There are some water levels in video games that bring you nothing but hate, rage and frustration.
There are plenty of missions in gaming that folks either despise, fear or downright loathe. Some parts of games are universally hated, while others are person-to-person; a much more direct and personal form of hatred. Everyone has a mission or a location in gaming that they hate.
The funny thing about it all is that it’s usually a terrible experience in a certain level that causes it, like being stuck for hours at a time or having the same boss stomp a mud-hole in your eyes every time you get to him. However, there seems to be one kind of level that a lot of gamers almost universally dread playing through regardless of what game it’s in. Some of those levels, stages or instances are the water levels. A nasty water level has existed as far back as gamers can remember. You’d be hard pressed to find this type of hatred for any other stage in a video game.
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
This water level was a pitch black pit of crap. Anyone who remembers this little puppy will remember getting shocked and stunned by the worlds most malicious sea weed. All just to disable a few bombs from blowing up a tiny little dam that may, or may not have flooded the city.
If you could take your time it wouldn’t be all that bad, but it’s one of those damned levels that also has you racing against the clock. Looking at it now it doesn’t seem all that bad, but as a kid this level was a formidable hurdle to get over, in what is one of the more difficult games from our childhood.