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Lilithday Genesis Gauntlet
(0/6 finished) [playing Shadowrun] ... nope, still not getting it.

Updated about 1 hour ago

For Lilithday, I'm going to finish my last six unfinished Genesis games.
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NES
Championship Lode Runner JPN
23/50 - Slowly but surely...

Updated about 4 hours ago

☆☆★★★
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Misc
Lilithday
Lightening Force, Shadowrun, Sparkster: Rocket Knight Adventures 2, Rock N Roll Racing, Toejam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron, WarSong

Updated about 5 days ago

(U)
PS4
Yakuza 0
Chapter 10 - Man, this game is long.

Updated about 6 days ago

☆★★★★
(U)
GBC
Mario's Picross
117/192 - They encourage no guess work, but sometimes it really can't be helped.

Updated about 6 days ago

☆★★★★
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Switch
Super Mario Odyssey
I'll betcha three spaghettis to one lasagna that nobody complained about Peach in a swimsuit.

Updated about 2 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.
47 (U)
7.5%
276 (B)
43.8%
307 (C)
48.7%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  13 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
Miscellaneous 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
NES 16 (U) 49 (B) 107 (C) 224 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 6 (U) 32 (B) 57 (C) 101 Total
Sega CD 1 (U) 6 (B) 9 (C) 16 Total
Saturn 6 (U) 2 (B) 11 (C) 21 Total
SNES BEAT 24 (B) 40 (C) 68 Total
Game Boy/Color 1 (U) 15 (B) 21 (C) 39 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 22 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 28 (B) 7 (C) 43 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 11 (B) 3 (C) 15 Total
PlayStation 10 (U) 16 (B) 12 (C) 43 Total
PlayStation 2 1 (U) 27 (B) 5 (C) 36 Total
PlayStation 4 5 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
Wii U BEAT 2 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Nintendo Switch 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Wii BEAT 11 (B) 5 (C) 16 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 7 (B) 14 (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) 8 Total
All Games 730 Total
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about 23 hours ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
The only game out of those I have played is Toejam and Earl 2, but that's a fine idea.

Actually really anxious for the new Toejam and Earl to come out, and I also might co op 3 on Xbox with my cousin. For as much shit it gets, it doesn't really look bad.
about 6 days ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm not sure if I've played Silpheed or not. I have played a bunch of popular Sega CD games, but not a full set. If I did play it, it was over 10 years ago. I never considered the Sega/Mega CD to have enough good games to warrant picking one up, so I wouldn't buy Silpheed anyway.
about 1 week ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Oh, right. I didn't realise that they were all Game & Watch games. The mention of Popeye made me think about the arcade version.

For me, the novelty of Moonwalker wore off very quickly. I can't stand having to keep stopping to check every single door/window/whatever. It also strikes me as odd that Michael Jackson was OK with Sega using his likeness and music in a Mega Drive game when he later insisted on never being credited for the Sonic 3 (& Knuckles?) soundtrack because he was so disappointed in how it sounded through the machine's sound chip. [Link]

Sonic 2 is by far my favourite MD/Genesis game, and I still consider it to be the best Sonic game to date. At the time, I couldn't decide whether or not I preferred it over SMB3, my favourite Mario game. Sonic 1 is excellent, too. Super Fantasy Zone is one of the few Mega Drive games that took full advantage of the sound chip and had an awesome soundtrack, and is also tough enough to keep you coming back and improving without it feeling impossible to beat. I thought Super Hang On was pretty cool back in the day, particularly the career mode. Certainly better than the Genesis version of Outrun.

Hmm, what else... I have a bit of a soft spot for Desert Strike. I like how unique it is, the relative simplicity of it compared to its sequels, the uncensored cutscenes, and (of course) THAT title screen music. Magical Taruruuto-Kun has really great presentation, but is unfortunately short and the difficulty is all over the place.

I need to give Phantasy Star IV more of a fair try, and I haven't played enough of LandStalker or Wonder Boy in Monster World to know how I feel about them yet (although I have played plenty of Sonic Spinball and kind of hate it).

