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Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:41 pm
by Sarge
1) Bonk's Adventure (NES)
2) Little Samson
3) Holy Diver
4) Holy Diver (legit!)
5) Mitsume Ga Tooru
6) TMNT II: The Arcade Game (NES)
7) Mighty Final Fight
8] Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
9) Monster In My Pocket
10) Battle of Olympus
11) Gunstar Heroes (repeat)
12) Dragon Age: Inquisition
13) Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser
14) Captain America and the Avengers (NES)
15) StarTropics
16) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (save states)
17) Double Dragon II: The Revenge (NES) (legit)
18) Crisis Force
19) Esper Dream 2
20) Felix the Cat
21) Moon Crystal
22) Panic Restaurant
23) Frankenstein (NES)
24) Crystalis
25) Nekketsu Kakutou Densetsu

26) Killer Instinct (GB)
27) Mashin Hero Wataru Gaiden
28) Sly Spy (Arcade)
29) The Red Star (unreleased XBOX, also on PS2)
30) Adventure Island 4
31) Cocoron
32) Batman: Arkham Knight
33) Xeodrifter (Vita)
34) Doom 2
35) Brandish: The Dark Revenant
36) Magical Pop'n
37) The Ninja Warriors (SNES)
38) Phantasy Star (SMS)
39) Phantasy Star III
40) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
41) Brandish: The Dark Revenant (Dela Mode)

42) Freedom Planet (Milla, 82 lives lost)
43) Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
44) Lara Croft Go
45) Oniken
46) Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
47) Batman: The Video Game (GB)
48) Batman: The Video Game (NES)
49) Super Spy Hunter

50) Mega Man 2
51) Mega Man 4
52) Mission: Impossible (NES)
53) Mega Man 6
54) Super Mario Bros. 3
55) Sword Master
56) DuckTales 2
57) Rush'n Attack (NES)
58) Mega Man 3
59) Mega Man 5
60) Mega Man
61) S.C.A.T. - Special Cybernetic Attack Team
62) TaleSpin (NES)
63) Double Dragon III (NES)
64) Donkey Kong (NES)
65) Astyanax (NES)

66) Master Chu and the Drunkard Hu
67) The New Ghostbusters II (NES, proto)
68) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSP, via Dracula X Chronicles)
69) Revenge of Shinobi
70) Shinobi III
71) Shadow Dancer
72) El Viento
73) Earnest Evans
74) One Must Fall 2097
75) A Nightmare on Elm Street (NES)
76) Hebereke
77) Contra
78) Wario Land: Shake It!
79) Gimmick!
80) Ninja Gaiden (GG)
81) Wai Wai World 2 (NES)
82) Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II
83) Uncharted: Golden Abyss
84) Double Dragon (SMS)

85) Astra Superstars
86) Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
87) Star Wars: Dark Forces 2 - Jedi Knight
88) Star Wars: Dark Forces
90) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
91) Broforce (PS4)
92) Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight
93) The Terminator (SCD)
94) Aban Hawkins and the 1001 Spikes
95) Electronic Super Joy
96) Golden Axe (GEN)
97) Double Dragon (GB)
98) Double Dragon II (GB)
99) Double Dragon III (GB)
100) Super Mario Land (GB)
101) Kirby's Dream Land (GB)


102) Vapor Trail (GEN)
103) King Colossus (GEN)
104) Kirby: Planet Robobot

The good news: It's Kirby! The bad news... wait, is another Kirby bad news? I don't think so!

Seriously, though, if you didn't like Kirby games in the mainline series, and in particular, Return to Dreamland and Triple Deluxe, you won't like this one. On the flip side, if you love mainline Kirby games like I do, this is a great one. My total time to get all cubes and mess around with the 3D mode and about five minutes of Meta Knightmare mode was 9h03m. So about the same as Triple Deluxe. If you're going for a complete sticker set, it will take a bit longer. I ended up missing ten of the rare ones along the way. It's pretty much the same as before with Triple Deluxe and its keychains.

The game looks nice, and the 3D use is once again spectacularly well done. Seriously, you can play without 3D, but there's enough use of background and foreground, and attacks that come from there, that it really helps you parse the screen better with 3D enabled. Soundtrack is the usual stuff.

The mech suit is great. Granted, it controls a lot like Kirby, but it is also significantly more powerful. It's a much cooler way to make you overpowered that doesn't feel quite as "on rails" as prior games. The mech suit even gets used in some puzzles. Sadly, it's not nearly as complex as it used to be to unlock everything. I remember Kirby's Adventure requiring some very deft maneuvering to hang on to a power to unlock the secret area in stages. This time, the power you need is usually just either right there or very close by.

There are also some shooter sequences, and some ramp/racing sequences. They both serve to break up the action well. And while I won't spoil it, the final battle shooting sequence is pretty great!

There are some minor performance quirks, as the framerate tends to drop in certain areas. It's not game-breaking, but it does make me wonder if it runs better on a New 3DS. I also don't remember the performance in Triple Deluxe, so it might not be that different. Pretty sure it's the exact same engine, regardless.

