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Mario Kart 7

Mario Kart 7

Game: Mario Kart 7
Start Date: September 1st, 2018
End Date: —
Videos: —

It’s time for the next generation of Mario Kart, and this generation has handgliders and undersea driving…how adventurous! This installment of the game was released on the 3DS and became, easily, one of the 3DS’s biggest multiplayer and online games at the time! It’s time for another good-old fashioned race!

Mario Kart 7 was definitely a game I wanted to get done this year at some point, and since there was a convenient weekend project opening at the tail end of summer, it seemed like a good as time as any to get things moving here and get one step closer to being done/caught up with the Mario Kart series. I also feel like this is the first time I’ve been closer to finishing off the Mario Kart series than the Mario Party series. But anyway, back to what matters, another stroll through Mario Kart as I take a gander at all the grand prix cups on 150cc and Expert, look at some of the other modes that are available, and even take a few sessions of the game online for some fun and excitement!

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Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii

Game: Mario Kart Wii
Start Date: July 15th, 2017
End Date: August 20th, 2017
Videos: 12

You can’t have a new Nintendo Console without a Mario Kart game, and when Nintendo was making the Wii version of the series, they definitely did not disappoint. Building on the fast-paced, but still arcade-styled racing gameplay, and the online functionality that was introduced in Mario Kart DS; Mario Kart Wii definitely brought the Mario Kart game to a whole new level.

Mario Kart Wii is probably my favorite Mario Kart game. I just have a lot of history with it (especially with the guys and gals of CrystalStarStudio and the Blargg Pit community), and just brought a lot to the table when it released, in the form of time trial leaderboards, solid & accessible online, and just the classic Mario Kart gameplay that always come with a solid Mario Kart title. So safe to say, I was looking forward to coming back to this game for the playthrough. Let’s get ready to race once again!

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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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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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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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Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Mario Kart: Super Circuit

Game: Mario Kart: Super Circuit
Start Date: December 27th, 2014
Videos: 10

Mario Kart had never been on handheld before, and with the rising popularity of the Game Boy Advance, a handheld installment was definitely not a shot in the dark. Although it would lack some of the more desirable features of a Mario Kart game, being on the Game Boy Advance and all, it still provided the basics of what makes Mario Kart…well…Mario Kart!

I had enjoyed going through the Mario Kart games in order, but that meant after Mario Kart 64, I would need to start taking on Super Circuit next. Although it is my least favorite game of the entire series, I can’t say too much negative about this game, because it was very limited on what it could accomplish as a Mario Kart game. The Game Boy Advance was cool and all, but it just couldn’t provide the core excellent multiplayer that we’ve come to love from the series.

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Star Warrior Cup – Week 1 Results

Star Warrior Cup - Week 1 Results

Hello everybody, SlimKirby here, and today I have the results for Week 1 of the Star Warrior Cup as well as the information for the 2nd tournament! I’m not going to spend a lot of time typing about the unimportant stuff though and allow you guys to watch/listen to the video on your own accord!

Week 1 Results:
1. Blue3Danny – 227 points
2. r/Shawna* – 223 points
3. Aaron – 222 points
4. Cobalt – 218 points
5. Sinuous – 216 points
6. Rafael – 215 points
7. Riot – 213 points
7. Jasper – 213 points
9. SMG24 – 210 points
9. Kenny – 210 points
11. Calbo – 207 points
12. MayaZero – 205 points
12. Ranulf – 205 points
14. Sam – 204 points
15. Jonathan – 203 points
16. Lucy – 201 points
17. X – 199 points
18. Virtus – 196 points
18. Maskdedede – 196 points
18. GG*Leaf – 196 points

Just a note; for those who plan to continuously make the Top 20, make sure I will be able to identify you as the same person so I can keep updated records of your performances. Some people may not want to have their first name be their online identity, and for those using their first names, that may complicate some things when it comes to people who may have the same first name.

Our winner this week, Blue3Danny, will be receiving a $10 Nintendo eshop card as a reward for getting first place! If you are reading this Danny, I have already sent the reward to your Twitter account via “Direct Message” so check that and let me know if everything works so I can recycle the card! =P This prize will usually be the norm, so now you know what to expect for prizes as well!

Current Tournament:

There isn’t a whole lot to say about the 2nd Star Warrior Cup because I am not changing the settings, day, or time, but for those who want some sort of info…

Star Warrior Cup #2
Date: Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM EDT – 4:00 PM EDT (you only need to participate in the number of races given in the “Race Limit”)
Race Limit: 16 (you can only gain points for 16 races)
Race Level: 150cc
Items: All
Special Conditions: No

Links:

Week 1 Videos
InsertC0in Community Thread

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Mario Kart 64

Mario Kart 64

Game: Mario Kart 64
Start Date: February 1st, 2014
Runtime: 2:09 hours
Videos: 8

Mario and his friends sure love to have a good race, and after the success of Super Mario Kart on the SNES, Nintendo was happy to keep the engines going on their next console. Mario Kart 64 brought some new and really innovative tracks and reworked a classic arcade racer into a multiplayer fun-fest. I hope you guys are ready to race, because lakitu is about to wave that checkered flag.

Although Super Mario Kart was my entrance into the Mario Kart series, I feel like this title is what completely sealed myself into loving it. Because of this, how could I not do it? Now if you will excuse me, I think Princess Peach just threw a red shell at me and now I need to knock her off the Wario Stadium jump.

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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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The Simpsons: Hit & Run

The Simpsons: Hit & Run

Game: The Simpsons: Hit & Run
Start Date: August 31st, 2009 (Replay: July 7th, 2018)
End Date: October 15th, 2009 (Replay: — )
Videos: 46 (Replay: — )

In the town of Springfield, the citizens can’t seem to go a single day without some kind of chaos starting, and the effects only seem to multiply when the introduction of Buzz Cola is sweeping the town off its feet. What starts as a Black Van conspiracy turns into other crazy developments, and the Simpson family, once again, seems to be at the center of all of this. You won’t believe what will start to unfold in this crazy game!

This project is widely regarded and recognized as one of my best, and I can understand why. This game is a classic gem that I wish would be universally seen as the masterpiece that it is, and I feel that there are many gamers out there who feel the same way. Combine a good game with the comedy styling of The Simpsons, and you have a title you will be remembering for a VERY long time!

This was the third “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, with no commentary to boot, I decided to redo the project with a modern spin in 2009. The older 2007 videos are no longer available on my channel. In 2018, I decided to redo this project again to celebrate my 11th year anniversary. Both projects are listed below with the replay above the original version.


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