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Lunar
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* 11-Aug-2016(#1)
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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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April 2021 Edition
Neo Geo Metal Slug X

Play through Metal Slux X on any platform before May 1 to earn the Metal Slug
Type-R
badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/JrlYysp.gif 75 75{imgt}
You don't have to post a #BeatIt screenshot, but I'll assume you're lying if you don't.


March 2021 Edition
Super Nintendo Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV

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 - before April 1 to earn the Leonardo badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/84g4Ulp.gif 75 75{imgt}
Play through the game on an additional platform before the deadline to earn the
Donatello badge.

{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/APLsn13.gif 75 75{imgt}
You have the option of posting your #BeatIt photos if you want me to nod approvingly
at your accomplishment, Johnson-style.



February 2021 Edition
Super Nintendo Super Turrican

Play through Super Turrican before March 1 to earn the Turrican badge.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/r65ITnG.gif 128 140{imgt}

Screenshots/Photos of your #BeatIt moment please your GOTM overlord, but they are
not required.



January 2021 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System Jackal
Play through Jackal on one platform before February 1 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.
{imgt}https://i.imgur.com/29iQUzM.png 96 96{imgt}


2020 Let's Play Together! Achievement Icons


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2019 Let's Play Together! Achievement Icons

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2018 GotM Wrap Up:

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


2019 GotM Wrap Up:

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


2020 GotM Wrap Up:

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


2019 Icons

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
image - Beat the game
image - Beat RR1 with a buddy OR Beat RR2


January 2019 Edition
Nintendo Entertainment System The Adventures of Lolo image
Bonus: Sega Genesis Sega Saturn Outrun image




2018 Let's Play Together! Achievement Icons


BleedingViolet
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30-Nov(#2)
Scott wrote:
> I nominate The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.

Is this available in the 3DS shop?
I haven't touched my 3DS or 2DS in forever so I have no idea.
BloodPuppetX
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30-Nov(#3)
No, but you can play it on your 3DS since it's backwards compatible. It's in the Wii U shop digitally.
Lunar
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30-Nov(#4)
DefaultGen wrote:
> @Lunar take over GOTM duties!

I thank you for your free service!

Anyone wanna take over this duty of corralling people to vote and determine the GotM?

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Dec(#5)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> No, but you can play it on your 3DS since it's backwards compatible. It's in the
> Wii U shop digitally.

Yeah I might buy a physical cart then.
I still haven't owned a Wii U yet.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Dec(#6)
Lunar wrote:
> DefaultGen wrote:
>> @Lunar take over GOTM duties!
>
> I thank you for your free service!
>
> Anyone wanna take over this duty of corralling people to vote and determine the GotM?

I can take over next month.


BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
2-Dec(#7)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> DefaultGen wrote:
> |>> @Lunar take over GOTM duties!
>>
>> I thank you for your free service!
>>
>> Anyone wanna take over this duty of corralling people to vote and determine the
> GotM?
>
> I can take over next month.
>
>
>

That's great but what are we doing this month? It's not that hard, we already have 3 great nominations anybody wanna add a 4th?
So far we have:

1. Fire Emblem 1 (Famicom, Switch)

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas:
Oogie's Revenge (Xbox, PS2)

3. The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
(Nintendo DS, Wii U)

I can do it this month, we can just vote in posts here on the 5th and 6th
and I'll give people time to nominate 1 game each (up to 7 total) and it'll be on starting next Monday I guess.
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 550 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews
3-Dec(#8)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I nominate Fire Emblem 1! It's releasing on Switch in a few days.

F I R E E M B L E M

*insert i see you are a man of culture as well meme*


happy to see this hoping its going to lead to the other games never before released here to get done as well, but they really all already have great translation patches. If these are taking any resources away from IS to make FE17 id assume they focus on that.


BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
5-Dec(#9)
Lets vote for game of the month!
Y'all know the drill, there's only 3
games this month so rank each
game 1-10. The game with the most points by tomorrow night is the game of the month for December

1. Fire Emblem

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Oogies Revenge

3. The Legend of Zelda Spirit Tracks
Lunar
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5-Dec(#10)
10 on FE

BloodPuppetX
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5-Dec(#11)
10 on FE and 9 on Spirit Tracks...I played the first two maps in FE already. It's definitely a little rough by today's standards, but still playable.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
6-Dec(#12)
Spirit Tracks - 10
Nightmare before Christmas - 9
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
6-Dec(#13)
So Far we have

1. Fire Emblem - 20

2. Nightmare Before Christmas - 9

3. TLOZ Spirit Tracks - 19

Only 3 of us have voted though

I'll give it till midnight here on the West Coast. So about 7 more hours to vote y'all. I'm hoping for a tie so I can play Zelda and everyone else can play FE who can access it. Or Zelda.
BloodPuppetX
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6-Dec(#14)
Give it until noon tomorrow. I think @Scott typically posts on weekdays.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
6-Dec(#15)
Okay, it's not like we're starting on
the 1st anyways. Hopefully more people will vote, but I have been looking at how I might be able to play any of the games. One game will have to be played on the DL.
BloodPuppetX
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6-Dec(#16)
I'm just tagging Scott because he nominated ST. I'm sure he would put 10 on that and zero on the other two. So if nobody else votes, we can make that GotM.
BleedingViolet
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6-Dec(#17)
BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I'm just tagging Scott because he nominated ST. I'm sure he would put 10 on that
> and zero on the other two. So if nobody else votes, we can make that GotM.

I wouldn't mind both games winning.
It's always nice to have a choice but
I will find a way ..... at least for this month. All three games are good I'm sure. I haven't finished any of them.
ErickRPG
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7-Dec(#18)
hwo do we pm to vote? I haven't played spirit tracks yet and own it.

Scott
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7-Dec(#19)
Thanks for pinging me @BloodPuppetX, you were right, I don't typically post much on the weekends grin

Spirit Tracks - 10
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
7-Dec(#20)
ErickRPG wrote:
> hwo do we pm to vote? I haven't played spirit tracks yet and own it.
>
>

We're just posting our votes here.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
7-Dec(#21)
1. Fire Emblem - 20

2. The Nightmare Before
Christmas - 9

3. The Legend Zelda
Spirit Tracks - 29

Zelda Spirit Tracks is the
December game of the Month
ErickRPG
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7-Dec(#22)
yay!

Scott
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9-Dec(#23)
Just beat the second temple in Spirit Tracks. So far, I'm enjoying this one even more than Phantom Hourglass. The music is much better, and while the boat had more flexibility in movement, I much prefer land travel over water travel, due to the ocean being so boring to look at.
Tad
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10-Dec(#24)
Just saw this on Mercari, damn is that cool. Wouldn't mind having one.
https://www.mercari.com/us/item/m84563929886/

ErickRPG
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12-Dec(#25)
Just started spirit tracks. I had a sealed copy I traded someone here maybe a year back. (After trading my original of course, DOH!. I think I just got a little too trigger happy with selling games).

dunno001
Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
13-Dec(#26)
Looks like my FE special edition came in, and I have to say it's gorgeous! The artbook (the real reason I wanted it) is nice and meaty, and the other pack-ins really harkened back to the NES days and reminded me of them, down to little detail in the manual. And the mock cart... I expected a standard grey plastic shell, but this is a nice heavy plastic display cart- something I actually would show! Topping off the whole package was the mini NP insert, with the inside reminding me of the issues of the 90s... man, it makes me feel so old and nostalgic...
Kevster
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14-Dec(#27)
Ok so help a kevster out, i want to begin the process to stream playing retro games on twitch, I have an older tv, I assume i need to save up for a retrotink next? 2X Multiformat?
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 15-Dec(#28)
The Multiformat is best for PS2-era games because it supports 480p passthrough. If you're going to focus on stuff that's older than that, you should probably get the Pro.

https://www.retrotink.com/post/introducing-the-ret...

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Dec(#29)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> The Multiformat is best for PS2-era games because it supports 480p passthrough. If
> you're going to focus on stuff that's older than that, you should probably get the
> Pro.
>

About the only game system I own that's not HDMI is the PS2. Like I have FPGa systems for Genesis etc. . . So my worst looking games are PS2. Is retrotink pro + PS2 component a huge improvement?

ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
15-Dec(#31)
JD wrote:

If SNES can do it, there is no excuse to need to wait til PS5 to do it. Just lower the res to 200p!!!

