Yearly Roundup: 2012

New Games (8-26-12)Another year draws to a close and 2013 is right in front of us. What better way to look back on the year that was 2012 than reliving each and every game purchase of the year! You may recall last year I did something very similar at the end of the year, but this time around it’s a bit more special. 2012 was Slick Gaming’s first full calendar year being a live blog (a feat I still can’t grasp entirely). That means a lot of things, like more posts and features than before, but it also means an entire year’s worth of new games chronicled in the Sunday Roundup feature. Let’s start out in January and take a look back at the year in games!


Gran Turismo 2New Games (1-8-12)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan
Donkey Kong Country
Mappy Land
Super Mario Bros. 2


Summon Knight: Swordcraft StorySummon Night Cover
Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy
Spyro 2: Season of Flame
Point Blank 2
Legend of the River King
Harvest Moon 3D: The Tale of Two Towns

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars


BlazBlue: Continuum ShiftNew Games (1-29-12)
Bubsy 3D
Capcom Classics Collection vol. 2
Dynasty Warriors
Mario Tennis
R-Type Final
Rhythm Heaven
Virtual On: Ontario Tangram


NeverDead (Review)
The Simpson’s Arcade Game


Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero
Kingsley’s AdventureNew Games (2-19-12)
Midway Presents: Arcade’s Greatest Hits vol. 2
Tekken 3D: Prime Edition
Dino Stalker
Animal Crossing
Grand Slam Tennis 2
PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient 2
Mega Man & Bass


Tales of the Abyss (Review)


Area 51 (PS1)New Games (3-4-12)
Army Men: Sarge’s Heroes
Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward
Point Blank 3 w/GunCon
Serious Sam: Next Encounter
Tomb Raider Chronicles


Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 (Review)Street Fighter X Tekken Cover
Every Extend Extra
InuYasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale
One Piece Mansion
Point Blank
Smurf Racer
Street Fighter X Tekken
Time Crisis
The Unholy War


Mario Party 9 (Review)


Yesterday (Review)


ChulipNew Games (4-1-12)
Dokapon Kingdom
Jeanne d’Arc
Monster Tale
River King: A Wonderful Journey


Chocobo’s Dungeon 2
Spot Goes to Hollywood


Galerians: AshMonster Seed Cover
Monster Seed
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare
Chronicles of the Sword
Patapon 2
Mega Man: Powered Up
Guardian’s Crusade




Bulletstorm: Epic EditionNew Games (4-29-12)
Killer 7
Legend of the Dragon
Stretch Panic


Mega Man X7New Games (5-13-12)
Red Dead Revolver
Space Channel 5: Special Edition
Super Monkey Ball
Super Monkey Ball 2


Diablo III


Men in Black: Alien Crisis (Review)


Lethal Enforcers I & II


Death Jr.: Root of Evil
Dragon Age II (PC)
ElebitsNew Games (6-10-12)
Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel
(Free Play)
Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns
KISS Pinball
Metroid: Zero Mission
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Red Steel
Warriors of the Lost Empire


Mega Man X CollectionNew Games (6-17-12)
Monkey Hero
Pokemon Conquest
Spawn: The Eternal
Tiny Toon Adventures: The Great Beanstalk


LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Review)


Alien Hominid (Free Play)Alien Hominid Cover
Death Jr.
Dragon Age II (Xbox 360)

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
Watchmen: The End is Nigh


Baldur’s GateNew Games (7-15-12)
Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure
The Lord of the Rings: Enhanced CD-ROM
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings


Nervous BrickdownNervous Brickdown Cover
Prince of Persia: The Fallen King
Lock’s Quest
Mass Effect 3
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust


Bust-A-GrooveBust-A-Groove 2 Cover
Bust-A-Groove 2
Croc 2
Donkey Kong Land 2
Donkey Kong Land III
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Mega Man LegendsNew Games (8-12-12)
Pac-Man Fever
Road Rash
Sneak King
Snoopy Tennis
Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Monkey Ball Jr.
Torneko: The Last Hope


Ape Escape 3New Games (8-26-12)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds
Dragon Ball GT: Final Bout
Eternal Eyes
Hellboy: The Science of Evil
Hunter: The Reckoning Redeemer
The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete
MDKLunar 2 Eternal Blue
No More Heroes
Ribbit King
Robo Pit
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Tales of Destiny II
Warriors of Might & Magic
Yu-Gi-Oh: The Duelists of the Roses


Family Guy: Video Game!Ratchet and Clank Size Matters (PS2) Cover
Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed


Hot PixelNew Games (9-9-12)
Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon
Lumines II
Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II


Corpse Killer: Graveyard Edition
Enemy Zero
F1 ChallengeNew Games (9-16-12)
NFL ’97
NHL ’97
Street Fighter: The Movie
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
The Crow: City of Angels
Virtua Cop
World Series Baseball ’98


Borderlands 2
Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set


Science PapaScience Papa Cover
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
Parappa the Rapper


Battle Arena Toshinden: Ultimate Revenge AttackNew Games (10-14-12)
Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2
Dayton USA
Fighting Vipers
Last Bronx
Pokemon Black/White Version 2
Professor Layton and the Last Specter
(Review)Professor Layton and the Last Specter Cover
Revolution X
Rise of the Kasai
Tai-Fu: Wrath of the Tiger
WTF: Work Time Fun


Skylanders: Giants (Xbox 360) (Review)


LocoRoco 2


Skylanders: Giants (3DS)Skylanders Giants (3DS) Cover
Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward


Adventure Time: Hey Ice King? Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?!! (Review)
Area 51 (Saturn)
Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XLNew Games (11-25-12)
Die Hard Arcade
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko
Golden Axe: The Duel
The King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match

Kirby’s Epic Yarn
NFL Blitz 2001
Nights Into Dreams…
Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge
Golden Axe The Duel Cover
Picross 3D (Modern Classic)
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Sega Classics Collection
Sonic 3D Blast
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Two Worlds II


A Boy and His BlobNew Games (12-9-12)
Clockwork Knight
Dance Dance Revolution Supernova 2
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (x2)
Metroid: Other M
Trauma Center: Second Opinion
Virtua Fighter
Virtua Fighter Remix


Dance Dance Revolution XPop'n Music Cover
Asterix & Obelix: Kick Buttix
Kessen II
Midway Arcade Treasures 3
Pop’n Music
(Free Play)


Centipede: Infestation
Contra: Legacy of War
Darkstalkers 3New Games (12-30-12)
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows
Golden Axe: Beast Rider
Kirby’s Dream Collection
Klonoa: Door to Phantomile
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Mario Hoops 3 on 3
Mario Tennis Open
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
New Super Mario Bros. 2
The Rub Rabbits
Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy
The Walking Dead
Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

That’s 235 games in one calendar year. Though I can’t speak entirely accurately about past years seeing as this is the only full year I’ve cataloged in this blog, I can say that 235 is a hell of a lot of games for one year.

2012 also saw a handful of milestones and firsts for my collecting career. This past year I picked up my 1,000th overall game (Pokemon Conquest). I also finally bought a Sega Saturn after years and years of monitoring websites and sales to find one for the right price at the right time. I also managed to expand upon my usual locations for game purchases, which is definitely a good thing.

And there you have it, folks. 2012 has come and gone. Games were bought, games were played, games were loved, and games were hated. I’m excited for 2013 and am curious to see what it’ll bring. Only time well tell. Until then, game on!


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