It's always the same story with this one. "The swimming level" "the damn level" yes I was plagued with this task. I however was able to make it through this nightmare and onto greener pastures. Stage 3 had tricky jumps in the sewer. Stage 4 had spikes and Stage 5 had underground monsters that would eat you alive but Stage 6 was the mother of them all.
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Played on the SNES All Stars Mario cartridge, it was the same Super Mario Bros that we all had except ramped up challenges More complicated mazes in Bowsers castle, power down mushrooms, and reverse warp zones. Not to mention the cheesy traps like super springboards that send you way off screen and even wind gusts. No real tricks to this one other then alternating with Mario and Luigi for some levels.
Taking things back to the original action platformer that Castlevania was and away from the RPG elements of it's direct sequel and many fans rejoiced. Then they screamed HELP ME at the games murderous challenge. Similar to the above Mario title but moreso in what it brought to the table with new allies to help you on your quest and more enemies to slay along with it's branching path ways.
Exploring, experimenting, it was all important before your quest for the family's crowns to unlock a powerful sword that can destroy the dragon that is set to return. A LOT of backtracking is required with characters going into the dungeons for items as well as finding items and solving puzzles. When I was given this game, the owner promised me money if I got through it without hint guides or cheatbooks. I failed.
How could this be hard with only 10 levels? Actually it is. Some of the bosses could be taken on from the start, the others can't and THEY'RE weapons will KILL you in a scant 3 hits. No passwords, no RUSH dog, no energy tanks.....Ow. Again, there are no secrets short of exploiting a pause glitch to further damage enemies with your attacks and doing this to win ISN'T FAIR. It's cheating.
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more