Video Game Punishment

I Wanna Be The Guy

Still wanna be the guy?

A couple of years ago I discovered through a couple of different avenues a concept known as “platformer hell”. As you may or may not know, a platformer is a video game where you have a guy and he jumps around, often on platforms. The prototypical one is the Mario games, but until the 3D age it was the dominant form  of video games. Platformer hell is a specific genre of these games that has come along with the advent of the internet. The idea is that it’s a platformer game that is so hard that it crosses the line from brutal and becomes hilarious. TV Tropes has a pretty good working definition. Continue reading