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GB
Donkey Kong
World 9. Complete with box, manual, & inserts!

Updated about 9 hours ago

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

Updated about 2 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)
Switch
Super Mario Odyssey
Beat the main story, but I am definitely not done with this incredible game

Updated about 2 months 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.
(B)
PSVita
Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Doing postgame stuff

Updated about 2 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.
(U)
GCN
Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
Playing with a friend, on year 6

Updated about 7 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.
1750 (U)
  9 Unplayed  
0.5% of Unfinished
0.4% of Total
73.3%
536 (B)
22.5%
100 (C)
4.2%
Wishlist  757 ?         Top-Rated  38 ?????         Master Runs  0 (M)
32X 1 (U) 2 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
3DS Downloads 8 (U) 8 (B) 4 (C) 23 Total
Atari 2600 C O M P L E T E ! 58 Total
Dreamcast 22 (U) 7 (B) 1 (C) 37 Total
e-Reader C O M P L E T E ! 8 Total
DSiWare 9 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 14 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) 36 (B) 1 (C) 102 Total
Game Gear 6 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 19 Total
GameCube 60 (U) 29 (B) 5 (C) 136 Total
Genesis / Mega Drive 76 (U) 15 (B) 1 (C) 145 Total
NES 106 (U) 11 (B) 7 (C) 176 Total
Nintendo 3DS 22 (U) 18 (B) 1 (C) 42 Total
Nintendo 64 47 (U) 18 (B) 9 (C) 90 Total
Nintendo 64DD BEAT 1 (B) 0 (C) 2 Total
Nintendo DS 78 (U) 37 (B) 17 (C) 137 Total
Nintendo Switch 8 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 12 Total
PC 2 (U) 0 (B) 6 (C) 9 Total
PC Downloads 2 (U) 0 (B) 0 (C) 5 Total
PlayStation 148 (U) 39 (B) 4 (C) 254 Total
PlayStation 2 224 (U) 47 (B) 7 (C) 399 Total
PlayStation 3 52 (U) 19 (B) 0 (C) 84 Total
PlayStation Network 45 (U) 3 (B) 0 (C) 58 Total
PlayStation Portable 57 (U) 13 (B) 1 (C) 83 Total
PlayStation Vita 9 (U) 9 (B) 1 (C) 20 Total
Saturn 74 (U) 35 (B) 4 (C) 164 Total
Sega CD 11 (U) 5 (B) 0 (C) 21 Total
SNES 183 (U) 67 (B) 13 (C) 301 Total
Switch Downloads 1 (U) 1 (B) 0 (C) 4 Total
TurboDuo 1 (U) 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 80 (U) 30 (B) 4 (C) 140 Total
WiiWare 7 (U) 5 (B) 1 (C) 14 Total
Wii U 23 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 35 Total
Wii U Downloads 8 (U) 6 (B) 0 (C) 14 Total
Xbox 149 (U) 15 (B) 0 (C) 244 Total
Xbox 360 89 (U) 10 (B) 1 (C) 150 Total
Xbox LIVE Arcade 13 (U) 7 (B) 0 (C) 27 Total
All Games 3172 Total
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about 5 days ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Why why happy, SamuraiSam?
about 2 weeks ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
SHAKE SHAKE
about 2 weeks ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Hey, Battle Mania 2. Thumbs up. That's a terrific game to get a repro of. You won't regret it. Tell me something... what's with that clock in the intro screen? That's kinda weird. Imagine if this game had come out back in the day, and you saw it when you were very young. You'd find it pretty confusing.

I'm currently playing a repro of Rent A Hero. It's a great, original RPG that, unfortunately, doesn't have a walkthrough and I'm currently stuck on. I'm surprised given how some people are enthusiastic about SEGA and nobody's wrote a walkthrough on it. I think there's one on the Dreamcast remake. Well, either way, I'd recommend playing it myself because, again, it's a fresh take on the usual RPG norm, which is always nice. Look into it.

You know, I wish more reproduction makers would make their repro carts appear authentic. The Rent A Hero one I have has the 1993 red Genesis label with the cover of the game, but the thing is, Rent A Hero came out in 1991, so why doesn't it have the classic cover with black grid and Genesis logo at the bottom? I could understand if they wanted to make it in a way so people wouldn't try to pass it off as an officially released game, but still.

Hey, didn't Europe keep that black grid with logo for a majority of the Mega Drive games that came out? I could've sworn I've seen one for Toy Story (unless it was a doctored image.) Wait... no, they had a blue border on the side for some of them, didn't they?
about 2 weeks ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Hey again, I see you cleared Ultra Sun. Nice.

I've been wanting to talk with somebody who was focused on a modern Pokemon game lately, about that one new Pokemon game coming soon, or is it a fake rumor?

