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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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Pikmin

Pikmin

Game: Pikmin
Start Date: April 18th, 2011
Runtime: 5 hours
Videos: 18

Captain Olimar, an intergalactic space traveler and family man, was taking his spaceship out for another leisurely ride, but along the way he came face-to-face with a deadly meteor that sends his spaceship crashing down to an unknown planet. When he comes to, Olimar realizes that he needs to repair his spaceship in a very strict time limit, otherwise he will fall victim to the planet’s deadly creatures and obnoxious, atmospheric gases! He is not alone however, as he will gain the help of the planet’s friendly plant creatures, known as Pikmin, to help him accomplish this nearly impossible feat!

This was the seventh “replay” project I did on my channel, as I had done some videos for the game at a prior date, but due to the poorer quality of the project, I decided to redo the project with a modern spin. The videos for the old project are still available for viewing on my channel, but there is no longer a playlist associated with that version.

Like Donkey Kong 64, Pikmin was another game that I felt I needed to redo and make it better, as the game itself is truly a work of art. Like most of my replay projects, this decision was met with nothing but affirmation and positive responses. Not only that, but I feel like my playthrough was done in a very excellent manner, being one of my best runthroughs that I’ve ever done! I also covered the Challenge Mode as well, something absent from the original project.

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