Happy 6th Anniversary Mario Party Legacy!

Weren’t we just celebrating five years? Six years ago on this day, Mario Party Legacy made it’s first official post. What followed after can only be described as an exhilarating series of twists and turns that helped shape our current Mario centric site and form a lively and active community! It might not have actually been that intense, but rest assured, there is a lot of history and heart to this small little site!

Originally known as The Super Mario Party Site, Mario Party Legacy started as a small fansite on January 14, 2008, dedicating itself to cataloging and sharing as much Mario Party information and news as possible. With hope of a new installment of Mario Party slowly dying out, the site underwent a name change in the summer of 2010 that better reflected the idea behind the site, and quite frankly took out the silliness that was SMPS.

Mario Party 9 (2012) was a huge moment for Mario Party Legacy, not only because it was the first new and upcoming Mario Party game the site would cover, but it was also the start of the steady increase in viewership and popularity. News on Mario Party 9 was rampant, and Mario Party Legacy saw more posts in the short period of time before the game’s release than it did since the site’s inception. With Mario Party 9 out in the public, Mario Party Legacy switched over from simply covering the Mario Party series to keeping up to date on the entire Mario series, and continues to do so today.

It wouldn’t feel right not to give a few shout outs and special thanks! A huge thank you to Vipsoccermaster for being here since Day 1, always ready to help wherever and whenever he can. H-J has also been here since the very beginning, and it wouldn’t be right to skip over his many contributions to the site. Our Forum staff, past and present, who voluntarily take their time to help maintain and control the Forum, a very huge thanks to you all. A big thanks to SpiderStaryu, our longtime host of the The Lost Levels podcast, along with the entire podcast crew. Many thanks to Joey, our original website provider who hosted the site for free for over three years. And really, to everyone who visits the site, reads out articles, uses our guides, talks in the Forum, listens to our podcasts, watches our videos, a huge thanks to all of you. None of this would be possible if it weren’t for the awesome community we have built!

It’s hard to believe it’s been six years. Let’s keep marching forward and see where we go next!

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supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
January 14, 2014 5:01 PM

Mario Party Legacy is my favorite website of all time! Happy Anniversary!!!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 9:56 AM
Reply to  supamawiol0l

Oh wow, thank you!

Jimmy Elwell
Jimmy Elwell
January 14, 2014 5:10 PM

thx so much for all the news!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 9:56 AM
Reply to  Jimmy Elwell

We love providing it! Thanks!

programninja
programninja
January 14, 2014 5:37 PM

at first i thought it was a typo and it was 5 years or 2007 when it started, then I realized its 2014 🙂

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 9:56 AM
Reply to  programninja

Yup, time flies!

MagiKooper
MagiKooper
January 14, 2014 5:41 PM

Happy 6th Anniversary!!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 9:56 AM
Reply to  MagiKooper

Thank you!

That guy over there
That guy over there
January 14, 2014 6:07 PM

Congrats Mario Party Legacy! 😉

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 9:57 AM

Thanks!

KinopioToad
KinopioToad
January 14, 2014 6:08 PM

This is the best site ever! (I’ve only been here 4 months…)
*I can’t login again… guest for now*

That guy over there
That guy over there
January 14, 2014 6:14 PM
Reply to  KinopioToad

I don’t remember when I joined the site as view mode. I think it was in January of 2013, and started commenting around July or August.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
January 14, 2014 6:42 PM

For me I started viewing like 2 years ago!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 9:58 AM
Reply to  KinopioToad

Thanks! You need to get yourself avatar or an icon, I keep thinking you’re a guest!

Luigiguy567
Luigiguy567
January 14, 2014 6:20 PM

Ha, good times. I remember seeing a youtube video in 2009 that first lead me to this site. I remember that I first became a guest sometime after the big change. I think I got an account in the Mario Party board Super Mario Survivor. (When IS the next SMS, exactly?) And after all these years, we’ve been through a lot: RosalinaFTW, UnknownUser, that Magikooper copy, and that time we commented so much on a SMS Disqus basically broke down. I love this site.

Vipsoccermaster
January 14, 2014 6:52 PM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

The next Super Mario Survivor isn’t until about like two or three months from now. I guess, after Yoshi’s New Island is released in North America, we can expect one anytime after that. But it might change.

Mariofan3110
Mariofan3110
January 15, 2014 7:47 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

i found the site when i was looking for QR codes for mario tennis open(remember it?with al the yoshi colors and metal mario) and sice the i watch the site every day :P(sorry for bad english xD)

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:00 AM
Reply to  Mariofan3110

That’s awesome! That page was surprisingly popular, so I’m glad you found the site that way!

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
January 18, 2014 5:41 AM
Reply to  SuperZambezi

I remember I found this site one day after the release date of Mario Kart 7 in Europe. I was searching information about Mario Party 9 when I found the site. Since that day I visit the site every day and I continue enjoying it.

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 9:59 AM
Reply to  Luigiguy567

Nice to see that the YouTube videos bring people to the site! Not sure about SMS, but I definitely wanted to take a break after having the massive MP Boards survivor.

supamawiol0l
supamawiol0l
January 19, 2014 2:31 PM
Reply to  SuperZambezi

Just a suggestion: How about best Nintendo console? I know it’s not Mario, but It’d still be pretty awesome!

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
January 14, 2014 7:24 PM

I first came here because of Super Mario Wiki! I used to browse that site all day long… But I think I read almost every single article in there! 😛 I remember mashing the random page button repeatedly to try and find something new instead of being so bored. But alas, it never did work. Scrolling absentmindedly, I happened upon the external links and wound up on a site named “Mario Party Legacy” (sounds familiar, doesn’t it?) Although, it wasn’t until I visited it 3 or 4 more times that I saw it’s magnificence.

That guy over there
That guy over there
January 14, 2014 8:17 PM

That’s actually how I found Mario Party Legacy! I was searching in M Wiki for information of SM3DL and MK7, and it sometimes likned me to this very site. When I discovered this site, the only thing I did was to see the latest pics and artwork of the unreleased games. But it was until Paper Mario: Sticker Star when I started to see the other posts of MPL. I feel that it’s been so long since…

Braystar
Braystar
January 16, 2014 10:17 PM

Yep, that’s my story too.

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:02 AM

Looking at the stats, I know that it helps people find the stats when we are linked over at Mario Wiki. Good to know some of you guys found the site this way!

E.Gadd
E.Gadd
January 14, 2014 8:24 PM

This place is great, least insane Mario fans on the internet by far! Congratulations!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:02 AM
Reply to  E.Gadd

Maybe the least insane, but we’re still pretty crazy. 😛

G-man Daniels
G-man Daniels
January 14, 2014 9:09 PM

happy birthday mp legacy

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:02 AM
Reply to  G-man Daniels

Thanks!

galloots
galloots
January 14, 2014 9:10 PM

Happy birthday Mario Party Legacy! 😀 I haven’t been here from the start, but once I found this place i haven’t left!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:03 AM
Reply to  galloots

Glad to know you’re still enjoying it, thanks!

Unknown Entity
Unknown Entity
January 15, 2014 7:51 AM

Boy oh boy… 6 years… This April will mark my 4th year as a member of the forum. It’d be nice to have access again but that’s completely up to staff if they wish to relinquish my permaban. Regardless, congratz on 6 years of this place.

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:04 AM
Reply to  Unknown Entity

Thanks! And if you ever want to contact me, the best way is through any of the private services (YouTube, Facebook, email, etc.)

lew.coll1
lew.coll1
January 15, 2014 8:54 AM

Happy Birthday MPL!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:04 AM
Reply to  lew.coll1

Thanks!

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
January 16, 2014 9:34 AM

Happy Birthday Mario Party Legacy!!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:04 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

Thank you!

DannyRaisin4
DannyRaisin4
January 16, 2014 11:48 AM

Happy birthday MPL!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:04 AM
Reply to  DannyRaisin4

Thanks!

LuigiIsAwesome2
LuigiIsAwesome2
January 16, 2014 1:00 PM

Happy birthday MPL! 😀

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:04 AM

Thank you!

gmanextreme9
gmanextreme9
January 16, 2014 1:34 PM

Happy Birthday MPL!!!!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:05 AM
Reply to  gmanextreme9

Thank you!!

Braystar
Braystar
January 16, 2014 10:16 PM

HAPPY B-DAY MPL, THIS IS THE BEST FORUM EVA!

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:05 AM
Reply to  Braystar

THANK YOU!

Braystar
Braystar
January 17, 2014 1:24 PM
Reply to  SuperZambezi

NP, This was so epic that when I was just reading the info I made my account on the forum and the best thing is that it’s filled with people that have the same intreses as me!

CuriousUser
CuriousUser
January 17, 2014 4:12 AM

Well done. Happy Anniversary. Been around longer than it seemed I see. Recently I just got back from Vacation.

SuperZambezi
SuperZambezi
January 17, 2014 10:05 AM
Reply to  CuriousUser

Thanks! But I don’t think you have to apologize about there being no Nintendo Direct this month so far. 😛

LuigiIsAwesome2
LuigiIsAwesome2
January 17, 2014 1:31 PM
Reply to  SuperZambezi

They may have a press event or a Nintendo Direct at the end of the month.

Boo3DarkBoo
Boo3DarkBoo
January 19, 2014 1:39 PM

I don’t know. Nintendo have some problems with the Wii U sales at the moment.

LuigiIsAwesome2
LuigiIsAwesome2
January 22, 2014 11:01 AM
Reply to  Boo3DarkBoo

True.

WarioBros
WarioBros
January 28, 2014 8:51 PM

Happy Anniversary!! 😀 God BlessYoU 🙂