Anyway, definitely got my money's worth, although ten-ish hours of content might be a bit steep for $40 if you're not absolutely desperate for a new Kirby game right now. I should also note that I found myself having more fun when I paced myself, playing a stage or two before bed. Gave me more time to savor it. ;)

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:45 pm
by Xeogred
It's really weird to me how fast Nintendo pumps out Kirby games, but I haven't really cared since the NES and SNES ones.

I'll consider Return to Dreamland and Triple Deluxe sometime and might get some of the Wii/U ones.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:51 pm
by Sarge
Hmm... it's been two years since Triple Deluxe, and for a game based on the same engine, that seems about right. There's only a few in the series that I don't particularly care for. Actually, only one: Kirby's Dream Land 3. And even that one is pretty solid.

Also, be aware the Wii U one is like Canvas Curse on DS, not a traditional Kirby platformer. Of course, a lot of folks prefer the oddball games to the main series.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:59 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
Kirby 64 is phenomenal. One of the best in the series. One of the best 5th gen platformers as well (not that the competition was fierce that gen............).

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:48 pm
by Sarge
Oh, yeah, I loved the combining powers mechanic. A lot of people didn't like it, but I loved it.

It also still seems pretty mind-blowing that we never got a proper Gamecube entry. Just Air Ride. :(

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:41 pm
by Exhuminator
Xeogred wrote:It's really weird to me how fast Nintendo pumps out Kirby games

Nintendo does love some Kirby.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:59 pm
by PartridgeSenpai
Sarge wrote:Oh, yeah, I loved the combining powers mechanic. A lot of people didn't like it, but I loved it.

It also still seems pretty mind-blowing that we never got a proper Gamecube entry. Just Air Ride. :(

*kicking and screaming because we still haven't gotten another game that lets you combine powers*


I sooo wish that Kirby Superstar Ultra-type game that was promo'd for Gamecube had actually gotten made ;A;

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:11 pm
by noiseredux

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:45 am
by prfsnl_gmr
First 25
1. Ultimate NES Remix (3DS)
2. Space Invaders Infinity Gene (iOS)
3. World of Goo (iOS)
4. A Dark Room (iOS)
5. Shovel Knight (WII U)
6. The Room (iOS)
7. Mega Man 10 (PS3)
8. The Room Two (iOS)
9. Braid (PS3)
10. Kung Fu Fight! (WII U)
11. Kung Fu Rabbit (WII U)
12. Escape Goat (360)
13. Canabalt (iOS)
14. Leo's Fortune (iOS)
15. King's Field: The Ancient City (PS2)
16. Grim Fandango Remastered (iOS)
17. Dust: An Elysian Tale (360)
18. Shantae (GBC)
19. 3D Space Harrier (3DS)
20. 3D After Burner II (3DS)
21. 3D Classics: Kid Icarus (3DS)
22. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters (GB)
23. Shantae: Risky's Revenge Director's Cut (WII U)
24. Final Fantasy Adventure (GB)
25. Furdemption (iOS)

26. Virtua Fighter Remix (SATURN)
27. Manos The Hands of Fate (iOS)
28. Virtua Fighter 2 (PS3)
29. Fighting Vipers (PS3)
30. Ikari Warriors (PS3)
31. Virtua Cop (SATURN)
32. Virtua Cop 2 (SATURN)
33. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars Director's Cut (iOS)
34. Virtua Racing (PS2)
35. Daytona USA (DC)
36. Sega Rally Championship (SATURN)
37. RayForce (iOS)
38. Hundreds (iOS)
39. Don't Look Back (iOS)
40. Finding Teddy (iOS)

Don't Look Back is a short action-platformer/game design experiment by Terry Cavanagh that is loosely based on the myth of Orpheus. It is available for free in the App Store, and you can beat it in about 20 minutes. It is fun while it lasts, and anyone looking to explore Terry Cavanagh's work should give it a shot.

Finding Teddy is an excellent adventure game that plays very similarly to Loom. (That is, there are a lot of music-based puzzles...which are quite difficult for tone-deaf people like me. :lol: ) The pixel-art, which reminded me of Fez, is gorgeous; the puzzles present just the right amount of challenge; the game is full of secrets; it is almost completely dialogue-free; it has a simple, melancholy story; and you can beat it only takes 1-2 hours to complete the game. (Basically, it is the complete opposite of Broken Sword.) I enjoyed it so much that I played through it twice, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. (Also, it is only $0.99 in the App Store; so, anyone curious about it should give it a shot.)

Interestingly, its sequel - Finding Teddy 2 a/k/a Chronicles of Teddy: Harmony of Exidis - is a "metroidvania" game that jettisons all of the original's adventure elements. It is supposed to be pretty awesome, and I plan on picking it up and playing through it with my children (who loved Finding Teddy) as soon as I beat Shantae & The Pirate's Curse.

Re: Games Beaten 2016

Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:25 pm
by BoneSnapDeez
Finding Teddy!

Haven't played it yet but I just got it on Steam. Turned it on just to make sure it ran okay and chuckled at the intro where the giant spider emerges to grab the teddy bear.

I'll get to it someday........

Speaking of which (and I'm not trying to tease you about not having Steam) I think you'd really like this game: