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Topic   Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition

Slickriven
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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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ID Card USER LISTS ID Card


This section to be updated at end of each month initially
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 - 5/6 (83%)
3. benstylus GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago) - 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 This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago) - 2/13 (15%)
7. Bonham2 Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago) - 1/1 (100% - ??)
8. buster4252 Gold Good Trader - 6/19 (32%)
9. Cevil Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago) - 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 This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago) 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 This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago) 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 This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago) - 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 This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago) - 10/22 (45%)
33. Scott GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews - 4/20 (20%)
34. sharif Bronze Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 5/40 (13%)
35. SilverOwl 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa - 1/7 (14%)
36. Slickriven GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review - 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%)
39. tonymack21 GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews - 8/24 (33%)
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




Gold Star incubus421


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

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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




WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-Apr(#2)
Slickriven wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> Slickriven wrote:
> |>> To @benstylus great point, moving forward for a game to count for the Quest For
>> Peace
> |>> - 2 predominately superhero focused titles, I'll tweak that slightly and say
> that
> |>> superhero implies that said 'hero' was founded or primarily represented in a
> comic.
>>
>> Does that mean Popeye the Sailor Man counts? He started in a comic series, he's
> a
>> hero frequently trying to save/protect a woman from a buff brute, and he has superhuman
>> strength--especially when he downs a can of spinach.
>
> I KNEW someone was going to question it. Sure and Archie, Betty Boop and so on...
> <sigh>
>
>

So Garfield Racing would count?
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
22-Apr(#3)
I was kidding about Archie and Betty since while they are from comics, they're 100% NOT superheroes. Popeye maybe squeaks in since he gains powers from spinach and saves Olive frequently.

Garfield... is a bridge too far. He is in comics and eats lasagna but that doesn't really give him any powers. Plus from my understanding Garfield Racing is firmly in the 'You're Winner' area of rubbish titles.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
23-Apr(#4)
Slickriven wrote:
> I was kidding about Archie and Betty since while they are from comics, they're 100%
> NOT superheroes. Popeye maybe squeaks in since he gains powers from spinach and saves
> Olive frequently.
>
> Garfield... is a bridge too far. He is in comics and eats lasagna but that doesn't
> really give him any powers. Plus from my understanding Garfield Racing is firmly
> in the 'You're Winner' area of rubbish titles.
>
>

Funny you should mention that...
[imgt w=261 h=382]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/02/Gar...[/imgt]
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 23-Apr(#5)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Slickriven wrote:
>>
>> Garfield... is a bridge too far. He is in comics and eats lasagna but that doesn't
>> really give him any powers. Plus from my understanding Garfield Racing is firmly
>> in the 'You're Winner' area of rubbish titles.
>>
>>
>
> Funny you should mention that...

One-off's don't count, he's not a super powered hero - from wikipedia:
Common themes in the strip include Garfield's laziness, obsessive eating, love of coffee and lasagna, disdain of Mondays, and diets. Garfield is also shown to manipulate people to get whatever he wants. The strip's focus is mostly on the interactions among Garfield, Jon, and Odie, but other recurring characters appear as well.


benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
23-Apr(#6)
This next game is kind of rough... It's Konami's terrible sequel to a bona fide classic. It's Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah (MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console)

The original game was more or less a one-on-one fighter that was one of the influences for Street Fighter a couple years later.

This one is... less inspiring. The first part of each stage is a short three screen run while either punching or avoiding kung fu babies that fly across the screen.

Then you get to a super cheap boss fight where you get your butt handed to you unless you are very good or very lucky. And I do mean lucky - randomly a bowl of Ramen may appear to give you several seconds of invincibility to just whale on your opponent. If you get the Ramen it's almost a guaranteed win.

After 8 increasingly difficult stages (I think the final boss would be practically impossible without a random Ramen bowl or save states) you win and the game loops back to the first stage.

The controls are a bit of a mess. You press left or right to move, diagonally up or down to kick high or low respectively, up to jump, and down to block melee attacks from bosses (every boss spams melee attacks when you get close so this is crucial to do once you get a hit. The boss will stop attacking and make so distance so they can spam their special attacks).

You also have a button that will punch left or right depending on which way you are facing. If you press the attack button and diagonal at the same time, you'll counterintuitively jump diagonally, then have to press attack again if you want to kick during your jump.

Would have made a lot more sense to just have you hold the attack button and tap a direction to attack rather than split the controls like that.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sw11LdWAKRUUqmEZ6

Anyway, I played this one so you don't have to.

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



Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
23-Apr(#7)
It's Comic book based superheroes, not comic characters that so happen to have a few superhero like examples.

This is why badges are annoying - I'm guessing @SupremeSarna and @WithinTemptation are largely messing around, but it gets tiresome having to fight the idea of what games/characters may or may not count. Part of this is my fault, I could and maybe should just say anything goes, want to claim Tetris as a Tactic's game, sure, how about Mario Kart as Sasori Vader b/c of Rainbow Road, why not. But I don't do that and push back some for almost no reason.

WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
23-Apr(#8)
Slickriven wrote:
> I was kidding about Archie and Betty since while they are from comics, they're 100%
> NOT superheroes. Popeye maybe squeaks in since he gains powers from spinach and saves
> Olive frequently.
>
> Garfield... is a bridge too far. He is in comics and eats lasagna but that doesn't
> really give him any powers. Plus from my understanding Garfield Racing is firmly
> in the 'You're Winner' area of rubbish titles.
>
>

Lol, I was joking about Garfield. But in all seriousness I didn't think the Turtles would be such a stretch as super heros that you needed to change the definition of the badge frown They are regular turtles mutated by ooze and become extraordinary martial artist who fight crime. Heros in a half shell with super powers (at least for a turtle).
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
23-Apr(#9)
WithinTemptation wrote:
>
> Lol, I was joking about Garfield. But in all seriousness I didn't think the Turtles
> would be such a stretch as super heros that you needed to change the definition of
> the badge frown They are regular turtles mutated by ooze and become extraordinary
> martial artist who fight crime. Heros in a half shell with super powers (at least
> for a turtle).

I beat TMNT Arcade earlier this month - never even thought of it for Quest for Peace b/c to me it's a Beat-em-up first and foremost, that's why I questioned it. I shouldn't have bothered.

benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
23-Apr(#10)
Slickriven wrote:
> It's Comic book based superheroes, not comic characters that so happen to have a
> few superhero like examples.
>
> This is why badges are annoying - I'm guessing @SupremeSarna and @WithinTemptation
> are largely messing around, but it gets tiresome having to fight the idea of what
> games/characters may or may not count. Part of this is my fault, I could and maybe
> should just say anything goes, want to claim Tetris as a Tactic's game, sure, how
> about Mario Kart as Sasori Vader b/c of Rainbow Road, why not. But I don't do that
> and push back some for almost no reason.

Just tell people to be reasonable or you'll start taking away badges >smile

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
23-Apr(#11)
benstylus wrote:
> Just tell people to be reasonable or you'll start taking away badges >smile
>

Heh, I don't want to be a jerk and as WithinTemptation said, TMNT for superhero really wasn't unreasonable, that was more on me for not thinking of them (those titles) as really anything but side-scrolling beat-em-ups.

sailorneorune
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago)
23-Apr(#12)
On the subject of badges: Kirby's Adventure and Super Star Ultra earn me the Girly badge. Kirby's cuteness and the games' accessibility make him popular with gamers of all ages and genders the world over. I will wear it with pride because Kirby is the best.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
23-Apr(#13)
I had been wondering where Kirby might fit in, I like the idea that he would count for the Girly badge.
Also happy birthday @sailorneorune

sailorneorune
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* 23-Apr(#14)
Slickriven wrote:
> I had been wondering where Kirby might fit in, I like the idea that he would count
> for the Girly badge.
> Also happy birthday @sailorneorune
>
>

Main story of Kirby games: not very difficult. It's the extra content and trying to 100% them that will beat you into the dirt with a rusty shovel.

Also thanks for the kind wishes as I complete another full ride on the blue dot on which we live.

SupremeSarna
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23-Apr(#15)
'Appy birthday! @sailorneorune
ErickRPG
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23-Apr(#16)
It's been awhile since I played a compile heart game. I mean I liked a couple of Nep games I played. But I'm really liking Death End Re Quest 2. Very serious story, good characters. I only got it because I was looking for titles during the buy 2 get 1 free amazon sale a month back. Really getting into it.

SupremeSarna
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24-Apr(#17)
After about a month of savoring, I've 100%ed Kirby and the Forgotten Land! @Slickriven This earns me Bear and Bird (Conker's Bad Fur Day, Kirby and the Forgotten Land).
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This game is a breath of fresh air for Kirby! Shinya Kumazaki was the general director here, but it feels like he focused on creating a new experience rather than relying on his usual tricks. Animations and sound effects are largely new, the enemies and bosses are mostly new, the evolved Copy Abilities are new, Mouthful Modes don't feel like his past superpowers (Super Abilities, Hypernova, Robobot Armor, etc.)... it feels like the start of something unique. I thought the series was growing stale over the past 5 years or so when they started churning out multiple games a year, often at miniscule prices for one-and-done experiences (I'm talking 2017's Team Kirby Clash Deluxe onward, ignoring when they started releasing eShop sub-game-games in 2014). Forgotten Land was invigorating to my jaded old self!

Levels are often memorable, set in manmade locations you scarcely see in Kirby and with missions that pull you in further. The aforementioned Mouthful Modes are brilliant and super entertaining to watch Kirby use--Coaster Mouth and Water-Balloon Mouth are my favorites. The graphics ooze charm and HD detail. Music's good, too. Waddle Dee Town is a sprawling hub town that I wanted to thoroughly rebuild and explore! New mechanics are also great: Falling into pits doesn't KO you. Automatically swallowing your Copy Ability if you inhale it after taking damage is very handy, and you don't lose your ability very often. Game overs are impossible, simply costing you money for a checkpoint revival. The tournaments that replace previous games' The Arenas let you bring a backup item and even restart individual battles for a growing price. These are natural updates that make things more forgiving--in a series like Kirby, I'll embrace that.

I have a couple gripes, though. Treasure Road challenges are obnoxious; every time I'd clear a stage, I'd unlock two Treasure Road challenges I didn't really want to play. These break the game's pace if you're going for 100%, and even if you aren't, you should still play them to evolve your abilities. The game only has 12 Copy Abilities, one of which is the near-worthless Sleep, so you'd better upgrade them for variety's sake. It gets tiring running into the same handful of Copy Ability enemies and getting the same powers from them. A possible DLC pack could add some old favorites, preferably the less-common ones (I'd take Hi-Jump or Beetle over Spark or Beam anyday).

This is 100% a me-problem and I doubt many will object to this, but the Forgotten Land does the usual "starts innocent but has a crazy dark finale!" trope that fans and Kumazaki love, with a hint of early-series retconning. I personally was hoping they'd forego that this time around given how many trends Forgotten Land gleefully bucks, but I guess not. Retconning the origins of the series in Kirby Star Allies and here also feels a tad gross to me. Most of the games from the '90s are very wholesome and whimsical, so adding darker backstories for places and people that go on to star in Kirby's Dream Land seems misplaced. Kirby: Triple Deluxe players may remember Dark Meta Knight from Kirby & The Amazing Mirror appearing out of nowhere at the end of that game, which I always felt was cheap fanservice--a similar out-of-place fanservice fight happens in Forgotten Land, only it brings back repressed memories of me wasting my time with Star Allies. This is especially odd given how the game generally avoids random fanservice. setting itself apart from Kumazaki's other games and feeling more original.



Those minor criticisms aside, I have renewed faith that Kirby's future will remain bright. He's been here for 30 years, and he ain't going anywhere! Keep making excellent titles like this, HAL! And port Kirby and the Rainbow Curse to Switch while you're at it!
WithinTemptation
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24-Apr(#18)
I've been trying to think of another game to earn the Vault Boy badge, but just realized that I already have one. Since I beat Elden Ring for both PS4 and PS5 I can use one of them for the Vault Boy badge. I used the first clear for the Grown Man badge (Sekiro/Elden Ring PS4).

So I earned the Vault Boy Badge (Horizon Zero Dawn, Elden Ring PS5)

For the sports games I'm planning on running through Destruction Derby 1 and 2 for PlayStation I'd complete the wrecking racing championship and complete all the seasons.

For the star wars badge I'm thinking of using Disney Infinity 3. There are 3 different Star Wars playsets in the game and each can count as a separate game. Incase you never played Infinity it is similar to any other compilation of games disc which are already allowed (for example the Capcom Beat 'Em Up Collection). There is the main game that serves as a hub that you can launch several different playsets. The playsets themselves are full games with a story and a good amount of content. Figured I'd write this before I play through them incase someone has an issue with it. But I don't see where it would be a problem and I could make a strong argument why they should be allowed if needed.
Dasgessabel
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24-Apr(#19)
Beat Raging Justice on PlayStation 5. I'm not sure how I feel about it, it was fun enough but definitely rough around the edges Streets of Rage clone. Some of the mechanics felt slightly delayed and some attacks sometimes wouldn't happen or seemed to happen a bit after I actually did it, so the timing was all around odd. I also felt they threw way too many cheap enemies at you at times, so it was just a constantly die and come back to finish them off scenario in some sections.
Slickriven
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* 24-Apr(#20)
Destruction Derby as a "Sports" title is a stretch for me. Would be more inclined to call them Race Drivin' titles - Sports should only be base/basket/foot/volley/dodge-ball, golf, ski/snow/skate-boarding, golf, boxing, bowling, tennis - that sort of stuff. Driving a car, snowmobile, ATV, etc falls out of the sports realm and into driving.

@WithinTemptation for a Collection type game to count as a completion, the game beat from said collection need to be it's own stand-alone release. That's why say Sonic 1 beat within a Sonic or Genesis collection counts. Beating a 'portion' of Disney's Infinity that wasn't available solo before would unfortunately not count.

Kommie
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24-Apr(#21)
PlayStation 2 Silent Hill 2 - - - - Overall, I like this series more than Resident Evil but, modern Konami.....

WithinTemptation
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24-Apr(#22)
Slickriven wrote:
> Destruction Derby as a "Sports" title is a stretch for me. Would be more inclined
> to call them Race Drivin' titles - Sports should only be base/basket/foot/volley/dodge-ball,
> golf, ski/snow/skate-boarding, golf, boxing, bowling, tennis - that sort of stuff.
> Driving a car, snowmobile, ATV, etc falls out of the sports realm and into driving.
>
> @WithinTemptation for a Collection type game to count as a completion, the game beat
> from said collection need to be it's own stand-alone release. That's why say Sonic
> 1 beat within a Sonic or Genesis collection counts. Beating a 'portion' of Disney's
> Infinity that wasn't available solo before would unfortunately not count.
>
>

OK your call on Infinity. I figured you would say no so I didn't even bother to play before I asked. I don't agree, but that is just my opinion. They are full story games that take 5-8 hours to complete. They are sold separately as a physical playset. Only difference is you must have the base Infinity to start the game.

I guess since these are out I can still play Super Weekend Mode vita and some other similar title. Since Fantasy Zone was allowed for the Vader badge surly this will count as well.

And I'll have to disagree on the racing games as well. Race drivers are athletes and racing is a sport. These should just be titles that can be counted for more than one badge. If the racing game offers a season or championship mode then it should be allowed. In the case of DD wrecking racing mode it would take 5+ hours to complete. Again, a quick google would show racing is a sport and drivers are athletes.

I'm trying to make an effort to play some games with real content here, but if I must I'll just use some of the older sports titles I where I can just simulate the games.
Gypsy
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24-Apr(#23)
benstylus
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24-Apr(#24)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> Slickriven wrote:
>> Destruction Derby as a "Sports" title is a stretch for me. Would be more inclined
>> to call them Race Drivin' titles - Sports should only be base/basket/foot/volley/dodge-ball,
>> golf, ski/snow/skate-boarding, golf, boxing, bowling, tennis - that sort of stuff.
>> Driving a car, snowmobile, ATV, etc falls out of the sports realm and into driving.
>
> And I'll have to disagree on the racing games as well. Race drivers are athletes
> and racing is a sport.

I agree that racing can be a sport. I don't know that I would call destruction derby a sports game though.

I think for me, for a racing title to qualify under sports, it would have to be related to a real life sports series.

So yes to F1, WRC, TOCA, MotoGP, etc., but no to Virtua Racing, Sega Rally, Grid, Ride, etc.

But then it gets complicated with stuff like F1 Race Stars and NASCAR Unleashed both having official sports licenses, but not really actually representing the sport.

I think it's much simpler to just keep the two separate for purposes of the badges, so I agree with how Slickriven is handling it.

Archer
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24-Apr(#25)
Game #... no clue

Dark Souls Remastered PlayStation 5 (ps4)

Annual play through. Actually ran through it twice. Makes me happy knowing how many people are always playing this game still. co-op and pvp are very active.

