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Topic   Beat a Game 2024

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
* 1-Jan(#1)
Here's the spreadsheet for '24

Link to 2023's Thread for reference

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Total Games Beaten: 218
Top Users
1. SupremeSarna (28)
2. DemonAlcohol, legendrko25 (22)
3. Slickriven, TalonJedi87 (18)
4. Renaissance2K (15)
5. Bleed_DukeBlue, ErickRPG, incubus421, PizzaTheHutt (14)
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Total Systems Covered: 85/334 (25.45%)
Top Users
1. SupremeSarna (13)
2. ErickRPG, Renaissance2K (10)
3. Slickriven (9)
4. Bleed_DukeBlue (7)
5. incubus421 (6)
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Total Badges Earned: 23
Top Users
1. SupremeSarna (5)
2. legendrko25, Slickriven (4)
3. Bleed_DukeBlue, Renaissance2K (3)
4. Scott (2)
5. incubus421, PizzaTheHutt (1)
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Best1989


Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Assassin's Creed Origins, The Outer Worlds, Strider
PlayStation Vita -
Steam -
Android -
Bandai WonderSwan -
Neo Geo Pocket Color
Unique Systems Covered: 1/12
Total Games Beaten: 3




Bleed_DukeBlue Gold Star image image image


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy - Centipede
Game Boy Advance -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Adam's Venture: Origins, Skylanders: SuperChargers, Skylanders: SuperChargers DLC, FoxyLand, FoxyLand 2
PlayStation 5 - Assassin's Creed: Mirage, RoboCop: Rogue City, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Ziggurat 2
Sony PlayStation VR -
Sony PlayStation VR 2 - Resident Evil: Village
image - Mystical Mixing
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PC / Windows -
Steam -
image -
image - Young Souls
coin - Bust-a-Move
Unique Systems Covered: 7/24
Total Games Beaten: 14




BloodPuppetX Silver Star


Nintendo Switch - Mighty Goose, Dredge, VirtuaVerse, Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Persona 5 Tactica, Sonic Superstars, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mr. Gimmick!, Another Code: Recollection
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
*evercade* -
image -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/10
Total Games Beaten: 9




BucketofJustice


Game Boy Advance -
PlayStation 5 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Progear, Tekken 8
*xsx* -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/3
Total Games Beaten: 3




DemonAlcohol Double Gold Star


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
PC / Windows - Assassin's Creed Valhalla DLC, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Aperture Desk Job, Alan Wake Remastered, Alan Wake Remastered DLC, Alan Wake's American Nightmare, Control, Control DLC, Alan Wake 2, Not for Broadcast, Ravenous Devils, Thronefall, Yakuza 0, Kingdom Rush, Yakuza Kiwami, Not for Broadcast DLC, Donut County, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Last Epoch, Trover Saves the Universe, Marvel's Midnight Suns DLC, Yakuza 3
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/5
Total Games Beaten: 22




ErickRPG globe Gold Star


Nintendo Entertainment System - Bad News Baseball
Nintendo 64 - Mario Party 2
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Pikmin 4, Trials of Mana
Game Boy Advance - Super Dodgeball Advance
Nintendo DS -
new Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Dreamcast - Dynamite Cop
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Mortal Kombat XL, Shadow of the Colossus
PlayStation 5 - DiRT 5
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita - Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth 2, Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
3DO - Twisted!
PC / Windows - King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella, King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!
Unique Systems Covered: 10/18
Total Games Beaten: 14




Finn globe


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 4 - New Tales of Borderlands
PlayStation 5 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/4
Total Games Beaten: 2




Frank


Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Portal, Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Game Boy -
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Hoa
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
Neo Geo -
PC / Windows -
Steam -
Android -
Oculus Rift -
coin - Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)
Unique Systems Covered: 3/32
Total Games Beaten: 4




Gypsy


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 - Operation Winback
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Octopath Traveler II
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
*xb* -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Lost Odyssey
NEC PC Engine -
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/25
Total Games Beaten: 3




incubus421 globe Gold Star image image image


Nintendo Entertainment System - Mega Man 2, Mega Man 3, Mega Man 4, Mega Man 5, Mega Man 6
Super Nintendo - Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
Nintendo Switch - Octopath Traveler
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Dishonored 2
PlayStation 5 - Silent Hill: The Short Message, FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH
PC / Windows - Close to the Sun, Roller Coaster Tycoon
Steam - Braveland Wizard
image -
Unique Systems Covered: 6/11
Total Games Beaten: 14




