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Let's Play Together! Game of the Month
Every month, RTT gets together and brainstorms choices to vote as the Let's Play Together! Game of the Month.
Upon completion of the GotM, you will be rewarded with an Achievement Icon!
Let's play some awesome games together!

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January 2023

Nintendo 64 Doom 64

Doom 64 was released as a brand new Doom campaign for the Nintendo 64 Nintendo 64, set after the events of Final Doom. While not extremely successful or lauded upon its release, the game has become somewhat of a cult classic over the years for its difficulty and atmosphere, in part due to a spooky ambient soundtrack from Aubrey Hodges. The game's sleeper status peaked in recent years when Bethesda dropped a remaster of the game in 2020 for modern platforms at a bargain price.

Beat Doom 64 or its remaster to earn a badge.

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2022 Recap

January Amiga Another World / Out of this World
February Nintendo 64 Banjo-Kazooie
March coin NBA Jam
April Super Nintendo Kirby Super Star
May Sega Genesis Alien Soldier
June MSX Valis: The Fantasm Soldier
July Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
August Super Nintendo Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
September Sega Dreamcast Dynamite Cop
October love Castlevania franchise
November Game Boy Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins & Sega CD Robo Aleste
December Super Nintendo Mega Man 7
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December 2022 Edition - Super Nintendo Mega Man 7
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November 2022 Edition - Game Boy Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins & Sega CD Robo Aleste
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October 2022 Edition - love Castlevania franchise
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Beat Castlevania: Bloodlines to earn either the John Morris badge and/or the Eric Lecarde badge - both of which first debuted in June 2019.

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Beat Castlevania: Rondo of Blood to earn the Grand Cross badge, debuting this month for the first time.

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September 2002 Edition - Sega Dreamcast Dynamite Cop
Beat Mission 1 of Dynamite Cop to earn the Pool Jump badge.

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Beat Mission 2 of Dynamite Cop to earn the Flying Kick badge.

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Beat Mission 3 of Dynamite Cop to earn the "Pardon Me" badge.

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August 2002 Edition - Super Nintendo Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
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July 2002 Edition - Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
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June 2022 Edition - MSX Valis: The Fantasm Soldier
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May 2022 Edition - Sega Genesis Alien Soldier
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April 2022 Edition - Super Nintendo Kirby Super Star
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March 2022 Edition - coin NBA Jam
Beat any release of NBA Jam on any platform before to earn a roster badge for each team you use.

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Complete the NBA Jam: Tournament Edition challenge and beat every available team to earn the Jam-pionship Badge.

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February 2022 Edition - Nintendo 64 Banjo-Kazooie
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January 2022 Edition - Amiga Another World / Out of this World
Beat Another World on any platform to earn the Lester badge.
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Beat Another World on a second platform to earn the This F###ing Worm badge.
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2021 Recap

January Nintendo Entertainment System Jackal
February Super Nintendo Super Turrican
March coin Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
April Neo Geo Metal Slug X
May coin Strider
June coin Darkstalkers 3
July Game Boy Color Shantae
August PlayStation Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
September Super Nintendo Super Mario Kart
October coin Splatterhouse & PlayStation Silent Hill
November Nintendo 64 Yoshi's Story
December Super Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


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December 2021 Edition - Super Nintendo The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
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November 2021 Edition - Nintendo 64 Yoshi's Story
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October 2021 Edition - coin Splatterhouse & PlayStation Silent Hill
Beat Splatterhouse on any platform to earn the Rick badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/9mJFHFK.gif 136 94{imgt}

Beat Silent Hill or its fogless remaster to earn the Silent Hill badge.
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September 2021 Edition - Super Nintendo Super Mario Kart
Beat the 100GP or 150GP Special Cup in the original Super Mario Kart to roll the
credits before October 1 to earn the Mario Kart badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/VvcNsiC.gif 75 75{imgt}

Beat the 100GP or 150GP Extra Special Cup in Mario Kart: Super Circuit to earn
the Yoshi Kart badge.

