tawna” and prevents Brio’s and Cortex’s plans of world domination.
Gameplay-wise, Crash is able to defeat the enemies by jumping or using his spinning attack and he will lose health if he is hit by a enemy, obstacle or if he falls into a pit. Crash can collect these “Aku Aku” masks that can protect himself from one single hit from enemies or obstacles only.
Now, let’s move on and talk about the difficulty of this game. A touch of an enemy or obstacle is enough to kill you, now that is hard. If you have an “Aku Aku” mask or you jump perfectly between the platforms, you will live for a while. Get ready to restart the levels again and again!
3. Silver Surfer
The Silver Surfer is a 1990 shoot ’em up video game developed by Software Creations. Silver Surfer is a character of Marvel Comics.
In this game, you control Silver Surfer through the levels. Each level contains three stages that are divided into sections. A mini-boss appears at end of each stage that you have to shoot down. In the last and final stage, a super boss appears who you will take ages to defeat.
Overall, this game is considered to be one of the most difficult games of all time. The game become more difficult as it swaps between the top-down vertical shooter and side-scrolling shooter. The size of the player box is also large and that makes it even harder to play.
2. Super Mario 64
Mario has always been a favorite platformer video game of all time. Super Mario 64 is the first game in the Mario series to have 3D gameplay and was launched in 1996. It’s a platformer game for Nintendo 64.
The game offers full open-world freedom and that’s amazing considering it’s an old game when 2D was popular. It’s a 3D platformer game in which the player controls our main character “Mario”. There are many enemies who can attack Mario. You can gather stars at each level. As you collect the stars, the castle world expands.
It’s hard to beat each level at 100% and finding all the stars. Many players did dozens of attempts to find these stars and to do those challenges. It was so hard that only some players were able to complete the game to 100%.
Battletoads is a beat ’em up video game. Developed by Rare. Originally released on 1st June 1991 for NES. It’s a beat ’em up game for sure but also involves racing, climbing etc. The player gets three lives at the start of each game and this game has no saving feature that makes it harder to play.
The player controls the toads that are equipped with a punch capability and smash hits. Toads have to defeat the enemies with these attacks. Toads can use the objects from the environment or enemies as weapons as well.
Battletoads can be said to be the most difficult game of history. Each level is hard and requires good timing and reactions to finish them. Due to the limited number of lives and the fact that if you lose all lives have to restart the entire game and memorize, it all is really difficult. Only some players in the ’90s could beat this game at that time.
So, how was our list of the 5 most difficult video games of the ’90s?
Today you can find hacks, guides, etc to complete these games faster compared to the old days. Still do give them a try and let us know in the comments how many tries did you take to complete a level in these games!