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    Late last night, I finished off collecting everything in Super Metroid on Super Nintendo. Between my memory of family playing and my own exploring and searching, I found most things. I was just missing one Reserve Tank, a couple Super Missile Tanks, and around six or so regular Missile Tanks. I used a map online to pick off the few entire rooms I had missed, which got me down to just a couple Missile Tanks left. Looking up commonly missed Missile Tanks, I pretty quickly concluded I missed the one in the turtle room, but I had to search all over for the remaining one. It ended up being the one leading up to Kraid. My husband wanted to play, so I let him take the controller and confirm a bunch of them, while I marked them off on a map I printed, so that spared me some of the tedious trial and error of checking, haha. It's not the game's fault, but I gotta say, the worst part of the experience of playing this game was looking these things up online. Not because I feel bad about "cheating" or whatever some may want to call it (I always play games of this style in this way, where I do it on my own until the end and then use outside help to get whatever I missed to get a 100% file), but because the Super Metroid fan community has to be one of the most condescending, elitist fandoms for a retro game I've ever seen. I can understand getting a chuckle out of "y can't metroid crawl?" but a lot of these diehard players talk as if first-time players are idiots if they don't play the game just as well as the speedrunners. Just finding basic info on the game is a challenge because practically everything these days is devoted to speedrunning, sequence breaking, advanced techniques, etc. So I had to wade through a lot of sickening behavior just to find the info I wanted. Anyway, I'm all set to beat the game now, so I should be able to pull it off before the ball drops tonight.

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    From the classic games I've been playing these lately. Never get tired of 'em.




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    I finished off Super Metroid for Super Nintendo just before 2020 started, as I posted in the Beaten in 2019 topic, but rather than start up the next game I'd like to play to completion, I tried out a few of the games I've received recently. My Vita CE of Metal Slug 3 finally showed up right before Christmas, after ordering it way back in August. I played that until I lost a continue, which didn't take very long, since I've never been especially good at any Metal Slug, though I do enjoy them a lot. Then I pulled out my WonderSwan Crystal to try Gunpey. I have the PSP version, but I've always wanted to have the original. I like the cutesy Wild West theme, as opposed to the PSP game which doesn't really have any kind of cohesive style from what I remember. This reminds me, though, that I still need to buy some color games. The first WonderSwan I got is black and white, but I've had this Crystal model for a while yet still nothing in color to try on it. After that, I fished out my Game Gear and played some Baku Baku and Fred Couples Golf, but it was a gimped experience to say the least. Time has not been kind to my Game Gear since I last played it in 2015. I'm getting no sound, and I can't see anything unless I turn the brightness all the way in one direction and then look at the screen from, like, a 45 degree angle. Even then, there are vertical bands of light where graphics show up. So I guess the capacitors have gone bad. My husband likes to fix stuff like that, so I'll leave it to him to try to repair. It's funny, back in the 00s, when I first acquired many of my retro systems, I felt like everything would hold up well for me as long as I took good care of them, but over the last decade, little issues have popped up left and right, even when I've done nothing with a system but had it stored away. There's no system from the 90s that isn't at least 20 years old now, so things are bound to be different from when I first joined this forum in 2004.

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    is that version of Metal Slug 3 any different from the Xbox version? thats one of my favorite games on the Xbox
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    I don't have it on Xbox, so I don't know. I do have the original arcade MVS cart, and the Vita version appears to be a pretty straight port of that, albeit with a bunch more menu options before you get started and trophies and such.

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    The Next Tetris: On-line Edition for Dreamcast

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    I started up my Virtual Boy for the first time in probably about a decade. I was worried that it could've developed problems like my Game Gear (which my husband confirmed has leaking capacitors, but he hasn't replaced them yet), but I was relieved to see it's, for the time being at least, still working just fine. I started with Mario's Tennis just to confirm the system's functionality. It's a little lacking in depth, but it's always fun to sink some time into. I also popped Wario Land in, just to revisit a favorite for a minute. My 100% completed file appears to have disappeared. It's no big deal, since I was long done with it and don't care about preserving most of my game saves, but hopefully it's just a little hiccup and not a reflection of the battery being dead. Then I played some Vertical Force, which I received for Christmas. It's a pretty cool little vertical space shooter. It's got two fields of depth you can switch between, and it gets chaotic will all the enemies, bullets, and terrain obstacles of both.

    I also played some various games via emulation while hanging out with my husband. I can't recall everything, but I played the NES version of Cabal for the first time in many years. I know I beat the game sometime past the year 2000, but it must've been before I started thoroughly keeping track of what I was beating back in 2005, since it's not anywhere on what I have saved. For not playing the game since whenever it was that I beat it, I got decently far in the game. I've always liked these shooting gallery games where you use a controller rather than a lightgun and move a character around the bottom. It's too bad there are so few of them.

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    Haven't had a chance to play much. I found another 2600 joystick in my wire box in the basement, so I set up a TV to test. It worked great except when I pushed right, the character wouldn't move. The humanoid in Berserk just stood and did a moonwalk. I swapped boards with another stick I was having issues with but had the same problem I determined it was the cable that was bad, so I put the board from the "moonwalker" in my other stick and I came away with a working, solid controller.

    Then I played some Berserk. I forgot ypu could only shoot one blast at a time until it hit something.

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    Ive been playing Animal Crossing. i just looked at a FAQ. and good God is this game deep. on the surface it doesnt seem like there is much to it but it almost becomes a science trying to obtain Perfect Town status, collecting all the items, keeping your neighbors happy. ive been playing it for like ten minutes a day. I caught a stringfish and apparently its the rarest fish in the game. got lucky on that one because I wasnt even looking for it. just saw a massive silhouette in the water and knew something rare was in there

    its cool playing a game that changes along with real life. some of the dialogue feels punishingly slow but besides that its a landmark achievement of a game that really takes on a life of its own.
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    Grandia HD collection it was on sale at the e-shop so i bought it asap.Still one of my favorite rpgs by gamearts.

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    Playing Streets Of Rage 2 ,trying to complete it with all characters starting with Alex which I accomplished yesterday.

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    I haven't played much since early January. I started up Illusion of Gaia on Super Nintendo, but then I started feeling sick and haven't yet returned to it. I then started up Mystic Chronicles, a digital-only PSP game, but since I only use my PSP for UMDs, I'm playing it on my Vita. I have over four hours invested into it so far, and I'm surprised that it took about that long to get my second party member, especially when these Kemco RPGs tend to be fairly short and move briskly. Granted, this game gives you loads of optional quests, and I've been completing all of them so far. Also, every party member can be paired up with a guardian beast, so I went from just the protagonist, to the protagonist with a guardian beast, to having a second character who comes with another guardian beast, so that's probably why they didn't rush to throw another character at me. I know these Kemco RPGs are often dumped on, but I've enjoyed it so far, just as I liked End of Serenity as well (the other Kemco RPG released on PSP). The graphics are nice enough, as is the music, and it's simple and straightforward, but offers some more depth if you feel like digging into it (what with how you collect materials to create or improve weapons and armor).

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    Got some time in playing Super Mario 64. Still a classic! At work I'm playing Legend of Zelda on 3DS and am on my way to Death Mountain in the First Quest.

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