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What have you actually PLAYED tracker for 2021 (Season 14)

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A pretty standard week in terms of the time logged around here, but the number of games played in my household this week was waaaaay higher than usual! After finishing DOOM Eternal last week I wasn't really sure what to play next, so I just tried out a ton of Neo Geo games I had been meaning to try and played a few Contra games as well. On the Neo Geo front I really liked Aero Fighters 2, Blazing Star, Crossed Swords, Magical Drop III, Nightmare in the Dark, and Twinkle Star Sprites. I think all of those will be going on my favorites list for repeat playing, and I actually ended up liking Nightmare in the Dark enough to play it until I beat it; which took no small amount of credits since that game gets really hard in later levels!

 

As far as non-Neo Geo stuff goes, I broke out the trackball and fired up the Atari 2600 for the first time in probably 6 months or so since I was in the mood for some trackball gaming and managed to set a new personal best high score of 99,965 in game mode 4 of Missile Command TB in the process! After that I checked out the survival horror game Kholat on the Switch, which I picked up on sale on the eShop for about $7, and quickly found myself wishing I would have saved the $7. Maybe it's just me but this game feels about as exciting as watching paint dry and just barely scary enough to frighten a toddler, in spite of narrator Sean Bean's best attempts to give the story some weight. After soon giving up on that game I found myself playing Contra on the NES again, and somewhat miraculously managed to beat it with no continues, no savestates, and no cheats of any kind! That's a first for me, and I don't think I've felt that accomplished beating a game in many years! Riding high on my victory over Contra, I did a quick playthrough of my old favorite Operation C on the Game Boy then just spent the rest of the week playing Double Dragon II and Super C on the NES here and there. The real highlight of the week though was definitely beating Contra without using any continues! :-D

 

 

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Ineligible

DOOM Eternal (Nintendo Switch) - 135 minutes

Kholat (Nintendo Switch) - 45 minutes

 

Arcade

Gyruss - 22 minutes

Ms. Pac-Man - 16 minutes

 

Game Boy

Operation C - 75 minutes

 

Neo Geo AES/MVS

Aero Fighters 2 - 53 minutes

Alpha Mission II - 20 minutes

Blazing Star - 19 minutes

Crossed Swords - 9 minutes

Crossed Swords II - 8 minutes

Fatal Fury Special - 9 minutes

Last Resort - 8 minutes

Magical Drop II - 6 minutes

Magical Drop III - 41 minutes

Mutation Nation - 24 minutes

Nightmare in the Dark - 75 minutes

Strikers 1945 Plus - 30 minutes

The Super Spy - 11 minutes

Twinkle Star Sprites - 26 minutes

Viewpoint - 11 minutes

World Heroes Perfect - 25 minutes

 

NES

Contra - 140 minutes

Double Dragon - 23 minutes

Double Dragon II: The Revenge - 45 minutes

Super C - 61 minutes

 

Sega Genesis

Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits - 22 minutes

 

 

Total Video Game Play Time This Week

1,011 minutes (16 hours 51 minutes) [831 minutes eligible]

 

Individual System Play Times This Week

Neo Geo AES/MVS: 375 minutes

NES: 269 minutes

Nintendo Switch: 180 minutes

Game Boy: 75 minutes

Atari 2600: 52 minutes

Arcade: 38 minutes

Sega Genesis: 22 minutes

 

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Here's the summary for Week 26, running from June 28 - July 4. We logged 2816 minutes of eligible play, playing 82 games on a total of 19 systems.

 

Top 10:

 

1. Eliminate Down (Genesis) - 424 min.
2. Sonic Adventure International (JP) (Dreamcast) - 232 min.
3. Contra (NES/Famicom) - 140 min. (#3)
4. Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 119 min.
5. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 101 min.
6. Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) - 82 min.
7. Ms. Pac-Man (Tengen) (NES/Famicom) - 75 min.
7. Nightmare in the Dark (Neo Geo AES/MVS) - 75 min.
7. Operation C (Game Boy) - 75 min.
7. Panzer Dragoon Mini (Game Gear) - 75 min.

 

Pre-NES top 10:

 

1. Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 119 min. (PN#4)
2. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 101 min. (PN#5)
3. Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) - 82 min.
4. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 61 min.
5. Battlezone (Arcade) - 45 min. (PN#9)
6. Frogger (Arcade) - 30 min.
7. Solar Storm (Atari 2600) - 24 min.
8. Scramble (Arcade) - 23 min.
9. Gyruss (Arcade) - 22 min.
10. Pinball (Intellivision) - 19 min.

