Holy Taco’s Eight Frustrating Games You Never Beat

Everyone’s got that albatross, that white whale – that one game that no matter how hard you tried, you never beat could it.

Some of us have more than one, and in fact, our friends over at Holy Taco have eight of them listed today. Here’s an awesome excerpt from their list:

“Battletoads (NES, 1991): There is a reason this game is on the top five of everyone’s “hardest fucking games ever” list. Battletoads is the antichrist of games. It is the Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate of games. It’s the Commodus, King Joffrey and that old bastard from Braveheart all rolled into one, of games. I’m not sure what sadistic programmer made it so you could make an amphibious creature on steroids hopping around on a jet hover vehicle making jumps that he CLEARLY HIT only to fall into the ether. Despite the heavily masturbatory appeal of the game’s final boss, this game frustrated many 80s babies into submission. If anyone ever told you they beat it alone without the use of a Game Genie, THEY LIED TO YOUR FACE.”

You can check out the whole list over at Holy Taco, and then you can tell us what games you think should have made the list in the comments here.

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7 Comments on Holy Taco’s Eight Frustrating Games You Never Beat

Bob

On February 28, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Idiot people assuming others are not capable of finishing a game when they can not.

Burp

On March 1, 2014 at 3:07 am

Hey Bob, which games on the list did you beat then? And more importantly, at what age did you beat them and after how much time attempting them?

Nick

On March 2, 2014 at 8:31 am

Altered Beast

Damien027

On March 2, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Beaten 5-8 of those games, and I haven’t played the other 3. The guy who wrote that shouldn’t presume everyone is the same as he is.

CLunge

On March 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Agreed, it’s annoying when the title of an article makes arrogant, often completely sensational statements about the reader. It’s one of the reasons I can’t stand Cracked any more (along with the liberal guilt and reverse racism that permeates almost everything there at the expense of humor), too many columns with names like “Six fake news stories you believed” or “Five hoaxes you all fell for,” and most of the time they’re actually completely common knowledge to everyone there – except, ironically, the author who legitimately didn’t know about them and assumed everyone else was the same.

Bob

On March 2, 2014 at 12:42 pm

@Burp would not have a clue for time frame except for god of war 3 that was a weekend and it was done that was when it came out and the game is not hard just if i remember the last boss was due to the fact i think he may have been broken and had no idea if he was dead until i stopped attacking.

Battle toads was not that hard from playing other games at the time it was not frustrating mainly due to that i found irritating volcano thing level but that was what 20 years or so ago i played it last. lol

Bob

On March 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

sorry for broken English no coffee

what i meant to say was
Battle toads was not that hard from playing other games at the time it was frustrating, mainly due to that (i found) irritating volcano thing level but that was what 20 years or so ago i played it last. lol