Okay, for sure, you must be LYING. Hrm, you must be tricking me somehow...
But can be true, he can use cheat codes to beat Kaizo 1 and 2 without savestates. I've did that on Kaizo 1 (and believe me, it's easy with some cheats) after beating it without cheats, but with savestates.
Also, the level before Bowser's Castle in Kaizo 1 was hard! In the part I had to hit the ON/OFF block fastly, but there was a invisible coin block below it. Meehh.. It was a pain for me to pass that part... and in the level itself I've died soo much... And in the final castle battle? An almost invisible Bowser! But wasn't that hard, I've liked the invisible battle tough.
First of all, favorite level is the P-switch one in Kaizo 2, and favorite f--k you is the beginning of Kaizo 2, where you go to the goal and die immediately.
Back to what geno posted, at the level before Bowser? There's not many tips to give, except always try to stay in front of the platform. For the ON/OFF button with the invisible coin block, try to jump on the second one so that there's half a platform space to fall down through afterward. Also, jump left of the button, then when you're almost at the peak of your jump, go right.
@ Legato Failure: I don't see the point why you didn't use savestates. This game was made for savestates. So of course it's no fun without them. Of course I try not to use savestates in normal Mario games, either. But this game is an exception.
Actually I had never believed that this game could be fun. But it really IS! Of course there are a few frustrating places. Like that fast auto-scrolling cave level. I swear I NEVER made that vine jump. But I think that was for 2 stupid reasons:
1. I was big Mario. I forgot that there was a checkpoint right before that. So everything I had to do was die and I could have continued as small Mario.
2. My Joypad was kinda broken. When you press right it often automatically goes up. That made Mario grab the vine whenever he was supposed to jump. I got that fixed now by recalibrating my Gamepad.
But the game really IS funny if you're a patitient (how do you spell that?) person (wich I not am btw, but I still liked it).