However I was invaded by someone who used some sort of cheat. I have no idea how it works or what happened, what they did. But I killed them (don't think I was supposed to be able to?), and when they died I got 450M souls. AND I auto leveled up 250-ish levels. I don't know what happened. But it ruined that character. So I deleted the save file.
SupremeSarna
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24-Apr(#26)
I got bored and beat Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge Nintendo Switch (originally GB) in one sitting.
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Still a good Castlevania game I'm not too familiar with. I first played it for this challenge last year and called it the third-best game on the Castlevania Anniversary Collection, just below Bloodlines (1) and Dracula's Curse (2). In hindsight, that might be a little high... but I also appreciate the creative level design this game offers. If the Soleil and Dracula fights weren't so annoying, and if it had a smoother framerate, then I'd be more confident in my claim.

Still think Simon's Quest beats Super IV.
Slickriven
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24-Apr(#27)
@WithinTemptation I'm not arguing against racing being a sport and the driver's athletes, but in a video game you're not really 'emulating' the athlete as much as the car/machine. I could maybe see what BenStylus said that series like F1, MotoGP and those could count but a person 100% doesn't need to be athletic to drive a destruction derby.

I'm starting to see what Kommie and DarkFact said and am just getting sick of badges...

WithinTemptation
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24-Apr(#28)
Archer wrote:
> Game #... no clue
>
> Dark Souls Remastered PlayStation 5 (ps4)
>
> Annual play through. Actually ran through it twice. Makes me happy knowing how many
> people are always playing this game still. co-op and pvp are very active.
>
> However I was invaded by someone who used some sort of cheat. I have no idea how
> it works or what happened, what they did. But I killed them (don't think I was supposed
> to be able to?), and when they died I got 450M souls. AND I auto leveled up 250-ish
> levels. I don't know what happened. But it ruined that character. So I deleted the
> save file.

I'm pretty sure that is exactly what they wanted to happen to your save file. Just like they people who drop modded items in your world just to get you banned.
WithinTemptation
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24-Apr(#29)
Slickriven wrote:
> @WithinTemptation I'm not arguing against racing being a sport and the driver's athletes,
> but in a video game you're not really 'emulating' the athlete as much as the car/machine.
> I could maybe see what BenStylus said that series like F1, MotoGP and those could
> count but a person 100% doesn't need to be athletic to drive a destruction derby.
>
> I'm starting to see what Kommie and DarkFact said and am just getting sick of badges...
>
>

I'm fine with your decision. But I can also disagree. Its all good smile

Probably took me longer to dig these out than to complete the seasons, but I'll sim the seasons in Madden 06 & 08 Microsoft Xbox 360 tonight to get this badge out of the way.
benstylus
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25-Apr(#30)
WithinTemptation wrote:
> Probably took me longer to dig these out than to complete the seasons, but I'll sim
> the seasons in Madden 06 & 08 Microsoft Xbox 360 tonight to get this badge out of the way.

If I were running this thread, out of spite I would add your 360 as a separate participant and show it beating the games instead of you.

Unless you can answer how having your 360 simulating the games means that you beat them?

Slickriven
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25-Apr(#31)
I don't know why I have to reiterate this, the goal of this thread is to push participants to PLAY and BEAT a large variety of games, potentially on older, disused consoles than they might normally play. The goal isn't to beat as many games as possibly or 'cheat' by triggering Madden to simulate a whole season of football. Posting what you actually beat is great and maybe you beating game X, might prompt someone else to also beat it, or to beat something similar that they forgot they even owned or they looked into your game and decided to give that title/genre another look.

You get effectively nothing for your efforts for having the most games/consoles/badges completed. I mean I could simply grant everyone all of the badges if that helps. As someone who was glad to earn the most badges in '20 and 2nd most in '21 I get the appeal of going for them, so I'm not trying to discourage or call certain folks out. Badges were added by the previous owner of this thread and were meant to further incentivize participants to beat more variety of games. At times it has felt like some folks only want the badges vs. actually putting in the effort to legit earn them - that's partly why I cut some back and added more clarity to them - like Bo Knows (beating a full season) or Street Fight'n (need 2 character arcade runs OR some longer story playthrough if present).

That said there are scores of really short titles out there that some folks might be interested in beating just to inflate their #s on here... I don't get that at all. Outside of some competitive elements, most participant here don't care if someone else beats 4, 40 or 400 games. I get I'm maybe hypocritical as I was top 2-3 in games and badges the last 2 years and effectively got burned out this year, but also I'm running this now, doing plenty of 'work' to record the completions and badges and such - maybe I drove @Antipop nuts the last 2 years with my reported game clears, or maybe not.

</rant>

Kommie
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25-Apr(#32)
I desire no badges. Honestly have no desire to beat games for all my systems this year, but I'm still participating just to keep track of what I beat.
DemonAlcohol
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* 25-Apr(#33)
Ya I don't desire badges. For me, this thread is a motivator for me to finish games. I'll play some short games to boost my score. But for the most part I follow the thread to see what other people are playing. I can see how managing badges would be annoying af. I enjoy tracking my own games and it's a sense of accomplishment to see a list of games i've beaten. You can always see my list on my bio page.

Question: If I beat Super Mario World do I list it as Super Nintendo if I played it on PC / Windows or Nintendo Switch?
Scott
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25-Apr(#34)
I like the badges, but I'm not going to go out of my way to beat certain games just for a badge. I mostly like this thread for keeping track of the games I've beaten. Since I joined the thread 3 or 4 years ago, I've beaten way more games each year than I had in a long time.
Kommie
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25-Apr(#35)
DemonAlcohol wrote:
>
>
> Question: If I beat Super Mario World do I list it as Super Nintendo if I played it on PC / Windows
> or Nintendo Switch?

List it however you want. Less confusing.
Slickriven
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* 25-Apr(#36)
@DemonAlcohol You can list that under SNES: (via Nintendo Switch or PC / Windows) or you can list under Switch OR PC (originally Super Nintendo) - folks have listed either way. Or you can omit the 'originally' aspect - all of us know SMW was a SNES title.

PizzaTheHutt
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25-Apr(#37)
Game #19 Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-Shot Adventure on PlayStation 4
benstylus
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25-Apr(#38)
Kommie wrote:
> I desire no badges. Honestly have no desire to beat games for all my systems this
> year, but I'm still participating just to keep track of what I beat.

There should be an end of year badge given out to anyone who didn't request any badges.

That way no one can get them all. evil

DemonAlcohol
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* 25-Apr(#39)
I think badges should be harder. Playing 2 games of a given genre over a year isn't that hard. Make people earn them. Less busy work.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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25-Apr(#40)
I like badges, because they motivate me to play games I might otherwise put off. If it weren't for badges, I probably wouldn't have gotten to Cuphead for a long time, and I ended up enjoying that one.
Scott
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25-Apr(#41)
benstylus wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> I desire no badges. Honestly have no desire to beat games for all my systems
> this
>> year, but I'm still participating just to keep track of what I beat.
>
> There should be an end of year badge given out to anyone who didn't request any badges.
>
> That way no one can get them all. evil

Better yet, a badge for the person who has told us the most that they don't care about badges.
WithinTemptation
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25-Apr(#42)
benstylus wrote:
> WithinTemptation wrote:
>> Probably took me longer to dig these out than to complete the seasons, but I'll
> sim
>> the seasons in Madden 06 & 08 Microsoft Xbox 360 tonight to get this badge out of the way.
>
> If I were running this thread, out of spite I would add your 360 as a separate participant
> and show it beating the games instead of you.
>
> Unless you can answer how having your 360 simulating the games means that you
> beat them?
>
>

That is actually a cool idea. I wonder how many clears I could get a 360 and Ps3/4. Those were the only 2 games I had experience with where I could sim seasons. I'm sure there are more.

And I was just being honest, I could have just said I'd clear them and not mention the sim. It is me having to sim the games and then play the playoff games legit to guarantee a Superbowl. I didn't have any intentions of playing these games, but my attempt to play something I actually wanted to play (DD1/2) wasn't allowed.

As for the badges I see them just as trophy hunting. If I put a disc in my PlayStation that is a commitment to earn ALL trophies, no exceptions. When I joined this group that was a commitment to earn ALL badges. So badges for games I don't really enjoy I'll of course try and make those experiences better by choosing something closer to what I like. I have no desire to play through a season of MLB, I only have those football games because they were easy 1000GS. I do plan to play some fishing games this year, but really just want to get all these badges out of the way so I can concentrate on other games.

If you guys start adding badges that can't be earned by everyone then I'd just finish what I started for this year and not participate in the next one. Maybe that is what you guys want? I know I'm a pain with all these rulings on games/badges. Its like games with glitched/unobtainable trophies, I won't play them as I can't earn them all.

I'd be going for the systems badge as well, but I don't have close to the amount as Ben. So badges will have to be enough.
Slickriven
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25-Apr(#43)
8th of month, 5th Android, 22nd overall
The Room

Had some Play Store credit that I wanted to spend before it expired, was aware of the game/series and it was about the only game that caught my attention in the top 100 paid apps on the store that was cheap enough to entertain. So I got it and the first sequel and beat it after 3 sessions. Was pretty good and I didn't get stumped beyond what the in-game hints could help with. Strange title of sorts since you interact with a complicated safe/box vs. a room but whatever.

Slickriven
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26-Apr(#44)
@WithinTemptation I totally get going for the badges to collect them as I know I earned the most across '20 & '21 combined and a few other folks have gone for a bunch these past two years. @SupremeSarna did something similar to what you've done lately so don't take it too personally and know that if you 'plan to play some fishing games this year' that the badges are for the whole year. @Bleed_DukeBlue went on a tear in Nov/Dec of '21 to take the lead away from me annoyingly cool grin so you don't have to prioritize them now.
Last year Sarna was in some ways more annoying (still glad you're here Sarna-poo smile) as he asked for a bunch of new badges and I think Antipop created some for him before I took over. The new rule about allowing the top clearer getting to create a new badge was for him - I knew he would (and did) get the most clears and it limited him to only 1 new badge vs. a bunch. I also promised no changes mid-year, so I won't be creating any others, certainly not to punish someone who just has to 'collect 'em all' like you.
Just don't lose sight of the reason for the badges - exactly what Bleed_DukeBlue said, 'they motivate me to play games I might otherwise put off.' But that means you need to play them or like you sort of suggested, just lie and claim you beat them...
But they're meant as an incentive to play more genres and no one will care, besides you, if you do, or don't, earn them all.

DD1/2 are allowed, play those games if you want, but I think most folks have agreed that they really aren't sports titles in the idea of the Bo Knows badge. BTW there's a recent baseball series called Super Mega Baseball and the season isn't crazy long, you could try that, or there are scores of 8 or 16-bit sports titles that aren't really long either, like Slalom from Rare on the NES, I loved that game as a kid. I will admit that I've used HowLongToBeat.com to help me pick out some games especially last year when I beat 120, so by all means use that and find a bunch if you want. I am sorry I've moaned a little, been grumpy due to the nuts weather here and I kicked off all of this mess.

Carry on, I'm glad that you and several others are playing lots of games and keeping the thread active.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
26-Apr(#45)
@PizzaTheHutt do you mind if I only list your latest as: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep? That name is obnoxiously long.

SupremeSarna
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26-Apr(#46)
I just started a new series that's won me over with its charm. It's pretty challenging, but I like all the bizarre scenarios you get to play through. It contains a lot of monkeys, a Mexican wrestler who memed online IRL, and a double-date between high schoolers and weasels. What series did I just start?

*Electric guitar goes wild as "Ee-oom, uh-oom" intensifies*
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
26-Apr(#47)
I beat area 51 on the ps1 PlayStation (played on ps2 PlayStation 2)
benstylus
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26-Apr(#48)
legendrko25 wrote:
> I beat area 51 on the ps1 PlayStation (played on ps2 PlayStation 2)

Is that the light gun shooter?

If I remember right, you can play in "alien mode" by shooting only the first 5 civilians (not shooting any aliens).

Then your screen gets a green tint and you can shoot anything with no negative consequences.

I love hidden bonuses like that yes
PizzaTheHutt
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26-Apr(#49)
Slickriven wrote:
> @PizzaTheHutt do you mind if I only list your latest as: Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon
> Keep? That name is obnoxiously long.


Yeah, that's fine
SupremeSarna
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* 27-Apr(#50)
I tortured myself by beating Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Nintendo Switch (originally NES) using just Alucard after recruiting him.
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Ouch, ouch, OUCH. Alucard can be nimble and dodge a lot of hairy encounters with his bat ability, but his "balls of destruction" are incredibly underpowered. This makes most bosses a nightmare, especially the Cyclops in the three-boss rematch and the infamous Doppelganger--the latter basically requires you to trick the AI and abuse its dodgy programming so you snipe it repeatedly through a platform you won't let it leave. The game expects you to hit with the upgraded spreadshot to defeat most foes, so missing an upgrade or standing too far away when firing is a horrible mistake.

Just use Syfa. You won't regret it.
rokubungi
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27-Apr(#51)
Noita PC / Windows got my first 3 orb win.. this game is tough.
SupremeSarna
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27-Apr(#52)
I beat Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy Advance and Super Mario Land Game Boy Advance (both originally GB). It's Kirby's 30th anniversary in Japan today, so the former seemed fitting. The latter was short, so I felt like blazing through it.
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Both games are good, but I died more times in Mario Land than I expected. A bit slippery in the control department.
Happy 30th, Kirby! You've been amazing time and time again! Your future looks bright!
nonamesleft
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27-Apr(#53)
@SupremeSarna

Nice! I beat Kirby's Dream Land here last year. I think I even posted that exact ending pic too.
SupremeSarna
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27-Apr(#54)
I beat Link's Crossbow Training Nintendo Wii and got all platinums for the first time!
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This is a great Zelda game no one talks about. Probably because it's just a shooting range with a Twilight Princess skin. But this is pretty addicting, being a fun score attack game with tricky target patterns and enemies. It's just a cool addition to the Twilight Princess universe, one that any fan should try out. Makes me wish there were other Crossbow Training games to coincide with newer Zelda releases, like Breath of the Wild or Link's Awakening. Dare I say... for A Link Between Worlds or The Adventure of Link? One can dream.
SupremeSarna
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28-Apr(#55)
I beat two more games:
Donkey Kong Nintendo Switch (originally NES)
Wild Guns Nintendo Switch (originally SNES)
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For those keeping score, I'd previously beaten the remake Wild Guns Reloaded, but the original has enough differences to change the overall experience. The most noticeable is the lack of widescreen and other playable characters, making this generally harder for the player.
SupremeSarna
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28-Apr(#56)
I beat Panzer Dragoon: Remake Nintendo Switch
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This is what you get if you take Star Fox 64, slow it down, remove the barrel roll, mute the characters, and cut out all optional routes. I've played far better.
Scott
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28-Apr(#57)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I beat Link's Crossbow Training Nintendo Wii and got all platinums for the first time!
> This is a great Zelda game no one talks about. Probably because it's just a shooting
> range with a Twilight Princess skin. But this is pretty addicting, being a fun score
> attack game with tricky target patterns and enemies. It's just a cool addition to
> the Twilight Princess universe, one that any fan should try out. Makes me wish there
> were other Crossbow Training games to coincide with newer Zelda releases, like Breath
> of the Wild or Link's Awakening. Dare I say... for A Link Between Worlds or The Adventure
> of Link? One can dream.

I loved Link's Crossbow Training, wish they would make another one.
benstylus
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28-Apr(#58)
They made another wii sports, so it could happen

PizzaTheHutt
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28-Apr(#59)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I beat Link's Crossbow Training Nintendo Wii and got all platinums for the first time!
> This is a great Zelda game no one talks about. Probably because it's just a shooting
> range with a Twilight Princess skin. But this is pretty addicting, being a fun score
> attack game with tricky target patterns and enemies. It's just a cool addition to
> the Twilight Princess universe, one that any fan should try out. Makes me wish there
> were other Crossbow Training games to coincide with newer Zelda releases, like Breath
> of the Wild or Link's Awakening. Dare I say... for A Link Between Worlds or The Adventure
> of Link? One can dream.


I've never played that, but I remember watching a video about it a year or two ago (might've been one of those "Did You Know Gaming" videos) and apparently the people working on that wanted it to be a lot more than what it ended up being, but Miyamoto kept shooting down their ideas.
Scott
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28-Apr(#60)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> I've never played that, but I remember watching a video about it a year or two ago
> (might've been one of those "Did You Know Gaming" videos) and apparently the people
> working on that wanted it to be a lot more than what it ended up being, but Miyamoto
> kept shooting down their ideas.

Is this the video you're thinking of:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGxQIba1S_4
PizzaTheHutt
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* 28-Apr(#61)
@Scott This video at 4:25
It sounds like Super Mario Galaxy 2 in that the devs wanted to do more with a story but Miyamoto didn't want it.
https://youtu.be/hnSeLy1e8VA?t=265
SupremeSarna
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28-Apr(#62)
Yeah, it had a Terminator-esque plot of Link traveling in time to justify him using a machine gun. Can't imagine why that didn't pan out.

Miyamoto insisted on no boss battles for some reason, but the devs convinced him to allow one. Then they went behind his back and made a second boss battle despite their boss not wanting any, and none of them were fired over it. That takes guts.

@Slickriven I'm halfway to First Amendment.
WithinTemptation
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28-Apr(#63)
Earned the Sasori Vader badge without needing to play Disney Infinity.

