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Topic   Can you complete a game for every system you own in 2020?

Antipop
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Well, it's a new year so shall we get into completing some games 'round here? As always, the goal of this challenge is to beat games on as many systems as possible in one calendar year. Nothing new there.

What is new however, is that in addition to monitoring the completion of specific systems, I'm going to keep up with the total number of individual games that everyone finishes. As you can see, everyone involved has their very own box which will serve to keep up both their systems and total games beaten. I've put mine in the format that I intend to use, but if everyone could just provide me with a list of their systems I can do the legwork of putting it together on this thread. Hopefully this will make it easier for everyone to keep up with their completions, as I realize not everyone is as anal as I am in monitoring their lists.

I'd like to give a shout-out to Razeak for coming up with the idea for this competition and I'm honored to carry the torch that he started. Well, that's about all I've got to say here, so let the gaming begin!


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1. Antipop GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews - 18/21 (86%)
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2. Best1989 Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru - 8/10 (80%)
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3. Bleed_DukeBlue Double Gold Good Trader - 10/10 (100%)
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4. BloodPuppetX 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 5/11 (45%)
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5. Darkfact GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 11/12 (92%)
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6. Dasgessabel Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 3/4 (75%)
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7. DragonmasterDX GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews - 10/25 (40%)
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8. EB GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago) - 6/6 (100%)
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9. ErickRPG GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 5/11 (45%)
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12. Frank GameTZ Gold Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews - 16/31 (52%)
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13. GamersLyf Gold Good Trader - 12/13 (92%)
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14. Gypsy GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 13/24 (54%)
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15. JD Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 2/2 (100%)
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16. Lunar GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) This user is on the site NOW (3 minutes ago) - 10/29 (34%)
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17. natewearly907 Bronze Good Trader - 6/8 (75%)
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18. Razeak Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews - 7/33 (21%)
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19. Renaissance2K GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 32/33 (97%)
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20. RobotVM GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader - 3/15 (20%)
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21. Scott GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews - 14/19 (74%)
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22. sharif GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 14/38 (37%)
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23. Slickriven GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review - 18/21 (86%)
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Total Games Beaten: 666

Top Users

1. BloodpuppetX: 62
2. Renaissance2K: 58
3. Slickriven: 49
4. Bleed_DukeBlue, Best1989: 45
5. EB: 44
Total Systems Covered: 240/462 (51%)

Top Users

1. Renaissance2K: 32
2. Slickriven: 19
3. Antipop: 18
4. Frank: 16
5. sharif, Scott: 14


Unique Systems Covered: 48/63 (76%)


PC / Windows- check, Atari 2600- uncheck, Intellivision- uncheck, Commodore 64- uncheck, Atari 5200- uncheck, MSX- uncheck, Famicom- check, Nintendo Entertainment System- check, Sega Master System- check, NEC PC Engine- check, NEC TurboGrafx-16 - check, NEC TurboExpress- uncheck, NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2- check, NEC TurboDuo- uncheck, Game Boy- check, Sega Genesis- check, Atari Lynx- uncheck, NEC Super Grafx- check, Neo Geo- check, Game Gear- check, Super Nintendo- check, CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive)- uncheck, Sega CD- check, 3DO- check, image- check, Atari Jaguar- check, Sega 32X- check, Sega Nomad- uncheck, Sega Saturn- check, Virtual Boy- check, PlayStation- check, NEC PC-FX- uncheck, Nintendo 64- check, image- uncheck, image- check, Game Boy Color- check, Bandai WonderSwan- uncheck, Neo Geo Pocket Color- check, Sega Dreamcast- check, Bandai WonderSwan Color- uncheck, PlayStation 2- check, Game Boy Advance- check, image- uncheck, Nintendo GameCube- check, Microsoft Xbox- check, Steam- check, Nintendo DS- check, PlayStation Portable- check, Android- check, PlayStation 3- check, Nintendo Wii- check, Microsoft Xbox 360- check, image- check, Nintendo 3DS- check, PlayStation Vita- check, Nintendo Wii U- check, PlayStation 4- check, Microsoft Xbox One- check, Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS- check, Sony PlayStation VR - check, Nintendo Switch- check, Oculus Rift - check, Google Stadia- check



Key

globe- 50% of systems completed, golden globe- 100% of systems completed, ghost- 0 games completed, Silver Star- 5 games completed, Gold Star- 10 games completed, Double Gold Star - 20 games completed (additional gold stars for every ten), coin- top user in games beaten/systems completed, Tad- user Tad

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

image Girly Vidyagamer
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image Hyrulian Hero Vidyagamer
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image Raccoon City Vidyagamer
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image 2nd Amendment Vidyagamer
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image Race Drivin' Vidyagamer
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image "Destroy the Core!" Vidyagamer
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image Super Sonic Vidyagamer
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image Super Mayrio Vidyagamer
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image Hoppin' & Boppin' Vidyagamer
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image Pile Drivin' Vidyagamer
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image Street Fightin' Vidyagamer
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image Bomber Manly Vidyagamer
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image egg Vidyagamer
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image Pocket Monster Vidyagamer
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image Billy Mitchell Vidyagamer
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image Bear & Bird Vidyagamer
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image Sigh, "Metroidvania" Vidyagamer
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image Ninja Gayden Vidyagamer
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image Vault Boy Vidyagamer
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image Grown-Ass Man Vidyagamer
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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 Resident Evil 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
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
Ninja Gayden: beat a 3D hack-and-slash
Vault Boy: beat an open world game
Grown-Ass Man: complete a game from the following series: Castlevania (pre-SotN), anything From Software, and Contra (and any other Konami 2D shooter, for that matter). The first individual game that I included was Cuphead. If you feel like you beat a balls hard game and are deserving of this icon, post on here and the community will deem whether you earn it or not.

Lastly, despite the fact that several games fit multiple categories, a particular completion only counts towards one icon. For example: Super Mario World would count towards the Super Mayrio icon, but not the Hoppin' & Boppin' one. I understand this could get a little confusing, but that's how it's gonna be! #littlebill




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness, Super Dodge Ball
Game Boy - Super Mario Land
Sega Genesis - Castlevania: Bloodlines
Super Nintendo - Mega Man X2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Sega CD - Final Fight CD, Snatcher
Sega Saturn - Last Bronx
PlayStation - Metal Gear Solid, Tomba!
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast - Grandia 2, 18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker
PlayStation 2 - Metal Slug (via SNK Arcade Classics Vol 1)
Game Boy Advance - Mega Man Zero
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - DOOM 3
Nintendo DS - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Nintendo Wii - Bomberman '94, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (NEC TurboGrafx-16 via Virtual Console)
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Double Dragon Neon, Bionic Commando Rearmed
Nintendo 3DS - Super Mario 3D Land
Nintendo Wii U - Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, Mario Kart 8
PlayStation 4 - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Resident Evil 2, Wild Guns Reloaded, Final Fantasy VII Remake
Nintendo Switch - Blazing Chrome, Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Street Fighter Alpha 2 (via SF 30th Anniversary Collection)
Unique Systems Covered: 18/21
Total Games Beaten: 31



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Super Nintendo -
PlayStation - Mr. Driller, Tomba!, Theme Hospital, Barbie Race & Ride, Detective Barbie: Mistery Cruise
Bandai WonderSwan -
Game Boy Color - Super Mario Land
Neo Geo Pocket Color - The Last Blade
Steam - Tacoma
Nintendo 3DS - My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
PlayStation Vita - Musynx, Damascus Gear: Operation Osaka, Shovel Knight, Bastion, Cel Damage HD, Uncanny Valley, Minecraft, Furwind, Desert Ashes, Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes, Metagal, War Theatre, Antiquia Lost, God of War, 36 Fragments of Midnight, Burly Men at Sea, God of War II, Proteus, Bard's Gold
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - OnRush, Grim Fandango Remastered, forma.8, Uncharted 4, Mortal Kombat XL, Secret of Mana, The Shapeshifting Detective, Journey, Don't Bite Me Bro!, Knack 2, Broforce, J-Stars Victory VS+, Batman: Arkham City, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
Nintendo Switch - Wordify, Not Not: A Brain Buster, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Unique Systems Covered: 8/10
Total Games Beaten: 45



