The Things Remembered

The Things Remembered

Hey, internet.  For anyone who has been following me, you probably know that I’ve recently had a house fire that took all my stuff with it.  It sucks, but thankfully my wife and kids are fine, and everything else can eventually be replaced.  I say “eventually” because I lost A LOT of stuff.  I’m a hoarder collector of all things that I’m interested in: magazines, DVDs, and video games.  Obviously, being the avid collector that I am, having everything wiped out is very… sobering.

I thought for a very long time before I finished that last sentence.  I think “sobering” is really the only appropriate thing I could say about how I feel.  At first I was devastated, but, as time passed (it’s been about a month), I started to realize how pointless my “stuff” really is.  I wish that I still had them, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be fine without them.

And, really, do I wanna associate myself with this?

That’s not to say I’m done collecting.  I still have all my Turbo GraFX/PC Engine games, and I plan of finishing that collection someday, but I’m not too worried about everything else I’ve lost.  I do want to get back my Simpsons, Looney Tunes, and MST3K collections, but I think I’m done with the DS, PSP and 3DS collections.  I plan on getting back the games that I know I will play again and leave it at that.

Anyway, my wife and I have been working on the list of things that we lost during the fire.  We’re to give this list to the insurance company so we can get reimbursed.  We’ve been putting it off, but it’s finally done.  I wanted to share with you all the most important game-related things I lost.  I’m just going to present it as a numbered list for you to peruse at your leisure.  I’m putting my DS collection last because it was my largest.  I’ve been collecting DS games since it was released back in 2004.  The collection is a result of a combination of me buying games and not trading them in and finding them dirt cheap at Game Stop.  I’m really going to miss that collection, but I just don’t want to spend the time, effort, or money to get them all back because, honestly, I’m not going to play a great majority of them.  All I have now is Pokemon Conquest because I bought it a few days after the fire.

It’s far less stupid than it looks.

I also want to say, though my DS collection is gone, I still intend to do what I had planned on doing after the DS’s demise: Give it a proper send off with some Top Ten Lists!  Since publishers and developers are still creating new DS games, I haven’t done it yet.  But, considering my DS collection died first, I might as well do it.  So, in the coming weeks, I plan on posting 5 Top Ten Lists: Top Ten DS Games I Wish I Played, Top Ten Disappointing DS Games, Top Ten DS Gems, Top Ten Essential DS Games, and my Top Ten DS Games.  If some of those lists sound redundant, don’t worry; it’ll make sense once their done.  I promise.

One last note: I obviously couldn’t remember all my DS games, so I went to Wikipedia for help.  Even with its help, I’m still a little over 100 games short.  I remember celebrating the 500 game milestone a few months ago.  Oh, well.  Not like I have them anymore.  Feel free to ask if I had a certain game in the comments if you like.  There were really very few games I had that weren’t at least pretty good, and I tried to stay away from shovelware and any game whose title ended with a “z.”  Also, every game I owned was complete.  I never purchased a game without the box, cover art, manual, game, and any additional things (some Atlus titles came with an outer box and a soundtrack or artbook.  I even had all those).  So, please, have a gander at the things I lost.  And to all the DS fans out there: Stay tuned!  I guarantee you’ll enjoy my lists.

Game-Related Stuff I Lost + Some DVDs:

– Looney Tunes Golden Collections DVD Sets Vol. 1 – 6
– The Simpsons DVD Sets Vol. 1 – 10

– Mystery Science Theater 3000 DVD Sets Vol. 1 – 23 (including vol 10 and 10.2)
– R.O.B.
– Donkey Kong Doll from 1988
– Big, vinyl Donkey Kong
– Imp from Zero Punctuation

– Nintendo Power Collection (First 100 Issues complete with EVERYTHING! + random issues and Issue 245 up)

– Tons of Club Nintendo Crap- Wii (with about 150 Virtual Console Games)

