Thursday, July 29, 2010

100 1CCed shmups!

Dear readers, this extra post celebrates 100 blog entries for shmups I have 1CCed!
84 of these were brand new 1CCs, whereas in 16 I just went for a new high score in previously 1CCed games.

Let's now freeze time and take a snapshot of some blog stats.

Shmup distribution by platform:

Shmup distribution by sub-genre:

Top 5 hardest 1CCs, in no particular order:
The above games either demanded an extended time span to be properly learned or were just more brutal than others in their difficulty. In one of them I think I was really lucky and actually got the clear before I was supposed to. Can you guess which one it is?

Top 5 easiest 1CCs, in no particular order:
Two of the above games were beaten in just one quick sitting. They're all so easygoing you might finish them without a single hint of sweat.

And below is a special picture for my somewhat messy albeit very functional game setup. This is where all the action happens!

I wonder if I'll be able to get to 200, maybe 300 1CCs?
Hopefully so!

Tell me if you have a game in mind you'd like to see me try. I promise I'll consider anything from my personal collection, as long as it has an ending and you don't mention stuff like DoDonPachi Dai-ou-jou!


  1. I never asked before, but what does the 1CC stand for?

  2. I know! I know! Why don't you try DoDonPachi Dai-ou-jou?? I heard it's pretty easy... lol.

  3. @ Blake 1CC = 1 Credit Clear | when a game is "1CCed", it means it was beaten/finished in one credit, with no continues and in the default difficulty settings (or higher).

    @ Kkaroto pretty funny

    @ Nasp Tks!

  4. Hey, do you use a gamepad or an analog stick? I'm looking for the best control scheme for most games on your blog. Thanks

  5. Hi there.
    I normally use the console's default controller, but if analog and d-pad are available I tend to prefer the analog (PS2) or d-pad (DC and 360).

  6. I love your game station :D
    the 1cc test/review room...
    Great Edw!!!

  7. 100 1CCs. Damn, you're a beast! I may have one problem, I focus too much on playing for score and don't aim primarily for the 1CCs in a lot of cases. Or I´m just too bad to get them. Let alone I just own about 20 shooting games so far. I could get the 1CC in only 9 games. Good to see you picked Giga Wing as one of the hardest ones, another reason not to be ashamed.

    I'd like to see a review of yours for Gynoug (aka Wings of Wor), Shikigami no Shiro 2 and/or Giga Wing 2 sometime. Just if you like of course. ;)

  8. Tks guys!
    @ Battletoad I think I'm in the middle regarding 1CC and scoring objectives. I do aim for the 1CC, but if the game has a good scoring system I just can't play without going for the best performance I can.
    You bet I'll be playing these games you suggested! Wings of Wor will be a comeback, I did beat it during my teen years. As for Shikigami, I still have to try the 1st before the 2nd (tough games!), and GW2 might be just around the corner...