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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Updated about 1 week ago

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SNES
Final Fantasy III (VI)
9-ish hours, got Terra back in the party and also Mog. Complete with box and manual!

Updated about 3 weeks ago

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WarioWare Gold
Beat the main story, but there's plenty more to do

Updated about 4 months ago

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.
1864 (U)
  7 Unplayed  
0.4% of Unfinished
0.3% of Total
73.4%
569 (B)
22.4%
106 (C)
4.2%
Wishlist  746 ?         Top-Rated  36 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
32X 2 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
3DS Downloads 7 (U) 9 (B) 4 (C) 23 Total
Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 50 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 39 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 66 Total
Game Boy/Color 33 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 59 Total
Game Boy Advance 47 (U) 37 (B) 1 (C) 105 Total
Game Gear 6 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 19 Total
GameCube 60 (U) 31 (B) 5 (C) 136 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 80 (U) 16 (B) 1 (C) 135 Total
NES 141 (U) 14 (B) 8 (C) 218 Total
Nintendo 3DS 23 (U) 21 (B) 1 (C) 47 Total
Nintendo 64 48 (U) 18 (B) 9 (C) 88 Total
Nintendo 64DD BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo DS 78 (U) 39 (B) 17 (C) 139 Total
Nintendo Switch 22 (U) 9 (B) 0 (C) 33 Total
PC C O M P L E T E ! 9 Total
PC Downloads 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
PlayStation 148 (U) 40 (B) 4 (C) 249 Total
PlayStation 2 219 (U) 50 (B) 7 (C) 381 Total
PlayStation 3 50 (U) 21 (B) 0 (C) 81 Total
PlayStation Network 43 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 57 Total
PlayStation Portable 55 (U) 14 (B) 0 (C) 81 Total
PlayStation Vita 12 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 24 Total
Saturn 74 (U) 32 (B) 8 (C) 157 Total
Sega CD 13 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
SNES 206 (U) 67 (B) 14 (C) 327 Total
Steam 4 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
Switch Downloads 3 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 11 Total
TurboDuo BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 3 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 14 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Boy 4 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 7 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Wii 81 (U) 30 (B) 4 (C) 144 Total
WiiWare 7 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Wii U 21 (U) 11 (B) 1 (C) 34 Total
Wii U Downloads 8 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Xbox 152 (U) 16 (B) 0 (C) 244 Total
Xbox 360 115 (U) 11 (B) 1 (C) 193 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 14 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 28 Total
All Games 3297 Total
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about 2 weeks ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
How do you not own Eschatos yet? Go buy Eschatos, dammit.
about 2 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I love that it's going to be a big-ass world to explore however you want, because that's what Zelda originally was and was always supposed to be. I love there being a billion different weapons (GLEE!), and I'm fine the durability system existing, because I play shit like Nox, so I'm used to dealing with durability systems. My problem is that both of these things seem to be implemented very poorly. Like, I love exploring a huge, colorful world, but not when it's designed with the completionist mindset that was barely functional in much smaller Zelda games, but now you're stuck COMING THE GODDAMN PLANET for 900 - NINE FUCKING HUNDRED - TINY-ASS GODDAMN SEEDS. Why. What. Why. I'm fine with durability, but not when your weapons are made of plaster and chicken wire (bonus points if you get that reference), and you'll break 7 or 8 just fighting some random miniboss, which I've seen happen. I already want to love Breath of the Wild, but I'm also already apprehensive. I've gotten a glowing review from the hype machine (because EVERY Zelda is the best Zelda ever when it's the newest) and my brother-in-law, who had a Zelda-themed wedding; not the most grounded sources, you know?

