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Topic   Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition

Slickriven
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31-Dec-2021(#1)
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Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition - open to anyone to join (or drop) at anytime. Just let me know if you're joining so I can get your console info.

Here's the spreadsheet for '22

Link to 2021's Thread for reference

triforce LEADER BOARDS triforce

Total Games Beaten: 966
Top Users
1. WithinTemptation - 121
2. SupremeSarna - 105
3. Benstylus - 97
4. ErickRPG - 78
5. LegendRko25 - 61
6. DemonAlcohol - 46
7. Slickriven - 44
8. Renaissance2K - 34
9. Bleed_DukeBlue - 32
10 PizzaTheHut - 30

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Total Systems Covered: 247/594(42%)
Top Users
1. BenStylus, Renaissance2K - 19
3. SupremeSarna - 17
4. Slickriven - 14
5. Bleed_DukeBlue, WithinTemptation - 11
7. SailorNeoRune - 10
8. Buster4252, Razeak, Rokubungi, Gypsy - 9

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Total Badges Earned: 103
Top Users
1. WithinTemptation - 24
2. SupremeSarna - 16
3. Bleed_DukeBlue, Slickriven - 10
5. LegendRko25 - 9
6. DemonAlcohol - 5

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ID Card USER LISTS ID Card


This section to be updated at end of each month initially
1. akfa Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 1/4 (25%)
2. Archer GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review - 5/6 (83%)
3. benstylus GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews - 19/23 (83%)
4. Best1989 Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Peru - 4/11 (36%)
5. Bleed_DukeBlue GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader - 11/17(65%)
6. BloodPuppetX 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 3/13 (23%)
7. Bonham2 Gold Good Trader - 1/1 (100% - ??)
8. buster4252 Gold Good Trader - 9/19 (47%)
9. Cevil Gold Good Trader - 7/11 (64%)
10. d3vanj Gold Good Trader - 1/2 (50%)
11. DarkFact GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 2/2 (golden globe)
12. Dasgessabel 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 2/5 (40%)
13. DemonAlcohol GameTZ Gold Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 2 Reviews This user is on the site NOW (1 minute ago) - 5/6 (83%)
14. DragonmasterDX Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews - 5/33 (15%)
15. EB - 3/10 (30%)
16. ErickRPG GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 6/12 (50%)
17. FlamingToastJPN Bronze Good Trader - 1/15 (7%)
18. Frank GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa - 2/28 (7%)
19. Gypsy GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa - 9/26 (35%)
20. HeavyD814Life GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa - 3/5 (60%)
21. incubus421 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 7/19 (37%)
22. Kommie 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 7/11 (64%)
23. legendrko25 Gold Good Trader - 5/6 (83%)
24. Lunar GameTZ Subscriber 950 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (8) - 5/33 (15%)
25. nonamesleft Gold Good Trader - 3/6 (50%)
26. PizzaTheHut - 6/7 (86%)
27. Razeak Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 9 Reviews - 8/32 (25%)
28. Renaissance2K GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 19/36 (53%)
29. Rokubungi GameTZ Subscriber Bronze Good Trader - 9/24 (38%)
30. RollySoup Gold Good Trader - 3/6 (50%)
31. RVM GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader - 2/4 (50%)
32. SailorNeoRune GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews - 10/22 (45%)
33. Scott GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews - 6/20 (30%)
34. sharif Global Trader - willing to trade internationally - 5/40 (13%)
35. SilverOwl 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Secret Santa - 1/7 (14%)
36. Slickriven GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago) - 14/25 (56%)
37. SupremeSarna GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader - 17/20 (85%)
38. TalonJedi87 Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews - 3/7 (43%)
39. tonymack21 GameTZ Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews - 8/24 (33%)
40. WithinTemptation 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader - 11/12 (92%)

Inactive:
GamersLyf Double Gold Good Trader - 0/17 (ghost%)




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PC / Windows -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Demon Slayer Hinokami Chronicles, Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach, Elden Ring, Scarlet Nexus
Microsoft Xbox One -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/4
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Shin Megami Tensei 5
PlayStation 5 - GTA 3, Elden Ring, Dark Souls Remastered, Dying Light 2
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Elden Ring, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Solasta: Crown of the Magister
PC / Windows - The Witcher 2
Android - OK Golf
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 12




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Game & Watch - Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu (Famicom Disk System), The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken (Famicom Disk System)
Nintendo Entertainment System - Bubble Bobble via Nintendo Wii
Super Nintendo - Final Fight 2 via Nintendo Wii U, Star Fox 2
Nintendo Wii - Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Dream Land 2! (Game Boy), Excite Truck, Ghost Squad, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner, Excitebike World Rally
Nintendo Wii U - Parodius (MSX), Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, Super Mario Advance 4 SMB3 (Game Boy Advance), Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara, Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah (MSX)
Nintendo Switch - Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~, Armored Warriors, Knights of the Round, Metal Slug: 1st Mission (Neo Geo Pocket), Twinkle Star Sprites (Neo Geo), Donkey Kong (*fm*), Super Dodge Ball (Nintendo Entertainment System), Picross S (Sega Genesis), Space Manbow (MSX), Contra (Famicom - via Contra Collection), Rolling Thunder (via Namco Museum Archives 2), Warriors of Fate Arcade (via Capcom Beat-em-up), Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition
Game Boy - Yoshi's Cookie, Trax!, Wario Blast, Mole Mania, Yakuman
Game Boy Color - Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody, Pop'n Music GB, Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes
Game Boy Advance - Super Mario Advance, Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX via (Nintendo Wii U)
Nintendo DS - Tetris DS, The Oregon Trail, Maestro! Jump in Music!, Elite Beat Agents, Interactive Storybook DS Series 1, Utacchi!, Point Blank DS, Kirby Super Star Ultra, Style Savvy
Nintendo 3DS - Donkey Kong Jr (Nintendo Entertainment System), 3D Classics Urban Champion, Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe, NightSky, Maru's Mission (Game Boy), Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre, 3D Altered Beast, Pazuru, Picross e9, Streets of Rage 3D, OutRun 3D (*ms*), Fantasy Zone 3D, The Super Shinobi II 3D (Mega Drive (Japan)), Balloon Fight GB (Game Boy Color), Super Mario Brothers (Nintendo Entertainment System), 3D Sonic the Hedgehog, 3D Streets of Rage 2, Hako Boy!, Stretchmo, Pirate Pop Plus, Radirgy de Gojaru!, Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn - Winter Heat, 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru
Sega Dreamcast - Fighting Vipers 2, Sega Marine Fishing
PlayStation - Pong via Pong: The Next Level, Rakugaki Showtime
PlayStation 2 - Dynamite Deka (via Sega Ages)
PlayStation 3 - Peggle, OutRun Online Arcade, ToeJam & Earl (Sega Genesis), X-Men, NIGHTS into dreams..., Magic Orbz
PlayStation 4 - Dangun Feveron, Peggle 2, Rescue Rangers (Nintendo Entertainment System), Bound, Ninja Commando (PlayStation 2)
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
image (Astro City) -
image - Adventure (Atari 2600), Glass, Mysterious Stones, Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone, Double Dragon II: The Revenge, Gluf (Sega Genesis), Alter Ego (*gensis*)
Unique Systems Covered: 19/23
Total Games Beaten: 97




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Super Nintendo -
Nintendo Switch - Metroid Dread, Minecraft Dungeons, Daemon x Machina, Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires' Conspiracy
Game Boy Color -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove, Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, J-Stars Victory VS+, FF7 Remake, Spider-Man, InFamous Second Son
PlayStation Vita - Resistance: Burning Skies, Super Skull Smash Go! 2 Turbo, Scourge Bringer, The Mooseman, A Winter's Daydream, Just Ignore Them, My Big Sister, Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
Steam -
Android - Hungry Cat Nonogram
Bandai WonderSwan -
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
Unique Systems Covered: 4/11
Total Games Beaten: 20




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Fire 'N Ice, Mappy-Land
Super Nintendo - Super Ghouls 'n Ghost, Kirby's Dream Course
Nintendo Switch - Cuphead, Pokémon Legends Arceus, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Manticore: Galaxy on Fire
Sega Genesis - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Return of the Shredder
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
PlayStation 4 - Virginia, Bound by Flame, Shadow Warrior 3, Dissection, Drunken Fist, Henchman Story, Leap of Fate
PlayStation 5 - Scarlet Nexus, Elden Ring, Horizon: Forbidden West, Ghostwire: Tokyo, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
Sony PlayStation VR -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Rainbow Six: Extraction
PC / Windows - Roguebook, Griftlands, Crysis Remastered, Subsurface Circular, Legends of Runeterra
image - Lifeline
Google Stadia - Foreclosed
Unique Systems Covered: 11/17
Total Games Beaten: 32




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Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Broken Sword 5, Road 96, Sine Mora Ex, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Ocean's Heart, Kirby Star Allies, The Silver Case, The 25th Ward: The Silver Case, Triangle Strategy, Disco Elysium, Subsurface Circular, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Kirby and Mages of Mystralia, Gris, Ys Origin, Destiny Connect, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, The Caligula Effect 2, The Cruel King and the Great Hero, The Wild at Heart, Eastward, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, Pocky & Rocky Reshrined, Kirby's Avalanche
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - M.U.S.H.A. (via Nintendo Switch), Alien Soldier
PlayStation 2 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Neo Geo -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
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Google Stadia -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/13
Total Games Beaten: 28




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Microsoft Xbox One - The Gunk, Hades, Archvale, Nobody Saves the World
Unique Systems Covered: 1/???
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Shadowgate
Super Nintendo - Tetris Attack, Mickeys Ultimate Challenge, Star Fox
Nintendo 64 - Star Fox 64
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Warioware Inc. (Nintendo GameCube)
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Legends Arceus
Game Boy Advance - Magical Quest starring Mickey & Minnie, Mother 3, Golden Sun
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - Tales of Monkey Island
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
PC / Windows -
Android - Super Auto Pets, Shadowgate
Unique Systems Covered: 9/19
Total Games Beaten: 14




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Nintendo GameCube - Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Monkey Ball
Nintendo Switch - Catherine Full Body, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Kirby's Dreamland 3, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Game Boy - Pokemon Red Version
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance - Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul
Nintendo DS - New Super Mario Bros, "Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors"
Nintendo 3DS - BoxBoy!, Mario vs. Donkey Kong- Minis March Again!, Putty Squad, Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation Portable -
PC / Windows -
Android - Evoland
Unique Systems Covered: 7/11
Total Games Beaten: 16




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Nintendo 64 -
PC / Windows - Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2
Unique Systems Covered: 1/2
Total Games Beaten: 2




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PlayStation 5 - Demon's Souls, Spider-Man Remastered, Dark Souls, Operation C
PC / Windows - Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Unique Systems Covered: 2/2
Total Games Beaten: 5




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Sega Genesis -
PlayStation 5 - Streets of Rage 4, Raging Justice
PC / Windows -
Steam - The Quarry, Fobia St. Dinfna Hotel
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/5
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 4 - 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
PlayStation 5 - Shadow of the Colossus, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Deathloop, Katamari Damacy Reroll, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Remastered, Uncharted: Lost Legacy Remastered, Ghost of Tsushima, Life is Strange: True Colors, Elden Ring, Slay the Spire, Road 96
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band (on Hard), Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Rock Band 2, Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 3, Guitar Hero 5
PC / Windows - Kill It With Fire, Wildermyth, Stories: The Path of Destinies, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, The Last Day of June, Unpacking, Portal, Portal 2, Tetris Effect: Connected, Ring of Pain, A Mortician's Tale, Minit Racer, SUPERHOT, The Artful Escape, A Short Hike, Adventreu for a Bit, Bleed 2, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Northgard, Aven Colony, Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, Say No! More, Warpips
Oculus Rift - Accounting+
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 46




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Famicom Disk System -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - Mario vs Donkey Kong: Minis March Again
Nintendo 3DS - Yoshi's NEW Island, Mario Golf: World Tour
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
*ggear* - Sonic Labyrinth
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Minecraft
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) -
Nuon -
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PC / Windows - Poker Night at the Inventory
Unique Systems Covered: 6/33
Total Games Beaten: 7




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Hitman 2, Spider-Man Remastered, Operation Tango, Kentucky Route Zero, Blue Fire, Celeste
Microsoft Xbox One - Portal, Undertale, Clustertruck, My Friend Pedro, SUPERHOT
PC / Windows -
image - Assemble with Care
Android -
Oculus Rift -
Google Stadia -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/10
Total Games Beaten: 12