 

Top 10 systems:

 

1. Genesis (543) (#1)
2. Neo Geo AES/MVS (394) (#6)
3. NES/Famicom (367) (#2)
4. Atari 2600 (350) (#4)
5. Arcade (331) (#3)
6. Dreamcast (255)
7. Game Boy (110)
8. Game Gear (105) (#10)
9. Sega 32X (70)
9. Sega CD (70)
 

The 1993 scrolling shooter Eliminate Down makes its debut on the tracker and immediately becomes the most played game for the week, by a margin of just over three hours over the Japanese game Sonic Adventure International and the only remaining game from last week, Contra. On the pre-NES list, a few more entries carry over from last week where Jr Pac-Man on the arcade takes the title by 18 minutes over joint effort Solar Fox. Systems wise, the Genesis stays in first place with a shuffle of places for positions 2-5/6.

 

No entries to the 1000/5000/10000 minute clubs.

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Here are the 2021 Mid-Year Stats, following the previous format. You can find the 2020 stats here.

 

So far this year, we have played:

  • 1290 games (compared to 588 games in 2020, 1007 games in 2019 and 1078 games in 2018)
  • 53 systems (compared to 41 systems in 2020, 51 systems in 2019 and 69 systems in 2018)
  • 117,261 minutes (compared to 77,535 minutes in 2020, 105,034 minutes in 2019 and 115,238 minutes in 2018)

 

After a few years on the decline, it seems that 2021 is going strong. Perhaps it is an effect of Covid-19, or simply that retro gaming became more popular again?

 

On average, each game has been played 91 minutes, compared to previous years (132 min in 2020, 104 min in 2019, 107 min in 2018). The tracker contains 10072 entries so 1/8 (12.8%) of all games have been played this year

 

The most played game still is Solar Fox, though the two Suikoden games are new entries in the top. Kaboom! hangs onto 4th place as well as it remains the second most played pre-NES game. The two biggest drops are Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade) from #12 to #100 and Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis) from #13 to #78. Of course the Atari 2600 still is the most played system, though the PlayStation is about 15.5 hours behind.

 

Top 100 games so far in 2021

 

1. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 4431 min. [#1]
2. Suikoden II (PlayStation) - 4033 min.
3. Suikoden (PlayStation) - 2921 min.
4. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 2801 min. [#5]
5. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color) - 2297 min.
6. Lunar: Eternal Blue (Sega CD) - 2181 min.
7. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation) - 2045 min.
8. Lunar: The Silver Star (Sega CD) - 2011 min.
9. Tomb Raider II (PlayStation) - 1818 min. [#11]
10. Lock N Chase (ColecoVision) - 1652 min.

