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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 Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Game: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Start Date: May 19th, 2013
Runtime: 8 hours
Videos: 24

The Donkey Kong Country trilogy has always been widely accepted as one of the SNES’s best staples, but in 2010, game developer Retro Studios, the same mind behind the Metroid Prime series, felt it was time to give this series a comeback. That comeback title is now known as Donkey Kong Country Returns. Although the Kremlings are no longer around, the ancient tribe of the Tikis has started causing trouble around DK Island, using some kind of magic to make the animals do their bidding. However, when they mess with Donkey Kong’s banana stash, they will soon learn that they picked on the wrong ape.

After having the entire SNES trilogy under my belt, I turned my attention to the Wii’s reimagination of the DKC series. Although I wouldn’t say I like it as much as the SNES games, this game was still a really nice attempt at bringing back a classic series and I give Retro Studios a lot of credit where it is due, and for this game, they deserve a lot of credit. Overall, I wouldn’t say this project accomplished all that I hoped it would, but it was still a great playthrough nonetheless and I hope you guys enjoy it too!

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Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

Game: Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Start Date: September 11th, 2012
Runtime: 3:22 hours
Videos: 10

After getting booted out of Mario’s Castle in Super Mario Land 2, Wario knew that he was destined to own a castle of his own; which brings him to Kitchen Island! Although the island is covered in pirates, Wario doesn’t seem to mind, beating them up good and collecting as many coins as he possibly can. I suppose anger and greed “could” be a solution to domestic issues…at least for Wario anyway.

This was the ninth “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.

Wario Land was another game I really wanted to replay because I wasn’t completely satisfied with my original rendition, done during a time where bad controller lag and unsynched audio problems nearly destroyed any enjoyment I had with the project. Overall, I was satisfied with this redo as it not only fixed all of the issues of the original project, but was also really fun to play through again.

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Donkey Kong 64

Donkey Kong 64

Game: Donkey Kong 64
Start Date: September 13th, 2010
Runtime: 14 hours
Videos: 56

Nearing the end of the N64’s life-span, Rareware was often asked when Donkey Kong Country was going to make its glorious reappearance. Although the series never made a true comeback until the Nintendo Wii, this was Rare’s answer for the Nintendo 64. King K. Rool is back and once to make another run at DK’s Banana Hoard, also capturing some of his friends as well. This does not please the big ape, as he ventures forth to rescue his friends and reclaim his stash!

This was the sixth “replay” project I did on my channel, as I had done some videos for the game at a prior date, but due to the bad (camcorder) 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.

Donkey Kong 64 was the first “true” Let’s Play I did on my channel, but the 2010 version of me wasn’t completely satisfied with the results of that project, so I decided to go for a reboot of the game and do it more justice. I feel like my attempts were more than just satisfactory, as my replay of the game turned out to be one of my biggest and best projects yet, alongside The Simpsons: Hit and Run.

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