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August 2021 Edition - PlayStation Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Play through Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2's career with any of its releases, ports, or remasters to earn a badge for the character you used.

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July 2021 Edition - Game Boy Color Shantae
Play through the original Shantae on any platform to earn the 8-Bit
Shantae
badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/oVoq8e9.gif 71 75{imgt}

Play through Shantae: Risky's Revenge - or its Director's Cut - on any platform
to earn the More Than 8-Bit Shantae badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/gYBgeET.gif 86 75{imgt}


June 2021 Edition - PlayStation Darkstalkers 3
Play through Darkstalkers 3 on any platform to earn a badge for the
character you used. The game has 18 playable characters, plus two secret characters
in some ports. Gotta catch 'em all!


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May 2021 Edition - Sega Genesis Strider
Play through Strider on any platform to earn the Strider, standing
still and looking cool
badge.

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Play it on two platforms to earn the Strider, vertical slash badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/9HjCWfh.gif 137 75{imgt}
Play it on three platforms to earn the Strider, legion badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/1ybr4F5.gif 196 75{imgt}


April 2021 Edition - Neo Geo Metal Slug X
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March 2021 Edition - Super Nintendo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
Play through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV on one platform - the arcade original,
the famed Super Nintendo port, one of the maligned 3D remakes, or another version
I've missed - to earn the Leonardo badge.

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Play through the game on an additional platform before the deadline to earn the
Donatello badge.

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February 2021 Edition - Super Nintendo Super Turrican
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/r65ITnG.gif 128 140{imgt}


January 2021 Edition - Nintendo Entertainment System Jackal
Play through Jackal on one platform to earn the Jackal Squad
badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/A65l9z4.png 96 96{imgt}
If you decide to play through a second time on a different platform, you'll also
earn the Medium Tank badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/pIuY45m.png 96 96{imgt}
For each platform you play through beyond the second (third, fourth, etc.), you'll earn a Heavy Tank badge.
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2020 Recap

January Super Nintendo Sega Genesis Sunset Riders
February Nintendo Switch Sega Saturn PlayStation Strikers 1945
March Nintendo Entertainment System Super Mario Bros.
April Nintendo Entertainment System Super Dodge Ball
May Neo Geo Metal Slug
June NEC PC Engine NEC PC Engine Duo-RCastlevania: Rondo of Blood
July Nintendo Entertainment System Renegade
August Game Boy Advance Metroid Fusion
September Super Nintendo Super Metroid
October Super Nintendo Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
November Sega CD Sonic CD
December Nintendo DS The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

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2019 Recap

Games
January Nintendo Entertainment System The Adventures of Lolo
February Nintendo Entertainment System Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
March Game Boy The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
April Nintendo Entertainment System Blaster Master
May Sega Genesis Beyond Oasis
June Sega Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines
July PlayStation 2 Microsoft Xbox PlayStation 4 Microsoft Xbox One Nintendo Switch Steam Onimusha: Warlords
August PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Ico
September Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden
October Nintendo 64 Super Mario 64
November Super Nintendo Sega CD Final Fight
December Sega Master System Sega Genesis Altered Beast

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December 2019 Edition
Sega Master System Sega Genesis Altered Beast

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November 2019 Edition
Super Nintendo Sega CD Final Fight image

Bonus:
Super Nintendo Final Fight 2
Super Nintendo Final Fight 3


October 2019 Edition
Nintendo 64 Super Mario 64


September 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Ninja Gaiden


August 2019 Edition
PlayStation 2 PlayStation 3 Ico


July 2019 Edition
PlayStation 2 Microsoft Xbox PlayStation 4 Microsoft Xbox One Nintendo Switch Steam Onimusha: Warlords image


June 2019 Edition
Sega Genesis Castlevania: Bloodlines image image


May 2019 Edition
Sega Genesis Beyond Oasis image


April 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Blaster Master image


March 2019 Edition
Game Boy The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening image


February 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
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January 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System The Adventures of Lolo image
Bonus: Sega Genesis Sega Saturn Outrun image


