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Pokémon Snap

Pokémon Snap

Game: Pokémon Snap
Start Date: July 3rd, 2016
Videos: 6

Back in the late 90s, the Pokemon craze was going wild, and while the video games were doing excellently, it’s no surprise that a bunch of spin-offs were made for the series as well. One of these spin-offs was not about capturing or battling with Pokemon, but taking pictures of Pokemon.

At the end of my Generation 2 playthrough, I mentioned wanting to do some of the spin-off games before I started Generation 3 and I knew Pokemon Snap was one I could get done very quickly in between projects. Although I wasn’t sure when I wanted to start the NES Marathon yet, I knew that if I put the playthrough in July, I could get it done quickly and casually finish up Super Mario Galaxy by itself for the rest of the month if I wanted to do the marathon in August. That’s pretty much what I decided to do.

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Diddy Kong Racing

Diddy Kong Racing

Game: Diddy Kong Racing
Start Date: February 10th, 2015
Videos: 15

Diddy Kong was one of Rareware’s finest creations and on the Nintendo 64, he featured in a pretty sweet racing game that was pretty darn close to topping the Mario Kart giant that had become the king of racing games at the time. It’s time to collect some bananas and balloons and memorize those silver coin locations, because it is Diddy Kong Racing time.

Diddy Kong Racing was a game I had in mind for awhile at this point, but I didn’t want this game to be looked at as another weekend racing project, seeing how I had just completed Mario Kart: Super Circuit a few weeks prior. I held off a small bit, but at a certain point, my nostalgia just couldn’t handle it anymore as I drove back into this gem of a racing game.

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Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros.

Game: Super Smash Bros.
Start Date: May 24th, 2014
Runtime: 4 hours
Videos: 13

Back in the old days, one of gamers’ greatest fantasies was the thought of combining all of Nintendo’s mascot characters and putting them into a game where they could just go wild and fight each other. It was Super Smash Bros., a game developed by Masahiro Sakurai, the developer of Kirby, that finally accomplished this feat and had a tremendous legacy that developed alongside it.

I still had not figured out how to tackle Mario Party DS yet and I was definitely not ready for Mario Kart: Super Circuit either, so I decided to focus on another spin-off game instead. With all the hype surrounding the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 4, it seemed like the best time to go back to the Smash Bros. roots and start celebrating the hype in a proper way! I also decided to incorporate “#SmashHype” as a way for my viewers to contribute to the hype of the new games and promote even more discussion.

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