I was a bit worried at first because of all this talk about how hard it is, but I have no problems. I took the game to my friends house last week and she loved it so much she decided to import a copy too. It was quite frustrating watching how bad she was though. I killed the first boss for her after he pounded her with his nunchucks until she died (she barely got a hit in). I did most of the second level but decided that it would be amusing to watch her fight the boss for herself. She defeated him after several tries, but she only had a tiny amount of life left and no potions at all. I had to get past those ninjas after the boss and fight my way through the burning house without taking any damage. Now that was challenging!