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Games That Defined Their Console

Hey, what's up everyone?

This little blog entry is more for my own weird amusement because it's slow boring day around the house.

If you want to comment on my choices, feel free.

These are the games that helped define it's respective console, in my personal opinion. These are the games that drove a good majority of people to buy that particular console, or at least personally influenced me and people I saw around me with them.


Atari 2600

  • Breakout/Super Breakout
  • Dig Dug
  • Donkey Kong
  • Frogger
  • Galaxian
  • Missile Command
  • Pac-Man (as bad of a port as it may have been, everyone had it)
  • Pitfall
  • Pole Position
  • Space Invaders


  • Alien Crush
  • Blazing Lazers
  • Bonk's Adventure & Bonk's Revenge
  • Keith Courage in Alpha Zone
  • Legendary Axe 1 & 2
  • Neutopia 1 & 2
  • Splatterhouse
  • Super Star Soldier
  • Ys Series


  • Castlevania 1-3
  • Contra
  • Double Dragon 1-3
  • Dragon Warrior 1-4
  • Duck Hunt
  • Gradius
  • Final Fantasy
  • The Legend of Zelda 1 & 2
  • Mega Man 1-6
  • Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
  • Super Mario Bros. 1-3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game


  • Chrono Trigger
  • Donkey Kong Country 1-3
  • Final Fantasy 2 & 3 (4 & 6 in Japan)
  • Final Fight 1-3
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Mega Man X-X3
  • Mortal Kombat 2 & 3
  • Sim City
  • Street Fighter II Games
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Super Mario World
  • Super Metroid
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time


  • Banjo-Kazooie & Banjo-Tooie
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Goldeneye: 007
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time
  • Mario Kart 64
  • StarFox 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • WCW/n.W.o.: Revenge
  • WWF: No Mercy


  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Mario Kart: Double-Dash
  • Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
  • Metroid Prime 1 & 2
  • Resident Evil (Remake) & RE 4
  • StarFox: Adventures
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Super Smash Bros.: Melee


  • Bit.Trip Series
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Epic Mickey 1 & 2
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Rayman Origins
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Punch-Out!
  • Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2
  • Wii Sports & Wii Sports Resort

Sega Master System:

  • After Burner
  • Alex Kidd Games
  • Hang-On
  • Phantasy Star
  • R-Type
  • Shinobi
  • Space Harrier
  • Wonder Boy
  • Zaxxon 3-D

Sega Genesis:

  • Columns
  • Golden Axe 1-3
  • Mortal Kombat 1-3
  • Phantasy Star 2-4
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3 & Knuckles
  • Street Fighter II Games
  • Streets of Rage 1-3
  • Strider
  • Thunder Force IV
  • X-Men 1 & 2

Sega Saturn:

  • Daytona USA
  • House of the Dead
  • Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
  • Nights Into Dreams
  • Shinobi: Legions
  • Panzer Dragoon, PD: Zwei, & PD: Saga
  • Radiant Silvergun
  • Virtua Cop 1 & 2
  • Virtua Fighter 1 & 2
  • X-Men vs. Street Fighter

Sega Dreamcast:

  • Crazy Taxi 1 & 2
  • House of the Dead 2
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super-Heroes
  • Ikaruga
  • Phantasy Star Online
  • Quake III: Arena
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  • Shenmue 1 & 2
  • Soul Calibur
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Sonic Adventure 1 & 2


  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Crash Bandicoot 1-3
  • Einhander
  • Final Fantasy 7-9
  • Gran Turismo
  • Mega Man X4-X6
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Resident Evil 1-3
  • Spyro the Dragon 1-3
  • Tomb Raider 1-3
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1-3
  • Twisted Metal 1-4
  • WWF: Smackdown 1 & 2

PS2 (this guy lasted a while...):

  • Dragonball Z: Budokai/Tenkaichi Series
  • Dynasty Warriors Series
  • Final Fantasy Series
  • God of War 1 & 2
  • Grand Theft Auto Games
  • Guitar Hero Series
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
  • Need For Speed Series
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Spider-Man 1 & 2
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 1 & 2
  • WWE Smackdown/Smackdown vs. Raw Series
  • And all the wonderful classic game collections on this system.