Johnny


Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Hogwarts Legacy
PC / Windows -
image -
coin -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/6
Total Games Beaten: 1




legendrko25 globe Double Gold Star image image image image


Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii - Mario Kart Wii
PlayStation 2 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - LEGO Batman: The Videogame, Fallout 3, Fallout 3 DLC, Gin Rummy, Crazy Taxi, Viva Piñata: Party Animals, Assassin's Creed Rogue, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Microsoft Xbox One - PAC-MAN, Dig Dug, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Jetpac (image), Lunar Jetman (image), Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel, PAC-MANIA, PAC-LAND, Monopoly Plus, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, Bluey: the Videogame, Golf With Your Friends, Dead Island 2
Unique Systems Covered: 3/6
Total Games Beaten: 22




PizzaTheHutt globe Gold Star image


Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Songs For A Hero - Definitive Edition, Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood, Shakedown: Hawaii, Nirvana Pilot Yume
PlayStation 5 - LEGO 2K Drive, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Sony PlayStation VR - Star Wars: Squadrons, Farpoint
Sony PlayStation VR 2 - The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR, Ven VR Adventure, Travel The Words, Pixel Ripped 1995, Resident Evil 4
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 4/6
Total Games Beaten: 14




image Razeak


Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Aliens: Colonial Marines
Microsoft Xbox One - Unraveled Two
PC / Windows - Aliens: Dark Descent
image -
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/31
Total Games Beaten: 3




Renaissance2K Gold Star image image


Atari Jaguar -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Shaq Fu
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Game Boy - Shaq Fu, Donkey Kong
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Nintendo DSi -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Shaq Fu
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear - Shaq Fu
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Tekken 5
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 -
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo NEC CD-ROM 2 -
3DO -
NEC PC Engine -
Amiga - Shaq Fu
PC / Windows - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Tekken 7, Tekken 8, Quake, Quake II
Android -
Google Stadia -
coin -
Unique Systems Covered: 10/37
Total Games Beaten: 15




sailorneorune


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Silent Hope, Splatoon 3 DLC
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
*evercade* -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/19
Total Games Beaten: 2




Scott image image


Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Slay the Spire
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/19
Total Games Beaten: 3




image Slickriven Gold Star image image image image


Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Game Boy - Zen: Intergalactic Ninja
Game Boy Advance - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Sega Genesis - Shaq Fu
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Asura's Wrath DLC
Microsoft Xbox One - Return to Grace
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Solar Ash, Lies of P
Neo Geo -
PC / Windows - Yono and the Celestial Elephants, Horizon Chase Turbo DLC, Quake 2, A Little to the Left
Steam - Ittle Dew, Binaries, Valdis Story: Abyssal City, Astalon: Tears of the Earth, Sheepy: A Short Adventure
Android -
image -
image - Inertial Drift Twilight Rivals Edition
Unique Systems Covered: 9/26
Total Games Beaten: 18




SupremeSarna globe Double Gold Star image image image image image


Atari Lynx - Warbirds
Nintendo Entertainment System - Super Mario Bros.
Super Nintendo - Shaq Fu
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube - Wario World, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Nintendo Switch - Shantae (Game Boy Color), Mega Man 8 (PlayStation), Fire Emblem Engage, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Pikmin 3 DLC, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy), Splatoon 3 DLC, Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo)
Game & Watch - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Virtual Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Kirby's Block Ball (Game Boy), Donkey Kong Land (Game Boy), Donkey Kong Land 2 (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Donkey Kong GB: Dinky Kong & Dixie Kong (Game Boy Color)
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - Gunman Clive 2, Spotto! (Nintendo DSi), 6×1≠UNLIMITED?
Sega Genesis -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Mega Man X8
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - SoulCalibur II (Microsoft Xbox)
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - Grimace's Birthday (Game Boy Color)
image - Scribblenauts Remix, Scribblenauts Remix DLC
Unique Systems Covered: 13/23
Total Games Beaten: 28




TalonJedi87 Gold Star


Nintendo Switch - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nintendo Entertainment System), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Project (Nintendo Entertainment System), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of The Foot Clan (Game Boy), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Radical Rescue (Game Boy), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (arcade), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time (arcade), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (Super Nintendo), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (Super Nintendo), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist (Sega Genesis), Shantae and the Seven Sirens, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Dead Island 2, Horizon Forbidden West, Hogwarts Legacy, Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/6
Total Games Beaten: 18




