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Hardest Platform Game Ever, and It’s in ASCII

by Paul Strauss

If you’re into platformers and you think you can beat them all, you’ve gotta check out this Flash-based game from Japan, Jineseiowata no Daibouken.

Jineseiowata no Daibouken ASCII Game

This game will kick you in the ass (twice), then serve it to you for dinner. It’s loaded with all sorts of fun tributes to classic platform games. Best of all it’s all rendered using super-advanced ASCII characters instead of fancy graphics, proving once again that game play is King, not how many polygons you can push.

For those of you without the patience of a saint, some diligent player has posted this walkthrough of a chunk of the game on YouTube (beware of spoilers):

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I managed to get a whopping 30 seconds into the game before I met certain death with big pointy teeth. See how far you can get.

[via Kotaku]

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Comments (7):

  1. KennyP says:

    Stupid spikes. Where are my cheat code??

  2. technabob says:

    The cheat code is simply holding down the left arrow key until you die.

  3. maskedwo1f says:

    NO WAY
    this isnt the hardest. the hardest game is called I wanna be the guy

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zdCbjaM5tgI heres a lil vid of it
    if u wana download u have to go to


  4. FM says:

    Link is dead, please update.

  5. technabob says:

    Oh noes. I’ll dig around and see if I can find a new link. I knew I should have saved a local copy of the SWF. Damn.

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