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2018 Recap

Games
January Sega Genesis Streets of Rage
February NEC TurboGrafx-16 Neutopia
March Sega Saturn Galactic Attack
April Nintendo Entertainment System Astyanax
May Nintendo Entertainment System Maniac Mansion
June Sega Genesis Arrow Flash
July Sega Genesis Sonic the Hedgehog 3
August Sega CD Popful Mail
September PlayStation Crash Bandicoot
October PlayStation Resident Evil 2
November Nintendo Entertainment System Mega Man 3
December Sega Genesis Outrun

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January 2018 Edition - Sega Genesis Streets of Rage
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Slickriven
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11-Sep(#2)
@BleedingViolet I don't think it even took 45 mins per Mission. The first one took me longer to get the hang of things, but it felt like I breezed through as the 2 guys with a little more comfort vs. my first run. I did skip the 1 cut scene by accident, but they're equally campy and hilarious - and also only like 6-10 seconds long.

Renaissance2K
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12-Sep(#3)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> Renaissance2K wrote:
>> BleedingViolet wrote:
> |>> Nice! How long did it take you? I gotta a copy on its way,
> |>> Should be here on Tuesday.
>>
>> Each mission took roughly a half hour, and you only need one to make the credits
>> roll. It's a quick romp of insanity.
>>
>>
>>
> Sounds fun, are we only going for one badge this month?

If you want one badge for each mission, I'll make them.

Not for Missions 4-6, though, because (a) they're just harder versions of the first three, and (b) I suck too much to play through them.


BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
12-Sep(#4)
Lol only whatever you feel like doing, I figure for a game like this it's nice to have more
since more people will be inclined to play through if they can find a way to play it.

I still gotta work on Super Ghouls and Ghosts some more. I haven't touched it this month.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Sep(#5)
If you make the 3 badges, then I will 100% HAVE to make sure I beat Mission 3 since I fell just short.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Sep(#6)
Well maybe not... I tried 2 more times just now and was going good for the first few areas, taking little damage but 2 sections (the sea-life boss being 1) ate up my health and I failed to even reach the final boss on the first run. Then I tried as the black guy and did a little better and made it to the final boss but with zero continues and barely got anywhere in the fight. It's crummy that the first 2 Missions are apparently a LOT easier or they give you more credits? Or did I somehow earn more credits in the regular playthrough of M1/2? I dunno, but I was enjoying the game until failing now 3 times on M3...

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
12-Sep(#7)
Mission 1 has infinite credits. Mission 2 has ~7. Mission 3 has ~3. I think there is a difficulty ramp as well, independent of credit count. I did fairly well against the Kraken in Mission 1 once I figured out how to deal damage, but the same strategy turned me turned me into ground beef in Mission 3.

Mission 4, 5, and 6 spikes the difficulty again, and I believe you only have a single credit for each of them. No thanks.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Sep(#8)
Ah that makes sense. I know I got a little better as I learned, but the credit limit in Mission 3 stunk. I for sure push to attack most of the time and that can be foolish, might try M3 again and see if I can use some save states to limit effective damage taken. As well as seek to be a bit more cautious.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
12-Sep(#9)
I GIVE UP... tried yet again on M3. Took zero damage through the first couple of fights and was doing pretty good overall until the stupid chef. I knew about the apples and tried to get them only to take more damage from his grenades vs. the little health they provided. Then the lifeboat fight against the 2 sword F*k's ate another continue. Giant squid also sucked, then I foolishly forgot to strive to stay away from the next to last fight guy after knocking him down and went into the final boss with near full health but none of my 4 credits left. Not shockingly his BS cheap spinning teleport-to-shoot your butt attack was employed a good 4 times to end my run.
I 'get' the ramp up in difficulty, but it sort of ruins an otherwise largely enjoyable game... oh well.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
15-Sep(#10)
Badges are created, and OP is updated.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
23-Sep(#11)
Hey, everyone.

I'm vacationing right now and don't have access to my usual monthly post templates, but this is right around the time that I'd be soliciting game nominations for October.

