Tag Archives: Toads

Super Mario 3D Land

Super Mario 3D Land

Game: Super Mario 3D Land
Start Date: February 4th, 2019
End Date: —
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I would put up a clever description of how Bowser once again kidnaps Princess Peach, forcing Mario into another grand adventure, but I feel like the guy is running a little empty on unique ways to accomplish that feat, so I’ll just chalk it up to Bowser getting bored and that he just wanted to do something to keep himself busy. That’s right, we have another Mario game to cover and this time we are covering the 3DS classic; Super Mario 3D Land. After spending a couple of titles in the 2D platformer space, Nintendo decided it was time to try another 3D adventure with less emphasis on exploring locales or traveling through space, and more emphasis on straight-up platforming. In addition to that, this title also seems to draw a lot of inspiration from other games from Mario’s past as well, whether it’s power-ups, gimmicks, music, secrets; just a nice celebration of Mario’s past.

My initial plan was to cover Super Mario 3D Land the previous year, but due to Fire Emblem and the Oracle games taking up a huge amount of that time, I had to delay my plans a few months, but decided I wanted to get through this game as soon as possible the following year just so I could continue my streak of covering a 3D Mario “almost” every year, or at least regularly enough. This was a game I knew I could get through easily enough and finish in a quick amount of time, so even with my reduced upload schedule in 2019, I knew it would be a quick one to slip in there.

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Luigi’s Mansion

Luigi's Mansion

Game: Luigi’s Mansion
Start Date: November 10th, 2014
Videos: 12

Luigi has won a contest that he didn’t even enter and his brother has gone missing at the building site of a giant spooky mansion. After investigating the house, Luigi finds that it has been haunted by ghosts and Mario’s fate continues to be unknown. With the help of Professor E. Gadd, a scholar of ghosts, Luigi will now go toe-to-toe with the spooks to find his brother.

After Super Mario Sunshine, I wanted to cover the Gamecube installment starring the other plumber brother, especially since Sunshine was scheduled to end around the time of October. However, due to some computer issues, I had to push this project forward until November, but I was still in the mood for some good old fashioned ghost hunting!

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Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario Sunshine

Game: Super Mario Sunshine
Start Date: August 11th, 2014
Runtime: 9 hours
Videos: 23

Mario and Peach surely need a vacation after all of the kidnappings they’ve had to endure, but they are about to find out that this vacation will not be absent of controversy. A shadowed doppleganger of Mario has appeared on the luxurious Isle Delfino and is covering the island in mysterious goop and when Mario arrives on the scene, he gets blamed for the mess. With a new water tank named FLUDD on his back, Mario proceeds to clean up the entire island and to clear his name.

I wanted this game to be my big summer Let’s Play, but I unfortunately took a bit longer in finishing some of my other projects, making this game appear rather late in the summer months. Regardless, this is a game that I have wanted to do since my initial completion of Super Mario 64 back in 2013 and with just enough summer left in this year, I knew it was the perfect time to begin this game. Unfortunately, I got plagued with some computer issues during this project, but as soon as I got them fixed, I was right back on track.

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