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  1. Ghost Lion (Oval Seal) Box: NES-LL-USA (20821) Cart: NES-LL-USA Manual: NES-LL-USA (T) Ghost Lion Poster: KEM-LL-US Ghost Lion Response Card: KEM-LL-US Nintendo Power Advert: GP-NES-USA Seizure Warning Insert: NES-DOC-USA Rough dust sleeve
  2. I got another Xbox. This time the Halo 2 Hong Kong version but it didn't came with the game. The console is in amazing shape though. Also this week, I decided to try and get as many 3DS games I could (I may go for the fulllset). This is what I managed to buy in one week. Now I'll have to slow it down for the rest of the month but if I find some rare games for good prices, I will buy them.
  3. Well, that was one of the harder things I've ever done: Gumshoe is beaten.
  4. Ok, I'm in! (Hyperlinks now complete) RdRunner's Picks (Maniac Difficulty) Day 1 Title: Wizards and Warriors (NES) - Like many early Rare games, the music was the best part. Day 2 Opening Level: Super Castlevania 4 (SNES) - Could have picked just about any first area from any Castlevania game. This one gets the nod for my track meet days, where I would listen to this before a race. Day 3 8-Bit: Air Fortress (NES), Title Screen - Hard to get more 8-Bit than this. Had to fit it in somewhere! Day 4 Console Exclusive: Plok (SNES), Title Screen - Game is worth owning for the soundtrack alone! Day 5 Overworld: Willow (NES) - Lots of great stuff on this soundtrack as well. Title screen is actually favorite, but since Wizards and Warriors doesn't have an overworld map...yeah... Day 6 Relaxing: Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC), Title Screen - Tops in a short list of "relaxing" songs that even come to my mind when it comes to video games. All my faves are too upbeat to be considered relaxing. Day 7 Indie: Super Meat Boy, Chapter 1 - Obviously lots of awesome indie games to choose from. Mostly just went upbeat as a pick-me-up from yesterday. Shout outs to Shovel Knight, Splosion Man, Battle Kid, and I Made a Game With Zombies in It! Day 8 Shooter: Gradius III (SNES), Fortress Stage (9) - Best song from one of my favorite video game tracks ever. I need to be careful not to get too into the tune when playing this stage. Case in point, this is actually where my TG run ended on loop 4. Careless mistake really. Day 9 Licensed: GoldenEye 007 (N64), Title Screen - Arguably the best licensed video game of all time (again, short list). This is also my favorite rendition of the classic Bond theme song. Day 10 RPG Battle: Dragon Warrior IV (NES) - Despite all the advances in RPG music, I keep finding my way back to this old favorite. Obviously it helps that this is one of the few JRPGs I've played (can count them on two hands, I think). I suppose I could have gotten cute and snuck a Zelda game in this slot, but wanted to avoid the whole "is it an RPG?" debate. Day 11 Puzzle: The Lost Vikings (SNES) Factory - I've only played through this game once, but the soundtrack immediately became a permanent fixture in my playlist. The music from the Factory stages is the cream of the crop. Time to jam! Day 12 Sad: Mega Man X5 (PS1), Death of Zero - It's a robot, not a person. Feelings shouldn't be present when it breaks. And yet, feelings I had. Especially when he just finished fighting his best friend! Day 13 Dislike: Stone Protectors (SNES), Title - TMNT with trolls, poor controls, and bosses with too much health. Rockin' good soundtrack though! Day 14 Vocals: Double Dragon Neon, Credits - Portal may be the original (?) game with an end credits song sung by the main villian, but this one is way better. If you haven't heard this, try not to laugh during the first few seconds... Day 15 Boss: TMNT Arcade - Easily my favorite boss battle music ever. There's just something about it that makes even the earlier fights seem epic (side note: could watch Rocksteady and Bebop run into each other all day). Man, how I wish I could get an affordable copy of the actual arcade game, complete with this exact music! Day 16 16-Bit: Sunset Riders (SNES), Stage 1 - At the risk of getting into a rut with TMNT and they're "cousin" games, here's one more. I thought about waiting until later to post this one, but not sure when else it would fit. Anyway, I love just about everything about Sunset Riders, in all its Western-themed run and gun glory. This tune actually appears on 3 different stages, but it's okay because it's that awesome! Day 17 Never Gets Old: Final Fantasy Legend 2 (Gameboy), The Legacy - You know that a song is good when you can hear it almost constantly during a long RPG and it doesn't matter. Not a huge fan of the breakable weapon system or the weird ways that your characters level, but this is still one of my