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Topic   Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition

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Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition - open to anyone to join (or drop) at anytime. Just let me know if you're joining so I can get your console info.

Here's the spreadsheet for '22

Link to 2021's Thread for reference

triforce LEADER BOARDS triforce

Total Games Beaten: 771
Top Users
1. WithinTemptation - 107
2. Benstylus - 90
3. SupremeSarna - 84
4. LegendRko25 - 53
5. ErickRPG - 44
6. DemonAlcohol - 40
7. Slickriven - 30
8. PizzaTheHut - 24
9. BloodPuppetX, Bleed_DukeBlue - 22

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Total Systems Covered: 216/603(36%)
Top Users
1. BenStylus - 19
2. SupremeSarna - 17
3. WithinTemptation, Slickriven - 11
5. Bleed_DukeBlue, SailorNeoRune, Renaissance2K - 10
8. Rokubungi - 9
9. Razeak, TonyMack21 - 8

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Total Badges Earned: 89
Top Users
1. WithinTemptation - 23
2. SupremeSarna - 15
3. LegendRko25 - 8
4. Bleed_DukeBlue - 6
5. DemonAlcohol, Slickriven - 5

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1. akfa Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 1/4 (25%)
2. Archer GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago) - 5/6 (83%)
3. benstylus GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews - 19/23 (83%)
4. Best1989 Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru - 4/11 (36%)
5. Bleed_DukeBlue GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader - 10/17(59%)
6. BloodPuppetX GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 2/13 (15%)
7. Bonham2 Gold Good Trader - 1/1 (100% - ??)
8. buster4252 Gold Good Trader - 6/19 (32%)
9. Cevil Gold Good Trader - 4/11 (36%)
10. d3vanj Triple Gold Good Trader - 1/2 (50%)
11. DarkFact GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 2/2 (golden globe)
12. Dasgessabel 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 1/5 (20%)
13. DemonAlcohol GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews - 5/6 (83%)
14. DragonmasterDX Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews - 5/33 (15%)
15. EB Gold Good Trader - 3/10 (30%)
16. ErickRPG GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 6/12 (50%)
17. FlamingToastJPN Bronze Good Trader - 1/15 (7%)
18. Frank GameTZ Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa - 2/28 (7%)
19. GamersLyf Double Gold Good Trader - 0/17 (ghost%)
20. Gypsy GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa - 7/26 (27%)
21. HeavyD814Life GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa - 3/5 (60%)
22. incubus421 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 7/19 (37%)
23. Kommie GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 6/10 (60%)
24. legendrko25 Gold Good Trader - 5/6 (83%)
25. Lunar GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) - 5/33 (15%)
26. nonamesleft Gold Good Trader - 3/6 (50%)
27. PizzaTheHut - 5/7 (71%)
28. Razeak Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews - 8/32 (25%)
29. Renaissance2K GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 10/36 (28%)
30. Rokubungi GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader - 9/24 (38%)
31. RVM GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader - 1/4 (25%)
32. SailorNeoRune GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews - 10/22 (45%)
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36. Slickriven GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (8 minutes ago) - 11/25 (44%)
37. SupremeSarna GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader - 17/19 (89%)
38. TalonJedi87 Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 3/7 (43%)
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40. WithinTemptation 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 11/12 (92%)




akfa


PC / Windows -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Demon Slayer Hinokami Chronicles, Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach, Elden Ring, Scarlet Nexus
Microsoft Xbox One -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/4
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Shin Megami Tensei 5
PlayStation 5 - GTA 3, Elden Ring, Dark Souls Remastered
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Elden Ring, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3
PC / Windows - The Witcher 2
Android - OK Golf
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Game & Watch - Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu (Famicom Disk System), The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken (Famicom Disk System)
Nintendo Entertainment System - Bubble Bobble via Nintendo Wii
Super Nintendo - Final Fight 2 via Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo Wii - Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land 2! (Game Boy), Excite Truck, Ghost Squad, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner, Excitebike World Rally
Nintendo Wii U - Parodius (MSX), Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, Super Mario Advance 4 SMB3 (Game Boy Advance), Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara, Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah (MSX)
Nintendo Switch - Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~, Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round, Metal Slug: 1st Mission (Neo Geo Pocket), Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo Geo), Donkey Kong (*fm*), Super Dodge Ball (Nintendo Entertainment System), Picross S (Sega Genesis), Space Manbow (MSX), Contra (Famicom - via Contra Collection), Rolling Thunder (via Namco Museum Archives 2), Warriors of Fate Arcade (via Capcom Beat-em-up), Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition
Game Boy - Yoshi's Cookie, Trax!, Wario Blast, Mole Mania, Yakuman
Game Boy Color - Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody, Pop'n Music GB, Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes
Game Boy Advance - Super Mario Advance
Nintendo DS - Tetris DS, The Oregon Trail, Maestro! Jump in Music!, Elite Beat Agents, Interactive Storybook DS Series 1, Utacchi!, Point Blank DS, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Style Savvy
Nintendo 3DS - Donkey Kong Jr (Nintendo Entertainment System), 3D Classics Urban Champion, Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, NightSky, Maru's Mission (Game Boy), Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre, 3D Altered Beast, Pazuru, Picross e9, Streets of Rage 3D, OutRun 3D (*ms*), Fantasy Zone 3D, The Super Shinobi II 3D (Mega Drive (Japan)), Balloon Fight GB (Game Boy Color), Super Mario Brothers (Nintendo Entertainment System), 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Streets of Rage 2, Hako Boy!, Stretchmo, Pirate Pop Plus, Radirgy de Gojaru!, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn - Winter Heat, 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru
Sega Dreamcast - Fighting Vipers 2, Sega Marine Fishing
PlayStation - Pong via Pong: The Next Level, Rakugaki Showtime
PlayStation 2 - Dynamite Deka (via Sega Ages)
PlayStation 3 - Peggle, OutRun Online Arcade, ToeJam & Earl (Sega Genesis), X-Men, NIGHTS into dreams..., Magic Orbz
PlayStation 4 - Dangun Feveron, Peggle 2, Rescue Rangers (Nintendo Entertainment System), Bound
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
image (Astro City) -
image - Adventure (Atari 2600), Glass, Mysterious Stones
Unique Systems Covered: 19/23
Total Games Beaten: 90




Double Gold Star Best1989


Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Switch - Metroid Dread, Minecraft Dungeons, Daemon x Machina, Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, J-Stars Victory VS+, FF7 Remake, Spider-Man, InFamous Second Son
PlayStation Vita - Resistance: Burning Skies, Super Skull Smash Go! 2 Turbo, Scourge Bringer, The Mooseman, A Winter's Daydream, Just Ignore Them, My Big Sister, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
Steam -
Android - Hungry Cat Nonogram
Bandai WonderSwan -
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
Unique Systems Covered: 4/11
Total Games Beaten: 20




