30 DAY VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE – Day 13 – A game you’ve played more than five times.

What’s good, everyone? It’s lucky Day 13 today, we’ll be discussing those games in our lives that we’ve beaten, but loved so damn much that we just have to play them over and over again. My choice in an interesting one, as it was a fairly long and epic game for its time. OK well, it’s STILL epic and widely considered as one of the best of its franchise, but it’s not certainly not a game that people would think of when thinking of “repeatedly playthroughs”. Especially since there aren’t multiple endings or any real postgame, but dammit, I love this game to pieces. This is Final Fantasy VI (or III to us SNES owners). 

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Without bragging or showing off at all, I can definitively say that I still remember where EVERY item is in FFVI, all the Blitz commands, how to get to certain areas of the game and what the elemental weaknesses of most of the bosses are. Interestingly enough, this didn’t come from all of the playthroughs, but from complete and utter love for the game. I took it upon myself to learn the locations of things only AFTER playing through the game to experience its amazing story. THEN I went crazy hunting for items. I had never done that before. FFVI was also my first experience with the idea of a moral choice system in a video game. “Save Shadow or Don’t?!” Spoiler: my first time, I didn’t… and boy did that decision stick with me, especially at the end. Between the score, the story, the characters and the utter scale that comes from being a Final Fantasy, this game is one that sticks with me and one that I happily return to even now.

Also, the time in Zozo is 6:10:50. Remember that. 😉

— Evo out.


Hannah here! I’ve played many games more than five times, especially on SNES since I didn’t get to pick my own games. However, the games I played the most (easily over 50 times, straight through) is Super Mario World.

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SNOOCHIE BOOCHIES!

I was a boss at this game when I was 8 years old and I still am at almost 28. From Top Secret Areas (hello ridiculous bonus area behind the Doughnut Ghost House) to mastering all the Star Worlds and being able to telelport all over the board, I am the queen of everything in Super Mario World except keeping Yoshi alive. I can still do an optimal play-through in about an hour if I’m short on time but I want the satisfaction of burning through the game. However, my favorite way to play is to take a weekend and work through the entire thing. This game is magnificent, and I have played it so often I could probably beat the first level blindfolded.

Enough bragging, I think you get the point. I guess I should probably mention that I’m so excellent at this game because I played it the first few times using Game Genie. I swear I haven’t used it since I was like 12 though. promise. Please don’t hate me.

 – HSLAMMA WILL RESPAWN IN THREE… TWO… ONE…


 

Hello everyone! Megan_Highwind checking in with my Day 13 entry! I have played quite a few games more than once. That being said, in honor of Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, the game that I am choosing to focus on is Pokemon Snap. I have never actually owned Pokemon Snap, but I rented it so often in my childhood that I know exactly how to get all of the hidden photos and some of the best angles the game  has to offer. 

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Is that Pikachu on a surfboard? !

Trust me when I say that some of the photos in this game are extremely hard to get and take a lot of practice, luck, and skill to obtain! This game is one of those games that to this day I am more than willing to play over and over again. GIVE ME ALL THE POINTS, PROFESSOR OAK, ALL OF THEM!

-Megan_Highwind has left the party.


 

Hello everyone, James B. Boss here with my Day 13. As time goes on, we as gamers also play a surplus amount of video games, but there will be that one game, that always go back to… multiple times. For me, I would have to choose Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo Gamecube.

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It’s-a-me… HELP-A-ME!

Interesting choice I know, but when you beat the game, you unlock the hidden mansion, which is basically a more difficult version of the game. All I can say, is that I loved being able to bust ghosts as Luigi. The game was addicting and challenging despite it’s appearance. Especially when you wanted to catch all fifty Boos and be awarded a giant jewel to help increase your score to get a better rank at the end of the game. I had a load of fun playing Luigi’s Mansion multiple times and I do not regret my decision to do so. Also I wanted to hear the catchy ending theme over and over again when you beat the game.

— Boss? What happened? BOSS?!

 

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