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
16-Dec(#32)
ErickRPG wrote:
> Renaissance2K wrote:
>> The Multiformat is best for PS2-era games because it supports 480p passthrough.
> If
>> you're going to focus on stuff that's older than that, you should probably get
> the
>> Pro.
>>
>
> About the only game system I own that's not HDMI is the PS2. Like I have FPGa systems
> for Genesis etc. . . So my worst looking games are PS2. Is retrotink pro + PS2 component
> a huge improvement?

For capturing/streaming, component is going to be a pretty big improvement over composite, no matter which device you get. On an old style TV, the difference will probably be less dramatic, unless the set is pretty high-end.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 17-Dec(#33)
Does anyone want a Satiator? It's the ODE for the Saturn that uses the MPEG Video Card slot instead of replacing the optical drive.

My queue position is up, but I don't need one anymore since I got the MODE. Send me a PM if you want to purchase it in my place. It's $239.74 + shipping.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Dec(#34)
Am I taking over GOTM next month?

If so, do we want to extend Spirit Tracks through January since we got started late, or should we start nominations in a few days?

BloodPuppetX
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22-Dec(#35)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Am I taking over GOTM next month?
>
> If so, do we want to extend Spirit Tracks through January since we got started late,
> or should we start nominations in a few days?

I say we nominate a new game for next month. Nine days left in the month, which is plenty of time to beat ST for the people who actually plan to do it. I played up to where you go into the Spirit Tower for the first time. I don't know if I'll get back to it by the end of the month or not. I beat it within a week the first time I played it.
Lunar
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22-Dec(#36)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Am I taking over GOTM next month?
>
> If so, do we want to extend Spirit Tracks through January since we got started late,
> or should we start nominations in a few days?
>
>

Yes, please, much appreciated.

I agree with @BloodPuppetX to start a new game.

Sorry I can't be more active in the recent months, but I will try in 2021.

Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
22-Dec(#37)
Lunar wrote:
> Yes, please, much appreciated.

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Scott
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally Has Written 2 Reviews
22-Dec(#38)
Yeah I say new game too. I beat the third temple last night, should have it done before January.
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
22-Dec(#39)
It looks like imma be able to start playing tomorrow so I'm looking forward to that.

This has been such a fudgeed up year y'all, I am hoping for so much better for everyone next year. Not just the people I care about either but for everyone everywhere. Because Karate Kid or not "what goes around comes around.".

Happy Holidays Kids 💜
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
23-Dec(#40)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Am I taking over GOTM next month?
>
> If so, do we want to extend Spirit Tracks through January since we got started late,
> or should we start nominations in a few days?

I'm only on the Second tower. But whatever people decide. I'm going to power through it at work this 4 day weekend. but even doing that I don't think I'll beat it.


RobotVM
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23-Dec(#41)
I need to start this. It is a game I am actually interested in playing.

Antipop
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23-Dec(#42)
RobotVM wrote:
> I need to start this. It is a game I am actually interested in playing.
>
>

Yeah and to actually have something to mark down on my thread! angry
Lunar
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24-Dec(#43)
We need to see some Retro Christmas gift pics.

Gypsy
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24-Dec(#44)
Antipop wrote:
> RobotVM wrote:
>> I need to start this. It is a game I am actually interested in playing.
>>
>>
>
> Yeah and to actually have something to mark down on my thread! angry
>

Did you miss the update? Lol
Gypsy
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* 24-Dec(#45)
Lunar wrote:
> We need to see some Retro Christmas gift pics.
>
>

As usual I did much more giving than receiving. I doubt I'll have any gifts related to vintage gaming anyway.
Antipop
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24-Dec(#46)
Gypsy wrote:
> Antipop wrote:
>> RobotVM wrote:
> |>> I need to start this. It is a game I am actually interested in playing.
> |>>
> |>>
>>
>> Yeah and to actually have something to mark down on my thread! angry
>>
>
> Did you miss the update? Lol

Oh snap! Yes I did!

Wheels617
GameTZ Subscriber 250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
24-Dec(#47)
I'll do you one better. Never thought this would see daylight!

image

image

I know what I'm doing tonight!



