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Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Welcome 'Shroom readers to this May edition of Pipe Plaza.

We start with bad news as Time Turner (talk) has been fired from the New Articles position due to not sending his sections in. However, on the plus side a certain interview section has made its way back into our humble statistic centre, so I hope you enjoy reading that!

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Anniversary Announcements 5 31% Lakituthequick
2nd Retro Feature 4 25% Yoshi876
3rd Poll Committee Discussion 3 19% Bazooka Mario



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 helpful tip for wiki editors.
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Wanna know what's been going on in the Poll Committee? Find out here.
[read more]
Non-Wiki Sections

Banjo and Gutseh conduct interviews that are held only in the finest of private chat rooms!.
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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.
[read more]



Monthly Report

Written by: Paper Yoshi (talk)

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the May Issue of Monthly Report! Once again, no news on this section, so let's see how the current stats compare to the ones from April!

(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)

May Statistics
Statistic As of 18 May 2016 (07:15)*
Content Pages 17,088
All Pages 137,948
Files 70,380
Edits 1,848,560
Edits per Page 13.40
Registered Users 21,527
Active Users 299
Bots 2
'Shroom Writers 37
Autopatrolled 40
Patrollers 3
Administrators 10
Bureaucrats 3
Proprietor 1


April — May Statistics
Statistic As of 13 April 2016 (07:05)* As of 18 May 2016 (07:15)* Percentage Change
Content Pages 17,028 17,088 +0.352%
All Pages 136,844 137,948 +0.807%
Files 69,489 70,380 +1.282%
Edits 1,835,035 1,848,560 +0.737%
Edits per Page 13.41 13.40 -0.074%
Registered Users 21,404 21,527 +0.575%
Active Users 362 299 -17.403%
Bots 2 2 0%
'Shroom Writers 33 37 +12.121%
Autopatrolled 40 40 0%
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

One new article has failed the featuring process.

  • Mario Golf: World Tour failed on April 23rd. It failed due to there being a lack of information for the non-playable characters, the item images being of low quality, some broken links and the references not being formatted properly.

Unfeatured Articles

No new articles have been unfeatured in the past month.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are no ongoing Unfeature nominations.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

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

  • Wii failed on April 23rd, due to there being a lack of votes.

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



Tip of the Month

Written by: FunkyK38 (talk)

Having trouble making redirects to games? Most of the time, names of games here are the shortest possible. For example: you probably won't find a correct link to "Mario And Luigi: Superstar Saga" However, I know "Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga" exists in your search bar. If you have trouble with titles, try subbing in that '&' sign and see how it goes.


Poll Committee Discussion

Written by: MrConcreteDonkey (talk) and the Poll Committee

Hey, and welcome to the Foru- I mean, uh, Poll Committee Discussion. Fun.

And wow, did we have some interesting polls this month? (No, really, did we?)

Recent Polls

Favorite Super Mario 3D World Character (Bazooka Mario (talk), April 17, 2016)

Who is your favorite playable Super Mario 3D World character?

Mario 15.4% (443 votes)

Luigi 19.01% (547 votes)

Princess Peach 10.15% (292 votes)

Toad 14.59% (419 votes)

Rosalina 20.92% (602 votes)

No preference 7.09% (204 votes)

I did not play Super Mario 3D World. 12.86% (370 votes)

Total Votes: 2,877

Which game would you like to receive DLC? (Nysic (talk), April 24, 2016)

Which of the following would you like DLC for the most?

Super Mario 3D World 37.6% (928 votes)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 4.13% (102 votes)

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker 5.06% (125 votes)

Mario Party 10 12.12% (299 votes)

Yoshi's Woolly World 5.51% (136 votes)

Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash 10.49% (259 votes)

Other Mario game 25.08% (619 votes)

Total Votes: 2,468

Favorite Mario Strikers Charged Sidekick (Nysic (talk), May 1, 2016)

Who is your favorite sidekick in Mario Strikers Charged?

Koopa 4.07% (102 votes)

Toad 6.78% (170 votes)

Dry Bones 7.22% (181 votes)

Boo 5.51% (138 votes)

Hammer Bro 12.45% (312 votes)

Birdo 3.59% (90 votes)

Monty Mole 1.32% (33 votes)

Shy Guy 6.38% (160 votes)

I haven't played Mario Strikers Charged. 52.67% (1,320 votes)

Total Votes: 2,468

Mario Kart weight classes (Bazooka Mario (talk), May 8, 2016)

Out of the varieties of weight classes in the Mario Kart series, which do you prefer the most?

