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3DS
Pokémon Ultra Sun
Using mostly Brionne. First trial beaten.

Updated about 4 days ago

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NSDL
Sonic Mania
Beat the main game with Sonic

Updated about 3 weeks 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)
Switch
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Beat the main story, but there's plenty more stuff to do

Updated about 2 months ago

(U)
GCN
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Playing with a friend, on year 6

Updated about 4 months ago

☆☆★★★
(B)
GCN
Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
Beat Story Mode on Hard, now starting Very Hard

Updated about 8 months ago

This is a really cool DDR spinoff. It's a shame that it's so easy, that kinda leaves its potential unfulfilled.

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.
1721 (U)
  8 Unplayed  
0.5% of Unfinished
0.3% of Total
73.7%
517 (B)
22.1%
97 (C)
4.2%
Wishlist  759 ?         Top-Rated  37 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
32X 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
3DS Downloads 17 (U) 9 (B) 4 (C) 33 Total
Atari 2600 1 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 58 Total
Dreamcast 22 (U) 6 (B) 1 (C) 35 Total
e-Reader C O M P L E T E ! 8 Total
DSiWare 0 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Game Boy 37 (U) 12 (B) 2 (C) 63 Total
Game Boy/Color 31 (U) 11 (B) 3 (C) 51 Total
Game Boy Advance 45 (U) 35 (B) 1 (C) 101 Total
Game Gear 6 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 18 Total
GameCube 60 (U) 30 (B) 4 (C) 136 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 71 (U) 13 (B) 1 (C) 135 Total
NES 103 (U) 11 (B) 6 (C) 172 Total
Nintendo 3DS 23 (U) 17 (B) 1 (C) 42 Total
Nintendo 64 46 (U) 17 (B) 9 (C) 88 Total
Nintendo 64DD BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo DS 73 (U) 37 (B) 17 (C) 132 Total
Nintendo Switch 4 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
PC 3 (U) 0 (B) 6 (C) 9 Total
PC Downloads 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PlayStation 146 (U) 38 (B) 4 (C) 240 Total
PlayStation 2 224 (U) 47 (B) 7 (C) 393 Total
PlayStation 3 50 (U) 19 (B) 0 (C) 79 Total
PlayStation Network 45 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 59 Total
PlayStation Portable 57 (U) 12 (B) 1 (C) 82 Total
PlayStation Vita 8 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 19 Total
Saturn 75 (U) 34 (B) 4 (C) 163 Total
Sega CD 9 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 18 Total
SNES 179 (U) 67 (B) 13 (C) 297 Total
Switch Downloads BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
TurboDuo 1 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 6 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 15 (U) 1 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 3 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Wii 80 (U) 29 (B) 4 (C) 138 Total
WiiWare 8 (U) 4 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Wii U 17 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 28 Total
Wii U Downloads 10 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 15 Total
Xbox 147 (U) 15 (B) 0 (C) 238 Total
Xbox 360 88 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 148 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 13 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 25 Total
All Games 3088 Total
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about 1 day ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Got your dang self some reproductions, I see. Marvelous. Here are five games that I recommend you get a repro of, based on what I've played. You already have Alien Soldier, so I won't mention it. Note that I also won't mention officially localized games that have gotten stupidly expensive (like Snatcher.)

5: Sweet Home - Probably the first repro I ever bought. This game, while cumbersome with menus, is brilliant.

4. Lennus 2 - Looking for an RPG that nobody but people like MotherKojiro and I talk about? This one fills that void. This RPG is pretty overlooked (though maybe not as obscure as the 7th Saga sequel), and it's a great game. You're probably thinking "why choose this one of all the JP only RPGs?" Well, Tales of Phantasia and Star Ocean have been rereleased on other systems. This game could use more love.

3. Langrisser 2 - A splendid SRPG. It was tough to choose between this and the fourth Fire Emblem. I went with this because it really is something to be seen. It's the answer to the question nobody asked for "what if Famicom Wars and Fire Emblem had a baby?" It'd be the Langrisser series, that's what! I think you mentioned before that you preferred the SNES version over the Genesis version, so... take your pick.

2. Kyuuyaku Megami Tensei I & II - Loved this one. It really surprised me that they did a remake of these two games in the fashion of Super Mario All Stars (now why couldn't Ninja Gaiden Trilogy be the same?) You won't be disappointed with this one.

1. Super Mario Brothers 3mix - Now, I don't particularly go for ROM Hacks, I prefer official games. However, this one could be a major exception. Whoever did this one somehow managed to reprogram it in a way and also add stuff to it while also keeping the integrity of Super Mario Brothers 3. It's like a love letter to all Mario fans out there, and in terms of repros, give it a high recommendation.

