The 'Shroom:Holiday Special
Sick of all this winter weather? Well, come to Dry Dry Ruins! As the name suggests, the climate is very arid. Plus, for all you animal lovers, we're loaded with Swoopers! You can take them home as pets, hunt them, eat them, whatever you want! They're a pain in our asses, and probably yours, but we don't give a crap! We also lack proper sleeping quarters, so bring your own tent. Still, it gets cold at night, and we've got those lovely desert foxes to deal with. Not our problem! We've got a disclaimer for that!
In the spirit of the winter, Nintendo has created a new game: ! First, build a snow cave! Then, wait for the blizzard! Plus, if you can make it through the night, you might just get a visit from a yeti! Just like the game (which you just lost), there is no way to win this game. The only reward: Frostbite!
Mario and Co. are paying homage to the National Hockey League by playing an outdoor game on New Year's Day! Mario and Luigi will try to lead Team Mario against Team Sonic's vicious three headed attack, with Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails. Who will win? Tune in on January 1st at 3 pm on Channel 8 to find out!
Time to learn how to make a southern New Year's tradition, Black Eyed Peas!
You will need:
Now, I know, we've already featured Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games in Box-Art of the Month, but let me remind you that was for the Wii Version. And after all, unless there was a "Super Mario Delivers Presents" or a "Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Christmas Tree", this suits the season the most. And after all, 'Tis the Season! Besides the winter theme, It showcases a variety of characters and events in a small space, and pulls it off well, earning it the award of Holiday Box-Art!
Holiday Character Artwork
After this, It should be pretty obvious it's a holiday issue, as the Holiday Character Artwork goes to Penguin Mario. This newly introduced power-up from New Super Mario Bros. Wii is an enhanced form of Ice Mario, and has the ability to shoot snowballs and slide on ice. This artwork captures it nicely, and is well done.
Holiday Random Image
Behind every great boss, their is great boss music. With that logic, I present you with the Crystal King battle music from Paper Mario, aptly named Freeze. This icy arrangement makes use of the chiller environment, while giving the song a slight techno feel.
Monthly Report (MG1)
This is MG1 with the monthly report but since it has not been a month since the last one I will instead be reporting on the director's election so far.
Well, for links I'm gonna give you some holiday-related pages that need some improvement, try to make these articles very good before the holiday season is over!
Tip of the Month (SMB)
Hey guys, it's SMB with Tip of the Month. What do we have in store for this issue? Well, let me tell you. I will explain something about spacing out articles.
Hello readers, I am Tucayo and I welcome you to this special Top 10. Some few time ago, I noticed it was not just the end of the year, but of the decade! So I came up with the idea of making a special Top 10 on the best Mario games of the decade! (According to me) It was a difficult job,
Number 10: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Perhaps some people will hate me because they simply think this game deserves Number 1, or at least the Top 3, well, sorry, this is a nice place, and let me tell you why this game is number 10.
What makes it good?
Naturally, all the nostalgic fans of the plumber will immediately love it, and it is because of this:
What is not so good about it?
Number 9: Luigi’s Mansion
In position 9, we have the first (and only yet) game starred by Mario’s younger brother, Luigi! Luigi’s Mansion is a Nintendo GameCube game released in 2001. Let’s check the story, which is regular, not so good, but not so bad. Luigi receives a strange letter from his brother, Mario, so Luigi goes for him thinking he won a mansion in a contest he can’t even remember. When he gets to the mansion, he meets Professor Elvin Gadd, and he explains Luigi that the mansion just appeared few days ago, and that it is infested with ghosts. E. Gadd tells Luigi he saw his brother, so Luigi, ignoring the most possible his fear of ghosts, gets equipped with the Poltergust 3000 and starts his quest.
Number 8: Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
This game is the remake of the well known Super Mario Bros 3. You perhaps will say “SMB3 is not from this decade”. Well, you are right, but the remake is, and it has some slight changes, so here we go.
Number 7: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
The first game of one of the best “series” according to me. It is a really fun RPG game (those with the battles by turns). It is not the first time Mario explores into this genre, actually, he is already a “veteran” of the genre (sorry Final Fantasy).
Why get this game?
Why NOT get this game?
