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Games Played Report: December 2017

posted Dec 31, 2017, 9:32 AM by Bill Sannwald

I did it! I played a unique game every single day in 2017. It was really exciting to dig into my collection of games, but truth be told, I'm glad it's over. I started feeling really worried that I would miss a day after making so much progress. I'm not planning to do the same thing next year -- instead I'm going to enjoy an obligation-free year of video game playing!

Here are some thoughts from this month:
  • I got Vib-Ribbon for Christmas the year it came out, and it's still as fresh now as it was back then.
  • If only I had more time, I would dive so deep into the world of Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It's really amazing.
  • Guardian Force is a really clever, unique vertical shooter. Kind of a more complex cousin of Trax.
  • Floor Kids has so much charm, especially for those of us who grew up at the height of the 80s breakdancing craze.
  • Child of Eden doesn't get anywhere near the love it should -- yes, it's not Rez, but it's a great follow-up all the same.
  • The animals were so confused to see me after such a long time when I visited Animal Crossing: City Folk.
  • Lost in Shadow has a really neat premise.
  • Rotozoa has so much amazing style and awesome music.
  • Thanks to Game Freak for basically making Mr. Raroo: The Game with Tembo the Badass Elephant!
  • Mom Hid My Game! made me laugh aloud when I played it.
  • Sonic R doesn't have great controls, but that music is so delightful.
  • Playing Deathsmiles II X on Christmas was the perfect way to start the holiday.
  • Super Mario Bros. 2 never quite grabbed me back in the day, and it hasn't done so now, either.
  • Nobody seems to really like PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, but it's quite good. I love the mash-up stages!

December 1: Vib-Ribbon
December 2: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
December 3: Giga Wing 2
December 4: Guardian Force
December 5: Dead Rising 4
December 6: Blast Rush
December 7: Astra Superstars
December 8: Floor Kids
December 9: 80's Overdrive
December 10: Child of Eden
December 11: Amazing Katamari Damacy
December 12: Mario Sports Mix
December 13: Animal Crossing: City Folk
December 14: Christmas NiGHTS Into Dreams
December 15: Pinball FX3
December 16: Lost in Shadow
December 17: Super Hydorah
December 18: Rotozoa
December 19: Assault Android Cactus
December 20: Tembo the Badass Elephant
December 21: Wario Land Shake It!
December 22: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle
December 23: Mom Hid My Game!
December 24: Sonic R
December 25: Deathsmiles II X
December 26: Gal*Gun Double Peace
December 27: Columns Crown
December 28: Super Mario Bros. 2
December 29: Sol Divide
December 30: Witch-Bot Meglilo
December 31: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Games Played Report: November 2017

posted Nov 30, 2017, 8:08 AM by Bill Sannwald

November flew by. Wow. How has this year gone so quickly? It's important to find some time to "pause" and enjoy life. Playing video games every day does just that, and it provides me with a few moments of happiness. 

For whatever reason, I struggled a little this year with the idea of being so into games despite being in my 40s, but I've accepted and embraced it. Who cares? If I'm playing games for the rest of my life, I'll be happy. Now, on to December!

Here are some thoughts about this month's games:
  • Million Onion Hotel is such an oddity, and the only iOS game I can think of that has (cute pixel) sex in it...?
  • Woah Dave! is a great take on classic Mario Bros.-style action
  • I think it's great that every Gungrave stage starts with "Kick Their Ass!"
  • Sonic Forces... ah, the Sonic Cycle continues...
  • Super Beat Sports is a killer rhythm game with cute visuals and catchy tunes. Check it out!
  • I'm glad I bought Saturn games like Soukygurentai years ago when they were just expensive versus SUPER expensive
  • Ghost Squad is a very perfect light gun game!
  • Remember when everyone was excited Rockstar made an XBox game and it was just Table Tennis?
  • Tiny Wings is joy.
  • I was initially disappointed Animal Crossing Pocket Camp didn't have much to "do" in it, but it's still fun.
  • I could play Crazy Taxi every day of my life and be happy. Gotta have Offspring and Bad Religion tunes, though.
  • Wow, I didn't expect River City Rival Showdown to be so awesome. Quite a delightful surprise!
  • I scored a Saturn arcade stick at my local Book Off this month, and TwinBee Yahho! was so nice to play with a stick!
  • Threes is pure puzzle bliss.
  • Mario Pinball Land is not really a pinball game, and it doesn't quite work, but it's still a neat oddity.
  • The Wonderful 101 should have sold Wii U systems. It's incredible.

