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    Default Early video games that tracked overall completion %

    I cant think of any examples earlier than Donkey Kong Country (November 1994.) Are there some earlier examples?
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    Off the top of my head, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood keeps a completion percentage, and that came out in 1993.

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    Would Super Mario World's "exit" count fit this? That would be 1990 (Japan)/1991 (NA).

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    %....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
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    Yes, but the % is quite arbitrary since you can get 101% in DKC. The % only really matters if 100% is absolute completion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pr3tty F1y View Post
    Yes, but the % is quite arbitrary since you can get 101% in DKC. The % only really matters if 100% is absolute completion.
    Right I kinda thought about that, too. Spyro 1 did the same sh*t where 120% meant 100%. And there was a glitch in the first edition of Gran Turismo 2 where you could only get 97% I think, so in that game 97% meant 100%
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    Here's another early example. Super Metroid will give you % at the end:
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    I was thinking Metroid 3 but couldnt remember where I saw a %. So yeah that is the earliest U.S. example so far
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    Wolfenstein 3D gave you percentages at the end of each level, how many kills, how many secrets you found, etc. Does that count? It came out in 1992.

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