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14th Nov '17 8:39:54 PM MrGrimm
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* ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' may have inflicted the ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' cast with [[SuperDeformed Super Deformities]], but the difficulty department definately doesn't slack off, and HundredPercentCompletion for New Style mode ''requires'' you not only to complete every stage on every difficulty, but ''also'' to use every character for each of these difficulties, even characters who [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman clearly aren't suited for certain stages at all]]. And hey, the original NES levels are available for you to tackle too, and they're all in Old Style mode...

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* ''VideoGame/MegaManPoweredUp'' may have inflicted the ''VideoGame/MegaMan1'' cast with [[SuperDeformed Super Deformities]], but the difficulty department definately definitely doesn't slack off, and HundredPercentCompletion for New Style mode ''requires'' you not only to complete every stage on every difficulty, but ''also'' to use every character for each of these difficulties, even characters who [[ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman clearly aren't suited for certain stages at all]]. And hey, the original NES levels are available for you to tackle too, and they're all in Old Style mode...
25th Oct '17 2:12:06 AM ironcommando
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* ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies2ItsAboutTime'' is a rather hilarious/cartoony casual tower defence game just like [[VideoGame/PlantsVsZombies its predecessor]]. Unlike the first game, PVZ 2's difficulty is ''far'' greater. Several Zombies can easily destroy or disable even the toughest defensive plants, or have very irritating and dangerous abilities. Then there's worlds like [[ThatOneLevel Big Wave Beach, Jurassic Marsh, and Modern Day]] with world-specific mechanics that will make you tear your hair out. And then there's the extra levels for each world, which pretty much ''require'' leveled-up plants if you even want some semblance of moderate difficulty with them.
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* ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' gives us a lovable IdiotHero as a main character, with the sisterly Nell teaching him how to battle a bumbling bearded villain named Olaf in a cutesy cartoonish setting that treats the battles as if they're a good natured game of chess. Shit gets very real VERY fast as soon as the other enemy [=COs=] roll up to the party, and assuming you survive those battles don't even think of breathing a sigh of relief when you see [[BewareTheSillyOnes Olaf is your opponent again...]]



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* ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' gives us a lovable IdiotHero as a main character, with the sisterly Nell teaching him how to battle a bumbling bearded villain named Olaf in a cutesy cartoonish setting that treats the battles as if they're a good natured game of chess. Shit gets very real VERY fast as soon as the other enemy [=COs=] roll up to the party, and assuming you survive those battles don't even think of breathing a sigh of relief when you see [[BewareTheSillyOnes Olaf is your opponent again...]]
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21st Oct '17 5:23:33 AM gophergiggles
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[[folder:Turn-Based Strategies]]
* ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' gives us a lovable IdiotHero as a main character, with the sisterly Nell teaching him how to battle a bumbling bearded villain named Olaf in a cutesy cartoonish setting that treats the battles as if they're a good natured game of chess. Shit gets very real VERY fast as soon as the other enemy [=COs=] roll up to the party, and assuming you survive those battles don't even think of breathing a sigh of relief when you see [[BewareTheSillyOnes Olaf is your opponent again...]]
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19th Oct '17 1:06:53 AM gophergiggles
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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has a 1930 cartoons aesthetic with cute cartoon characters. It's also a Run-and-gun BossGame inspired by the likes of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Cuphead}}'' has a 1930 cartoons aesthetic with cute and silly cartoon characters. It's also a Run-and-gun BossGame inspired by the likes of ''VideoGame/{{Contra}}'' and ''VideoGame/MetalSlug''.''VideoGame/MetalSlug'', where you get (by default) only three hits, no opportunities to replenish health mid-level, and no checkpoints. You ''will'' be struggling to beat bosses as early as Hilda Berg, but you are guaranteed to be pulling your hair out against any of the first three available bosses of ''the second world''.
18th Oct '17 10:54:49 PM Darson
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* There's a WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants flash game called Spongebob Invasion of the Lava King which happens to be Spongebob's VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda clone. Think it's gonna be dumbed-down for kids? Nah. 3 save points enemies that deal more damage upon every completed world, and dying once sends you back to the save point. Good luck redoing everything that you did before you died if you perished on the way to the save point or died at all if you forget to save after getting an item health upgrade or defeating a boss.
18th Oct '17 10:18:33 PM Darson
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* There's a WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants flash game called Spongebob Invasion of the Lava King which happens to be Spongebob's equivalent to the VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda. Think it's gonna be dumbed-down for kids? Nah. 3 save points enemies that deal more damage upon every completed world, and dying once sends you back to the save point. Good luck redoing everything that you did before you died if you perished on the way to the save point or died at all if you forget to save after getting an item health upgrade or defeating a boss.

