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(U)
PS2
Mister Mosquito
Stage 8. Can't find any of the EX tanks for the life of me.

Updated about 5 hours ago

(B)
Switch
Super Mario Odyssey
Over 400 moons collected

Updated about 3 days ago

★★★★★ This is about as close to pure interrupted fun as I've ever seen in a video game. There's hardly a dull moment.
(U)
NES
Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru JPN
Got Kobanneko in the party

Updated about 6 days ago

Super-glad that my buddy Mr. Fwibbles got this one an English patch
(U)
3DS
Metroid: Samus Returns
Grapple beam acquired

Updated about 1 week ago

(U)
GB
Pocket Monsters Ao JPN
About to take on Team Rocket in Celadon City. Using Fooding, Fushigibana, and Gyarados.

Updated about 1 month ago

(U)
XBLA
Ms. 'Splosion Man
Going through co-op with a friend. On World 1.

Updated about 3 months ago

(B)
NSDL
Sonic Mania
Beat the main game with Sonic, now using Knuckles. Collected all the medals to unlock stuff with.

Updated about 5 months ago

☆★★★★ A terrific 2D Sonic game with wonderful level design, great music, and some old favorite zones included. A must-play if you like classic Sonic.
(B)
PSVita
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Doing postgame stuff

Updated about 6 months ago

☆★★★★ Another great visual novel worthy of the series' name, but it falls a distant third to the first two. It has one character who is truly brilliant, and one trial that is really amazing, but some parts of the game are too predictable, and there's one particularly bad character that got on my nerves. The final chapter was a bit of a letdown for me too. Still, well worth playing, and doesn't feel like just a cheap cash-in on the success of the first two.

SamuraiSam'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.
1792 (U)
  9 Unplayed  
0.5% of Unfinished
0.4% of Total
73.2%
555 (B)
22.7%
102 (C)
4.2%
Wishlist  769 ?         Top-Rated  38 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
32X 1 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
3DS Downloads 7 (U) 9 (B) 4 (C) 23 Total
Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 58 Total
Dreamcast 23 (U) 7 (B) 1 (C) 38 Total
e-Reader C O M P L E T E ! 8 Total
DSiWare 8 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Game Boy 38 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 66 Total
Game Boy/Color 32 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 58 Total
Game Boy Advance 46 (U) 37 (B) 1 (C) 104 Total
Game Gear 6 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 19 Total
GameCube 59 (U) 31 (B) 5 (C) 137 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 81 (U) 15 (B) 1 (C) 150 Total
NES 121 (U) 11 (B) 7 (C) 193 Total
Nintendo 3DS 22 (U) 19 (B) 1 (C) 43 Total
Nintendo 64 47 (U) 18 (B) 9 (C) 91 Total
Nintendo 64DD BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo DS 77 (U) 39 (B) 17 (C) 138 Total
Nintendo Switch 9 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
PC C O M P L E T E ! 9 Total
PC Downloads 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
PlayStation 149 (U) 39 (B) 4 (C) 258 Total
PlayStation 2 224 (U) 47 (B) 7 (C) 402 Total
PlayStation 3 51 (U) 20 (B) 0 (C) 84 Total
PlayStation Network 44 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 58 Total
PlayStation Portable 57 (U) 13 (B) 1 (C) 83 Total
PlayStation Vita 8 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 20 Total
Saturn 74 (U) 35 (B) 4 (C) 164 Total
Sega CD 12 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
SNES 192 (U) 67 (B) 14 (C) 313 Total
Switch Downloads BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
TurboDuo BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 14 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Wii 83 (U) 30 (B) 4 (C) 145 Total
WiiWare 7 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Wii U 21 (U) 11 (B) 1 (C) 35 Total
Wii U Downloads 8 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Xbox 150 (U) 16 (B) 0 (C) 247 Total
Xbox 360 104 (U) 11 (B) 1 (C) 180 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 13 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 27 Total
All Games 3273 Total
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about 6 days 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
Is the Japanese Pokemon Blue worth playing if I've already played Green, and US Red/Blue?
about 2 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I never understood why Battletoads got so popular when Let's Plays started to be a thing. I mean, they've gotten so popular that they made cameos in Shovel Knight, and because nostalgia goes so far these days, the movie Ready Player One. Is it really that good?

Then again, I never really got into it. Although the Genesis one is for sale at the local used game store for thirty five dollars. I wonder if it's worth it? It's an early Rare game, so it'd probably be obnoxiously difficult, right?