Well, you should definitely get it, but there are some really minor points against it, like:
Number 6: Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
NUMBER 6! The third part (and the best one) of this incredible series has some great changes, let’s get to see the game in-depth.
Well, this is an overall good game, being its only weakness the replay value, as it isn’t the one you would expect from an M&L game.
Number 5: Super Mario Galaxy
Ranking in an excellent number 5….. Well, you already read the header, so no surprise really, anyways; Galaxy represents the return of the popular plumbers to the platformer games, now to the incredible Wii.
Good things about the game
Bad things about the game
Number 4: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Brawl. I know this will be discussed, many people think it isn’t even part of the Mario series and that it’s really bad, well, I will prove them wrong.
And here is when I say “And more!” because we still have the coin launcher, masterpieces, challenges, “and more”. So now on to good and bad things.
Well, apart from the crappy Wi-Fi feature, there is nothing I can see wrong with this game. If you have a Wii, you must have this game.
Number 3: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
PLEASE DO NOT MURDER ME!!!!! Ok, I know PM:TTYD is, for many, MANY people in this wiki, the best Mario game ever, but let me explain you why is it here and not in number 1. I haven’t had the privilege of playing this game; therefore, I couldn’t place it first without really knowing if it deserved it. I had investigate everything possible about the game, I even ruined it to myself >_>, but anyways, I promise I will get it ASAP for my Wii.
Number 2: Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2
Nintendo made few changes from the original one to this one, which makes it even better. This is, in my opinion, the best 2D platformer game I have played. Why? Ok, let’s go to see this in-depth.
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow……………… Game number 1! This game is the best Mario game of the decade according to your beloved writer……. This game is a true masterpiece, and it is none other than Paper Mario!!!! Yes people, the first game of this successful series places as the best Mario game of the decade, let’s see why.
Paper Mario is a simplified RPG, which can be just as great as a normal one. First thing you will notice in the game is that most things are made from “paper” (hence the title), but it takes place in 3D environments. The game mainly takes place in 2 places, the Field, and the Battle.
For this and more, Paper Mario is the Mario game of the decade! Congratulations! And now, I want to give a special honorific mention to a great game that couldn’t make it to the Top 10, but that it has got everything what it takes.
Honorific Mention: Art Style:PiCTOBiTS
PiCTOBiTS is a great new game that appeared in DSiWare, the objective at a beginning will seem confusing, but you can get used to it really quickly. In the screen there will be some rows of colored blocks at the bottom, called “bits” and some larger one, called “megabits” will come down the screen, the point is to pick up the ones in the bottom and join them to the falling ones to make them disappear. Along the game, there will appear many other things.
And with this, I am off. As I know this will be greatly discussed, I created a thread in the forum that can be found here. Please comment! BYE!
Hello users, I am Tucayo, and I hope you enjoyed this special issue we prepared for you, I know it is small, but take it as a gift for reading us all the year. Happy Holidays! Feliz Navidad prospero año y felicidad! Peace.
Heya, everybody. I hope you enjoyed this special issue of The 'Shroom. It was kind of a last minute thing we came up with, so we weren't able to make it super-fancy, but it's the though that counts, right? I was planning on making a winter-themed Mario platformer, but the program I used lagged really bad, so I wasn't able to get it done. Sorry, guys! Either way, we all hope to see everyone happy this year, and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Even if you don't have a lot of presents, you can still be thankful that you have your family and friends to keep you company and make you happy. Just a word of holiday advice to keep close to you. Take care, everyone! — Stooben Rooben
Hey everyone, just wanted to thank you all for reading Art and Music! Though it looks like YellowYoshi127 has gone inactive, I'd like to say a few words as co-director. Being one of the newest sections, I'd like to thank the Art and Music Team for their work, and again, I'd like to thank you all for reading. Have a happy holidays! Paper Pikachu (talk)
MG1 here with my first director's notes for the special 'Shroom holiday issue - our gift to you. In my director's notes, I would like to thank all the people who helped write for the Pipe Plaza and the entire 'Shroom for giving us such great issues and happiness; now we are going to write one of these issues for you - read on! Marioguy1 (talk)
Hey guys, this is SMB. Not much to say, really, as MG1 basically covers everything in his notes. I hope you all enjoy this issue, as it was put together to commemorate our writers and readers. Enjoy! Super Mario Bros. (talk)