XBox (Original):

  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 1 & 2
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Fable
  • Halo 1 & 2
  • Jade Empire
  • MechAssault 1 & 2
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Panzer Dragoon: Orta
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 1 & 2
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2
  • WWE Raw 1 & 2

XBox 360:

  • Battlefield Seires
  • Call of Duty Series
  • Dead Rising 1 & 2
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Fable 2 & 3
  • Gears of War 1-3
  • Halo Series
  • Mass Effect 1-3
  • Rock Band Games
  • WWE Series


Game Boy:

  • Dr. Mario
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • Metroid II
  • Mega Man I-V
  • Super Mario Land 1 & 2
  • Tetris
  • TMNT Games
  • Wario Land (Super Mario Land 3)

Game Boy Color:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons
  • R-Type DX
  • Super Mario Bros. DX
  • Tetris DX
  • Wario Land 2 & 3

Game Boy Advance:

  • Castlevania Games
  • Classic NES Series
  • Golden Sun 1 & 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
  • Mega Man Zero Series
  • Metroid: Fusion
  • Metroid: Zero Mission
  • Super Mario Advance 1-4

Nintendo DS:

  • Castlevania Games
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • Metroid Prime: Hunters
  • New Super Mario Bros.
  • Scribblenauts & Super Scribblenauts
  • Sonic Colors

Sega Game Gear:

  • Columns
  • Mortal Kombat 1 & 2
  • Shinobi 1 & 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2
  • Sonic Chaos & Sonic the Hedgehog in Triple Trouble
  • Streets of Rage 1 & 2
  • Tails' Adventure

Neo Geo Pocket Color:

  • Bust-A-Move Pocket
  • King of Fighters: R-2
  • Metal Slug 1st Mission & 2nd Mission
  • Samurai Shodown 2: Pocket Fighting
  • SNK vs. Capcom: Clash of the Millennium
  • Sonic Pocket Adventure

Initial Thoughts on The New GameSpot

Got an invite to the New GameSpot Beta, as I'm sure many of you did. Checking out the new GameSpot. Just setting up my new profile and looking around.

I see a lot of bugs, still, hopefully those will be ironed out as the beta goes on.

Speaking of bugs, I can't seem to be able to pick an avatar image. Whether in FireFox or in Internet Explorer, whenever I click the choose an avatar image button in my profile settings, nothing pops up.

The "Games List" section is now called "Stacks". That's buggy too, as it will never save anything I add to it.

So we're really not off to a good start. Did anyone at GameSpot even check this stuff before launching the Beta? I understand that's what Betas are for, to find bugs and iron things out. But these are plain-as-day bugs that anyone should have caught even before the Beta.

I also don't see my favorite forum, Legacy Platforms. :(

Some Short Reviews on Games I Recently Finished

I recently finished 2 WWE Wrestling games for the XBox 360.

WWE '13 for XBox 360

FANTASTIC wrestling game. I could be a little biased since The Attitude Era is my favorite WWF/E era. But that was, BY FAR, the highlight of this game.

The storyline follows the birth of the WWF Attitude Era. Starting with the birth and formation of D-X, followed by the Austin Era, then the rise of The Rock, and then the Brothers of Destruction (Undertaker and Kane), followed by the many faces of Mick Foley, and finally the lead up to and the actual WrestleMania XV. After you beat all that, you then unlock a sort of "middle-card" storyline of the time right after WM XV. There is also a sort of "be the booker" mode called My WWE Universe. It looks neat, but also VERY detailed and in-depth; so it'll be something I'll have to come back to because I've had my wrestling game fill for the moment.

What's great, is the game gives great detail and background on this history and these matches, including video. So if you want to relive The Attitude Era, this is a fantastic way to do so. And, actually, it's better than the recent "Attitude Era" DVD WWE recently put out (which is a shame).

The controls are bit button-mashy, which I've seen complaints about online, but it's not that bad. You get used to it, real fast. I mean, it's not like it's WWE: Legends of WrestleMania; which brings me too...

