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Director’s Notes

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Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Happy new year! And what could be a better way to start off 2016 than reading through the brilliance that is Pipe Plaza? Nothing, that's what.

So we have four new writers this month!! Paper Yoshi (talk) is now writing Monthly Report, LudwigVon (talk) is now writing Community Report, Time Turner (talk) is now writing New Articles, and Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) debuts a new section: The 'Shroom Report. So make sure to check all of them out! Sadly, however, Late Night Interviews are not available in this issue.

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Forum Update 5 33% MrConcreteDonkey
2nd Poll Committee Discussion 4 27% Andymii
3rd Upcoming Games 3 20% Paper Yoshi
3rd Banjo 'N' Gutseh's Late-Night Actually Legit Interviews 3 20% Banjo and Gutseh


MarioWiki Sections

A look over the wiki's stats of the past month.
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Recent news on the Featured Articles.
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A summary of all the article created in the past month.
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A helpful tip for wiki editors.
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Wanna know what's been going on in the Poll Committee? Find out here.
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Non-Wiki Sections

The monthly news on the forum.
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The month gone by in promotions and proposals.
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A trip back in The 'Shroom's past.
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All the latest writers and all the milestones of the current ones.
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Monthly Report

Written by: Paper Yoshi (talk)

In loving memory of Lana (February 16th, 2004 – October 19th, 2015), the Robin to Lili's Batman, the jelly to Lili's peanut butter, and a doggy heroine on her own.

Credit goes to Stooben Rooben (talk), Super Mario Bros. (talk), and Viper26 (talk) for the table coding (I based this on Stooben's coding, which was later modified by SMB, myself, and Viper26 when each one of us wrote this section).

End of 2015 Statistics
Statistic As of 30 December 2015 (08:30)*
Content Pages 16,589
All Pages 134,246
Files 68,243
Edits 1,790,580
Edits per Page 13.32
Registered Users 20,853
Active Users 381
Bots 2
'Shroom writers 31
Autopatrolled 40
Patrollers 3
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


October — End of 2015 Statistics
Statistic As of 4 October 2015 (09:48)* As of 30 December 2015 (08:30)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 16,299 16,589 +1.779%
All Pages 132,296 134,246 +1.474%
Files 66,691 68,243 +2.327%
Edits 1,756,122 1,790,580 +1.962%
Edits per Page 13.27 13.32 +0.377%
Registered Users 20,397 20,853 +2.236%
Active Users 363 381 +4.959%
Bots 2 2 0%
'Shroom writers -- 31 NEW
Autopatrolled 39 40 +2.564%
Patrollers 3 3 0%
Administrators 10 10 0%
Bureaucrats 3 3 0%
Proprietor 1 1 0%
*All times EST.

Featured

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Hello 'Shroom readers and welcome back to another edition of Featured, the only place this side of the Mario Wiki where you'll get news about the Mario Wiki Featured Articles.

Featured Articles

No new articles have been featured in the past month.

Re-Featured Articles

No new articles have become re-featured.

FA Nominations

There are no ongoing Featured Article Nominations.

Failed FA Nominations

No new articles have failed the featuring process.

Unfeatured Articles

No new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There is one ongoing Unfeature nomination.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

One new article has failed the unfeaturing process in the past month.


Thanks for reading see you next month, for more Featured Articles news.



New Articles

Written by: Time Turner (talk)

