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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 Party

Mario Party

Game: Mario Party
Start Date: March 8th, 2009
Runtime: 9 hours
Videos: 54

Mario and his friends are arguing about who is the true superstar of the bunch. However, when the argument starts to get heated, Toad stops the flame war and decides that the group needs to play a game of Mario Party to determine who the superstar really is. This game was the start of Hudson Soft’s famous Mario Party franchise and was the flagship title that brought all of our favorite board games and mini-games to the gaming world!

Although this is the first installment of the Mario Party franchise, this was not the earliest Mario Party playthrough on my channel. I had previously done both Mario Party and Mario Party 2 (along with Mario Party 3 and Mario Party 4) before I came back to do this replay project. I had some problems with copyright on the original Mario Party and Mario Party 2 projects, so I had to remove the videos, but I did not have to remove Mario Party 3 or Mario Party 4, which makes them the earliest Mario Party projects on my channel. The older Mario Party projects can no longer be found.

This project is definitely one of my favorites of all the projects I have done on my channel. It set-up, established, and continued a lot of long-running jokes that would return in other Mario Party playthroughs and other LPs in general, including my tirade against the one and only Princess Peach!

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