The 'Shroom:Issue 103/Fun Stuff

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Written by: Palkia47 (talk)

Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood day everyone! Welcome to the super spooooooooooooooooooooooooky issue of October’s Fun Stuff! I hope you all are having an awesome October, I know I am… I mean, if you count turning 18 being awesome. I dunno, I feel pretty old. I am now joining the ranks of literally all my ‘Shroom staff colleagues now…

BUT OTHER THAN THAT!! I am here to present to you some insanely horrifying chat logs from our very own Fake News director, MrConcreteDonkey (talk), about his own section, that will surely allow Fun Stuff to surpass his… his… hunk…? …Junk of a section! Yeahh!!! Are you ready for this, MCD?! It is time for your downf--*shot*

*camera pans to MCD standing on a rooftop with a sniper rifle*

*Dippy is standing behind MCD slowly nodding her head in approval, pride, and proudness*

Section of the Month

Fun Stuff SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
First Guess That Game! 15 41.67% Super Mario Bros.
Second Guess Who! 9 25% Andymii
Third Trivia 8 22.22% Marshal Dan Troop



Word Activities

Yoshi876 quizzes your Mario knowledge!
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Dippy “riddles you this” with some spooky riddles!
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Andy challenges your character knowledge in Guess Who!
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SMB puts you to the test in Guess That Game!
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Shoey offers some intriguing Mario trivia!
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Graphic Activities

Dive into the world of Halloween in Mario with Stooben’s crossword!
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Packy showcases a new Mario-themed word search!
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Pyro Guy offers some challenging Picross puzzles!
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Mind Games



Quiz

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)


Boo! Welcome to this Halloween Quiz, now some of you may be tempted to look at last year's and cheat, well the joke's on you, because I'm using different questions this time...kind of like I do every month.

Easy

  1. Who is the leader of the Boos?
  2. Which member of the Kong family is now a ghost?
  3. Which spooky course reappeared as a retro track in Mario Kart DS?

Medium

  1. What game did Ghost Houses first appear in?
  2. Which boss in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island is defeated by being pushed off of a cliff?
  3. What is Luigi's NEW Mansion if the player only achieved a Rank H in the game?

Hard

  1. What star establishment is Hotel Delfino?
  2. What is the name of the vampire enemy in Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins?
  3. As a hidden Easter Egg in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, what do the first letters of every mansion spell if put together?

Answers:

Easy

  1. King Boo.
  2. Wrinkly Kong.
  3. Banshee Boardwalk.

Medium

  1. Super Mario World.
  2. Roger the Potted Ghost.
  3. A tent.

Hard

  1. 4 Star.
  2. Kurokyura.
  3. Ghost.


Riddles

Written by: Crocodile Dippy (talk)

I don't want to bore you lot too much, so I'll get straight to the point; here's a bunch of poorly thought-out Halloween-themed riddles, all pertaining to various kinds of horror games to celebrate the season! Can you get them all? If you can, I’ll give you a kangaroo steak with blueberries, which apparently makes Americans uncomfortable. Something about it being cannibalism or something… weirdo yanks. Anyway, enjoy!


Warm-Up:

A mansion under the moon, my enemies I shall festoon
I once again run amok, gave you brothers quite a shock
You cannot fight me,
Until twenty ghouls do plea
An old nemesis’ head,
Comes back from the dead

Easy:

In this wretched postamble, the dead, they don’t shamble
We are but four immune, how I wish this was a cartoon
Rush through the streets of our past,
Each other, we must rely on to last
There’s noise in the distance! It fills us with fear…
Get your guns ready; the horde, it draws near…

Medium:

From lands far away, in blood I do pray
Gun in my left hand, blade in my right, I hunt the plague that stalks in the night
Over and over I perish,
My blood I relinquish
Yet by lamp I return,
These beasts I shall burn

Hard: (Credit to Stooben Rooben (talk))

I exist not in one, but here on from two
You cannot see me, but I can see you
The weapon I carry is larger than life
Replaced by a spear, this one great knife
Not only by shape, am I defined
But too by the guilt within your mind

Ultra Mega Extreme:

STAAAAAARS


Riddle Answers
Warm-Up King Boo
Easy Left 4 Dead
Medium Bloodborne
Hard Pyramid Head
Ultra Mega Extreme Nemesis


Guess Who!

