Been hitting up the Wii VC for a lot of things, mostly games I've played before, but never finished, and games I've never played before.
I beat Super Mario Bros. 3 for the first time in my life, in thanks partly to the fact that the Wii creates save states; finished the game in about 3 sittings. Some of these games, I would NEVER finish if it weren't for the fact that the Wii creates save states.
I went through EVERY SINGLE LAST LEVEL - even the ones you could skip - and I didn't look up any information on cheats, e.g., for the card games, or anything.
There were 2-3 non-linear levels that I DID look up walkthroughs for, simply because I COULD NOT, FOR THE LIFE OF ME, figure them out. One of them was that fortress that's COMPLETELY EMPTY except for the boss (had to fly upwards to find a pipe), and another one was the Dark World Fortress (it's difficult to navigate, besides just being a COMPLETE AND TOTAL DEATH TRAP).
A lot of things, I just relied on for memory - like the magic whistles (which I never used) - and how to defeat Bowser - someone showed me how to do it before.
All considered, I'm still glad I finished SMB3 by ANY measure.
Moving onto this, next. Used to have this game, too, but never could finish it.
It's amazing how they expected you to navigate this game without an in-game map, and without any clues how to get to some items. Finding the first Ice Beam in the game is one of those things you wouldn't find out for yourself unless YOU TRIED BOMBING EVERY WALL AND FLOOR THAT YOU COULD. I eventually had to look up a walkthrough to find it.
It's so gratifying when you finally move onto areas with different scenery and music.
Re-stocking energy tanks is so difficult after they become depleted.
Legend of Zelda II ~ Adventures of Link
The game's actually called just "Zelda II ~ Adventures of Link," it's kind of like, can we stick with same naming scheme for sequels? Star Tropics did a similar thing, with putting the subtitle BEFORE the game's title, as in "Zoda's Revenge ~ Star Tropics II." Wankers!
ANYWAY, the last Summer I owned my NES, I got up to the 6th, that is, second-to-last temple in the game: "The Third Eye Temple." And I could never get past it.
But now? I actually have a chance to FINISH this game, ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Too bad I'm stuck trying to navigate the Death Mountains, and I just keep going in circles. I'd like to figure it out for myself, but I'm probably just going to hit a walk through for it, but if I'm feeling REALLY ambitious, I might end up pencil-and-papering it to figure it out myself.
Ashley Winchester wrote:
I finished up Breath of Fire II on the GBA last night. The last time I played it was 1996 when I rented the SNES version and the game is still all kinds awesome. Love the storyline, then again, I've always been a sucker for stories about taking down false religions. Don't read to much into that last part.
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My only problem with BoF II was how closely the St. Eva religion resembles Christianity, while the "Good" religion is supposed to be the Dragon; if you're familiar with mythology, Dragons are supposed to be Hell Spawn, at least, in Western mythology, while Eastern mythology contends that there are such things as good dragons, and bad dragons.
Of course, when a Catholic pretty much runs me over trying to get to church (I could TELL they were Catholic from the crucifix motif they had posted on their van, with the initials of the church they go to), it really tells me, at least, they've misplaced their priorities, and most, that they're completely bleeding hypocrites who just use going to church as an excuse to claim that they're a good person.
If you want to take down false religions FOR REAL (pun not intended), there's always Scien-Cology! You shouldn't call it by the name they actually use, otherwise they'll hunt you down and harass you...but they can't touch me, 'cuz I speeled it rong! Dyametrix is a GREAT sci-fi novel!