– Classic Controller
– Classic Controller Pro
– 2 standard Wii remotes
– Wii remote with Motion Plus
– Wii SD Card
– Wii Sports
– Link’s Crossbow Training
– Wii Netflix Disc
– Gameboy (Original)
– Game Gear
– NES
– DS Fat
– DS Lite
– Turbo GraFX-16
– Turbo Express
– Turbo Duo
– Turbo-to-PCE Converter
– PSP 3000
– 4 Gigabyte Memory Stick Duo
– PSP USB Cable
– Playstation Vita
– 4 Gigabyte Memory Card
– 3DS Charger & Cradle
– 3DS Circle Pad Pro
PS Vita Games
  1. Little Deviants
  2. Gravity Rush
  3. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom
  4. Rayman Origins
  5. Army Corps of Hell
  6. Touch My Katamari

PSP Games:

  1. Adventures on the Go!
  2. Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos
  3. Astonishia Story
  4. Bubble Bobble
  5. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles
  6. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
  7. EA Playback
  8. Every Extend Extra
  9. Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
  10. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
  11. Generations of Chaos
  12. Guitaroo Man Lives
  13. Gungnir
  14. Half-Minute Hero
  15. Hammerin’ Hero
  16. Jeanne D’Arc
  17. Jikandia
  18. Loco Roco
  19. Loco Roco 2
  20. Lumines
  21. Lumines 2
  22. Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
  23. Man Khemia: Student Alliance
  24. Mega Man Powered Up
  25. Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X
  26. Metal Slug Anthology
  27. Patapon
  28. Patapon 2
  29. Phantasy Star Portable
  30. Pixel Junk Monster Deluxe
  31. Prinny: Can I really be the Hero?
  32. Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood!
  33. Riveria: The Promised Land
  34. Rock Band Unplugged
  35. Sega Genesis Collection
  36. SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1
  37. Star Ocean: First Departure
  38. Star Ocean: Second Evolution
  39. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
  40. Tale of the World: Radiant Mythology
  41. Ultimate Ghosts N’ Goblins
  42. Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
  43. What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord!? 2
  44. Wild Arms XF
  45. WTF: Work Time Fun
  46. Yggdra Union
  47. Ys: The Oath in Felghana

3DS Games:

