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Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Game: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Start Date: January 2nd, 2018
End Date: January 26th, 2018
Videos: 9

When a video game gets very successful, it’s only natural for developers to want to create a sequel. It’s also natural for developers to try out new ideas when they make their sequels, including the notion of drastically changing the gameplay and the style of the game in question. The Legend of Zelda is an example of this when they made Zelda II for the NES. Although it had a nice overworld map, puzzle-filled dungeons and various caves to explore throughout the land of Hyrule, Zelda II controlled very differently from its predecessor. In fact, I imagine present-day Zelda fans who didn’t grow up with this title would not be overly fond of this game because of how different and how difficult it is compared to the other games of the franchise. However, it’s still a part of the Zelda lore and is definitely worth a look at.

Before moving on to other Zelda titles, I wanted to get completely caught up with the series (at least up to Majora’s Mask anyway) and fill in any gaps I left hanging beforehand. However, Zelda II wasn’t a game I was overly familiar with. In fact, before this playthrough, I had only completed the game once beforehand and that was a few weeks before the end of 2017. So safe to say, I was going into this title with only a little practice and not a great deal of experience. However, from when I played the game, there were definitely some things I appreciated and liked about the experience, so at the very least, you could say I wasn’t repulsed by the game to the point where I just didn’t want to cover it at all. So I figured it was as good of a time as any to finally mark this off of my Let’s Play list, and here we are!

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Pokemon Trading Card Game

Pokemon Trading Card Game

Game: Pokemon Trading Card Game
Start Date: March 21st, 2017
End Date: May 25th, 2017
Videos: 27

Pokemon fever was running wild during the Late 90’s and with an anime and video game gaining popularity…naturally a trading card game was needed to further capitalize on it’s domination. And with a new card game, why not have a video game iteration of the card game as well? Sounds like a swell idea to me!

This was a game that I’ve owned for the longest time, but was never able to complete it until recent years (thanks to the encouragement of Puddle Plains HD). I’m happy to show this game in full, because it’s honestly a lot of fun once you have a grasp on how to play it effectively. Let the card memes begin!

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Double Dragon (NES)

Double Dragon (NES)

Game: Double Dragon (NES)
Start Date: August 7th, 2016
End Date: August 8th, 2016
Videos: 2

Like them or not, beat-em-ups were definitely some of the most popular video games back in the olden days. Just the thought of starting from a very basic level with weaklings and making your way up the ladder of strength to fighting harder enemies and bosses just seemed like a natural progression in the video game world. In this game, Billy Lee is off to beat the crap out of any foe that gets in his way to rescue his girlfriend Marion from the Black Warriors gang.

I first played this game a few years ago when FiyahKitteh, her friend and I decided to do a series of video game challenge videos on our Youtube channels. I actually had fun during that challenge, so I figured that since I was doing an NES Marathon, it would be a good choice of game to do, since I even remarked during that challenge that I could see myself doing a Let’s Play of the game at a future date and time. So for this marathon, I made it a reality.

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Start Date: January 16th, 2016
Videos: 44

After the huge success of Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Gamecube, gamers during the Wii generation wondered when Smash was going to get its eventual upgrade. After a glorified E3 trailer, where Metal Gear’s own Solid Snake made his first appearance in the world of Smash, gamers were hyped for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. From the daily Smash Dojo updates, to the first reveal from Japanese content, to the newly established online mode, this game was looking to be a Smash hit!

After kind of stepping away from doing Melee 100%, I knew that there was no way a 100% playthrough of Brawl would be done. However, I did want to make sure that Brawl was still on the agenda at least, because this was definitely a big game for me during the years of 2008-2009. This playthrough will feature a full session of the Subspace Emissary, and I’ll also show off some content from the game itself as well. It’s time to BRAWL!

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Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Game: Super Smash Bros. Melee
Start Date: September 13th, 2014
Videos: 30

After the release of Super Smash Bros. on the Nintendo 64, HAL had no plans for a follow-up to the multiplayer slam-fest. However, after the game had received such popularity, the company returned once again to make an even bigger game on the Nintendo Gamecube. And thus, one of the most popular competitive fighting games was born, with more characters, more stages, more modes of play, and more multiplayer mayhem.

Smash Hype was still going strong in the summer after my N64 LP had already ended. Because of this, I made an executive decision to start the sequel a bit earlier than I had already planned. It also worked out quite well because this project released during the first week of Smash Bros. 3DS being out in Japan. I guess the only thing that really needs to be said now…”Bring on the Melee!”

Although this project is complete, there is a possibility for me returning to this game in the future to collect the rest of the trophies and completing some of the hardest challenges this game has to offer. For now though….not exactly in the mood! XD

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Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium

Game: Pokémon Stadium
Start Date: August 26th, 2013
Runtime: 6 hours
Videos: 22

The Pokémon craze was going strong in the late 90s and because of it, Nintendo found it necessary to create as many Pokémon games as possible to capitalize on this phenomenon. One of the games was Pokémon Sadium, a 3D Battler where you can take all of the original 151 Pokemon and battle them against each other. This game also capitalized on the N64 Transfer pack, which allowed you to transfer your Pokémon from the Red, Blue, and Yellow versions of the game and wreck the competition with them on a whole new platform.

This playthrough, much like the game itself (which capitalized on the Pokémon craze of the late 90s), was capitalizing on the success of my Pokémon Blue Let’s Play, taking my main team and bringing them into the world of Pokémon Stadium to take on the toughest opponents of the N64 generation. Although I wouldn’t say this LP was as successful as the Blue LP, it was still a lot of fun to do. I also made a comeback to this game in 2017 when I played through the rest of Round 1 with Rental Pokemon and may come back even later with even more teams for Round 2 rounds!

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Pokémon Blue

Pokémon Blue

Game: Pokémon Blue
Start Date: April 3rd, 2012
Runtime: 19 hours
Videos: 47

Pokémon has come a long way since it’s initial creation back in the 90’s, and in the video game world, it all started with this game (along with the Red and Yellow versions of course). Allow me to walk you through the scenario; you are a young kid, you live next to the world’s most popular expert in Pokémon, who has a grandson who is the biggest jerk in the universe, and one fateful day, you are not only given a Pokémon of your own, but also the permission to travel on a grand adventure with you and your Pokémon friends. This notion made kids around the world go crazy for Pokémon, and this was the start of it all!

At this point in time, including games I would later replay, this was the 50th playthrough I did on my channel, and to celebrate this milestone, I wanted to do something big! I had wanted to do something with Pokémon for a very long time, but I didn’t want it to be anything small or “expected.” So for my 50th project, not only did I play my first Pokémon game, but I added the challenge of trying to catch all 150 Pokemon. This was an endeavor that I do not regret in any way, shape or form, as it led to one of my most enjoyable projects, for not just you guys, but also myself. I had started doubting that I would ever have a playthrough as good as The Simpsons: Hit and Run, until I played Pokémon.

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