Yoshi Silver Star


Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Kyuukyoku Tiger, Blaster Master (Nintendo Entertainment System)
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn -
NEC PC Engine - Alien Crush
PC / Windows -
Steam - Sniper Elite 4 & DLC, Double Dragon Advance (Game Boy Advance), Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line
*evercade* -
coin -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/11
Total Games Beaten: 6



freebie "RULES" freebie

1. Respect each other and the gamekeeper(s) - this activity is a gift to the community, and jerks kill the fun.
2. Beat games. Proof is NOT required via an image, but lying is lame and you won't win anything for beating the most games.
3. It doesn't matter when you started the game - as long as you finish it this year, it counts. However, you cannot load up a finished save file and refight the final boss to get a clear.
4. DLC campaigns can count as a single clear for their respective game, so beating The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and The Champion's Ballad counts as two clears: BOTW and BOTW DLC. Any further DLC completed for that game will be lumped into the first campaign.
5. If you are interested in badges, when you beat a game for one, include something like 'Counts towards badge X' OR 'Earns me badge X, first game was Y.' One particular badge requires proof to obtain, however.
6. All participating past gamekeepers are thanked with a medal: image


freebie ICONS & BADGES freebie

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 20, 30, 40, 60, etc), bacon - 50 games beaten, donut - 100 games beaten, hotdog - 150 games beaten, Magical Icon Fairy - 200 games beaten, Birthday Cake - top user in systems completed, coin - top user in games beaten, pink circle - badge leader

Badges, note 2 games required for each



2nd Amendment: Beat 2 FPS or 3rd Person (ex: DOOM).
All Aces: Beat 2 virtual card games (ex: Hearthstone) - win at least two matches in both.
Bear & Bird: Beat 2 3D platformers and/or collect-a-thons (ex: Banjo-Kazooie).
BFFL: Beat 2 primarily cooperative games with another person (ex: It Takes Two) - online or couch. Alternatively, you can beat two single-player games in a group setting, where all involved people are participating (ex: racing to beat a platformer or challenging each other's arcade high scores).
Bo Knows: Beat 2 sports games (ex: Madden 08) - complete a single season.
Brain Teaser: Beat 2 puzzle games (ex: Tetris).
Chance Time!: Beat 2 party games or virtual board games (ex: Mario Party) - short games (under an hour) must be beaten twice while long games (an hour or longer) can be beaten once.
Cross the Streams: Beat 2 cross-over games (ex: Mario & Sonic at The Olympic Games). The 2+ franchises meeting MUST be the game's theme, not just a small cameo by one in another's universe.
Days Gone By: Beat 2 games that require 50+ hours to finish (ex: The Elder Scrolls), any genre. Requires in-game timer for proof.
Delisted: Beat two games that can no longer be officially purchased first- or second-hand (ex: Pushmo).
Destroy the Core: Beat 2 SHMUPs or on-rails shooters (ex: Gradius).
Facelift: Beat a game as well as its remake, remaster, or demake - remake must have substantial differences.
Gamer's Day: Beat the exact same game five times in one year.
Girl Power: Beat 2 games with female leads, or are targeted towards a feminine audience (ex: Kirby?).
Grown-Ass Man: Beat 2 challenging games (ex: Castlevania).
Guybrush Threepwood: Beat 2 games from the point-&-click, text adventure, or walking simulator genres (ex: King's Quest).
Hackin' and Slashin': Beat 2 3D hack-and-slash or musou titles (ex: Ninja Gaiden).
Heavy Machine Gun: Beat 2 run 'n' gun games (ex: Mega Man).
Hop 'n' Bop: Beat 2 platforming games (ex: Super Mario Bros.).
Hyrulian Hero: Beat 2 action/adventure titles (ex: The Legend of Zelda).
Level Up!: Beat 2 JRPGs (ex: Final Fantasy).
Localize Mother 3: Beat 2 Japanese games that haven't been officially localized outside of Japan, or took at least a full year to be localized outside of Japan (ex: Mother 3, Final Fantasy V).
Makin' Money with Minigames!: Beat 2 games that are entirely made of minigames (ex: WarioWare Inc.).
Mass Destruction: Beat 2 games centered on destruction (ex: Rampage).
Metroidvania: Beat 2 open-ended 2D platformers that focus on backtracking (ex: Metroid).
Moustache-Twirlin': Beat 2 games starring a villain or morally-dubious character
Now You're Playing with Plastic: Beat 2 games using non-standard controllers (light gun, musical instrument, steering wheel, dance pad, etc.)
Pile Drivin': Beat 2 belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em ups (ex: Final Fight).
Quarter Muncher: Beat 2 games from the classic arcade, pinball, or breakout genres (ex: PAC-MAN).
Quest for Peace: Beat 2 predominately superhero focused titles (ex: Batman: Arkham City).
Raccoon City: Beat 2 survival horror games (ex: Resident Evil).
Race Drivin': Beat 2 racing games (ex: Mario Kart 64).
Rhythmic: Beat 2 rhythm games (ex: PaRappa the Rapper).
Street Fightin': Beat 2 1-on-1 fighters (ex: Street Fighter 2) - beat standard arcade mode with 2+ characters OR beat 10+ match story mode.
The Best Offense: Beat 2 strategy titles, tactical RPGs, or RTS (ex: Fire Emblem Awakening).
Vault Boy: Beat 2 open world and/or Western RPGs (ex: Fallout).
You're Winner: Beat 2 games with <55 review OR user score on Metacritic (ex: Sonic '06), or justify how poor your game was.