Since I don't have the appetite for managing a spreadsheet from my phone and since October is usually our spooky games month, I'm slamming down the executive hammer and saying October's Game of the Month is any game from the Castlevania franchise.

We haven't played a Castlevania game as a thread since 2020, and I'm sure we can all find one or two we want to pick up. Each game will have its own badge. Play one, play many... or play none at all. I'm a nerd, not a cop.

In the meantime, seven more days to finish Dynamite Cop while it's still cool.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
23-Sep(#12)
Yeah I think I just beat Dynamite Cop with Jean on mission 1.

It was fun. I'll prolly play some more before the end of the month.
I wanna try out the other two characters.
Kommie
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23-Sep(#13)
Does:

Wallachia: Reign of Dracula count?
Foxhack
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* 24-Sep(#14)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Since I don't have the appetite for managing a spreadsheet from my phone and since
> October is usually our spooky games month, I'm slamming down the executive hammer
> and saying October's Game of the Month is any game from the Castlevania franchise.

First!

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails...

Edit: I'm also gonna try to beat the original Dracula X (if I can figure out PCE CD emulation) and the SNES version (also in CV Collection.)
Renaissance2K
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* 24-Sep(#15)
Kommie wrote:
> Does:
>
> Wallachia: Reign of Dracula count?

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Kommie
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25-Sep(#16)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Is this too new to count?
Foxhack
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25-Sep(#17)
Kommie wrote:
> Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Is this too new to count?

Ooh good one. I need to get back to it. And 2.
Kommie
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25-Sep(#18)
2 sucks. 1 was great though.
Renaissance2K
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* 25-Sep(#19)
Kommie wrote:
> Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Is this too new to count?

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Kommie
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25-Sep(#20)
OK. Well I don't see anyone else nominating anything else!
Foxhack
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* 25-Sep(#21)
He did say any game from the franchise would count. And the game is already 12 years old.
Kommie
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25-Sep(#22)
Ohhh. We're just playing something from Castlevania. Not nominating. Maybe I'll be a rebel and play Lords of Shadow anyway.
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
25-Sep(#23)
I've been meaning to replay LoS as it was great and I finally got the DLC like gosh 2 years ago now and tried it but it had been SO long since I played the game I felt like replaying. Plus I have 2 and figured I could follow on with it, even though I know 2 is mediocre. So I might do LoS as well, either that or one of the GBA ones I haven't made time for yet, or Rondo or X, heh I wanted to play a number of them in '20 after getting back into the franchise, so I'm not short on options.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
26-Sep(#24)
Foxhack wrote:
> He did say any game from the franchise would count. And the game is already 12 years
> old.

My interpretation of the meme was "Yes," the game is too new, "but actually no," go ahead and play it. I think the retro cutoff is when consoles got digital output (2005) but I'd rather have people playing games that are past that threshold than skipping a month.

In any case, I'm back from vacation, so time to properly highlight the Bruce Willis' (Willi?) in training that finished Dynamite Cop so far:

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You can earn a badge at any time, but earning it during the first month gets you a special GameTZ NFT badge. You can't see it or add it to a wallet, but trust me, it's as real as all the other NFTs out there...

As I announced in the last post, start thinking about what Castlevania games you want to play in October. If you need some inspiration, check out this Wikipedia page or this YouTube video to check out some options.

Castlevania month will start on October 1.

Foxhack
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26-Sep(#25)
I already beat CV1... and I was bored last night so I did a full CV3 run, Trevor only. I suck. XD
Kommie
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26-Sep(#26)
Lords of Shadow is back on the menu boys!
DarkFact
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26-Sep(#27)
Unironically not even that bad. I need to give the follow-up a better shot at some point, but most of the jazzy exclamation points are done in the first game.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
26-Sep(#28)
I already beat Dynamite Cop once, on the first mission.

I just haven't played it since that night yet.

