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Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap [2011]
Okay ev'rybody. In honor of the new Wonder Boy game, I'm gonna replay III, World, and IV. Zowee!

Updated about 11 hours ago

☆★★★★
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GEN
Wonder Boy in Monster World [2011]
Classic SEGA.

Updated about 11 hours ago

☆★★★★
(C)
VC
Monster World IV [2012]
See? It IS possible to localize Japan-only games! Take note!

Updated about 11 hours ago

☆★★★★
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GBC
Hyper Lode Runner
Stage 1/50 - You juys know how much I enjoy Lode Runner.

Updated about 1 day ago

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Misc
50 Great Game Boy series Games: Game Boy's 30th Anniversary Celebration [2/50 games finished]
Last beaten: Wario Land II - Love this game. Love 3 even more.

Updated about 1 day ago

The Game Boy turns thirty this year, so I'm going to play fifty games from original, Color, and Advance throughout the year. The reason it's not "My favorite 50" is because I may be playing some previously unplayed titles too, but more or less these games are classic.
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NDS
Fire Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow (repro)
Chapter 13 - Glad I'm playing Casual mode, 'cause these wyverns are pissin' me off.

Updated about 2 days ago

☆☆★★★
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Switch
Valkyria Chronicles 4
Chapter 10 - This sho' got complicated.

Updated about 2 days ago

(B)
PS4
Tetris Effect
I'll consider this complete when I reach Level 100.

Updated about 6 days ago

☆★★★★
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PS2
Futurama
That second level was stupidly long. "Mm, that's gooood worm secretion." - Fry.

Updated about 7 days ago

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SNES
Shin Megami Tensei: if... (repro)
If what? I really wanna know.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

Prophallus's Status

(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
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263 (B)
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344 (C)
56.7%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  27 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
Miscellaneous 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NES BEAT 35 (B) 125 (C) 231 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive BEAT 30 (B) 66 (C) 104 Total
Sega CD BEAT 6 (B) 9 (C) 16 Total
Saturn BEAT 3 (B) 12 (C) 22 Total
SNES BEAT 23 (B) 40 (C) 68 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 15 (B) 22 (C) 42 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 22 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 29 (B) 7 (C) 45 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 11 (B) 4 (C) 17 Total
PlayStation BEAT 16 (B) 13 (C) 49 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 26 (B) 6 (C) 39 Total
PlayStation 4 BEAT 6 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
Wii U BEAT 2 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo Switch BEAT 3 (B) 4 (C) 17 Total
Wii BEAT 11 (B) 5 (C) 16 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 6 (B) 15 (C) 23 Total
WiiWare BEAT 8 (B) 3 (C) 11 Total
GameCube BEAT 11 (B) 2 (C) 14 Total
Nintendo 64 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
All Games 773 Total
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about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
They're really not too bad. What makes them enjoyable is how quickly you can just sit down and pick them up. The presentation is simple, the systems are intuitive, and the plots+characters usually end up being quite good. They're also quite fun to break once you reach a point where you can power level.

Of course not all of the ports are available on all consoles, but my Top 3 that are available on PSN are:
Asdivine Hearts
Fernz Gate
Revenant Saga (its indirect sequel, Revenant Dogma, was meh)
about 2 days ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
So I saw a Youtube video a minute ago that didn't get all the Star Coins, yet still beat World 7 and went on to Wold 8, beating Bowser and getting credits, so I guess the Star Coins are not mandatory. I was worried it'd be some Super Princess Peach bullshit where you need to collect everything in order to even get to the final boss. World 0 just seems like postgame, in a sense.

I don't think I collected any keys. Are those in those pipes that I see after various secret exits?
about 3 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
So question. Can I beat Mario 3 Mix after World 7, or do I absolutely NEED the stupid star coins?
about 4 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I've heard a TON of praise for Lufia II so I'm looking forward to diving into it. Especially seeing Natsume had a hand in it and Natsume's quirky style is something I love. I've played a lot of Harvest Moon and two years back, I played Adventures To Go, which was so charming.

Actually, I read on Twitter from Natsume's official account that Square Enix owns the licence to Lufia now. [Link] Though any hope of a new Lufia game is pretty slim.

Also, I never expected to get a reaction quite like that. Thanks!
about 4 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Right? The crazy thing is that I vividly remember picking up the original DS version on launch day. That feels like just yesterday!

