Mike Matei / October 16th, 2013
October 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm
Nothing is worse than the bombs
October 19, 2013 at 12:07 am
the singing lady is the hardest part of the game (even when you have coins to shut her up it still a [email protected]#$# to get around her), and yes me and two of my friends have beaten this game, you have to jump very very very often to remotely have a chance in this game.
October 16, 2013 at 9:38 pm
Awesome! Thanks for the bonus video! Can’t wait for the new AVGN next week!!!!!
October 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm
Is any of that shit in the game in the book???
Just a tip – when the bomb guys come, walk up to them and immediately run left as they drop the bomb, this is how you avoid the bombs. If you run to the right to try and avoid em you run the risk that if you get hit or have to stall at all to doge someone you’ll get bombed.
October 16, 2013 at 10:02 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTxk5-dZpM this is a complete playthrough of jekyll and hyde
October 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm
DOne on emulator with save states. MUCH easier. Not the same. sorry.
October 19, 2013 at 12:09 am
it possiable with acutal console just james and mike are walking too much they need to constantly jump to have a chance of beating the game. Also in some parts you have to move slowly since spawns are cause by the screen advancing, so the slower you go the less enemies appear.
October 20, 2013 at 12:15 am
@NihilistSolitude I know that James and Mike suck at this game and make it seem was harder than it actually is e.g they jump forward to dodge the cat coming from behind them but it still shouldn’t be that hard. You shouldn’t have to move slowly to stop enemies spawning and you shouldn’t have to spam the jump.
October 19, 2013 at 5:58 am
Wow, the japanese version is like a completely different game. You can actually go into houses avoiding all those shit, and somehow get coins and replenish health and angry meter? Why would anybody not want to do that? Why there is so much difference between the two versions?
October 22, 2013 at 8:59 pm
For a lot of American Nintendo games, they took a Japanese game and cranked the difficulty way up. (Bayou Billy is another example: the Japanese version Mad City is much easier.) They did this because didn’t want kids who rented it for a weekend to finish it; they wanted them to have to buy the game.
October 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm
great, one of the best videos like this so far. Never thought you guys would play this game in a James & Mike video, so awesome.
October 16, 2013 at 10:18 pm
Check out this AVGN costume
October 17, 2013 at 1:13 pm
Really?? U think people dumb enough to pay that much for glasses. for a costume?? and 70 buks for pants?? hahah! Just go to a Kmart, or even thrift store, or dollar store. Easy to find a plain white button shirt, and khacki pants. You can get the pants, shirt, glasses, the pens, all for UNDER 40 buks. SO please dont spam your crappy overpriced shit here. EVER!
October 16, 2013 at 10:33 pm
JAMES ROLFE YOU MENTIONED RYGAR! Please do a video about it please. Want to see your reactions.
October 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm
today is my birthday i’m happy to watch this thank you James & mike for making my birthday even better. lol!
October 16, 2013 at 10:38 pm
Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde has got to be the Nerds arch-enemy game now. Mike, it would be really cool if you actually could track down the makers of this game for an interview. Would be interesting, because clearly the game was out out without being tested at all. I remember seeing this game and, like James, assuming it would be really cool only to find out the horrible truth.
Anyway, thanks for posting this video! It really made me happy, I always look forward to Cinemassacre videos
October 16, 2013 at 10:43 pm
Haven’t watched it yet, but holy sh-t this is going to be awesome.
October 16, 2013 at 10:49 pm
I’ve never seen Mo’fucker Mike so animated in my whole history of visiting Cinemassacre.
Anyone else noticed the game titled ‘CLOWNS’ in the background? Sounds horrifying! Play that!
Mike must have been EXACTLY at the half way point so when he came back as Hyde he was already at the part where Dr. Jekyll died, therefore Hyde immediately died. Pretty crazy. If I was Hyde in this game I would kill myself too so I wouldn’t have to go through the rest of the game.
October 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm
That may be the funniest video you guys have ever done. Matei looked like he was going to lose his mind. Thanks, and Happy Halloween!
October 16, 2013 at 11:34 pm
That was funny as shit. I can make it to the barrels James was talking about, but at that point I throw the game across the room. The difficulty in the game does seem to be completely random. At times one can progress through a stage unscathed, at other times everything is trying to rape you! No rhyme or reason to it and no patterns either. I don’t even see winning it with an emulator to be honest.
i have that batman shirt
October 16, 2013 at 11:36 pm
This would be a good game to use to do psychological experiments with. Hook up people to see the brain and physiological response as they play this game. I’m sure the casinos have already done something like it.