Also we can literally play through ANY Castlevania game so hopefully
there will be multiple icons or whatever. I'm happy either way,
but does this mean we aren't allowed to nominate anymore Castlevania
games after this? It's literally one of my favorite series.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
27-Sep(#29)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> Also we can literally play through ANY Castlevania game so hopefully
> there will be multiple icons or whatever. I'm happy either way,
> but does this mean we aren't allowed to nominate anymore Castlevania
> games after this? It's literally one of my favorite series.

There will be one badge per game, but nothing too crazy; probably just cover art based, like Tony Hawk and NBA Jam were.

I don't have any plans to restrict Castlevania nominations moving forward. Feel free to nominate specific games, and the game will get a specific animated badge.

Heck, I don't care if you repeat nominate any game, for that matter. If enough people are willing to play it and vote for it multiple times, who am I to stop them?

Snappy
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* 30-Sep(#30)
Beat it on the Caribbean Pirates mode with a pal. Game is awesome fun.
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Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 1-Oct(#31)
Dynamite Cop sailed off into the horizon on the back of a kraken. Here are all the badges we earned this month:
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Many thanks to everyone who experienced this beautiful monstrosity. If you happen to finish later on, feel free to ping me in this thread, and we'll add the appropriate badge to your total.

As announced last week, to get psyched for Halloween, we're playing games in the Castlevania franchise.

Castlevania got its start in 1986 with an action platformer for the Famicom Disk System and has been spanning generations ever since. The formulas changed a lot over the years - starting out as a series of tough-as-nails platformer, but morphing into one of the namesakes of the Metroidvania genre - but most games can promise a good challenge, some awesome weaponry, and a whole mess of gothic monsters to take down along the way.

Beat any game in the Castlevania franchise to earn a new badge based on the game's cover art.

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Beat Castlevania: Bloodlines to earn either the John Morris badge and/or the Eric Lecarde badge - both of which first debuted in June 2019.

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Beat Castlevania: Rondo of Blood to earn the Grand Cross badge, debuting this month for the first time.

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Don't keep Dracula waiting. Once you whip it good, feel free to post a #BeatIt screenshot.

Kommie
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1-Oct(#32)
I will be playing Lords of Shadow and you can't stop me!
Foxhack
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1-Oct(#33)
So... do backlogged games played last week count? XD

I ended up beating CV1, CV3 and the craptacular 1st Castlevania Game Boy game. I wish Konami would acknowledge CV Legends...
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 1-Oct(#34)
Foxhack wrote:
> So... do backlogged games played last week count? XD
>
> I ended up beating CV1, CV3 and the craptacular 1st Castlevania Game Boy game.

I suppose.

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I didn't realize this, but October is also Castlevania month in the MiSTer Discord, if you feel like doubling up on Internet points.
https://twitter.com/MiSTerFPGABot/status/157608634...

I was going to start off the month with Symphony of the Night on Saturn because (a) it's probably time that I check Symphony of the Night out, and (b) I'm a weirdo that likes playing games on odd platforms, but in a turn of events that could only happen to somebody with too many modded consoles, I sold my Pseudo Saturn cartridge and my Satiator, and I flat-out can't find my Saturn's MODE, so I have no way to play the game. I'm going to start with the 8-bit titles instead.

Edit: Found it.

Foxhack
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* 1-Oct(#35)
I just started the second GB game and it is SUCH an improvement over the first one. GB CV1 plays like it were the jankiest, pixel hunting platformer released for the ZX Spectrum. The player's collision boxes are godawful, you have to step like half a body off a platform to be able to make a ton of those impossible jumps. You need some serious TAS skills to beat this game legitimately. Konami allowing a game in such poor shape to ship in that condition is bonkers.

