Nintendo has a very wide range of titles encompassing a positively massive expanse of different experiences. There are all sorts of ways to excel in your favorites, be it speedrunning, 100% completion, kicking someone’s ass in multiplayer, or whatever else you can imagine and accomplish. Across all Nintendo games, what achievement of your own are you most proud of?
My blind 100% run of Super Mario Sunshine will always hold a special place in my heart. By blind 100%, I mean that I found and earned every blue coin and Shine Sprite without ever consulting a guide. It took close to fifteen years of chipping away at the game and constantly starting fresh. Through dumb luck and systematically exploring every inch of the game, I eventually conquered every hidden level and uncovered every blue coin. When in the home stretch of this fateful Super Mario Sunshine achievement back in August of last year, it took almost a month and an embarrassing number of hours of gameplay to find the very last blue coin, which was inconspicuously tucked away in Sirena Beach.
What is the one thing you’re most proud of pulling off in a Nintendo game? What drove you to try and do it? Toot your horn in the comments below.