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SCD
Lunar: Eternal Blue [2012]
Here it is, the high apex of 16-bit RPGs. Eat your heart out, Chrono Trigger! (/unpopularopinion)

Updated about 4 days ago

☆★★★★
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Switch
Cuphead
I don't like how trendy this got, but if this game is really Contra-like (or Alien Soldier-like), we're in for a heck of a ride.

Updated about 4 days ago

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PS4
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
I like the way characters sometimes high five after battle. It's like a Nickelodeon game show.

Updated about 5 days ago

☆★★★★
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3DS
Picross 3D Round 2
P - >6200 - When life makes you uncomfortable, there's nothing like comfort food to save the day. These later puzzles are making me uncomfortable.

Updated about 5 days ago

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PS
Vandal-Hearts II
Starting soon.

Updated about 6 days ago

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Switch
Super Hydorah
I really like that this game has successfully captured the spirit of Gradius but also tries to be its own thing.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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NES
Star Soldier
This game's on NES Online now. However, I'm gonna play this on actual hardware. Found the first warp icon. (Thanks StrategyWiki.)

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millennium
[Master Run - Solo Chaz - Lv. 8] I said I was gonna do it, and by golly, I'm gonna do it!

Updated about 2 weeks ago

★★★★★
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3DS
7th Dragon III Code VFD
Playing this in bits and pieces. Pretty exciting hunting down dragons.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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3DS
Boulder Dash-XL 3D
An under-the-radar reimagining of a classic puzzle. Plus it includes levels from the original game! A promising package for a game I got for $13.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

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PS
Lemmings & Oh No! More Lemmings
I think playing this on and off is probably the best way to go about it.

Updated about 2 months ago

Prophallus'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.
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265 (B)
43.1%
350 (C)
56.9%
Wishlist  0 ?         Top-Rated  28 ?????         Master Runs  1 (M)
NES BEAT 35 (B) 125 (C) 231 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive BEAT 28 (B) 68 (C) 104 Total
Sega CD BEAT 6 (B) 9 (C) 16 Total
Saturn BEAT 3 (B) 12 (C) 21 Total
SNES BEAT 21 (B) 42 (C) 68 Total
Game Boy/Color BEAT 17 (B) 22 (C) 43 Total
Game Boy Advance BEAT 22 (B) 9 (C) 34 Total
Nintendo DS BEAT 31 (B) 7 (C) 45 Total
Nintendo 3DS BEAT 11 (B) 4 (C) 19 Total
PlayStation BEAT 16 (B) 14 (C) 40 Total
PlayStation 2 BEAT 26 (B) 6 (C) 34 Total
PlayStation 4 BEAT 6 (B) 0 (C) 10 Total
Wii U BEAT 2 (B) 2 (C) 5 Total
Nintendo Switch BEAT 5 (B) 5 (C) 17 Total
Wii BEAT 11 (B) 5 (C) 16 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) BEAT 6 (B) 15 (C) 23 Total
WiiWare BEAT 8 (B) 3 (C) 11 Total
GameCube BEAT 11 (B) 2 (C) 13 Total
Nintendo 64 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
All Games 757 Total
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about 4 days 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
I don't think I've ever seen that one; I stopped watching somewhere around the 100th e-mail, because the last thing I remember is his saying "E-mail" 100 times. It was a grocery store rampage, today; in and out in record time with this blasting in my head the whole time: [Link] All I really needed were over-the-top finisher cinematics to go with violently slamming things into the cart, and it would've been PERFECT.
about 5 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Glad to hear you're enjoying Trails of Cold Steel!
about 5 days ago

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Backlog Beaten: October 13, 2018
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
The canyon's always been my favourite area of the game. Mixing in archaeology, dead spirits and an awesome temple exploration makes it for a fun time.

