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New Super Mario Bros. 2

New Super Mario Bros. 2

Game: New Super Mario Bros. 2
Start Date: May 15th, 2018
End Date: July 5th, 2018
Videos: 18

Nintendo got on a bit of a retro-kick during the late Wii and early Wii U era, releasing many games that went back to their roots and the New Super Mario Bros. games were the most obvious candidates of that. New Super Mario Bros. 2 was the third of four NSMB titles, and is perhaps the game that gets the most flak for this type of mindset. It doesn’t change the formula very much at all and adds millions and millions of coins to compensate for it. There’s also another story of Bowser kidnapping the princess somewhere in there, but Mario might be too busy collecting coins to notice it. Oh well, at least it’s another Mario game, right?

This was pretty much the last New Super Mario Bros. game I needed to cover before being done with the series. I might go back to the Wii U and cover New Super Luigi U at some point, but as far as the main four, this was really just a matter of taking care of loose ends. I’m admittedly looking more forward to getting to the Mario 3D games, which can only mean that Super Mario 3D Land should be on the horizon at some point soon! Until then though, hope you enjoy another Mario playthrough. With all my teasing aside, I do think this is a very good playthrough and I did have a bit of fun going back to this game because I didn’t remember much of it.

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Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

Game: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Start Date: January 1st, 2018
End Date: March 30th, 2018
Videos: 39

First we got Super Mario RPG, then we got Paper Mario, but in 2013, Alpha Dream had another idea when it decided to give us another Mario RPG, but this time on the Game Boy Advance. Little did we know, this was the start of a very well-established handheld franchise with great gameplay, a refreshing sense of humor, and some extremely memorable moments to come! So let’s take the series back to its roots and explore the Bean Bean Kingdom for all the laughs it has in store!

I was definitely not ready to continue with the Paper Mario series, knowing what title was next on the agenda, so I decided to mix it up a bit and start tackling the Mario & Luigi series, essentially giving me some more time to breathe before Sticker Star, and a title that is easily way more fun and interesting to me. Before Fire Emblem came out to America (finally) this game was easily my favorite title on the Game Boy Advance, and it’s not exactly hard to see why. So let’s take it all in, shall we?

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Mario Party DS

Mario Party DS

Game: Mario Party DS
Start Date: October 29th, 2016
End Date: December 11th, 2016
Videos: 18

Mario Party Adance wasn’t exactly the Mario Party game people were looking for when it came to a Mario Party handheld experience. However, when the DS was doing some really nice things with Mario games, attempting the true Mario Party formula with this new hardware was a really great idea becasue Mario Party DS is the definitive Mario Party handheld experience. It’s a little rough around the edges and this game does introduce the tradition of capable Mario Party games not featuring online play, but I think this game is really good and in fact better than some of the console games.

SlimKirby, when will you do Mario Party DS? This was the question I got nonstop for many, many years. Heck, I wish I knew the answer myself, but this was a long road of uncertainy for me. With me giving my old capture card away as a gift to someone who really wanted a DS and no idea of when I would get a new one, this project was in jeopardy. However, once I received my capture card via donations, I knew this had to be one of the first projects I did, so I made sure Mario Party DS was on the agenda. Now I am proudly happy to present Mario Party DS Board Playthroughs!

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Wario Land 3

Wario Land 3

Game: Wario Land 3
Start Date: October 20th, 2016
End Date: December 17th, 2016
Videos: 22

After noticing how many games Mario has to his name, Wario decides to have yet another adventure in the Wario Land series. But while piloting his airplane, something goes wrong and Wario crashes near a cave that contains a magical music box. After messing around with it, Wario gets sucked into the world inside the box and must retrieve the five sacred treasures to break free, and nab a bunch of other treasure for himself, of course.

I had gotten a lot of requests to do this game; a surprising amount in fact. Although I would never say a project of mine was bad (if it was, I would never upload it), Wario Land 2 did not make any major waves, so it was interesting to see people request more. I think it’s because Wario Land 3 seems to have a cult following from people who absolutely love the game and claim it’s one of their all-time favorites. When I played it a few months back for RetroAchievements, I wouldn’t say I was “quite” on board with those sentiments, but I do appreciate some of the uniqueness the game tried to put forth. So, why not do a project on it?

