There's no gamer among us who doesn't have not-so-fond memories of getting stuck for hours - if not days, weeks, or even months - on a particular level of a video game they were otherwise enjoying the hell out of.
Whether a result of an unexpected difficulty spike or developers who didn't sufficiently quality-check their titles before shipping - especially in the time before patches were a possibility - these games all left young players thoroughly confused.
These infamous levels were all too much for our still-developing noggins, and typically required young gamers to either seek out a strategy guide or ask an older sibling to get the job done.
But even then, our wiser, taller relatives might've also had a tough time making sense of some of these obscure and esoteric puzzles and missions, and making it past these fiendish levels was sometimes more a case of dumb luck prevailing rather than keen intellect.
If you somehow made it past any of these levels without developing a migraine or wasting countless hours, give yourself a firm pat on the back...