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34/51 beat. Last beat: Shining Force. Current game: Toejam & Earl: Panic on Funkotron. Next: Streets of Rage 3. Remaining list in the comments.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

Remaining games: Toejam & Earl 2, Streets of Rage 3, Gunstar Heroes, Space Harrier 2, Sonic Spinball, Phantasy Star 4, Sonic 3D, Alien Storm, Alien Soldier, Landstalker, Fatal Labyrinth, Ristar, Golden Axe 3, Shinobi 3, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, Bonanza Bros, Shining Force 2

Alienjesus'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.
275 (U)
  221 Unplayed  
80.4% of Unfinished
17.9% of Total
22.2%
681 (B)
55.1%
281 (C)
22.7%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  232 ?????         Master Runs  3 (M)
Nintendo Switch 16 (U) 12 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
Switch Downloads 3 (U) 6 (B) 2 (C) 11 Total
Wii U 17 (U) 17 (B) 2 (C) 39 Total
Wii U Downloads 5 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 1 (U) 17 (B) 14 (C) 36 Total
Wii 20 (U) 50 (B) 3 (C) 78 Total
WiiWare 4 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 22 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 9 (U) 25 (B) 21 (C) 55 Total
GameCube 6 (U) 38 (B) 11 (C) 55 Total
Nintendo 64 13 (U) 24 (B) 11 (C) 50 Total
SNES 15 (U) 29 (B) 7 (C) 52 Total
NES 4 (U) 13 (B) 21 (C) 38 Total
Nintendo 3DS 13 (U) 41 (B) 6 (C) 60 Total
3DS Downloads BEAT 41 (B) 12 (C) 61 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) BEAT 17 (B) 9 (C) 29 Total
Nintendo DS 8 (U) 55 (B) 17 (C) 91 Total
DSiWare 3 (U) 17 (B) 10 (C) 35 Total
Game Boy Advance 3 (U) 34 (B) 6 (C) 46 Total
e-Reader C O M P L E T E ! 8 Total
Game Boy/Color 5 (U) 11 (B) 3 (C) 19 Total
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All Games 1345 Total
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about 1 month ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
That's a great tip! Thanks!

I'm normally a fan of just sticking to the North American release, but sometimes they take the increased difficulty to discourage rentals thing too far (Streets of Rage 3, for example).

Right now its more an issue of I don't really have a TV to play on or a couch to sit on. As such, any game that demands concentration is sort of out of the question.
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
It sorta fell by the wayside, but I'm resuming today. I'm probably going to restart Landstalker because I got myself stuck in an inescapable situation with my save state and I hadn't actually physically saved in a while. I'm not too far into the game anyway.

There's some games in this collection I just really, really want to play, and a couple I'm not really wild on. But getting through this game alone will result in a lot of progress for game completion this year so I really want to press through.

When you factor in the games I had beaten prior to obtaining this collection, I've beaten 27 of them.
about 3 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: December 12, 2010
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Happy Ring Day fellow Genesis/MegaDrive fan! Hope you're doing lots gaming today
about 4 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
SHINY PONYTA?!?!

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(disclaimer: wear headphones and make sure your volume is at a reasonable level)
about 4 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: December 12, 2010
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I see that you just beat Virtua Fighter 2. I am so sorry. That game is so bad. I would definitely wash it off with the true version thats on PSN/XBLA.
about 4 months ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Oh, nice! That's actually something I was considering doing, too: listing the games in my "compilation" titles as separate entries in their "actual" systems, and then listing the title as its own game and considering it Complete when I finish every game and complete the little in-game challenges and feats. I own a fairly large number of games that are part of retro compilations so this approach makes sense to me.

In these cases I will often replay the games I've played before, too, particularly if there's something to unlock in doing so. In this case I'm giving each game at least a play. I might not beat Streets of Rage 3 this time when I get to it but I'll at least give it a shot once. Probably going to skip Phantasy Star IV though because the experience is still fresh in my mind and I really, really don't have time to be replaying JRPGS at this stage in my life! XD

That's a smart idea, and as I said, a good way to avoid burnout of a particular genre. It'd be a mistake to play all the Phantasy Star games back to back, or even the Shining games.

Come to think of it, that's part of the reason why I think the latter three Mega Man games on NES get so much flak. People play them as part of the compilation as a marathon so by the time you get to even 5 you're burned out. That's not to say they're flawless, but I have a hard time even saying Mega Man 6 is less than "pretty great" despite it being way too easy and a bit tired. I can argue that Mega Man 10 is objectively not so great because of the weapons, but 5 and 6 get a bit too much hate for my liking.

Kid Chameleon reminds me of gaming with my brother, which I miss dearly. I love how incredibly vast and insurmountable the game is. That and Comix Zone are certainly not perfect but they have lots of appeal.

Actually, a lot of this collection reminds me of my brother. For Christmas one year, my mom bought us a bundle of Sega games on PC. It had Sonic CD, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Sonic R (ugh), and Sega Smash Pack 2. While I was struggling through college and grinding through JRPGs, my brother played the absolute hell out of that pack, so I'm really familiar with stuff like Flicky and Shining Force despite never having played them. I was in the same room as them, after all! I even enjoy the PC exclusive Sonic 3/Knuckles MIDI tracks despite them not being as good as the Genesis originals.

So in a way I'm playing these games so that I have something to talk about when I see him again!
about 4 months ago (edited)

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Oh yeah! My reasoning is that I have 3 separate Sega collections: the Switch compilation, the Steam compilation, and an XBox 360 compilation, in addition to a Gamecube compilation of Sonic games AND owning some of the original game carts. Tis will be a fantastic way to get through a lot of backlog.

I don't know how many games in I am because I've already beaten a number of these titles on the 360 (or Genesis) way back when! I am mostly doing things chronologically, but I am so eager to just say "fuck it" and start playing Landstalker and re-playing Beyond Oasis.

Mixing them up is a good idea! I learned the hard way that 3 of the 4 "1988" games are on-rails shooters. Space Harrier II was decent at least! Not really a fan of Super Thunder Blade though. Gain Ground was the lone exception, and it was a cool idea, but was frustratingly cheap at times (the last boss particularly.)

I gotta say though, being able to play them on the Switch is wonderful. Fast forward and portability are a godsend, especially for the RPGs! I can grind on the way to work! As I sort of climb my way up in the working world, I'm starting to realize what a blessing being able to speed through the grind is!

Really enjoying the Genesis aesthetic too. The Sonic games are nice but they get way too much credit. Kid Chameleon and Comix Zone deserve more love.
about 4 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: December 12, 2010
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Truth be told, the 3DS version of Galaxy Force II is decent. It looks much better, and still has that arcade challenge. Its very short though, so idk if its worth picking up, but i definitely recommend it over the Genesis version.

I think i actually made a list of how i felt the games on the collection were a while back. Maybe I'll refer to that and let you know my thoughts on the games of the collection.
about 5 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: December 12, 2010
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Im surprised you got through the console version of Galaxy Force II. That one was a painful port.
about 5 months ago (edited)

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You got it! It's either make miis or play World of Light.

EDIT: I just realized Miis do not have a Classic Mode run. Weird...
Cheers, love! The Backlog is 'ere!