11. Imadoki no Vampire: Bloody Bride (PlayStation) - 1631 min.
12. Final Fantasy V (SNES) - 1610 min.
13. Pac-Man Collection (Atari 7800) - 1456 min. [#7]
14. Sonic 3 & Knuckles [aka Complete Version] (Genesis) - 1396 min. [#37]
15. Tomb Raider (PlayStation) - 1388 min. [#18]
16. Final Fantasy III (VI) (SNES) - 1320 min.
17. Super Metroid (SNES) - 1264 min.
18. Wings (Amiga) - 1191 min.
19. Thunder Force IV (Sega Saturn) - 1170 min.
20. Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku (JP version of Castlevania: Symphony of the Night) (Sega Saturn) - 1142 min.
21. Grandia (Sega Saturn) - 1070 min.
22. Hexcite: The Shapes of Victory (Game Boy Color) - 1010 min.
23. Ghosts 'n' Goblins (NES/Famicom) - 990 min.
24. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (NES/Famicom) - 766 min.
25. Legend of the Amazon Women (UK ver?) (C64) - 756 min.
26. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 735 min. [#14]
27. Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation) - 684 min.
28. Super Mario World (SNES) - 679 min.
29. Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) - 630 min.
20. Legend of the Amazon Women (US ver?) (C64) - 606 min.
30. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PlayStation) - 605 min.
31. Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Neo Geo AES/MVS) - 551 min.
32. Iron Angel of the Apocalypse (3DO) - 534 min.
33. Thunder Force V (Sega Saturn) - 514 min.
34. Metroid (NES/Famicom) - 511 min.
35. MechWarrior 2: PowerVR version (PC (Windows 95/98)) - 510 min.
36. Metroid II: Return of Samus (Game Boy) - 507 min.
37. Thunder Force IV / Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar (Genesis) - 482 min. [#63]
38. Saguaro City (ColecoVision) - 480 min.
39. Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 477 min.
40. Eliminate Down (Genesis) - 424 min.
41. Ms. Pac-Man (Tengen) (NES/Famicom) - 423 min.
42. BurgerTime (Arcade) - 421 min.
42. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis) - 421 min. [#78]
44. Sonic CD (Sega CD) - 420 min. [#39]
45. Dark Cavern (Atari 2600) - 418 min.
46. Hyper Final Match Tennis (PlayStation) - 412 min.
47. Shanghai (Atari Lynx) - 405 min.
48. Montezuma's Revenge (C64) - 401 min.
48. Pole Position (Atari 8-bit) - 401 min.
50. Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation) - 400 min.
51. Thunder Force AC (Arcade) - 398 min.
52. Tetris (NES/Famicom) - 397 min.
53. Super Mario Bros. (NES/Famicom) - 386 min.
54. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (Game Boy Color) - 376 min.
55. Super Castlevania IV (SNES) - 370 min.
56. Unnamed (Atari Lynx) - 360 min.
57. Isle of the Cursed Prophet, The (C64) - 350 min.
58. Last Strike (Atari Jaguar) - 345 min.
59. Buttsubushi (PlayStation) - 340 min.
60. Contra (NES/Famicom) - 337 min.
61. Donkey Kong (ColecoVision) - 333 min.
61. Magic Knight Rayearth (Sega Saturn) - 333 min.
63. Pitfall II: The Lost Caverns (Atari 2600) - 330 min.
64. Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis) - 312 min. [#54]
65. Samurai Shodown (Genesis) - 306 min.
66. Demons to Diamonds (Atari 2600) - 302 min.
67. Demon Attack (Atari 2600) - 301 min.
68. Castlevania (NES/Famicom) - 298 min. [#46]
69. Super Cars (Amiga) - 295 min.
70. Centipede (Arcade) - 284 min.
71. Mario Bros. (Arcade) - 280 min.
72. Action 52 (NES/Famicom) - 277 min.
73. Thunder Force AC (Sega Saturn) - 276 min.
74. Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe (ColecoVision) - 274 min.
75. Hyper Lode Runner (Game Boy) - 269 min.
75. Snoopy's Magic Show (Game Boy) - 269 min.
77. Sword Master (NES/Famicom) - 263 min.
78. Aliens (Arcade) - 260 min.
78. Streets of Rage 2 (Genesis) - 260 min. [#13]
80. SteamRoller (ColecoVision) - 259 min.
81. Whip Rush (Genesis) - 245 min.
82. Sonic Adventure International (JP) (Dreamcast) - 243 min.
83. reBOOTed (Atari Jaguar) - 240 min.
84. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari Lynx) - 235 min.
84. Subterranea (Atari 2600) - 235 min.
86. Vapor Trail (Genesis) - 234 min.
87. Ms. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 232 min.
88. Berzerk (Atari 2600) - 231 min.
89. Midnight Mutants (Atari 7800) - 227 min.
90. Operation C (Game Boy) - 225 min. [#98]
91. Asteroids (Arcade) - 224 min. [#72]
92. Smurfs' Nightmare, The (Game Boy) - 223 min.
93. Krion Conquest (NES/Famicom) - 220 min.
94. Shining Force CD (Sega CD) - 210 min.
95. Xeno Crisis (Genesis) - 205 min.
96. Samurai Shodown II (Neo Geo AES/MVS) - 204 min.
97. Flintstones, The (Genesis) - 202 min.
98. Star Fox [aka Starwing] (SNES) - 201 min.

99. Blaster Master (Chou Wakusei Senki MetaFight) (NES/Famicom) - 200 min.
100. Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade) - 198 min. [#12]

 

Top 100 pre-NES games so far in 2021:

 

1. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 4431 min. [PN#1]
2. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 2801 min. [PN#2]
3. Lock N Chase (ColecoVision) - 1652 min.
4. Pac-Man Collection (Atari 7800) - 1456 min. [PN#3]
5. Legend of the Amazon Women (UK ver?) (C64) - 756 min.
6. Eggomania (Atari 2600) - 735 min.  [PN#6]
7. Legend of the Amazon Women (US ver?) (C64) - 606 min.
8. Saguaro City (ColecoVision) - 480 min.
9. Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 477 min.
10. BurgerTime (Arcade) - 421 min.