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PC / Windows - Super Mario Land
PlayStation - Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Super Mario RPG (Super Nintendo via emulation)
Sega Dreamcast - Dynamite Cop!
PlayStation 3 - Where the Wild Things Are
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Portal 2, Fable: The Anniversary Edition
image - Final Fantasy III
PlayStation 4 - One Night Stand, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn, Cardpocalypse, Slay the Spire, Burly Men at Sea, Infamous: Second Son, Conan: Exiles, The Last of Us Remastered, Shovel Knight, Tacoma, Maneater, Fractured Minds, Sea of Memories, Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, Road Bustle, The Avengers, Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories, Batman: Arkham City
Microsoft Xbox One - Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Streets of Rage 4, Untitled Goose Game, Void Bastards, Resident Evil Revelations, Grounded, UnderMine
Sony PlayStation VR - Trover Saves the Universe, Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality, Sneaky Bears, Blindfold, Accounting +, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Bravo Team, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Nintendo Switch - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
Unique Systems Covered: 10/10
Total Games Beaten: 45



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NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Sega Genesis - Aladdin
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Spider-Man: Mysterio's Menace
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
image - Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Shantae: Risky's Revenge, Little Orpheus, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Journey, Necrobarista
Nintendo 3DS -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas, Hollow Knight, Owlboy, Super C, Operation C, Strikers 1945, Q-YO Blaster, Shadow of the Ninja, Strikers 1945 II, Strikers 1945 III, Tengai, Bury Me-My Love, Earthworms, Super Mario Bros., Mega Man ZX, Mega Man ZX: Advent, Raging Loop, Trials of Mana, Langrisser I, Pong Quest, Nightmares from the Deep 2, Astral Chain, Bendy and the Ink Machine, Psyvariar Delta, Elliot Quest, Ghoul Boy, Noir Chronicles, Agent A, Renegade, Omega Strike, Shikhondo, Syberia 2, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, DOOM, CrossCode, Cinders, Where the Water Tastes Like Wine, Venture Kid, Mark of the Ninja Remastered, Chasm, Valley, Swordbreaker, Samurai Shodown 2: Pocket Edition, Submerged, The Sinking City, Paradise Killer, Mask of Mists, Alwa's Awakening, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, Alwa's Legacy, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Reverie, Luigi's Mansion 3
Unique Systems Covered: 5/11
Total Games Beaten: 62



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PC / Windows - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, World of Warcraft Classic, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Obsidian Pinnacle
Sega Genesis - Castlevania: Bloodlines
Game Boy - Super Mario Land
Super Nintendo - Final Fight TOUGH, Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Final Fight 2
Game Boy Advance - Metroid Fusion
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Tetris Party, Mr Driller W
image- Super Mario Run, Super Mario Sunshine
Nintendo 3DS - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
PlayStation 4 - Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Persona 5: Royal
Microsoft Xbox One - Super Hot
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros., Renegade, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Gunman Clive, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Unique Systems Covered: 11/12
Total Games Beaten: 25



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Sega Genesis -
Steam - Resident Evil 2
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Dead Space
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Resident Evil 3, Last of Us Part II
Unique Systems Covered: 3/4
Total Games Beaten: 4



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PC / Windows - Terraria, Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy - Super Mario Land
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation -
Nintendo 64 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
image -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS - Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 - Plants Versus Zombies: Garden Warfare
Nintendo Wii - Wii Sports Resort
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U - Pokémon Rumble U
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing New Horizons
Unique Systems Covered: 10/25
Total Games Beaten: 11



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PC / Windows - Portal, Portal 2, What Remains of Edith Finch, Q.U.B.E Director's Cut, Quadrilateral Cowboy, The Room Three, Gunpoint, Hypnospace Outlaw, FRAMED, Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise
Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
PlayStation 4 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Bioshock Infinite, Mark of the Ninja Remastered, Bioshock, The Last of Us Remastered, Spider-Man, Denied Access, Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Last of Us Part II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Ghost of Tsushima, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, God of War, Tetris Effect, Resident Evil 2, Uncharted 4
Microsoft Xbox One - Untitled Goose Game, My Friend Pedro, Superhot, Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Nintendo New 3DS imageXL - Gunman Clive (counted as Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS), Shovel Knight, Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Super Mario Land, Super Mario World, Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows
Nintendo Switch - Celeste
Unique Systems Covered: 6/6
Total Games Beaten: 44



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Sega Genesis-
PlayStation - Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
image - Sunset Riders, King of Dragons, Captain Commando, Vigilante
PlayStation 2 - Champions: Return to Arms
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
Microsoft Xbox One - Halo Reach
Nintendo Switch - Ni no Kuni, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Langrisser I & II, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Luigi's Mansion 3
Unique Systems Covered: 5/11
Used To Own: Sega Nomad, Super Nintendo frown
Total Games Beaten: 12



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PC / Windows - Warcraft 3
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation Vita - Iron Snout, Jack 'n Jill DX, Gravity Duck
PlayStation 4 - FullBlast, Iron Snout, Jack 'n Jill DX, Gravity Duck, Iron Hero, Metagal, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), Deep Space Rush
Nintendo Switch -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/7
Total Games Beaten: 12



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Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System - Yume Penguin Monogatari
Sega Master System - Master of Darkness
NEC PC Engine -
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
Game Boy -
Mega Drive (Japan)/Sega Genesis - The Punisher
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
NEC TurboExpress -
NEC TurboDuo -
NEC Super Grafx -
Neo Geo - Blue's Journey
Game Gear -
Super Famicom/Super Nintendo - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Sega CD -
3DO -
image - Robo Army
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad -
Sega Saturn - Sonic Council, Asuka 120%, Groove on Fight, Dragon Force
PlayStation -
NEC PC-FX -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
image -
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
Sega Dreamcast -
Bandai WonderSwan Color -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable - Final Fantasy III
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Burley Men at Sea, Injustice 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan, Resident Evil 3, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (as part of the Requiem package), The Bridge, MORTAL SHELL
Microsoft Xbox One - Gryphon Knight Epic
Nintendo Switch - Joe and Mac Returns, Squidlit, Crystal Crisis, Shikhondo: Soul Eater, Caveman Ninja
Unique Systems Covered: 11/42
Total Games Beaten: 26



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PC / Windows - Portal 2
Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Donkey Kong 3
Sega Master System -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy - Super Mario Land
Neo Geo - Ninja Master's: Haou Ninpou Chou
Super Nintendo - Kirby's Dream Course
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Yoshi's Topsy-Turvy
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
Android - LOVE
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Portal: Still Alive
Nintendo 3DS - Gun Man Clive
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U - NES Remix
PlayStation 4 - Last of Us Remastered
Microsoft Xbox One - Minit, Tacoma, Fractured Mind, Tracks
Sony PlayStation VR - Trover Saves the Universe
Nintendo Switch - Shovel Knight, Squidlit, Luigi's Mansion 3, Bubble Bobble 4 Friends, Animal Crossing New Horizons, Untitled Goose Game, The Big Journey, Super Mario Bros. 35
Google Stadia - Steamworld Dig 2
Unique Systems Covered: 16/31
Total Games Beaten: 26



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PC / Windows - Eternal Senia, A Short Hike, Carpe Diem, Skullgirls
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
PlayStation - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Game Boy Color - Pokémon Trading Card Game 2: Here Comes Team Great Rocket
Nintendo 64 - Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Stadium 2
PlayStation 2 - God of War 2
Nintendo DS - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky
Nintendo Wii - Super Mario Galaxy
PlayStation 3 - God of War 3, God of War: Ascension
Nintendo 3DS - Pokémon Sun
Nintendo Wii U - Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
PlayStation 4 - God of War
Unique Systems Covered: 12/13
Total Games Beaten: 18



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Famicom/Nintendo Entertainment System - Tetris
NEC PC Engine - Bomberman '94
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 - Dragon Ball Z
Sega Genesis -
Game Boy - Cave Noire
Super Nintendo - Super Mario Bros. 3 (via Super Mario All-Stars), Chrono Trigger
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn - Digital Pinball Necronomicon
PlayStation - Xenogears, Final Fantasy IX, Suikoden
Nintendo 64 - Star Wars Episode I: Racer
Sega Dreamcast - Puyo Puyo Fever, Puzzle Bobble 4, Mr. Driller, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 - Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
Nintendo Wii - Sin and Punishment: Star Successor
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Deathsmiles, Splatterhouse
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Yakuza 5, Dark Souls 3, Judgment, Dark Souls Remastered, Psyvariar Delta
Unique Systems Covered: 13/24
Still Secretly Loves KekW: Sega 32X
Total Games Beaten: 25



