8 Weirdest Bosses in Side-Scrolling Beat-’Em-Ups We Still Can’t Explain

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7 Unlockable Characters That Weren’t Worth the Effort

We’re not averse to putting in loads of effort for a worthwhile result, but we are dead against working our socks off for an insultingly shabby reward - as in the case of these unlockable game characters who were so much more hassle than they were worth. Take Bayonetta's unlockable playable character Little King Zero, for instance. Bayonetta is already a pretty challenging game, so imagine how much more 'fun' you could be having if you were playing as a character who was reduced to one hit point by every single attack in the game, regardless of how weak it was. That’s the situation you find yourself if you play Bayonetta as Zero, King of Little Devils, a demon who looks like Santa’s skeleton trying to fight its way out of a garbage bag and costs you five million halos or the completion of the game's diamond-hard lost chapter Angel Slayer. Or take Tofu from Resident Evil 2. Resident Evil 2 was full of great characters, from Leon Kennedy to Claire Redfield, to the unimaginably creepy police chief Brian Irons, to Sherry, the little girl who wouldn’t stop running off. Get six A ranks in a row in the main game, however, and you unlock a new character, called Tofu. Tofu is, as his name suggests, a six foot block of tofu with hands, whose campaign involved running around the sewers brandishing a knife. Still a better character than Steve Burnside from Resident Evil: Code Veronica though. Eff that guy. --- Outside Xbox brings you daily videos about videogames, especially Xbox One games and Xbox 360 games. Join us for new gameplay, original videos, previews, lists, Show of the Week and other things (ask us about the other things). Thanks for watching and be excellent to each other in the comments. Find us at http://www.outsidexbox.com Subscribe to us at http://www.youtube.com/outsidexbox Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/outsidexbox Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/outsidexbox Put a t-shirt on your body http://www.outsidexbox.com/tshirts

7 Failed Consoles That Made No Sense Even Then

Whether due to a lack of games, a botched launch, or an unshakeable belief in the monetary potential of edutainment, plenty of games consoles have fallen by the wayside. Here are seven instances that made it pretty clear why for every hugely successful Wii, or PS2, or Nintendo DS, there are a bunch of Bandai Wonderswans. What? Exactly. During the early 1990s, CD-ROMs were the hottest thing in gaming, with their increased storage capacity allowing for much higher quality music, visuals and, occasionally, full motion video of Jeff Goldblum as Dracula. Hoping to ride the wave of CD-ROM popularity that would presumably continue for all time, electronics company Philips introduced the CDI, a home console with a CD ROM drive that was considerably cheaper than a PC, thanks to not needing any of the expensive additional things PCs had, like monitors, keyboards or fun games to play. That wasn’t for lack of trying. Philips acquired the rights to make games using Nintendo characters, which meant the CDI was home to a Mario game, which was bad, and three Zelda games, which were worse. The Philips CDI was discontinued in 1998, having sold only 200,000 units and having lost Philips one billion dollars. No FMV game is worth a billion dollars, Philips. Unless it’s got Jeff Goldblum in it as Dracula, obviously. --- Outside Xbox brings you daily videos about videogames, especially Xbox One games and Xbox 360 games. Join us for new gameplay, original videos, previews, lists, Show of the Week and other things (ask us about the other things). Thanks for watching and be excellent to each other in the comments. Find us at http://www.outsidexbox.com Subscribe to us at http://www.youtube.com/outsidexbox Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/outsidexbox Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/outsidexbox Put a t-shirt on your body http://www.outsidexbox.com/tshirts

7 Levels You Get in Basically Every Game

Games can take us to so many places, but amidst these diverse locations there are a handful of ‘classics’ in which we wind up over and over. The end result is they’re more familiar than your childhood home, but without all the dead pets in the garden. Point your face at sewer levels, factory levels, nightclub levels and lava levels galore, then subscribe for a week like this every Thursday. The sewer level is so commonplace as to be a veritable tradition; we find ourselves splashing into a sewer with more regularity than the stuff which makes sewers so unpleasant in the first place, in games as disparate as Wolfenstein 2, Deadpool, Resident Evil 4, Dead Island and Gears of War, to name but a few. You don’t have to be a wastewater engineer to estimate how much ick is involved in sloshing around in the figurative and also kind of literal bowels of a city, or how many showers you are going to need after all your sewer spelunking. Looking at you, Blazkowicz. --- Outside Xbox brings you daily videos about videogames, especially Xbox One games and Xbox 360 games. Join us for new gameplay, original videos, previews, lists, Show of the Week and other things (ask us about the other things). Thanks for watching and be excellent to each other in the comments. Find us at http://www.outsidexbox.com Subscribe to us at http://www.youtube.com/outsidexbox Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/outsidexbox Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/outsidexbox Put a t-shirt on your body http://www.outsidexbox.com/tshirts

7 Cheaty Bosses Who Didn't Fight Fair: Commenter Edition

We recently recalled cheaty videogame bosses, who used tactics such as deleting your save file, learning from their mistakes, or being from Bloodborne. The comments on that video revealed you had suffered similarly unjust encounters, so here are yet more times you folks were bested by a bent boss. Subscribe for a video like this every Thursday on Outside Xbox. #7things #outsidexbox --- Outside Xbox brings you daily videos about videogames, especially Xbox One games and Xbox 360 games. Join us for new gameplay, original videos, previews, lists, Show of the Week and other things (ask us about the other things). Thanks for watching and be excellent to each other in the comments. Find us at http://www.outsidexbox.com Subscribe to us at http://www.youtube.com/outsidexbox Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/outsidexbox Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/outsidexbox Put a t-shirt on your body http://www.outsidexbox.com/tshirts

6 Games That Tried To Save the World for Real

We’ve saved the world so many times in games, it feels like babysitting a reckless toddler. But every so often along comes a game that wants to actually save the world for real. Discover six games that were the real hero, and subscribe for a video like this every Thursday: http://tinyurl.com/SubToOxbox Whether it was designed to help find cures for illnesses, raise funds for aid, or just raise awareness of environmental issues, all these games were designed to make a positive impact on the planet in some way or other. For those kinds of good intentions we'll give even Captain Planet's tragic green mullet a pass. --- Outside Xbox brings you daily videos about videogames, especially Xbox One games and Xbox 360 games. Join us for new gameplay, original videos, previews, lists, Show of the Week and other things (ask us about the other things). Thanks for watching and be excellent to each other in the comments. Find us at http://www.outsidexbox.com Subscribe to us at http://www.youtube.com/outsidexbox Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/outsidexbox Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/outsidexbox Put a t-shirt on your body http://www.outsidexbox.com/tshirts

Side scrolling beat-’em-ups need to have loads of enemies in them, otherwise they’d be 10 minutes long. But you can’t just recolour everyone or make the player fight evil clones of themselves forever. That’s how we ended up with bizarre boss designs that are surely the result of a late night, a looming deadline and way, way too many cups of coffee. Consider these, our eight favourites.

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