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/bis – A game you’ve played more than 5 times
This is a tough one. Despite not being a completionist (and therefore I’m a perosn who start 1000 different games and then I leave them hanging in solitude) there are several games I’ve played and completed more than 5 times. Because I think the subject of the question is to list games played and completed, otherwise everyone can play every kind of game games more than 5 times.
The first game I’ve ever completed is a tought battle between Super Mario Bros. 1 and Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu. Since the time I’ve beaten these two games I’ve played them over and over again completing them dozens of times. I think Jackie Chan’s Action Kung Fu has the title of game most beaten in my collection (hence is the featured picture in this post); this is a game of which I know almost all the secret stages and a game I can complete very rapidly. I tried once to play it on my NES simultaneoulsy to a speedrun video on youtube. Of course I’m slower than those crazy guys that can complete everything in a blink of an eye but I wasn’t TOO far away from a good time.
Then there are games without a precise goal that I’ve played endless times, especially PES 2011, which is still now my game of choice when I invite over my ex-roomate at the university (we like to remind the old times of PES matches, wine, beans and sausages…), Grand Prix 2 where I can win championship almost blindfolded but just because I have an experience on it of nearly 20 years of play, Heroes of Might and Magic III and Europa Universalis II.
Then there are games I’ve played a lot of times, beaten once and never played again. This mainly because they are game I’m very fond of and that I’ve spent years in completing that a further play looks useless to me: the king of the category is Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, started in 1994 and beaten in 2005 at the university after “only” 21 years and The Day of the Tentacle, started in 1995 and beaten in 2012 (however I played and beaten again this a few times, last one for the playthrough I have here on my blog). When I completed both of these games I’ve cried and, especially with Indy, I never had the strenght to do it again.