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PlayStation 4 - Assassin's Creed 3 Remastered, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Persona 5, Ni No Kuni Remastered
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros., Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3
Unique Systems Covered: 2/2
Total Games Beaten: 8



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Nintendo Entertainment System -
NEC PC Engine -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis -
Game Gear -
Neo Geo -
Super Nintendo - Captain Commando
Atari Jaguar - Raiden
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation - Resident Evil: Director's Cut
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
Neo Geo Pocket Color - SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millenium
Sega Dreamcast - Capcom vs. SNK 2: Millionaire Fighting 2001
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
PlayStation Portable -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Dead or Alive 4
Nintendo 3DS - Streets of Rage 3D, Streets of Rage 2 3D
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Psyvariar Delta, Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II': Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (via SF 30th Anniversary Collection)
Microsoft Xbox One - Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Nintendo Switch - Final Fantasy VII
Unique Systems Covered: 10/29
Total Games Beaten: 17



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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Game Boy Color - Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Game Boy Advance - Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii U - Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Unique Systems Covered: 6/8
Total Games Beaten: 6



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PC / Windows - Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Star Wars: Squadrons, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot
Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Master System -
Game Boy -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo -
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Nintendo 64 -
image - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Resident Evil 2, Until Dawn
Microsoft Xbox One - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, DOOM: Eternal, Mortal Kombat 11, Streets of Rage 4, Carrion
Sony PlayStation VR - Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, DOOM VFR
Nintendo Switch -
Oculus Rift - Vader Immortal, Drop Dead
Unique Systems Covered: 7/33
Total Games Beaten: 16



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PC / Windows - Portal 2, Resident Evil 2, Final Fantasy XI, One Must Fall 2097, MDK
Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros 2, Super Dodge Ball, Renegade
Sega Genesis - Lunar: The Silver Star (via Mega Everdrive)
NEC Super Grafx - Nekketsu Kōkō Dodgeball Bu: PC Bangai Hen, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Neo Geo - Samurai Shodown, Super Dodge Ball, Metal Slug
Super Nintendo - Final Fantasy V, Super Mario Bros. (via Super Mario All-Stars), Super Metroid
3DO - Road Rash
Atari Jaguar - Raiden
Sega 32X - Primal Rage
Sega Saturn - Strikers 1945
Virtual Boy - Red Alarm
PlayStation - Warhawk: The Red Mercury Missions, MDK, Twisted Metal, Twisted Metal 2
Nintendo 64 - Super Mario 64
image - Sunset Riders, Tekken, Tekken 2, X-Men: Children of the Atom
Sega Dreamcast - Unreal Tournament, Marvel vs Capcom
PlayStation 2 - Time Crisis II, Tekken Tag Tournament
Game Boy Advance - Super Dodge Ball Advance, Super Mario Land DX, Tekken Advance, Metroid Fusion, Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins DX
Nintendo GameCube - Alien Hominoid
Microsoft Xbox - Marvel vs Capcom 2
Nintendo DSi - Super Dodge Ball Brawlers
PlayStation Portable - Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Android -
PlayStation 3 - The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham City
Nintendo Wii - New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Mirror's Edge, Tekken Tag Tournament 2
PlayStation Vita - Shovel Knight
Nintendo Wii U - Super Meat Boy
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Microsoft Xbox One - Tacoma, Untitled Goose Game
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Final Fantasy VII Remake
Sony PlayStation VR - Trover Saves the Universe
Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Google Stadia - Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD
Unique Systems Covered: 32/33
Total Games Beaten: 58



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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Neo Geo Pocket Color - SNK vs Capcom: The Match of the Millennium
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Marvel's Spider-Man
Nintendo Switch - Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition
Unique Systems Covered: 3/15
Total Games Beaten: 4



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Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros
Sega Genesis - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
Game Boy -
Super Nintendo - Sunset Riders
PlayStation - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 64 -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Pokémon Emerald, Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo DS - Chrono Trigger
PlayStation Portable - Final Fantasy IV: Interlude
Nintendo Wii - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (NEC TurboGrafx-16 via Virtual Console)
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
Nintendo 3DS - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Nintendo Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
PlayStation 4 - Spider Man
Microsoft Xbox One - Halo 5: Guardians
Nintendo Switch - Strikers 1945, Slay the Spire, Cuphead, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, Ori and the Blind Forest, Super Mario Bros. 35
Unique Systems Covered: 14/19
Total Games Beaten: 21



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PC / Windows -
Atari 2600 -
Intellivision -
Commodore 64 -
MSX -
Famicom - Kero Kero Keroppi no Daibouken 2
Nintendo Entertainment System - Die Hard, Home Alone, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Chessmaster, Battle Chess, Spot, Donkey Kong, Winter Games, Archon, Barbie
Sega Master System -
NEC PC Engine -
Game Boy - Barbie Ocean Discovery, Barbie Game Girl, Barbie Fashion Pack Games, Dragon's Lair: The Legend
Sega Genesis - The Lion King
Atari Lynx -
Game Gear - Coca-Cola Kid
Super Nintendo - Barbie Super Model
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) -
Sega CD -
3DO - Daedalus Encounter
Atari Jaguar -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation - Barbie Race & Ride, Barbie Explorer
Game Boy Color - Barbie Pet Rescue, Kelly Club: Clubhouse Fun, Barbie Magic Genie Adventure, Bing Yuan Li Xian
Nintendo 64 -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Barbie in Princess & the Pauper, Barbie in 12 Dancing Princesses, Barbie in Magic of Pegasus, Secret Agent Barbie, Barbie Horse Adventurers: Blue Ribbon Race
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Barbie in The Three Muskateers
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - What Remains of Edith Finch
Microsoft Xbox One - Fast & Furious: Crossroads
Nintendo Switch - VA-11 HALL-A, Coffee Talk, Not Not, Murder by Numbers, Streets of Rage 4, Unravel TWO
Unique Systems Covered: 14/38
Total Games Beaten: 39



Slickriven globe Quadruple Gold Star image image image image image image image image image image image

PC / Windows - Ruiner, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood, Avicii Invector
Nintendo Entertainment System - Castlevania, Adventure Island
Sega Genesis - Golden Axe
Game Boy - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan, Super Mario Land, Kid Dracula
Game Gear - Vampire: Master of Darkness
Super Nintendo - Super Castlevania IV, Barbie Super Model, Barbie Vacation Adventure, Super Metroid
Sega Saturn - Astal, DonPachi, Body Special 264: Girls in Motion Puzzle Vol. 2
PlayStation - Harmful Park
Nintendo 64 - Crusi'n USA
Sega Dreamcast - Giga Wing, Giga Wing 2
PlayStation 2 - God of War 2
Game Boy Advance - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
Nintendo GameCube -
Microsoft Xbox - Star Wars: Republic Commando
Steam - Q.U.B.E., Portal 2, Batman Arkham City
Android - Evoland, Apple Knight
PlayStation 3 - The Last of Us
Nintendo Wii -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Splinter Cell: Conviction, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
PlayStation 4 - Trover Saves the Universe
Microsoft Xbox One - Batman Arkham Knight, Horizon 4, Slay the Spire, Inside, Dead Cells, The Division 2: Warlords of New York, Mortal Kombat X, Gears of War 5 (I says), Tacoma, Metro Last Light, Untitled Goose Game, Chasm, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Streets of Rage 4, The Messenger, Westerado
Unique Systems Covered: 19/21
Total Games Beaten: 49



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PC / Windows - Burn: Cycle
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
PlayStation -
Game Boy Color -
PlayStation 2 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
PlayStation 4 - Ninja Commando (via ADK Damashii), Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers (via The Disney Afternoon Collection), Mega Man, Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6, Final Fantasy IX
Unique Systems Covered: 2/9
Total Games Beaten: 10



