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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
1-Mar(#281)
February, the slightly longer than usual month of love and Lent, has drawn to a close. But the gaming is as strong as ever, so that's what I'm concerned about right now. Here are our stats from the month:
-We beat 85 games/DLC this month. That's a little less than January's 96, but still respectable. @legendrko25 topped the charts with 11.
-We earned 10 badges this month, which is more than double the badges we earned last month (4). @incubus421 , @Scott , and legendrko25 all tied for top badge-earners, with two each. I finally earned a badge, too!
-I would write another thing here, but most of the other details are at the top of the OP.

As always, comment if I missed something in the update. And keep playing good games!
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
2-Mar(#282)
I beat Donkey Kong Land Game Boy Advance (originally GB). It's a decent game, but has some noticeable issues. The controls are passable, but you're very stiff and heavy. The sprites are large on a small screen, and the ACM graphics of the SNES make things difficult to see sometimes. There's also an annoying damage mechanic: You switch to your other Kong based on where the first one lands, so if he lands in a pit, you just lose your life and that's it. Couple that with Contra syndrome where the ground below you can turn into a pit as you ascend, and you've got a strenuous DK game.

That said, I appreciate DKL's originality. They made a wholehearted attempt to replicate DKC's graphics and challenge on an 8-bit, monochromatic system. There are plenty of new environments, hazards, and enemies, too. The later Land games borrow heavily from their SNES counterparts, but DKL1 is a new, weird experience. Why are there bouncy tornadoes in the sunken city of Kremlantis? Why do you jump into a portal to end each stage? Why is the final area a metropolis (the same one where the arcade game took place--don't listen to Mario Odyssey's propaganda) after the previous ones were fantastical? We may never know, and that's charming.
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
2-Mar(#283)
I also beat Wario World, knocking Nintendo GameCube off my list.
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I love this game. It's super short but memorable, brimming with personality and weirdness. It's one of those games that delights in being stupid and awesome simultaneously. Wario constantly grunts and yells at enemies, he unhinges his jaw to inhale money, and allsorts of other stuff. The box art is him sitting in a pile of gold, laughing his head off. What more can you ask of a game?
BloodPuppetX
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Mar(#284)
I beat Mr. Gimmick! on Switch but forgot to post. I didn't find all the secet items to fight the true final boss, so maybe I'll try that later.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
2-Mar(#285)
I beat Golf With Your Friends on the xbox 1 Microsoft Xbox One
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Mar(#286)
1st in March, 15th on the year, 3rd Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Return to Grace
Badge: 1st towards Guybrush Threepwood

I've been sucked into Lies of P for around 2 weeks and loving it, but there are spikes in difficulty or frustration and I ended up seeking out something else to try out. That brought me to this title since it was newly added to GP and I read some favorable comments/reviews... and it was short. There are some alternate choices to make and I could earn a handful or more additional achievements but I would have to replay it fully b/c there aren't any chapters to seemingly load up. The story and well done voice acting was enjoyable with some humorous lines. I could likely run though it a 2nd time rather fast, but if I wanted to 'platinum' it I could see possibly needing to play it 3 times as I think there are some from a few branching paths... so I'm sort of unlikely to bother, but I will say that it was worth my time for this playthrough.

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
3-Mar(#287)
#14 Hyperdimension Neptunia U Action Unleased - PlayStation Vita

#14, and while I work on some longer RPGs. Here's a fairly quick one. When I bought this Vita several months back, this was one of the games I had never gotten to back when I originally owned a vita that I wanted to play. It's pretty good. Once you understand how to use the upgrade system. Before that I was really struggling. You have to use those medals to power up. It was a big duh moment for me when I realized. I went from struggling to having fun. haha

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SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
3-Mar(#288)
I beat Scribblenauts Remix DLC (iOS), getting me the Brain Teaser badge.
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Twelve constellations are hidden behind a $1 transaction. Some of them are brand new stages, and I was delighted to see the action stages from Super return. (They’re still easy to cheese if you create a bomb disposal expert, heh.) I was bummed they omitted the final confrontation with the doppelgänger, so that’s another point for the DS original.

