I hope the fact that every single one of the best comments is about how the game lacks sense- especially with the last boss -highlights that the hard badge should be impossible.
And that the game needs work.
when I first played this, it was on another site shortly after it's release. in that version, there was a awsome glitch in which the fire of fire eyes gave you over the limit health, like it was adding to the burning fire of the hero's indomitable will. when I entered the fire room here a few years later, not only was I shattered by the change, but was also horrible surrounded and burned to death... no amnesia blondes where harmed in the burning of this character.