Talonjedi87 globe Quadruple Gold Star imageimage image image image image image

PC / Windows - Terminator Resistance
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo 3DS - Pokémon Ultra Sun
Nintendo Wii U -
Microsoft Xbox One - Ori and The Will Of the Wisps, DOOM 64, DOOM Eternal, Resident Evil 2
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Code Vein, Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, Yakuza 5, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, Sonic Forces, Resident Evil Zero, Resident Evil HD, Streets of Rage 4, Man of Medan, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil Code Veronica X, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, Maneater, Spongebob Squarepants Rehydrated, The Last of Us Remastered, Last of Us Part II, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Destroy All Humans!, Ghost of Tsushima, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Marvel's Avengers, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, Star Wars: Squadrons
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Sword, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of a Elusive Age, 198X, Donkey Kong Country, Paper Mario: The Origami King, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, Super Mario Bros. 2, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Super Mario Bros. 3
Unique Systems Covered: 5/8
Total Games Beaten: 43



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PC / Windows - Being a DIK: Season 1, Acting Lessons, Twists of My Life, Sigma Theory: Global Cold War, Headliner Novinews, Death and Taxes, Depraved Awakening, 198X, Midnight Ride
Nintendo Entertainment System - Snoopy's Silly Sports Spectacular
Sega Genesis -
Super Nintendo - Wild Guns
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Boy Advance - Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Nintendo GameCube - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Microsoft Xbox -
Nintendo DS -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 - Yakuza 5
Nintendo Wii - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo Wii U -
PlayStation 4 - Yakuza 6, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Sakura Wars
Microsoft Xbox One -
Nintendo Switch -
Unique Systems Covered: 8/23
Total Games Beaten: 18



GamersLyf
Gold Good Trader
27-Sep(#2)
A Short Hike and Carpe Diem on PC / Windows

I'm getting close on Super Mario Galaxy 2, should be done with it sometime this coming week. I'd also like to bust out a Game Boy title sometime soon but we'll see.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Sep(#3)
I keep hearing good things about A Short Hike. I need to try that one.
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
27-Sep(#4)
Slickriven wrote:
> @Antipop Not sure if others are having this as well, but the image for the JRPG Vidyagamer
> badge is showing as broken above. Looks like the Billy Mitchel one is busted as well.
>
>

They're all showing up fine on my end. Anyone else having issues with the icons?

GamersLyf
Gold Good Trader
27-Sep(#5)
Antipop wrote:
> Slickriven wrote:
>> @Antipop Not sure if others are having this as well, but the image for the JRPG
> Vidyagamer
>> badge is showing as broken above. Looks like the Billy Mitchel one is busted as
> well.
>>
>>
>
> They're all showing up fine on my end. Anyone else having issues with the icons?
>
>

Yeah they go out from time to time, like now, but I don't think its a big deal
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Sep(#6)
Beat Star Wars Episode I: Racer on N64. KEKW

@Antipop
Scott
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
* 27-Sep(#7)
NES - Super Mario Bros.
SNES - Sunset Riders
N64 -
GC -
Wii - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Switch - Strikers 1945, Slay the Spire, Cuphead, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
GB -
GBC -
GBA - Pokemon Emerald, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
DS - Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
3DS - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
XB1 - Halo 5: Guardians
PS1 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
PS2 -
PS4 - Spider-Man
PSP -
GEN - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

13/19 - Unique systems
18 - Total games

Me and my son decided to knock out another Turtles game. I had tried this remake once a while back but couldn't get into it. This time, I enjoyed it overall. I like some of the changes, like how your special attack doesn't use up some of your health. Also, the regular enemies throughout the levels seemed much harder than the original, which was a welcome change because they were way too easy in the original. Another great change was being able to attack up/down and diagonally, instead of just left and right. However, I didn't like that they removed the Technodrome level (and subsequently, the cool Shredder fight where you have to throw the foot clan soldiers at the screen). Also, Bebop and Rocksteady were removed altogether on the ship level and replaced with the mid-way bosses from the Technodrome level, and the boss from the prehistoric level, Slash, one of the coolest/hardest boss fights in the original, was removed and replaced with something entirely new. They also removed the Rat King boss fight at the end of the third level for some reason. Of the remaining boss fights, most of them had their attack patterns changed entirely, and were much easier. The music was somehow worse than the original, and I didn't really care for the graphical change. Also, continues were handled weird in this one. If you run out of lives, you're dead until the start of the next level, then your continue kicks in. Sometimes you may finish a level with just 0 or 1 lives remaining, then lose them early on in the next level and have to wait around until the next level starts. Still, the increased difficulty, change to the special attack, and new attack directions were enough to make it worth playing in my book, I just can't help but notice every change I didn't like when I love the original so much.
Gypsy
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27-Sep(#8)
Dragon Ball Z NEC Super CD-ROM 2

This is actually a pretty cool game. Discovered it chatting with someone about anime licensed video games and they brought it up when I mentioned the YYH PCE game.

@DarkFact have you played this?
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
27-Sep(#9)
Nope, couldn't get my hands on one
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
28-Sep(#10)
47 down, just beat Super Metroid on my Super Nintendo classic.

Beat for the Retro GotM thread and enjoyed it, but already want to play it again. I had never played so I followed along with a walkthrough YT video mainly seeking to avoid missing things, but also for general direction and hints on how to do things. I eventually got used to using my scanner and trying to find things myself. I never got great with the buttons - frequently misusing the L/R buttons for fire angled up/down and I remapped shoot to X, jump to A and sprint to B, leaving Y as change weapons and I frequently hit them wrong, though I wasn't a fan of the default button config either. Next time I absolutely wouldn't use a walkthrough and might even draw/print a map so I can mark places to return to. I'd also want to play on a better display with better sound. I was on a 27" PC monitor with built-in speakers and it just wasn't atmospheric at all.

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
28-Sep(#11)
Alright fellas, nice work to @Gypsy for acquiring his globe and Scott for nabbing the Pile Drivin badge! And @Slickriven, I think I'm going to go ahead and make a Metroidvania icon.

Scott
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
28-Sep(#12)
Antipop wrote:
> Alright fellas, nice work to @Gypsy for acquiring his globe and Scott for nabbing
> the Pile Drivin badge!

love

> And @Slickriven, I think I'm going to go ahead and make a
> Metroidvania icon.

I was just about to ask for that. MOAR ICONS!
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
28-Sep(#13)
Hmm... you already have the Castlevania icon, but that is really for more challenging games vs. the Metroidvania style. Hey make all the badges you want @Antipop - I'll just need to work on earning more of them.

Scott
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
29-Sep(#14)
NES - Super Mario Bros.
SNES - Sunset Riders
N64 -
GC -
Wii - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Switch - Strikers 1945, Slay the Spire, Cuphead, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
GB -
GBC -
GBA - Pokemon Emerald, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
DS - Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
3DS - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
XB1 - Halo 5: Guardians
PS1 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
PS2 -
PS4 - Spider-Man
PSP - Final Fantasy IV: Interlude
GEN - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

14/19 - Unique systems
19 - Total games
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
29-Sep(#15)
For Frank's Game of the Month thread, I finished Batman: Arkham City yesterday for the PlayStation 3.


I'm the kind of Batman fan that most real Batman fans hate. I grew up watching reruns of the Adam West series and eventually graduated to The Animated Series when that took over the after school TV market. I had a paralyzing fear of the Joker that lasted quite a while and kept me from seeing the original Tim Burton movie until I was in my 20s. (To be clear, I didn't have Jokerphobia that long, but that's how long it took me to get around to seeing the movie.) I could watch Christopher Nolan's trilogy over and over again. Despite all that, I never took to the comics that much - that's true of all comics, really - though I'm still game for any sort of alternative Batman media.

My experience with Arkham City is probably a victim of its own hype. I played Arkham Asylum for an hour (back when PlayStation Plus was making a big deal about its free one-hour trials) and really liked what I saw, once you get over the fact that everybody looks like they're made of clay. I enjoyed the darker versions of some of my favorite characters, I really appreciated the pedigree of the voice actors, and I liked the idea of Batman trying to fight his way out of the iconic facility. And then the demo ended before things barely got going. Time passed, Arkham Asylum was celebrated to heaven and back, and Arkham City received even more glowing praise. I was really looking forward to diving into a slick, dark open world game with the Dark Knight at the center.