October 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm
And give them a questionaire, too!
October 16, 2013 at 11:41 pm
I just saw on the youtube playthrough that you can hide in buildings by pushing up on doors.
Maybe this could help a little.
October 16, 2013 at 11:46 pm
I also think the Japanese version is actually easier, meaning that the US version is poorly ported and almost unplayable.
October 17, 2013 at 12:24 am
“. If his anger reaches a certain level, he transforms into Mr. Hyde and is taken to a nightmarish world of monsters. As Mr. Hyde kills these monsters, his anger abates and eventually he transforms back into Dr. Jekyll.”
its not getting back to where you died as Jekyll its gettig youranger level back down to “normal”
October 17, 2013 at 12:28 am
“If at any point Mr. Hyde reaches Dr. Jekyll’s location, a bolt of lightning strikes him, killing him instantly. Therefore, the objective of the game is to advance as far as possible as Dr. Jekyll and to transform back as soon as possible as Mr. Hyde.”
there explains the lightening.
still worst game ever
October 17, 2013 at 12:30 am
if you really want to learn how to play this game maybe the speedrun can help you out:
October 17, 2013 at 12:31 am
Someone beat it in 23 minutes
October 17, 2013 at 1:20 am
Since no one has mentioned it yet, the mechanics of the games are that Jekyll and Hyde have two health bars. The top one is your standard life bar – you lose all of it, you die. Below it is the rage/anger bar. Once it is depleted Jekyll turns into Hyde. Once Hyde destroys enough monsters his rage subsides and he turns back to Jekyll.
The anarchist bombs can mess with you though. If you have not gotten far enough ahead of the bomb, the knock-back pulls you into the explosion (real fair game mechanics) making it so that a single bomb can drain your entire life and anger bar. Since your anger bar is drained, you shift to Hyde. But then since you have no life, you immediately die as Hyde.
BTW, I had the exact same experience as James showed in the review of the game. I was 7 years old and I decided to try the game because the cover art looked scary. I had the unusable weapon, the bomb f-ing me up even though I was nowhere near the explosion, turned into Hyde, and inexplicably dying from lightning 5 seconds later. Only as a 7 year old, I thought I was too stupid to understand the game, since that is what my older brother told me when I died in games.
October 17, 2013 at 1:28 am
You guys should play SMB2 the Japanese version on wii. Its hard as shit.
October 17, 2013 at 7:39 am
Thats Super Mario the Lost levels for America, it’s hard but the thing I wasnt expecting was the 9-A-B-C-D worlds, at first when I reached 8-4 I was really proud… then level 9-1 appeared. And omg the levels with the multiple bowsers, XD
October 17, 2013 at 1:39 am
Love ya James and Mike but that guy who posted that walkthrough of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde made u guys look like sissies.
October 17, 2013 at 1:48 am
What a terrible game that has nothing to do with the novel :O
October 17, 2013 at 1:53 am
fuck you dr.jekyll
October 17, 2013 at 1:55 am
It is like somebody else is playing, or at least connected to you via emulation turboing the women npc’s to deliberately run into you. The speed of the screen crawl makes my skin crawl, so frustrating to watch. My friend and I will give it a shot- so far some AVGN games are a no go with beating them. Might as well add this to the list.
October 17, 2013 at 2:42 am
James’ smile when Mike plays is priceless.
October 17, 2013 at 3:08 am
So, from what I have read from people who have played this game; I think I get most of the mechanics.
1. There are 2 bars, the life bar and the rage bar. You die if the life bar is depleted, as either Jekyll or Hyde. As Jekyll, when the rage bar is depleted you will turn to Hyde. As Hyde, when the rage bar is full, you turn back to Jeckyll with 3/4 of the life bar replenished. If the life bar and rage bar is depleted at the same time, Jekyll turns to Hyde and immediately dies
2. Dogs, cats, birds, bees, spiders, slingshots do not deplete the life bar, but they all deplete the rage bar. The life bar (as well as the rage bar) depletes when you are hit by a running person; or the more imminent threat: bombs. Bombs take more than half of both bars is you are drawn into the explosion.
3. As noted, Jekyll and Hyde plays the same map, Jekyll scrolls right while Hyde scrolls left. The game saves the progress of each character. If Hyde gets farther than the progress of Jekyll, then he will get hit by lightning and instantly die.