Article Creator Date Description
List of Picross 2 staff Wariopicross (talk) December 26 The crew who toiled for months to provide the Japan-exclusive puzzle game, Picross 2.
Switch Star of the Bay Time Turner (talk) December 26 One of Jolly Roger Bay's missions in Super Mario 64 DS, involving a Star Ship at The Cap'n's cove.
The 30th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Music Wariopicross (talk) December 26 A compilation of music from Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario Maker and everything in between.
Battle Card Cheat-master30 (talk) December 26 Items from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, comparable to Badges, that bestow a variety of effects. Note: needs image.
Mega Thwonk Cheat-master30 (talk) December 26 One of Luigi's Bros. Attacks from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, involving him swinging a giant hammer.
Painting the Planet Yellow RandomYoshi (talk) December 27 The only mission from Flipswitch Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy, which involves turning all of the Flipswitch Panels from blue to yellow.
Gloomy Woods Cheat-master30 (talk) December 27 A forest from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam where Mario and Luigi fight (Paper) Kamek. Note: needs image
Slip Slidin' Away (mission) Time Turner (talk) December 28 One of Cool, Cool Mountain's missions in Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS, featuring a giant slide.
Copy Block Toadevil (talk) December 28 A block from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam that lets Paper Mario create multiple copies of himself. Note: needs images
Kuro Yōsei L151 (talk) December 28 Enemies from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that fly around Donkey Kong in an attempt to damage him.
Surfing 101 RandomYoshi (talk) December 29 The only mission from Loopdeeloop Galaxy in Super Mario Galaxy, involving the Manta Ray Surfing minigame for the firs time.
Megaleg's Moon RandomYoshi (talk) December 29 Super Mario Galaxy's first boss mission from Bowser Jr.'s Robot Reactor, which features a boss battle against Megaleg.
Zavok A Pimp Named Slickback (talk) December 29 The leader of the Deadly Six, set to appear as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Cannonball Chuck Cheat-master30 (talk) December 29 One of Mario's Bros. Attacks from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam which involves Mario throwing a giant cannonball. Note: needs image
Li'l Penguin Lost Time Turner (talk) December 29 One of Cool, Cool Mountain's missions in Super Mario 64 DS that involves bringing Tuxie to her Mother Penguin.
Balloon Blast Cheat-master30 (talk) December 29 One of Mario's Bros. Attacks from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, involving him and Mario inflating a giant balloon. Note: needs image
Trio Whirligig Cheat-master30 (talk) December 29 A Trio Attack from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, which involves Paper Mario turning into a giant paper fan.
Big Penguin Race Time Turner (talk) December 29 One of Cool, Cool Mountain's missions in Super Mario 64 DS involving a race down a slide against Big Penguin Race.
Rocky Road (mission) RandomYoshi (talk) December 30 The only mission from Super Mario Galaxy's Sweet Sweet Galaxy, the goal being to traverse the sweet-filled platforms.
Twinsy Tropics Cheat-master30 (talk) December 30 A beach from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam where Mario and co. are taken prisoner. Note: needs image
Toad Trail Cheat-master30 (talk) December 30 One of Mario's Bros. Attacks from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, involving a bunch of dangerous Paper Toads. Note: needs image
Tarman L151 (talk) December 30 An enemy from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that lurks in magma and attacks by flinging Kuro Yōsei.
John Grusd Glowsquid (talk) December 30 An animator producer at DIC Entertainment who directed and produced the Mario animated adventures.
Tar Fish Toa 95 (talk) December 30 A fish-like enemy from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that hides off-screen and attacks by spitting out Kuro Yōsei.
Korogaeru Toa 95 (talk) December 30 A frog-like enemy from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that stays asleep until Donkey Kong arrives, at which point they roll at him.
Mamezou Toa 95 (talk) December 30 A cannon in the shape of a Tusk from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that fires cannonballs.
Gold Bird Toa 95 (talk) December 30 A bird enemy from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that exists to give Donkey Kong extra points if defeated.
Throw Bird Toa 95 (talk) December 30 A bird enemy from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that throw deadly projectiles while flying around.
Frosty Slide for 8 Red Coins Time Turner (talk) December 30 One of Cool, Cool Mountain's missions in Super Mario 64/Super Mario 64 DS, featuring eight Red Coins scattered across the mountain.
Trio Meteor Cheat-master30 (talk) December 31 A Trio Attack from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, which involves Paper Mario throwing paper meteors.
Mount Brrr Cheat-master30 (talk) December 31 A mountain from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam where Mario and co. fight King Bob-omb. Note: needs image
List of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! staff Glowsquid (talk) December 31 The cast and crew behind Mario's first cartoon, The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!.
List of Super Mario World (television series) staff Glowsquid (talk) January 1 The cast and crew behind the cartoon loosely based on the game, Super Mario World.
Dayvv Brooks Walkazo (talk) January 1 A former employee at Nintendo of America notably responsible for naming all of the Koopalings.
Lucky Star (Super Mario Bros. Special) Niiue (talk) January 2 An item from Super Mario Bros. Special that instantly eliminates all on-screen enemies.
Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series) LudwigVon (talk) January 2 The trophies from the Super Smash Bros. series, split from Trophy due to a proposal.