I really need to look at some comparison images between the two. It looks basically the same as I remember it.
about 5 days ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
No exaggeration: Monster Boy in the Cursed Kingdom is excellent. I'm tempted to list it as my favourite game of 2018, but I think Celeste just slightly beats it out.

It has the theme and fun of the classic Monster World/Wonder Boy games, but with arguably better level design and less frustrating combat. Despite having functionally the same transformations as Dragon's Trap, it doesn't really feel derivative.

I'm tempted to say I like it more than Super Adventure Island II (my other favourite action RPG).

I think you'll like it a lot.
about 7 days ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I'm planning to get around to Monster Boy at some point this year. I'm pretty excited for it. Maybe I'll play it when I'm done with VC4.

Is there any series with more confusing names than Wonder Boy? They seemed to decide they wanted to drop the Wonder Boy from the series name with Monster World IV, and then they sort of half-bring it back by calling the new one "Monster Boy"! Not to mention, you have two different games called "Wonder Boy III" for some reason.

I don't feel like Sega ever really went away, really. I think they've always been relevant since they cut the Dreamcast. They certainly never stooped down to the level of, say, what Konami is now.

I would be really psyched to see Camelot and Sega gave us a new traditional Shining Force game, assuming they would give it the love it deserves.
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
You and me both!
about 1 week ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
People have wanted Lunar 3 forever (let's not mention the spin-offs). The director of the Lunar series is still alive (unlike his younger brother, who made Grandia) and is in fact one of the founders of Game Arts... Maybe he's out of story ideas, or just doesn't like being involved in video game development. I can only speculate, but I still feel like he'd be the best person to direct a new Game Arts RPG. XSeed would probably be willing to translate it, too, or at least what's left of them.

Lunar 2 really needs to be made available to more people, but from what I understand it's stuck in licensing Hell, with many different companies involved.

Grandia II HD Remaster was barely a remaster at all. It can be hard to tell the difference between that and the Dreamcast version, apart from the fact that HD Remaster actually introduced some new glitches (such as skill book effects remaining after you unequipped them, so you could stack 6 Zapfire Chants in one slot and break the entire game with Zap!). There's only been one account of how the Switch version looked when it was shown, and it was bad. GameXplain said that the Grandia name was being "dragged through the mud". Grandia 1 "Remastered" hasn't been shown at all. I'll keep my expectations low.

Other once-beloved developers are also in dire straits. Treasure don't seem to have done anything but keep porting Ikaruga for the past decade, and Cave haven't made a new game in 4 and a half years.
about 2 weeks ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Nah, if I was a class in Fire Emblem, I'd want to be a Mage or some other magic using type.

I'd like to but I'll want to import my own copy before emulating it. I hear it's good and has a fully functional English patch, which is great. But unless it's for extreme reasons (like Rent a Hero for Games for Cherry), I won't emulate unless I own a physical copy of it.
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I have a cart of Sonic 3 Complete, I mainly play it on my Nomad. I already have all Super Emeralds as Sonic, Tails, Sonic + Tails (I think), and Knuckles on my RetroPie's Sonic 3 Complete though, so I just use that to stream and casually play. I can technically stream my Nomad, but I'd have to move some wires around. I also have Sonic 2 Delta on my RetroPie, which has all of the Sonic 1 and 2 levels, including the cut Sonic 2 levels, at least the famous ones (Rock is only in Sonic 2 Lost Worlds, and then there are a few others that we're in the dark about), and has SRAM saves, and Sonic & Knuckles...which I have all the emeralds as both. For Knuckles, it has Tails' ending title card on the save slot, probably cause it's based off Sonic 3 save system? I'm not sure why they didn't just copy Knuckles' from 3&K.

I never was a huge fan of CT, even after I beat it, I didn't think it was anything too special. Earthbound definitely is a charming game, but there are parts about it I don't like, like the photo guy randomly showing up and stopping gameplay, the 3 minute thing for Belch's base, and your dad calling you to try to get you to take a break. Lufia II definitely ranks in my top 10 SNES games, easily, maybe even being #1. That reminds me, I have Super Mario RPG on my Wii U that I never beat, I'll probably do that soon, Super Mario RPG is one of my favorite games.

I may get Wipeout for the VR support, but Everybody's Golf? I assume it has more to offer than just being a golf game, right? I heard people clamor about it back when it came out, but I never quite understood why.

