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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: January 01, 2018 (12:12 PM)
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Here's a little bit of trivia for you; the first Alpha Marathon was rolled out in 2008, making this edition the ten year anniversary. I've long lost track of who won what -- I know I've won a lot of them and, one year, Joe smashed it out of the park in half a year, but I do keep in mind the few people who have staggered over the finishing line, first or no. So, for the first time, I introduce the AlphaMarathon Honour Roll:

EmP, Suskie, ASchultz, Joe, Overdrive


To those of you not on the list, or new to the topic, this is a rolling event that challenges you to write a review for a game with a starting letter for every letter of the alphabet. 27 reviews in a year sounds easy, doesn't it? Then you have to try and hunt down a Q. And the pesky ~ pokes its head out. And you think you have time... you always think you have time. You can fund yourself a U or an I later. Until you can't.

Here are some rules:

  • Reviews must be written and submitted in 2018


  • No re-posting of old reviews unless they are significantly refurbished.


  • No linking to off site reviews. Only sites accepted on site count towards the score


  • Only reviews you link to on this here topic will count towards your total tally. You are responsible for keeping your Alpha tally up to date.


  • And so we go again:


    COMPLETE!

    EmP - 27

    STILL RUNNING

    Masters - 25

    Jason - 24

    Joe - 16

    Freeman - 12

    Hasty - 2

    Jerec - 1


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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: January 01, 2018 (12:22 PM)
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    DONE

    #: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday [PC]
    A: Attentat 1942 [PC]
    B: Blackthorne [32X]
    C: Chiisotsu [PC]
    D: Darxide [32X] Distortions [PC] Dungeon Girl [PC]
    E: EMMA [PC]
    F: Fatal Twelve [PC]
    G: Golem [PC]
    H: Hidden Dragon: Legend [PC]
    I: I Hate Running Backwards [PC}
    J: Jump Gunners [PC]
    K: Knight Terrors [PC]
    L: Light in the Dark, A [PC]
    M: Minit [PC]
    N: NBA Jam [32X]
    O: Office Quest, The [PC]
    P: Primal Rage [32X]
    Q: Q-YO Blaster [PC]
    R: Rage Quest [PC]
    S: Space Invaders Extreme [PC]
    T: TinyWar high-speed [PC]
    U: Umiro [PC]
    V: Virtua Fighter [32X]
    W: Wandersong [PC]
    X: X Multiply [ARC]
    Y: Yakuza 0 [PC]
    Z: Zwei: The Arges Adventure [PC]


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    Author: honestgamer (Mod)
    Posted: January 01, 2018 (01:21 PM)
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    24/27

    #: 20XX (Switch)
    A: Azkend 2: The World Beneath (Switch)
    B: Boobs Puzzle (PC)
    C: Chiki-Chiki Boxy Racers (Switch)
    D: Drawful 2 (Switch)
    E: Energy Balance (Switch)
    F: Flip Wars (Switch)
    G: Gunbird 2 for Nintendo Switch (Switch)
    H: Hello Kitty Kruisers (Switch)
    I: I, Zombie (Switch)
    J: Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Bad Dudes vs Dragonninja (Switch)
    K: Kitten Squad (Switch)
    L:
    M: Mega Man 11 (Switch)
    N:
    O: Oh...Sir! The Insult Simulator (Switch)
    P: Pic-a-Pix Deluxe (Switch)
    Q: Quest of Dungeons (Switch)
    R: Rock 'N Racing Grand Prix (Switch)
    S: Scribblenauts Showdown (Switch)
    T: Timberman VS (Switch)
    U: Unholy Heights (PC)
    V: The VideoKid (Switch)
    W: Woodle Tree Adventures (Switch)
    X:
    Y: Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4)
    Z: Zero Gunner 2 for Nintendo Switch (Switch)


    "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 on secret doors to another world

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    Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
    Posted: January 02, 2018 (02:29 AM)
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    16/27

    #: 10000000 (PC)
    A: Arx Fatalis (PC)
    B: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PC)
    C: Clive Barker's Jericho (PC)
    D: DarkMaus (PC)
    G: Gothic II: Gold Edition
    H: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
    L: Lust for Darkness (PC)
    M: Mass Effect 3 (360)
    O: Omensight (PC)
    P: The Punisher (PS2)
    R: Remaining in a dream (PC)
    S: Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus (PS2)
    U: Upwards, Lonely Robot (PC)
    X: Xenon Valkyrie+ (PS4)
    Y: You Have 10 Seconds (PC)


    The only thing my milkshake brings to the yard is a subpoena.

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    Author: jerec
    Posted: January 06, 2018 (11:27 PM)
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    Well then, here we go again.

    1/27

    S - South Park: The Fractured But Whole


    I can avoid death by not having a life.

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    Author: hastypixels
    Posted: April 05, 2018 (01:11 PM)
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    Coming at it late in the ... ahem ... game, but hey, here I am. It's good to have goals.

    5/27

    A:
    B: Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back
    C: Canabalt
    D:
    E:
    F:
    G:
    H:
    I:
    J:
    K:
    L: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    M: Megaman X Legacy Collection 1+2
    N:
    O:
    P:
    Q:
    R:
    S: Stardew Valley (Switch)
    T:
    U:
    V:
    W:
    X:
    Y:
    Z:

    Apparently it was a slim year for reviews on my end of things.


    What does a retired demoscener get as a pension? Low anticipation, which is a cut of one's full time high anticipation...

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    Author: Masters (Mod)
    Posted: May 27, 2018 (01:18 PM)
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    Author: Follow_Freeman
    Posted: July 06, 2018 (01:37 PM)
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    NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHING

    12/27

    #:
    A: Anodyne [PC], Android Assault [Sega CD]
    B:
    C: Castlevania: The LeCarde Chroniclesu [PC]
    D: Do-Re-Mi Fantasy [SNES]
    E: Environmental Station Alpha [PC]
    F:
    G:
    H: Hyper Light Drifter [PC]
    I: Iji [PC}
    J:
    K:
    L:
    M: Mega Turrican [Genesis]
    N:
    O: Over Horizon [NES]
    P:
    Q:
    R:
    S: Space Adventure and a lotta other stuff
    T: Tyrian [PC], Tag; The Power of Paint [PC]
    U: Unreal [PC]
    V:
    W:
    X:
    Y: Yume Nikki [PC], Yume Nikki Gensou [PC]
    Z:

    I'll add the other games later.


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    Film reviews: https://letterboxd.com/Follow_Freeman/

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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: September 22, 2018 (06:12 AM)
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    I'm a lot closer to ticking this off that perhaps I realized. Probably would have been done had I not had to put my life on hold to whack through over 100 hours of Yakuza 0.

    And, man, Look at Marc go!


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    Author: EmP (Mod)
    Posted: October 21, 2018 (05:38 PM)
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    King of the letters, bay-beeeee!


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    Author: Masters (Mod)
    Posted: October 22, 2018 (05:51 AM)
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    Congrats on being the first this year to hit all 27! I’m sure Joe will be next based on sheer volume (aka without trying). I’m still three away — time to wrap it up and join you.


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

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