Monthly Archives: June 2015

Races

Races

Are you guys ready to race? Well, there were definitely a few races on Youtube where I took on the challenge to race some of my friends in a specific game, and this page will be dedicated to those races; whether it’s past, present or future.

Current Races:
None

Complete Races:

Super Mario World

Competitors: Skinl3y19 and SlimKirby (me)
Skinl3y19 and I were participating in some trash talk and we talked about the possibility of doing a race between us. I mentioned that Super Mario World was one of my all-time favorite games, and he jumped on the chance to challenge me to a 96-exit race.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX

Competitors: LuckySevenDX, praisedscooter, SlimKirby (me) and Thomal9
LuckySevenDX and I were discussing the possibility of doing some game races on our channels and when Link’s Awakening was brought up, we decided to give that game a go. Lucky also brought his friends praisedscooter and Thomal9 on board for a very interesting and VERY CLOSE race.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Competitors: MegaFreak400 and SlimKirby (me)
MegaFreak400 and I have done a lot of game races, from Zelda games, to Banjo Kazooie, and even Donkey Kong 64 at one point. For one of our projects on CrystalStarStudio, we decided to do a game race of Ocarina of Time from beginning to end. And let me say, this race will always remain one of my favorites. A lot of jokes, a lot of core strats, and most importantly, a lot of hilarious fails.

Incomplete/Cancelled Races:

Pokémon Emerald (Randomizer)

Competitors: ShotzRox, Skinl3y19 and SlimKirby (me)
In perhaps one of my biggest regrets on Youtube; that regret being me never being able to end this project, we have the Pokémon Emerald Randomizer race between Skinley, Shotz and myself. First of all, Pokémon is already a huge undertaking, even in a casual speed format. But the worst part is, Shotz and I had never played this game before this project. Funnily enough though, that’s not the reason this playthrough is regrettable, because the race was pretty close getting down to the last videos, surprisingly. However, due to constant computer issues, including Skinley and I having both of our hard-drives crash at very inopportune times, our files were lost, leading to this project never being finished. Such a shame….

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Mario Party 10

Mario Party 10

Game: Mario Party 10
Start Date: June 27th, 2015
Videos: 19

After nine installments and a few handheld games, Mario Party has finally reached #10, but perhaps with results that may not appease the traditional Mario Party fan. The Wii U has brought us a lot of unique gaming experiences; those which utilize the new Gamepad and Amiibo functionality. Mario Party 10 tries to capitalize on all of these features, but perhaps in a way that will make this the most unique and “interesting” Mario Party experience yet…

I knew Mario Party 10 was coming in the months leading up to this project and even in the game’s release. However, after my first impressions of the game, I can’t exactly say I was incredibly excited for it. I’m still going to give this game my full and undivided attention and I think it’s going to have its moments as well, but as I said above, this is perhaps the biggest drift from a series in a very long time…

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Yoshi’s Island DS

Yoshi's Island DS

Game: Yoshi’s Island DS
Start Date: May 26th, 2015
Videos: 28

After the events of Yoshi’s Island, Kamek goes on a baby-napping spree yet again and makes the mistake of messing with the wrong infants. This time however, Baby Mario is not alone as a few other select babies from the Mario universe are here to fight alongside the Yoshi race as they take back their island once again from Kamek’s evil deeds.

So here is a little backstory with this project….this has actually been in the works since like…2014, and even the tail-end of 2013 as well, however, with DS capture being a novelty that is not readily accessible, getting this one off the ground was quite the challenge. For those who watched my updates, this was the long-defined project known as “Project Babysitter,” a codename I gave this project in particular because the original Yoshi’s Island project was once considered some of my best work on Youtube. A month before this project was even recorded, this was still considered an impossibility until Nintendo gave us the wonderful news that DS games would be coming to the Wii U console’s eshop, and this game was one of the first candidates. This only meant that Project Babysitter could finally come off the ground!

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Pokémon Gold

Pokémon Gold

Game: Pokémon Gold
Start Date: May 18th, 2015
Videos: 61

A few years have passed since the initial Pokémon adventure story, where a young kid from Pallet Town became the Pokémon League champion, stopped Team Rocket and captured all 151 Pokémon. All of this happened in the land of Kanto, but to the west of this land lies the land of Johto, where a new adventure is unfolding with new experiences, new challenges and 100 new Pokémon.