My experience was mixed. With my approach to the game, the combat plays like a cake made of The Last of Us with a whole bunch of hand-to-hand frosting on top. The bulk of the encounters put you in a large room full of cover where charging in Batarangs blazing will get you killed. You have to identify isolated, vulnerable mooks, kill them quickly, and then disappear before his friends realize what's going on. There are also some more action-oriented sequences where Batman bounces around a pile of enemies like a pinball, and it's my job as an old fart to remember which button combination acts as a counter for each kind of attack. And then there are the boss fights, which are positively ridiculous and play like something out of a Zelda game.

That said, the game did get better as time went on. I still continued to be frustrated by the bottomless bag of gadgets, each of which had a story-related use required to progress through the game, but I developed a nice rhythm with my Bouncing Stealth Batman routine, and I got better at dealing with crowds of varied grunts. I never got over the plot's ridiculousness, though, and the game was way too sparse to feel like an open world game, even with a million Riddler trophies scattered around. Oh, and the random Catwoman non-sequiturs? Not cool, Rocksteady.


With two worlds left in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, that's likely the next game I'm going to finish and the next platform I'm going to complete. I've made a surprising amount of progress in Serious Sam as well, so Stadia isn't too far behind. I'll need to detour at the start of October to play Resident Evil VII for Frank's thread,

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
30-Sep(#16)
Beat Tomba! on PlayStation earlier today. Fun, albeit flawed platformer with light RPG elements. Loved the graphics and the rather comedic dialogue. The controls work well enough once you get used to Tomba's floaty jump mechanics. Most of the quests were fairly self explanatory, but others bordered on the inconceivable with their limited descriptions. The boss fights against the evil pigs were a low point, as every single one of them were identical, including the final encounter. My personal score would be about a 7.5, but those with limited patience would probably rate it a 6.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
30-Sep(#17)
Just finished a playthrough of Super Mario 64. Did a bare minimum run, but it was fun. Nintendo 64 down!

BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 30-Sep(#18)
I beat Alwa's Awakening and Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon on Switch. I really liked Alwa, which is a really good retro-style Metroidvania. Already bought the sequel, which came out on Switch yesterday.

Edit because I actually typed Castlevania instead of Bloodstained lol.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Sep(#19)
Alwa is on my list. I hear Alwa's Legacy is even better.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Sep(#20)
To check Wii off my list, I finished New Super Mario Bros. Wii today. It wasn't my first time beating the game, but it's the first time I played through the game continuously from start to finish.


I don't think anyone was more excited about New Super Mario Bros. when it was announced for the DS back in 2006. These days, we're drowning in reboots and reimaginings of classic games or franchises, but back then, rebooting a 2D Mario title in the era of Mario Sunshine and Mario Galaxy was not an obvious strategy. I picked the game up on Day 1, shortly after completing my year of teaching in France, and plowed through the game joyfully at home, hunched over my computer desk. It tickled the nostalgia bug while adding enough of the quality of life improvements from the later games to seem fresh.

I remember somebody saying that the original New Super Mario Bros. ruined them. They went back to the original 2D titles and kept failing miserably when Mario wouldn't do the wall jumps and spins that the new release had injected into their muscle memory.

I was just as excited about the Wii release when it came out in its red, OCD-triggering case. I remember being annoyed that the game's marketing so heavily leaned on Yoshi's inclusion, but he's present in literally only four levels in the entire game. Regardless, it was the same winning formula on the DS with more levels, more secrets, and nicer graphics. The final level's Bowser encounter is probably my favorite in the entire Mario franchise. It all would have been perfect if Nintendo didn't shoehorn motion controls into the game. Having a couple of special platforms mimic your Wiimote's tilt? Fine. Making you shake the Wiimote to make Mario spin or pick something up? Infuriating.

I've played through each of the New Super Mario Bros. games that have been released since, including New Super Luigi U, but I never really sat down and played all the way through the Wii release. My original save file cut off in World 6 somewhere, and I helped my little sister complete her own save in co-op mode, including the final world and final boss, but I don't have a playthrough to call my own. After a number of false starts, I started over this month and played through the game, loving every second of it... except for those damn moments where I had to shake the Wiimote like an idiot.

This game really needs a re-release as an add-on pack or something. There are some great levels in it.


Two platforms left! Serious Sam is getting seriously exhausting, so it's probably good that I'll be playing through Resident Evil VII and (what appears to be) Yoshi's Island for Frank's thread and the Retro Talkshop Thread next.

TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Oct(#21)
Another classic down for me. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest- Nintendo Switch
GamersLyf
Gold Good Trader
2-Oct(#22)
Skullgirls PC / Windows

Just another really short fighting game
Scott
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
2-Oct(#23)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Another classic down for me. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest- Nintendo Switch

Fun fact: it's actually "Diddy's Kong Quest". I thought it was "Diddy Kong's Quest" for the longest time.
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
2-Oct(#24)
Scott wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Another classic down for me. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest- Nintendo Switch
>
> Fun fact: it's actually "Diddy's Kong Quest". I thought it was "Diddy Kong's Quest"
> for the longest time.

That's a level of attention to detail that I can appreciate. Keeping people on their toes; I dig it.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
2-Oct(#25)
With Mario 64 done I should be at 16 unique systems


TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
2-Oct(#26)
Scott wrote:
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Another classic down for me. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong's Quest- Nintendo Switch
>
> Fun fact: it's actually "Diddy's Kong Quest". I thought it was "Diddy Kong's Quest"
> for the longest time.

Wow. That is some Mandela effect crap! Haha. Thanks.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 3-Oct(#27)
Just to prove that Stadia is, in fact, a thing and represent the 23 people in the world that have a Stadia Pro subscription, I finished Serious Sam: The First Encounter HD as part of the Serious Sam Collection.


Paraphrasing a recent review for Serious Sam 4, Serious Sam is a frenetic "running backwards" simulator. The original game came out a time when FPS games were getting slower, grittier, and less twitchy. Ammo was getting scarcer, aiming was getting trickier, and kills were getting more and more deliberate. In contrast, Sam was built on a brand new engine with crisp graphics, big weapons, and a ridiculous amount of enemy fodder; so many enemies, in fact, the only way to clear a room was to run backwards for minutes as a time picking them off as you just barely outrun them. Hence, the "running backwards simulator" title. The cherry on top? In an era of $50 big box PC titles, Sam came in a tiny box with a $20 price tag. Sweet.

When it first came out while I was in college, it was like drinking three Big Gulps filled with coffee in one sitting. It's hours upon hours of mowing down mindless enemies (and the occasional boss), often to hilarious effect. Sam himself is like Disney's answer to Duke Nukem: an overconfident meathead that trades in Duke's potty mouth and womanizing for the occasional golden one-liner (his first encounter with a Beheaded Kamikaze sums it up perfectly) and the universe's greatest action hero voice. After a ridiculous final boss fight, the original release ends with the most disappointingly-hilarious wham of a cliffhanger that makes it hard to decide if you want to keep going or catch your breath.

I've false-started the HD re-release a couple of times over the year, usually getting stuck in the game's first massive wave-spawning room of death. I must have played through the original on Easy (or the player-mocking Tourist mode) in college because I had no recollection of the game being so difficult. The Serious Sam Collection landed on Stadia as a blessing, solving my problem of trying to find a potential replay on a platform that's less than a year old, and I pledged to stick it out and make my way through the game for the first time in almost two decades.

It was brutal. Holy crap, was it brutal.

I'm convinced Dumb Stupid Luck is the only thing that allowed me to ultimately get the credits to roll. Enemies this time around come in two modes: stationary and strong, or fast and relentless. The packs of relentless Kleer Skeletons or Marsh Hoppers are nightmare-inducing; one misstep, even running backwards at Sam's superhuman pace, and you're dog food. Miss that one Adult Arachnoid on a pillar two miles away, and it will machine gun you to death faster than you can say, "What tickles?" And in spite of all the bullets the game throws at you, I felt like I was finishing every set piece firing pistols instead of rockets and lasers, having run out of good ammunition long ago. The laughable romp through Ancient Egypt had turned into a real death march, right up until the credits rolled.

