Battletoads saw the Ninja Turtles and figured it could rip them off, but the creators figured they needed something to stand out. They decided that thing would be the game’s difficulty. Battletoads makes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles look like a game for preschoolers. Just watch the video of the Turbo Tunnel level. The game is so hard that most people are surprised to know that there are levels beyond that one.
8. Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is a complete maze. If you were looking for a simulator for what it’s like to get lost in the middle of the woods, this one’s for you. The layout is ridiculously confusing and you constantly have to run from one side of the map to the other to save kids from being killed by Jason. Getting there on time isn’t even very helpful because once you face off against Jason, he is practically invincible (just like in the movies) and you just end up being murdered too.
9. Top Gun
Top Gun is a tough game. You spend most of your time in each level shooting down planes and dodging incoming missiles. Then the tough part arrives. In order to end each level, you must land your fighter jet on an aircraft carrier. This is close to impossible as it requires inputting a series of commands perfectly while flying through the air. I personally have only done this twice, despite owning the game for more than twenty years. Check out how excited the dudes in the video are when they somehow manage to do it. It’s like they won the lottery.