WWE: Legends of WrestleMania for XBox 360

The game recreates matches and storylines from WrestleMania I thought XV. There are 3 ways you can play them: Relive (recreate), Rewrite (change history), Redefine (whatever you want, as long as you win the match). I played through all 3. There is also a "climb the ranks" sort of deal, like the old PS1/N64 wrestling games, called "Legend Killer", but you have to use a created wrestler, not an actual roster wrestler. I played through it, I didn't play through all 60+ opponent, but just short of that I earned all the medals/trophies.

What I loved about the game was the fan-service. The history they put in the game including video shorts that would show actual video of the build-up to matches, and of the actual match-highlights before you'd play the match. Not quite as well done as the WWE '13 highlights, but still good. The roster of classic WWF wrestlers was great, too, including alternate costumes. And lots of different match types and areans to battle in.

What I hated was the controls. A button-mashing mess. People complain about WWE '13 being too button-mashy, it's got nothing on Legends of WrestleMania. I was practically slapping the action-buttons on my XBox 360 controller half the time. It really makes your hand tired after long-play sessions.

I also recently finished

Golden Sun and GS: Lost Age on GBA

VERY highly recommended for traditional JRPG fans. Very cool game that is pretty addictive and both come together to tell one epic tale. It also uses a lot of Zelda-like puzzles, which keeps the game from becoming your normal JRPG grind-fest. And it has a large world to explore with lots of secrets to discover and side-quests to be completed.

Get these while they're still affordable. They were Nintendo releases, and Nintendo releases always tend to climb in value.

Halo 3: ODST

A much more character-oriented story than the other event-driven stories in the Halo franchise. A lot of fun and very dramatic. Story is told through a mixture of cutscenes and fallen soldier's personal logs. Very nice graphics. But kind of short.

Halo 4

I went into this, not expecting a whole lot since Bungie stopped making Halo games starting with this one. But luckily, I was pleasantly surprised. It still doesn't surpass Halo: Combat Evolved or Halo 2, but it's a very solid entry in the series and starts an entirely new storyline. New weapons and enemies through-out. And very nice-looking graphics. But it's missing that classic, rocking Halo soundtrack; and the replacement, while still good, just isn't quite as good as the original masterpiece.

Halo: Combat Evolved: Anniversary Edition

Very slick graphics added to an already amazing game. That's really all there is to say about this. If you've played Halo: Combat Evolved on the Original XBox or via XBox Live Download, then you know what to expect here; it just has a pretty, shiny new coat of paint on it. And a neat little feature is that you can switch back to the original XBox graphics at any time during gameplay, if you'd like. The real benefit is that the original game's maps are now available for online mulitplayer via consoles (the original game was not XBox Live Enabled until Halo 2; only the PC owners got to play the original maps online).

DuckTales Remastered for XBox Live Arcade

So much fun! I loved the added content, the voice-overs, and new renditions of the music. And the controls were spot-on, something I feared for before playing it. And dang is that chase sequence hard at the end. A lot harder than a simple rope climb like in the first one. A lot more attention to detail in this one, than the original, as well.

It's totally worth playing through both the original and this remake. They really do feel like 2 totally different games in the same franchise, even though many areas are very familiar.

I want to see a lot more remastered 2D classics like this!

I also just started playing this on my PC today, just because I was bored, and was VERY pleasantly surprised:

Tyrian 2000 for PC

Which is an absolutely awesome 2D shoot-em up with upgradable ships (spend points for upgrades), lots of options to upgrade with, great graphics and nice soundtrack, and lots of levels and unlockable bonus levels! And best of all, you can save your game in-between levels.

Highly recommended for shoot-em up fans!

The '80s Were Awesome!

This post is a celebration of all things '80s! I was just a wee lad when the '80s were around, but so many of the things I loved growing up, and I love today as an adult come from the '80s.

I can't be the only one obsessed with this time period. Who else is with me?