4. Hyde replenishes his rage bar by killing enemies, while the rage bar is depleted if he got hit. The target of the game is to kill the most enemies (so as to return as Jekyll) with the shortest distance (so as to not catch up with Jekyll)
5. Some people claims that in order to avoid bombs, the best tactic is to rush towards the bomb guy when he appears; so that he drops the bomb to the right of the screen; and then rush left to get the farthest away from the bomb.
6. Cane hurts dogs, cats and bees only.
So, that’s it. I haven’t actually played the game nor am I planning to, so everything said is pure speculation. Please correct me if I am wrong.
October 17, 2013 at 4:05 am
Ha Ha “rush towards the bomb guy” Dr. Jekyll moves at less than 1 mph. The only thing you’ll be rushing to do with this game is turn it off!
October 17, 2013 at 7:29 am
Yeah, I find it easier to just go left as soon as a bomb appear and jump at the last second. If something is preventing you from being in that sweet spot, well your doomed.
October 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm
You weren’t rushing to turn it off.
October 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm
your DAMN Right man that game is from hell!
October 17, 2013 at 3:15 am
Regarding that list I thought the hardest was gonna be Cheetahmen for SEGA Genesis or that long first level Terminator for the NES
October 19, 2013 at 6:07 am
I think in the first Terminator game there is much more harder levels than the first one. Like the crazy driving levels. Or junping on narrow platforms with random spikes emerging.
October 19, 2013 at 6:08 am
October 17, 2013 at 3:57 am
Here is a longplay of the US version of this ‘game’
Maybe this will help in some way.
October 17, 2013 at 4:01 am
Hey James and Mike! I know you suggested in your Nerd video to stay away from this, but not unlike Silver Surfer, this game piked my interest.
I wanted to tell you that I spent a whole evening on it (never using any save states) and after many runs, I finally got to the end.
Reading through the internet, I found out that there was another ending if a certain condition was met, and so I did the most rational thing and played the whole thing again to achieve just that. Yes, I know I might be insane.
Anyway, I wanted to tell you that you are approaching the bomb guys wrong. You’ll get the biggest chance for minimum damage if you just move close enough to trigger the drop and then get away from them as fast as possible to the left. Once you master that, the games becomes much easier.
You should give it another go doing that and it could be done with in a two hours gameplay. Just my two cents.
Oh, and James, be thankful you haven’t yet seen the horrors of the sixth stage in Silver Surfer
October 17, 2013 at 4:37 am
XD… THAT game. Ahhhh, Halloween is so cool.
October 17, 2013 at 5:50 am
Thanks for suffering so we could all be entertained! I think the first game that proved to me that games could be total crap was LJN’s X-Men. Happy Halloween!
October 17, 2013 at 7:26 am
The honest truth here,
When I played that game a long time ago, I would just keep walking right and jump over everything, including bees. I would walk left only for a bomb, jumping at the last sec when it blows up. I made it to the cemetary and didnt have time to finish it because the game was rented. I don’t think this is the hardest game ever, BUT ITS ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING GAME for sure. Calm people who play games in a zombie state are better at games like this, same with when I did Ninja Gaiden 1-2-3. (3 was done on a emulator since I didnt find the game anywhere back then)
To me the hardest game I ever played is Kileak the DNA Imperative on the PS1 and to this day I don’t know anyone who beat it. There is 1 Let’s play who was completed on the net but I never watched it, either the guy played it for years or he had a guide. Try it sometimes guys, the first few levels are fun and then… 😉
October 17, 2013 at 7:40 am
Also, if James and Mike had Anger meters in that video, they would have turned to Hyde multiple times 😀
October 17, 2013 at 8:25 am
In this video: indication that James doen’t rad anyone’s comments. (around 17 min mark)
October 17, 2013 at 9:07 am
Watching Mike play the game alone is almost Lovecraftian. It’s like we are watching him quickly lose his sanity. If only they didn’t show what he was playing and we were forced to imagine what unnameable horror lies beyond our view.
October 17, 2013 at 9:39 am
Holy shit! XD this game is fucking massacring you guys… I am so sorry! This game gets meeeean.
October 17, 2013 at 12:03 pm
Loved the video!
October 17, 2013 at 12:11 pm
Gotta love Mike and his tantrums 😀
October 17, 2013 at 12:55 pm
I have beaten this game legitimately. The key is to move extremely slowly, making a few steps forward and then stopping. It’s excruciatingly boring, but it’s the only way to win. You also MUST avoid the bombs, they will kill you faster than anything in the game. The way to do this is to slowly inch forward, then when the bomb is dropped, move backward as far away as you can. Do NOT attempt to outrun the bomb or jump over it.
