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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: January 01, 2011 (05:15 AM)
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The race was ran all through 2010, but the finishing tape was never broken. One man staggered closer to the end line than anyone else, so we'll pick up his broken body and declair him victor. Let us take a second to praise my brilliance!

#

And now we hit the soft reset. Now we run it all over again. This is AlphaMarathon 2011. Bring on the copy and pasted rules!

Said rules are simple enough for anyone to follow, but the schedule is not. You have one year and one year only to write a review for every letter in the alphabet (including #). By the end of the year. There’s a time limit: it’s a year.

  • Keep an up-to-date listing of your progress intact. I will not be rooting through anyone's review listings to do the tally for you.

  • If you want to drop out of the running, please say so rather than deleting your list in a huff and then say nothing about it

  • It’s advisable to make a fresh post for each new review you wish to have added to your tally to prompt me into counting it in the main league. This is so I don't need to randomly sweep through the topic counting up your progress when I don't know if any had been made. I‘ll do this at points anyway, because it‘s be proven you‘re all of no help at all. Staff members can keep their own tallies added

  • And even if you do post your tally regularly, I may not update it without continuous nagging.

  • If you don't list it in this topic, I don't count it.

    I reserve the right to make up more as I go along.

    Game: Start.


    WINNER -- Joe


    EmP - 15 Letters

    honestgamer - 12 Letters

    Jerec - 2 Letters
    Leroux - 2 Letters

    WQ - 1 Letter


    For us. For them. For you.


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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: January 01, 2011 (05:20 AM)
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    Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
    Posted: January 01, 2011 (06:12 AM)
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    My progress (now in a new shortened format):
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    8 Eyes (NES)
    Archon (NES)
    Bucky O'Hare (NES)
    Cave Story (Wii)
    Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time (PC)
    Epic Dungeon (X360)
    Final Fantasy (NES)
    Godzilla: Monster of Monsters (NES)
    Hydlide (NES)
    Ikari Warriors (NES)
    Jim Henson's Muppet Adventure No. 1: Chaos at the Carnival (C64)
    Krazy Kreatures (NES)
    Light's End (X360)
    Magic of Scheherazade, The (NES)
    Ninja Crusaders (NES)
    Osmos (PC)
    Phantom Fighter (NES)
    Quattro Adventure (NES)
    Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale (PC)
    Super Meat Boy (PC)
    Torchlight (PC)
    Ufouria (NES)
    Vice: Project Doom (NES)
    WWF: Betrayal (GBC) [link doesn't work, but the review does exist] [link fixed]
    Xexyz (NES)
    Yoshi's Cookie (NES)
    Zunou Senkan Galg (NES)

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    Remaining letters for personal challenge:
    COMPLETE!

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    JTD's personal challenge:
    To do a new NES review for every letter (cannot be a rewrite of a GameFAQs one)

    8 Eyes
    Adventures of Lolo 2
    Bucky O'Hare
    Castlevania
    Door Door
    Elevator Action
    Final Fantasy
    Godzilla: Monster of Monsters
    Hydlide
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Jackal
    Krazy Kreatures
    Legend of the Ghost Lion
    Mega Man
    Ninja Crusaders
    Operation Secret Storm
    Phantom Fighter
    Quattro Adventure
    Rampage
    Super Mario Bros. 2
    Total Recall
    Ufouria
    Vice: Project Doom
    Wally Bear and the No Gang
    Xexyz
    Yoshi's Cookie
    Zunou Senkan Galg


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    Author: honestgamer (Mod)
    Posted: January 01, 2011 (12:32 PM)
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    And so begins the annual tradition of EmP winning this thing. There's a reason he's so good about starting these Alphabet Marathon threads, you know! Someone give him a good fight this year. I plan to participate (and this is my post in the thread for that purpose), but I have to confess that my chances at victory are very much up in the air right now... and not likely off to a good start.

    # -
    A -
    B - Bust-A-Move Universe (3DS)
    C - Crystal Defenders (Xbox Live)
    D - Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (DS)
    E -
    F -
    G - Game Dev Story (iPod)
    H -
    I -
    J -
    K - Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii)
    L - LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
    M -
    N -
    O - Okamiden (DS)
    P - Pilotwings Resort (3DS)
    Q -
    R - Rock of Ages (Xbox Live)
    S - Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition (3DS)
    T - Thor: God of Thunder (PS3)
    U -
    V -
    W - Wall Street Kid (NES)
    X -
    Y -
    Z -

    Hopefully, I'll start with an 'O' game.