11. Dark Cavern (Atari 2600) - 418 min.
12. Montezuma's Revenge (C64) - 401 min.
12. Pole Position (Atari 8-bit) - 401 min.
14. Isle of the Cursed Prophet, The (C64) - 350 min.
15. Donkey Kong (ColecoVision) - 333 min.
16. Pitfall II: The Lost Caverns (Atari 2600) - 330 min.
17. Demons to Diamonds (Atari 2600) - 302 min.
18. Demon Attack (Atari 2600) - 301 min.
19. Centipede (Arcade) - 284 min. (PN#74)
20. Mario Bros. (Arcade) - 280 min.
21. Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe (ColecoVision) - 274 min.
22. SteamRoller (ColecoVision) - 259 min.
23. Subterranea (Atari 2600) - 235 min.
24. Ms. Pac-Man (Arcade) - 232 min.
25. Berzerk (Atari 2600) - 231 min.
26. Midnight Mutants (Atari 7800) - 227 min.
27. Asteroids (Arcade) - 224 min. [PN#30]
28. Asteroids Deluxe (Arcade) - 198 min. [PN#5]
29. Dr. Livingston: In Search Of… [aka African Adventure] (TRS-80 MC-10) - 197 min.
30. Breakout (Atari 2600) - 195 min. [PN#59]
31. Communist Mutants from Space (Atari 2600) - 187 min.
32. Dishaster (Atari 2600) - 184 min.
33. Millipede (Arcade) - 180 min.
34. Beamrider (Intellivision) - 177 min.
35. Slither (Standard Controller Edition) (ColecoVision) - 172 min.
35. Yars' Revenge (Atari 2600) - 172 min.
37. Qix 5200 (Atari 8-bit) - 170 min.
38. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 168 min. [PN#16]
39. Frenzy (ColecoVision) - 165 min.
40. Pac-Man Collection (ColecoVision) - 155 min.
41. Draconian (Atari 2600) - 154 min. [PN#34]
42. Arkanoid (C64) - 152 min.
43. Millipede (Atari 2600) - 151 min.
44. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 150 min. [PN#15]
44. Tank Command (Atari 7800) - 150 min.
46. Night Driver (Atari 2600) - 148 min.
47. Venture (ColecoVision) - 147 min.
48. Spy Hunter (ColecoVision) - 142 min.
49. Atlantis (Intellivision) - 141 min.
50. Earthquake (TRS-80 MC-10) - 139 min.
50. Venture (Atari 2600) - 139 min.
52. Video Pinball (Atari 2600) - 138 min.
53. Galaxian (Atari 8-bit) - 137 min.
54. AHHA! Another Haunted House Adventure! (TRS-80 MC-10) - 132 min.
55. No Escape! (Atari 2600) - 131 min.
56. Circus Atari (Atari 2600) - 128 min.
56. M.U.L.E. (Atari 8-bit) - 128 min.
58. Beamrider (Atari 2600) - 125 min.
59. 4 Mile Island Adventure (TRS-80 MC-10) - 123 min.
60. Dig Dug (Arcade) - 122 min. [PN#52]
61. Nexion 3D (Atari 2600) - 120 min.
61. Quartz's Quest (Vectrex) - 120 min.
63. Frogger (Atari 2600) - 119 min.
64. Frogger [John Harris, Sierra On-Line version] (Atari 8-bit) - 118 min.
64. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Atari 2600) - 118 min.
66. Megamania (Atari 2600) - 117 min.
66. Montezuma's Revenge (Atari 2600) - 117 min.
68. An Adventure in Jerusalem (TRS-80 MC-10) - 114 min.
69. Asteroids (Atari 2600) - 113 min. [PN#55, was PN#3 in 2019]
69. Spike's Peak (Atari 2600) - 113 min.
71. Astroblast (Atari 2600) - 110 min.
72. Super Breakout (Atari 2600) - 109 min. [PN#57, was PN#5 in 2019]
72. Super Cobra (Atari 2600) - 109 min.
74. Space Pilot II (C64) - 106 min.
75. Battlezone (Arcade) - 105 min.
76. Atlantis (Atari 2600) - 104 min.
77. Pac-Man (Fairchild Channel F) - 103 min.
78. End, The (Atari 2600) - 101 min.
79. GoSub (Intellivision) - 100 min.
79. Hazard Run (Atari 8-bit) - 100 min.
81. Mario Bros. (Atari 2600) - 99 min.
82. Fireball (Atari 2600) - 98 min.
82. Tower of Rubble (by Dionoid) (Atari 2600) - 98 min.
84. B.C.'s Quest For Tires (ColecoVision) - 97 min.
85. Pinball (Intellivision) - 93 min.
86. Beauty and the Beast (Intellivision) - 92 min.
86. Donkey Kong Arcade 2 (D2K) (Intellivision) - 92 min.
88. Circus Convoy (Atari 2600) - 90 min.
88. Squish 'Em (Atari 2600) - 90 min. [PN#10]
90. Oystron (Atari 2600) - 88 min.
91. Defender (Atari 2600) - 87 min.
92. Congo Bongo (Atari 2600) - 86 min.
93. Pepsi Invaders/Coke Wins (Atari 2600) - 85 min.
93. Seaquest (Atari 2600) - 85 min. [PN#93]
93. Space Fury (ColecoVision) - 85 min.
96. Galaga (Arcade) - 84 min.
96. Galaxian (Atari 2600) - 84 min.
98. Defender (ColecoVision) - 80 min.
99. Blackjack (Atari 2600) - 79 min.
99. Sydney Hunter and the Caverns of Death (ColecoVision) - 79 min.