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Fire 'N Ice, Mappy-Land
Super Nintendo - Super Ghouls 'n Ghost, Kirby's Dream Course
Nintendo Switch - Cuphead, Pokémon Legends Arceus
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
PlayStation 4 - Virginia, Bound by Flame
PlayStation 5 - Scarlet Nexus, Elden Ring, Horizon: Forbidden West, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands
Sony PlayStation VR -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Rainbow Six: Extraction
PC / Windows - Roguebook, Griftlands, Crysis Remastered, Subsurface Circular, Legends of Runeterra
image - Lifeline
Google Stadia - Foreclosed
Unique Systems Covered: 10/17
Total Games Beaten: 22




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Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Broken Sword 5, Road 96, Sine Mora Ex, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Ocean's Heart, Kirby Star Allies, The Silver Case, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, Triangle Strategy, Disco Elysium, Subsurface Circular, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby and Mages of Mystralia, Gris, Ys Origin, Destiny Connect, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, The Caligula Effect 2, The Cruel King and the Great Hero, The Wild at Heart
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - M.U.S.H.A. (via Nintendo Switch), Alien Soldier
PlayStation 2 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
image -
Google Stadia -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/13
Total Games Beaten: 22




Bonham2


Microsoft Xbox One - The Gunk, Hades, Archvale, Nobody Saves the World
Unique Systems Covered: 1/???
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Shadowgate
Super Nintendo - Tetris Attack, Mickeys Ultimate Challenge, Star Fox
Nintendo 64 - Star Fox 64
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Warioware Inc. (Nintendo GameCube)
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Legends Arceus
Game Boy Advance - Magical Quest starring Mickey & Minnie, Mother 3, Golden Sun
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - Tales of Monkey Island
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows -
Android - Super Auto Pets, Shadowgate
Unique Systems Covered: 8/19
Total Games Beaten: 13




Gold Star Cevil


Nintendo GameCube - Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Monkey Ball
Nintendo Switch - Catherine Full Body, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - New Super Mario Bros, "Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors"
Nintendo 3DS - BoxBoy!, Mario vs. Donkey Kong- Minis March Again!, Putty Squad, Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation Portable -
PC / Windows -
Android - Evoland
Unique Systems Covered: 5/11
Total Games Beaten: 14




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Nintendo 64 -
PC / Windows - Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2
Unique Systems Covered: 1/2
Total Games Beaten: 2




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PlayStation 5 - Demon's Souls, Spider-Man Remastered, Dark Souls, Operation C
PC / Windows - Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Unique Systems Covered: 2/2
Total Games Beaten: 5




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Sega Genesis -
PlayStation 5 - Streets of Rage 4, Raging Justice
PC / Windows -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/5
Total Games Beaten: 2




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Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 4 - 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
PlayStation 5 - Shadow of the Colossus, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Deathloop, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Remastered, Uncharted: Lost Legacy Remastered, Ghost of Tsushima, Life is Strange: True Colors, Elden Ring, Slay the Spire
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band (on Hard), Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 3
PC / Windows - Kill It With Fire, Wildermyth, Stories: The Path of Destinies, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, The Last Day of June, Unpacking, Portal, Portal 2, Tetris Effect: Connected, Ring of Pain, A Mortician's Tale, Minit Racer, SUPERHOT, The Artful Escape, A Short Hike, Adventreu for a Bit, Bleed 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Northgard, Aven Colony
Oculus Rift - Accounting+
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 40




Silver Star DragonmasterDX


Famicom Disk System -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
Nintendo 3DS - Yoshi's NEW Island, Mario Golf: World Tour
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
*ggear* - Sonic Labyrinth
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Minecraft
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) -
Nuon -
image -
PC / Windows - Poker Night at the Inventory
Unique Systems Covered: 5/33
Total Games Beaten: 6




Gold Star EB


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Hitman 2, Spider-Man Remastered, Operation Tango, Kentucky Route Zero, Blue Fire, Celeste
Microsoft Xbox One - Portal, Undertale, Clustertruck, My Friend Pedro, SUPERHOT
PC / Windows -
image - Assemble with Care
Android -
Oculus Rift -
Google Stadia -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/10
Total Games Beaten: 12




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Nintendo Switch - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Cruis'n Blast, Shin Megami Tensei V, Mario Galaxy, Yoshi's Crafted World, Bowser's Fury, Metroid Dread, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Kirby Forgotten Land, Death end Re:Quest 2
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 5 - Tales of Arise
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Dirt 5,Resident Evil REmake, Streets of Rage 4, Myst (2021 remake)
PC / Windows -
*iOS* - Epic Astro Story, Game Dev Story, Boxing Gym Story, Ninja Village Story, World Cruise Story, Forrest Camp Story
Pocket 2+ - Adventure Island (Game Boy), Kirby's Dreamland (Game Boy), Earthbound Zero (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo), Double Dragon (Nintendo Entertainment System), Double Dragon II (Nintendo Entertainment System), Double Dragon III (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Kung Fu Master (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania III (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania Legends (Game Boy), Kid Dracula (Game Boy), Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Dreamland 2 (Game Boy), Quest Fantasy Challenge (Game Boy Color)
image - Ninja Baseball Batman, Warriors of Fate, Arcade N.A.R.C., Double Dragon II
Unique Systems Covered: 6/12
Total Games Beaten: 44




FlamingToastJPN


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita - UN Squadron
Microsoft Xbox One -
Steam -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/15
Total Games Beaten: 1




Frank


Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Spider-Man Remastered, Ghostwire Tokyo
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
PC / Windows -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/28
Total Games Beaten: 3




ghost Gamerslyf


PC / Windows -
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
PlayStation 2 -
Steam -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
PlayStation 3 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PlayStation 5 -
Unique Systems Covered: 0/17
Total Games Beaten: 0




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Final Fantasy 4, Chrono Trigger
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, Dragon Quest IV
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast - Skies of Arcadia, Gunbird 2, Mars Matrix, Puzzle Bobble 4, Mr. Driller
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Shining Tears, Shining Force EXA, .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth, .hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce, .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Elden Ring
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
NEC PC Engine -
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
PC / Windows - Dark Souls Remastered
Unique Systems Covered: 7/26
Total Games Beaten: 17




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Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 3 - Dragon Age: Origins
PlayStation 4 - Indigo Prophecy
PlayStation 5 - Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grid Legends, Haven, Lake, Road 96, Hades
PlayStation Vita -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/5
Total Games Beaten: 8