Awesome Movies:

  • Alien 1 & 2
  • Back to the Future Trilogy
  • Batman (1989)
  • Conan Movies
  • Day of the Dead
  • Dune
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • E.T.
  • Friday the 13th Movies
  • Ghostbusters 1 & 2
  • The Goonies
  • Legend
  • The Lost Boys
  • The Monster Squad
  • Nightmare on Elm Street Movies
  • Predator
  • Rambo Movies
  • RoboCop
  • Star Trek Movies
  • Superman 1 & 2
  • Return of the Jedi
  • Terminator
  • Willow

Great Rock and Metal:

  • AC/DC
  • Billy Idol
  • Bon Jovi (in the '80s, this band was actually good)
  • Def Leppard
  • Dio
  • Guns 'N Roses
  • Iron Maiden
  • Megadeth
  • Metallica
  • Michael Jackson (What? A metal-head can't like M.J.? It's a guilty pleasure.)
  • Motley Crue
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Quiet Riot
  • Ratt
  • Scorpions
  • Testament
  • W.A.S.P.

Great Comics:

  • Crisis On Infinite Earths
  • The Dark Knight Returns
  • DC Comics' singular Post-Crisis Universe is born.
  • John Byrne's Superman
  • Roy Thomas & Jerry Ordway's All-Star Squadron and Infinity Inc.
  • Wolfman & Perez's New Teen Titans
  • Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
  • Spider-Man's Black Costume
  • Chris Claremont's Uncanny X-Men Run
  • The Original X-Factor
  • John Byrne's Fanastic Four
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Created

Great T.V.:

  • Cheers
  • The Flash
  • Married With Children
  • Monsters
  • Night Court
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Quantum Leap
  • Roseanne
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Tales From the Crypt

Great Cartoons:

  • The Adventures of the Super Mario Bros.
  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
  • He-Man and The Masters of the Universe
  • Heavy Metal
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Ronin Warriors
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Thundar: The Barbarian
  • Thundercats
  • Transformers
  • Voltron

And finally:

Great Video Games (thanks mostly to NES and Sega Genesis, IMO):

  • Altered Beast
  • Bionic Commando
  • Castlevania 1-3
  • Contra
  • Dig Dug
  • Donkey Kong
  • Double Dragon 1 & 2
  • Dr. Mario
  • Dragon Warrior 1-3
  • Duck Hunt
  • Final Fantasy
  • Frogger
  • Galaga
  • Golden Axe
  • Gradius
  • The Legend of Zelda 1 & 2
  • Mario Bros. (Classic)
  • Mega Man 1 & 2
  • Metroid
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Pac-Man
  • Phantasy Star 1 & 2
  • R-Type
  • Space Harrier
  • Super Mario Bros. 1-3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game
  • Tetris
  • Ultima Series

So hear, hear to greatness that the '80s gave us!

How Much Is It Worth - My SNES Collection?

Thought this was a good thread topic on the boards, but then thought how long some people's lists would get. So I decided to do a blog on it and see if anyone would indulge my curiosity and give me an estimate on what you think it's worth.

I was curious becuase I know SNES prices have gone up recently. And I wanted to see what my collection would be worth, as whole; if anyone wanted to comment.

I don't have the best SNES collection. The obvious missing pieces being the legendary RPGs the SNES is known for. I just haven't come across any, yet.

Here's what I have, let me know what you think it's all worth as a whole in the comments down below:

  • Super Nintendo Model 1 NTSC Console in working order; with official Nintendo A/V cords and official Nintendo power supply
  • 1 Official Super Nintendo Controller
  • 1 Third-Party "Official SNES" Controller Reproduction
  • Game Genie Cheat Device

Games (all cartridge only, unfortunately):

  1. Donkey Kong Country
  2. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  3. F-Zero
  4. Final Fight
  5. Gradius III
  6. Home Alone
  7. Hook
  8. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  9. Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
  10. Maximum Carnage (Spider-Man & Venom)
  11. Mega Man X
  12. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  13. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Fighting Edition
  14. Mortal Kombat 3
  15. Seperation Anxiety (Spider-Man & Venom)
  16. Sim City
  17. Star Fox
  18. Street Fighter II: Turbo
  19. Super Castlevania IV
  20. Super Mario All-Stars
  21. Super Mario Kart
  22. Super Mario World
  23. Super Metroid
  24. Super R-Type
  25. T2: The Arcade Game (Terminator 2)
  26. Wolfenstein 3-D
  27. X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse

Screw Trolls!!!

I'm sick of them at this site. GameSpot really needs to do something. It's so freaking bad that I'm at the point that I can't post a dang thing without them swarming a thread.

