Yeah, very true. I had remembered a racing game from that era that was overly difficult, which when completed made it really feel like the game was cheap, as I remember it only having 4 or 6 stages. I remember being quite disappointed and I avoided that company's games afterwards. I felt that it was an example of a game that they perhaps never expected anyone to actually complete due to its absurd difficulty, the difficulty a cover for lack of content. Even for the NES era, that was absurd.