- Oct 6, 2018
Paul, what is wrong with you?
Yep. Even Marble is better than Labyrinth. At least with that water level in Mania you could avoid the water with skillful play. No such choice with Labyrinth. The final zone is filled with water too, only this time the bubbles are in sort supply and take forever to spawn. I had a full five seconds left on that nightmare-inducing drowning countdown waiting for an air bubble to spawn and still drowned!
Heh, I often experience things like this with old games. Sometimes I wonder: why did I find this so difficult back in the day? It's all the experience that we carry with us. In fact I play a lot of games infinitely better than I did back then, and I expect nothing but the best from myself playing these games. Mega Man III and Starwing were probably the only games I could play back and forth without trouble back then. As you can see this goes for Nintendo games by the way, which I played regularly over the decades (on varying platforms), unlike Mega Drive games. lol
Sonic The Hedgehog is such a enjoyable game by the way. It might remain my favorite game in the entire series. It has its flaws here and there, like the sometimes annoying (surprising) enemy placement, but...
I've been playing a lot of SNES games for the first time and, as a Sega kid, I think some of them pretty difficult. I find Mario much more difficult than Sonic:
- full of bottomless pits pretty much from the first level (a missed jump in Sonic usually just results in falling to a lower plane in the level)
- one hit deaths once you lose the big mushroom power up (with Sonic you can usually just grab your rings back)
- a much smaller hit box when jumping on enemies (you have to be pretty much directly on top, no hitting from an angle)
- lots of enemies who can hurt you without you being able to hurt them (ghosts, those ones that ride on clouds)
I've started to get used to the fact that you have to play it differently and have started to enjoy myself now though. Castlevania 4 and Act Raiser were both good and fairly easy too.