October 17, 2013 at 1:07 pm
As long as they don’t use save states at least.
Most people on the internet use them to avoid viewer frustration, so they don’t have to repeat everything over again.
Also, save states are helpful for practice as well. You can’t practice or realize what you did wrong by being thrown all the way back to the beginning. New games realize this and no longer work said way. They have checkpoints as standard so that the actual challenge is getting past the scenario itself, alone and only.
October 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm
Oh, and apparently, the Japanese version’s better.
October 17, 2013 at 1:21 pm
lol honestly don’t know why you put yourself thru playing this game again. It’s painful at times to watch >.<
October 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm
So the title screen music is from Rygar, but whats the gameplay music from? It sounds so familiar.
October 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm
You guys are masochists. I will never play that game again. I remember trowing it in the garbage as a kid. This is the game that should have been buried and never see the light of day…instead of ET.
October 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm
Mike:”This is bullshit!”
Understatement of the fucking year.
October 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm
This game is all together Evil.
October 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm
Mike said it!
“We should hunt these people down.”
I’ve been thinking for a while that you should do a show called “What were you thinking?” where you play these games with the people who made them. You must be able to track some of them down
October 19, 2013 at 6:15 am
I think most of these people are japanese, who – guess what – live in Japan 🙂 . But for the other half it would be fun, like in the Toxic crusader episode.
October 17, 2013 at 7:03 pm
Usually I like these kinds of videos but I had to force myself to sit through this one. God this game is fucking horrible. Like, it’s not even fun to watch other people fail like in Dragon’s Lair (original version, not those pieces of shit for various Nintendo consoles). It’s just painful to watch.
October 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm
Someone should get Lowtax and Shmorky from Something Awful Video Game Abomination Broadcasting to play this.
October 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm
I made it at the barrel part as well thats the real challenge of this game.
October 17, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Ok, I just tried it. I’m still shaky.
I now understand why James has turned in the nerd.
October 17, 2013 at 8:22 pm
I bought this game because I thought that it can’t be that bad, but it is that bad.
October 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm
This game made me frustrated and angry just to watch; also, it just doesn’t even look like fun.
October 17, 2013 at 11:46 pm
guys, when you’re hyde, you DON’T want to get back to Jekyll. When the lightning strikes and you die, that means you’ve reached jekyll, and you die. What you want to do is kill monsters to refill your Meter before you reach jekyll. and you’re right, when you have no life, you die immediately as Hyde.
October 18, 2013 at 12:24 am
Well obviously the point of the game is to make you go through what Dr. Jekyll goes through. It turns you into the rage and angst that is Hyde. It is an experiment in human rage. In many ways this game is the first game to emulate its ideas via the players actual emotions. The Dr. has spoken. Good fun watching this. My favorite was when Mike was alone I could see is real anxiety expressed through his reactions.
October 18, 2013 at 1:21 am
So you made an AVGN video about this, you reviewed the movie and now you make a James and Mike? All that’s left is to review one of the board games.
October 18, 2013 at 2:27 am
You have like.. two health meter. I don’t know if you see that but if the top meter down to cero as Jekyll, you die as Hyde (inmediatly that you spawn). The second meter.. i don’t know what the fuck means, but at least i found one solution, don’t drop the top meter to cero so you have another chance!!. The second one meter looks like the angry, whenever he gets hits by the people, that decrese, but that doesnt happen if you get hit by spider, or animals i think. Nice Vid BTW!! I’m waiting for the new AVGN chapter.
October 18, 2013 at 4:14 am
Motherfucker Mike was Motherfuckin’ pissed! Motherfuckin’ hilarious!!!
