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(U)
GB
Kirby's Dream Land 2
[SGB2] Made it up to level 6.

Updated about 2 days ago

(u)
SNES
Clock Tower Deluxe JPN
Ordering a SNES Mouse just for this game, Mario Paint and Dezaemon. This hack adds in all PS1 content, along with mouse support.

Updated about 3 days ago

★★★★★ Clock Tower hack by BobSchneeder45. https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/5397/
(U)
SNES
Wild Guns
[FXPak Pro] Shocking revelation: I actually suck at video games, so this is gonna take a bit of practice to get through. Cleared 2/4 stages, so far.

Updated about 6 days ago

(U)
SNES
Barbie: Super Model
Well, that made for a good laugh

Updated about 1 week ago

(U)
SNES
Tetris Attack
Enjoying my new FXPak Pro, as it came in the mail today. Round 2. This is actually quite fun; maybe I'll see it through to the end?

Updated about 1 week ago

(B)
Saturn
Bulk Slash JPN
Pulled off a Normal Mode no death run with mostly no navigators. (up until the last stage to get Kina) Gonna try out Hard Mode next.

Updated about 1 week ago

★★★★★ https://www.segasaturnshiro.com/2021/12/10/bulk-slash-english-fan-translation-twin-sticks-patch-released/
(U)
PS
Kowai Shashin: Shinrei Shashin Kitan JPN
[Chapter 4: Voracity] Pretty cool, so far. It's like a haunted version of those old I Spy books.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

(U)
PS
Racing Lagoon JPN
New patch recently came out. A SquareSoft racing RPG? That just sounds too awesome to not try out.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

(U)
Saturn
Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed
Man, I'm really into the Saturn right now. This was a classic for the 3DO. I'm sure this version only improves on it. Already liking the soundtrack.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

https://youtu.be/lO4joYWdKRM
(B)
Saturn
Sega Rally Championship
Game Over, YEEEEEAAAHH

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆★★★★ Still have to get 1st on all tracks and unlock everything.
(-)
Saturn
Daytona USA Championship [Net Link Edition]
I'm absolutely terrible at all versions of Daytona, but it's always a lot of fun regardless.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

☆★★★★ [CD-R]
(C)
Saturn
Super Tempo JPN
Shorter games are just doing it for me right now. I love this game so much; it's easily the best platformer on Saturn.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

★★★★★ [CD-R]
(C)
Saturn
Astal
Think I'm going to get away from RPGs for just a little bit, and hook up the Saturn. This game was really hard, but has a lot of charm.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆★★★★ [CD-R]
(u)
NES
Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei II JPN
Mind is blown. New English patch just released. I'm going to try it out tomorrow.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

★★★★★ https://twitter.com/RetroTranslator/status/1476700723723530240?t=YFwQboNbkYk6BwndaAL3SA&s=19
(U)
SNES
Secret of Mana
The title screen already has me drawn in. I've been talking about wanting to get into this for over a decade now. I'm excited!

Updated about 4 weeks ago

(U)
Switch
Collection of Mana: Final Fantasy Adventure
Finally picking this back up, after 11 months of no progress. Gotta finish this, so I can play Secret of Mana.

Updated about 4 weeks ago

(B)
GCN
Metroid Prime
82%. What a game. This is probably my second favorite Metroid now; I wish I played it years ago!

Updated about 1 month ago

★★★★★
(B)
Saturn
Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams
Finished the game as both Claris and Elliot. Still have to unlock all presents and... 'Sonic the Hedgehog into Dreams'? Interesting...

Updated about 1 month ago

☆★★★★
(B)
Switch
Shin Megami Tensei V
https://youtu.be/7K_fL2o85j8

Updated about 2 months ago    |    Online Info Pre-ordered Fall of Man and Forbidden Nahobino Box

★★★★★
(U)
ARC
Xexex
Made it as far as the boss of stage 4 and got my ass beat

Updated about 4 months ago

(U)
PS
Tekken 3
Finished arcade mode as Yoshimitsu.