favorite adventures. One of the few RPGs I've played through more than once (4 times to be exact). Day 18 Game Over: Tecmo Super Bowl (NES) - Sports loophole! Not all Game Over songs involve losing. Great game, with awesome overall soundtrack too! Day 19 Cover: Guild Wars 2, Fear Not This Night (Embrace the Night, by Brandon Strader and Cheryl Norfair) - Seriously, if you only listen to one song from this list, pick this one! It is probably the most epic video game song I've ever heard. Thank you, OC Remix for the random find I would not have otherwise heard. Gives me goosebumps every time (and sometimes tears). Day 20 Racing: Diddy Kong Racing (N64), Title - Not a big racing game fan, but Diddy Kong is easily my favorite. And to think the only reason I ever played what on the surface looked like a baby's game was because my friend had a little sister. Oh, and Mario Kart 64 sucks (had to say it). Day 21 Frustration: Mario Kart Double Dash (GameCube), Baby Park - Just to prove I'm not a Mario Kart hater, I actually own 3 games in the series, including this one (original and 8 are the others). I have a love/hate relationship with Baby Park though. 7 laps around a tiny track with 16 characters chucking items around is funny at first, until you try it on 150cc, with the cheating AI on full attack mode. Makes for one big demolition derby. Day 22 Town: ActRaiser (SNES) - Here's to a one-hit wonder. Developing a new town after clearing away the monsters was one of the best parts of this game. Leaving this phase out of the sequel was a terrible decision that killed what could have been a great series. Day 23 Underrated: WarioWare Inc. Mega Party Games (GameCube), Credits - This "sequel" to the original GBA game didn't do very well (bad idea to just reuse EVERY microgame). I was lucky enough to play this version first, so I never knew there was a problem. The time attack challenges were great and I still dream of hitting a perfect run on Master mode. I also REALLY love the end credits track, which remixes three of the series' best songs. My favorite part is the last two minutes, which is a great version of the main title theme. Day 24 Stuck in Head: Track and Field 2 (NES), Opening Ceremony - For some reason I hear this and imagine some rock star on stage, firing up the crowd. I never watch the opening ceremony during the real Olympics, but this song makes it worth spending a minute on it during this game. Day 25 Pumped: DuckTales Remastered, Mount Vesuvius - If the Moon theme is the #1 song from this game, then for me this is #1B (with the whole rest of the soundtrack being no lower than tied for #2). This whole final stage marks probably the biggest improvement from the original game. Instead of the short, boring retread through Transylvania, we get this exciting stage that is actually somewhat challenging, complete with an unlikely team, and of course this killer tune! Day 26 Haven't Played: Final Fight 3 (SNES), Stage 1 - I once watched someone play this game, back when I was doing referee work for TG. The game itself wasn't all that interesting, but I really liked this song. Day 27 Handheld: Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney (DS), Cornered - I never would have guessed that a game about being a lawyer would end up becoming one of my all-time favorite series, but go figure. The music definitely has a lot to do with it, especially this song, which perfectly captures the excitement from the game's climatic scenes. Day 28 Nostalgic: The Tail of Beta Lyrae (Atari 8-bit), Briefing - You know you're getting old when a gaming song this old is your brand of nostalgia. Honestly what's amazing is that games from 1983 actually had legit songs! This little Scramble clone basically IS my early childhood (pre-NES, of course). The song has a slow start, but it give it time, as it picks up after the intro. Day 29 Final Boss: Chrono Trigger (SNES), "World Revolution" - It had to happen sometime. I would never make a list of gaming songs without including something from this soundtrack, which is pretty much ingrained in my bones at this point. The song's title is quite fitting. I actually heard it before playing the game. At the time, I could picture an entire world rising up to repel its own destruction. Okay, so in the end it was only 6 or 7 people with a time machine, but still... Day 30 Credits: Super Metroid (SNES) - Man, this is a tough category. I could probably fill a top 30 list with just my favorite endings, but if I can only pick one, it's gotta be Super Metroid. This ending song is one of the main reasons I got into recording gaming videos with my old VCR back in the 90's. Something in it just seemed to scream "make me into a movie" to anyone who would listen.