  1. Bit.Trip Saga
  2. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift II
  3. Bust-A-Move Universe
  4. Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion
  5. Cave Story 3D
  6. Centipede: Infestation
  7. Crush 3D
  8. Cubic Ninja
  9. Dead or Alive: Dimensions
  10. Doctor Lautrec and the Forgotten Knights
  11. Dream Trigger 3D
  12. Frogger 3D
  13. Gabrielle’s Ghostly Grove
  14. Gem Smashers
  15. Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns
  16. The Hidden
  17. Kid Icarus: Uprising
  18. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  19. Mario Kart 7
  20. Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D
  21. Nano Assault
  22. Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions
  23. Pilotwings Resort
  24. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
  25. Pokemon Rumble Blast
  26. Rabbids: Travel in Time 3D
  27. Rayman 3D
  28. Resident Evil: Revelations
  29. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries
  30. Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  31. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
  32. Shinobi
  33. Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
  34. Sonic Generations
  35. Spirit Camera: The Cursed Memoir
  36. Star Fox 64 3d
  37. Steel Diver
  38. Super Mario 3D Land
  39. Super Monkey Ball 3D
  40. Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition
  41. Tales of the Abyss
  42. Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
  43. Tetris Axis
DS Games:
  1. 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors
  2. Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
  3. Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
  4. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
  5. Air Traffic Chaos
  6. Aliens: Infestation
  7. Animal Boxing
  8. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
  9. Arkanoid DS
  10. Atelier Annie: Alchemists of Sera Island
  11. Avalon Code
  12. Away: Shuffle Dungeon
  13. Bangai-O Spirits
  14. Barnyard Blast: Swine of the Night
  15. Battle & Get: Pokemon Typing
  16. Batman: The Brave and the Bold
  17. Beat City
  18. Bejeweled Twist
  19. Big Bang Mini
  20. Big Brain Academy
  21. Biker Mice from Mars
  22. Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled
  23. Blood Bowl
  24. Blue Dragon Plus
  25. Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow
  26. Boing! Docomodake DS
  27. Bomberman DS
  28. Bomberman 2 DS
  29. Bomberman Land Touch!
  30. Bomberman Land Touch! 2
  31. Bomberman Story DS
  32. Brain Age
  33. Brain Age 2
  34. Break Em All
  35. Bubble Bobble Double Shot
  36. Bubble Bobble Revolutions
  37. Bust-a-Move DS
  38. C.O.P. The Recruit
  39. C.O.R.E.
  40. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
  41. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
  42. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
  43. Chameleon: To Dye For!
  44. The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity
  45. Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol
  46. Children of Mana
  47. Chosoju Mecha MG
  48. Chrono Trigger
  49. Chonos Twin
  50. Clubhouse Games
  51. Clue/Mouse Trap/Perfection/Aggravation
  52. Command and Destroy
  53. Commando: Steel Disaster
  54. Contact
  55. Contra 4
  56. Cookie & Cream
  57. Cooking Mama
  58. Coro Pata
  59. Crazy Machines
  60. Custom Robo Arena
  61. The Dark Spire
  62. Dawn of Heroes
  63. Deal or No Deal
  64. Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom
  65. Deep Labyrinth
  66. Dementium: The Ward
  67. Dementium 2
  68. Desktop Tower Defense
  69. Devilish
  70. Dig Dug: Digging Strike
  71. Digimon World Championship
  72. Digimon World DS
  73. Digimon Dusk
  74. Dino Master
  75. Disgaea DS
  76. DK Jungle Climber
  77. Dokapon Journey
  78. Doki Doki Majo Shinpan 2 Duo
  79. Doodle Hex
  80. Draglade
  81. Dragon Ball Origins
  82. Dragon Booster
  83. Dragon Quest IV: Chapter of the Chosen
  84. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
  85. Dragon Quest VI: Realms or Revelation
  86. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
  87. Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime
  88. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker
  89. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2
  90. Drawn to Life
  91. Drawn to Life: SpongeBob Edition
  92. Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter
  93. Drone Tactics
  94. Dropcast
  95. Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of the Ancient Arts
  96. Eco Creatures: Save the Forest
  97. Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero
  98. Electroplankton
  99. Elements of Destruction
  100. Elite Beat Agents
  101. Elite Forces: Unit 77
  102. Etrian Odyssey
  103. Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard
  104. Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City
  105. Exit DS
  106. Feel the Magic:XY/XX
  107. Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  108. Final Fantasy III
  109. Final Fantasy IV
