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8th Sep '17 11:49:08 AM valar55
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* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' has The Oath of the Vidmaster: "I pledge to punch all switches[[labelnote:*]]as opposed to shooting them from a distance[[/labelnote]], [[StuffBlowingUp to never shoot where I could use grenades]], to admit the existence of no level except [[HarderThanHard Total Carnage]], to never use Caps Lock as my "run" key, and to never, ever, leave a single [[NonPlayerCharacter Bob]] alive." All this equates to playing the game in as difficult a manner as possible, including deliberately pissing off friendly forces just to have more enemies against you. Eventually acknowledged by Creator/{{Bungie}}, who created "The Vidmaster's Challenge" as an optional BrutalBonusLevel set in ''Marathon Infinity''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' has The Oath of the Vidmaster: "I pledge to punch all switches[[labelnote:*]]as switches[[note]]as opposed to shooting them from a distance[[/labelnote]], distance[[/note]], [[StuffBlowingUp to never shoot where I could use grenades]], to admit the existence of no level except [[HarderThanHard Total Carnage]], to never use Caps Lock as my "run" key, and to never, ever, leave a single [[NonPlayerCharacter Bob]] alive." All this equates to playing the game in as difficult a manner as possible, including deliberately pissing off friendly forces just to have more enemies against you. Eventually acknowledged by Creator/{{Bungie}}, who created "The Vidmaster's Challenge" as an optional BrutalBonusLevel set in ''Marathon Infinity''.
21st Aug '17 3:24:29 PM RandomNumberReactor
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* ''Videogame/{{Quadrax}}'' series itself, specifically later entries, is already [[NintendoHard hard enough]], but if you feel like you really need bigger challenge you can compete for records for solution with lowest number of steps for each level posted on official page.
3rd Aug '17 6:47:02 PM DarkHunter
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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''Anime/LuckyStar'', in which Kagami finds herself frustrated that she plays games so seriously, while her not-so-good friends are having fun playing.

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* {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''Anime/LuckyStar'', in which Kagami finds herself frustrated that she plays games so seriously, while her not-so-good friends are seem to be having more fun playing.
playing regardless of their lack of skill.
7th Jun '17 5:56:28 AM DeathBySnooSnoo
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** Another Touhou challenge is beating the ShootEmUp without, well, ''shooting''. Enemy attacks are on a timer, and forcing the timer to run out ends the attack - but the timers are almost invariably much longer than simply attacking would have been. One particular attack (Virtue of Wind God) has achieved notoriety for this, as its timer lasts ''two and a half minutes'', which is [[MarathonBoss absurdly long]], and it's already ThatOneAttack ''when you're shooting at it''. That's not enough for you? How about increasing the FPS and then timing it out ''anyway''? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UysYo1xPGts It's been done.]]

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** Another Touhou challenge is beating the ShootEmUp without, well, ''shooting''. Enemy attacks are on a timer, and forcing the timer to run out ends the attack - but the timers are almost invariably much longer than simply attacking would have been. One particular attack (Virtue of Wind God) has achieved notoriety for this, as its timer lasts ''two and a half minutes'', which is [[MarathonBoss absurdly long]], long]] for a shmup, and it's already ThatOneAttack ''when you're shooting at it''. That's not enough for you? How about increasing the FPS and then timing it out ''anyway''? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UysYo1xPGts It's been done.]]
7th Jun '17 5:54:33 AM DeathBySnooSnoo
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* For ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', we have [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/GIL GIL]]. His inhuman skill combined with the similarity of his user name to the name of a SNKBoss from the ''StreetFighter'' series to earn him the title of 'Heavenly Emperor'. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOBmNY-1clI It's not hard to see why.]]

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* For ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'', we have [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/GIL GIL]]. His inhuman skill combined ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' similarly is a paradise for this niche of gamers. Not satisfied with the similarity of his user name game's already aptly named [[HarderThanHard Lunatic difficulty]], some players have taken to making the name of a SNKBoss from game run at 90 FPS, or 1.5 times as fast as the ''StreetFighter'' series to earn him default 60, and clearing the title of 'Heavenly Emperor'. [[http://www.game anyway - and the result can only be described as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOBmNY-1clI com/watch?v=i3TIa2uPRek incredible]].
** Another Touhou challenge is beating the ShootEmUp without, well, ''shooting''. Enemy attacks are on a timer, and forcing the timer to run out ends the attack - but the timers are almost invariably much longer than simply attacking would have been. One particular attack (Virtue of Wind God) has achieved notoriety for this, as its timer lasts ''two and a half minutes'', which is [[MarathonBoss absurdly long]], and it's already ThatOneAttack ''when you're shooting at it''. That's not enough for you? How about increasing the FPS and then timing it out ''anyway''? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UysYo1xPGts
It's not hard to see why.been done.]]
7th Jun '17 12:27:12 AM matteste
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* Scoring in general is quite the undertaking in ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' due to it's surreal scoring system.

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* Scoring in general is quite the undertaking in ''VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}}'' due to it's surreal scoring system.
system. To give a general idea, the casual player might get 1000 to 2000 spirits on one run, really good players might get around 50000 while top class players hold at 130000.
16th Feb '17 5:33:03 PM xForTehWeskerzx
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** Going for a no-hit [[spoiler: Genocide Sans]] fight, which pales in comparison to a...
** No hit [[spoiler: Flowey]] fight, a fight that is meant to be a crazy impossible BulletHell section. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL5STXqyBK4 Watch and be amazed...]]
30th Jan '17 6:05:09 AM TheSaintOfAllTropers
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*In ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'', beating the game while using only the Stick and the Bandage (your starting weapon and armor that give 0 Attack and 0 Defense, respectively) is a popular challenge run.
**Though, of course, Undertale is by no means a difficult game [[spoiler: (unless, of course, you do the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential Genocide run]] and get [[MemeticMutation dunked on]] by [[BewareTheNiceOnes Sans]] [[BewareTheSillyOnes the]] [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment Skeleton]])]], and doing this is one of the ways to increase the difficulty to the level of most other [[RolePlayingGame RPG]] slash BulletHell games.
23rd Jan '17 11:57:54 PM Meta_Akira
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** The "fainting equals death" and the "first mon per route" rules are the most vanilla forms of Nuzlocke. There are MANY additional rules that gamers add on to their runs, including banning Pokemarts, banning the use of healing items, limiting evolutions, and even limiting Pokecenter visits. With how some of these conditions can stack up, there are truly some intimidating rulesets out there.
27th Oct '16 6:25:14 AM Prfnoff
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->''"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard."''
-->-- '''UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy'''
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