  5. If people who are not discriminated against are discouraged from actively and loudly supporting those who have a history of discrimination, then things never change. People with the power and who don't face the discrimination have to oppose that discrimination for it not to remain the norm.
  6. No but I was cuffed and watched my friend get smacked around by a cop because he was brown, and I didnt because I was white. Ive been to the Emmet Till sign. Ive walked across the Edmmund Pettis Bridge, in Selma. I went to little rock high school and saw the pictures in person of the Little rock nine getting spit on because they wanted to attend high school. Ive been to the Lorraine Motel. I had parishioners cook me a meal in the basement of the 16th ave Baptist church in Birmingham, Alabama. I met Rep John Lewis and spoke with him about how a young white Male can educate others on race relations. I dont expect anyone to know what most of that is, or why they are important to civil rights. Shit I dont even care if you believe me Im confident being lynched, murdered and beat because the color of their skin is different than being called “whitey” at a fucking restaurant. I may not be able to feel what all those people felt, but at least I made a concerted effort. 200+ years of systematic oppression is not the same as people not wanting to rent you an apartment. Check your white privilege.
  7. 8 Eyes completed. A quirky part of the game is after you defeat a boss, you sit down and have a cup of tea with them. Even the final boss as pictured here. Despite the blatant castlevania rip off, 8 Eyes offers enough to stand on its own. The control of your falcon, Cutrus really adds a level of depth to the experience. Apparently in 2 player mode the second player controls Cutrus. That’s pretty cool!
  8. Picked up this cool gameboy multicart. I’m assuming there is a 1A,B,C etc but I’ve never seen another.
  9. Well I am going to feel sorry for myself. You all with your fast reflexes 81 103
  10. Except that racism isn’t just a mean remark, racism is the social and institutional oppression of a group of people such that authority itself is bent to subordinate them and deny them the basic tools to protect themselves or advance in society. As much as many East Asian cultures may have xenophobic tendencies, they have not enslaved white people, manipulated the law to incarcerate them en made them force them to perform labor virtually without compensation, or denied them basic services such as access to restaurants and swimming pools. Dave may have been the subject of prejudice (and I’m sorry to hear that happened to you), but he was not the victim of racism.
  11. Not all that new, but I wanted to share something that's special to me. Here is a signed copy and signed limited poster of Swords and Runes! This lovely game was cooked by our own Goose (sorry, couldn't resist I'm hoping one day soon we'll see Swords and Runes 2 (hey Goose, please let me know if I can help with that in any way shape or form)!
  12. Got more stuff in the mail and couldn’t wait to post. some games though trades and Sonic movie set without digital code for $15 from eBay. Gamester GBA SP headphone adapter also through a trade Link’s Awakening Limited Edition from Woot, sadly shipped in a bubble mailer, might return it if I can find a better copy. Finally landed Pokemon Conquest! These two were also via a trade. This finally showed up in the mail and these were both priced right via Reddit. FF Tactics is VG condition and complete with all inserts!
  13. I think the last few years have made a fertile bed for millennials to assert their place in society. But I think as a generation we need to learn to reject some of our more authoritarian tendencies and become comfortable in our own skin and we need to actually become involved and vote. There’s a lot of keyboard warriorism but actual voter turnout amongst millennials is depressingly low. We need to break out of our tendency toward social media as some sort of replacement for actual civic interaction. I’m not sure that especially after covid we are not past the point of no return though.
  14. When did this turn into a being discriminated against dick measuring contest? Everybody pause, take a deep breath, and straight up RESTART your conversations in here before the thread gets closed and/or people start getting individual warnings. I slept in so didn't get to watch the shit show pile on in real time and just had to read through the last few hours of stuff, and I'd say nobody's being particularly good in here. NOBODY should be pointing at anyone else and making assumptions. This is like the one fuckin' serious rule in here - don't attack each other. Talk about your disagreements, talk about why you think the other person/side is wrong, yes. DO NOT call each other names, or make assumptions about each others' life experiences. Nobody should be in here defending their experiences; you can share, sure, but all I see is a bunch of "I have it worse than you so you couldn't understand". This is baby shit. Try again.
  15. ^ seconded, I watched Bits of Yesterday a year or so ago and enjoyed it. You even get a glimpse at Ferris’ awesome collection!
