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Silver Surfer - Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) - Worst Video Games Ever

Updated on August 15, 2014
The US release of Silver Surfer came with a hammer. After playing for 30 minutes, the hammer was used to destroy the cartridge forever due to frustration. It was a bold selling strategy, because you had to buy a new game if you wanted to try again.
The US release of Silver Surfer came with a hammer. After playing for 30 minutes, the hammer was used to destroy the cartridge forever due to frustration. It was a bold selling strategy, because you had to buy a new game if you wanted to try again.

Avoid This Game At All Costs

If you've never played Silver Surfer on the NES, count yourself as lucky. This is without a doubt one of the worst games ever made. Why? Well, you probably know already, but it's hard to a degree that is absurd. It doesn't get much harder than this game in terms of 2d platformers. If you want to try and beat it, good luck. It will take a long time.

So, essentially, this game cheeses you to death over and over and over. That's why it sucks.

Basically everything that you touch kills you. You move very slowly, and enemies and projectiles are everywhere. There are stages where you have to micro maneuver your board around, and stages where you have no idea what you can and can't fly over. Sometimes the projectiles are hidden or impossible to see, while other times you're just cruising forward and a crap storm of bullets flies into your face. This isn't just one of the worst games ever, it's also one of the most frustrating video games ever made. Oh, Nintendo, why did you stamp a seal of quality on this turd?

I'm pretty sure Silver Surfer is more powerful than this... but I never read the comic books. This is about how strong he is in the NES game. He's probably weaker than this, too.
I'm pretty sure Silver Surfer is more powerful than this... but I never read the comic books. This is about how strong he is in the NES game. He's probably weaker than this, too.

Speed Run of the Whole Game. Yes, Somebody Spent Large Portions of Their Life On This Game That They Can Never Get Back. I Feel Sorry for Them.

Now, I never read the comic books, but isn't it kinda goofy to have a superhero killing ghosts in a haunted house? This looks beyond retarded, and you're not supposed to go full retard. So I heard.
Now, I never read the comic books, but isn't it kinda goofy to have a superhero killing ghosts in a haunted house? This looks beyond retarded, and you're not supposed to go full retard. So I heard.

How Stupid Were the Programmers, Anyway?

They included a Mega Man style select screen for the stages. I imagine they did this because they realized that the game was pretty hard - but did anyone even bother trying to play through and beat it when they made it? I doubt they did. This thing is beyond impossible. It just boggles the mind that a company could create a game and not bother play testing it for even a few days. It's like when you see people driving around late at night without headlights. How come these idiots haven't figured out that their lights are out? How many illegal substances were they carrying in the trunk?

The only thing that's good about this game is that it happens to have a really kick ass soundtrack. Too bad you won't get to hear a lot of the music though, since the game is virtually unplayable.

Final Thoughts

Now, realize that most of this article is tongue and cheek. Do I really think that Silver Surfer is impossible to beat? No. Anyone can beat it with enough practice. Seriously though, do you really want to sit there for a month or more memorizing a bunch of patterns in order to beat a lame game like this? If the answer is no, then that's the reason why this is impossible. Nobody wants to beat it, and nobody wants to play it. It's just too absurd to even play.

He's a superhero, people. He dies to... everything! If he touched an infant baby in this game he would die. I can't imagine there being anything much worse on the Nintendo Entertainment System in terms of difficulty - unless you want to count cryptic and confusing Nintendo stuff.

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      Harold 

      3 years ago

      Come on mate, its not that bad. Its not even like you don't get any continues or something, its like contra, one hit you die, and you don't get infinite continues. No one beefs though; I wonder why? Maybe its because they would all noob it up with the 30 life code. I managed to beat the first two levels easy and got the first two pieces and it only took me about 2 hrs and now I can do it no problem. Much like contra if you know what to do its a lot easier and its fun and satisfying to be able to beat the whole stage after step by step mastering the level. True, like contra you don't have infinite continues, but when you get bored you turn it off and pop it on again tomorrow, shake if the rust and you back to where you were before. Good music, Satisfying play, Hard difficulty, but enough fun time spent. Maybe it wasn't for you, but I wouldn't write it off as the worst game, no, we have other games like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or Top Gun for that.

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