There are a lot of reasons why Alien Hominid is one of the most difficult games in the last 11 years, so here are but a few. One: the fact that it goes by the old one-hit kill formula of side-scrolling shooters. Two: things that can hit you tend to cluster on the screen by the hundreds at any given time. Three: the game is so damn pretty, it's easy to get distracted from all the death hurtling at you. Super Meat Boy got a lot of love from critics when it came out, but it barely packs half the suffering Alien Hominid did.