History ThatOneLevel / PuzzleGame

21st May '15 11:22:59 AM Willbyr
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* "Make Ursa Major" and "Make Taurus" in ''KatamariDamacy''. Both levels have as their requirement that you pick up exactly one of a given type of item--bear for Ursa Major and cow for Taurus. While any one will do, in order to get the best score possible (and avoid getting mocked by the King), you want the biggest one you can get. The problem is that you're being judged by the original King of All Cosmos... and he is a fricking idiot. He counts statues of bears or cows (and in the latter case, milk cartons) as appropriate items. Nothing is more frustrating than spending five minutes building the Katamari to the right size, rolling towards the giant brown bear... and then bumping a bear cub and getting yanked out of the level. And then insulted by the King.

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* "Make Ursa Major" and "Make Taurus" in ''KatamariDamacy''.''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy''. Both levels have as their requirement that you pick up exactly one of a given type of item--bear for Ursa Major and cow for Taurus. While any one will do, in order to get the best score possible (and avoid getting mocked by the King), you want the biggest one you can get. The problem is that you're being judged by the original King of All Cosmos... and he is a fricking idiot. He counts statues of bears or cows (and in the latter case, milk cartons) as appropriate items. Nothing is more frustrating than spending five minutes building the Katamari to the right size, rolling towards the giant brown bear... and then bumping a bear cub and getting yanked out of the level. And then insulted by the King.



* ''AngryBirds'': Any level requiring precise timing or aiming can turn into this. Especially in the "Friends" version, where you want to score higher than your friends. Sometimes,killing the pigs is easy, but taking out enough debris with them to get a top score is hard. Plus, some levels in that version work best on Facebook, leaving mobile players wanting to hurl their phone/tablet across the room. Oh yeah, and the aimer in most versions is a powerup in "Friends", rather than a standard feature. It also doesn't help that there are projectiles flying at the birds in some levels of most games. And yeah, you can use powerups but even if you have money/game coins to buy them, they lower your score.

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* ''AngryBirds'': ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'': Any level requiring precise timing or aiming can turn into this. Especially in the "Friends" version, where you want to score higher than your friends. Sometimes,killing Sometimes, killing the pigs is easy, but taking out enough debris with them to get a top score is hard. Plus, some levels in that version work best on Facebook, leaving mobile players wanting to hurl their phone/tablet across the room. Oh yeah, and the aimer in most versions is a powerup in "Friends", rather than a standard feature. It also doesn't help that there are projectiles flying at the birds in some levels of most games. And yeah, you can use powerups but even if you have money/game coins to buy them, they lower your score.
17th Apr '15 9:33:51 PM Zanreo
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**** These items include "Devil Kataoka". First of all, you need to be really big to roll him up, meaning you'll have to make some time for cooldowns inbetween collecting things to avoid reaching 10000 degrees before you grow big enough. Secondly, he's standing in the middle of a shore (bringing an additional risk of accidentally rolling into the water), with snowmen at both sides - and these are almost impossible to avoid at the size you'll be at this point. Thirdly, ''after'' you've got him... good luck getting enough leftover stuff to finish the level. Luckily, there's an item called the Sacred Torch (also exclusive to this level), which requires you to be even biggger but also gives you 10000 degrees - enough to finish the level.

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**** These items include "Devil Kataoka". First of all, you need to be really big to roll him up, meaning you'll have to make some time for cooldowns inbetween collecting things to avoid reaching 10000 degrees your goal before you grow big enough. Secondly, he's standing in the middle of a shore (bringing an additional risk of accidentally rolling into the water), with snowmen at both sides - and these are almost impossible to avoid at the size you'll be at this point. Thirdly, ''after'' you've finally got him... good luck getting enough leftover non-cold stuff to finish the level. Luckily, there's an item called the Sacred Torch (also exclusive to this level), which requires you to be even biggger bigger than this but also gives you 10000 degrees - enough to finish the level.
17th Apr '15 9:28:03 PM Zanreo
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** The cows and bears showed up again in a level in the sequel, ''We Love Katamari'', but this time you had to get one of either. Making it much less frustrating was a new feature added to WLK that let you restart a level if you were unhappy with your results.