List of Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Nintendo 3DS) staff Jasmaniac (talk) January 2 The crew behind the sixth Mario vs. Donkey Kong game, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time bestiary Madbird82 (talk) January 2 A catalog of every enemy and their stats from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.
Bananaika L151 (talk) January 2 A squid ally from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that leave behind bananas for Donkey Kong to collect.
Final Butapoppo L151 (talk) January 3 A giant Hawg from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that the Cactus King/Ghastly King rides around on.
Pyramid (Mario Party Advance) Time Turner (talk) January 3 A triangular structure from Mario Party Advance where Kamek the Game Mage resides.
Castle (level) Jdrawer (talk) January 3 A sample level in Super Mario Maker in the style of New Super Mario Bros. U's castles.
The Best of the Super Mario Bros. Super Show! Tyler730 (talk) January 4 A collection of the nine "best" episodes from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
Standard MR Time Turner (talk) January 4 Mario's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, perfect for being average.
Standard LG Time Turner (talk) January 5 Luigi's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, not quite as average as Mario's kart.
Itsunomanika Heihō Niiue (talk) January 5 A type of Shy Guy from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island that rides on Yoshi if Baby Mario is missing.
Standard PC Time Turner (talk) January 5 Princess Peach's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, sporting the highest-possible drift stat.
Standard DK Time Turner (talk) January 5 Donkey Kong's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, with strong speed and drift stats.
Standard BW Time Turner (talk) January 5 Bowser's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, featuring the highest speed a kart can have.
Standard TD Time Turner (talk) January 5 Toad's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, showing off a high speed.
Standard YS Time Turner (talk) January 5 Yoshi's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, sporting a high acceleration.
Standard WR Time Turner (talk) January 5 Wario's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, with a high speed and weight.
Sei Young Animation Co., Ltd. Glowsquid (talk) January 5 A South Korean animation studio that worked on some of Mario's animated adventures on DIC Entertainment's behalf.
Standard DS Time Turner (talk) January 5 Princess Daisy's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, with a high drift stat.
Standard WL Time Turner (talk) January 5 Waluigi's Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, featuring all-around average stats.
Standard DB Time Turner (talk) January 5 Dry Bones' Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, featuring a maxed-out acceleration and handling.
Standard RB Time Turner (talk) January 5 Dry Bones' Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, sporting the highest-possible speed stat.
Standard SG Time Turner (talk) January 5 Shy Guy' Standard Kart in Mario Kart DS, with the exact-same stats as the Standard YS.
Spiky Stardust Defense System Time Turner (talk) January 5 An obstacle from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that requires Mario and Luigi to jump in tandem to avoid.
Piranha Plant Statue Niiue (talk) January 6 An enemy statue from Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins that shoot out fireballs when approached.
Dash Time Turner (talk) January 6 A special move from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that involves setting Luigi on fire in order to run quickly.
Tickle Time Turner (talk) January 6 A special move from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that involves zapping Mario in order to move with precision.
Rolling Bar Defense System Time Turner (talk) January 6 An obstacle from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that requires usage of the Dash or Tickle to avoid.
Papercraft Phineas81707 (talk) January 6 Items from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam that leave behind bananas for Donkey Kong to collect.
World 6-2 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition with a boss fight against two Lakitus.
World 6-3 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A level from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring a fight against Spiny Egg & Lakitu.
Relaxation Room Time Turner (talk) January 7 A location from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat where the Jellyfish Sisters offer soothing hand massages.
World 6-Tower 1 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A level from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring a fight against Boom Boom.
World 6-4 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition offering a boss fight against Bullet Bill & Goomba
World 6-5 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A level from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition with a fight consisting of Double Lakitu.
World 6-6 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring a 2-Goomba Tower.
Spin Block (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga) Time Turner (talk) January 7 A platform from Donkey Kong Jungle Beat that can only be moved around using Mario's Spin Jump.
World 6-Ghost House (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition displaying a fight against King Boo.
World 6-Tower 2 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition that rewards Light Blue Yoshi once beaten.
World 6-7 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring a boss fight against a Para-Beetle and a Heavy Para-Beetle.
World 6-8 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 7 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring a Banzai Bill.
Trio Moves Cheat-master30 (talk) January 8 Abilities in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam that help Mario, Luigi, and Paper Mario explore the world.
Dash Socks Phineas81707 (talk) January 8 An item from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam that let Mario and co. run around quickly.
World 6-9 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 8 A level from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring the boss fight against Bob-omb & Lakitu.
