Super House of Dead Ninjas

Super House of Dead Ninjas

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How hard is this game?
Lately I've seen a lot of retro-themed games that seem to have an almost Kaizo-level of difficulty. I just want to know if this is one of them.
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saltmummy626 Jul 18, 2013 @ 8:20pm 
this game isnt too hard. its one of those games you get better at as you play. its a little harder since they updated it. spacifically the fight with rage. he used to just jump to a random part of the arena, now he jumps straight at you.
The Dungeon Master Jul 18, 2013 @ 10:58pm 
I wouldn't call it the hardest game ever, but it can get difficult. Requires some good reflexes and persistence!
Sunshine & Rainbows Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:33pm 
On a scale of Super Mario Bros. 2 (the American version) to Kaizo Super Mario World?
The Dungeon Master Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:40pm 
I have actually never heard of Kaizo Super Mario World until you meantioned it now. Just looked it up. I don't think it's anywhere near that hard! But it's definitely not as easy as Super Mario Bros. 2.
Sunshine & Rainbows Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:42pm 
Okay, then how about Super Metroid?
It's not as bad as Battletoads, is it? Or that dreadful TMNT game on NES?
I prefer my difficulty somewhere around Batman (NES) or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
Last edited by Sunshine & Rainbows; Jul 18, 2013 @ 11:43pm
The Dungeon Master Jul 19, 2013 @ 12:16am 
It's not really comparable to those. It's more like an arcade game, it tracks how many floors you decend, and how many enemies you kill. You only live for maybe 10 minutes per game? I'd imagine you last longer the better you get. If you decend far enough and beat a boss, you move on to the next set of floors, and can start there once you die. Think more like a platforming Binding of Isaac.
CryptoCrash Jul 19, 2013 @ 8:25am 
It is a fun game none the less. You can set the difficulty to hard and earn tickets to play a really hard ziggurat. You can even download user created content that may be on par with Kaizo-mario. I recommend you try it out. You won't be dissapointed.
bitcrusher Jul 19, 2013 @ 8:49am 
just play the web/flash version its on adult swim, try it out!
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Bitmap Bureau  [developer] Jul 19, 2013 @ 2:45pm 
Originally posted by BlueFlameBat:
Okay, then how about Super Metroid?
It's not as bad as Battletoads, is it? Or that dreadful TMNT game on NES?
I prefer my difficulty somewhere around Batman (NES) or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

Nothing is as hard as Battletoads! ;) If it's any reassurance, Castlevania SOTN was a big influence on SHODN, although SHODN is much faster paced. It might seem tough to start with, but your little ninja is actually extremely agile and powerful, and with enough practice you will become an unstoppable killing machine! ;) You also unlock more weapons, items and upgrades as you play which will make your life easier. Let us know if you've got any more questions!
Thanks, and actually I do have another question. Can I remap gamepad input to my liking? I have a wired 360 controller and I want to make A a jump button, X for melee, Y for shuriken, B for bomb, and the shoulder buttons for magic. For me, jumping by pressing up only works in versus fighting games.
Bitmap Bureau  [developer] Jul 19, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
Yep, you can do that, and there's a toggle to turn off "up" to jump. The triggers aren't yet supported but the should buttons work fine.
okay, thanks
Zefar Jul 21, 2013 @ 8:38am 
One of the things I just find that makes this game hard is that you move too fast. Specially when you need to be on a tiny platform and just want to switch direction.

In most places this speed works fine but when it comes to certain boss fights this speed just gets in the way.

Not to mention the tiny double jump ability which in most cases has to be pretty accurate.

I found Super Meat Boy having the same problem. You just run too fast making it hard to control your hero.

Then there are those annoying frogs which are not fun at all to encounter.

Oh and I have beaten the game from top floor to the last floor including the boss on the normal difficulty so I'm not that bad.
Metsakurat Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:33pm 
The game is very hard at first but as you get better it gets easier. The stupid thing is that after you beat the normal mode it says that you need to finish it in hard to get the true ending. Now i remember this ♥♥♥♥ from couple of NES and SNES games and that is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ every time it happens. You beat the game, you finished it and you deserve the good ending! That is one of the biggest bulldoodoos of all time in gaming. But that's off topic.

The game is also very short. Kinda reminds me of some bad old NES games: If you can't come up with variety of lvls then just make couple of lvls but make them really really hard (Karate Kid for an example).
Well fortunatelly the gameplay in this game is pretty good. It's not a bad game but it's still a very very very short and difficult game (but it has steam workshop, that is no excuse for a short game but at least you can get some extra content for FREE. I recommend the Towervania map)...but that is also off topic.

The game is very hard at first but overally...well it most certainly isn't easy. It's very challenging even after you have mastered the game.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being super hard) i would give the game an "E". Hope that helps.

EDIT: I've only played the game with the Xbox 360 controller. I imagine it would be alot easier with keyboard and mouse but i just can't stand playing platformers or sidescrollers without a controller. It's like a sin to do so.
Last edited by Metsakurat; Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:37pm
Praise Me Baby Jul 22, 2013 @ 12:42am 
not too hard i think
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