Light 22.22% (478 votes)

Medium 30.26% (651 votes)

Heavy 15.53% (334 votes)

No specific preference 31.99% (688 votes)

Total Votes: 2,151

Analysis

  • Favorite Super Mario 3D World Character: The people like Rosalina. Not much else I can deduce from these results. Were Waluigi playable, I'm sure there would've been a big difference. Grave mistake, Nintendo. Grave mistake.
  • Which game would you like to receive DLC?: lol good luck with that
  • Favorite Mario Strikers Charged Sidekick: Here we see the danger in making polls about spin-off games that are nine years old. I mean, most of the voters are probably younger than this game.
  • Mario Kart weight classes: Political apathy in motion.

Come back next month, when, uhh...somebody else will be doing this! I'm not really sure who, but it definitely won't be me!


Banjo 'N' Gutseh's Late-Night Actually Legit Interviews

Written by: Banjonator1 (talk) and GutsehMan (talk)

<banjonator1>: Hello, and welcome to the triumphant return of Banjo and Gutseh's [...] Interviews!
<GutsehMan>: is there a reason we've replaced late night with [...]
<Meta_Knight>: how would i know
<banjonator1>: We're happy to resume asking inane questions, doing dumb banter, and pretending that what we do constitutes actual interviews
<banjonator1>: and yes gutseh
<banjonator1>: a. there's a lot of words that i don't remember the exact order of that goes in there and b. half of our interviews arent even late night
<GutsehMan>: well i suppose we should you know, get to our guest or so
<GutsehMan>: say hi guest!!!
<Meta_Knight>: hi!
GutsehMan yawns
<GutsehMan>: man not doing this for a couple of months really
<GutsehMan>: really gives you some rust
<banjonator1>: Oh yeah that's right
<banjonator1>: our first guest of our...resyndication?
<banjonator1>: is meta knight!
<banjonator1>: Meta Knight is currently co hosting Battlestar Galactica mafia with Anton and things are not ok
<Meta_Knight>: things have gotten rather chaotic ever since day 4
<banjonator1>: meta knight your first question is who is the godfather
<banjonator1>: you have to answer
<banjonator1>: rules of interview
<Meta_Knight>: sometimes i wonder if i'm hosting a mafia or a sitcom
<Meta_Knight>: marlon brando is the godfather
<GutsehMan>: well damn he's not wrong
<Meta_Knight>: if you want to know the godfather in bsg mafia
<Meta_Knight>: you'll have to lynch them first
<banjonator1>: okie dokie
<banjonator1>: anyway, real question i guess
<banjonator1>: What do you figure people know you best for in the community?
<Meta_Knight>: i'm not really sure honestly
<Meta_Knight>: i'm positive that i'm not infamous though
<Meta_Knight>: so i can be satisfied with that
<Meta_Knight>: if people know me best for something
<Meta_Knight>: it may be for the fact that i'm kind of everywhere
<banjonator1>: yeah, ive noticed that
<banjonator1>: you've built up a pretty great presence in the community!
<Meta_Knight>: thanks!
<banjonator1>: Gutseh, your turn
<GutsehMan>: well i mean my question might be a hint uninformed because i haven't been around to see it much but
<GutsehMan>: generally the mood i'm seeing out of the boards is that mafia has created a bit of a toxic environment
<GutsehMan>: some people might take it too seriously, etc
<banjonator1>: thats a good point
<Meta_Knight>: believe me i've noticed
<banjonator1>: i've seen like
<banjonator1>: a ton of people kind of turning away from mafia
<banjonator1>: just like, any thoughts on that you'd like to share?
<Meta_Knight>: there has been a lot of drama around the board lately
<Meta_Knight>: i won't go into too much into details of the underground
<Meta_Knight>: and i won't go and point at people
<Meta_Knight>: but there have been concerns with mafia in general
<Meta_Knight>: for instance, people are bashing/things like that
<Meta_Knight>: it may all be unintentional
<Meta_Knight>: its important to remember its just a game
<Meta_Knight>: i guess if i have to say something about it
<Meta_Knight>: perhaps we need to take a look at it more like any other sports team
<Meta_Knight>: and make sure people are just in it for fun
<Meta_Knight>: when people take it too seriously
<Meta_Knight>: it can be a bit off turning
<banjonator1>: I completely agree
<banjonator1>: anyway, moving on from that before ~drama~ unfolds
<banjonator1>: I have a question i guess
<Meta_Knight>: i have an answer
<Meta_Knight>: whether or not its a good answer idk
<banjonator1>: This is kind of a recurring thing I like to ask on this program
<banjonator1>: because it's always relevant and everyone has their own thoughts on it
<banjonator1>: also, because it's not specific to any user, i can recycle it with absolutely no guilt!!!
<banjonator1>: where do you see the community in the future, and do you think you'll still be part of it?
<banjonator1>: also, you said previously you don't know if youre really known for anything
<banjonator1>: is there something you'd like to be known for?