It's "Pokemon Star" I would like to confirm. Ever read about it? From what I've seen, It's supposed to be a Switch game which is basically the Emerald/Platinum of 7th Gen?

You see, I really get thrown off when it comes to fake/fanmade games and content. My mind is adjusted to uncertainty on such scenarios. I mean I can ramble on all the fanmade things I mislead entirely. But just making sure of what I'm seeing is real or not.
about 3 weeks 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
But Mr. Samurai, you gotta go to work! Work all night! Okay, I'll stop. I don't remember what ending I got, but I really enjoyed the game. It's the sort of surreal that I've been dreaming about since the mid-'90s, and it's wonderful to finally get my hands on something like that.

And no, you are not Ms. Kojiro; you have quite a ways to go before reaching [Link] It does keep my backlog nice and tidy, though.
about 4 weeks ago (edited)

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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
It seems you've finished Phase 1 of Tempo. is earned when you make enough of a profit.
about 1 month ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Man, Pokémon was having such a tough time in 2001. The Pokémon craze had just passed, and it just became the cool thing to hate, kids and adults alike. Game Informer reviewed Pokémon Crystal and stated that they've had enough by that point, giving it around a 6 or 6.5. And yet, when Ruby came out, it got popular again, not in such a way that it was trendy or loved by kids everywhere, but as a more controlled substance.

Hmm. I just remembered, Crystal is being put on the 3DS eShop. I wonder if I should get it or just stick with the superior DS remake.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Thanks, mate. I tapped MotherKojiro a while back for comparison (Scoreboard, etc.). I don't think she tapped me, but she came by my page long ago for something. Oh, and don't mind my overly-structured intended use of my BL (Mainly with those personal challenges). Bad habit of mine, you see.
about 1 month ago

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Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Nightshade the claws of HECGH

Sorry about that, I have a habit examining the home page and was drawn to yours when I saw that game title. Nice to see somebody else who has the same interests in gaming than I do - Retro games with some modern ones.

You don't mind me tapping, do you? I too have developed a hobby of game collecting, mainly GB, GBA, and Wii games, even hardware. I always thought the 80's and 90's were the staple of video-gaming. I'll have you on my list for extra motivation, etc.. Feel free to tap me back if you like.
about 1 month ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
That sounds like a fascinating goal. I wanna play more next gen, but it's never easy to decide between new and old. I've decided that I should ignore the PS2/GCN/Xbox era (even though I've got a few PS2 games I wanna play and PSO on GCN), as well as rereleases of games that came out a while ago (Okami HD, L.A. Noire and Skyrim on Switch, etc.) That helps quite a bit.

I happen to have another TV that I use for cartridge-based consoles. So I'll have my second model NES hooked up and play something long like Adventure Island, and on the other TV are the disc-based systems, though not exclusively. Doing that is what helped me finish some of the games I've had that have been lingering my backlog for a while.

I got a Switch (don't have any accounts tied to it, so I've no friend code to share), so I really need to get the new Mario game. I feel like I wanna play Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World while playing Super Mario Odyssey. I finished so many games last year that I feel I could have time for replays. Hell, I just finished four Phantasy Stars in within a month, why not?
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Great job finishing NiGHTs. I finished that last year. When you learn how to play it, it's amazing. A shame that Wii sequel was supposedly a misfire.

You finished Thunder Force III not too long ago. I finished that soon before too. It's funny how we sometimes finish or acquire games close to when the other person does. (Although in the case of NiGHTs, about eight months apart, but still.) I gotta say, you'd make an excellent rival.
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
Nostalgia, huh? I wanted that when it came out, but then I read the reviews and seemed like it wasn't that great.

I shouldn't be one of those people who are easily influenced by reviews, but it can't be helped sometimes. Not to mention, by October 2009, there was Devil Survivor and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story to play. Yes indeed, 2009 was a great year for the DS.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
That hertz
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Did Prophallus just insinuate that I'm slow and don't look at the full picture?
about 2 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
I agree! Mr. Fwibbles is a real PAL.
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Sounds like too easy of a challenge, actually. People frequently beat over 50 games a year, especially if they leave out RPGs and focus on shorter games.
about 3 months ago

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Right Hand of Bak'laag: 1000+ unfinished games
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
I've got a fun project I'm going to do next year. In 2018, I plan to or at least one game for every system I own! I'm just trying to nail done all the rules I'm going to set for myself. I'm debating whether or not to do every Backloggery category, or just beat either a downloadable or retail title of my choice for a given system. I'm also not going to count individual games on compilations as sufficient unless I want to finish ALL the games on the disc/cart. I may also exempt myself from certain systems such as PC or others where I have very little to choose from. In any case, it should be fun, and maybe it'll even turn into an annual project!
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
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 3 months ago

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
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 4 months ago (edited)

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Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Invincible: 10+ beat or complete in a row
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.)
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