 

Top systems so far in 2021

 

1. Atari 2600 (17492) [#1]
2. PlayStation (16553) [#4]
3. Genesis (8833) [#5]
4. NES/Famicom (8452) [#2]
5. Arcade (6477) [#3]
6. SNES (6050) [#20]
7. Sega Saturn (5725) [#6]
8. ColecoVision (5705) [#27]
9. Sega CD (5565) [#15]
10. Game Boy Color (4376) [#35]

11. Neo Geo AES/MVS (3414) [#30]
12. Game Boy (3341) [#11]
13. C64 (3078) [#10]
14. Game Gear (2425) [#40]
15. Amiga (2314) [#19]
16. Atari 7800 (2221) [#9]
17. Atari 8-bit (1644) [#8]
18. Intellivision (1488) [#22]
19. TG-16/PC Engine (1233) [#13]
20. Dreamcast (1231) [#7]
21. Atari Lynx (1168)
22. Atari Jaguar (1165) [#12]
23. Sega 32X (1124) [#24]
24. TRS-80 MC-10 (711) [#33]
25. 3DO (665)
26. PC (Windows 95/98) (630) [#38]
27. TG-CD/PC Engine CD (584)
28. Tiger R-Zone (580)
29. Sega Master System (430) [#14]
30. Game.com (387)
31. SuperGrafx (262)
32. Amiga AGA/ECS (220)
33. Vectrex (197)
34. N64 (164)
35. PC (DOS) (156) [#17]
36. Fairchild Channel F (138) [#41]
37. Tiger/Sega Pocket Arcade (135)
38. Commodore 16 & Plus/4 (131)
39. FM Towns (125)
40. Handheld/Tabletop (95) [#32]
41. SG-1000 (93) [#23]
42. Sinclair ZX Spectrum (90) [#28]
43. Famicom Disk System (76) [#26]
44. MSX (73) [#21]
45. VG 5000 (45)
45. Neo Geo CD (45)
45. Atari 5200 (45) [#38]
48. Atari ST (40)
49. VIC-20 (33) [#25]
50. Neo Geo Pocket Color (20)
51. Commodore PET (7)
52. Apple II (6) [#16]
53. Emerson Arcadia 2001 (4)

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I am going to take credit for boosting the Game Gear and for bringing down the average time per game ;)

 

I… don’t think I own Solar Fox. I’d better rectify that!

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For fun, I combined the stats from the two trackers and got this overall top 25 list:

 

1. M RimWorld (PC) - 24973 min.
2. M MLB The Show 21 (Xbox Series X) - 21792 min.
3. M PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Xbox One) - 10331 min. [#4]
4. M Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch) - 9651 min. [#12]
5. M Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition (PC) - 9377 min.
6. M Beat Saber (Oculus Quest) - 8703 min. [#3]
7. M Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) - 8483 min. [#1]
8. M Kangokutou Mary Skelter 2 (Mary Skelter: Nightmares) (PS4) - 6424 min.
9. M Kangokutou Mary Skelter Finale (PS4) - 4707 min.
10. M Solasta: Crown of the Magister (PC) - 4648 min.
11. C Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 4431 min. [#1]
12. M Suikoden 3 (PS2) - 4321 min.
13. M Forge of Empires (Browser based) - 4219 min.
14. M Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (Xbox One) - 4199 min.
15. C Suikoden II (PlayStation) - 4033 min.
16. M Flowers: Les quatre saisons (Switch) - 3946 min.
17. M Microsoft Mahjong (iOS) - 3105 min.
18. C Suikoden (PlayStation) - 2921 min.
19. M Flowers: Les quatre saisons (PS4) - 2889 min.
20. M Alien: Isolation (Switch) - 2880 min. [#16]
21 C Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 2801 min. [#5]
22. M Borderlands 3 (Xbox One) - 2692 min. [#14]
23. M Civilization VI (PC) - 2529 min. [#20]
24. C Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color) - 2297 min.
25. M Stellaris (PC) - 2277 min.

