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Pokemon Trading Card Game

Pokemon Trading Card Game

Game: Pokemon Trading Card Game
Start Date: March 21st, 2017
End Date: May 25th, 2017
Videos: 27

Pokemon fever was running wild during the Late 90’s and with an anime and video game gaining popularity…naturally a trading card game was needed to further capitalize on it’s domination. And with a new card game, why not have a video game iteration of the card game as well? Sounds like a swell idea to me!

This was a game that I’ve owned for the longest time, but was never able to complete it until recent years (thanks to the encouragement of Puddle Plains HD). I’m happy to show this game in full, because it’s honestly a lot of fun once you have a grasp on how to play it effectively. Let the card memes begin!

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Game: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Start Date: January 19th, 2016
Videos: 23

Although there are some who are very, very faithful to the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES, there was still a huge positive response for Donkey Kong Country Returns when it released on the Wii a few years prior. With the Wii U in swing, Retro Studios decided to release a follow-up titled Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze. While essentially being the same formula used in Returns, Retro made use of the Wii U’s HD graphical capabilities to make a game with some pretty interesting instances of level-design. It also introduced some new monkeys into the Returns formula, along with swimming, and a new type of enemy who wants to turn all opposition frozen solid.

People were disappointed that I didn’t do Tropical Freeze in 2014 or 2015, as I was in the middle of doing a Donkey Kong Country game every year since 2010, and Tropical Freeze was technically out by 2014. However, I didn’t own it yet until 2015, and by then, I hadn’t played a whole lot of it. I knew 2016 would be a good year for it though, especially smack dab in the harsh winter months where for the last two years we’ve been bombarded by snowfall. Although that is not necessarily the case for Indiana this year, other places have been getting hit pretty hard. Anyway, not much else to say here….going through Tropical Freeze, 100%ing the game and getting all the puzzle pieces. Time trials or Hard Mode will not be a concern of mine, and although I will try to get figurines, I will not be grinding for them if I don’t get them all.

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Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium

Game: Pokémon Stadium
Start Date: August 26th, 2013
Runtime: 6 hours
Videos: 22

The Pokémon craze was going strong in the late 90s and because of it, Nintendo found it necessary to create as many Pokémon games as possible to capitalize on this phenomenon. One of the games was Pokémon Sadium, a 3D Battler where you can take all of the original 151 Pokemon and battle them against each other. This game also capitalized on the N64 Transfer pack, which allowed you to transfer your Pokémon from the Red, Blue, and Yellow versions of the game and wreck the competition with them on a whole new platform.

This playthrough, much like the game itself (which capitalized on the Pokémon craze of the late 90s), was capitalizing on the success of my Pokémon Blue Let’s Play, taking my main team and bringing them into the world of Pokémon Stadium to take on the toughest opponents of the N64 generation. Although I wouldn’t say this LP was as successful as the Blue LP, it was still a lot of fun to do. I also made a comeback to this game in 2017 when I played through the rest of Round 1 with Rental Pokemon and may come back even later with even more teams for Round 2 rounds!

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Pokémon Blue

Pokémon Blue

Game: Pokémon Blue
Start Date: April 3rd, 2012
Runtime: 19 hours
Videos: 47

Pokémon has come a long way since it’s initial creation back in the 90’s, and in the video game world, it all started with this game (along with the Red and Yellow versions of course). Allow me to walk you through the scenario; you are a young kid, you live next to the world’s most popular expert in Pokémon, who has a grandson who is the biggest jerk in the universe, and one fateful day, you are not only given a Pokémon of your own, but also the permission to travel on a grand adventure with you and your Pokémon friends. This notion made kids around the world go crazy for Pokémon, and this was the start of it all!

At this point in time, including games I would later replay, this was the 50th playthrough I did on my channel, and to celebrate this milestone, I wanted to do something big! I had wanted to do something with Pokémon for a very long time, but I didn’t want it to be anything small or “expected.” So for my 50th project, not only did I play my first Pokémon game, but I added the challenge of trying to catch all 150 Pokemon. This was an endeavor that I do not regret in any way, shape or form, as it led to one of my most enjoyable projects, for not just you guys, but also myself. I had started doubting that I would ever have a playthrough as good as The Simpsons: Hit and Run, until I played Pokémon.

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