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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 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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Insert C0in Community Forum

Insert C0in Community Forum

Hey guys!

Do not worry, this is not my first “actual” post, but I will have an article/writing up later today about some things that have been on my mind. In the meantime though, I do want to make a quick update to say that I have added a new section under the “Community” tab. This section is called “Forum” and it links to the “Insert C0in” community forum. This forum was created by FiyahKitteh, and I helped develop and create a few different modules and graphics for the site. I also happen to be a moderator at the place as well.

As of now, I have no plans to make a forum or chat room for this site, and considering that this website alone is quite a new endeavor for me, it’s not something I see anytime soon either. Until that time comes though (if it ever does), I would like to invite you to “Insert C0in,” to talk with other Star Warriors and gamers alike. The forum is still relatively new as well (created around Christmas time), so don’t expect a huge amount of traffic right off the bat, but there are plenty of threads and discussions though with the sure possibility of more down the road.

For now though, here is the link! Hope you like what you see and enjoy participating if you decide to sign up!

Thanks for your time, and I think that is all I have to say for now! See you Star Warriors later!

 

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