Mario Party Legacy has been around for over decade. Absolutely wild. The website has gone through many, many phases, but I’m ultimately happy with our long journey and the content we’ve been able to provide. Lots of friendships were formed, and I think Mario Party Legacy has had a lasting impact on many of community members. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of.
This page serves as a history guide for Mario Party Legacy. Our humble beginnings are detailed and we later go on to describe the many visual changes the site has gone through over the years. There’s also a few quick mentions of the sister sites we’ve created over the years.
Mario Party Legacy originally started as a simple FreeWebs site on October 9, 2006. As you can imagine, FreeWebs was very limiting and there was no way a full website would be able to function under those conditions. After receiving an amazing opportunity from Level Up Host, the website was created under the name of The Super Mario Party Site and officially launched on January 14, 2008. From that point on, content for all the Mario Party games was consistently being added and updated. In February of 2009, the site switched from simple HTML to the content managing system of Drupal.
After more than two years with the original name, The Super Mario Party Site name was changed to the shorter and more appealing Mario Party Legacy. Not long after, Drupal was dropped in favor of WordPress, a CMS that proved successful in terms of design and accessibility for both the staff and viewers. During the months leading up to the release of Mario Party 9 in early 2012, the site began to also the entire Super Mario series. Mario Party Legacy attended E3 2012 and the Nintendo E3 press conference, a first for the site!
We have an informative recap video of Mario Party Legacy’s history that was put together on the site’s 10th anniversary. Give it a watch for more info on how the site came to be and how things changed in later years!
1st Layout (Green) (Monday, January 14, 2008 – Sunday, June 1, 2008)
2nd Layout (Blue) (Sunday, June 1, 2008 – Wednesday, August 6, 2008)
3rd Layout (Wednesday, August 6, 2008 – Saturday, February 14, 2009)
4th Layout (Saturday, February 14, 2009 – Thursday, January 14, 2010)
5th Layout (Thursday, January 14, 2010 – Monday, July 26, 2010)
6th Layout (Monday, July 26, 2010 – Wednesday, August 17, 2011)
7th Layout (Wednesday, August 17, 2011 – Thursday, February 14, 2013)
8th Layout (Thursday, February 14, 2013 – Monday, September 28, 2015)
9th Layout (Monday, September 28, 2015 – Monday, September 12, 2016)
10th Layout (Monday, September 12, 2016 – Tuesday, January 14, 2020)
11th Layout (Tuesday, January 14, 2020 – Present)
Flaming Controller (Monday, July 26, 2010 – Tuesday, August 31, 2010)
The Flaming Controller was a sister site dedicated to gaming news from all sorts of companies. The project lasted a little over a month.
Forum Portal (Monday, July 26, 2010 – Tuesday, August 31, 2010)
The Forum Portal was another sister site that came along with Flaming Controller. Forum Portal allowed administrators and webmasters decide if they wanted to be part of a network of message boards of forums.
Legacy Olympic Blog (Friday, June 22, 2012 – Monday, August 13, 2012)
A blog following the London 2012 Summer Olympics created by one of our users. Once the event ended, the blog stopped posting updates.