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Sonic Adventure 2

Sonic Adventure 2

Game: Sonic Adventure 2
Start Date: April 9th, 2019
End Date: —
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After the events of Sonic Adventure 1, Dr. Eggman is up to his classic, villainous plots again, but this time he has snuck into a military base and released a black hedgehog from captivity; Shadow. With Shadow on his side, Eggman has a super fast hedgehog of his own and now has a plan that will wreck the entire planet if Sonic doesn’t stop him. However…we now get a choice of which side we want to work on. Will we join Sonic to save the world? Or will we join the Eggman Empire and try to conquer it?

I wanted to get Sonic Adventure 2 started last year, but I just didn’t have enough time to get it going, so I waited until the beginning of 2019 instead. This game is perhaps one of my favorite games of all time, just because the sheer amount of time I’ve put into it and number of times I’ve gotten all 180 emblems. So now, it is my pleasure to bring to you guys as a Let’s Play.

Like Sonic Adventure 1, my ultimate plan for this game is to play through the game normally for Youtube, and then after I’ve finished it, I will do all the emblem grinding and acquiring on my Twitch channel, after which I will upload pieces of that footage to Youtube as well. This will be a long playthrough because of that, but I’m looking forward to it!

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Lemmings

Lemmings

Game: Lemmings
Start Date: March 23rd, 2019
End Date: —
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The early 90’s had a lot of simple games with very basic objectives. Perhaps the most common objective was “get to end without being destroyed.” This objective has become a way of gaming life in a lot of respects, but one question still remains that a lot of old-school PC gamers had the joy of answering…can you save a group of non-stop walking creatures before they plummet off a cliff? That’s where Lemmings comes in.

Lemmings is a game I had the pleasure of playing with my dad a lot when I was younger. We would spend hours in front of his computer trying to figure out how to get all of our Lemmings to safety before they went off the ledge, got burned alive by lava, and various other devious traps and tricks that got in our way. I had a feeling it was time to bring my love of this classic puzzle game to light this year, so here we are with another special weekend project for me.

I am also covering the SNES version of the game, which has a slightly different-looking interface than other versions of the game, and some other Nintendo-like modifications.

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Mega Man 10

Mega Man 10

Game: Mega Man 10
Start Date: March 18th, 2019
End Date: April 4th, 2019
Videos: 8

Danger! Danger! A worldwide epidemic is going around in the form of Roboenza; a sickness that is affecting robots. And now, with robot-kind out of commission, our way of life is in danger. Dr. Light and Dr. Wily have now teamed up to find a way to end this virus and it looks like Mega Man is ready once again to take the stage and find a way to fix this as well. However, we have eight more robot masters trying to take us down and another evil that will show it’s face later on…please don’t be Dr. Wily. Please!

I decided to attack Mega Man 10 a bit early this year, just on the off chance that we wouldn’t be side-winded (in a good way of course) with another new Mega Man game. However, this is the last Mega Man game (at least for now) that used this classic 8-bit style, so it’s definitely still the end of an era, somewhat.

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Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land

Game: Super Mario 3D Land
Start Date: February 4th, 2019
End Date: March 15th, 2019
Videos: 18

I would put up a clever description of how Bowser once again kidnaps Princess Peach, forcing Mario into another grand adventure, but I feel like the guy is running a little empty on unique ways to accomplish that feat, so I’ll just chalk it up to Bowser getting bored and that he just wanted to do something to keep himself busy. That’s right, we have another Mario game to cover and this time we are covering the 3DS classic; Super Mario 3D Land. After spending a couple of titles in the 2D platformer space, Nintendo decided it was time to try another 3D adventure with less emphasis on exploring locales or traveling through space, and more emphasis on straight-up platforming. In addition to that, this title also seems to draw a lot of inspiration from other games from Mario’s past as well, whether it’s power-ups, gimmicks, music, secrets; just a nice celebration of Mario’s past.

My initial plan was to cover Super Mario 3D Land the previous year, but due to Fire Emblem and the Oracle games taking up a huge amount of that time, I had to delay my plans a few months, but decided I wanted to get through this game as soon as possible the following year just so I could continue my streak of covering a 3D Mario “almost” every year, or at least regularly enough. This was a game I knew I could get through easily enough and finish in a quick amount of time, so even with my reduced upload schedule in 2019, I knew it would be a quick one to slip in there.

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Wario Land 4

Game: Wario Land 4
Start Date: January 7th, 2019
End Date: February 1st, 2019
Videos: 11

After having some pretty successful and fun adventures on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color, Wario decided it’s time to take things to the Game Boy Advance for his 4th installment. News of a mysterious pyramid full of treasure has started to spread and naturally Wario feels that pillaging and treasure hunting is right up his alley, so another adventure awaits. We have a pretty interesting and unique adventure in front of us this though, so let’s see what it’s all about!

