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Rare Games.

2009-09-22 19:52:30 by albatross412

Just a few hard to find games I wish to own one day.

-Megaman X-X3

-Xenosaga I-III

-Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil

-The Original Darkstalkers games

-An Asteroids cabinet (not exactly hard to find but damn expensive)

-Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS2 version)

-Krazy Kong (Atari's Donkey Kong knock-off)

-E.T. (I know it's bad, but it's history)

Rare Games I Already Own:

-No More Heroes (not particularly rare but still tricky to find)

-Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower

-The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

-The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & Seasons (they both make an epic game if you exchange their codes)

-Guilty Gear Judgement/XX Reload#

-Megaman: Dr. Wily's Revenge (first handheld Megaman game)

My collection is not very impressive but I'm proud all the same and I want to make it grow. Might as well recomend some rare games, greatly appreciated.

The Hall Of Gaming Proudly Inducts...

2009-09-15 17:14:08 by albatross412

...Klonoa of course! Who?! You don't know who Klonoa is?!

Developer: Namco/Namco Bandai (today)
First Appearance: Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
Other Appearances: Klonoa 2: Lunatae's Veil, Klonoa Beach Volleyball, Namco X Capcom, Klonoa (Wii remake of Door to Phantomile)

Who is Klonoa:

Klonoa made his debut appearance in Klonoa: Door to Phantomile for the PS1. Namco wanted a character to engross younger gamers to their attention and get them into gaming. Thus Klonoa was born.

Typical Klonoa Gameplay:

Klonoa plays much like Kirby. Klonoa can catch and inflate enemies, once he holds them above his head they become ammunition or other things. For one Klonoa can throw these baddiss to take out other baddies or armored enemies. But these inflated enemies also aid in advancing through visions (levels). Throwing them also activates switches and retrieves far off items as well. Another edition is the ability to double jump only by throwing an inflated enemy to the ground (another means if attack or retrieving). This midair jump can also be performed again and again with the same air time. Klonoa's floppy ears too serve a purpose. By jumping in midair without an inflated foe, Klonoa flaps his ears to increase airtime and slightly raise the peak of his jump.

Typical Klonoa games usually have the same, simple, untouched ganeplay we adore today. The gameplay is that of a 2.5-D sidescroller. Although limited movement is apparent, game interaction was unsupersceded. There was the middle-ground, your walking path, but there was also a back and foreground as well. By inflating enemies you can toss them towards either composition to activate unreachable switches or other goodies you couldn't get by normal means. This style of interactivity created a fun form of puzzle solving and even provoked gamers to experiment by these means.


Klonoa seems to be a cross between a cat and a rabbit. Having long floppy ears and mostly cat-like characteristics made Klonoa a cutesy character. Appealing to children but strangely to an older audience as well.

Klonoa's Characters:

The Klonoa series boasts many colorful characters such as the ignorant Belue, the pirate Leorina, the love interest Lola, the devious Joker/Joka, and the foul-mouthed Janga. You will grow quite an attachment to many if these characters with their fun, crazy, and even tragic personalities.

Today's Klonoa Games:

Sadly there are very few recent Klonoa games. For the smash hit PS1 game it was birthed, the character and series has quite an underappreciated past today. Yet there are still devoted fans emphasizing on the series cult following and the appreciation of what started Klonoa was remastered exclusively for the Nintendo Wii. This remake of Door to Phantomile (although short) boast beautiful visuals, a variety in voice acting, untouched gameplay, and the best musical score Namco can give you. If it does well enough, expect a remake of Lunatae's Veil.

Voice Actor:

Klonoa's long time and still current voice actor is Kumiko Watanabe.

In All:

Klonoa is a delightful character spawning even more delightful games. With this Klonoa recieves the very first honor of being inducted into the VGEC Hall of Gaming.

To The Hall of Gaming

The Hall Of Gaming Proudly Inducts...

VGEC Hall of Gaming Announcement.

2009-09-02 21:49:13 by albatross412

I would like to announce the first to be inducted into the VGEC Hall of Gaming. The character is Namco's very own Klonoa. I'll be posting him shortly this Labor Day weekend with a compilation of information.

