God Damn It!
"God damn it" those are the words that will be stuck in your mind after you're done gone insane after failing for the 1000th consecutive time. This game is incredibly hard, and you will have to invest a lot of time if you ever consider on finishing it on Brutal mode.
The controller response is top notch, meaning that if you can't beat the game, you can't blame it on bad programming, but rather on your lack of skill... and the incredible difficulty of it all.
There are a total of 15 levels, which will test your skills from the very basics to the extreme, well timed jumps, catlike reflexes and sixth sense developing to obtain victory.
Here's a breakdown of each level:
Level 1: Not much to show here, level 1 is pretty basic, you can't get hit by any enemies unless you somehow get on their way. If you have a hard time with this level don't even bother continuing.
Level 2: Another pretty basic level.
Level 3: First boss: Alkie Kong!. Make your way up the ladder and jump over the moltie. Grab the boxes and start throwing them at Alkie. Three hits is all Alkie need to surrender (for now...).
Level 4: A moderate level at last, this is where most people will fail miserably a few times, try to take a few bats out before they take you out if you're agile enough.
Level 5: A major endurance level. Most people quit after playing this level because they simply don't know how to get the key guarded by molties... Use the FAQ provided in the author's comments if you need help on this one.
Level 6: Second boss fight, and this one is pretty tough for the typical newb, heck, I find myself still dying on it about half the time due to missteps.
Level 7: A pretty easy level, the only hard part is the jump between the two molties, which will be your worst nightmare the first couple of times of playing.
Level 8: Another easy level, there is a shortcut you can use after you get the key.
Level 9: Third boss, and this one is pretty fucking hard, EVERYONE has had trouble with this level, it's totally acceptable if you can't do it on your first 100 attempts, just keep trying, seriously, it took me a while to figure out.
Level 10: This level may seem intimidating at first, but it's actually quite simple. The game is generous enough to give you enough space between molties to plan your next move.
Level 11: The most important part of this level is to use the valves, or else you're going to have to take unnecessary damage for it.
Level 12: Fourth Boss battle, this level is different from every other, this time randomness will most likely kick you straight in the balls, there is no way to tell which side Alkie is going to throw the next barrel at.
Level 13: Once you know how everything works you can take advantage molties and bats predictability.
Level 14: Hardest level, after 15. Only tip I can give you is to use stairs as protection, and try to time your jumps to avoid damage.
Level 15: Last level, which obviously means the last time you will have to face the ever feared Alkie Kong, this level, like level 12 is pretty random, you can't really predict where the hands will go, so if you're lucky they will stay as far of the head as possible.
If anyone needs additional help, be sure to check my userpage for a video walkthrough for brutal mode!
There are 3 different difficulties: Easy, Normal, and Brutal. The first two are pretty much the same but with less lives and continues (6 and 3 respectively). Brutal on the other hand only gives you one life and on top of that, it makes enemies faster and bats more abundant!
Fortunately, this game allows you to use passwords to resume your game in case you lose, this is pretty useful if you ever want to explore a level you're having trouble with. Unfortunately, you can't get the harder medals by using the password system.
All in all this is a great game, with great music, if you ever want to get Drunken Deity it's going to cost you hour and hours of training just to get everything right! That achievement is so hard only a handful of people have gotten it including myself!