#ExtraLife: Thank You!

My 2017 Extra Life efforts are over and done with, and at the conclusion of my 24-hour stint I’d raised a grand total of $170: not quite as much as I managed last time around, but still pretty respectable!

If you’d still like to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in celebration of my marathon, you can still do so here.

And if you missed it, well, you’re in “luck”, because I’ve gone and archived most of the stream for you to enjoy at your leisure! (DISCLAIMER: This is all unedited footage, I have had a cold and tonsillitis and am not very good/confident at streaming. But there are some fun games to see, at least!)

The concept of my whole marathon was “gaming through the ages”, so I started back with some Atari 2600 and Atari 8-bit games, the latter of which formed a significant part of my childhood. The 2600 was slightly before my time, but I still appreciate some of the more interesting, experimental and just plain fun games that are available on it; I made an effort to showcase some particularly unusual ones during this time slot.

Games shown in this bit include:

  • The Earth Dies Screaming (2600)
  • Crack’ed (2600)
  • Final Approach (2600)
  • Gremlins (2600)
  • Kool-Aid Man (2600)
  • Lost Luggage (2600)
  • Mangia (2600)
  • Pressure Cooker (2600)
  • Save Mary! (2600)
  • Juice! (Atari 8-Bit)
  • River Raid (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Rescue on Fractalus (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Miner 2049’er (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Zybex (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Star Raiders II (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Keystone Kapers (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Stealth (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Mr. Do! (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Mr. Do’s Castle (Atari 8-Bit)
  • Lode Runner (Atari 8-Bit)

Then we moved on to some 16-bit games. The Super NES was my first console, and I recently acquired a SNES Classic, so here are some games from that wonder-gizmo!

Games in this section include:

  • Star Fox 2
  • Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Castlevania IV
  • Super Punch-Out!!
  • Super Ghouls and Ghosts
  • F-Zero

After that it was time for some ’90s PC shareware classics from Apogee and 3D Realms.

Games in this part included:

  • Bio Menace
  • Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
  • Paganitzu
  • Commander Keen IV: Goodbye Galaxy!
  • Terminal Velocity
  • Rise of the Triad

A brief stint to play Tyrian in a tiny window (DOSBox didn’t want to play nice with my streaming setup) and the Rise of the Triad reboot.

Onto the “golden era” of gaming from my perspective, including some PlayStation 1 and PlayStation 2 games that I love.

Games in this bit include:

  • Ridge Racer Type-4 (PS1)
  • Magical Drop III (PS1)
  • Vib-Ribbon (PS1)
  • Crimson Tears (PS2)
  • Flipnic (PS2)
  • Rainbow Islands (PS2)
  • The New Zealand Story (PS2)
  • Elevator Action 2 (PS2)
  • Fire Helico… err, City Crisis (PS2)
  • Shadow of Memories (PS2)

Then some Castlevania HD, because I like that game even if no-one else does.

And some Ridge Racer 7, because it’s awesome.

Then a bit of 3D Dot Game Heroes because I’ve been meaning to revisit for ages but never really got around to.

Next it’s on to current-gen and the new Everybody’s Golf, which is still a lot of fun. I pull off a hole-in-one! A hole-in-one on a Tornado Cups round, yes, but a hole-in-one nonetheless.

AstebreedCrazy good shmup. Insane story.

This video demonstrates why choosing Puyo Puyo Tetris over being in bed is a mistake.

And finally we wrap up with the first few hours of the new Neptunia game, Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online.

Thank you very much to those who came along to support the stream, who donated or who just left supportive comments at various times along the way! If you’d still like to make a donation, you can do so here — or just enjoy the streams.


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