GB CV2 feels like a mix between Simon's Quest and Dracula's Curse. It's very playable, but not unfair. I'd actually place it just under Dracula's Curse in playability.
DarkFact
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* 1-Oct(#36)
Honestly, if the frame issues in the first one were addressed I'd like it a lot more, but yeah, overall CV2 is like going to the moon whereas CV1's like walking through Brooklyn. Both really good, both have really hard encounters but pacing, music, general stage design much much better in the second. Drac was tough in both games. Second game has what I think may be the first handheld jump scare spooky moment.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Oct(#37)
I might play through the first GB title again since I have it in a compilation digitally anyways.
It really is pretty awful though. Most Gameboy games are anymore.
I'll prolly start with the first NES title though since I always love playing through that one.
If only there were an extra badge for playing through the second time on hard mode
or whatever it's called 😉 (mostly kidding unless it's an easy badge to make 😃)
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Oct(#38)
The first Game Boy game is really short, so at least you're not suffering for long.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Oct(#39)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> The first Game Boy game is really short, so at least you're not suffering for long.
>
>

Oh I know plus I thought you could use save states on the digital Xbox version which helps
especially for some of those lame af platform jumps that had to be kinda perfect.
Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
1-Oct(#40)
The compilation has savestates on all platforms, which is a blessing. That game fudging blows. Savescumming is the only way I could beat it.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
1-Oct(#41)
If I get my Trimui with a week or more left in OCT I will probably beat one of the GBA ones. The Trimui is a small emulator with a screen almost as small as the micro.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 1-Oct(#42)
Add me to the Wall of Shame.

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Edit: It turns out Europe got a colorized version of the game in a Konami collection. It's still pretty janky, but hey, you can see everything better.

Foxhack
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* 1-Oct(#43)
Oh wow, that's cool, I didn't know they released all four sets in Europe!
dunno001
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1-Oct(#44)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> I was going to start off the month with Symphony of the Night on Saturn because

Because it's the best way to play the game. *glares annoyingly at the 18 thousand PS remakes with nary a Saturn one*
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Oct(#45)
The Saturn version has better content but the PlayStation version has better tech, if I'm understanding correctly.

Of course, they could re-release the Saturn version on the PlayStation engine, but that would require, you know, effort.

Foxhack
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1-Oct(#46)
They can't even be bothered to release Dracula X and SOTN on PCs. Konami won't spend a dime on these things.

I'd KILL for a third CV collection with those two games.
SupremeSarna
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader
2-Oct(#47)
Foxhack wrote:
> They can't even be bothered to release Dracula X and SOTN on PCs. Konami won't spend
> a dime on these things.
>
> I'd KILL for a third CV collection with those two games.

Dracula X is included on the Advance Collection, if that helps.

Foxhack
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader
* 2-Oct(#48)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> Foxhack wrote:
>> They can't even be bothered to release Dracula X and SOTN on PCs. Konami won't
> spend
>> a dime on these things.
>>
>> I'd KILL for a third CV collection with those two games.
>
> Dracula X is included on the Advance Collection, if that helps.

... I meant the REAL Dracula X, Chi no Rondo from the PCE CD, not the passable, but still mostly redone, SNES version. :P
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
2-Oct(#49)
Foxhack wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> Foxhack wrote:
> |>> They can't even be bothered to release Dracula X and SOTN on PCs. Konami won't
>> spend
> |>> a dime on these things.
> |>>
> |>> I'd KILL for a third CV collection with those two games.
>>
>> Dracula X is included on the Advance Collection, if that helps.
>
> ... I meant the REAL Dracula X, Chi no Rondo from the PCE CD, not the passable, but
> still mostly redone, SNES version. :P

The one that got an English Tranlsation for PC Engine CD, Rondo of Blood? I have that on my emulation portable, might be playing that. I have a huge list of games I want to beat for Spooktober.

Foxhack
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2-Oct(#50)
Yep, that one. I have nothing against emulators or fan translations, what with me being involved with both for more than twenty years, I just want a legal release available to all instead of a mini console that didn't get a huge run.