I can’t decide which is definitively better: Super Scribblenauts or Remix. Both are the same price and available on handhelds. Super has one or two stages not available in Remix, multiple save files, an entire level maker, and some Easter eggs that weren’t ported over. The controls and hitboxes are also a bit better. But Remix adds multiple worlds, has a superior art style, more or less functions the same way, and is right on your phone. So it’s kind of a wash.

I still favor the OG, of course. I got so much play time out of Super Scribblenauts as a kid, it’s not even funny.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
4-Mar(#289)
I beat Dead Island 2 on the xbox 1 Microsoft Xbox One (beat with friend in coop, alongside golf with your friends gets me the BFFL badge)
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
4-Mar(#290)
My #19 is PC / Windows Last Epoch.

Took about 20 hours to make it to the end of this ARPG. Pretty good. Better than D4. 8/10

razeak
Bronze Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews
4-Mar(#291)
I finished Unraveled Two on Xbox one with my 6 year old. It's a pretty great game.
DemonAlcohol
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews
5-Mar(#292)
My #20 is PC / Windows Trover Saves the Universe.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bJToWwzz9omffFuh7

Fun little game that was made for VR but plays well with a controller. Made by Rick & Morty creator Justin Roiland, your main character is Morty (Trover) and the bad guy is Rick. Lots of rambling improv feeling dialog with bad language. Entertaining for it's length (4.6 hours). 7/10

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
5-Mar(#293)
I never watched the show and don’t usually like that kind of humor, but Trover was pretty hilarious.

DemonAlcohol wrote:
> My #20 is PC / Windows Trover Saves the Universe.
>
>
> Fun little game that was made for VR but plays well with a controller. Made by Rick
> & Morty creator Justin Roiland, your main character is Morty (Trover) and the bad
> guy is Rick. Lots of rambling improv feeling dialog with bad language. Entertaining
> for it's length (4.6 hours). 7/10
>
>
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
6-Mar(#294)
I beat and 100%'d Donkey Kong Land 2 Game Boy . It's decent.
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It's hard to be passionate about DKL2 since, unlike the other Land games, this one sticks very closely to its superior SNES counterpart. The world map, level names, and general gimmicks are all direct imitations. Though the stages have new level designs, it makes you ask, "why bother?" It's still an enjoyable time, but it doesn't do quite enough to justify its existence in 2024.
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 300 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
6-Mar(#295)
Nintendo 64 Operation Winback

Love this game, total comfort game for me. The first several stages especially I have just completely memorized at this point. Had been years since I went through it so I was feeling a run.
BloodPuppetX
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
8-Mar(#296)
Just finished Another Code: Recollection on Switch. It was nice playing the sequel that wasn't released here, but the first part (Trace Memory on DS) is still better.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
8-Mar(#297)
Nothing like starting off the morning with a hot, steaming bowl of monkey justice.

Number: 15
Full Title: Donkey Kong
Platform Played: Game Boy
Collection: N/A
Native Platform: Game Boy
Original Platforms: Game Boy

Playing through both versions of Mario vs. Donkey Kong re-whet my appetite for this Game Boy classic, which I first played on the 3DS Virtual Console shortly after that platform was released. The formula is largely the same - Mario navigates a series of puzzle platforming levels in pursuit of Donkey Kong, who kidnapped side-piece Pauline - except the levels are laid out as a 100-floor tower that begins with the four levels from the classic Donkey Kong arcade game. Mario pulls off a really impressive set of acrobatics for an 8-bit, two button console, and aside from a couple of unfairly mind-bending mid-levels (and a really frustrating final boss fight, where Mario's extended moves actually work against him), it's a blast and an excellent evolution of both the Mario and Donkey Kong formulae.

Donkey Kong '94 famously offers some of the best Super Game Boy enhancements available. (Lots of people would say it's the best Super Game Boy-enhanced game, but I find being able to play the full Super Nintendo version of Space Invaders really impressive.) The color palette is expertly implemented, Pauline gets an actual voice sample, and there's apparently a bonus when you finish the game (which I didn't actually hear, for some reason) making for a game that feels just as much at home on a Super Nintendo as it does on Game Boy. In practice, however, I preferred playing on my Analogue Pocket's natural Game Boy mode over even its Super Game Boy core. The larger screen size and beautiful DMG filter made for a more enjoyable experience than the smaller, more colorful Super Game Boy viewport.