World 6-Castle (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 8 A course from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring a fight against Roy Koopa.
World 6-Airship (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 8 A level from Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition that grants Flying Squirrel Mario and Luigi when beaten.
Neo Bowser Castle (Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam) Cheat-master30 (talk) January 8 A location from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam where Bowser, Paper Bowser, and their armies resides.
Twinsy Tropics Dungeon Cheat-master30 (talk) January 8 A location from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam located under Twinsy Tropics.
Phil Harnage Glowsquid (talk) January 9 An Emmy-winning animation writer at DIC Entertainment who wrote several of the scripts for Mario's animated adventures.
Beehive (item) Toa 95 (talk) January 10 An item in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U that releases a swarm of bees to sting opponents.
Watering Hole Time Turner (talk) January 10 An object from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that produces water, letting Mario turn into Pump Mario.
List of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam glitches Cheat-master30 (talk) January 12 A list of the bugs and hiccups that you may experience in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge King Marth 64 (talk) January 12 The seventh instalment in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series, complete with amiibo support.
Mini Spek Toad Titan (talk) January 13 Wind-up toys and playable characters in Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge, summoned by placing non-Mario amiibos.
World 7-1 (Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition) Zootalo (talk) January 13 A volcanic course in Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition featuring a boss fight against two Spinies and a Dry Bones.
Fire Statue Time Turner (talk) January 14 Objects from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that are constantly on fire until Pump Mario douses it, serving as an area's switch.
Mask (object) Time Turner (talk) January 14 Objects from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that produce Whirlwinds for Mario and Luigi to Spin Jump around in. Note: needs image
Wall Face Time Turner (talk) January 14 Objects from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that shoot out projectiles at Mario and Luigi, easily deflected with a barrel.
Pressure Plate Time Turner (talk) January 14 Objects from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that trigger the Wall Faces.
Yellow Pipe Time Turner (talk) January 14 A Warp Pipe in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that transports Mario and Luigi from the overworld to the underground. Note: needs image
Thwomp (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga) Time Turner (talk) January 15 A character from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga who challenges Mario and Luigi to a guessing game.
Arcade (Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam) Cheat-master30 (talk) January 15 A location from Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam that lets the player refight boss battles, including the unique Dry Bowser. Note: needs image
Lakitu Info Centre Cheat-master30 (talk) January 15 A group of locations in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam that give the player a slew of sidequests to do. Note: needs image
List of The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 staff Glowsquid (talk) January 15 The cast and crew behind Mario's second cartoon, The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Brown Rock Time Turner (talk) January 16 An obstacle from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that can be easily smashed with a hammer of any kind.
Gray Rock Time Turner (talk) January 16 An obstacle from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that requires a Super Hammer or stronger to bypass.
Black Rock Time Turner (talk) January 16 An obstacle from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that can only be destroyed by using the strongest hammer: the Ultra Hammer.
Button (object) Time Turner (talk) January 16 A switch in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga that does things when pressed, just like any other button.
Donkey Kong Island (world) Super Radio (talk) January 17 The final world of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, now taken over by the evil and icy Snowmads.
Super Mario Bros. 1, 2, 3, Hop! Step! Jump! Wildgoosespeeder (talk) January 17 A Japan-exclusive album that features songs from BS Super Mario USA and BS Super Mario Collection Note: stub
Block Town Unshy Guy (talk) January 18 A sample course in Super Mario Maker featuring houses made of Brick Blocks that must be navigated using Warp Doors. Note: stub
World 1-5 (Super Mario Bros. 3) Wildgoosespeeder (talk) January 18 Grass Land's fifth level in Super Mario Bros. 3;;, taking place in underground tunnels and pools of water. Note: needs rewrite and expansion
Candy (Mario & Luigi: Dream Team) Time Turner (talk) January 18 A consumable in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team that heals 40% of Mario and Luigi's max Heart Points and Bros. Points when eaten.
Super Candy Time Turner (talk) January 18 A consumable in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team that restores 60% of Mario and Luigi's total Heart Points and Bros. Points when used.
Ultra Candy Time Turner (talk) January 18 A consumable in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team that returns 80% of Mario and Luigi's max Heart Points and Bros. Points when used.
Max Candy Time Turner (talk) January 18 A consumable in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team that completely heals Mario and Luigi's total Heart Points and Bros. Points when eaten.
Gold Bar ×3 Niiue (talk) January 18 A set of three Gold Bars in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team that can be sold for 300 coins, split as per a proposal.
List of Donkey Kong Country (television series) staff Glowsquid (talk) January 19 The cast and crew behind the cartoon loosely based on the game, Donkey Kong Country.