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** The cows and bears showed up again in a level in the sequel, ''We Love Katamari'', but this time you had to get one of either. The same level made a reappearance in Katamari Forever. Making it much less frustrating was a new feature added to WLK that let you restart a level if you were unhappy with your results.results.
*** Another annoyance about the Cowbear level: It's also followed by two smaller Kintaro-Bears running in front of and behind it, which are very easy to roll into by accident. A commonly suggested strategy here is to first grow just big enough to knock over the smaller bears, but not catch them, and roll into them and wait for them to run away. Then you can keep on rolling around and getting big enough to catch Cowbear. And even if you carefully avoid everything and grow big enough, it's fully possible to run out of time


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**** These items include "Devil Kataoka". First of all, you need to be really big to roll him up, meaning you'll have to make some time for cooldowns inbetween collecting things to avoid reaching 10000 degrees before you grow big enough. Secondly, he's standing in the middle of a shore (bringing an additional risk of accidentally rolling into the water), with snowmen at both sides - and these are almost impossible to avoid at the size you'll be at this point. Thirdly, ''after'' you've got him... good luck getting enough leftover stuff to finish the level. Luckily, there's an item called the Sacred Torch (also exclusive to this level), which requires you to be even biggger but also gives you 10000 degrees - enough to finish the level.
28th Nov '14 1:45:50 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* The 55th level of ''VideoGame/BallRevamped IV: Amplitude'', "Long Fuse and Run". You have to light the fuse and dodge lasers for roughly 15 seconds while waiting for it to burn. Oh, and the laser guns don't stop firing once the obstacle has been blown up. The fact that level 56's level select code is "painful" [[LampshadeHanging may not be a coincidence]].
1st Nov '14 12:06:43 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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21st Sep '14 5:28:10 PM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}'': ''Stairway to Heaven'', ironically, is one of the rooms you'll end up hating the most; not because of its difficulty, but because many different puzzles around the game lead to it (it's quite the inverse of a HubLevel: it has a lot of different entries, but not many exits). It can be very frustrating to solve a puzzle believing you're going to unlock a new zone, only to discover you're again in the same room where you've already been lots of times. Worse yet, once you've seen the room's glowing balls, and therefore realised where you're now, it's too late to go back: the passage you came from has already disappeared, meaning you have to use the Escape button to come back there.
16th Sep '14 1:00:16 PM Umbee
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* "Make Ursa Major" and "Make Taurus" in ''KatamariDamacy''. Both levels have as their requirement that you pick up exactly one of a given type of item--bear for Ursa Major and cow for Taurus. While any one will do, in order to get the best score possible (and avoid getting mocked by the King), you want the biggest one you can get. The problem is that you're being judged by the original KingOfAllCosmos... and he is a fricking idiot. He counts statues of bears or cows (and in the latter case, milk cartons) as appropriate items. Nothing is more frustrating than spending five minutes building the Katamari to the right size, rolling towards the giant brown bear... and then bumping a bear cub and getting yanked out of the level. And then insulted by the King.

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* "Make Ursa Major" and "Make Taurus" in ''KatamariDamacy''. Both levels have as their requirement that you pick up exactly one of a given type of item--bear for Ursa Major and cow for Taurus. While any one will do, in order to get the best score possible (and avoid getting mocked by the King), you want the biggest one you can get. The problem is that you're being judged by the original KingOfAllCosmos...King of All Cosmos... and he is a fricking idiot. He counts statues of bears or cows (and in the latter case, milk cartons) as appropriate items. Nothing is more frustrating than spending five minutes building the Katamari to the right size, rolling towards the giant brown bear... and then bumping a bear cub and getting yanked out of the level. And then insulted by the King.
7th Sep '14 4:30:18 AM NESBoy
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* ''Icebreaker: A Viking Journey'' features "Between the Lines", the level you access in Hammerfest after you rescue the Cutting Master and achieved 20 Par goals. The Par for this level is 4 cuts of ice. Now, this may seem [[http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/icebreaker-hammerfest-level-p3-between-the-lines/ manageable on a 4:3 screen]], but when played on a 16:9 screen it's impossible.
24th Aug '14 12:14:26 PM TheMartianGeek1
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* ''Dynomite!'' has "Castle Dynomite". It's level 28 in the deluxe version and 18 in the online version, and despite not being the final level (the two versions contain 30 and 20 levels respectively), it is by ''far'' the most difficult. At the start of the level, you must be ''extremely'' careful with your aim, because you need every egg of the right color in the right place to clear out the rocks at the top of the "castle". Once you have cleared out the top three clusters of rocks, the level gets a little easier, but things can still go oh-so-horribly wrong if you're not good at ricocheting eggs around ''another'' cluster of rocks...which, by the way, is ''stuck to the bottom'' of the level so you ''cannot clear it out'', so it not only gets in your way but also counts as eggs for the purpose of checking the warning line, so even if the ceiling is still 3 rows away from the warning line, you will lose if you don't immediately finish the level. This is one level where it is recommended to [[SaveScumming save]] not only before but ''during'' the level, since if you don't clear out the eggs at the bottom and fail the second half, you have to start all over from the "every egg needs to go in a specific place" first half. The two levels that follow Castle Dynomite are hard, but they pale in comparison to this.
7th Mar '14 11:21:58 AM ElBlocko
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*** It helps to look at the size charts before going into this level. Once your Katamari is large enough to roll up a Regular Tree, you'll know you're very close to 10m.
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