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Topic   The Official GameTZ Game Club February 2024 - Mario vs Donkey Kong

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
* 11-Mar-2019(#1)
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Welcome to The GameTZ Game Club! This is my attempt at forming an easy to get into book club type thing, but with games! Anybody, and everybody, is welcome to join in on the fun!

Rules:

- Each month a random game will be chosen, by myself, for the club to play. Games can vary from the beginning of gaming onward to current-generation platforms. There are no limitations!

- You have from the 1st of every month to 11:59PM EST of the final day to complete the designated game. 100% completion isn't required. The point of the club is to provoke game discussion, as well as give GameTZ veterans and new users a place to mingle!]

- For every game completed, post a picture as proof of your completion Example. This is essential in order to receive your badge and entry to the monthly raffle.

- You will be awarded with a badge each month you complete the game. All badges will be proudly displayed next to your name in the original post. As long as you "roll credits" the game is considered beaten!

- Some months will feature prizes! Every user to complete the game of the month will be thrown into a drawing to win prizes! Users will be assigned a number and users will be randomly generated at some point the following month.

- Prizes will vary. Prizes will beon a donation basis by either me or another member. Sometimes physical, sometimes digital. If you would like to contribute, drop me a message. smile

- If you don't own the game, and you have access to it on another platform, you're welcome to play it that way. Just make sure that it's the same version, to qualify for the prize or badge.

- If you do not want to participate in the games, but would like to join in on the conversations, please do!

- If you would like to join, just post here, and I'll add you to the list of users. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or criticism, please don't hesitate to post them!




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Mario vs Donkey Kong
Initial Release Dates: 2004 / 2024
Platforms: GBA, 3DS, Wii U / Switch
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Badge Opportunities

image Platinum TZ - Just join the Game Club group and you'll be granted this complimentary first badge.

image Monthly - Complete the chosen monthly game to earn the badge.

image Previous Months - Complete any ONE badge of month’s past. (One additional per month)

image Gold TZ - Complete 20 or more games to receive the Gold TZ Badge.

image Contributor - Contribute a prize at least once to earn the contributor badge.

image Secret Santa - Participate in at least one GameTZ Secret Santa or High Roller Gift Exchange.

image Custom Badge There is no official way to receive one. So far only 3 have been granted raspberry





Members:


8bit
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Admiral
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battousai
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benstylus
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Best1989
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Bleed_DukeBlue
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EB
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Feeb
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Frank
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PizzaTheHutt
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Past Months:


March 2024:
image February 2024: Mario Vs Donkey Kong
image January 2024: Hi-Fi Rush

image December 2023: Spider-Man Miles Morales / Spider-Man 2
image October 2023: Resident Evil 4 | Resident Evil 4 (2023)
image September 2023: Dead Space Franchise
image July 2023: New Super Mario Bros. Franchise
image June 2023: Mirror's Edge Franchise
image May 2023: Just Shapes & Beats
image March 2023: Metroid Prime
image February 2023: Cuphead
image January 2023: High on Life

image December 2022: Super Mario World
image November 2022: Bioshock 2
image October 2022: Death Stranding
image September 2022: Stray
image August 2022: Chernoblite
image July 2022: TMNT Franchise
image May 2022: Gris
imageApril 2022: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
image March 2022: Subsurface Circular
image February 2022: Crysis Franchise
image January 2022 : Marvel's Spider-Man

image November 2021: Ori Franchise
image October 2021: Until Dawn
image September 2021: Guitar Hero Franchise
image August 2021: Metroid | Metroid Zero Mission
image July 2021: Tetris Effect
image June 2021: Horizon Zero Dawn
image May 2021: Ghost Squad
image April 2021: Bioshock
image March 2021: LittleBigPlanet Franchise
image February 2021: MediEvil
image January 2021: Super Mario Galaxy

image November 2020: Oddworld Abe's Odyssey
image October 2020: Resident Evil 7
image September 2020: Batman: Arkham City
image August 2020: Trover Saves The Universe
image July 2020: Super Mario Land
image June 2020: Untitled Goose Game
image May 2020: Tacoma
image April 2020: Last of Us
image March 2020: Shovel Knight
image February 2020: Portal 2

