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Rabi-Ribi
Made it to the Library to hopefully the endgame for real

Updated about 4 hours ago

☆★★★★
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Banjo-Kazooie (Switch)
So I can either do things the old fashioned way and get everything in a level all in one or I can use suspend points. Tough call.

Updated about 1 day ago

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Random thoughts
Rest in peace, Louie Anderson. Life with Louie, Family Feud host, asking if he's Big Fat Paulie... we're in another period of famous people dying

Updated about 2 days ago

(U)
Switch
Eschatos
This feels like everything you loved about '80s shooters juiced up!

Updated about 3 days ago

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Switch
Loop Hero
Still on Chapter 1 with just the Warrior class? Well I'm having a ball anyway.

Updated about 4 days ago

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GEN
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf
2/4 - Now that I understand how the game works, it's actually pretty great. I prefer the momentum controls.

Updated about 1 week ago

☆★★★★
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[CARTOON] Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987)
Episode 25/193 ‐ We're really hip.

Updated about 1 week ago

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Switch
Ring Fit Adventure
"You're Fat! The Game 2019" totally works, aside from the leg strap sliding off my leg, but at least Silent Mode remedies that. Let's get physical.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

☆★★★★
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Switch
Cris Tales
I'm all for indie RPGs so as long as they don't obviously rip off EarthBound and Chrono Trigger... ... ... well, the former, mostly.

Updated about 3 weeks ago

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about 1 day ago (edited)

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I 100% recommend using suspend points or whatever the NSO version has for collecting everything in the last two worlds. They are a PAIN because if you die (and you will), you have to collect EVERYTHING again. This is fixed in the Xbox version, and I'm sure as shit never going back to the N64 version ever again, because I 100%ed this game on the N64 growing up, and that was super annoying with 100%ing those two worlds.

The first several worlds are completely doable without restore points, though. The last two just feel cheap because you can die super easily and then everything is reset.

I'd say only do restore points if you're going for 100%, otherwise, you're probably fine.
about 2 days ago

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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
Aww, thanks so much for sharing! I haven't heard anything from Homestar since the Halloween special. This looks delightful.
about 2 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Banjo-Kazooie is so nostalgic for me. That was the first game I ever got 100% of everything in.
about 3 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
ESCHATOS

It's my all time favorite shmup and the only (non-programming related) reason why I keep a vertical monitor as a permanent part of my desk.
about 3 days ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Hi Prophallus I loved the original Phantasy Star but now I'm super hyped about the other three. I'm sure I'll be visiting those games on the next months.
Are you enjoying Loop Hero? I saw they where giving it for free on Epic some weeks ago and I passed the oportunity, not sure if that game was for me.
about 3 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Yeah, I liked how they tried something different, too - but they should have figured out how to make it fun.
about 4 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Back to the ol' Phantasy Star avatar? I really need to go back and play those games again...
about 4 days ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Gleylancer is easily one of the best on the system in general, in my book. And though hard to play, I have a soft spot for "Steel Empire". Remade many times, but the later attempts lack that grit in look and that tone in music. And alas, here I was excited for G4 to return, but if this is how it's gonna be, I think it's best left forgotten.
about 5 days ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Even limiting to the 16-bit hardware is hard.

I’d say Thunder Force IV and MUSHA are favorites that I’ve actually played

But I hear Gaiares, Truxton, Hellfire, and Gleylancer are phenomenal.
about 5 days ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Gley Lancer and Super Fantasy Zone for the main console, and Android Assault/Bari-Arm for the Sega CD. I don't care for any of the others.
about 5 days ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Discussion Golly, with so many great arcade shooters on SEGA's 16-bit hardware, it is hard to decide which ones stand out among the rest. Well, let's chat about it. To those who are well versed in the Genesis library, what are some of your fave-o (and least fave-o) shooters? This can include games from all regions, aftermarket games, and games on the SEGA CD.

