HELP!

I've been stuck since 1 hour now. How do I get past this part?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Down, Down-Forward, Forward + Punch

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

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  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is this a meme now

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Dumb people have been complaining about this forever, I remember in high school hanging out at a friend's house and his parents bitched about how they "couldn't get through that damn carnival level". Seriously made me question their intelligence.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The level teaches you that jumping on the barrels works to progress and then you run into a barrel that using that same tactic just baaarely keeps you from getting past it. What someone learns from this is that they're doing the right thing, just not well enough. They don't attempt other buttons because the buttons they're using appears to work and the implication is that it's a skill issue. They think they just ran into a difficulty spike and have to really nail the jump timing to slip under the gap. In fact I think if Tails is with you he will sometimes do exactly that furthering the misdirection. Meanwhile the people who figured it out probably don't understand level design and are in the habit of button mashing.

        It actually takes less intelligence to not understand why people were stuck in the first place than to be the stuck person.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Also made worse by noticing that jumping from a higher point also makes it more futher. Everything is telling you that the barrel needs momentum to be moved, so again if crouch appears to be a worse option initally of course kids are going to favour jumping.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Frankly I don't know why they let the barrels move with your jumps at all. That's the entire problem in a nutshell. Why even offer the feedback if it's not the one you want the players to receive? The very first thing you see the barrel do is respond to Sonic's weight when you land on it. Up and down as a control method never even enters the equation once you've shown the player a different mechanic that appears to be effective, and actually IS effective for earlier barrels.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >It actually takes less intelligence to not understand why people were stuck in the first place than to be the stuck person.

          The controller has 3 buttons and a d-pad. Unless you froze up like a Vietnam vet you should have been able to just mash your way through it. You're an idiot. Seriously if you don't have clear instructions do you just give up without trying things? Retard.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            and those three buttons only do 1 function. Theres what, 5 possible inputs? jesus christ

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Theres what, 5 possible inputs? j
              And yet you still somehow managed to get stuck.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                i figured it out on my first go through, at 9. Of all the things to get stuck on, its baffling that this is one

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Seriously if you don't have clear instructions do you just give up without trying things?
            Perfect evidence of people being too dumb to understand what the actual problem was. Like you literally are too stupid to understand WHY people were stuck and instead are the type to just push buttons at random until something works, which conveniently for you this happened to be the one time that helped. Actually learning the game meant getting stuck because perfecting the jump timing seemed to be the right strategy. The people who got past the barrel are ironically the most likely to not be teachable through level design. They're unaware of their own stupidity.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Perfect evidence of people being too dumb to understand what the actual problem was.

              The problem is you're an idiot. I've seen birds figure out more complex puzzles.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >press up and down to make barrel go up and down
                thats not a puzzle you fucking moron

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                and yet you couldn't figure it out.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Meanwhile the people who figured it out probably don't understand level design and are in the habit of button mashing.
          Show of hands, anyone that defends this shit are you looking forward to Sonic Frontiers? Because if you are, there's your answer, non fans defend this shit.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Intelligent action builds on past experience and knowledge. Randomly trying up/down for no reason is not intelligence, its random.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >logically deducing what must be done is stupid
          Fucking cope

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ux and game design aren't important.
            Fucking cope.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >logically deducing what must be done is stupid
          Fucking cope

          This is exactly what I mean. People who were in the habit of paying attention to the level design and were cognizant of patterns fell into a trap because the design was unintentionally leading them down the wrong logical path. Meanwhile people who wouldn't be arsed to notice that stuff and just push whatever the fuck buttons would accidentally "solve it" because they were immune to being taught and then spend the next 30 years thinking they're geniuses because they see a bunch of stuck people and aren't smart enough to understand what the actual problem was in the first place. If they were then they'd have gotten stuck too. The irony is that this is their one success. Meanwhile they probably have a string of moments where they got stuck on things that were actually well designed puzzles or secrets for the exact same reason they solved the barrel.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      ywnbam

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        God. Seeing this 2006 shit with a nu Ganker caption caused some revulsive response in me. Its like whiplash, I nearly fucking gagged.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >it totally gagged me with a spoon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >now

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >NOOOO EVERYONE KNEW HOW TO PASS THIS INSTANTLY JUST LIKE ME AT 3 YEARS OLD. GIT GUD.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        all this evidence of people getting stuck and sonicfags will never admit this was bad design. Literally all they had to do was add a little arrow indicator when you hopped on the barrel. Never over the course of 3 sonic games did you have to press up or down to move before, it wasn't an intuitive control and there was no reason to not show the player how to do it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's zoomers who discovered Sonic 3 through emulation and leaned on a combination of GameFAQs and gaming culture osmosis to already be aware of the barrel. They think it's so obvious because they had the benefit of coming into it two decades later having certainly heard of it's notoriety through the grapevine. Even if they never looked up a guide themselves, the barrel's solution is akin to knowing that Vader is Luke's father even if you never saw a single Star Wars movie.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            rentfree

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I played Sonic 3 before I knew what emulating was and could get past the barrel.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There's also evidence of people who knew how to get past it in the same image. There have always been smart and dumb people!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's zoomers who discovered Sonic 3 through emulation and leaned on a combination of GameFAQs and gaming culture osmosis to already be aware of the barrel. They think it's so obvious because they had the benefit of coming into it two decades later having certainly heard of it's notoriety through the grapevine. Even if they never looked up a guide themselves, the barrel's solution is akin to knowing that Vader is Luke's father even if you never saw a single Star Wars movie.

