By: Locomalito / Gryzor 87 Genre: Shooting Players: 1 Difficulty: Hard
Featured Version: PC First Day Score: 69,040
Also Available For: Nothing
decent website proudly flaunts the savage difficulty of their game - ‘hard but fair’, they say. Technically this is true. I have yet to encounter any impossibly hard parts where there’s absolutely nothing you can do to avoid losing a life, so it’s not beyond the realms of reason that it could even be 1cc’d by some supernaturally-skilled shmup fiend out there, but it’s still really tough going, almost unrelentingly so in fact. I’d like to think I’m a reasonable shmup player but I found Hydorah to be the hardest horizontal-scroller ever - Locomalito have clearly modelled their game on many of the classics of the 80’s but it surpasses them all in difficulty!
RKS Score: 8/10
There's an official trailer for Hydorah - watch this and tell me it doesn't look awesome!