I do have a tendency to be very strict with my reviews, and I use the full scale, with 5 for average, as opposed to 7 or 8. I still consider a 6 to be good. Anything that I score below 5 is probably going to end up being sold at some point. Having said that, the stuff I write here tends to focus on the negative aspects of a game, because there's just not enough space available to go into detail about the positives as well (and if I only wrote about the positives, I may as well just advise people to buy everything under the sun). Blasphemous? The real blasphemy is only giving MGS2 two stars out of five.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I actually don't particularly like any of the games that you just listed, and I've already played the Sega CD version of Popful Mail. :P

Aren't the Mickey & Donald games by Capcom? I didn't think Nintendo had anything to do with their development, but I could be wrong about that.
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
You can get Rez Infinite PS4 from here: [Link]
$40, not too bad.
I can't even begin to tell you how VR makes the whole experience so much more immersive.... but it's still an amazing normal version of Rez as well without VR.
about 1 week ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Scoring is really simple, too, which is something I really like about Eschatos. Kill everything to boost the multiplier, if something escapes then the multiplier (and thus the score value of each enemy) drops. That's literally all there is to it.

The shield gauge in the bottom-left corner of the screen actually depletes while you have it activated, so you can't just keep it up all the time (which is probably obvious). I'm not sure offhand if you have to wait for it to fully recharge if it hits 0%, but either way, there are times when it's required to be active for a few seconds to get past a curtain of fire. GBA? Hm, maybe. I always thought it sounded more like the Mega Drive. There's some terrific Arrange BGM DLC, which I have for the 360 version. There are some really good remixes of the soundtrack on Youtube too, including ones made with other consoles' sound chips.

Yeah, area 25 out of 26, 26 being just the last boss. This morning I actually got the last boss down to half health before losing the credit. XD I had a better score than I got in that Twitch replay, too. I wasn't frustrated, devastated or anything like that. Just pleasantly surprised with how well I was able to do, since I haven't played any shmups for a while. I also had a terrible run this morning just before the good one, so my expectations were low. Just playing for fun, really.

I've played every NES game, so yeah, I've played Star Force. I can't remember it, though, and it didn't make my wishlist, so I must not have thought much of it at the time. Starship Hector doesn't seem to have a continue code. The arcade version of Gradius III (one of the hardest games ever IMO) is another game that has to be completed on 1 credit.

I wonder if Mushihimesama Futari Black Label's slowdown is properly emulated on MAME yet. Probably not. It's kind of a shame, because that's the one Cave shmup that I was actually able to 1CC quite consistently, back when I played it a lot.
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
With as much as people go on and on about the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Probably not weird. It probably stands for FamiCom Emulator Ultra; I know the U is Ultra. It's what Nesticle used to be, back when it was still good... or maybe it isn't; I still use ZSNES, and I had an actual translator tell me that it's been horribly outdated for at least a decade now, so perhaps I'm not as up-to-date on this sort of thing as I'd thought. I will say, though, that FCEU has a crap interface; F6 brings up this USELESS hex editor that completely cripples your game until you click it off, and creates an ancillary file that you have to go in and delete later. Not only is it directly in between Save and Load State, so it's super easy to press, it's also THE SAME KEY as the disk flipping for FDS games, so you press F6 and hope against all hope that it decides to flip the disk, rather than bring up that worthless hex editor. Spoiler alert: it usually doesn't.