I'm sick and tired of simply making a simple comment, and getting it ripped apart and insulted for it by all these trolls. We can't seem to have a decent conversation on the boards anymore without it devolving into tirades and insults, and it's freaking frustrating as hell!

It's even more frustrating that the mods have this attitude of, "maybe if we ignore them, they'll go away." Guess what? They're not, they're getting worse and more numerous by the day. And then to add insult to injury, many of them add remarks into threads like, "maybe if you guys wouldn't respond to them, they wouldn't do this." Right, slap the hands of the REAL contributors while letting the trolsl run rampant. Excellent job GameSpot. :roll:

I'm at the point where I'm about to leave this site for good, after being a contributing member for years. Someone give me a reason to stay.

The Nintendo NES Triumvirate

Capcom, Konami, and Nintendo. The Nintendo NES Triumvirate.

I've always thought that these 3 game developers were the biggest strength in the NES's game library. If the NES only had games published from these 3 developers, I still would have probably been enamored with it. We would have lost some great titles like Crystalis, Batman, Ninja Gaiden, and Battle of Olympus. But there STILL would have been plenty there to keep me happy.

Yeah, Nintendo is an obvious choice since most first-party developers tend to make great games for their consoles...sue me.

So, here's my top 10 games on the NES from each publisher, and some of the best games in the NES's game library, period:


  1. Bionic Commando
  2. Duck Tales (A woo hoo!)
  3. Mega Man 2
  4. Ghosts 'N Goblins
  5. Legendary Wings
  6. Mega Man 5
  7. Duck Tales 2
  8. Mighty Final Fight
  9. 1943: The Battle of Midway
  10. Little Nemo the Dream Master


  1. Contra
  2. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (No, not a mistake, I really liked this one because of the RPG elements.)
  3. Gradius
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
  5. Super C (Contra)
  6. Life Force
  7. Bucky 'O Hare
  8. Monster In My Pocket
  9. Castlevania (Still haven't played Castlevania III)
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project


  1. The Legend of Zelda
  2. Super Mario Bros. 3
  3. Super Mario Bros.
  4. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  5. Super Mario Bros. 2 (U.S.)
  6. Metroid
  7. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out
  8. Kid Icarus
  9. Tetris
  10. Duck Hunt

My Games Beaten List

This is a list of games I've completed in my lifetime. I did one a while back. But it's been quite a while, so I thought I'd make an updated one on this lazy Sunday.

Considering how many games I own, I've got a long ways to go. And even though I may not have beaten a whole lot of my games, I have played the majority of them.

Total = 305 Games Beaten

Atari 2600: (When games start to "loop", I consider them beaten on Atari 2600.)

  1. Dig Dug
  2. Galaxian
  3. Mario Bros.
  4. Missile Command
  5. Phoenix
  6. Space Invaders
  7. Super Breakout


  1. Batman: The Video Game
  2. The Battle of Olympus
  3. Bionic Commando
  4. Bucky 'O Hare
  5. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest
  6. Contra
  7. Crystalis
  8. Dragon Spirit: A New Legend
  9. Dragon Warrior
  10. Dragon Warrior IV
  11. Duck Tales (A woo hoo!)
  12. Frankenstein: The Monster Returns
  13. The Legend of Zelda (and the 2nd Quest)
  14. Legendary Wings
  15. Life Force
  16. Mario Bros. (Classic Arcade Game)
  17. Mega Man 2
  18. Mega Man 5
  19. Millipede
  20. Monster In My Pocket
  21. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos
  22. Pin-Bot
  23. R.C. Pro-Am
  24. Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
  25. Star Soldier
  26. Super Mario Bros. (and the 2nd, harder playthrough)
  27. Super Mario Bros. 2 (U.S.)
  28. Super Mario Bros. 3
  29. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game
  30. WWF WrestleMania
  31. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  32. Zen: The Intergalactic Ninja