  16. If you want to watch a movie about collectors, try Bits of Yesterday. I think that's more what y'all are expecting. Be warned, the Evil Overlord Dain is in it. Man, it was right there all along. And I did help Darrin edit it down, full disclosure. And I'm in it. https://www.amazon.com/Bits-Yesterday-James-Rolfe/dp/B07DLB9NQJ Also, it's interesting how many of you watched it after you saw how terrible it's supposed to be... I heard Mother to Earth sucks.
  17. I also grabbed these. All of these are new from the store. Unsold stock.
  18. Just grabbed these guys today on the cheap
  19. I completely disagree. I understand what you are trying to say here, I think, but....the concept that you can't fight against racism because you haven't experienced it directly is absolutely unfair. Of course I agree that people cannot fully understand what it feels like without being the one perpetrated against, in any type of situation, but that absolutely does not mean that people can't show their support, advocate for, and join people in the fight against racism, bigotry, whatever the issue may be. I think there is this unfortunate stereotype of the "progressive social justice warrior" that people misguidedly just apply to anyone who is an advocate for certain social issues, and that's unfair. We all have a potential role to play in making our society better - every single one of us. If I'm with a group of friends, and someone calls someone else the *n* word or says something racist -- calling that out or having a discussion about how that is not good -- is not "progressive privilege," it is the power of conversation and influence among peers that in just a small way, can maybe make a difference. We all have much to learn, and we can all teach others something in ways we may not always know. Also, since we're talking about oppression, racism, and discrimination against a minority population, if only the minority population is fighting, they'll never have a chance! But with the power of friends, supporters, and advocates from all walks of life, we can be better, and we can do better. Someone who has experienced something firsthand, OBVIOUSLY knows about the issue way more, and has a special insight that can't be taught or explained fully in words, but ALL. OF. US. can play a role in healing and bettering things, and fighting against injustice, hatred, bigotry, racism, and other issues. Limiting the cause to only those directly and personally impacted is completely shortsighted and stifling in so many ways. Our society is not simple and binary in nature - everything is a big web and we're interconnected and complex in a multitude of ways. All of us are impacted by and connected to what others do, what others feel, etc., and the relationships and connections between us all mean that we're not in our own bubbles, only concerned with things that immediately and directly impact us. I'm not saying that everyone is compelled or required to fight every battle - of course not, but we shouldn't discourage or discount those who choose to be involved in something they care about - especially if their heart is in the right place and their intentions are sincere. Social media and other places, sometimes give the impression that every "progressive" person is out there screaming from the mountaintops, belittling others and shaming everyone / being unreasonable. That's not the case. There are a lot of people out there doing what I think is very good work and advocacy, and I think sometimes that gets lost.
  20. @cartman There is no point of arguing with you. I would like to believe you would have a different tone if you had similar experiences. But since you haven't all you can do is blame the same internet you are using. Which also has people who say it is racist because their family members experienced the darker side of what this has to offer. As well as those who want to either boycott or remove anything they deem "liberal" from this country. With this including those who think that Thomas Jefferson's letter to the Danbury Baptists is pure fiction, those who dismiss ROMANS 13:8-10 without reading what it says, and even what our Founding Fathers had to say on equality. Things that are my reasons to not argue with you. And yes... I have experienced racism, sexism, as well other forms of bigotry. My original last name was mocked for years at the school I went to. A former neighbor told others that I was a Satanist because I used to play D&D, as well as made verbal threats of violence if I stepped on his property. I was forced out of sites and fandoms because my preferences were not shared by others. And the list goes on. With multiples of people excusing themselves because I am using my variation of Asperger's as a "crutch" on my FB page. And others at a fansite publicly mocked me, with none seemingly been punished. The list goes on. With every detail explaining why I am here with virtually no real game collection to share. But if you want to say it is not entirely racist because that is how you perceive it as such, use that as a reason. That is the only correct answer you can offer. Because there are historical examples that show it have been socially accepted. But those examples are slim. With others either being a borderline or have managed to offend those they are imitating. Because imitation is not always a sign of flattery. Just like being overtly sensitive regardless of what side you are on will help create a mutual resolution. Hence why I am not arguing with you here. Especially since I side with those who were impacted by this, but will also defend it if the narration of said story will not work if it was not allowed to be included. Plus, for the record after everything I said, a true leader is one that will make needed sacrifices if it will help lead to the betterment of humankind. Or even those who they lead. The rest will range from inviting David Duke to Iran as a means of disputing another part of the Holocaust to creating one gaslight-type narrative after another on social media. Things that have proven that still offer the same type of media that targets any type of minority group. Even if you, me, or anybody else here do not see it. Hence it is still alive no matter what anybody says. Which, again, is why I am not arguing. Because there are way too many recent examples to bring up when it comes to this. Just like there are examples why it is also not 100% racist. Now if you don't mind I want to our "argument" time to victimize myself because Nintendo has not yet announced a physical Switch re-release of the Mother (Earthbound) game series.