    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

    "What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: January 10, 2011 (04:51 PM)
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    Feh. Dunno how I'll do this year, but we'll see.

    D = Dragon Quest VI
    F = Fossil Fighters
    L = Lylian: Episode One
    P = Pokemon: Pearl
    S = Star Wars: Battlefront II
    T = TaleSpin


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    [Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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    Author: jerec
    Posted: January 16, 2011 (02:22 PM)
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    Not gonna win, but I can keep a tally.

    F - Fallout: New Vegas
    N - New Play Control! Pikmin


    I can avoid death by not having a life.


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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: January 30, 2011 (09:01 AM)
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    A month's not even out yet and I'm already doubling up. Bah.


    For us. For them. For you.


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    Author: Leroux
    Posted: January 30, 2011 (09:57 AM)
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    D - Dirty Larry: Renegade Cop

    K - Kung Food


    When the hammer falls...


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    Author: honestgamer (Mod)
    Posted: January 30, 2011 (11:02 AM)
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    The first thing I do every year is double or triple up, so I'm sure you won't be alone. It's just the way of such things.


    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy on reality

    "What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: March 04, 2011 (01:18 PM)
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    Hey, Joe. I'm not sure about your other reviews, but didn't you bring Eternal Sonata over from Gamefaqs (albeit with a few edits and such)?

    If so, I hate to let you know that direct imports (or minorly edited ones) from Gamfeaqs or another site don't actually count in this contest. Schultz had a similar question last year and was also denied. However, serious revisions to a previous review do count for Alphas, though these are often qualified by being so heavily reworked that you'd be willing to call them exclusive to HG.

    Anyway, really sorry to be the bearer of bad news on this regard. Hopefully that doesn't affect too many of your reviews. In any case, though, I must say that I am very heavily impressed with how many you've managed to submit over the course of the past few months. That's something that really should be commended.

    P.S. Your personal challenge can be counted however you like as it's your own.


    What espiga does in his free time
    [Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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    Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
    Posted: March 04, 2011 (01:57 PM)
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    D'oh! Oh well, that nixes four reviews on that list (Eternal Sonata, Archon, Scheherazade, and Ikari). I'm at work right now, and will fix the situation later.

    EDIT:

    "However, serious revisions to a previous review do count for Alphas, though these are often qualified by being so heavily reworked that you'd be willing to call them exclusive to HG."

    Oh, so Archon, Scheherazade, and Ikari are safe, then. I rewrote those from scratch.


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    Author: Masters (Mod)
    Posted: March 04, 2011 (02:32 PM)
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    I'm not doing too well at this. =\


    I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!


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    Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
    Posted: April 13, 2011 (12:00 PM)
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    Unless you've ruled that Archon, Ikari Warriors, and The Magic of Scheherazade don't count, I have written one for every letter with the inclusion of Vice: Project Doom. As previously stated, the three in question were rewrites of GameFAQs reviews, but I did not cannibalize any part of the original GF subs. I completely rewrote them from scratch.


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    Author: overdrive (Mod)
    Posted: April 13, 2011 (01:22 PM)
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    Sweet mother o' mercy! That would be the quickest this thing's ever got done!

    Next up: The "No Joes Allowed Alphabet Marathon 2011".


    I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
    Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle


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    Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
    Posted: April 13, 2011 (04:08 PM)
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    Bahahaha. I think I'm going to take easier next year.


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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: April 17, 2011 (03:12 AM)
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    The new first is second!

    I don't think I mind being beaten at this for the first time in three years when it's been done in half the time of previous records>

    NEXT: Four letters I already have.


    For us. For them. For you.


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: May 31, 2011 (01:54 PM)
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    Three now thanks.


    What espiga does in his free time
    [Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: July 04, 2011 (09:27 AM)
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    Ok, seriously. Someone please update mine. I have 4 now. Thanks.


    What espiga does in his free time
    [Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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    Author: Masters (Mod)
    Posted: July 04, 2011 (09:38 AM)
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    Wow, Leslie wrote four reviews this year? Freaking amazing.


    I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!


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    Author: wolfqueen001
    Posted: July 04, 2011 (09:39 AM)
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    Haha. Quiet you. How many did you write this year? =P (might be more than fur, but at this rate, I'll still beat you) Besides, I'm tired of seeing myself in last place on this thing.


    What espiga does in his free time
    [Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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