Pokémon Trainer Rob is BACK! But now in the land of Johto. After my Pokémon Blue LP back in 2012, I knew it was only a matter of time before I made my way back to the world of Pokémon for Generation II. Not only will this adventure be longer, but with the added challenge of trying to complete the Pokédex..AGAIN? Guess I’m in for the long haul…

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Sonic 3D Blast

Sonic 3D Blast

Game: Sonic 3D Blast
Start Date: May 5th, 2015
Videos: 7

Sonic has rescued a lot of small animals, including Flickies, the cute little bird-like creatures that hop around. In this game though, Dr. Robotnik is harnassing the power of the Flickies for his robotic monstrosities, and Sonic is arriving on the scene just in time to rescue them. We must save Flicky Island!

Truth be told, I’m looking forward for the day when I can move on to the 3D Sonic Adventure games, but before I get to that point, there are some games I feel like I need to cover first. Sonic 3D Blast is one of those games, a game that I feel is rather unappreciated from the Sonic fanbase. Maybe not along the same lines as Sonic 2006 or even Sonic Boom (although let’s face it, it takes a lot of bad decisions to make games of that quality), and sure, maybe it’s not as solid as the original trilogy, but I do think there is some fun to be had with this title.

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Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Game: Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Start Date: March 26th, 2015
Videos: 14

Meta Knight has gone missing in the Mirror World and Kirby has been split into 4 miniature copies. You know what this means? I think it means that it is time for a Kirby Metroidvania game! Let’s explore this world and restore the Magic Mirror back to normal!

I think it’s no surprise that I wanted Pokemon Gold to be my 100th project, but due to the vast number of issues during the previous year, that just wasn’t going to happen, especially while in the process of working on Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. So why not another Kirby game? Sounds good to me!

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Diddy Kong Racing

Diddy Kong Racing

Game: Diddy Kong Racing
Start Date: February 10th, 2015
Videos: 15

Diddy Kong was one of Rareware’s finest creations and on the Nintendo 64, he featured in a pretty sweet racing game that was pretty darn close to topping the Mario Kart giant that had become the king of racing games at the time. It’s time to collect some bananas and balloons and memorize those silver coin locations, because it is Diddy Kong Racing time.

Diddy Kong Racing was a game I had in mind for awhile at this point, but I didn’t want this game to be looked at as another weekend racing project, seeing how I had just completed Mario Kart: Super Circuit a few weeks prior. I held off a small bit, but at a certain point, my nostalgia just couldn’t handle it anymore as I drove back into this gem of a racing game.

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Kirby’s Avalanche

Kirby's Avalanche

Game: Kirby’s Avalanche
Start Date: January 31st, 2015
Videos: 4

Kirby has had a number of spinoff games, and one of the very early ones was a Kirby redesign of the game Puyo Puyo. This game was called Kirby’s Avalanche, a Tetris-styled puzzle game that can actually get quite difficult in some of the more difficult settings. Let’s get moving Kirby!

I hadn’t done a proper mini-project for awhile and since I was kind of getting too far ahead with some of my uploads, I figured a short project of this nature was in order to hold things over for a small bit. Kirby’s Avalanche came to mind as a game I played when I was a kid and from that point on, I knew it was the way to go.

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Metroid: Zero Mission

Metroid: Zero Mission

Game: Metroid: Zero Mission
Start Date: January 1st, 2015
Videos: 11

Samus Aran is the hottest female bounty hunter in town, saving planets and research stations from Space Pirates, metroids, and various other creatures. Metroid: Zero Mission is the retelling of Samus Aran’s first mission on the Planet Zebes, in other wards, a freaking awesome remake of a very barebones NES game! This is the story of her Mission Zero!

It had been awhile since my last Metroid playthrough and since I was still not incredibly familiar with the first two Metroid games, I figured Zero Mission was a nice compromise. Not incredibly long, but with a good amount of substance as well. I also think it was a good way to start the year of 2015, with quite literally a bang!

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Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Game: Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Start Date: December 27th, 2014
Videos: 10

Mario Kart had never been on handheld before, and with the rising popularity of the Game Boy Advance, a handheld installment was definitely not a shot in the dark. Although it would lack some of the more desirable features of a Mario Kart game, being on the Game Boy Advance and all, it still provided the basics of what makes Mario Kart…well…Mario Kart!

I had enjoyed going through the Mario Kart games in order, but that meant after Mario Kart 64, I would need to start taking on Super Circuit next. Although it is my least favorite game of the entire series, I can’t say too much negative about this game, because it was very limited on what it could accomplish as a Mario Kart game. The Game Boy Advance was cool and all, but it just couldn’t provide the core excellent multiplayer that we’ve come to love from the series.

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