Voted FF3. That and Mega Man X are the only games from that list I haven't beat in the past decade.
Great selection of games btw. Goes to show how much of a powerhouse the SNES was. I hope we eventually do a month dedicated to imports.
The SNES was a powerhouse of great RPG games in Japan and thankfully they almost all been translated into English now. Some of my favorites below:If you have some import suggestions shoot me a PM. I am not adversed in that field of the SNES.
I don't think you have to be a "Zelda fan" per-se to enjoy A Link to the Past, I feel like this game is probably the most accessible in the series outside of maybe the original NES game.Im not the biggest Zelda fan (I'm one of those weirdos that likes 2 best), but I'm fine with any of these winning. I've actually never personally completed any of them except Super Mario RPG, but I watched my brother beat them all aside from Super Metroid.
I don't think you have to be a "Zelda fan" per-se to enjoy A Link to the Past, I feel like this game is probably the most accessible in the series outside of maybe the original NES game.
I played Super Metroid for the first time in 2019. So far it’s been great, and despite being in the beginning I can already see why the level design is so highly praised. Will probably end up voting for that since it’ll give reason to start playing it next. I doubt I’ll finish the game in a month though if/when its selected. Seems kind of like the map will get a bit tricky and confusing at times for someone who has never completed the game before
I forget where I stopped but there was this one kind of ominous room that I had no idea what to do in. It’s been almost 10 months since I played I think
I hope it's not too much against the rules, but I'm going to play the GBA version for this month's challenge. Gotta get those sweet, sweet cheevos. Also just to check out how one of my favorite games of all time plays in this version.
As per usual, I didn't stress about doing the "no hit boss" runs (although I got two of them!). Maybe at some point I'll go back and try to do this without using hardcore mode so I can save scum it.
Such an amazing game - I would encourage anyone who hasn't played this to do so!
Absolutely. Pretty much anything with a network connection that runs Retroarch can unlock RetroAchievements, this includes Android and even the Switch (hacked).Do you know if retroarch achievements can be set up for android?
Game 3 has been decided.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastThis is a quest that will test your ability to proceed through the game with the absolute minimum to complete it. Meaning enemies will hit harder, you will have less life and you will do less damage.
The Challenge: Minimalist Quest
This quest requires a fair bit of knowledge of the game. Here is a quick rundown taken from a guide on what items will and will not be used.
Sword: The game forces you to take the Fighter's Sword (You Uncle at the
sewers) and the Master Sword (Lost Woods after getting the three Pendants).
The Tempered and Golden Swords are completely skippable.
Shield: We're not getting neither the Red Shield nor the Mirror Shield.
Mails: The Blue and Red Mails are entirely disposable. Skip them.
Pegasus Boots: We need these. Can't skip them.
Power Glove/Titan's Mitt: Both are needed. Get them.
Zora's Flippers: Needed as soon as you arrive to Swamp Palace. Buy them.
Moon Pearl: Required to go through the Dark World appropietly. Get it ASAP.
Bow & Arrows/Silver Arrows: We need all of this. Get the Bow & Arrow as soon
as you arrive at the East Palace. The Silver Arrows are only for Ganon, so
wait until the final fight for them (get them as early as possible if you want,
but it's more challenging by saving them for the end). We ARE skipping the
arrow upgrade from Venus at the Pond of Happiness. 30 arrows is more than
enough to beat the game.
Boomerang: This item is very skippable. Don't get it.
Hookshot: Required to navigate Swamp Palace and later dungeons. Get it.
Bomb: Needed all over the place. Get them, but don't upgrade with Venus.
Mushroom/Magic Powder: Not needed. Skip it altogether.
Fire Rod: Needed to navigate Skull Woods. Get it.
Ice Rod: Needed to beat Trinnex. Get it prior to going to Turtle Rock.
Bombos: Not needed. Skip it.
Ether: Required to enter Misery Mire. Go get it.
Quake: Needed to enter Turtle Rock. Get it from the fish at Lake of Ill Omen.
Lamp: Needed for Hyrule Castle. Get it as soon as you start the game.
Magic Hammer: Get it ASAP. It's required to explore the Dark World completely.
Shovel/Flute: Required items. Get everything and free the Duck.
Bug-Catching Net: Skip it. We're going to miss this item a lot.
Book of Mudora: Needed to open the Desert Palace. Get it.
Bottles: We're skipping all four bottles. This is perhaps what adds the most
challenge to this quest.
Cane of Somaria: Needed to fully explore later dungeons. Grab it.
Cane of Byrna: Not a needed item so skip it. We can't get it in this quest
anyway even if we wanted to.
Magic Cape: Comepltely disposable. Skip it.
Magic Mirror: You can't skip this item. So yeah, get it.
Extra Hearts: Skip all 24 Heart Pieces and the Heart Container at the
Sanctuary. We're beating the game with a total of 13 hearts.
Double Magic Meter: We're skipping this too. We can't get it since we're also
skipping the Magic Powder.
Interesting. I was always curious which of the 2 translated snes DQ games to play first. I know nothing about either. This description here just sealed it will be V.Dragon Quest V - The king of JRPG games that didn't get a western release until the DS version. An amazing adventure that is still so insanely popular in Japan that it's still nearly synonymous with Dragon Quest almost 30 years later. Honorable mentions for Dragon Quest imports also extend to Dragon Quest VI and Dragon Quest 1&2, the later of which is an excellent port of the first two NES games akin to Mario All-Stars.
I have to go with Batman Returns because 1) Konami beat em up and 2) I never beat maximum carnage or superman as a kid so I definitely don't have the patience as an adult now, unless I abuse the crap out of save states.
I know I'm late with finishing these games but I am up to the 3rd crystal in Zelda. I seriously walked around the world for an hour and a half and couldn't figure out how to get to the dungeon. I hadn't re-explored the light world again as I didn't think I would need to. I checked a guide and that made me realise that the light and dark world are much more connected than I realised. I can safely say I never would have worked out that I needed to hook on to a rock that is off screen to get to crystal 3 without checking a guide.
I might use the guide to collect all the items as well because I honestly don't want to re-explore both the light and dark worlds entirely every time I get a new item that can manipulate the game world.
Yeah I pushed myself to complete the game and my opinion stands, there's really not a lot to do in the overworld, just dungeon after dungeon to the point it gets tiresome .Some dungeons and enemies are brutal, while the actual puzzle is a non issue, that's also probably me showing my age and getting rusty but this is almost more like an action game. Also,how the fuck is it possible the moment I'm almost done with the final boss the game let's me know that to give it the final coup de grace I need an item I don't currently have? I almost fell from my chair.