Well Elemental Master and Battle Mania Daiginjou are two that stand out to me. I'll say I was quite disappointed with Gaiares, which belongs in the category of "better to look at or listen to than actually play."
about 6 days ago (edited)

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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
"Even if it's twenty dollars" is exactly why I'm in the mess I'm in now. Those little purchases add up. With a full-price game I'm usually much more likely to ascribe "meaning" to the purchase and then ensure I play it right away. When it's something like this, it's an "okay, I'll get to it sometime" thing but that sometime often never comes. I feel you. And it's even worse with retro gaming because you can't just "download a demo" and see if the game's really your thing.

I don't really have the space for physical games right now (or a CRT for that matter), and I don't even know where my retro consoles are at the moment (buried deep in boxes of stuff at my mom's house). Fingers crossed we'll get some sort of "Strike Classics Collection" on modern platforms but I'm not exactly counting on it.

I really do love what I've played though. My dad had the Saturn version of Soviet Strike, and I never really gave it an attempt at a "real" playthrough (we'd just mess around with cheats and blow everything up and defy orders). I tried it on Playstation a few years back and it's surprisingly strategic. There's a lot of emphasis on resource management, particularly fuel, as well as artful dodging of enemy fire, knowing where the enemies are on the map, etc. I know EA is vilified nowadays but they really did make great games in the 80s and 90s. I'm not really familiar with how the 16 bit Strike titles play (my guess is similar but without the FMV), but the Slopes video really renewed my hype for them. I've only ever made it past the first mission in Soviet Strike though.
about 1 week ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Yeah, I'm having a hard time committing to Crosscode. I like it, but it's such a frustrating experience at the same time. I just realized I started it at the end of 2020 and still haven't finished it. I might be around 60% to the end? idk. Who knows if I actually will finish it lol
about 6 days ago (edited)

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
There is a male character in Rabi-Ribi, but he doesn't get any portrait art.

Edit: I can see why you would think that, but I don't think it is a stand-in for a real person.

Edit 2: Those are WonderSwan Color games.

Edit 3: Yes, I've played the other games in the Strike series, but Desert Strike is the only one I like. The rest of them are too complicated.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Thanks for letting me know your take on PSIII! I'll definitely be checking it out sometime soon regardless, but I was curious about what you thought since I know that's a divisive one. The way you've described it has me especially interested though...IMO something super under-utulized in RPGs is weird monster designs. A goblin is all well and good, but what's stopping a designer from giving one three heads or something? The weirder the better I say, so bring it on! I'm glad to hear that the story's still good as well, since that was my favourite part of PSII in the end. Sorry about the super late reply btw; I hope the holiday season was good to you!
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I think I like Turtles in Time arcade version over SNES version. I don't remember very much of Hyperstone Heist, only ever played that and the SNES Turtles when I got the carts. I remember being really bad at SNES Turtles in Time because I couldn't reliably throw enemies at the screen. In the arcade version, that boss is not in the game, which makes it a lot easier for me.
about 1 week ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Glad you're liking Loop Hero. I really enjoyed it a lot!
about 1 week ago (edited)

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Thanks! I'm glad people like the themes.
It really made me work for this one. I couldn't find any GIFs out there, so I had to screen record the game in the ZSNES emulator (specifically ZSNES so I could remove the UI layers).
The aspect ratio was wrong and I don't have a proper video editor, so I had to open the video in VLC Player, force it into 4:3, and screen record the screen recording.
Throw THAT video into ezGIF, crop it, and trim it for a clean loop.
Oh and that was all after extracting the save file from my actual cart and figuring out how to associate that save with this ROM. Yeesh.

Yes I'm looking forward to Kirby's first foray into full 3D (spinoffs aside). I was resistant to the whole "Kirby in normal peopleverse" thing (ruined or not), but then it gave me Air Ride City Trial vibes and I realized it's not like it hasn't happened before in Kirby 64 and Air Ride, and those worked. We'll see how well it's done.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Jesus, now that was an experience. I will say there is a little less talking when I'm by myself playing an SP believe it or not.
about 1 week ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
It's because M2 actually cares.

I'll give it a look. Usually I only take 1 recommendation per friend per year, but I could probably find time to squeeze in a short puzzle game. I've always wanted to check that one out too.
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