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks Microsoft Xbox 360
Lego Star Wars II Microsoft Xbox 360

Sasori Vader (Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks, Lego Star Wars II)

Also I never did get around to "playing" those Madden games. I did dig them out. But didnt play them yet. Just wanted to be sure you didnt include them as complete as my comments implied I was playing them. While easy, it still requires probably 30-60 minutes of time to sim them and I really wasn't feeling like doing it that night. Now that you said I can play DD1/2 for the badge I won't bother with the football games.
Slickriven
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29-Apr(#64)
@WithinTemptation Got your Sas-Vader clears recorded, consider badge earned. 10-4 on the Madden's, I hadn't recorded them.

Note that I didn't say DD1/2 counted for Bo Knows. I said this: DD1/2 are allowed, play those games if you want, but I think most folks have agreed that they really aren't sports titles in the idea of the Bo Knows badge.
If that's not clear I meant DD1/2 are games you can play, but the spirit of the Bo Knows badge is you are taking 'control' of a athlete or team of athletes in some capacity and controlling them in a physical sport that excludes racing/driving/piloting some powered craft. I watch real racing (F1, Indy, MotoGP) those guys are athletes for sure, but since we have the Race Drivin' badge then games where you race cars/motorcycles/jet-skis/planes/ATVs would count for that badge. Racing on skis/snowboards/skates/feet/skateboards or other human powered contraptions could be counted for Bo Knows.

Slickriven
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* 29-Apr(#65)
9th of April, 23rd overall, 2nd SNES
Kirby Super Star
Badge - counts towards Girly

Never tried any Kirby game before but finally gave this a shot for the RTT GotM thread. Lovely title, if a little drawn out across the final 2 sub-games. I beat this on my Super Nintendo Classic and that controller wrecks my hands now, even worse is the NES controller, but the idea of the grips that SONY introduced were/are wonderful. Enjoyed the style of the game and all the variety of characters that Kirby could become, as well as the companion. I will certainly look to play some other Kirby titles now/soon.

WithinTemptation
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29-Apr(#66)
Slickriven wrote:
> @WithinTemptation Got your Sas-Vader clears recorded, consider badge earned. 10-4
> on the Madden's, I hadn't recorded them.
>
> Note that I didn't say DD1/2 counted for Bo Knows. I said this: DD1/2 are allowed,
> play those games if you want, but I think most folks have agreed that they really
> aren't sports titles in the idea of the Bo Knows badge.
> If that's not clear I meant DD1/2 are games you can play, but the spirit of the Bo
> Knows badge is you are taking 'control' of a athlete or team of athletes in some
> capacity and controlling them in a physical sport that excludes racing/driving/piloting
> some powered craft. I watch real racing (F1, Indy, MotoGP) those guys are athletes
> for sure, but since we have the Race Drivin' badge then games where you race cars/motorcycles/jet-skis/planes/ATVs
> would count for that badge. Racing on skis/snowboards/skates/feet/skateboards or
> other human powered contraptions could be counted for Bo Knows.
>
>

Thanks for clarifying. I guess DD1/2 will go back in the maybe if I have time category. I'll keep Madden around as an option if I I'm still missing the badge. I'll play 1 fishing game for sure, but they take forever and I dont want to fall behind any more than I am now. Not popular opinion, but I really like most fishing games and I have 4 of them I still need to try out.
SupremeSarna
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29-Apr(#67)
I beat Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Switch (originally Xbox 360). It's old but good. Surprisingly, it's my favorite of the original Mario trilogy (or quadrilogy if you include Lost Levels). Just can't get into the others due to their cruel difficulty, annoying design, or slightly archaic choices compared to SMW and the NSMB series.
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Slickriven
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29-Apr(#68)
@WithinTemptation I swear I'm not trying to bust you balls. Thanks for being understanding.

You are well out in front on the badges for sure. You've earned 20 of them, so that means basically 2/3rds of your 62 completed titles have been counted towards a badge. I'm showing you only have 7 remaining:
Bear & Bird, Bo Knows, Cross the Streams, Girly, JRPG, Raccoon City and S.O.F.T.

Slickriven
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29-Apr(#69)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I beat Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Switch (originally Xbox 360).

Wait... WHAT??? originally Microsoft Xbox 360 ???


WithinTemptation
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29-Apr(#70)
Slickriven wrote:
> @WithinTemptation I swear I'm not trying to bust you balls. Thanks for being understanding.
>
> You are well out in front on the badges for sure. You've earned 20 of them, so that
> means basically 2/3rds of your 62 completed titles have been counted towards a badge.
> I'm showing you only have 7 remaining:
> Bear & Bird, Bo Knows, Cross the Streams, Girly, JRPG, Raccoon City and S.O.F.T.
>
>

I mean total clears. I figure @SupremeSarna and I will tie both having all badges. Cross the streams might take a while as I'm going to play Lego Dimensions PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 I've played them before and they are pretty lengthy games.
SupremeSarna
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29-Apr(#71)
Slickriven wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> I beat Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Switch (originally Xbox 360).
>
> Wait... WHAT??? originally Microsoft Xbox 360 ???
>
>

Yeah, don't you know? Microsoft set the world on fire with Super Mario Bros. in 2005. They followed it up with 2 and 3, but North America wasn't ready for Lost Levels yet. The series recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020. Gotta love that cheeky plumber. =]
WithinTemptation
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29-Apr(#72)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Slickriven wrote:
>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> I beat Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Switch (originally Xbox 360).
>>
>> Wait... WHAT??? originally Microsoft Xbox 360 ???
>>
>>
>
> Yeah, don't you know? Microsoft set the world on fire with Super Mario Bros. in 2005.
> They followed it up with 2 and 3, but North America wasn't ready for Lost Levels
> yet. The series recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2020. Gotta love that
> cheeky plumber. =]

That is my favorite version.

I never gave SMB a thought. I should dust off the NES and get another clear. I used to be able to clear it pretty fast, who knows now.
SupremeSarna
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29-Apr(#73)
I beat Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Switch (originally NES).
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Unlike Happy in Spider-Man: No Way Home, I don't like it. It's lame compared to its contemporaries and very finnicky.
BloodPuppetX
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29-Apr(#74)
I beat 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim on Switch. Kinda like Disco Elysium - not really a visual novel but might as well be.
RVM
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29-Apr(#75)
Finished up Elden Ring on Xbox Series X a few days ago.

Slickriven
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* 29-Apr(#76)
RVM wrote:
> Finished up Elden Ring on Xbox Series X a few days ago.
>

I thought you were done with this thread as you hadn't posted all year. Game recorded and will appear in the OP when I likely update that over the weekend.

RVM
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29-Apr(#77)
Slickriven wrote:
> RVM wrote:
>> Finished up Elden Ring on Xbox Series X a few days ago.
>>
>
> I thought you were done with this thread as you hadn't posted all year. Game recorded
> and will appear in the OP when I likely update that over the weekend.
>
>

Elden Ring has been the only game I played since it's release this year so over 2 months on it? Back to Final Fantasy VII Remake now.

legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
29-Apr(#78)
I beat conkers bad fur day on the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One (side note was since i was young till now my favorite game its so raunchy, nasty, hilariously wonderful and the music tracks are phenomenal)
SupremeSarna
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29-Apr(#79)
I beat 6x1≠UNLIMITED? Nintendo 3DS , bringing me halfway to the Kawaii Otaku badge.
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An okay game that gets repetitive and a little unfair, I don't understand it. There's some guy in a buff Tron suit who, as you can see, is getting possessed or something. You control six different pilots who have to mow down hundreds of polygon fighters in a cyber area. There are multiple endings, apparently, but I have no clue how to trigger more than the bad ending shown above. Oh well, it was worth the 500 yen, at least.
SupremeSarna
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* 29-Apr(#80)
I beat three more games.
Bonanza Bros. Nintendo Wii (originally Genesis)
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Super Fantasy Zone Nintendo Wii (originally Mega Drive), which earns me the other half of Kawaii Otaku (6x1, Super Fantasy Zone).
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Star Fox 64 Nintendo Wii (originally N64)
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Good games all around.
WithinTemptation
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29-Apr(#81)
@SupremeSarna inspired me to get out the old GB and play SMB. A couple a quick games that wont earn me badges, but I'm falling behind on the clears. Might do some trophy trash games after I finish Wario Land tonight.

I guess I get to add Game Boy to my systems list.

Super Mario land Game Boy
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins Game Boy
SupremeSarna
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30-Apr(#82)
I beat Castlevania Bloodlines Sega Genesis . My favorite of the retro Castlevanias, but it does come with that classic Castlevania frustration. I had to replay the whole game after reaching Dracula because my password saved me with no lives and no continues--try fighting six bosses and a short stage with only one life (or two if you manage to break a specific candle over a pit; not so easy to nab).
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WithinTemptation
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30-Apr(#83)
Just finished up Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 Game Boy

Also completed

My Name is Mayo PlayStation 4
My Name is Mayo PlayStation Vita
My Name is Mayo 2 PlayStation 4
SupremeSarna
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30-Apr(#84)
I beat Virtua Fighter Animation Game Gear . Did the story twice to meet the requirement.
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benstylus
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30-Apr(#85)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> --try
> fighting six bosses and a short stage with only one life (or two if you manage to
> break a specific candle over a pit; not so easy to nab).

Use the "don't get hit" method. Works every time


sailorneorune
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30-Apr(#86)
Slickriven wrote:
> 9th of April, 23rd overall, 2nd SNES
> Kirby Super Star
> Badge - counts towards Girly
>
> Never tried any Kirby game before but finally gave this a shot for the RTT GotM thread.
> Lovely title, if a little drawn out across the final 2 sub-games. I beat this on
> my Super Nintendo Classic and that controller wrecks my hands now, even worse is the NES
> controller, but the idea of the grips that SONY introduced were/are wonderful. Enjoyed
> the style of the game and all the variety of characters that Kirby could become,
> as well as the companion. I will certainly look to play some other Kirby titles now/soon.
>
>

It was ALL ACCORDING TO EL PLAN! WAHAHA!

*ahem*

I mean, I'm glad you had fun. Happy 30th anniversary, Kirby. ^_^

benstylus
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30-Apr(#87)
sailorneorune wrote:
>
> It was ALL ACCORDING TO EL PLAN! WAHAHA!
>
>

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DemonAlcohol
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30-Apr(#88)
My #38 is PlayStation 5 Slay the Spire.

https://ibb.co/vPRVYWJ
sailorneorune
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30-Apr(#89)
#16: Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5

Yes, it's the pack-in game. So what? It's fun.

A darn fine platformer and a charming love letter to all things PlayStation. Astro Bot is adorable. You can build a mini PlayStation museum with the items and coins you find.

This and Kirby and the Forgotten Land qualify me for Bear and Bird.

SupremeSarna
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* 30-Apr(#90)
I beat some more games, WithinTemptation.
-Star Fox 64 3D Nintendo 3DS
-ARMS Nintendo Switch . Used Min Min and Master Mummy.
-Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS . Used Cloud and Ryu.
-Kirby Fighters Deluxe Nintendo 3DS . Used Beetle and Whip. This earns me Girly (Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby Fighters Deluxe), but hey, Kirby's worth it.
-Doc Louis's PUNCH-OUT!! Nintendo Wii
-Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Wii (originally N64). Used Kirby and Link.

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WithinTemptation
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* 30-Apr(#91)
@SupremeSarna me too, been at it all day playing the Sega Genesis collection. There is 28 potential clears there (not going to play the Phantasy Star games), I'll update the post in a few hours when I get a few more cleared but I'll list a few just to take a break.

Can I count these for the Sega Genesis ? It would be cool to add that to my systems list. But I'm not playing them on the Sega Genesis

Altered Beast Sega Genesis
Alien Storm Sega Genesis
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Sega Genesis
Columns Sega Genesis (I got a little over 31K on easy mode, I'm calling that a clear. This game is really hard!)
Cyber Police E-SWAT Sega Genesis
Golden Axe Sega Genesis
Golden Axe II Sega Genesis
Golden Axe III Sega Genesis
Super Thunder Blade Sega Genesis
Sonic The Hedgehog Sega Genesis
Bonanza Bros. Sega Genesis
Streets of Rage Sega Genesis

I really love how you can save the game at any time in the collection. Some of these would be near impossible (at least for me) without a save to fall back on. Even on easy with 7 lives Super Thunder Blade was hard. I can say no way I'd beat that without making backup saves.
SupremeSarna
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30-Apr(#92)
...Why do I try.
WithinTemptation
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30-Apr(#93)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> ...Why do I try.

Looks like we might reach 1000+ clears between us easy. You just reminded me that fighting games are easy clears. I originally just played them for the badge. I don't really like them, I used to long ago so I have several. I'll have to break them out for some clears when I'm finished with this genesis collection.

E-SWAT Sega Genesis is a game that reminds me allot of what gaming was like back in the NES days. I don't feel very smart after playing this game. It took me forever to figure out you need to press up/down while jumping to reach some ledges. I was honestly stuck on the first level and had to look up a video. I'm not sure how you are supposed to know that it even possible. Then I got stuck again on the second level not knowing you could walk behind the bars. This game is really good though. Makes me wish I had this game and a Genesis as a kid. Once you get your suit and better weapons the game really gets fun.
SupremeSarna
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1-May(#94)
I applaud your dedication, @WithinTemptation . I've burned through most of my sub-1h games, and I don't want to beat games I played last year just to reach a high number. I'll keep beating games, but only the ones I feel inspired to play for intrinsic reasons. Still working some quirky games I won't name...
(Wubba-dubba-dubba, zat true?)
WithinTemptation
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1-May(#95)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I applaud your dedication, @WithinTemptation . I've burned through most of my sub-1h
> games, and I don't want to beat games I played last year just to reach a high number.
> I'll keep beating games, but only the ones I feel inspired to play for intrinsic
> reasons. Still working some quirky games I won't name...
> (Wubba-dubba-dubba, zat true?)

This has been fun. I wouldn't be playing most of this stuff for clears had you and Ben not been setting the bar so high. I like the competition. I've been mostly playing "new" stuff, and by new meaning not beaten in the last few years. I think pretty much every 360 game I cleared I had beaten at least once before in the past. So it was much easier to speed run them since I was familiar already. Some of the quick trophy trash stuff I did beat last year but since I didn't participate last year I figured I could use the clears.

I am also working on longer games myself, but your recent clears made me put them on pause. lol.
WithinTemptation
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1-May(#96)
Just beat Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Sega Genesis and am still watching the credit roll.

This game is stupid hard and the only reason I beat it is because I'd just keep continuing until my opponent randomly failed. Stage 13 you would need to be super human. It moves so fast I cant see how anyone can actually play. I just filled up the columns as long as I possibly could and Dr. Robotnik strangely had 1 single column fill up in the middle of the screen. Even doing that it was really difficult to even fill the far right column. But I dont care, seen the credit roll. lol

I definitely thought Columns was the better of these type of games in the collection.
Gypsy
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1-May(#97)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> ...Why do I try.

You didn't use save states though.

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Slickriven
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* 1-May(#98)
@WithinTemptation @SupremeSarna You 2 are trying to drive me nuts, right? 34 clears in April for Sarna and 40 for WT - what was once seemingly a @benstylus runaway lead has now been tied by WT and SS is within a TD w/extra point (BS: 81, WT: 81, SS: 74)

WT, traditionally emulated or game collection titles only would count for their original console if you actually own that original console. So if you own a Sega Genesis then those dozen or so could count for it, if not they would be counted under the actual console you beat them on, guessing Microsoft Xbox Series X|S (correct me if I'm wrong) and would get the (Sega Genesis) bit added, like many of Sarna's and other's clears. And I'm counting the Bean Machine for April, even if you technically beat in May based on your post's timestamp.

SS - I'm a bit hesitant to count Kirby Fighters Deluxe for Girly. I agree with sailorneorune's suggestion of making Kirby, in general, a Girly candidate but a fighting game doesn't fit the nature of that badge - just like if there was a Barbie fighter that shouldn't count. I know you like Kirby titles and maybe already have a 2nd Kirby that could count? Let me know.

Slickriven
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1-May(#99)
10th of April (beat it yesterday), 24th overall, 1st PlayStation 2
Vampire Night
Get's me halfway on Plastic badge

Back in college I used some of my disposable income to pick up a few GunGon2 games like this (complete with a GC2), Time Crisis 2 (also w/GC2), Time Crisis 3, Crisis Zone, Ninja Assault and RE: Dead Aim. I really enjoyed these back then and last year after setting up a lovely CRT in my basement I beat the 3 TC series games. So it was time to try the other 3. Back in the day I surely recall playing VN the most of those 3 other titles, in fact I never played RE:DA as I got it later on and wasn't into GC2 games by then. I actually sought to play RE:DA first yesterday and wasn't a fan as it's basically OG RE (with tank controls) and then you can use the GC2 to go into a 1st person view and shoot zombies. But using the weak d-pad on the back of the GC2 was painful. I switched to the standard controller to try to move around before setting it down and grabbing the GC2 to shoot, but I was attempting to stand for all of this, so it was a mess. I gave up pretty quickly on that and switched to VN.