PC / Windows - Quake, Quake II,Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Tekken 7, Tekken 8
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 - Donkey Kong, Shaq Fu
Game Boy Advance - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Nintendo DSi -
Nintendo New 3DS -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Tekken 5
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Sony PlayStation VR -
Sony PlayStation VR 2 -
Sega Genesis - Shaq Fu
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear - Shaq Fu
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
NEC TurboDuo -
3DO -
Atari Jaguar -
Android -
image -
coin -
Misc - Shaq Fu (Amiga)

2nd Amendment - Quake, Quake II
Bear & Bird - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Facelift - Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Street Fightin' - Shaq Fu, Tekken 7, Tekken 8
You're Winner - Shaq Fu

Unique Systems Covered: 9/38
Total Games Beaten: 15


At @SupremeSarna's suggestion, my next Donkey Kong title is going to be Donkey Kong Country for the Game Boy Color, which I forsook during its initial release but want to explore with the benefits of the Pocket's amazing screen emulation. On the homefront, I'm slowly working through Final Fantasy VII Rebirth in all its glory, trying to mainline the primary scenario and skip the optional content before anything gets spoiled.

TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 8-Mar(#298)
#15

Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch

Haven’t played this since the Wii U days and it looks so much better cleaned up on the Switch. I forgot how much fun it was too. And oh so damn challenging at times even with all the handicaps it gives you. Great tunes too. Only complaint really would be the length some of these bosses take to beat. Man they can feel like a slog. Overall I’d say it was my favorite DK game since the DK Country games. I liked DK Returns but don’t have too many fond memories of the 3DS game as it didn’t feel as smooth as Tropical Freeze did in regards to its performance and execution. Plus I enjoyed unlocking all the levels and bonus stages.
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
9-Mar(#299)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> #15
>
> Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze Nintendo Switch
>
> Haven’t played this since the Wii U days and it looks so much better cleaned up
> on the Switch. I forgot how much fun it was too. And oh so damn challenging at times
> even with all the handicaps it gives you. Great tunes too. Only complaint really
> would be the length some of these bosses take to beat. Man they can feel like a slog.
> Overall I’d say it was my favorite DK game since the DK Country games. I liked
> DK Returns but don’t have too many fond memories of the 3DS game as it didn’t
> feel as smooth as Tropical Freeze did in regards to its performance and execution.
> Plus I enjoyed unlocking all the levels and bonus stages.

Tropical Freeze is phenomenal! The Switch version's graphics are about on par with the Wii U version, but the load times are so much quicker. It really is a cut above most other platformers, and I dare call it Retro Studio's magnum opus. Do you have any favorite stages?
TalonJedi87
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
9-Mar(#300)
Yes! Any of the mine cart stages I was a sucker for. Played them multiple times. The momentum is great. I hated those rocket barrel stages tho only cause I suck at timing those movements haha
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
9-Mar(#301)
I tested the copy of Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy that I got in a Kirby-themed merchandise lot, and it worked like a charm. I beat both the Main Game and Extra Game.
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Fun stuff.
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
9-Mar(#302)
TalonJedi87 wrote:
> Yes! Any of the mine cart stages I was a sucker for. Played them multiple times.
> The momentum is great. I hated those rocket barrel stages tho only cause I suck at
> timing those movements haha

Everyone knocks the Rocket Barrel stages in the Retro Studios games, but I've always liked them. They operate on the same principle as the Mine Cart stages--stay on your toes, watch for immediate obstacles, and respond to them with the right timing--but with elevation and momentum at work.

Sawmill Thrill is a real riot as far as Mine Cart stages go!
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
9-Mar(#303)
OP updated. @Bleed_DukeBlue After a bunch of procrastination, I finished your PS Portal logo. Hope you like it!
SupremeSarna
Silver Good Trader
9-Mar(#304)
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