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Game & Watch - Legend of Zelda
Nintendo Entertainment System-
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Bowser's Fury, Paper Mario Origami King
Nintendo DS - Orcs & Elves
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Bloodstaind Ritual of the Night, Overcooked! 2 (PlayStation Network)
PlayStation 5 - Doom Eternal, Back 4 Blood, Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring
image -
PC / Windows - Might and Magic VI Mandate of Heaven
Steam - Shadows of Adam
Unique Systems Covered: 7/19
Total Games Beaten: 12




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Nintendo Switch - Metroid: Dread, Inside
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Out of This World, Alien Soldier
PlayStation 2 - Heart of Darkness, Koudelka, Silent Hill 2, Shadow Hearts, Haunting Ground, Alien Hominid
PlayStation 4 - Another World
PlayStation 5 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Resident Evil Village, Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, Bugsnax, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
PC / Windows -
Steam - Another World
Unique Systems Covered: 6/10
Total Games Beaten: 18




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Nintendo GameCube - Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Superstar Baseball
Nintendo Wii -
PlayStation 2 - Area 51 (PlayStation)
Microsoft Xbox - Manhunt, Dead or Alive 3, Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Soul Calibur, Bully Scholarship Edition, Gin Rummy, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Call of Duty 2, Dead Rising 2 Case Zero, Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, Call of Duty World at War, MX vs. ATV alive, Dead Rising 2 Case West, Toy Story 3, Splinter Cell Conviction, Army of Two, Injustice Gods Among Us, Saints Row Gat Out of Hell, Spongebob Squarepants Truth or Square, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Crazy Taxi, Sonic Generations, Skate 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Viva Pinata Party Animals, Fable Anniversary
Microsoft Xbox One - Pacman, Monopoly Plus, Dead Rising, Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2 Off the Record, Madden NFl '21, South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Zaccaria Pinball, Golf with your Friends, Paw Patrol Might Pups Save Adventure Bay, WWE 2k22, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, Fallout 4, Dead Rising 3, Conkers Bad Fur Day (Microsoft Xbox 360), Disneyland Adventures, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Dig Dug, Jurrasic World Evolution
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 53




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Contra (via Contra Anniversary Collection on Microsoft Xbox Series X|S), Bucky O'Hare
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast - Power Stone
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Dead or Alive Ultimate 1
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo - King of Fighters '97, Strikers 1945 Plus
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
NEC PC Engine -
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 5/33
Total Games Beaten: 7




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Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Metroid: Dread
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo 3DS - Fire Emblem Awakening
Android - Good Knight Story
Unique Systems Covered: 3/6
Total Games Beaten: 3




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Nintendo Wii U - Paper Monsters Recut
Nintendo Switch - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Resident Evil 5, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, A Short Hike, The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 4 - Moving Out, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, We Were Here, We Were Here Too, Little Nightmares II
Sony PlayStation VR - Here They Lie
Steam - Portal, Portal 2, Crysis, Batman: Arkham Origins, 11-11 Memories Retold, Hell Yeah!: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, Mirror's Edge, The First Tree, Oxenfree, Araya, Serious Sam 2
Unique Systems Covered: 5/7
Total Games Beaten: 24




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Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jurassic Park
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad
Nintendo Wii U - Lego Jurassic World
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Jurassic Park III: Builder
Nintendo DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis - Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad - Jurassic Park
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - Jurassic World: Evolution, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Salt and Sanctuary
image -
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 8/32
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Atari Jaguar -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Kirby Super Star
Nintendo 64 - WipEout 64, Banjo-Kazooie
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Freedom Planet
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DSi -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Alien Soldier
Sega 32X - NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, Astro's Playroom, Horizon: Zero Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Ultimate Spider-Man
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo NEC CD-ROM 2 -
3DO - Out Of This World
NEC PC Engine -
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered, Gris
Android -
Google Stadia -
coin -
miscellaneous - E.T. the Extra-terrestrial (Atari)
Unique Systems Covered: 10/36
Total Games Beaten: 14




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Castlevania 2 Simon's Quest, Clash at Demonhead, Mega Man 4
Super Nintendo - Mega Man X
Nintendo 64 - Batman Return of the Joker
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy - Kirby's Dream land
Game Boy Color - Elmo in Grouchland
Game Boy Advance - Donkey Kong
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Micky's Ultimate Challenge
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
PC / Windows - Vampire Survivor, Donut Country, Noita
Android - Race for the Galaxy
Unique Systems Covered: 9/24
Total Games Beaten: 13




RVM


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Elden Ring
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/4
Total Games Beaten: 1




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Panel de Pon via Nintendo Switch
Nintendo GameCube - Soul Calibur II, Yoshi's Cookie via Nintendo Puzzle Collection, Panel de Pon
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu!, Ristar the shooting star (Mega Drive (Japan)), Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Game Boy - Trax
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance - Drill Dozer
Nintendo DS - Kirby Super Star Ultra
Nintendo 3DS - 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - ToeJam & Earl (Sega Genesis)
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
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Unique Systems Covered: 10/22
Total Games Beaten: 16




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 - Banjo-Kazooie
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Nintendo Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - Pokemon Black
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
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Unique Systems Covered: 4/20
Total Games Beaten: 9




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Atari 2600 -
Atari Lynx -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD - Who Shot Johnny Rock?
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 - A Way Out
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Intellivision -
Commodore 64 -
MSX -
3DO -
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - Mutant Rampage Bodyslam
NEC PC Engine -
PC / Windows - Barbie
Steam - Everhood
Unique Systems Covered: 5/40
Total Games Beaten: 5




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Hades, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Rachet & Clank Rift Apart, Borderlands 3
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/7
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - NBA JAM, Kirby Super Star
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation - Apocalypse
PlayStation 2 - Vampire Night
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Spider-Man
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Sine Mora, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Microsoft Xbox One - Deedlit in Wonder Labrynth: RoLW, Q.U.B.E. 2
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - The Pedestrian, The Medium, Outriders, Gorogoa, N4S:Hot Pursuit Remastered, Firewatch, Tunic, Guardians of the Galaxy
Neo Geo -
PC / Windows -
Steam - Fury Unleashed, Gris
Android - The Hunt for the Lost Ship, Angry Bird Journey, Monster Killer Pro, Tap Away, The Room
Google Stadia - The Darkside Dective: A Fumble in the Dark, Kemono Heroes, Kaze and the Wild Masks
image - Hook, TMNT Arcade, Thunder Cross
Unique Systems Covered: 11/25
Total Games Beaten: 30




