Ciao! My friends call me TUMF (AKA The Ultimate Mario Fan) and as my name implies, I love
Mario more than anything else there is! (Σ(;o}D
As testament to my fandom, I own EVERY SINGLE Mario game ever released across ALL REGIONS. Only problem is, this feat has also left me with a colossal backlog... I'll be using this site mainly to keep up with playing all of my games, and as a record to keep track of them.
My first video game ever was back in '97 with Mario Kart 64
, and my favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64
. My favorite genres are platformers, puzzle-platformers, RPGs, action-adventures, and text adventures. (Like my favorite plumber, I'm pretty well-rounded.) Aside from Mario, I tend to prefer unusual/unpopular/obscure games.
Thanks for stopping by! Ciao for now!
TUMF'S TOP-PRIORITY PLAY LIST:
(This is for important games I'm aiming to clear sooner rather than later. They will be listed here so I don't forget, and removed after they are beaten. [ALL Mario games are tip-top priority for me, so I won't list them here.])
Bomberman 64: Second Attack
Tales of Symphonia
Arc Rise Fantasia
Sands of Destruction
Final Fantasy X
Fatal Frame 2
Final Fantasy Adventure
Final Fantasy II [SNES]
Live A Live
An explanation of what my symbols mean:
applies to games I own but haven't played or opened yet.
refers to a game I've started but haven't beaten yet, hence 'unfinished'. I try hard not to leave any of my games at this status.
means a game I've completed the main objective of. I may also mark games with this if I have already done everything but simply need more time with them.
refers to a game I've done all there is to do in terms of extra levels, high scores, unlockables, sidequests, and/or important items. I also eventually mark games this that are unbeatable (i.e. Mario Paint, Animal Crossing, 100 Classic Books).
signifies games I am unable to play, don't plan to play or plan to keep sealed, and also applies to games on my wishlist.
is for games where I truly went above and beyond what is necessary for completion, or reached a high level of skill unusual for that type of game.
My ratings refer to how much I personally enjoyed my games. Here's an explanation of what the number of stars signifies:
★★★★★- Favorite game of all time, constitutes a perfect rating. It has to be an extraordinary game for me to rate it this
★★★★- Phenomenal and outstanding game, one of the best I've ever played. Not one of my absolute #1 favorites but very close to it.
★★★- Fantastic game, thoroughly excellent, though doesn't carry quite as strong convictions as the previous two.
★★- Okay game, not bad but not great, though definitely better than it is worse. Basically a pretty good game.
★- This is for games I do not like, or were just poor in quality. Pretty much the only unequivocally negative rating I'll use.
Collector Notes: Every single one of my FDS, GCN, Wii, Wii U, NS, DS, 3DS, PS1, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, PSV, PC, WS, CD-i, GEN, SS, and Lynx games are complete. All the Mario games I own are either complete or at the very least include the manual and are in like new condition.
Disclaimer: The games I add to my "Now Playing" do not reflect every game I'm playing right now, but simply ones I'm currently focusing on progressing through. I also do not update game text as I go along - I use Backloggery strictly as a record. I always keep my Memory Card up to date though, so feel free to check that if you're interested.