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RAIN p.99 - Out of Practice by JocelynSamara RAIN p.99 - Out of Practice by JocelynSamara
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After I did this page, I threw in Battletoads (the inspiration for “Fighter Frogs”, the game they’re playing) again for the first time in probably like fifteen years. I’m actually a rare sort that can proudly say I’ve beaten it once (and only once), but the game was hard enough that I figured I probably wouldn’t do so well anymore if I tried again today. As it turns out, I still remember the game better than I thought and wasn’t actually that out of practice. Personally, I did better than I expected, until I basically got stuck on Level 10. What a beast, that one is.

So, in a way, I feel like I’ve invalidated my own joke for this page. In all fairness, I HAVE had this problem with other games… just not this one. So, it is plausible. Different people play differently too, after all.

Kind of a quickie today. Hope no one minds too much. ^^;

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Rain, all characters and all other aspects of the story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Scorpomix97 Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the friendship between Rain and Gavin.   They're best friends.  chums.  buds.  best buds.  bros-ok maybe not that one Sweating a little... 
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AdventureMB Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
HaHaHa You guys need to play more old school Video Games like NES SNES ATARI 2600 or Favorite the ODYSSEY 2 
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thediremoose Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Oddly enough, I don't seem to have ever forgotten my Super NES skills.
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Fallenangel2002 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
-_-' lol
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UsagiKnight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ironically I had this problem before on Megaman games, I remember getiing to the final boss within the first few hours but it seems nowadays I'm sucking like you don't know what. And it has only been 5-6 years since I played any of them. X2 being the bane of my platforming existance for some reason. I gaurentee that if i go after an X-Hunter I will surely get a game over before I reach the level's maverick. You wouldn't be able to tell now that at one point I got to Sigma on the first day (still haven't beat him though).

And seeing this page devided in two is the best way to describe that particular feeling. And even despite the frustration, its nice to relive those better times.
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GRCTW Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I know that "where did all my skill go?" feeling of playing old video games from your childhood. Most of mine are from games that aren't necessarily what could honestly be called good; "Alien 3" and "Hunt for Red October" on NES for example. I hooked up my old NES recently and wondered if I was apparently some kind of savant as a kid.
I am happy to say I found I can still get through Quick Man's stage in "Mega Man 2" without too much difficulty
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DrakanorDream Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
it is still adorable there Little Lynn
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majorkerina Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Writer
I loved playing them on the Gameboy, especially the much harder full port they did later on. Although I think even that one was missing some of the console levels.
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KirukaChan Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Couple of lightweights is what they are.
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ivanprz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LMAO same thing happened to me when i tried to play super mario brothers on the NES afte not having played in like 10 years
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