Updated about 4 months ago

★★★★★
(U)
Steam
Grand Theft Auto III
"I scream, you scream." Just killed a bunch of thugs with my self-destructive ice cream truck.

Updated about 5 months ago

(B)
Switch
Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age
[Post-game] Got all the seedlings. Best JRPG post-game ever?

Updated about 12 months ago

★★★★★

DarkLink978'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.
2659 (U)
  2290 Unplayed  
86.1% of Unfinished
66.5% of Total
77.2%
71 (B)
2.1%
715 (C)
20.8%
Wishlist  643 ?         Top-Rated  301 ?????         Master Runs  22 (M)
Mac C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Browser C O M P L E T E ! 1 Total
Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 34 Total
PSOne Classics C O M P L E T E ! 5 Total
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Xbox 360 C O M P L E T E ! 3 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade C O M P L E T E ! 2 Total
Arcade 219 (U) 4 (B) 86 (C) 311 Total
Amiga 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
MSX 33 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 36 Total
Sharp X68000 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
DOS 25 (U) 0 (B) 10 (C) 36 Total
PC 16 (U) 0 (B) 18 (C) 37 Total
PC Downloads 29 (U) 3 (B) 29 (C) 65 Total
Steam 170 (U) 12 (B) 55 (C) 240 Total
GOG.com 104 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 109 Total
Battle.Net 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Origin 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
NES 325 (U) 1 (B) 66 (C) 392 Total
Famicom Disk System 29 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 32 Total
SNES 265 (U) 16 (B) 40 (C) 326 Total
Nintendo 64 54 (U) 2 (B) 11 (C) 67 Total
Nintendo 64DD 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
GameCube 3 (U) 1 (B) 22 (C) 27 Total
Wii 6 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 9 Total
WiiWare 8 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 10 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 4 (U) 1 (B) 11 (C) 17 Total
Nintendo Switch 101 (U) 5 (B) 5 (C) 116 Total
Game Boy 52 (U) 0 (B) 6 (C) 58 Total
Game Boy/Color 22 (U) 0 (B) 4 (C) 26 Total
Virtual Boy 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Game Boy Advance 75 (U) 0 (B) 6 (C) 81 Total
Nintendo DS 5 (U) 0 (B) 9 (C) 15 Total
Nintendo 3DS 6 (U) 0 (B) 6 (C) 12 Total
Virtual Console (3DS) 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Master System 26 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 29 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 160 (U) 4 (B) 13 (C) 177 Total
Sega CD 22 (U) 1 (B) 3 (C) 28 Total
32X 1 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 2 Total
Saturn 161 (U) 4 (B) 25 (C) 200 Total
Dreamcast 17 (U) 1 (B) 9 (C) 33 Total
Game Gear 27 (U) 0 (B) 3 (C) 30 Total
TurboGrafx-16 84 (U) 0 (B) 4 (C) 89 Total
TurboGrafx-CD 60 (U) 1 (B) 2 (C) 67 Total
TurboDuo 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
NEC PC-8801 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
NEC PC-9801 27 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
PC-FX 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
PlayStation 191 (U) 7 (B) 65 (C) 279 Total
PlayStation 2 45 (U) 5 (B) 39 (C) 94 Total
PlayStation 3 15 (U) 0 (B) 47 (C) 63 Total
PlayStation 4 9 (U) 0 (B) 31 (C) 54 Total
PlayStation Portable 112 (U) 0 (B) 19 (C) 137 Total
PlayStation Network 4 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 5 Total
3DO 106 (U) 0 (B) 17 (C) 126 Total
CD-i 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
Xbox 3 (U) 0 (B) 18 (C) 27 Total
Neo Geo Pocket/Color 17 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 17 Total
WonderSwan/Color 2 (U) 0 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
Game.com 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
iOS 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
Mobile 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 1 Total
All Games 3591 Total
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about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Thanks
about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Oooh, Tetris Attack.
That's a game that really deserves a new release with a fresh coat of paint and some new features. I was surprised to see its original form of Panel de Pon on Nintendo Switch Online, along with Super Puyo Puyo.