  21. I see Shovel Knight picked a bunch of times already. Good taste, good people!
  22. I finished! Where’s my 5 bucks? I agree with a lot of what’s been said. I also don’t understand why the stuff about his dad is there at all. It’s not relevant to the game collection challenge and it’s not our business at all. If the point is to score sympathy points or explain why Jay is the way he is, then this scene is a half-measure. He comes off as another spoiled white kid because his daddy didn’t “get” him. So what? That makes him a tyrant? Unless there was physical or sexual abuse, Jay’s response seems disproportionate. And like I said that whole thing is none of our business and adds nothing to the film. As far as Jay’s personality, it’s weird they let him come off as such as asshole. It’s one thing to haggle to try and get a deal, but Jay’s tactic of low-balling on extremely valuable games has such an aggressive dickishness, it’s hard to root for him. Sure there’s a challenge at stake, but it’s ridiculous for him to expect anyone else to care about that. The “cause” means nothing. I’m also turned off on how much he seems to have bilked his friends early on; just the whole “no, I’ll give you a dollar” makes me really hope those moments were staged to make it seem like he was off to a good start and not spending much yet. And they weren’t just any friends but also serious collectors, and Jay doesn’t appear to respect them. I like Rob in the movie, he comes off as nice and enthusiastic. I even emailed him once years ago to ask if I could buy a copy of the game when it was ready since I missed the Kickstarter and he responded right away and was very cool. Honestly, if you cut out Jay and made this a documentary more about the various collectors they met and have them sharing their favorite stories about acquiring a game, I think that would have made for a better story and would have encouraged collectors rather than show people how people like Jay get ahead despite themselves.
  23. Either @bertsampson has never beaten Punch Out or Mike Tyson has been lying to me all this time about never seeing finger speed like mine before. The Track & Field champion @BriGuy82 needs to get in here and give this a try!
  24. Well, as much as cats can act like asses sometimes, yeah I'd generally prefer cats to humans I reckon.
  25. It wouldn't surprise me at all if it was the majority and even without the kicks there's so much petty bullshit with these causes it would've been bad either way. But it seems obvious to me that these egos need to be heard and pumped up. "The right thing to do" is according to themselves and it never ends there they always inject themselves in other peoples business thinking their morals are definite. It's not even progressive at all it's a self-made badge that they've awarded to themselves. In reality they're quite regressive. In what way did portrayal of other races/culture made them "feel less than human"? It's exotic and different and being a work of fiction, glamorized. Ofcourse there will be stereotypes that goes with everything. If ninjas and martial arts are exciting then that's what you will show more than fishing at some lake or some shit like that. But it doesn't mean non-human just because it's exaggerated or not relevant anymore to their current culture. The stereotypes are there because that's the interesting aspects of it. But what do you think about the idea that many if not all stories are universal? If some theatre in Japan wants to do a play on Shakespeare and they're portraying the characters while looking like they do and with their dialects is that wrong? What about if they want to re-enact the civil war in America and they're all from Japan should that be deemed offensive? I'm not saying only white people should get to tell foreign stories everyone can tell whatever they want i think it's fine. Yes Asians can tell those stories about them. But if someone else can pull it off then that's fine too. Like Scarlett Johansson could've pulled off a transgender role but some transgenders started raising a stink over that an actor should play a fictional character that she doesn't resemble in her real life. You know, the very fucking definition of what acting is. That's a good example of a so-called progressive issue that's nothing of the sort.
