I play games… a lot.

I finally beat Pikmin the other day, and behold it was very good. I was quite impressed with that game.. even moreso when I remembered it was a first generation Gamecube game. Anyway, thinking about finally beating that game (It’d been just sitting there for quite some time.) I started thinking abou what games that I own I did beat, and what ones I never did… that lead to the following list of games that I’ve beaten… I know I forgot some, but I haven’t bothered to look in the drawers with all the old Genesis and SNES games yet. The ones in italics are adventure games where there are a number of items/things you can acquire/do that aren’t required to beat the game, but I got all of them. (e.g. Getting all the hearts, all the items, all the bottles, all the Skulltulas, and beating all the mini-games in Zelda: Ocarina of Time.)


  1. Super Mario Bros.
  2. Tiny Toon Adventures
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game
  4. The Legend of Zelda
  5. Adventure Island

Sega Genesis

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  3. Sonic and Knuckles
  4. Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  5. Animaniacs
  6. Mortal Kombat
  7. Street Fighter II: Special Championship Edition
  8. Mortal Kombat II
  9. Eternal Champions
  10. Deadly Moves
  11. Taz-Mania
  12. Super Monaco GP II
  13. Golden Axe
  14. Golden Axe II
  15. Altered Beast
  16. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist
  17. Hard Drivin’
  18. Super Off-Road

Sega Cd

  1. Sonic CD
  2. Jaguar XJ220
  3. Sol Feace

Super Nintendo

  1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  2. Super Mario Kart
  3. Mortal Kombat 3
  4. Radical Psycho Machines Racing

Nintendo 64

  1. Mario Kart 64
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  4. Star Wars : Shadows of the Empire


  1. Star Wars: Rogue Leader
  2. Starfox Adventures on Dinosaur Planet
  3. Metroid Prime
  4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  5. Mario Kart: Double Dash
  6. Soul Calibur II
  7. Super Smash Bros. Melee
  8. Pikmin


  1. The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening DX
  2. The Legend of Zelda: 4 Swords
  3. Wario Warez Inc.


  1. Doom 2
  2. Starship Titanic
  3. Jedi Knight
  4. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
  5. Star Wars: Jedi Knight II
  6. Monty Python’s Complete Waste of Time
  7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  8. Spy vs. Spy
  9. Spy vs. Spy 2
  10. Spy vs. Spy 3
  11. Airborne Ranger
  12. Civilization


  1. The Simpsons
  2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  3. Sunset Riders
  4. Police Trainer

I decided not to include any sports games (besides racing games, where there is a fairly clear way to “beat” the game). If beating the game simply means winning the championship game, then the following games could be included:

  1. John Elway’s Quarterback (PC)
  2. RBI Baseball (NES)
  3. Double Dribble (NES)
  4. Techmo Bowl (NES)
  5. Joe Montana Football (GEN)
  6. NFL Sportstalk Football ’93 Starring Joe Montana (GEN)
  7. Sportstalk Baseball (GEN)
  8. NBA Jam (GEN)
  9. Pat Riley Basketball (GEN)
  10. NFL Football (SEGA CD)
  11. Madden 2000 (N64)
  12. Mario Tennis (PC)
  13. Summer Olympics (PC)
  14. California Games (PC)

There are a number of older games that it pains me to see not on the “beaten” list… a problem that ought to be rectified:

  1. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
  2. Toe-Jam and Earl (GEN)
  3. Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link (NES)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GAMEBOY)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GAMEBOY)
  6. Columns III (GEN)
  7. Metroid (NES)
  8. Half-Life (PC)
  9. Elite Forces (PC)
  10. Perfect Dark (N64)

So… can you think of any I’ve forgotten? Got any games you’ve played through that you think I ought to try out? (I’m thinking the Megaman NES series would be fun…)

8 thoughts on “I play games… a lot.

  1. Playing Megaman 2, and Bionic Commando (both for the NES) is like having all the goodness of the world concentrated into a controller. Also, no gaming list is complete without mentioning Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the Playstation.

  2. Altered Beast–great game. I’d pretty much forgotten about that one. I only played the arcade version, but loved that game.

    What’s your policy on cheat codes? If you’re stuck on a game, do you consider it morally acceptable to cheat? Does the list above contain any games where you used cheats?

    Oh, and I’m surprised you haven’t beaten Super Marios 2 and 3. Did you play either of them much? Both excellent games, as I’m sure you know. Glad to see that 3 is on your list of games to beat in the future.

  3. As for cheats… I usually consider them to be something saved for after a game is beaten (One exception being Contra, where the code was needed to get anywhere in the game..) On the whole, cheating is to be avoided, as it shortens a game’s life, and cheapens its defeat.

    There is a gray area, though, as far as what constitutes cheating. Looking up how to do something is cheating, certainly.. but what about something like printing off a check list of things that need to be acquired to “have everything” before heading off to the last guy… That’s slightly grayer.. Or in Windwaker, getting a list of everyone to take a picture of. It doesn’t really assist in finding them, but it does give you something to compare against.. That falls in some sort of gray area as well.

    As for Mario 2 and 3… I played 2 every once in a while, more as a curiosity than anything else, but never owned it, and certainly never threw enough time at it to beat it.. though I think maybe I should add it to the list. Mario 3 I did play quite a bit, but again, didn’t own. I have it now for gameboy advance, and intend to play through it at some point. I’d be interested in Mario World as well, but the Mario games don’t interest me nearly the way the Zelda games do. Perhaps it’s more a nostalgia thing than anything that makes me want to play them. (or a quest to fill that “incomplete” feeling in my soul that alcohol still seems to fail to cure)

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