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Nintendo Switch - Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Cruis'n Blast, Shin Megami Tensei V, Mario Galaxy, Yoshi's Crafted World, Bowser's Fury, Metroid Dread, Pokemon Legends: Arceus, Kirby Forgotten Land, Death end Re:Quest 2, Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, 13 Sentinels, Trials of Mana
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 5 - Tales of Arise, Horizon: Forbidden West
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Dirt 5,Resident Evil REmake, Streets of Rage 4, Myst (2021), Rise of the Tomb Raider, Resident Evil 4, MXGP 3
PC / Windows -
image - Epic Astro Story, Game Dev Story, Boxing Gym Story, Ninja Village Story, World Cruise Story, Forrest Camp Story, The Pyraplex, Tennis Club Story
Pocket 2+ - Adventure Island (Game Boy), Kirby's Dreamland (Game Boy), Earthbound Zero (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Country (Super Nintendo), Double Dragon (Nintendo Entertainment System), Double Dragon II (Nintendo Entertainment System), Double Dragon III (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Kung Fu Master (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania III (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania Legends (Game Boy), Kid Dracula (Game Boy), Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Kirby's Dreamland 2 (Game Boy), Quest Fantasy Challenge (Game Boy Color), Valis: Legend of Phantasm Soldier (*tg16-cd*), Cobra Command (*sega-cd*), Adventure Island (Nintendo Entertainment System), Rush'n Attack (Nintendo Entertainment System), Ninja Gaiden (Nintendo Entertainment System), Mega Man 4 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Batman (Nintendo Entertainment System), Ninja Gaiden II (Nintendo Entertainment System), Punch-Out! (Nintendo Entertainment System), Adventure Island II (Nintendo Entertainment System), Megaman 5 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Ninja Gaiden 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Bad News Baseball (Nintendo Entertainment System), Archon (Nintendo Entertainment System), Super Dodge Ball (Nintendo Entertainment System), Skate or Die 2 (Nintendo Entertainment System)
image - Ninja Baseball Batman, Warriors of Fate, Arcade N.A.R.C., Double Dragon II, Nastar, Robocop, Sengoku 2, Metal Slug 4, Total Carnage, P.O.W., Two Crude Dudes, Magic Sword
Unique Systems Covered: 6/12
Total Games Beaten: 78




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita - UN Squadron
Microsoft Xbox One -
Steam -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/15
Total Games Beaten: 1




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Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Spider-Man Remastered, Ghostwire Tokyo
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
PC / Windows -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/28
Total Games Beaten: 3




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Unique Systems Covered: 0/0
Total Games Beaten: 0




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Final Fantasy 4, Chrono Trigger
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, Dragon Quest IV, Days of Ruin, Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
Nintendo 3DS - Code of Princess
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast - Skies of Arcadia, Gunbird 2, Mars Matrix, Puzzle Bobble 4, Mr. Driller
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Shining Tears, Shining Force EXA, .hack//G.U. Vol. 1//Rebirth, .hack//G.U. Vol. 2//Reminisce, .hack//G.U. Vol. 3//Redemption, Ace Combat 5
PlayStation 3 - Persona 5
PlayStation 4 - Elden Ring, Red Dead Redemption 2
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
NEC PC Engine -
NEC PC Engine NEC CD-ROM 2 -
PC / Windows - Dark Souls Remastered
Unique Systems Covered: 9/26
Total Games Beaten: 23




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Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 3 - Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age II
PlayStation 4 - Indigo Prophecy
PlayStation 5 - Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grid Legends, Haven, Lake, Road 96, Hades, Nioh 2
PlayStation Vita -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/5
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Game & Watch - Legend of Zelda
Nintendo Entertainment System-
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Bowser's Fury, Paper Mario Origami King, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Triangle Strategy
Nintendo DS - Orcs & Elves
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - Bloodstaind Ritual of the Night, Overcooked! 2 (PlayStation Network), ArcaniA The Complete Tale
PlayStation 5 - Doom Eternal, Back 4 Blood, Gran Turismo 7, Elden Ring, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shredder's Revenge
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PC / Windows - Might and Magic VI Mandate of Heaven
Steam - Shadows of Adam
Unique Systems Covered: 7/19
Total Games Beaten: 16




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Nintendo Switch - Metroid: Dread, Inside, Triangle Strategy
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Out of This World, Alien Soldier
PlayStation - Strider 2, Vib-Ribbon, Pepsiman
PlayStation 2 - Heart of Darkness, Koudelka, Silent Hill 2, Shadow Hearts, Haunting Ground, Alien Hominid, Silent Hill 3
PlayStation 4 - Another World, Bugsnax, Cat Quest, Cat Quest 2
PlayStation 5 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Resident Evil Village, Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, Bugsnax, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
PC / Windows -
Steam - Another World
Unique Systems Covered: 7/11
Total Games Beaten: 26




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Nintendo GameCube - Mario Kart Double Dash, Mario Superstar Baseball
Nintendo Wii -
PlayStation 2 - Area 51 (PlayStation)
Microsoft Xbox - Manhunt, Dead or Alive 3, Elder Scrolls III Morrowind
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Soul Calibur, Bully Scholarship Edition, Gin Rummy, Fallout New Vegas, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Call of Duty 2, Dead Rising 2 Case Zero, Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion, Call of Duty World at War, MX vs. ATV alive, Dead Rising 2 Case West, Toy Story 3, Splinter Cell Conviction, Army of Two, Injustice Gods Among Us, Saints Row Gat Out of Hell, Spongebob Squarepants Truth or Square, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Crazy Taxi, Sonic Generations, Skate 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Viva Pinata Party Animals, Fable Anniversary, Bejeweled 2
Microsoft Xbox One - Pacman, Monopoly Plus, Dead Rising, Power Rangers Battle for the Grid, Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2 Off the Record, Madden NFl '21, South Park: The Stick of Truth, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Zaccaria Pinball, Golf with your Friends, Paw Patrol Might Pups Save Adventure Bay, WWE 2k22, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, Fallout 4, Dead Rising 3, Conkers Bad Fur Day (Microsoft Xbox 360), Disneyland Adventures, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Dig Dug, Jurrasic World Evolution, Ryse Son of Rome, Ben 10 Power Trip, Assasins Creed Origins, Madden NFL18, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, The Walking Dead: Michonne, Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure
Unique Systems Covered: 5/6
Total Games Beaten: 61




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Contra (via Contra Anniversary Collection on Microsoft Xbox Series X|S), Bucky O'Hare
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast - Power Stone
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Dead or Alive Ultimate 1
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Neo Geo - King of Fighters '97, Strikers 1945 Plus
Neo Geo Pocket Color -
NEC PC Engine -
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 5/33
Total Games Beaten: 7




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Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Switch - Metroid: Dread, Hades
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo 3DS - Fire Emblem Awakening
Android - Good Knight Story
Unique Systems Covered: 3/6
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Wii U - Paper Monsters Recut
Nintendo Switch - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Resident Evil 5, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, A Short Hike, The Rusty Sword: Vanguard Island
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 4 - Moving Out, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, We Were Here, We Were Here Too, Little Nightmares II, Think of the Children, Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, Stick it to The Man!
Sony PlayStation VR - Here They Lie
PC / Windows - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, My Friend Peppa Pig
Steam - Portal, Portal 2, Crysis, Batman: Arkham Origins, 11-11 Memories Retold, Hell Yeah!: Wrath of the Dead Rabbit, Mirror's Edge, The First Tree, Oxenfree, Araya, Serious Sam 2,Resident Evil Revelations
Unique Systems Covered: 6/7
Total Games Beaten: 30




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Atari 2600 -
Atari 5200 -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Jurassic Park
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 - Episode I: Racer
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii - Ghost Squad
Nintendo Wii U - Lego Jurassic World
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - Jurassic Park III: Builder
Nintendo DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis - Jurassic Park: Rampage Edition
Sega CD -
Sega 32X -
Sega Nomad - Jurassic Park
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - Jurassic World: Evolution, Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, Salt and Sanctuary
image -
Oculus Rift -
Unique Systems Covered: 9/32
Total Games Beaten: 11




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Atari Jaguar -
Nintendo Entertainment System - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TMNT III: The Manhattan Project
Super Nintendo - Kirby Super Star, TMNT: Tournament Fighters
Nintendo 64 - WipEout 64, Banjo-Kazooie
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Freedom Planet
Nintendo Switch - Diablo II Resurrected
Game Boy - Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, TMNT II: Back from the Sewers, TMNT III: Radical Rescue
Game Boy Advance - TMNT ('03)
Nintendo DSi - Rock Band, TMNT: Arcade Attack
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - Ridge Racer 3D, 3D Classics: Kid Icarus
Sega Genesis - Alien Soldier, TMNT: The Hyperstone Heist
Sega 32X - NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 - Tekken 2 (via PlayStation 5)
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 5 - Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered, Astro's Playroom, Horizon: Zero Dawn
Sony PlayStation VR -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox - Ultimate Spider-Man
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - TMNT: Shredder's Revenge
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo NEC CD-ROM 2 -
3DO - Out Of This World
NEC PC Engine - Valis: The Fantasm Soldier
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered, Gris, Subsurface Circular, Mass Effect 2, TMNT: The Manhattan Missions
Android -
Google Stadia -
coin - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
miscellaneous - E.T. the Extra-terrestrial (Atari)
Unique Systems Covered: 19/36
Total Games Beaten: 34




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Castlevania 2 Simon's Quest, Clash at Demonhead, Mega Man 4
Super Nintendo - Mega Man X
Nintendo 64 - Batman Return of the Joker
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy - Kirby's Dream land
Game Boy Color - Elmo in Grouchland
Game Boy Advance - Donkey Kong
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - Micky's Ultimate Challenge
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
PC / Windows - Vampire Survivor, Donut Country, Noita
Android - Race for the Galaxy
Unique Systems Covered: 9/24
Total Games Beaten: 13




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Nintendo Switch - Monster Hunter Rise
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 4 -
*vita* -
Microsoft Xbox One - Jedi Fallen Order
Steam - Necromunda Hired Gun, Death's Door, Hitman, Hitman 2, Elden Ring, Tunic, Guardians of the Galaxy, Stranger of Paradise, Eiyuden Chronicles Rising
Unique Systems Covered: 3/6
Total Games Beaten: 11




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Nintendo Switch - Monster Hunter Rise
PlayStation 5 -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Elden Ring
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 2/4
Total Games Beaten: 2




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo - Panel de Pon via Nintendo Switch
Nintendo GameCube - Soul Calibur II, Yoshi's Cookie via Nintendo Puzzle Collection, Panel de Pon
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom, Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara
Nintendo Switch - Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu!, Ristar the shooting star (Mega Drive (Japan)), Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Game Boy - Trax
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance - Drill Dozer
Nintendo DS - Kirby Super Star Ultra
Nintendo 3DS - 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure
Sega Genesis -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 - ToeJam & Earl (Sega Genesis)
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
NEC TurboGrafx-16 -
image (Astro City) -
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Unique Systems Covered: 10/22
Total Games Beaten: 16




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Marble Madness, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
Super Nintendo -
Nintendo 64 - Banjo-Kazooie
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Nintendo Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, SteamWorld Dig, Steamworld Dig 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
Nintendo DS - Pokemon Black
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation Portable -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
image -
Unique Systems Covered: 6/20
Total Games Beaten:15




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Atari 2600 -
Atari Lynx -
Nintendo Entertainment System -
Super Nintendo -
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Color -
Game Boy Advance -
Nintendo DS -
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Master System -
Sega Genesis -
Sega CD - Who Shot Johnny Rock?
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 -
PlayStation 5 - A Way Out
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox One -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Intellivision -
Commodore 64 -
MSX -
3DO -
CD-i (Compact Disc Interactive) - Mutant Rampage Bodyslam
NEC PC Engine -
PC / Windows - Barbie
Steam - Everhood
Unique Systems Covered: 5/40
Total Games Beaten: 5




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Nintendo Entertainment System -
Nintendo Switch -
PlayStation 5 - Hades, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Rachet & Clank Rift Apart, Borderlands 3
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S -
Steam -
Android -
Unique Systems Covered: 1/7
Total Games Beaten: 4




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
Super Nintendo - NBA JAM, Kirby Super Star
Nintendo 64 -
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Game Boy -
Game Boy Advance - TMNT ('03)
Sega Genesis - TMNT-The Hyperstone Heist
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
Game Gear -
PlayStation - Apocalypse
PlayStation 2 - Vampire Night, Ninja Assault
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro - Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank (2016)
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Sine Mora, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Microsoft Xbox One - Deedlit in Wonder Labrynth: RoLW, Q.U.B.E. 2, Dishonored Definitive Edition, FAR: Changing Tides, Contrast
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - The Pedestrian, The Medium, Outriders, Gorogoa, N4S:Hot Pursuit Remastered, Firewatch, Tunic, Guardians of the Galaxy, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Never Alone, Disk Room, Forza Horizon 5
Neo Geo -
PC / Windows -
Steam - Fury Unleashed, Gris, Hollow Knight
Android - The Hunt for the Lost Ship, Angry Bird Journey, Monster Killer Pro, Tap Away, The Room
Google Stadia - The Darkside Dective: A Fumble in the Dark, Kemono Heroes, Kaze and the Wild Masks
image - Hook, TMNT Arcade, Thunder Cross
Unique Systems Covered: 14/25
Total Games Beaten: 44