I always kinda wanted Battletoads and Double Dragon, but only the NES version, and you know how much that is now.
about 3 weeks ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Ah, Panzer Dragoon Orta. That's what prompted me to borrow my neighbors original Xbox, and then I had the idea of getting other SEGA Xbox games in a campaign that I called "Dreamcast Leftovers." Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, Jet Set Radio Future, Toejam & Earl III, and Shenmue II. I'd say Orta would be a damn good rerelease. Now there's an idea. The Panzer Dragoon Saga, containing the three rail shooters. (Although Orta already includes the first one, so... I dunno, I guess it'd have to be remastered?)

Never did quite get the hang of Jet Set Radio Future, sadly. I did think it was cool that you could upload your own music onto the game via the Xbox Hard Drive. Can you imagine how people would go wild for something like that for Smash Brothers? Although, the people who compose music for that series wouldn't be thrilled if people winged their compositions in favor of duking it out to "My Way or the Highway."
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
That is probably the most logical way... but... I'm afraid I can't. I've got neither and would prefer not to have them, or anything similar. Sorry. I hope you understand.
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Trying to play Nightshade on NES, and then I saw that you have it... I COULD look at a walkthrough when I get stuck, but I think it'd be fun if we played it together, how they say... "blind."

Just gotta figure out how this damn continue mechanism works. You're on a conveyor belt and you're expected to pull a lever, but somehow I can't do it. The manual didn't day anything about it either.

But yeah, we should play it together.
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
As much as I enjoyed Secret of Mah-nah, I do agree with some of those points. Yes, Evermore did improve on several aspects and does play better in comparison, and yes, Mana's A.I. is kinda fidgety.

On my campaign to replay every SNES game in the order I've played through them, I'm now going to be replaying Secret of Mana for the first time since 2011, and I'll see if I found anything irritating. I do remember a dragon boss that was really hard to hit with weapons, and a slime boss that grew so big that you couldn't move.

Here's hoping people will be civil with your opinion, not like some people who comment on I Hate Everything's Destiny videos: [Link] (contains language.)

EDIT: I kinda dislike the backtracking a chunk early in the game.
about 2 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
I think that Secret of Mana is the most overrated SNES game of all time and one of most in general. On top of that, I find Secret of Evermore to be much better game by far, even though most other people don't seem to think the opposite. I finally took the time to actually beat Mana recently, so I decided to write an article explaining in detail all my gripes with it, and how Evermore improves upon it. Enjoy!

[Link]
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
I get a real Jetsons vibe when I hear the Omnitopia indoor theme...

Secret of Evermore is a game I associate with the end of my high school years. It was the last game I was playing before I graduated.

It's easy to get skeptical because it's American, and they're trying to make a Japanese-style RPG, but they really made a sweet game.

Still gotta finish Shadow Madness. Not necessarily a Square game, but it is an RPG made in the West. Ted Woolsey was in charge of it, actually.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Secret of Evermore is such a beautiful gem. I even dare to say I like it more than Secret of Mana.

Lovely to see people play that one.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Nice to see that you've beaten Secret of Mana. Great game, that one.
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Yes, I would say that 40-50 unfinished games is a good position to be in right now. I've actually nulled some games that seem like they're really annoying for me (Snake Rattle and Roll by Rare and that awful final sequence), but at the same time, the games can be "optional", like when I did Championship Lode Runner a couple of months back. At first, I've gotten rid of some games just so I wouldn't have to finish them (Truxton, Gaiares, Axelay, Raystorm), but it never occurred to me that they could still be in my collection anyway. Oh well. Not sure what I'll do when I've finally reached less than ten.

Glad you think that's a neat idea. Shadowrun hasn't made a good first impression, so maybe I would have a better chance if someone else also played it.

I actually heard from somewhere that GGG won't dump on the Retron. Or was that the sequel?
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Well, that's understandable. I can certainly understand that there's more to do than playing james, and with more than one thousand games, it's best to just stick with what you're interested in. Yes, friends and family are important, too. Best to have a nice balance.

When I'm done with this SNES replay thing, I'm thinking about going through games that I haven't played in at least five years. At the same time, however, I have games that I've had that have been sitting for over four years, like Faria by Game Arts and Breath of Fire III by Capcom. It's getting easier to decide what games to go through because I've finished so many last year (can't believe I finished all those SNES repros.) It'd be cool if we both played a game at the sam time, Same. It'd help motivate. Like, if we both played Puzznic. That's one game I've had for a while that I've never finished.

That's cool how you knew the Fwibbman for a long time. I've got someone on my multitap I've known for that long too (phillipmccardie) who actually is also British. He's a very good guy.

Wish I could play GGG, but I'm not on a computer a lot these days (I go on BL on my phone, and it's the only place I go to these days) and I won't download emulators. In fact, I've acquired every game that I've played a good amount of on emulation (can't believe I can play Gimmick! on actual hardware.) At least I was able to play Grandia: Parallel Trippers on my Retron. They say GGG is difficult, but not impossible, to make a repro of.
about 2 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
What if instead of Pocket Monsters Kin, it was Pocket Monsters Tonic? Then it'd be Pocket Monsters Gin and Tonic.

Hmm. Just noticed how many unfinished games you have... how will you go about finishing games when the time comes?

Would you do it alphabetically by system? I did that last year with my SNES games. Took three months.

Or would it just be whatever you're interested in? I know you're more of the collector type, so it's probably not a priority.

What RPG are you thinking about playing next? Holy cow, look at those SEGA CD games. You should totally do Lunar.
about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Went to a local convention a few days ago. Didn't get much, but I not only scored a repro of Gimmick!, I also got Tetris by Tengen with no label for twenty dollars. I still can't get over that. It's literally a torn label with residue with the words "Russian Tetris" written on it, and even then, I managed to get it for twenty freakin' dollars. Good thing I'm not a collector or that would drive me nuts. I'd say the Gimmick! repro was also a good find, because people like U & me know how much an official copy of either version goes for these days.

Other than that, also got Rainbow Island and a repro of a Mega Drive game called Undead Line (because I just had to have a shooter.) All in all, I've spent the least overall at a convention yet. I think I'm at that point where I'm no longer buying games willy nilly (for the most part.) I would've loved to get a repro of an RPG, but I didn't want any more SNES repros, and the only option for NES other than Chronicle of the Radia War was the first two Fire Emblems. Shyeah! Oh, and Genesis, Langrisser II, but I already have that.

It's the same for officially released games, too. I'm just not into buying much anymore. I feel I've gotten everything I've needed. That's probably good, considering how the price on after market games have gone up. Not totally calling it quits, obviously. There's probably a game out there I really want that I'd love to have, probably 32-bit.

By the way, lots of people were selling Limited Run james. I almost bought Read Only Memories, until I learned it played like Zero Escape and not an old fashioned Lucasfilm Games adventure game. That would've been great, especially if they tried their damnest to make it look authentic (like Dangeresque Roomisode 1 on Homestar Runner) and not 8 bit pixels because it's the trendy thing to do. Like, come on, guys, you have more options.
about 3 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Where's your Vita?
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Cursed: 10+ new games in a row
New collection photos, featuring the shelves I bought last year! [Link]
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
A physical for Wonder Boy came out? And it's not limited run? Gadzooks! Looks like I'm gonna have to search it tomorrow.

EDIT: Called one GameStop and luckily was the only store in the area that had a copy. Only other one that does is twenty minutes away. Talk about lucky.

DOUBLE EDIT: Double gadzooks! Look at this package! Not only does it contain a music CD (looks like a GameCube disc. The Japanese version of Burning Rangers also had one) and a keychain, they've gone as far as to make their own instruction manual (appears to take after Nintendo rather than SEGA, but whatever, a manual is a manual. Actually, it reminds me more of one for a GBA game) and make a reversible cover. And the game even includes a classic mode? This is how it should be done.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Thanks, Ghost Trick is a big personal favorite! I am really enjoying the Danganronpa games. I came late to the series just trying the first game blind last summer and it is completely my type of game. Hard to beat a good Japanese adventure game with a good mystery/plot!
about 4 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Donkey Kong is one of the Game Boy's greatest hits. Wasn't it cool how you played it on the Super Game Boy and the ending theme was done with SNES instruments?

The Super Game Boy was a really great novelty, although I once heard the criticism of why anybody would want to play their Game Boy games on the big screen when you could play SNES games instead. Even then, I still loved playing it when I was younger. The Game Boy player was good, too. Hey... how about one for the DS and 3DS for the Switch, ya?
about 4 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Why why happy, SamuraiSam?
People actually read this?