  26. @MrWunderful : Also, you don't have the right to tell people how severe the racial discrimination they experienced is or isn't, and you certainly don't have the right to downplay mine. You have no clue about it here, you haven't experienced it and my guess is you haven't even researched it slightly.
  27. Like you saying people “think” they are being progressive when they aren’t? You and Cartman dont get to tell others what social change fight they want to take up. Oh and being a white ex-pat in taiwan is NOTHING like what black people ever faced in thIs country (which you dont even live in btw) and you even bringing it up like its comparable is a fucking travesty
  28. I assume you collect for the Vita? There are sooooo many Japanese-exclusive Vita games, from a wide array of genres, and from what I've played they're all really good. Nice rap BTW
  29. I do at the least agree that the whole "peoplekind" thing was a bit of a stretch. "Mankind" is just a shortened "Humankind"; if we're gonna re-lengthen the word to be more inclusive just go back to saying the original word which encompasses all. As for why he was wrong, blackface is generally accepted as being a negative thing and has been so for a long time. You don't have to agree that it is or should be seen as negative, but the fact remains that he has personally decided that it is, and that it's not the way he wants to be perceived. The way he's treating it is the point, not the fact that it was done. Again, the difference here is the ability to see and own up to one's mistakes, rather than doubling down on them. You don't have to agree that what he did was an actual mistake to at the least be able to respect the ability to learn and grow and change.
  30. Remember when the President was calling it the “New Democratic Hoax” Remember when He didnt want American citizens (that he represents-even if they are God awful bleeding heart liberal Californians) Getting off a cruise ship because the media was going to report on the numbers? He discounted it multiple times while playing golf. That has nothing to do with WHO (even though they shit the bed too) But like, who cares about that because Biden made a Bad joke on a podcast that he immediately apologized for.
  31. See what you did there? You deflected to the rioters. Not even the protesters, but the rioters. A very Trumpian move. Avoid accountabilities by pointing a finger somewhere.
  32. I've posted these all individually, but here's a group shot of my best games on display with the new SMB added.
  33. The shirts have been ordered and are being printed now. They are supposed to be delivered to us on 6/12. From there we will send out all orders that have been made, and will have stock on hand for future orders. Thanks everyone for your patience!
  34. Nice! Nirvana is one of my favorite bands of all time. I easily recognized the 2 song titles in your user names and made the connection. Curmudgeon is a great song. I've liked it since I first listened to it on the Lithium single I bought in the mid 90s.
  35. Day 1 (Title Screen) - Mega Man II (NES) I do love the Dragon Quest overture, but everyone knows this track is a banger. Plus I love the soft opening juxtaposed against the Rockin'. Day 2 (Opening Level) - Castlevania Stage 1 - Vampire Killer (NES) Lots of good options (I image that will be a running theme), but this track sets the perfect tone for this spooky action packed game. Day 3 (8-bit) - DuckTales - Moon Stage (NES) I reckon most of my picks will be 8-bit (NES/GB/GBC), but this track will always be a highpoint in videogame history. Day 4 (Console Exclusive) - Aerostar - Stage 3 (GB) Since handhelds are acceptable, I'm going more obscure and picking Aerostar. It's a Vic Tokai vertical shooter that has never been available outside of it's original 1991 release. I love the chunky bass line, sounds like it could come right out of Beverly Hills Cop. Day 5 (Hub/Overworked) - Dragon Quest V - Ocean (PS2) I picked the PS2 port for the orchestral soundtrack, but this maybe my favorite arrangements from any DQ game. Day 6 (Relaxing) - Endless Ocean: Blue World - Island of Inisfree (Wii) This whole soundtrack is basically like being in a health spa, but this one is my favorite. Special shout-out to Relaxing Dragon Quest Music Compilation I and II, which are my go to playlist when cleaning the house. Day 7 (Indie) - Undertale - Megalovania (Various) Most of this OST is great, along with an honorable mention to Stardew Valley and Shovel Knight, among others. Day 8 (Shooter) - Metroid - Prologue (NES) Again, this song fits the mood of the game so good, plus the time signature changes throughout really gives it that unstable feeling of being alone and outnumbered on an alien