November 1: Kirby Squeak Squad
November 2: Mission Onion Hotel
November 3: Demon's Crest
November 4: Woah Dave!
November 5: Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
November 6: Gungrave
November 7: Akai Katana
November 8: Sonic Forces
November 9: Super Beat Sports
November 10: Lords of Thunder
November 11: Xenoblade Chronicles X
November 12: Soukygurentai
November 13: Ghost Squad
November 14: Sky Force Anniversary
November 15: Rockstar Table Tennis
November 16: Street Hoop
November 17: King of Fighters XIV
November 18: Pokemon Ultra Sun
November 19: Salamander
November 20: Tiny Wings
November 21: Animal Crossing Pocket Camp
November 22: Ski Safari
November 23: VVVVV
November 24: Crazy Taxi
November 25: River City Rival Showdown
November 26: TwinBee Yahho!
November 27: Threes
November 28: Mario Pinball Land
November 29: Fighters Megamix
November 30: The Wonderful 101

Games Played Report: October 2017

posted Oct 31, 2017, 9:03 AM by Bill Sannwald

I've made it through 10 of 12 months, and I have managed to play a different game every day thus far this year. It's been a lot more tiring than I thought it would be, but I am confident I can make it through the next two months. Also, just because it's tiring, that doesn't mean it's not enjoyable! 

The big challenge, of course, is that there are so few hours in the day when you have kids and work full time. But I believe I waste far too much time each day, too, so reclaiming some of those moments where I've become accustomed to zoning out and staring at a screen is a good way to refocus... even if playing games means I'm staring at another screen -- but it's different!

Here are thoughts on some of this month's games:
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is packed with content. I'm still rather amazed at this game. So polished and rich.
  • Yes, I pretty much still check in on Miitomo each day. I'm that guy.
  • Flipnote Studio 3D is such an easy and intuitive tool to use! I made a video for a song by Goh Nakamura and CHOPS.
  • Horizon Chase is a really slick homage to classic "blue sky" racing games. If only I played iOS games more often!
  • I find it amusing how "chatty" Raiden V is. The dialogue bits I pick up here and there are so random and hilarious.
  • Man, I really screwed up on that art I drew for Layton's Mystery Journey. Oh well.
  • Yo-Kai Watch is a series I really want to get more into because it's so slick, but I always end up getting distracted.
  • Those title screens in Game & Wario are worth the price of admission alone.
  • Sine More is never game that "clicked" with me until I played it on Switch. Go figure.
  • My son used to speak in his own weird little kid language when Ginga Force game it. It sounds like named the game.
  • Ah, the art in Cuphead is so delightful!
  • Muchi Muchi Pork is kind of pervy, but I adore the sprite work and the entire "Saturn Saturn" vibe of the game.
  • Who would've guessed The Mummy Demastered would be so good? A nice new "Castlevania" game to check out!
  • I wanted to call in sick the day I played Super Mario Galaxy just so I could get lost in it.
  • Super Mario Odyssey is the best game I've played in a long, long time. Absolutely brilliant work by Nintendo.
  • Gosh, if only I had the time to spend my days mapping dungeons in Etrian Odyssey V for the next few months...
  • Putting Servbot masks onto zombies in Dead Rising is just as fun now as it was a decade ago.

October 1: Picross S
October 2: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
October 3: Haunted Castle
October 4: Injustice 2
October 5: Miitomo
October 6: Flipnote Studio 3D
October 7: Cotton
October 8: Horizon Chase
October 9: Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga
October 10: Mortal Kombat XL
October 11: Raiden V
October 12: Layton's Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaire's Conspiracy
October 13: Digital Champ
October 14: Samurai Shodown Sen
October 15: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Spectors
October 16: Magnetica
October 17: Game & Wario
October 18: Jamestown
October 19: Sine Mora EX
October 20: Robo Army
October 21: Fire Emblem Warriors
October 22: Ginga Force
October 23: Cuphead
October 24: Muchi Muchi Pork
October 25: The Mummy Demastered
October 26: Super Mario Galaxy
October 27: Super Mario Odyssey
October 28: HarmoKnight
October 29: Tiny Barbarian DX
October 30: Etrian Odyssey V
October 31: Dead Rising

Games Played Report: September 2017

posted Sep 30, 2017, 11:00 AM by Bill Sannwald

The kids are back in school, and life seems to have sped up as a result. Some days I've felt like I've barely had a spare moment to sit and play games, but I powered through and carved out time for myself. I'm officially 75% of the way through the year with this project, and I'm excited for many of the amazing games being released in the next few months, not to mention the vast multitude of games from the past I can revisit, explore, and enjoy.