image December 2019: Outer Worlds
image November 2019: Yooka-Laylee
image October 2019: Resident Evil 2 (2019)
image September 2019: Doom
image August 2019: Steamworld Dig
image July 2019: Journey
image June 2019: Super Mario RPG
image May 2019: Borderlands
image April 2019: Adventure Island


sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
4-Oct(#2)
niceeee. I probably won't have time for it, but glad I can make it up at some point if I don't!

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Oct(#3)
That will be a make up for me as well. I'm trying not to play it until I finally get a PSVR2 (same reason I haven't touched RE8 yet).

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
14-Oct(#4)
Ended up picking up Stray on the Xbox. Since I had some credit expiring. Was pleasantly surprised it's a play anywhere title so I could play on PC if I choose. Not sure if I'll be able to get to it this month but I've been wanting to play the cat sim for a while.

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
14-Oct(#5)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Ended up picking up Stray on the Xbox. Since I had some credit expiring. Was pleasantly
> surprised it's a play anywhere title so I could play on PC if I choose. Not sure
> if I'll be able to get to it this month but I've been wanting to play the cat sim
> for a while.


Weird, I thought that was console exclusive to PlayStation.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
14-Oct(#6)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> SwiftJAB wrote:
>> Ended up picking up Stray on the Xbox. Since I had some credit expiring. Was
> pleasantly
>> surprised it's a play anywhere title so I could play on PC if I choose. Not sure
>> if I'll be able to get to it this month but I've been wanting to play the cat
> sim
>> for a while.
>
>
> Weird, I thought that was console exclusive to PlayStation.
>

I was a timed exclusive. It appears to have released on Xbox back in August this year.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
19-Oct(#7)
Badge for RE4 was made. I was waiting for someone to complete it... turned out to be me raspberry
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
20-Oct(#8)
I’ll definitely be beating RE4 Remake again eventually as a makeup, but I’m waiting for the PSVR2 version to come out too.
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
21-Oct(#9)
20 Questions for November?
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
12-Nov(#10)
Is there a November game?
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
17-Nov(#11)
We really should make sure we get a Dec game since it's already past half way through Nov... maybe a game staring now that can be in either month?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
21-Nov(#12)
December will have a great day game yes

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
4-Dec(#13)
???

Frank wrote:
> December will have a great day game yes
>
>
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
4-Dec(#14)
Sorry for the delay guys (and the weirdly typed typo last month) laughing out loud

This month will be Spider Man month.

We already had the first one, so this badge is for Miles Morales and/or Spider Man 2.
Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 4-Dec(#15)
Oh no! I just finished Spider-Man 2 last month and beat Miles Morales when it first came out. Those are both great games though.

Frank wrote:
> Sorry for the delay guys (and the weirdly typed typo last month) laughing out loud
>
> This month will be Spider Man month.
>
> We already had the first one, so this badge is for Miles Morales and/or Spider Man
> 2.
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Dec(#16)
I haven't played any of them. I do own the first game though, and I'm pretty sure Miles Morales is in the PS+ Extra Game Catalog, and I've heard that game is on the short side, so I could definitely finish it before the month ends. But is Miles Morales a big improvement over the first game? Like, would it feel like a step backwards gameplay-wise when I eventually go back to play the first game?

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 4-Dec(#17)
Miles is a step up in that it feels a bit more arcadey and the pace is faster. The remastered original is a bit slower combat wise but not terribly- and it feels more relaxed to me. Spiderman 2 actually lets you play as both so it’s a mix of styles.

If you enjoy MM then going back to OG would feel fine.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Dec(#18)
Okay, I'm going to try to participate this month. I loved the first Spider-Man game and want to play Miles Morales before jumping on the sequel.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
4-Dec(#19)
Bought Miles Morales during the last Steam sale. Good excuse to give this a playthrough if I can make the time.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
4-Dec(#20)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Okay, I'm going to try to participate this month. I loved the first Spider-Man
> game and want to play Miles Morales before jumping on the sequel.
>
I'm in a similar boat. I enjoyed the first one (PS5 remaster) and have had Miles Morales sitting here in the backlog.