  110. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings
  111. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time
  112. Final Fantasy Tactics: A2: Grimoire of the Rift
  113. Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light
  114. Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
  115. Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day
  116. Flipper Critters
  117. Flower, Sun and Rain
  118. Fossil Fighters
  119. Freedom Wings
  120. Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland
  121. From the Abyss
  122. Front Mission
  123. Game & Watch Collection
  124. Game & Watch Collection 2
  125. Geometry Wars: Galaxies
  126. Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
  127. Giana Sisters DS
  128. Glory Days 2
  129. Glory of Heracles
  130. Go! Go!  Cosmo Cops!
  131. Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash
  132. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
  133. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  134. Guilty Gear Dust Strikers
  135. Gunpey DS
  136. Hands On! Tangrams
  137. Harvest Moon DS
  138. Harvest Moon Cute
  139. Harvest Moon: Frantic Farming
  140. Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness
  141. Harvest Moon: Sunshine Islands
  142. Harvest Moon: Tale of Two Towns
  143. Henry Hatsworth and the Puzzling Adventure
  144. Heroes of Mana
  145. Honeycomb Beat
  146. Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth Remix
  147. The Humans
  148. I Heart Geeks
  149. Impossible Mission
  150. Inazuma Eleven
  151. Inazuma Eleven: Blizzard
  152. Inazuma Eleven: Fire Storm
  153. Infinite Space
  154. Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel
  155. Itadaki Street DS
  156. Ivy the Kiwi?
  157. Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
  158. Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns
  159. Jagged Alliance DS
  160. Jake Hunter Detective Story: Memories of the Past
  161. Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles
  162. Jam Sessions
  163. James Pond
  164. Jump Super Stars
  165. Jump Ultimate Stars
  166. Kamen Rider: Dragon Knight
  167. Ketsui Death Label
  168. Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
  169. Kingdom Hearts Re:coded
  170. Kirby Mass Attack
  171. Kirby Super Star Ultra
  172. Kirby: Squeak Squad
  173. Kirby Canvas Curse
  174. Knights in the Nightmare
  175. Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits
  176. Konductra
  177. KORG DS-10
  178. KORG DS-10 Plus
  179. Legacy of Ys: Books I and II
  180. The Legend of Kage 2
  181. The Legendary Starfy
  182. Lego Battles
  183. Line Rider 2: Unbound
  184. Little Red Riding Hood’s Zombie BBQ
  185. Lock’s Quest
  186. Logic Machines
  187. LOL
  188. Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor
  189. Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck
  190. Lost in Blue
  191. Lost in Blue 2
  192. Lost in Blue 3
  193. Lost Magic
  194. Lufia: Rise of the Sinistrals
  195. Luminous Arc
  196. Luminous Arc 2
  197. Lunar Knights
  198. Lunar: Dragon Song
  199. Lux-Pain
  200. Magical Starsign
  201. Magnetica
  202. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
  203. Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
  204. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
  205. Mario Hoops 3-on-3
  206. Mario Kart DS
  207. Mario Party DS
  208. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: March of the Minis
  209. Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem
  210. Marker Man Adventures
  211. Master of the Monster Lair
  212. May’s Mysteries: Forbidden Memories
  213. Mechanic Master
  214. Mechanic Master 2
  215. MechAssault: Phantom War
  216. Mega Man Star Force: Dragon
  217. Mega Man Star Force: Leo
  218. Mega Man Star Force Pegasus
  219. Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker x Ninja
  220. Mega Man Star Force 2: Zerker x Saurian
  221. Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace
  222. Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker
  223. Mega Man Zero Collection
  224. Mega Man ZX
  225. Mega Man ZX Advent
  226. Metal Slug 7
  227. Meteos
  228. Meteos: Disney Magic
  229. Metroid Prime: First Hunt
  230. Metroid Prime Hunters
  231. Metroid Prime Pinball
  232. Miami Law
  233. Michael Jackson: The Experience
  234. Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes
  235. Mister Slime
  236. Monopoly/Boggle/Yahtzee/Battleship
  237. Monster Bomber
  238. Monster Rancher DS
  239. Monster Tale
  240. Moon
  241. Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits
  242. Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi
  243. My Japanese Coach
  244. My Spanish Coach
  245. My Word Coach
  246. My World, My Way
  247. Mystery Case Files: MillionHeir
  248. Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer
  249. N+
  250. Namco Museum DS
  251. Nanostray
  252. Nanostray 2
  253. Nervous Brickdown
  254. Neves
  255. New Super Mario Bros
  256. New Zealand Story Revolution
