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  • mothbanquet - August 5, 2014 2:39 a.m.

    My favourite shiny thing in all of gaming is still the Master Emerald in S&K. So shiny it powers a mega-death ray of shininess in the Death Egg boss - and has you hurtling through space trying to catch it in Doomsday. Truly, has so much effort been afforded a shiny thing in years fore or hence?
  • EAC73 - August 1, 2014 8:25 p.m.

    Nice work Justin, a classic GR article.
  • FoxdenRacing - August 1, 2014 12:34 p.m.

    I'm genuinely surprised you didn't mention Zak (DOA)'s freaky not-teletubby costume. Then again, if I could, I would have blocked those memories from my brain too...
  • sadowolf - August 1, 2014 12:22 p.m.

    Funny how you point out the shiny trousers in VF3, but not Dural, who is a friggin' shiny metallic woman.
  • pl4y4h - July 31, 2014 4:50 p.m.

    SSX Tricky had chrome outfit and board unlocks. Extra shine
  • _--_ - July 31, 2014 12:30 p.m.

    --and nowadays --EVERYTHING is shiny --i do believe 8th gen is gonna be(when looked back at from the future) --the most 'pointlessly' OVER SHINY generation ever --ive noticed --that on some of the 8th gen games --if i play em so long that the disc gets 'hot' --the cars~ or character in the game will start looking like theyre made of "mimetic poly-alloy " --thats the stuff the T-1000 was made of
  • rabidpotatochip - July 31, 2014 11:22 a.m.

    That metal Peach with shooting rainbows is now the background on my phone.
  • GR HollanderCooper - July 31, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    DO MIRRORS NEXT!
  • Jib-47 - July 31, 2014 2:19 p.m.

    Or water. Water would be cool.
  • homestar99 - July 31, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    Ooh... Shiny!
  • garnsr - July 31, 2014 9:20 a.m.

    How about the reflective floors in Rocket Knight on Genesis? I don't remember how early Dural was really shiny, it seems like early on, but I could just be thinking of later versions of Virtua Fighter.
  • sadowolf - August 1, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    The first time she was shiny was in VF3, the same one they're referencing.
  • Vonter - July 31, 2014 8:58 a.m.

    The spiritual stones looked nice for it's time. It'll be interesting to make a list of things gamers consider valuable in games, taking in account more about it being valuable (in-game) and also something the players desire to acquire. Or maybe a list of the best shiny things in modern games...

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