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Atari Lynx - WarBirds
Super Nintendo - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Country, Super Return of the Jedi
Virtual Boy -
Nintendo 64 - Conker's Bad Fur Day
Nintendo GameCube - Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Chibi-Robo! Plug Into Adventure!, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
Nintendo Wii - Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (Nintendo GameCube), Fantasy Zone, Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa-Opa, Link's Crossbow Training, Bonanza Bros. (Sega Genesis), Super Fantasy Zone (Mega Drive (Japan)), Star Fox 64 (Nintendo 64), Doc Louis's PUNCH-OUT!!, Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo Wii U - Pokkén Tournament, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Rhythm Heaven Fever, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Game Boy Advance), Super Smash Bros.
Nintendo Switch - Mega Man 8, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo), Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Wild Guns Reloaded, PAC-MAN 99, Star Fox (Super Nintendo), Mega Man 10, The Legend of Zelda 2 Rinku no Bōken (Famicom Disk System), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Cuphead, Joe & Mac (Super Nintendo), Tetris 99, SEGA AGES Fantasy Zone, Donkey Kong 3 (Nintendo Entertainment System), Castlevania (Nintendo Entertainment System), Kirby and the Forgotten Land!, Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge (Game Boy), Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong (Nintendo Entertainment System), Wild Guns (Nintendo Entertainment System), Panzer Dragoon: Remake, Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo Entertainment System), Donkey Kong Jr. (Nintendo Entertainment System), ARMS, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Magical Drop II (Super Nintendo), Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (DLC), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game, Jump Rope Challenge, Super Mario Sunshine, Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (Super Nintendo)
Game & Watch - The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch, Vermin (Zelda), Ball (Mario), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Game Boy Advance - Game & Watch Gallery 3 (Game Boy Color), Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (Game Boy Color), Shrek: Fairy Tale Freakdown (Game Boy Color), Kirby's Dream Land (Game Boy), Super Mario Land (Game Boy), Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (Game Boy Color)
Nintendo DS - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Game Boy Advance), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Slide Adventure MAGKID, Golden Sun, Drill Dozer (Game Boy Advance)
Nintendo New 3DS Nintendo 3DS - PRI PRI PRIMITIVE PRINCESS! (Game Boy), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush, Ultimate NES Remix, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, 3D Fantasy Zone II W, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Excave III: Tower of Destiny, 6x1≠UNLIMITED?, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Smash Bros., Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Battleground Z, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Mii Force, Mario Picross 2 (Game Boy), 3D Classics: Kirby's Adventure, Photo Dojo (Nintendo DS), Looksley's Line-Up (Nintendo DS), Ultimate Angler, Trip World
Sega Genesis - Global Gladiators, Castlevania Bloodlines
Game Gear - Fantasy Zone Gear, Virtua Fighter Animation, Vampire: Master of Darkness
PlayStation - Smash TV
PlayStation 4 -
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Viva Pińata, SoulCalibur II, Sneak King
PC / Windows - Insaniquarium, Junkbot
image -
image - Luigi's Mansion Arcade
Unique Systems Covered: 17/20
Total Games Beaten: 105




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Nintendo Switch - No More Heroes III, Panzer Paladin
Nintendo 3DS -
PlayStation 3 -
Sony PlayStation 4 Pro -
PlayStation 5 - Hitman 3, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, FIST Forged in Shadow Torch
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Star Wars Revenge of the Sith (Microsoft Xbox), The Gunk, F.E.A.R. (Microsoft Xbox 360), F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin (Microsoft Xbox 360), F.3.A.R. (Microsoft Xbox 360), Aliens Fireteam Elite, Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood, Death's Door, Nobody Saves The World, Alan Wake Remastered, Chorus, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
PC / Windows -
Unique Systems Covered: 3/7
Total Games Beaten: 16




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Nintendo Entertainment System - Double Dare
Super Nintendo - Sailor Moon
Nintendo GameCube -
Nintendo Wii -
Nintendo Wii U -
Nintendo Switch -
Game Boy Advance - Fire Emblem 8 Sacred Stones
Nintendo DS - Fire Emblem New Mystery of the Emblem
Nintendo 3DS -
Sega Genesis - V.R.Fighter 2 Vs. Tekken 2
Sega CD -
Sega Saturn -
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation -
PlayStation 2 -
PlayStation 3 -
PlayStation 4 - 13 Sentinels
PlayStation 5 - Horizon Forbidden West
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation Vita -
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
Microsoft Xbox -
Microsoft Xbox One -
PC / Windows - College Kings, Once in a Lifetime, STWA: The Author
Unique Systems Covered: 8/24
Total Games Beaten: 10




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Super Nintendo - Super Street Fighter II
Nintendo Switch - Yoshi's Crafted World, Knights of the Round (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), The King of Dragons (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Armored Warriors (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Final Fight (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Captain Commando (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Battle Circuit (via Capcom Beat 'Em Up), Mario Tennis Aces
Game Boy - Super Mario land, Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins, Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Nintendo DS -
Sega Genesis - Altered Beast, Alien Storm, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Columns, Cyber Police E-SWAT, Golden Axe, Golden Axe II, Golden Axe III, Super Thunder Blade, Sonic The Hedgehog, Bonanza Bros., Streets of Rage, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Flicky, Comix Zone, VectorMan 2, Sonic 3D Blast, Streets of Rage 3, Vectorman, Streets of Rage 2, Sonic Spinball, Ecco: The Tides of Time, Kid Chameleon, DecapAttack, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Fatal Labyrinth, Ristar, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Ecco the Dolphin, Shinobi III, Beyond Oasis
PlayStation 3 - Bioshock 2, G-Force, Puss In Boots, Little Big Planet 2, Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption, Godzilla
PlayStation 4 - Sackboy, Concept Destruction, Coffin Dodgers, The Sheep P, Racing - Breakthrough Gaming Arcade (3 and 4 player co-op modes), Gutwhale, Deponia, Sun WuKong Vs. Robot, Elden Ring, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour, Super Weekend Mode, FullBlast, Rogue Cube, UltraGoodness 2, Hero Trials, Knightin'+, Paradox Soul, Virtuous Western, My Name is Mayo, My Name is Mayo 2, Bouncy Bullets 2, Little Big Planet 3, Cybxus Heart, Lego Dimensions, Godzilla, Outriders, WatchDogs, Bouncy Bullets 1, My Name is Mayo 3, Knack
PlayStation 5 - In Rays of the Light, Santa's Workshop, Tormented Souls, Horizon Zero Dawn, Elden Ring, Virtuous Western, Bunny Raiders, Astro's Playroom, Outriders, Lego Dimensions, Bouncy Bullets 2
PlayStation Vita - Lost Dimension, My Name is Mayo, Bouncy Bullets 1
Microsoft Xbox 360 - Megamind: Ultimate Showdown, Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal, Puss in Boots, Kung fu Panda 2, The Penguins of Madagascar: Dr. Blowhole Returns - Again!, Open Season, Night at the Museum, Bolt, Rango, Shrek the 3rd, Shrek Forever After, Ice Age 3, TMNT, Turtles in Time RS, Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks, Lego Star Wars II
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Halo 3 (via MCC), R.C. Pro-Am (via Rare Replay), R.C. Pro-Am II (via Rare Replay), Killer Instinct Gold, Blast Corps, FoxyLand, Foxyland 2, Gears of War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
Steam - Portal, Portal 2
Unique Systems Covered: 11/12
Total Games Beaten: 121



freebie "RULES" freebie

1. Have fun
2. Beat games - proof NOT required via an image, but lying is lame and you won't 'win' anything for beating the most games
3. IF you are interested in badges, when you beat a game for 1, include something like 'Counts towards badge X' OR 'Earns me badge X, first game was Y'
4. IF you don't care about badges, then I will not be handing them out
5. No monthly leaderboards will exist in '22, I will post in the thread maybe around mid month and after month's end the top 5 or so participants
6. DLC generally doesn't count towards badges and any 1 game can only count towards a single badge
Rule addendum: Going forward (after July 15th), badges for anyone who cares, will only be credited for beating 2 completely unique titles.
Rule addendum: If you beat a title multiple times on different consoles then it needs to be <air-quote> LONGER </air-quote> in nature and not a fighting game or overall short title for me to list it for multiple consoles. It also could only count as 1 title for a badge, per the prior addendum listed above.


freebie ICONS & BADGES freebie

Key

globe- 50% of systems covered, golden globe- 100% of systems covered, ghost- 0 games beat, Silver Star- 5 games beat, Gold Star- 10 games beat (additional gold stars for 20, 30, 40, 60, etc), bacon - 50 games beat, donut - 100 games beat, Godzilla - 150 games beat, Birthday Cake- top user in systems completed, coin- top user in games beaten, pink circle- badge leader

Badges, note 2 games required for each



2nd Amendment: beat 2 FPS or 3rd Person Shooters
Bear & Bird: beat 2 3D platformers and/or collect-a-thons
BFFL: beat 2 primarily cooperative games (with a friend) - online or couch
Bo Knows: beat 2 sports games - complete a single season
Cross the Streams: beat 2 cross-over games like: Mario & Sonic, Street Fighter x Tekken, etc
Destroy the Core: beat 2 SHMUP's
Girly Power: beat 2 games with female leads OR targeted towards children or feminine audiences
Grown-Ass Man: beat 2 challenging games
Guybrush Threepwood: beat 2 games from the point-&-click, text adventure, or walking simulator genres
Heavy Machine Gun: beat 2 run n' gun games
Hyrulian Hero: beat 2 action/adventure titles, similar to the Zelda franchise
JRPG: beat 2 JRPGs
Metroidvania: beat 2 open ended 2D platformers that focus on backtracking
Ninja Gayden: beat 2 3D hack-and-slash titles
Now You're Playing with Plastic: beat 2 games using non-standard controllers (Light-Gun, musical instrument, steering wheel, dance-pad, etc)
Pile Drivin': beat 2 belt-scrolling brawler/beat 'em ups
Puzzler: beat 2 puzzle games
Quarter Muncher Card: beat 2 games from the pinball, classic arcade or card battle genres
Quest for Peace: beat 2 predominately superhero focused titles
Raccoon City: beat 2 survival horror games
Race Drivin': beat 2 racing games
Sasori Vader: beat 2 games in the Star Wars or overall space universes
Shining Ogre Fire Tactics: beat 2 strategy titles, tactical RPGs, RTS, etc
Street Fightin': beat 2 1-on-1 fighters - beat standard arcade mode with 2+ characters OR beat 10+ match story mode
Super Mayrio Platform: beat 2 platforming games, similar to the core Mario titles
Vault Boy: beat 2 open world and/or Western RPGs
You're Winner: beat 2 games with <55 review OR user score on Metacritic, or justify how your game sucked



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image Bear & Bird
image BFFL
image Bo Knows
image Cross the Streams
image Destroy the Core
image Girly Power
image Grown-Ass Man
image Guybrush Threepwood
image Heavy Machine Gun
image Hyrulian Hero
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image Metroidvania
image Ninja Gayden

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image Quarter Muncher Card
image Quest for Peace
image Raccoon City
image Race Drivin'
image Sasori Vader
image S.O.F.T.
image Street Fightin'
image Super Mayrio Platform
image Vault Boy
image You're Winner




Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
23-Jul(#2)
Code of Princess Nintendo 3DS

Did every mission 4x since there are 4 characters. Great game.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
* 23-Jul(#3)
----- OP Updated

I just got all clears added to the OP up to Gypsy's last post.
A few noteworthy things
- Ren2k has tied Benstylus for top platforms cleared at 19 - enjoy your share of the Birthday Cake
- Total badges are at 103 now
- 966 games means that with about 1 week to go in July, we're still surprisingly 32 games behind last year's pace, with 10 more participants.
- We're at 41.75% of consoles covered
- We've got 13 members with under 10 games recorded so far

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
24-Jul(#4)
Thanks @Slickriven
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
24-Jul(#5)
If anyone cares, I have now finished much of what I said I would in FH5. I've now collected all of the stars for the 2 stories and won the handful of races I was missing at my last post about it.
I've also done a number of the smaller accolades, like smashed 10 ladders in a Mustang Super Snake, or smashed 100 solar panels in a Mitsubishi Eclipse, and some other general open world map things.

So I'm 100% comfortable with calling this guy done now.

Kommie
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
(frozen)
* 24-Jul(#6)
Stray PlayStation 4 6.5/10 - - - If this were more of a puzzle game like Little Nightmares/Limbo/Inside it might be better but it's really brought down by the annoying "find these items by talking to people and finding random crap in order to progress" bullcrap. Looked up a guide once I got to Midtown or whatever cause I'm not about this obtuse item finding crap in a semi-large city. Just seems like padding to make an already short game annoying.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
25-Jul(#7)
I beat Super Smash Bros. Brawl Nintendo Wii . I played The Subspace Emissary, so I've earned the Beat'em Up badge (Scott Pilgrim, Brawl).
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Cleared on Intense. Still great all these years later. It's a smidge longer than it needs to be, but I quite like the Great Maze at the end. Autolance is the worst enemy hands-down, as it can quickly one-hit kill if you're unlucky, break shields with a two-hit combo, fire ranged javelins with surprising accuracy, has decent defense, and can't even fall off ledges. Tabuu and Galleom are the best bosses.