  257. Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
  258. Ninjatown
  259. Nintendo DS Browser
  260. Nintendogs: Best Friends
  261. Nostalgia
  262. Okamiden
  263. Ontamarama
  264. Operation: Vietnam
  265. Orcs & Elves
  266. Original Frisbee Disc Sports: Ultimate & Golf
  267. Ouendan
  268. Ouendan 2
  269. Overlord: Minions
  270. Pac-Pix
  271. Pet Alien: An Intergalactic Puzzlepalooza
  272. Phantasy Star Zero
  273. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  274. Phoenix Wright: Justice for All
  275. Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations
  276. Picross 3D
  277. Picross DS
  278. Ping Pals
  279. Pipe Mania
  280. Planet Puzzle League
  281. Plants vs. Zombies
  282. Point Blank DS
  283. Pokemon Black
  284. Pokemon White
  285. Pokemon Dash
  286. Pokemon Diamond
  287. Pokemon Pearl
  288. Pokemon Platinum
  289. Pokemon HeartGold
  290. Pokemon SoulSilver
  291. Pokemon Trozei!
  292. Pokemon Ranger
  293. Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
  294. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team
  295. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
  296. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
  297. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time
  298. Polarium
  299. Prey the Stars
  300. Prism: Light the Way
  301. Professor Layton & the Curious Village
  302. Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box
  303. Professor Layton & the Unwound Future
  304. Professor Layton & the Last Specter
  305. Puchi Puchi Virus
  306. Puyo Pop Fever
  307. Puzzle de Harvest Moon
  308. Puzzle Chronicles
  309. Puzzle Expedition
  310. Puzzle Kingdom
  311. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
  312. Puzzle Quest: Galactrix
  313. Puzzler Collection
  314. QuickSpot
  315. Radiant Historia
  316. Ragnarok Online DS
  317. Rainbow Islands Revolution
  318. Red Bull BC One
  319. Resident Evil: Deadly Silence
  320. Retro Atari Classics
  321. Retro Game Challenge
  322. Rhapsody: A musical Adventure
  323. Rhythm ‘n Notes: Improve your Music Skills
  324. Rhythm Heaven
  325. River King: Mystic Valley
  326. Robocalypse
  327. Rock Blast
  328. Rollin’ Rascals
  329. Rondo of Swords
  330. Roogoo Attack
  331. Rune Factory
  332. Rune Factory 2
  333. Rune Factory 3
  334. Sailor Moon: La Luna Splende
  335. Sands of Destruction
  336. Scribblenauts
  337. Scurge: Hive
  338. Sega Superstars Tennis
  339. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
  340. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
  341. Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
  342. Slide Adventure: MAGKID
  343. SNK vs. Capcom Card Fighters DS
  344. Snood 2 on Vacation
  345. Solatorobo: Red the Hunter
  346. Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  347. Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
  348. Sonic Classic Collection
  349. Sonic Colors
  350. Sonic Rush
  351. Sonic Rush Adventure
  352. Soul Bubbles
  353. Space Bust-A-Move
  354. Space Invaders Extreme
  355. Space Invaders Extreme 2
  356. Space Invaders Revolution
  357. Spectral Force Genesis
  358. Spectrobes
  359. Spectrobes: Beyond the Portals
  360. Sprung
  361. Star Fox Command
  362. Star Trek: Tactical Assault
  363. Steal Princess
  364. Steel Horizon
  365. Suikoden Tierkreis
  366. Summon Night: Twin Age
  367. Super Collapse 3
  368. Super Dodgeball Brawlers
  369. Super Fruit Fall
  370. Super Mario 64 DS
  371. Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll
  372. Super Princess Peach
  373. Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
  374. Super Scribblenauts
  375. Taiko no Tatsujin
  376. Taiko no Tatsujin 2
  377. Tao’s Adventure: Curse of the Demon Seal
  378. Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff
  379. Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!
  380. Tenchu: Dark Secret
  381. Tetris DS
  382. Tetris Party Deluxe
  383. Theresia: Dear Emile
  384. Thor: God of Thunder
  385. Time Ace
  386. Time Hollow
  387. Tingle’s Balloon Fight DS
  388. Tokyo Beatdown
  389. Tony Hawk’s Motion
  390. Tornado
  391. Touch Detective
  392. Touch Detective 2 1/2
  393. Touch the Dead
  394. Trace Memory
  395. Trauma Center: Under the Knife
  396. Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2
  397. Trioncube
  398. Turn it Around!
  399. Ultimate Band
  400. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
  401. Viewtiful Joe: Double Trouble
  402. Wario: Master of Disguise
  403. WarioWare: Touched
  404. WarioWare: DIY
  405. Whac-a-mole
  406. The Wild West
  407. Windy x Windam
  408. WireWay
  409. A Witch’s Tale
  410. Witch’s Wish
  411. The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
  412. The World Ends With You
  413. Worms: Open Warfare
  414. Worms: Open Warfare 2
  415. XG Blast!
  416. Yoshi Touch & Go
  417. Yoshi’s Island DS
  418. Zombie Daisuke
  419. Zoo Keeper
  420. Zubo
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