Scary Nintendo Memories

by Nate Andrews and Tyler Ohlew - November 3, 2012, 10:30 am PDT
Total comments: 8

The moments that spook us most.

We're a brave bunch most of the year, but when Halloween rolls around, certain repressed gaming experiences rise to haunt us once again. Sometimes, it's even a Nintendo game (or a game on a Nintendo system) that gets the better of us.

Join some of the NWR staff as they recount their odd, embarrassing, or even truly frightening Nintendo memories!

Talkback

StrawHousePigNovember 03, 2012

The catacombs in Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. You'd hear the Leapers coming in the dark and then *BOOM!* a Purlin busts through the wall right in front of you.

Stark_NebulaNovember 03, 2012

If you ask me, the scariest Nintendo game out there is Metroid Fusion. When I was 10 that game scared the crap out of me on several occasions. :L

MrPhishfoodNovember 03, 2012

Ocarina of time. Those hands that grab if you stand in one spot too long. I was young at the time, scared the crap outta me, I didn't start the game again until 6 months later.

azekeNovember 03, 2012

Eel.

Blur256November 03, 2012

Seems like people are forgetting about Eternal Darkness for the gamecube. The sanity meter in that game did some crazy things especially the one that Told you it was reformatting the memory card.  :D

Pixelated PixiesNovember 03, 2012

Playing Shadowgate on the NES as a very young child scared the hell out of me. Mostly, I think it was the creepy music. It still sends chills down my spine any time I hear it. In retrospect the game doesn't seem very scary at all, but at the time I honestly could not play it once it started getting dark because I got way too freaked out. It's weird how exaggerated those feeling of being frightened can be when you're young. I remember playing that game and feeling absolute dread about going through the next door for fear of what might be there.

For those who have never played it check out the video below.

http://youtu.be/MK1Ymh1F3nc

AnGerNovember 04, 2012

Quote from: Stark_Nebula

If you ask me, the scariest Nintendo game out there is Metroid Fusion. When I was 10 that game scared the crap out of me on several occasions. :L

You mean when "that enemy" showed up? Yeah, that psyched me out as well (and I was four to five years older) and it still drives my pulse to new heights whenever I get to these parts of the game.


One thing that gave me nightmares (note: I was 18 at the time) was the first form of the final boss in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. Being mixed up with some elements from Saw.

StrawHousePigNovember 04, 2012

Yeah, Prime one would give me the heebie-jeebies. Excellent set of games, those.

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