Tip of the Month

Written by: FunkyK38 (talk)

Tip of the Month: When you're putting an image in an article, look at how the article flows. Will the placement of your image make the formatting look disrupted? You can change what side of the page your image will appear on with a simple change to the image's code. Here's what your code should look like if you want to put an image in a specific place:

[[File:Mario.png|thumb|left]]

Specifically, where you see 'left,' you can put 'right' or 'center,' although you wouldn't ever put an image in the center of a proper Wiki article.


Poll Committee Discussion

Written by: Andymii (talk)

Happy 2016! Welcome to Poll Committee Discussion, where we analyze questions we polled the community on. Packy is still not here, which has been my introductory sentence for pretty much every issue, but is nevertheless noteworthy. So yeah, I'm doing this again. Once he returns, I’ll probably continue to do this anyway. I like power.

There's nothing too eventful this time. However, we still encourage the public to submit external poll ideas! Since our current committee started in August, we have had a record of 0 externally given polls, which is kind of sad, really. We're working on a better suggestion system, but for the time being, feel free PM me on the forums (my username's Andymii) or here on my talk page.

Anyhow, we have the results from the holiday poll and others from last month, so you might want to check them out!


Recent Polls

Mario Maker levels (MrConcreteDonkey (talk), January 10, 2016)

How many Super Mario Maker levels have you uploaded to Miiverse?

None; I haven't got round to it yet.14.89% (381 votes)

None; I don't own the game. 36.97% (946 votes)

4 or less. 16.45% (421 votes)

5-9. 16.26% (416 votes)

10-14. 8.21% (210 votes)

15 or more. 7.23% (185 votes)

Total Votes: 2,430

Cloud in Smash Bros (Nysic (talk), January 3, 2016)

Cloud Strife from Final Fantasy VII was recently confirmed to be a new fighter in Super Smash Bros! How do you feel about his inclusion?

This is amazing! I couldn't be happier for his inclusion! 20.94% (468 votes)

I'm glad that he's in, but it's nothing to go crazy about. 21.66% (484 votes)

He's a good choice, but I'd much rather have another character instead of him. 20.09% (449 votes)

I don't like his inclusion. There are so many more characters more worthy of a spot than him. 10.16% (227 votes)

This is terrible! Cloud never even appeared on a Nintendo console! He doesn't deserve the spot! 6.58% (147 votes)

Who's Cloud Strife? 20.58% (460 votes)

Total Votes: 2,430

NSMB Debate (Andymii (talk), December 27, 2015)

Do you consider the New Super Mario Bros. series to be a continuation of the original Super Mario Bros. series?

Yes! Because of the same play style, it's obviously a continuation, just "newer." 67.12% (1,631 votes)

Nope. From different artwork to different music, they are two separate series. 15.72% (382 votes)

Because all Mario games are so different from each other, I doubt either are valid series to begin with. 6.63% (161 votes)

I'm undecided. 10.53% (256 votes)

Total Votes: 2,430

Christmas! (Andymii (talk), December 20, 2015)

What Mario game released in 2015 would you love the most for this holiday season?

Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam 32.57% (884 votes)

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 3.76% (102 votes)

Yoshi's Woolly World 11.61% (315 votes)

Super Mario Maker 34.78% (944 votes)

Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition 1.29% (35 votes)

Mario Party 10 4.16% (113 votes)

Other 5.2% (141 votes)

None 3.94% (107 votes)

I don't celebrate the holidays. 1.51% (41 votes)

I think video games make pretty unintelligent gifts. 1.18% (32 votes)

Total Votes: 2,714


Analysis

Mario Maker levels: This poll's pretty self-explanatory. Not much to say here.

Cloud in Smash Bros: I do not know who Cloud Strife is. Apparently, nor do 20% of you people. It really shows how many young/casual video game players visit this site, and it also shows that I really need to start playing non-Mario games.

