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Off the top of my head, I'm pretty proud of my 191,000 score on Doodle Jump, but what about you guys? One of our regular commenters FatShady is one of the best Trials HD players in Australia, and another commenter, Batguy, is one of the best players in every game ever made - but what about you guys? Have you ever done/achieved/created something in a game that you were particularly proud of? Let us know in the comments below.


    I finished Pools of Radiance on an Apple IIC purely during lunch breaks at boarding school. It's gotta count for something, or the Rugby kids were right and I was wasting my life.

    Getting the survivor title in Guild Wars (I'm not the best player of the game sadly). took me weeks.

    191,000 in Doodle Jump? I have that game! Thanks for the new challenge :D

    My recent favourite achievement is 100% completion of Super Meat Boy and getting into the top 200 on the leaderboard.

    It's harder to say when you look back further into the past. I am pretty proud of beating Sonic 2 on the Mega Drive without losing a single life. I know that beating some of the few games I owned back in the day was REALLY tough (e.g. The Ninja for SMS, Double Dragon for Gameboy) - but I have no idea whether they are actually as difficult as I remember.

      It's a meaty challenge. I've never met anyone in real life who could top it!

      Oh, and beating Goldeneye on N64 in 00 Agent difficulty and then unlocking all the cheats! I remember that one of the levels or cheats (The one with Moonraker lasers?) was insanely difficult, and I only managed to beat it when I was I had chicken pox and was in some kind of crazy hyper-focused trance.

        The only one I couldn't get was the Facility cheat. Finished 00 Agent mode (rock hard) but couldn't finish Facility in under 1 minute 50 secs or whatever that ridiculous time was.

          I watched my brother do that in amazement.

          That was the one where the scientist you needed appeared in a different location each time, right? I seem to recall running to a certain spot over and over and if the correct guy wasn't there, restarting. Then stuffing up blowing up all the fuel tanks. Then having everything align perfectly but still getting killed by the guards.

          Ahh! The trauma is all coming back!

          Completed Goldeneye Facility 00 Agent in under a minute!

        I agree on the Goldeneye N64, I finished that game and unlocked 007 mode and all the cheats. Then Rare released codes that people could type in to Unlock all the cheats I was so pissed, I have never felt more ripped off in my life. Oh and finishing both Banjo games 100% haha nothing like a collector challenge. Ah the memories.

    S Ranking all but 3 missions in Trauma Center: Under the Knife.

    My best scores...hmmm.
    Scoring a copy of Manhunt at Games Wizard before the Govt. hit it with a banstick.

    Scoring GTA and Goldeneye 64 in Sydney after all copies were sold out in Newcastle. The 2 hour train ride home with those games, talk about anticipation. Almost as good as knowing you are getting laid for the first time.

    Already posted this in TAY, but I'm current at 212 flags in Plants vs Zombies survival endless and still have a long way to go :D

    Finishing Rygar at Orbit 1 arcade and being late for Rocky 4.

    Finishing 1942 at the fish and chip shop on the way to school in 6th class and having the school call my parents and police thinking i'd been abducted. Lets say I turned up rather late.

    Hmmm... well, I did used to seriously own everyone on Goldeneye 64, back in the day when first persons on consoles were played with one joystick. I was practically undefeated.

    For a very short time the UK version of the Official PS2 magazine came with a feature on it's DVD called "Pro-Dojo" it would feature gameplay videos of people doing ridiculously hard things in games. Usually things like speed runs or giant combos.

    Anyway, one of the videos was of of the game WWF Smackdown: Just Bring it. The video had a guy playing the "slobberknocker" mode (where you just fight opponent after opponent for 10 mins)He had pinned 51 wrestlers in 10 mins. I thought to myself "I can do better than that" So after many failed attempts. I finally did it using Big Show. I had managed to pin 55 wrestlers in 10 mins.

    I've never seen anyone do better.

    2 achievements i'm particularly proud of.

    On the Arcade game Bombjack back in about 1989 (making me 14 at the time), i played for what seemed like 2 or 3 hours, getting to level 150, having about 15 lives up my sleeve and had won 9 free games. As you may or maynot know, you could not continue with another 20c. The only reason i didn't go further was that i was simply tired of playing it. Did get quite a semi circle of onlookers.

    My other is on another Arcade game Rygar.
    Can proudly say i was easily the best in town at that game. Completing it and getting around 12 million points on the 1 credit. God i love that game.

      I reckon eating two moons is a pretty massive achievement. ;)

        I stopped with one... it wasn't made of cheese like my mum said.

