How do you play retro games?

This poll started on: Apr 26, 2010


How do you handle blindingly maddening frustration from a video game? (ie. can't solve a puzzle, losing a boss battle, getting stuck in a level)

I look up a solution for it from a FAQ/walkthroughI look up a solution for it from a FAQ/walkthrough 36% 56 votes
I keep at it until I eventually succeedI keep at it until I eventually succeed 23% 36 votes
I turn the game off and walk awayI turn the game off and walk away 14% 22 votes
I pause the game and think about a solutionI pause the game and think about a solution 11% 17 votes
I throw the controller at the TV and throw a fitI throw the controller at the TV and throw a fit 10% 16 votes
I don't get frustrated, everI don't get frustrated, ever 2% 4 votes
I meditate/think happy thoughts/count to tenI meditate/think happy thoughts/count to ten 1% 2 votes
Total: 153 votes

This poll was Contributed by lasttoblame (393) on Mar 31, 2009. If you have an idea for a poll, you too can contribute a poll to MobyGames. You can also view results of past polls, or vote in this poll.