Playing a first-person shooter on Stadia is probably the least-impressive application of the technology for me. I'm completely inept with a gamepad when I play FPS games, so I'm tied to a mouse and keyboard, but I already have a modern gaming PC that doesn't need cloud technology to render pretty games. Worse yet, playing the game in a browser doesn't yield the higher resolutions that you get on a device running a native Stadia app, meaning I got my share of artifacts that I didn't run into during my Samurai Shodown playthrough. Still, lag and unresponsiveness was never an issue, and I continue to be impressed with what they've pulled off.


One platform left! I swear I'll finish an Android game eventually. Hopefully. Maybe.

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
* 3-Oct(#28)
#grats to @Frank for nabbing his globe and @Renaissance2K for arriving on the precipice of greatness!

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
3-Oct(#29)
Beat Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. Putting the long name here because of how much Antipop loves accuracy, lol

It was cool to play this one again. Weirdly, it was the last one I played from the trilogy, some years ago. it might be the best one.

Super Nintendo Classic -
PlayStation Classic - Mr. Driller, Tomba!, Theme Hospital, Barbie Race & Ride, Detective Barbie: Mistery Cruise
Neo Geo Pocket Color - The Last Blade
Bandai WonderSwan -
Steam - Tacoma
Nintendo 3DS - Picross: TLoZ TP
PlayStation Vita - Musynx, Damascus Gear Operation Osaka, Shovel Knight, Bastion, Cel Damage HD, Uncanny Valley, Minecraft, Furwind, Desert Ashes, Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes, Metagal, War Theatre, Antiquia Lost, God of War, 36 Fragments of Midnight, Burly Men at Sea, God of War II, Proteus, Bard's Gold
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - OnRush, Grim Fandango Remastered, forma.8, Uncharted 4, Mortal Kombat XL, Secret of Mana, The Shapeshifting Detective, Journey, Don't Bite Me Bro!, Knack 2, Broforce, J-Stars Victory VS+, Batman Arkham City, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
Nintendo Switch - Wordify, Not Not: A Brain Buster
Game Boy Color - Super Mario Land

Unique Systems Covered: 8/10
Total Games Beaten: 44
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
3-Oct(#30)
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
4-Oct(#31)
I finished Carrion on XOne. Loved every minute of it.
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
4-Oct(#32)
Drop Dead Dual Strike Edition is a decent VR rail shooter. It has a decent campaign and horde modes. It's worth grabbing cheap on sale.
Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
* 5-Oct(#33)
Last night I beat Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, really liked it. It was the first game I got for the Switch and I stopped playing it for a bit, but I finally took some time to complete the last world.

Luigi being a sniper is cool af, lol

Super Nintendo Classic -
PlayStation Classic - Mr. Driller, Tomba!, Theme Hospital, Barbie Race & Ride, Detective Barbie: Mistery Cruise
Neo Geo Pocket Color - The Last Blade
Bandai WonderSwan -
Steam - Tacoma
Nintendo 3DS - Picross: TLoZ TP
PlayStation Vita - Musynx, Damascus Gear Operation Osaka, Shovel Knight, Bastion, Cel Damage HD, Uncanny Valley, Minecraft, Furwind, Desert Ashes, Mecho Wars: Desert Ashes, Metagal, War Theatre, Antiquia Lost, God of War, 36 Fragments of Midnight, Burly Men at Sea, God of War II, Proteus, Bard's Gold
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - OnRush, Grim Fandango Remastered, forma.8, Uncharted 4, Mortal Kombat XL, Secret of Mana, The Shapeshifting Detective, Journey, Don't Bite Me Bro!, Knack 2, Broforce, J-Stars Victory VS+, Batman Arkham City, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered
Nintendo Switch - Wordify, Not Not: A Brain Buster, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Game Boy Color - Super Mario Land

Unique Systems Covered: 8/10
Total Games Beaten: 45
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
5-Oct(#34)
Finished Drop Dead on Oculus

Almost finished with Star Wars Squadrons. It's very cool in VR.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
6-Oct(#35)
I should have started Resident Evil VII today, but I didn't. I was ready to get my game on, but my retro PC has sat nearly idle since becoming stable enough for regular use. I played through the first half of my beloved MDK with the glorious Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro before switching gears to another old standby - One Must Fall 2097 - and didn't stop until I'd blown through the entire Tournament mode.


Back when I first discovered One Must Fall, one of the common refrains of PC gaming was that fighting games sucked. Original fighters were janky and played terribly with a keyboard, and console fighting game ports were usually heavily compromised. Times have changed since then, and most of the big Capcom, Namco, and SNK fighters see simultaneous release on PC as on the primary consoles. As a result, the era of the crappy PC fighter is largely dead, but back in the early 90s, playing a solid fighting game on your computer was nearly impossible... with (literally) one exception.

One Must Fall was a freeware fighting game prototype that circulated but never saw an official commercial release. It was a one-on-one fighter that pits two Ken Masters clones against each other in the middle of a desert. Speaking generously, it was underwhelming. It's "sequel", however, trades in the Street Fighter tropes for skyscraper-sized robots called HARs, multiple player characters, a full-featured career mode that lets you upgrade your robots and train your pilot, and an incredible presentation. Menus and interstitials are decorated with huge, animated wide shots of showcased machines, and a news anchor provides post-fight commentary, complete with "Play of the Game" style screenshots, nearly two decades before Overwatch and other shooters made them a mainstay. Oh, and the soundtrack is just great, like so many other early Epic titles.

This wouldn't mean much, however, if the game didn't play so well. One Must Fall does have gamepad and joystick support, but it plays surprisingly well with just a keyboard. Each HAR has only two standard attacks - a punch and a kick - that are modified by combos and directional presses, plus a handful of special moves. These special attacks aren't subtle; HARs throw shadows of themselves at their opponent, perform overhead throws, spin on every axes, and fire every manner of projectile - electricity, fire, ice - you can think of. The game engine plays similarly to a crisper Mortal Kombat, right down to the Fatality-esque "Scrap" and "Destruction" moves that humiliate your opponent and unlock secret fights.

Since first playing it in middle school, One Must Fall 2097 dominates my consciousness for a few weeks and then goes into hibernation for years before resurfacing again. When I entered 2020 thinking of keystone titles that deserved to be replayed, it didn't take long for One Must Fall to make the shortlist, and I'd be lying if it wasn't one of the reasons I stubbornly tried to shoehorn an MS-DOS partition into my retro build. (Yes, I know it runs fine in Windows 98's various DOS modes, and I know it's easy to setup in DOSBox. I don't care. I wanted a DOS partition.) While an LCD monitor doesn't do the pseudo-anime pilot portraits any favors, the game engine holds up incredibly well, and the Internet revealed a whole bunch of game features and secrets I wasn't aware of during my other playthroughs of the game, like the end-of-match finishing moves. If you're wondering if I got tired of watching my opponent explode into a pile of scrap after about a hundred career matches, the answer is no. Not a bit.

The cherry on top? This game is actually freeware, not gray-area abandonware. Safe downloads are available nearly everywhere, and fans have even created new tournaments and patches for it. The game also saw a 3D sequel in 2003, but I wasn't especially impressed by it, and I hated the "behind the back" point of view that the developers chose for the gameplay. Despite its age, 2097 is still the best way to play.


Okay, for real, I'll start Resident Evil VII tomorrow. I swear.

razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
6-Oct(#36)
I finished Star Wars: Squadrons on PC. I would give it a 9 if the dead zone was better on the flight stick. I hope they patch that. Overall, the story has some interesting beats, but never really takes off due to a cast of mostly uninteresting characters. Javes, Terril and Shen are the best of the bunch, but only Javes and Terril have any depth.

It is definitely a spiritual successor to the X-Wing series. I'll get into the multiplayer side tomorrow.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Double Gold Good Trader
* 7-Oct(#37)
#45 down: Resident Evil VII on PSVR. What an incredible experience. I've always liked horror movies and video games, and I don't scare easily, but there were a couple of moments in this when I jumped. I only played at night which added a little extra creepiness. Great atmosphere, epic boss fights, and an interesting story. The graphics are top notch for VR. I can't believe I waited so long to play this.

Having beaten this and Resident Evil Revelations, I should now have what I need for the Raccoon City badge.
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#38)
I was playing some other games but I felt another Dark Souls 3 run HYPERKEKW
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Oct(#39)
I finished Alwa's Legacy on Switch. Really liked both of these Alwa games.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
7-Oct(#40)
Here's a quick update to tell the thread that I beat MDK for a second time, this time on the Retro PC.