Packy bangs on the outside door
<Packy>: HEY, I WANT IN ON THIS
Packy is dragged away by security guards
<Meta_Knight>: well
<Meta_Knight>: i do not know for certain where the community will be
<Meta_Knight>: i do know though
<Meta_Knight>: i cannot be around forever
<Meta_Knight>: i will have to leave at some point
<Meta_Knight>: something i always wonder and kind of fear
<Meta_Knight>: is who will leave first
banjonator1 calls security on packy
<banjonator1>: go on
<Meta_Knight>: will i end up leaving
<Meta_Knight>: or will my friends leave before me
<banjonator1>: that's kind of something i think about too
<Meta_Knight>: i mean some users are in their mid 20s
<Meta_Knight>: by the time i get there
<Meta_Knight>: they will be in their 30s
<Meta_Knight>: it is a possibility but i see it unlikely that they would still be here at that point
<Meta_Knight>: this also means that there needs to be some new users around to keep the community alive
<Meta_Knight>: but we don't have that
<Meta_Knight>: so i worry that i won't be remembered for anything
<Meta_Knight>: but if anything
<Meta_Knight>: i know that i have made an impact on people's lives
<Meta_Knight>: and that's all that matters to me
<banjonator1>: very good answer!
<banjonator1>: we have like
<Meta_Knight>: sorry for getting too deep lol
<banjonator1>: no it's ok!
<banjonator1>: i was saying we have interviews that go more silly
<banjonator1>: and banter-y
<banjonator1>: and then we have some that are more cathartic
<banjonator1>: and this is definitely one of them, heh
<Meta_Knight>: yay
<banjonator1>: gutseh, do you have anything?
<GutsehMan>: well
<GutsehMan>: to kinda switch subjects really
<GutsehMan>: with good ol' E3 coming around the corner
<GutsehMan>: what are you hoping for at E3?
<Meta_Knight>: i don't have any hopes for e3
<Meta_Knight>: if anything i'm more excited for steam summer sales
<Meta_Knight>: but honestly
<Meta_Knight>: nintendo won't have much
<Meta_Knight>: i don't care about microsoft
<Meta_Knight>: i don't have a ps4
<Meta_Knight>: i mean really i am not a fan of federation force or color splash
<Meta_Knight>: i may be excited for sun and moon
<Meta_Knight>: but at the same time
<Meta_Knight>: im not looking forward to $80 bucks out the window
<Meta_Knight>: if anything at e3, i just want something good
<GutsehMan>: well with all that in mind lemme rephrase it a little
<GutsehMan>: what do you think of nintendo's plan to only show zelda
? <Meta_Knight>: not a great plan
<Meta_Knight>: i mean i love zelda
<Meta_Knight>: but one game isn't enough to make a stellar performance
<Meta_Knight>: look at e3 2013
<Meta_Knight>: there was both mario kart 8, and smash 4
<Meta_Knight>: if there was only one revealed it still would've been great
<Meta_Knight>: but they did both to maximize wii u sales and the hype
<banjonator1>: i'm like
<banjonator1>: excited for zelda i guess...?
<banjonator1>: i'm horrified they'll pull the rug out from under us and be like
<banjonator1>: "lol, sorry its just nx"
<Meta_Knight>: yeah that is a big concern for me too
<GutsehMan>: well they announced it to be for both but like
<Meta_Knight>: its like they don't even care about the wii u anymore
<GutsehMan>: let's just put it into perspective: zelda u was shown off in 2014
<Meta_Knight>: but it feels... too soon for me still
<GutsehMan>: and teased as early as mid-2013 i wanna say
<Meta_Knight>: i mean smash 4 is only like a year old
<Meta_Knight>: and there's no doubt that as soon as the nx is out smash will be developed right away
<GutsehMan>: so we've effectively been in the wait for a game that's not only 4 years old
<GutsehMan>: but it's not even exclusive to that system
<Meta_Knight>: yeah
<Meta_Knight>: it will basically be like twilight princess
<Meta_Knight>: but if you look at how that went
<Meta_Knight>: do you know more people that have the wii version or the gamecube version
<GutsehMan>: absolutely the wii version considering it was a launch title
GutsehMan suddenly realizes
<GutsehMan>: .../oh/
<Meta_Knight>: exactly
<banjonator1>: woah
<banjonator1>: anyway, i think that does it, unless you guys have some closing words?
<Meta_Knight>: i can't believe i was interviewed despite not even signing up!
<banjonator1>: all i have to say is thank you for being such a fantastic guest!
<Meta_Knight>: what a generous offer
<banjonator1>: mk don't worry
<Meta_Knight>: and thanks!
<banjonator1>: don't tell anyone but
<Packy>: you're welcome!
<Packy>: glad to be here
Packy is dragged off again
<Meta_Knight>: packy get out
<banjonator1>: (the sign up sheet doesnt mean anything )
<banjonator1>: packy get out
<Packy>: ;-;
Packy gets out
<GutsehMan>: are we ever gonna interview packy
<Meta_Knight>: interview him whenever his birthday month is
<banjonator1>: we interviewed packy back in '14
<banjonator1>: those were dark times
<banjonator1>: we don't talk about those times
<Meta_Knight>: i wasn't even around most of then so
<banjonator1>: anyway, goodnight!


