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If you're a fan of Replay, you're probably familiar with the difficulty I've encountered when trying to get my co-workers to play Mario Party with me (although I succeeded twice). When Mario Party 9 released earlier this month, I tried to rally some folks to play it with me for a video on the site. I was met with the usual resistance, so I decided to turn to someone with no lack of enthusiasm for partying.
Watch below to see the world's foremost party expert join Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, and myself as we play the newest entry in the long-running series.
If you enjoyed this video, you might also want to see that time GWAR came to GI to play Dance Central.
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Andrew W.K. knows how to play Mario Party? I thought that he only knew how to destroy build destroy. Now I know that I can count on him to give me tips on video games.
Oh you guys are buttholes. Trash talking Sonic games around the 14 minute mark? C'MON. I thought we were past that! You ALL KNOW Sonic has been great again since Sonic Colors; Sonic Generations was one of the best games of last year, and a FAR better 20th anniversary tribute title than what Nintendo whipped up for Mario's 25th anniversary.
You guys are such buttholes when it comes to Sonic. :(
Can this actually become a tradition? And Nintendo, can you please actually license "Party Hard" for Mario Party 10, like at :45? It was such a downer when the music cut out - so much energy just disappeared :)
You guys did a fantastic job easing WK back into Mario games, btw. You could tell he was picking up a lot for the first time while you guys played, and as any gamer can tell you, it's not always easy to bring someone new into the fold. You don't wanna destroy them in games, you don't want to come off as a snob and explain everything either. You guys did a great job! Definitely bring him back whenever Nintendo gets around to pumping out Mario Party 10! Hopefully, during the Wii U launch window or first year sometime...
You don't even have to review them anymore. Just make videos of you guys playing Mario Party with Andrew WK :)
This was great! Gameinformer with Mario Party games are always the best! Plus, Andrew WK was cool, too.
i just heard party hard for the first time two days ago and now im watching andrew wk play with gameinformer, all i gotta say now is lets get a party going
How the Hell you got Andrew WK to play Mario Party 9 with you I will never know. However, this video was fantastic and gives me another reason to love GI even more.
that was highly amusing.
Andrew WK? Doesn't he just steal everything from Steev Mike?
You can't fool me, that's just Adam with a wig.
Finally had enough time for this. So worth the time!
There is only one song that could express my feelings after watching this video.
I have no idea what just happened but I'm pretty sure it was awesome. You guys need to do this with every mario party.
That guy is definitely stoned.
I got to party hard with AWK this weekend at his Philly show. Rushed on-stage, sang, danced, and hugged a legend. The memory will last a lifetime.
Can't you guys beat Dan in anything?
THIS IS EPIC!!! GO ANDREW WK!
Holy crap that was awesome - props to Mr WK for being so cool and not complaining once while Mario Partying.
Who is that guy?