  1. Actraiser
  2. Breath of Fire
  3. Breath of Fire II
  4. Chrono Trigger
  5. The Death and Return of Superman
  6. Donkey Kong Country
  7. Final Fight
  8. Home Alone
  9. Hook
  10. Justice League: Task Force
  11. Knights of the Round
  12. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  13. Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
  14. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  15. Mighty Morphin Power Ranger: Fighting Edition
  16. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
  17. Raiden Trad
  18. Separation Anxiety (Spider-Man & Venom)
  19. Street Fighter II
  20. Street Fighter II: Turbo
  21. Super Mario All-Stars (As in I've beaten all 4 games on the cartridge)
  22. Super Mario World
  23. Super Metroid
  24. Super R-Type
  25. X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse


  1. Aquaman: Battle For Atlantis
  2. Metroid: Prime
  3. Resident Evil: Zero
  4. Resident Evil (Remake)
  5. StarFox: Assault
  6. Super Mario Sunshine
  7. Super Smash Bros.: Melee


  1. Bit.Trip Beat
  2. Cave Story
  3. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  4. Wii Sports (High scores in every event)
  5. Wii Sports Resort (High scores in every event)

Sega Master System:

  1. Cloud Master

Sega Genesis:

  1. Altered Beast
  2. Cadash
  3. Golden Axe
  4. Golden Axe II
  5. Lethal Enforcers (w/Gun)
  6. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  7. Mortal Kombat
  8. Mortal Kombat II
  9. Mortal Kombat 3
  10. The Punisher
  11. Raiden Trad
  12. Shaq-Fu
  13. Sonic the Hedgehog
  14. Sonic the Hedghog 2
  15. Sonic the Hedghog 3
  16. Sonic & Knuckles
  17. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 + Knuckles
  18. Streets of Rage
  19. Vectorman
  20. Vectorman 2
  21. X-Men 2: The Clone Wars


  1. Darius Gaiden
  2. Panzer Dragoon
  3. RayStorm
  4. Sonic 3D Blast
  5. Virtua Cop (w/Gun)
  6. Virtua Cop 2 (w/Gun)
  7. Virtua Fighter 2


  1. Dead or Alive 2
  2. Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes
  3. Quake III: Arena (Unlocked Everything)
  4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  5. Soul Calibur
  6. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
  7. Unreal Tournament (Unlocked Everything)


  1. 2Xtreme
  2. Bloody Roar
  3. Bloody Roar II
  4. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (and the Upside-Down Castle)
  5. Crash Bandicoot
  6. Descent
  7. Diablo
  8. Dino Crisis
  9. Fighting Force
  10. Final Fantasy IX
  11. Forsaken
  12. Future Cop: L.A.P.D.
  13. G-Darius
  14. Hexen: Beyond Heretic
  15. Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
  16. King's Field (King's Field II in Japan)
  17. King's Field II (King's Field III in Japan)
  18. Legend of Legaia
  19. Marvel Super Heroes
  20. Mega Man: Legends
  21. Metal Gear Solid
  22. Mortal Kombat Trilogy
  23. Resident Evil: Director's Cut
  24. Resident Evil 2
  25. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
  26. Ridge Racer
  27. Spider-Man
  28. Spyro the Dragon
  29. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!
  30. Syphon Filter
  31. Tenchu: Stealth Assassins
  32. Tomb Raider
  33. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
  34. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
  35. Twisted Metal
  36. Twisted Metal 2
  37. Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense
  38. WWF: Attitude
  39. WWF: Smackdown


  1. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
  2. Champions of Norrath
  3. Champions: Return to Arms
  4. Darkwatch
  5. Drakan: The Ancient Gates
  6. Dragonball Z: Budokai
  7. Ghost Rider
  8. God of War
  9. God of War II
  10. Guitar Hero
  11. Guitar Hero II
  12. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  13. Guitar Hero: Encore Rocks the '80s
  14. Guitar Hero: Metallica
  15. Guitar Hero: World Tour
  16. Iron Man
  17. King's Field: The Ancient City
  18. Legaia 2: Duel-Saga
  19. R-Type: Final
  20. Raiden III
  21. Red Faction II
  22. Resident Evil 4
  23. Resident Evil: Code Veronica X
  24. Rygar: The Legendary Adventure
  25. Star Wars: Battlefront
  26. Street Fighter Anniversary
  27. WWE: Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth!

