How Do You Deal With Frustrating Video Games?

It has been a busy Saturday, busier than that of a working weekday. I invite you to have a look at my list of activities earlier today: Ran 5 km in the morning, went for lunch followed by shopping, came back home, baked two cakes, went out for dinner and then shopped for items for BBQ tomorrow.

Somehow I managed to sneak in some video gaming in between all that and completed World 1 on Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 only to encounter a pretty frustrating World 2. I felt like gnawing at my Game Boy Micro after leading Mario to his 3rd death in as many attempts on the first castle of that desert world.


It was then I realised why I do not play platformers. They are just so….frustrating.The only remedy, in my case, would be to stop playing that particular game for a while before restarting my attempts. This is why it took me months to get through a better part of New Super Mario Bros for the Nintendo DS.

How bout you guys? What kind of games frustrate you the most, and how do you overcome it?

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  1. Darkwolf May 10, 2009

    Frustrating games, eh? Find some cheats/walkthroughs from gamersfaq and use it. That way, I can kill that “unkillable” boss or pass that terribly impossible puzzle, and get on with the game. 🙂