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35 Frustrating Things About Playing Video Games In The '90s

Battletoads, Virtual Boy, Double Dragon III, underwater levels... What do they all have in common?

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19. The absolute uselessness of Miles "Tails" Prower.

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Sonic the Hedgehog's sidekick died all the time, didn't help at all, and was only there so your little brother could stop whining about not letting him play.

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22. When game designers got extremely arrogant and put out ads like this:

Eidos Entertainment

John Romero designed such games as Quake and Doom. This was an ad for his highly-anticipated new game Daikatana. After hyping the game in interviews and portraying himself as a video game God, the game failed horrendously. Karma prevailed.

24. When horrendous music killed your gaming experience.

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27. Watching contestants struggle on Nick Arcade.

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35. And of course, the most annoying/greatest GAME OVER jingle of all time.

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