XBox (Original):

  1. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
  2. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II
  3. BloodRayne
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
  5. Destroy All Humans
  6. Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes
  7. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: Game of the Year Edition (and "Tribunal" and "Bloodmoon" Expansions)
  8. Halo: Combat Evolved
  9. Halo 2
  10. The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction
  11. Jade Empire
  12. Justice League: Heroes
  13. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
  14. MechAssault
  15. MechAssault II: Lone Wolf
  16. Metal Slug 5
  17. Pac-Man World 2
  18. Panzer Dragoon: Orta
  19. Spider-Man: The Movie (and the Unlockable Green Goblin Playthrough)
  20. Spider-Man 2
  21. Star Trek: Shattered Universe
  22. Star Wars: Battlefront
  23. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  24. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
  25. Tony Hawk's Underground
  26. WWF Raw
  27. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse

XBox 360:

  1. Batman: Arkham Asylum
  2. Bionic Commando: Rearmed
  3. Brutal Legend
  4. Captain America: Super-Soldier
  5. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (and the Upside-Down Castle)
  6. Contra (Arcade Version)
  7. Doom
  8. Ghostbusters: The Video Game
  9. Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
  10. Halo 3
  11. Halo 3: ODST
  12. Halo 4
  13. Halo: Combat Evolved: Anniversary
  14. Halo: Reach
  15. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (and "Knights of the Nine" and "Shivering Isles" Expansions)
  16. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (and "Dragonborn" and "Dawnguard" Expansions)
  17. Metal Slug 3
  18. Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
  19. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1
  20. Spider-Man: Web of Shadows
  21. Viking: Battle For Asgard
  22. WWE: Legends of WrestleMania
  23. X-Men: The Arcade Game
  24. X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Uncaged Edition


  1. Bloody Wolf
  2. Splatterhouse

Apple II:

  1. Artillery
  2. The Oregon Trail

Commodore 64:

  1. B.C.'s Quest For Tires
  2. Blue Max
  3. The Swiss Family Robinson


  1. Abobo's Big Adventure
  2. Descent
  3. Descent II
  4. Diablo
  5. Diablo II (and "Lord of Terror" Expansion)
  6. Doom
  7. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (and "Shivering Isles" Expansion)
  8. Hellbender
  9. Heretic
  10. Hexen: Beyond Heretic
  11. King's Field: Japanese Original (Converted using Moonlight Sword software and in English)
  12. The Legend of Zelda: Parallel Worlds (ROM Hack)
  13. Super Metroid: Phazon (ROM Hack)
  14. Neverwinter Nights (and all Official Expansions)
  15. Neverwinter Nights 2 (and "Mask of the Betrayer" Expansion)
  16. Scorched Earth

Game Boy (Original):

  1. Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge
  2. Double Dragon
  3. Duck Tales (A woo hoo!)
  4. Final Fantasy: Adventure
  5. Home Alone
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  7. Operation C (Contra)
  8. Super Mario Land
  9. Super Mario Land 2: The Six Golden Coins
  10. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Footclan
  11. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Back From the Sewers
  12. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

GB Color:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
  3. Wario Land 3

GB Advance:

  1. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon
  2. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
  3. Donkey Kong Country
  4. Golden Sun
  5. Justice League Heroes: The Flash
  6. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past: Four Swords Edition
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
  8. Masters of the Universe: He-Man: Battle for Grayskull
  9. Metal Slug Advance
  10. Metroid: Fusion
  11. Metroid: Zero Mission
  12. Sonic Advance
  13. Sonic Advance 2
  14. Super Mario Advance (Super Mario Bros. 2)
  15. Super Mario Advance 2: Super Mario World
  16. Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Nintendo DS:

  1. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  3. Metroid Prime: Hunters
  4. New Super Mario Bros.
  5. Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword
  6. Super Scribblenauts

Sega Game Gear:

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog in Triple Trouble
  4. Sonic: Chaos

Neo Geo Pocket Color:

  1. Fatal Fury: First Contact
  2. King of Fighters R-2
  3. Samurai Shodown II: Pocket Fighting
  4. SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium
  5. Sonic Pocket Adventure

Tiger Electronics LCD Handhelds:

  1. Batman Forever
  2. Crash Dummies
  3. Electronic Pinball
  4. Football
  5. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  6. Ninja Fighter
  7. The Real Ghostbusters

Systems I Have ALMOST Completed My Collection For

I was looking at my game collection list and I noticed I was prety close to completing some collections for a few consoles. When I say "complete", I mean crossing every game off my wishlist for that console. I don't think I'll EVER own a complete game collection for any console.


