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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:56 pm

Deathsmiles <3
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:19 pm

noiseredux wrote:Deathsmiles <3


:lol:

Agreed. I just played through it, and I am already itching to play it again.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:20 pm

I've obviously talked about it wayyyy too much on this forum already. So just to reiterate the two main points: it's my favorite shmup of all time, and the 1CC was one of my proudest gaming moments ever.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by prfsnl_gmr Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:45 pm

noiseredux wrote:I've obviously talked about it wayyyy too much on this forum already. So just to reiterate the two main points: it's my favorite shmup of all time, and the 1CC was one of my proudest gaming moments ever.


I am confused about the different modes. On which "mode" did you get your 1CC?
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by noiseredux Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:13 pm

Arcade.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by BoneSnapDeez Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:21 pm

I have 1cc'ed arcade and xbox 360 mode.

I always play as Windia.

Deathsmiles rulez.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by Key-Glyph Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:45 pm

MrPopo wrote:The first death was midway through the ninja stage, since that stage has some of the hardest enemies to not take damage on (damn you tigers).
There's a way to nail the tigers, but I don't know if I can explain it properly. After they land from their initial jumping entrance you have to be walking towards them as they rush you and strike right as they take off into a leap. This will knock them backwards through the air. Keep pushing forward and strike again right as they jump. If you keep repeating this -- and it falls into a regular rhythm, you'll get to the point where you just "know" when you're supposed to hit the button -- you'll slowly progress all the way to one side of the screen. The tiger will disappear for a few beats, then do its jumping entrance again. Avoid that, let it run across, then get ready to repeat the walk-strike pattern as it comes at you from the other direction. When I figured this out and could get through the tigers with no damage I felt like I owned the world.

And yes, KRANG. It's always freaking Krang.

God I love that game.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by MrPopo Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:48 pm

Yeah, I started to get into that rhythm a bit, but still many false starts.
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by alienjesus Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:27 am

First 50:
1. Star Fox 2 SNES
2. Sonic Advance 2 GBA
3. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Wii U
4. Advance Wars: Dark Conflict DS
5. Joy Mech Fight Famicom
6. Grandia PS1
7. Money Idol Exchanger Game Boy
8. The Battle of Olympus NES
9. Lost Kingdoms 2 GC
10. Fire Emblem Shadow Dragon DS
11. Code of Princess 3DS DL
12. Discworld Saturn
13. Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru [For the Frog the Bell Tolls] Game Boy
14. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 3DS DL
15. 3D Streets of Rage 3DS DL
16. Pokémon Shuffle 3DS DL
17. 3D Altered Beast 3DS DL
18. 3D Super Hang-On 3DS DL
19. 3D Space Harrier 3DS DL
20. 3D Galaxy Force II 3DS DL
21. 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 3DS DL
22. Sonic 3 & Knuckles Mega Drive
23. Bayonetta Wii U
24. Fighting Vipers Saturn
25. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan 3DS
26. Super Castlevania IV SNES
27. Shovel Knight Wii U eShop
28. Discworld II: Missing, Presumed...!? PC
29. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Saturn
30. Chameleon Twist N64
31. Live a Live SFC
32. Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland DS
33. Splatoon Wii U
34. Mega Man X Wii U VC
35. Game & Watch Gallery Advance GBA
36. Metroid: Zero Mission GBA
37. Saturn Bomberman Saturn
38. Touch My Katamari PSN
39. Banjo-Tooie N64
40. Transbot SMS
41. Talmit's Adventure Mega Drive
42. Alien 3 SMS
43. Shinobi 3DS VC
44. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Vita
45. Super Street Fighter II X: Grand Master Challenge 3DO
46. The Curse of Monkey Island PC
47. Final Fantasy VIII PS1
48. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 PSN
49. The Land of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Game Gear
50. The Legend of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse Game Gear

51. Deep Duck Trouble starring Donald Duck Game Gear
52. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX 3DS*
53. Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush Wii U
54. Retro Game Challenge DS
55. Pop Island Paperfield DSiWare
56. Stranded Kids GBC
57. Bomberman 64 N64
58. Inazuma Eleven DS
59. Bust-a-Move 4 DC
60. Sega Bass Fishing DC
61. Mario Party 8 Wii
62. Sonic Chaos Game Gear *NEW*
63. Sonic the Hedgehog SMS *NEW*

2 more for the list - both 8 bit Sonic titles.

