The great white shark in Ecco the Dolphin: Defender of the Future and the giant eel in a dark cave both scared me. They were huge and could eat you, killing you instantly. Doesn't help when they're both coming at the screen quickly and that I couldn't see the shark after I evaded it. I knew the shark was behind me, but it's scary when I can't see it, so it makes me feel like it's gonna get me the next moment. I haven't played the game in years. It would probably still scare me. With the eel, I didn't see it the first time I played through the game, so I went forward and suddenly this massive eel just appeared from the darkness and killed me instantly.
Someone here mentioned the eel from Super Mario 64- absolutely! Was terrified of going near it when I was a kid, and in general did not like most underwater levels. For example, the shark from Banjo Kazooie, the giant mechanical monster fish from DK64, just to name a few.
Also most boss fights when I was younger scared me, so I'd give the controller to my dad and hide behind the couch, peeking out on occasion to see. It wasn't that the bosses themselves were so scary to look at, but the panic of facing something large and coming at my character without knowing what to do or being able to run away kind of made me nervous.
I used to be scared of Skeletons & Zombies in games. I do recall playing OOT when I was 14 and found the Redead's & Stalfos quite scary. I remember being too terrified to get the Gamecube Remake of Resident Evil. But when I got it, they were just basically slow-moving people with skin conditions. As I got older I found the undead less scary and are now my favourite type of enemies in games.
xxEvilBlondiexxFeatured By OwnerJan 10, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
Not exactly a video game, but I had a Nancy Drew computer game that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake. You're stuck in a cabin out in the woods and... well there are ghost dogs There's one part at the beginning where you're in the house and they're outside barking at the window and banging against the door. And then there are various times when you have to go wandering through the creepy woods at night. I never finished that one because it scared me.