It's a bit disappointing that it won't be a true Transformed sequel, but I too have rather high hopes for it just because of Sumo doing a good job with the first two games. I'll definitely pick it up, if nothing else, probably to local co op...but I guess if it's getting online, I might want to pick it up on PS4, since I'm not really jumping at the idea of getting Switch Online. All the lag and disconnections despite being a paid service is just inexcusable, and that's after seeing a stream of online SSBU, it lagged so bad, I've never seen anything lag that badly from this generation, or at all minus Brawl. I got a ton of disconnects on Mario Kart Wii/8/DS too, and that just did not help my feelings towards Nintendo's online. That and the fact that Nintendo is just in the stone age with online play.

3mix is great, but what's the point of Star Coins? I don't have an NES.
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
How is Smash Ultimate holding up for you?
about 2 weeks ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I honestly tend to not use guides for the most part, unless it's something I've played through multiple times haha. Probably comes from growing up gaming when guides really weren't a 'thing', so to speak. We shall see how well I do, won't we!
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Haha! Please feel free.
So far, it seems a lot more straight-forward and easier than PSII.

I likely was, I don't seem to recall though. Then again, a lot's happened in the last while.
about 2 weeks ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Does anybody know if that there Commodore 64 Mini is worth it? Tell me honestly.
about 3 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
SHHH she's just snoozing!
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I think that's the one thing I really want to do is to get my hands on Shining Force. I never had the chance to play the games as a kid.

I know the feeling of all those s. I had a goal this year for mostly getting new games and finishing them this year while they're on my plate. I'm happy to say that it worked out great, and I fulfilled my goal. However, that giant long list of my Now Playing is getting bigger by the day it seems, and I need to slowly hack it off. For 2019 I'm going to work at chopping that list down, from the bottom.

Cheers, and have a Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing what you play next!
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Pretty much S3&K, yeah, but with some extra cool stuff. The standouts for me are the options to toggle the music (so Sonic 2 Super theme and Jackson credits theme from Sonic 3 standalone), ability to super cancel without having to enter a bonus stage, Flying Battery between Carnival Night and Ice Cap, and sprites closer to Sonic 2, meaning a new Sonic sprite and normal sprites for the monitors instead of being like what they look like in 3.

[Link]

I always thought Chrono Trigger was a bit overrated and never liked it as much as most people, so I definitely agree that both games are better than it, at least personally.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Since everybody's talkin' 'bout their year-in-review of gaming, I figure I should hop on the bandwagon.

Looking at my Memory Card, it doesn't seem like I've finished too many games. I can thank working (at retail no less) for getting in the way of the motivation from playing anything you haven't already finished. So I did the next best thing... I did replays. This year, I saw myself playing games that I haven't touched in age, like Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Twisted Metal 2 in a summer campaign I did that involved playing the greatest hits from the three major consoles of the mid-to-late '90s. The past several months, which seems like one huge blur, I replayed over forty NES titles as well as nearly all the Shining Force games except the III trilogy, which I didn't do as the result of being burned out and the fact that it would just take forever.

I did, however, did a Master Run at the beginning of the year that involved doing a solo main character playthrough of Phantasy Star II. After doing my PS 30th Anniversary celebration in December last year, I felt like I could do it, and I was successful. It's not something I don't believe I could pull off again, because it took a great deal of patience leveling up high enough.

Speaking of patience, I also finished Championship Lode Runner, a game which had been listed as "Unforgiving" on GameFAQs. Forget I Wanna Be the Guy, Dark Souls, and SMB: Lost Levels, this game truly is for champions. The occasional esoteric solution really makes it difficult to figure out on your own.

Honestly, there were times when I tried to get started on certain unfinished games, like Dark Cloud 2, only to lose motivation. In Fall, I quietly d all my games not as a way of copping out, but as a way to make my gaming feel less overwhelming. That did mean, however, that I was free to do the replays I did in the last quarter of the year. If I happen to finish them, then great, but otherwise I should just play what I feel like, and that's really all that should matter.

And that's that for 2018. Now that my hunger for replays has been satisfied, I'm really hoping I can finally finish the RPGs that have been clogging my BL for ages. And several shoot em ups too!
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm anxious to give it a try! I really enjoyed Hat in Time so hopefully this game will measure up!

Plus it was 75% off. :P
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