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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2017! Time for Presents!
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:04:28 PM »


I received my gift a week ago, but I havenít had a chance to post about it until now. Thank you, Grail! My wife and I had a lot of fun watching Aladdin in glorious HD.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:58:48 PM »
On New Years Eve we played a few games on a friend's SNES Classic - Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Mario Kart (gave me motion sickness cos I wasn't used to seeing pixels move that fast), Super Ghouls and Ghosts and Contra III.

Nice!

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:02:18 PM »
I beat Adventures of Mana yesterday. It was a very well-made remake, though a bit on the easy side. Still a fun game to play. On to Secret of Mana!

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:58:53 PM »
I finished The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Christmas. It was a lot of fun playing it again. It was one of my favorites when I was growing up.

Now, it's on to Adventures of Mana! I played the Game Boy version (known as Final Fantasy Adventure) when I was a kid, but it's not available as a virtual console title, so the best way to play it now is the iOS remake. It's pretty good so far. Most of the original game is left intact, but the graphics and controls have been updated.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2017! Time for Presents!
« on: December 27, 2017, 08:44:48 AM »
I was gonna post this last night as i was driving home i got into a crash. Im good. Thanks Rhombaad , with this cold weather that mug is gonna get plenty of tea pours.
GRAIL! Thanks for the postcard too.


Youíre welcome! Iím sorry you got into a crash, but Iím glad youíre okay.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: December 18, 2017, 07:23:06 PM »
I finished Carrie about a week ago and have been reading A Song for Lya. After that, I'm going to read I Am Legend.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 17, 2017, 03:34:47 PM »
That's a nice list you got there. Reminds me of my childhood. :guts:

Mine, too. :serpico:

Edit: I finished Super Castlevania IV yesterday, so next up is The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening!

I enjoyed Super Castlevania IV a lot more than its NES counterpart. Castlevania just got way too frustrating towards the end, to the point where I wasn't having fun playing it anymore. Not so with SCIV. :serpico:

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: December 16, 2017, 03:30:16 PM »
I finished The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past the other day. What a wonderful game. I can see why itís so beloved and considered by many to be one of the greatest games ever made. Now, itís on to Super Castlevania IV!

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 06, 2017, 03:10:59 PM »
Awesome. :SK:

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2017! Time for Presents!
« on: December 02, 2017, 08:44:59 PM »
Gifts sent! :badbone:

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 24, 2017, 02:31:16 AM »
It's easy, just imagine if they were your children and ask yourself which you'd be more proud of. =)

:ganishka:

What else is currently on the list?

Itís a long one, but the next ten on the list are:

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Super Castlevania IV
The Legend of Zelda: Linkís Awakening
Secret of Mana
Doom
The Elder Scrolls: Arena
Super Metroid
System Shock
Doom II: Hell on Earth
Donkey Kong Country

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 23, 2017, 05:30:09 AM »
It's an interesting debate only because they do things a bit differently with SMB3 being a sprint (both in level design and because, let's face it, after the initial playthrough you're using those warp whistles =) of quick but endless imaginitive goodies and SMW being a marathon that bakes the imaginative goodies into every moment. I give it to SMW for being more substantial and timeless. As discussed not too long ago, that's still the pinnacle of Mario and platform gaming in my mind. I don't think SMB3 or really anything is better.

Agreed. I just enjoyed both so much, itís hard to pick a favorite.

BTW,  have you already played SMW2: Yoshi's Island? It's a very different and worthy entry to the canon in its own right.

I havenít, but itís on my list. Iíve heard great things about it.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 22, 2017, 02:30:29 PM »
I finished playing Super Mario World yesterday (beat Bowser after clearing 96 levels first). I enjoyed it a lot. Iím having a hard time deciding which I liked better, SMB3 or SMW, so for now Iíll say I liked them both evenly. :serpico:

Now, itís on to Metroid II: Return of Samus!

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:49:12 PM »
I finished Super Mario Bros. 3 this morning and started playing Super Mario World. It was really fun playing all the way through SMB3, since I was never able to do so as a kid. It's been about 25 years since I last played it, so it feels very satisfying to finally beat it. Take that, eight-year-old Rhomby!

As for SMW, I remember visiting my best friend across the street when the SNES came out and playing the two-player version with him for hours on end like it was yesterday (we played a lot of F-Zero and Street Fighter II Turbo, too). I never had time to beat it (since I owned a Genesis), but that's about to change. :badbone:

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 09, 2017, 08:13:23 PM »
Hah, I doubt that many people out there have actually finished the game, and those who did, like me, know the pain of these two bosses. Congrats on beating it, corner trick or not!

Thanks, Aaz!

Duh. :iva:

:void:

I've never beaten Z2. That final dungeon defeated me as a child, and again as an adult when I tried replaying it on 3DS. It's just monstrous...

It's definitely one of the hardest final levels I've ever played.

As for using "cheap tricks," dude, it's you against an endless army in there! Anything that can tip things in your favor sounds legitimate to me.

Haha, that's true. One day I may try to beat Dark Link the "legitimate" way, but my list of other games to play comes first.  :badbone:

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 09, 2017, 04:57:44 PM »
Well don't just coast over that! What did you think of Zelda 2? How about that final dungeon?  :magni:

Haha, sorry! I liked it. It was an interesting departure from the other 8- and 16-bit Zelda games. The final dungeon sucked, but not as much as the approach to Death in Castlevania (my litmus test for all platform games). It was the final two bosses that were a killer for me. I'm ashamed to admit it, but I was down to no lives left and very little health when I encountered Dark Link, so I had to use the corner trick to beat him (I can feel the scowls of hardcore gamers everywhere turning toward me). I still think The Legend of Zelda is my favorite of the two, but I enjoyed them both.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: November 09, 2017, 03:25:34 PM »
I finished Zelda II: The Adventure of Link yesterday and started playing Super Mario Bros. 3. I played this one a lot as a kid, but never beat it (mainly because you had to finish it all in one go, and there was never enough time to do that at my friend's house). I played through the first world on the bus to work this morning and I'm having a blast.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2016! Sign up by Nov 15!
« on: November 05, 2017, 05:11:18 PM »
You know Iím in. :badbone:

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 31, 2017, 02:44:35 PM »
I finished Super Mario Bros. 2 on the bus ride home yesterday and started playing Zelda II: The Adventure of Link this morning.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 28, 2017, 11:57:32 AM »
Well, it should, they're all 25 to 30 years old. :guts: :ubik:

Yep! :ganishka:

Iím playing all the games I never beat (or played) when I was growing up. Itís been awesome so far.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 27, 2017, 07:04:45 PM »
I finished The Legend of Zelda and Metroid, and now I'm playing Super Mario Bros. 2 (the U.S. version). Man, playing these games takes me back. :void:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: October 23, 2017, 08:58:32 PM »
I'm taking a break from Lovecraft and reading Carrie. It's pretty good so far. I saw the De Palma movie as a teenager, so I know what's going to happen, but it's really well written.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 11, 2017, 03:24:46 PM »
I finished the first three episodes of Wolfenstein 3D over the weekend and started playing The Legend of Zelda on my brand-new 3DS (which was an early Christmas present from my wife).

I've never beaten the original Zelda, but I remember giving up on it repeatedly as a kid.

I've collected two pieces of the Triforce so far, and am currently working my way through the third dungeon and having a great time.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:44:39 PM »
Finished Monkey Island 2 yesterday and started Wolfenstein 3D.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 08, 2017, 05:12:41 PM »
I finished Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake over the Labor Day weekend, and finished The Secret of Monkey Island yesterday. I'm now playing Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge and am loving it so far.

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