>>2906304 I think I used the cross heavily there. On the first form, focus on pelting him with crosses (especially look for the double icon, which can be found in that stage) and make sure you don't get hit by sickles.
Gradius III. I put it on normal and I just can't beat the first level. The game is just too brutal for me. I just kept going on and on with the same level but I didn't get much progress. I saw level two about two or three times and just died from a wall of bubbles.
I could do much better in Gradius I and II with so little practice than Gradius III.
>>2906525 Look up the password to get to the final boss without playing the autoscroller. Learn the final boss. Then return to the autoscroller and do both in succession like you're supposed to so you can say you've completed the game without cheating.
Don't give up anons.I was literally 5 minutes ago trying to beat the D-4 stage of mario lost levels that I was stuck since I was 9 years old and finally 11 years late finished it! NEVAH GIVE UPU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYzMYcUty6s
I own this game on the SNES and the PSX. I had it emulated on my PSP, desktop computer, 3 phones, and a tablet. I used to have my save state stored on the cloud so I could go to any computer lab at my school between classes and play it.
I consider it one of my favorite games ever, and always get distracted with it after a dozen hours and move on to something else, or miss (or lose) a particular character or some other minor annoyance like not being well enough aligned or charismatic at a particular dialogue and get frustrated.
When I come back, I always want to start over from the beginning. There are 12 endings and I haven't seen one!
>>2906779 >That's cheating no matter how you look at it. It is not cheating. You could accomplish the same thing by being rich, and having an army of servants completing the autoscroller for you on lots of machines at once, and letting you take over for the boss. It doesn't matter how you learn a game so long as the final playthrough is done legitimately.
>>2906353 You don't need to look for double item, it appears after you kill several enemies in a row with sub weapon, so if you want to have a full powered cross you simply need to use it on the medusa heads and knights in the hall leading to Death. Not sure about CV3 though, but that how it worked in the original one.
>>2906630 My problem isn't that they're so hard they're impossible, it's the game keeping my attention long enough to get good enough to beat it. That's what happens with the vast majority of games I've never beat.
To date Mario 2 is the only game in the series I've ever played all the way through to the end. I assume if I put a bunch of practice in I could beat them, but I'd rather play or do other things.
>>2909274 Oh my god, I feel you bro. I couldn't beat that part either, forgot all about this game, then came back to it about a year later and somehow beat it. Iirc, the (cat?) girl with the whip and robot was the most difficult part of that boss rush to me.
Or we could just declare that it counts as you beating the game if anybody in the world beats the game. It's not like there's a god somewhere that will only mark your victory on an objectively real cosmic leaderboard if you play it without objectively having cheated. You can just say you won a game without even knowing the game exists, let alone playing it, let alone playing it without cheating--and nobody can prove that you or anything else in the universe is any different than it would have been if you had actually played and finished it. No need for any army of servants.
But that, like your suggestion, would be pretty obviously opposed to the spirit of the thing.
>>2909510 What he was talking about really wasn't cheating though, it was practicing. Maybe it's "more legitimate" to play through The Machine over and over every time you die. But even though that's what I did and Ecco is one of my favorite games, I wouldn't begrudge anyone for wanting to practice on the queen to save time.
Actually, using cheats to practice is the advice I usually give to people trying to get into Giares which has been mentioned in this thread already as well. Even when you know what you're doing and what attacks to absorb for which parts of the game it's crazy hard. I see nothing wrong turning on invincibility to try things out.
All either is really doing is speeding up how quickly you're learning. And really, it's always just a game. You're supposed to be playing it for fun. Who anywhere is going to care exactly how you finally beat it.
>Get lost >Get lost some more >Get even losterer >Finally get to Moria somehow >"Uh, yeah, sorry but you need to go find all of these pendants scattered throughout the earlier areas if you want to proceed."
I just set up my NES today for the first time in 10 years, so that I could try beating the games I couldn't as a kid. I started with pic related and got way farther than I ever did as a kid. There's even a place to farm for lives right before the last level. I'll probably finish it later tonight.
After that, the only games I could never beat were TMNT and Batman.
Also, I just bought a copy of Xanadu. How hard is it compared to, say, TMNT, Ghostbuster 2, and Metroid?
>>2917292 >the only games I could never beat were TMNT How to beat TMNT: Get to level 3. SouthWest corner of Level 3 has a sewer basement with Pizza, and the room leading to the basement on the right hand side has Scrolls. Grind in this area until all four turtles have full health and shittons of scrolls. Learn how to get through level 4 without losing lots of health. Learn how to drop through the instant death wall rooms in level 4 without dying. Learn how to rush to the boss of level 5 while spamming scrolls and taking as little damage as possible. Learn how to survive the Technodrome Learn how to survive the infamous hallway before Shredder Laugh at how easy Shredder is to beat. It's really not that hard compared to Ninja Gaiden games or even the Castlevania games. The game is just designed to be unfair and expects you to play dirty.
>>2917635 >"why I look just as good as I use to, I have bulk up a little bit ,and I also added 3 more inches to my cock , now its 10 1/2 inches long ,with all those chicks pulling on it ,figthing over it"
Wasn't it seanbaby who supposedly got into e-contact with that guy and he started talking about how awesome his plumbing job is along with all the drugs and pussy? I imagine and hope that was all bullshit.
I'll be the first to admit that my shmup skills are weak as fuck, but as much as I loved the Area 88 OVA's and as inherently awesome as this game is, I can never seem to patiently invest time into completing it.
As I grew up some went back to it, I realized you have the option of choosing stages based on enemy AI movement.
That helped....some, but I never did complete it.
Like I said, my shmup skills are fucked. I had to constantly resort to using my special weapons which are limited and you have to shoot down enemies in order to accrue money to BUY THEM so trying to cluster bomb my way through a stage never worked out.
Still though, it's a beautifully crafted game. The music and visual aesthetic of it all are great.
>>2918207 I always got stuck at a jump near the end of Level 3. Years later I came back and got past the jump, then I didn't rest until I could beat the bastard. I was surprised just how much of a life-draining slog the last two levels are.
>>2918263 You don't have to grind the scrolls, but it will make surviving the last two levels difficult due to the amount of enemies that get thrown at you. I've also heard people say they can get past the hallway before Shredder without using screen scrolling, but it's easier to do it this way. You don't have to make it easy, but it's highly recommended.
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