image 2nd Amendment
image All Aces
image Bear & Bird
image BFFL
image Bo Knows
image Brain Teaser
image Chance Time!
image Cross the Streams
image Days Gone By
image Delisted
image Destroy the Core
image Facelift
image Gamer's Day
image Girl Power
image Grown-Ass Man
image Guybrush Threepwood
image Hackin' and Slashin'
image Heavy Machine Gun

image Hop 'n' Bop
image Hyrulian Hero
image Level Up!
image Localize Mother 3
image Makin' Money with Minigames!
image Mass Destruction
image Metroidvania
image Moustache-Twirlin'
image Now You're Playing with Plastic
image Pile Drivin'
image Quarter Muncher
image Quest for Peace
image Raccoon City
image Race Drivin'
image Rhythmic
image Street Fightin'
image The Best Offense
image Vault Boy
image You're Winner



SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
9-Feb(#201)
OP updated! I hope I get more time to beat games soon. Year's been pretty busy for me so far.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Feb(#202)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Gypsy wrote:
>> Oh right, I did play through Lost Odyssey again. Used my clear save which reaaally
>> made the game faster. Love that game.
> Is this a new clear? What system?

Lost Odyssey Microsoft Xbox 360
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Feb(#203)
@SupremeSarna For my list of consoles, can you switch PS4 to PS5?
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
10-Feb(#204)
@Scott Gotcha covered.

@Gypsy I'll include it in next week's update. Thanks!
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 10-Feb(#205)
#13 Trials of Mana - Nintendo Switch

#13 overall. Trails of Mana for switch. Played Hawkeye, Riese, and Angela. This game is amazing. The way they did this remake, and Star Ocean 2. THIS is how to do proper remakes of old RPGs. And I still love FFVII remake. But these are great too. This game still "feels" like secret of mana. The music, the battling, the world, how you explore, how the towns and areas are separated. It really feels like playing a proper sequel to the SNES classic Secret of Mana. Loved about everything about this game. Not too long, class changing system, replayability due to there being 6 heroes. They nailed this one. Hope squareenix continues this trend. And I know we have a new mana game coming too. So that's great!

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Yoshi
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11)
10-Feb(#206)
Number: 4
Full Title: Kyuukyoku Tiger
Platform Played: Nintendo Switch
Collection: M2 ShotTriggers: Kyuukyoku Tiger Heli
Native Platform: Nintendo Switch
Original Platform: coin
Applicable Badge: Shoot the Core (1/2)

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I took Toaplan games seriously way too late. I always thought space ships were cooler than planes and helicopters, which is still true, and that horizontal shooters were better than vertical, which is still debatable. However, now I realize how special of a develop this was and am enjoying going back through their catalog now that they are getting both the M2 treatment on Switch and PS4 and the (unfortunately inferior) Bitwave Games treatment on Steam and GOG.



coin -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Evercade -
Sega Genesis Minis -
PC / Windows -
NEC PC Engine Mini -
Sega Saturn -
Super Nintendo Classic -
Steam - Sniper Elite 4, Double Dragon Advance, Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line
Nintendo Switch - Kyuukyoku Tiger
Nintendo Wii U -

Unique Systems Covered: 2/11
Total Games Beaten: 4

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
10-Feb(#207)
@SupremeSarna Hoa was on PS5, not Switch. smile
Yoshi
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11)
* 11-Feb(#208)
Number: 5
Full Title: Alien Crush
Platform Played: NEC PC Engine Mini
Collection: N/A
Native Platform: NEC TurboGrafx-16
Original Platform: NEC TurboGrafx-16
Applicable Badge: Quarter Muncher (1/2)

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This game has an ending, but it's really the result of a limitation. The scoring caps at just under a billion points. Needless to say, I didn't get there, as that purportedly takes about 10-hours of not screwing up. I figured filling up the leader board was good enough. The "ACE" initials are an homage to my middle and high school buddy Chris, who used to use that back in the late 80s and early 90s.



coin -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Evercade -
Sega Genesis Minis -
PC / Windows -
NEC PC Engine Mini - Alien Crush
Sega Saturn -
Super Nintendo Classic -
Steam - Sniper Elite 4, Double Dragon Advance, Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line
Nintendo Switch - Kyuukyoku Tiger
Nintendo Wii U -