I fondly recalled the early stages of VN, but before long it pleasantly felt brand new and I actually didn't recall some of the later stages at all. Maybe I never beat it back then, but I know I played it co-op a decent amount, so who knows. It was fun and while I had some 9 hits enabled before a continue and credit was required, I did beat it while only using 4 continues, so around 40-ish hits, which felt pretty good since I didn't recall most of the later game boss attack patterns or whatnot. Speaking of bosses, the later stages felt more like a boss rush as there was not a lot of each stage devoted to standard foes and I surely spent more time and bullets fighting the bosses. Wow, was the writing and voice acting super bad in this - it was comical how the delivery and writing was just.... bad - it's almost worth looking up someone's YT playthrough to witness yourselves.

I think I'll move onto Ninja Assault next/soon as I do recall not playing much of it either, so it should be a mostly new experience as well.


sailorneorune
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1-May(#100)
Sarna also has Kirby Tilt 'n Tumble and Viva Pińata that qualify for Girly.

SupremeSarna
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* 1-May(#101)
@Slickriven Then I've at least earned Bo Knows (Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, Doc Louis's PUNCH-OUT!!). I'll play Kirby Mass Attack in June, so I'll get that badge back before long.
EDIT: Like @sailorneorune said, Viva Pinata will do fine. I played that one because a female friend of mine recommended it, so Girly checks out there.
Slickriven
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1-May(#102)
@SupremeSarna 10-4 on Bo Knows, and I had seen the older Kirby title and sailorneorune suggested Viva Pinata, so I can grant Girly too.

SupremeSarna
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1-May(#103)
Didn't you say we were changing Girly's name and completion requirement? Girl Power for clearing games with female protagonists, if I recall.
WithinTemptation
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* 1-May(#104)
Slickriven wrote:
> @WithinTemptation @SupremeSarna You 2 are trying to drive me nuts, right? 34 clears
> in April for Sarna and 40 for WT - what was once seemingly a @benstylus runaway lead
> has now been tied by WT and SS is within a TD w/extra point (BS: 81, WT: 81, SS:
> 74)
>
> WT, traditionally emulated or game collection titles only would count for their original
> console if you actually own that original console. So if you own a Sega Genesis then
> those dozen or so could count for it, if not they would be counted under the actual
> console you beat them on, guessing Microsoft Xbox Series X|S (correct me if I'm wrong) and would get
> the (Sega Genesis) bit added, like many of Sarna's and other's clears. And I'm counting
> the Bean Machine for April, even if you technically beat in May based on your post's
> timestamp.
>
> SS - I'm a bit hesitant to count Kirby Fighters Deluxe for Girly. I agree with sailorneorune's
> suggestion of making Kirby, in general, a Girly candidate but a fighting game doesn't
> fit the nature of that badge - just like if there was a Barbie fighter that shouldn't
> count. I know you like Kirby titles and maybe already have a 2nd Kirby that could
> count? Let me know.
>
>

I do own a Sega Genesis but only have like 3 games left. So I didn't add it to my list. And at the time I had no intentions of playing it. Sonic 2 and Sonic & Knuckles are 2 of the games I own. They are also in the collection. I'll be clearing Sonic 2 for sure. Haven't decided if I'll complete both.

First clear of this month Flicky Sega Genesis

This games is really fun and addicting. It must be good if I'm taking time to comment on it. It might be my favorite from the collection, though there are a few others I really enjoyed like E-Swat and Bonanza Brothers. Its another fun but actually hard game. Controls take a bit of getting used to, which was the hardest part. Once I figured you you can actually knock the cats out with the objects they leave for you in each level it was so much easier. But not so easy that I didn't save my game every few levels. I like this enough I might try and buy a cart only.

Comix Zone Sega Genesis

I'll admit I used the invincibility code on the jukebox. This is a very neat title, even today I haven't seen anything like this done before. You jump from each scene in a comic book and fight through it. I thought it was cool you can even fart. This was another game I wish there was a manual as it took far took long to figure out some things. I'd love to see a similar style game made on today's hardware.
Slickriven
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1-May(#105)
@WithinTemptation I get why you didn't list your Sega Genesis - I was hesitant to list my N64, DC and GameGear for the same reasons basically. But with emulation I have played a few games for them in the past few years. I only ever owned like 3-4 games for each.
Since you have cleared so many for the Gen and you do own it, I'm good with putting them onto that console since playing a collection release like that is hardly different vs. playing ROMs.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-May(#106)
@SupremeSarna Girly has changed some yes - what was originally created by AntiPop for Scott after he beat like 5+ Barbie games has changed to include female protagonists (like Life is Strange, Mirror's Edge, even Tomb Raider) but SailorNeoRune brought up a point I liked about Kirby in that those titles could count as they were targeted towards a kid or female audience. I counted a Strawberry Shortcake game for it last year.

Help me clarify what you're counting your Kirby games for, since you had listed Forgotten Land earning Bear & Bird with Conker... or maybe I made that assumption? I won't give you either Bear & Bird, nor Girly until we square this away, thanks.


I could be on board for changing Girly's name as I would not want to be considered sexist and the scope of the badge has indeed changed overall. Having a new icon to go with it might not hurt either.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-May(#107)
------ OP now updated with April's clears

That took me well over an hour <sigh>, wasn't helped by so many clears from @WithinTemptation and @SupremeSarna in the past few days, but also updating badges and consoles and those leaderboards.... oh well.
For April's leaderboard, those 2 went nuts, each clearing in the month more games than 34 members have total on the year...
1. 40 - WithinTemptation
2. 34 - SupremeSarna
3. 10 - BenStylus & Slickriven
5. 9 - LegendRko25
6. 5 - Bleed_DukeBlue, Buster4252, DemonAlcohol

At this rate the seemingly lofty 150 clears from Sarna in '21 will be obliterated. But outside of the top 3 we might be ever so slightly down on pace. After 4 months in '21 we had 5 more clears vs. this year (649 to 644) but nobody was over 60 clears. There were 8 folks, out of 30, who had 35+ clears. This year we only have 6 folks north of 35 clears, out of 40... <shrug> #NotComplaining
Also in '21, May was the last month north of 130 total clears of the year. The next 3 months barely got above 100, then 2 months of low 80's followed by 2 in the low 90's to close out the year. So far this year is pretty similar, with a strong Jan, then the next 3 months were 137-155. Will be interesting to see if '22 trends like '21 did.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
1-May(#108)
@Slickriven Thanks for doing all of this. Sorry to bother you, but I think I'm missing one badge (Guybrush Threepwood for Lifeline and Subsurface Circular).


Slickriven wrote:
> ------ OP now updated with April's clears
>
> That took me well over an hour <sigh>, wasn't helped by so many clears from @WithinTemptation
> and @SupremeSarna in the past few days, but also updating badges and consoles and
> those leaderboards.... oh well.
> For April's leaderboard, those 2 went nuts, each clearing in the month more games
> than 34 members have total on the year...
> 1. 40 - WithinTemptation
> 2. 34 - SupremeSarna
> 3. 10 - BenStylus & Slickriven
> 5. 9 - LegendRko25
> 6. 5 - Bleed_DukeBlue, Buster4252, DemonAlcohol
>
> At this rate the seemingly lofty 150 clears from Sarna in '21 will be obliterated.
> But outside of the top 3 we might be ever so slightly down on pace. After 4 months
> in '21 we had 5 more clears vs. this year (649 to 644) but nobody was over 60 clears.
> There were 8 folks, out of 30, who had 35+ clears. This year we only have 6 folks
> north of 35 clears, out of 40... <shrug> #NotComplaining
> Also in '21, May was the last month north of 130 total clears of the year. The next
> 3 months barely got above 100, then 2 months of low 80's followed by 2 in the low
> 90's to close out the year. So far this year is pretty similar, with a strong Jan,
> then the next 3 months were 137-155. Will be interesting to see if '22 trends like
> '21 did.
>
>
SupremeSarna
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1-May(#109)
Slickriven wrote:
> @SupremeSarna Girly has changed some yes - what was originally created by AntiPop
> for Scott after he beat like 5+ Barbie games has changed to include female protagonists
> (like Life is Strange, Mirror's Edge, even Tomb Raider) but SailorNeoRune brought
> up a point I liked about Kirby in that those titles could count as they were targeted
> towards a kid or female audience. I counted a Strawberry Shortcake game for it last
> year.
>
> Help me clarify what you're counting your Kirby games for, since you had listed Forgotten
> Land earning Bear & Bird with Conker... or maybe I made that assumption? I won't
> give you either Bear & Bird, nor Girly until we square this away, thanks.
>
>
> I could be on board for changing Girly's name as I would not want to be considered
> sexist and the scope of the badge has indeed changed overall. Having a new icon to
> go with it might not hurt either.
>
>

I earned Bear and Bird from Conker and Kirby and the Forgotten Land. I earned Girl Power from Viva Pinata and Kirby's Dream Land.

I'd say Shantae's or Lara Croft's heads would be good images for Girl Power.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-May(#110)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> @Slickriven Thanks for doing all of this. Sorry to bother you, but I think I'm
> missing one badge (Guybrush Threepwood for Lifeline and Subsurface Circular).
>

No bother, I wasn't 'working' on the thread update 100% - also have a bit of a headache from staying up way too late playing Tunic and then Dishonored. Will add badge shortly.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-May(#111)
------ Minor Badge change:
The Girly badge is now: Girly Power: beat 2 games with female leads OR targeted towards children or feminine audiences

If anyone could do an icon of Shantae, Lara Croft or some other noteworthy strong female iconic female game character I will happily change from the current, possibly insensitive, Barbie one.

WithinTemptation
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* 1-May(#112)
Slickriven wrote:
> ------ Minor Badge change:
> The Girly badge is now: Girly Power: beat 2 games with female leads OR targeted towards
> children or feminine audiences
>
> If anyone could do an icon of Shantae, Lara Croft or some other noteworthy strong
> female iconic female game character I will happily change from the current, possibly
> insensitive, Barbie one.
>
>

Fetch would be cool as well. But I actually like the current logo.

If this included kids games I'm pretty sure I have 2 kids games that havent been used for a badge yet. I've played a bunch of them. Maybe Open Season Microsoft Xbox 360 and Bolt Microsoft Xbox 360 would qualify?
WithinTemptation
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1-May(#113)
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.
SupremeSarna
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1-May(#114)
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.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-May(#115)
@WithinTemptation Consider that badge earned then as those 2 sound like good candidates to me.

Yeah if you like games that give you no help, then try out Tunic - I've been playing it the past week+ and I love some aspects as it feels like an isometric original Zelda, but it does almost zero to help you out. I've resisted going to the interwebs for hints or whatever, but I have followed a guy's YT walkthrough - almost solely to sort out strategies for some of the bosses as they can be brutal. I've noticed he's playing an older version with slightly different attacks from some bosses and foes. But impressively he's not searched like I have for pickups and hidden stuff - of which there are plenty, b/c I have a bunch more things vs. him. But again I'm largely playing myself and skipping forward if I get stuck/frustrated facing a boss usually and then go back to his video.
I've struggled my way though lots of things and what's a big tie in to what you said about 'figuring things out yourself' is that the game has some pickups that are 2-sided pages of what feels like a Nintendo Entertainment System era manual, BUT upwards of 75% of it's written in a Hieroglyphics like text, so you have to rely on images or some of the English that's sprinkled in, also there's some pen markings that seem to be from a prior owner in the margins and such - it's a cool way to slowly drip out info on the game, but also annoying with so much still missing context.
The game is solid and if some sections weren't infuriating or if the manual could be updated to show things you learned, then I'd give it a 10/10, but those 2 things hurt it really bad and caused me to take a break for a while as I wanted to snap my controller in half after facing the current situation I'm at as it's a bit like a gauntlet of foes and you're in a lowered state of health that seemingly fully ignores the upgrades you purchased/applied already.

WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#116)
Finished off a few more from the collection.

VectorMan 2 Sega Genesis
Sonic 3D Blast Sega Genesis

I really liked these games. Not something I'd play allot now days, but these two would have been amazing to own as a kid. I would have played them allot back then. Sonic 3D Blast was totally not what I was expecting, but that turned out to be a good thing. I thought the controls were bad, but the game was good enough I could look past it. As a bonus your saving that Flicky bird and his friends from one of the other games I really liked in this collection. He seems to be in several of the Sonic games now that I think about it. Never knew how much he was involved in the sega world back in the day playing Sonic 2 and freeing them after a boss.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#117)
Just finished Streets of Rage 3 Sega Genesis using the kangaroo.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
2-May(#118)
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.
Scott
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2-May(#119)
Maybe we need a new thread: Who can beat the most games in a year?
Kommie
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2-May(#120)
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.
Scott
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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
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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
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2-May(#124)
Game #13 Sega Genesis Alien Soldier
Slickriven
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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
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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
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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
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* 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
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
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
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
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
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
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
3-May(#138)
I liked Bound by Flame. I thought it was a decent game.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
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
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
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
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
4-May(#144)
I have Balan but haven't played it. I'm sure it's a masterpiece compared to The Quiet Man.
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 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
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 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
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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
Gold Good Trader
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
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 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
GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
* 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
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 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
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
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
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
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
Gold Good Trader
6-May(#159)
what would completion requirements be of wii sports? one sport pro status or all sports pro status?
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
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
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
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.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
6-May(#162)
Completed Ristar Sega Genesis
benstylus
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6-May(#163)
A little disappointed with my number 84, because I do like the original game quite a bit.

This one is Radirgy de Gojaru! for 3DS. I got it super cheap on the a Japanese eshop sale. It's kind of a dumbed down shooter that takes place on a single screen, and your job is to make sure no enemies or their shots go off the bottom of the screen.

You can shoot the enemies or swipe them with a sword to charge a battery which let's you use a shot-destroying net. So that's the gameplay loop. There are four weapon arrangements you can switch through at any time (including one where the sword also destroys bullets) but the frontal spread weapon is just generally better overall 98% of the time.

Also, you are invincible so you can get hit by bullets to stop them if you need to.

And there is tons of slowdown.

Anything that goes off the bottom of the screen will damage your base, and when it hits 0% it's game over. It's a pure high score chase game, and I completely destroyed the high score on my first play.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mK55X5smTeFBGde19

Go play the original Radirgy instead of this one. Even at the sale price it is disappointing.

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
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6



buster4252
Gold Good Trader
7-May(#164)
my listing wasn't updated for starfox 64 beat at the beginning of april (April 4th). I beat star fox snes today which earns me the sasori Vader badge starfox 64 and starfox snes.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
* 7-May(#165)
PlayStation 2 Haunting Ground


image

This quote summarizes the story of this game:

"Let me into your womb!"

No, I did not pay $350+ for this. There are other ways to play this game other than paying $350 and making the already stupid price go up even more. You're better off buying a new, cheap Capcom game to at least support the publisher cause guess what? Paying $350+ to play this game the legal way gives no money to the developer or publisher. It just further increases the stupid price. Unless of course, you're a condescending morally superior goody-two-shoes who could never fathom playing this game the non-legal way. I think you can buy it on the Japanese PSN store on PS3, but I certainly have no desire to do that.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-May(#166)
25th overall, 1st of May, 7th Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Tunic
Gets me half way towards Hyrulian Hero

This is my Game of the Year so far - lovely title that drips of the original Legend of Zelda's vibe. I loved the music, was plenty happy with the graphics, the gameplay was stellar and challenging. The secrets were excellent with many to find and lots of hints. I figured out a large percent myself and was clued in to many others that I ended up looking up as I went for the 'complete' ending. Without trying to spoil anything you can get 2 endings, the first would've required a skilled fight against the final boss, while the one I went for required all of the treasure hunting. I initially wasn't looking to go for that, but as I went along I was finding things and noticing plenty of hints in the booklet such that I eventually decided to seek them all out.

After credits, you can start a NG+ right away and I did, but I'm not sure if I'll bother going all the way through, since I put 22+ hrs in already. But so much of the unlocks have stayed with me, so I would be able to go a lot faster through the story/path, plus there's an achievement for doing the other ending. But there's also one that requires a new regular game and some stuff that I don't think I care to try for that and if I beat NG+ then that other would be the only missing one and I think I'd be compelled to try for it then.

I completely recommend this title and I suggest not looking into guides and trying to figure out as much as you possibly can on your own. The hints in the pages of the manual you collect are generally good and the game encourages exploration and has a ton of hidden paths and fun things to discover. It's also a bit Souls-like in that your corpse can be revisited for a pickup of normally 20 gold if you can get back to it. I did most times, but others I screwed up and lost that $$ for good.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
7-May(#167)
@buster4252 Sorry I missed your Star Fox 64, I had it recorded in the Google Sheet, just failed to copy it to the OP. Corrected that and have you down for the Sasori Vader badge upon my next main OP update.

As for Wii Sports, that's tough b/c it's sort of an open-ended mini-game collection. I guess use your best judgement and try to get a lot of it completed. I 100% think you need to at least complete all of the sports a few times and finish well - like score above say 150 bowling, win 2 baseball games, win 2 tennis matches, etc.

DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
7-May(#168)
My #39 is PC / Windows Northgard.

https://ibb.co/6gYFcL6
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
7-May(#169)
Kommie wrote:
> This quote summarizes the story of this game:
> "Let me into your womb!"

I'm going to need some clarification on this, lol.
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
7-May(#170)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> This quote summarizes the story of this game:
>> "Let me into your womb!"
>
> I'm going to need some clarification on this, lol.

The entire game, people are basically trying to rape/impregnate (although, they're always asking for permission to do it, and being refused) and or kill the main character. Maybe even a bit of both with some characters. It plays sorta like a Clock Tower game since it started out as CT4.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
7-May(#171)
Kommie wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> This quote summarizes the story of this game:
> |>> "Let me into your womb!"
>>
>> I'm going to need some clarification on this, lol.
>
> The entire game, people are basically trying to rape/impregnate (although, they're
> always asking for permission to do it, and being refused) and or kill the main character.
> Maybe even a bit of both with some characters. It plays sorta like a Clock Tower
> game since it started out as CT4.

Terrible. Hope you can put them in their place!
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
* 7-May(#172)
I beat skate 3 on the xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360 I also beat call of duty black ops on the xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360 (beating this and call of duty world at war gets me the 2nd amendment badge)
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
7-May(#173)
PlayStation 2 Alien Hominid
benstylus
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7-May(#174)
Kommie wrote:
>. Unless of course, you're
> a condescending morally superior goody-two-shoes who could never fathom playing this
> game the non-legal way.

That was pretty condescending for someone complaining about people being condescending.

WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
8-May(#175)
Finished Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sega Genesis
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
8-May(#176)
I beat tony hawks pro skater for the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One i also beat tony hawks pro skater 2 for the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
8-May(#177)
Dark Souls 2 - Xbox - Fudge this game. I want to love this game. But then I play this game. This may be the last time I ever play it.
akfa
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
9-May(#178)
JEEZUS! FINALLY. Please add this to my list:

PS5- Elden Ring

now i can add that to the list and move on to some other games I've left in the dust since Elden Ring came out. lol.
buster4252
Gold Good Trader
9-May(#179)
Slickriven wrote:
> @buster4252 Sorry I missed your Star Fox 64, I had it recorded in the Google Sheet,
> just failed to copy it to the OP. Corrected that and have you down for the Sasori
> Vader badge upon my next main OP update.
>
> As for Wii Sports, that's tough b/c it's sort of an open-ended mini-game collection.
> I guess use your best judgement and try to get a lot of it completed. I 100% think
> you need to at least complete all of the sports a few times and finish well - like
> score above say 150 bowling, win 2 baseball games, win 2 tennis matches, etc.
>
>

ok cool thank you! I think for wii sports in order for me to feel like I've actually completed it is to get pro status in all the sports. I'm almost there in bowling and baseball.

also finally finished mother 3 on gba. ironically on mothers day lol. man this game gave the feels so much! I really hope it does get an official release over here in the west.
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
9-May(#180)
#17 down: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts on SNES. This year, one of my goals was to play some games that I might normally avoid because of how hard they are. The first was Cuphead (which was probably the hardest game I'd ever beaten). Then, I platinumed my first FromSoft game with Elden Ring. This time, I decided to take down an old school game that I could never beat as a kid: Super Ghouls n' Ghosts. This game is fun at first but quickly becomes frustrating, cheap, and (when it makes you backtrack to the beginning of the game once you think you're finished) straight up infuriating. I am really glad I beat this, but I will never play it again.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
9-May(#181)
Got a few more done. Had already played most of Ecco.

Ecco the Dolphin Sega Genesis
Shinobi III Sega Genesis

Almost done with this collection. There are 3 arcade games I plan to play and I've already started Beyond Oasis Sega Genesis I don't plan to play any of the other RPGs from the collection any time soon.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
* 9-May(#182)
2022
NES -
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

4/19 - Unique systems
5 - Total games

Badges: Metroidvania
BloodPuppetX
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago)
9-May(#183)
I beat Alien Soldier for Genesis and The Caligula Effect 2 on Switch.
BloodPuppetX
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9-May(#184)
I should have the Guybrush Threepwood and JRPG badges now. Maybe some others but I'll look at that later.
benstylus
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* 9-May(#185)
I had a lovely afternoon with my #85...

Yakuman - Nintendo's quite plain, but quite charming 2 player Mahjong game for the original Game Boy.

I, uh... absolutely destroyed the CPU. You both start out with 30,000 points, and by the end of the match I had all their points and then some, and they were in the negative.

I don't see there is any career mode or any thing other than just to play - you can adjust a few of the rules to your liking to account for regional play styles). This is one of Game Boy's Japanese Launch titles from 1989, so you really wouldn't expect anything more.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/1Mg7iXEXTPQc3chs5

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
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9



Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
9-May(#186)
For the Retro Talkshop Thread's Game of the Month, I finished Alien Soldier for the Genesis.


Before the end of last month, I'd never heard of Alien Soldier before. Like Mega Man: The Wily Wars and Pulseman, Alien Soldier is a highly polished game that saw limited release in this hemisphere because of its exclusivity to the Sega Channel. Like many other games from Treasure, it's known for its excellent character design, frenetic pace, and extreme difficulty. You play as an eagle-like mutant with a customizable loadout blowing briskly through a few dozen boss fights wrapped in some sort corridors.

Alien Soldier is hard. Hard, in the sense that I limped my way through the first level and died unceremoniously to the boss after dealing only half the damage needed to kill it. The thing about the difficulty, though, is that it's easy to adapt to it. Getting through the entirety of the game on a blind playthrough without a multitude of cheap deaths is either flat-out impossible or dependent on an immeasurable amount of luck, but once you've fought a boss once - and learned its limited attack patterns and weapon resistances - it's pretty easy to get the upper hand during the rematch. This all moot, of course, if you're trying to finish the game on a single life (resources are limited and don't refill between stages) or if you happen to be on Stage 20 (which is unfair and unexpected, even by 16-bit standards) but it pushes the game from "exercise in pure frustration" to "satifying challenge," which is a rare denotation if I'm the one that happens to be playing.

Not to sound hyperbolic, but Alien Soldier is technically one of the most impressive Genesis games I've ever played. The sprite work is outstanding, with most character designs managing to scoff at the Genesis' palette limitations through rich blending and clever use of color. Larger enemies - and Epsilon itself - are pieced together from multiple independently-animated limbs that dance around the screen hypnotically. Throw in the weapon effects, and any battle scene is an explosion of excellent effects and animation work. It also sounds terrific, with an esoteric soundtrack whose instrumentation seems one step beyond what you typically hear on the Genesis' iconic sound hardware.

It took a few nights - one of which was almost entirely devoted to the aforementioned Stage 20 - but I did manage to limp my way through the game with a small amount of patience and whole bunch of trial and error.


Nintendo Entertainment System -
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered
Sega Genesis - Alien Soldier
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: 9/36
Total Games Beaten: 13


Tonight, I'm planning on kickstarting a playthrough of Mass Effect 2. Beyond that, I'm making slow progress in Gris.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
10-May(#187)
Game #7: Road 96 PlayStation 5

Awesome little game with an amazing soundtrack. Definitely one I'd recommend to fans of adventure games. I'm going to play a JRPG next. Haven't played one in months. Torn between Tactics Ogre on the PSP and Grandia on the Switch. Or maybe I'll finally play that Elden Ring game. Apparently it's pretty decent.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
10-May(#188)
I would highly recommend Elden Ring. I had never beaten a FromSoft game before that one (let alone platinumed one), but I put in like 140 hours to do both with Elden Ring, and it's still my GOTY so far.

Heavyd814life wrote:
> Game #7: Road 96 PlayStation 5
>
> Awesome little game with an amazing soundtrack. Definitely one I'd recommend to fans
> of adventure games. I'm going to play a JRPG next. Haven't played one in months.
> Torn between Tactics Ogre on the PSP and Grandia on the Switch. Or maybe I'll finally
> play that Elden Ring game. Apparently it's pretty decent.
>
>
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 10-May(#189)
I beat Kirby and the Forgotten Land on PC

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SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
10-May(#190)
I beat Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch via three Classic mode routes: Marth, Pichu, and Sonic.
I've now cleared it with every character and gotten an intensity score of 9.0 or higher.
[imgt w=1280 h=720]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSbVFFMVIAA1sB-?format...[/imgt]
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
11-May(#191)
-----
Haven't updated the OP, but did get a bunch of games recorded as I haven't been watching the thread as closely lately with the NHL playoffs underway.
@BloodPuppetX - just let me know what 2 games you're counting for whatever badges you are claiming.

Hat tip to @WithinTemptation - after only around 130 days in 2022, he's sitting at 99 games, here's hoping he slows down, since quick math says we just passed 1/3 of the year, so he's nearly on a 300 game pace.

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
11-May(#192)
NES - Ninja Gaiden
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

5/19 - Unique systems
6 - Total games

Badges: Metroidvania
BloodPuppetX
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11-May(#193)
@Slickriven

Guybrush Threepwood - Road 96, Broken Sword, Silver Case
JRPG - Ys Origin, Destiny Connect, Arceus
Destroy the core - M.U.S.H.A., Sine Mora Ex
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
11-May(#194)
Slickriven wrote:
> -----
> Haven't updated the OP, but did get a bunch of games recorded as I haven't been watching
> the thread as closely lately with the NHL playoffs underway.
> @BloodPuppetX - just let me know what 2 games you're counting for whatever badges
> you are claiming.
>
> Hat tip to @WithinTemptation - after only around 130 days in 2022, he's sitting at
> 99 games, here's hoping he slows down, since quick math says we just passed 1/3 of
> the year, so he's nearly on a 300 game pace.
>
>

That depends on what kind of pace the others set. I really want to try and get my badge added. Sarna didn't reply to my post about the badges, so I take that as only he will get to suggest/add the badges next year. Clears leader is my one and only chance for my badge to get added smile I might slow down and do some longer games. I can leave all the short/easy stuff I have left for Nov/Dec incase I need to get clears. Based on how you said you got passed last year I think no lead will be safe. I had close to 400 plats last year, so only clearing 300 games would actually be slowing down for me. And really I could just replay many of those games I already beat last year. I'll probably do some of that anyway since some of them are pretty fun and not very long.

I a few few more clears as well.

Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5
Bouncy Bullets 2 PlayStation 4

Astro's Playroom is so good now that they allow inverted controls. I didn't see the option in the game so it must actually use the system settings because I didn't have to chance anything. It was inverted right from the start. Seeing people here clear it gave me the idea to revisit the game and I'm glad I did. I tried playing through it at launch and had to keep stopping because it would give me a headache. It was a great experience this time. I really wish they would make another. I liked all the cool Easter eggs and what not that is packed into this game.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-May(#195)
I beat World Cruise Story for apple IOS (smartphone whatever). Sorry for no pic, I've been sick, don't feel like it.

DragonmasterDX
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
11-May(#196)
I have been busy playing on my 3DS. I beat Mario Golf: World Tour Nintendo 3DS. Mario is literally a cheater on the last championship. There is NO WAY he got an eagle on hole 18! Took me a dozen or so attempts at the mountain course to get #1. Fun fact: in 2014, Callaway Golf and Mario Golf had entered a partnership, where users who played in the online tourneys were granted Callaway gear for their in game miis like the X Hot Clubs and Callaway clothes, among others.

I also beat Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again Nintendo DSi. I have always liked the MvDK series, the puzzles are a lot of fun, but up until now, I have not ever beaten one of the games. Some of these levels are genuinely very hard, but I never got a game over throughout the entire game, which consists of 32 main levels, 4 boss battles, and 4 bonus stages for collecting all of the mini mario cards in each level. The final boss is pretty cool, reminiscent of DK jr, where DK is climbing on the vines and you have to shoot mini marios above him to clobber him with the bananas on the treetops.

I know I am lacking this year, gotta step up my game. As of now I am at 5/33 games beaten
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
11-May(#197)
It's not a race unless you're WithinTemptation

Dasgessabel
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-May(#198)
So I no longer have a ps5, nor do I have an xbox series x or s, and my ps2 no longer reads discs. I also no longer have android lol. So I'm down to pretty much genesis and PC
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
11-May(#199)
For Frank's Game of the Month thread, I finished the PC version of Gris which ended up being the first game I played through on my Steam Deck.


It's hard not to play Gris without thinking of Journey, if little bits of Ori's DNA were also sprinkled throughout. Like Journey, Gris is well-crafted while remaining minimalist, abstract while still clearly trying to invoke emotions from the player, and heavily reliant on sound design to achieve such goals. Gris herself has a sprite-like appearance and floaty, exaggerated physics that allow her to move through the world like Ori did, albeit without some of the Ori's more bombastic combat capabilities.

It was obvious to me from the very beginning that Gris' journey is supposed to be an allegory for something - most abstract, minimalist, exploration-based games like this one are - but it wasn't immediately obvious until one of the first achievements popped, revealing that Gris is grieving something or someone. As Gris learns new abilities, she - and the world around her - begin to re-develop and re-vive as she learns to cope with whatever tragedy caused her suffering in the first place. There are lots of subtle little design choices and quirks that are explained by Gris' backstory, but you don't get a fulfilling explanation of what's happening unless you 100% all of the game's collectables (which I didn't manage to do, despite giving it a good college try) or have the Internet explain it to you.

Gris' slow-paced gameplay, gamepad-friendly controls, and "Plays Great" status made it an excellent test drive for my new Steam Deck. The world of Gris pops off of the device's big screen, and the ability to complete a chunk of the level, put the Deck to sleep, and jump right back in whenever an opportunity struck is a level of convenience and seamlessness I've always wanted from PC gaming, if not from every platform on which I game. Repeatedly resuming the game without starting a new session did cause some audio skipping behavior, which was odd, and the game also does a good job of showing off how limited (if not terrible) the Deck's rumble effects are, but those are two minor details that are barely worth mentioning in an otherwise awesome experience.


Nintendo Entertainment System -
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered, Gris
Sega Genesis - Alien Soldier
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: 9/36
Total Games Beaten: 14


What I hope ends up being my first successful Mass Effect 2 playthrough is officially underway. I'm still chipping away at Lunar: Eternal Blue and Diablo II Resurrected on the sidelines, but with fewer windows for small gaming breaks, it's slow going.

benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
11-May(#200)
My #86 is somewhat of a disappointment.

It's Excitebike World Rally, a WiiWare remake of the beloved classic NES game.

Controls are responsive, they added several new background environments, there are more races, there's a track editor... so what is wrong with it?

It just doesn't feel like excitebike. The jumps are way floatier, but more importantly the sense of speed is greatly reduced, especially after jumps.

In addition to feeling slower, the tracks take quite a bit longer as well. They're still short, races are over in less than two minutes, but that's still 50 to 100% longer than the original game.

You might think going from a 1 minute race to 1 minute 45 second race isn't a huge deal, but longer races plus slower feeling game just kills the fun factor for me.

I hadn't played it for years - basically when it first came out and I was disappointed then for similar reasons, but I decided to give it another go today. It still is just ok, not great.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2s9kkGuACMAQmwGL7

I also miss the jumping celebration when you are on the podium after a race in the original. It was a part of the game's charm. The little song is running throuhh in my head now. And if you have played Excitebike, now it's in your head too.

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
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11



SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
12-May(#201)
DragonmasterDX wrote:
> I have been busy playing on my 3DS. I beat Mario Golf: World Tour Nintendo 3DS. Mario is
> literally a cheater on the last championship. There is NO WAY he got an eagle on
> hole 18! Took me a dozen or so attempts at the mountain course to get #1. Fun fact:
> in 2014, Callaway Golf and Mario Golf had entered a partnership, where users who
> played in the online tourneys were granted Callaway gear for their in game miis like
> the X Hot Clubs and Callaway clothes, among others.
>
> I also beat Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again Nintendo DSi. I have always liked the
> MvDK series, the puzzles are a lot of fun, but up until now, I have not ever beaten
> one of the games. Some of these levels are genuinely very hard, but I never got a
> game over throughout the entire game, which consists of 32 main levels, 4 boss battles,
> and 4 bonus stages for collecting all of the mini mario cards in each level. The
> final boss is pretty cool, reminiscent of DK jr, where DK is climbing on the vines
> and you have to shoot mini marios above him to clobber him with the bananas on the
> treetops.
>
> I know I am lacking this year, gotta step up my game. As of now I am at 5/33 games
> beaten

Is Minis March Again worth buying if you've never played an MvDK Minis game? I played the GBA game years ago, but I haven't bothered with the Mini-centric ones. With the eShop going kaput, I must now consider it.
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
* 12-May(#202)
If you have any amiibo, try out the free "Mini Mario & Friends amiibo challenge" game on the Wii U or 3DS eshop. If you like that style of game, you'll probably like other minis games. (Except maybe minis on the move, that is a completely different style)

DragonmasterDX
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
12-May(#203)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> DragonmasterDX wrote:
>> I have been busy playing on my 3DS. I beat Mario Golf: World Tour Nintendo 3DS. Mario
> is
>> literally a cheater on the last championship. There is NO WAY he got an eagle
> on
>> hole 18! Took me a dozen or so attempts at the mountain course to get #1. Fun
> fact:
>> in 2014, Callaway Golf and Mario Golf had entered a partnership, where users who
>> played in the online tourneys were granted Callaway gear for their in game miis
> like
>> the X Hot Clubs and Callaway clothes, among others.
>>
>> I also beat Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again Nintendo DSi. I have always liked
> the
>> MvDK series, the puzzles are a lot of fun, but up until now, I have not ever beaten
>> one of the games. Some of these levels are genuinely very hard, but I never got
> a
>> game over throughout the entire game, which consists of 32 main levels, 4 boss
> battles,
>> and 4 bonus stages for collecting all of the mini mario cards in each level. The
>> final boss is pretty cool, reminiscent of DK jr, where DK is climbing on the vines
>> and you have to shoot mini marios above him to clobber him with the bananas on
> the
>> treetops.
>>
>> I know I am lacking this year, gotta step up my game. As of now I am at 5/33 games
>> beaten
>
> Is Minis March Again worth buying if you've never played an MvDK Minis game? I played
> the GBA game years ago, but I haven't bothered with the Mini-centric ones. With the
> eShop going kaput, I must now consider it.