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Atari Lynx - WarBirds
Super Nintendo - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Country, Super Return of the Jedi
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Nintendo GameCube - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure!, Super Smash Bros. Melee
Nintendo Wii - Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (Nintendo GameCube), Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Link's Crossbow Training, Bonanza Bros. (Sega Genesis), Super Fantasy Zone (Mega Drive (Japan)), Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64), Doc Louis's PUNCH-OUT!!, Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo Wii U - Pokkén Tournament, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Rhythm Heaven Fever
Nintendo Switch - Mega Man 8, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo), Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Wild Guns Reloaded, PAC-MAN 99, Star Fox (Super Nintendo), Mega Man 10, The Legend of Zelda 2 Rinku no Bōken (Famicom Disk System), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Cuphead, Joe & Mac (Super Nintendo), Tetris 99, SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone, Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System), Kirby and the Forgotten Land!, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy), Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong (Nintendo Entertainment System), Wild Guns (Nintendo Entertainment System), Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo Entertainment System), ARMS, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Game & Watch - The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch, Vermin (Zelda), Ball (Mario), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Game Boy Advance - Game & Watch Gallery 3 (Game Boy Color), Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (Game Boy Color), Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (Game Boy Color), Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Super Mario Land (Game Boy)
Nintendo DS - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Game Boy Advance), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Slide Adventure MAGKID
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - PRI PRI PRIMITIVE PRINCESS! (Game Boy), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush, Ultimate NES Remix, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, 3D Fantasy Zone II W, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Excave III: Tower of Destiny, 6x1≠UNLIMITED?, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Smash Bros., Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Battleground Z, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Mii Force, Mario Picross 2 (Game Boy)
Sega Genesis - Global Gladiators, Castlevania Bloodlines
Game Gear - Fantasy Zone Gear, Virtua Fighter Animation
PlayStation - Smash TV
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Viva Pińata, SoulCalibur II, Sneak King
PC / Windows - Insaniquarium
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Unique Systems Covered: 17/19
Total Games Beaten: 84




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Nintendo Switch - No More Heroes III, Panzer Paladin
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -
PlayStation 5 - Hitman 3, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, FIST Forged in Shadow Torch
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Star Wars Revenge of the Sith (Microsoft Xbox), The Gunk, F.E.A.R. (Microsoft Xbox 360), F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Microsoft Xbox 360), F.3.A.R. (Microsoft Xbox 360), Aliens Fireteam Elite, Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood, Death's Door, Nobody Saves The World, Alan Wake Remastered, *Chorus
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/7
Total Games Beaten: 16




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Double Dare
Super Nintendo - Sailor Moon
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance - Fire Emblem 8 Sacred Stones
Nintendo DS - Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - V.R.Fighter 2 Vs. Tekken 2
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - 13 Sentinels
PlayStation 5 - Horizon Forbidden West
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - College Kings, Once in a Lifetime, STWA: The Author
Unique Systems Covered: 8/24
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Super Nintendo - Super Street Fighter II
Nintendo Switch - Yoshi's Crafted World, Knights of the Round (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), The King of Dragons (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Armored Warriors (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Final Fight (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Captain Commando (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Battle Circuit (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up)
Game Boy - Super Mario land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Nintendo DS -
Sega Genesis - Altered Beast, Alien Storm, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Columns, Cyber Police E-SWAT, Golden Axe, Golden Axe II, Golden Axe III, Super Thunder Blade, Sonic The Hedgehog, Bonanza Bros., Streets of Rage, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Flicky, Comix Zone, VectorMan 2, Sonic 3D Blast, Streets of Rage 3, Vectorman, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic Spinball, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Kid Chameleon, DecapAttack, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Fatal Labyrinth, Ristar, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Ecco the Dolphin, Shinobi III, Beyond Oasis
PlayStation 3 - Bioshock 2, G-Force, Puss In Boots, Little Big Planet 2, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption
PlayStation 4 - Sackboy, Concept Destruction, Coffin Dodgers, The Sheep P, Racing - Breakthrough Gaming Arcade (3 and 4 player co-op modes), Gutwhale, Deponia, Sun WuKong Vs. Robot, Elden Ring, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, Super Weekend Mode, FullBlast, Rogue Cube, UltraGoodness 2, Hero Trials, Knightin'+, Paradox Soul, Virtuous Western, My Name is Mayo, My Name is Mayo 2, Bouncy Bullets 2, Little Big Planet 3, Cybxus Heart
PlayStation 5 - In Rays of the Light, Santa's Workshop, Tormented Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn, Elden Ring, Virtuous Western, Bunny Raiders, Astro's Playroom
PlayStation Vita - Lost Dimension, My Name is Mayo
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Megamind: Ultimate Showdown, Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal, Puss in Boots, Kung fu Panda 2, The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again!, Open Season, Night at the Museum, Bolt, Rango, Shrek the 3rd, Shrek Forever After, Ice Age 3, TMNT, Turtles in Time RS, Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks, Lego Star Wars II
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Halo 3 (via MCC), R.C. Pro-Am (via Rare Replay), R.C. Pro-Am II (via Rare Replay), Killer Instinct Gold, Blast Corps, FoxyLand, Foxyland 2, Gears of War
Steam - Portal, Portal 2
Unique Systems Covered: 11/12
Total Games Beaten: 107



freebie "RULES" freebie

1. Have fun
2. Beat games - proof NOT required via an image, but lying is lame and you won't 'win' anything for beating the most games
3. IF you are interested in badges, when you beat a game for 1, include something like 'Counts towards badge X' OR 'Earns me badge X, first game was Y'
4. IF you don't care about badges, then I will not be handing them out
5. No monthly leaderboards will exist in '22, I will post in the thread maybe around mid month and after month's end the top 5 or so participants
6. DLC generally doesn't count towards badges and any 1 game can only count towards a single badge


freebie ICONS & BADGES freebie

Key

globe- 50% of systems covered, golden globe- 100% of systems covered, ghost- 0 games beat, Silver Star- 5 games beat, Gold Star- 10 games beat (additional gold stars for 20, 30, 40, 60, etc), bacon - 50 games beat, donut - 100 games beat, Godzilla - 150 games beat, Birthday Cake- top user in systems completed, coin- top user in games beaten, pink circle- badge leader