I was going to pick a Christmasy game, but the only one I could come up with was Dead Rising 4 raspberry
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
4-Dec(#21)
Yeah, I can't really think of too many games that take place on Christmas. The only two that come to mind are that NiGHTS Into Dreams little spin-off on the Sega Saturn, and Batman: Arkham Origins.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Dec(#22)
Elf Bowling

benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
* 4-Dec(#23)
Don't forget the Grinch games. And the Home Alone games.

And Deathsmiles 2. (Not actually sure if it takes place at Christmas but the full title is Deathsmiles II: Makai no Merry Christmas)

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
4-Dec(#24)
benstylus wrote:
> Don't forget the Grinch games. And the Home Alone games.
>
> And Deathsmiles 2. (Not actually sure if it takes place at Christmas but the full
> title is Deathsmiles II: Makai no Merry Christmas)
>
>

I'm not trying to make people suffer laughing out loud
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
4-Dec(#25)
I love platformers... but I don't think I could sit through this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavqcVuDWC0

Someone tell me that looks good. raspberry
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
4-Dec(#26)
Frank wrote:
> benstylus wrote:
>> Don't forget the Grinch games. And the Home Alone games.
>>
>> And Deathsmiles 2. (Not actually sure if it takes place at Christmas but the full
>> title is Deathsmiles II: Makai no Merry Christmas)
>>
>>
>
> I'm not trying to make people suffer laughing out loud

*looks at his E.T. badge*


benstylus
GameTZ Subscriber GameTZ Full Moderator 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (9) Has Written 26 Reviews
4-Dec(#27)
Frank wrote:
> I love platformers... but I don't think I could sit through this...
>
>
> Someone tell me that looks good. raspberry

I remember playing it on Dreamcast back in the day. It was thoroughly run of the mill. It wasn't wretched, just that everything had been done a hundred times before by a hundred other similar games.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
4-Dec(#28)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> benstylus wrote:
> |>> Don't forget the Grinch games. And the Home Alone games.
> |>>
> |>> And Deathsmiles 2. (Not actually sure if it takes place at Christmas but the
> full
> |>> title is Deathsmiles II: Makai no Merry Christmas)
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> I'm not trying to make people suffer laughing out loud
>
> *looks at his E.T. badge*
>
>
|lol the month of April is my only exception. laughing out loud
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
5-Dec(#29)
Would've been too long, but the first Division was sort of set at Christmas time... dang I miss that game, I sunk so many hours into that. 2 was alright but the feel of the first game with the snow and all of that was a blast.
As for participating this month... I didn't care for Spidey too much and don't currently have Miles nor a PS5 to seek out S2 so I'm likely to pass, though maybe I'll load up the first game and finally finish the handful or more small side things I left unfinished... maybe.

Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
5-Dec(#30)
There’s an October 2023 release grinch game.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 7-Dec(#31)
Frank wrote:
> I was going to pick a Christmasy game, but the only one I could come up with was
> Dead Rising 4 raspberry

Not clear if this is intentional or not, but Miles Morales takes place during Christmas.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
7-Dec(#32)
I might have subconsciously remembered that. Otherwise it's a happy coincidence. laughing out loud
hobbes21
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
13-Dec(#34)
Finished up Spider-Man 2. I really hated the last 1/3 of this game.

SP1 was fantastic and an unexpected treat, solid A and a great game a couple years ago.
SP2 I was back in and enjoying more of the same with some cool upgrades, enhancements, QOL improvements, cruising through NYC in another solid fun romp. I enjoyed 20+ hours through a fantastic opening and setup. The back end of the game finished so poorly. Act 3 became a chore and was full of bad design and bad decisions in my opinion.

