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Super Mario Galaxy 2

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Game: Super Mario Galaxy 2
Start Date: August 29th, 2017
End Date: December 7th, 2017
Videos: 40

Since Mario started his 3D platforming adventures, he tried to stick to a “one 3D platformer per system” type of format. However, after the success of Super Mario Galaxy, it’s no surprise that Nintendo tried to get a sequel in the works, bringing a 2nd Galaxy game into the mix on the Wii console. Bowser is at his tricks again in his takeover of the universe, and it’s up to Mario and lumas to stop him!

After how successful the Galaxy 1 playthrough was, I was looking forward to getting to Galaxy 2. Although I prefer the original installment, there were still plenty of things I liked about this game too, and after not playing it in years, I was very much looking forward to returning to this title.

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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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Super Paper Mario

Super Paper Mario

Game: Super Paper Mario
Start Date: December 5th, 2016
End Date: April 14th, 2017
Videos: 51

The Mushroom Kingdom is once again greeted by a new foe, and this one hopes to destroy the very fabric of all worlds and dimensions. Mario must once again save the day in an all-new adventure that will literally take him to places where he has never been before. But first, what has happened to Peach, Bowser and his brother Luigi?

“The mighty has fallen,” is a phrase you hear a lot when referring to the Paper Mario series. While most consider that falling point to be Sticker Star, there are some who believe this game’s departure from the traditional Paper Mario experience to be the beginning of the end. I for one do not agree with this logic as this game definitely features some charm and intriguing gameplay to boot, so I was looking forward to seeing this game in action again.

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Kirby’s Return to Dream Land

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Game: Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Start Date: April 26th, 2016
Videos: 21

Remember when Kirby GCN was a thing for the longest time? Then once the Gamecube era ended and Kirby’s Epic Yarn was the first Kirby platformer since Kirby 64, people wondered whatever the hell happened to that Kirby game we were promised? However, when Return to Dream Land came out, all questions were answered as people flocked to another one of the Wii’s awesome platforming titles. This time with multiplayer posibilities, interesting motion controlled minigames, brand new copy power-ups and a whole lot more.

I think it is safe to say that Return to Dream Land was in the works for a really long time on my channel. However, the timing never felt just right for it until this year when I needed a project to go alongside what was left of the Sacred Stones postgame. So Kirby, you ready for another round of fun in Dream Land?

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Game: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Start Date: January 16th, 2016
Videos: 44

After the huge success of Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Gamecube, gamers during the Wii generation wondered when Smash was going to get its eventual upgrade. After a glorified E3 trailer, where Metal Gear’s own Solid Snake made his first appearance in the world of Smash, gamers were hyped for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. From the daily Smash Dojo updates, to the first reveal from Japanese content, to the newly established online mode, this game was looking to be a Smash hit!

After kind of stepping away from doing Melee 100%, I knew that there was no way a 100% playthrough of Brawl would be done. However, I did want to make sure that Brawl was still on the agenda at least, because this was definitely a big game for me during the years of 2008-2009. This playthrough will feature a full session of the Subspace Emissary, and I’ll also show off some content from the game itself as well. It’s time to BRAWL!

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Donkey Kong Country Returns

Donkey Kong Country Returns

Game: Donkey Kong Country Returns
Start Date: May 19th, 2013
Runtime: 8 hours
Videos: 24

The Donkey Kong Country trilogy has always been widely accepted as one of the SNES’s best staples, but in 2010, game developer Retro Studios, the same mind behind the Metroid Prime series, felt it was time to give this series a comeback. That comeback title is now known as Donkey Kong Country Returns. Although the Kremlings are no longer around, the ancient tribe of the Tikis has started causing trouble around DK Island, using some kind of magic to make the animals do their bidding. However, when they mess with Donkey Kong’s banana stash, they will soon learn that they picked on the wrong ape.

