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NES Remix

NES Remix

Game: NES Remix
Start Date: May 6th, 2017
End Date: July 8th, 2017
Videos: 20

The NES was definitely the system that put home consoles on the map. From Super Mario Bros. to The Legend of Zelda to Punch-Out, so many classics series and classic games debuted on this magnificent platform. During the last generation and the era of the Wii U, Nintendo decided to honor the system by making a game that would revisit the old system and challenge gamers to master all the challenges those games could put out there. This game was called NES Remix!

I discovered this game pretty late into the NES Remix hype. I didn’t get any of the games until Ultimate NES Remix came out for the Nintendo 3DS. However, once I did get around to playing it, I enjoyed every moment of it and thought it would be an interesting playthrough to do for the channel. So here I am today with NES Remix for the Nintendo Wii U!

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Mario Party DS

Mario Party DS

Game: Mario Party DS
Start Date: October 29th, 2016
End Date: December 11th, 2016
Videos: 18

Mario Party Adance wasn’t exactly the Mario Party game people were looking for when it came to a Mario Party handheld experience. However, when the DS was doing some really nice things with Mario games, attempting the true Mario Party formula with this new hardware was a really great idea becasue Mario Party DS is the definitive Mario Party handheld experience. It’s a little rough around the edges and this game does introduce the tradition of capable Mario Party games not featuring online play, but I think this game is really good and in fact better than some of the console games.

SlimKirby, when will you do Mario Party DS? This was the question I got nonstop for many, many years. Heck, I wish I knew the answer myself, but this was a long road of uncertainy for me. With me giving my old capture card away as a gift to someone who really wanted a DS and no idea of when I would get a new one, this project was in jeopardy. However, once I received my capture card via donations, I knew this had to be one of the first projects I did, so I made sure Mario Party DS was on the agenda. Now I am proudly happy to present Mario Party DS Board Playthroughs!

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Mario Party 10

Mario Party 10

Game: Mario Party 10
Start Date: June 27th, 2015
Videos: 19

After nine installments and a few handheld games, Mario Party has finally reached #10, but perhaps with results that may not appease the traditional Mario Party fan. The Wii U has brought us a lot of unique gaming experiences; those which utilize the new Gamepad and Amiibo functionality. Mario Party 10 tries to capitalize on all of these features, but perhaps in a way that will make this the most unique and “interesting” Mario Party experience yet…

I knew Mario Party 10 was coming in the months leading up to this project and even in the game’s release. However, after my first impressions of the game, I can’t exactly say I was incredibly excited for it. I’m still going to give this game my full and undivided attention and I think it’s going to have its moments as well, but as I said above, this is perhaps the biggest drift from a series in a very long time…

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Yoshi’s Island DS

Yoshi's Island DS

Game: Yoshi’s Island DS
Start Date: May 26th, 2015
Videos: 28

After the events of Yoshi’s Island, Kamek goes on a baby-napping spree yet again and makes the mistake of messing with the wrong infants. This time however, Baby Mario is not alone as a few other select babies from the Mario universe are here to fight alongside the Yoshi race as they take back their island once again from Kamek’s evil deeds.

So here is a little backstory with this project….this has actually been in the works since like…2014, and even the tail-end of 2013 as well, however, with DS capture being a novelty that is not readily accessible, getting this one off the ground was quite the challenge. For those who watched my updates, this was the long-defined project known as “Project Babysitter,” a codename I gave this project in particular because the original Yoshi’s Island project was once considered some of my best work on Youtube. A month before this project was even recorded, this was still considered an impossibility until Nintendo gave us the wonderful news that DS games would be coming to the Wii U console’s eshop, and this game was one of the first candidates. This only meant that Project Babysitter could finally come off the ground!

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Mario Party 8

Mario Party 8

Game: Mario Party 8
Start Date: April 3rd, 2011
Runtime: 10 hours
Videos: 36

The Star Carnival is in town, and MC Ballyhoo is the host for the festivities. Mario Party is all the rage, and Bowser just might be up to something as well. It’s another stroll down Mario Party lane and this game’s gimmick features the use of Nintendo’s Wii-Motion functionality!

While not much time had passed between my last Mario Party playthrough and this one, I figured it was time to get back into the Mario Party groove to start the year off right! It was quite interesting, making the move from Gamecube partying to Wii partying, but the spirit of Mario Party remained with us as we went along the journey!

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Mario Party 7

Mario Party 7

Game: Mario Party 7
Start Date: October 23rd, 2010
Runtime: 11 hours
Videos: 41

During the Gamecube era, Mario Party got into the habit of releasing one game per calendar year, and Mario Party 7 was no different. In this rendition, Mario and his friends have gone on vacation, but when Bowser doesn’t get invited, Mario and his friends better think twice about who they exlcude, because Bowser is now going on a spree of rage, ruining whatever destination they travel to.

