sometimes you need hints
What you're supposed to do: Crouch near the corner and use the red orb, wait for a few seconds while crouched and a tornado will pick you up
What the game tells you: ...
Nintendo Power explained it. You had to "know a kid who knew a kid" that heard you have to do that.
Uhmmm, there are a lot of easy games out there. I finished a lot of game without the internet
I played pretty much all Sonic Games, Devil May Cry series, God of War series, Bully, Resident Evil 4, Undertale, Mortal Kombat.
There are a lot of things I didn't mention but yeah, it's not that hard unless the game is impossible to beat without hint which sucks if there is one.
By playing the game. That's still how I do it. Half of the fun is figuring out what to do, that goes away if you just Google how to do everything. There was no need for me to ever look stuff up, I enjoy playing games and learning how to do certain things.
Trading notes at school.
I remember having maps drawn and notes all over the place for Legend of Zelda. It took the collaboration of a neighborhood to beat games like that.
Kids before the internet were more patient with games though. Losing 99 times before finally winning on the 100th try wasn’t a problem. That was just how gaming was.
If I had to do that now though, I would go insane.
Hours of yelling at my TV and trying crying. Taking turns with younger brother. If that didn't work, invite a cousin or friend over who's better at video games and made them beat the level for me lol. Most of my friends at school didn't play video games though, so I didn't get much help from them LOL
@shade555: We figured out some cryptic stuff, like burning the right bushes in Zelda, or walking down the same path 5 times to get to a new area, and some other stuff like that, which amazes me we had the patience for that back then.
But no, I never even beat the second level of the first Castlevania until I was an adult, but that was because the game was so hard and not from being cryptic. Simon’s Quest we did beat, but it was because I had a neighbor with Nintendo Power. If not for that though, we would have had no idea what to do in that game. Castlevania 2 pretty much required Nintendo Power.
There were some gaming magazines where you could send a question once you got stuck on some level, or you could ask friends, but mostly you would just play until you figured it out, or given up. There are whole bunch of games I played during the 90s, but never finished.
@majinblackheart: It’s crazy how many people have drawn LoZ maps when they were kids. My mom worked for a Mechanical Contractor, so she brought us home an old set of blue prints, and we’d use the back of those to draw a huge map.
I had a game genie too. I got it pretty much for Battle Toads and Double Dragon. I loved those games, but couldn’t get passed the turbo tunnel in Battle toads, or the third level in DD without it.
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