Sonic Chaos
Sonic Chaos was my weekend beat for last weekend as I was away, and needed something very quick and easy.

Sonic Chaos the third 8 bit Sonic title after Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic 2 and as far as I know is the last Sonic platformer release on the Master System (although there were plenty more on the Game Gear)

The game is quite different to the earlier 8 bit sonic titles - it uses new sprites, which are much larger than the old ones, but also much uglier. They're still a step above the awful prerendering in the Sonic Blast titles for Game Gear though. The game tries to impress technically with some kinda neat tricks for an 8 bit system, including previously missing loop-de-loops and a few areas where you run on a slanted wall so you lean towards the camera. I'd love to say these were impressive, but honestly it was kinda forgettable.

As were the level designs. The stages are short and sparse. To enter a bonus stage, you must collect 100 rings, and this is the only Sonic games I know where doing so is quite challenging - you can run through the level collecting every ring you see on the way to the exit, take 0 hits and still be 60 rings short. This means the game encourages exploration. I preferred the more linear paths of Sonic 1 and 2 8-bit.

The game is quite fast, but you'll play it quite slow due to the Game Gear camera. It encourages you to speed up with a goal post that measures your speed (in ridiculous numbers like 638kph) but really, the exploration based gameplay and the need to not lose any rings makes this a very slow paced Sonic game. It is however, still very short and can be beaten in about 30 minutes or so if you're not bothered by bonus stages, or an hour or so if you are.

You can play as Sonic or Tails. I'm sure there are differences, but I just played as Sonic.

Sonic Chaos is a thoroughly 'OK' kind of game. It's short, easy, forgettable and not especially inspired, but it's enjoyable enough. Definitely don't rush out to buy it, but if you find it for a quid or two it's probably worth a quick play.


Sonic the Hedgehog
I normally don't list a game on here if I've beaten it before, but I'm making an exception here because I finally got all the Chaos Emeralds and completed this one fully (a task that was long overdue).

Unlike Sonic Chaos, Sonic the Hedgehog for Master System is a thoroughly excellent game. It's one of the best games on the system for sure, and in my opinion, it's also one of the best Sonic titles out there. I only like Sonic 2 for Mega Drive more.

The game plays a little differently to the Mega Drive games - it's still fast and a lot of mechanics are the same, but the level designs feel more platforming centric. It also mixes things up in a few stages much more too, such as the auto-scrolling in bridge zone and the vertical stage in Jungle Zone. In addition, chaos emeralds are hidden in the stages themselves, and some of them are quite tricky to find - the Scrap Brain one in particular seemed really unfair as it was own a pit that gave every indication it would kill you. Some require some careful thought too, like the Labyrinth zone emerald that is inside some spikes, requiring invicibility to grab it

The game is very pretty for a Master System title, with bright colours, clean graphics, fast scrolling and fluid animation. The game's soundtrack is equally impressive with bouncy melodies and fast tempo. Of course, it should be amazing as it was composed by Yuzo Koshiro and the man knows what he's doing.

The game is very easy overall, but very fun. Some people struggle with the bosses as you get no rings to fight them, but their patterns are all very easy really, although the final boss can be tricky at first. Finishing the game with all emeralds changes the ending in a very minor way.

Despite being an earlier title than Sonic Chaos, having only one character and being less technically ambitious (although still notably impressive for the system), Sonic 1 for SMS is a much, much better game. I recommend this one wholeheartedly. If you're in the US though, just import the PAL version for a quid or two. There's no need to pay a couple hundred dollars for a bar code!
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Re: Games Beaten 2015

by ExedExes Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:53 am

I also managed a 1cc on Deathsmiles at last year's community tournament. The first and only Cave shmup I'll ever get it on.
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