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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