Marathons Under Your Belt

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  1. Marathons Under Your Belt

    10-09-2003, 05:51 PM
    Hello fellow gamers:

    This question is for any and all gamers who have played the same game for more than 24 straight hours.

    How many marathons (TG-verified or not), do you claim under your belt...strictly out of curiosity.

    For the purpose of my inquiry, I'd also like to include RPG' if you know you did a 24+ hour stretch on, say, "Everquest" or "Diablo", that will count towards what I'm curious at seeing.

    No prizes for this, however...this is strictly for fun.

    Be honest is all that I ask. I have four (4) that I can claim, though two are admittdly RPG efforts.

    Star Wars (Arcade 1983)
    Time Bandit (Atari ST)
    Diablo II (RPG for PC)
    Final Fantasy VII (RPG for Sony PS1)

    I might have another in there, somewhere, but guessing whether it was 20 or 24 is too tough. These above I am positive of.

    Nothing to prove by this...I guess I just want to know how many players have put themselves through these personal endurance challenges, that's all, or simply found themselves so engrossed in a great RPG that they couldn't drag themself away from it until the sun went up and down.

  2. 10-09-2003, 06:13 PM
    Here are the ones I can remember...

    Defender (Atari 2600) my first ever video game marathon of 24+ hours. Had several marathon sessions with RPG's prior (D&D and Traveller)
    Yar's Revenge (Atari 2600)
    The Bard's Tale I (Commodore 64)
    The Bard's Tale II (Commodore 64)
    The Bard's Tale III (Commodore 64)
    Eye of the Beholder (IBM PC)
    SSI Secret of the Silver Blades (C64 & IBM PC)
    Diablo (IBM PC)
    Diablo II (IBM PC)
    Dungeons & Dragons (several times... 20+)
    BattleTech (several times... 20+)
    Renegade Legions (Leviathan/Interceptor/Centurion)
    Traveller (CT, MT, TNE, T4) (several times... 30+)
    Gamma World (several times... 5+)
    Star Frontiers (several times... 5+)
    Star Wars - X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter LAN party (36 hrs)
    Star Wars - X-Wing Alliance LAN party (48 hrs)
  3. 10-09-2003, 06:14 PM
    Sword of vermillion
    Phantasy star 1,2,3,4
    Shining force

    Only rpgs though... and like 10 years ago. Today i can?t do more than 2 hours :)

  4. 10-09-2003, 07:46 PM
    Hello All
    Here is a Partial listing of some of my marathoned games. Robert and Ron will have the FULL list on hand when im finished gathering them.

    Donkey Kong-------Vhs--Atari 2600--15,048,050--------38
    Enduro------------Vhs--Atari 2600--118,000km 398day--45
    Journey Escape*---Vhs--Atari 2600--105,779,605-u/o--86.4*
    Centipede---------Vhs--Atari 2600--4,110,66
    PacMan 1b---MDA---Ref--Atari 2600--3,225,628-u/o----48
    Asteroids 1b------Vhs--Atari 2600--4,210,100--------13
    Commando Raid-----Vhs--Atari 2600--3,325,300--------60
    Snoopy&RedB 1-----Vhs--Atari 2600--1,829,500--------45
    Snoopy&RedB 4-----Vhs--Atari 2600--1,947,090--------48
    Space Invaders----Vhs--Atari 2600--475,800*---------*
    Video Pinball-----Vhs--Atari 2600--12,464,974-------28
    E.T.--------------Vhs--Atari 2600--1,011,657--------35
    Robotron 2084-----Pic--Atari 5200--99,999,999-------31
    Centipede---------Vhs--Atari 5200--65,000,000,00----62
    Centipede---------Pic--Atari 5200--99,999,999-u/o---*
    Happy Trails------Pic--Intellivision--9,999,999-----43
    Worm Whomper------Pic--Intellivision--20,212,271----17
    Worm Whomper------Pic--Intellivision-99,999,999-u/o-72.5
    Alien Crush-------Vhs--TurboGrfx-16---999,999,900---38
    Devils Crush------Vhs--TurboGrfx-16---999,999,990---51
    Splatter House----Vhs--TurboGrfx-16---99,999,999----43
    Rock n Bolt-------Pic---C-64-----$320.997.020/$459h-33

    Todd Mr Activision Rogers
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  5. 10-09-2003, 08:17 PM
    I'm not much of a marathon gamer. So far, I have 2 failed attempts at a GTA: VC 100% completion time. First one failing after 3 hours because I kept messing up with the ambulence mission and the second failing after 8 hours, I missed a hidden package and I had no record of which one :cry: . Come this Christmas break I will attempt again. (For those who are curious it takes approximaitly 13-14 hours of non-stop play to beat the game with 100% rating).
  6. 10-10-2003, 05:38 AM
    24 hours, never. Nut sure about Heretic though, finished the game in one session overnight, but don't think it was 24 hours.

    I think playing T&F about 10hour IS marathoning. Playing Gauntlet whole day IS marathoning. But there were not any different marathon settings, just loong games.

    You guys are/were nuts! :roll: :roll: :P
  7. re....

    10-10-2003, 06:56 AM
    My only 24 hour marathon would be 18m+ on Track'n'Field around 1985/6.

    Talk about boring......

    \"That gum you like is gonna come back in style...\"
  8. 10-10-2003, 07:01 AM
    i played super mario 64 for like 17 hours when i got it, never 24 hours X_X
  9. 10-10-2003, 09:12 AM
    My best marathon is a little over 33 hours on 2600 Asteroids 1b.

    I have had sessions that lasted past 20 hours on:

    Final Fantasy 7
    Tomb Raider
    Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
    Phantasy Star (1-4)

    I did take short breaks to answer nature calls with these sessions.

    I will try for a 50 hr marathon some time in the future, but this is about as far as I think I can go.
  10. One More

    10-10-2003, 12:05 PM
    Hello fellow gamers:

    Well, since Ron mentioned AD&D, I'll mention that I most likely had a few 24+ sessions in my heyday.

    My next "marathon" (24+) will be when I record for Ron a complete game of "Time Bandit" for the Atari ST, from beginning to end.

    When (if) my "Star Wars" machine is ever fixed or replaced (the economy providing), then I will seriously do a marathon while recording onto videocamera. Now that Mark Boolman is back in action, I can't my marathon record for granted that no one will go after it. Mark not only can, but might be able to do it in 42 or so hours.

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