If you end up liking it, Planet Puzzle League/Panel de Pon DS is a great followup, along with the Japanese-only puzzle collections on GBA and GameCube.
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Back when I had my 360 I had the Newer Alice game, never played the original, but I love the AiW story/concept.

SalvianEffect and AlexInWonderland tend to be my go to usernames on most platforms
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
That's dope! Here's hoping you've been getting a big kick out of that Everdrive (if it's shown up yet!). I'm all for emulation, but nothing beats the comfy vibe of sitting down and playing an old school RPG on the real hardware. Couple that with a nice CRT TV and that's maximum comfiness.

Hey, thanks! I think PSII has ended up being the clear I'm proudest of from last year. I ended up really loving the game myself, but the dungeons are definitely a huge barrier to entry. That games mazes make other mazes tremble in fear. Without maps, I don't think I would've made it past the first dungeon! If I see another teleporter it'll be too soon.

Ahh, I'm so jealous of you being able to play such great obscure stuff at that arcade! Hope you've managed to go back again since we last talked and had yourself a great time. I didn't even know there was a 6-player edition of the X-Men arcade game. Absolute chaos! I've always wanted to try that cancelled Beavis and Butthead arcade game that's floating around in the wild...no idea if it's actually any good or not, but I used to love that show lol.

Yo, Racing Lagoon! How're you finding it so far? I love that funky late 90's Japan vibe it has going on, like The Bouncer got thrown into a blender with Initial D, haha. Sorry about the late reply, but I hope you've been well lately!
about 2 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks! I decided to switch up how I'm doing shit YET AGAIN; I never used to be this capricious in my younger days. Fuckheap of games to come, basically all of my Nintendo stuff.

Damsel's voice actress REALLY sold the character; you couldn't have made her that likeable with just text. Probably Malkavian, just to see the batshit insane writing.

I'd say the shitty clay stop-motion effects that people thought looked good in the '80s looked better than Sabretooth.

I don't think it's even a good homage to Twin Peaks; it's like that moment at the beginning of Skyward Sword, where they stop everything to talk about the academy's 25th anniversary. GET IT? BECAUSE ZELDA IS 25 YEARS OLD! AM I CLEVER, MOM? It's like he just read the Wikipedia article about Twin Peaks and decided to make a game based on that. After running it through Babelfish about a hundred times. I just... how the fuck did people finish this game and still manage to be surprised at the transphobic content in the sequel!? It was always there! And probably just because there's a trans character in Twin Peaks, which, despite airing in the early '90s, was handled with a remarkable level of sensitivity.

It didn't bother me so much, because the PAL version exists, and that's in English; as long as there's no language barrier, it's still perfectly playable. What I think is a shame is that there are a bunch of Hebereke games (I think half a dozen), and UFOuria is the only one that plays like that; there's one like Kirby's Star Stacker, one like Kid Klown's Crazy Chase, and some others I can't quite remember.

Yeah, we finished the entire thing; the only part she didn't play is everything leading up to the second boss. I'm trying to get her into the rest of the series, but I'm also trying to get me into the rest of the series. Next stop is that weird one on PlayStation that was made by a lot of the people who worked on SaGa Frontier, including Kawazu; what I've played is deliciously weird, so I'm looking forward to seeing more of it.

I don't think I've encountered any kind of emulation device with 100% compatibility, except maybe Higan, and Higan is a pain in the ass to use, and sucks if you like hacks or translations. Actually, even Higan can't run some of the Satellaview titles, so that's out, too. Oh yeah, the whole supply chain is totally fucked right now; nobody's getting anything on time.