Lunar wrote:
> We need to see some Retro Christmas gift pics.
>
>
Gypsy
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24-Dec(#48)
@Wheels617 a buddy of mine can't get over how good it looks and sounds.
Wheels617
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* 24-Dec(#49)
Watched a few videos of people over in Europe who received it early. Looks to be pretty good.
Lunar
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25-Dec(#50)
Merry Christmas RTT

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
25-Dec(#51)
Lunar wrote:
> Merry Christmas RTT
>
>

Merry Christmas Lunar! 😃🎄
Renaissance2K
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* 26-Dec(#52)
Hope everyone that celebrates had a good holiday.

Since there's less than a week left in the month, let's start GOTM nominations for January 2021. The first five games to get nominated will make the cut, and I'll make a post with voting instructions soon after.

Current Nominees
Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest Sega Genesis
Donkey Kong Country 3 Super Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Ghouls 'n Ghosts Commodore 64 Sega Genesis NEC Super Grafx Sega Master System
Jackal Commodore 64 Nintendo Entertainment System

BloodPuppetX
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27-Dec(#53)
I'll nominate DK Country 3 for next month.

Saw this on Amazon and immediately preordered:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

Never played the Turrican games before but they look pretty good.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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* 27-Dec(#54)
I have fond memories of Super Turrican. My grandparents bought it for me when I was recovering in the hospital after tonsil removal surgery in the 3rd grade. I spent a couple days mostly sleeping, eating soup and ice cream, and playing that.

BloodPuppetX wrote:
> I'll nominate DK Country 3 for next month.
>
> Saw this on Amazon and immediately preordered:
>
>
> Never played the Turrican games before but they look pretty good.
ErickRPG
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Dec(#55)
Turrican games were pretty cool. Definitely worth it if you like collecting on switch. I'll have to keep an eye on this INNI company. They've got physical releases of bubble bobble 4 friends and an RPG named cross code? Definitely going to have to keep an eye on future game printings from them!

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
27-Dec(#56)
I'll nominate

CupHead

For Xbox One and Switch!
Renaissance2K
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27-Dec(#57)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> I'll nominate
>
> CupHead
>
> For Xbox One and Switch!

...buuuuuut it's not a retro game.


JD
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27-Dec(#58)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> I'll nominate
>
> CupHead
>
> For Xbox One and Switch!

How dare you leave out PS4?
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
27-Dec(#59)
JD wrote:
> BleedingViolet wrote:
>> I'll nominate
>>
>> CupHead
>>
>> For Xbox One and Switch!
>
> How dare you leave out PS4?

Did they release it on PS4? My bad.
I literally wasn't aware it was available on PS4 now, that's pretty cool actually since it's such a good game! 😃
JD
GameTZ Subscriber 450 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
27-Dec(#60)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> JD wrote:
>> BleedingViolet wrote:
> |>> I'll nominate
> |>>
> |>> CupHead
> |>>
> |>> For Xbox One and Switch!
>>
>> How dare you leave out PS4?
>
> Did they release it on PS4? My bad.
> I literally wasn't aware it was available on PS4 now, that's pretty cool actually
> since it's such a good game! 😃

Just messing with ya its all good
Lunar
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27-Dec(#61)
Let's try this again

I nominate Nintendo Entertainment System Jackal

Kommie
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27-Dec(#62)
Ghouls n Ghosts Sega Genesis

BleedingViolet
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27-Dec(#63)
Fine I nominate this game then.

Beauty and the Beast: Belles Quest
- Genesis
Renaissance2K
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28-Dec(#64)
One nomination left before voting starts.

Renaissance2K
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* 28-Dec(#65)
2021 is nigh, and I want to make sure everyone has enough time to vote, so I'm going to use my Supreme Executive Power to pick a fifth nominee and let the voting begin.

Nominees
Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest Sega Genesis
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble Game Boy Advance Super Nintendo
Ghouls 'n Ghosts Commodore 64 Sega Genesis Sega Master System NEC Super Grafx
Jackal Commodore 64 Nintendo Entertainment System
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Game Boy Advance Super Nintendo

Either publicly in this thread or privately in a PM to me, give each nominee 0-5 points. Omitting a nominee is equivalent to giving it a vote of 0. The game with the highest score by the end of the year will be the January 2021 GOTM.

