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23 Of The Most Satisfying Gaming Achievements

Is there anything more satisfying than catching Mewtwo without a Master Ball?

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their greatest personal gaming achievements. Here are the best of the responses.

3. Surviving Oregon Trail.


Made it on the List of Legends for Oregon Trail. After many snake bites, bouts of dysentery, and starving migrants, I would say it's a serious accomplishment for my fourth grade self.

Submitted by abbyjordanw


4. Beating Dad's favorite game.


Beating The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past when I was a kid. It was my dad's favorite game before he died and the first video game I ever played.

Submitted by Alexis Hubner, Facebook

5. Getting revenge on an annoying Morrowind NPC.

Bethesda Softworks

There was a character in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind who was obsessed with pillows. She sent me on this stupidly long journey to retrieve a pillow shipment from a shipwreck. When I came back, she didn't want the waterlogged pillows and just dismissively gave me 100 septims for my trouble. 100 septims! As revenge, I collected every pillow I could find and stacked them in her house and, once her house was full of pillows, built layers of walls around it. I think I got every last pillow in the game. I'll bet she doesn't like pillows so much anymore.

Submitted by Kidgett

6. Raising seven generations of healthy, happy Sims.

Electronic Arts

I played a game of Sims 3 that lasted seven generations of one family. Every time the baby would grow up into a young adult I moved them out and played as them until they had a kid who was eligible to leave the house.

Submitted by Kyle Osman, Facebook

7. Beating Lion King with mom.

Virgin Interactive / Sega

I beat Lion King on Sega Genesis with my family. My mom would come wake us up in the middle of the night when she got to a new level. Yes, she would stay up late trying to beat it, lol.

Submitted by Beth Moreheart, Facebook


8. Playing so much Elder Scrolls that the disc was destroyed.

Bethesda Softworks

One time I played The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for so many hours in a row that the console burnt a deep ring into the disc and died. Had to buy a new console, disc, and self-control. Worth it.

Submitted by Stiff Smith, Facebook

9. Maintaining an Initial D record at the local arcade for four years.

Sega / Via

At the Initial D V3 cabinet in my local arcade, I held the first place record on a course for four years until the arcade shut down. It was the only record I ever held in an arcade. Ah, memories…

Submitted by wesleyryank

10. Bowling a perfect game in Wii Sports.


I was playing 10-pin bowling on Wii Sports and every shot I took was a strike. Luckily my dad was there cheering me on and serving as a witness to this achievement!

I have since retired from playing this game as I will never be able to beat that achievement.

Submitted by cherylb489a8601c


12. Catching five shiny Pokémon in a week without hacking.


Without using methods or hacks or going online, just by playing hella Pokémon X, I found five shiny Pokémon in one week! To find that many wild shiny Pokemon without using hacks is pretty darn rare!

It was a Meinfoo, Ferrowseed, Qwilfish, Swirlix, and Stunfisk.

Submitted by Micah Childs, Facebook

13. Winning a Smash tournament as an underdog.


I managed to get second place in singles and first in teams for Super Smash Bros. Melee in a large college tourney playing as Jigglypuff. They didn't pay attention because I was a girl. They didn't know that my brother had forced me to play Melee everyday against every character growing up.

Submitted by e4720530f9

14. Holding a top rank on a Facebook game for months at a time.


I was one of the top rated people on two Facebook war games simultaneously. At one point, my army in one of the games was stronger than the sum total of the two biggest guilds put together. I kept that up for about six or seven months.

Submitted by David Lane, Facebook


17. Beating an arrogant ex in Dr. Mario.


My college boyfriend was quite proud of his Dr. Mario skills and almost unbeatable. I hadn't played in years, but I very calmly and very soundly beat the pants off of him at a tournament. I then went on to beat him every time after that. I didn't realize it at the time, but I found out later that everyone was pretty thrilled when it happened because my boyfriend was an arrogant schmuck.

Submitted by Michelle Otten, Facebook

18. Playing a truly herculean amount of MapleStory.


I used to (obsessively) play MapleStory back in high school. If you played the game for more than two hours, a notification would pop up saying something like "You have been playing for [insert number here] hours, remember to take breaks!" Naturally, I would just ignore them. I made it to 26 hours and was horrified and amazed. Then I turned it off. It's not really much of an accomplishment when I really think about it… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Submitted by viotoki

19. Beating Sonic the Hedgehog at age three.


My brother beat his first video game, Sonic the Hedgehog, when he was three. People always think he's lying or exaggerating when he says this, but as his jealous and bitter older sister who is also a serious gamer, I can verify it is very true.

Submitted by sacaditto


20. Defeating the Lich King in World of Warcraft.

Blizzard Entertainment

I defeated the Lich King in World of Warcraft back in the Wrath days. My guild had been working on him for weeks and when we finally got him, I screamed and cried with excitement. Best accomplishment ever.

Submitted by Christine Burke, Facebook

22. A perfect run of Super Mario Bros. 3.


Once I beat all of Super Mario Bros. 3 with just one life. I didn't die once. I did it in front of one of my best friends when I spent the night at her house.

Submitted by Staci Lynn, Facebook

Submissions have been edited and condensed for clarity.

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