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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:27 am

January - June: 50 games (click for titles and stats)
Angry Birds -iPhone
Deathsmiles - 360
Bonk's Adventure - PCE
Halo: ODST - 360
Need For Speed: Undercover -iPhone
Dante's Inferno -PS3
BlazBlu: Calamaity Trigger -PS3
Space Invaders: Infinity Gene -iPhone
Ridge Racer - PS1
Tiki Totems - iPhone
Fallout 3 - PS3
Cyvern - The Dragon Weapons - MAME
DoDonPachi Resurrection - iPhone
Battlefield Bad Company 2 - PS3
Cameltry - PSP/Arcade (Taito Collection)
Psyvariar - PS2
Alien vs. Predator - Arcade (MAME)
Halo: Reach - 360
Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee - XBOX
King of the Monsters - PS2/Arcade (SNK Arcade Classics)
Haunted House - Atari 2600
Soul Calibur IV -PS3
Mutant League Football - Genesis
Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ - DS
Peggle - iPhone
Resistance Retribution - PSP
God of War: Ghost of Sparta -PSP
Quiz & Dragons: Capcom Quiz Game -PSP/Arcade (Capcom Classics Remixed)
Portal - PC
Uniracers - SNES
Half Life 2: Episode 1 - PC
Assassin's Creed - 360
Rage HD - iPhone
Sonic CD - Sega CD
Dark Nebula: Episode 1 - iPhone
Tempest 2000 (Traditional Tempest mode) - - Atari Jaguar
Ikaruga - Gamecube
Tetris (Rev A and Rev B) - Game Boy
Halo 2600 - Atari 2600
Super Mario Bros. - NES
Aliens vs Predator - PS3
X-Men Arcade - PS3 (Arcade)
Donkey Kong Jr. - Atari 7800 *new*
Iridion II - GBA *new*


Total: 95

Donkey Kong Jr. was one of those games that, for whatever reason, I was never able to beat as a kid. Now I am pretty sure that part of the problem may have been the horrible 7800 joystick. Using the European 7800 pad that I picked up at PAX East last spring, I kicked that game's ass without dying once (after about dozen tries). I am now interested to see what other 7800 titles become more playable with the pad!

Iridion II was played at the suggestion of noiseredux, and the game is indeed a visual and audio treat, pushing the limits of the GBA. It is also one one the easier shmups I've ever played, at least on the default settings. I ran through it with no continues on the first try! w00t!

Both of these games were short, but I hope to have one posted later today that I've been working on since this summer. Not everything during this final run up to 100 will be short games...

Also, no one commented on my question about the PCE-CD port of Shadow of the Beast. Anyone played it? Recommend it or not?
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:30 am

@dsh: so there's an actual end to DK Jr? Or is it like the original DK?

@dsh: Iridion II FTW!
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:32 am

noiseredux wrote:@dsh: so there's an actual end to DK Jr? Or is it like the original DK?


The game loops, so like other looping games I am counting it as done once I hit the second loop. There are four stages, and at the end of the 4th you free Donkey Kong.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:34 am

dsheinem wrote:
noiseredux wrote:@dsh: so there's an actual end to DK Jr? Or is it like the original DK?


The game loops, so like other looping games I am counting it as done once I hit the second loop. There are four stages, and at the end of the 4th you free Donkey Kong.


so you go through the loop twice and then consider it done? Ok. Just curious how I'd (or anyone else) count such games as beaten.
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:41 am

noiseredux wrote:
dsheinem wrote:
noiseredux wrote:@dsh: so there's an actual end to DK Jr? Or is it like the original DK?


The game loops, so like other looping games I am counting it as done once I hit the second loop. There are four stages, and at the end of the 4th you free Donkey Kong.


so you go through the loop twice and then consider it done? Ok. Just curious how I'd (or anyone else) count such games as beaten.


I went through it once - once it starts to loop, you've beaten it (if you haven't continued along the way). Tempest was the same way, as are plenty of shmups. I agree that the lack of a credit screen makes it hard to "count it" the same way that most non-arcade titles can be counted, but there aren't a lot of 7800 games (that I own) that actually have an ending. This one seemed like the best choice to get in a 7800 title before the year ends. Plus, I've been on a bit of a Mario kick...
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:44 am

Interesting. Ok, just so I understand -- if I beat the first 4 stages of Donkey Kong, then I've beaten the game? (By your personal definition?)
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:54 am

noiseredux wrote:Interesting. Ok, just so I understand -- if I beat the first 4 stages of Donkey Kong, then I've beaten the game? (By your personal definition?)


Yeah, I suppose so. I also pushed myself to do it without losing a life, and reset every time I died once, so you may want to implement that as part of the challenge...
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:56 am

maybe I will... tonight!
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by dsheinem Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:58 am

noiseredux wrote:maybe I will... tonight!


don't you have something else to play first...?
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Re: Games Beaten: 2010

by noiseredux Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:01 am

dsheinem wrote:
noiseredux wrote:maybe I will... tonight!


don't you have something else to play first...?


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