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New Super Mario Bros. U: New Super Luigi U
Oh hey, I forgot there was a star road. Oh hey, I forgot the requirements to access the star road.

Updated about 13 hours ago

A Short Hike
If I can't go wander the actual outdoors for a while, then I guess games like this will have to do.

Updated about 1 day ago

The challenge levels were pretty solid, and in the bonus world the amount of extra boxes if you want the crown seems to be much tighter.

Updated about 3 days ago

Cardinal Chains
400 puzzles down, 100 or so to go.

Updated about 5 days ago

Baba Is You
Finally figured out Floatiest Platforms and am now feeling much more satisfied.

Updated about 2 weeks ago

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about 5 days ago

Legendary Weapon: 5 or fewer unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Thank you, spoiler games are a unique format where you get the spoiler log text file 15 minutes beforehand and use that to plan your route through the game. It's not as simple as just finding all the items and going to all the spots because you would want to also route in heart containers and perhaps some armor/potions, except maybe the potion bottles are empty and you need money to fill them, etc etc. But you don't want too much optional stuff because if your opponent redlines it harder and gets away with it then you're behind. It's very challenging and intense, much more so than a "regular" race IMO. Typical finish times are about 1 hour.

And yeah, the "problem" with SMZ3 is that most players will leave Mother Brain for last and due to the extremely linear nature of Tourian the outcome is almost always academic at that point unless they enter less than a minute apart. Ganon's Tower big key hunting/climbing/boss fights have much more possibility for variance, but you rarely see that be the deciding factor in the combo rando.
about 3 days ago (edited)

Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Consider Yourself a Hero: Majority of games are beaten
UPDATE 3: Worlds 1-6 clear. I'm not sure the stages have as much synchronization to dash through as Wii & U as there's some curve balls that require easing the throttle more often (thankfully autoscrolling stages are rare). I welcome the trickier physics, but that's mainly because it's still very possible to play precisely; the slow jump arcs, flutter, and air-spin allow for incredible control and micro-adjustments. So e.g. crossing 5-2 by jumping across the koopas is a highlight for me.

UPDATE 2: If you want to stick to one playstyle I'd go w/ dashing, but I think the handling of all the NSMB games feels better when you're moving fast than when you're start/stopping even if the level design invariably accommodates both. I think there are fewer hidden coins than U (I just got almost all in World 4 without much effort except the 3rd coin in the fortress was tricky), but they are still cleverly enough placed than I tend to go for them. I generally dash through the stage initially and use the position of the coins that I did find to narrow down where the one I'm missing has to be, which I think is more fun and efficient than playing slowly. Some still seem to require bringing in a Tiny Mushroom which I think are too rare.

It's late but I just saw your comment -- Luigi U sounds good and I could start by next weekend. I do have a head start as I played a couple worlds after finishing NSMB U last year before switching to Tropical Freeze. I'll be interested if the 'dashing through the stage with momentum' mindset clicks with you more here... or you find it the most alienating NSMB of them all. If anything I thought U just built on this element even further with modes that nudge you towards that style of play (the Nabbit chases, Boost Rush, and the timed challenges), culminating in Luigi U essentially being the series' coda dedicated to it! Seems like the designers were after my own heart

I just had a 'justin' moment (well, maybe, you tell me) in The End is Nigh. The shoulder button is used to cut your momentum and fall quicker, but this is also mapped to Down on the d-pad so I would accidentally press it during some jumps and get frustrated. It didn't occur to me that I could, you know, just go into the control config and disable the Down button. I finally realized this when trying the analog stick at one point in exasperation and discovering that, for some reason, Analog Down is unmapped by default. So the game just got better now!
about 3 weeks ago

Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I'm no stranger to tactics games so abusing everything possible was already the plan for Mutant Year Zero. Especially since I'm playing on Very Hard where the only healing is from medkits. You can probably do most fights without taking damage with a little luck. It is different from the norm of the genre but it has been a good time.

I've heard Toki Tori 2 is better than the original. I already own it and will get to it someday. All depends on how that fortune cookie rolls.

Hope you liked Deus Ex. Certainly janky in places but it was the first of its kind.
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