I still have my NES plugged in, so I decided to play around with it today and enjoy an infuriating game from my childhood. I'd like to see kids today try Ultra's Rollergames, a classic example of old school difficulty featuring a rather silly premise. Based on a TV show which only lasted for one season in the late 80s, you are some person on roller skates and you decide take to the streets navigating crazy obstacles and fighting gangs of evil roller skaters....or something like that. This isn't exactly Final Fantasy here, there's no need for plot! You'd be dying too often to care! It also sounds a lot like "DJ Boy"! Never heard of "DJ Boy"? I might talk about it sometime down the road then...
There are 3 playable characters: Fat guy on the "T-birds" team, pink haired girl on the "Hot Flash" team, long haired 80's rocker dude on the "Rockers" team. Yeah, I'm not even sure they had actual names, but you're not cool unless you picked the fat guy. It's just hilarious having the guy try to clear gaps, jump over spikes, get stuck in manholes, and just destroy anybody stupid enough to get in his way. Usually, after certain points in a level you're treated to a combat sequence that plays out similar to other beat-em-ups in the era like "Double Dragon". Of course, these were the best parts of the game, but it certainly wasn't that involved compared to a game like "River City Ransom".
So, would I recommend this game to you guys? Probably not. If you have a positive outlook on life, I bet you can get quite a few laughs out of the game whenever you miss a jump or die in some silly way. And even for those rage people, the game wouldn't piss you off that much when every death is knowingly your fault. It's a pretty average game if I factor in other people's standards, but I enjoyed it as a kid and I still enjoy it now. It has ome catchy konami tunes coupled with the rollerskating shenanigans so it definitely has charm. I'll leave a youtube playthrough here for you to ultimately decide if the game is worth your time or not: