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Topic   Can you beat a game for all of your systems in 2021?

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Total Games Beaten: 1334
Top Users
1. SupremeSarna: 142
2. ErickRPG: 119
3. Slickriven: 106
4. TalonJedi87: 88
5. Bleed_DukeBlue: 77
6. Renaissance2K: 67
7. legendrko25: 67
8. BloodPuppetX: 63
9. Dasgessabel: 60
10. EB: 59

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Total Systems Covered: 311/516(60%)
Top Users
1. Renaissance2K: 33
2. Slickriven: 24
3. Bleed_DukeBlue: 21
4. SupremeSarna: 19
5. sharif: 18
6. Antipop: 16
7. DragonmasterDX: 15
8. Lunar: 13
9. Frank: 11
10. Archer, Gypsy: 10
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Total Badges Earned: 190
Top Users
1. Slickriven: 21
2. SupremeSarna: 20
3. Bleed_DukeBlue: 18
4. Archer: 14
5. Kommie: 11
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Monthly Totals

January image

1. Bleed_DukeBlue: 18
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2. TalonJedi87: 17
3. jdwooley14: 16
4. Archer: 14
5. Kommie: 11
- ErickRPG: 11
7. Gypsy: 9
- Slickriven: 9
- SupremeSarna: 9
10. BloodPuppetX: 8
11. Frank: 7
12. Best1989: 6
- Dasgessabel: 6
- DragonmasterDX: 6
- Lunar: 6
16. Gamerslyf: 5
17. EB: 4
- Renaissance2K: 4
19. Antipop: 3
- Cevil: 3
- d3vanj: 3
- nonamesleft: 3
23. DarkFact: 2
- Scott: 2
25. tonymack21: 1
- sharif: 1
27. 4 members: 0


Total: 184

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February image

1. sharif: 30
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2. Gamerslyf: 11
3. BloodPuppetX: 10
4. TalonJedi87: 9
5. BleedDukeBlue: 8
- EB: 8
7. Slickriven: 7
8. Archer: 6
9. Cevil: 5
- Dasgessabel: 5
- Frank: 5
- legendrko25: 5
13. Best1989: 4
- DarkFact: 4
- ErickRPG: 4
- Gypsy: 4
- Kommie: 4
- Lunar: 4
19. Antipop: 3
20. jdwooley14: 2
- Razeak: 2
- Renaissance2K: 2
- SupremeSarna: 2
24. d3janj: 1
- JD: 1
- Scott: 1
- tonymack21: 1
28. 3 members: 0


Total: 148

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March image

1. Dasgessabel: 16
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2. SupremeSarna: 12
3. ErickRPG: 11
- Slickriven: 11
5. Bleed_DukeBlue: 10
- Renaissance2K: 10
7. Archer: 7
8. Kommie: 6
- TalonJedi87: 6
10. Cevil: 5
- EB: 5
12. Best1989: 4
- Gypsy: 4
- Scott: 4
15. Antipop: 3
- DragonmasterDX: 3
- JD: 3
- legendrko25: 3
19. Gamerslyf: 2
- jdwooley14: 2
- Lunar: 2
22. BloodPuppetX: 1
- Frank: 1
- Razeak: 1
- sharif: 1
- tonymack21: 1
27. 4 members: 0


Total: 134

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April image

1. SupremeSarna: 33
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2. ErickRPG: 19
3. Dasgessabel: 13
4. EB: 12
5. Slickriven: 11
- TalonJedi87: 11
7. BloodPuppetX: 10
8. Antipop: 8
- legendkro25: 8
10. Archer: 7
- Kommie: 7
- Renaissance2K: 7
13. Lunar: 6
14. Cevil: 5
15. Bleed_DukeBlue: 4
- Frank: 4
17. sharif: 3
18. Best1989: 2
- DarkFact: 2
- Gypsy: 2
- RobotVM: 2
22. d3janj: 1
- jdwooley14: 1
- Razeak: 1
- Scott: 1
26. 5 members: 0


Total: 180

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May image

1. ErickRPG: 24
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2. Slickriven: 14
3. Bleed_DukeBlue: 11
4. BloodPuppetX: 9
- SupremeSarna: 9
6. EB: 7
- Gypsy: 7
- TalonJedi87: 7
9. Dasgessabel: 6
- Reniassiance2K: 6
11. Cevil: 5
12. Best1989: 4
- DragonmasterDX: 4
14. Archer: 3
- Kommie: 3
- legendrko25: 3
- Lunar: 3
- Scott: 3
19. Antipop: 2
- d3janj: 2
- Frank: 2
- sharif: 2
23. DarkFact: 1
- nonamesleft: 1
- RobotVM: 1
- tonymack21: 1
27. 4 members: 0


Total: 140

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Juneimage

1. SupremeSarna: 14
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2. ErickRPG: 10
3. Antipop: 7
- Bleed_DukeBlue: 7
- Dasgessabel: 7
- Renaissance2K: 7
- TalonJedi87: 7
8. legendrko25: 6
- Slickriven: 6
10. Best1989: 5
11. BloodPuppetX: 4
- DragonmasterDX: 4
- Razeak: 4
14. Archer: 3
- RobotVM: 3
- sharif: 3
17. EB: 2
- Kommie: 2
19. Cevil: 1
- d3janj: 1
- DarkFact: 1
- Gypsy: 1
- jdwooley14: 1
- nonamesleft: 1
- tonymack21: 1
26. 5 members: 0


Total: 108

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July image

1. SupremeSarna: 23
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2. ErickRPG: 10
- Slickriven: 10
4. Bleed_DukeBlue: 8
5. TalonJedi87: 7
6. legendrko: 5
- Renaissance2K: 5
8. BloodPuppetX: 4
- Kommie: 4
10. Archer: 3
- Cevil: 3
- DragonmasterDX: 3
- Gypsy: 3
14. Antipop: 2
- d3janj: 2
- jdwooley14: 2
- nonamesleft: 2
- tonymack21: 2
19. Frank: 1
- Razeak: 1
- RobotVM: 1
22. 9 members: 0


Total: 101

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August image

1. ErickRPG & legendrko: 15
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3. Slickriven: 10
4. TalonJedi87: 9
5. BloodPuppetX: 6
- SupremeSarna: 6
7. Renaissance2K: 5
8. Archer: 4
- Cevil: 4
- EB: 4
- Kommie: 1
12. Bleed_DukeBlue: 3
- Scott: 3
14. Best1989: 2
- DarkFact: 2
- Gamerslyf: 2
- Razeak: 2
- tonymack21: 2
19. d3vanj: 1
- Dasgessabel: 1
- Frank: 1
- Gypsy: 1
- jdwooley14: 1
- nonamesleft: 1
- sharif: 1
26. Antipop: 0
- DragonmasterDX: 0
- JD: 0
- Lunar: 0
- RobotVM: 0


Total: 105

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September image

1. Renaissance2K & Slickriven: 11
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3. ErickRPG: 10
4. SupremeSarna: 6
- legendrko: 6
6. BloodPuppetX: 5
- EB: 5
- TalonJedi87: 5
9. Kommie: 4
10. Bleed_DukeBlue: 3
11. Archer: 2
- Cevil: 2
- d3vanj: 2
- Razeak: 2
- sharif: 2
16. Antipop: 1
- Gamerslyf: 1
- Lunar: 1
- Scott: 1
- Best1989: 1
21. DarkFact: 0
- Dasgessabel: 0
- DragonmasterDX: 0
- Frank: 0
- Gypsy: 0
- JD: 0
- jdwooley14: 0
- nonamesleft: 0
- RobotVM: 0
- tonymack21: 0


Total: 81

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October image

1. SupremeSarna: 19
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2. Slickriven: 10
3. EB: 8
- legendrko25: 8
5. ErickRPG: 5
- Renaissance2K: 5
7. sharif: 4
8. TalonJedi87: 3
- Bleed_DukeBlue: 3
- BloodPuppetX: 3
- Cevil: 3
12. DarkFact: 2
- Scott: 2
14. Archer: 1
- d3vanj: 1
- GamersLyf: 1
- Kommie: 1
- Lunar: 1
- RobotVM: 1
- Best1989: 1
21. Antipop: 0
- Dasgessabel: 0
- DragonmasterDX: 0
- Frank: 0
- Gypsy: 0
- JD: 0
- jdwooley14: 0
- nonamesleft: 0
- razeak: 0
- tonymack21: 0


Total: 82

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1. Antipop Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews - 16/21 (76%)
2. Archer GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (8 minutes ago) - 10/10 (100%)
3. Best1989 Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru - 6/11 (55%)
4. Bleed_DukeBlue GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader - 21/22 (95%)
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6. Cevil GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader - 9/10 (90%)
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Antipop globe Double Gold Star
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Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Contra
Game Boy - Noobow, Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise
Sega Genesis - Sonic 3 & Knuckles
Super Nintendo - Super Turrican, Rockman 7
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn - Nekketsu Oyako, Gale Racer, Fighters Megamix
PlayStation - Final Fantasy IX, The Adventure of Little Ralph
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 - Mischief Makers
Sega Dreamcast - Bakumatsuroman dai ni maku: Gekka no kenshi - Final Edition, Dynamite Cop!
PlayStation 2 - King of Fighters 2000
Game Boy Advance - Mighty Final Fight (via Capcom Mini Mix)
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, Dead or Alive 2 (via DoA Ultimate)
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Wario Land: Shake It!
Microsoft Xbox 360 - The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Darkstalkers Resurrection, Portal 2
Nintendo 3DS - Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Dark Souls III
Nintendo Switch - Bare Knuckle IV
Unique Systems Covered: 16/21
Total Games Beaten: 29



Archer golden globe Quintuple Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Astrologaster, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Crusader Kings 3, Endless Legend, Pillars of Eternity, Pillars of Eternity 2, Twelve Minutes
Steam - Football Manager 2021, Pinball FX3 - Theatre of Magic
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Peggle, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
PlayStation Vita - Foxyland, Super Destronaut: Land Wars
PlayStation 4 - Cyberpunk 2077, Balancelot, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, Arcania: Gothic 4, Oxenfree, The Quiet Man, F1 2020, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Outward, Dungeon of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet of Chaos, Titanfall 2, Bloodshore
Microsoft Xbox One - Dark Souls Remastered, Oxenfree, Donut Country, F1 2019, Mass Effect Andromeda
Sony PlayStation VR - Weeping Doll
Nintendo Switch - Dadish
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Tetris Effect: Connected, Dark Souls III, Dirt 5, Wreckfest, Prey, Craftopia, Phoenix Point
PlayStation 5 - Concept Destruction, Madden 21, Bugsnax, Black Clouds, Disco Elysium, Near Replicant, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Greedfall, The Forgotten City, Tales of Arise, Deathloop
Unique Systems Covered: 10/10
Total Games Beaten: 52



Best1989 globe Double Gold Star
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Super Nintendo -
PlayStation -
Bandai WonderSwan -
Game Boy Color -
Neo Geo Pocket Color - Puzzle Link
Steam -
Android - Hungry Cat Picross, Colorzzle, A Tale of Little Berry Forrest
Nintendo 3DS - Fire Emblem: Awakening
PlayStation Vita - Broken Age, Ganbare! Super Strikers, Xeno Crisis, Task Force Kampas, Root Double: Before Crime * After Days Xtend Edition, Awesome Pea, Awesome Pea 2, Fat Princess: Piece of Cake, Call of Duty Black Ops: Declassified, Luck Slinger
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Assassin's Creed Origins, Arcade Game Series: Galaga, Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug, Arcade Games Series: Pac Man, Monster Hunter World, Monster Hunter World: Iceborn, Cyberpunk 2077, Read Dead Redemption 2, Need for Speed
Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019), Him & Her, Super Bit Blaster XL, Super Smash Bros Ultimate
Unique Systems Covered: 6/11
Total Games Beaten: 29



imageBleed_DukeBlue globe Quintuple Gold Star + Double Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Crusader Kings III, Deck of Ashes, Typing of the Dead: Overkill
Nintendo Entertainment System - Mega Man 2, Mega Man 5, Tennis, Baseball
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy - Donkey Kong Land
Super Nintendo - Captain Commando
PlayStation - Warriors of Fate
Nintendo 64 - Pokémon Stadium
Sega Dreamcast - Power Stone, Power Stone 2
PlayStation 2 - Guitar Hero, MTV Celebrity Deathmatch, Guitar Hero 2, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guiar Hero: Aerosmith, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Game Boy Advance - Metroid: Zero Mission
PlayStation 3 - Guitar Hero: Van Halen, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy, Ghost Squad
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Total Carnage (coin)
image - Perfect Ironing, Project Makeover, Pirates Outlaws, Solitairica, Soda Dungeon, Soda Dungeon 2, Legendary Game of Heroes
Nintendo Wii U - Super Mario 3D World
PlayStation 4 - Battle Circuit, Knights of the Round, Armored Warriors, The King of Dragons (via Capcom Beat 'em Up Collection), Battleborn, The War of Mine: The Little Ones, MediEvil, LittleBigPlanet 3, Ultra Street Fighter IV, Bioshock Remastered, Biomutant, 1943: The Battle of Midway (Capcom Arcade)
Microsoft Xbox One - My Friend Pedro, Donut County
Sony PlayStation VR - Bonfire, Mars Odyssey, Tetris Effect, Vader Immortal
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Odyssey, Bowser's Fury (DLC), Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019), Yoshi's Crafted World, Bayonetta 2
Google Stadia - Reigns, The Garden's Between, Little Nightmares II
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Halo (Microsoft Xbox), Twelve Minutes, Boyfriend Dungeon, Back 4 Blood
PlayStation 5 - Immortals: Fenyx Rising, Outriders, Resident Evil Village, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Hades, Deathloop, Guardians of the Galaxy
Unique Systems Covered: 21/22
Total Games Beaten: 77



BloodPuppetX Quintuple Gold Star + Gold Star
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NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
Sega Genesis -
Neo Geo - Blazing Star
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
image - Beyond a Steel Sky
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - What Remains of Edith Finch, Timespinner, La-Mulana, La-Mulana 2, Thunder Cross, Giraffe and Annika, Panzer Dragoon Remake, Sinless, Super Turrican, Paper Mario: The Origami King, 1943, Progear, Giga Wing, 19XX, Carrier Air Wing (via Capcom Arcade Stadium), Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round (via Capcom Beat 'em Up Collection), Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders, Neo Cab, Astebreed, Hyper Light Drifter, Gate of Doom, Wizard Fire, Kingdom of Arcadia, Toree 3D, Savage Halloween, 1944: The Loop Master, Mega Twins, The House in Fata Morgana, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, 1941: Counter Attack, Raiden, Raiden II, Kingdoms of Amalur, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World, Little Town Hero, Astalon: Tears of the Earth, Spinx and the Cursed Mummy, Super Metroid (Super Nintendo), Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020, Poison Control, Ys IX, Cotton Reboot, Aviary Attorney, Blaster Master Zero, Great Ace Attorney, Raiden V, Torna: The Golden Country, Super Mario Kart, RealMyst, No Straight Roads, Metroid Dread, Harmony of Dissonance, Ori and the Blind Forest, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
Google Stadia - Submerged: Hidden Depths, Cthulhu Saves Christmas, King's Bounty 2
Unique Systems Covered: 5/13
Total Games Beaten: 63



Cevil globe Quadruple Gold Star
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PC / Windows -
Game Boy - Donkey Kong '94, Final Fantasy Adventure, Kirby's Dream Land 2
Game Boy Color - Pokémon Trading Card Game, Top Gear Pocket 2
PlayStation 2 - Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
Game Boy Advance - Crash Nitro Kart, Banjo Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, Gunstar Super Heroes
Nintendo DS - Advance Wars: Days of Ruin, Pokémon Diamond, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, Pokémon Black, Pokémon Soul Silver, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
PlayStation Portable - God of War: Chains of Olympus, Daxter
Android - Data Wing
Nintendo 3DS - Return to PopoloCrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D, Pokémon Y, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Heroes of Ruin
Nintendo Switch - Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Remaster, "Pokémon: Let's Go, Eevee!", The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, Indivisible, Pac Man 99, Luigi's Mansion 3, New Pokémon Snap, Magical Drop 2, Fire N' Ice (Nintendo Entertainment System), Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, Eastward, Metroid Dread, Trials of Mana, Pokemon Sword
Unique Systems Covered: 9/10
Total Games Beaten: 40



d3vanj globe Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls III, Remnant: Ashes From Ashes, Outward, Red Dead Online, The Division 2, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Dragon's Age: Origins, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Days Gone, Hitman, Mortal Shell, Wreckfest
Nintendo 64 -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/2
Total Games Beaten: 14



DarkFact globe Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Mamonoro Curse, Cyberpunk 2077, Cyber Shadow, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Kingdom Hearts 2
Nintendo Entertainment System - Astyanax, Super Mario Bros. 3, Castlevania
Sega Genesis - Altered Beast
Super Nintendo - Final Fantasy II
Sega CD - Lords of Thunder
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Sonic Advance
PlayStation 4 - Knights of the Round (coin)
Microsoft Xbox One - Mass Effect
Nintendo Switch - SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium (Neo Geo Pocket Color), Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Super Mario 3D World, Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Unique Systems Covered: 9/10
Total Games Beaten: 18



imageDasgessabel golden globe Quintuple Gold Star + Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Blair Witch, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Sega Genesis - Streets of Rage 3, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
PlayStation 2 - Hitman Blood Money, Hitman Silent Assassin, Hitman Contracts, Jak & Daxter The Precursor Legacy
Steam - It Takes Two, Little Hope
Android - Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - NBA 2K21, Cyberpunk 2077, The Medium, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Call of the Sea, Observation, Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, A Plague Tale: Innocence, Little Nightmares (+ DLC), Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Sea of Solitude, Sherlock Holmes: Devil's Daughter, The Touryst, Little Nightmares 2, The Gardens Between, Lords of the Fallen, Full Throttle Remastered, Day of the Tentacle Remastered, What Remains of Edith Finch, Super Lucky's Tale, Life is Strange, Tell Me Why, Resident Evil 3 (2020), Life is Strange: Before The Storm, Batman: The Telltale Series, Batman: Enemy Within, Beast Quest, Resident Evil 2 (2019), Samurai Jack: Battle Through Time, The Little Acre, The Last Campfire, Twin Mirror, MechaNika/Agatha Knife, Rain on Your Parade, Zombie Army 4, Flipping Death, Little Misfortune, Mortal Kombat 11/Aftermath DLC, Destroy All Humans, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3 (via Legendary Edition), Warhammer Inquisitor - Martyr/Prophecy, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, The Forgotten City
PlayStation 5 - Resident Evil Village, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, House of Ashes
Unique Systems Covered: 7/7
Total Games Beaten: 60



DragonmasterDX Double Gold Star
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PC / Windows -
Famicom -
Famicom Disk System - ゴルフJAPANコース, オリジナルゴルフコース入りゴールデンディスクカード
Nintendo Entertainment System - Kirby's Adventure
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy - Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
Super Nintendo - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Kart
Sega CD -
Virtual Boy - Mario Tennis
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - Link: The Faces of Evil
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color - Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Nintendo 64 - Gex 2: Enter the Gecko, Mario Kart 64
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Nuon -
image - Pokémon Mini Pinball
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS - Dr. Mario Express
PlayStation Portable - Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Plants vs. Zombies
Nintendo 3DS - New Super Mario Bros. 2, My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U - Mario Kart 8
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Mask
PlayStation 5 - Bugsnax
Unique Systems Covered: 15/33
Total Games Beaten: 20



EB globe Quintuple Gold Star
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PC / Windows - Puzzle Agent, Gunpoint, Backbone, Twelve Minutes, Pony Island, The Fall
Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
image - Leo's Fortune, Device 6, Duet, Assemble with Care, What the Golf, Empty, Kitty Letter, Lifeline, The Room: Old Sins
Android - Metroid Zero Mission (Game Boy Advance)
Nintendo Wii U -
Microsoft Xbox One - Resident Evil 3 (2020), Portal, Superhot, Titanfall 2, Portal 2, Batman: Arkham City
Nintendo Switch - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019), BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL!, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Subsurface Circular, Celeste, Kamiko, A Case of Distrust
Oculus Rift - Pistol Whip 2089, Red Matter, Pistol Whip: Smoke and Thunder, I Expect You to Die 2, Arizona Sunshine, Vader Immortal: Episode 3
Google Stadia - Superhot
PlayStation 5 - Celeste, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Sayonara Wild Hearts, DOOM Eternal, Donut County, Minit, Control, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil Village, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Operation: Tango, Tetris Effect, The Pedestrian, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Deathloop, It Takes Two, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Ghostrunner, Inside, Steamworld Dig 2, Resident Evil 7, A Way Out
Unique Systems Covered: 9/10
Total Games Beaten: 59



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PC / Windows - Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Die, Leisure Suit Larry 1: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition, Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places), King's Quest: Quest for the Crown, King's Quest I VGA, King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne, King's Quest II: Romancing the Stones, King's Quest III, King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human Redux, Space Quest, Conquest of Camelot, Space Quest II, Myst Masterpiece Edition, Police Quest, Police Quest VGA, Police Quest II, Flight of the Amazon Queen, 7th Guest
Sega Genesis- Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Shadow Dancer, Monster World IV
Sega CD -
PlayStation -
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PlayStation 2 -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Peggle
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Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 4 - Final Fantasy VII Remake, Secret of Mana (2017), Ratchet & Clank (2016), Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Microsoft Xbox One - Wreckfest, MX vs. ATV All Out, Resident Evil 2 (2019), Kingdom Hearts III, Battlefield 1
Nintendo Switch - Paper Mario: The Origami King, Bravely Default II, Persona 5 Strikers, Super Mario 3D World, Mega Man 11, Panzer Dragoon Remake, Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD, Yx IX: Monstrum Nox, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Myst Masterpiece Edition, Warioware: Get it together, No More Heroes III
PlayStation 5 - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Unique Systems Covered: 8/16
Total Games Beaten: 119



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PC / Windows - A Hat in Time, Paratropic
Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Pac Man (Namco), Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr.
Sega Master System -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis -
Neo Geo -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Metroid: Zero Mission
Nintendo GameCube -
Steam - Bioshock Remastered
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
Android -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy, Ghost Squad
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS - Super Mario 3D Land
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U - Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8
Sony PlayStation VR -
Nintendo Switch - Tetris 99, Bowser's Fury (DLC)
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - What Remains of Edith Finch, The Touryst, Moving Out, Donut County, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition
PlayStation 5 - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Unique Systems Covered: 11/31
Total Games Beaten: 21



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PC / Windows - Shuyan Saga, MacBat 64, Limbo, Inside, ABZU, Saints Row: Gat out of Hell, SUPERHOT, Grimm's Hollow, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Vanguard Princess, Helltaker, Spirits of Xanadu, Doki-Doki Literature Club, Press X Not to Die, Arlo the Rabbit
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo -
PlayStation - Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000
Game Boy Color - Pokémon Gold
Nintendo 64 -
PlayStation 2 - NASCAR: Chase for the Cup 2005
Steam - The Witcher, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
PlayStation 3 - The Witcher 3
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Unique Systems Covered: 7/17
Total Games Beaten: 22



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PC / Windows - Dream Pinball 3D
Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros
NEC PC Engine - Ranma 1/2 - Datou, Gansou Musabetsu Kakutou-ryuu
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo - F-Zero
Game Boy -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn - Dragon Force
PlayStation - Star Ocean: The Second Story, Detana!! TwinBee, TwinBee Yahho!, Puzzle Bobble 4, Tetris with Card Captor Sakura Eternal Heart, Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle-Dama, TwinBee Taisen Puzzle-Dama, Brave Fencer Mushashi, Brigandine
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - F355 Challenge, Guilty Gear X, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Sega Rally 2, Dead or Alive 2, Psychic Force 2012, Puyo Puyo~n, Moero! Justice Gakuen, Twinkle Star Sprites, Giga Wing 2, Star Gladiator 2: Nightmare of Bilstein, J. League Spectacle Soccer, Triggerheart Exelica
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II
Nintendo Wii - Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs, Pandora's Tower, Doctor Fizzwizzle's Animal Rescue
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - God of War (2018), Bloodborne
Unique Systems Covered: 10/25
Total Games Beaten: 33



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PlayStation 2 -
Nintendo GameCube - Homeland, Phantasy Star Online Episode 1 & 2, Mario Party 6
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PlayStation 4 -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/4
Total Games Beaten: 4



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PC / Windows - Vaguard Princess, Helltakers, Fallout: New Vegas, Pokémon Outlaw, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Pokémon Platinum, Pokémon X, Katawa Shoujo
PlayStation 2 - Front Mission 4
Game Boy Advance - Pokémon FireRed
Nintendo DS - Pokémon HeartGold, Pokémon White 2
Android - Pokémon Rocket Red, Deadeus, Pokémon Puzzle Challenge, Pokémon Cawps, Pokémon Fuligin, Pokémon Yellow
Nintendo 3DS - Pokémon Crystal, Pokémon Ultra Sun
PlayStation Vita -
PlayStation 4 - Resident Evil 5
Nintendo Switch - Alteria Ryza, Pokémon Shield, Nexomon Extinction, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique Systems Covered: 8/9
Total Games Beaten: 25



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PC / Windows - Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Far Cry 3, The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero, The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Azure
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation Portable - Metal Slug X
Steam - Mother Russia Bleeds, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, "I Love You, Colonel Sanders," Soma, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the Third
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita - Hatoful Boyfriend, Metroid: Zero Mission (Game Boy Advance)
PlayStation 4 - The Quiet Man, Little Nightmares, Shadow of Colossus, Bioshock, Orc Slayer, Metal Wolf Chaos XD, Resogun, Little Nightmares 2, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 3, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, Titanfall 2, The Mummy Demastered, Risky's Revenge Directors Cut, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Microsoft Xbox One - Cyberpunk 2077, What Remains of Edith Finch, Donut County, Cyber Shadow, Streets of Rage 4, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Nintendo Switch - Cuphead, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Enter the Gungeon, Paper Mario: The Origami King
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom, Bugsnax, Demon's Souls, Returnal, Greedfall, Outriders, Sackboy, Mortal Shell, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Far Cry 6, F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch, Little Nightmares 2
Unique Systems Covered: 8/11
Total Games Beaten: 49



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PlayStation 2 - Soul Calibur II, Crash Bandicoot Warped (PlayStation), Guitar Hero 2, The Sims, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4, TNA Impact, Dead Rising 4, Who Wants to be a Millionare, Star Wars Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith, Tony Hawk's Underground
Nintendo GameCube - Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Kart Double Dash!!, WWE Day of Reckoning
Nintendo Wii - Mario Kart Wii, Kirby's Return to Dreamland
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dead Rising, Viva Pińata, Toy Story 3, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Dead Rising 2, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Empire of Sin, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Skate 3, Call of Duty: World at War, Saints Row 2, Fallout 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Microsoft Xbox), Psychonauts (Microsoft Xbox), Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty 2, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Banjo Kazooie, Peggle, Halo 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Fallout: New Vegas, Soul Calibur, Grand Theft Auto 4, Gears of War 2, Banjo Tooie, Dead Rising 2 Case Zero, Saints Row-Gat Outta Hell, Lego Batman 2 DC Super Heroes
Microsoft Xbox One - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, Monopoly Plus, Grant Theft Auto V, Pac Man, Outriders, Injustice 2, Madden NFL 19, Far Cry 3, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Dead Rising 3, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, WWE 2K16, Twelve Minutes, Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Ryse: Son of Rome, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, Mortal Kombat X, Back 4 Blood, Dead or Alive 3 (Microsoft Xbox), Disneyland Adventures
Unique Systems Covered: 5/5
Total Games Beaten: 67



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PC / Windows - Final Fight (via Capcom Beat 'em Up Collection), Nitroplus Blasterz
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Rockin' Kats
Sega Master System -
NEC PC Engine -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis - Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
Game Gear -
Neo Geo - Burning Fight, Aero Fighters II
Super Nintendo - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn - Marvel Super Heroes
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
Sega Dreamcast - Power Stone
PlayStation 2 - Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore, Battle Shark (via Taito Legends), Ibara
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Godzilla: Save the Earth, Dead or Alive Ultimate
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 - Blade Arcus from Shining EX
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Akai Katana, Dead or Alive 4, Deathsmiles, Muchi Muchi Pork
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Nitro+ Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, Persona 5 Royal
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PlayStation 5 -
Unique Systems Covered: 13/33
Total Games Beaten: 23



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Game Boy - Kirby's Dream Land
Game Boy Advance - Metroid Zero Mission
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS - Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
Android - Dadish, Boo!, Tricky Castle
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Switch - Dragon Quest Builders 2, Cuphead
Unique Systems Covered: 5/7
Total Games Beaten: 8



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PC / Windows - World War Z, Minecraft Dungeons, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Resident Evil 3
Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System - The Guardian Legend, Mickey's Safari in Letterland
Sega Master System -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo - Legend of the Mystical Ninja
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
Nintendo 64 -
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Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Castlevania: Rebirth, Contra Rebirth
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dead Space
PlayStation Vita - Resistance: Burning Skies
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Terminator: Resistance
Microsoft Xbox One - Ancient Gods 1 and II DLC (DOOM Eternal), Bioshock 2 Remastered, Operation C (via Contra Collection)
Sony PlayStation VR -
Nintendo Switch -
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 9/32
Total Games Beaten: 16



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PC / Windows - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Nekketsu Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Club (via Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle)
NEC PC Engine - Strider Hiryű
Sega Genesis - Strider
Game Boy -
Game Gear - Sonic the Hedgehog
Neo Geo - Metal Slug X, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos, Magician Lord, Blazing Star
Neo Geo NEC CD-ROM 2 - The King of Fighters '94
Super Nintendo - Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Super Mario Kart
3DO - Night Trap
Atari Jaguar -
Sega 32X - Mortal Kombat II
Sega Saturn - Virtua Cop, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3
Virtual Boy - Vertical Force
PlayStation - MediEvil, Lunar: Silver Story Complete, Darkstalkers 3, Silent Hill
Nintendo 64 - Yoshi's Story
Sega Dreamcast - The House of the Dead 2, Mortal Kombat Gold
PlayStation 2 - Final Fantasy XII, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's
Game Boy Advance - Shantae(Game Boy Color), Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color), Metroid: Zero Mission, Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X
Nintendo DSi - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Modern Hits, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Decades, Guitar Hero: On Tour
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
Android - World of Goo
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy, Ghost Squad
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
PlayStation Vita - LittleBigPlanet PSVita
Nintendo Wii U - Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Sony PlayStation VR - Tetris Effect
Nintendo Switch - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Google Stadia - Panzer Dragoon: Remake
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Bioshock Remastered, Guitar Hero: Live (Xbox1)
PlayStation 5 - Sackboy: A Big Adventure, LittleBigPlanet 3, Until Dawn
coin - Jackal, Strider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Splatterhouse
miscellaneous - Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System), Metroid (Famicom Disk System)
Unique Systems Covered: 33/36
Total Games Beaten: 67



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PC / Windows - Control
Nintendo Switch - Oxenfree, Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Metal Slug, Metroid Dread
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
PlayStation 5 - Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Unique Systems Covered: 4/4
Total Games Beaten: 8



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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
PlayStation -
Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64
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Game Boy Color -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, Pokémon Diamond
PlayStation Portable -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Halo 3: ODST
Nintendo 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Metroid: Samus Returns, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
Nintendo Wii U - Star Fox Zero
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Bowser's Fury (DLC), Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Axiom Verge, The Messenger, Super Mario 3D World, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Unique Systems Covered: 8/20
Total Games Beaten: 17



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PC / Windows - VA-11 HALL-A, What Remains of Edith Finch, Goosebumps: Escape From Horrorland
Atari 2600 -
Intellivision -
Commodore 64 -
MSX -
Famicom -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Barbie, Battle Chess, The Chessmaster, Die Hard, Donkey Kong, Home Alone, North & South, Paperboy, Pirates!, Spot: The Video Game
Sega Master System -
NEC PC Engine -
Game Boy - Barbie Fashion Pack Games, Barbie Game Girl, Dragon's Lair: The Legend, The Pagemaster
Sega Genesis - Barney's Hide & Seek, The Lion King
Atari Lynx -
Game Gear - Ax Battler: A Legend of Golden Axe, Coca-Cola Kid, Royal Stone
Super Nintendo - Barbie Super Model
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - Thunder in Paradise
Sega CD - Wirehead, Time Gal
3DO - The Daedalus Encounter
Sega Saturn -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color - Bing Yuan Li Xian Ji II, Barbie Ocean Discovery
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - Cool Cool Toon
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Barbie Horse Adventures: Blue Ribbon Race, Secret Agent Barbie: Royal Jewels Mission
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
PlayStation 3 - Alice: Madness Returns
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Steam - Before I Forget, A Summer's End: Hong Kong 1986, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, Life Is Strange: True Colors, Growing Up
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Sayonara Wild Hearts
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Death Squared, BOXBOY! + BOYGIRL!, Snipperclips, Jenny LeClue - Detectivu, Neo Cab, The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince, If Found..., Road 96, Last Stop
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PlayStation 5 - It Takes Two
Unique Systems Covered: 18/41
Total Games Beaten: 49



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PC / Windows - Cyber Shadow, Before I Forget, Horizon Chase Turbo, Twelve Minutes, Splatterhouse (NEC TurboGrafx-16) , Touhou Luna Nights
Commodore 64 -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Astyanax, Star Wars, Donkey Kong Jr., Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers, Ivan Ironman Stewart's Super Off Road, Pinball, Tetris, Batman: The Video Game
Sega Genesis - Arrow Flash, Outrun, Strider, Streets of Rage
Game Boy - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge, Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge
Neo Geo - Metal Slug, Metal Slug X, Metal Slug 3, Nightmare in the Dark
Game Gear - Batman Returns, Panzer Dragoon Mini, Wizard Pinball
Super Nintendo - Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Final Fight, Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Kart, Road Riot 4WD, Mega Man X
Sega Saturn - Bug!, Batsugun, Vampire Savior
PlayStation - MediEvil, Strider, Darkstalkers 3
Nintendo 64 - DOOM 64, Yoshi's Story
Sega Dreamcast - 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker
image - Boogie Wings, Nastar Warrior, The Ninja Kids, Tetris Plus
PlayStation 2 - Time Crisis 2, Time Crisis 3, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone, Soul Calibur 2
Game Boy Advance - Van Helsing, The Barbie Diaries: High School Mystery, Metroid: Zero Mission, Strawberry Shortcake: Summertime Adventure, Silent Scope, Mario Kart Super Circuit
Nintendo GameCube - Wario World
Microsoft Xbox - Black, Red Faction II
Steam - Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, The Bridge, Titan Souls, Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope, Helltaker, If On A Winter's Night - Four Travelers
Android - Progressbar95, Paint the Cube, Dadish, Tangle Master 3D, Nonogram Color, Tricky Castle, Colorzzle, Math Riddles
PlayStation 3 - Little Big Planet 2: Special Edition, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy, Ghost Squad
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dead Space Ignition
Microsoft Xbox One - New Super Lucky's Tale, Donut County, Morkredd, Call of the Sea, Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain (DLC), Rain on Your Parade, Katana Zero, Soul Calibur 6, Killer Instinct, Mark of the Ninja: Remastered, Forza Horizon 3, Mighty Goose
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Detroit: Become Human, Horizon Zero Dawn
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Tetris Effect, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Omno, Raji, Hotshots Racing, Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions (DLC), Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island (DLC), Flynn: Son of Crimson, Myst, Superliminal, Ori and the Blind Forrest
Google Stadia -
Unique Systems Covered: 24/26
Total Games Beaten: 106



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PC / Windows - Crystalien Conflict: Hive Edition
Game & Watch - Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros., Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Sega Genesis - Castlevania: Bloodlines
Game Gear - Virtua Fighter Animation, Fantasy Zone Gear, Aladdin, Dynamite Headdy
Super Nintendo - Joe & Mac, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Shaq Fu, Donkey Kong Country. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Kirby's Super Star Stacker, Toy Story, DKC3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Virtual Boy - T&E Virtual Golf, Vertical Force, Galactic Pinball, Teleroboxer, Jack Bros., Virtual Boy Wario Land
PlayStation - Mega Man 8
Nintendo 64 - Banjo Tooie, Star Fox 64, Kirby 64: the Crystal Shards, Pokémon Snap, Paper Mario
PlayStation 2 - Sonic Chaos, Sonic Labyrinth (Game Gear via Sonic Mega Collection +)
Game Boy Advance - Pokémon Pinball (Game Boy Color), Donkey Kong Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Block Ball, Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (Game Boy Color), Wario Land 3 (Game Boy Color), Kirby's Pinball Land (Game Boy), Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land 2 (Game Boy), Wario Land II (Game Boy Color), Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country (Game Boy Color), Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (Game Boy Color), Donkey Kong Land 2 (Game Boy), Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!, Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge, Tetris (Game Boy), Super Mario Advance
Nintendo GameCube - Star Fox: Assault, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Nintendo DS - Drawn to Life, Kirby Squeak Squad, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, New Super Mario Bros., Super Scribblenauts, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Nintendo Wii - Pandora's Tower, Rodea the Sky Soldier, Bonanza Brothers, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Fantasy Zone, Super Fantasy Zone (Mega Drive (Japan)), Doc Louis's PUNCH-OUT!!, Ristar (Sega Genesis), Link's Crossbow Training, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Super Nintendo), Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels, Golden Axe, LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Super Star Wars (Super Nintendo), Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Master System), Wario World (Nintendo GameCube), Resident Evil 4, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64), Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Microsoft Xbox 360 - LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
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Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - 3D Fantasy Zone: Opa-Opa Bros., Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash, Star Fox 64 3D, 3D Fantasy Zone II W, Find Mii, Monster Manor, 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure, Mega Man V (Game Boy), Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Mega Man III (Game Boy), Mega Man IV (Game Boy), Mega Man II (Game Boy), Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge (Game Boy), Trip World (Game Boy), Devil World (Famicom), 6x1≠UNLIMITED?, Picross e9, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Balloon Fight GB (Game Boy Color), Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (Game Boy)
Nintendo Wii U - New Super Luigi U, Earthbound (Super Nintendo), New Super Mario Bros. U
PlayStation 4 - Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Knight
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros. 35, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy), Castlevania: The Adventure (Game Boy), Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania: Simon's Quest (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super Castlevania IV (Super Nintendo), Pac Man 99, Cuphead, Donkey Kong (Nintendo Entertainment System), New Pokémon Snap, Super Metroid (Super Nintendo), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (Super Nintendo), Gun-Dec (Famicom) Super Mario Bros. (Super Nintendo via SMB All-Stars), 1943: The Battle of Midway (coin), Tuff E Nuff (Super Nintendo), Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Super Nintendo), Kirby Super Star (Super Nintendo), Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle's Donkey Kong Adventure (DLC), PICROSS S (Sega Genesis & Sega Master System), Metroid Dread, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Castlevania Bloodlines (*gen*)
Unique Systems Covered: 19/19
Total Games Beaten: 142



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PC / Windows -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble, The Wonderful 101 Remastered, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Ghosts N' Goblins Resurrection, Hades, Huntdown, The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters, New Pokémon Snap, Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker, Mario Golf: Super Rush, Alwa's Awakening, Creaks, Kaze and the Wild Masks, No More Heroes, No More Heroes II: Desperate Struggle, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Warioware Get It Together, Bloodrayne Betrayal Fresh Bites, Pumpkin Jack, Alwa's Legacy
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Sea of Solitude, Battletoads, Carrion, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Call of the Sea, Observation, Super Hot Mind Control Delete, Ghostrunner, Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, XIII, Cyber Shadow, Man of Medan, Streets of Rage 4, The Medium, Eastshade, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Warhammer: Vermintide II, Mafia II: Definitive Edition, Alice: Madness Returns, Dirt 5, Children of Morta, It Takes Two, Narita Boy, Little Nightmares, Genesis Noir, Outriders, Desperados III, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil Village, Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3 (via Legendary Edition), Biomutant, Omno, Raji: An Ancient Epic, The Ascent, Twelve Minutes, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Myst, Psychonauts 2, Sonic Colors Ultimate, Little Nightmares II, Halo Reach (via MCC), Diablo II Resurrected, Halo (via MCC), Halo 2 (via MCC), Halo 3 (via MCC), Halo 3 ODST (via MCC)
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom, The Pathless, Sackboy, Mortal Kombat 11, Oddworld Soulstorm, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, Spider-Man Miles Morales, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, Disco Elysium - The Final Cut, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2, Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge (via Ninja Gaiden Remastered Trilogy), Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Demon's Souls, Nier Replicant, Persona 5 Strikers
Unique Systems Covered: 4/7
Total Games Beaten: 88



tonymack21 Silver Star
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PC / Windows - City of Broken Dreams - Book One, Dark Deity, Twelve Minutes
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo - Tuff E Nuff
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita - Persona 5: Dancing in the Starlight
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Persona 5 Royal
Microsoft Xbox One - Cyberpunk 2077
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Yakuza 7
Unique Systems Covered: 7/24
Total Games Beaten: 9



freebie ICONS & BADGES freebie


--NOTE-- trimmed some below to save on space, since OP only supports 64k characters.

Key

globe- 50% of systems covered, golden globe- 100% of systems covered, ghost- 0 games beaten, Silver Star- 5 games beaten, Gold Star- 10 games beaten (additional gold stars for every ten), bacon|donut - Indicates 100 games beaten, Birthday Cake- top user in systems completed, coin- top user in games beaten, pink circle- badge leader, mushroom- leader in games beaten in any given month

The following vidyagamer icons are earned when you complete at least two games in each category



Girly: beat a game that is predominantly targeted towards a feminine audience #metoo
Mega Manly: beat a game in the Mega Man universe
JRPG: beat a JRPG
Hyrulian Hero: beat a Zelda game
Raccoon City: beat a survival horror game
2nd Amendment: beat an FPS
Race Drivin': beat a racing game
"Destroy the Core!": beat a SHMUP
Super Sonic: beat a game in the Sonic universe
Super Mayrio: beat a game in the Mario universe
Dankey Kang: beat a game that features a member of the Donkey Kong clan as a main character
Hoppin' & Boppin': beat a side scrolling, 2D platformer (non-Metroidvania)
Pile Drivin': beat a belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em up
Street Fightin': beat a 1-on-1 fighter
Bomber Manly: beat a game in the Bomberman franchise
egg: beat a puzzler
Pocket Monster: beat a game in the Pokémon franchise
Billy Mitchell: beat a retro arcade/pinball game
Bear & Bird: beat a 3D platformer and/or collect-a-thon
Sigh "Metroidvania": beat an open ended 2D platformer that plays similarly to games from the Metroid franchise and/or post-SotN Castlevanias
"Heavy Machine Gun!": beat a non-FPS where runnin' and gunnin' in the primary gameplay mechanic
You're Winner: beat a game with a <40 on Metacritic and/or a crapty game
Ninja Gayden: beat a 3D hack-and-slash
Vault Boy: beat an open world game and/or a Western RPG
Sasori Vader: beat a game in the Star Wars universe
Guybrush Threepwood: beat a point and click game, text adventure, or walking simulator
Quest for Peace: beat a game that predominately features superheroes
Bo Knows: beat a sports game
Brotherhood of Nod: beat an RTS
Shining Ogre Fire Tactics: beat a strategy/tactical RPG
BFFL: beat a game that is primarily cooperative, be it online or couch
Grown-Ass Man: beat a challenging game




Kommie
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago) Secret Santa
31-Oct(#2)
H'yuck
SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
31-Oct(#3)
I have the ability to beat one more game before October's over, but I told Slickriven I was done for the month. I'd also like to have some games to boost my chances toward the November monthly badge, but this is really tempting. What should I do?
SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
* 31-Oct(#4)
@Slickriven I lied, I was able to finish one last game before November's official genesis here in Eastern Standard Time. I beat one of my favorite games of all time, Kirby's Return to Dream Land Nintendo Wii , in honor of its ten-year anniversary. I haven't played it in a few years, and I wasn't sure if it would still hold up as well as I remembered. Rest assured, it's still got the great gameplay, fun characters, entertaining plot, and gentle but nonetheless present difficulty curve. I got a platinum medal on all the Challenge Stages this time, which is new for me. Music's excellent, art style's pleasant, Super Abilities are destructive fun, dimensional rifts are appropriately challenging, sub-games are a nice time killer... you can't go wrong with this game. It's still on my top ten list, though its placement is still TBD.

It's a brilliant place to start if you're looking to get into the series, as it's original enough to stand on its own but has enough subtle references that you'll start to notice them with more Kirby experience. And if you have played it, Kirby's Dream Collection offers a sort of canon epilogue to the story with even more Challenge Stages! Highly recommend both.

With the games I'm planning to play in November--mainly RPGs--I basically sacrificed the turkey mushroom. Pity.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 1-Nov(#5)
--- PSA ---
OP is updated and with the new October Monthly Leaderboard now filled in and all those games added, the list of badges at the bottom, right now, has lost some data. So I'm going to take a first pass as cutting down Jan through July boards, just dropping anyone who got 0 clears. That should give enough space back to complete the final spoiler section, with those badge definitions.

A 2nd pass might be needed later to do so for more months and possibly cut them to maybe just the top 10-12-15-ish. Will provide an update on if/when that happens.
EDIT - I found the issue, wasn't as low on chars as I thought, had missed a double * - that sets bold - Pop used them ALL OVER THE PLACE and b/c that mistake the spoiler box couldn't rectify and close right, I still trimmed the boards anyhow.

As for October, so far I think it's a safe bet that @SupremeSarna once again took the top spot with 19, I landed 2nd with 10, and @legendrko25 and @EB got 3rd with 8 each.
If there are updates in the coming days for Oct clears that's fine too, I know some folks post a little later, just let me know if you cleared a title in Oct vs. Nov.
We're sitting at 78 clears, only 3 down from last month, so the tail-off continues, but only just barely.

--- END PSA ---
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-Nov(#6)
Was just looking at the leaderboards, I think on my next pass, if I need to trim - which I might not need - I will trim each month to needing 3 clears in a month to be listed - that gets the top 10 every month so far, but gets top 22 in Jan and a spread of 10th - 19th all other months. But if I don't have to do that after all of the Nov updates, then I won't bother. Still need to look into what badges might go away or get tweaked for next year.

dunno001
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Nov(#7)
Kommie wrote:
> OMG spoilers @DarkFact . I wanted to play that but now it's RUINED

What, of Sora grabbing Riku's ass? There's plenty of that (and more) on the internet...
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Nov(#8)
I threatened this thread with a Virtual Boy completion, and I managed to follow through on that threat. Last night, I finished Vertical Force.


Vertical Force wasn't on my radar until somebody else in this thread posted about completing it, and it usually gets breezed over in most Virtual Boy overview videos (for reasons I now understand completely...). It has a few upgradeable weapon types that seem plucked from Gradius, friendly drones that remind me of a sentient version of the orbs you play with in R-Type, and - as mandated by international import laws regarding Virtual Boy games - two different planes of gameplay on the z-axis that you can bounce back and forth between. That's about it. If Vertical Force has a fatal flaw, it's simply that there isn't much to it.

The first few levels can be played on autopilot. Plane switching is necessary to work around static obstacles in the environment, but it doesn't really come into play as a strategic move until Stage 4 when the bullet and enemy concentration gets high enough that you need to duck out of trouble. It also proved to be essential during the final boss fight, which required quite a few retries before I finally figured out a pattern that didn't have me blowing up in the last moments of the battle. There's also a lot of potential strategy surrounding the different drones that can be picked up, but the limited in-game feedback doesn't provide any indication of this. You really have to dive into the manual to learn the subtleties of each of the pickups, which I didn't do until the game was over. Oops.

The game ends almost as swiftly as it begins. There are only five stages, and each one only lasts a few minutes, with the final stage being quite a bit shorter. I'm not clear if the game length was the result of a shortened development cycle or just because someone making decisions realized the game was too bland to extend for another hour or so. I'm certainly not in any rush to revisit it, but I am curious to know if there's something resembling a more proper ending if you play it on anything higher than Easy.

Squeezing another clear in this morning, I finished The King of Fighters '94 for the Neo Geo CD.


My first exposure to The King of Fighters franchise was on a PlayStation demo disc back in 1996. Having been completely indoctrinated to the world of Tekken and other 3D fighters, and being unaware of its Neo Geo pedigree, I had next to zero interest in diving into the series at the time. Even now, my reasoning for diving into the game are as lame as they come: I needed an authentic Neo Geo CD disc to test my new console, and The King of Fighters '94 was quite simply the least expensive one I could find. When my newly-installed Neo SD Loader started to act up, rather than waste an hour of playtime messing with the mod's tempermental SD card slot, I opted instead to visit the one working game I had on hand.

I know there's a relationship between the Fatal Fury and King of Fighters franchises, but I'm blurry on the specifics, and the Japanese cutscenes in '94 didn't do anything to clarify that. The roster contains a number of familiar faces, but most of them feel differently than when I used them to play through Fatal Fury Special two years ago. The most striking example of this was Mai, who was a vertiable sushi-machine of a fighter in my earlier playthrough but could barely get a hit in edgewise this time around. Thankfully, the default play mode for the game is Team Play, so there were two other fighters that could tag in when Mai inevitably failed to deliver the goods.

My amateur roots with fighting games allowed me to squeak through the bulk of the game with only a few troubles, but the game's final boss was controller-throwingly difficult. With special attacks that could chop off a quarter of your maximum health and combos that could clear it out completely, you spend most of the match on the defensive with limited options to safely close the distance and actually deal some damage. I lost count of the number of times I saw the "Continue?" screen, and if the clicky Neo Geo CD controller wasn't so damn precious, it probably would have met an untimely end out of frustration. It literally came down to one lucky combo in my winning match which chipped enough health off of the boss to allow me to play chicken after tagging into my final fighter, leading to a hard-earned - yet anticlimactic - victory.

My reward? Multiple screens of Japanese text. Yay.


Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Nekketsu Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Club (via Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle)
PC / Windows - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Sega Genesis - Strider
NEC PC Engine - Strider Hiryű
Neo Geo - Blazing Star, Magician Lord, Metal Slug X, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Neo Geo CD - The King of Fighters '94
Super Nintendo - Super Mario Kart, Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3DO -
Atari Jaguar -
Sega 32X - Mortal Kombat II
Sega Saturn - Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Virtua Cop
Virtual Boy - Vertical Force
PlayStation - Darkstalkers 3, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, MediEvil, Silent Hill
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - The House of the Dead 2
PlayStation 2 - Final Fantasy XII, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Game Gear - Sonic the Hedgehog
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid: Zero Mission, Shantae, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X
Nintendo DSi - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Guitar Hero: On Tour, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Decades, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Modern Hits
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad, Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled
PlayStation Vita - LittleBigPlanet PSVita
Nintendo New 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Wii U - Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
PlayStation 5 - LittleBigPlanet 3, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Until Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR - Tetris Effect
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - BioShock Remastered, Guitar Hero Live
Nintendo Switch - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortez Strikes Back via Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
Android - World of Goo
Google Stadia - Panzer Dragoon
coin - Splatterhouse via Namco Museum, Jackal, Strider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
miscellaneous - Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System), Metroid (Famicom Disk System)
Unique Systems Covered: 31/36
Total Games Beaten: 63


Yoshi's Story is next!

SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
1-Nov(#9)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I threatened this thread with a Virtual Boy completion, and I managed to follow through
> on that threat. Last night, I finished Vertical Force.
>
> ...
> Vertical Force wasn't on my radar until somebody else in this thread posted about
> completing it, and it usually gets breezed over in most Virtual Boy overview videos
> (for reasons I now understand completely...).

I'm guessing that poster was me. Always happy to spread the word about VB games, even if they're average. The guy writing the manual went way too hard in giving this game a plot, because there's a convoluted backstory to justify you having drones at your disposal. Funny stuff.

I found the 4th boss the most painful, even on Easy. How'd you do it?
sharif
Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Nov(#10)
A last couple of completions for October:

- Growing Up Steam
- Last Stop Nintendo Switch

I promise I will play games with actual gameplay soon. I swear it.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 1-Nov(#11)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Renaissance2K wrote:
>> I threatened this thread with a Virtual Boy completion, and I managed to follow
> through
>> on that threat. Last night, I finished Vertical Force.
>>
>> ...
>> Vertical Force wasn't on my radar until somebody else in this thread posted about
>> completing it, and it usually gets breezed over in most Virtual Boy overview videos
>> (for reasons I now understand completely...).
>
> I'm guessing that poster was me. Always happy to spread the word about VB games,
> even if they're average. The guy writing the manual went way too hard in giving this
> game a plot, because there's a convoluted backstory to justify you having drones
> at your disposal. Funny stuff.
>
> I found the 4th boss the most painful, even on Easy. How'd you do it?

Until the final boss, I didn't have much of a strategy beyond "shoot the angry robot" and "try not to die." It worked for me up until Stage 5, where I had to learn to switch screens when one of the screen-clearing attacks was visible.

I'll take a look at my replay and see what I did.


Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-Nov(#12)
Thanks for posting @sharif

To clarify @Renaissance2K, VB title was last night, so October, and Neo Geo CD title was November?

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-Nov(#13)
OP updated with sharif's 2 and Ren2K's 1 from last month, October is now even with September on clears.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 2-Nov(#14)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I found the 4th boss the most painful, even on Easy. How'd you do it?

Looking back at the video, I started the battle with five health and a drone. I literally sat in front of the eyes and held down the fire button, ignoring any damage I was taking, while the drone followed the satellites around and focused fire on those.

The satellites stopped when I had two health left, and the bullets moved slow enough after that point that I could hang out below the chin and dodge whatever came towards me as I kept firing. It died shortly after that.

Slickriven wrote:
> Thanks for posting @sharif
>
> To clarify @Renaissance2K, VB title was last night, so October, and Neo Geo CD title
> was November?

Yes, that's correct.

While we're talking about completions, I have another one to add to the list; it's been a busy couple of days. Finishing off another game and another platform, I completed Wolfenstein 3D for the Jaguar today.


Of all the places to be introduced to one of the most influential shooters of all time, I wouldn't expect my fifth grade classroom to be near the top of my list. My teacher - for reasons we'll never know - opted out of getting the usual Apple II computer for his class, opting instead to bring in his own IBM PC compatible for the computing needs of myself and my classmates. It wasn't long before Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and Type 2 Learn were sharing hard drive space with less educational fare like The Incredible Machine, Arkanoid II, and - most shamelessly - Wolfenstein 3D. It wasn't even the shareware version; someone smuggled the full registered version of the game (on four floppies). As we waited for our bus numbers to be called at the end of the day, the most common way to kill time was to kill Nazis.

I was ten years old, and the public Internet was in the barely nascent stages, so I had no idea of the footprint the game was making on the industry. I didn't even know how to pronounce the "Get Psyched!" title line that appeared on the game's loading screen. I knew it was a blast, though. The levels are little more than 2D mazes by today's standards, but back then, the game was an endless stream of weird environments, sprawling fortresses, and killing floors filled with Axis soldiers, angry dogs, and gun-toting zombies. It was common practice to resort to a small arsenal of cheat codes to grant invulnerability ammo, crank up the difficulty all the way, and charge our ways through each level like a lawnmower with a nitrous booster. The same wise souls that gave us unlimited power also showed us how to skip to later levels, including the secret levels that were populated with alien wall textures and Pac-Man ghosts instead of the usual decor. We'd debate and argue over which of the massive episode-ending bosses was actually Hitler. (I guess it never occurred to us to look for the mustache.)

For those of you wondering why a conservative fifth grade teacher would let his students play such a violent game on his watch, the day eventually came where he approached a cluster of kids in the middle of a Nazi-killing session and - somewhat angrily - asked why we were playing that crap. The WOLF3D directory was gone shortly after, and we passed our gaming sessions playing Arkanoid moving forward.

Doom took over the gaming zeitgeist shortly after Wolfenstein 3D's success, and my family computer at home skipped from "286 potato that couldn't play anything" to "Pentium Pro with an early 3D accellerator", so my life as a PC gamer never coincided with a moment where Wolfenstein was the current must-play title. As such, I never sat down and played through the game properly, save for some runs through the shareware version whenever I had access to a capable computer at a family member's house. It was, however, technically the very first Steam purchase I ever made as part of an "id Software Complete Pack" that also included Commander Keen, Spear of Destiny, Doom, Quake, and the rest of the famed developer's legendary back catalog.

The Jaguar version popped up on my radar with a Punching Weight video that explored console ports of Wolfenstein 3D. Like Doom, which was also developed in-house by id, the Jaguar port is technologically extremely impressive but limited by content (it has half the levels of the PC version, matching the mapset of the Super Nintendo port) and the controller, which doesn't have shoulder buttons for circle strafing. While that makes encounters tricky, especially when staring down one of the bosses, the lack of a mouse meant a limited turn speed. Throughout my playthrough, the scariest thing I could encounter wasn't a room full of Nazis, an empty bullet magazine, or a boss (though the bosses were very nasty...), but a T-intersection. There's literally an entire level towards the end of the game made up of gauntlets where one side of the corridor has enemies and the other doesn't, where proceeding too quickly or guessing wrong could mean bullets in your ass. Indeed, the limited map geometry and the massive levels make the game feel like a composite of a million binary choices. Get lucky, pick the right doors, and you can be finished with a level in less than two minutes. More likely, though, and you'll be wandering around forever looking for the the key that goes with the lock you encountered 15 minutes ago.

I still had fun, though, in spite of the controls and in spite of the repetition both because the game is so historically important and because there's a lot of enjoyment yielded by a game that does one simple thing very well. The engine performs incredibly well, the weapons are satisfying to use, and I haven't found a single person that objected to the idea of shoving a rocket up Mechahitler's ass. Coupled with a decent save game system, an incredible in-game map, and music that's faithful to the original, and you've got a pretty decent package for an otherwise maligned console.


Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Nekketsu Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Club (via Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle)
PC / Windows - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Sega Genesis - Strider
NEC PC Engine - Strider Hiryű
Neo Geo - Blazing Star, Magician Lord, Metal Slug X, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Neo Geo CD - The King of Fighters '94
Super Nintendo - Super Mario Kart, Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3DO -
Atari Jaguar - Wolfenstein 3D
Sega 32X - Mortal Kombat II
Sega Saturn - Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Virtua Cop
Virtual Boy - Vertical Force
PlayStation - Darkstalkers 3, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, MediEvil, Silent Hill
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - The House of the Dead 2
PlayStation 2 - Final Fantasy XII, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Game Gear - Sonic the Hedgehog
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid: Zero Mission, Shantae, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X
Nintendo DSi - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Guitar Hero: On Tour, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Decades, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Modern Hits
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad, Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled
PlayStation Vita - LittleBigPlanet PSVita
Nintendo New 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Wii U - Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
PlayStation 5 - LittleBigPlanet 3, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Until Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR - Tetris Effect
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - BioShock Remastered, Guitar Hero Live
Nintendo Switch - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortez Strikes Back via Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
Android - World of Goo
Google Stadia - Panzer Dragoon
coin - Splatterhouse via Namco Museum, Jackal, Strider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
miscellaneous - Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System), Metroid (Famicom Disk System)
Unique Systems Covered: 32/36
Total Games Beaten: 64


My first encounter with Yoshi's Story was a near miss, making it nearly halfway through the final stage before losing all of my lives. I'm going to try to give it another go soon while I wait for my 3DO to make it back home.

legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
2-Nov(#15)
I beat saints row gat outta hell for the xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360
DragonmasterDX
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
2-Nov(#16)
I still don't have a TV, but I have the Switch Online Expansion Pack, and I beat Mariokart64 (again) all cups from 50cc to EXTRA, and I also beat Dr Mario 64, not 100% yet, I still need to get Vampire Wario, but I beat the game on hard and normal, and unlocked Metal Mario by not losing a single match while playing as Wario. I'll probably be beating a lot more N64 games until I get a new TV (and maybe a mega drive game or two)
EB
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago) Secret Santa
2-Nov(#17)
Well I don't know when I'm gonna beat a game next. I'm six hours into Breath of the Wild and just now was told to find one of the landmarks in the photo album, so I've got a ways even if I just tried to beeline through the story. Plus I'm having a lot of fun just wandering around and finding cool stuff. I think I'll be locked into that a while.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Nov(#18)
@DragonmasterDX beating a title twice in a year, sadly won't count, unless you beat it on different systems.
I see you beat Mario Kart 64 on N64 already, but if this is on Switch then it would count.
Did you beat either/both in Oct or Nov?

TalonJedi87
Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Nov(#19)
On tap for me right now in my immediate queue:

Alwa's Legacy (rounding home base on this one which I absolutely adore more than the first game)
Diablo II
Back 4 Blood
Halo: Reach (started my Halo marathon in light of the upcoming Infinite release)
SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
3-Nov(#20)
Slickriven wrote:
> @DragonmasterDX beating a title twice in a year, sadly won't count, unless you beat
> it on different systems.
>

Antipop removed three of my clears because they were the same game on different systems. If this rule is being revoked, would you please return those? (Star Fox 64 Nintendo Wii , Castlevania Nintendo Wii , Castlevania Bloodlines Nintendo Switch )
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
3-Nov(#21)
So, you have a half-hour of alone time, and you've finally debugged why the colors on your SCART consoles have been off for the past week. What do you do? You boot up Mortal Kombat Gold for the Dreamcast and kick Shinnok's ass.


There's a high school friend of mine that makes regular appearances in my posts for this thread that's responsible for introducing me to a lot of my all-time favorites of the 32-bit era and beyond, including Twisted Metal and Final Fantasy. He also happened to be the guy that brought home Mortal Kombat 4 for the Nintendo 64 one day. We didn't play a ton of fighting games together, but we bonded over the Mortal Kombat (movie) soundtrack early on in our friendship, so it made perfect sense that we'd dive into the franchise's first 3D outing together.

While the game finally abandons digitized sprites in favor of 3D graphics, it revolutionized its series about as much as Tekken 3's universal sidestep; that is to say, not very much at all. While it's technically possible to square dance around your opponent like a troll, and while some moves play around with the z-axis a little bit, it's largely the same 2D fighting experience as its predecessors. It's brutal, bloody, and almost outlandishly fast, somehow managing to match the speed of the 2D series entries despite being a first-run 3D engine running on first-run 3D hardware. Weapons were added as a new fighting mechanic, but unsheathing them and attacking with them is so slow and clumsy that we didn't use them much. The developers also added more fleshed-out voice acting and in-engine cutscenes, which I look back upon more fondly; not because they're well-crafted and worthy rewards for finishing the game, but because the script and voice acting were horrendous to the point of hilarity.

Mortal Kombat Gold launched alongside the Dreamcast with more characters, a slightly better weapons implementation, and pre-rendered cutscenes, which may have also been in the game's disc-based ports but were obviously too bloated for a Nintendo 64 cartridge. As Dreamcast games are wont to do, the graphics are smoothed over and crisped up in a way that can't hold a candle to that other weapons-based launch title, but it's a leap forward regardless. I opted to play through the game with Scorpion, who started out in the early days as my favorite Mortal Kombat characters just for the sheer "OMG" effect but has long since fallen to the wayside. It was a pretty straightforward run, not noteworthy except for getting a Flawless Victory against the final boss and thinking Goro resembled the version on display in this year's Mortal Kombat movie and not the credit-munching, cheeseball from the franchise's 16-bit origins.

And speaking of cheese, that ending movie really delivered the goods. All that was missing was some crackers.


Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Nekketsu Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Club (via Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle)
PC / Windows - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Sega Genesis - Strider
NEC PC Engine - Strider Hiryű
Neo Geo - Blazing Star, Magician Lord, Metal Slug X, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Neo Geo CD - The King of Fighters '94
Super Nintendo - Super Mario Kart, Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3DO -
Atari Jaguar - Wolfenstein 3D
Sega 32X - Mortal Kombat II
Sega Saturn - Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Virtua Cop
Virtual Boy - Vertical Force
PlayStation - Darkstalkers 3, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, MediEvil, Silent Hill
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - The House of the Dead 2, Mortal Kombat Gold
PlayStation 2 - Final Fantasy XII, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Game Gear - Sonic the Hedgehog
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid: Zero Mission, Shantae, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X
Nintendo DSi - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Guitar Hero: On Tour, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Decades, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Modern Hits
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad, Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled
PlayStation Vita - LittleBigPlanet PSVita
Nintendo New 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Wii U - Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
PlayStation 5 - LittleBigPlanet 3, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Until Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR - Tetris Effect
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - BioShock Remastered, Guitar Hero Live
Nintendo Switch - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortez Strikes Back via Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
Android - World of Goo
Google Stadia - Panzer Dragoon
coin - Splatterhouse via Namco Museum, Jackal, Strider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
miscellaneous - Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System), Metroid (Famicom Disk System)
Unique Systems Covered: 32/36
Total Games Beaten: 65


This is probably the first time I squeezed a playthrough into my list for the year solely so it would make an appearance in my end-of-year video for 2021. I have similar plans for the original Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat 3 as well, though I haven't decided which platforms on which to play them.

Yoshi's Story is still at the top of the queue, followed by Ori and the Blind Forest for Frank's Game of the Month thread. If I can find a spot with decent network reception at work, I'm thinking about using it as an excuse to mess around with xCloud, but if that doesn't work out, I'll consider picking it up on the Switch.

DragonmasterDX
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3-Nov(#22)
Slickriven wrote:
> @DragonmasterDX beating a title twice in a year, sadly won't count, unless you beat
> it on different systems.
> I see you beat Mario Kart 64 on N64 already, but if this is on Switch then it would
> count.
> Did you beat either/both in Oct or Nov?
>
>

Well that's fine I'll just add Dr Mario 64 to the list.
Slickriven
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3-Nov(#23)
@SupremeSarna I think I see my mistake - I know I, and a few others have the likes of Strider and Darkstalkers 3 listed more than once. I now believe that they got that treatment b/c they are different titles sharing a name. Darkstalkers is Vampire Savior on Saturn and is unique. Strider was done by different folks on diff platforms.

But we can put it to the group for more input...

@DragonmasterDX I'll just list for November on Dr. Mario.

Slickriven
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* 3-Nov(#24)
@Everyone - Do you think beating say Mario 64 on the Nintendo 64 and then beating it again in the new Nintendo Switch release should count as 2 games or 1?

I think there's been some confusion on this, so looking for the group's overall thoughts.

Kommie
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3-Nov(#25)
It's the same game

The following vidyagamer icons are earned when you complete at least two games in each category

Mario 64 on N64 and Switch are the same game, so no.
Slickriven
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3-Nov(#26)
100% Agree @Kommie that playing the same game on 2 diff platforms, even if it was like Strider where they're the same name but a bit different, would NOT count towards a badge.
I was more asking in terms of just counting as another completion period.

Kommie
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3-Nov(#27)
List it as a beat I guess, but not count for a badge.
Slickriven
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3-Nov(#28)
1st of November, 100th overall!!! (earned a bacon|donut), 7th Super Nintendo title
Mega Man X
Badge: Counts towards the Mega Man badge, got another to beat yet.

I never really got into MM as a kid. Pretty sure I tried 1 on the NES, likely rented or played at a friends house or something, but the difficulty and lack of a clearly understood path forward - which stage/Maverick should be taken in what order - left me just not getting into the series. But I always wanted to and tried an NES title (I think MM1, but forget) and MMX within the last year or so. I easily beat the first (intro) stage in MMX, but got a bit frustrated with which stage to try next and actually complete.

So this time, I pulled up a guide to at least give me what order of stages to progress through and a strategy on how to beat them. And after more frustration then I would have preferred, I beat the final 3-stage boss. I used save states and thus never fully died, but I also believe I got 100% of the upgrades which were helpful. I didn't even realize how to use the 'sub-tanks' until the final stage of the boss battle b/c I knew that I wasn't going to beat the first 2 stages while retaining enough health in one 'bar'.

Game was fun and frustrating as well. I'm not sure if I'll go onto X2 next or possibly try one of the many NES titles. I do own the Mega Man collection on Nintendo GameCube, so I could see what's in there instead of sticking with the ROM approach, but we'll see.

Cevil
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3-Nov(#29)
Congrats on 100 @slickriven
Archer
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3-Nov(#30)
Slickriven wrote:
> 100% Agree @Kommie that playing the same game on 2 diff platforms, even if it was
> like Strider where they're the same name but a bit different, would NOT count towards
> a badge.
> I was more asking in terms of just counting as another completion period.
>
>

Anti counted them as cleared games, but that is all they counted as. As being listed as something you beat.
SupremeSarna
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3-Nov(#31)
I definitely agree that the same game on different systems should count toward listed beats, but not for badges. I don't know why Antipop revoked that over the summer, it seems completely reasonable to me.
DarkFact
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3-Nov(#32)
he's a monster
Slickriven
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3-Nov(#33)
I get it on some level, it does feel a bit like 'padding' your #s... but it's pretty clear that you're well on your way @SupremeSarna, to the most clears of anyone this year, unless @ErickRPG starts to hammer out a bunch more; I know I'm not even likely to hit your total now if you stopped completely.

I will add those 3 back in for you Sarna. I won't back-track and change the leaderboard for any months that you beat the games, nor count them for this month, just adding to your total count.

Gypsy
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3-Nov(#34)
I think it's totally fine, you still have to put the time in to beat the game.
Slickriven
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* 3-Nov(#35)
Going to be rather busy the next few weeks so I took the time to have a quick look at badges. Here's what I'm considering for '22 if I end up running again (likely will unless either Pop comes back or someone really wants to take this over).

Keeping these, adjusted them to all say 2 games are required, adjusted Sasori Vader to include any space themed title. Note Raccoon City already includes non-RE titles as it's Survival Horror based. Also dropped some quotes or italics that Pop had on like 3 of these.
Also adjusted the You're Winner one to give more wiggle room with a 55 score threshold or allow for someone to justify how rubbish their title was.
Girly: beat 2 games predominantly targeted towards a feminine audience
JRPG: beat 2 JRPGs
Raccoon City: beat 2 survival horror games
2nd Amendment: beat 2 FPS's
Race Drivin': beat 2 racing games
Destroy the Core: beat 2 SHMUP's
Super Mayrio: beat 2 platforming games, including core Mario titles
Pile Drivin': beat 2 belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em ups
Street Fightin': beat 2 1-on-1 fighters
Egg: beat 2 puzzle games
Billy Mitchell: beat 2 retro arcade/pinball games
Bear & Bird: beat 2 3D platformers and/or collect-a-thons
Metroidvania: beat 2 open ended 2D platformers that focus on backtracking
Heavy Machine Gun: beat 2 run n' gun games
You're Winner: beat 2 games with under a 55 score on Metacritic (or justify how your game sucked)
Ninja Gayden: beat 2 3D hack-and-slash titles
Vault Boy: beat 2 open world and/or Western RPGs
Sasori Vader: beat 2 games in the Star Wars or overall space universes
Guybrush Threepwood: beat 2 games from the point-&-click, text adventure, or walking simulator genres
Quest for Peace: beat 2 predominately superhero focused titles
Bo Knows: beat 2 sports games - a single season would count
Brotherhood of Nod: beat 2 RTS's
Shining Ogre Fire Tactics: beat 2 strategy/tactical RPGs
BFFL: beat 2 primarily cooperative games (with a friend) - online or couch
Grown-Ass Man: beat 2 challenging games

These would be dropped - most based on them being specific to single franchises, Hop/Bop is dropped in favor of the Mayrio badge remaining but becoming the platformer badge:
Mega Manly: beat a game in the Mega Man universe
Hyrulian Hero: beat a Zelda game
Super Sonic: beat a game in the Sonic universe
Dankey Kang: beat a game that features a member of the Donkey Kong clan as a main character
Hoppin' & Boppin': beat a side scrolling, 2D platformer (non-Metroidvania)
Bomber Manly: beat a game in the Bomberman franchise
Pocket Monster: beat a game in the Pokémon franchise

If this change was made, we'd drop down to 25 badges from 32 currently. Of the 7 dropped only Hop/Bop has a large amount of earns this year, but they would just 'move' to the Mayrio badge essentially. Dankey Kang actually has 5 surprisingly. None of the rest have more that 3 earned currently. I would be open to allowing the top clearer, likely Sarna, to pick a single new badge to add/keep for next year as well.

Thoughts?

TalonJedi87
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3-Nov(#36)
#82- Halo Reach via MCC. Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 1st replay done in my Halo marathon in preparing for Infinite!
Bleed_DukeBlue
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3-Nov(#37)
This looks good, and I like the clarifications that make the criteria for earning them a bit clearer (like how completing a season = a clear for Bo Knows). I'm still not entirely sure what counts under Billy Mitchell (for example, my clears of some classic beat 'em up arcade games that I didn't use toward any other badge didn't count), but, otherwise, this all makes sense now.

Slickriven wrote:
> Going to be rather busy the next few weeks so I took the time to have a quick look
> at badges. Here's what I'm considering for '22 if I end up running again (likely
> will unless either Pop comes back or someone really wants to take this over).
>
> Keeping these, adjusted them to all say 2 games are required, adjusted Sasori Vader
> to include any space themed title. Note Raccoon City already includes non-RE titles
> as it's Survival Horror based. Also dropped some quotes or italics that Pop had on
> like 3 of these.
> Also adjusted the You're Winner one to give more wiggle room with a 55 score threshold
> or allow for someone to justify how rubbish their title was.
> Girly: beat 2 games predominantly targeted towards a feminine audience
> JRPG: beat 2 JRPGs
> Raccoon City: beat 2 survival horror games
> 2nd Amendment: beat 2 FPS's
> Race Drivin': beat 2 racing games
> Destroy the Core: beat 2 SHMUP's
> Super Mayrio: beat 2 platforming games, including core Mario titles
> Pile Drivin': beat 2 belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em ups
> Street Fightin': beat 2 1-on-1 fighters
> Egg: beat 2 puzzle games
> Billy Mitchell: beat 2 retro arcade/pinball games
> Bear & Bird: beat 2 3D platformers and/or collect-a-thons
> Metroidvania: beat 2 open ended 2D platformers that focus on backtracking
> Heavy Machine Gun: beat 2 run n' gun games
> You're Winner: beat 2 games with under a 55 score on Metacritic (or justify how
> you game sucked)
> Ninja Gayden: beat 2 3D hack-and-slash titles
> Vault Boy: beat 2 open world and/or Western RPGs
> Sasori Vader: beat 2 games in the Star Wars or overall space universes
> Guybrush Threepwood: beat 2 games from the point-&-click, text adventure, or
> walking simulator genres
> Quest for Peace: beat 2 predominately superhero focused titles
> Bo Knows: beat 2 sports games - a single season would count
> Brotherhood of Nod: beat 2 RTS's
> Shining Ogre Fire Tactics: beat 2 strategy/tactical RPGs
> BFFL: beat 2 primarily cooperative games (with a friend) - online or couch
> Grown-Ass Man: beat 2 challenging games
>
> These would be dropped - most based on them being specific to single franchises,
> Hop/Bop is dropped in favor of the Mayrio badge remaining but becoming the platformer
> badge:
> Mega Manly: beat a game in the Mega Man universe
> Hyrulian Hero: beat a Zelda game
> Super Sonic: beat a game in the Sonic universe
> Dankey Kang: beat a game that features a member of the Donkey Kong clan as a
> main character
> Hoppin' & Boppin': beat a side scrolling, 2D platformer (non-Metroidvania)
> Bomber Manly: beat a game in the Bomberman franchise
> Pocket Monster: beat a game in the Pokémon franchise
>
> If this change was made, we'd drop down to 25 badges from 32 currently. Of the 7
> dropped only Hop/Bop has a large amount of earns this year, but they would just 'move'
> to the Mayrio badge essentially. Dankey Kang actually has 5 surprisingly. None of
> the rest have more that 3 earned currently. I would be open to allowing the top clearer,
> likely Sarna, to pick a single new badge to add/keep for next year as well.
>
> Thoughts?
>
>
SupremeSarna
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3-Nov(#38)
What happens if my badge choice is another "Beat 2 in X franchise?" Would that be allowed? Or would that be frowned upon?
Kommie
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3-Nov(#39)
PlayStation 5 Far Cry 6
Slickriven
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3-Nov(#40)
@Bleed_DukeBlue Agree on the Billy Mitchell comment - Pop even told me that it was a 'controversial' one, so I wouldn't be against changing it up or fully dropping it. I think it surely includes pinball games, but most other classic arcade style games generally are covered under other badges (like Destroy the Core or Dankey Kang). They're also hard to define 'beating them' since they often were basically endless to much more quarters.

I wouldn't mind keeping a badge that includes pinball titles, but would like to define some other genre's to also count for the Billy Mitchell, or find another commonality. I could seek to include Light Gun titles with that, since I personally beat some this year and that fits the theme of arcade. Would be cool to add another niche genre to this badge if possible, keeping it sort of in line with the Guybrush badge and it's 3 niche genres.

I would like to add another clarifier on the Street Fightin' badge - that you must clear the standard arcade mode with at least 2 characters OR beat any 12+ battle story mode to consider the title beat.

@SupremeSarna I did say I'd be open to the games cleared leader keeping one of the 7 from this year. With no other badges being franchise specific that would stand out, but I'm not 100% sure how many more genre's there really are and the 'guest pick' ought to stand out.

Semi-related, I have been kicking around the idea that I mentioned about tracking the games y'all beat for different eras/generations - making maybe a top 3 list of gamers who have beat the most 8-bit era games, most 16-bit, most CD generation, most DVD generation, most handheld, most modern (PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch), most PC and most 'classic' (pre-NES). Anybody like that idea? I think leaderboards will be dropped, so this could replace that in a sense and be more relevant the full year. I think top 3, maybe top 5 would be good enough.

tonymack21
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3-Nov(#41)
I might beat another game one day lol

Best1989
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4-Nov(#42)
Sorry, I'm late as always!

For October, I got the plat for Need For Speed on the PS4.

Been playing other stuff, but I'm going slowly. Started Octopath Traveler and Mafia III, so yeah...
Archer
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* 5-Nov(#43)
Game #51

PlayStation 5 - Deathloop - I liked it. Story has a dumb ending. But its really fun to play.

Game # 52

PlayStation 4 - Bloodshore - decent FMV game.
EB
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* 5-Nov(#44)
Archer wrote:
> Game #51
>
> PlayStation 5 - Deathloop - I liked it. Story has a dumb ending. But its really fun to play.


Which ending did you pick? I chose to kill Julianna and myself, and it seemed like a "bad" ending despite ostensibly being the "good" choice. Kinda interesting.



Archer
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5-Nov(#45)
EB wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Game #51
>>
>> PlayStation 5 - Deathloop - I liked it. Story has a dumb ending. But its really fun to
> play.
>
> ...
>
>


That is the only ending. If you don't kill her and yourself, it just keeps going and restarting. You only get the trophy for finishing the game if you kill her and then yourself. I know it starts over after you do the "real" ending anyways. I thought it was all dumb. I did the true ending first like you and then thought, that is it? Then tried it again and spared her and it just reset the day like nothing happened. It was dumb.

EB
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5-Nov(#46)
Archer wrote:
> |>> Game #51
> |>>
> |>> PlayStation 5 - Deathloop - I liked it. Story has a dumb ending.


My understanding was that you got a different cutscene if you spared her before it reset. Maybe I was told incorrectly. Side note; apparently there's a third way of killing her but then sitting back down instead of killing yourself, and then you get a little bit of dialogue before the day resetting like normal.



Regardless, everything up to that was pretty intriguing and the game was a blast overall, IMO. Maybe my GOTY so far.
Renaissance2K
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5-Nov(#47)
It took a couple of tries, but for the Retro Talkshop Thread's Game of the Month, I finished Yoshi's Story for the Nintendo 64, checking off another platform in my list.


Here's a real rarity: a 2D, sprite-based, first-party platformer for the Nintendo 64. I don't remember this game being received particularly well at launch, and none of my N64-toting friends had a copy of their own. In the years since the SNES ruled our collective roots, we'd grown from young, open-minded proto-gamers to pimple-faced hormone machines that would be caught dead playing a game that featured a bunch of colorful baby dinosaurs singing their way through a pop-up book.

There was also the fact that the game was marketed as a follow-up to Yoshi's Island, which had already reached legendary status by that point for both tech and design reasons, and simply didn't deliver on expectations. The game mechanics were identical - Yoshi can shoot eggs and flutter jump, and he has an inertia that resembles Luigi more than Mario - and the aesthetic borrows the same crayons-and-cutouts building blocks as its 16-bit predecessor, but it doesn't feel nearly as polished or as crisp. The game moves more quickly, and egg aiming has gotten a lot more precise, both of which sound like objective improvements on paper but just serve to mess up a formula that was already working quite well. Yoshi's Story is also a much smaller toybox. It has a tiny fraction of Yoshi's Island's levels, and other than two boss fights that are over almost as quickly as they begin, you can only play a maximum of six stages with each playthrough.

That's probably the most needlessly novel thing about the game. The setting is a storybook with six pages, each of which contains up to four selectable levels, depending how many collectables you've been picking up as you play. Beat the level you choose, and you move on to the next page; there's no doubling back, no single 100% run, and no way to replay levels to farm lives or other goodies. You have a small number of Yoshis to work with, and aside from a few well-hidden ways to "regenerate" ones that you've lost or expand your arsenal (if a pile of cute dinosaurs could ever be described with such a word), that's all you get. Once you run out, it's game over, no continues, and back to Page 1.

The game is so colorful and friendly that it's easy to forget so much of it can kill you. It took me three tries to make it to the final boss, each failed attempt taking me as far as the final page before my favorite Yoshis met a violent end. Most of the deaths were of the "I didn't realize that could kill me" type. Oh, that was a bottomless pit, not a secret passage to some hidden goodies. Oh, that innocent looking background graphic will kill you instantly if it touches you. Oh, unlike the 400 other enemies in this game, that one happens to be poisonous. Cool.

Yoshi's Story has clearly benefited from time. Whereas the primary gaming demographic was reaching an intolerant age on initial release, retro gamers these days probably have more appreciation for the aesthetic. Progression is oddly restrictive, but we have lots of ways to play now that make it easier to experience a game that was built to be an "all in one sitting" experience. And, sadly, we've had so many mediocre Yoshi platformers since 1996 - especially Yoshi's Island spinoffs - that we can now look back on this one and say, "Maybe it wasn't so bad."


Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Nekketsu Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Club (via Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle)
PC / Windows - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Sega Genesis - Strider
NEC PC Engine - Strider Hiryรป
Neo Geo - Blazing Star, Magician Lord, Metal Slug X, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Neo Geo CD - The King of Fighters '94
Super Nintendo - Super Mario Kart, Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3DO -
Atari Jaguar - Wolfenstein 3D
Sega 32X - Mortal Kombat II
Sega Saturn - Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Virtua Cop
Virtual Boy - Vertical Force
PlayStation - Darkstalkers 3, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, MediEvil, Silent Hill
Nintendo 64 - Yoshi's Story
Sega Dreamcast - The House of the Dead 2, Mortal Kombat Gold
PlayStation 2 - Final Fantasy XII, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Game Gear - Sonic the Hedgehog
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid: Zero Mission, Shantae, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X
Nintendo DSi - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Guitar Hero: On Tour, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Decades, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Modern Hits
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad, Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled
PlayStation Vita - LittleBigPlanet PSVita
Nintendo New 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Wii U - Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
PlayStation 5 - LittleBigPlanet 3, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Until Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR - Tetris Effect
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - BioShock Remastered, Guitar Hero Live
Nintendo Switch - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortez Strikes Back via Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
Android - World of Goo
Google Stadia - Panzer Dragoon
coin - Splatterhouse via Namco Museum, Jackal, Strider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
miscellaneous - Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System), Metroid (Famicom Disk System)
Unique Systems Covered: 33/36
Total Games Beaten: 66


Ori and the Blind Forest was originally going to serve as my test bed for xCloud, but I think I'm going to pick Metroid II back up and make some progress on their, focusing on Ori when I'm at home in front of my Xbox. It'll be interesting to see which one gets finished first.

BloodPuppetX
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5-Nov(#48)
I beat Ori and the Will of the Wisps. I liked this one more than Blind Forest.
TalonJedi87
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5-Nov(#49)
#83-Diablo II Resurrected Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Game was pure crack. Loved it.
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6-Nov(#50)
I finished A Way Out on PS5 via bc.

TalonJedi87
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6-Nov(#51)
#84-Alwa's Legacy Nintendo Switch
I adored this game much more than the first. Similar to Little Nightmares II this is a sequel to remember.
Cevil
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7-Nov(#52)
#37 Top Gear Pocket 2 Game Boy Color

Later known as Top gear Rally 2. Not a bad little racing game on the gameboy color. Also has a version on N64 I believe.
SupremeSarna
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7-Nov(#53)
GB and GBC are such charming little systems. To me, the fact that fun experiences can come from a quaint, tiny screen with simple graphics and sounds represents the essence of gaming.
ErickRPG
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7-Nov(#54)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> GB and GBC are such charming little systems. To me, the fact that fun experiences
> can come from a quaint, tiny screen with simple graphics and sounds represents the
> essence of gaming.

yes, I say that's why I enjoy switch lite so much. You don't need cutting edge graphics, just passionate well designed games. I look forward to playing some gb and gbc games next year. Gonna try out those retroarch shader overlays.

razeak
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7-Nov(#55)
Bioshock 2 Remastered on Xbox One complete. Stellar game.
Slickriven
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7-Nov(#56)
@Cevil - OP has you listed as owning 11 consoles, and beating 8, but when I look I see 9/10 instead. Seems like somewhere along the line Pop or myself goofed. Can you confirm if you have 10 or 11 systems? Will update you to 9 clears now, regardless.

Cevil
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader
7-Nov(#57)
That is correct @Slickriven. 9/10. Pop messed it up a while back. I noticed it but didn't care to mention it.
Slickriven
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7-Nov(#58)
Ok, thanks for confirming @Cevil

TalonJedi87
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7-Nov(#59)
# 85- Halo 1 via MCC Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
My possible 30th time playing thru this game and every time feels like my first time.
Kommie
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8-Nov(#60)
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch PlayStation 5 9/10 - This game is way better than it has any right to be. As far as I can tell, it's this developer's first game. It's a 2.5D Metroidvania (3D graphics, but side-scrolling) and you're a Rabbit. The story is there, but the gameplay is top-notch. What it does, it does really well, weapons, upgrades, most of the collectibles are on the map beside the posters. Backtracking isn't bad at all, there are points all over the map like a fast travel system. The only thing I can sort of warn someone about is the difficulty, for me, it wasn't that bad but I've read people giving up on it at the final boss cause they find it too hard, I think it took me 5 or fewer tries on the final boss. They did update the game with an easy mode but I never dropped the difficulty down. It seems to be a Sony/PC exclusive of sorts. A quick Google search says it might just be a timed exclusive though. If you love Metroidvania games, check it out. I managed to snag a physical copy off Play Asia, but they seem sold out of PlayStation 5 copies now.
sharif
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8-Nov(#61)
Beat It Takes Two on PlayStation 5

That should give me the co-op badge, along with Unravel Two. It's also my first PS5 game.
Slickriven
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* 8-Nov(#62)
2nd of NOV, 101st overall, 11th Microsoft Xbox Series X|S title
Ori and the Blind Forrest
Already got Metroidvania badge

Beat this for @Frank's GotM - wonderful game that I hadn't played it in several years. I recall loving it and while some sections were annoyingly difficult, I beat it a LOT faster than my first attempt with a lot less deaths, though still too many. I beat it but had failed to access the one 'dark' area, so I didn't have all of the stuff and with only 86% complete I decided to get the rest. It took me maybe an hour or so, but I got all 15 energy, 15 health and 33 ability cells - got to 99% overall completion with 99 or 100% completion rates on all sections.
Really glad Frank picked this series, I beat WotW last year when it came out and had wanted to revisit the first - 2 is better with combat and some things.

Renaissance2K
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10-Nov(#63)
Ready for more...tal Kombat? Well, as promised/threatened a few posts ago, I finished Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 for the Sega Saturn.


Even though it saw a PlayStation release, I skipped over Mortal Kombat 3 when it first came in favor of Mortal Kombat Trilogy, which includes story beats from the first two games and a few extra characters to fill out the ridiculous roster. In that sense, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 - "ultimate" or not - plays like a subset of the Trilogy, despite a bunch of in-depth web posts explaining how the fighting engine, CPU behavior, and move behavior has undergone a sweep of tiny changes.

I opted to play through the third Mortal Kombat game on the Saturn because I'm always looking for excuses to exercise Sega's big black box, and because I assumed that its 2D prowess meant it could match or beat whatever the PlayStation port could dish out. The six-button Saturn gamepad squeezes Block and Run between the two sets of Punch and Kick buttons, which did trip me up a few times after decades of rolling back and forth between high kicks and punches, but I didn't make an effort to reconfigure things, which might have saved me a few embarassing moments where I wasted an attack opening to show my opponent the back of my forearms.

Knowing the game was a kredit muncher with incredibly frustrating AI, even on lower difficulty settings, I opted for Sub Zero, who saved my Mortal Kombat II playthrough when I brought him in to turn Kintaro into a popsicle when he misbehaved. As is my experience with so many Mortal Kombat games, Sub Zero frosted his way to the penultimate battle where Motaro - massive attack power, quick teleports, and automatic reflection of all projectiles - turned me into shave ice. One strategy online suggested switching to Sheeva and Teleport Stomp'ing Motaro into submission. The reality is that Motaro still jumps around like Nightcrawler on meth, and he can follow up the attack with a submitting grapple of his own, but multiple attempts and a controller swap later (the Retro Fighters BrawlerGen made for an easier down-up motion than the Retro-Bit Saturn gamepad) brought him to all four of his knees.

I expected to get my ass handed to me by Shao Khan and use that as an opportunity to switch back to Sub Zero, but that never happened. Sheeva's long limbs and teleport made her a great match for the game's final boss, and it was over before I could process what was happening. Game over. Sheeva wins.


Nintendo Entertainment System - Jackal, Nekketsu Kunio-Kun Dodgeball Club (via Double Dragon & Kunio-Kun Retro Brawler Bundle)
PC / Windows - Mortal Kombat Trilogy
Sega Genesis - Strider
NEC PC Engine - Strider Hiryรป
Neo Geo - Blazing Star, Magician Lord, Metal Slug X, SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos
Neo Geo CD - The King of Fighters '94
Super Nintendo - Super Mario Kart, Super Turrican, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
3DO -
Atari Jaguar - Wolfenstein 3D
Sega 32X - Mortal Kombat II
Sega Saturn - Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire, Virtua Cop
Virtual Boy - Vertical Force
PlayStation - Darkstalkers 3, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, MediEvil, Silent Hill
Nintendo 64 - Yoshi's Story
Sega Dreamcast - The House of the Dead 2, Mortal Kombat Gold
PlayStation 2 - Final Fantasy XII, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
Game Gear - Sonic the Hedgehog
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Metroid: Zero Mission, Shantae, Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X
Nintendo DSi - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light, Guitar Hero: On Tour, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Decades, Guitar Hero: On Tour: Modern Hits
PlayStation Portable - LittleBigPlanet PSP
PlayStation 3 - LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad, Super Mario Galaxy
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Guitar Hero: World Tour, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-shelled
PlayStation Vita - LittleBigPlanet PSVita
Nintendo New 3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Wii U - Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut
PlayStation 5 - LittleBigPlanet 3, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Until Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR - Tetris Effect
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - BioShock Remastered, Guitar Hero Live
Nintendo Switch - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortez Strikes Back via Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
Android - World of Goo
Google Stadia - Panzer Dragoon
coin - Splatterhouse via Namco Museum, Jackal, Strider, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Vampire Savior: The Lord of Vampire
miscellaneous - Final Command: Akai Yousai (Famicom Disk System), Metroid (Famicom Disk System)
Unique Systems Covered: 33/36
Total Games Beaten: 67


As I consider how to best play through the original Mortal Kombat, I've officially started Metroid Prime, a masterpiece that never got the attention it deserved during my original playthrough. That's 1/3 remaining platforms, next to Game Boy - whose Metroid II playthrough will resume once I've finished with Ori - and 3DO, which still needs to get back from the repair shop.

ErickRPG
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10-Nov(#64)
love mortal kombat. I have trilogy on my DS, cool little handheld game. And MKX and MK11 on XB1. Mortal Kombat is in a good place right now. Feels like going back to their roots in a way. Dark, gritty.

legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
10-Nov(#65)
I beat call of duty modern warfare remastered for the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
legendrko25
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10-Nov(#66)
I beat mortal kombat X on the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
Kommie
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10-Nov(#67)
Beat Little Nightmares 2 a second time on PlayStation 5
Cevil
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10-Nov(#68)
#38 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy

I can finally say I completed a Kirby game. King Dedede gave me some issues but overall a pretty easy game. This one is for you @SupremeSarna aka Sarnapoo.

@Kommie overachiever
SupremeSarna
Bronze Good Trader
10-Nov(#69)
@Cevil [imgt w=245 h=150]https://66.media.tumblr.com/089a255a1c1adc45bda94c...[/imgt]

Glad you liked KDL2. That's one of my favorite Kirbys for sure.
Kommie
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10-Nov(#70)
Cevil wrote:
>
>
> @Kommie overachiever

It's really good, and also pretty short. This playthrough took 4 hours
SupremeSarna
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10-Nov(#71)
@Cevil Beating Little Nightmares 2 twice makes Kommie an overachiever but me completing Wario World twice doesn't get me that high honor?
Cevil
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10-Nov(#72)
@SupremeSarna You're right, you're also an overachiever. But I like trolling Kommie so he gets the honor first.
Kommie
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10-Nov(#73)
Cevil wrote:
> @SupremeSarna You're right, you're also an overachiever. But I like trolling Kommie
> so he gets the honor first.

We're comrades, no trolling involved here
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
10-Nov(#74)
I beat tony hawks underground on the playstation 2 PlayStation 2
Renaissance2K
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10-Nov(#75)
ErickRPG wrote:
> love mortal kombat. I have trilogy on my DS, cool little handheld game. And MKX and
> MK11 on XB1. Mortal Kombat is in a good place right now. Feels like going back
> to their roots in a way. Dark, gritty.

I haven't played any of the modern games except for the reboot on PlayStation 3 and vs. DC Trilogy, though I'm not sure the latter counts. I loved the reboot but got stuck at one of the endurance battles part way through the campaign.

TalonJedi87
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* 13-Nov(#76)
#86-Halo 2 Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - still pretty awesome 17 years later
ErickRPG
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13-Nov(#77)
yep. Love halo 1, 2, 3, and 5.

TalonJedi87
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13-Nov(#78)
4 kinda grew on me over time too. Kinda a touching story for Cortana too outta nowhere.
Slickriven
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13-Nov(#79)
OP updated with this week's clears. Let me know if you see a mistake from me. Got a head cold so feeling a little out of it.

Cevil
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13-Nov(#80)
get well soon @Slickriven. Stay hydrated!

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