          The reason for the file name was because I wanted to see what the first instance of it coming up on Usenet was, but I kept finding earlier and earlier examples the more I looked.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They STILL joke about this to this day.
      https://twitter.com/sonic_hedgehog/status/1582038817942355969

      >Image description
      >Top obstacles for Sonic the Hedgehog are presented, including: lava, water, spikes, and the most devious of all: a barrel (of doom).

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Try jumping
    >It doesn't work
    >Try going left and right
    >It doesn't work
    >All of the buttons are jump
    Gee I wonder what else it could be

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Crouch to try and look under the barrel
      >The barrel moves
      That's how I figured it out as a kid

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's the timing that was getting kids stuck. If you figured out pressing down had an effect most kids starting spamming down and would get little to no movement. Also factor that jumping initally has more of an impact than pressing down does and thar timing small jumps can almost appear to be the answer and I can see how player get stuck in the wrong mindset. Understanding that you both had to alternate up and down with the barrels direction and timing it was just too much for most 7yos to figure out when already flustered from being stuck for 5 minutes of backtracking and other failed attempts. I dont recall getting stuck on it as a kid which is odd because i definitely remember getting stuck on the looping sand slide in act 2 of sandopolis despite that brute forcing that one will eventually get you out.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe the reset button, its a valid button too.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Anon has a point!!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >that stupid fucking feel when this was how you get to the final Level in X-Men for the GEN
        God young me was a stupid motherfucker.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Develop an additional chromosome and then try again

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      XXY people do exist. It leads to a lot of mental instability and aggressive behavior though.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The additional chromosome is the reason OP exists though.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    why would pressing down make the barrel go down?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Because it's the only option left
      Same way your mum finds all your missing stuff even though you swore you checked everywhere

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you push left/right to make a big spinning nut in Sonic 2 go down/up, this is no different

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >you push left/right to make a big spinning nut in Sonic 2 go down/up, this is no different
        Ever use a treadmill, fatty?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Objectively terrible game design.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly can't tell if I'm missing some giant forced joke or if this is honestly real.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Eject the cartridge as soon as you see it then perform an exorcisation ritual

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    press down, brother. i was stumped on this shit in the 90s and it took a solid balls to the wall "i am going to beat this shit" afternoon until i stumbled upon the answer. don't give up gay!

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shake dem titties gurl

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Real talk, people who couldn't get past this are retards.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the people that got stuck at this part clearly didnt read the manual because the manual fucking tells you what you are supposed to do with these things

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No it doesn't. But it does say Robotnik set impossible traps because the game was programmed like shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The only people who get past this are retards because the game points you in the wrong direction.

      Literally just mashing the buttons will get you through (that's how i got through as a kid) but trying to figure out the puzzle will get you stuck.

      no it doesn't. Nothing in the game indicates that the dpad will move the barrel, especially when jumping DOES move the barrel.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > +1 got stuck for a little
    I thought it was based on jump height... naturally pressed up and down though and figured it out. Sonic has lots of neat mechanics. Ice slide, bungie jump, spinning tops, casino springs, hand swings, ext. I like that they expect you to figure it out. You have 5 buttons total: up down left right jump... how long could anyone be stuck for?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty damn long if they think its a skill test. Your jump cadence affects the height of the barrel so you're trained to think that you have to practice the timing. If you think its a timing puzzle and just have to "git guud" then trying other buttons at random would be the irrational move. You'd just keep practicing the thing that you believe is the solution. People saying "lol just try different buttons!" literally don't understand the problem. That's why they're being called stupid since they can't process that its a combination of several misunderstandings that lead people to think that they DID know the solution but just sucked at the game. And its not unreasonable for games at the time to suddenly throw something bitch hard at you out of nowhere. People thought the barrel was a Lion King level 2 scenario.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous
      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        > timing puzzle and just have to "git guud"
        hmm makes sense I guess

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Only e-celebs and people with similarly low IQ couldn't get past this.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there is no logical explanation for clearing the barrel. everyone that says they got past it just says "well naturally I gave up and started button mashing like a retard, why didn't you?"

      you need to abandon logic to clear the barrel

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Right. Imagine this in any other situation. You get stuck on the monkey puzzle in Lion King and it turns out the solution is to just alternate pressing up and down really fast. And then people are like "herp derp, theres only eight buttons! Try them all!" Like, sure, next time I run into something that appears to be working if I practice a bit I'll just spontaneously quit and button mash just in case the solution is some random bullshit. It literally takes a retard to solve the barrel. Sega accidentally created a retard contest where the winners all think everyone else is the dumb one.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This might be one of those things that more intelligent people have a harder time figuring out because they're trying to work it out logically.

