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Happy 9th Anniversary Mario Party Legacy!

Can you believe it? Nine years have passed since that very first article announcing the beginning of Mario Party Legacy (then called The Super Mario Party Site) was posted. All these years later and now we have so much to look back on and so much to feel proud of. We’ve had plenty of accomplishments and it’s only one more year until we’ve been around for a decade.

…nearly a decade.

It’s crazy to think about, but yes, we have been around for nine years. We were here to cover events like E3 2012 and we covered more recent announcements like Super Mario Odyssey. We’ve done guides on Paper Mario: Sticker Star and we covered the revival of Mario Party with announcement of the long-awaited Mario Party 9. We’ve been through a lot!

And even then, 2016 was the kindest to Mario Party Legacy as we experienced our biggest month to date in November. Paper Mario: Color Splash was released in October, and our guide for the game has been the most successful project we have ever produced. We were able to bring in nearly 60,000 unique visitors to the site in the month of November, and that’s not looking at January which is on track at beating that record already.

But that would seem to go against another less fortunate aspect of Mario Party Legacy in 2016. It’s been quiet. Our once vibrant community has taken a break as new content has been slower than ever. Things are changing. What Mario Party Legacy produced five years ago is not necessarily the same content that will make a website successful today. And to add to that, all the great people who work on Mario Party Legacy have other responsibilities too, and that changes how things are done here. For myself, I know I can’t dedicate as much time to Mario Party Legacy as I used to, so change will happen.

Mario Party Legacy will shift gears and change a bit of its focus in the new year. News and other features will no longer be regularly posted, save for big news pieces like all the Nintendo Switch announcements yesterday. Community Nights will be a lot less frequent as well, especially now that we don’t have as active of a community.

Instead, we’ll be focusing on what works and growing from there. The guides we have on Mario Party Legacy have always been the most popular pages, and they continue to be for months after release. Whenever a a major Mario game is released, expect Mario Party Legacy to cover it!

Mario Party Legacy will also serve as a second home to PartyPlanner64, housing the custom board database and forum section for discussion. We may even write some articles about custom boards we really like or guides and contests about the tool.

Our YouTube channel for Mario Party Legacy continues to be a popular asset, so video production won’t be changed.

That is our plan for Mario Party Legacy. It’s simple and isn’t as active as years past, but this is where we’re at. I can’t promise you what other changes we’ll make or what else to expect, but what I can do is thank you for all the time you’ve spent on our website. Thank you for all the memories you’ve made, the comments you’ve posted, the articles you’ve read, and the HOOs you’ve HAAd.

Happy anniversary Mario Party Legacy!

Michael Koczwara

Executive Editor and Founder of Mario Party Legacy. Head Administrator at the Mario Party Legacy Forum.

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  • MKKINGZ

    Happy anniversary Mario Party Legacy, it wasn’t as active last year and it probably won’t be this year due to the limitations but I hope it’s a successful year nonetheless. It’s been a good ride and thank you for entertaining me for the many years I’ve been visiting this website.

  • Spike “R” Jagger

    Happy Anniversary, MPL. Here’s to a more active year. 😉

  • Jake Gantt

    MP11 will be announced for the Switch at E3 2017.

  • CorrinFTW

    Happy Birthday to a lovely website that was the beginning of a life changing “event” for me (for the better). I’m not active in the comment section anymore, but I keep getting on MPL almost daily. I won’t forget all the great posts, discussions and opinion battles we’ve all got over the years lol.

    Thank you for making this website 9 years ago! 😀

  • LucarioLover64

    Woah! This site is already 9 years old! Great goodness! Happy Birthday Mario Party Legacy and hello I’m a new user.

  • Damn time flies by fast, Happy birthday MPL! 🙂

  • Spongyoshi

    Happy birthday dear website 😀

  • SmashBoo

    Happy Birthday MPL!! Even tho it has been quiet here this last year, it’s my pleasure to still be here for the 9th anniversary. It has been a good journey, it’s awesome that this website has introduced me to people that I can now consider good friends. Let’s hope for a better year with many more HOO HAAs.

  • BossBlitz

    Happy Birthday, Mario Party Legacy! I Have so much to thank this site for, from making new lasting friends, my experiences on the forum, and for even writing articles here! Here’s to 2017, MPL!

  • RafalRib

    DAMN MPL IS GETTING OLD! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THIS WONDERFUL SITE

    • Hey Raf, I haven’t seen you on the forum lately. I’ve missed your hypeness .

  • MotherProdigy

    SuperZambezi i need to ask you something. And i feel so old!! We should have a Wii U only games CN on March 2nd cause bye bye Wii U for me 😛

  • Zympherior

    Wow, it’s been like 4 years since I’ve joined this community, seeing how it grew and changed. I really like this community, and I gotta thank the site for creating it. I’ve seen great interactions through discussions, CNs, and other things. I won’t forget that, even though the site isn’t as active.

    So, congrats on the 9th year anniversary! The 10th is just around the corner!

  • Luigiguy567

    Happy Birthday, MPL! To be honest, I think the silence this year is due to the Smash 4 DLC (or I guess Smash 4 in general) coming to an end, but with the Nintendo Switch on the horizon, that seems to be changing!

    Also, I think Smash Wii U will get a port to the Switch so it can generate Smash hype again. I doubt they would port Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, and Splatoon, but not Smash.

  • MagiKooper

    Wow, it’s really been sometime since i’ve been here. It’s gotten a bit quiet for my taste, but glad to see it’s still around and updating. Happy Birthday MPL.

    Thanks for all the fantastic memories and I hope to make more with the many friends i’ve made here.

  • Mario_Comix

    To think that according to the Forum, I’ve been apart of the MPL (or even SMPS) community for the past 7 years! Honestly, I’ve seen all kinds of people come and go, from the older days of the Forum, to the newer days of the Daily Sm4sh Pics and the very excitable members of the Disqus threads.

    Here’s to the bright future of MPL!

  • E.Gadd

    Still my favorite gathering spot for Mario fanatics! I mean there are all sorts of places where you can talk Nintendo news on the interwebs, get into console wars or argue in circles over what role Daisy or Waluigi even serve in the series… but(barring an unprecedented influx in knuckleheads) there’s no better adjusted set of Mario series commentators with a wider knowledge of it’s highs and lows than on MPL. And thanks to how exciting the upcoming Mario Odyssey appears to be, I look forward to an increase in activity. I mean if the main Mario release is taking that many chances, surely the future spin-off series we will see down the line will take similar creative chances, giving us tons to speculate, complain, and celebrate about! 🙂

  • ImpaDude

    It’s been so long since I was a regular here. I can’t believe a whopping 9 years for you guys has past. I love this site for shaping who I am today. Sorry about the lack of activity, I’m sure it’ll grow soon.

  • Spiny Bro

    Damn I forgot to comment when i first saw this! Happy Birthday!

  • Jake Gantt

    Great job surviving 9 years of MPL goodness. In your 10th year, MPL will be excited to have ELEVEN Mario Party games

  • Rayree

    AWWWW Happy Anniversary MPL! Can’t believe it’s been this long. This is my favorite place to look for Mario stuff and Nintendo stuff to by extension. I maybe remembering incorrectly, but I think I’ve been visting this site since a couple of months after MP8 came out. wait what year did it come out…

  • Mr. Dubstep

    Happy 9th birthday MPL!!!