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mbd30

I finally completed "Mega Man X" tonight. Beating Sigma has been a Super Nintendo thorn in my side for awhile. The first two forms are very easy, but that third form... Ugh.
Aug 23 2015 10:40 PM
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    Austin
    You're on a roll these days, man.
    Aug 24 2015 12:13 AM
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    Austin
    PS, the third form of the final boss isn't really difficult at all. The hard part is figuring out the pattern. After that, you should be able to beat him every time. Just the nature of these games.. frustrating at first, easy later.
    Aug 24 2015 12:14 AM
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    mbd30
    I was actually inspired by watching your playthrough to have another go at this. I'm glad I did.

    Aug 24 2015 12:54 AM
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mbd30

"Shadow of the Beast" for Genesis is a cool game. You have to be precise with your attacks. Generally if you mash buttons, you'll get hit. The graphics and music have an almost haunting quality about them. So far I can get past the first tree area, but I haven't made it much further than that.
Aug 22 2015 9:24 AM
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    BydoEmpire
    Never played the Genny version, but I loved it on Amiga. Not the best game ever, but the graphics and audio made it a treat. The box art graphic is my work PC background.
    Aug 22 2015 2:36 PM
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    Jess Ragan
    It's hugely unforgiving. It's all about memorization... if you know exactly when to punch and exactly where to go, you'll go far. By the way, the Japanese Mega Drive version is better!
    Aug 22 2015 5:21 PM
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    amiman99
    My fav is the 3rd one on Amiga.

    Aug 22 2015 5:46 PM
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mbd30

I just started playing Ninja Gaiden III Japanese version this evening and I'm already at the third boss form. I can see why they were concerned about kids renting this and beating it in a weekend. I can't believe they also included a password feature. It's like Fisher Price My First Ninja Gaiden.
Aug 20 2015 10:13 PM
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mbd30

Austin's is one of my new favorite Youtube channels. His long plays are terrific.
Aug 18 2015 3:48 PM
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    Retrogamer81081
    His channel is awesome!
    Aug 18 2015 4:38 PM
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    mbd30
    He deserves more views. Maybe he doesn't swear enough.
    Aug 18 2015 4:42 PM
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    108 Stars
    I like his videos and told him what an awesome player he is. But I do not watch regularly... not a fan of longplays, I don't want the games spoiled for me.
    Aug 18 2015 6:41 PM
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mbd30

I beat the first two Ninja Gaidens and can't even beat the second stage in the third game, LOL. The part where the screen keeps shifting up is nuts.
Aug 15 2015 8:18 PM
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    Nuclear Pacman
    I've only played the LYNX version, and that is very difficult also
    Aug 16 2015 5:30 AM
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    mbd30
    "Agree, but it's still a good game. Actually, I found this game easier then 1 but harder then 2."

    The initial learning curve is much steeper than either of the first two games. It gets as hard as the later levels in the first "Ninja Gaiden" by the second stage and then only gets worse.

    Aug 16 2015 7:30 AM
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    bubufubu
    The Fire Wheel is your friend for the stages. Once you happen upon it, just be careful and hold on to it as long as possible.

    Most of the bosses don't present much of a challenge, especially if you have the sword upgrade.
    Aug 16 2015 2:54 PM
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mbd30

I finally just beat NES "Batman"!!! It's not even that hard of a game except for the Joker. even with the strategy of getting beside him and punching fast, you have to luck out. It took me a bunch of tries.
Aug 14 2015 9:18 PM
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    Mord
    Were you ducking while punching him? Pretty sure it's a fairly reliable tactic so long as you know how to time it. (Of course I haven't played it since the 90's so..)
    Aug 15 2015 8:33 AM
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    Mord
    Then again, it might be that you just need to make sure the joker stays in the glowy-being-hurt color.
    Aug 15 2015 10:56 AM
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    mbd30
    The Joker moves around a lot, he's really fast, and it's a pain in the ass to get close enough to hit him. And when he shoots you it does three points of damage and you only have eight health units. It felt good to beat this game. It's like Ninja Gaiden Lite.

    Aug 15 2015 7:05 PM
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mbd30

Why was there no real 16-bit "Ninja Gaiden" for the SNES? "Trilogy" doesn't count. What a missed opportunity.
Aug 13 2015 8:39 PM
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    goldenegg
    I love Ninja Gaiden Trilogy! I'm happy they didn't continue milking the series and chose to wait until they could do something new with the franchise, as they did with the more recent 3rd person games.
    Aug 13 2015 10:29 PM
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    SoulBlazer
    We're going to be covering this game soon for the SNES Podcast, guys....and goldenegg, it looks like I need to get some feedback from you. ;)
    Aug 14 2015 6:05 AM
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mbd30

I just beat Contra without the code and with no continues!
Dec 17 2014 7:37 PM
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    AtariBrian
    A video or it didn't happen .
    Dec 17 2014 7:44 PM
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    Austin
    It's about damn time. :)
    Dec 18 2014 2:46 AM
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    retrorussell
    Hard to do, isn't it? But I think beating the first 3 Mega Mans without dying was even harder.
    Dec 18 2014 3:09 AM
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    PacManPlus
    Something...
    Feb 26 2013 11:39 AM
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    Keatah
    I'm being chased by the nothings..
    Feb 26 2013 12:27 PM
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    Cortat G
    Is what you get because you lose! Good day sir!
    Feb 26 2013 3:42 PM
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mbd30

The N64 turned 15 this year. Does it feel like a 15 year-old console? When the N64 came out in 1996, 15 years before that, the Atari 2600 was still king.
Sep 5 2011 2:28 PM
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    HatefulGravey
    It is a little odd when you put it that way.
    Sep 5 2011 3:23 PM
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mbd30

Coming soon to FOX: "Napoleon Dynamite" the animated series http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1743880/
Aug 29 2011 5:54 PM
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    Atari Joe
    this is old news
    Aug 29 2011 6:36 PM
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    mbd30
    New news to me. I learned about it today.
    Aug 29 2011 6:41 PM
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    AtariLeaf
    How many damn times do I need to vote for Pedro? Actually I'll want to check this out. Might just be good.
    Aug 29 2011 7:10 PM
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mbd30

Looks like Amy Winehouse is dead. Another musician/singer dies at the age of 27.
Jul 23 2011 10:45 AM
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    OldSchoolRetroGamer
    Well I am sure it is no surprise to many.
    Jul 23 2011 11:02 AM
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    jaybird3rd
    So she was a musician/singer? The only thing I knew about her was that she was in and out of court and rehab all the time.
    Jul 23 2011 11:51 AM
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    zombiecraig
    Yeah, I'm sorry, but I think this is not very shocking at all.
    Jul 23 2011 12:00 PM
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mbd30

In case anyone cares: Casey Anthony found not guilty.
Jul 5 2011 12:29 PM
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    Emehr
    It's the OJ trial all over again
    Jul 5 2011 12:32 PM
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    purduecrum
    The reason why Fark.com has a Florida tag?
    Jul 5 2011 12:51 PM
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    the.golden.ax
    I weep for all those children that will now be harmed because the world says it's okay to get away with it.
    Jul 5 2011 1:33 PM
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fdurso224mbd30

I got an idea!! How about a picture of Bear Hugger from Super Punch-out!! He maybe a rugged Canadian. But he has the best looking "White-Teeth Smile" in video game history. Colgate toothpaste would be proud!!
Anthony....
May 31 2010 12:13 PM