Unique Systems Covered: 3/11
Total Games Beaten: 5

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
11-Feb(#209)
I beat Grimace's Birthday PC / Windows .
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It's not as magical when played on a PC almost a full year after release. It was definitely made for GBC hardware and for the year of its promotion. But it's a decent little game regardless. Though I swear you can't jump of a grind rail when you're moving left--the second stage is mildly annoying as a result.
Yoshi
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11)
11-Feb(#210)
Number: 6
Full Title: Blaster Master
Platform Played: Nintendo Switch
Collection: Nintendo Switch Online
Native Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Original Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Applicable Badge: Metroidvania (1/2)

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This is one of the few games I owned as a kid that I had never finished and maybe my favorite game that I had never finished. I have to say it feels good to knock it off the bucket list after all of these years. Maybe someday I'll revisit Fester's Quest...



coin -
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS -
Evercade -
Sega Genesis Minis -
PC / Windows -
NEC PC Engine Mini - Alien Crush
Sega Saturn -
Super Nintendo Classic -
Steam - Sniper Elite 4, Double Dragon Advance, Terminator: Resistance - Annihilation Line
Nintendo Switch - Kyuukyoku Tiger, Blaster Master Nintendo Entertainment System
Nintendo Wii U -

Unique Systems Covered: 3/11
Total Games Beaten: 6

Scott
GameTZ Subscriber Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
* 12-Feb(#211)
I beat Super Mario Wonder last year but it was a co-op run with my son. I played through it again, solo, and completed it 100% today.

NES - Super Mario Bros.
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U -
Switch - Super Mario Wonder
GB -
GBC -
GBA -
DS -
3DS -
360 -
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS5 -
PSP -
GEN -

2/19 - Unique systems

2 - Total games

Badges
Hop 'n' Bop (Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario Wonder)
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
12-Feb(#212)
@Yoshi Nicely done yes Blaster Master is great. How far did you make it as a kid? Before I finally beat it, the Area 6 boss was usually the one to get me, and if I did make it past him, then the Area 7 boss was the next hold up, or just trying to get through Area 8!
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
12-Feb(#213)
I beat Fallout 3 and Fallout 3 Mothership Zeda (DLC) both on the xbox 360 Microsoft Xbox 360
Yoshi
550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (11)
12-Feb(#214)
Scott wrote:
> @Yoshi Nicely done yes Blaster Master is great. How far did you make it as a kid?
> Before I finally beat it, the Area 6 boss was usually the one to get me, and if I
> did make it past him, then the Area 7 boss was the next hold up, or just trying to
> get through Area 8!

I want to say it was also the Area 6 boss.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
* 12-Feb(#215)
I forgot about badges. Looks like my 2 games got me the Hop 'n' Bop badge! I updated my previous post.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Feb(#216)
3rd in Feb, 1st on LUNA, 12th overall
Inertial Drift Twilight Rivals Edition

Badge - first towards Race Drivin' I suppose

I did this largely as my Luna clear and for a semi-twitchy race/drifting game, the streaming was really solid. There's a story mode that I beat to claim this with a 'story' of some sort told by dialog btwn 2 stills of you and random folks before each event - I mainly skipped all of that crap and just did the events. Luna is strange that they sell a dedicated controller like Google Stadia did and they want you to use it, and when I first tried this game it didn't seem to recognize my X1 controller plugged into my machine so I went with the KB controls that were interesting: A/D for L/R, then the left and right arrows for 'drift' left and right and spacebar for throttle. At speed, turning with A/D does virtually nothing and you need those drift keys to actually get around corners, which makes sense based on the title and premise of the game. The story car is super easy to drive and I handled all events until the final one pretty easily across a few gaming sessions. I got used to the dual handed controls over time and went and looked up if there was a brake key and it's S, so then I started to use that for the last few events, which helped with some corners getting pretty sharp and forgetting to let off the throttle spacebar at times caused me to hit the guardrails/walls and slowed me down. Most of the story is more about racing, either a ghost, the clock or another car (which you can't hit, explained with some totally BS story quip that I read) which was a strange since you'd think a drifting game would be more about the stylized driving - which eventually they got to near the end.

After failing the final race I took a break last night and then was reading the info page in Luna after closing the game and noticed it touting it's dual-stick controls and figured I would try the controller again. So this last session I got my controller working and after a practice run on the final track with the new controls I crushed the final event by over 20 seconds - so yeah the controller was a better setup. Beating that event triggered some credits so I'm claiming it, but there are several other things to do. An Arcade mode, Championship mode, Twilight Rivals additional 'story' mode and some Challenges. I did a few events and got to drive some other cars that handled very differently. The Challenge mode lets you unlock other cars for the Arcade and Champ modes it seems, so I did a few of those, but man some of the cars handle very strangely on how to trigger a drift or how to even get them to turn much at all, so I failed on 2 b/c their characteristics didn't gel with me - I only gave each 1 attempt. Some new cars I actually liked how they controlled differently.

I did start up the Twilight Rivals story mode and can see me playing a little more of that, yet still skipping all of the lame dialog btwn the many characters introduced in the main story that seem to be making appearances in this story as well - plus a host of new folks.
With only around a month to try out and beat something on Luna before it cycles out of the free access for me as a Prime sub, I prioritize smaller games like this, so I'm glad to have knocked off Luna and really the game isn't too bad if you ignore the attempt at a story. It's clearly neon 90's inspired and has a ho-hum cell-shaded look but it was worth my few hours of time so far.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
13-Feb(#217)
And 4th in Feb, 1st on Game Boy Advance, 13th overall
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Badge - 1st toward Hop n Bop, right?

Beat this as it was Frank's pick for his GotM and I hadn't got 'round to beating any of his picks in a little while and figured it was time to give one a go. I don't like too many Mario games anymore, likely b/c when I use ROMs to go back and play them, I focus too much on being nearly perfect and will just use save states to gloss over mistakes and that's messed with how I play some older games period, but it seems really bad with Mario titles as they just get too frustrating for me after a little while - that happened here for sure. There are 6 worlds with 6 stages each and then a toybox and DK 'fight' stage per and by the mid-point of world 2 I was starting to see the meh creep in. World 5 and 6 weren't great with that and I was all to happy to have it beat. I unlocked access to all 6 worlds having a + mode now... yeah this is not a game I'll be putting more time into, I got the credits, I'm done.

Bleed_DukeBlue
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13-Feb(#218)
#11 down: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League on PS5. I would like to count this toward the Mustache-Twirlin' badge.

This game was a lot more fun than I had expected. I agree with another poster who said elsewhere in the forum that the last third gets tedious. The last three boss fights are pretty annoying, whereas the previous ones were pretty fun. I’d give the game a 7 overall. Definitely worth playing but with a few annoyances along the way.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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13-Feb(#219)
#12 down: FoxyLand on PS4. I would like to count this toward the Hop n' Bop badge. This was an annoying 2-D platformer with lots of ways to instantly die, but at least it was short. I wouldn't recommend it.
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
13-Feb(#220)
Slickriven wrote:
> And 4th in Feb, 1st on Game Boy Advance, 13th overall
> Mario vs. Donkey Kong
> Badge - 1st toward Hop n Bop, right?
>
> Beat this as it was Frank's pick for his GotM and I hadn't got 'round to beating
> any of his picks in a little while and figured it was time to give one a go. I don't
> like too many Mario games anymore, likely b/c when I use ROMs to go back and play
> them, I focus too much on being nearly perfect and will just use save states to gloss
> over mistakes and that's messed with how I play some older games period, but it seems
> really bad with Mario titles as they just get too frustrating for me after a little
> while - that happened here for sure. There are 6 worlds with 6 stages each and then
> a toybox and DK 'fight' stage per and by the mid-point of world 2 I was starting
> to see the meh creep in. World 5 and 6 weren't great with that and I was all to happy
> to have it beat. I unlocked access to all 6 worlds having a + mode now... yeah this
> is not a game I'll be putting more time into, I got the credits, I'm done.

I'd call that a puzzle game, personally.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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13-Feb(#221)
#13 down: FoxyLand 2. Alongside my previous clear of FoxyLand, this gets me the Hop n’ Bop badge.

This, like its predecessor, was not very good, but it did introduce some new mechanics. The wolf boss in world one was rough.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
13-Feb(#222)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I beat Grimace's Birthday PC / Windows .
> It's not as magical when played on a PC almost a full year after release. It was
> definitely made for GBC hardware and for the year of its promotion. But it's a decent
> little game regardless. Though I swear you can't jump of a grind rail when you're
> moving left--the second stage is mildly annoying as a result.

I need to load that up on my Analogue Pocket.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
13-Feb(#223)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> I'd call that a puzzle game, personally.

That's fine, classify as puzzler then.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
* 13-Feb(#224)
5th in Feb, 14th overall, 1st on Sega Genesis
Shaq-Fu
Badge - 1st towards Street Fight'n

Played this b/c of Ren2k's RTT GotM and it was pretty rubbish. I tried the SNES ROM first and did terrible, but on the Gen version I used cheap tactics to beat the first island of like 5 fights pretty easily. The 2nd island had 3 fights and 1 was the toughest of the game for me, where my tactics didn't work great, but I got it after a number of attempts and some help from save states. The final island had just 2 fights and the first was a little cheap, taking a few attempts, but the final story mode boss was relatively easy.
Game lives up to the earned rep as a pretty crappy title and certainly wasn't a good fighter with so few attack buttons but I'm glad to have finally tried it out.