      Not feeling comfortable with that Rygar score, i had to chat on facebook to my highschool pinny parlour rival for a more accurate total.
      The high score at the video shop in Beechworth VIC sat at about the 7 million mark. A lot less than 12 but still bloody hard to achieve.

    My Ghost Valley 1 track that I made in Modnation Racers. Last time I checked it has still been downloaded more times the Kevin Butler's track.

    Also, beating Nancy-MI847J in Tekken 6 and getting the platinum trophy. Took me years!!!

    Most of my proudest gaming moments were a while ago...
    - 100% completion of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
    - 100% completion of GTA: Vice City (PS2)
    - catching 150 Pokémon in the original Red version...
    ... Had Mew, and not Ivysaur, so technically not 100% complete >_<

    - Only thing recently that’s I’m proud of is finding my first pearlescent weapon after killing Crawmerax in borderlands for what had to be the 100th time.

      I did 100% vice city and san andreas.. proud of those also..

      Oh God dammit... Why did you have to remind me of Pearlescent weapons? Finding one of those has to be the biggest achievement of my gaming life, not because of how rewarding it was, but because of how painfully torturous it was. After farming Crawmerax and the vault glitch non-stop for weeks (or maybe it was months, it's all a big blur) I FINALLY found one with my Siren. I was overjoyed, until I realised it was a low damage single shot rifle, then I was annoyed. Then they announced they were raising the level cap, making all my endgame farming a huge waste, and I stopped playing and never looked back...

        Hahaha... Yeah the drop rate was shocking, I couldn't belive it when I finally got one.
        Unfortunatly, like you the stats where atrocious!
        (Incidentally the weapon I found was (screenshot)

    Beating my dad at Wizard of Wor on Commodore 64 way back when.

      Yes! That game was all kinds of awesome.

    Whew, seeing this made me remember six of my best:

    - Scoring 85,000 plus five world records in-game on a Track and Field machine at TAFE last year.
    - Scoring 120 takedowns in Road Rage on Burnout Legends on PSP on January 1st 2010.
    - Scoring 52 Takedowns on Burnout 3: Takedown on PS2.
    - Finding the last 25 gems to open the Super Bonus Round on Spyro 3 on PS1, which annoyed my sister to no end, as she had been looking for them for days.
    - Killing park patrons on Rollercoaster Tycoon by dropping them into water for the first time.
    - Making my first track in Stunts.

    Clocking Midnight Magic on the Atari 2600 still stands as one of my all time greatest! Also finishing Toki and Crime Fighters in the arcade on 2 credits!! :)

    I was number one on "Die All Right" by The Hives on Pro Drums in RB3 for a while... I think I'm like number 5 now.

    Getting an 1000x combo on Tilt to Live and a high score I was very proud of, around 20 million. Not sure how that stacks up against the rest of the world but it sure was satisfying... until my iPhone decided to delete my scores.

    10000+BP with my beloved Vega in SSFIV. It took me awhile but I finally got there.

    Not a score or an achievement per se, but for me it would probably be actually managing to make some money off a shareware addon to a game, back when I was about 14.

    I've been working on and off for 11 years now I guess on getting all the titles in Vagrant Story. The only two left are for using each weapon 5000 times and killing 5000 of each enemy. I've got a ways to go seeing as I've only recently picked up the game again after a couple years of inaction and only manage 15 mins in the morning train rides to work.

    I would say my best achievement would be finishing I Wanna Be The Guy... but I never did that, and probably never will.

    I'm not really sure what my best achievement would be but maybe something like fully completing everything in Resident Evil 4 (professional mode, mercenaries etc), I dominated that game.

    I also usually feel pretty accomplished when I do absolutely everything in a really big game, like Fallout 3 or Final Fantasy 8/9/10

    I'm arguably the best in the world for Zone Mode in WipEout Fusion on PS2.

    Unfortunately, I was never able to replicate the results in WipEout HD, could never properly adjust to the controls.

    Passing both Mass Effects on Insanity difficulty

    Possibly my greatest achievement was completing Sonic 2 on the master system with all gems in under half an hour...while I was lying on my back looking at the screen upside down.

    Needless to say I played that game a lot.

      Also not sure if it counts but I can solve a rubiks cube in under 3 minutes. ;)

      I also worked on the top (critic) rated iPhone game ever (Real Racing 2) but I'm also not sure if that counts.

      And finally I actually completed on of those text adventure games (go north, get ye flask etc) without hints. It was a Scott Adams adventure, Treasure Island.

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