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Difficulty spike

Video game concept

At some point over the course of the game, the difficulty jumps up disproportionally high compared to anything previous. Often only temporarily (e.g. one level).

48
games
26
platforms

The first video game about Difficulty spike was released in 1983.

Nicalis, Microsoft Studios and The Learning Company has published most of these games

This is likely the point where casual players stop playing the game, for good.

Does not refer to difficulty spike when comparing two or more difficulty levels.

Platforms

Windows 11
Linux 7
Mac OS X 4
MS-DOS 2
Tandy Coco 2
PS2 2
NES 1
Master System 1
GP2X 1
Mega Drive 1
Dreamcast 1
X360 1
Apple II E 1
PS3 1
Wii 1
Mega-CD 1
Archimedes 1
Atari ST 1
NEC PC9801 1
Game Gear 1
Switch 1
C64 1
Amiga 1
Mac OS Classic 1
SNES 1
Xbox 1

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