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Super Meat Boy
Working on The End. Forest, Hospital, and Salt Factory have all been completed 100%, including A+ rank on dark worlds.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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SNES
Super Mario All-Star Pack + Super Mario World: Super Mario Bros. 3
In World 6. Unlocked the first shortcut and beat the first castle.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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GBA
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
I am considering saving this as the last Zelda game I beat, since everytime I play I don't seem to make any progress. Still one palace down.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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Switch
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth+
Beat Cathedral once and racking up quite a lose streak trying to kill Satan.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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PS4
Horizon Zero Dawn
Just became a seeker. Out into the world!

Updated about 1 month ago

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GBA
Pokemon AshGray
Currently grinding to face Sabrina. The grinding is reeeaaaalllll.

Updated about 2 months ago

nikdarg'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.
358 (U)
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222 (B)
35.7%
42 (C)
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Wishlist  857 ?         Top-Rated  122 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
ColecoVision BEAT 4 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 6 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 8 Total
NES 9 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
SNES 3 (U) 13 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Nintendo 64 16 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 23 Total
GameCube 22 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 29 Total
Wii 28 (U) 15 (B) 3 (C) 47 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Wii U 13 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 20 Total
Wii U Downloads BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo Switch 3 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 9 Total
Game Boy 6 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
Game Boy/Color 2 (U) 5 (B) 2 (C) 9 Total
Game Boy Advance 10 (U) 7 (B) 3 (C) 21 Total
Nintendo DS 13 (U) 11 (B) 0 (C) 25 Total
Nintendo 3DS 4 (U) 9 (B) 0 (C) 13 Total
3DS Downloads BEAT 3 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Xbox 29 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 35 Total
Xbox 360 16 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 18 Total
PlayStation 14 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 19 Total
PlayStation 2 39 (U) 30 (B) 3 (C) 77 Total
PlayStation 3 71 (U) 40 (B) 3 (C) 117 Total
PlayStation 4 26 (U) 11 (B) 0 (C) 39 Total
PlayStation Network 11 (U) 13 (B) 0 (C) 25 Total
PlayStation Portable 11 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
Steam 3 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 9 Total
GOG.com 2 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Mac BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PC C O M P L E T E ! 26 Total
All Games 661 Total
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about 9 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks

Glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought Second Son was kind of a grind. I loved it regardless, even platinumed it, but the Secret Agent chases just felt like padding. I dunno, maybe cause I absolutely loathe any sort of races/chases in games. but it just felt a bit meaningless and frustrating.

I loved the original Luigi's Mansion (I have a file where I'm at like NG+ x 10, and have gotten the best ranking), but just can't get into Dark Moon, probably because it's structured different than the Gamecube game (which is getting a 3DS remake, really excited...just wish it was on Switch too)
about 10 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Happy Ring Day! I happened to notice your spinning ring while I was reading my Multitap.
about 10 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Hi there! Sorry for the late reply but thank you so much for the well wishes!
about 10 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
One of the extra lessons is exactly another comic-style drawing, but it's more complex. You're probably gonna enjoy it. I think the other lessons are more of the last few techniques as well.
If you really liked the drawing aspect of the game and didn't play it just because it features Pokémon, then I suggest you check out some other Art Academy games. The first Art Academy on the DS starts out about as simple as this one and doesn't get as complex as the few last lessons in PAA do, but goes in greater detail on a techniques that are more common in real drawings. There's a New Art Academy on the 3DS, which mighg be a littler easier to find, but it's definitely more in-depth and complicated than PAA, and truthfully, I didn't enjoy it too much. As for Disney Art Academy, I haven't played it (not a fan of any Disney character) so I can't comment on it, but it's probably the most similar to PAA.
about 10 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I feel the same way about the game; I played 3 Art Academy games, and they though me a lot about drawing. I actually understand techniques like shading and creating atmosphere using colors now. I didn't enjoy the Mini Lessons in the Novice course very much, since they go over really basic concepts, they're all really similar to each other (and thus felt quite repetitive), and there's 12 of them. I enjoyed the other Mini Lessons more, but at the same time I wished there were more of them, either because some of the later lessons were really fun (I loved the comics style in the Lapras lesson) or because I didn't really understand some techniques and wanted to practice them more (the Charizard lesson was... a bit confusing, to say the least, and my flames turned out pretty bad). The extra lessons were awesome as well, but I'm not gonna talk about them since you haven't unlocked them yet.
about 10 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
You've got me interested in pokemon art academy now, because I was always good at like, modelling/CAD/perspective but I was always awful at proportions freehand. You think I'd improve any?
about 10 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Thank you!
By the way, are you enjoying Pokémon Art Academy? I'm awful at drawing (I can't draw a human person without messing up body proportions significantly, I'm that bad ), so I felt really satisfied when I actually managed to create some good drawings while playing.
about 11 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
It is a common problem, sadly. The GBA library was a prime target for bootleggers, but they didn't just try to replicate the famous titles. They also stole roms from online. You'll find a lot of them on eBay, like ChaosBlack, Shiny Gold and many others. I once got duped as a teenager when I ended up getting a fake Sapphire cartridge so I'm constantly looking at GBA carts to ensure their authenticity.

I'm almost ready to take on Red soon. Grinding for him is a pain. I may try with an underleveled team and see how I fare but I don't have high hopes.

Good luck! It's one of the hardest games in the series but once you manage to take it out, it will be SO satisfying and you'll be immensely proud of yourself for it. I believe in you!
about 12 months ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Basically all you need to know is how to flash the image to an SD card (Download the image from the Raspberry Pi website, I recommend at least 128GB, the CD based games can eat up space quick, I have a 200GB) and well...it's really that simple. I had no experience with Raspberry Pis before I started up mine. Pis are like 30 bucks, and they just came out with a new model on the 14th (B+, 1.4GHz, gonna upgrade mine and see if Saturn/Dreamcast/3DO emulation runs well...but if not, I have an actual Saturn and Dreamcast hooked up). It probably took me longer to get games onto it than it took me to set it up, it was maybe 5 minutes, 10 minutes tops. I'm sure there are several Youtube videos that you can follow to learn if you're still confused. One thing to note, if you go for the newer model, it's only compatible with the Stretch OS, which currently does not have a RetroPie compatible version (or at least it's still in beta). If you get the old model (I recommend a Pi 3), it has the old OS which works fine with RetroPie.

That was a long time ago, and before I started working, thus before I had any disposable funds. As you can see, my count has...well...exploded since then. However, I'm finally in the positive this year in my memory card. +23 or so, almost to April, it's amazing.

Oh, no, I meant if it was complete as in the current version of the hack, not CIB. I looked it up on the hacks site, and it seems like it's playable up until the second movie (which was around the time I stopped watching). If I could find out a way to transport my save to the updated version once it comes out, I'm jump on all the hacks that I'm interested in....I think Prism has a program that does that.

Yeah, as ShadowStarEXE says below, I have...a lot of hacks, mostly Sonic and Pokemon. Sonic, well...I grew up on, but Pokemon, I'm not a HUGE fan of the current stuff (The last games I beat were X/Y and the Gen 3 remakes, I....don't really care for Gen 7), but I just really love the old gym mechanic as opposed to what they have now, and just nostalgia I guess, since I played a ton of RBY/GSC (I beat the Elite 4 at least 100 times in GSC...yeah, I was into it). Some good ones off hand are Liquid Crystal, Team Rocket Edition, Rocket Strike, Rocket Science, Fire Red Omega, Prism, and Brown. I have not played Uranium yet, but I set it up with my Saturn controller via Joy2Key.
about 12 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I see you've met Lilith. She's my best friend and the one I was talking about regarding Pokemon hacks. If you're interested in looking for more, she's sure to recommend some good ones.

While I can't really say I support the idea of having hacks on carts from a legal view point, I can definitely understand the convenience and novelty. Personally, it isn't for me. I enjoy hacks but most of the time, people who end up putting the roms on carts aren't even the people who created the hack in the first place so they end up getting money for something they had no involvement in. I don't want to support that type of behaviour or practice.

I picked up Pokemon Crystal on the 3DS Virtual Console and it feels like a trip back home. Such wonderful memories playing this. I'm also very excited about the GS Ball being made available to us Westerners legitly. Celebi's my favourite pokemon ever (that's why she's in my backlog banner).

Early on, grinding's not really that necessary. You'll level up pretty quickly just from fighting monsters that are in your way. I don't tend to focus on any grinding until after the third palace and you cross the sea. Once you get the fire spell, you'll find a lot of monsters that will give 300 EXP each time they're killed and they're easy to kill...but only with the fire spell. Without it, they're invincible. Grinding early is also immensely tedious because the enemies drop very little experience. Unless you grind AND find the hidden point bags, you'll be at it for a long time and you CAN'T. GAME. OVER. Once you do, all that experience is G O N E. Your best bet for Death Mountain (where you'll HAVE to go to get the hammer) is use the jump spell to jump over enemies and only kill the weak enemies. RUN from the axe guys because they deal a LOT of damage. Use a guide as well for that area because it's really easy to get lost and go in the wrong direction.
about 12 months ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Hi there, I'm Lilith

A little about myself

I have a lot of consoles and handhelds, but mostly lean on emulation (specifically, a RetroPie) for retro games nowadays simply because I don't have the physical space to hold all my carts, the space I do have is reserved for modern games, since I obviously can't emulate them.

Some of the more obscure systems I have are the 32X, Sega Nomad, and X'Eye. Grew up on Genesis and Game Gear until getting N64 and GBC in 1998. Most of my collection I actually got in the past 10 years, at one point I was at 40

Also, I have been going through the Pokemon hack list at Pkmn ROM hacks, is Ash Gray complete? There have been a lot of hacks that really interested me, but most of the ones I really like seem to be incomplete.