I have Chronicles of the Radia War and Rent A Hero, but I've yet to play them. I'd love a repro of Shin Megami Tensei: if... if they ever get around to fully translating it.
about 1 week ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
You're just now playing Crystalis? I'm surprised. If this is your first time playing it, get ready for a very neat adventure. It's one of SNK's best. There is also the GBC version, which supposedly a little more content was added to it. Haven't played it, but I heard it was worthwhile.

For me, it's another memory of 2002. There's something endearing about being a middle school kid in that era while playing games like Crystalis and Phantasy Star II, while your peers didn't. It might seem like I'm bragging, in a way, but it was still a neat experience. Did you go through a similar experience? Did you play retro when you were younger, too?
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Ah, Devil World. I can't help but be reminded of Fall 2002 when I bought one of those pirated controller systems with a bunch of Famicom games built in. Hard to believe I was introduced to certain games through it, like TwinBee, Warp Man, and Bird Week. It was good, in that regard, even if it was a cheaply made device that deceived people by advertising it as "76,000 games in 1." It was just a hundred or so that repeated constantly. Still, it was a nice distraction.

Ah, looks like you were able to get some of the aforementioned games. Good for you. You seem like you were able to score some imports. I got snubbed on imports this year, so I couldn't get anything worthwhile like last year. (In fact, I also got the Kunio hockey game. Here's hoping that 30th anniversary collection will come out here.)
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Wanna know how sad it is now looking for sought after games? I saw an EU copy of Gimmick! by SunSoft. Wanna guess how much it was being sold for?

No, try again.

Higher.

Once more.

Give up? $1,200. I kid you not.

SunSoft's still around, right? They need to just give us U-four-ia and Gimmick! I'm well aware the former is on the Wii VC, but... actually, scratch that, companies need to see stuff like this and just rerelease/port those expensive goodies onto newer consoles. If Capcom can release a collection of games based on Disney Afternoon shows and Rare making a collection that includes RC Pro-Am II, what's stopping other companies? Unless they happened to lose the code for the game, which is always a possibility (No Panzer Dragoon Saga or Secret of Evermore anytime soon.) How'd they not rerelease Snatcher yet, given how people love Kojima's work?

Although, guess we gotta move forward sometime. Maybe that's why Nintendo has yet to offer anything like the VC for the Switch, although I'm sure that'll change soon. Aren't they supposed to put a quote "Netflix-like service that allows you to play a variety of old games?" I'd say that's good than starting over with the VC on Switch all over again.

In the meantime, let's you and I cherish our hard-earned collection of old video games we bought over the years. Let's keep them as long as we can.
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
By finishing Persona 5, you have reached maximum coolness.

I will admit, in terms of story, I enjoyed Persona 4's more, with its murder myself vibe, but Persona 5's gameplay is the most tightly refined and amazing. More people need to play it. Forget Destiny 2, just play Persona 5.
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
Apparently so, although I'm not really sure why. I just wanted to clear out some of my backlog and it seemed like a fairly easy target. I find a lot of MD/Genesis stuff overrated and boring.
about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Woah, Sammy, you're looking cool.
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
1000+ games?! You are the first person I've seen with the Right Hand of Bak'laag icon. Incredible.
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
My Switch friend code is 4098-2741-7220 if anyone wants to add me. And Backloggery needs to make a Switch FC box in the user info section!!
about 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Private, huh? Well, if that means people won't be able to message you, then we'll have to respect your decision. But anyway, the game arrived. I'm surprised to see how barebones it is. By that, there are no special features or even a special intro. I guess you can't expect much from a Saturn game from 1998. But whatever, the games included are what matters. Can't wait to check 'em all out. I know The Goonies is on there. Having bought the Famicom version a year ago, it'll be interesting to compare the two versions.

You know, I did see you adding Parodius and mentioning it was the original, but I thought it was the Famicom version. I guess they did make an MSX version too, didn't they? Cool beans.

Slow, sure, but eh, gotta set everything up, I suppose. It's in stark contrast to those classic RPGs of yore. Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy. They gave you the task and you went for it right away (for the most part.) Oh, I heard they're porting the first three Dragon Quests to 3DS and PS4. [Link] That sounds pretty cool. Makes you wonder if they'll bother translating them. Also, you wonder if they'll localize that upcoming Mana collection for the Switch. If that meant getting an official version of the third Mana game, that'd be good on their part.
about 3 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Ohhh! I see. I didn't see you beat 4. I thought you had skipped it. My bad. haha

Which one do you like the most so far?
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
So I was bored and I decided to check your Twitter, and saw you had a Saturn game that contained a collection of MSX Konami games. It sounded pretty intriguing, so I went ahead and bought my own copy. Who knew they made an MSX collection?

Hope it's great. I see they released three-seperate volumes on the PlayStation and they put them all one Saturn disc. Hope there weren't any compromises to be made in terms of porting (see: Dreamcast SEGA Smash Pack audio.)