With Smash Bros.'s 25th anniversary coming in 2024, it'd be cool to get an HD Smash Bros. anniversary compilation for Switch--64, Melee, and Brawl on one cartridge, like Super Mario 3D All-Stars. That'd be dope.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
25-Jul(#8)
NES - Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Marble Madness, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
SNES -
N64 -
GC -
Wii -
Wii U - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Switch - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, SteamWorld Dig, Steamworld Dig 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope
GB -
GBC -
GBA - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
DS - Pokemon Black
3DS -
360 - Banjo-Kazooie
XB1 -
PS1 -
PS2 -
PS4 -
PSP -
GEN -

6/19 - Unique systems
16 - Total games

Badges
Metroidvania - Metroid Dread, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Grown-Ass Man - Ninja Gaiden, Contra
Bear & Bird - Banjo-Kazooie, Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Hyrulian Hero - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
25-Jul(#9)
I beat call of duty 4 remastered on the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
25-Jul(#10)
Galaga 88 NEC PC Engine

An actually fun Galaga. Got in a bunch of stuff from Japan today and ran through it when testing. It's a 7 stage shmup, essentially.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
25-Jul(#11)
I just beat The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo Wii U for my year-long Zelda marathon.
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This one's decent, but pretty lacking. I can tell it's an early-2000s adventure game, and it reeks of rushed development. There's a huge ocean to explore, but much of it is just empty water with an occasional tiny island to stretch your legs on. There are only a handful of memorable NPCs, and that's including the plot-relevant ones (Medli is best girl). The third pearl is just given to you in a cutscene after you play dungeons for the other two, and there are several moments that reuse enemy rooms and bosses. Pacing is thrown completely out of whack after the midpoint twist is revealed: You're told to explore two more dungeons (which you must do in a set order, but King doesn't tell you that) while also being told to go on the infamous Triforce hunt. Many of the Triforce pieces require items that are in the remaining dungeons or are hidden somewhere in the uncharted sea, so I hope you've got Google beside you.

The graphics look great, though the goober-ish designs of the NPCs can be unremarkable or ugly to look at. Link's expressive here, and that's fun! I heard people don't like all the bloom in the HD version, but I say this looks way better than the GameCube original. The GamePad also makes item-switching and map-reading far more convenient.

Compared to other Zeldas, this one asks you to do a lot of simple, boring stuff. You get a piece of heart by attacking the swordmaster 500 times with only three HP, and that's after you hit him 100 times then 300 times. Filling out the ocean map requires you to sail onto a square you haven't charted, locate the Fishman, throw some bait (sold separately), and wade through his hints. You're unlikely to find treasure from the Treasure Charts without this, but that's okay--Treasure Charts usually lead to 200 Rupees rather than anything cooler or more unique. The new Swiftsail lets you bypass the Wind Waker's wind-directing on the high seas, but that just means the devs knew the old mechanic stunk and tried to mitigate it.

@Gypsy offered to sell me a physical copy for $35 last month, but I'm glad I stuck to a $20 digital copy. I had an okay time, but I'd feel a bit saltier if I'd spent more on this weak Zelda adventure.

I'm getting into Zelda this year with a new game each month! Watch my progress!
January: A Link to the Past Super Nintendo
February: The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Entertainment System and many playthroughs of The Adventure of Link Nintendo Entertainment System Gold Star
March: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS
April: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS Silver Star , Link's Crossbow Training
May: Majora's Mask 3D Nintendo 3DS
June: The Minish Cap Game Boy Advance Bronze Star
July: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo Wii U
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
26-Jul(#12)
8th of July, 45th overall, another MAME
Panic Street

Technically I beat a different version of this after getting my MAME setup and imported into LaunchBox, but close enough. This is a goofy draw a line to coordinate off the board and avoid the randomly bouncing things. Not sure why I let myself get sucked into such a simple game.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
27-Jul(#13)
9th of July, 46th overall, MAME again
Wonder Stick
This along with Panic Street earn me the Quarter Muncher Card badge

It's a similar 'reveal the underlying image' type game to Panic Street, this time random Japanese models apparently. Different mechanic and was annoying trying to use an analog stick on my X1 controller as I would walk my penguin dude past the intersection I wanted to hit or if you turned around your line with break. I also went full lazy (I guess) on this and wasted like a few hour's worth of wages in quarters it seems as I got hit by the foes a ton, but the crummy controls are partly why I sort of said F-it and pushed through like 20 levels before giving up.

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
27-Jul(#14)
PC Genjin/Bonk's Adventure NEC PC Engine
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
* 27-Jul(#15)
@Slickriven I got a PS5 today, so please add that to my list of consoles in your next update.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 27-Jul(#16)
I beat Ninja Launcher Nintendo 3DS .
[imgt]https://i.imgur.com/xoHdipL_d.webp?maxwidth=640&sh...[/imgt]
It's okay, but pretty repetitive and doesn't make good use of Miis or StreetPass. Definitely could've used some semblance of plot to make it feel more gratifying when you win. Prope's other StreetPass games have that, so why doesn't this one?
Current ranking, best to worst:
-Find Mii II
-Ultimate Angler
-Monster Manor
-Mii Force
-Find Mii
-Battleground Z
-Puzzle Swap
-Ninja Launcher
-Market Crashers
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
27-Jul(#17)
The flower street pass game turned out to be way more enjoyable than I thought it would be.

Probably not if you are just buying cats to play with though

Cevil
Gold Good Trader
27-Jul(#18)
Dang I miss streetpass, was so cool linking up with other people surprisingly
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
27-Jul(#19)
Cevil wrote:
> Dang I miss streetpass, was so cool linking up with other people surprisingly


Yeah, really surprised they didn't keep it going with Switch. They could've even expanded it to be more like the PS Vita's "Near" feature, where you could exchange items in certain games with players in your town without having to actually walk by them.
Cevil
Gold Good Trader
27-Jul(#20)
Same. it's great to see the Switch get so much support but the 3DS was so much more special I feel. The themes, the music, the little things that go a long way. The switch just feels soulless in comparison.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
27-Jul(#21)
Hypothetically, they could port the StreetPass games to Switch, but they'd have to remove the StreetPass feature and charge microtransactions for packs of Play Coins.
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
27-Jul(#22)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> @Slickriven I got a PS5 today, so please add that to my list of consoles in your
> next update.
>
>

I highly recommend the first game you play is the free Astro game. Its not too long and really good smile If you have the higher tier PS+ I think Demon's Souls is free to play as well, also a must play.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 27-Jul(#23)
#98 GoTris Sega Master System via Evercade

One of the built in hidden games in the Evercade VS, this game does what is says on the tin. It's a cross between Go and Tetris. You each take turns dropping sets of 4 stones and try to completely encircle a group of one color stones with the other. Encircled stones explode (taking adjacent stones with them) and can lead to chain reactions for more points.

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

It's really quite good, and it's nice to see Master System get some of that homebrew love. Funny little ending after the Congratulations screen as well.

#99: Spacey McRacey Nintendo Entertainment System via Evercade

Another built in Evercade secret game, it's a multiplayer bonanza to keep your ship ahead of everyone else. Whichever ship is in the lead scores continuous stream of points until someone gets to 100. Then it's on to the next round! First to three victories wins!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DrWDykQsVyeoMyZX8

I'm glad this was free. It is probably better in multiplayer, but the one round where you get points for blowing up your opponents was definitely a letdown. You can blow up opponents by shooting them or by touching them from higher up on the screen (like Joust). The problem is they spawn at the bottom with no invincibility time, so once I noticed I could just sit my ship on top of but slightly leading the spawn point they all just kept dying the instant they respawned and I won that round super easy. I ended up winning 3 to 0 to 0 to 0.

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS 5/30



June:


#91 Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 6/11



July


#92 Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone Arcade via Evercade 7/1
#93 Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade via Evercade 7/2
#94 Gluf Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#95 Alter Ego Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#96 Star Fox 2 Super Nintendo 7/13
#97 Ninja Commando Arcade via ADK Damashi PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 4 7/16
#98 GoTris Sega Master System via Evercade 7/27
#99 Spacey McRacey Nintendo Entertainment System via Evercade 7/27



Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
28-Jul(#24)
I agree about the Astro's Playroom game. It's an impressive tech demo for the controller. It makes the system really feel next gen.

WithinTemptation wrote:
> PizzaTheHutt wrote:
>> @Slickriven I got a PS5 today, so please add that to my list of consoles in your
>> next update.
>>
>>
>
> I highly recommend the first game you play is the free Astro game. Its not too long
> and really good smile If you have the higher tier PS+ I think Demon's Souls is free
> to play as well, also a must play.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
28-Jul(#25)
Switch is a little bit less of a pocket system like the clamshell 3DS, so that's potentially one reason. I never used it so I don't care. But the form factor probably went into it.

Gypsy
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Secret Santa
28-Jul(#26)
NEC PC Engine PC Genjin 2/Bonk's Revenge
WithinTemptation
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
28-Jul(#27)
Stray PlayStation 5

Just need to do the speedrun for the plat. I really liked this game, not sure why all the complaints are about. There was one chapter that was annoying, but other than that it was great. My biggest complaint would just be that 1 RNG based trophy, it was really frustrating and there is no way to "get good", its total luck/rng whether they catch you so you just have to restart over and over until you get lucky.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 28-Jul(#28)
I have a smaller update this time around, but it's still full of turtle soup, starting with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the 3DS.


It's far from Activision's gravest sin, but there are two 3DS games titled, precisely, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; one based on the Nickelodeon run of the TV show, one based on the Michael Bay-adjacent movie. I played the latter. I was a firm "Meh" on the movie and a slightly grinnier "Meh" on the sequel, but I can get behind the concept of this game, for which only the 3DS saw a console release. Turning its nose up at all its beat 'em up ancestors and cousins, this game resembles - of all things - Diablo or Dark Alliance more than the franchise's brawler origins. Each of the four turtles has a distinct ability tree and combat style, and you can switch between them on the fly, albeit with a cooldown. There are items, upgradeable weapons, crafting, farming opportunities, and swarms of enemies to take down, many of which will leave behind some sort of trinkets.

The biggest problem with the game is that the main campaign doesn't have enough of the elements that make the game interesting. Despite all the loot you'll pick up over the course of the game, the available arsenal is actually quite small. Even with an abysmal drop rate, you'll still end up with multiple copies of each ultimate weapon by the end of the game (plus enough scrap to build even more), and that's before using the game's side missions and challenges to farm. Regardless of what you think of the movie's dinosaur-like character designs, the game does an excellent job of rendering them, though with such a high isometric angle during gameplay, your only chance to enjoy them is when they lifelessly emote during cutscenes.

More varied environments, more dramatic boss fights, and a better story presentation could have brought this game out of mediocrity. As is, it just feels rushed more than anything, likely as a result of trying to have the release coincide with the movie drop.

Up next is a real left-fielder: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Battle for the City, which is actually a plug-and-play title developed by WayForward.


You can blame the same Wikipedia entry that introduced me to The Manhattan Missions for this oddball. It was released alongside two other toy-like plug-and-play turtles games, one of which included a light gun. This one is less of a hot take on the Turtles formula and allows you to lead the four brothers through a short action-platformer, each level of which requires you to hunt down five keys (in plain sight) before fighting a boss.

It's honestly not horrible; there's just not that much to it. The graphics are bright, colorful, and move along at a brisk framerate. The integrated controller is a bit mushy, but the characters themselves are responsive and control well, though I was constantly annoyed by my inability to duck. You can select one of the four turtles at the start of the level and after one is captured, but they don't play dramatically differently. In retrospect, it plays a lot like a fan Ninja Turtles game you'd find on an old school site like Newgrounds, right down to the lo-fi music loops that accompany each level.

Back to the console universe, and scratching Wii off of my hit list, I played through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up.


If the title wasn't enough of a not-so-subtle nod, Smash-Up is Ubisoft's answer to the Super Smash Bros. franchise, and it's chock full of Ninja Turtles characters and references. The control scheme is nearly identical. The stage layouts and composition are similar. Even the between-stage announcer is over-the-top in a way that only a Smash announcer can be. About the only significant difference is the fact that players have a traditional health bar instead of a percentage that increases their likelyhood to be shot into space, but the resemblance to Smash in both presentation and mechanics is nearly impossible to miss.

I guess one's enjoyment of the game is proportional to how much of a Ninja Turtles fan you are. Big fans of the franchise are going to have a blast unlocking and fighting as/against the full rogue's gallery that the series has to offer and relishing all the easter eggs and references. Lukewarm fans will probably be happier with Smash Bros., whose fighting engine seems slightly more polished and responsive than this one, though it's still an admirable effort considering the capitalistic "me too" motivations that likely inspired the game in the first place.

Finally, rounding off this post, I finished the Windows version of the 2003 release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.


My, how the mighty have fallen...

I tried really hard to enjoy this game. After being completely absent from the fifth gaming generation, Konami aligned this Ninja Turtles beat 'em up with the reboot of the animated series and attempted to bring the formula into the modern era. I don't have as much of an issue with cel/toon shading as some people, especially when it's supposed to reflect an actual cartoon, and the game actually looks pretty great upscaled to 4K with a few simple hacks.