I usually solo most Pokemon hacks, since usually it's the only challenge I get out of them anymore, at least the gens I've played dozens of times. I think the only time I used a full team in one with Indigo Lite, the one that had level ~110 trainers after Gym 3 or 4, and the rival has a Mew AND Mewtwo. There were also trainers with the bird trio a couple of times in Victory Road. Pokemon hacks are among my favorites, aside from Sonic hacks. Have you tried out Pokemon randomizers? They're quite fun when you feel you already know everything, because wild pokemon as well as trainers are randomized, and types can be completely randomized too...sometimes it'll be so that like a rock pokemon can learn Fly, I believe. I think I got into randomizers with LttP, but since then, I've gotten into some others...such as having Earthbound, Zelda 1, Super Mario Land 2, and GBA Castlevania randomizers.

By the way, if you like Super Mario Land 2, I highly recommend Super Mario Land 2 DX.
about 12 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
You're not the only one who felt Pokemon was starting to feel stale. That's part of the reason I retired from Pokemon. That and, well...it was mostly played between me and my first husband but after he died, it felt too painful to go back to. That's pretty neat, though. I have a friend on here who loves looking for Pokemon rom hacks but she never mentioned AshGray. Guess there's still some she hasn't discovered yet.

Oh trust me, you are not a wuss. That game is VERY hard, almost unforgiving. Especially the final area. Don't feel bad about looking up maps or guides if you feel stuck. It took me years from the time I got the Collector's Edition (2002, I think) to 2008 for me to finally finish it. The reason I was asking was that I know some of the NES Classics on GBA offer continue options, like Castlevania. I wondered if AoL did the same. Probably not since it offers a life system. Good luck on your journey to awaken Zelda and feel free to ask me on more tips if you get stuck.
about 12 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Questions for you!

1. What is Pokemon AshGray? A ROM hack, I'm guessing?

2. This one is purely if you ever played the original NES version of Adventure of Link. Are there any notable difference between the original and GBA version? I've played and beaten the original version on the Collector's Edition on Gamecube and HOLY HELL did it ever kick my ass.

(A word of advice, if you haven't played this game before: if you come across a little Link doll, leave them alone until the final dungeon. They do NOT respawn at any point in the game and the final dungeon is one of the hardest things ever. Even just GETTING to it is a huge pain. Save every Link doll until you're ready for the Great Palace.)
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: Sept 5, 2017
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
It's really not too bad. I planned ahead of time which Pokémon I'll use in each game, so there's enough variety during the grinding phase with up to 36 Pokémon learning moves and potentially evolving. The only really bad part so far is catching everything in X. The others aren't too bad, but X overloaded the amount of creatures you can catch and it's honestly kind of a drag from one checkpoint (gym) to the next.
about 1 year ago

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Backlog Beaten: Sept 5, 2017
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I did - they were the last 3 games I played to finish off my backlog, and they were atrocious. I mean, I expected them to be pretty bad, but they definitely were a rough play. They only took a few hours each to , but I still could only bring myself to play one per day.

So now, I'm just buying new games and working on beating them as soon as possible to keep my s down to a manageable level (around 5). It's been going pretty well, for the most part, though this Pokemonathon is taking some focus away from the other games.
about 2 years ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I see you now have Life Is Strange.

Try not to cry. ;w;
about 2 years ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
My PS3 died so I have to get a new one and pry it open to get out my copy of Red Dead Redemption. Shucks.
about 2 years ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Well, it's not like I haven't abandoned a game because of optional bullshit, BUT if I really enjoy a game, I'll push through it, because I do not force myself to 100% something on subsequent playthroughs; I'm doing the shit work, so that I can have fun later. I've actually never played an Assassin's Creed game, but I can sympathize. I think the problem is the Achievement system. To begin with, I think it's stupid, because not only does it take the intrigue out of sharing game experiences with others - "Dude! The other day, this huge bastard was charging me, and I was backing up, and I fell off the building, but grabbed on with my fingertips, and he charged right off the skyscraper!" "Nice! Did you get the achievement for it?" "" - but their entire purpose is for game companies to see how much of the game you're actually playing. It's a great feedback system, and it's basically like tricking your children into thinking that it's fun to take out the garbage. So, people go out of their way to collect a thousand feathers scattered everywhere, and the company finds out about it, guess what? They keep throwing shit like that into their games. So yeah, completionists, like myself, are ruining it for everyone. I'm really glad that I don't care about Achievements, because some of them are just masochistic.

Thanks! That's the OCD again, because I need that COMPLETE! stamp on every system, even though I have my little crown. It's a gift, but mostly a curse. I assume that you mean hardest to AFTER you've , so a game like Battletoads wouldn't be eligible (I Wanna be the Guy is intentionally unfair, but there are checkpoints everywhere; Battletoads is worse), and I'd have to go through my entire library to give you the correct answer. Shooting from the hip, maybe Ocarina of Time, because the minigames are Grade A bullshit. That's the N64 version; the 3DS version has gyroscope aiming, which makes it not suck. I'm sure I've done something worse, though; I'd say Devil May Cry 4, if I'd bothered to it, rather than abandoning it.
about 2 years ago

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Backlog Beaten: Sept 5, 2017
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Woo go Pack! I like your collection as well! Added you back, too!
about 2 years ago

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Backlog Beaten: Sept 5, 2017
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Ahoy there! Is this a random add, or do I know you from somewhere? It's fine either way - I just know people use different user names on different sites.
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