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Your proudest moments as a gamer

Post by spc » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:06 pm

I'm swaying between three.
1.International Soccer on the C64, level nine, 12 - 0 without using the glitch

2.Street Fighter 2 Turbo on the snes, beat the hardest level with Ryu (I am awful beat em ups)

3.I was happy with 102% on DK2 on the snes, no outside help whatsoever

I know there all pretty lame but it would interest me to see other peoples highlights so i could gauge how bad i really am.

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Post by Sabreman » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:37 pm

S-rank on Phantasy Star Online Challenge Mode (with a trio of outstanding team-mates).

Metal Gear Solid completed on 'Euro Extreme' mode.

A clutch of world-class highscores on Amplitude and Frequency (probably hopelessly outdated now, seeing as I haven't played them competitively for years).

To be honest though, most of my biggest gaming achievements stem from just playing things so much, getting the practice in. It's no amazing feat to 100% an RPG, for example. It just takes a particular mentality and tolerance for grinding.

I've done things like get the top ranks and bonus items in Resident Evil 2 and 3, cleared out Vagrant Story, etc. but even those aren't particularly difficult in terms of skillful play. It's mainly down to memorization.

Oh, I did everything there was to do in the original Soul Calibur. Some of that was pretty tough.

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Post by MRMIdAS » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:53 am

Probably the first time I flawlessed MKII on the Mega Drive.

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:16 am

(off the top of my head)

1) Being in a Speccy magazine

2) Completing Airwolf

3) Completing Speedball II

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Post by sleeper77 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:37 am

Not smashing up my joypad when losing a match in SWOS through emulation. In the past, I have broken three joysticks because of this game.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Apr 25, 2007 4:09 am

Finishing Impossible Mission on the C64
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Wed Apr 25, 2007 5:32 am

Completing Pitfall II with all secrets before my Uncle did. :D

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Post by TMR » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:51 am

As a gamer, the biggie has to be finishing Io on the C64 for the first time, then going back and doing it twice in a row in two player mode with no lives or outriders lost (so no hits on the ship at all) a few weeks later.

After that, Turrican and Turrican 2 on the C64, ST and Amiga, Turrican 3 on the Amiga, Armalyte, Salamander and Catalypse on the C64, Slayer on C64 and Amiga... but the only other one i can think of that's really evil to do is Last V8 on the Atari 8-bit and then C64 - completed the C64 version properly and using both shortcuts, Atari version properly and one shortcut since the other doesn't seem to work if memory serves!

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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:58 am

Most definately getting the Star Letter in RG - and Darran was kind enough to send me a bundle of free stuff
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Post by pforson » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:21 am

Winning Monopoly by only owning the stations. What an achievement. :)
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Post by hungry_hog » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:36 am

Mario 2: Lost levels in Mario All Stars on SNES

To get to the secret levels (A-D) you had to complete the game with no warps. I misinterpreted this as having to go 1-1 -> 8-4 without continuing

Which, somehow I managed to do.

A nice example of a game which is hard but fair
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Post by FatTrucker » Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:48 am

Beating Ghosts and Goblins, cheered on by a crowd of onlookers in an Arcade in the 80's.

The fact I was stood on a box to reach it properly was neither here nor there.
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Post by spc » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:13 am

I now feel very small.

Metal Gear Solid on extreme, hells teeth i usually bulldoze my way through with the shotgun on very easy,dying twenty times in the process & leaving myself with about two percent health left (that was MGS3, Christ i hated that final boss on the PS2)

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Post by spc » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:17 am

And Airwolf turned me into a homicidal maniac,not to mention Impossible Mission making my brain hurt and Ghosts and Goblins making my joystick hurt.

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Post by fraser1 » Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:46 am

The first console i bought,with my own, hard earned money!

Excellent feeling, to walk into the shop,pick the stuff you wanted,(and not having to ask your parents for the money,ever again )and pay at the counter,with your own money ,then walk out with a big bag of goodies 8)

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