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Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 7

Game: Mario Kart 7
Start Date: September 1st, 2018
End Date: —
Videos: —

It’s time for the next generation of Mario Kart, and this generation has handgliders and undersea driving…how adventurous! This installment of the game was released on the 3DS and became, easily, one of the 3DS’s biggest multiplayer and online games at the time! It’s time for another good-old fashioned race!

Mario Kart 7 was definitely a game I wanted to get done this year at some point, and since there was a convenient weekend project opening at the tail end of summer, it seemed like a good as time as any to get things moving here and get one step closer to being done/caught up with the Mario Kart series. I also feel like this is the first time I’ve been closer to finishing off the Mario Kart series than the Mario Party series. But anyway, back to what matters, another stroll through Mario Kart as I take a gander at all the grand prix cups on 150cc and Expert, look at some of the other modes that are available, and even take a few sessions of the game online for some fun and excitement!

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Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii

Game: Mario Kart Wii
Start Date: July 15th, 2017
End Date: August 20th, 2017
Videos: 12

You can’t have a new Nintendo Console without a Mario Kart game, and when Nintendo was making the Wii version of the series, they definitely did not disappoint. Building on the fast-paced, but still arcade-styled racing gameplay, and the online functionality that was introduced in Mario Kart DS; Mario Kart Wii definitely brought the Mario Kart game to a whole new level.

Mario Kart Wii is probably my favorite Mario Kart game. I just have a lot of history with it (especially with the guys and gals of CrystalStarStudio and the Blargg Pit community), and just brought a lot to the table when it released, in the form of time trial leaderboards, solid & accessible online, and just the classic Mario Kart gameplay that always come with a solid Mario Kart title. So safe to say, I was looking forward to coming back to this game for the playthrough. Let’s get ready to race once again!

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Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

Game: Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Start Date: December 5th, 2015
Videos: 10

After releasing some of its flagship series on the Gamecube in 2002 and 2003; like Mario, Zelda and Metroid, it’s no surprise that a Mario Kart game was in the works as well. However, this game was coming in the form of DOUBLE TROUBLE! Two characters take one kart in the high speed action of Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

I promised Double Dash at the end of 2015, you will get Double Dash at the end of 2015! Double Dash is definitely a milestone as far as the Mario Kart series goes for me. Kind of that point where I felt like Nintendo had a good formula down and all future additions really just needed a few tweaks in control and (obviously) an update in the graphics engine. Although it’s not my favorite Mario Kart, a lot of fun was had with this game when it was relevant.

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Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64

Game: Mario Kart 64
Start Date: February 1st, 2014
Runtime: 2:09 hours
Videos: 8

Mario and his friends sure love to have a good race, and after the success of Super Mario Kart on the SNES, Nintendo was happy to keep the engines going on their next console. Mario Kart 64 brought some new and really innovative tracks and reworked a classic arcade racer into a multiplayer fun-fest. I hope you guys are ready to race, because lakitu is about to wave that checkered flag.

Although Super Mario Kart was my entrance into the Mario Kart series, I feel like this title is what completely sealed myself into loving it. Because of this, how could I not do it? Now if you will excuse me, I think Princess Peach just threw a red shell at me and now I need to knock her off the Wario Stadium jump.

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Super Mario Kart

Super Mario Kart

Game: Super Mario Kart
Start Date: August 24th, 2013
Runtime: 2:41 hours
Videos: 10

What happens when you take a racing game and fill it with all kinds of Mario characters and items? You get a recipe for absolute chaos! The Mario Kart series is known for being one of the most addictive Mario spin-offs you can ever find and this is a statement that was still true even for its first installment.

As much as I love the Mario Party series, I was running out of Mario Party games to play on my channel. As a result, I decided to go to another spin-off to get my fix. Mario Kart is a series I’ve been playing since my youth, even being the owner of the very first Mario Kart game which I played religiously with my father. Although I can’t promise any narrow-margin victories like we’ve seen in Mario Party, this race does get extremely intense!

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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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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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