Persona 5 is one of this generations all time greats. You'll love it in the end. YOU'LL NEVER SEE IT COMIIIIIN'! (Don't be surprised if I comment that you're looking cool as you get further.)
about 4 months ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Beating Persona games from the worst to the best... interesting.
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
Focus: Only playing one game
Dang, SamuraiSam, you've got it made. I guess you're not worried about dust getting in those loose carts, huh? I have mine stored inside a cabinet just so dust won't get in them. I could swear they'd still get in even if the openings are against the back of the shelf.
about 4 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I got new shelves for my collection over the Summer and they are the BEST. What I've always dreamed of.
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about 4 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I actually don't have a Move. I'm curious to hear how they work together, because I've heard that the Move has a delayed input reaction. Of course, manually moving the damn cursor over to each target has its own special delay, so maybe they even out. Either way, I suck at Rail Shooters, and I got through it just fine without resorting to the "It's okay; we'll just nicely ask everyone to stop shooting at you" difficulty. They might as well have called it Monkey.
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
Focus: Only playing one game
While the PlayStation version would have been the way to go, the fact that I've no JP PSX and can't understand Japanese would have made it moot point. I bought it at a convention a couple of years ago, and I really wish I thought twice about getting it since I still have so many unfinished and unstarted games already, but whatever, it's a pretty good game, and I'll play it and get my money's worth. Funny, I actually played the patched-up version over a decade ago during my emulation days. I didn't get too far into it, but man were there some baffling choices. Why is there a Zelda fairy on the item menu screen? Surely that wasn't there originally, because it's the exact same sprite. And what's with all the unnecessary swearing? I wouldn't think there'd be that much originally.

I'm glad I'm not as trigger happy with game buying like I have been. While I did buy the Crash collection on PS4, it was the first moderately-priced game I've bought in some time. I'm glad I'm not wanting a Switch right now, the last thing I need is a new system (hell, bought a PS4 and Saturn last year.) I still hope Nintendo continues doing good, even with all the criticism they get (ie "The Switch's lack of power loses it another game", "the Nintendo Switch online app is terrible", etc.)

Oh, that reminds me, I came across an article some time ago that had this amazing click-bait headline "nobody cares about Japanese games unless it comes from Nintendo." I'm guessing the guy never played any of the recent Atlus games (like do I even need to say it... Persona 5.)
about 4 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Cool, Child of Eden! It's a pretty interesting game, and though it's short, I never found myself getting tired of it. I also found that overall, it's a pretty decent synaesthesia simulator. I wrote an article about that, if you're interested, but it won't make a damn bit of sense until you've seen all of the levels.
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about 4 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Thanks for the kudos, SamuraiSam. Oh, hey, reading the latest Game Informer. Recall that Top 100 RPG list? Here's a letter from their mail section from someone who found it unfavorable:

Your crack staff of snowflake millenials would be wise to do some research when compiling a list of the best 100 RPGs. Please explain why they left off all of the Shining Force series, which spans across numerous consoles and has a huge following. Also, Dragon Quest 3 is not a game, it's Dragon Warrior 3,and how you leave Dragon Warrior 4 off is beyond me. Sixty seven games of your Top 100 were made after 2000. Unacceptable. I'm cancelling my subscription.

Well, the part about calling it Dragon Warrior isn't necessary, but yeah, Dragon Warrior IV being absent is unfathomable. I suppose it could've used a Shining Force game, namely III. Yeah, I'd imagine a bunch of fans of classic JRPGs, those who played more than Chrono Trigger, EarthBound, etc., wasn't too happy with the list. It would also seem people were peeved that Legend of Dragoon wasn't on there. Possibly a lot, since they had "Sheesh! We get it!" printed after mentioning the name. I'd no idea that game had such a cult following. I thought it was pretty good, not the best, a tad too long.
about 5 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Oh, I wouldn't say that I'm not a fan, exactly; I love the aesthetic and racial caricatures aside, the fighters are interesting. I just can't actually play it. Just take a moment to let it sink in how stupid that statement is. I'll give you a moment. I know exactly how to defeat each and every fighter in record time; I know what to do and how and when to do it, but my brain just WILL NOT let it happen. I usually get stomped by King Hippo, though I've made it to Bald Bull a few times. I saw "Another World Circuit", and I guess my brain just jumped to some bizarro-world version of Punch-Out, like that weird final stage from Super Dodge Ball on the NES that takes place in that evil shadow realm for no conceivable reason.

I'd thought that I could do okay with the Wiimake, because I'm good at Wii Boxing, but that didn't quite happen, either. The problem, I suppose, is that Little Mac can't throw punches quite as fast as I can, so the computer doesn't quite know what to do with it.
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