> > If I play through Shinobi and Shadow Dancer enough times, I supposed I can
> > do the 1CC challenge with enough practice by the way
> > I have managed to get relatively far in RodLand on the Amiga with 1 Credit, but the
> > Amiga version may have had it's difficulty watered down a tad compared to the
> > one.
> > I might just search YouTube for 1CC runs on MAME/arcade-games, it even sounds fun
> > watch what dedicated people can pull off.
> > But back to topic; I don't know of many arcade games other than Shinobi and Shadow
> > Dancer that punishes you in a way that forces you to begin at the start of the
> > all over again when dying.
> Die in any Nemesis/Gradius game (Konami) and you're basically going to be starting
> over from the beginning of the game.
> Same goes for the R-Type franchise, too.
there are quite a few games that won't give you the true ending / bosses if you continue even once (or in some cases die even once, or don't meet a score criteria)
while you could credit feed your way through those you're not going to see everything by doing so, although the difficult barrier to see everything on many of them is way higher than even most good players manage to achieve.
Cave shooters like to do that kind of thing for example, or the Raiden Fighters series.
the bottom line (that ends in Level 35) is all you'll get if you mindlessly credit feed.
Rainbow Islands is similars, you won't get the bonus islands without meeting certain criteria