Also, I apologize for not responding to your messages. I've been very sick lately. x.x
about 6 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Thanks, not sure if I'm too fond of the colour choices of the new theme, may get bored and change them. We'll see. Fester's Quest... was not a fan. It's like a worse version of Blaster Master, somehow. No checkpoints, even? Not Sunsoft's best. As for shmups, I like anything by Compile. Gun Nac is a fave, also played MUSHA last year, probably just as great.
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
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
1. Hard to say. It depends on your definition. Could be Star Fox, Space Invaders, Galaga, Axelay, or something I don't even remember. I never "got into" any shmups until I was a teenager and only briefly tried them before that.
2. Also hard to say. Could have been Radiant Silvergun.
3. I guess I'm indifferent.
4. Depends entirely on what kind of enemies I'm facing. Strong laser beams are usually better for bosses, while multiple directions are better when you're dealing with hordes of weak enemies.
5. I don't think I've played any of them long enough to pick one, unless you count stuff like Smash TV or Pocky & Rocky, which I don't think you should.
6. The best shmup character ever is Koitsu from Parodius!
7. Obscurity is hard to measure so it's hard to say. Possibly Eco Fighters.
8. I guess technically the answer is Gradius III on PS2, but I used an absolute ton of continues to the point where you don't feel like you've accomplished much.
9. Konami, I suppose.
10. I think Ikaruga is a pretty solid choice. It's a quality game with a fun and unique mechanic that's easy to grasp yet difficult to master.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
1. Life Force
2. Life Force (with Konami code)
3. Horizontal, but I do like some Vertical ones like Gun-Nac, the Raiden games, etc.
4. Multiple directions most of the time
5. I loved the SHMUP parts of Revengers of Vengeance on Sega CD (wish the entire game was like it, TBH)
6. Off the wall characters (Bunny girls, cats, whatever Koitsu from Parodius is supposed to be)
7. Over Horizon on NES/Famicom
8. U.N. Squadron on Mania difficulty
9. Konami
10. Gokujyou Parodius with revive turned on
about 1 week 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
1) Thunder Blade (SMS)
2) Dragon Spirit: The New Legend, if Gold Dragon counts; otherwise, I have no idea
3) Horizontal almost always, but there are a decent number of veritical ones that I love
4) Depends; lasers are cool and I love turning big enemies into a grease spot on the highway, but spread shots are usually more useful in the stages, which you're spending more time on than the bosses. Depends on the enemy positioning, too. Probably laser.
5) Elemental Master/Undead Line as games, probably; King's Knight for a surreal trip.
6) Dragon, unless I'm unaware of or not remembering one where you're a phoenix
7) I've played every one from every 8- or 16-bit console, and I'd say that's probably Big Challenge! Dogfight Spirit on the FDS; never heard anyone ever talk about it.
8) Not sure which of them is the most difficult
9) Probably Compile
10) Dragon Spirit: The New Legend

Of course the old wind bag can't give concise answers.
about 1 week ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
1. Sunset Riders
2. Star Fox 64
3. Horizontal
4. Multi Direction
5. Sunset Riders
6. Single Guy with a Gun!
7. I don't play a lot of SHMUPs, honestly. My most obscure one would be Smash TV I think!
8. Star Fox 64 (I'm not that good).
9. Taito
10. Star Fox 64!
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
1. Silkworm... I think
2. Depends what you mean by "finished". Probably Gokujou Parodius at any rate
3. Vertical
4. Strong laser
5. Impetuth
6. Spaceship
7. No idea. Trigon?
8. Depends on what you mean by "finished". Either Super Hydorah (just to reach the end) or Mushihimesama Futari 1.5 (1CC)
9. Cave
10. Gokujou Parodius (SFC)
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
1) Dragon Spirit: The New Legend on the NES.
2) See above.
3) I've always struggled with that question. I find an equal amount of games in both styles that I adore. If held at gunpoint, though, I'd probably go with horizontal: R-Type, Area 88, Thunder Force III are all amazing.
4) Spread-fire. For games like Soldier Blade, I have an easier time keeping up with the relentless assault from all directions with more ground covered.
5) Does Space Harrier count?
6) Takoyaki.
7) I don't hear a lot about Gun-Nac, to be honest.
8) Honestly R-Type I & II for PCE. Having to blow through the game on one life to keep the good powerups or else having to reset upon death is frustrating.
9) Torn between Toaplan and Naxat Soft.
10) TwinBee. It has a nice difficulty curve with appealing gameplay, graphics, music and adorable characters. For something more serious, the NES version of Dragon Spirit as the other ports are rather hard for a newcomer.

That was fun! Thanks for posting that for us to take-part in.
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Thanks to all who answered the survey. If anybody else wants to chime in, feel free.

Shooting Game ( "SHMUP" ) Survey

1. What is the first SHMUP you've ever played?
2. What was the first one you've ever finished?
3. Do you prefer vertical scrolling or horizontal scrolling?
4. Do you prefer a strong laser beam or being able to shoot in multiple directions?
5. Which "on-foot" SHMUP do you think is best? (Ex: Knightmare, Elemental Master, etc.)
6. Character of choice? (Be it space ship, dragon, anime schoolgirl, etc.)
7. Most obscure one you believe you've played?
8. Most difficult one you've managed to finish?
9. Overall favorite company to have made SHMUPs?
10. Which game would you personally recommend to those who are new to the genre?