Yes, I did just finish the game on PlayStation a few months ago, but this particular playthrough was over twenty years in the making. After pining for the Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback Pro joystick when I was younger but understandably balking at the $150 pricetag (way, way too much for my teenage self before I had a job), I found a cheap, working one on Mercari and built a Windows 98 PC that could use it properly. The joystick had lukewarm support from developers, but Shiny - in their mission to seemingly patch MDK for nearly every fringe technology that emerged at around the time of release - added support for the joystick after the fact.

If you ignore the fact that I'm just terrible with a joystick in general, the force feedback effects show some serious attention to detail. Taking damage feels different from taking shots, jumping feels different than footsteps, and the active motors in the device will actually prevent you from moving if you're up against a wall or a brute. It actively fights you during each level's opening dive sequence. I'm going to have a lot more fun tracking down games that make similar use of the tech.

But let's face it... The real reason to run through MDK again on Windows was to be reminded of all the content and sequences that were missing from the console port, not to mention the sharper graphics (even though Direct3D was still a little immature at the time) and lack of load times. Plus, what better way to end the game - any game - than with a pixelated, French music video.

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Resident Evil VII. Tonight. As Frank is my witness.

RobotVM
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
7-Oct(#41)
Finished Marvel's Spider-man on PS4 tonight. Also I don't have a Saturn anymore.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 8-Oct(#42)
@Antipop I technically beat my 48th title and a new console - Sega Dreamcast by beating Giga Wing but that is mainly b/c it has unlimited continues and isn't very long.

I enjoy bullet hell titles generally, but wow Giga is different. I sucked at it pretty bad and see that I was both too enticed to dart around trying to collect the loot and was also simply too reckless and therefore got hit a LOT, especially in the final 2 levels. Since I did so poorly I hesitate to consider it beat, so hold off for now on crediting me. I'd like to practice some more and beat it with all 4 pilots. Even on the easiest difficulty I was doing poorly, <sigh>

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
9-Oct(#43)
Updated! Nice work leap-frogging me for second place in systems @Slickriven and two users (@BloodPuppetX and @Renaissance2K) are approaching six Gold Stars; there isn't even a pre-made icon for that!

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
9-Oct(#44)
@Antipop I'll definitely need to focus on beating it as the other pilots since you've credited it to me. I need more practice for sure since I chewed through a bunch of lives/credits on the final level and boss fight. But I'm also trying out power stone.

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
9-Oct(#45)
I might be missing the Mario and grown-ass icons. I would make a case for the JRPG one too.

And thanks for mantaining this, it must take some time to go through all the previous posts and update the main lists.
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
9-Oct(#46)
Gypsy wrote:
> I was playing some other games but I felt another Dark Souls 3 run HYPERKEKW

Dammit man, I need to revisit that one. I almost feel like I should just go ahead and start a fresh run.

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
* 9-Oct(#47)
Best1989 wrote:
> I might be missing the Mario and grown-ass icons. I would make a case for the JRPG
> one too.
>
> And thanks for mantaining this, it must take some time to go through all the previous
> posts and update the main lists.

Geez, I'm slipping on keeping up with your icons. Thanks for keeping me honest.

No biggie man, I wouldn't keep up with it if I didn't enjoy it. Honestly it doesn't take a lot of time to simply update the OP, but I did a fair amount of work in the front end. I appreciate you for hanging tough in this thread for the entire year as not everyone has been consistent and others have completely given up.

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
9-Oct(#48)
Slickriven wrote:
> @Antipop I'll definitely need to focus on beating it as the other pilots since you've
> credited it to me. I need more practice for sure since I chewed through a bunch of
> lives/credits on the final level and boss fight. But I'm also trying out power stone.
>
>

Power Stone kicks ass.

Best1989
Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru
9-Oct(#49)
Antipop wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> I was playing some other games but I felt another Dark Souls 3 run HYPERKEKW
>
> Dammit man, I need to revisit that one. I almost feel like I should just go ahead
> and start a fresh run.
>
>

Man, I'm on the same boat. I got to a point and then never continued. Starting from where I left now would be a nightmare lol
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
9-Oct(#50)
Antipop wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> I was playing some other games but I felt another Dark Souls 3 run HYPERKEKW
>
> Dammit man, I need to revisit that one. I almost feel like I should just go ahead
> and start a fresh run.
>
>

Yeah, I haven't done strength of all things so I'm doing that and only using axe/hammer type weapons. Pick Axe has it's moments for sure.
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
10-Oct(#51)
Squadrons patched the joystick deadzone. 9/10
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
10-Oct(#52)
Best1989 wrote:
> Antipop wrote:
>> Gypsy wrote:
> |>> I was playing some other games but I felt another Dark Souls 3 run HYPERKEKW
>>
>> Dammit man, I need to revisit that one. I almost feel like I should just go ahead
>> and start a fresh run.
>>
>>
>
> Man, I'm on the same boat. I got to a point and then never continued. Starting from
> where I left now would be a nightmare lol

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Bleed_DukeBlue
Double Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#53)
Hey! @Antipop

Can I get a Raccoon City icon please? :). RE: Revelations and RE VII.

Antipop wrote:
> Best1989 wrote:
>> Antipop wrote:
> |>> Gypsy wrote:
>> |>> I was playing some other games but I felt another Dark Souls 3 run HYPERKEKW
> |>>
> |>> Dammit man, I need to revisit that one. I almost feel like I should just go ahead
> |>> and start a fresh run.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Man, I'm on the same boat. I got to a point and then never continued. Starting
> from
>> where I left now would be a nightmare lol
>
> 250 373{imgt}
>
>
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
* 10-Oct(#54)
@Bleed_DukeBlue got you take care of!

Also, I finally added in icons for Metroidvania type games and 3D platformers. As usual, I probably missed about 50 people, so please let me know if you should have a particular icon.

And @Gypsy's list always gets jacked up when I add new icons screw up the formatting. I'll clean it up later #kekw

Bleed_DukeBlue
Double Gold Good Trader
10-Oct(#55)
Thanks! Also, any chance there could be an icon for big open world games with lots of collectibles?

Antipop wrote:
> @Bleed_DukeBlue got you take care of!
>
> Also, I finally added in icons for Metroidvania type games and 3D platformers. As
> usual, I probably missed about 50 people, so please let me know if you should have
> a particular icon.
>
> And @Gypsy's list always gets jacked up when I add new icons screw up the formatting.
> I'll clean it up later #kekw
>
>
Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Oct(#56)
Unless you messed up your character build it's fine to continue. Just check maps on fextralife if you need a refresher.
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
* 11-Oct(#57)
I beat Fractured Minds the other night, on Xbox One. Easy Achievements and interesting take on mental illness.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#58)
@Frank it's pretty short isn't it? I've heard some decent things about it, tempted to take a break from running away from Jack Baker and play something else.

Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
11-Oct(#59)
Slickriven wrote:
> @Frank it's pretty short isn't it? I've heard some decent things about it, tempted
> to take a break from running away from Jack Baker and play something else.
>
>

Yeah it was short and fun. I enjoyed it!

Forgot to mention I also beat Tracks on XB1 the same day. That game I cheesed through, because it wasn't great. That one's not worth the time raspberry



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BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Oct(#60)
I beat SMB: Lost Levels on Switch. That brings me to 60!
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
11-Oct(#61)
I feel like I've actually beat Giga Wing as I beat it with all 4 planes/pilots now. I've been playing via emulation and I think the game might be running a touch fast, but in any case it's simply insane at times with all the stuff on screen. As mentioned I enjoy Shmups, but sometimes with titles like Giga they're just crazy. Granted some are designed as arcade quarter munchers so it's not overly surprising.
I didn't love the button setup, you had to rapidly press the fire button for normal fire, then hold it in for about a second to create a sort of shield that would reflect all bullets for about 2 seconds and leave you invulnerable while doing that and after it ends for a short bit of time. You had to get that to recharge across maybe 4 seconds between uses. The only other buttons was a bomb that also makes you invulnerable and destroys everything on screen besides bosses, so bullets and foes. You get a bomb for each plane i.e. each life (and 1 hit) and can collect more.
My gripe was with the fire button, would have been a ton better to have a 3rd button to trigger the shield/reflector thing as too many times I would be firing, see that I really wasn't going to avoid some incoming bullets and tried to hold down the button quick enough to trigger that, only to take a hit instead. Also the score is 100% random IMO, some stages I would actually not die or not need a continue and I'd got a tiny score, then I'd die a bunch and get a massive one, didn't feel like that lined up.