It's not too bad. I like it, and for a few bucks you'll get some enjoyment out of it. With Ninty sending all their games down the tubes I'd say yes it is worth it
DragonmasterDX
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
12-May(#204)
Well I don't own too many games for Game Gear but one I do have is Sonic Labyrinth. I hate this game. Zone 4 is brutal, had to play over and over again. I have lost on Zone 4-3 so many times, it was ridiculous! After I kicked Eggman's bald head back to whence he came, I get the message "All Zones clear! BUT IT IS NOT PERFECT!" What a slap in the face! To truly 100% this game, I have to go to that bonus door I saw somewhere in the second zone I think. I am not doing that! I will just watch the credits and feel no sense of pride or accomplishment from this.

Overall, I give it a 7/10
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
12-May(#205)
Completed Beyond Oasis Sega Genesis
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
13-May(#206)
ok. I think i burned myself out playing crapty jurasic park games lol. Going to find something a little different.
benstylus
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14-May(#207)
razeak wrote:
> ok. I think i burned myself out playing crapty jurasic park games lol. Going to find
> something a little different.

Lego Jurassic World is pretty good


Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (5 minutes ago) Secret Santa
14-May(#208)
Haven't posted in awhile...

Dragon Quest IV Nintendo DS
Puzzle Bobble 4 Sega Dreamcast
Mr. Driller Sega Dreamcast
.hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth PlayStation 2
.hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce PlayStation 2
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption PlayStation 2
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
15-May(#209)
2nd of May, 26th overall, first Google Stadia
The Darkside Dective: A Fumble in the Dark

I only have my free access - via some give-away to Stadia for another week, so I pushed to beat something on the platform. I beat the first game in this series last year (also via Stadia) and if you have the chance to play them I highly recommend. They're both enjoyable with the jokes and challenging at times to find the puzzles/solutions. The devs dropped 2 bonus chapters and I didn't do them, but did the 6 main/original to trigger the credits. I'm thinking I might try to do the bonus cases, but with only 1 week left (unless I forget to cancel) I might try to start and beat Kaze and the Wild Masks - it just got added this month and is about the highest interest of another title that I don't access to play elsewhere.

nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 15-May(#210)
Slickriven wrote:
> 2nd of May, 26th overall, first Google Stadia
> The Darkside Dective: A Fumble in the Dark
>
> I only have my free access - via some give-away to Stadia for another week, so I
> pushed to beat something on the platform. I beat the first game in this series last
> year (also via Stadia) and if you have the chance to play them I highly recommend.
> They're both enjoyable with the jokes and challenging at times to find the puzzles/solutions.
Yes. Definitely. I appreciated the humor in the first game, and it acted to offset a bit the mysterious dark vibe of the game.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago)
15-May(#211)
Game # 20 is We Were Here on PlayStation 4
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 15-May(#212)
------ OP is now updated with all 67 games from May so far

Here's the mid-point leaderboard, 2 guesses on who's out front...
1. @WithinTemptation - 21
2. @Gypsy - 6
3. @legendrko25 - 5
4. @benstylus, @Kommie - 4

If this year holds like the past 2, then this will likely be the last month that's comfortably above 100 clears and after half the month down, is tracking that way. But WithinTemptation is certainly driving that.

I also finally gave out the globe and golden globe to those above 50% consoles and the 1 person who got 100%, granted of 2 listed consoles.
@bonham2 you never gave me your list of consoles, so I have no idea how many to list for you, you're at 1 of 1 completed, so let me know if you would.

Cevil
Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago)
* 15-May(#213)
#14 Evoland Android

Glad I only paid $3 for this. The evolution mechanic is pretty cool but the game itself is very bare bones and short.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
15-May(#214)
I've really slowed down, huh? I started another Zelda game and I've got four+ others on the backburner. Not helping is the fact that this game makes me redo stuff all the time, making it longer. But I'll get another finished soon.
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
15-May(#215)
I've been working my way through new Lego Star Wars and old Lego Batman 3. Should have one of them finished relatively soon

WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
15-May(#216)
Completed Little Big Planet 3 PlayStation 4

I'll be using this for the collector badge since collecting prizes bubbles it a major part of the game.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
15-May(#217)
benstylus wrote:
> I've been working my way through new Lego Star Wars and old Lego Batman 3. Should
> have one of them finished relatively soon

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga / LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
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Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
16-May(#218)
3rd of May, 27th overall, 2nd Google Stadia
Kemono Heroes
I'm counting this towards Super Mayrio, but it's nearly more Pile Drivin'

I was going to jump into Kaze, but this was also high on my list and was noted as being only around 2+hrs so I went with it instead. Control got a little iffy here when Stadia started to struggle a bit and I did fully die once requiring a continue, but after that I learned to buy 1ups and tried to be better about not taking damage, which was nearly impossible in a few sections. The game has 4 stages with 3 levels each and then you basically repeat those 12 levels with supposedly higher difficulty. But if you stay in one place enemies just keep coming, so outside of taking more damage the essentially second pass through wasn't much different, besides a change to the color pallet. I had been collecting TONS of coins and upgrading my weapons and health, so I was generally powerful enough to get through - a few sections sucked with fall damage and such, making just traversal the greater priority vs. trying to kill all/more enemies.

I played as the fox? with the cape and IF a 2nd (or 3rd/4th) playthrough with the other characters wouldn't mean facing the same set of 12 levels twice each... I'd consider another run or 2, but meh. I did see that my Google Stadia Pro sub actually ends on May 27th, so I've got a few more days vs. what I initially thought. I'm therefore hoping I can get through Kaze and maybe even Grime, or Phogs! as I heard that was good but missed it on GP.

Unlike The Darkside Detective, I don't really recommend this one. It was repetitive and the final boss sort of sucked, also with no dialog or text I've got zero idea as to what was the story/purpose of my character's adventure - now in games like this who really cares, but there were seemingly aspects of attempted story or supernatural phenomena that could have been explained just a little to improve the comprehension.


DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
16-May(#219)
My #40 is PC / Windows Aven Colony. Fun city builder set in space.

https://ibb.co/NL01Qjk
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
16-May(#220)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> I've been working my way through new Lego Star Wars and old Lego Batman 3. Should
>> have one of them finished relatively soon
>
> LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga / LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga

Actually I just bought Lego Star Wars Complete Saga for DS this past weekend. Played the first level to make sure everything worked.

I think I prefer the much more straightforward style of the old Lego games with a simple hub, but I can see the appeal of the more open world. I will say I vastly prefer how the new Star Wars game does Datacards vs the old games Red Bricks.

In the old games, red Bricks each unlocked a specific extra. The problem is some of them you couldn't get until way late in the game because it required a very specific character. (Lego Batman 3 on 3DS, you can't even get the first stud multiplier without a Blue Lantern character, and they are 3/4 of the way through the game)

In the new one, you get data cards, which can be used on any extra you want. You still need to pay a bunch of stuff to use them, but at least you have the choice.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
16-May(#221)
benstylus wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> benstylus wrote:
> |>> I've been working my way through new Lego Star Wars and old Lego Batman 3. Should
> |>> have one of them finished relatively soon
>>
>> LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga / LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
>
> Actually I just bought Lego Star Wars Complete Saga for DS this past weekend. Played
> the first level to make sure everything worked.
>
> I think I prefer the much more straightforward style of the old Lego games with a
> simple hub, but I can see the appeal of the more open world. I will say I vastly
> prefer how the new Star Wars game does Datacards vs the old games Red Bricks.
>
> In the old games, red Bricks each unlocked a specific extra. The problem is some
> of them you couldn't get until way late in the game because it required a very specific
> character. (Lego Batman 3 on 3DS, you can't even get the first stud multiplier without
> a Blue Lantern character, and they are 3/4 of the way through the game)
>
> In the new one, you get data cards, which can be used on any extra you want. You
> still need to pay a bunch of stuff to use them, but at least you have the choice.
>
>
True, but there are workarounds. I believe in LSW2, you have access to the red lightsaber option in the character creator immediately, and Greedo is a cheap bounty hunter to buy early on. So in that particular game, you have the tools needed to get everything very early. Plus most games have passwords for every unlockable character/extra, so you can just look up the one you crave if you're desperate. I strongly recommend punching in the code for Robonino immediately when playing LSW3.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
16-May(#222)
I beat the elder scrolls III morrowind on the xbox Microsoft Xbox
benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (2 minutes ago)
16-May(#223)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> benstylus wrote:
>> |>> I've been working my way through new Lego Star Wars and old Lego Batman 3.
> Should
>> |>> have one of them finished relatively soon
> |>>
> |>> LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga / LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
>>
>> Actually I just bought Lego Star Wars Complete Saga for DS this past weekend.
> Played
>> the first level to make sure everything worked.
>>
>> I think I prefer the much more straightforward style of the old Lego games with
> a
>> simple hub, but I can see the appeal of the more open world. I will say I vastly
>> prefer how the new Star Wars game does Datacards vs the old games Red Bricks.
>
>>
>> In the old games, red Bricks each unlocked a specific extra. The problem is some
>> of them you couldn't get until way late in the game because it required a very
> specific
>> character. (Lego Batman 3 on 3DS, you can't even get the first stud multiplier
> without
>> a Blue Lantern character, and they are 3/4 of the way through the game)
>>
>> In the new one, you get data cards, which can be used on any extra you want.
> You
>> still need to pay a bunch of stuff to use them, but at least you have the choice.
>>
>>
> True, but there are workarounds. I believe in LSW2, you have access to the red lightsaber
> option in the character creator immediately, and Greedo is a cheap bounty hunter
> to buy early on. So in that particular game, you have the tools needed to get everything
> very early. Plus most games have passwords for every unlockable character/extra,
> so you can just look up the one you crave if you're desperate. I strongly recommend
> punching in the code for Robonino immediately when playing LSW3.

I don't think I've ever put in a code in any Lego game. I didn't even realize they were a thing until the online survey included in Skywalker Saga linked to one

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 18-May(#224)
#18 down: Legends of Runeterra on PC. I got interested in this when they added a single player story mode (Path of Champions). The mode includes several roguelike adventures, each of which play out like a combination of Magic: The Gathering and Slay the Spire. You play to unlock decks which each feature a champion and associated cards. The decks are pre-made and their initial composition cannot be altered. Then, you choose which way to go along a map for each adventure, encountering various enemies, going to card shops to buy more cards, getting abilities (like all of your cards start with +1 power and +1 health for the first round or start the game with 2 extra cards, etc.), cutting cards from your deck, getting treasures for your champion cards, etc. You start out with 30 health in your nexus, and your goal is to bring the opponent's nexus to 0. Like in MTG, you have a "mana" source, but, unlike in MTG, it starts at 1 and, then, the next turn, you start with 2, then 3, etc. Not only do you get this much to use on your turn, but you also get the same amount during your opponent's turn. However, some spells are slow (so they can't be used in response to other cards immediately), while others are fast or are burst spells that can interrupt things. Damage to your nexus carries over from one battle to the next, although there are a few scattered opportunities to heal on each map. Still, you have to think strategically about how much health you're willing to lose in a battle. Some of the encounters are quite difficult, but you do get experience from each run and can unlock new abilities and perks that carry over to new runs. The last adventure took me a really long time to beat. I maxed out one character (Jinx) and still couldn't beat it for weeks. The last boss, Viktor, is no joke. Every creature he summons gets +1/+1 per keyword, and he has a bunch of cards that copy all the keywords from all other allies. After a few turns, he has a bunch of cards out with high stats and can just demolish you. I finally got lucky and had a run in which I got this 0 cost card where you discard it to get two 1 cost 1/1 puros with a rare alteration on them that made them die after one turn but were 4/4 instead and a 1 cost card to copy a card 4 times. Since fully maxed Jinx does 2 damage to a random enemy and to the enemy's nexus for each discard and I had a bunch of cards to trigger discards, I was able to beat Viktor in a few turns with a bunch of 4/4 puros and discards. I just happened to draw the perfect opening hand after dying repeatedly to Viktor over the last few weeks. The game can be frustrating, but, overall, it's quite fun.
BloodPuppetX
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18-May(#225)
Finished The Cruel King and the Great Hero on Switch. Pretty good side-scrolling RPG, though the side quests could get tedious.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
18-May(#226)
I'm having a procedure done tomorrow morning that's going to have me off my feet for up to 2 weeks. I'm hoping to knock out a bunch of games in that time, but we'll see how it goes. I'm hoping I won't be in too much pain to enjoy them.
Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
18-May(#227)
Game #10?
Dark Souls 3 - Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - I am the dark lord!
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
19-May(#228)
@Slickriven Add a new console for me: Atari Lynx ! Which game will I beat first?
buster4252
Gold Good Trader
19-May(#229)
just beat Golden Sun for the GBA and that also earns me the JRPG badge (mother 3 and Golden Sun)
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
19-May(#230)
NES - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

5/19 - Unique systems
7 - Total games

Badges
Metroidvania - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Grown-Ass Man - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
rokubungi
GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader
19-May(#231)
Elmo in Grouchland Game Boy Color just trying out games and 'accidentally' beat the game..
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
19-May(#232)
buster4252 wrote:
> just beat Golden Sun for the GBA and that also earns me the JRPG badge (mother 3
> and Golden Sun)

One day... one day... I will prioritize playing that. I'm 23 hours in and still feel like I haven't been playing it--too many other games to juggle.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
19-May(#233)
I beat another game this month! I was slacking, so here's Battleground Z Nintendo 3DS . This gets me halfway to the Beat'em Up badge.
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I bought all the Streetpass Mii Plaza games and am gradually working through 'em. Battleground Z is by Good-Feel, so its zombie apocalypse premise feels a little out of place with their usual aesthetic. It's an alright game, but more repetitive and time-consuming than something like Find Mii/Find Mii II. Not as compelling as Monster Manor, and gets pretty tough by the end. Despite the difficulty at the end, it's really breezy up til then--you can clear most stages by spending just two Play Coins and being skilled at basic zombie-slaying.
PizzaTheHutt
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19-May(#234)
Game #21 is Serious Sam 2 on Steam

benstylus
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19-May(#235)
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS

https://photos.app.goo.gl/jrY8r5aTitJ4eoTM6

If you've played a Lego Superheroes game, this is certainly one of them.

Lots of breaking stuff to collect bits to unlock characters and bonuses, etc. Story is typically goofy Lego stuff, but there are some actual hilarious moments.

Loses a full 3 points for not having Adam West like the console versions. Other than that, a decent game for Le-on-the-go


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
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19



TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
19-May(#236)
#16-Chorus Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Great little open world space combat game. Man we need a new modern Star Wars space combat game this air tight and laser focused.
nonamesleft
Gold Good Trader
* 20-May(#237)
I finally beat an Android game that I've had for around 3-4 years: Good Knight Story.

It's kind of a bejeweled/Candy crush type game, where you need to make matches of at least 3 of the same color/shape/type to clear things off the board. In this game, doing that does damage to enemies. Depending on the enemy's type, different colors do different amounts of damage.

The enemy attacks you every couple of turns.

You can heal damage by matching at least 3 hearts, and you can defend by matching 3 shields.

There are also upgrades you can buy, such as shield for 3 turns, boost type X's damage output for 4 turns, blizzard, etc.

The goal is to eventually defeat the dragon and rescue the princess.

Most of the stages are standard 'defeat the enemy' boards, but there are other types such as 'collect x amount of keys/drinks/etc.

You gain EXP from beating levels and upon leveling up you can gain stat boosts (atk, hp, def)

The game has a bunch of humor throughout, which adds to the fun.

There are a bunch of references to other things, such as Inigo Montoya and Darth Vader. And there are some humorous weapons too, like a stalk of broccoli and a ham on a bone.

I've been playing the game here and there.

Finally beat it today:

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PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago)
20-May(#238)
Game #22 is The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island on Nintendo Switch

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 21-May(#239)
4th of May, 28th overall, 3rd Google Stadia
Kaze and the Wild Masks
Counting towards Grown-Ass Man as this was a challenge for me, could count as a Platformer if I wanted to

With about 1 week left on my Google Stadia Pro sub I'm glad I polished off this sucka - it drove me nuts most of the time and I swore more at it in some levels than I should have. Before getting the final level and then boss I went back and got all of the 3 tasks per level things, of which I had missed or skipped likely around 18 - including collecting the 4 letters (KAZE), finding and completing 2 challenge rooms and collecting 100+ gems. By getting all of the challenge rooms I unlocked 3 additional levels and I beat them too. So I got a full 100% clear rating on the game and that's another reason I'm claiming for G-AM since I didn't simply beat the main level set, but went the extra mile to earn it all, finger crams be damned. That also earned me the 'good', full ending.