The fuck did I just watch?
about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
There's an absolutely insane urban legend surrounding Kowai Shashin. It's not true, but it makes for great reading while you play through the game. Incidentally, are you playing the 'random' version of the patch? I found the original hard enough myself, but it definitely adds a bit more variety to things.
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
I didn't learn that Ufouria was available on the Wii until AFTER I sought out a PAL copy of the game. No matter though, I'm very glad to own it. With the PAL copy I have, the music actually runs too fast when played on a North American NES. Weird. Why do you suppose they changed the kid in the cat costume into a lizard? I wonder why they bothered to change it. Actually I think I prefer the lizard-thing, to be honest.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
No way. Nintendo seems to be phasing out adding new NES games because they haven't added one in ages, and with N64 and Genesis Online now, we're even less likely to get new NES and Super NES games. At this rate we're more likely to see a rerelease of it put on the eShop with both the JP and EU versions of it. Yeah, I'm pissed too, there are so many more NES games they can add on there.

I know nuffin' about the rest of the Hebe games. From what I gather, the first one is the only platforming one.

Oh, you know what? Lemmings on Genesis had that one Hebe level. Imagine how that was lost on US audiences.

Hmm! Yeah now that my replay streak has ended after finishing Lufia II, I need to play more action and arcade stuff too. I do got Last Bible III, Goemon, and Dragon Quest to play, but there's no way I'm playing those yet. I need to either play some one sitting games like M.C. Kids or play something like the Williams Arcade Collection on Genesis. There's also Fantastic Dizzy on Genesis, but no passwords means you'll have to play that in one go, whether you like it or not. (Slope's Game Room on YouTube states that FD is the Ocarina of Time of the Dizzy series. Who knew?)
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Oooh, you're in for a real good time once you get around to playing Terranigma. I can't decide if I prefer that or Soul Blazer, but either way, they're both the best games I played in all of last year. (And I played a lot of games!)

I made it to the third major area in SMTV and decided it was a good stopping point so I could tackle a few other games in my backlog. I think I'm about ready to get back into it though. The game is really good! I didn't expect to find such great exploration in this series. I find it's hard to put the game down once I start playing it since I have a constant urge to see what's around the next corner.

How was Ufouria: The Saga, by the way? I've been meaning to play it for so long, but I keep forgetting it even exists.
about 3 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Best game over screen of all time! Game Over, YEEEEEAAAHH !!!

And good luck on Secret of Mana. Once you know what you are doing, that game is fantastic and just an absolute blast to play. It's so much fun to run around and fight monsters. One of my absolute favorite games.

So, Metroid Prime 2 is still really good. The unfortunate thing is that it just takes a while to get going. Like, almost the first half of the game is really slow. So, if you can persevere through that, then the game gets really fun. It is the forgotten middle child of the trilogy, but I still think it is worth playing.
about 4 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Aw Lunar <3 I'm flattered you remember
I need to finish Lunar 2 some day... both versions. They're the only Lunar games I haven't (and I guess the Saturn ones?)

My completion is pretty sparse compared to how many games you have on here, gosh XD

And happy new year!
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Oh I quick-saved the hell out of Blood the first time too. That's the thing with a lot of classic FPS, the "save scumming" line is kind of blurry. When replaying Blood on Well Done, I made a point of trying to only save after picking up keys or special items, using those as checkpoints. (I may have disregarded that here and there. )

I'm glad you enjoyed Metroid Prime! That's still the only Prime I've finished. I hope to fix that soon. There's not much else like it.
You may be interested in the fan-made remasters and mods for Prime 1/2/3. Someone compiled a bunch of the best mods into one mega-mod that improves the visuals (Prime was always a little blurry) and adds Wiimote compatibility like the Wii trilogy did: [Link]
Unfortunately the contents of that post were deleted recently, but if you scroll down that thread, there are links to the individual mods. Sucks that they're all split up now, the mega-mod did a good job of making it all easy.