 

In this view, it is interesting that almost 44 years after it was launched, the Atari 2600 still holds two places on the overall top 25 list of the most played video games.

 

Total number of minutes: Classic 117.261 min, Modern 227.861 min

Total number of games: Classic 1290 games, Modern 347 games

Total number of systems: Classic 53 systems, Modern 24 systems

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I played last week but didn't have time to post times on Tuesday so we can just count it for this week where I haven't spent as much time gaming yet.

 

Sonic the Hedgehog for Genesis - 43 minutes

 

Duck Hunt for NES - 47 minutes

Faxanadu for NES - 130 minutes

Ice Hockey for NES - 12 minutes

Kirby's Adventure for NES - 103 minutes

RC Pro-Am for NES - 24 minutes

Renegade for NES - 13 minutes

 

Final Fantasy V for SNES - 68 minutes

 

Sonic the Hedgehog I beat again with all emeralds to get a better video and audio quality take. This time I managed to hit Dr. Robotnik 8 times in Labyrinth Zone before he got away. It's hard to do.

 

Duck Hunt I played each of the three modes until I got a Game Over.

Faxanadu I beat from start to finish in one sitting, getting all the equipment items.

Ice Hockey I played USA vs Sweden with default settings and won by many points.

Kirby's Adventure I played through the main mode in one sitting, getting all the secrets. I even did the Mike trick at the end of the battle with Paint Roller but didn't keep the extra Mike uses for that long.

RC Pro-Am, I made it to level 22 but failed.

Renegade I beat difficulty setting 1.

 

Final Fantasy V - just more job level grinding.

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On 7/6/2021 at 6:46 PM, jgkspsx said:

I am going to take credit for boosting the Game Gear and for bringing down the average time per game ;)

 

I… don’t think I own Solar Fox. I’d better rectify that!

 

I'm pretty sure that Suikoden 1 and 2 are all me.  lol...

 

And now I'm putting Suikoden 3 on the Modern board...

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I don't really think I will play anything in the next few minutes before it becomes tomorrow/Monday, so I may as well post now. Not much here this time; go check the modern tracker to see why.

 

Dreamcast
Sonic Adventure International - 153

Finally done with Sonic Adventure. I still don't really care for half of the characters, so maybe I won't play as them next time I replay the game.
Sonic Adventure 2 - 11

Still can't really bring myself to play this game, as I only enjoy 1/3 of it (Sonic/Shadow stages). The rest of the characters could be removed for all I care and then I'd actually want to play it!

 

Genesis/MD
Sonic 3 & Knuckles - 62 (estimate)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 - 13

Basically just messing around with debug mode and glitches in both games. I love debug mode and glitches! You probably do too... right?
Thunder Force III - 31

Yes, my beloved Thunder Force is back. I didn't feel like setting up my Saturn, so I used the Mega Sg for the first time in a while and got an easy no miss. I forgot to make a record of my score, though.

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ATARI 2600:

Dragonfire (for HSC) - 5 minutes

 

ATARI 5200:

Jr. Pac-Man - 20 minutes

Ms. Pac-Man - 100 minutes

Vanguard (for HSC) - 15 minutes

 

ATARI 7800:

Pac-Man Collection - 60 minutes

 

ATARI 8-BIT:

Defender - 35 minutes

Ms. Pac-Man - 40 minutes

 

NES / FAMICOM:

Ms. Pac-Man (Tengen License) - 35 minutes

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Atari 8-bit:
Neptune's Daughters - 12 min.
Whistler's Brother - 5 min.

 

Intellivision:
Antarctic Tales Enhanced Edition - 10 min.

 

Last few attempts in the A8 HSC, plus some play testing of the new edition of the Antarctic Tales (sold in digital form) which features additional music scored by me.

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Here are my times for this past week (July 5th through 11th, 2021) on classic systems:

 

Apple II:

Crisis Mountain - 141 min. in 6 sessions

 

Arade:

Burger TIme - 5 min.

Jr. Pac-Man - 5 min.

Pooyan - 11 min.

 

Channel F:

Pac-Man - 28 min. in 2 sesions

 

TI-99/4A:

Parsec - 5 min.

 

This week I played quite an assortment of games which is due to the fact that my old PC is failing fast, so I'm now wrapping things up before it falls apart completely. I've consolidated all the versions of MAME and MESS I have on it, givng the software and ROM folders to the newest version, after which I tested various games if they run on this new configuration. Tha Apple IIe emulation would need a newer romset, as would, as I found out, Super Qix. The other games I've tried so far work.