    Personally, I'm not that smart, but the first time I played it with a friend I was tails and I got through pretty much first time while sonic was stuck behind. We proceded to try for the rest of the afternoon. We failed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, that isn't really a thing. Just aspie cope.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        there is not a logical way to clear the barrel, so it's definitely a thing. there are only emotional ways to clear the barrel.

        to clear the barrel you have to be emotionally fragile enough to give up on trying to "solve it" and just start random button mashing like a desperate monkey. intelligent people obviously fall mostly outside that bracket.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What I really want to know is why someone would even think to mash up and down when jumping on the barrel moves it. At what point do these people decide to abandon the jumping process when using it gets within a hairs reach of the exit? People keep acting like you should just try other things because jumping isn't effective but what they don't acknowledge is that jumping is juuuust effective enough to appear to work. So why are they choosing to stop jumping instead of practicing more?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There isn't any feedback from hitting up and down until you do it a few times, so it's not like they caught on through experimentation. nobody catches on, that's why its so infamous.

            nobody "thinks" to mash up and down, they just hit all the buttons, probably while crying that the game is malfunctioning.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              That's what I think it has to be. I'll even go further than that. What makes the barrel so infamous is that it stumbled ass backwards into a really clever psychological experiment. There are plenty of bullshit game mechanics that rely on randomly trying whatever the fuck and hoping something works. Simon's Quest does it. But only the Sonic 3 barrel divides people based on how much they pay attention to the information they're given. The game will feed you the exact wrong solution, make it look like the right solution, and then get you stuck...unless you're a retard who can't be arsed to learn how the game works. Then you're not learning the wrong thing because you're not learning anything at all. So you button mash and succeed. And since you don't learn, you don't understand how anyone else could have gotten stuck since they were recognizing patterns that flew completely over your head. Psychologists could study this barrel in universities.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >i couldn't figure it out so it's not logic
          Yes. The barrel is not logical and very stupid. It's the barrel that's these things.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The only people who get past this are retards because the game points you in the wrong direction.

      Literally just mashing the buttons will get you through (that's how i got through as a kid) but trying to figure out the puzzle will get you stuck.

      no it doesn't. Nothing in the game indicates that the dpad will move the barrel, especially when jumping DOES move the barrel.

      This is severe cope.

      >Marble Garden platforms are commanded by the movements of your D-Pad
      >press up to enter doors in a bunch of games
      >never thought once of pressing up and down to try and 'control the barrel'

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've learned this is a real thing. I've realized recently most people that like "cool" things are low IQ and just like seeing random shit happen. Logically smart people need things to click and make sense for them to like it, which likely why I love OG Sonic gameplay but normies that are low IQ don't.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You've been retarded your entire 12 year life and just now learned how to cope? Damn!

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    got through it with one of this bad boys as a kid. Also think I had to bring tails along to help keep pushing the barrel down.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I vaguely remember having Tails with you can exacerbate the problem since his jumps mess up your rhythm so you think that Tails is just being a dick, which anyone who's played Sonic 2's special stages can tell you, is something you'd expect from him.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The funny thing is, this isn't even the first up and down barrel you come across. So how did you all get past that one? It had the same puzzle.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      what's the first one that uses up or down on the pad in 3 then? I can only think of the boss in marble garden when controlling Tails, but I used to play 3 with a friend or sibling so I never got to control them til I played it by myself.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think it's in act 2. It might depend on the path you take. I just remember coming across a barrel that operated the same way shortly before the infamous barrel everyone talks about. It might be an alternate path.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Here's the one I was thinking of. It's in act 2, after the hallway of the electric badniks. It's an up and down barrel.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Jumping works to get past those. Thats why people dont think to do anything other than jump. It worked before so...

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    This one also operates in the same way, and it's on the other side.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    All they had to do was not make the barrels bounce slightly when jumping on them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'm convinced jumping was the intended solution but the dumbasses built the stage wrong so tacked on the up and down thing to compensate, leaving the bounce physics as is.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I get irrationally angry at this argument, not because people got past the barrel but because they refuse to recognize the problem. It feels like gaslighting.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Introducing an entirely new mechanic that many levels into the game is just poor game design. If you're going to pull shit like that you really need to include a tutorial beforehand.

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Worst level in the original trilogy, by far.
    >music sucks
    >barrel bullshit
    >time overs
    >shit boss

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Carnival Night is actually pretty fun once you learn how to work with the barrels and it's easy to speed through it if you know what you're doing. I'd say Marble Garden is the worst.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Marble Garden's vertical sections really take me out of the game for a bit. Its a cool concept, but just looping it over and over really works against most of the stuff I like to try. It sucks because S3&K is my favorite 2D Sonic game, but has some really annoying bullshit, especially in the S&K half.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think I was stuck for a month when the game first came out. I remember just starting new save files repeatedly in frustration. When I finally got past it, I didn't actually figure out how I did it.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Le last option
    It being quested at all means it's bad game design
    Nothing taught you ahead of time this was in the game, as all barrels actively don't work like this. Bad game design, stop deflecting it with being lucky.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw two smart to figure out a video game puzzle

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