Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Mario Kart Wii Playthrough

Well you wanted it, here it is...the Mario Kart Wii Playthrough!

I was shocked at how this game dominated the blog poll of what you wanted to see...granted, I wasn't surprised it won out, but the margin of victory was astounding and speaks volumes to how great of a game this is to be so popular after 4 years on the market.

That said, I played this game a ton back in late 2009 and early 2010...Some of my first videos were shot with a camera pointed at my TV to capture end scenes etc.  This game was the big reason I wanted to get into recording gameplay, mainly to capture some of the unbelievable stuff that went down in online play with my friends.

However, as fate (and/or a really lackluster ISP) would have it, I started having connectivity issues.  I went from being able to play 2 hours at full speed to connecting, starting a race, and getting tossed...or in some instances never being able to connect.

The ISP was called out, they diagnosed the problem as having "water in the line" and gave me a splitter to put in that would decrease picture quality on my TV, but make the internet closer to the speed that it should be...It took me a while to realize that was their solution...they apparently have no intention or care to dry or replace the line (or find the real reason and drop the lame excuse).  Nonetheless, if you have ever played something online with dial-up just imagine that today, but make the disconnects longer and more untimely.

So long story short, I quit playing the game religiously and kind of got into other things...As much as I'd like to swap friend codes it is pointless since I can't stay connected (before Nintendo Channel stuff with Alison and Gary was canned a 10 minute episode would take like 25-30 for me to watch...if I wasn't disconnected with an error message).  Believe me, if I could play online you'd have been seeing MKW Online matches since I started recording in June 2011.

All that aside, here is the plan...

A basically complete playthrough of Mario Kart Wii.

I plan to complete the 50cc, 100cc, and 150cc, as well as unlock all the karts and characters.  I may or may not record/upload the Mirror Mode stuff, we will just have to wait and see.

The plan of attack is to make this relate to the casual player, not someone that plays daily, has a hacked console, and owns world records.  That said, I am going Automatic and Standard Kart/Bike for the main portion of the playthrough.  I will also stick with a single character for each segment.

When we get to the Time Trials etc I will rotate characters and karts more often.

I started recording this in early June 2012, right as I was wrapping up Skylander upgrade vids etc.  I have currently (July 4th, 2012) recorded all the 50cc and 100cc races...Even have a few of the 50cc vids edited and ready to upload.  I'll start uploading a few each week as I give myself time to complete the remaining races.

As a sidenote I actually started 2 other playthroughs around that same time...one planned, one just out of the blue...I had major game audio issues in the planned one and will probably have to re-record 2 parts...The other doesn't have major issues and I may alternate uploads to spice things up...That is all I will say about it right now...so stay tuned!  And no, the Skylander vids are not over...have a few more to record and/or upload.

This should be a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it.

Mario Kart Wii Part 1: 50cc Mushroom Cup featuring Koopa Troopa


Mario Kart Wii Part 2: 50cc Flower Cup featuring Koopa Troopa


Mario Kart Wii Part 3: 50cc Star Cup featuring Koopa Troopa


Mario Kart Wii Part 4: Special Cup 50cc featuring Koopa Troopa


Mario Kart Wii Part 5: 50cc Shell Cup featuring Koopa Troopa



1 comment:

  1. nice mario kart race: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBiHtZbkBi8

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