I played a hella lot of games in the past month. This has much to do with most being from the compilations SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1, Gradius Collection, and Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection.
As I talked about previously, I had finished Kamen Rider Climax Heroes OOO and Gradius on PSP giving me 13 games beaten in 2011. I’d also mentioned Baseball Stars 2 plus Gradius II and III.
Around this same time I was trying to go for all of the treasures in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, but I probably didn’t talk about it because I was still in the middle of it. Well, I guess you could say I’m still in the middle of it. I had a difficult time finding some and I found out I missed a few. I was getting a little tired of it so I stopped trying to find them all. Maybe some other time I’ll try again.
There’s two games, however, that I won’t be trying again. The first being GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. To quote my full review, “EA LA clearly didn’t have any original or even remotely good ideas for this game. They simply wanted the GoldenEye name to sell it on the nostalgia people have for the N64 title alone. For shame.”
The other of the two games was the original Streets of Rage. I let my rage be known in this rant I typed up soon after getting my ass cheaply handed to me by a Master System looking game posing as 16-bit.
I moved onto more exciting games like Sonic Spinball. I loaded a 2+ year old save file which gave me the trophy for earning 10 million points on the first level way back then. I added another 6 million before saving it again. I figured after that amount of points I could consider it as finished game #14.
I played the arcade version of Shinobi and remember it fondly from my arcade days. Thanks to the emulation save state-like saves on this compilation, I was able to finish this game. I don’t know how you’d do it otherwise. It has the typical arcade game cheapness to it and also has a limit to the number of times you can continue just like the arcade version of Contra. Nevertheless, I was proud to have seen it to the end giving me finished game #15.
Finally on the multiplayer side of gaming, I had fun popping back in Grand Theft Auto IV to mess around in. I showed @thatmikem what I called the Playground of Death when you can get cars to launch high into the air. I hope it’s a glitch that’s never removed.
That’ll do it for me this time. Thanks for checking out my blogging space. Peace!
THIS MONTH’S GAMING STATS:
* Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – 16h57m; 74/100 Treasures; Trophies: 30/48 (63%)
* Streets of Rage – Score: 373,400
* Sonic Spinball – Score: 16,605,000
* Shinobi – Score: 318,230
* Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection – Trophies: 30/35 (85%)
* Ultimate Mortal Kombat – 392 SP Wins; 126 SP Losses; 121 MP Wins; 86 MP Losses