Badges, note 2 games required for each



2nd Amendment: beat 2 FPS or 3rd Person Shooters
Bear & Bird: beat 2 3D platformers and/or collect-a-thons
BFFL: beat 2 primarily cooperative games (with a friend) - online or couch
Bo Knows: beat 2 sports games - complete a single season
Cross the Streams: beat 2 cross-over games like: Mario & Sonic, Street Fighter x Tekken, etc
Destroy the Core: beat 2 SHMUP's
Girly Power: beat 2 games with female leads OR targeted towards children or feminine audiences
Grown-Ass Man: beat 2 challenging games
Guybrush Threepwood: beat 2 games from the point-&-click, text adventure, or walking simulator genres
Heavy Machine Gun: beat 2 run n' gun games
Hyrulian Hero: beat 2 action/adventure titles, similar to the Zelda franchise
JRPG: beat 2 JRPGs
Metroidvania: beat 2 open ended 2D platformers that focus on backtracking
Ninja Gayden: beat 2 3D hack-and-slash titles
Now You're Playing with Plastic: beat 2 games using non-standard controllers (Light-Gun, musical instrument, steering wheel, dance-pad, etc)
Pile Drivin': beat 2 belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em ups
Puzzler: beat 2 puzzle games
Quarter Muncher Card: beat 2 games from the pinball, classic arcade or card battle genres
Quest for Peace: beat 2 predominately superhero focused titles
Raccoon City: beat 2 survival horror games
Race Drivin': beat 2 racing games
Sasori Vader: beat 2 games in the Star Wars or overall space universes
Shining Ogre Fire Tactics: beat 2 strategy titles, tactical RPGs, RTS, etc
Street Fightin': beat 2 1-on-1 fighters - beat standard arcade mode with 2+ characters OR beat 10+ match story mode
Super Mayrio Platform: beat 2 platforming games, similar to the core Mario titles
Vault Boy: beat 2 open world and/or Western RPGs
You're Winner: beat 2 games with <55 review OR user score on Metacritic, or justify how your game sucked



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image Bear & Bird
image BFFL
image Bo Knows
image Cross the Streams
image Destroy the Core
image Girly Power
image Grown-Ass Man
image Guybrush Threepwood
image Heavy Machine Gun
image Hyrulian Hero
image JRPG
image Metroidvania
image Ninja Gayden

image Now You're Playing with Plastic
image Pile Drivin'
image Puzzler
image Quarter Muncher Card
image Quest for Peace
image Raccoon City
image Race Drivin'
image Sasori Vader
image S.O.F.T.
image Street Fightin'
image Super Mayrio Platform
image Vault Boy
image You're Winner




Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
2-May(#121)
Kommie wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> Maybe we need a new thread: Who can beat the most games in a year?
>
> I'm sure no one wants to be in charge of that topic.

I can think of a few people who have the time.
Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
2-May(#122)
For April I beat:

My Big Sister (Vita): Some cool pixel graphics, the plot is so so. Might be worth checking if you're into light horror stuff.

FF7 Remake (PS4): Really enjoyed this new presentation and the expanded take on the characters. I might go for the plat later. Also, anybody that hated FF13 because of its linearity but praised this one needs to take a long look in the mirror.

Marvel's Spider-Man (PS4): Finally played this after having it for so long in the backlog. The combat system and web-swinging through the city are a blast. Currently going through the DLC.

Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy (Switch): I think I've only played the first two Layton titles, so I'm not an expert, but I found this one to be rather simple. Puzzles weren't that difficult, and there was some focus on extra mini-games that I didn't really care about. The presentation and the charm are there, though.

Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#123)
Scott wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Scott wrote:
> |>> Maybe we need a new thread: Who can beat the most games in a year?
>>
>> I'm sure no one wants to be in charge of that topic.
>
> I can think of a few people who have the time.

Time, yes. People who actually want to do it though?
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#124)
Game #13 Sega Genesis Alien Soldier
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (8 minutes ago)
2-May(#125)
Kommie wrote:
>
> Time, yes. People who actually want to do it though?

To Sarna's credit, he did offer to help out with this thread. I turned him down b/c I didn't want to monkey with my 'system' and when AntiPop and I tried to work it together it wasn't perfect either. I'm thinking for '23 I'll pass on the reigns to him and see how that goes - then he can add a new badge weekly for all I care.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
2-May(#126)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> WithinTemptation wrote:
> |>> Playing all these old games the last few days really reminds me of half the challenge
> |>> back in the day was actually having to figure things out yourself. No internet
>> to
> |>> help you out. The first thing I'd do when I had to go to the store with my parents
> |>> was run to the magazine section and read through all the game magazine looking
>> for
> |>> hints/codes for games I owned. I sent a few things I found myself in, but nothing
> |>> ever got published.
>>
>> Sounds like a more complicated, delayed version of Googling the solution.
>
> You're too young to understand since I assume you grew up with internet readily available.
> And it was nowhere near as good as googling. I had a few games I was just plain
> stuck on despite playing them over and over again. We would always get to a point
> were we didn't know what to do next. I should break those games out and finally
> beat them. One of those being Legacy of the Wizard. I discussed it a few years
> back in the RTT thread and they gave me some ideas. I think I last played it before
> you were even born so I can't remember how far I got, but I do know we would just
> be running in circles at one point. What was told is you needed different characters
> to do things and I honestly dont remember if we knew that or not, but it seems like
> why we might not have been able to advance.

I grew up with Internet, but I lacked parental permission to use it beyond a handful of sites. Fortunately, in the GameCube/Wii era, games were being more transparent in their direction. Paper Mario: TTYD and Super Mario Sunshine held many secrets, but how to reach the end of the game wasn't one of them. Cooking all the recipes and finding all the blue coins were trickier.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
2-May(#127)
Slickriven wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>>
>> Time, yes. People who actually want to do it though?
>
> To Sarna's credit, he did offer to help out with this thread. I turned him down b/c
> I didn't want to monkey with my 'system' and when AntiPop and I tried to work it
> together it wasn't perfect either. I'm thinking for '23 I'll pass on the reigns to
> him and see how that goes - then he can add a new badge weekly for all I care.
>
>

I'd probably limit my badge additions to around ten-ish. I don't want to overdo it, after all. I have a lot to learn before I can completely take over, though.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (8 minutes ago)
2-May(#128)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I'd probably limit my badge additions to around ten-ish. I don't want to overdo it,
> after all. I have a lot to learn before I can completely take over, though.

Around November I can start to get you involved so it doesn't just drop into your lap on January 1 if you'd like that. We can chat about it as time draws near.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
2-May(#129)
Slickriven wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> I'd probably limit my badge additions to around ten-ish. I don't want to overdo
> it,
>> after all. I have a lot to learn before I can completely take over, though.
>
> Around November I can start to get you involved so it doesn't just drop into your
> lap on January 1 if you'd like that. We can chat about it as time draws near.
>
>

Sure thing. Happy to assist.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#130)
Slickriven wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>>
>> Time, yes. People who actually want to do it though?
>
> To Sarna's credit, he did offer to help out with this thread. I turned him down b/c
> I didn't want to monkey with my 'system' and when AntiPop and I tried to work it
> together it wasn't perfect either. I'm thinking for '23 I'll pass on the reigns to
> him and see how that goes - then he can add a new badge weekly for all I care.
>
>

I'm loosing my motivation to be clears leader now. lol. I really wanted my badge to be added frown Maybe @SupremeSarna will add some of my idea regardless or who wins smile
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#131)
Scott wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Scott wrote:
> |>> Maybe we need a new thread: Who can beat the most games in a year?
>>
>> I'm sure no one wants to be in charge of that topic.
>
> I can think of a few people who have the time.