NSMB Debate: This poll was inspired by this proposal. While voters of the proposals absolutely agreed that New Super Mario Bros. is not its own series, our Main Page Poll showed a completely different story, with 67% of voters saying that is its own series. This is actually really interesting, as it shows what type of people are drawn into formal wiki matters, such as the proposal system.

Christmas!: From the start, we knew it would be a close race between Paper Jam and Mario Maker. Paper Jam was leading for a long time, but Mario Maker caught up near the end, fulfilling Bazooka Mario (talk)'s mystic prediction. Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash and Mario Party 10 are as low as expected, though I wasn't expecting Puzzles and Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition to be so unpopular. It didn’t even get that bad reviews!


…And, that's about it. It's pretty short this time. Thank you for reading this month's Poll Committee Discussion, and please check back next month!


Forum Update

Written by: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

Welcome to the first Forum Update of 2016! I'm MCD and I'm here to provide you with all the stats, quotes and those two other things I do.

So, join me on a magical journey through time, going back to the far-off, long-gone year of "2015", where we will see what happened on the forum in December.

Stats

  • 157 topics were created in December, bringing the total amount of topics created in 2015 to 2876.
    • The largest amount of topics created in one month was 254, in January. The smallest was 109, in September.
  • 9119 posts were made in December - 165052 were made in 2015 as a whole. (Last year, that total was 313150.)
    • The largest amount of posts made in a single month was 22293, also in January. The smallest was 6891, also in September.
  • 19 new users joined in December, which brought the year's total to 194.
    • July had the most new users (24), while June had the least (10).
  • The most users online at once in December was 194; the highest amount in 2015 (and in the history of the forum) was 891, back in March.

TOP POSTERS

TOP TOPIC STARTERS

MOST TIME ONLINE

(Bold means new entry and Italics means inactive for at least the past month.)

Thread of the Month

Thread of the Month went to Tucayo's The official "Look at our old selves and cry" thread, which inspired me to dig through pages of my old posts: an absolutely daunting, yet eye-opening, experience.

Other candidates for Thread of the Month included Crocodile Dippy's Official MarioWiki TransUser Club, Turboo's Mario Boards Secret Santa III: The Reckoning: Infinite (in which one of the gifts was a download link for GIMP) and Joseph's Mario Wiki.

Quotes

  • "I had my first drunk experience last night. Found out that when I get drunk, I give people lap dances." - Yoshi876
  • "Don't compare that thing to the mighty Pink Gold Peach." - Cirdec, on the Mercedes Benz
  • "Don't compare that thing to the mighty Mercedes Benz." - Glitchy, on Pink Gold Peach
  • "all of my miis have likely starved to death" - Time Turner, on Tomodachi Life
  • "I'm just passing by to warn the public that what Dippy is neglecting to mention is that Australian kittens are extremely venomous." - Snack

Mafia

Currently underway are Stooben's 'Shroom Mafia III, Meta Knight's Paper Mafia 64 and Nysic and Stargazing's Undertale Mafia.


Thanks for reading.


Community Report

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hello, it's me, LudwigVon, who is here today to present the Community Report, which shows you the latest goings ons around the Super Mario Wiki. Now it 's time to present it to you.

The Community Report show to our readers the promotions, the demotions, the recently passed and ongoing proposals of the Super Mario Wiki.


(credit to YoshiKong (talk) for previously developing this coded table system, with some alterations made by Crocodile Dippy (talk))

PROMOTIONS/DEMOTIONS

Affected User Previous Rank Current Rank Promoter/Demoter Date
RandomYoshi (talk) Autoconfirmed Patroller Glowsquid (talk) December 13, 2015, 15:53
Phoenix (talk) Administator Autopatrolled Walkazo (talk) December 19, 2015, 00:24
Mario4Ever (talk) Patroller Autopatrolled Walkazo (talk) December 19, 2015, 00:25


RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS:

  • No proposals was made between issue 105 and now, other than talk page Proposals.


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:

Proposer Summary Outcome Deadline
LudwigVon (talk) Decide if Spikes are a derived species of Koopas

Proposal to decide if Spikes are a species of Koopa. It was decided that that Spikes look enough like Koopas to be grouped with them.

2-10 (read more) December 28, 2015, 23:59


ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
RandomYoshi (talk) Split Tightrope from Rope

Proposal to split Tightrope from Rope, the proposal argues that the tightrope is included on this page for no reason at all other than it’s a rope and how the paragraph for the tighrope section opens like it already is its own article.

