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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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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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Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario

Game: Super Paper Mario
Start Date: December 5th, 2016
End Date: April 14th, 2017
Videos: 51

The Mushroom Kingdom is once again greeted by a new foe, and this one hopes to destroy the very fabric of all worlds and dimensions. Mario must once again save the day in an all-new adventure that will literally take him to places where he has never been before. But first, what has happened to Peach, Bowser and his brother Luigi?

“The mighty has fallen,” is a phrase you hear a lot when referring to the Paper Mario series. While most consider that falling point to be Sticker Star, there are some who believe this game’s departure from the traditional Paper Mario experience to be the beginning of the end. I for one do not agree with this logic as this game definitely features some charm and intriguing gameplay to boot, so I was looking forward to seeing this game in action again.

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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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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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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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Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls

Iggy's Reckin' Balls

Game: Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls
Start Date: October 16th, 2012
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 13

The Nintendo 64 was home to some really strange, but addictive, video games, and one of the strangest around might be Iggy’s Reckin’ Balls. What happens when you take a bunch of ball-like characters, put them in a platforming-racing game, and just let things run wild? The result…nothing but pure insanity!

This was another “weird” one that I had in my collection, but I was really interested in playing it for you guys because there was a point in time where I became obsessed over this game during my youth. Overall, even I admit that it was a very weird game to LP, and not to mention that I probably should have played it along with a game that wasn’t Adventures of Lolo 3, but it was a very interesting playthrough and I did, surprisingly, have a lot of fun with it.

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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 2

Mario Party 2

Game: Marty Party 2
Start Date: June 19th, 2009
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 46

In the creation of Mario Land, Mario and his friends argue if Mario Land should even be the name, as everyone wants this new place to be named after them, including the beastly brute Bowser. It looks like whoever will stop the King of the Koopas will earn the privilege of naming this new land! Mario Party 2 is the 2nd installment of the Mario Party series, and it featured new boards, new mini-games, and new game mechanics that took everything great about the first title, and expanded it to new heights!

Although this is the 2nd installment of the series, this playthrough was done after Mario Party 3, 4, and the original (in that order). This is due to the fact that my original playthroughs of both Mario Party and Mario Party 2 were removed by me due to copyright issues, making Mario Party 3 and 4 my earliest Mario Party playthroughs. The original Mario Party 2 playthrough, much like the Mario Party 1 playthrough, can no longer be found on my channel or on the Internet.

I don’t feel like this playthrough achieved the same level of success that Mario Party 1 did, but it was a lot of fun and was a nice follow-up to the first game. This also happens to be my favorite Mario Party game as it introduced a lot of interesting boards, cool mini-games, and some unique features that made the game an unforgettable experience.

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Mario Party 4

Mario Party 4

Game: Mario Party 4
Start Date: November 26th, 2008
Runtime: 10 hours
Videos: 62

Mario and his friends are once again met with another opportunity to party like the part animals that they are! This was the first Mario Party installment available for the Nintendo Gamecube and it featured new boards, new mini-games, new items, lots of new bonus features, and perhaps the best thing, just a new Mario Party game to play!

Although this is the 4th installment of the Mario Party series, it is actually the 2nd earliest (in terms of date) available playlist of my Mario Party playthrough series. This is because I had to remove my original playthroughs of Mario Party 1 and Mario Party 2 due to the issues of copyright I had with those videos, and as a result, I redid them at a later date, after this project.

This may be one of my earlier projects, but this is where I felt things were starting to come together in terms of how I wanted the quality of my videos to be. I had some issues with the audio quality, but I don’t think they hindered the project and still made it a very enjoyable party!

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