Written by: Andymii (Talk)

DO NOT READ THIS MESSAGE. SOMETHING BAD WILL HAPPEN.


Oops, you already did. Well, it’s too bad that you have no sense of control. At 2:00 A.M, Weegee the Clown (whom no one alive has seen before) will appear under your bed, wake you up with a blood-curdling scream, and do terrible things to your inner soul. Spooky indeed. Luckily, you have a few options. Simply successfully visit this link, and you will be forgiven. Now, if you’re afraid I’m going to rickroll you or give you a virus, or for some reason the link refuses to work, oh well. Alternatively, copy and paste this chain message into three other user talk pages. Go on, we’ll wait here for you. This tab won’t close by itself.

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Anyway, while you’re here, welcome to Guess Who! It’s Halloween time, so let’s celebrate a scary month with a super-spooky series. I mean, how can’t the following image creep you out?


WARNING: THE BELOW IMAGE MAY TRAUMATIZE YOU. DO NOT SCROLL IF YOU ARE EASILY SCARED OR ARE OFFENDED BY SCARY THINGS.

























The scary image


ARGH! I’ve been shaken to my core. I’ll now have nightmares for the rest of my life. You probably will, too.

Okay, in case you haven’t figured out yet, this month’s theme is “Scary Stuff.” All characters in today’s selection can be found in ghost houses, haunted levels, and other generally unsettling Mario places.

Simply pick a level, and get ready to start thinking! Of course, feel free to suggest themes for next month on my talk page.



THE QUESTIONS


Warm-up

  1. When you look at this character, it stops moving due to its shyness.
  2. It first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 3.
  3. In Super Mario 64, you defeat it by giving it a punch to the face, even though this logically makes no sense.


Level 1

  1. This column of rocks throws stones at Mario or Luigi.
  2. Once in a while, it shoots golden rocks, which become coins.
  3. In the Mario Kart 8 level Twisted Mansion, a design of his head leads to another section of the racetrack.


Level 2

  1. This normal-looking thing guards a red coin.
  2. If you get close, he will suddenly start to chase you and try to bite you while emitting a horrible noise.
  3. It is invincible, so can only be avoided.


Level 3

  1. This is a Mario character you probably know very well, wearing a Halloween-themed outfit.
  2. The outer outfit serves as a shield, though a Ground-Pound attack can defeat this character immediately.
  3. Here’s a hint on what the outfit is: it traditionally was designed to scare aware evil spirits.


BONUS

  1. He isn’t exactly dead, but he’s a ghost.
  2. He’s saved the Mushroom Kingdom multiple times.
  3. He can go through some walls, but when exposed to light, shows its true self.


Answers:

Warm-up: Boo!

Boo


Level 1: Bouldergeist!
Bouldergeist


Level 2: Mad Piano!

Mad Piano


Level 3: Jack O' Goomba!

Jack O' Goomba


BONUS: Boo Mario! (Nobody said enemies only!)

Boo Mario

Well, how did you score? Regardless, thank you for playing Guess Who!, and I hope you learned some new trivia. Happy Halloween, and try to avoid Weegee the Clown!



(Nothing to see here)

"Mwahaha!"


Guess That Game!

Written by: Super Mario Bros. (talk)

Think you can solve this month's Guess That Game! puzzle? This month, we have five challenges to solve: the first one is a spooky Mario series video game, the second is a scary non-Mario Nintendo franchise video game, the third is a horrifying non-Nintendo video game, and then we have two special Super Mario Wiki Anniversary-related challenges. Give it a go!

Challenge 1: Mario Game

  1. This 2001 adventure is a particular hero's second time in the spotlight.
  2. Unknowingly winning a haunted mansion in a contest, the protagonist is tasked with ghost-busting to save their brother!
  3. A long-awaited sequel to this game was delivered — 12 years later!