I know I'm missing a LOT of multiplatform games on the system, and that's because I owned a Dreamcast, a PS2, and an original XBox before I ever owned a GameCube. So I own most multiplatform games on those systems.


  1. Game Boy Player w/Disc (Every GB/GBA fan needs to own one of these if they have a GameCube)
  2. Aquaman: Battle For Atlantis
  3. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (I have Twilight Princess on Wii, and I own the original versions of all the games on the Zelda Collection)
  5. Geist
  6. Metroid: Prime
  7. Metroid: Prime 2: Echoes
  8. Resident Evil: Zero
  9. Resident Evil (Remake)
  10. Sonic Gems Collection
  11. Star Fox: Adventures
  12. Star Fox: Assault
  13. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
  14. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
  15. Super Mario Sunshine
  16. Super Smash Bros.: Melee
  17. WWE: WrestleMania X-8
  18. WWE: Day of Reckoning
  19. X2: Wolverine's Revenge


  1. F-Zero GX
  2. Mario Kart: Double-Dash
  3. Skies of Arcadia: Legends
  4. Soul Calibur II
  5. Tales of Symphonia
  6. Wario World
  7. WWE: Day of Reckoning 2

Nintendo 64:

Another system where I prefer the multiplatform games on other systems (PS1, Saturn, or Dreamcast) due to me not being all that fond of the N64's controller.


  1. GameShark Pro
  2. Nintendo 64 Expansion Pak
  3. 1080 Snowboading
  4. Forsaken 64
  5. Goldeneye: 007
  6. Jet Force Gemini
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  8. Quake
  9. Quake II
  10. Starfox 64
  11. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  12. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  13. Super Mario 64
  14. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
  15. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
  16. Wave Race 64
  17. WCW/n.W.o.: World Tour
  18. WCW/n.W.o.: Revenge
  19. WWF: WrestleMania 2000
  20. WWF: No Mercy


  1. Donkey Kong 64
  2. Duke Nukem: Zero Hour
  3. F-Zero X
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  5. Mario Kart 64
  6. Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth
  7. Star Wars: Battle For Naboo
  8. Super Smash Bros.
  9. Superman (I want it in my collection just for the sake of having a piece of gaming history in my collection, since it's notorious.)
  10. Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion

Neo Geo Pocket Color:


  1. Bust-A-Move Pocket
  2. Dark Arms: Beast Buster
  3. Fatal Fury: 1st Contact
  4. King of Fighters: R-2
  5. Metal Slug: 1st Mission
  6. Metal Slug: 2nd Mission
  7. Pac-Man
  8. Samurai Showdown II: Pocket Fighting
  9. SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium
  10. Sonic Pocket Adventure


  1. Cool Boarders Pocket
  2. Shanghai Mini (Mahjong)


I'm not gonna name how many games I have, because I have just under 100 games on PS2, so I don't want to take up 2 pages listing them, just check my GameSpot Collection Page if you're curious.

Also, I have a lot of multiplatform games on XBox and prefer them on XBox, because their usually the superior port.


  1. Armored Core 3
  2. Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
  3. Gradius III & IV (Both on 1 release)
  4. Gradius V
  5. Neo Contra
  6. Red Faction
  7. Rock Band
  8. Rock Band 2
  9. Rock Band: AC/DC Tracks
  10. Rock Band: Metal Track Pack
  11. Samurai Shodown Anthology
  12. Soul Reaver 2
  13. Street Fighter Alpha Anthology
  14. Twisted Metal: Black
  15. Twisted Metal: Head On: Extra Twisted Edtion
  16. WWE Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth
  17. WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain

More Metal!

I got more metal CDs!

I picked up Amon Amarth: Deceiver of the Gods at Best Buy, ordered a couple online, the rest I got in a trade for a couple graphic novels.

Deceiver of the Gods is the best album I've heard this year!