I'm not hugely into Spidey and don't know much about the various villains. I was onboard how the game was setup and just scratching my head when it went where it did by the end. Curious to what others thought as they finish it up.

Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
* 13-Dec(#35)
I enjoyed it all the way through and thought it was better than SP1 and Miles Morales. I liked how they switched up the gameplay in various ways so it wasn't just all Spider-Man doing the same stuff the whole game. The trophies were also much less annoying than some of the ones in SP1.

hobbes21 wrote:
> Finished up Spider-Man 2. I really hated the last 1/3 of this game.
>
> SP1 was fantastic and an unexpected treat, solid A and a great game a couple years
> ago.
> SP2 I was back in and enjoying more of the same with some cool upgrades, enhancements,
> QOL improvements, cruising through NYC in another solid fun romp. I enjoyed 20+
> hours through a fantastic opening and setup. The back end of the game finished so
> poorly. Act 3 became a chore and was full of bad design and bad decisions in my
> opinion.
>
> I'm not hugely into Spidey and don't know much about the various villains. I was
> onboard how the game was setup and just scratching my head when it went where it
> did by the end. Curious to what others thought as they finish it up.
>
> ...
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
13-Dec(#36)
Just unlocked the Into the Spider-Verse suit. Highly recommended.

hobbes21
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
13-Dec(#37)
I found all of the parts with MJ unnecessary and tedious. I tend to feel the same in other games where they go to a side character enemy base stealth mission. Guards are always laughably unaware where you can basically run up and taze whoever you need to without issue. Rather it just be a cut scene and skip the whole segment.



All in all it's a good game but I wasn't into the whole symbiote/venom arc. The entirety of NYC and population were devastated by infestation. Collateral damage being handwaved away is always a part of any superhero story but its a little ridiculous when its a huge direct plot point.

I was unfamiliar with Kraven but was enjoying his part in the storyline.



Spider-Verse suits are great. I love how they animated them in the same strobe-style from the movies.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
16-Dec(#38)
Well, that was awesome.



I was not on team Miles at first. I think all the electricity-based powers just add noise to an already heavy powerset. But man, once you get out of the "Where we last left our hero" story intro, the game really runs on four legs. I had as much as a blast as with the first game, possibly even more so because the story was so focused and didn't branch out into a ton of subplots.

Really wanting to play Spider-Man 2 now.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
30-Dec(#39)
Sorry for the inactivity here. It's been a busy end of the year.


So looks like @hobbes21 and @Renaissance2K were the only two to complete this month's game? If I'm missing someone let me know.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
30-Dec(#40)
I haven't started, but maybe I'll cram in 8 hours of play time in 2 days

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
30-Dec(#41)
What do we got lined up for January?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
30-Dec(#42)
I won't be revealing it until Monday, but if you wanna play a speed run of 20 questions I'll give a hint.

It was released in 2023
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
* 30-Dec(#43)
Hey I beat Spider-man 2 in December too! I finally did a game of the month without even realizing lol
Feeb
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
30-Dec(#44)
theJaw wrote:
> Hey I beat Spider-man 2 in December too! I finally did a game of the month without
> even realizing lol

That was fast. I’m still working on it.
theJaw
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
30-Dec(#45)
Feeb wrote:
>
> That was fast. I’m still working on it.

Yah I was loving the story so I didn't do a ton of the side stuff the same way I did in the other two Spider-man games. Barely upgraded the gadgets or health/strength/etc. I think my health and strength were only like halfway complete when I finished the game, but that kept it interesting as far as difficulty goes.

I'll keep playing the side stuff so I'm all powered up for the inevitable DLC.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
30-Dec(#46)
Frank wrote:
> I won't be revealing it until Monday, but if you wanna play a speed run of 20 questions
> I'll give a hint.
>
> It was released in 2023

1. Was it nominated for anything at The Game Awards this year?


Bleed_DukeBlue
Triple Gold Good Trader
30-Dec(#47)
2. Is it an indie game?
PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
30-Dec(#48)
3. Is it exclusive to one particular console?