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* There's a WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants flash game called Spongebob Invasion of the Lava King which happens to be Spongebob's equivalent to the VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda.VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda clone. Think it's gonna be dumbed-down for kids? Nah. 3 save points enemies that deal more damage upon every completed world, and dying once sends you back to the save point. Good luck redoing everything that you did before you died if you perished on the way to the save point or died at all if you forget to save after getting an item health upgrade or defeating a boss.
18th Oct '17 10:17:48 PM Darson
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* There's a WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants flash game called Spongebob Invasion of the Lava King which happens to be Spongebob's equivalent to the VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda. Think it's gonna be dumbed-down for kids? Nah. 3 save points enemies that deal more damage upon every completed world, and dying once sends you back to the save point. Good luck redoing everything that you did before you died if you perished on the way to the save point or died at all if you forget to save after getting an item health upgrade or defeating a boss.
3rd Oct '17 9:09:43 PM Bugfragged
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* ''VideoGame/NocturneRebirth'' qualifies less for its graphics (though no enemy has a horrifying appearance by JRPG standards and some are quite cute) and more for the outward appearance of its battle system. At first glance, the battle system makes the game look like a typical ATB experience that won't be too different from early ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' games or "cookie-cutter" ''VideoGame/RPGMaker'' games. This turns out not to be the case due to how the game adds several unusual mechanics and reinvents some of the traditional RPG mechanics, forcing experienced RPG players to adapt and learn. Additionally, the protagonist is considered a powerful vampire in the story, but the party will still struggle against bosses due to how healing is balanced so that slow HP regeneration is easy while instant HP recovery is difficult, making it hard to stay alive in long battles.
2nd Oct '17 10:43:38 AM PDL
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** Many ''Kirby'' games have a BossRush in them which can be horrible if you are not good with dodging the bosses attacks, but that is nothing compared to the horror that is The True Arena, appearing in games following ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland''. This is an even harder version of the first BossRush where the enemies have different, more powerful and harder to dodge attacks and finishes off with at least one BonusBoss which likely comes up after you are completely drained.

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** Many ''Kirby'' games have a BossRush in them which can be horrible if you are not good with dodging the bosses attacks, but that is nothing compared to the horror that is The True Arena, appearing in games following ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamland''.''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super Star Ultra]]''. This is an even harder version of the first BossRush where the enemies have different, more powerful and harder to dodge attacks and finishes off with at least one BonusBoss which likely comes up after you are completely drained.
28th Sep '17 2:30:24 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' may look cutesy and the tagline is "The Friendly RPG Where Nobody has to Die", but don't let those elements fool you. Battles use bullet hell segments when you are attacked and the gimmicks ramp up in difficulty as you face off against the bosses. And if you attempt to utilize VideoGameCrueltyPotential to the fullest, the game will make you pay. ''[[ThatOneBoss/{{Undertale}} Badly.]]''

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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' may look cutesy and the tagline is "The Friendly RPG Where Nobody has to Die", but don't let those elements fool you. Battles use bullet hell segments when you are attacked and the gimmicks ramp up in difficulty as you face off against the bosses. And if you attempt to utilize VideoGameCrueltyPotential to the fullest, the game will make you pay. ''[[ThatOneBoss/{{Undertale}} Badly.]]''pay, ''[[ThatOneBoss badly]].''
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