I am happy to report that with a game like this that needed as minimal input lag as possible, that Stadia held up very well over my 100MBps limited NIC - I pay for a higher pipe, but managed to bork my on-mobo NIC so I went to a PICe card I had from an older build and it should do Gigabit connections but didn't seem to want to cooperate for me, I should look into why and get it working above 100MB if I can.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 21-May(#240)
#19 down: Fire 'N Ice on NES- I'm not a fan of puzzle games, but I needed a Nintendo game, and I needed a puzzle game, and this one looked OK. As puzzle games go, it could have been worse. The earlier levels were fairly fun, although, by the end, some of the levels got pretty tedious. There are 100 levels, so it does outstay its welcome a bit.
SilverOwl
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
21-May(#241)
I finally got the end credits in borderlands 3 on PS5. I'm getting a series X in a couple of days, so it won't be long before I start knocking out some games on Xbox.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
21-May(#242)
I beat my high score on dig dug on the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
22-May(#243)
Atari Lynx finished! I beat WarBirds Atari Lynx .
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You get six dogfighting stages that are pretty cool graphically--the areas are 3D polygons on a 1989 handheld. Problem is they're not super fun to play. I didn't have a terrible time, but I'm not eager to go back to this one. The music on the menu was jammin', but stages lack music completely. I had to turn off collision deaths to make this beatable, as they happen far too often.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 22-May(#244)
@Slickriven Do you still want a new Girl Power badge image? Shantae would work, but I'm also partial to Bayonetta. She'd uphold the 'Power' part of Girl Power. I'm hesitant to use Shantae because we may get an Indie badge someday, and having two indie game character images for different badges would feel redundant IMO.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
22-May(#245)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> @Slickriven Do you still want a new Girl Power badge image? Shantae would work, but
> I'm also partial to Bayonetta. She'd uphold the 'Power' part of Girl Power. I'm hesitant
> to use Shantae because we may get an Indie badge someday, and having two indie game
> character images for different badges would feel redundant IMO.

Ellie or Abby from Last of Us would work great there too.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 22-May(#246)
Completed Little Big Planet 2 PlayStation 3

Earned Bear & Bird badge for collect-a-thons (LBP 2, LBP 3)

LBP 2 is by far the most challenging of LBP 2/3/Sackboy. Some of these levels took well over an hour to finally ace. In comparison I don't think I had to try more than 5 times to ace any level in LBP 3. Since the servers are closed for PS3 LBP games I definitely missed out on that part of the game. The MP in LBP 3 is pretty bad, so if it was anything like that then I didn't miss much. Sackboy is still my favorite of the three games. I'll keep playing that, but not much desire to play the others again. They were great to experience, but will take a few years for sure before I'd want to revisit.

Also completed Cybxus Heart PlayStation 4

I didn't like this game. The hit detection is awful and the bosses feel impossible. If it wasn't for easy mode I'd never beat this. Even then I struggled. I did like the idea of having 3 different robots that you can rotate at will, each having their own weapon. Problem is the yellow guy was pretty much useless. The red guy had basically a shotgun type weapon and it was pretty good. The blue guy had homing missiles so unless you wanted to struggle even more there is no reason at all to use anyone but the blue guy. You collect energy and the more energy you get the stronger the weapons become. At 100% power you melt everything, even bosses. But the bosses all have like 7 phases and they throw out some attacks that engulphed the screen with basically no chance to avoid them. So you will loose that power and then struggle with however many phases you had left.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-May(#247)
beat - Death end Re:Quest 2 Nintendo Switch

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Dasgessabel
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-May(#248)
Scott wrote:
> I'm having a procedure done tomorrow morning that's going to have me off my feet
> for up to 2 weeks. I'm hoping to knock out a bunch of games in that time, but we'll
> see how it goes. I'm hoping I won't be in too much pain to enjoy them.

Hope the procedure went well and hope you can play some of them games without too much discomfort! We had an unreliable worker who is getting placed on a leave of absence, and someone else got Covid, so we are doubling down. All work and no play for me :(
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
22-May(#249)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> I'm having a procedure done tomorrow morning that's going to have me off my feet
>> for up to 2 weeks. I'm hoping to knock out a bunch of games in that time, but
> we'll
>> see how it goes. I'm hoping I won't be in too much pain to enjoy them.
>
> Hope the procedure went well and hope you can play some of them games without too
> much discomfort! We had an unreliable worker who is getting placed on a leave of
> absence, and someone else got Covid, so we are doubling down. All work and no play
> for me :(

hopefully extra money for more games in the future!!

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
22-May(#250)
@SupremeSarna I thought we discussed the Girly/Girl Power badge and were just going to leave it as the Barbie icon. I think the brand of Barbie can and does imply Girl Power as she's not simply what she maybe was back in the 20th century and has become more progressive, empowered, etc.

If you take over in '23 and want to change it, be my guest, I'm good with leaving it as is for now.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 22-May(#251)
------ OP Updated

As noted, we're closing in on 100 for the month, leaderboard didn't change much, so not relisting here.

Quick note on badges, of the 27, only 2 now are unearned - Raccoon City and S.O.F.T.
2 more have just a single recipient - Cross the Streams and Ninja Gayden
The highest earned is surprisingly the JRPG badge with 8, considering most of those games are generally rather long...
2nd highest, with 6, is not surprising as it was highest I think last year - Puzzler
3rd most is a 4-way tie with 5 each - BFFL, G-AM, Guybrush and Pile Drivin'

akfa
Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-May(#252)
Finished Scarlet Nexus on PS5 for my 4th game
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago)
23-May(#253)
Game #23 is We Were Here Too on PlayStation 4

BloodPuppetX
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23-May(#254)
I beat The Wild at Heart on Switch. This game really surprised me. It's like Pikmin where you use similar looking creatures to fight enemies and solve puzzles. I liked it enough to search out all the missing cats and treasure after I rolled the credits, which is something I rarely ever do.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
23-May(#255)
I beat viva pinata party animals on the xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360
(I played with other player online, this and golf with your friends (beat with my brother) gets me the BFFL badge)
SilverOwl
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa
23-May(#256)
Which badge would I get for beating borderlands 3 and Wonderlands. Would that count for fps games, or for primary co op game, as I played these games with my brother
Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
23-May(#257)
Slickriven wrote:
> - Raccoon City

If I cared about badges I'd have this, Silent Hill 2 and Haunting Ground.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
23-May(#258)
Does winning a Mario Party in Mario Party count as beating the game? If so, I beat Mario Party Superstars Nintendo Switch .
benstylus
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* 23-May(#259)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Does winning a Mario Party in Mario Party count as beating the game? If so, I beat
> Mario Party Superstars Nintendo Switch .

Do you feel like you beat it, or just want to move on from it?

My feeling is if you have to ask if something counts, the answer is probably no.

Is there there story mode, or a credit roll at the end of something? If so that's probably where I would count a beating. But I would say without that
you would probably need to play a match on each of the boards at least once.

Otherwise it feels kind of like asking if you beat Mario Kart right after you clear the Mushroom Cup.

WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
23-May(#260)
benstylus wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> Does winning a Mario Party in Mario Party count as beating the game? If so, I
> beat
>> Mario Party Superstars Nintendo Switch .
>
> Do you feel like you beat it, or just want to move on from it?
>
> My feeling is if you have to ask if something counts, the answer is probably no.
>
> Is there there story mode, or a credit roll at the end of something? If so that's
> probably where I would count a beating. But I would say without that
> you would probably need to play a match on each of the boards at least once.
>
> Otherwise it feels kind of like asking if you beat Mario Kart right after you clear
> the Mushroom Cup.
>
>

I can't speak for that version, but I've played allot of Mario Party 1/2/3. The matches are usually pretty long and the AI isnt that bad. You really need to capitalize on the mini games as the AI is pretty good on the actual board. So I could see allowing a clear for just 1 board, but wouldn't argue if it was decided a clear on all boards is required. I have many clears that took far less time/skill/luck than winning 1 game of MP.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 23-May(#261)
benstylus wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> Does winning a Mario Party in Mario Party count as beating the game? If so, I
> beat
>> Mario Party Superstars Nintendo Switch .
>
> Do you feel like you beat it, or just want to move on from it?
>
> My feeling is if you have to ask if something counts, the answer is probably no.
>
> Is there there story mode, or a credit roll at the end of something? If so that's
> probably where I would count a beating. But I would say without that
> you would probably need to play a match on each of the boards at least once.
>
> Otherwise it feels kind of like asking if you beat Mario Kart right after you clear
> the Mushroom Cup.
>
>

It felt like an achievement is all. I got first place in a real party setting against friends, which is the first time I've done that. We classify Tetris 99 as beaten by scoring first place in a single match, since it's extremely stacked against you and will take hours of attempts. Mario Party feels pretty similar to me, with it being totally up in the air who will be in the lead on any turn after random events screw everyone over. I don't think Superstars has any story mode, just parties and individual minigames.

I won't take a clear on this one, but I thought I'd ask and/or make a case for it.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
23-May(#262)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> SupremeSarna wrote:
> |>> Does winning a Mario Party in Mario Party count as beating the game? If so, I
>> beat
> |>> Mario Party Superstars Nintendo Switch .
>>
>> Do you feel like you beat it, or just want to move on from it?
>>
>> My feeling is if you have to ask if something counts, the answer is probably no.
>>
>> Is there there story mode, or a credit roll at the end of something? If so that's
>> probably where I would count a beating. But I would say without that
>> you would probably need to play a match on each of the boards at least once.
>>
>> Otherwise it feels kind of like asking if you beat Mario Kart right after you
> clear
>> the Mushroom Cup.
>>
>>
>
> It felt like an achievement is all. I got first place in a real party setting against
> friends, which is the first time I've done that. We classify Tetris 99 as beaten
> by scoring first place in a single match, since it's extremely stacked against you
> and will take hours of attempts. Mario Party feels pretty similar to me, with it
> being totally up in the air who will be in the lead on any turn after random events
> screw everyone over. I don't think Superstars has any story mode, just parties and
> individual minigames.
>
> I won't take a clear on this one, but I thought I'd ask and/or make a case for it.

Maybe you can allow it next year. I think you can treat it like the fighting games. Win with 2 characters on any board. Even against AI its far from a guaranteed win and will likely take a few hours.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
24-May(#263)
SilverOwl wrote:
> Which badge would I get for beating borderlands 3 and Wonderlands. Would that count
> for fps games, or for primary co op game, as I played these games with my brother
>

It is up to you to claim any beat titles for the badges you want - within reason. BL3 could be FPS, could be Vault Boy and of course if you actually play it co-op then BFFL. Could be a stretch, but even JRPG could count for it as well.
Just let me know which, if any you want a title to count as. Alternatively, you can be like @Kommie and not care about them - in which case I won't give them to you, or him.

Antipop would pay more attention to the badges - they were sort of his creation, and give them out to folks who didn't stake a claim towards them. But last year certain folks went a little overboard on them and others went the complete opposite direction and didn't want them.
My take tried to be more hands off this year - if you want them and can list 2 games for them that are reasonable, then I'll 'hand' them out, but if you don't care/comment about them, then I'm not really going to give anyone a badge that they didn't request.

Cevil
Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago)
24-May(#264)
No, that doesn't count @SupremeSarna

Mario Party is one of those unbeatable games imo, and even if you can beat it, winning one game isn't really good criteria
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-May(#265)
Cevil wrote:
> No, that doesn't count @SupremeSarna
>
> Mario Party is one of those unbeatable games imo, and even if you can beat it, winning
> one game isn't really good criteria

I mean my opinion is if we can count such a quick game like Donkey Kong (we have) go ahead and count one mario party game, as long as the player just wanted to play it, and isn't counting up every win JUST to rack up their win count.

My goal being here is to get myself to play games I haven't played yet, even if I don't own them. The original idea was to play games you physically own. But I view as a personal goal, finally playing some old game boy original I never played and having fun. As a good result from participating in this thread.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
24-May(#266)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Cevil wrote:
>> No, that doesn't count @SupremeSarna
>>
>> Mario Party is one of those unbeatable games imo, and even if you can beat it,
> winning
>> one game isn't really good criteria
>
> I mean my opinion is if we can count such a quick game like Donkey Kong (we have)
> go ahead and count one mario party game, as long as the player just wanted to play
> it, and isn't counting up every win JUST to rack up their win count.
>
> My goal being here is to get myself to play games I haven't played yet, even if I
> don't own them. The original idea was to play games you physically own. But I view
> as a personal goal, finally playing some old game boy original I never played and
> having fun. As a good result from participating in this thread.
>
>

We'll just have to run it past @Slickriven to get a final verdict. If I take over next year, I'll start counting one Mario Party victory as the game beaten--it's no small feat winning one of those against the tough CPU or skilled friends, and they're not short, either.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
24-May(#267)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> I'm having a procedure done tomorrow morning that's going to have me off my feet
>> for up to 2 weeks. I'm hoping to knock out a bunch of games in that time, but
> we'll
>> see how it goes. I'm hoping I won't be in too much pain to enjoy them.
>
> Hope the procedure went well and hope you can play some of them games without too
> much discomfort!

Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it! The procedure wasn't as bad as I expected, and so far the recovery hasn't been as bad as the doctor made it out to be. Another week or so and I should be in the clear. I've definitely been doing a lot of gaming, which has been nice!

> We had an unreliable worker who is getting placed on a leave of
> absence, and someone else got Covid, so we are doubling down. All work and no play
> for me :(

Ugh, sorry to hear that!
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
24-May(#268)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> ErickRPG wrote:
>> Cevil wrote:
> |>> No, that doesn't count @SupremeSarna
> |>>
> |>> Mario Party is one of those unbeatable games imo, and even if you can beat it,
>> winning
> |>> one game isn't really good criteria
>>
>> I mean my opinion is if we can count such a quick game like Donkey Kong (we have)
>> go ahead and count one mario party game, as long as the player just wanted to
> play
>> it, and isn't counting up every win JUST to rack up their win count.
>>
>> My goal being here is to get myself to play games I haven't played yet, even if
> I
>> don't own them. The original idea was to play games you physically own. But
> I view
>> as a personal goal, finally playing some old game boy original I never played
> and
>> having fun. As a good result from participating in this thread.
>>
>>
>
> We'll just have to run it past @Slickriven to get a final verdict. If I take over
> next year, I'll start counting one Mario Party victory as the game beaten--it's no
> small feat winning one of those against the tough CPU or skilled friends, and they're
> not short, either.

Thats exactly what I said.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
24-May(#269)
NES - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

5/19 - Unique systems
8 - Total games

Badges
Metroidvania - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Grown-Ass Man - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
Bleed_DukeBlue
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* 24-May(#270)
#20 down: Mappy-Land on NES. That (alongside Super Ghouls n' Ghosts) should give me the Super Mayrio badge.
WithinTemptation
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24-May(#271)
Slickriven wrote:
> SilverOwl wrote:
>> Which badge would I get for beating borderlands 3 and Wonderlands. Would that
> count
>> for fps games, or for primary co op game, as I played these games with my brother
>>
>
> It is up to you to claim any beat titles for the badges you want - within reason.
> BL3 could be FPS, could be Vault Boy and of course if you actually play it co-op
> then BFFL. Could be a stretch, but even JRPG could count for it as well.
> Just let me know which, if any you want a title to count as. Alternatively, you can
> be like @Kommie and not care about them - in which case I won't give them to you,
> or him.
>
> Antipop would pay more attention to the badges - they were sort of his creation,
> and give them out to folks who didn't stake a claim towards them. But last year certain
> folks went a little overboard on them and others went the complete opposite direction
> and didn't want them.
> My take tried to be more hands off this year - if you want them and can list 2 games
> for them that are reasonable, then I'll 'hand' them out, but if you don't care/comment
> about them, then I'm not really going to give anyone a badge that they didn't request.
>
>

So BL3 would count as a JRPG? Part of the reason I haven't went after the badge is its super confusing what is even a JRPG. Even after googling it seems there isn't any one answer. I actually just cleared a game I hoped might qualify, but it would be as much a stretch as BL3. It seems to be allot easier to define what is a western RPG.
benstylus
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24-May(#272)
For me, if it was developed by a Japanese studio and it is an RPG, it is a JRPG.

EVEN IF IT FEELS LIKE A WESTERN RPG.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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25-May(#273)
Lol. A Texas developer owned by a Swedish parent company = Japanese????
SupremeSarna
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25-May(#274)
After a week and a half, I beat Slide Adventure MAGKID Nintendo DS .
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Long story short: Smash Ultimate and YouTube videos got me curious about this obscure, Japanese DS game. I made a post about it here, which got a few users interested themselves. @benstylus bought himself a copy months ago and agreed to let me borrow it. Two Saturdays ago, he surprised me by sending me a spare copy to keep! Thanks again, matey! I'll pay that gift forward one of these days.