Think I want to give Giga Wing 2 a shot.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
11-Oct(#62)
Ahhhh the third form of the Friede fight is so good. Looks like I'm going to be pretty pleased with my time this go round.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
12-Oct(#63)
Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Switch - Absolutely adore this game.
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
12-Oct(#64)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Thanks! Also, any chance there could be an icon for big open world games with lots
> of collectibles?
>
> Antipop wrote:
>> @Bleed_DukeBlue got you take care of!
>>
>> Also, I finally added in icons for Metroidvania type games and 3D platformers.
> As
>> usual, I probably missed about 50 people, so please let me know if you should
> have
>> a particular icon.
>>
>> And @Gypsy's list always gets jacked up when I add new icons screw up the
> formatting.
>> I'll clean it up later #kekw
>>
>>

What game(s) are you referring to?

Bleed_DukeBlue
Double Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#65)
I was thinking of ones like the later Far Cry and Assassin's Creed games, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost of Tsushima, etc. where you clear "outposts" or something like them and find a bunch of collectibles to 100% them.
Scott
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
12-Oct(#66)
NES - Super Mario Bros.
SNES - Sunset Riders
N64 -
GC -
Wii - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Switch - Strikers 1945, Slay the Spire, Cuphead, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, Ori and the Blind Forest
GB -
GBC -
GBA - Pokemon Emerald, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
DS - Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
3DS - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
XB1 - Halo 5: Guardians
PS1 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
PS2 -
PS4 - Spider-Man
PSP - Final Fantasy IV: Interlude
GEN - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

14/19 - Unique systems
20 - Total games

I'm still working on 100% but I beat the game last night so I'll go ahead and update my list here. This game is really something special. Definitely the most beautiful graphics I've ever seen in a 2D game, and the soundtrack is beautiful. The difficulty does a good job of ramping up throughout the game. I like that it's a Metroidvania game that focuses more on platforming than combat, that was refreshing.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
12-Oct(#67)
Chaulk up another long RPG for me.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -Awesomely addictive. I wish someone would revive this IP.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Double Gold Good Trader
* 12-Oct(#68)
Glad to hear this is good. Have they ironed out the game-breaking bugs? I was waiting until they had to play my copy. I heard about saves getting randomly corrupted midway through and enemies just disappearing and other weird stuff on PS4.

TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Chaulk up another long RPG for me.
>
> Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -Awesomely addictive. I wish someone would
> revive this IP.
TalonJedi87
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
12-Oct(#69)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> Glad to hear this is good. Have they ironed out the game-breaking bugs? I was waiting
> until they had to play my copy. I heard about saves getting randomly corrupted midway
> through and enemies just disappearing and other weird stuff on PS4.
>
> TalonJedi87 wrote:
>> Chaulk up another long RPG for me.
>>
>> Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -Awesomely addictive. I wish someone
> would
>> revive this IP.

Yeah, I wouldn't play it until they fixed the game breaking XP bug, and they did thankfully. There's still some odd/end glitches here and there, like some audio sync issues, but nothing game breaking.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Double Gold Good Trader
12-Oct(#70)
Awesome. Thanks.

TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> Glad to hear this is good. Have they ironed out the game-breaking bugs? I was
> waiting
>> until they had to play my copy. I heard about saves getting randomly corrupted
> midway
>> through and enemies just disappearing and other weird stuff on PS4.
>>
>> TalonJedi87 wrote:
> |>> Chaulk up another long RPG for me.
> |>>
> |>> Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -Awesomely addictive. I wish someone
>> would
> |>> revive this IP.
>
> Yeah, I wouldn't play it until they fixed the game breaking XP bug, and they did
> thankfully. There's still some odd/end glitches here and there, like some audio sync
> issues, but nothing game breaking.
razeak
Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
13-Oct(#71)
Wolfenstein Cyberpilot on pc. Fun but too short
EB
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader This user is on the site NOW (4 minutes ago)
13-Oct(#72)
I finished Uncharted 4 for PS4.

An absolute masterpiece. I absolutely love this game. 10/10 on this second playthrough.

BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
14-Oct(#73)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I beat SMB: Lost Levels on Switch. That brings me to 60!

You can add Reverie on Switch as well when you update. I was surprised when the credits rolled last night, since it's really short, and I thought there was another dungeon. That's post-game content, though.
Scott
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
14-Oct(#74)
I was going to wait until I unlocked all of the levels (I'm up to 6-3), but with 39 wins and S rank in both modes, I guess I'll call it on Super Mario Bros. 35. I want to keep playing it, but I'd rather move on to other games on my to-play list.

NES - Super Mario Bros.
SNES - Sunset Riders
N64 -
GC -
Wii - Castlevania: Rondo of Blood
Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Switch - Strikers 1945, Slay the Spire, Cuphead, BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!, Ori and the Blind Forest, Super Mario Bros. 35
GB -
GBC -
GBA - Pokemon Emerald, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
DS - Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
3DS - Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
360 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled
XB1 - Halo 5: Guardians
PS1 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
PS2 -
PS4 - Spider-Man
PSP - Final Fantasy IV: Interlude
GEN - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist

14/19 - Unique systems
21 - Total games
Frank
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 750 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (12) Has Written 11 Reviews
14-Oct(#75)
I might as well throw Super Mario Bros. 35 on my list of Switch games. While you can't "beat" it, I have won a few matches, and get the top 2-3 almost every time.

Super fun game, really bummed Nintendo is pulling the plug in March. Game has such potential to grow and become much better than it already is.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
15-Oct(#76)
Up to 49 games, I consider Giga Wing 2 beat now, on Sega Dreamcast
I've beat the arcade/story with 3 of the 5 characters already and will beat it with the other 2 soon. Have to say I like 2 much better than 1. Mainly because the normal fire button is now separate and can be held down vs rapidly pressing and holding for the reflect barrier.
But it actually looks like it's a better generation game, 1 looked like it belonged on the PlayStation or Sega Saturn
The cut scenes still felt like they were too fast as you had to read them quickly before they changed. I used the reflect laser and liked that option better. Also got into a better, I guess rhythm, with attacking and avoiding taking damage. The final fight is still a little nuts but with a better method I was able to perform better at least.

Almost to 5 stars and my personal goal of 52 games (1 per week) with around a dozen weeks remaining in the year.

Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
16-Oct(#77)
Alright, pretty big update. Everyone's completed games should be up-to-date as well as the leader boards. Added in a couple of new icons: Ninja Gayden (for 3D hack-and-slashes) and Vault Boy (for open world games). Doing so also lead to a few alterations. See below:

I had previously listed the God of War series under the Grown-Ass Man moniker, but with the Ninja Gayden icon covering 3D hack-and-slashes, Kratos and company fall under the latter's description. As such, @Best1989 and @GamersLyf both lost the Belmont icon but gained Ryu Hayabusa in the process. @Slickriven lost the Grown-Ass icon but had it replaced by the Vault Boy badge. Also @Bleed_DukeBlue, @EB, @TalonJedi87, and @tonymack21 all picked up the aforementioned open-world icon. Good job by you guys!

As always, I could have overlooked something so please let me know if you feel as though you've been jipped on the icon front or if I straight up forgot to give you one in the first place.

Gypsy
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
16-Oct(#78)
I finally killed Midir and found out about the Shira fight which I did before moving on to NG+. Souls souls souls souls souls souls souls souls souls souls souls souls.
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
16-Oct(#79)
I fugged up @Slickriven's badges, so double check yours bc I am wont to error these days.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 16-Oct(#80)
@Antipop Absolutely zero complaints here man. I can imagine the handful of us that are playing lots of games, plus the rest who provide regular updates means you've got a lot of stuff to deal with on this thread, not to mention your own desire to keep adding badges and therefore work to this thread. I appreciate your efforts and I don't mind sending you a question on how I earned a badge or why I didn't. I am oddly obsessed with this thread, so I imagine I'm one of the neediest members.

Basically keep up the good work and thanks for the effort! yes

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