Happy 7th Anniversary Mario Party Legacy!

I started Mario Party Legacy on an ordinary Monday afternoon in 2008. I was working on the site behind the scenes for several months at that point, and I settled on officially opening the site on January 14. I got back from school (freshman year), touched up a few things here and there, and made the very first post of the site:

Welcome to The Super Mario Party Site, a mario party fan-site. Not much is done, but you can look forward to a lot of Mario Party content. As for me, most of you know me as SuperZambezi from sites like GameFAQs and Mariopartyds.com. For now just enjoy the forum and some of the Character Pages (click on Mario, Luigi, etc.) and have fun. You can expect pages like History, About, Contact, etc. to be up soon.

That was seven years ago. Yes, that’s back when the website was known as The Super Mario Party Site and when the site was green and was created using an HTML editor. We’ve definitely come a long way since there, the most obvious changes seen in the layouts and the themes we’ve had over the years.

But that’s not the only thing that changed. On a personal standpoint, I know that so many things have changed for me throughout the last years. I learned so much about creating websites, from the actual designs to writing news stories and features. I had to learn how to manage time and people, different projects and different opportunities. There were major ups and downs all over the place, but I always seemed to learn and grow from it. It’s been a long way to get where we are today.

I could go on and talk about how Mario Party 9 gave Mario Party Legacy a huge boost in activity and guidance or the different events and major milestones we achieved in the last seven years (if you want that, go read my post from the 6th anniversary!). Or maybe talk about the fact that a Nintendo Direct aired today with the first news on Mario Party 10 since its announcement last June. Instead, I wanted to talk about our biggest change in the last two years: the community. I never would have been able to guess that such a community would ever form here on Mario Party Legacy. If a few years ago you told me you checked the main site of Mario Party Legacy on a daily basis, I would have thought you had nowhere else to go. Never did I expect to have such a vibrant and excited community like we do today.

I love Community Nights. I love being able to sit down and play these awesome Nintendo titles with the community that loves the site so many of us have worked so hard on. I love posting articles. I love knowing that the community is here are ready to comment and share their own thoughts (*Ahem* even if those thoughts are many times off-topic). I love recording The Lost Levels podcast. I love being able to provide a different and interesting way to interact with everyone that listens. I love having this community that loves to be a part of the site.

Of course, I need to make the usual rounds of thanking people. I need to thank the staff here at MPL for another year of awesome work. Specific thanks to 8B1T for his awesome work on the weekly Picture of the Day and Community Picture of the Day posts. Big thanks to Tyler Treese for starting and continuing many cool features and segments throughout the year, and another thanks to Vipsoccermaster for keeping us up to date on all the releases and other announcements throughout the past year. Thank you to the Forum staff for another year of holding down the old fort, thanks to Yoshiman222 for setting up and planning the Community Nights throughout the year, and finally a thanks to the The Lost Levels team for another year of awesome podcasts.

Who knows where Mario Party Legacy will go next. I don’t know what big change will come next. Whatever it is, I’m glad we have this awesome community to experience it with!

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EverydayLuma520
January 15, 2015 8:31 AM

Guys I’m sorry if I made anybody feel uncomfortable by my trying to get on peoples lists. I guess I just like having friends here. Sorry 🙁 I’ll stop now.

Mother4Ever
Mother4Ever
January 15, 2015 9:17 AM

i dony have very many friends outside MPL, just you guys and i like it. im glad i found this site and im glad we’re pretty close, Luma 🙂

KINGZ
KINGZ
January 15, 2015 11:04 AM

Thanks Luma I hope I can get to know you more you seem great. 🙂

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
January 15, 2015 3:23 PM

LOLOL ANOTHER DAVID

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
January 16, 2015 6:24 AM

So now we know of 4 davids on here.
M4E
Luma
Sea Slug
and Robinftw

LumaParty10
January 16, 2015 8:20 AM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

Sea slug is a David? I knew Robinftw and M4E. yow!

Waluigifan32
Waluigifan32
January 15, 2015 9:33 AM

Here’s mine. I know i wasn’t a lot active on Mario Party Legacy but here. RafalRib: Thanks for liking all my posts and ur awesome. Mariofan3110: I was happy to know someone from the same countey as me and thank you for the Smash Bros 3DS Download Code a while ago. Boo3DSmashBoo: I think you’re the person i talked most to ur a great friend. Bowser498:You’re a funny person and i was laughing so hard when you joined my MK8 room when i didn’t expected it. TwoDreamyLuigi: You’re good at making pictures and your cool. Luigiguy567:You’re a cool dude as… Read more »

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 15, 2015 9:50 AM
Reply to  Waluigifan32

No prob! 🙂 (GOT YOU ONE MORE LIKE THO! :P)

Waluigifan32
Waluigifan32
January 15, 2015 9:51 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

lol

Bowser498
Bowser498
January 15, 2015 11:51 AM
Reply to  Waluigifan32

That was hilarious, and thank you! 😀

Waluigifan32
Waluigifan32
January 16, 2015 7:39 AM
Reply to  Bowser498

np 🙂

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 15, 2015 9:45 AM

I was here 3 years before I made my account

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 15, 2015 10:49 AM

THANK YOU ROSIE FOR THE IDEA FOR MUSIC! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRYrjreFXqY SO IT’S MY TIME TO MAKE THE HUGE TEXT! BUT I’LL JUST TALK ABOUT EVERY PERSON WHO “MARKED” THIS YEAR FOR ME! LET’S JUST START! -Mother4Ever- You are like one of my best friends in here! You’re always cheerful and always looking to care about the others! -Magikooper- Same as M4E but with the WANNA SMASH IN 3-D? added 😛 -Mariofan3110- Well, how can i forget the person that gave me the Smash 3DS Special Demo code 😛 -Boo3DSmashBoo- We are from the same country and WE LIKE BOO! -ImpaDude- I… Read more »

Mother4Ever
Mother4Ever
January 15, 2015 11:14 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

ALL HAIL THE HYPE KING/bestest friend 😀

KINGZ
KINGZ
January 15, 2015 11:17 AM
Reply to  RafalRib

Thanks RAF

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 15, 2015 11:18 AM
Reply to  KINGZ

UR WELCOME!

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 15, 2015 1:45 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

Kinda yeah, hate him and love him, 50/50, My new nemesis is R.O.B

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 15, 2015 1:46 PM
Reply to  Spiny Bro

I LIKE R.O.B SO, YOU BETTER GET THE HANG WITH HIM AND HAVE LITTLE MAC AND MEGA MAN AS NEMESIS! 😛

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 15, 2015 1:50 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

Little Mac and Mega Man!!! The shell?! Never, game and watch was OP, now I master him, and I also hated R.O.B and as I mastered Game and Watch, R.O.B is my nemesis

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 15, 2015 1:53 PM
Reply to  Spiny Bro

Ok name another person you dont like.

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 15, 2015 1:54 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

Online game and watches, R.O.B, Peach (sometimes), Zero Suit Samus, Robin, and online Grenninjas.

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 15, 2015 1:58 PM
Reply to  Spiny Bro

Let’s just have Online Greninjas as our Combined Nemesis 😛

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 15, 2015 2:00 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

Ok.

Spiny Bro
Spiny Bro
January 15, 2015 2:02 PM
Reply to  RafalRib

The only reason I mastered game and watch is to surprise my friend because he knew I hated game and watch so I mastered him to kick his butt.

KINGZ
KINGZ
January 15, 2015 11:16 AM

Well I will of been on the site for 5 years in June and heres to many more Happy Birthday MPL Im glad to still be here and I think you are all great I hope to share many more Anniversarys with you all congrats SZ and the rest of the MPL staff we appriecate everything you do.

KINGZ
KINGZ
January 15, 2015 11:44 AM

All though I think your all great I should mention a few that have stood out over the past year. Mother4Ever Your the best I love talking to you on skype Daily thanks for all the support your one of the best people here. ImpaDude I agree at first we didnt meet eye to eye but after getting to know you I think you are an Amazing person and I really enjoy speaking to you on skype. Bowser498 you were one of two to welcome me back after a 4 month break I will always be greatful for that. TheMarioMario64… Read more »

EverydayLuma520
January 15, 2015 4:06 PM
Reply to  KINGZ

You say “new” you you do realize I’ve been here for 2013, right? Or were you talking on a scale of how long the other people have been here.

