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This year's Super Replay Showdown ended with an unexpected dance-off between Ben Reeves and I. Even more unexpected was my fleet-footed rise to victory, but my triumph comes at a terrible toll; I now have to grind my way through the original NES installment of Ninja Gaiden, an infuriatingly challenging platformer whose unrelenting annoyances are matched only by the stupid cackling of GI's resident clown, Dan Ryckert.
Will I be able to overcome the multistage boss battle waiting for us at the end of Ninja Gaiden's long and treacherous road? Will I be able to resist the constant urge to bludgeon Dan to death with my microphone? We can only take it one episode at a time, but I'm putting the odds for both at 50/50.
Join Andrew Reiner, Bryan Vore, Dan Ryckert, and I for the inaugural episode of what may very well be the first never-ending Super Replay.
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I've never really cried for many games, but To The Moon got me to.
I shed some tears during Metal Gear Solid 3's ending. Also Aeris. I believe that's it.
As for this episode of replay, Fava, you rock!
This is really hard to watch, it must be super nerve-frying to play. Much respect for Jeff
Favorite NES game...easily Mega Man 6. You guys were talking about doing Super Replay of everything...so you should start with Legacy of the Wizard or The Neverhood!
journey and the walking dead made me cry
I cried two, maybe three times during Mass Effect 3. I was just marathoning it my first play through so something would happen that would make me cry and two hours later something else tragic would happen and I was still emotionally wrought and more tears....I don't care about the ending, ME3 was one of the greatest games I have ever played.
Dan makes super replays so much more entertaining when he's on them.
So when Dan's on a trip and is looking through his phone's photos. Do you question why you have a random picture of a door with numbers and have you ever accidentally deleted it since you thought it was irrelevant and stupid? You're life is like the movie Memento.
DAN'S BABY VOICE!!!
Game that made me cry:
Mass Effect 3. Twice. So far.
FF X made me cry at the same point as Reiner, and now even the theme to that game gets me emotional. A couple points in FF VIII do it as well, particularly when Eyes on Me plays.
I can't believe that none of these guys cried at the end of episode 5 of The Walking Dead. I was sobbing for a good 20 minutes, maybe more.
The fastest way to get on some platforms with guys standing on them is to use the NES sprite limits to your advantage.
if you slow scroll the screen forward while an enemy is on a platform near the edge is stepping backwards, you can make the guy vanish because the NES has flushed him from RAM. if they are walking towards you this won't work because the game is programmed him as an active attacking dude and will keep him ram as long as possible.
once he is gone if you keep the platform on the screen he wont come back and you can jump on it if it leaves the screen going backwards it will reset it.