Not me, too busy with all these clears wink
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 2-May(#132)
Two more games to report, one for April and one for May.

On April 30, I got all the high scores in Pirate Pop Plus for 3DS (#82) I didn't realize there wasn't an actual ending, and it's just a high score chase. Since I filled the high score table with all me, I'm considering it beaten.

Fun game. If you like Pang/Buster Bros., it's that, except sometimes gravity changes to a different side of the screen.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Kn73owPg8NaHeWxf6

Next up, this evening I was cataloging what games I have downloaded to my various systems in preparation for OMG!Con. And going through my PS3, I saw the Nights Into Dreams remaster (#83) and got all nostalgic.

The Saturn, and especially Nights really defined my college years. So I finished cataloging the PS3 then started up the game.

Even with a PlayStation controller instead of a Saturn 3D Pad, it's still one of the best, more pure games ever made. I really do love almost everything about it (not so much a fan of the randomized bosses though. Some of them are much tougher than others)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/M7RDrnWRRjebcAGc9

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2



Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (8 minutes ago)
3-May(#133)
@benstylus I added your April game to the OP, but didn't mess with the overall leader board to give you 82 over WT's 81 - since he's already to 86 in May... I'll button that up when I do my next larger OP update.

WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
3-May(#134)
Knocked out a few more from the collection. Not sure how many more I'll play. There are about 10 others I have put some time into, but not sure how many I'll try and finish. Maybe I'll grind this collection one more day and see where I'm at.

Vectorman Sega Genesis
Streets of Rage 2 Sega Genesis
Sonic Spinball Sega Genesis

I used a cheat code to refill my health in Vectorman so it wasn't too bad. Otherwise would have been rough. Sonic Spinball wasn't too bad, but some parts of the levels were annoying. I'd make a save after each emerald. So this wasn't too bad either with save states. I could do some trial and error and just reload when it didn't work. Its not a long game, but can see it being difficult to beat without saves.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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3-May(#135)
#16 down: Bound by Flame on PS4. That (alongside Foreclosed) should give me the You're Winner badge.

There's no critic metacritic score available for the version of Foreclosed I played (the Stadia version), but the PC version got a 53. Subjectively, I also thought it was pretty bad. Bound by Flame got a metacritic score of 53. I actually didn't think it was that bad, but I got it as part of Secret Satan, so, not only did it pass the Metacritic criteria, but it also was specifically given to me because someone thought it was really bad.

Best1989
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3-May(#136)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> #16 down: Bound by Flame on PS4. That (alongside Foreclosed) should give me the
> You're Winner badge.
>
> There's no critic metacritic score available for the version of Foreclosed I played
> (the Stadia version), but the PC version got a 53. Subjectively, I also thought
> it was pretty bad. Bound by Flame got a metacritic score of 53. I actually didn't
> think it was that bad, but I got it as part of Secret Satan, so, not only did it
> pass the Metacritic criteria, but it also was specifically given to me because someone
> thought it was really bad.
>
>

I couldn't beat Bound by Flame's final boss for the life of me. I don't know why it was so difficult for me, lol

Aside from that, I also thought it was ok. Certainly not as bad as some people claim.
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
3-May(#137)
That last boss was tough. It took me awhile, but I had a stockpile of those explosive mine things, health potions, and crossbow bolts, so I just barely got by him.

Best1989 wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> #16 down: Bound by Flame on PS4. That (alongside Foreclosed) should give me the
>> You're Winner badge.
>>
>> There's no critic metacritic score available for the version of Foreclosed I played
>> (the Stadia version), but the PC version got a 53. Subjectively, I also thought
>> it was pretty bad. Bound by Flame got a metacritic score of 53. I actually didn't
>> think it was that bad, but I got it as part of Secret Satan, so, not only did
> it
>> pass the Metacritic criteria, but it also was specifically given to me because
> someone
>> thought it was really bad.
>>
>>
>
> I couldn't beat Bound by Flame's final boss for the life of me. I don't know why
> it was so difficult for me, lol
>
> Aside from that, I also thought it was ok. Certainly not as bad as some people claim.
>
Archer
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3-May(#138)
I liked Bound by Flame. I thought it was a decent game.
SupremeSarna
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3-May(#139)
I just beat another game, but there's more content to it. I'll update you when I've finished it. Hint: It's a normally-expensive Wii game I got through the Wii U eShop.
Kommie
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3-May(#140)
Everyone needs to experience The Quiet Man. You think you've played the worst game ever? Think again.
benstylus
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* 3-May(#141)
Wikipedia:

"The Quiet Man is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game developed by Human Head Studios and published by Square Enix..."

Oh the Balan Wonderworld guys!



SupremeSarna
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3-May(#142)
benstylus wrote:
> Wikipedia:
>
> "The Quiet Man is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game developed by Human Head
> Studios and published by Square Enix..."
>
> Oh the Balan Wonderworld guys!
>
>

You act like that's their claim to fame. How quaint! Any gamer will scoff and remind you that they made King's Knight, too.
benstylus
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4-May(#143)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Wikipedia:
>>
>> "The Quiet Man is an action-adventure beat 'em up video game developed by Human
> Head
>> Studios and published by Square Enix..."
>>
>> Oh the Balan Wonderworld guys!
>>
>>
>
> You act like that's their claim to fame. How quaint! Any gamer will scoff and remind
> you that they made King's Knight, too.

Any gamer who remembers King's Knight never actually played it.

If you had, your brain would have repressed those memories for your own good.

Kommie
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4-May(#144)
I have Balan but haven't played it. I'm sure it's a masterpiece compared to The Quiet Man.
DarkFact
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* 4-May(#145)
Kirby is the better version of Balan Wonderworld. Less songs in foreign languages (not devoid of them), better powers. Kirby can become Bleachers. Kirby can become Wheel. Kirby can become Water Balloon. Kirby can become Arch. Kirby can become Traffic Cone. Kirby can become Lid. Kirby can become locker. These powers are very good.