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
31-Dec(#49)
1. Was it nominated for anything at The Game Awards this year?
1. Yes

2. Is it an indie game?
2. No

3. Is it exclusive to one particular console?
3. Yes
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
1-Jan(#50)
Happy New Year!

We're going to start out the new year with Hi-Fi Rush. I'll update the OP and create badges for last month and this month as soon as I can. January is a busy month for me.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
1-Jan(#51)
Doh. I beat that last year on GP and certainly liked it, but not enough to replay.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
* 14-Jan(#52)
I finally have the OP updated with badges for December and January. If anyone is missing a badge please let me know.

Next month's game was chosen, so 20 questions can start whenever. grin
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
18-Jan(#53)
Also totally slipped my mind, but @PizzaTheHutt is offering up a $15 Xbox Gift Card to be raffled off to a randomly chosen member who completes Hi-Fi Rush this month. wink
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
19-Jan(#54)
Had an hour to spare tonight so I decided to start it up. I got through the first boss. The art style is amazing. The game feels so fluid. I've never been great at rhythm based games, but I'm doing alright. I probably get more Good than Perfect combos. The music is pretty good as well. Good choice.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
20-Jan(#55)
I started this myself yesterday. While. I'm not doing the best, I'm averaging B to C ranks. I think keeping rhythm is what's helping me. I'm also getting S rank clear times on most waves.

I'm definitely enjoying it more than I thought I would. Gameplay-wise it's strangely giving me Ratchet & Clank vibes. Something I was not expecting.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
26-Jan(#56)
I really hope parrying gets easier. I feel like I'm just mashing buttons hoping that it works out. Just finished the level that introduced the mechanic of it. Still enjoying the game but getting a bit overwhelmed with all the upgrades you can buy.

Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
26-Jan(#57)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> I really hope parrying gets easier. I feel like I'm just mashing buttons hoping that
> it works out. Just finished the level that introduced the mechanic of it. Still enjoying
> the game but getting a bit overwhelmed with all the upgrades you can buy.
>
From what I understand from what I played, the upgrades are optional replacement moves that you can swap in / out. So if you end up with a move you don't like you can re-equip your old one.
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
26-Jan(#58)
Frank wrote:
> From what I understand from what I played, the upgrades are optional replacement
> moves that you can swap in / out. So if you end up with a move you don't like you
> can re-equip your old one.

The first types of upgrades, yes. Just play a little more :)

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
28-Jan(#59)
Trying to get this finished by the end of the month. I'll probably have to sacrifice some sleep to do it. I'm about half way through the game. Still enjoying it. There are some QTE style moments that are a bit frustrating. I'm mostly playing remotely on my phone, which is not ideal when I'm trying to land precision button pressse6s.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
28-Jan(#60)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> Trying to get this finished by the end of the month. I'll probably have to sacrifice
> some sleep to do it. I'm about half way through the game. Still enjoying it. There
> are some QTE style moments that are a bit frustrating. I'm mostly playing remotely
> on my phone, which is not ideal when I'm trying to land precision button pressse6s.
>

FYI, the final fight was a PITA for me. Based on your (and/or other's) comments about not nailing the QTE stuff or not being solid in fights - I was pretty similar and the final boss took me a bunch of tries. I almost wanted to give up, but being so close to the end kept me trying it. I would surely suggest not playing remotely on your phone for that fight.

SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
28-Jan(#61)
Slickriven wrote:
> I would surely suggest not playing remotely on
> your phone for that fight.
>
>
Thanks for the tip.

PizzaTheHutt
GameTZ Subscriber Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
29-Jan(#62)
Frank wrote:
> Next month's game was chosen, so 20 questions can start whenever. grin


Did the game release within the past 10 years?
Frank
GameTZ Subscriber 800 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (13) Has Written 11 Reviews Secret Santa
29-Jan(#63)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> Next month's game was chosen, so 20 questions can start whenever. grin
>
>
> Did the game release within the past 10 years?
>

1. No
Feeb
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29-Jan(#64)
Is it a co-op game?
Frank
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* 29-Jan(#65)
Feeb wrote:
> Is it a co-op game?
2. Not yet No

Don't look too hard into it wink

SwiftJAB
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30-Jan(#66)
Made it through the fourth boss last night, just two more to go. That battle was actually pretty fun. The dialog in this game has me cracking up some of the time.

