It was back to our usual gaming routine around here this past week, with a little over 16 hours of gaming time logged.
Jurassic Park (Sega Genesis) - 81 minutes
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy) - 97 minutes
Spider Fighter (Atari 2600) - 56 minutes
Splatterhouse 2 (Sega Genesis, Emulated on Nintendo Wii) - 158 minutes
Super Street Fighter II (Sega Genesis) - 104 minutes
Thunder Force III (Sega Genesis) - 43 minutes
Tomb Raider II (PlayStation) - 326 minutes
3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 126 minutes
Total Video Game Play Time This Week
991 minutes (16 hours 31 minutes) [126 minutes eligible]
Individual System Play Times This Week
Sega Genesis: 386 minutes
PlayStation: 326 minutes
Nintendo 3DS: 126 minutes
Game Boy: 97 minutes
Atari 2600: 56 minutes
This week the misses got back to her game of Tomb Raider II in earnest, and I spent most of the week just durdling around playing a handful of different Sega games and trying to decide on what to play next. First I started playing 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the 3DS whenever I had a few minutes of spare time, but for some reason in spite of my love for the classic Sonic games I just wasn't having very much fun playing it this time around so I took a few days off from gaming.
Midweek the misses got a copy of Super Street Fighter II for the Genesis in the mail, so we played that together for a while, then the next day I got a copy of Jurassic Park in the mail so I spent some time with that game as well until I eventually got stuck on the third level; which I'm pretty sure is the level I always got stuck on and could never beat when I had this game as a kid. I wasn't feeling much up to banging my head against a proverbial brick wall this week, so Jurassic Park went back in the game drawer and I decided to play through Thunder Force III on hard difficulty. I don't think I had ever beaten it on hard before, but I managed to pull it off this time and only used one continue to boot.
Looking for something to play next I settled in on my old favorite Game Boy game, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. I guess I just wasn't feeling terribly enthused about gaming this week though, because I only played it for an hour and a half before saying, "Meh, that's enough," and putting it back in the drawer. I did end the week on a good note though, revisiting Splatterhouse 2 via emulation (which really kicked my butt when I played it last October) and actually managing to beat it this time! It's a super tough game and I feel no shame in admitting that I had to use a guide to figure out how to beat every boss from about the third level onward, because even once I knew how to beat them it still took me a couple dozen tries to actually pull it off. It was still a lot of fun though and I think I'd like to track down a physical copy of Splatterhouse 2 at some point.
Well, I think that about covers everything for this week! Until next time, and as always, best wishes and happy gaming to you and yours.