I had initially intended for this project to be the closer of 2018, but with some projects taking a lot longer than I had anticipated (coughFIREEMBLEMcough), I figured there was no harm in starting the new year with it. Besides, with my upcoming trip to AGDQ 2019 and the start of a new upload schedule, something quick and painless seemed like the perfect fit here. The Game Boy Advance was actually quite perfect for those types of games, now that I think about it…maybe it was the best gaming system of that generation!

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Mario Party: Star Rush

Game: Mario Party: Star Rush
Start Date: January 5th, 2019
End Date: March 17th, 2019
Videos: 24

Mario Party was starting to get stuck in a funk, at least as far as faithful, die-hard fans were concerned and Nintendo didn’t really seem to have any interest in going back to the roots of what made Mario Party such hit in the first place. However, when they decided to change things up, remove the car-based gameplay, and try something new with some elements from Mario Party of old…even fans like myself, who were losing hope and interest, took notice of this new change. Say hello to Mario Party: Star Rush!

I was really happy that both Mario Party 10 and Island Tour were over with at this point, because now I could start focusing on some games where I at least had some positivity to share with people, and my first impressions of Star Rush were generally very positive. I don’t think I would take it over a majority of the original 8 installments, but it was a pretty interesting take on the Mario Party gameplay and I applaud the effort that Nintendo decided to take with this one.

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Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

Game: Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
Start Date: December 4th, 2018
End Date: December 20th, 2018
Videos: 10

When a game series does well for a new console, it’s only natural that you want to make a sequel as soon as possible to continue the hype, and that’s exactly what Naughty Dog did with Crash Bandicoot as they released the next game of their franchise not long after the first one had hit it big for the Playstation. Dr. Neo Cortex may have lost the battle with Crash in the last game, but now he has a devious ploy in order to do in his rival once and for all…trying to trick him into giving him crystals? What? Will Crash really fall for that?

I mentioned when I finished the first game that I wanted to jump right back into the series with Crash 2 at some point during the year and since I needed one small project to help complete 2018 with, I figured I may as well take the opportunity to take care of that loose end before the year wrapped up. I have to say though, despite overall liking this game more than the first game, I was way more prepared for the first game than I was for this one. There were definitely some difficult parts that threw me through a loop, especially near the end.

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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

Game: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
Start Date: October 29th, 2018
End Date: January 2nd, 2019
Videos: 25

It’s time to enter the world of Zelda yet again, but this time with a two-for-one special! After the success of both Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, Nintendo knew the Zelda train should continue on the Game Boy Color, and with the additional success of Pokemon and their strategy of creating multiple versions of essentially the same gameplay concept, the Oracle games were born!

I’ve been wanting to do Wind Waker for awhile now, but before I officially go on to tackle that beast, I wanted to get the Oracle games out of the way first, just so I can continue the Zelda series in the order of game release. I don’t have the most experience with playing the Oracle games, but I do enjoy the gameplay system set up by Link’s Awakening and thought it would be a good series of games to do in the chill-down period of 2018. I finished Oracle of Seasons a few days prior to the beginning of this LP, and continued straight after with this game, Oracle of Ages, using a Linked Game playthrough!

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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

Game: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
Start Date: September 4th, 2018
End Date: October 25th, 2018
Videos: 21

It’s time to enter the world of Zelda yet again, but this time with a two-for-one special! After the success of both Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, Nintendo knew the Zelda train should continue on the Game Boy Color, and with the additional success of Pokemon and their strategy of creating multiple versions of essentially the same gameplay concept, the Oracle games were born! This is the first of the Oracle games I will be covering; Oracle of Seasons!

I’ve been wanting to do Wind Waker for awhile now, but before I officially go on to tackle that beast, I wanted to get the Oracle games out of the way first, just so I can continue the Zelda series in the order of game release. I don’t have the most experience with playing the Oracle games, but I do enjoy the gameplay system set up by Link’s Awakening and thought it would be a good series of games to do in the chill-down period of 2018. I will be covering Seasons first and then Ages following it.

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Mega Man 9

Mega Man 9

Game: Mega Man 9
Start Date: September 18th, 2018
End Date: September 28th, 2018
Videos: 6

After Mega Man 8, Capcom spent some time away from the Blue Bomber to work on the X-series and other games that they were currently trying to promote. Convinced he was forgotten about, the world was surprised to find that in 2008, Mega Man would be returning to form and out of what felt like a retirement, and thus Mega Man 9 was born! What’s Dr. Wily up to this time?

Mega Man 9 was a game I was not completely sure how I would be able to play until Capcom revealed a very convenient collection that was coming out to current-gen consoles; including the Nintendo Switch, a system I was very glad I owned at the time of that particular announcement. Because of this collection, I was finally able to get my hands on both Mega Man 9 and Mega Man 10 without any worry of having to buy DLC and having a single, convenient place to play all of the classic Mega Man games.

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