As for Mario Odyssey, I didn't even like Super Mario 64. Like, it's fun to play for a while, but it's not fun to get 120 stars, because they just couldn't be content to make them all normal challenges. Let's squirt a lily pad down a river and try grabbing 8 red coins along the way, and if you miss any, then fuck you, and also, your lily pad is disintegrating. Let's throw you into a goddamn pachinko machine. Let's make you race a cheating penguin down a chute of ice with THE WORST CONTROLS IN A MARIO GAME EVER and act like it's such a bonus to race a harder one once you've gotten all 120 stars. It's not that it doesn't have its wonderful moments; the first 3 worlds and that beautiful, beautiful clock were a joy to explore with occasional splashes of platforming bliss, but as a full experience, Mario always seems to blow it in 3D. For me, at least; I understand that I am very much in the minority on this topic. I did like Sunshine, but it has the same issues (see above), despite having those great dark worlds with the colorful spinning blocks and no jetpack. Galaxy, I couldn't catch those stupid bunny moose things when I played it in the store, so I never really played much of it. I do love the look of Odyssey, though, with the weird clashing of artstyles.
about 2 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
Maybe I'll need to take another look at both libraries again sometime; there was exactly one game on the Wii U that still interests me, having played the others that had piqued my interest: Tengami. It's a Point-and-Click Adventure with a beautiful artstyle that looks like an Ancient Japanese pop-up book - so interaction should be interesting, as well - with a soundtrack composed by David Wise. Thing is, though, that I got a DRM-free copy damn cheap from the Humble Bundle store; set me back less than a dollar, I think. Admittedly, though, that's the only real offbeat Wii U game that I can think of, aside from Alphadia Genesis, which had originally interested me, given that it takes place in the same world as Lagoon, but closer inspection revealed it to be not quite what I wanted. There might be others I've forgotten, though; I'd have to comb through my old E3 recaps. The fact that I wouldn't be using a Wii U controller would be an automatic bonus for just about any game, though.

Oh, I know the feeling; most of my old laptops were a pile of toasters. GOG is probably the best place to get stuff if you're just looking to collect a smattering of PC games, because they have most of the "required reading", it's all DRM-free, sales are frequent, and they even have a decent selection of games that are free of charge. In fact, Dragonsphere (no longer free) and Beneath a Steel Sky were what got me started there many years ago. Getting into PC games when you've been all about consoles your whole life (or even mostly, like I was; I've had computers since 1987, but had only played a few handfuls of games along the line), but believe it or not, there are some familiar genres out there. Like JRPGs. Who would've thought there'd be JRPGs in the older PC library? Well, Anachronox and Septerra Core are; they even use ATB!
about 3 weeks ago

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Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I've been tempted to pick Cuphead up on Windows Store, is it really as good as the reviews suggest?
about 3 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
I've really only dabbled up to this point, and the last thing I bought before getting this beast was... Duke Nukem 3D, I think? Something like that. Point is that I have about 30 years worth of shit to catch up on, and you know how well I've plumbed the depths of console games... Luckily, I have a friend who is to PC games what I am to console games, so we've been helping each other with that. I like that it's finally becoming a viable alternative to consoles, with the advent of actual fucking controllers, and with how PCs and consoles have just about the same libraries these days. Unless your name is Nintendo, anyway, but right now, the Switch is catching up to the 7th Generation games (Skyrim AGAIN!?), aside from a few stand-out titles that are really making me lean toward a future Switch. Right now, I have about 4 games that interest me - Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey being DEFINITE "try it before you buy it" affairs, as I am QUITE leary about them both - but I will likely have a Switch at some point in the semi-distant future. I mean, it's not like I've bought a console in its heyday since... hm... You could half-count the PS2, but probably the PSX, since I got that in '99.

All that said, the one thing that the PC master race douchebags aren't telling you is that DRM isn't so awful on consoles. Yes, I have my one-stop shopping, but unless you buy everything from GOG or the odd lucky title from Humble Bundle, most everything is on Steam or some other company's equivalent, so unless you resort to piracy to crack your games, you don't truly own them, and could hypothetically lose them at any time. There's also this thing called Denuvo, which is basically what Microsoft was trying to do with the X-Bone, but on PC games; I have a list of games that I'm actively boycotting until it is removed. Until a few days ago, Mega Man 11 was one of those games, and you know me and Mega Man. Of course, I can easily afford to do this, considering my already gigantic backlog, and almost equally large wishlist. That is, even if I had any money to buy new games right now.
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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
It truly is. My favorite is also the SNES, and I don't see that changing anytime soon, especially now that most consoles are pretty much the same; it's hard for anything to stand out anymore. I mean, unless a PS4 can actively make me money, I don't see how it's going to blow my mind. Similarly, PCs are part of this giant gaming blob; they just have a REALLY long tail. Like, Princess Diana's wedding dress long. You're right, though: just when you think you're "done" with what the library has to offer, you hear about something new and it strikes you in just the right way, so that you find another favorite. OH! A friend of mine somewhat recently turned me on to that one, and it looks pretty damn good. I wonder how much of a language barrier it has.
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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Focus: Only playing one game
It just didn't seem worth the time when I'd first tried Joy Mech Fight, but I remember it very differently, too. Like, for some reason, I remember the special moves having limited uses, like in Mega Man, which isn't true at all. I do still have to beat Hard Mode and Special Mode to unlock all of the fighters (regrettably only available in Versus Mode), but Normal Mode was fun enough. But yeah, I'm going through the NES library again, and I'm retrying a handful of them that I feel that I may have overlooked. I'm being pleasantly surprised by some of them, though not all. I did this before when I was talking with Tero about Wonder Boy 3: The Dragon's Trap, which I like a lot, but took me 3 times to enjoy and finish it. That and a few are now in English, like Jajamaru Ninpou Chou, which has the BEST shopkeeper. [Link] You better buy something, or you're going to be smashed into jelly.

