If you’ve been following my Twitch streams lately, you know I’v been suffering through a torturous amount of Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes. After completing numerous mind-melting stages that ended up costing hundreds of lives and nearly my sanity, I approached the “final” challenge of the game. Just when I thought the suffering was almost over I got trolled in such a terrible, terrible way.
I was convinced I had conquered this beast and earned my rightful victory, but then out of nowhere, came a sea of murderous spikes! Why!? I did my victory dance and everything! My spirit was absolutely crushed…
Despite the insane difficulty and random end-stage trolls, I’m absolutely loving 1001 Spikes. Few games require the same level of precision and dedication, and this makes completing every stage a hugely satisfying victory. If you have a great deal of patience and don’t mind checking your pride at the door, I’d totally recommend giving this game a go, especially if you want a REAL challenge.
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My willpower was broken after 4 hours, so I’m standing by my review score lol. But it’s definitely more entertaining watching you play it than playing it myself.
I have the willpower of a golden god. My mind has taken so much abuse and yet, I still power through. The struggle is real.
Are those insta-kill spikes? If so, it brings me back to the old Nintendo days when I was glad those controllers were on a cord.
Oh yeah… those are most definitely insta-kill spikes. And let me tell you, the game has no shortage of them…
Argh…painful childhood memories…flooding back!