Posted Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:40 PM
I've finished Adventure Islands 2, 3, Super Adventure Island, and the Japan-only remake for Game Cube/PS2 that came out in the early '00s. I never did finish the original on the NES. On the flipside though, I did finish Wonder Boy (that AI is based off of), both for the Game Gear and Master System, although I had to use a lot of continues to do so. I recall both Adventure Islands 2 and 3 being pretty brutal towards the end of the games. They make it so you have to bolt through the levels without stopping, because of there being so few fruits available. And if you die, if you have no backup items in your inventory, sometimes you have to run through those stages without attacking because you are not provided a weapon.