I'm late but, happy Backloggiversary!
But I'm not late (in my neck of the woods) to say Happy New Year (in 1 hour)!
about 4 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
Hope you enjoy Megami Tensei II. I love keeping up with the latest translations myself, just saw that Kowai Shashin, the PS1 horror game got a patch, very excited to check that out.
about 4 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I certainly remember playing Final Fantasy Adventure on my GBA back in high school. Last I played it was back in 2011 and I've got rid of my copy. I kinda regret doing that. Yeah, Collection of Mana, but... eh, it's fine. Three times through is plenty. Regardless, enjoy it.
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Looking forward to your thoughts on Secret of Mana, especially since they'll be coming from another person who didn't play it in their childhood (I didn't get around to it until I turned 31).
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
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
Focus: Only playing one game
Sure is; in those last missions, I had dudes practically teabagging me, and they didn't even know I was there. I didn't even have much put into stealth, either; maybe a point or two. Oh, Jack, Nines, and Skelter are all cool, and Damsel usually made me smile, but their ideology isn't something I can get behind, at least not in this world. I remember Skelter bitching about the Camarilla, saying that they were unnecessary, because all of their laws were "common sense shit", but the very existence of the Sabbat COMPLETELY invalidates his argument. Had it not been for the fact that Heather was murdered, and I'd just given the fuck up on everything, I probably would've sided with Strauss, but I just wanted to die so badly.

Did I really not even talk about Sabretooth? How did I do that? So, Sabretooth has this sabretooth tiger running around (because movies never learn that fucking with DNA to resurrect prehistoric monsters is a stupid fucking idea), and it's mostly off-camera kills. Then, the thing steps out into the sunlight and... the lighting on this thing doesn't even close to match where the sun is in the sky; it's the worst CG I've ever seen, and I lived through the '90s. It also had this guy that we called the Australian croc hunter guy, because it was really obvious that he was doing his best Steve Irwin impression... most of the time; he slipped in and out of his accent more often than Miss Cleo. Next stupid movie we rented was Deep Shock, which was about an evil killer electric eel... and part-time Loch Ness Monster? Don't know, but he was in that, too, occasionally slipping back into that half-baked Australian accent of his.
about 4 weeks 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
Focus: Only playing one game
I get that, but it's a fucking insult to Twin Peaks, because most of the similarities are just Swery65 turning to the camera and saying, "HEY I SAW TWIN PEAKS AND IT WAS A GOOD SHOW I LIKED!" He wants to be Suda51 SO bad. It's the boss fight where Thomas prances around the clock tower in a dress and heels, wig having long fallen off, because, "HA HA HA LOOK AT THE SILLY TRANNY LET'S ALL MAKE FUN OF HIM". It was fuckin' sickening.

I guess I'd say it was okay, just not something I'd want to waste a lot of time playing, and the more ridiculous this backlog gets, the less I do waste time on games like that. Probably wouldn't ever have picked it up if it hadn't been free.

Yeah, I almost finished the game without knowing, and it was only because you have to do that at some point, and I looked up what the FUCK I was supposed to do that I even found out; I sure didn't figure it out on my own. Oh, Freeon-Leon! Didn't realize you were only that far; I guess I mini-spoiled your third character. I actually have done a co-op run of Secret of Mana, and it happened completely by accident; I was playing it one day, and the AI was being REALLY fucking stupid, so my lady picked up a controller, and it became the single greatest co-op experience of my life, even better than a full host at a 6-player X-Men cabinet.

Oh, that's cool! Does it actually play Game Boy games, too, or is it like emulating it, where you can only look at the borders and colors? That was useful for writing my palette guide and just about nothing else.
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
I am! Disco Elysium is a proper work of art. You'd think it wouldn't appeal because the subject matter is incredibly dark and full of alternate world politics with a lot of reading to be done. But it's also hilarious, and sometimes deeply moving. It's impossible not to get caught up in the detective work.
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
This is the greatest online community, isn't it? I'm so glad I read that LifeHacker article or whatever that led me here.

Happy 10th anniversary!
about 4 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I loved Ufouria. That's one I return to every so often. Some of Sunsoft's best stuff.
A serving plate turned into a sinner's dinner. No one's a winner.