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Getsu Fuuma Den JPN
Third time's the charm...

Updated about 58 minutes ago

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Doraemon JPN
The first Famicom game I bought. Time to finally finish it.

Updated about 2 days ago

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(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.
51 (U)
8.2%
274 (B)
43.8%
300 (C)
48%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  12 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
NES 19 (U) 49 (B) 103 (C) 224 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 6 (U) 32 (B) 56 (C) 100 Total
Sega CD 1 (U) 6 (B) 9 (C) 16 Total
SNES BEAT 24 (B) 39 (C) 68 Total
Saturn 7 (U) 2 (B) 10 (C) 21 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 15 (B) 21 (C) 38 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 7 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
Wii U BEAT 2 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 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 725 Total
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about 1 hour ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
The only games I'm really interested in getting repros of are games that are prohibitively expensive that I almost certainly will never own legitimate copies of. For translated RPGs, I prefer to just get the original Japanese cart and maybe play it translated on my Retro Freak. I actually already own Japanese Lennus II and Der Langrisser. Sweet Home is on my wishlist already.

Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei is fan-translated? Somehow I didn't know this.

By the way, I said I preferred the music of the SNES Langrisser. I haven't actually played the Genesis original so I can't properly compare, but the SNES version does have a lot more content because of all the branching paths you can take, which is super-cool.
about 2 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Focus: Only playing one game
They hit hard, and without a full on healer, got to be extra careful!
about 4 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Fuck the Retron 5. Not only are there lots of people here and in general with horror stories about it, but mine only lasted like 2 months before playing SFC games on it caused like half of the pins in the SNES slot to come out. Something that they had said was perfectly playable. Then there's the death grip on a lot of carts, that makes you feel like you're about to break either the cart or the system. I'm not sure how common this is, but in the last few weeks, mine barely ever actually played the game, I'd have to put it in the exact way it wanted it or I'd get some error. I got rid of it merely a few months after I got it, it's a piece of garbage, the only good thing I can say about it is the built in two player controller ports.

Soon after I got rid of it, I found out about the Retro Freak, and that seems WAY more solidly built, and I've had absolutely zero problems with it. You can dump carts to the SD cart, meaning you can insert a cart and it'll create a ROM file for you, meaning you don't have to keep a ton of carts around the room. You can play straight up ROMs way more easily than the Retron 5 if that's your thing, and it adds support for FDS and PC Enging (not CD), as well as SG1000, SMS, and Game Gear. It's also small enough that it's quite easy to travel with, if need be.

However, I've since gone through several emulation systems like that, and have now settled on a basic RetroPie. It can play everything the RetroFreak can, plus CD systems, and most everything up to N64/PS1 (not Saturn)

If I want to play while doing stuff on the PC (I only have one screen...one giant 47" screen), I have my Shield Portable, which can do pretty much everything the RetroPie can, and can even play mobile games with an actual gamepad, so that's how I played the Sonic 1 and 2 ports.
about 6 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Well, it took so long because...there's just too many games, its going to take me years to get around to all the ones that are worth playing!! Also, I'm not quite as big a fan of the NES as some retro gamers are, so I haven't prioritize it especially in my backlog. I also didn't have my own decently-functional NES growing up until I was, like, 14. And even then, it was a few years before I really gained decent knowledge of its library. I was more into, say, SNES and Saturn in those days. For example, I didn't even know what Little Samson was until, like, less than six years ago.

I've actually heard from multiple sources that Crystalis for GBC is not a good port and not worth playing, but I haven't touched it so I can't say from firsthand experience!

I've always been somewhat of a retro gamer at heart. I always was interested in good games regardless of how old they were. However, my peers usually had and enjoyed previous-gen consoles too, so I didn't feel unique! I differentiated myself when I started amassing a collection in, like, 2004 or 2005 when I was 14/15 that was noticeably bigger than what any of them had, and started buying imports and obscure stuff that I found out about online.
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
All of those were actually using the VRC6 chip, though Megami Tensei II was on Namco's N106 chip. Did a quick search, and apparently Tiny Toon Adventures 2 uses VRC7, at least according to Wikipedia... I assume it's just the Japanese version, though. Could be the only other game aside from Lagrange Point.