Anyway, Nesticle does still have its uses, just not really for playing games. It's pretty raw, but that also means that you can fix common scrolling issues (like Crystalis has) or incorrect mappers pretty easily. It also has a built in editor that allows you to make your own custom NES palette, or edit tilesets while playing the game, so it can be useful if you're making a hack. It's probably a huge pain in the ass to get it to run on modern hardware, though.
about 1 week ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hey, want to see the SHMUP CHAMP fail at Eschatos?
I just had my best ever run of Normal mode (area 25/26) and uploaded the replay to Twitch: [Link]
The sound is a bit messed up for the first couple of minutes, because I had already started streaming before I'd finished setting things up properly, but whatever.
about 1 week ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Nah, it wasn't bad, it's just that Nesticle has been surpassed by everything else and is completely obsolete now. It doesn't even work very well on modern computers. The only NES/Famicom emulators that I can recommend for actually playing the games on (as opposed to the development side of things) today are FCEUX (for PC) and "Free NES Emulator" by Deimos Applications (for Android smartphones).
about 1 week ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Gave that whole soundtrack a listen, and I like it a lot; the Game Gear's music has a very SMS feel to it. This one's really good, too. [Link] It's no Revenge of Shinobi, but it's still damn good, considering the hardware it's on.

Congrats on getting through Rent A Hero! I was going to link a video walkthrough on YouTube as you were stuck, but I figured you already knew to look there.
about 1 week ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Ummm... yeah, that's why God invented FCEU...
about 1 week ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Better yet, don't use Nesticle for anything at all. Ever.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Yeah, that was probably doctored. Most Mega Drive games have a blue logo that's similar to our red logo.

I've known about Rent-A-Hero for a long time. I believe an English version of the remake was finished, but never released, and I want to say it's possible to find it online somewhere.

I'd love to check out the game, but there's just SO much else to play.
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Sleep: Not playing anything
Shinobi 3DS is definitely on my list, but idk how soon I'll get around to it. I've done like three Shinobi games in quick succession recently with another two on the docket. I might be all ninja'd out soon.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Here's your Rent A Hero help. [Link]
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
If anyone out there has finished Rent A Hero, can you point to me the direction of where I may find a cat that took a lady's ring? She doesn't say where it happened orvwhere the cat could've gone and I could'vessworn I'd looked all over the city by this point. There's no walkthrough.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I bought my cousin Yakuza Kiwami for Christmas and this past weekend he was around and I got him to start it. Think he likes it quite a bit, though he's commented that it's more like a movie, which I guess I can't argue with sometimes. He really seems to like the combat, especially the heat actions.

I should probably replay Yakuza 0 or finish my stream of it at least. I haven't played it since before Kiwami came out. The only real thing I dislike in it is Mr. Shakedown, really, I think.
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Forbes: The Nintendo Switch's secret is that it's already obsolete.

Ah, Forbes. Your Nintendo naysayer articles never ceases to amaze me. You heard it here, folks, Nintendo's hot new console that has already outsold the previous console in less than a year with a hot new programmable cardboard accessory on the horizon and the fact that developers are supposedly flocking to it makes it obsolete.
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I see how the weapon recharging in Alien Soldier works now. Ammo is (very slowly) replenished while the weapon isn't selected (which means you have to frequently take the time to stop and fiddle around with the weapon wheel, ugh).

Well, being a patient person is definitely a virtue. I'm patient IRL, which should be obvious from the vast amount of time I sink into certain games (EDF, PSP2i, Pokémon etc) and my translation projects. Like everybody else, though, I do have a breaking point. I hate it when a game makes me feel like it doesn't respect my time, usually through something like ridiculously poor drop rates or making me wander around in search of the next objective with no clue, but the worst offender of all time is Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, which forces you to backtrack through the same area six times in a row and then rubs it in your face by trying to pass it all off as one big joke. If I can see that some progress is being made, even a little bit, I'm usually happy. It's strange, because technically speaking, all games are just a waste of time (unless you want to argue that you're improving your hand/eye co-ordination or attempting to develop your moral values). But when they FEEL like a waste of time? Hell no, I'm out.

...Really, it's $500 these days? Back when I bought it, it was somewhere around $80. Kinda wish I still had my copy around now, just so I could sell it (it's not a bad game, just hard to understand and not worth anywhere near $500).
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
It'll probably be a while, but it's definitely a priority for this year! I'm even going to revisit the original Phantasy Star, this time with SMS Power!'s patch, to play through with FM sound.

Ever play Phantasy Star II Text Adventure or the ones on Game Gear?
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