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
14-Feb(#225)
After 45 hours in two weeks, I finished Pikmin 3 Deluxe Nintendo Switch and platinum’d its DLC. (Technically, it’s DLC from the Wii U version that was bundled in, but that hasn’t stopped anyone before.)
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe is the best version of Pikmin 3, and an easy contender for best Pikmin game. You get the full story mode, all missions with previous DLC, and two additional (easy) mission campaigns. Certain QOL changes were made to buff certain Pikmin, and certain actions are much easier to perform on the Pro Controller than they were on the GamePad. There are even three save files, different difficulty settings, and unlockable badges! They didn’t hold back with this game, and it is 100% worth the $50 price tag.

The cruelest missions are Silver Lake Remix and the 2D cavern one. There’s so much gold to retrieve and enemies to beat. Even with three captains to command, it’s too much. But perseverance is key. Fortress of Festivity is a really fun one, with a daunting number of giant fruits to grab.
BloodPuppetX
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14-Feb(#226)
I beat Persona 5 Tactica and Sonic Superstars on Switch, both of which I got on sale for $19.99 recently. I liked both more than I thought I would, especially Tactica.
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 14-Feb(#227)
#13

Hogwarts Legacy PlayStation 5

Well this was a game I didn’t think I was going to enjoy as much as I did due to the fact I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan but man this was such a delightfully refreshing experience through and through. From the immense attention to detail in all of the little nuances and caveats within the wizarding world and plethora of spells you can obtain to the sheer sense of wanderlust and exploration within Hogwarts castle itself, this game is truly immersive from start to finish. The combat takes cues from that of the Batman Arkham series and Spider-Man games and you can counter most spells and enemy attacks by pressing one of a couple of counter buttons and feels really fluid to execute. The graphics too powered by the Unreal 4 engine I think, were pretty darn good as well with minimal hiccups here and there in the framerate I noticed which did stutter and dip during explosive action segments. Upgrading and pumping out your fashionable character was fun as heck too. You could even breed and nurture animals to obtain upgrade materials from them to upgrade your gear and such. The story itself was of course a touch of the theatrics, having you take a deep dive into the underground seedy world of goblins and how the main goblin antagonist wants to end wizardkind. The side quests too are pretty detailed. I enjoyed some of the side quests more so than some story missions. And exploring the castle and neighboring villages and hamlets was a breeze one you unlock a series of mounts from a broomstick to a hippogriff and even a land mount which makes you travel quicker on the ground vs being airborne. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my 38ish hour journey within the world of witchcraft and wizardry and will stick around a bit more for some post game goodies.
BucketofJustice
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews
15-Feb(#228)
I’ll go ahead and call that I beat Tekken 8 on PS5. I did the story mode, beat the five fight mode to get the endings with all the characters and cleared the avatar arcade quest thing. I also beat all the AI ghosts I could to get all the unlockables I could find, and beat my own ghost. If that doesn’t qualify, let me know what does and I’ll knock it out real quick.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
15-Feb(#229)
I beat Monopoly Plus on the xbox 1 Microsoft Xbox One
incubus421
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 15-Feb(#230)
2/15
#5) Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest Super Nintendo

By the time I "beat" the game I was about 9 Coins short of unlocking the last bonus level, and had collected all of the DK coins. I remember finding some of these to be a whole lot harder as a kid! So I finished every level with all secrets and DK coins, and got the special ending in around 6 hours.

Oh, also, I think every song in this game is an absolute banger. A top tier retro soundtrack for sure.

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ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Feb(#231)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I beat Persona 5 Tactica and Sonic Superstars on Switch, both of which I got on sale
> for $19.99 recently. I liked both more than I thought I would, especially Tactica.

yeah I got tactica on sale too. Looking forward to it for sure, gotta beat Star Ocean first, and heck, Unicorn Overlord comes out March 9th babiii!

SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
15-Feb(#232)
incubus421 wrote:
> 2/15
> #5) Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest Super Nintendo
>
> By the time I "beat" the game I was about 9 Coins short of unlocking the last bonus
> level, and had collected all of the DK coins. I remember finding some of these to
> be a whole lot harder as a kid! So I finished every level with all secrets and DK
> coins, and got the special ending in around 6 hours.
>
> Oh, also, I think every song in this game is an absolute banger. A top tier retro
> soundtrack for sure.
>
> [imgt w=2048 h=1536]https://i.imgur.com/fgTSZuI.jpg[/imgt]

Which stages gave you the toughest time? There are no wrong answers here, aside from some early stages.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
16-Feb(#233)
Well I won't be playing the additional or DLC-like story from Inertial Drift Twilight Rivals. It is structured like the main game's story with 4 chapters with 5 linear events within, all filled with pointless dialog before said events. I tried and beat the very first event after beating the main game a few days ago and jumped back into this last night with the intention of completing most of that.
The main story you use 1 car at least 95% of the time, maybe 100, and it's crazy easy to use, it'll drift just by turning the right analog stick and using it so much got me used to that as the defacto control mechanics. Well there are other cars in the game that you faced off against in that main campaign that you're now forced to use and for some reason as the car and driver basically changes nearly every event in this new story. All the cars handle rather uniquely, especially in how they enter and exit drifts and a few I really didn't like nor could get used to.