After having the entire SNES trilogy under my belt, I turned my attention to the Wii’s reimagination of the DKC series. Although I wouldn’t say I like it as much as the SNES games, this game was still a really nice attempt at bringing back a classic series and I give Retro Studios a lot of credit where it is due, and for this game, they deserve a lot of credit. Overall, I wouldn’t say this project accomplished all that I hoped it would, but it was still a great playthrough nonetheless and I hope you guys enjoy it too!

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Mario Party 9

Mario Party 9

Game: Mario Party 9
Start Date: April 6th, 2013
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 25

You can’t keep a good Mario spin-off down, and when Mario Party started vanishing off the face of the Earth, here comes Mario Party 9 to remind us that the party isn’t over yet. Mario Party 9 was the first Mario Party game in four years (after the eighth game) and with it’s return, brought a number of changes to the formula. Many fans questioned these changes, but when you get down to the nitty-gritty, the fun and mayhem of Mario Party is still quite in existence.

This project was a long-time coming, as many people expected this game to come to my channel in 2012, but due to my large commitment of taking on Fortune Street, I decided to use this game as a buffer in between the two halves of the Fortune Street project. This was a decision that was really rewarding and created, very easily, the biggest high point of my channel in quite awhile.

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Fortune Street

Fortune Street

Game: Fortune Street
Start Date: November 28th, 2012
Runtime: 48 hours
Videos: 102

Everyone sure loves a game of Mario Party, but what happens when you remove the mini-games and replace them with stocks, properties, investments, and everything economics, and add a bunch of Dragon Quest characters? My friends, it’s time to take you on an adventure; an adventure called Fortune Street!

When I first heard of Fortune Street, I wondered if it would be a nice continuation of the huge Mario Party following that was featured on my channel. However, when I started playing the game, I was very quickly surprised to find something much different, and much more challenging. I was thrown off from ever wanting to do a project of the game, but here I was…one year later…ready to pick up the Wiimote and try it anyway. Not only was it long endeavor, needing a large break in between both halves of the project, but it definitely had its entertaining moments as well. If you are ready to see the action that Fortune Street has to show, grab a dice block, sit down, and enjoy yourself!

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Pac-Man Party

Pac-Man Party

Game: Pac-Man Party
Start Date: May 6th, 2012
Runtime: 7 hours
Videos: 22

Mario is known for his crazy parties, but what happens when another iconic video game character decides to throw a party of his own? Some of you might be saying “Sonic Shuffle” or “Crash Bash,” but what if we go back even earlier than those characters? What about Pac-Man? Well, you are in luck, because to celebrate his 30th birthday, Namco would like to introduce, Pac-Man Party!

Despite the teaser at the beginning (where I teased that this would be a Mario Party 9 playthrough), I knew I wanted to play this game for you guys when I first received the game as a Christmas present in 2011. Although it might seem to be another half-baked take on the Mario Party franchise, I do feel that Pac-Man Party does have some very good production values and does have a charm of its own. I don’t think it’s a perfect game (and it could use a variety of improvements), but it’s really fun for what it is and has some creative ideas.

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Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Kirby's Epic Yarn

Game: Kirby’s Epic Yarn
Start Date: April 2nd, 2012
Runtime: 9 hours
Videos: 25

Kirby is having another leisurely stroll through Dream Land when he finds a nice, juicy tomato to eat. Turns out, eating this tomato was a bad idea, as an evil sorcerer named Yin-Yarn turns Kirby into a piece of yarn himself and sends him to a place called Patch Land. In Patch Land, he meets Prince Fluff, his guide to this new world made of yarn! Although Kirby no longer has his trademark abilities anymore, he will find that yarn isn’t so useless. It can quite literally be the key to threading this new adventure together!

Around the tme of this project, Kirby’s Epic Yarn had gotten a lot of hate from gamers, particularly those who either found the game “insultingly easy” or a bad title to represent the Kirby series with. I personally disagree with all of those sentiments as I thought this game was amazing in its own right and charm. Not only did I find the gameplay fun, but the game itself is a masterpiece in audiovisual excellence. I had also gotten a lot of requests to cover this game as well, which I was more than obliged to follow through with. All in all, I think this is a terrific game and I hope you guys enjoy it as well!

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