There were others, too, that I found out weren't as bad as I'd thought, like Wai Wai World 2, which apparently, isn't 100% autoscrolling. Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken is something I've wanted to play, but never had the time to just sit down and commit to it, so I'm now going to make that time. There are a few that I'm going to just drag myself through to experience the whole thing once and for all, too, like The Magic of Scheherazade, and Square no Tom Sawyer, the latter of which is just to see what kind of trainwreck it becomes.

So yeah, even after 31 years, I'm still finding new games to enjoy for the NES.
about 2 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sleep: Not playing anything
Hell yeah, Monster House for GBA! I remember playing that a lot a while back (As in two years).

If you haven't played it before, I'll have you know that it can be a bit repetitive and blurry on combat, but then again, this is coming from a guy who could play anything, especially Superman 64, so you would probably have a more critical response. I was interested in the fact that it was a dungeon crawler kind of game, with weapons, upgrades, and other items.

I especially dashed through a completionist run last year on some kind of "New Game +", where you have a VERY powerful blaster but is annoyingly grindy to get. I'll have you figure it out when you start playing.
about 2 months ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
You're better than I thought! Don't get cocky! You only got a taste of NES power!

... is what I would say if we were competing.

Bravo on finishing Dragon Spirit: The New Legend. It may be incredibly easy, but it's also one of the best SHMUPs on the system. Perhaps it's fantasy setting and beginner-friendly mechanics help make it what it is (which is surprising, given the difficulty of the arcade game.) I'd say the game is what Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest is to RPGs. Hell, I beat the game in first grade, what does that tell you?
about 3 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sleep: Not playing anything
lol, don't mind me. I have developed a fancy for playing terrible games, the same as famous ones. I don't really know, is it due of the fact that it's buggy on all sides, which sends me into a riot given this was a consumer product?
about 3 months ago

Badges
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Continuing...

How 'bout those Tiny Toon Adventures and Animaniacs games?

Buster's Hidden Treasure is pretty great, despite it being kinda derivative. Actually, I think it takes some elements from Twinbee's Rainbow Bell Adventure, namely the Sonic-style running and tripping mechanics (did Twinbee have you halting if you ran into a wall? I think it did.)

From what little I played from Animaniacs, it seems like a clever idea to have you switch between the characters to do different things to progress. And honestly, I'm not surprised that Konami took the opportunity to make Animaniacs games, considering they did Tiny Toon Adventures games previously. Can you imagine if they made a Freakazoid game?

Speaking of... Treasure made a Tiny Toon Adventures game on the Game Boy Advance, and Treasure is a company composed by ex-Konami employees. Coincidence? Though I heard some of the music, and it seems to lack the famous theme song. Maybe it's me, but I think some of the music reminded me of Konami's The Simpsons. Surprised that didn't get a SNES release, though obviously it's because Acclaim had the license for home consoles. What a huge opportunity, ya?
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
The slide is probably one of the greatest things about Hard Corps because you're invincible while sliding. In fact, there's a boss later on where you're encouraged to slide past it in order to not get hit. If only it was like that in Sunset Riders. Come to think of it, yeah, Genesis Sunset Riders actually has you slide with the more traditional Down+Jump, while the SNES forces you to press a separate button, which is asinine. Also worth noting is that you're unable to shoot Chief Wigwam's knives away in the SNES version, allowing for a much more difficult fight. Maybe the fact that Hard Corps feels like a huge boss rush is what adds to the idea that a lot of it comes down to memorization. The fast pacing of the game really forces you to be on your toes. Thankfully, again, you got that slide. According to Contra 4, fans have deemed HC to be the most difficult game in the series, but again, the slide really makes it less difficult. (Though it should be worth noting that the JP version gave you three hits before you lost a life, as the company seemed hell bent on making American releases more difficult. Want the best ending? Too bad! Gotta play on Hard.)

