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(B)
Saturn
Shining Force III Scenario 2 JPN
Replaying this. Chapter 4.

Updated about 5 days ago

☆★★★★
(U)
Switch
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
World 5

Updated about 6 days ago

(B)
3DS
WarioWare Gold
Beat the main story, but there's plenty more to do

Updated about 1 month 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.
1799 (U)
  7 Unplayed  
0.4% of Unfinished
0.3% of Total
73%
562 (B)
22.8%
102 (C)
4.1%
Wishlist  760 ?         Top-Rated  36 ?????         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 ! 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 38 (U) 12 (B) 3 (C) 65 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) 136 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 78 (U) 16 (B) 1 (C) 133 Total
NES 129 (U) 11 (B) 7 (C) 198 Total
Nintendo 3DS 21 (U) 21 (B) 1 (C) 44 Total
Nintendo 64 47 (U) 18 (B) 9 (C) 88 Total
Nintendo 64DD BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo DS 77 (U) 39 (B) 17 (C) 138 Total
Nintendo Switch 16 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 24 Total
PC C O M P L E T E ! 9 Total
PC Downloads 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 6 Total
PlayStation 147 (U) 40 (B) 4 (C) 248 Total
PlayStation 2 217 (U) 48 (B) 7 (C) 376 Total
PlayStation 3 50 (U) 21 (B) 0 (C) 81 Total
PlayStation Network 44 (U) 4 (B) 0 (C) 58 Total
PlayStation Portable 53 (U) 14 (B) 0 (C) 79 Total
PlayStation Vita 8 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 20 Total
Saturn 74 (U) 34 (B) 5 (C) 157 Total
Sega CD 13 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 22 Total
SNES 199 (U) 67 (B) 14 (C) 318 Total
Switch Downloads BEAT 2 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
TurboDuo BEAT 2 (B) 1 (C) 4 Total
Virtual Console (Wii) 14 (U) 2 (B) 1 (C) 18 Total
Virtual Console (WiiU) 2 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 3 Total
Wii 81 (U) 30 (B) 4 (C) 142 Total
WiiWare 7 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Wii U 20 (U) 11 (B) 1 (C) 34 Total
Wii U Downloads 8 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Xbox 149 (U) 16 (B) 0 (C) 241 Total
Xbox 360 110 (U) 11 (B) 1 (C) 185 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 13 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 27 Total
All Games 3207 Total
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about 2 days 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
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 2 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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
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 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
It's not so bad; it does everything that I need it to. Downloading PC games takes a while, but I can leave it running overnight, and I mostly use GOG and Steam; the latter lets you interrupt and resume downloads very easily, and the former breaks files into parts that are no larger than 4GB, so as long as I have the foresight to download my games before I want to play them, I'm sound as a pound.
about 1 month 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
I'd love to join you, but given that this sign points to my residence: [Link] my Internet is not powerful enough to watch live streams. Seriously, I've driven on roads not far from my house that look like this, and I LIVE ON A HIGHWAY. A HIGHWAY WITH NO STREET LIGHTS. Nonetheless, I wish you the best.
about 1 month ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
So I just started doing this whole Twitch streaming thing, and one thing I love to do is blind Pokemon Stadium Challenge Cup runs, where I don't look at the screen and try to figure out what my random team is as I go along based only on sounds! And to make it even harder, I turned the announcer off!! Come watch the madness! [Link]
about 3 months 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
That will be easy to remember; you're a few months older than my sister, though she and I are quite a few years apart. Actually, I know a lot of people on this site born in 1990.

I learned most of what I know about these things from magazines, which is maybe why it's so romantic to me: I never had a SEGA CD or 32X (and until seeing the Angry Video Game Nerd review of them, had thought that they were stand-alone consoles), either, but I'd see still screens from things like this, and be completely enchanted; I'd want to experience them, but knew that I'd never get the chance, so I'd fantasize about what kinds of wonderful worlds they must be. Little did I know that the Internet was going to become such a big presence and that I'd someday get to experience most anything I want. Had I known, I'd have taken notes about which games I wanted to play. I mean, console games have been simple enough to track down, but old CD-ROM games are endless; there's no definitive list of them. Game commercials really weren't all that common back then. The first one I ever remember seeing was for Dragon Spirit: The New Legend, and it blew my mind. "Video games have commercials now!? I'd actually watch those!"

Thanks! It's been blinking for a while, now; a few years, I think, because I remember transferring the file to this new computer, which I've had for a little over a year. It was actually another user, Bevr, who just made it for me out of the blue; I love it! I've had people say that I should animate the flames, too, but I think that might make it a little too busy.
about 3 months 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Particularly the mouth level and the door maze in the last level call back to this really neat era in the mid-ish '90s (not sure if you were born yet; I always have such trouble remembering people's ages... mine included) that lasted for about 15 minutes, but produced some really wonderful content. Panic! on the SEGA CD is part of that, as well, and probably a few others I'm forgetting. Also, this guy: [Link] To me, that's what was most memorable about Tempo; I'm not sure if that's going to be a fluke or not (it sure didn't happen with Tempo Jr. on the Game Gear), but I do want to try out that Saturn one.
about 3 months 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
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Congratulations! I see a few gems in there; how did you like Tempo?
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games in a row
Guys, I've done it, I've d or d a game in every one of my eligible Backloggery categories in the year 2018!

In order to be eligible, it had to have been a game I had not beaten before in any form, it could not have been part of a compilation, and it could not have been anything co-op.

Games beaten:

32X - Tempo
3DS - Kirby Triple Deluxe
3DS downloads - BOXBOY!
Atari 2600 - Dragonstomper
DC - Cool Cool Toon
DS - Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
DSIWare - A Kappa's Trail
GB - Donkey Kong
GBA - Mario vs. Donkey Kong
GBC - Kirby Tilt 'n Tumble
GG - Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
GC - Wario World
GEN - Ristar
N64 - MIschief Makers
NES - Bionic Commando
PC downloads - Doki Doki Literature Club
PS Vita - Persona 4: Dancing All Night
PS1 - Klonoa
PS2 - Mister Mosquito
PS3 - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
PSN - Super Puzzle Fighter II HD Remix
PSP - Mega Man Powered Up
SAT - NiGHTS Into Dreams...
SCD - Android Assault
SNES - Secret of Mana
Switch - Shantae: Half-Genie Hero
Switch downloads - Bayonetta
Wii - DKC Returns
Wii U - Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
Wii U downloads - Mighty Switch Force
Wii U VC - Kirby's Dream Course
Wii VC - Super Air Zonk
WiiWare - NyxQuest
XBLA - Shadow Complex
Xbox - Panzer Dragoon Orta
X360 - Sonic Generations

The best game on this list to me is Donkey Kong Country Returns, hands down. Definitely going to play Tropical Freeze at some point this year!
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ new games 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 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
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 4 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
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 5 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
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 5 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
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 5 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
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 5 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Poisoned: 3+ 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 5 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
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.
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