The move to 3D, however, dramatically slowed down the feel of each battle and added a strict limitation to the number of things happening on screen at once. Combat is sluggish, clumsy, repetitive, and wholely unsatisfying. Each of the four turtles is selectable at the start of each game, but honestly, I couldn't tell you if they play differently because I stuck to Leonardo the entire time, despite the game's encouragement otherwise.

Oddly enough, my favorite part of the game was the integration with the show, which I had outgrown when it was on the air. I think the new hyper-muscular, white-eyed turtles are profoundly creepy, especially when they're on screen talking with a now-younger April about "sleepovers", but the episodes serve as excellent bookends for each of the game's chapters, and some of them are actually pretty compelling. (Poor Nano...) There's an obvious way to enjoy the show, however, that doesn't involve fighting through four hours of goons.


As I run out of July, I'm on the tail end of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Portal Power on Android and about halfway through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Battle Nexus on GameCube. While I'm likely to finish the former, the second is a big question mark, especially considering how it manages to be even more frustrating to play than its predecessor. In any case, I'll be closing off the month with two more classic replays to finish on a good note.

Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
28-Jul(#29)
Game #13
Divinity Original Sin - Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

First time I've actually finished this game to completion.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
28-Jul(#30)
Archer wrote:
> Game #13
> Divinity Original Sin - Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
>
> First time I've actually finished this game to completion.
>
>

How does it compare to 2? That's the only one I've played.

Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
28-Jul(#31)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Archer wrote:
>> Game #13
>> Divinity Original Sin - Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
>>
>> First time I've actually finished this game to completion.
>>
>>
>
> How does it compare to 2? That's the only one I've played.
>
>

Not as good. The second game is better in every regard. This one isn't a bad game. Its a good game. Its just not as polished as the second one. Combat isn't as dynamic, has much less in the way of spells/skills. The story is a bit bland and typical save the world stuff. And some of the puzzles are insanely obscure. Took me a good while to figure out what the game even wanted me to do on a couple of them. I'd recommend checking it out if you liked the second game. Its just more of the same however, and slightly less polished as what you've already played.
legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
29-Jul(#32)
I beat farcry 5 on the xbox1 Microsoft Xbox One
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
29-Jul(#33)
#100 Forza Horizon Microsoft Xbox 360 on Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

Not a bad first effort for the series. There are things I am glad they got rid of for the sequels.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eedhz3npLG7WEck3A

For one, the stupid arrogant rivals at each rank don't really add anything to the game outside of some hokey attempt at a story. Not every rival needs to be a d-bag. I'm glad this is pretty much gone from 4 and 5 at least (haven't played 2 or 3 yet).

Second and this feels weird to say, but there is LESS focus on microtransactions in the newer games than in the original (most series have gone the other way). There's one race where you have to use a car that costs over $1 million, and if you weren't playing the game on a decent difficulty setting, or bought a lot of cars before finding out about it, there would be some serious grinding or spending actual $ on tokens to buy a car. I'm glad the push to use "tokens" or buy a "fast travel anywhere" pass is a thing of the past. Yes there are big dlc drops like the new hot wheels area in 5, but those don't feel like I am being nickled and dimed for them. And with the original game's microtransactions no longer available even if you wanted to buy them, it makes the whole thing feel even greedily.

It's also a lot less open world. In 4 and 5 you can smash through fences, some walls, small trees, etc. The fences in the original are there to keep you on the roads.

I did enjoy it, but will probably never go back to it. The newer ones are much better IMO.

This means I have finally cleared a game on my Xbox Series X this year. I think I have two systems to go.

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS 5/30



June:


#91 Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 6/11



July


#92 Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone Arcade via Evercade 7/1
#93 Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade via Evercade 7/2
#94 Gluf Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#95 Alter Ego Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#96 Star Fox 2 Super Nintendo 7/13
#97 Ninja Commando Arcade via ADK Damashi PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 4 7/16
#98 GoTris Sega Master System via Evercade 7/27
#99 Spacey McRacey Nintendo Entertainment System via Evercade 7/27
#100 Forza Horizon Microsoft Xbox 360 via Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 7/29



Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 29-Jul(#34)
#33 down: Raji: An Ancient Epic on Xbox Series X. I would like to count this toward the Bear and Bird badge. I saw this one was about to leave Game Pass, so I knocked it out quickly. The combat is not very satisfying, and the platforming is fine but nothing to write home about. However, it was worth checking out for the scenery. The art style is great (and the desert part toward the end is just beautiful-- it reminded me a bit of Journey).
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
30-Jul(#35)
#34 down: Triangle Strategy on Switch. I would like to count this toward the Shining Ogre Fire Tactics badge. The dialogue was not great, the voice acting was bad, and the graphics are really old school, but the combat is fantastic, and I enjoyed the overarching story (and the meaningful decisions you get to make) quite a bit. Many of the characters were worth investing in. Despite its flaws, this is probably the best Switch game I've played.
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 30-Jul(#36)
#35 down: Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Rise of Sh1ft3r on Stadia. My Stadia trial ends in a few days, so I beat this to make some progress toward the Race Drivin' badge. It's OK. There's not much character to it, and there isn't enough variation between tracks and characters. The unlocks are pretty uninteresting as well. I'll say this though: at least for the first few missions, the rubber banding isn't as bad as many racing games (although it picks up later).
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 31-Jul(#37)
#36 down: Race with Ryan: Road Trip- Deluxe Edition on Stadia. This (alongside Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Rise of Sh1ft3r) gets me the Race Drivin' badge. This game is garbage. It is a kids' game, and I wasn't expecting much, but I just wanted a quick racing game to finish the badge and was trying to beat more Stadia games before the end of my trial. It has 6 campaigns (all of which I beat), and those campaigns consist of 4-6 levels. That makes it seem like you'll get to try 20+ tracks. Instead, you play the same four or so levels over and over in different orders with each either in forward or reverse. It's mind-numbingly repetitive.
PizzaTheHutt
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31-Jul(#38)
Game #31 Astro's Playroom on PlayStation 5

Bleed_DukeBlue
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31-Jul(#39)
#37 down: Cake Bash on Stadia. This is an interesting one. You compete in a series of mini-games against 3 bots or other players in which you fight them while trying to complete tasks (like throw strawberries into a cup of melted chocolate). In between, you buy decorations for your cake character, and, at the end, the cake with the highest value decorations wins and is declared the tastiest. My cheesecake barely pulled off being the tastiest.
DemonAlcohol
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31-Jul(#40)
My #47 is PC / Windows Mosiac. Pretty boring walking simulator with an awesome mini-game.

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Best1989
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31-Jul(#41)
July went by pretty fast!

I beat:

Runner 3 (Switch) - Some cool stages, caused some typical Runner rage.

Slay the Spire (PS4) - Addicting. Reminds me of the effect that Has Been Heroes caused on me, lol

Assassin's Creed Chronicles China (Vita) - I liked the sidescroller approach and the different options you have to complete the sections.
Renaissance2K
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31-Jul(#42)
It's July 31, which means I had better put my final Turtles update together to keep Slickriven from turning in his homework late. Kicking it off is the steaming green turd that is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus, which at least has the benefit of checking GameCube off of my platform list.


TUUUUUUUUUUUUURTLLLLLLLLES INNNNNNNNNNNNNN SPPPAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCEEEEE!!!

I went into Battle Nexus expecting more of what its predecessor dished out: lots of references to the 2003 cartoon series, repetitive combat, and cel shaded graphics. On paper, the game delivered a whole lot more than that. You can switch between the four turtles on the fly, rather than having to stick with one for a game session. There are lots more special moves and fighting styles, and those power-ups actually make a difference this time around, both in the moment and for long-term character growth. There are a whole lot more levels spread out over a new maps system, and those levels take the turtles everywhere from seedy New York streets to space arenas and everything in-between. And if that doesn't appeal to you, the original arcade game is unlockable with a little bit of legwork.

You can imagine my surprise, however, when all these improvements still amounted to a massive catastrophe of a game. It could be the GameCube controller, or it could be the fighting engine being crushed under the weight of all the new special moves that were inelegantly shoved into it, but combat is incredibly clumsy. Moves are executed slowly, shurikens are impossible to aim, and blocking is borderline useless when added effects aren't negated and you still take a substantial amount of chip damage. Possibly as an excuse for the developers to show off their cool cartoony "slammed against the wall" animation, nearly every enemy attack - especially projectiles - will send a turtle halfway across the level with knockback. This is more noticeable and most loathed during platforming segments, which are already figurative nightmares because of consistently terrible camera placement, but try doing blind jumps when Foot Soldiers are firing unblockable rubber bullets the size of footballs at you.

Even the game's integration with the cartoon suffered. The game still uses real footage from the show as occasional scaffolding and rewards for the plot, but in many cases, they're edited together as out-of-context "by the way" clipshows that were nowhere as satisfying as the segments from the original game. The fact that the source season's plot is really all over the place - space travel, time travel, and interdimensional travel... plus dinosaurs - didn't help. They even managed to screw up (likely for legal and licensing reasons, but still) the arcade game bonus by swapping out the iconic soundtrack for something much more modern, killing half of the personality and nostalgia in the process.

Moving onward, I checked Android off my list with the mobile release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Portal Power.


After spending a few weeks with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Legends and resigining myself to how much of a cash grab the game is, I didn't have high hopes for Portal Power going in. It didn't help that reviews for the PC port of the game were in the figurative gutter, mostly due to the simple combat and terrible control scheme. The mobile original, thankfully, fares quite a bit better. While it's on a much smaller scale than a typical strategy game, Portal Power most closely resembles an RTS, where you drag the four turtles onto various targets and monsters, and let them auto-attack their way to victory, occasionally tapping special abilities as they become available. The difficulty curve is a little bizarre - the game's hardest and longest level actually occurs 20% into the Story Mode, and everything thereafter is quite easy - and the late game favors enemies that are more annoying than strategically difficult, but it's not a bad idea.

Probably my favorite aspect of the game, though, is the voice acting. There's some recognizable names and voices attached to this game - it was hard to miss Seth Green as Leonardo, especially this close to a Mass Effect playthrough - the actor portraying Krang is a real treat for a veteran of the 80s show, and holy crap, is that Gilbert Gottfried as the voice of Prime?! It wasn't enough to keep all the one-liners and victory quips from being a little tiresome ("It's the Blue Screen of Death for you!" was cute the first time around, but not the 50th) but it still added another layer of fun to the game, which was already well-built and fun to control.

I managed to squeeze another Android game in - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Brothers Unite - before the month was out.


The game that kept springing to mind as I played Brothers Unite was The World Ends With You. In both games, battles take place on a single screen, and precise swipes and touch movements are used to decide which attack your character should use and to which target they should be aimed. Brothers Unite only has a fraction of the upgrades, attack types, and power-ups that The World Ends With You has, but the battles played out pretty similarly for me, right down to the sweaty brows and aching knuckles as I finger-smashed my way to a sloppy victory in some of the later battles.

The game follows Michael Bay versions of the turtles as they try to foil a plot to take over every pizza place in the city. (No, really.) There are over thirty levels, the first twenty-five of which can be finished somewhat blindly and the remainder of which took multiple tries and a lot of frantic tapping to break blocks, counter incoming attacks, and deal enough damage to survive four waves of frustrating NPCs. Weapons and stats are slightly upgradeable, and you can swap out your four basic attacks for more devastating combos that become unlocked as you progress.

If every loss didn't feel like a cheap shot, I probably would have enjoyed this one more. Many of my taps were registering as swipes, and vice versa, which can be the difference between sending a mutant flying across the screen and taking an uppercut to the face. You appear to have limited stamina - your turtle will occasionally stop and catch its breath - but with no visible stamina meter or pattern to when you get winded, it makes about as much sense as the random stumbling that Nintendo added to Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It's still a more enjoyable fighting system than the 2003 Konami games, but not something I'm looking forward to revisiting.

After a string of disappointing modern (and semi-modern) Turtles titles, I wanted to revisit some older stuff that I enjoyed. I started with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan for the Game Boy.


This is the second time this game has made an appearance in one of these thread updates, the first being back in 2018, which was the first year I took the platform challenge. Not much has changed this time around, except I cleared all five stages in one sitting and played through the game on the MiSTer instead of on a real Game Boy Color. Having just played Back from the Sewers, this is definitely the easier - albeit less pretty - version of the two siblings with fewer enemies, easier bosses, and weapons that seem to have a much longer reach.

Also, I've know about this game for decades, but I don't think I ever realized that you could throw shurikens by ducking.

Finally, after a month-long Ninja Turtles binge, there's only one grand finale that can do the franchise justice: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time for the SNES.


Like Fall of the Foot Clan, Turtles in Time is no stranger to my thread updates - it was a Retro Talkshop Thread Game of the Month last year - but being the G.O.A.T. of Turtles brawlers, there's no shortage of excuses to give it another go. Since the MiSTer platform added official support for the MSU-1 featureset - a fictional chip that adds CD-quality audio and video to Super Nintendo games - I decided to play through the MSU-enhanced version of Turtles in Time, which updates the instrumentation of the game soundtrack with something more closely resembling real instruments.