Since I couldn't select the car I preferred and simply don't wish to spend the time to get a bit better with especially 2 of the cars they've selected - I'm done. I ended up trying at least 1 event from each chapter and beat a few, largely those with cars that I got to grips controlling, but some are just terrible to control. I could practice with them or do other events and what not but 1- I don't like this game enough to bother, 2- I'm already skipping the dumb story, so I don't feel like I'm missing out on something I care about and 3- this is a rotating free Luna streaming game that I'll lose access to before to long and I'm for sure not going to buy it nor pay for Luna to keep access.

No biggie since there are tons waiting on me in the backlog, but I had at least intended to give this one some more time before bailing.

DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
16-Feb(#234)
My #13 is PC / Windows Yakuza 0.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TdscdWVNYp4PaqZz5

My first Yakuza game (except Like a Dragon with Ichiban). This is the prequel that came out after the original Yakuza. Like Resident Evil 0, you control two protagonists. One is trying to exit the Yakuza and one is trying to get in. It's all in Japanese so really it's a visual novel with some beat-em up action on the side. This starts my quest to play through all the main series Yakuza games this year. 8/10

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
16-Feb(#235)
Yakuza 0 was my first Yakuza game and man what a journey it was. I did the same as you were doing too. Back a few years ago I started when Yakuza 0 came out and then continued with Kiwami 1 and 2 then 3-6. Took up a good couple of quarters of the year to accomplish such a feat but it was well worth it. Enjoy!
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
16-Feb(#236)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Yakuza 0 was my first Yakuza game and man what a journey it was. I did the same as
> you were doing too. Back a few years ago I started when Yakuza 0 came out and then
> continued with Kiwami 1 and 2 then 3-6. Took up a good couple of quarters of the
> year to accomplish such a feat but it was well worth it. Enjoy!

Which game was your favorite?

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
16-Feb(#237)
That’s a tough one. I think it would have to be between Kiwami 2 and 0. They’re both neck and neck for me. If I had a gun to my head though I think I’d probably choose Kiwami 2. All because the final set of missions had me on the edge of my seat.
incubus421
450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
16-Feb(#238)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> incubus421 wrote:
>> 2/15
>> #5) Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest Super Nintendo
>>
>> By the time I "beat" the game I was about 9 Coins short of unlocking the last
> bonus
>> level, and had collected all of the DK coins. I remember finding some of these
> to
>> be a whole lot harder as a kid! So I finished every level with all secrets and
> DK
>> coins, and got the special ending in around 6 hours.
>>
>> Oh, also, I think every song in this game is an absolute banger. A top tier retro
>> soundtrack for sure.
>>
>> [imgt w=2048 h=1536]https://i.imgur.com/fgTSZuI.jpg[/imgt]
>
> Which stages gave you the toughest time? There are no wrong answers here, aside from
> some early stages.

Haunted Hall and the Squawks portion of Animal Antics.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
16-Feb(#239)
Haunted Hall is so cool, I love the DKC mine cart levels so much.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
16-Feb(#240)
I beat Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl on the xbox 1 Microsoft Xbox One
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
17-Feb(#241)
incubus421 wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> incubus421 wrote:
> |>> 2/15
> |>> #5) Donkey Kong Country 2 Diddy's Kong Quest Super Nintendo
> |>>
> |>> By the time I "beat" the game I was about 9 Coins short of unlocking the last
>> bonus
> |>> level, and had collected all of the DK coins. I remember finding some of these
>> to
> |>> be a whole lot harder as a kid! So I finished every level with all secrets and
>> DK
> |>> coins, and got the special ending in around 6 hours.
> |>>
> |>> Oh, also, I think every song in this game is an absolute banger. A top tier
> retro
> |>> soundtrack for sure.
> |>>
> |>> [imgt w=2048 h=1536]https://i.imgur.com/fgTSZuI.jpg[/imgt]
>>
>> Which stages gave you the toughest time? There are no wrong answers here, aside
> from
>> some early stages.
>
> Haunted Hall and the Squawks portion of Animal Antics.

Animal Antics is a doozy, alright. I always struggled on Windy Well, Toxic Tower, and Klobber Karnage. Zingers can be a real nuisance, especially when you have to line up a jump or barrel shot just right.

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