I think I'm on the last world, Dedede kinda freaked me out. They did a good job of making him unnerving, and KIRBY FINALLY GETS PUNISHED FOR A VICTORY DANCE, SERIES FIRST
WithinTemptation
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* 4-May(#146)
A couple more completed, these took allot longer than the others to complete. I have made good progress on a few others and "think" I'm close to finishing DecapAttack Sega Genesis.

Ecco: The Tides of Time Sega Genesis
Kid Chameleon Sega Genesis

I liked both these games. Kid Chameleon is one of those games where you need certain powers to complete different parts of the levels. I didn't like how you had to randomly find those powers in the level and they could be lost. It also wasn't really obvious what some of them were even needed for. Like why would I think wearing a knights helmet would allow me to climb a wall? I had to look up a guide as a few parts I was stuck, but the not knowing about the wall climbing was the biggest hurdle. After that it wasn't too bad. I never did feel comfortable with the jumping in this game, I thought it was awful. The parts where you need to do short precise jumps I'd just save state before attempting as I'd fail like 20 times before randomly getting through. Still was a good game and another I can see myself really enjoying had I owned it back in the day.
WithinTemptation
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4-May(#147)
Completed Bunny Raiders PlayStation 5

Not bad for a free game. Each run is randomly generated and you must find your way to the boss. There are allot of different weapons and powerups. Took about 45 minutes to find the boss each time. If you die you have to start from scratch. I had to do 2 runs as the first time I failed at the boss. I did run into a few glitches that causes me to reset, but they were all early in a run so it wasn't so bad. One of the glitches is you can't go through a door, so that is a reset. The other I got a few times was it would somehow double my character and if the double died I had to reset. I had played it a few times before, but I'd get annoyed with the glitches and stop.
legendrko25
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4-May(#148)
I beat Disneyland Adventures for the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
Kommie
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4-May(#149)
PlayStation 2 Shadow Hearts
SupremeSarna
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* 5-May(#150)
After about two weeks and a bunch of hints I posted that no one guessed, I beat Rhythm Heaven Fever Nintendo Wii U (originally Wii).
[imgt]https://i.imgur.com/lV0TKBU_d.webp?maxwidth=640&sh...[/imgt]

It's got a ton of charm, appealing graphics, varied challenges, great music... and tremendous difficulty. I was hooked enough to play every challenge and get all Superb ranks, and even one Perfect on Ringside. But there's no way I'd go for all Perfects.

My favorites were Shrimp Shuffle, Ringside, Karate Man, Double Date, Samurai Slice, and Flipper-Flop. I didn't like Love Rap, Tambourine, Donk-Donk, Figure Fighter, and See Saw (though the music was tight). Some I'm half and half on, like Cheer Readers, Air Rally, and Monkey Watch--they're appealing but troublesome to do well. The Remixes are especially tough but mix up the visuals and often incorporate a bopping song (one of which is seems to be about a woman wanting you to take her virginity, in an E-rated Nintendo game).

If I had the chance to make a RH mini game, it would be about mashing cartoon potatoes with a potato masher. You can quote me on that.
SupremeSarna
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* 5-May(#151)
Now enjoy some Rhythm Heaven meme videos from years ago. Language advisory on the second one.
https://youtu.be/9S3YXXp6bOM
https://youtu.be/71Gte4wiVL0
https://youtu.be/hZMyCt3a3MI
benstylus
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* 5-May(#152)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> . The Remixes
> are especially tough but mix up the visuals and often incorporate a bopping song
> (one of which is seems to be about a woman wanting you to take her virginity, in
> an E-rated Nintendo game).

Nah, she's singing about getting a high score in the two player mochi minigame. Go make her dreams come true!


Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-May(#153)
I've been threatening to do it for ages, but ten months after first picking it up for Frank's Game of the Month, I finally finished Horizon: Zero Dawn for the PlayStation 4.


I don't pay much attention to E3 or other big gaming conventions these days, but I remember when Horizon was first announced. The trailer opened as a cross-section of many popular AAA gaming tropes of the time: a strong female character with a unique look, bows and arrows, crafting, and a massive bustling environment to explore. It'd been a long time since I'd bothered with open world titles - they were too large and too long, and I was too easily distracted by errands to focus on the main quest thread - so I was about to write the game off. Right before I mentally checked out, though, Aloy rounded a corner and encountered a sabertoothed tiger. A robotic sabertooth tiger laced with white armor, thick electric cables, and a whole other mess of high-tech anachronisms. As the clip continued, the battles - and the monsters - grew bigger and more intense.

Massive, neverending open world? Not really interested. Massive, neverending open world with robotic dinosaurs that you fight with a bow and arrow? Okay, you now have my attention.

When Frank dropped Horizon as a Game of the Month, I took it as a welcome excuse to try the game out, which had been added to my library for free with the purchase of a PlayStation 5. My qualms about the game's open world nature were immediately put to rest as I noted all the quality of life improvements that newer entries to the genre had incorporated. The map is detailed and easily customizable, supplemented not with a minimap but with a robust radar and waypoint system with its own pathfinder. The player's inventory is well-divided into categories and sections and includes the notable ability to create quests for specific materials you need, which is a very welcome in-world substitute for throwing your hands up and heading straight to GameFAQs. The combat, as expected, was pretty overwhelming at first especially with its reliance on aiming with a bow. Once you figure out the appropriate times for melee and stealth and how they're complemented by the advanced abilities of your ranged weapons, the combat becomes really satisfying. This was also the first time I made steady use of the PlayStation Back Button attachment, which made running and activating my Focus - the Google Assistant of the Post-Apocalypse - more comfortable than the analog stick's buttons.

While I was engrossed by the world itself and the Big Question of how cavemen ended up dancing with robots, I was less enthralled with the game's minor characters and their "talking head" conversation sequences. The exposition usually dragged on, especially with the odd inflections in the language of these forwards-backwards people, and the voice performances paled in comparison to Aloy herself, who was stunning to watch in motion. I also predicatably fell into the open world trap and got lost completing side-quests, filling out the map, and trying to kill every herd of machines I encountered. By the end of the month, I'd barely made it through a third of the game's main missions, and by that point, it was time to move onto some new monthly challenge.

I started every month with the plan to finish off the monthly challenges and then jump back into Horizon where I left off, but that never ended up happening. The Horizon drop was also aligned with my return to full-time in-office work, plus a string of monthly challenges that took much longer to complete than average. Oddly enough, the greatest speedbump to picking Horizon back up was when the site collectively dove into another Sony open-world masterpiece, Marvel's Spider-Man. The game rocked with its dynamic combat, excellent well-performed narrative, and perfect cinematic presentation. I was much more interested in squeezing more and more out of that game than picking up an older open world title with mechanics that were much clumsier by comparison.

