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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And the horrible transition of great video games to shitty movies.

Remember when King Koopa used a bazooka in the game? Nope.

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.

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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