 

I replayed Crisis Mountain for quite a long time, but the last game took over 20 minutes. I also replayed Burger Time and Pooyan, mostly to see if they work OK with the new configuration. In Channel F's Pac-Man and in Jr. Pac-Man I didn't get any farther than usual.

 

Edited by Kurt_Woloch
PC (Windows) belongs to the modern tracker.
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Atari 2600

Birthday Mania - 8 minutes

Fireball - 10 minutes

Kaboom! - 75 minutes

Solar Fox - 65 minutes

Solar Storm - 37 minutes

 

If you like Breakout, try playing Fireball. 

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My time for the week:

 

Genesis:
Eliminate Down - 865 min.

 

Focused all my gaming energies on beating Hard mode, which I did -- and was able to follow up immediately with a 1CC on Hard with the minimum number of starting credits. Thoughts on the game, plus two others I've beaten recently, here.

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@Kurt_Woloch I may be alone on this, but arcade Pooyan is just one of those perfect games for me. I love everything about it.
 

Not a great week for gaming. I played a lot of stuff in sub-five minute bursts, but here are the substantial ones:

 

Game Gear:

Ichidant-R - 15 minutes. Still a lot of fun, but some of the games are a lot more frustrating than Tant-R.

 

True Lies - 20 minutes. Of the very many games starring Ahnald on the Game Gear, this is likely the best. Not as good as its Genesis big brother, surely the cream of the crop of licensed Acclaim games, but a very solid top down shooter. One of the few.

 

Last Action Hero - 15 minutes. 15 minutes of trying to figure out how to just get past the first area of the first level. The low level grunts have a gun, and grenades they roll at you, and their punches have more reach than yours. And it’s super finicky about where you need to stand. And the music is atrocious and a super short loop. This is really bad.
 

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie - 15 minutes. Not a bad little fighting game, really.

 

Mickey’s Ultimate Challenge - 15 minutes. This is a minigame compilation. Not exactly in the same company as Sega’s great platformers, but not bad.

 

Lynx:

 

Checkered Flag - 60 minutes. More time grinding away seconds from my track time.

 

Genesis:

 

Trampoline Terror - 20 minutes. Oddly fun game.

 

Thunder Force III - 60 minutes. What a rush!


Turbografx 16/PC Engine:

 

Super Star Soldier - 75 minutes. What a rush!!!

 

Dragon Spirit - 20 minutes. This was my favorite shmup as a kid. I still really like it. One of these days I am going to pick up Dragon Saber.

 

Circus Lido - 25 minutes. I really wish I could finish 10 levels.

 

Don Doko Don - 15 minutes. This is a really awesome bobbler.


Tiger Sega Pocket Arcade:

 

Sonic 3 - 15 minutes. A very weird implementation of Sonic where you have to hit a button to pick up rings. Still trying to figure this one out.

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Had to do some repairs on one of my PC-98s, a UV11, so I broke out the only 3.5" disk games I owned and remembered to log my times down!

 

PC-9801

Dragon Quest - 119 minutes

Popful Mail - 71 minutes

The Return of Ishtar - 82 minutes

 

Dragon Quest is an odd one, apparently some say it's a bootleg MSX conversion? I'm unsure of exactly where it's from but it's cool to see no matter what. It's playable, the YM2203 sound great, and I'm glad I have it.

 

Popful Mail usually hates hard drives and to my surprise it has no issues with my new SCSI2SD setup. It's not the "best" version of the game, I think that goes to the Sega CD, but I really do quite enjoy the PC-98 version. I didn't get very far, just Stage 2, so thankfully my saves to hard drive work now!

 

Ishtar freaked me out for a second. I've yet to see a 15KHz title until this now and thankfully my AccuSync worked after a minute of freaking out. It's strange to see a co-op title of all things but it does work surprisingly well, or I guess as well as one person simulating two players can make it work.

 

I'm afraid my other two titles need more RAM, 640K just wasn't enough, so maybe I'll try to get a 1MB C-bus card...

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Atari 2600

Jungle Hunt 10

Ms. Pacman for FB HSC 37

Solar Fox 55

 

 

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Sony PlayStation:
Final Fantasy IX - 458 min.

 

Was playing FF9 last year but got a little distracted with the new consoles. I'm on disk 4 now so I should finish it next week.

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Galaga '88 (PC Engine) 21 mins

Star Parodia (PC Engine CD) 36 mins

Gun-Nac (NES) 29 mins

 

I recently moved so I was busy getting some things in order and working so I hadn't had much time to game this week.

