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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!
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