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Mario Party: Island Tour

Mario Party: Island Tour

Game: Mario Party: Island Tour
Start Date: January 6th, 2018
End Date: February 18th, 2018
Videos: 16

Ever since Hudsonsoft went out of business, people could make the argument that the Mario Party series started going down a very dark road. However, that didn’t stop Nintendo from continuing the series by any means necessary, even if they didn’t exactly understand what fans of the series actually wanted from a Mario Party game. Instead, they decided to take the Wii Party approach by making a bunch of minigames and doing a variety of one-off boards to feature those minigames; with no single, strict board gameplay to speak of. How did this approach pay off? Well…not a lot of people like this game, but it did manage to sell enough copies to make it as a Nintendo Selects title, so…that’s something, right?

Honestly, it’s still incredibly early for me to make a final statement on this game. I got it for free with a gift card sometime last year and haven’t had a lot of personal experience with it myself. However, from what little I have played of it, I didn’t necessarily hate the game. I just wish it would have delivered on more of what I liked as opposed to delivering on half-baked concepts that only scratched fractions of the Mario Party itch I’ve had for the last several years now. With that being said though, it is still a Mario Party game, which means I had to cover it at some point, so why not now? The year is young, lol.

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Mario Kart DS

Mario Kart DS

Game: Mario Kart DS
Start Date: September 10th, 2016
End Date: October 23rd, 2016
Videos: 14

Mario Kart always seems to be a staple of every Nintendo system, and Mario Kart DS was the answer for Nintendo’s newest (at the time) DS handheld. Although the two screens and touch screen functionality were kind of the main draw for the handheld, Mario Kart DS was a game that didn’t really try to use those features as a crutch for its design. The second screen was used as a map, which was kind of nice, but for the most part, Nintendo just tried to push the same solid racing gameplay that had been present in all the games prior. In addition to that, the DS system also incorporated Nintendo’s newest Wifi Connection which allowed people to finally play this multiplayer beast of a series online, which was a huge draw for the game and system during its initial run. Although it’s my least favorite game of Mario Kart’s modern era, I can’t deny or ignore the impact that this game had on the rest of the series.

I was going back and forth for what game I wanted to cover first now that I had my new 3DS Capture card; Mario Kart DS or Mario Party DS. I knew there was a bigger desire for Mario Party DS, but I felt more comfortable with this as my first project with the new capture card, so I decided to go for it and hold off on Mario Party DS for one final delay (it is coming though). This project will feature several videos of Grand Prix Mode, the Mission Mode, and some other modes I feel like covering as well.

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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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Paper Mario

Paper Mario

Game: Paper Mario
Start Date: November 19th, 2013
Runtime: 17 hours
Videos: 45

During one of Princess Peach’s parties, Bowser once again comes knocking at her door, but this time with a very nasty surprise. It seems he has stolen the Star Rod and has gained the power of the Stars, finally able to topple his old rival Mario. However, there is still hope in this world, and Mario may just have what it takes to put Bowser to rest.

Paper Mario is hands down one of my all-time favorite Nintendo 64 games, and I knew at some point I was going to cover this game. After a bit of time had passed, that time eventually came and I was ready to tackle the beast known only as Paper Mario. I even took this project a step further and decided to cover all of the optional sidequests and item pick-ups!

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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 Mario 64

Super Mario 64

Game: Super Mario 64
Start Date: January 13th, 2013
Runtime: 5 hours
Videos: 18

Mario has been on lots of adventures, but Super Mario 64 was the first adventure to take Mario in a 3D environment. Princess Peach has invited Mario over for a slice of cake, but when he arrives at the castle, he finds that things are not as they seem. The Princess has once again been captured, in her own castle no less, and Mario must rescue her, while also restoring the power of the stars to the castle. By doing this, Mario will not only save the day, but might still get that piece of cake!

Super Mario 64 was a game I was kind of worried about at first, mainly due to the sheer amount of people who have done a playthrough of the game on Youtube already, but thankfully it’s a game anyone can get into, no matter how many times you play it or watch it. This game is definitely a legendary title of the Mario series and its influence has been widespread throughout the ages.

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Mario Party 8

Mario Party 8

Game: Mario Party 8
Start Date: April 3rd, 2011
Runtime: 10 hours
Videos: 36

The Star Carnival is in town, and MC Ballyhoo is the host for the festivities. Mario Party is all the rage, and Bowser just might be up to something as well. It’s another stroll down Mario Party lane and this game’s gimmick features the use of Nintendo’s Wii-Motion functionality!

While not much time had passed between my last Mario Party playthrough and this one, I figured it was time to get back into the Mario Party groove to start the year off right! It was quite interesting, making the move from Gamecube partying to Wii partying, but the spirit of Mario Party remained with us as we went along the journey!

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Mario Party 7

Mario Party 7

Game: Mario Party 7
Start Date: October 23rd, 2010
Runtime: 11 hours
Videos: 41

During the Gamecube era, Mario Party got into the habit of releasing one game per calendar year, and Mario Party 7 was no different. In this rendition, Mario and his friends have gone on vacation, but when Bowser doesn’t get invited, Mario and his friends better think twice about who they exlcude, because Bowser is now going on a spree of rage, ruining whatever destination they travel to.

This Mario Party project had the unfortunate timing of taking place during one of my “computer decides to crash” phases, and as a result, was put on hold for a period of time. One of the most unfortunate aspects of this crash was the fact that during the course of this playthrough, my appreciation for this game had actually increased, when before, it was probably my least favorite of the Mario Party series.

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Mario Party 6

Mario Party 6

Game: Mario Party 6
Start Date: May 15th, 2010
Runtime: 10 hours
Videos: 64

The entity of the Sun, Brighton, and the moon spirit Twila, have been playing too much Kirby Super Star, and much in the same fashion as the sun and the moon in that game, the two siblings start to argue and put the world in a state of a day-night hybrid. Mario and his friends are once again in the middle of this dispute, and decide to play Mario Party, but this time with a day and night twist!

It was that time of the year where I knew Mario Party was going to be in demand again, and being the Mario Party nerd that I am, I had no reason not to endulge. With the success of Mario Party 5, I knew I had some big shoes to fill, but at the end of the day, all you need to do is party hard, and then the rest will follow! As usual, I covered all the Party Mode boards and all of the extra features and bonus games.

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Mario Party 5

Mario Party 5

Game: Marty Party 5
Start Date: October 17th, 2009
Runtime: 11 hours
Videos: 69

Bowser is once again causing mischief, and this time, he decides to go for the world of dreams! The Dream Depot is in trouble, and once again, Mario and his pals need to stop him before he makes his dreams a reality. How do we stop him? By partying, of course!

This project was another viewer fan-favorite, featuring some exciting matches, hilarious moments, and some very memorable results. Let’s just say that this game will truly teach you the importance of every single coin!

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