Also I still don't quite understand how to emulate the system, haha XD
ErickRPG
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2-Oct(#51)
Foxhack wrote:
> Yep, that one. I have nothing against emulators or fan translations, what with me
> being involved with both for more than twenty years, I just want a legal release
> available to all instead of a mini console that didn't get a huge run.
>
> Also I still don't quite understand how to emulate the system, haha XD

Yeah I had lots of trouble at first. I am using retroid pocket 2+ that uses retroarch. The big thing I was missing is I didn't put the PC Engine CD and Turbographx BIOS in the retroarch bios folder. Once I did that, and converted all of the .iso's and extra files into one .chd. My emulator detected them and ran them perfectly. It's pretty exciting because I've always wanted to play those turbo cd games like Valis, dragon slayer, rondo, ect. . Now I can.

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Oct(#52)
I decided to start with Bloodlines as I knew it was shorter and I started on it via my Sega Genesis mini not too long ago. Well I wasn't as far along as I first hoped and my trying to avoid (almost) all damage is stupid as it's causing very slow overall progress and abusing the reset and save-states of that console.
I need to stop trying for 'perfection' and just make progress. I'm now into stage 4, so here's hoping I can do that.

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
2-Oct(#53)
If you're perfect do you get a special ending or something?
benstylus
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2-Oct(#54)
You do not. But with the ease of save states some find it hard to resist

Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review
2-Oct(#55)
Yeah I was in no way doing it b/c I thought it was going to get my a special ending or anything, it's the allure of those save states as I have at times saved with too low of health later on and then been effectively screwed against a boss or section where I die.
It's dumb and is all on my and my foolish approach. Seeing my health restored to full at the end of stage 3 was a reminder to me that it was dumb to try that...

Foxhack
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2-Oct(#56)
Protip: USE YOUR SUBWEAPONS

YOU DON'T NEED TO HOLD ONTO ALL THOSE HEARTS

USE THEM
BleedingViolet
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2-Oct(#57)
The only other thing I was thinking was maybe cutting a bunch of perfect video clips together
To make one of those YouTube no damage playthroughs.

I would totally watch one of those of Slay the Spire though.
I'm so obsessed with that game lol.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
3-Oct(#58)
Finished Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge on Konami GB Collection, Volume 4. An incredible improvement over the original just in terms of how much smoother it is to control and to look at, but not all that different mechanically. There are a few tougher platforming segments that are tough in their own right, not because of the controls you're fighting.

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I spent an hour this afternoon trying to get one of the patched versions of Symphony of the Night to work on my Saturn, even going as far as to take my Saturn apart (again) to move the disc images to different devices. The newest fan patch won't get past the first load screen, the full English translation freezes on the first relic pickup, and the Internet says the older patch isn't even worth trying. So, I've switched to the PlayStation version like the basic dog that I am.

And yeah, it rocks. I got my ass kicked by that big jumping demon dude in Marble Gallery more than I'd care to admit, but this plays like a juiced up 16-bit platformer, and I love it for that.

More badges added to the OP as a preview. Including Lords of Shadow.

Scott
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3-Oct(#59)
Bloodlines has been on my to-play list for a while. I guess this month would be a good time to finally get around to playing it.
SupremeSarna
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* 4-Oct(#60)
#BeatIt
None of you are brave enough to play Castlevania 64 (no offense).
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I wanted to like this game. I hadn't played it before, but it was given to me with my N64 from a friend I haven't seen in years. I was hoping it'd be a hidden gem that everyone was too critical towards. Sadly, it's a clunky mess with uninspired music (composed by Kirby's Epic Yarn's Tomoya Tomita? How?!) and a lot of cheap deaths. You get one life, and then you can continue from your last save point or restart the stage entirely. The Stages 1 and 2 had potential, and Stage 6 is decent, but Stages 3-5 are aggravating. Stage 4 in particular is such a slog, it's basically a full third of the game all on its own! You've got a nasty mineshaft to traverse, a puzzle to decipher, rooms of enemies you must defeat any time you pass through them, bombs to detonate (twice, and one requires a lengthy detour where you can't take any damage), two bosses in close proximity to each other, and an elevator to repower! That's too darn much!

The characters were nice, though. I got a real kick out of Reinhardt's blantant Catholicism, especially during THAT scene with Rosa. Renon and Vincent were amusing to meet, and I liked the Grim Reaper. There are things to like here, but it's rough and annoying too much of the time.