6-6 (read more) December 29, 2015, 23:59 GMT
Baby Luigi (talk) Split The Brain from Poltergeist

Proposal to split The Brain from the Poltergeist page, the proposal explains that "The Brain" is a bigger variant of the Poltergeists, and he is the sole, final boss of any Scarescraper that isn't endless, unlike the other Scarescraper variations which are randomized and that the forcefield attack, the HP difference, and the fact that he is always the definitive final boss of Scarescraper is enough good reasons he should be split.

8-0 (read more) December 31, 2015, 23:59 GMT
Mario jc (talk) Split Arcade Bunny from Sales Bunny, or remove Sales Bunny altogether

Proposal to split Arcade Bunny from Sales Bunny arguing that there's no evidence that the bunny from StreetPass Mii Plaza and Nintendo Badge Arcade are the same bunny, and saying that the change in its appearance just doesn't suffice. The proposer gives two options, either Split Arcade Bunny from Sales Bunny and remove Sales Bunny info or Split Arcade Bunny info from Sales Bunny and leave the Sales Bunny info.

8-0-0 (read more) January 1, 2016, 23:59 GMT
LudwigVon (talk) Split the Trophy information from Super Smash Bros. into a new page named Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series)

Proposal to split the Trophy Information from the Super Smash Bros. series from Trophy into a new page named Trophy (Super Smash Bros. series). Argues that the two types of trophy covered on this page are different enough to be separated.

6-0 (read more) January 1, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Niiue (talk) Merge Nep-Enut (Yoshi's Woolly World) with Nep-Enut

Proposal to merge Nep-Enut (Yoshi's Woolly World) with Nep-Enut arguing that the only reason it's split is because it spits out Shy Guys, which was likely added to make the game easier.

10-0 (read more) January 4, 2016, 23:59 GMT
Niiue (talk) Merge Short Fuse and Seedy Sally with Ukiki

Proposal to merge Short Fuse and Seedy Sally with Ukiki arguing that they haven't been considered different in North America since a Nintendo Power guide (the same one that misnamed Spikes as "Mace Penguins", renamed Cheep Cheeps to "Flopsy Fish", and listed Boo Balloons twice).

3-0 (read more) January 11, 2016, 23:59 GMT


NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of December 29th.

That’s all for this edition of the Community Report! Thank you for taking the time to read it.



Birthday Wishes

Written by: Crocodile Dippy (talk)

Date User Contributions
January 5th Yoshi876 (talk) Current MarioWiki Patroller, Current 'Shroom Spotlight Manager, Current 'Shroom Pipe Plaza Director, Current 'Shroom Writer
January 12th Scarecrow von Steuben (talk) Former Userpedia Bureaucrat, Former Forum Lurker, Occasional 'Shroom Guest Writer, Musician
January 16th Rise Up Above It (talk) Occasional Chatroom Lurker
January 26th Stargazing (talk) Prominent Forum Lurker
January 31st Lakituthequick (talk) Prominent Forum Lurker, Modeller

Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Various Directors
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First article: Fake TV, Issue XXIII
Last article: Random Image of the Month, Issue LXII
Sections Written: Main Team: 20
Fake News: 97
Palette Swap: 12
Pipe Plaza: 15
Positions held: Fake News Director, Statistics Manager, Contributor

Hello, readers! I'm your Spotlight manager and Pipe Plaza Director, Yoshi876. Welcome to Retro Feature, a section in which I delve deep into the archives to bring you the best blasts from the past. This time I bring a section from a previous Fake News Director, and Statistics Manager: Ralphfan.

Ralpfan joined the wiki on 13 November 2008 and he joined The 'Shroom in Issue XXIII, which was released on February 14th 2009, writing Fake TV, he would go on to write this section seven more times. Other sections he would write for Fake News included: Cooking Guide (9), Director's Notes (23), Fake Games (3), Fake Music (3), Fake Sports (31), Fake Weather (3), Interview (5), Obituaries (4) and Updated Info (11). He also wrote an Awards Committee Commentary, a Monthly Mulligan and several reviews of games for the Main Team, a Special Section as well as a Special Interview, and in 2012 he covered the World Cup with Henry Tucayo Clay (talk). In Palette Swap he wrote Random Image of the Month for 12 issues and wrote the Anniversary Annoucements and Forum Update for Pipe Plaza.