Been a while since I've heard of the Retron 5. Do you have the one that has a strong grip on cartridges? I've heard of the pins being easily damaged if you're not careful.
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
I'm a bit here and there with that. On one hand, I can't really get myself excited about the release, even if I did want to play it, because it seems like the vast majority of Switch titles are things that are not only out on other systems and PC, but things that have been out for a long time. I mean really, why would I get excited about Skyrim, when it came out over 6 years ago? Then again, it looks like I'm also supposed to be excited that it's now on the PS4 and X-Bone, so I guess I can let that particular one slide. This is also more a gripe about the Switch's library; looking at it right now as a freshly-launched console, I think it has enough potential that I may get one some day. The few new games it has all look like something I'd at least like to try.

On the other hand, I agree: we can just stop worrying about the goddamn graphics, already! We've reached photorealism; ta da. There wasn't really much reason to get excited about a new consoles graphics beyond the 16-bit consoles, which were a real noticeable step up, and the PS2 era, when 3D stopped looking like origami garbage. HD wasn't that big of an upgrade; this current generation doesn't look any different from the last. I'm hoping we can also quell the fire in our collective loins that's been burning for orchestral soundtracks for the last 3 damn generations, too; we get it: you can make your game sound however you want. I don't think we necessarily need to regress entirely back to pixels again, but I think we can at least stop pretending that pushing that new console's graphics to the limit is any more impressive than not pushing its graphics to the limit.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Doom is out on the Switch, and seems to be getting generally favorable reviews. I hope now developers realize that graphics and power aren't everything, and that they'll realize to focus on gameplay first. The industry has been hung up over graphics for a while now, it's time for a change.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Gotta love it, but you would surely think a TV would last more than 6 months. It seems to be working now with that reset procedure they sent, which surprisingly worked.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
...and they never will. They're too busy making games nobody cares about or even asked for now. Even if a remaster for Snatcher or Policenauts actually did happen, I'd feel bad supporting it.

This is the only actual answer, by the way: [Link]

Yeah, it's a shame... I haven't played it, but most seem to agree it's very lacking. NitroRad on YouTube gave it a great review, and really enjoyed it, so there are things to like about it, if you were a fan of Sonic Generations, I guess. Giving the development to a different studio, as they did with Mania probably would have been a much better idea... but what studio would be fitting for a 3D Sonic game, I wonder?

That was the original plan, but... now that I have Pseudo Saturn Kai, I can just burn up the US version. Already did, and it runs perfectly.

Huh, I was also thinking of giving Lagrange Point a playthrough recently. I'm curious if you'll end up enjoying it or not. It seems very Phantasy Star inspired, and even the combat is very similar. Do you know of any other Famicom games that used the VRC7 chip?
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
I didn't really have a huge problem with Sonic Forces, honestly. I doubt I'd have had the drive to beat it in 2 days if I did. Most of my complaints are that the controls felt a bit wonky sometimes with trying to jump on a platform, but either coming up short or overjumping it and dying, that and most of the levels felt way too short. Other than that, it was pretty solid, it just felt really hollow and soulless, especially after the amazing Mania.

Speaking of Mania, I actually got 6 medals last night on the Switch version, which brings me to only needing 3 and a solo Sonic playthrough for (No, I'm not getting the golds, they don't unlock anything and I can't do it anymore after doing it multiple times in 3&K as a kid, it's too stressful now)
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
...how to make a decent X-Men game.

Can't say I was a big fan, sadly. I remember the second game being much better, though.
about 2 weeks 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
MrFwibbles has a really good one, but for me, it's [Link] especially at this time of year, and even more especially if it's cloudy at dawn.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
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
about 2 weeks 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
Snowflakes from P4G [Link]
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Scenario: You're outside and it's 36 degrees Fahrenheit/2 degrees Celsius. What game music pops into your head?
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
I both love and hate Shadow the Hedgehog because it's story is just too edgy for me that it transcends story telling to the point of teenage imagination. It's literally like I'm playing a fan fic game, and I love that aspect...too bad it also plays like a fan made game....The controls are so bad.
about 2 weeks ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Conquest of the Crystal Palace...

Don't overlook the "Dog Whistle".
Makes dog helpful.
Real helpful.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Master of Unlocking? Wow! Congratulations!
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks again! I can't wait to get more into the Saturn library, and thanks to a little thing called "Pseudo Saturn Kai", I'll be going even deeper than I originally planned, being able to play the more expensive games on actual hardware like Burning Rangers and Guardian Heroes. Fan translations too, like Policenauts (replay), Shining Force III, and Dragon Force II! It's already becoming one of my favorite consoles.

Sweet, Shadow of the Ninja! Easily one of the most overlooked NES games. I'm in the minority, but it destroys Ninja Gaiden in every aspect... though, I slightly prefer Ninja Gaiden's OST.

KickMaster is a good gem, you should check it out.
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