Challenge 2: Non-Mario, Nintendo Game

  1. This 2002 psychological horror game was initially in development for Nintendo 64, but was moved to Nintendo GameCube.
  2. The protagonist investigates the murder of their grandfather in his mansion, when a mysterious book causes an adventure to unfold.
  3. The game is unique for having twelve characters who are playable at different points, and for employing "sanity effects" as a main mechanic.

Challenge 3: Non-Nintendo Game

  1. This 2001 survival horror game, successor to its 1999 prequel, was released for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Microsoft Windows.
  2. The hero must make it through a monster-ridden, rural town in order to find his deceased wife from whom he received a letter.
  3. This game is considered by many to be both one of the best horror video games and one of the best video games in general.

Challenge 4: Super Mario Wiki Anniversary Game 1

  1. An attempt at running this contest was made in 2008, but it was formally established in 2009.
  2. It has been hosted annually by the Awards Directing staff.
  3. This game is one of the oldest recurring Awards events.

Challenge 5: Super Mario Wiki Anniversary Game 2

  1. Different renditions of this game have been hosted annually since 2011.
  2. It has been hosted by: MrConcreteDonkey (talk), Ralphfan (talk), Smasher (talk), Stooben Rooben (talk), and Superchao (talk).
  3. The game has grown to be one of the largest Awards events and spans a few months.


Answers
Mario Game
...Luigi's Mansion!

Non-Mario, Nintendo Game

...Silicon Knight's Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem!

Non-Nintendo Game

...Konami's Silent Hill 2!

Super Mario Wiki Anniversary Game 1

...Guess The Results!

Super Mario Wiki Anniversary Game 2

...Awards Mafia!

That's all for this month! Be sure to check your answers and check back next time!


Trivia

Written by: Marshal Dan Troop (talk)

Did you know:

  1. ...That Wario inherits his greedy nature from his mother?
  2. ...That originally New Super Mario Bros. Wii was supposed to have a chicken suit?
  3. ...That Toad houses were originally supposed to be in Super Mario World?
  4. ...That Ice Climbers is the only series to lose all its playable characters in Smash Bros.?
  5. ...That Kiddy Kong is the first playable Kong to not have the initials DK?
  6. ...That Wii Sports was originally going to have Mario characters in it?
  7. ...That Diddy Kong was originally supposed to be a redesigned Donkey Kong Jr.?


Crossword

Written by: Stooben Rooben (talk)

Guess who's back with another crossword? Wait, no, this isn't Guess Who?...

I am back, though, for this month at least! October's the month of Halloween and everybody seems to like scary stuff for Halloween, so I decided I would make a scary crossword to treat you all. Too bad that Mario games don't have too much scary in them. Still, I think this crossword will totally fit the Halloween theme. I amped up the difficulty on this one a bit in comparison to my last crossword, but thorough wiki scouring should get you the more obscure answers you're not able to think of off the top of your head.

Have fun, and no egging or TP-ing my section!

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Answers!


Word Search

Written by: Palkia47 (talk)

Howdy, everyone! Welcome to this month’s word search! I would like to sincerely apologize in advance – I know I had originally stated this month would be a Super Mario World-themed word search, but I tried to mix it in with the Halloween setting but I just… could not make it work. So instead, the SMW-themed word search will come November, and here I will present to you the SUPER SPOOKY LUIGI’S MANSION BOOLATASTIC OCTOBER WORD SEARCH WOOOWOAOOAOAOOAOAOOAAAAHAHAHHHH!!

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Here are the answers!!


Picross

Written by: Pyro Guy (talk)

Hi all! The Pyro Guy here, and welcome to Picross, the section where I see if you can solve my picture puzzles. For an explanation of the game, see here for more details on how to play. Good luck!

EASY:
Pretty easy, if you ask me. No cheating!
HARD:
This was hard to create, let alone complete...
How did you do? Here are the answers!

Answers (click show, then click the pictures)
Here is the easy answer. Click for a better view Here is the hard answer. Click for more.


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