The Top 25 Ball-Breaking Games

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Frustration Groan. It’s another “top” list, but this time it catalogues the games that are responsible for broken controllers, broken windows, and broken toes. GameDaily have put together a list of the top 25 most difficult games – Games that unlike most modern games that hold the players hand were designed to be infuriating.

Like most lists, it’s not perfect -  but it contains many games that have caused me to swear enough to make sea-hardened sailors blush. One of them so ingrained in my memory is *$#@%*[email protected] Battletoads, a NES game that caused many cakes of soap to enter my mouth as a kid.

The list surprisingly contains less than a handful of Japanese bullet-hell sh’mups, a genre that repeatedly makes me cry out for my mommy.

Find the list after the jump, and remember to tell us the most difficult game you’ve played in the comments.

25. Ice Climber (NES)
24. Viewtiful Joe (GameCube, PS2)
23. MDK 2
22. Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (NES)
21. Metal Slug series
20. Tetris
19. Gauntlet 1
18. Portal
17. Bionic Commando series
16. Guitar Hero series (On Expert)
15. Shinobi (PS2)
14. F-Zero GX (GameCube)
13. Mushihimesama Futari
12. Doom (On Nightmare Difficulty)
11. Call of Duty 4 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
10. Contra series
9. Defender
8. Devil May Cry 3 (PS2)
7. God of War series (PS2)
6. R-Type series
5. Ikaruga (GameCube, Xbox Live Arcade)
4. Mega Man 9 (Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, PlayStation Network)
3. Battletoads
2. Gouls N’ Ghosts series
1. Ninja Gaiden series

Source : Gamedaily

Last Updated: April 15, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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