1. Dragon Spirit: The New Legend.
2. See above. Finished in first grade.
3. I lean towards vertical.
4. Strong beam. Unless I absolutely have to use spread fire to succeed, like Undeadline.
5. Gonna say Elemental Master.
6. Become a dragon. Although riding on a pegasus isn't bad either.
7. Undeadline. Although that's Japan-only, so Robo Aleste.
8. Gradius V, but only after unlocking unlimited credits. Gradius II Gofer No Yabou's last level was also a nightmare.
9. Compile. Zanac, Gun-Nac, M.U.S.H.A., etc., all great games.
10. Wanna say Parodius or Star Parodier. At least you can set them on easy. Although Dragon Spirit on NES also serves as a good beginner's choice.
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
I need to get another SCD, the one I had before belonged to my family thus left it behind. At least I can use a mouse for this one.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
As I wrote in my mini-review here, Gley Lancer doesn't do anything to stand out, but it might be the closest thing you're going to get to a Genesis version of Gradius.

Super Hydorah is great, but it's also immensely frustrating, particularly near the end. The trophies in the Vita version are ridiculously difficult.

You should also check out Infinos Gaiden (PC) for more Gradius Gaiden-esque super happy fun times.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I've played them all, but the only Mega Drive shmups that ever stood out to me were Gley Lancer and Super Fantasy Zone (and maybe Bari-Arm if we include the Mega CD). I used to own Battle Mania but it wasn't that great IMO and had BS difficulty.

I imagine a Gradius game would have been good, as long as they didn't go overboard with the difficulty like they did with most of the series.
about 2 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thanks! I'm actually not gonna be far from home. "Big city" is sorta a misnomer though. Sure, I live in (and always have lived in) the biggest city in the country, but it's always been on the outskirts to the north where rent isn't nearly as prohibitively expensive. I could never afford to live downtown without a roommate, but I work down there so I get more than my fair share of big city exposure. I rather like it, but in sorta small doses.

What's important is that I'll have my own bachelor pad to play my games as loud as I want, as much as I want (though my cat might have something to say about that).

If my brother ever moves back to the city, we'll get a place together, preferably closer to work for me. The one constant negative is that the commute sorta sucks, but its at least a bit better where I'm going. And its still a prime opportunity to catch up on Switch games.
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
That's a pretty ridiculous thing for them to say. People seem to forget that Battle Royale is just a game mode, not something that defines the game that uses that mode. It's like comparing Mario Kart to Halo because they both have 4-player split-screen.
From my experience, it still seems pretty popular. If I start up a game, I can usually connect with 98 other players in less than 30 seconds.
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
I beat...8 Genesis games, although 7 of those were new beats. I kind of fizzled out halfway through March because I ran out of games to play, either that or I just didn't feel like putting in the time for some of the longer ones. Oh well, maybe some time soon. I've been plowing through Phantasy Star IV, and that's what matters.

SMB3...I believe is my favorite NES game, yes, but mostly because my NES play is still quite limited. The runner up would probably be TMNT Manhatten Project, and I would argue that if I play that co op (like I did when I beat it), it would overtake SMB3 just barely. But, I have very limited time to co op games, even less so due to the unpredictability of my job. I mainly co op stuff with my cousin, we almost finished off the Capcom beat em up collection, and I have several other games for us to co op. I made a big spreadsheet, in fact ( [Link] )

Phantasy Star IV certainly is much more enjoyable than I remember Phantasy Star II being, but I've been abusing fast forward to get overleveled. I have little to no interest in doing that grind again like I did in Phantasy Star 1 on my actual Master System without it. That doesn't mean I don't like grinding in retro RPGs, I just take fast forward when it's available to me.
about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Man, I just find it hard to keep coming back to Axiom Verge. I honestly can't stand it anymore. So much jumping. The fast travel system sucks, and even the grappling hook is terrible. It feels very anti-movement for a movement game.
about 3 weeks ago (edited)

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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
I remember all sorts of weird little tidbits like that, for whatever reason. Now, if I could only remember my past...

Addendum: I also want to add that Vandal Hearts has the BEST death effects I've ever seen in anything.
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