I'll be perfectly honest: it was novel to be able to play through the game with a "remastered" soundtrack, but there's no real improving over the original. The updated tracks did little to make me prefer some of the more forgettable songs from the original game ("Prehistoric Turtlesaurus", "Skull & Crossbones") and did little to enhance my iconic favorites from the original ("Sewer Surfin'" pretty much a thousand times over). Still, the featureset has a ton of potential, and I might consider it for other replays in the future.

I was never a fan of playing as Donatello as a kid - he was always effectively my second choice, since Player 1 defaulted to having Leonardo on lock with all these games - but colorful Twitter commentary has helped me appreciate him and his enhanced reach. I was able to take down some of the game's bosses much more cleanly than I have in the past. I still wasted nearly an entire credit on Slash, though. He can stay in Prehistory, for all I care.

Meanwhile, as all this Turtle mayhem was going on, Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos for the NES was sitting in the wings waiting for its chance to return to the spotlight. That finally came last night.


The original Ninja Gaiden became a Retro Talkshop Thread Game of the Month shortly before I started participating. The sequel is more of the same, to oversimplify things. It has the same brutal difficulty that, paired with impeccable control and an excellent moveset, means you can only blame each of your thousand deaths on yourself. More bats knocking you into bottomless pits, more unstoppable brutes charging into you with supernatural force, more perfectly-timed jumps that lead you straight into the jaws of some demon monster waiting at the other side... It plays like a dream and a nightmare all at the same time.

I was really impressed by the game's cinematic presentation and the full-screen sprite-driven cutscenes that separate most of the sub-levels, but the story is really off the rails this time around. There are still opportunties to appreciate the great enemy design and neat visual effects that really stretch the 8-bit palette to its limits, but there are so many "Ah ha!" moments and cheesy lines that it felt less like a bonus feature this time around.

Three shorts nights with Ninja Gaiden II brought me right up to the edge of the final boss gauntlet before I dove head first into 3+ weeks of my Ninja Turtles binge. Save states allowed me to limp my way that far, but they can't save you if you can't manage to do any substantial damage at all. A few weeks of training with Splinter (and a couple minutes of YouTube) highlighted the weak spots I failed to find early on and let me finally finish the game.

In short, not all my ninja adventures this month were green.


Nintendo Entertainment System - Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered, Gris, Mass Effect 2, Subsurface Circular, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Missions
Sega Genesis - Alien Soldier, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Valis: The Fantasm Soldier
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo CD -
Super Nintendo - Kirby Super Star, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
3DO - Out of this World
Atari Jaguar -
Sega 32X - NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
Sega Saturn -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation - Tekken 2
Nintendo 64 - Banjo-Kazooie, WipEout 64
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Gear -
Game Boy - Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue
Game Boy Advance - TMNT
Nintendo GameCube - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus
Microsoft Xbox - Ultimate Spider-Man
Nintendo DSi - LEGO Rock Band, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo New 3DS - 3D Classics: Kid Icarus, Ridge Racer 3D, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nintendo Wii U - Freedom Planet
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Sony PlayStation VR -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
Nintendo Switch - Diablo II Resurrected
Android - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Brothers Unite, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Portal Power
Google Stadia -
coin - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Misc. - E.T. the Extra-terrestrial (Atari 2600), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Battle for the City (Plug & Play)

Unique Systems Covered: 22/36
Total Games Beaten: 44


Finishing as many games in July as the previous six months combined was not high on my 2022 predictions list, nor was twenty of them being part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Even acknowledging how some of the most beloved Turtles games are on the short side, I'm still shocked at how many I made it through. I was expecting a nice round number like ten, with fifteen being a stretch goal. And then I learned the full extent of the Turtles gaming catalog, and the sky was the limit.

So what's next? The big question is what Frank has up his sleeve for the August Game of the Month, naturally, but on the Retro Talkshop Thread side, it looks like Super Ghouls & Ghosts is the runaway winner, so that's next in the queue. Beyond those two crowd-chosen titles, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is inching its way back into my radar.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
1-Aug(#43)
#38 down: Tainted Grail: Conquest on Xbox Series X. This (alongside my previous completion of Triangle Strategy) should get me the Shining Ogre Fire Tactics badge. I've actually been playing this for awhile (ever since it was added to Game Pass), but I finally figured out how to beat it and everything clicked thanks to building up the Summoner class and finding a quest card that allowed me to unlock Excalibur and do a ton of damage for three turns. I was making abominations and promoting them to the point where they were doing hundreds of damage per turn as well.

In this game (a strategy roguelike with card-based battling), you go through these misty areas where there's a corruption you can only temporarily keep at bay using special candles (which you can run out of). You meet NPCs and complete quests to unlock various items, upgrades, runes, and cards to battle with. As you get more experience, you unlock new characters to play as, and they have very different decks and strategies. It took me awhile to beat this, and I unlocked a ton of stuff along the way, but there is still a ton more content I didn't unlock.

I would definitely recommend this one if you have Game Pass. It takes a bit to get going, but then it gets pretty good.
Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
1-Aug(#44)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> #34 down: Triangle Strategy on Switch. I would like to count this toward the Shining
> Ogre Fire Tactics badge. The dialogue was not great, the voice acting was bad, and
> the graphics are really old school, but the combat is fantastic, and I enjoyed the
> overarching story (and the meaningful decisions you get to make) quite a bit. Many
> of the characters were worth investing in. Despite its flaws, this is probably the
> best Switch game I've played.

The person in charge of casting the voice talent should be fired immediately. It's so bad. That said, this is hands down one of the best tactical RPGs I've ever played in a very long time. It's one of my favorite genres and very few are able to hold my attention as well as this one has. And you're spot on about the overarching story. I wasn't expecting this. Decisions aren't black and white. I've agonized over every single one so far and they seem to have a real impact on the direction of the story. I'm only about 15 hours in, but I love the story so far. If this keeps up it'll definitely be my front runner for GOTY.

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
1-Aug(#45)
Yeah. The voice acting was so bad that I would turn the sound up for my wife to laugh at with me when I was playing it. If you like the story so far, it only gets better by the way. I liked the ending I got.

Heavyd814life wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> #34 down: Triangle Strategy on Switch. I would like to count this toward the
> Shining
>> Ogre Fire Tactics badge. The dialogue was not great, the voice acting was bad,
> and
>> the graphics are really old school, but the combat is fantastic, and I enjoyed
> the
>> overarching story (and the meaningful decisions you get to make) quite a bit.
> Many
>> of the characters were worth investing in. Despite its flaws, this is probably
> the
>> best Switch game I've played.
>
> The person in charge of casting the voice talent should be fired immediately. It's
> so bad. That said, this is hands down one of the best tactical RPGs I've ever played
> in a very long time. It's one of my favorite genres and very few are able to hold
> my attention as well as this one has. And you're spot on about the overarching story.
> I wasn't expecting this. Decisions aren't black and white. I've agonized over every
> single one so far and they seem to have a real impact on the direction of the story.
> I'm only about 15 hours in, but I love the story so far. If this keeps up it'll definitely
> be my front runner for GOTY.
>
>
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 1-Aug(#46)
@Slickriven Count both of these for August.
I beat Toki Tori 3D Nintendo 3DS and Too Much Tingle Pack Nintendo 3DS (originally DSi). Though the first is debatable.
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I don't like this one. It's a functional puzzle game, but the animation is cheap and I feel powerless while playing. Tori has limited uses of his moves, and not every move is available for each stage. Climbing up to higher platforms is like pulling teeth. The game has a mechanic that lets you skip exactly one stage, and you have to clear that stage later to skip another. So while I finished the Normal stages and got the credits, I did skip over one stage. I also used the Internet liberally for the final world, but I solved most of the others myself. Count it as beaten or don't, it's not super important--I'm free of this game.

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For the other, the Too Much Tingle Pack is a weird DSi application that lets you mess around with trippy, Tingle-themed features. The alarm clock, calculator, and music box aren't much to do, but the coin mini game and fortune telling are actual games. Fortune telling is the meat of the package, as you have a full deck of collectible cards to read. You get three readings per day and each is randomly chosen, so you have to play it a lot to get every card. Took an hour and a half, longer than many other games on my list.

I'm getting into Zelda this year with a new game each month! Watch my progress!
January: A Link to the Past Super Nintendo
February: The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Entertainment System , The Adventure of Link Nintendo Entertainment System Gold Star
March: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS
April: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS Silver Star , Link's Crossbow Training Nintendo Wii
May: Majora's Mask 3D Nintendo 3DS
June: The Minish Cap Game Boy Advance Bronze Star
July: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo Wii U
August: Too Much Tingle Pack Nintendo DSi
RVM
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
1-Aug(#47)
Finished:
Xenoblade chronicles Definite Edtion Nintendo Switch

I had played a good portion on Wii but never finished. I actually started playing XBC DE back when it first came out as well but got side tracked. With XBC3 coming out I decided to get back on track and finish. I am glad I did. It was a good game. I like XBC2 better but Shulk is a better Protagonist than Rex imo.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
1-Aug(#48)
RVM wrote:
> Finished:
> Xenoblade chronicles Definite Edtion Nintendo Switch
>
> I had played a good portion on Wii but never finished. I actually started playing
> XBC DE back when it first came out as well but got side tracked. With XBC3 coming
> out I decided to get back on track and finish. I am glad I did. It was a good game.
> I like XBC2 better but Shulk is a better Protagonist than Rex imo.
>

The XC1 cast on the whole is awesome. After 100%ing it in 2020, I felt like I was leaving legitimate friends! I just wish Riki were actually relevant after leaving Makna Forest.
RVM
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader
1-Aug(#49)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> RVM wrote:
>> Finished:
>> Xenoblade chronicles Definite Edtion Nintendo Switch
>>
>> I had played a good portion on Wii but never finished. I actually started playing
>> XBC DE back when it first came out as well but got side tracked. With XBC3 coming
>> out I decided to get back on track and finish. I am glad I did. It was a good
> game.
>> I like XBC2 better but Shulk is a better Protagonist than Rex imo.
>>
>
> The XC1 cast on the whole is awesome. After 100%ing it in 2020, I felt like I was
> leaving legitimate friends! I just wish Riki were actually relevant after leaving
> Makna Forest.

Riki gets the shaft big time. Yea the whole cast is memorable. In XBC2 the Blades are more memorable than the heroes. Jin, Pyra, Malos

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
1-Aug(#50)
RVM wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> RVM wrote:
> |>> Finished:
> |>> Xenoblade chronicles Definite Edtion Nintendo Switch
> |>>
> |>> I had played a good portion on Wii but never finished. I actually started playing
> |>> XBC DE back when it first came out as well but got side tracked. With XBC3 coming
> |>> out I decided to get back on track and finish. I am glad I did. It was a good
>> game.
> |>> I like XBC2 better but Shulk is a better Protagonist than Rex imo.
> |>>
>>
>> The XC1 cast on the whole is awesome. After 100%ing it in 2020, I felt like I
> was
>> leaving legitimate friends! I just wish Riki were actually relevant after leaving
>> Makna Forest.
>
> Riki gets the shaft big time. Yea the whole cast is memorable. In XBC2 the Blades
> are more memorable than the heroes. Jin, Pyra, Malos
>

Hey, Nia's a pretty memorable Driver! Oh, wait...

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Aug(#51)
Heavyd814life wrote:
> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
>> #34 down: Triangle Strategy on Switch. I would like to count this toward the
> Shining
>> Ogre Fire Tactics badge. The dialogue was not great, the voice acting was bad,
> and
>> the graphics are really old school, but the combat is fantastic, and I enjoyed
> the
>> overarching story (and the meaningful decisions you get to make) quite a bit.
> Many
>> of the characters were worth investing in. Despite its flaws, this is probably
> the
>> best Switch game I've played.
>
> The person in charge of casting the voice talent should be fired immediately. It's
> so bad. That said, this is hands down one of the best tactical RPGs I've ever played
> in a very long time. It's one of my favorite genres and very few are able to hold
> my attention as well as this one has. And you're spot on about the overarching story.
> I wasn't expecting this. Decisions aren't black and white. I've agonized over every
> single one so far and they seem to have a real impact on the direction of the story.
> I'm only about 15 hours in, but I love the story so far. If this keeps up it'll definitely
> be my front runner for GOTY.

Can you link to some of the worst examples? I watched a couple English clips and it wasn't horrible. But if it's that bad I'll play in Japanese.

BloodPuppetX
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2-Aug(#52)
XC3 has the Heroes instead of Blades, and they're pretty cool so far. They're also actual party members, though you can only have one on the battlefield at a time. That's understandable since you're already fighting with a party of six. (And there's my favorite thing about XC3. No swapping out party members!)

