First game of 2014: I am playing Hammerwatch
(PC) a Gauntlet-a-like. Very good fun, though I am playing single player and it supports 4-player co-op.
It is €3 on Steam for another 21 hours
This dude appears to have 76 lives.
Actually...this explains it a bit better:
: The boss at the end of the first act seems impossible. I think I'm stuck there, so beware if you are not the best games player in the world ever.
: Beat the boss, but had to restart on Medium difficulty to do so. The game suffers a wee bit as Medium is a bit too easy for the game proper, whereas Hard is just right for the dungeons but makes the boss part almost impossible. Greatly enjoying this game though.