SwiftJAB
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30-Jan(#67)
3. Is it a 2d game?

Frank
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30-Jan(#68)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> 3. Is it a 2d game?
>
3. Yes
SwiftJAB
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30-Jan(#69)
4. Does it feature any characters from Super Smash Bros Ultimate?

citizen_zane
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30-Jan(#70)
Is it pixelated?

Frank
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30-Jan(#71)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> 4. Does it feature any characters from Super Smash Bros Ultimate?
4. Yes

citizen_zane wrote:
> Is it pixelated?
5. Yes (kinda?)
SwiftJAB
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
31-Jan(#72)
Well, it feels good to finally complete one of the monthly games. It's been a while. Parrying got a bit easier for me as the game progressed. I wish I bought and used more companion attacks earlier on. They certainly elevated the combat.

Hi Fi Rush was a fun pick. I enjoyed the style, disliked some of the QTE, but overall a good game. If they made a sequel, I'd play it. Heck, I might even do some of the post game quests I this one.




PizzaTheHutt
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1-Feb(#73)
What do we have lined up for February?

SwiftJAB
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1-Feb(#74)
I'm guessing Prince of Persia

Renaissance2K
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* 1-Feb(#75)
SwiftJAB wrote:
> I'm guessing Prince of Persia

The Prince isn't in Smash Bros. Ultimate, unless he's an obscure assist trophy or something. The Smash roster and "2D game" qualifiers are probably the best way of narrowing down the list.


Piranha Plant positive
Joker negative (Persona 5 released in 2016)
Hero positive
Banjo & Kazooie negative (no 2D games)
Terry positive
Byleth negative (Fire Emblem: Three Houses released in 2019)
Min Min negative (Arms released in 2017)
Steve / Alex negative (no 2D games)
Sephiroth negative (no 2D games)
Pyra negative (Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released in 2017)
Kazuya negative (no 2D games)
Sora negative (no 2D games)
Mario positive
Donkey Kong positive
Link positive
Samus positive
Yoshi positive
Kirby positive
Fox negative (no 2D games)
Pikachu positive
Luigi positive
Ness positive
Captain Falcon Blue Q (depends on if the sprite-based F-Zero games are considered 3D)
Jigglypuff positive
Peach positive
Bowser positive
Ice Climbers positive
Sheik negative (no 2D games)
Zelda positive
Dr. Mario positive
Pichu positive
Falco negative (no 2D games)
Marth positive
Young Link negative (no 2D games)
Ganondorf negative (no 2D games)
Mewtwo positive
Roy positive
Mr. Game & Watch positive
Meta Knight positive
Pit positive
Zero Suit Samus Blue Q (qualifies, but we already played the only 2D game featuring her)
Wario positive
Snake positive
Ike negative (no 2D games)
Pokemon Trainer positive
Diddy Kong positive
Lucas positive
Sonic positive
King Dedede positive
Olimar negative (no 2D games)
Lucario positive
R.O.B. Blue Q (qualifies, but way too impractical to be a real choice)
Toon Link positive
Wolf negative (no 2D games)
Villager negative (no 2D games)
Mega Man positive
Wii Fit Trainer negative
Rosalina negative (no 2D games)
Little Mac positive
Geninja negative (no 2D games)
Mii Fighter negative (no 2D games)
Palutena positive
Pac-Man positive
Robin negative (no 2D games)
Shulk negative (no 2D games)
Bowser Jr. positive
Duck Hunt positive
Ryu positive
Cloud negative (no 2D games)
Corrin negative (no 2D games)
Bayonetta negative (no 2D games)
Inkling negative (no 2D games)
Ridley positive
Simon positive
King K. Rool positive
Isabelle negative (no 2D games)
Incineroar negative (no 2D games)



