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Surely the souls series and a few of the DMC games are in the question, and not to mention the old school pains.
Child ofthe late 80s/early 90s here... first that comes to mind is super ghouls n ghosts... the glory days of tough games
Ninja Gaiden on OG Xbox probably.
Souls Series but I aced them all recently.
Honesly, some of the old NES games becuase of no saving.
Contra has to be the worst for me as a kid.
Hardest game might been Bioshock Infinite on 1999 mode for me :D. Died so many times.
As a young child and adult... I would have to say the retro Ninja Gaiden games were the most difficult games I have ever played.
Beat BattleToads when I was kid. Does it still count if I used Game Genie for unlimited lives?
Zelda II: Adventure of Link, even on 3DS it's a pain in the ass. I rage quit at the Great Palace. I did play it on the NES however.
Jack and Daxter 2 , shit was so frustrating for 9 year old me
Super Meat Boy gets pretty tough. I'd say it's probably the hardest platform ear I've ever played.
Definitely Spelunky or Super Meat Boy. Mega Man 1 is pretty difficult as well.