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Game: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Start Date: January 19th, 2016
Videos: 23

Although there are some who are very, very faithful to the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES, there was still a huge positive response for Donkey Kong Country Returns when it released on the Wii a few years prior. With the Wii U in swing, Retro Studios decided to release a follow-up titled Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. While essentially being the same formula used in Returns, Retro made use of the Wii U’s HD graphical capabilities to make a game with some pretty interesting instances of level-design. It also introduced some new monkeys into the Returns formula, along with swimming, and a new type of enemy who wants to turn all opposition frozen solid.

People were disappointed that I didn’t do Tropical Freeze in 2014 or 2015, as I was in the middle of doing a Donkey Kong Country game every year since 2010, and Tropical Freeze was technically out by 2014. However, I didn’t own it yet until 2015, and by then, I hadn’t played a whole lot of it. I knew 2016 would be a good year for it though, especially smack dab in the harsh winter months where for the last two years we’ve been bombarded by snowfall. Although that is not necessarily the case for Indiana this year, other places have been getting hit pretty hard. Anyway, not much else to say here….going through Tropical Freeze, 100%ing the game and getting all the puzzle pieces. Time trials or Hard Mode will not be a concern of mine, and although I will try to get figurines, I will not be grinding for them if I don’t get them all.

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Super Mario 64 DS

Super Mario 64 DS

Game: Super Mario 64 DS
Start Date: September 28th, 2015
Videos: 25

Nintendo really wanted its newest handheld, the DS, to sell back in 2004. So what did they decide to do for one of their launch games? Remake Super Mario 64, give it some content, and show off the functionality of the DS’s dual screens with touch capabilities. So join, not only Mario, but also Yoshi, Luigi, and Wario on this classic revisitation of a world we once knew all too well.

So I was on the fence about doing a project for this game for awhile. I recognized it for being an absolutely new game with new content, but since I had done Super Mario 64 before, and since I was currently lacking a DS capture device, I figured I was going to give it a pass and move on straight to Galaxy. However, one of my good friends (who has requested to remain Anonymous), decided that he wanted to make the decision of whether or not I was going to LP the game, for me, by sending his own device for the sole purpose of Let’s Playing this game on my channel. I was honored by his gesture, it was a perfect time to do this game because I was in need of another project to do, and at the end of the day, it worked perfectly! So without further ado, let’s step into the world of Super Mario 64 again for….Super Mario 64 DS!

Thank you once again, SirBetaKnight!

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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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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Game: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Start Date: December 23rd, 2014
Videos: 67

Paper Mario has returned, but this adventure will take us to new places and locales as we go on a treasure hunt in the land of Rogueport. Below the city lies a terrible curse and Mario will need to do everything in his power to prevent it, a task that will also require him to save the princess, yet again.

For Christmas of 2014, the one gift I knew my fans and subscribers wanted most was the sequel to my “Best of 2014” LP of the year, Paper Mario. Luckily enough for them, this game was already on waiting list and I had the itch to return to Rogueport once again for a good ole fashioned treasure hunt!

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Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario Sunshine

Game: Super Mario Sunshine
Start Date: August 11th, 2014
Runtime: 9 hours
Videos: 23

Mario and Peach surely need a vacation after all of the kidnappings they’ve had to endure, but they are about to find out that this vacation will not be absent of controversy. A shadowed doppleganger of Mario has appeared on the luxurious Isle Delfino and is covering the island in mysterious goop and when Mario arrives on the scene, he gets blamed for the mess. With a new water tank named FLUDD on his back, Mario proceeds to clean up the entire island and to clear his name.

I wanted this game to be my big summer Let’s Play, but I unfortunately took a bit longer in finishing some of my other projects, making this game appear rather late in the summer months. Regardless, this is a game that I have wanted to do since my initial completion of Super Mario 64 back in 2013 and with just enough summer left in this year, I knew it was the perfect time to begin this game. Unfortunately, I got plagued with some computer issues during this project, but as soon as I got them fixed, I was right back on track.

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Wario Land II

Wario Land II

Game: Wario Land II
Start Date: January 9th, 2014
Runtime: 8 hours
Videos: 21

After his hard fought victory in the first Wario Land game, it seems our hero has gotten used to the lazy lifestyle of owning a castle and lots of treasure. However, what Wario doesn’t realize is that the same pirates from the first game are still on the move and ready to attack. This quiet morning at Castle Wario will soon be the beginning of another classic chase of Wario and pirates.

I had not intended to do an LP of this game so soon, but when one of my LP ideas didn’t pan-out correctly, I needed another idea pronto and Wario was around to pick up the slack. This wasn’t a game I was super fond of or remembered much of, but it was memorable in its own right and was another project I wanted to attempt in some way.

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