Scott
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4-Oct(#61)
Even when it was brand new, that game sucked. I can't imagine trying to play it now.
Foxhack
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4-Oct(#62)
Didn't it get an updated version or something?
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-Oct(#63)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> #BeatIt
> None of you are brave enough to play Castlevania 64 (no offense).

I'll totally try it if I run out of 8-bit Castlevanias.

In the meantime, welcome to the leaderboard.

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ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
5-Oct(#64)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> SupremeSarna wrote:
>> #BeatIt
>> None of you are brave enough to play Castlevania 64 (no offense).
>
> I'll totally try it if I run out of 8-bit Castlevanias.
>
> In the meantime, welcome to the leaderboard.
>

I'll be playing it purely for nostalgia reasons. It's on my N64 to play list once I get my ayaneo I can finally start playing some N64 games.


Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
5-Oct(#65)
I love the smell of hemoglobin in the morning...

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Finished the Game Boy trilogy.

Admiral
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5-Oct(#66)
Put your hand up if you actually love Castlevania 2 shake
Scott
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5-Oct(#67)
I like a lot about it, but it definitely has some serious flaws too. I wish they'd take another stab at a Castlevania game like it.
DarkFact
GameTZ Subscriber 400 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 5-Oct(#68)
I liked it until it came to being a question of "Would I complete it", the answer is no. I'd play through CV1/3 before I ever considered a playthrough of CV2. The other two games are hard but respect my time, you can't overcome skillgap in CV2, the game hold you back until it's time to move you forward. It reminds me a lot of the way AC went, actually, after Origins
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Oct(#69)
I actually really liked Castlevania 64. I certainly have fonder memories of it than SOTN or Super Castlevania which
Y'all seem to swear are the best. I'd play it if I had a copy or could find a cheap copy.

Castlevania 2 was fine back in the day but I prolly haven't played it in like 30 years. Maybe I wouldn't like it anymore?
Foxhack
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5-Oct(#70)
Admiral wrote:
> Put your hand up if you actually love Castlevania 2 shake

Get a silk bag from the graveyard duck to live longer
Renaissance2K
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5-Oct(#71)
Simon's Quest is the only Castlevania game I have some history with back in the actual NES days. I borrowed it from a friend and found it absolutely incomprehensible.

I'm going to play it next after I finish Symphony of the Night. It's going to be interesting, given all the terrible feedback I've heard about it and the little nuggets of nostalgia I vaguely remember.

Kommie
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5-Oct(#72)
I remember playing Simon's Quest as a kid with no clue what to do.
DarkFact
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5-Oct(#73)
You should have been subscribed to Nintendo Power!
SupremeSarna
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6-Oct(#74)
DarkFact wrote:
> You should have been subscribed to Nintendo Power!
Or call the Nintendo Hotline, only $1.50 per minute!

BleedingViolet
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6-Oct(#75)
SupremeSarna wrote:
> DarkFact wrote:
>> You should have been subscribed to Nintendo Power!
> Or call the Nintendo Hotline, only $1.50 per minute!
>
>

Hence why the internet had to happen.
What a crapty way to rip off kids back in the day!
(The hotline not the magazine, the magazine was actually a pretty solid deal)
DarkFact
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6-Oct(#76)
They gave me Zelda CE for Gamecube for subscribing one year! Remember when crap was cool?
BloodPuppetX
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6-Oct(#77)
DarkFact wrote:
> They gave me Zelda CE for Gamecube for subscribing one year! Remember when crap
> was cool?

Yep, only reason I subscribed to that magazine.
Scott
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6-Oct(#78)
If you're going to play Simon's Quest today, just use a guide.
Renaissance2K
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8-Oct(#79)
Lots of love for this unreleased Legend of Zelda NES box art.

https://twitter.com/martinlindell/status/157878954...

SupremeSarna
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10-Oct(#80)
#BeatIt
I beat Castlevania Bloodlines with Eric. I'll do John Morris later.

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