[52 Weeks Challenge] Week 11 – A game you’ve played more than 5 times

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Tired of the 30 days game challenge? Enjoy my own personal revisitation of a classic challenge! Instead of 30 daily posts that fill an entire month, this challenge is more diluted in time and it will cover all the year 2018. 52 weeks, 52 questions to understand who’s the person behind this blog. Me!

Week 11 – A game you’ve played more than 5 times

Since in my life as a kid I’ve played a lot but only a few titles this list could include virtually every games I’ve played, but if I have to select a game I will probably choose Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu. This is a game that, as far as I know has never been so popular; I even know that the US version is quite pricey even though the eruopean release can be found for a few euros. I don’t know why my parents bought me this game back then. I’ve never been an hardcore fun of fighting games nor movies and I didn’t even know who was Jackie Chan. Same thing for my parents. So don’t ask me why I have this game.

Anyway, the game is rather easy and it was the first games I’ve ever completed in my life (not using the cheat code you can enter at the beginning of the game). From time to time when I have to warm a bit up and if I have to get in touch again with NES controller I fire up this game and I end up completing it without losing a single life. Even though I’m far from being a speedrunner this is a game I can easily beat very fast. I’ve never recorder myself playing it at full speed but I think I can beat it way faster that most of the owners of the game.

Even though this is not a frightening game, it was the first game that caused me nightmares. And when I say nightmares I mean that I’ve been shocked for years! The point is when Jackie encounter the first boss, a statue that starts waving its hands as soon as you paa in front of it. There’s no way you can be scared of it but I really had big problems sleeping those years and the music you hear while you fight this boss echoed in my brain for years and years (you can find the boss in the video below – I made it – at 6:50).

Since it’s a game a bit overlooked and overshadowed by a lot of remarkable NES titles, I’d like to invite you to try it. It’s not difficult so you can enjoy it without getting crazy and it can ensure a pleasant afternoon of play. If you want to have a deeper look I made a playthrough you can find here and you can even read my review here.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. thedeviot says:

    It’s a great game. It’s just super expensive around here.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. benez256 says:

      I’ve noticed! Here it’s quite cheap so for this time I’m lucky to live in the PAL region…


  2. kmerrill8276 says:

    Too many to list as I play my favorites over and over after playing a game I’ll rarely play again.

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  3. I had similar experiences with computer games as a kid, I did not own many games, so I used to replay a few many times (I think I have played Sonic 3 and Knuckles the most times). I can sympathise with finding the boss frightening, I had a similar experience with the Phantom in the Dragon game on the Mega Drive. The story of the Dragon game was based on the film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and consisted of Bruce Lee fighting a series of opponents. If the player lost a fight three times, the background would grow dark, the music would become low and moody and, accompanied by a flash of lightening, the Phantom would appear. The Phantom resembled a Samurai warrior and used a deadly bladed weapon to attack. The Phantom created such an unnatural atmosphere that I used to turn off the game after losing three lives to avoid facing this terrifying character.
    Why did you find the boss so frightening? Why did you play this game so many times and not a more challenging one? Did you enjoy the game more than other NES games?


  4. pick3dlast says:

    I’ve never played this one!

    Most of my NES games I played more than 5 times because I could only afford a few games at a time. It’s not like today where I won’t ever touch 80% of my backlog.

    My pick isn’t a retro game; it’s Fallout 4. I had to play thru all the endings. But I usually retire a game once I complete it.


    Also FYI, your post head says Week 11, the body says Week 12.


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