Based on that, it seems like the most likely franchises would be:
- The extended Mario universe (Piranha Plant, Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Dr. Mario, Wario, Bowser Jr.)
- Dragon Quest (Hero)
- King of Fighters (Terry)
- Donkey Kong / Country (Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, King K. Rool)
- Zelda (Link, Toon Link, Zelda)
- Metroid (Samus, Ridley)
- Kirby (Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede)
- Pokemon (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pichu, Mewtwo, Pokemon Trainer, Lucario)
- Earthbound (Ness, Lucas)
- Ice Climbers
- Fire Emblem (Marth, Roy)
- Mr. Game & Watch
- Kid Icarus (Pit, Palutena)
- Metal Gear (Snake)
- Sonic
- Mega Man
- Punch-Out!!
- Pac-Man
- Duck Hunt
- Street Fighter (Ryu)
- Castlevania (Simon)

Some of those are just plain impractical, and others we've already played through a bunch. Based on the "not yet" co-op answer, I'm leaning towards something from either Donkey Kong or Sonic as both of those games feature multiple semi-playable characters on screen, and both franchises have upcoming titles that we know about.

I'm probably wrong, though. Especially if the Smash Bros. response factors in assist trophies.

PizzaTheHutt
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1-Feb(#76)
Oh right, it could be Mario vs DK. Switch version does have co-op that the GBA version didn't.

Frank
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1-Feb(#77)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> SwiftJAB wrote:
>> I'm guessing Prince of Persia
>
> The Prince isn't in Smash Bros. Ultimate, unless he's an obscure assist trophy or
> something. The Smash roster and "2D game" qualifiers are probably the best way of
> narrowing down the list.
>
> ...
>
> Based on that, it seems like the most likely franchises would be:
> - The extended Mario universe (Piranha Plant, Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Peach, Bowser,
> Dr. Mario, Wario, Bowser Jr.)
> - Dragon Quest (Hero)
> - King of Fighters (Terry)
> - Donkey Kong / Country (Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, King K. Rool)
> - Zelda (Link, Toon Link, Zelda)
> - Metroid (Samus, Ridley)
> - Kirby (Kirby, Meta Knight, King Dedede)
> - Pokemon (Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pichu, Mewtwo, Pokemon Trainer, Lucario)
> - Earthbound (Ness, Lucas)
> - Ice Climbers
> - Fire Emblem (Marth, Roy)
> - Mr. Game & Watch
> - Kid Icarus (Pit, Palutena)
> - Metal Gear (Snake)
> - Sonic
> - Mega Man
> - Punch-Out!!
> - Pac-Man
> - Duck Hunt
> - Street Fighter (Ryu)
> - Castlevania (Simon)
>
> Some of those are just plain impractical, and others we've already played through
> a bunch. Based on the "not yet" co-op answer, I'm leaning towards something from
> either Donkey Kong or Sonic as both of those games feature multiple semi-playable
> characters on screen, and both franchises have upcoming titles that we know about.
>
> I'm probably wrong, though. Especially if the Smash Bros. response factors in assist
> trophies.
>
>
I love how in-depth you got into narrowing down the options!

PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> Oh right, it could be Mario vs DK. Switch version does have co-op that the GBA version

It's Mario vs Donkey Kong!!! grin

@PizzaTheHutt it looks like @SwiftJAB was the only one to complete Hi-Fi Rush for January. grin
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Feb(#78)
Frank wrote:
> I love how in-depth you got into narrowing down the options!

There were about fifty other more important things I could have done with my time, but I can't resist a good brain teaser.

Frank
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1-Feb(#79)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Frank wrote:
>> I love how in-depth you got into narrowing down the options!
>
> There were about fifty other more important things I could have done with my time,
> but I can't resist a good brain teaser.
>
It does not go unnoticed good sir.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Feb(#80)
Looks like this includes the GBA original?

Topic   The Official GameTZ Game Club February 2024 - Mario vs Donkey Kong