October 18, 2013 at 4:33 am
Like Gabriot said, it’s easier to backtrack with the bombs. The life meter is your life, but since turning to Hyde takes precedence, being killed with a bomb will transform you first. Getting back to where you were when Jekyll as Hyde does kill you. People only start running around when a bomber is present. It’s important to make sure you avoid them and keep cool and play it safe with the bombs: better to turn to Hyde, especially if you’re far in a level, than to get yourself instantly killed. You can pay the opera singers to shut it with coins you get as Hyde. Timing is the big thing with the game, I guess, although I never actually beat it either… 😐
October 18, 2013 at 7:09 am
Hey nerd did you know that there’s a japanese version of the game and it’s completly different? even the bombs!! you should watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSaAIRVcis8
October 18, 2013 at 11:20 am
Awesome stuff I love these lets play videos. I can’t wait to see you try it again. Also it would be awesome to watch you guys play a few more infamous NES, SNES titles 😛
October 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm
This walkthrough doesn’t appear to use an emulator or save states: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqios0JW1J8
There are apparently 2 endings and Jekyll is supposed to finish levels of his own. Even though they aren’t supposed to meet, there is a time when they have to to get the more detailed ending. In addition to making a game with no fun involved, they really made this more convoluted than anything. There is nothing intuitive about the object of this game.
October 18, 2013 at 3:53 pm
looks like there is two versions of the game. US and Japan and the Japan ver looks easier.
October 18, 2013 at 6:32 pm
Hello Guys, another great video.
Here’s a video from a Let’s Player, Cornshaq, who finished the game. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqios0JW1J8
October 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm
Here’s the Japanese version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSaAIRVcis8
October 18, 2013 at 7:44 pm
Cinemassacre for life!!! Someone should isolate and play with 8:27-8:33 in this video. Kinda sounds like “Can you jump when you’re high?,” followed by an awkward silence and response. I just replayed that section a few times and had bonus laughs!!!
October 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm
Im pretty sure this guy is for real, he has hundreds of longplay videos on his youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrX_r68VUzQ , ofc somebody in this world must have beaten this game, i wont even try it thoughn 😛
October 19, 2013 at 2:04 am
I killed something!!!!
October 19, 2013 at 2:07 am
You know what’s bullshit… psycho waves..
October 19, 2013 at 2:10 am
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde remastered for Playstation Network….make it happen!
October 19, 2013 at 3:16 am
Fuck that game. You guys need to play a good obscure NES game. I recently discovered “The Lone Ranger” on NES, and it’s a surprisingly fun fucking game. It’s like a mix of several different genre games all rolled into one, and it’s a helluva lot of fun. Give it a shot, you won’t be disappointed.
October 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm
What did Mike ever do to you? This game should be in the official list of inhuman means of torture!
October 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm
Here is a link to the manual of the game. Maybe it’s useful…
October 19, 2013 at 8:58 pm
I got to the part with the barrels! Too dam hard. Apparently thats the last level and you have to beat a boss as Hyde? Randomly one time I died as Jekyl and it put me on top of these buildings as Hyde where I think the boss is but I fell off the bulding and died and now I can;t get back to the buiding.. sometimes the game lets you fight the boss, other times it doesnt.
October 20, 2013 at 3:27 am
when the little boy fires the slingshot instead of jumping just duck under it
October 20, 2013 at 11:12 am
I beat the game… with the beat a game button of course!
October 21, 2013 at 11:09 am
I beat it regularly! Took a lot of time to figure out how the game works… basically go really slow. And if you are about to lose your life bar as Jekyl, let a bomb explode close to you which lowers your meter enough to become hyde and if you survive as hyde you get your health back as jekyl.
October 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm
That’s a pretty good tip. I’ll try to keep it in mind. Though, easier said than done.
October 20, 2013 at 12:46 pm
This game is an outrage! Stop playing it! If I got this when I was a kid I would have been SO pissed off!
October 21, 2013 at 3:20 am
since the whole game is such a piece of shit and a nightmare to play… i shutter to think what this barrel stage must be like if its the 1 thing you guys mentioned the most D:
October 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm
At least it wasn’t made from lgn!!!!!!!!
October 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm
The secret to the game is just walk. You guys spend a lot of time jumping which is a natural reaction in a video game but this is no regular video game. If you keep walking, you will literally avoid all bombs. The redder guy who drops bombs requires you to walk away from him. And if there’s a hazard ahead of you, you can stay on the left edge of the screen and the guy will drop a bomb in front of you that won’t hit. Duck under Billy Pones and just keep walking. Sometimes the cats and dogs will even go away or the birds won’t catch up to you. Just walk!
It’s one of those games that’s easy once you know how to cheese the system. It’s a horrible game, don’t get me wrong, but it’s beatable once you understand the design.
October 22, 2013 at 4:40 am
This game ruined one of my weekends too. I feel your pain.
October 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm
Watching this video is extremely frustrating. Not because of the game, but because of the stupidity of both James and Mike.