KINGZ
KINGZ
January 15, 2015 6:19 PM

I know but thats still new for me 😛

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
January 16, 2015 1:43 PM
Reply to  KINGZ

HAPPY MPL ANNIVERSARY OLLY! <3<3

KINGZ
KINGZ
January 17, 2015 1:45 AM

😀 HAPPY MPL ANNIVERSARY TO YOU TOO <3<3<3<3

Bowser498
Bowser498
January 15, 2015 12:19 PM

I might as well post mine: Mother4Ever: You are just so awesome and putting me in Smash Battles. MIster Sushi: Your jokes are so funny I can’t stop laughing! ImpaDude: It’s so much fun racing you in MK8 and your podcast is just awesome! RafalRib: Thanks for all the upvotes and you are a great friend! Boo3dSmashBoo: You’re one of the top commenters so I know you a lot and you are a great friend! Kingz: On my first months on MPL, you were one of the people who was active a lot, and it was fun on SMS 7.… Read more »

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
January 15, 2015 3:05 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

i fanny

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
January 15, 2015 3:27 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT YEAR SIR AND I HOPE YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. I JUST HELPED YOU WITH TWO OF THEM. 😉 <3

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
January 16, 2015 6:22 AM
Reply to  Bowser498

By the way, our podcast crashed.
Word on the street is that Impadude and a few other dweebs are doing one called the Star Spirits, so I guess you could check that out.

Bowser498
Bowser498
January 16, 2015 12:46 PM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

WHAT? 🙁

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
January 16, 2015 8:38 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

Yeah… Sorry man, it would have worked if we all had the sense of maturity.

Sea Slug and Wagashi
Sea Slug and Wagashi
January 17, 2015 5:02 PM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

Or agreed. On anything. Ever.

ImpaDude
January 19, 2015 2:47 PM
Reply to  Bowser498

actually, we’re not doing a podcast anymore, it’s just a natural youtube channel. it has basically everything o dint worry. ill tell you it when we start posting vids on it

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
January 15, 2015 3:59 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MPL!! Since the December 2011, the time I found the site, my experience here was amazing and it makes me happy seeing the site and the community grow through all this years. Everyone is making list but I need to thank everyone in here without a single exception. Everyone is so funny, so kind and so cool, if I made a list I know that it would go on and on, so a big THANK YOU to everyone! Before I finish I just want to say a few honorable mentions: 1. To Mister Sushi and Luigiguy567, the very… Read more »

Mother4Ever
Mother4Ever
January 15, 2015 6:32 PM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

BOO do you wanna wii u chat sometime? i just need to know when because im doing work right now but i…could do both

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
January 16, 2015 9:43 AM
Reply to  Mother4Ever

Yeah, I guess we can do that sometime 🙂

Mother4Ever
Mother4Ever
January 16, 2015 9:45 AM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

thats AWESOME……when? 😛

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
January 16, 2015 10:05 AM
Reply to  Mother4Ever

You decide! But not today, I’m having a bit of trouble with my internet connection, I guess I need to call “the guy” for fix it

Mother4Ever
Mother4Ever
January 16, 2015 9:10 PM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

do you wanna chat…..sunday? :/

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
January 17, 2015 5:15 AM
Reply to  Mother4Ever

It’s good for me, you just need to say the time. 🙂

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 16, 2015 9:59 AM
Reply to  Boo3DSmashBoo

heheheh i was mentioned 😛

EverydayLuma520
January 15, 2015 4:13 PM

On the music idea started by raf and Rosie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX5PfnGqAvo
love super mario galaxy…

Rosie
Rosie
January 16, 2015 5:14 AM

I prefer the “Super Mario Galaxy 2 Main Theme”

LumaParty10
January 16, 2015 8:21 AM
Reply to  Rosie

That one sounds good too but I don’t have smg2 and I really like this one. I also like the red star theme.

MarioMaster810
MarioMaster810
January 15, 2015 4:15 PM

Happy (Late) Birthday MPL! It’s hard to imagine a small site turning into a whole community of loyal Mario fans! Nonetheless, it’s pretty amazing! 😉

Mister Sushi
Mister Sushi
January 16, 2015 6:26 AM

Fuck all the other songs, this one is the SHIT!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqVzgUbLeLI

RafalRib
RafalRib
January 16, 2015 9:58 AM
Reply to  Mister Sushi

ERMAGHERD!

Boo3DSmashBoo
Boo3DSmashBoo
January 16, 2015 10:02 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbxzKae1Ti0

MPL’s YouTube Channel made a similar video back in 2013, the upcoming Mario titles, so I decided to do kind of an updated version, but this here there aren’t many Mario titles to come so I put 3 non-Mario titles that everyone is excited for in there:

Dark Boo
Dark Boo
January 16, 2015 7:54 PM

At least some people know that we have a forum and a site and know the differences. Bonne Anniversaire MPL! 7 ans!