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Wario Ware Inc., Mega Microgame$

Wario Ware Inc., Mega Microgame$

Game: Wario Ware Inc., Mega Microgame$
Start Date: January 7th, 2017
End Date: February 26th, 2017
Videos: 12

Mario has a lot of spinoff games. In fact, you could almost consider the Wario series to be a spinoff of the Mario series in its own right. That kind of logic will not fly with Wario however, as he’s going to do what he can to make a name for himself without that pesky Mario bro. Enter the Wario Ware series, a series that prides itself on being…strange; for lack of a better word. Even with it’s oddities though, it still has managed to crank out a smile and some enjoyment out of gamers, and that ain’t too shabby.

Since I’m once again running out of Mario Party games and since we’ve made some pretty decent progress on the Mario Kart series, I decided to try something else for this weekend project and decided to start going through the Wario Ware series, a game series I have thoroughly enjoyed since its release back in 2003. It’s a pretty fun and hilarious game that I’m very eager to share with you guys!

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Spanky’s Quest

Spanky's Quest

Game: Spanky’s Quest
Start Date: September 6th, 2016
End Date: September 15th, 2016
Videos: 4

Growing up with the SNES meant that I was often in a “renting games” phase with that system, and I have definitely rented some really cool and interesting games through this method. I feel like with renting, you are more inclined to check out a game that you probably wouldn’t just purchase if you saw it at a store, and Spanky’s Quest was definitely a game like that for me. In this game, a monkey named Spanky is trapped in an evil witch’s dungeon of….dangerous fruit enemies…and Spanky has to bounce his way out of dodge and defeat the witch once and for all.

As I said, this was a game I rented a lot as a kid, but I was never able to find the game in stores. Then, after going to a Game Xchange store near where I live, I saw this game in the display case for a mere 10 dollars. Feeling nostalgic, I picked up the game and I’m very glad I did! Because this was going to make for an interesting mini-project to go alongside Ocarina of Time!

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Bomberman

Bomberman

Game: Bomberman
Start Date: August 14th, 2016
End Date: August 18th, 2016
Videos: 5

Good ol’ Bomberman has also had his beginnings on the NES console, although his beginnings are a little….more basic and barebones. Regardless, it’s interesting (at least for me) to go back and see what this guy was made of at the very beginning. In this game, robots have been enslaved by the forces of evil to make bombs in their underground tunnels, and there is a rumor that the one who makes it to the surface can become a human and stop living in a world of nonstop bomb manufacturing.

After streaming this game awhile back, I wanted to give this game another go on Youtube and actually complete it for a Youtube project. I had the entire Super Bomberman series completed on my Youtube channel, but there technically were some Bomberman games before that too, so why not get those taken care of?

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Super Bomberman 5

Super Bomberman 5

Game: Super Bomberman 5
Start Date: November 26th, 2012
Runtime: 5 hours
Videos: 14

A new evil face, by the name of Emperor Terrorin, has released a bunch of bad bombers on the universe and they are now causing havoc across Bomberman’s homeworld. It’s time to revisit some classic locations from the past four Bomberman games and save the universe from this new foe.

Although I wasn’t a huge fan of any of the Super Bomberman games past the 2nd installment, I did want to cover the entire SNES series for you guys and this was the only game in my way of a full completion. This game was an interesting one to go through, mainly due to all of the twists and turns that exist in this game, and not to mention loads and loads of backtracking, but I did manage to finish all of the levels and complete the game fully.

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Pac-Man Party

Pac-Man Party

Game: Pac-Man Party
Start Date: May 6th, 2012
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 22

Mario is known for his crazy parties, but what happens when another iconic video game character decides to throw a party of his own? Some of you might be saying “Sonic Shuffle” or “Crash Bash,” but what if we go back even earlier than those characters? What about Pac-Man? Well, you are in luck, because to celebrate his 30th birthday, Namco would like to introduce, Pac-Man Party!

Despite the teaser at the beginning (where I teased that this would be a Mario Party 9 playthrough), I knew I wanted to play this game for you guys when I first received the game as a Christmas present in 2011. Although it might seem to be another half-baked take on the Mario Party franchise, I do feel that Pac-Man Party does have some very good production values and does have a charm of its own. I don’t think it’s a perfect game (and it could use a variety of improvements), but it’s really fun for what it is and has some creative ideas.

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Super Bomberman 4

Super Bomberman 4

Game: Super Bomberman 4
Start Date: November 29th, 2011
Runtime: 2:36 hours
Videos: 7

The main villain of Super Bomberman 3 is back to once again cause some more mischief, and this time, the entire fabric of time and space is at risk! Although Bomberman is not a timelord, he still knows a thing or two about stopping bad guys, particularly with explosive results!

I had already ventured into the territory of playing games not released in North America with the 3rd installment of the Super Bomberman series, but with SB4, we’re now getting into Japan-exclusive content here! There isn’t a whole lot to say about this game…I don’t feel like it achieved anything too spectacular…really just being another addition to bomb-exploding mayhem that is the Bomberman series. If that’s your thing, step right up and have a “walk through walls” power-up!

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Super Bomberman 3

Super Bomberman 3

Game: Super Bomberman 3
Start Date: April 4th, 2011
Runtime: 3:13 hours
Videos: 11

Remember the Five Dastardly Bombers from Super Bomberman 2? Well if not, they are back, but this time under the control of a new, evil mastermind! It looks like once again, Bomberman will need to save Planet Bomber from another intergalactic invasion!

This was actually the first game I played on my channel that had no American release, forcing me to play the European version. Bomberman is known for being a very repetitive gameplay series, and the 3rd installment of the SNES series is no stranger to that stereotype, with nearly all levels being a typical, “destroy all enemies, activate all switches” objective, and unlike the first two games, I never found this game to be particularly engaging, or as engaging. However, I did want to follow-up the first two playthroughs with the rest of the series, and this is my take on the third game.

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Super Bomberman 2

Super Bomberman 2

Game: Super Bomberman 2
Start Date: April 2nd, 2010
Runtime: 2:16 hours
Videos: 14

Planet Bomber is once again under attack, but this time the attack is being orchestrated by the Five Dastardly Bombers, a group of Bomberman rejects with their own special abilities. We can not let this injustice stand, so we must put an end to all of the mischief that these guys are causing.

Satisfied with the results of the first Super Bomberman project, I knew I wanted to cover the sequel as well, another game I grew up with, and a game with a more drawn-out Story Mode. As usual, I covered the Adventure Mode and did a few sessions of the Battle Mode.

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Super Bomberman

Super Bomberman

Game: Super Bomberman
Start Date: November 30th, 2009
Runtime: 2:09 hours
Videos: 13

Something has gone wrong on Planet Bomber, and two mysterious evil-faced guys are trying to build evil machines to take over the world. And what’s the best way to take these machines out? With bombs of course! This was the first of Bomberman’s SNES series, and it’s introduction was quite….well….super!

After finishing the Adventures of Lolo, I wanted to do something very similar, as I was quite enjoying the puzzle kick I was currently on. What came out was another classic game from my youth, the start of the Super Bomberman series! I covered the adventure mode, and perhaps the biggest draw to the Bomberman series, the Battle Mode!

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