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A much smaller list of games from my household this week, something for which our ever appreciated and dutiful statistician Carlsson will no doubt be grateful for :lol: My overall play time was much the same as usual this week, except I stayed focused on just a handful of games this time around. I spent most of the week playing through DOOM Eternal on the Switch again (this time on Ultra Violence difficulty) but took a little time to test out a brand new NES Classic Edition controller I picked up on eBay with Contra and Super Mario Bros. 3 for the NES on the Nintendo Switch Online service. I thought the NES Classic Edition controller would be awesome for playing NES games on my Switch with the 8BitDo G-Bros adapter, but as it turned out the d-pad on the NES Classic controller is significantly more shallow than the one on an original NES controller and I kept getting false inputs with it so back in the box and up on eBay it went for slightly less than I paid for it. Ya win some ya lose some I suppose, and this time I lost. 

 

The only other game I played this past week was Samurai Shodown II on the Neo Geo MVSX machine. I've always just played as Galford in all the Samurai Shodown games but this week I decided to branch out a bit and try some new characters, so I spent a lot of time trying out different characters and decided I liked Ukyo and Jubei a lot; and I ended up playing through and beating the game with both of them. I've still got a soft spot for Galford and his faithful pooch Poppy, but Ukyo might be my new favorite character to play! There's not many fighting games I feel like I'll never tire of playing, but Samurai Shodown II is definitely one of them; right up there with the original Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter II: Champion Edition :)

 

 

 

Ineligible

DOOM Eternal (Nintendo Switch) - 880 minutes

 

NES

Contra - 38 minutes

Super Mario Bros. 3 - 123 minutes

 

Neo Geo AES/MVS

Samurai Shodown II - 230 minutes

 

 

Total Video Game Play Time This Week

1,271 minutes (21 hours 11 minutes) [391 minutes eligible]

 

Individual System Play Times This Week

Nintendo Switch: 880 minutes

Neo Geo AES/MVS: 230 minutes

NES: 161 minutes

Edited by Skippy B. Coyote
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I only have one more entry to add to my above list:

 

Kirby's Adventure for NES - 103 minutes.

 

I completed the Extra Game (hard mode). I went ahead and got all the secret switches even though you don't have to in this mode to change your file description into "perfect."

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My solar fox time should be 33 instead of 55.

Thanks Carlsson.

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Here's the summary for Week 27, running from July 5 - 11. We logged 4227 minutes of eligible play, playing 64 games on a total of 21 systems.

 

Top 10:

 

1. Eliminate Down (Genesis) - 865 min. (#1)
2. Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation) - 458 min.
3. Samurai Shodown II (Neo Geo AES/MVS) - 230 min.
4. Kirby's Adventure (NES/Famicom) - 206 min.
5. Sonic Adventure International (JP) (Dreamcast) - 153 min. (#2)
6. Crisis Mountain (Apple II) - 141 min.
7. Faxanadu (NES/Famicom) - 130 min.
8. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES/Famicom) - 123 min.
9. Dragon Quest (NEC PC-9801) - 119 min.
10. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 5200) - 100 min.
 

Pre-NES top 10:

 

1. Crisis Mountain (Apple II) - 141 min.
2. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 5200) - 100 min.
3. Solar Fox (Atari 2600) - 98 min. (PN#2)
4. Frogger (Arcade) - 75 min. (PN#6)
4. Kaboom! (Atari 2600) - 75 min. (PN#4)
6. Pac-Man Collection (Atari 7800) - 60 min.
7. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 8-bit) - 40 min.
8. Flag Capture (Atari 2600) - 39 min.
9. Ms. Pac-Man (Atari 2600) - 37 min.
9. Solar Storm (Atari 2600) - 37 min. (PN#7)

 

Top 10 systems:

 

1. Genesis (1094) (#1)
2. NES/Famicom (657) (#3)
3. PlayStation (458)
4. Atari 2600 (340) (#4)
5. NEC PC-9801 (272)
6. Neo Geo AES/MVS (230) (#2)
7. Dreamcast (164) (#6)
8. TG-16/PC Engine (156)
9. Apple II (141)
10. Atari 5200 (135)

 

Eliminate Down more than doubles its minutes from last week, which is well enough to stay in 1st place. At the same time, the Genesis game becomes member #451 in the 1000 Minute Club with a total of 1289 minutes. Most played pre-NES game is not an 2600 game, not even an Atari game but Crisis Mountain for the Apple II, followed by eight various Atari based games and Frogger on the arcade.

 

Systems wise the Genesis remains the most played system for the third week in a row, from a combined effort of 6 games of which Eliminate Down contributes 79% of that figure.

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