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Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - how is it going?

by dsheinem Fri May 11, 2012 7:25 am

Snickerd00dle may no longer be an active poster, but for the past two years he has brought an absolutely enjoyable event to the forum: the Summer Challenge. Since he seems to be in abstentia, I will go ahead and get the ball rolling for this year...

Snickerd00dle described it initially as:

what I thought I would do is pick ten games that I own and have never beat, that are regarded as classics by most people and are also games that I really wish I had played through, games everyone talks about that I never ended up finishing, and beat all ten of them by the end of the summer.


So that's the basic gist. Your own subjective definition of "Summer" (May-August, June-September, etc.) is fine...just mark an end date and shoot for it!

So what game are you ashamed to admit you've never beat? What titles have been sitting on your shelf for a long time that you know you should play? Put them on your list of 10! The goal is to give all of your picks - each of which should be regarded as at least a minor classic - the 'ol college try. You may find that you do indeed hate that "classic" with a passion, but at least now you'll have experience to back up that claim! The challenge gets even more enjoyable when multiple people play the same game, so consider adding to/modifying your list before you actually get started.

Here's my own tentative list, which may change as I see people add things to their own. I plan to get started in about a week.

1. Capcom vs SNK 2 EO
2. Super Metroid
3. Diablo II (played about 1/4)
4. Steel Battalion
5. Star Fox (played about 3/4)
6. Time Crisis (played about 2/3)
7. Sly Cooper (played about 1/4)
8. Panzer Dragoon Orta
9. Final Fantasy IV
10. Road and Track Presents: The Need for Speed (can't be "beaten" but I put enough time into to call it "done")

The games I have knocked off in previous summer challenges:

Zone of the Enders 2
Ico
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Panzer Dragoon II
Bonk’s Adventure
Oddworld
Chrono Trigger
No One Lives Forever
Guardian Heroes
Adventure (2600)
MUSHA
Zillion
Gunhed
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by Protronrob Fri May 11, 2012 8:37 am

This an awesome idea. I do this pretty much every summer but I've never made a list or even kept track of which ones I've already beaten somewhere.

1.Dragon Quest 8(PS2)not a classic but Its what I have been working on since exams were over.
2.Gun.Smoke(NES)
3.Demon's Crest(SNES)
4.Jet Grind Radio(DC)
5.Wario Land(VB + rechargeable batteries)
6.Age Of Empires(PC)
7.Donkey Kong 94(GB)
8.A Boy and His Blob(NES)I dont think I ever made it past the caverns as a kid.
9.Chrono Trigger(PS1)
10. Starfox(SNES) Kinda surprised at myself for never beating this one seeing as how much I would play Starfox64

EDIT *Changed list
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by BoneSnapDeez Fri May 11, 2012 9:18 am

Great idea!!! Here's some classics I need to complete.

My top ten:
1. Adventure (Atari 2600)
2. Diablo II (PC)
3. Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
4. Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)
5. Golden Sun (GBA)
6. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
7. Faxanadu (NES)
8. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
9. Altered Beast (Genesis)
10. Parasite Eve (PS)
11. Xenogears (PS)

EDIT: Added an 11th game. A bit too ambitious? Perhaps, but I need to finish Xenogears.

I dunno if this is doable. I am actually working this summer (usually I don't) and I have classes. Plus, Ninja Gaiden will surely own my ass as it always does. But I shall try my best!
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by MrHealthy Fri May 11, 2012 12:25 pm

Didn't participate in the last two, opting to focus on just generally beating games those years. Since I am not focusing on that this year I figure I may as well do this instead.

My list in no particular order:

1. Sly Cooper (PS3 port)
2. Altered Beast (Master System)
3. Real Myst (PC)
4. Star Fox 64 (N64)
5. Sonic CD (Gamecube port)
6. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (PC)
7. Another World (PC)
8. The Legend of Zelda (NES)
9. Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC)
10. Serious Sam: The First Encounter (PC)

As for a goal, Im going to say by the end of August.

@Protronrob: The PS1 port of Chrono Trigger has horrendous load times. I would recommend emulating the SNES version. Or if its an option, the DS version.
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by sevin0seven Fri May 11, 2012 12:51 pm

here are mines. i know i don't have time for RPG's these days but i really want to play some again.

1. Final Fantasy V (SFC)
2. Fina Fantasy VII (PS1) - just found a complete copy in a goodwill store. @noise :wink:
3. Skies of Arcadia (GCN) - recently got a copy
4. Mega Turrican (Genesis)
5. Hudson Selection: Vol 4 Adventure Island (GCN)
6. Rocket Knight Adventure (Genesis) - never finished the game when i rented it back then, i think it's time.
7. Mike Tyson Punch Out (NES) - time for Tyson to taste my dragon punch.

i guess i'll stick to 7. :)
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by Hazerd Fri May 11, 2012 1:02 pm

1. Phantom Dust (Xbox) Playing now
2. Donkey Kong 64 (N64) Freed Tiny Kong
3. Pokemon Yellow (GB) Just got to S.S. Anne
4. Uncharted 3 (PS3) Not started yet
5. TBA
6. TBA
7. TBA
8. TBA
9. TBA
10. TBA
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by dsheinem Fri May 11, 2012 1:09 pm

sevin0seven wrote:4. Mega Turrican (Genesis)
7. Goldeneye Rouge Agent (GCN) - never played the one player mode.


you consider these classics/minor classics? I can maybe see #4, but #7?
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by sevin0seven Fri May 11, 2012 1:18 pm

dsheinem wrote:
sevin0seven wrote:4. Mega Turrican (Genesis)
7. Goldeneye Rouge Agent (GCN) - never played the one player mode.


you consider these classics/minor classics? I can maybe see #4, but #7?


yeah i know. i did consider playing the other 007 on the N64, but i went with the 2004 released of Goldyeneye Rouge Agent instead just because i love the multiplayer. maybe i should turn #7 to Mike Tyson Punch Out? :lol:

edit: #7 changed. :wink:
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by dsheinem Fri May 11, 2012 1:20 pm

sevin0seven wrote:
dsheinem wrote:
sevin0seven wrote:4. Mega Turrican (Genesis)
7. Goldeneye Rouge Agent (GCN) - never played the one player mode.


you consider these classics/minor classics? I can maybe see #4, but #7?


yeah i know. i did consider playing the other 007 on the N64, but i went with the 2004 released of Goldyeneye Rouge Agent instead just because i love the multiplayer. maybe i should turn #7 to Mike Tyson Punch Out? :lol:

edit: #7 changed. :wink:


good man!
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Re: Snickerd00dle's Summer Challenge 2012 - make your lists!

by Hazerd Fri May 11, 2012 1:37 pm

ROGUE ROGUE ROGUE ROGUE ROGUE!!!!

takes me back to Diablo 1 days, people would always say ROUGE, or even now in WoW days people still miss-spell it ROUGE!!

Im not the Grammar police, and i dont spell everything perfectly, but im just griping about this one word that has been miss-spelled SO MANY TIMES!!

R O G U E!!!

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