History Main / EasyModeMockery

2nd May '17 12:30:43 PM Nick98
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''VideoGame/FZero GP Legend'', if you play through the Gold Cup in Grand Prix Mode on Novice difficulty, your last race will be at Red Canyon: Peak Jump. In Standard and Expert difficulty you will instead race in the much harder true final circuit[[note]]excluding the hidden Platinum Cup)[[/note]], Illusion: Abyss Drop.
1st May '17 2:21:02 PM novanious
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In one of the more humorous examples, the Xbox Live Arcade game ''The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile'', will mock the player by unlocking the "Pretty Princess" difficulty if the player dies too many times. Activating it will cause pink hearts to follow you in the background, and enemies will do almost no damage to the player. It's insultingly easy.
20th Apr '17 11:58:36 AM dvorak
Is there an issue? Send a Message
20th Apr '17 11:58:35 AM dvorak
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''VideoGame/FeralFury'', subtitles its Easy Mode as "Butterflies and Birthday Parties". Enemies spawn butterflies upon death, and the boss fights every 5 levels are replaced with a birthday party, giving you 3 loot items but screwing you out of 1000 Orbs (xp). It also locks out certain rooms on Easy.
12th Apr '17 6:06:52 AM XJDHDR
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[Videogame/{{Caesar}} Caesar II]] has a number of provinces available to conquer. Eight of them were never historically conquered by the Romans in RealLife but you have the opportunity to do so after you become Caesar. But only if you play on at least Normal difficulty.
9th Apr '17 8:32:29 PM BattleMaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The first ''ComicBook/XMen'' game for the Sega Genesis ends halfway through on 'Amateur' Mode (the easiest difficulty level) with a closeup of Magneto's sneering face and the text, "Amateurs can never defeat me! Try being a hero!" scrolling by.

to:

* The first ''ComicBook/XMen'' ''VideoGame/XMen1993'' game for the Sega Genesis ends halfway through on 'Amateur' Mode (the easiest difficulty level) with a closeup of Magneto's sneering face and the text, "Amateurs can never defeat me! Try being a hero!" scrolling by.by. Now remember that this was considered to be [[NintendoHard one of the hardest games released for that system]].
25th Mar '17 2:07:19 PM BSonirachi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 3'' on Easy difficulty in the American version would end after defeating Robot X on stage 5 (the game has 7 stages), who would say, "You play this game like a beginner." This is just plain mean, as [[DifficultyByRegion the NA version bumped up the difficulty]], with Normal being the equivalent of Hard in the original Japanese version. In other words: ''you get punished for playing on Japanese Normal.''

to:

* ''VideoGame/StreetsOfRage 3'' on Easy difficulty in the American International version would end after defeating Robot X on stage 5 (the game has 7 stages), who would say, "You play this game like a beginner." This is just plain mean, as [[DifficultyByRegion the NA International version bumped up the difficulty]], with Normal being the equivalent of Hard in the original Japanese version. In other words: ''you get punished for playing on Japanese Normal.''
22nd Mar '17 3:18:21 PM Prfnoff
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Videogame/Undertale}}'' has an item called "Temmie Armor", which can be obtained after paying for Temmie to go to college. It has the second highest armor rating in the game (although the best armor never actually has a use), heals you 1 HP per turn, increases your INV, and buffs your attack by 10. [[AntiFrustrationFeatures It's made for players who are having a difficult time at the game]], and Temmie overprices it at 9999g. Should you die, she drops the price, all the way up to 750g for 25 deaths. She explains this armor is only for people having a hard time and not doing so well, thus while she is not trying to insult the player, the reason the armor exists is for people who are terrible at the game.
21st Mar '17 7:09:08 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The little-heard-of SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem version of ''Videogame/BramStokersDracula'' featured this - if you beat it on Easy mode, the game ended with Harker allowing Dracula to escape. Only on Normal or Hard mode would you be able to continue past the 3rd or 4th stage.

to:

* The little-heard-of SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem UsefulNotes/SuperNintendoEntertainmentSystem version of ''Videogame/BramStokersDracula'' featured this - if you beat it on Easy mode, the game ended with Harker allowing Dracula to escape. Only on Normal or Hard mode would you be able to continue past the 3rd or 4th stage.



* The [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] ''VideoGame/BattleToads'', if you actually managed to beat it, would [[WhatTheHellHero call you out]] for taking the easy way out [[NoFairCheating if you used the level select cheat]].

to:

* The [[NintendoEntertainmentSystem [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] ''VideoGame/BattleToads'', if you actually managed to beat it, would [[WhatTheHellHero call you out]] for taking the easy way out [[NoFairCheating if you used the level select cheat]].



* In ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'', the top screen on the Nintendo3DS shows Mario demonstrating how fast you'd expect to be going when you select a difficulty level. In 50cc mode, Mario drives really slowly.

to:

* In ''VideoGame/MarioKart 7'', the top screen on the Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS shows Mario demonstrating how fast you'd expect to be going when you select a difficulty level. In 50cc mode, Mario drives really slowly.



* The ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|64}}'' for the {{Nintendo 64}} ends after the Castle Center level if you play on the easiest difficulty setting.

to:

* The ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania|64}}'' for the {{Nintendo UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} ends after the Castle Center level if you play on the easiest difficulty setting.
14th Mar '17 12:57:12 AM DastardlyDemolition
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The only way to enable full episode selection in SNES ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' was to play on a high difficulty. Selecting easy mode forced the player to go through the entire game from the beginning to even see the later levels. On the SNES, picking "I'm too young to die" would get you brutally murdered and chucked back to the title screen with no explanation at all after beating the boss of "Phobos Anomaly".
** The trend goes onward with ''VideoGame/BrutalDoom'' and ''Project Brutality'' with the second easiest mode, "Can I Play Daddy?". Inverted with the [[EasierThanEasy easiest mode]] "Power Fantasy", because you'd only play that difficulty for, well... a power fantasy. Only babies play the next hardest difficulty because they're not tough enough to go any harder.



* The only way to enable full episode selection in SNES ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' was to play on a high difficulty. Selecting easy mode forced the player to go through the entire game from the beginning to even see the later levels. On the SNES, picking "I'm too young to die" would get you brutally murdered and chucked back to the title screen with no explanation at all after beating the boss of "Phobos Anomaly", .
This list shows the last 10 events of 480. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.EasyModeMockery