This Mario Party project had the unfortunate timing of taking place during one of my “computer decides to crash” phases, and as a result, was put on hold for a period of time. One of the most unfortunate aspects of this crash was the fact that during the course of this playthrough, my appreciation for this game had actually increased, when before, it was probably my least favorite of the Mario Party series.

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Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Game: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Start Date: January 17th, 2010
Runtime: 10 hours
Videos: 65

The Mario series has come a very long way, and although his games started on arcade machines and the NES, this game showed us that Mario went on adventures even when he was a little baby! Even before they could be delivered to their parents, Baby Mario and Luigi were separated, with Mario ending up on the back of his future friend Yoshi while Luigi was captured by a koopa wizard named Kamek. It’s up to Yoshi to find and rescue Baby Luigi and and send the babies to a proper home so they could have a nice Italian upbringing.

This was the fifth “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. The older videos are no longer available on my channel.

I normally did not like doing replays back-to-back, but due to the success of Kirby Super Star and people wanting more from the SNES era, I couldn’t ignore the demand for another high quality SNES game, and Yoshi’s Island was the perfect candidate! The project was quite a challenge to overcome, as getting 100% in this game is quite the daunting task, but when you stick a game from my childhood in front of my face, you are never going to hear any complaints from me!

This project also featured some content from the Game Boy Advance remake “Super Mario Advance 3: Yoshi’s Island,” as I showcased the six bonus levels that were exclusive to only that port of the game. This content was shown later, long after the project was finished.

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Mario Party 2

Mario Party 2

Game: Marty Party 2
Start Date: June 19th, 2009
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 46

In the creation of Mario Land, Mario and his friends argue if Mario Land should even be the name, as everyone wants this new place to be named after them, including the beastly brute Bowser. It looks like whoever will stop the King of the Koopas will earn the privilege of naming this new land! Mario Party 2 is the 2nd installment of the Mario Party series, and it featured new boards, new mini-games, and new game mechanics that took everything great about the first title, and expanded it to new heights!

Although this is the 2nd installment of the series, this playthrough was done after Mario Party 3, 4, and the original (in that order). This is due to the fact that my original playthroughs of both Mario Party and Mario Party 2 were removed by me due to copyright issues, making Mario Party 3 and 4 my earliest Mario Party playthroughs. The original Mario Party 2 playthrough, much like the Mario Party 1 playthrough, can no longer be found on my channel or on the Internet.

I don’t feel like this playthrough achieved the same level of success that Mario Party 1 did, but it was a lot of fun and was a nice follow-up to the first game. This also happens to be my favorite Mario Party game as it introduced a lot of interesting boards, cool mini-games, and some unique features that made the game an unforgettable experience.

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Mario Party 4

Mario Party 4

Game: Mario Party 4
Start Date: November 26th, 2008
Runtime: 10 hours
Videos: 62

Mario and his friends are once again met with another opportunity to party like the part animals that they are! This was the first Mario Party installment available for the Nintendo Gamecube and it featured new boards, new mini-games, new items, lots of new bonus features, and perhaps the best thing, just a new Mario Party game to play!

Although this is the 4th installment of the Mario Party series, it is actually the 2nd earliest (in terms of date) available playlist of my Mario Party playthrough series. This is because I had to remove my original playthroughs of Mario Party 1 and Mario Party 2 due to the issues of copyright I had with those videos, and as a result, I redid them at a later date, after this project.

This may be one of my earlier projects, but this is where I felt things were starting to come together in terms of how I wanted the quality of my videos to be. I had some issues with the audio quality, but I don’t think they hindered the project and still made it a very enjoyable party!

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Mario Party 3

Mario Party 3

Game: Mario Party 3
Start Date: July 16th, 2008
Runtime: 11 hours
Videos: 66

Mario and his friends are having a nice relaxing day in front of Princess Peach’s Castle. During this down-time, a giant star crashes into the ground, claiming to be the Millenium Star. Being the competitive and playful characters they are, Mario and his friends decide to play Mario Party to determine who gets to own this marvelous star. Mario Party 3 is the third installment of the Mario Party series, featuring new items, new boards, new characters, lots of new mini-games, and even a new spin to the formula in the form of “Duel Maps;” 1 vs. 1 board maps requiring you to eliminate your opponent using classic Mario characters and enemies.

Although this is the 3rd installment of the Mario Party series, it is actually the earliest (in terms of date) available playlist of my Mario Party playthrough series. This is because I had to remove my original playthroughs of Mario Party 1 and Mario Party 2 due to the issues of copyright I had with those videos, and as a result, I redid them at a later date, after this project. This also happens to be the earliest playlist I have on my channel, which means I had a much different and inferior set-up compared to what I have now and in the other Mario Party playthroughs.

This playthrough gave birth to a lot of very special and amazing moments and I don’t regret a single minute of playing this game for you guys; even if I consider it having the worst production quality of all of my featured projects (at this time). If you want to see how things used to be on the SlimKirby channel, check out this project and embrace the nostalgia!

 

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