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Author: zippdementia
Posted: August 02, 2012 (01:33 PM)
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Sounds like they cut the difficulty early on, knowing it was going to get faster a *smirk* hundred stages later. That's ridiculous.


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Author: SamildanachEmrys
Posted: August 02, 2012 (04:31 PM)
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Good grief. Just a save after each full cycle could have made a difference. It would certainly be a good idea. I'm almost curious enough to try it, but probably not quite...


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 02, 2012 (05:53 PM)
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Yeah, they really needed passwords or something. I made it all the way to level 123 before tanking out. Imagine getting there and failing! So aggravating. That battle, too, is almost entirely based on luck. That's one of the battles where you fight a whole horde of ninjas, some of which boss-powerful, that move at super ridiculous speed and pick off five or so units of life per hit. If you don't have enough ninja-subdoers, potions and fire wands, then you're fucked. I actually defeated the entire horde, but even then victory is not guaranteed. There's something like thirty or so staircases (see the screenshots in the assets, it's the second to the last I think) and one of them is the actual exit. The rest are fake, and some stairs actually turn into boss level ninjas when you step on them. I wound up summoning four of these suckers and losing.

At game over, you get 10 continues. Unfortunately, you don't get used items back. Since I spent almost all of my items, there was no way in hell I could win. It was such a letdown dying that far, too. I'm still somewhat interested to see level 125, though. Anyway, thanks for reading, gentlemen!


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: August 02, 2012 (06:21 PM)
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ARRRRGH! Your story causes me physical pain, joe!


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: August 02, 2012 (08:03 PM)
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I'm not a fan of emulation for review purposes, obviously, but in that particular case I think I would emulate the game if I were interested in seeing it through to the end. Save states and such aren't how a game is meant to be played and that would prevent such a session from working for a review, but for the satisfaction of seeing the closing credits I'd say it's just fine.


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"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 02, 2012 (11:40 PM)
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Yeah, but I played all the way to 123 in one sitting, legit. I will never play that game again.

Maybe.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: August 03, 2012 (01:19 AM)
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That's a very fair response, in my book.

I'll save you the trouble:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryjdhLBFLBo


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: August 03, 2012 (01:35 AM)
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No, it's official after watching that video. I will never play that game again.


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