planet. Day 9 (Licensed) - The Smurfs Nightmare - The Bottomless Well (GBC) Awesome track, never played the game until I heard this song onna YT compilation. Day 10 (RPG Battle) - Skyrim - Dragon Battle You can't get much more epic than this. Very close second goes to Isaac's Battle Theme from Golden Sun. Day 11 (Puzzle) - Lumines - Shinin' (PSP) After years of Tetris on GB then GBC, and then GBA, hearing this on the PSP was so new and cool and made that system really feel like the next generation of handheld gaming. Day 12 (Sad) - Mother - Mother Earth (FC) As of the series isn't known enough for being emotional/sentimental/nostalgic/sad, the theme for the first game just sounds so lonesome and wistful. Honorable mention goes to Mipha's Theme from BotW, which sounds like the background music from a movie where a young girl sits in a window crying about lost love as the rain falls outside. Day 13 (Game I Don't Like) - The Addams Family - House AKA BGM #08 (GB) This was probably the hardest day to come up with. There aren't many games I bother starting unless I have a good suspicion I'm going to like it. I played this when I was a kid and It's not the kind of game that has aged well, but I find this particular track to be especially good. The arpeggios still sound impressive for the system. Day 14 (Vocals) - Sonic R - Can You Feel the Sunshine? (Saturn) Joe on GameSack really nailed it with Dayona USA, so I'm going to go with something similar. This song is just like a time capsule from the mid 90's, it reminds me of being at the mall arcade, they make me think about the good time and they will come back again... Day 15 (Boss) - Pokemon TCG - Club Master Duel (GBC) This whole soundtrack is awesome, but this track rips. It opens with that Doctor Who bass line and amps up from there into the stratosphere! For those that have never heard it, you're welcome. The Grand Master Theme is also very cool, and I'd put the Normal Battle Theme right up there with the Moon Stage from DuckTales. And these are all long 2 minute tracks, not 30 second loops. Day 16 (16 bit) - The Revenge of Shinobi - The Shinobi (GEN) Too much to choose from, but here's another classic from Yuzo Koshiro. Day 17 (Not Tire Of) - LoZ: Link's Awakening - Tal Tal Heights (GB) One of the first games I even owned and still one of a favorites. This song just one highlight from a stellar ost, and this track is still better than the orchestrated NS version. Day 18 (Game Over) - Total Distortion - You Are Dead (PC) Been waiting for this one. I've you've never experienced this one, check it out. Saying anything about it would spoil it's majesty. Day 19 (Cover) Black Mages - Those Who Fight Further (FF VII - PS1) Tons of options for this category, but this is the kind of cover that makes a great song even better. Day 20 (Racing) Ridge Racer 4 - Lucid Rhythms (PS1) I first heard this track as a remix on Step Mania, super cool chillwave kind of jam. Day 21 (Frustrating) Tetris - Type A (GB) When I was a kid, I was terrible at Tetris and kind of made me hate the game. Luckily I enjoy it now, but I still have to put Type B on to play. Day 22 (Village) Chrono Trigger - Guardia Millennial Fair (SNES) So fun and lighthearted before shit gets real. Day 23 (Underrated) Action Man: Search for Base X - Cutscene #3 (GBC) This game came out the month before the GBA released and has a super generic name so it's not a game a lot of people know about. It's a decent platformer but I think the soundtrack is really solid. It was developed by Natsume and the composer, Iku Mizutani, also did the music for Shadow of the Ninja and Shatterhand on NES among others. Day 24 (Stuck in Head) Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! - Fight Theme (NES) Not sure why, but I really do get this song stuck in my head all the time, yet I couldn't tell you the last time I played it. Day 25 (Pumped) TMNT IV: Turtles in Time - Sewer Surfin' (SNES) I'm not a huge fan of the SNES sound chip, but this track is too good. Day 26 (Game I haven't played) Skullmonkeys - Theme (PSX) This game has been on my want list for years, but I've never pulled the trigger. This song is just as weird and silly as the game itself. Day 27 (Handhelds) Kirby's Dreamland - Green Greens (GB) So many to choose from, but this is a classic. Day 28 (Nostalgic) Street Fighter II - Theme (ARC) Reminds me of the Dairy Queen by my childhood home. They had this and a Neo Geo 6 slot. Day 29 (Final Boss) Bravely Default - Serpent Eats the Earth (3DS) An epic song of epic epicness. Day 30 (Credits) Super Mario Land - Credits (GB) It's a great tune at the end of a game I beat so many times as a kid. If you've never heard it, it kicks in at :30.
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