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FGC for life! Also Smash 4.

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Love it. Have 30 games for it already. Lots of great indie stuff on it already.

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Mario Marathon is back once again starting tomorrow, June 23rd at 11AM EDT for Child's Play Charity!

Mario Marathon is one of the longest running gaming marathons for charity. This year is special as it marks their 10 year anniversary!

What is Mario Marathon about? From their homepage:

Mario Marathon is a multi-day online gaming event which raises money for Child's Play Charity. The event features a non-stop play through of the Super Mario Bros video game franchise. The number of hours played is determined by the total donations to Child's Play. Since 2008 the event has raised over $560,000 for Child's Play.

Child's Play Charity gives video games and toys to kids in children's hospitals and domestic violence shelters around the world.

Join us beginning June 23rd, 2017 as we start again! Clips from past years are available on Twitch.TV.

Here is a little FAQ that I made that will help the new viewers to this year's marathon!

Where can I watch the stream?

You can watch the stream over on their official site (HERE) or over on their Twitch page (HERE) and interact with the chat!

Where can I donate?

If you would like to donate for the cause, you may do so HERE! All proceeds go directly to Child's Play Chairty. They will not touch any of the money whatsoever.

Donating throughout the event will enter you into raffles such as a Nintendo Switch with Zelda! Their contest page for ongoing raffles is HERE.

What can I do if I can't donate?

If you are unable to donate, help spread the word! Tell your friends, family, co-workers, or anyone! Help spread the word via social media like Facebook, Twitter using the hashtag #MarioMarathon, or any other social media service you use!

Anything new this year?

So this year is a bit different. In the past, donations unlocked different levels spread across the mainline Mario games. This year donations will unlock how many hours the marathon will run. Because of this change, the marathon will run longer then usual and more games that haven't been in the marathon before have been added. New games this year are Super Mario Land, Super Mario Maker, New Super Mario Bros. DS, Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Land 2, and the best game of all time, Mario Teaches Typing.

What order will the games be played?

Here is a nice table from their site which actually shows up nicely on Giant Bomb:

Mario Marathon '17 Line-Up

Mario Marathon 17 includes NES, SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, WiiU, DS, and Gameboy titles! (All times are EDT!)

Friday, June 23rd
11:00 AMNew Super Mario Bros WiiNew Super Mario Bros Wii 5 hours - Wii$5.98
4:00 PMSuper Mario LandSuper Mario Land 3 hours - Gameboy$11.03
7:00 PMSuper Mario Maker 1Super Mario Maker 1 2 hours - Wii U$15.19
9:00 PMSuper Mario 3D WorldSuper Mario 3D World 10 hours - Wii U$51.16
Saturday, June 24th
7:00 AMSuper Mario Lost LevelsSuper Mario Lost Levels 4 hours - NES$76.79
11:00 AMSuper Mario GalaxySuper Mario Galaxy 10 hours - Wii$196.98
9:00 PMSuper Mario Maker 2Super Mario Maker 2 2 hours - Wii U$236.12
11:00 PMNew Super Mario Bros UNew Super Mario Bros U 4 hours - Wii U$337.88
Sunday, June 25th
3:00 AMSuper Mario SunshineSuper Mario Sunshine 9 hours - Gamecube$746.87
12:00 AMSuper Mario BrosSuper Mario Bros 2 hours - NES$889.44
2:00 PMNew Super Mario Bros DSNew Super Mario Bros DS 4 hours - DS$1,260.09
6:00 PMSuper Mario WorldSuper Mario World 2 hours - SNES$1,499.21
8:00 PMSuper Mario Maker 3Super Mario Maker 3 2 hours - Wii U$1,783.30
10:00 PMMario 64Mario 64 6 hours - N64$2,998.29
Monday, June 26th
4:00 AMSuper Mario Bros 2Super Mario Bros 2 2 hours - NES$3,564.36
6:00 AMYoshi's IslandYoshi's Island 8 hours - SNES$7,113.23
2:00 PMSuper Mario Land 2Super Mario Land 2 4 hours - Gameboy$10,045.48
6:00 PMMario Teaches TypingMario Teaches Typing 2 hours - PC$11,937.13
8:00 PMSuper Mario Galaxy 2Super Mario Galaxy 2 10 hours - Wii$28.274.71
Tuesday, June 27th
6:00 AMSuper Mario Bros 3Super Mario Bros 3 4 hours - NES$39,916.63
10:00 AMSuper Mario Sunshine 100%Super Mario Sunshine 100% 14 hours - Gamecube$133,416.52
Wednesday, June 28th
12:00 AMMario 64 100%Mario 64 100% 6 hours - N64$223,760.38
6:00 AMSuper Mario Galaxy 2 Green CoinsSuper Mario Galaxy 2 Green Coins 12 hours - Wii$747,772.13

Hopefully that covers everything!

If you would like to know more about the event and the Mario Marathon team, head over to their FAQ or check out the rest of the website!

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Social Media Links

Twitter - HERE

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@kingbonesaw said:

I hope they make a tiny change that doesn't matter but drives the competitive scene insane.

The competitive scene would probably just stick with Wii U then, as evidenced by how popular Melee still is over 15 years later

Pretty much this, even thought I doubt that it will happen. Many people don't know there are actually 2 different versions of Melee, 1.00 and 1.02. Melee scene uses 1.00.

As for new characters, I want some more Dankey characters.

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If you guys don't have a Pro Controller yet, I highly recommend it. Easily worth the money.

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Will check this out when the Switch version is out.