Slide Adventure MAGKID is a unique puzzle game. It makes use of an exclusive peripheral that turns your DS into a mouse. You slide your DS around a smooth surface to move MAGKID around like a cursor. The plot as far as I could decipher sees a lightning storm strike a residential home, giving life to a fridge magnet and the doodles it was holding up. The doodles then cause trouble for the family, often tearing limbs off the son's toy robot, ROBO GREAT. MAGKID must abduct the individual doodle creatures and return them to the page they escaped from, and also destroy boss monsters who won't. Depending what your abducted enemy chain looks like, you gain different abilities to clear hazards and fight off other foes. There are plenty of minigames that take advantage of the peripheral, too.

The Slide Controller has smooth movement and properly converts your real-world movements into your character. You can slide it about or spin it in circles. Sudden jolts are needed to detach your chain. There are a few rooms that cause the controller to rumble, too. Color me impressed!

I think the game works well, but there's a little too much of it. I wasn't expecting it to be as long as it was; there are 26 stages, seven mini-missions, seven (or was it eight?) bosses, 11 minigames, unskippable cutscenes, and a multiplayer mode! It's robust for sure, but the formula gets stale about halfway through. The game also gets frustratingly difficult about two-thirds in, requiring you to juggle multiple doodles to defeat foes or bring a massive chain from room to room. It doesn't help that the minor enemies will ruin your day--from pigs that steal your doodles and chuck them back at you to mines that deal heavy damage and destroy your chain, you'll grow to hate them. Several bosses are quite hard, too. The last two are nasty.

I like the game, but I probably won't play it again. Thanks for the donation! Now here's a twist ending you shouldn't look at if you plan to play your own copy:

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The mom was Bryce Dallas Howard the whole time! Didn't expect that.


legendrko25
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25-May(#275)
I beat jurrasic world evolution on the xbox1Microsoft Xbox One
ErickRPG
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* 25-May(#276)
benstylus wrote:
> For me, if it was developed by a Japanese studio and it is an RPG, it is a JRPG.
>
> EVEN IF IT FEELS LIKE A WESTERN RPG.

I don't agree but I won't die on this hill or anything. Cosmic Star Heroine is more of a "JRPG" style game created by a US company. While Elden Ring is a more Western Style open world ARPG created by a Japanese company. I like that each Country can be inspired by eachother's game styles to create fun new games!


benstylus
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* 25-May(#277)
As long as we have the terms JRPG and Western RPG in common usage, I don't have a problem with Cosmic Star Heroine being labeled a JRPG-style western RPG.

I just think the terms JRPG and Western RPG are stupid anyway because they indicate geography (or alternetively, ethnicity) as a genre identifier rather than gameplay.

And the term RPG is practically meaningless nowadays too when it seems like just about every game has some kind of stat, power, or level progression.

I play Forza Horizon 5. It has experience and levels and such. You even get to create a character.

I'm currently playing Style Savvy. Your shop levels up as you progress. Each shopper you assist is akin to a random battle and defeating them earns you money and experience. The fashion contests are the boss battles which net you rare loot.

Both of them are now RPGs to me.

dunno001
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25-May(#278)
I think the biggest problem is how the game typically seen as a JRPG, WRPG, ARPG, TRPG, etc, has morphed over the years. Initially, the WRPG was more like your old Wizardry or Ultima- the game was more about the adventure than the story, whereas the JRPG was more about the story told through the adventure. (And yes, developers were typically where the letter would indicate.) Both were turn-based, menu-driven games.

As technology marched on, the ARPG came about, bringing more action to replace some of the menus. The WRPG was more ready to adapt to this new style, and really blurred the line then between the W and A. Some ARPGs, to stand out, actually started to dumb down the RPG parts to focus on action, and this leads to the current ARPG, which typically doesn't have a traditional progession- skill trees were more born from this. (Remember too that some Japanese companies thought westerners were too dumb for their RPGs- enter Final Fantasy USA, aka Mystic Quest in the US.) Not helping was the relatively unchanged nature of the JRPG, leading some to see it as dated for keeping all the menus.

Continuing on, lines really start to blur. Japanese companies start to embrace an action edge, from FF12 to Demon's Souls, and western companies up their story game, some with stories just as compelling. The blur continues to today. Going back to Souls- is it a JRPG just because it was developed by a Japanese company, or is it an ARPG, for more embracing that aspect, and not keeping to many of the traditional JRPG tropes?

Lastly, we have the TRPG. Fire Emblem is a good way to see the evolution here. But I've never seen much debate as to what makes the TRPG...
benstylus
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25-May(#279)
dunno001 wrote:

>
> Lastly, we have the TRPG. Fire Emblem is a good way to see the evolution here. But
> I've never seen much debate as to what makes the TRPG...

We could have a debate on the initial... I've always called them SRPGs.

dunno001
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25-May(#280)
benstylus wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>>
>> Lastly, we have the TRPG. Fire Emblem is a good way to see the evolution here.
> But
>> I've never seen much debate as to what makes the TRPG...
>
> We could have a debate on the initial... I've always called them SRPGs.

I've heard both. I've also yet to see a difference between them; they seem to be interchangeable...?
Kommie
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25-May(#281)
Strategy/Tactical are pretty interchangeable. RTS and 4x aren't S/TRPGs
dunno001
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25-May(#282)
Kommie wrote:
> Strategy/Tactical are pretty interchangeable. RTS and 4x aren't S/TRPGs

RTS usually is considered strategy, not RPG. It's also why I prefer TRPG to SRPG, but that is a preference thing. But... 4x? The only big group I didn't touch on I thought were MMOs, but I'm of the opinion they've morphed into their own thing separate of RPGs, even if they are.
Kommie
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25-May(#283)
dunno001 wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> Strategy/Tactical are pretty interchangeable. RTS and 4x aren't S/TRPGs
>
> RTS usually is considered strategy, not RPG. It's also why I prefer TRPG to SRPG,
> but that is a preference thing. But... 4x? The only big group I didn't touch on I thought
> were MMOs, but I'm of the opinion they've morphed into their own thing separate of
> RPGs, even if they are.

Not sure what you're saying here. I said Tactical and Strategy RPGs are interchangeable and RTS/4X aren't RPGs.
dunno001
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25-May(#284)
Kommie wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>> Kommie wrote:
> |>> Strategy/Tactical are pretty interchangeable. RTS and 4x aren't S/TRPGs
>>
>> RTS usually is considered strategy, not RPG. It's also why I prefer TRPG to SRPG,
>> but that is a preference thing. But... 4x? The only big group I didn't touch on
> I thought
>> were MMOs, but I'm of the opinion they've morphed into their own thing separate
> of
>> RPGs, even if they are.
>
> Not sure what you're saying here. I said Tactical and Strategy RPGs are interchangeable
> and RTS/4X aren't RPGs.

I was mainly asking what 4x was. It's a term I'm not familiar with.
Kommie
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25-May(#285)
4x Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate. Think Civilization, Stellaris.
ErickRPG
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26-May(#286)
Beat Forrest Camp Story for IOS ipad.

incubus421
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26-May(#287)
Game #12 - Might and Magic VI Mandate of heaven PC / Windows

Haven't played through this in at least 15 years. First game beat in just over 2 months. I had to take a step back from gaming after all the time I sunk into GT7 and Elden. Played something older to break the mold and get back to business. Time to beat some more games!

Scott
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26-May(#288)
NES - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

5/19 - Unique systems
9 - Total games

Badges
Metroidvania - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Grown-Ass Man - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
Bear & Bird - Banjo-Kazooie, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Slickriven
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26-May(#289)
Sorry about starting up the J vs W-RPG argument - I sort of forgot that we had the Fallout based badge so I mentally put Borderlands 3 down as JRPG with the lack of much alternative.
Could the distinction be guns? Many more 'traditional' WRPGs were a little more focused on guns, with recent games like Fallout and Borderlands series surely deeper into that 'style'. Then JRPG could be more melee focused RPGs? Clearly JRPGs could have guns, like Barrett in FF7 and WRPGs could have melee/hand-2-hand combat like Brick in Borderlands, but largely the focus is on other characters.

I do agree that they're a touch difficult to rubber stamp one way or another, but lots of games have more than one badge/genre they could apply for.

As for the Mario Party question, my feeling is that regardless of how short a game is or isn't, the key should be does the player feel like they did enough to consider the title beat when credits can't be relied on for an easy end goal marker. Take a pinball game for example, I would hope that someone firing the ball into the playing area the standard 3 times and maybe hitting a flipper a few times wouldn't therefore consider that game 'beat'. So that hopefully basic example should apply as far as possible to other party or non-traditional type games, not necessarily about difficulty.

Slickriven
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26-May(#290)
5th of May, 29th overall, 7th Microsoft Xbox Series X|S title
Guardians of the Galaxy
Not sure if I want to count this towards Quest for Peace (would earn that one along with Spider-Man) or Sasori Vader as it's pretty obviously a Space themed title (since SV doesn't just apply to the Star Wars franchise)

Rather enjoyed this, took me longer than I was expecting though, which is good. Pros were the story, writing, voice acting, banter/jokes/teasing from the characters and the 80's music, also looked excellent.
Cons would have to be the actual gameplay - I took damage too often and went down;
the controls - I stunk at hitting the LB/RB correctly to trigger the character's extra moves vs Star-Lord's gun variants vs. calling the goofy huddle;
chaos of the fights - with all the chatter, the need to call in attacks, getting health, getting hit, not seeing the floor/ground indicators of incoming attacks and the buttons, it was just frequently a mess for me.

I didn't hate the fighting, but it wasn't something I enjoyed a ton.
Still would give it a 8/10 overall, if you were on the fence but enjoy good voice work and jokes, then this is worth a try.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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27-May(#291)
#21 down: Tiny Tina's Wonderlands on PS5. This (alongside my previous co-op clear of Rainbow Six: Extraction) gets me the BFFL badge. What a great game. In a year full of great new releases, this is one of my favorites. It takes the already fun Borderlands gameplay and makes it all fantasy-themed with some great dialogue along the way. One side quest in particular, in which you're helping a metal band (all of whom play the lute) become more evil, was a particular highlight. Maybe the most amusing side quest I've ever played. I will definitely be going for the platinum.
SupremeSarna
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27-May(#292)
After much anticipation and with a bit of crunch, I beat The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Nintendo 3DS . Completed 100%!
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I watched my older brother play the N64 versions of OoT and MM, and I always found MM to be the more engaging one. It's darker and moodier, which gives it so much more personality. The villain is kooky and wicked, making him more memorable than regular Ganon/Ganondorf. The masks give you more ways to control Link and more abilities to hone. And do I need to mention the elephant in the moon--I mean, room? A creative apocalypse is only days away, and everyone in the lively Clock Town hub is dealing with it one way or another. Some people stand their ground, denying that such a fate can occur. Others evacuate but shake with sorrow knowing that it won't save them. My favorite is Cremia and Romani's reactions, as Cremia intends to get her little sister drunk in the final night to save her the anguish. It's heavy stuff, and that's what makes it a true anomaly in the Zelda series.

I'm of two minds about the time travel gimmick. I love the theme of impermanence--no matter how hard you try to save everyone, you will inevitably undo it by returning to the Dawn of the First Day. That monkey is still being tortured, Romani will still get lobotomized by Flatwoods Monsters, the Gorons will freeze to death, and Sakon the thief will continue ruining residents' lives. It's bitter, but that makes it potent. Problem is, a number of objectives can only be accomplished if you've done X previously, which leads to repeated events. I beat Goht about four times to summon spring in Snowhead, since some of those events are time-consuming and I couldn't do everything in the time allotted. I looked through the telescope to get the Moon's Tear at least six times for different reasons, which got a bit tedious. This applied to several side quests, too. I like that characters in Clock Town operate on a set schedule each day, but this doesn't really apply to people outside the town and Romani Ranch. Bummer.

It really stinks that dungeons are time-sensitive, as each one contains 15 fairies to recover--everything obtained in dungeons is lost when resetting time, creating real pressure to get it all done by any means necessary (Googling the stragglers). I had to warp out of the Twinmold boss fight to avoid running out of time, making me seriously concerned I'd have to replay the entire dungeon to get back there. Fortunately, the 3DS version lets you save more often than the N64 one, and I was given the chance to warp right to the boss since I'd unlocked the door.

My last thoughts are the controversial remake changes. The Zora swimming is bad. A few bosses felt gimped, namely Odolwa. Speed-skipping across Deku lily pads was arbitrarily removed. But there are good changes, too. I can save far more often. I can learn about side quests from the Bomber kids rather than looking them all up. The hud is less classic but far more readable. The graphics are obviously better, and 3D is a nice touch. The C-Stick on the New 3DS makes camera control far nicer. And having all the Ocarina songs written down is a lifesaver. So some bad changes, some good.

This is a memorable, twisted quest that I quite liked. Definitely one of the best Zeldas I played this year, even if it was a little long by the end. Give this game a try if it sounds like your thing!

I'm getting into Zelda this year with a new game each month! Watch my progress!
January: A Link to the Past Super Nintendo
February: The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Entertainment System and many playthroughs of The Adventure of Link Nintendo Entertainment System Gold Star
March: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS
April: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS Silver Star , Link's Crossbow Training
May: Majora's Mask 3D Nintendo 3DS Bronze Star
June: ?
Kommie
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27-May(#293)
PlayStation 5 Bugsnax 10/10
benstylus
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28-May(#294)
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3

A Treasure-developed arena brawler with lots of fun characters and surprises.

Although the game is technically over ten stages long, so a single clear should count, after I beat it the first time I unlocked Ultra Johnny (a bootleg Ultraman knockoff) so I had to do it again.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mG42BQFdpGspjZah9

Good fun, and worth every penny of the 600 yen or whatever I paid for the PSN download.


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
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28



SupremeSarna
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28-May(#295)
I beat Super Smash Bros. Melee Nintendo GameCube .
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Cleared Adventure mode with Roy and Link. I forgot how good that mode was, and I think this was my first time fighting Giga Bowser at the end.
PizzaTheHutt
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28-May(#296)
Game #24 is Little Nightmares II on PlayStation 4

benstylus
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28-May(#297)
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3

https://photos.app.goo.gl/3qXTKMxKEKzbuf499

It's Breakout/Arkanoid with a physics engine. Could have used more variety, but not terrible in short bursts.

I bought this maybe 10 years ago and just now finished it.


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
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28





Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 28-May(#298)
6th of May, 30th overall, 2nd Steam
Gris
Earns me the Super Mayrio platforming badge (along with Kemono Heroes)

Beat this for @Frank's GotM Club - was a nice 3+ hour experience. It's not overly challenging, but was beautiful and peaceful with some nice music, especially at the end.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
29-May(#299)
I beat Mii Force Nintendo 3DS
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Pretty good, though it can be annoying having to replay an entire stage after just a few slip-ups. Hiring tons of ships can help with that, but then you'll spend a lot of Play Coins for an unnecessarily large group that quits after you clear that single stage. It would be better if you could take your remaining cadets with you into the next stage so hiring the max number felt rewarding, not wasteful. Music's good, characterization is fun, and it continues Good-Feel's tradition of making jewels collectibles. Better than Battleground Z and maybe Find Mii, not as good as Monster Manor and Find Mii II.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 29-May(#300)
Completed Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare PlayStation 3

Earned Raccoon City badge (Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Tormented Souls)

I know Undead Nightmare is technically DLC, but it is released as a standalone disc/game and does not require you to own the original to play.

Also completed Red Dead Redemption PlayStation 3

My PS3 controller has developed some pretty severe drift in both sticks. Most games it seems minimal, but in Red Dead it felt 100 times worse. So that made things a little frustrating at times, especially in dead eye trying to highlight the enemies I want and the areas I want. It also made all horses feel like the regular undead horse which just darts off in random directions. Cleaning the controller would give me maybe 30 minutes before it appeared again. Its a shame since the controller is in excellent shape and hold a good charge.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
30-May(#301)
Just finished Hades on the PS5. That's game #8 for me. I beat it twice, but I'm actually not sure this one really counts since I didn't see the credits. Apparently you need to beat the game 10 times to get the true ending and watch the credits roll. That's a hard pass for me. Cool game, though!

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 30-May(#302)
I had over 100 completed runs by the time I platinumed Hades :). They go quickly once you get used to it and get more upgrades. All the best content comes later.

Heavyd814life wrote:
> Just finished Hades on the PS5. That's game #8 for me. I beat it twice, but I'm actually
> not sure this one really counts since I didn't see the credits. Apparently you need
> to beat the game 10 times to get the true ending and watch the credits roll. That's
> a hard pass for me. Cool game, though!
>
>
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
30-May(#303)
I beat Mario Picross 2 Nintendo 3DS , originally GB.
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I'm salty. I've played this on every break at work since February and now that I'm at the end, one puzzle will not unlock. It's not needed to beat the game, thank goodness, but that's obnoxious. I think the game penalizes you for quitting a puzzle and returning to it later, but I can't read Japanese, so I didn't know that. To unlock the puzzle, I'd have to replay the entire game, all 200+ puzzles. No thanks.

That aside, game's good. It has some odd puzzles you could only put in a Japanese game, like two Playboy bunnies and a spa where someone appears to be pantsless. Can't see those flying over here.

@Slickriven I've earned the Egg badge (PRI PRI PRIMITIVE PRINCESS!, Mario Picross 2).
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
30-May(#304)
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