Here are some thoughts on this month's games:
  • Windjammers is a game I've always wanted to play but never had a chance -- I can see why it's a classic!
  • Big Bang Mini is delightful. I miss Arkedo's games -- what a great developer.
  • The art style in Nidhogg II is both beautiful and disgusting at the same time. I dig it!
  • Poor Karnaaj Rally had some of the worst box art ever, but it's a fantastic racer.
  • Cannon Spike is exactly the type of arcade experience that made the Dreamcast so great.
  • I played Samba de Amigo with my daughter and it was an absolute blast!
  • Revisiting the world of Shenmue made me feel nostalgic for a younger time in my life.
  • Playing Grim Joggers made me a little sad since I knew the iOS 11 update would make it obsolete.
  • Metroid: Samus Returns is vindication for MercurySteam after that not-so-hot 3DS Castlevania they developed.
  • "We need a new Goemon game!" was what I thought when playing Goemon's Great Adventure.
  • We Love Golf! is pure Camelot golf goodness, complete with fun motion controls.
  • China Warrior is basically a QTE game with huge sprites. I think it's kind of nifty.
  • Did anyone else buy Senko no Ronde 2? I'm glad G.Rev is still at it.
  • The original Mario Bros. has such fun, intriguing "momentum" for Mario and Luigi.
  • I feel like I need to go on a weekend retreat to a cabin in the woods and just play Golf Story uninterrupted.
  • Tank! Tank! Tank! = Secret Best Wii U Launch Title.

September 1:Windjammers
September 2: Sega Superstars Tennis
September 3: Total Carnage
September 4: Big Bang Mini
September 5: Nidhogg II
September 6: Dexterity
September 7: Karnaaj Rally
September 8: Cannon Spike
September 9: Samba de Amigo
September 10: Shenmue
September 11: Ristar
September 12: Raiden Fighters Jet
September 13: Grim Joggers
September 14: Dragon Spirit
September 15: Metroid: Samus Returns
September 16: Burnout Revenge
September 17: New International Track & Field
September 18: Goemon's Great Adventure
September 19: We Love Golf!
September 20: Downwell
September 21: Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
September 22: China Warrior
September 23: Pokken Tournament DX
September 24: Monster Hunter Stories
September 25: Senko no Ronde 2
September 26: Art of Fighting
September 27: Blue's Journey
September 28: Mario Bros.
September 29: Golf Story
September 30: Tank! Tank! Tank!

Games Played Report: August 2017

posted Aug 31, 2017, 12:46 PM by Bill Sannwald

August flew by for me! So many things happening in my personal and work life, culminating in my kids going back to school after a wonderful summer break. Thankfully, I still managed to squeeze in some game time each day -- some days definitely more than others. 

Thoughts on this month's games:
  • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter's strange Japan-only character, Norimaro, is one of my favorites.
  • Madworld's black and white aesthetics are really nifty.
  • Jet Set Radio still seems so fresh and inviting in terms of its visuals, but it's not so easy to control.
  • Playing Strikers 1945 in tate mode on Switch makes me long for the rest of Psikyo's catalog to be released.
  • Splatterhouse is definitely not as great as I remembered, but it's fun all the same.
  • Klonoa Door to Phatomile has such a warm atmosphere, especially in terms of its music.
  • Drill Dozer is proof that GameFreak should go off the Pokemon rails more often.
  • L.A. Machineguns is pure arcade goodness.
  • Radiant Silvergun is one of the BUFFEST games I've ever played.
  • Sonic Mania is how the teenage me imagined Sonic games would continue on new hardware.
  • I have a Pomeranian, so Tokyo Jungle has a special spot for me.
  • WareWare Twisted is wonderfully creative and silly, and the cartridge's vibrations are integrated so well.
  • My wife always says "Impressive, Snake" anytime I hum the end-of-stage music for Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions.
  • PixelJunk Sidescroller is such a loving tribute to classic 2D shmups like R-Type.
  • The production values in Puppeteer are magnificent and clever.
  • Playing Missile Command on original hardware with that big trackball is a treat.
  • I didn't play Night Trap until it was remastered for PS4 -- it's not "fun" but definitely entertaining.
  • How does Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle even exist, and how is it somehow really great?
  • Everybody's Golf seems to have less impressive graphics than its PS3 predecessor, but it's still engaging.