You know, it's great that Konami took an opportunity to develop original games for the system. What'd Capcom do besides ports of Arcade games that were reprogrammed by SEGA, a remixed Mega Man collection, and, because it was obligatory, Street Fighter? Guess they were too busy putting all their focus on the SNES.

Saw your video game collection video. A lot of people would be downright envious to have some of the stuff you have. One question, and I'm sure we've discussed it before, but for your loose carts, do you ever get paranoid about dust going into the games? Even if they're against the back of the shelf, when it comes time to play, do you ever just clean them anyway? That's what I usually do, and I've my cartridge games inside a large dresser.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sleep: Not playing anything
Thanks! And no, that's not my channel, by the way. Heh.

I thought just now, I could continue to make the most out of my current bedroom, using accessible resources to spruce it up, on the subject of gaming. I know that channel featured some DIY crafts which I could try one day. As for game collection, it doesn't actually matter what games I get. Heck, I especially bought and played a bit of Superman 64 this weekend. (inb4 psycho)
about 3 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Sleep: Not playing anything
Damn, that is one crazy game collection you have there Game collection rooms are the thing dreams are made of (For me at least, I don't know about you )

Unfortunately, it's one goal I will never do in my life ever, it seems. So many discontinued and pricey games out there. What I would rather do is what I do best - which is collect any kind of game, build a big library, and admire it as I'm working on my laptop in my bedroom.

Especially of this idea I came up with with loose cartridges, since I have a thing for collecting games regardless of box art: Miniature cart-size boxes. I've made a good amount of them lately. [Link]

Hopefully when I move out and have a whole basement to myself, maybe... just maybe, I'll convert it into a simple gaming room, but that's going to be in about five years time...
about 3 months ago

Badges
Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Just filmed a video tour of my game room for those who are interested! [Link]
about 3 months ago

Badges
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
How about an old fashioned SNES VS. Genesis debate?

Subject: Konami games.

I think Contra: Hard Corps is better than Contra III (and it's my favorite in the series overall.) All the characters had different weapons, there were split paths which lead to different endings, and fast action that lived up to the "blast processing" marketing. It truly is the bomb.

I think Castlevania: Bloodlines is terrific. Super Castlevania IV felt like a tech demo in comparison, which focused on showing off the huge sprites and special effects (which look cool, don't get me wrong.) Bloodlines felt more like a complete game, and given how it was the last one (the SNES Rondo of Blood was a stripped down port, so it doesn't count) before Symphony of the Night, it's... well, it comes a close second to PC Engine Rondo of Blood.

To be fair, I think Sparkster on SNES is better than Genesis. Those levels in the Genesis version were annoyingly long.

Here's a biggun. What's better, Turtles in Time or The Hyperstone Heist? Maybe it's the comfort of the six-button controller, but I thought the Genesis one controlled better. Now, one would say that it's watered down in comparison, mainly 'cause you can't do that cool Mode 7 throw, but was that really a determining factor aside from the first Shredder fight?

I think it's unanimous that Sunset Riders is better on SNES. Only thing worth note is that they at least tried to make a different game on the Genesis.
about 3 months ago

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Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hey Sam. I couldn't help but notice that you've got quite a bit of NES games that haven't been played. In October, the anniversary of the NES' western release, I like to focus on the NES, which I feel like I haven't been playing lately. Either way, in October, you wanna see if you can play some? Perhaps there are some games I could play with you while you go through them for the first time.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
I'm really liking Danganronpa V3, the whole series has been a blast. I'll probably hop right into Ultra Despair Girls as soon as I finish this one. I see just glancing through your ratings that you liked it a lot. Last time I was so into an adventure series was probably the Ace Attorney games a decade ago!
about 4 months ago (edited)

Badges
Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
No fair! First you got Zombie Nation, now you got Mega Turrican? I'm jealous!

Looks like you also got TwinBee 3. I heard it was ehhh... but man is the soundtrack lively. Love those wood blocks and SMB3-style timpani.
about 4 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
WarioWare Gold

Have you unlocked many of the extra trinkets yet? What do you think of them? I've had so much fun laughing at all the ridiculous stuff
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