Suggest your nominees for October:

Note: Characters must have had prominence in the gaming industry for 10+ years.

Vgec List Section On Hiatus.

2009-08-23 12:25:38 by albatross412

The Vgec's list must regretfully be put on hold mostly due to connection complications and a few other inconveniences. I'll put the committee's list compilations back to work when I feel it is time.

So please enjoy our past lists:

List Index and Navigation.

A New VGEC Section.

2009-08-21 14:08:31 by albatross412

I'm putting up a new section to the VGEC atop of our quizes, lists, and index. I'm establishing the Ask Albatross section. Just PM a videogame oriented question (preferrebly retro oriented) to have me give you reaussurance on a game whether it be a good buy or otherwise, of you're curious for information, or simply want to test my knowledge.

Eightball6219 is starting a clash section putting two of your favorite or most hated videogame characters in a one on one battle (decided by you). He may do one of your submissions!

Lastly have something videogame oriented sponsored by us. We'll advertise your section on our VGEC index page. Just ask and we'll talk.

To Eightball's Clash-ups.

VGEC Break Is Over and Hall of Gamers Answer Revealed.

2009-08-18 12:58:15 by albatross412

Well, the break was nice but now we gotta get back to business. Our next list is Favorite Arcade Games of All Time. The proceeding list will be RTS related.

In other news the first VGEC Hall of Gamers Quiz is closed. Nobody got the answer right. If you're curious, the answer was a boss developed by Square (currently Square Enix), his name is Culex and is an optional boss in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. Better luck next time.

To The VGEC Quiz

VGEC Hall of Gamers Quiz 1.

2009-08-17 12:23:15 by albatross412

Have your name put on to the VGEC Hall of Gamers list by answering this question.


Lauded as the most difficult boss in the Super Mario universe: what is this boss' name and who really developed it?

The VGEC Hall of Gaming.

2009-08-16 19:19:58 by albatross412

The Greats:


Morrigan Aensland

Learn About the Hall of Gaming

VGEC List Index and Navigation.

2009-08-11 21:21:31 by albatross412

An index to the VGEC's previous lists and ones I made prior to the committee's founding.

Please feel free to click on any of the following lists.

Current and Past VGEC Lists:

Celebrtiy Cameos in Gaming.

Favortie Musical Pieces in Videogames (with video) Part 2.5.

Favorite Musical Pieces in Videogames (with video) Part 2.

Favorite Musical Pieces in Videogames (with video) Part 1.

Greatest Videogames of All Time (Dedicated to the VGEC)

Favorite Characters in Gaming.

Best Death Sequences in Gaming (Cinematic or In-game).

Favorite Levels/Stages.

Favorite Weapons/Items (Hero or Villain).

Videogames' Most Annoying Bosses and Boss Concepts.

Lists I Made Before the VGEC's Founding:

Videogame Traditions, Gimmicks, Flaws, and etc.

Videogames' Biggest Badasses.

Videogame Cheaters List.

Videogame Music List.

Best Videogame Baddies List.

Non-videogame Related List(s) (Different Media):

Favorite Anime List.

Expect more from the VGEC. Here are the guidelines if you're interested in joining:

VGEC Rules, Guidelines, and etc.

The Hall of Gaming

VGEC Security & Videogame Clash-ups:


Polls & Additional Questions:


Please Note: This index will be updated with each list completed by the VGEC. A link to this index will be available in each new and old list.

-The VGEC has been disbanded. So no use trying to join or anything, just enjoy the lists we made during the VGEC's lifetime.

VGEC Farewell Page (unincluded music).

Members List:

These were the mebers that made the VGEC what it was. I won't link their pages since a good majority of them have left Newgrounds.

Albatross412 (Leader)

Thelightning55 (Veteran)

Eightball6219 (Veteran)

Blacksun256 (Veteran)







I had written these rules, guidelines, and information awhile back. I just need any bit of information or what you think I could change about these guidelines (aside from a typo or two). s/post/337710

Any tip or suggestion will be greatly appreciated by me and my team.