August 1:Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
August 2: Madworld
August 3: Jet Set Radio
August 4: Gunbarich
August 5: Strikers 1945
August 6: Splatterhouse
August 7: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
August 8: Drill Dozer
August 9: Power Stone
August 10: Dead Nation
August 11: L.A. Machineguns
August 12: Radiant Silvergun
August 13: Tempest
August 14: Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge
August 15: Sonic Mania
August 16: Sky Kid
August 17: Matterfall
August 18: Magician Lord
August 19: Undertale
August 20: Tokyo Jungle
August 21: WarioWare Twisted
August 22: Gaia Seed
August 23: RayCrisis
August 24: Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions
August 25: PixelJunk Sidescroller
August 26: R-Type DX
August 27: Puppeteer
August 28: Missile Command
August 29: Night Trap
August 30: Mario _ Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
August 31: Everybody's Golf

Games Played Report: July 2017

posted Jul 31, 2017, 7:21 AM by Bill Sannwald

Wow, July was a busy, full, but very fun month for me. A lot happened in my personal life, but I still managed to squeeze in some game time every day. I have had a lot of fun digging back through my library, and I found myself particularly drawn to Nintendo handheld games this month, partially due to convenience of being able to play anywhere.

Some thoughts:
  • The Crash Bandicoot series is so simple and straightforward, but I find that relaxing.
  • Joe Danger is great fun and it's too bad No Man's Sky has made a lot of people discredit Hello Games.
  • Pinball of the Dead represents an interesting era where Sega was putting lots of strange, cool stuff onto GBA.
  • NieR Automata is a total masterpiece. I'm blown away. I need to carve out time to play a lot more of this.
  • Ms. Pac-Man is still so fun and engaging. 
  • Meteos was the first game I could point to to truly justify having a DS. Such lovely production values!
  • Nex Machina is a great spiritual successor to Robotron 2084.
  • Wario Land 4 was ahead of its time. Truly one of the best "Mario universe" platformers, period.
  • Pulstar is a such a cool R-Type game, even if it's technically not part of the official series.
  • Splatoon 2 is basically Splatoon 1.5, but that's okay! As my son says, it's "fresher." Extremely fun.
  • Away Shuffle Dungeon has an intriguing concept and is worth returning to.
  • Shining Soul II on a GBA is essentially all I ever wanted out of video games.
  • Beat City is nowhere near as refined as Rhythm Tengoku, but it's a nice game all the same.
  • Miitopia feels like it was made for me. Such a fun and funny RPG!
  • Hey! Pikmin is making me wonder if Arzest hired some new talent, because it's really good.
  • I bought Koro Koro Puzzle Happy Panechu! when I was in Tokyo in 2006. It's cute and colorful.
  • Ridge Racer 6 is the last great Ridge Racer game, in my opinion. The pinnacle of the series, perhaps!

July 1: Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy
July 2: Tokyo Xanadu
July 3: Tomb of the Mask
July 4: Joe Danger
July 5: Altered Beast
July 6: Pinball of the Dead
July 7: Kirby's Blowout Blast
July 8: NieR Automata
July 9: Looty Dungeon
July 10: Ms. Pac-Man
July 11: Meteos
July 12: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
July 13: Space Harrier
July 14: Cursed Castilla
July 15: Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
July 16: I am an Air Traffic Controller: AIRPORT HERO OSAKA-KIX
July 17: Nex Machina
July 18: Wario Land 4
July 19: Pulstar
July 20: Sonic Lost World
July 21: Boost Beast
July 22: Splatoon 2
July 23: Dialhex
July 24: Away Shuffle Dungeon
July 25: Advance GTA
July 26: Shining Soul II
July 27: Beat City
July 28: Miitopia
July 29: Hey! Pikmin
July 30: Koro Koro Puzzle Happy Panechu!
July 31: Ridge Racer 6

Games Played Report: June 2017

posted Jun 30, 2017, 9:00 AM by Bill Sannwald

June went by quickly, especially when compared to how slow May felt to me. I'm officially halfway through the year with this fun project, and I've managed to dig into my collection to enjoy a different game every single day. That's not to say I don't revisit or keep playing certain games, but I try to spice up my game time with something fresh daily. It's definitely "work" to do it, but it's also enjoyable and serves akin to a daily meditation on how much I love games and the artistry that goes into creating them.