I felt the same way when Horizon finally found its way back to the top of my backlog. Even with a new performance patch that had dropped in the interim, my re-entry into Aloy's world was a clumsy one with me wasting arrows, scarfing medicinal herbs, and missing critical hits as I struggled to relearn the game's combat mechanics. I slowly found my footing, and as I did, the game's inner mysteries started to crack open. As I approached some long awaited answers to questions that had been dangling in front of me for almost a year, I started to crave my Horizon sessions again. The game's final act ended up being a masterfully crafted, incredibly satisfying conclusion that made the long hiatus worthwhile.

Horizon now has a large DLC pack and a full-fledged current generation sequel that are now both firmly imprinted on my radar, but who knows when I'll get to them? I have a hard time believing either of them will top the rush of Zero Dawn's final setpieces.


Nintendo Entertainment System -
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered
Sega Genesis -
NEC PC Engine -
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo CD -
Super Nintendo - Kirby Super Star
3DO - Out of this World
Atari Jaguar -
Sega 32X - NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
Sega Saturn -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation -
Nintendo 64 - Banjo-Kazooie, WipEout 64
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Gear -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Ultimate Spider-Man
Nintendo DSi -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo New 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U - Freedom Planet
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Sony PlayStation VR -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Nintendo Switch -
Android -
Google Stadia -
coin -
Misc. - E.T. the Extra-terrestrial (Atari 2600)

Unique Systems Covered: 8/36
Total Games Beaten: 12


One of the reasons my Horizon playthrough was delayed is because I kept bumping other smaller unfinished games to the top of my backlog. With over thirty years of gaming, I could effectively fool myself with that approach forever; there are enough loose threads in my gaming history to knit a sweater for Shaq. With that in mind, I'm going to finish off this month's challenges - Gris for Frank's thread, and Alien Soldier for the Retro Talkshop Thread - and then dive into Mass Effect 2. I've started and made significant progress in the game twice - once at launch, and once many years later - but never saw it through to the end. It's time to change that.

tonymack21
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* 5-May(#154)
@Slickriven

been playing a lot of stuff but most of it episodic and unfinished so not counting that stuff til its done.

these are some recent completions though


PC / Windows Once in a Lifetime

PC / Windows STWA: The Author



Slickriven
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* 6-May(#155)
Nice write up @Renaissance2K - I too didn't get into HZD basically until it was Frank's GOTM selection and while I was excited for its selection and the push to start it, it was also a hair frustrating b/c it FULLY sucked me in and there was no way I could have realistically finished it in a month, I didn't want to rush it. I therefore finished it the following month and it immediately became the best game I played in that generation and I say that not loving some of the combat. I fully agree with your thoughts about side characters. I enjoy history and the story and how Aloy's history was told and unraveled was just awesome to me. I soaked in as much lore as I could and did all the side missions too - the dude who drank the machine blood was very enjoyable as was Silas - great actor.

I also didn't jump into the DLC and want to but I don't play on my PS4 really enough but I need to make time for it. Forbidden West is the #1 reason I want a PS5, Returnal and Ratchet are also up there. But I do differ with you on the Spidey take. Again Frank's selection got me to dig that title out and I didn't like it as much as I had hoped. I know why and it's largely b/c I adored the Arkham series and Spidey felt like a rip of that, but also tried to speed things up and go it's own way. I didn't enjoy playing as Miles/MJ or even Peter and never nailed the combat such that the final fight was about zero fun for me - taking many attempts. I also got sick of being shot at and sometimes hit after about 50% of the story and the simply too numerous groups of foes all over the place - made traversing a PITA. Game was excellent looking and traversal could be fun, the details of the city were excellent, but a few too many things left a bad taste in my mouth, such that unlike most open world games I didn't attempt to do all of the side stuff and haven't really thought about going back. I did do a decent amount, but I was ready for the end once it arrived.

WithinTemptation
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6-May(#156)
Finished up DecapAttack and a couple more.

DecapAttack Sega Genesis
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Genesis
Fatal Labyrinth Sega Genesis

Fatal Labyrinth is pretty bad. The playthrough was basically a ton of save states and running from enemies. I hated every minute of this game and forced myself to complete it. RNG rooms where the path only appears when you get close while having a ton of enemies run after you. Way too many dead ends. So I'd make a save each floor and run in one direction, if it was wrong I'd just reload the last save. It was far too easy for the enemies to box you in and they take so little damage from your weapons its pretty much game over since you get hit 4 times by the enemies to your 1 attack on just one of them. I found some armor or something that boosted my armor stat really high, so I could tank a few hits while running.

I know I said I was done with the collection, but there is only 4-5 more games I plan to finish. Possibly some of the arcade games, I'll try them all and see if anything is fun.
SupremeSarna
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6-May(#157)
benstylus wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> . The Remixes
>> are especially tough but mix up the visuals and often incorporate a bopping song
>> (one of which is seems to be about a woman wanting you to take her virginity,
> in
>> an E-rated Nintendo game).
>
> Nah, she's singing about getting a high score in the two player mochi minigame.
> Go make her dreams come true!

I'm surprised you know which song I'm talking about. Rhythm Heaven is one of the lesser-known Nintendo series, as far as I can tell, and I didn't link the song, lol.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
6-May(#158)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> . The Remixes
> |>> are especially tough but mix up the visuals and often incorporate a bopping song
> |>> (one of which is seems to be about a woman wanting you to take her virginity,
>> in
> |>> an E-rated Nintendo game).
>>
>> Nah, she's singing about getting a high score in the two player mochi minigame.
>
>> Go make her dreams come true!
>
> I'm surprised you know which song I'm talking about. Rhythm Heaven is one of the
> lesser-known Nintendo series, as far as I can tell, and I didn't link the song, lol.

I don't think I ever heard of it. I'll have to check it out to see what kind of game it is.
buster4252
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6-May(#159)
what would completion requirements be of wii sports? one sport pro status or all sports pro status?
SupremeSarna
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6-May(#160)
I beat Super Return of the Jedi Super Nintendo . Thanks to @dunno001 for the sale!
[imgt]https://i.imgur.com/0MlSpp6_d.webp?maxwidth=640&sh...[/imgt]

Hard game like its predecessors. I used to say it was the best of the trilogy, but there are some janky levels in this one--Ewok Village 2 and the Shield Generator are the most egregious. It's nice that you can choose your character every stage, though, like the first Super Star Wars. And it has the password feature introduced in Super Empire. But the levels are certainly a mixed bag.
razeak
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6-May(#161)
I think those 3 games for the SNES are great. Super Star Wars is the least of the 3. Empire is my favorite of the 3.

Also....did this thread finally generate a trade after five years? lol.

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