Anyway, I finished Live A Live on Switch. Really unique RPG. I could actually see myself replaying this one.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
* 2-Aug(#53)
After months of logins, I finally finished my Zelda II badge set in Nintendo Badge Arcade Nintendo 3DS . The game has no real end, so I think this one counts as beaten when you've A) built the badge statue up to its greatest size--which I've done--and B) collected all the badges you want. I'm pretty satisfied with this collection after playing for years, minus one or two I wouldn't know what to do with. Because the arcade cycles popular machines through more often than unpopular ones, these Zelda II ones almost never come in.
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I also bought and beat Fragrant Story Nintendo 3DS , which counts toward the SOFT badge. An inspiring tactics game with a thrilling story, a boatload of chapters, memorable units, and character portraits with no distracting artifacts! You won't beat this one in 17 minutes and 31 seconds, no siree! This one will last you dozens of hours! Pick up the physical edition while supplies last!
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SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
3-Aug(#54)
I beat Liberation Maiden Nintendo 3DS .
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I got this for 100 yen ($1) in a Japanese eShop sale. I brought it to work today. My thought was I could play a few stages and judge whether or not I should continue my adventure by buying the English version for $8. Then I unexpectedly reached the final boss after one hour of play. This is a very short game, so I saved myself some money sticking to the Japanese version. The game is about mechs anyway, so it's certainly fitting.

You play five stages of 3D mecha action, blasting up enemy turrets and missiles with two different weapons: low-damage homing missiles and a powerful but thin laser beam. The art is done by the artist behind Fire Emblem Awakening and Fates, which is why the heroine looks like Lucina. It's fun, but not much to write home about.

legendrko25
Gold Good Trader
3-Aug(#55)
I beat banjo kazooie on the xbox360 Microsoft Xbox 360 (this and spongebob squarepants truth or square gets me the bear and bird badge)
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
4-Aug(#56)
#101 Rez Infinite PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5

It's rez. I wore headphones.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/z3t1i7Kgt9TU3MUv5

It's not quite as gripping as it used to be for me, even with the HD graphics and smoother framerate. Still fun, but by the end kinda had me wishing I was playing Tetris Effect.

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS 5/30



June:


#91 Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 6/11



July


#92 Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone Arcade via Evercade 7/1
#93 Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade via Evercade 7/2
#94 Gluf Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#95 Alter Ego Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#96 Star Fox 2 Super Nintendo 7/13
#97 Ninja Commando Arcade via ADK Damashi PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 4 7/16
#98 GoTris Sega Master System via Evercade 7/27
#99 Spacey McRacey Nintendo Entertainment System via Evercade 7/27
#100 Forza Horizon Microsoft Xbox 360 via Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 7/29



August


#101 Rez Infinite PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5



Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 5-Aug(#57)
For the Retro Talkshop Thread's Game of the Month, I finished Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts for the Super Nintendo.


The very second time I encountered a Super Nintendo in the wild, this was the game that was sitting in the console at the time. I had heard it name-dropped in a few early 90s commercials hawking the console, as well as seeing it on Nick Arcade, but this was the first time I'd seen it in the flesh. It presents itself as just a simple action-platformer with a gothic aesthetic. See Arthur jump. See Arthur shoot. See Arthur strip naked and get eaten by a zombie. You know, typical fourth generation gaming stuff. I probably played the game for sixty seconds before handing it off to someone else.

Over the years, I've played various games in the Ghosts 'n Goblins series on different platforms and as part of different compilations. I've heard that initial organ riff more times than I can count. I've never made it further than halfway through that first level on any occasion, though. Part of it is just because it's hard to stick with a single game when you're playing a compilation. The other part is that the game ends up being so much more difficult than it presents, which is probably what the series is best known for.

Now, of course, I had an excuse/reason to keep going. I forsook my MiSTer in favor of my real Super Nintendo Mini and FXPak Pro flash cartridge because I knew there was absolutely no way I was going to make it through the game without save states, which the MiSTer Super Nintendo core does not support. Even by my own cheesy retro gaming standards, I really limped my way through the game, struggling with its double-jump physics (Arthur has no air control) and its really aggressive monsters, especially the Red Arremer Ace with its ability to dodge projectiles.

About 2/3 of the way through my first run of the game (it takes a full two runs to get the best ending), I accidentally blew away my save state and had to start from scratch. My second attempt fared much better, I'm guessing because I was much more aware of all the bullcrap the game tosses at you and the one-off mechanics that send you to your doom if you're not expecting them (the tidal waves in the first level, the rafts in the second, etc.), but it didn't stop the final climb from being a slot. Same for the second run through the game, made artificially more difficult by the fact that you're attacking the monsters with jewelry, if you're gunning for the best ending.

As if I hadn't had enough technical problems, the version of the ROM I was using - a "restoration" that fixes slowdown and restores some game elements that Nintendo censored - completely glitched out after a drawn-out struggle with the final boss. Just as I was about to throw in the gamepad and run to YouTube to get my reward, some quick renaming of files on the FXPak Pro let me back into the fray to experience my victory. There's a lesson here about not playing games as nature intended, but with humility, I choose to ignore it.


Nintendo Entertainment System - Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project
PC / Windows - Crysis Remastered, Gris, Mass Effect 2, Subsurface Circular, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Manhattan Missions
Sega Genesis - Alien Soldier, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
NEC TurboGrafx-16 - Valis: The Fantasm Soldier
Neo Geo -
Neo Geo CD -
Super Nintendo - Kirby Super Star, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters
3DO - Out of this World
Atari Jaguar -
Sega 32X - NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
Sega Saturn -
Virtual Boy -
PlayStation - Tekken 2
Nintendo 64 - Banjo-Kazooie, WipEout 64
Sega Dreamcast -
PlayStation 2 -
Game Gear -
Game Boy - Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back from the Sewers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: Radical Rescue
Game Boy Advance - TMNT
Nintendo GameCube - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Battle Nexus
Microsoft Xbox - Ultimate Spider-Man
Nintendo DSi - LEGO Rock Band, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Arcade Attack
PlayStation Portable -
PlayStation 3 -
Nintendo Wii - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up
Microsoft Xbox 360 -
PlayStation Vita -
Nintendo New 3DS - 3D Classics: Kid Icarus, Ridge Racer 3D, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nintendo Wii U - Freedom Planet
PlayStation 5 - Astro's Playroom, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Sony PlayStation VR -
Microsoft Xbox Series X|S - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
Nintendo Switch - Diablo II Resurrected
Android - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Brothers Unite, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Portal Power
Google Stadia -
coin - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Misc. - E.T. the Extra-terrestrial (Atari 2600), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Battle for the City (Plug & Play)

Unique Systems Covered: 22/36
Total Games Beaten: 45


Chernobylite is Frank's Game of the Month for August, so that's next to be started on my list. Since I'm not going to be gaming much next week and since Chernobylite is on the longer side, I'm probably going to wait until the following week to start, focusing on Lunar: Eternal Blue in the meantime.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
* 5-Aug(#58)
I've been lazy about updating the OP for July, but I'll see about maybe doing that tonight. Was sort of sucked into Horizon 5 lately.

1st of Aug, 47th overall, 14th Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
Forza Horizon 5 - Hot Wheels DLC
No badge, since is DLC

After I got back into some of the seasonal stuff in FH5 recently I ended up redeeming some M$-points and bought the Hot Wheels DLC bundle (so I'll get the next DLC too, plus VIP and some cars). I then put a good bit of time into the new DLC and figure I can call it completed - I got 100% on the car class B, A, S1 and S2 Academy Ranks - which is around 5 or so races per, plus different skill things and the final big Gauntlet race. I also drove on every road and did most of the simple stuff for the final almost 'end game' Class X stuff. I really only have the tasks of setting clean lap times for all courses and finding a handful more breakable things.
I've also been working to set clean laps in the main game and have around 1/3 of them completed, plus I've done all of the seasonal things for the past 3 weeks - I need to find another game to play.

2nd of Aug, 48th overall, 6th MAME
Glass

This was a random one I tried and it was decent but gameplay was a bit easy, certainly didn't deposit nearly as many virtual quarters into this one. You control a ship that can fire projectiles and has something spinning around it. You need to uncover the board via the spinning thing, so just move all over the board, and shoot enemies that come out of 4-6 spots around the perimeter of the screen, you can't shoot and move at the same time. Most of the boards were easy but after 3 per world the boss would be up and around 50% of them were tough as they could be upwards of 1/3 the size of the screen and would cover the entire play area as they moved about, then if they hit you, they'd regain their full health while you respawned. So a few I had to be pretty careful. But I didn't realize there was a shield button until after the credits rolled - that would've been helpful for sure.

Heavyd814life
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Secret Santa
5-Aug(#59)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Heavyd814life wrote:
>> Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> |>> #34 down: Triangle Strategy on Switch. I would like to count this toward the
>> Shining
> |>> Ogre Fire Tactics badge. The dialogue was not great, the voice acting was bad,
>> and
> |>> the graphics are really old school, but the combat is fantastic, and I enjoyed
>> the
> |>> overarching story (and the meaningful decisions you get to make) quite a bit.
>> Many
> |>> of the characters were worth investing in. Despite its flaws, this is probably
>> the
> |>> best Switch game I've played.
>>
>> The person in charge of casting the voice talent should be fired immediately.
> It's
>> so bad. That said, this is hands down one of the best tactical RPGs I've ever
> played
>> in a very long time. It's one of my favorite genres and very few are able to hold
>> my attention as well as this one has. And you're spot on about the overarching
> story.
>> I wasn't expecting this. Decisions aren't black and white. I've agonized over
> every
>> single one so far and they seem to have a real impact on the direction of the
> story.
>> I'm only about 15 hours in, but I love the story so far. If this keeps up it'll
> definitely
>> be my front runner for GOTY.
>
> Can you link to some of the worst examples? I watched a couple English clips and
> it wasn't horrible. But if it's that bad I'll play in Japanese.
>
>

You can probably just google it. I'm about 40 hours in now so I'm used to it and it doesn't bother me as much. But the main character is the absolute worst. I laugh every time he opens his mouth. And I'm not being hyperbolic. He's awful! I don't understand why the script reads like it was written (poorly) in some old-timey British English, but 95% of the voice actors have American accents. So everything just sounds off and it feels like they're reading off a piece of paper. And the game has a TON of dialogue (too much, in fact) so it's just underwhelming throughout. This game is honestly best described as a visual novel with some tactical RPG battles. It's not bad because the story is actually really compelling. It's just a shame they couldn't nail the dialogue and voice acting to take things to another level.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
6-Aug(#60)
I beat Donkey Kong '94 Game Boy Advance (originally GB). Thanks to @NERDtendo for giving it to me, and to @WithinTemptation for repairing it! Couldn't have done it without you guys! smile

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The game's great! I loved the smart combination of game mechanics and iconography from Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Super Mario Bros. 2. The difficulty was just right--even daunting-looking puzzles, like the one where you have to assemble almost the entire stage under a time limit, were easy enough when you start playing. The cutscenes with Cranky Kong (that's who this DK canonically is) attempting to thwart Mario are also charming. My biggest complaint is Mario's cartwheel that he does when falling too far. It will knock you off platforms and often into danger when you least expect it. This issue shows up especially in the otherwise-awesome final boss. Altogether, excellent game!

DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
6-Aug(#61)
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DragonmasterDX
Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 6 Reviews
6-Aug(#62)
I finished Animal Crossing: Population Growing for Nintendo GameCube. Tom Nook built me a statue because I am the first person to ever pay off the loan in full. I've had this game for years but never played much of it since my gamecube's battery died, so after I finally got around to changing it last month I started playing every day.
benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
6-Aug(#63)
#102 Tetris Effect PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5

When I beat Rez earlier this week, I mentioned I would rather being playing Tetris Effect. So I did that today.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DrqyfHackKcJ1Hjd9

It's a good solid Tetris game with a lot of cool background effects, though some are definitely more distracting than others. Still, this is pretty much the perfect chill game.

Hoping Tetsuya Mizuguchi continues making games, because he really has a knack for them. Even something that's been done to death like Tetris, he found ways to breathe in new life and make it worth buying for the umpteenth time.

Best Tetris game since Tetris DS.

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS 5/30



June:


#91 Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 6/11



July


#92 Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone Arcade via Evercade 7/1
#93 Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade via Evercade 7/2
#94 Gluf Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#95 Alter Ego Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#96 Star Fox 2 Super Nintendo 7/13
#97 Ninja Commando Arcade via ADK Damashi PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 4 7/16
#98 GoTris Sega Master System via Evercade 7/27
#99 Spacey McRacey Nintendo Entertainment System via Evercade 7/27
#100 Forza Horizon Microsoft Xbox 360 via Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 7/29



August


#101 Rez Infinite PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5 8/4
#102 Tetris Effect PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5 8/6



SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
6-Aug(#64)
benstylus wrote:
> #102 Tetris Effect PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5
>
> When I beat Rez earlier this week, I mentioned I would rather being playing Tetris
> Effect. So I did that today.
>
>
> It's a good solid Tetris game with a lot of cool background effects, though some
> are definitely more distracting than others. Still, this is pretty much the perfect
> chill game.
>
> Hoping Tetsuya Mizuguchi continues making games, because he really has a knack for
> them. Even something that's been done to death like Tetris, he found ways to breathe
> in new life and make it worth buying for the umpteenth time.
>
> Best Tetris game since Tetris DS.
>

Nice! I hear that game's an amazing experience.

Archer
GameTZ Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
6-Aug(#65)
Game #14
Divinity Original Sin 2 - Microsoft Xbox Series X|S

Had a bast doing an honour mode run (hardest difficulty with ironman rules, single save file deleted upon death) with barrelmancy and lone wolf. Its insanely fun and extremely funny killing things with a giant barrel in one hit.
Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
6-Aug(#66)
I love that game. I beat it in honour mode a couple of years ago, and the battle system is one of the best I've experienced. It really makes you think creatively at times. I still need one more run for the platinum at some point.