Some thoughts:
  • Kira Kira Star Night DX is recent game released for Famicom (on a cartridge!), which is wild.
  • Rockman Battle & Fighters is way cooler than I remember it being.
  • My son got into Just Dance at his after-school program, and he thinks 2014 is the best one.
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf is still as relaxing as it ever was.
  • WipEout Omega Collection is beautiful.
  • Overwatch is worthy of all the hype it receives and if I was a college student I'd be playing it so much more
  • Witch and Hero is so simple and charming and lovely and you should play it
  • I've been really working on improving my health, and I "jog" with Wii Fit U almost daily
  • F-Zero Climax is the one GBA entry that didn't make it stateside. It's so smooth!
  • Konami Krazy Racers: Better than Mario Kart on GBA. Come at me.
  • Galaga Wars is super cool and one of the few iOS games that has "hooked" me in a long time.
  • ARMS is so rad. Why am I not playing this game more?!
  • Vicarious Visions are underappreciated, but they are wizards. Tony Hawk's American Sk8land is awesome.
  • Face Raiders makes me wish there were more weird AR games on 3DS!
  • I'd love a new Excite Truck game (or, better yet, Excite Bots).
  • Spelunky is hard and I'll never be good at it, but it's great.
  • Nintendo Land really should have sold more Wii U systems. It's so creative and full of fanservice.
  • How did Shin'en pull of Iridon II on GBA hardware? Dark magic!
  • Steppy Pants is ridiculous and a perfect "waiting in line" iOS game.
  • Noby Noby Boy made me get teary eyed when I fired it up and saw Girl had connected all the planets!

June 1: Market Crashers
June 2: Kira Kira Star Night DX
June 3: Rockman Battle & Fighters
June 4: Just Dance 2014
June 5: Animal Crossing New Leaf
June 6: Jump Ultimate Stars
June 7: WipEout Omega Collection
June 8: Crossy Road
June 9: ClaDun Returns: This is Sengoku!
June 10: Overwatch
June 11: Witch and Hero
June 12: Wii Fit U
June 13: F-Zero Climax
June 14: Konami Krazy Racers
June 15: Galaga Wars
June 16: ARMS
June 17: Pac-Man 256
June 18: Final Fight One
June 19: Tony Hawk's American Sk8land
June 20: Face Raiders
June 21: Excite Truck
June 22: Dr. Mario Miracle Cure
June 23: Spelunky
June 24: Ever Oasis
June 25: Nintendo Land
June 26: Iridion II
June 27: Steppy Pants
June 28: Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
June 29: Mighty Switch Force
June 30: Noby Noby Boy

Games Played Report: May 2017

posted May 31, 2017, 9:07 AM by Bill Sannwald

May felt like a really long month to me, but the good news is that meant I was able to squeeze in a lot of games! There were a lot of good new releases in May, but I also took time to revisit some old favorites as well as a handful of games I never really dug that deeply into.

Some thoughts:
  • I beat Ninja Spirit the day I purchased it back in high school, and my friend tried to convince me to return it and get something else. I kept it. I'm glad.
  • Tumbleseed is so hard, but I've grown to love that. Really clever, and the HD Rumble on Switch feels awesome.
  • I'll probably never complete Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia. So tough!
  • GNOG is just a treat. Wow.
  • I love how upbeat Blazing Star is!
  • Tokyo Beat Down is over-the-top in the best way.
  • Furu Furu Park is a "bad" game that I find absolutely charming.
  • Rival Schools: United by Fate still looks really colorful and smooth.
  • Motocross Maniacs reminds me of trading Game Boy games with friends while we were supposed to be dressing up for gym class in Junior High School.
  • Captain Toad needs to return in a new game.
  • Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders is so familiar yet fresh.
  • F-Zero still looks great and captures a nice sense of speed.
  • Zero Gunner 2 scratches all the right arcade shooter itches for me.
  • Bangai-O Spirits is projectile joy.

May 1: Pac 'n Roll
May 2: Ninja Spirit
May 3: Tumbleseed
May 4: Iwy the Kiwi?
May 5: Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
May 6: Night Slashers
May 7: GNOG
May 8: DK Jungle Climber
May 9: Kirby's Block Ball
May 10: Blazing Star
May 11: Parodius
May 12: Loco Roco
May 13: Super Punch-Out!!
May 14: Tokyo Beat Down
May 15: Furu Furu Park
May 16: AQUIA
May 17: Polybius
May 18: Ninja Boy
May 19: Ninja Baseball Bat Man
May 20: Thumper
May 21: Rival Schools: United by Fate
May 22: Kuru Kuru Kuruin
May 23: Birthdays The Beginning
May 24: Motocross Maniacs
May 25: Peggle Blast
May 26: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
May 27: Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders
May 28: F-Zero
May 29: Zero Gunner 2
May 30: Magnetic Shaving Derby
May 31: Bangai-O Spirits

Games Played Report: April 2017

posted Apr 30, 2017, 1:12 PM by Bill Sannwald

A third of the year is down, and I've continued finding a new game to play every single day. I hope I can make it through the whole year! Each day brings something fresh and engaging, even if I may only spend a short time with an old favorite.

