Most 8-bit games didn’t eff around, but there were certain classic gaming moments that took Nintendo to the next level. These challenges weren’t just though, they seemed to be impossible. There’s a good chance you spent countless hours banging your head against these challenges as a kid and still never bested them. Beating Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!!, the infamous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dam level, and the final stage of Ninja Gaiden have become gaming ordeal legends.
That said, all games can be beat, and there are gamers out there who have not only completed these infamous challenges, but completely, totally owned them. You may never beat these challenges, but at least you can watch somebody else utterly destroy them…
Surviving The Battletoads Speeder Bikes While Playing Co-Op
The first speeder bike stage in Battletoads has become the most infamous, insane twitch game of the 8-bit era. Getting past all those walls intact is a Herculean task on your own, but what if you had to coordinate with another person to get through? Battletoads can be played co-op, but like all things Battletoads it’s needlessly cruel. If your partner dies, you both go back to the beginning of the level, so getting past the speeder bikes in co-op means playing in perfect harmony.
Well, the appropriately named Battletoadgods somehow managed to do just that…
Beating The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dam Level in Under Two Minutes
Ugh, the TMNT dam stage. I’m pretty sure I’d rather be trapped under a real dam rigged with explosives than play this level again.
Well, YouTuber SpiderWaffle is the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles world record holder, and you can’t beat the game in under 20 minutes like he can without knowing your way around the dam. Watch ol’ SpiderWaffle complete the stage under around a minute and 45 seconds below…
Beat Act VI Of Ninja Gaiden Without Taking Any Damage
The final act of the original NES Ninja Gaiden may be the most grueling gauntlet in action gaming history. Act VI, made up of three individual stages and three boss fights, is a long one that requires pinpoint platforming while enemies are tossed in a non-stop barrage at you. It’s full of super unfair level designs that pretty much force you to take damage. Beating the last part of Ninja Gaiden is very hard, but doing it without taking damage is downright hopeless.