However, you're not here for the history of Ralphfan, you're here to view an old section from years gone by, so today I bring you Ralpfan's Review Corner from Issue LII!!


Review Corner

By Ralphfan (talk)
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Hello again! This month I will be reviewing a game that has captured the Best Remake award every single year in the Mario Awards, Super Mario 64 DS! This game was released in the US in November 2007 as a remake of Super Mario 64, a game released in 1996. Many changes were made between the original and the remake.

Plot

Yoshi arrives at Peach's Castle. Not only is Peach missing as usual, but Mario is too! Yoshi has to find Mario, and the two then have to work together to find Luigi and Wario over the course of many 3D levels. Super Mario 64 was the first 3D platformer in the Mario series, and Mario was the only playable character. The game includes multiple battles with Bowser and other bosses and a total of 150 stars to collect. 80 stars must be collected to reach the final boss fight. The game is broken up into 15 worlds of 7 stars each, and there are also 30 secret stars scattered around the castle. Each level also includes a star that can be earned by collecting 100 coins, which all adds up to 150.

Gameplay

This game has a tough learning curve, but it becomes more and more fun as you unlock more levels. I prefer the camera angles in this game over the angles in any of the other 3D platformers just because it's easier to adjust (holding the L button and pressing the D-pad). Players can easily pick the camera angle of their choice.

Changes

Of the many changes between the original game and the remake, the most notable are:
-The inclusion of Yoshi, Luigi and Wario as playable characters
-Items that can only be used by specific characters
-The introduction of new stars
-The ability for Yoshi to put on a cap and imitate one of the human characters
-A room to switch between characters

Overall

This is a fun game because it has lots of original bosses, interesting level layouts and creative puzzles to complete. I give it a 9.5/10. The only drawback is the learning curve.



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The 'Shroom Report

Written by: Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)

HI! I'm your informative writer, Tucayo, here with a new section called The 'Shroom Report! On this section I'll give you the news regarding our first-time writers, writing milestones, records for most sections written, as well as some 'Shroom trivia. All of that with the help of our wonderful Writer History, which was created by Ralphfan (talk) and then later maintained by Mario4Ever (talk), RandomYoshi (talk), Turboo (talk), and myself. To further explain: in the First-time Writers section, I will mention those writers who had their first ever section featured in our last issue; for the Milestones section, writers will get mentioned every 10 sub-team sections and every 50 all-time sections, teams will get mentioned every 100 sections, and The 'Shroom will get mentioned every 500 sections; and, for Most Sections Written, every single section ever written by that user is counted. Since this the first edition of this section, I will be covering Issues 104 and 105.

Tables are based off the End-of-the-Year Awards tables, so credit goes out to Crocodile Dippy (talk).
First-time Writers
Writer Section
Fantanoice (talk) Fantanoice Interview
Meta Knight (talk) It's aMAZEing!
PowerKamek (talk) Marioverse Reviews
Roy Koopa (talk) Insider 64


Milestones
Writer/Team Milestone
FunkyK38 (talk) 70 Pipe Plaza sections
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 100 Main/Staff sections
120 Fun Stuff sections
Hypnotoad (talk) 20 Fake News sections
Paper Yoshi (talk) 110 Pipe Plaza sections
Stooben Rooben (talk) 10 Strategy Wing sections
Super Mario Bros. (talk) 110 Main/Staff sections
200 all-time sections
Yoshi876 (talk) 40 Main/Staff sections
30 Fake News sections
50 Pipe Plaza sections
200 all-time sections
Main Team/Core Staff 1200 all-time sections
Fake News 700 all-time sections


Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Super Mario Bros. (talk) 118
Fake News Ralphfan (talk) 97
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 120
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 96
Pipe Plaza Paper Yoshi (talk) 110
Critic Corner Crocodile Dippy (talk) 67
Strategy Wing Stooben Rooben (talk) 10
Overall Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 270


'Shroom Trivia
FunkyK38 (talk) has the longest active streak of writing for one given team. She has written for Pipe Plaza from Issue LV (October 2011) to date; that is, 51 consecutive issues.



The 'Shroom 106
Staff sections Opening Statement
The 'Shroom SpotlightDirectorial Address
Sub-teams Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing
Specials Ultimate Character Tournament
Closing Statement

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