Some thoughts:
  • Super Mario 3D World's cat suit is maybe my favorite Mario power-up ever.
  • PiCTOBiTS has such a fantastic soundtrack.
  • Ninja Five-0 is an absolute gem.
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance got a lot of criticism for its soundtrack, but I like it!
  • The "weight" of your character in Balloon Fight is perfect.
  • Let's Tap is way cooler than I remember it being. Very clever!
  • You can see a lot of the same style HAL used for Kirby in Trax.
  • Fatal Fury Special has bright, cheerful colors that I love.
  • Air Zonk is another game like Bonk's Revenge that makes me remember so much about high school. Memories!
  • Ganbare Neo Poke-kun is reason enough to own a Neo Geo Pocket Color.
  • Rhyme Rider Keroican is nowhere near as good as Vib-Ribbon, but it's still weird and interesting.
  • I miss when Sonic Team and Sega made wacky stuff like The Rub Rabbits!
  • Those spiders in Guwange creep me out.
  • My son is totally in love with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and that makes me happy!

April 1: Mega Man ZX
April 2: Super Mario 3D World
April 3: Aura-Aura Climber
April 4: PiCTOBiTS
April 5: Persona 5
April 6: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
April 7: Ninja Five-0
April 8: Neo Contra
April 9: Virtua Tennis
April 10: Graceful Explosion Machine
April 11: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
April 12: Prey the Stars
April 13: LEGO City Undercover
April 14: Balloon Fight
April 15: Yanya Caballista: City Skater
April 16: Let's Tap
April 17: Rhythm Heaven Megamix
April 18: Pocket Card Jockey
April 19: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
April 20: Trax
April 21: Ninja Commando
April 22: Fatal Fury Special
April 23: Air Zonk
April 24: Ganbare Neo Poke-kun
April 25: Rhyme Rider Keroican
April 26: Puyo Puyo Tetris
April 27: The Rub Rabbits!
April 28: Guwange
April 29: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
April 30: Flinthook

Games Played Report: March 2017

posted Mar 31, 2017, 9:46 AM by Bill Sannwald

I've officially made it through a quarter of the year! I love trying to play something fresh every day because it is inspiring me to waste less time and explore more of my collection.

Some thoughts:
  • Neo Turf Masters is possibly the best golf game ever created.
  • Breath of the Wild lives up to the hype. Wow.
  • Tadpole Treble is pure joy and the art is extremely cute.
  • The "marble counting" game in 1-2-Switch is mindblowing because it feels real.
  • Gals Fighters made me remember how great the Neo Geo Pocket's clicky-stick is for fighting games.
  • Bomberman 64 has adorable illustrations in its on-screen instructions.
  • Rocket Knight Adventures has such gloriously chunky sprites.
  • Batman on Game Boy has some of my favorite game music ever.
  • Planet Puzzle League is 100% class in its presentation.
  • Miracle Adventures is one of my favorite Neo Geo games and I'm glad I bought it when it was cheap(er).
  • Spotto! is such a goofy, simple game but it is really charming.
  • Trajectile needs a sequel. It is so clever and stylish.

March 1: Neo Turf Masters
March 2: World Court Tennis
March 3: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
March 4: Tadpole Treble
March 5: 1-2-Switch
March 6: Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword
March 7: FAST RMX
March 8: Alleyway
March 9: Gals Fighters
March 10: Shock Troopers
March 11: Bomberman 64
March 12: Alien Crush
March 13: Rocket Knight Adventures
March 14: Gunbird
March 15: Metal Slug 3
March 16: Pocky & Rocky
March 17: Ghost Blade HD
March 18: Batman (Game Boy)
March 19: Strider
March 20: Tokyo Crash Mobs
March 21: Dig Dug II
March 22: Pac-Man
March 23: GTI Club: Supermini Festa!
March 24: Planet Puzzle League
March 25: Mario Sports Superstars
March 26: Space Invaders Extreme 2
March 27: Miracle Adventure
March 28: Spotto!
March 29: Jetpack Joyride
March 30: Trajectile
March 31: Snake Pass

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