Exactly how hard is it to deduce that “hey, if my life bar empties, I die”? I mean, seriously. James has been playing this for *years* and he still can’t deduce that if your life bar goes to zero, you die? How old is he? Three?
They are constantly wondering in this video why sometimes you die when you turn into Hyde, and think if it’s random, yet there’s a huge-ass life bar on top of the screen that’s empty when you die. How much IQ do you need to make that deduction?
October 23, 2013 at 8:06 pm
Well, why don`t you ask what kind of sense it makes that Jekyll still turns into Hyde after losing all his life, though his life is drained already and he should die right away … I guess that`s what makes it so confusing, it makes no sense at all. And what is so bad about not getting something right away … ?! We all have that sometimes, so don`t be a wise-ass …
October 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm
FUCK THIS GAME! I agree with you. The mechanics and gameplay of this game don’t even make any sense. Have you guys thought of looking up a FAQ? Who knows how much it would help, but maybe it’s worth a shot? Or maybe the game is just broken, and no logical strategies will work!
October 23, 2013 at 2:13 am
“Please, let me try this game again.” AWESOME!!! Love it Mother Fucker. Nice video guys. Thanks for the videos on top of Monster Madness- GREAT October!
October 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm
Mikes Batman Shirt rules !!! When you two can`t decide who`s talking first, it`s annoying and funny at the same time … Kyle should come out from behind the couch, smack you both over the head and yell “One at a time, guys” … 😉
October 24, 2013 at 4:04 am
We’re trying to get somewhere in this fucking game…. LOL
October 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm
Okay, so google offered a few insights into the game:
*Getting hit drains your transform “meter” as well as depleting life.
*When the meter is empty, you transform… even if you are dead.
*You refill the meter by killing things with Hyde, and transform back when it’s full.
*If Hyde ever catches up to Jekyll’s progress, lightning strikes.
This doesn’t make the game easy, but perhaps a bit less of a drunken bumble through a dark room.
October 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm
The game is not hard, James and Mike have no idea how to play it…and there is a difference.
I’ll explain it the best I can.
There are 2 meters at the top. “life” & “meter”.
“Life” is just that a life bar and works just like any other game with a life bar. It’s empty…you die.
“Meter” is a “sanity meter” if you will. if it’s full, you control Jekyll, when it empties you control Hyde.
If the “life” meter empties, it does not matter who you control, when it’s empty you die…simple stuff.
The idea is to keep “sane” and stay in control of Jekyll. If you do empty the “meter” and become Hyde, you have to kill enemies to regain “sanity” and fill the meter to become Jekyll again.
Now, as Hyde using your “psycho wave” drains your “life”, so don’t spam it. This is why you keep dying without being hit.
If you regain “sanity” you’ll return as Jekyll with full “life”.
James’ original thought of not being allowed to play further as Hyde as you did as Jekyll (or you die) is true.
This is why if you turn to Hyde early, you’ll die pretty much right away.
Basically you just need to keep both the meters at the top filled up while you progress through the level.
When playing as Hyde, don’t spam the “psycho wave” and chose your kills, get “sane” again and return to Jekyll with full “life”.
Again, it’s the “life” meter emptying that is killing you.
November 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Also, there are a couple things I’d like to point out, from personal experience – I apologize if either of these have been pointed out elsewhere. First thing, if I understand the mechanics correctly, you only lose life from your Life bar using Hyde’s psycho wave if it misses. If it hits a monster, you don’t. From my observations, that seems to be the case (someone correct me if I’m proven wrong). Secondly, Jekyll AND Hyde both start at stage 1, only Hyde is playing the levels in reverse, yes. As proof, if you can make it a few stages without turning into Hyde, and then turn into Hyde, you can play a few stages (assuming your Life bar isn’t drained all the way) before the lightning bolt comes down (if you can’t get your Anger meter back down and turn back into Jekyll). Also, the game keeps track of Hyde’s progress as WELL as Jekyll’s. So it’s continuous – Hyde doesn’t just start over on the same level he’s on, but neither does he skip levels if you make it really far as Jekyll. Also, if the way to get the good ending has not been posted, again someone correct me if I’m wrong…apparently at the very end of the game, after the barrels and stuff, you have to turn back into Hyde, and beat the monster as him – so basically Hyde is killing his inner demons, extinguishing the monster he created out of himself, so he can get married and be happy, because now there’s no more Hyde. That’s what I get out of it anyway. Again, I’d appreciate any corrections if I’ve posted something wrong. Just thought I’d share my two cents.