Lunar
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28-Dec(#66)
Jackal 5
Ghouls n Ghosts 3
Zelda ALttP 3

BloodPuppetX
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28-Dec(#67)
DKC 3 - 5
LttP - 3
BleedingViolet
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* 28-Dec(#68)
Beauty and the Beast - 5
Ghouls and Ghosts - 4
Jackal - 3
DKC3 - 2
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 31-Dec(#69)
One more day to vote on Game of the Month.

The games are all only a single point apart, so if you ever wanted your vote to feel like it counts, this is your moment.

Antipop
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31-Dec(#70)
Jackal - 5
Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 3

Scott
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31-Dec(#71)
Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest - 0
Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble - 3
Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 2
Jackal - 2
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - 5
Lunar
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31-Dec(#72)
Happy New Year RTT! 2020 was kinda crap eh? Just a little bit.

Though it was probably a good year for game playing. For me, it was the opposite actually. Kids staying home meant I have near zero free/alone time. And in the second half of the year, we spent all of our free time looking for a new place to move to. Now that things are wrapping up, we have finally moved(though still settling in), I'm hoping 2021 will be a new start, and for everyone as well.

Gypsy
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31-Dec(#73)
I played a crap ton of good games this year. No kids weeee.
BleedingViolet
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31-Dec(#74)
Yeah well I don't have kids but I have a bunny and she has chewed many of many charging cables in half. So I may need more time to finish
Spirit Tracks BUT IMMA DO IT.
She's already gone through 2 DS charging cables and I'm sure I have more but looking through everything is a total slog.

Also Happy New Year RTT because
It's gotta be better this coming year!

I am looking forward to new systems this year and retro games. I did beat some games most out of order or not gotm but it's been a weird year and I just kinda stopped caring as much I maybe should have.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
* 1-Jan(#75)
Happy New Year, everyone. While this year was a challenge in nearly every aspect, it was a good year personally for retro gaming. I picked up a number of fun new toys, improved my gaming and capture setup, and played through a number of my all-time favorites that I hadn't played in decades. It was fun ride and an effective way to distract myself from the rest of the world as it collapsed into a pile of overcooked couscous.

On that note, here's the final tally for the January 2021 Game of the Month:

1. Jackal - 15 points
2. Ghouls 'n Ghosts - 12 points
3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - 11 points
4. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble - 10 points
5. Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Chainsaw Massacre - 5 points

Being based on an arcade original, Jackal is a fairly short game. Even before you consider the number of the arcade version was ported via emulation, Jackal has been released on a number of platforms, despite being best known for its NES port. Should you decide to explore some of these less-travelled ports, you shall be handsomely rewarded.

Play through Jackal on one platform before February 1 to earn the Jackal Squad badge.
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If you decide to play through a second time on a different platform, you'll also earn the Medium Tank badge.
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For each platform you play through beyond the second (third, fourth, etc.), you'll earn a Heavy Tank badge.
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Screenshots/Photos aren't required for verification, but I think they're fun, so feel free to post them.

Lunar
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1-Jan(#76)
Finally, I will make this the first game I play in 2021

BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Jan(#77)
??Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Chainsaw Massacre??

Really? Nice dig ya lil dog 😂
BleedingViolet
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader
1-Jan(#78)
Lunar wrote:
> Finally, I will make this the first game I play in 2021
>
>

Are you saying you've never played it? Imma see if I even got this already. It's possible, I almost have no idea what I have anymore.

Btw how many times did you nominate this? Ballpark is fine. But I remember this as only the 3rd time maybe? That's not bad really.
Renaissance2K
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader Has Written 4 Reviews
1-Jan(#79)
Lunar wrote:
> Finally, I will make this the first game I play in 2021

Are you willing/able to handle badge duties for everyone's plays, or should we look into changing the thread / making a new thread?


Lunar
GameTZ Subscriber 900 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7)
1-Jan(#80)
BleedingViolet wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Finally, I will make this the first game I play in 2021
>>
>>
>
> Are you saying you've never played it? Imma see if I even got this already. It's
> possible, I almost have no idea what I have anymore.

Come on brah, I'm like in the top 25 GOAT list for Jackal.

> Btw how many times did you nominate this? Ballpark is fine. But I remember this as
> only the 3rd time maybe? That's not bad really.

A few times, less than a handful but def more than 2.


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