Archer wrote:
> Game #14
> Divinity Original Sin 2 - Microsoft Xbox Series X|S
>
> Had a bast doing an honour mode run (hardest difficulty with ironman rules, single
> save file deleted upon death) with barrelmancy and lone wolf. Its insanely fun and
> extremely funny killing things with a giant barrel in one hit.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
8-Aug(#67)
Game #32 As Dusk Falls on PC / Windows

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
8-Aug(#68)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Game #32 As Dusk Falls on PC / Windows

How was it?

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
8-Aug(#69)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> PizzaTheHutt wrote:
>> Game #32 As Dusk Falls on PC / Windows
>
> How was it?


I liked it, but I feel like the ending left me with some questions I might not get answers to.
Also, these types of games are already light on gameplay, but this one felt like it might've had even less when compared to games like Until Dawn or Dark Picture Anthology series. Other than a few QTEs and selecting which option you want your character to react with, you never have control over your character, so in that way it feels almost like a VN, but a much better story than any VN I've played (which is very few).

benstylus
GameTZ Gold Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 8-Aug(#70)
Its a two for one special today...

#103 The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree Game Boy Advance

I picked this one up on a lark because I actually learned to read with the book of the same name as a wee little stylus.

And it was published by Namco, so I figured it couldn't be all bad.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eLtjNBuQqpKQZZhm6

It took maybe an hour from start to finish. Most of the game is a very simplified Lost-Vikings style game, where Brother Bear can push blocks, Sister Bear can jump long gaps, and Fred Bear (no idea who he is) can use a rope and climb up wherever there is a hook.

It's not great but it isn't terrible. As far as GBA license games go, it's probably among the better ones. If I had a kid I wouldn't disown them for liking it.

#104 is Sega Casino Nintendo DS

I don't know if this one is technically beatable, but you start with $1,000 and unlock everything after you get to about $200,000 (maybe it was $250,000). Anyway, I finally got to $1,000,000 so I'm calling it a win.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/4kN6DmswbPoc6Js58

Not much else to say about this one. It's a super generic casino game. It plays fine and the touch controls are good. You could do much worse, buy you could also do better.

January:


#1 Tetris DS Nintendo DS 1/1
#2 The Oregon Trail Nintendo DSi 1/1
#3 Donkey Kong Jr. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/1
#4 3D Classics: Urban Champion Nintendo 3DS 1/1
#5 Adventure Atari 2600 on Evercade 1/3
#6 Super Mario Land Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/4
#7 Dedede's Drum Dash Deluxe Nintendo 3DS 1/4
#8 Super Mario Advance Game Boy Advance 1/5
#9 Yoshi's Cookie Game Boy 1/5
#10 Peggle PlayStation 3 1/6
#11 Dynamite Deka PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 3 1/6
#12 OutRun Online Arcade PlayStation 3 1/6
#13 Trax Game Boy 1/7
#14 Twinkle Star Sprites Neo Geo on Nintendo Switch 1/7
#15 Cat Girl Without Salad ~Amuse-Bouche~ Nintendo Switch 1/7
#16 Parodius MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 1/8
#17 The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 1/8
#18 NightSky Nintendo 3DS 1/8
#19 Armored Warriors Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#20 Knights of the Round Arcade on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#21 Metal Slug: 1st Mission Neo Geo Pocket Color on Nintendo Switch 1/10
#22 Maru's Mission Game Boy on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 1/10
#23 Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre Nintendo 3DS 1/11
#24 Wario Blast Game Boy 1/12
#25 3D Altered Beast Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#26 Pazuru Nintendo 3DS 1/12
#27 Donkey Kong Famicom on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#28 Super Dodge Ball Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo Switch 1/13
#29 Kirby's Dream Land Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#30 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Game Boy on Nintendo Wii 1/15
#31 Glass Arcade on Evercade 1/15
#32 Mole Mania Game Boy 1/17
#33 Maestro! Jump in Music Nintendo DS 1/17
#34 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 1/20
#35 Picross e9 Nintendo 3DS 1/26
#36 Streets of Rage 3D Sega Genesis on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#37 OutRun 3D Sega Master System on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#38 Fantasy Zone 3D Arcade on Nintendo 3DS 1/29
#39 The Super Shinobi II 3D Mega Drive (Japan) on Nintendo 3DS 1/29



February


#40 Genesis & Master System Picross Nintendo Switch 2/2
#41 Dangun Feveron Arcade on PlayStation 4 2/3
#42 Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/4
#43 Winter Heat Sega Saturn 2/4
#44 2Do Arukotowa Sandoahru Sega Saturn 2/4
#45 Peggle 2 PlayStation 4 2/5
#46 Rescue Rangers Nintendo Entertainment System on PlayStation 4 2/5
#47 Interactive Storybook DS Series 1 Nintendo DS 2/5
#48 Utacchi! Nintendo DS 2/7
#49 Balloon Fight GB Game Boy Color on Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 2/10
#50 Pong Arcade via Pong: The Next Level PlayStation 2/10
#51 The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken Famicom Disk System on the Legend of Zelda Game & Watch 2/10
#52 Excite Truck Nintendo Wii 2/12
#53 Ghost Squad Nintendo Wii 2/14
#54 Super Mario Advance 4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Game Boy Advance on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 2/15
#55 Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Entertainment System on Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program 2/16
#56 Bubble Bobble Nintendo Entertainment System via Nintendo Wii Virtual Console on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#57 Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Episode I: Homestead Ruiner Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 2/17
#58 3D Sonic the Hedgehog Nintendo 3DS 2/18
#59 ToeJam & Earl Sega Genesis on PlayStation 3 Sega Vintage Collection 2/19
#60 X-Men Arcade on PlayStation 3 2/19
#61 Dungeons & Dragons Shadow over Mystara Arcade on Nintendo Wii U 2/23
#62 3D Streets of Rage 2 Nintendo 3DS 2/24



March:


#63 Point Blank DS Nintendo DS 3/1
#64 Space Manbow MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/3
#65 Final Fight 2 Super Nintendo via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 3/5
#66 Pop'n Music GB Animation Melody Game Boy Color 3/10
#67 Pop'n Music GB Game Boy Color 3/10
#68 Pop'n Music GB Disney Tunes Game Boy Color 3/10
#69 Fighting Vipers 2 Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#70 Sega Marine Fishing Sega Dreamcast 3/19
#71 Hako Boy! Nintendo 3DS 3/30



April:


#72 Astro's Playroom PlayStation 5 4/6
#73 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS 4/8
#74 Bound PlayStation 4 4/9
#75 Contra Famicom via Contra Collection on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#76 Rolling Thunder Nintendo Entertainment System via Namco Museum Archives 2 on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#77 Warriors of Fate Arcade via Capcom Beat-em-up Bundle on Nintendo Switch 4/9
#78 Stretchmo Nintendo 3DS 4/11
#79 Commander Keen in Keen Dreams: Definitive Edition Nintendo Switch 4/20
#80 Mysterious Stones Arcade on Evercade 4/21
#81 Yie Ar Kung-Fu II: The Emperor Yie-Gah MSX on Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 4/22
#82 Pirate Pop Plus Nintendo 3DS 4/30



May:


#83 NIGHTS into dreams... PlayStation 3 5/2
#84 Radirgy de Gojaru! Nintendo 3DS 5/6
#85 Yakuman Game Boy 5/9
#86 Excitebike World Rally Nintendo Wii on Nintendo Wii U 5/11
#87 Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Nintendo 3DS 5/19
#88 Rakugaki Showtime PlayStation on PlayStation 3 5/28
#89 Magic Orbz PlayStation 3 5/28
#90 Style Savvy Nintendo DS 5/30



June:


#91 Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance via Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console 6/11



July


#92 Double Dragon III: The Rosetta Stone Arcade via Evercade 7/1
#93 Double Dragon II: The Revenge Arcade via Evercade 7/2
#94 Gluf Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#95 Alter Ego Sega Genesis via Evercade 7/4
#96 Star Fox 2 Super Nintendo 7/13
#97 Ninja Commando Arcade via ADK Damashi PlayStation 2 on PlayStation 4 7/16
#98 GoTris Sega Master System via Evercade 7/27
#99 Spacey McRacey Nintendo Entertainment System via Evercade 7/27
#100 Forza Horizon Microsoft Xbox 360 via Microsoft Xbox Series X|S 7/29



August


#101 Rez Infinite PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5 8/4
#102 Tetris Effect PlayStation 4 on PlayStation 5 8/6
#103 The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky Old Tree Game Boy Advance 8/6
#104 Sega Casino Nintendo DS 8/6



incubus421
400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 9-Aug(#71)
#17 Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent Apple /iOS
Great free mobile game. Obviously it still has the roll for new characters, and in-game buyable currency, but the game can be enjoyed and conquered without spending....so far. Took around 35 hours to complete all main chapters and get the credits. More content has already been added beyond this. I'm playing through that now.

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Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
10-Aug(#72)
#39 down: Secret of Evermore on Steam Deck (using EmuDeck). This is my first completion on the new Steam Deck, and it went really smoothly. I'm really enjoying the Deck and it seemed right to christen it with one of my favorite games of all time. I would like to count this toward the Hyrulian Hero badge.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Aug(#73)
Bleed_DukeBlue wrote:
> #39 down: Secret of Evermore on Steam Deck (using EmuDeck). This is my first completion
> on the new Steam Deck, and it went really smoothly. I'm really enjoying the Deck
> and it seemed right to christen it with one of my favorite games of all time. I would
> like to count this toward the Hyrulian Hero badge.

Loved that game.
Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
10-Aug(#74)
I've wanted to re-play Secret of Evermore for a long time. The last time I played it was probably around 97 or 98.
BloodPuppetX
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
10-Aug(#75)
I just played it once around 96.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review This user is on the site NOW (6 minutes ago)
2:01am(#76)
----- UPDATE
Need to apologize to y'all, I've been busy, lazy and simply not in the mood to do the end of July update to the OP.
I have the info recorded into the Google Sheet, so you can look at it there and I will try to get the OP updated tomorrow or very soon with July's info, and the 20 or so games for August already.

A few things of note for July
- We hit 130 games, which was an uptick and more than May and June
- @Renaissance2K was a mad Turtle and beat the most games in July at 22, with the majority coming from the TMNT universe
- Hat tip to @benstylus for hitting 100 games and earning the 3rd donut of the year
- As a group we've climbed over 100 badges and are up to 42% console coverage
- We also cracked 1k games and edged ahead of 2021
- Welcome back to @Antipop who rejoined the fray

Leaderboard for July:
1. @Renaissance2K - 22
2. @ErickRPG - 15
3. @WithinTemptation - 13
4. @benstylus & @Bleed_DukeBlue & @Slickriven - 9
7. @SupremeSarna - 8

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 2:19am(#77)
Thanks for the update Slick! August has been pretty slow for me with my 2 precious kittens. I'm thinking of adding a 3rd too. So haha, not much game time but I love the kittens so I'm happy. I'm looking at a bengal or maine coon. There's a maine coon mix available in my area since he's a rescue and not pure breed is only $200'ish. Or a local registered bengal breeder has kittens for $1700. I've never had a pure bred so that would be something interesting.

SupremeSarna
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Silver Good Trader
3:30am(#78)
I beat GARGOYLE'S QUEST Nintendo 3DS (originally GB).
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A decent little game, but not one I expect to replay. It's got good platforming, focused entirely on wall jumping and hovering, while spitting projectiles. The RPG part of it kinda drags it down a bit. Nothing against the genre, but it suffers from simplistic dialogue and NPCs, plus repetitive random encounters. It's fun that enemies despawn the second you off-screen them, because that also applies to boss projectiles!

Bleed_DukeBlue
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
3:25pm(#79)
Thanks, and no reason to apologize. You're doing something nice for everyone else, so take all the time you need.

Slickriven wrote:
> ----- UPDATE
> Need to apologize to y'all, I've been busy, lazy and simply not in the mood to do
> the end of July update to the OP.
> I have the info recorded into the Google Sheet, so you can look at it there and I
> will try to get the OP updated tomorrow or very soon with July's info, and the 20
> or so games for August already.
>
> A few things of note for July
> - We hit 130 games, which was an uptick and more than May and June
> - @Renaissance2K was a mad Turtle and beat the most games in July at 22, with the
> majority coming from the TMNT universe
> - Hat tip to @benstylus for hitting 100 games and earning the 3rd donut of the
> year
> - As a group we've climbed over 100 badges and are up to 42% console coverage
> - We also cracked 1k games and edged ahead of 2021
> - Welcome back to @Antipop who rejoined the fray
>
> Leaderboard for July:
> 1. @Renaissance2K - 22
> 2. @ErickRPG - 15
> 3. @WithinTemptation - 13
> 4. @benstylus & @Bleed_DukeBlue & @Slickriven - 9
> 7. @SupremeSarna - 8
>
>
Antipop
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 11 Reviews
3:53pm(#80)

Topic   Beat a Game Already, 2022 console edition