Forum Report

Written by: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

Jesus christ. This must be, like, the MCD edition of Pipe Plaza, or something.

Statistics

That's right, we're starting with the stats again. Unfortunately, the Mario Boards have reached their news quota for this year. See you in 2017!

In April, 191 topics were created and 7918 posts were made. 15 new members joined. The most people online at once was 207, which is the lowest so far this year.

TOP POSTERS

TOP TOPIC STARTERS

MOST TIME ONLINE

(Bold means new entry and Italics mean inactive for at least the past month. Bold and Italics should immediately be reported to the police.)

Thread of the Month

HEY GUYS, HOW MANY LIKES CAN WE GIVE THIS POST?!, by Kirstie Maldonado (Palkia47 (talk)) and Mario versus FanFiction, by Dr Alphys (Gabumon (talk)), both win Thread of the Month this month.

The first slowly documents Packy's descent into GIF-related madness as a result of the introduction of the like system. Be sure to visit the thread to like every post but his.

The second is a screenshot Let's Play of Super Paper Mario, which offers a very critical (and very funny) look at the game and its elements (especially the story). It's also got a lot of really great extra touches, such as drawings interspersed with screenshots from the game, or extra dialogue.

Quotes

  • "If I were to start a punk rock band, I'd probably name it Judeo-Christian Imams." - Crocodile Dippy
  • "that question is impossible to answer because if i add "how often am i thinking about goats" to the list of things i think about, it will decrease the amount of time i spend thinking about goats" - 2257, on how often he thinks about goats
  • "Why don't you love me like you love the other children?" - Palkia47

Mafia

Currently ongoing are Stooben's 'Shroom Mafia III,, Baby Mario Bloops' Steven Universe Mafia and Anton and Meta Knight's Battlestar Galactica Mafia.

Nyrie's Meme(ish) Mafia (Lounge) was won by the Innocents.


Thanks for reading.


Community Report

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hi readers! Welcome to another issue of the Community Report. It shows our the latest goings-ons around the Super Mario Wiki – the promotions, the demotions, the recently passed and ongoing proposals.

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

PROMOTIONS/DEMOTIONS

  • None

RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS:

Proposer Summary Outcome Deadline
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Stricter Image Quality Tag Policy, Additional Image Quality Sub-templates and Dividing Images in Category:Quality requested into Subcategories.

Proposal to create additional rules and categories for image quality. The proposer argues that there isn't much of a definition for image quality and that currently this leaves too much room for interpretation, which can lead to conflicts.

CANCELLED BY PROPOSER (read more) April 11, 2016, 23:59
Roy Koopa (talk) Merge all YWW (X) Patch Articles with their Non-Patch Articles.

Proposal to merge patch enemies from Yoshi's Woolly World with their non-patch enemies. The proposer argues that the patch versions are the same as the originals and one minor difference is not enough to warrant separate articles.

1-8 (read more) April 18, 2016, 23:59
Baby Luigi (talk) Create a template for proposal outcomes.

Proposal to create a template to make coding of proposal outcomes easier. The proposer argues that the current coding is repetitive and cumbersome to remember every single time we need to archive a proposal, which has resulted in inconsistent headers. This proposal, if passed, will also remove the Comic Sans font and replace it with Verdana.

11-0 (read more) April 26, 2016, 23:59
Bazooka Mario (talk) Reorganize species designations in Koopa (species) and Koopa Troopa.

Proposal to reorganize the Koopa (species) and Koopa Troopa pages. The proposer argues that there has been confusion surrounding the Koopas as a group of turtle-like creatures and the Koopa Troopa species and this proposal, if passed, will clear up the confusion between Koopas and Koopa Troopas which lead to illogical statements such as assuming Bowser or Lakitu are types of Koopa Troopa.

6-0 (read more) April 26, 2016, 23:59
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Vote for more than one option on proposals with more than two choices.

Proposal to let users vote for more than one option if a proposal has more than two choices. The proposer argues that there are fairness concerns with this method and give an example to understand this usage.

7-3 (read more) May 10, 2016, 23:59


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:

Proposer Summary Outcome Deadline
Baby Luigi (talk) Split Spiny Fish from Spiny Cheep Cheep.

Proposal to split Spiny Fish, a fish enemies from Yoshi's Story from Spiny Cheep Cheep, a purple Cheep Cheep with spikes. The proposer argues that this enemy looks virtually nothing like a Spiny Cheep Cheep and its official name is also different.

9-1 (read more) May 2, 2016, 23:59
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Make an Exception to Embed YouTube Videos on Glitch Pages.

Proposal to allows to embed videos on Glitch pages. The proposer argues that Youtube videos would be useful for Glitches, because some glitches are hard to perform just by reading the procedure and it would be beneficial to watch a demonstration, especially if precision or timing is concerned.

2-5 (read more) May 11, 2016, 23:59
AfternoonLight (talk) Move Chilly Waters and others to all-caps names.

Proposal to move Battle Royal boards of Mario Party 3 to all caps letter (eg: Chilly Waters to CHILLY WATERS). The proposer argues that if the duel boards can be written as capital letters than the Battle Royale boards can be written in capital letters too.

CANCELLED BY PROPOSER (read more) May 13, 2016, 23:59
MarioKid (talk) Merge Rainbow Star with Super Star.

Proposal to merge Rainbow Star, an item that appear in Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel with Super Star. The proposer argues that the music and the actual effect are the same and that the Rainbow Star is basically a renamed, stylized Super Star.

5-13 (read more) May 14, 2016, 23:59
RickTommy (talk) Move Gate Guy and others to all-caps names.

Proposal to move duels boards of Mario Party 3 to all caps letters (eg: Gate Guy to GATE GUY). The proposer argues that the names of the duel boards in Mario Party 3 are written in all-caps in-games and in the manual. Per MarioWiki:Naming, this makes them their official names.

6-1 (read more) May 16, 2016, 23:59


ONGOING PROPOSALS:

  • None

ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS:

Proposer Summary Link Deadline
LudwigVon (talk) Merge Green Star (Super Mario 3D World) with Green Star.

Proposal to merge Green Star (Super Mario 3D World), a green collectible star from Super Mario 3D World with Green Star, a green collectible star from Super Mario Galaxy and its sequel. The proposer argues that this two items are not different enough to be split and there are various items that have been merged together even if they have different functions from game to game and if we split them by function it will start to create inconsistency.

12-12 (read more) May 16, 2016, 23:59

NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of May 15th.

That’s all for the May issue of the Community Report. Thanks readers to take the time to read this section and remember to participate to ongoing proposals.


Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Castle Toad
Castle Toad.png
First article: Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner, Issue XXVI
Last article: Special Section, Issue 100
Sections Written: Main Team: 2
Positions held: 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 well-known member: Castle Toad.

Castle Toad joined the wiki on 30 March 2009 and he joined The 'Shroom in Issue XXVIII, which was released on July 11th 2009, writing MK: WTC for the main team. This would; however, be his sole contribution to The 'Shroom, until we got the special issue that was Issue 100 where he contributed Castle Toad's Chatty Throwback, a reflection of past and current Mario memories.

Whilst Castle Toad didn't contribute much to The 'Shroom, he did contribute toward other parts of the wiki. On 4th September 2010, he was promoted to a Chatroom Op for the #userpedia chatroom, and only eight days later he was made an op on #mwchat. He also made a name for himself over on Userpedia, where he was promotoed to the position of Patroller on 7th November 2010, and then to the sysop position on 21st November 2010.

However, you're not here for the history of Castle Toad, you're here to view an old section from years gone by, so today I bring you Castle Toad's MK: WTC from Issue XXVIII!!



Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner

by Castle Toad (talk)

Hello, welcome to the Mario Kart Wheel Tips Corner... back to you this month as a special edition due to last month's abscence. So, this time, we're going to take a look at... the diaper characters, the Greedy-fatso's bike, the old-style item, and some Lava courses...

The Characters, the diaper racers, on this special edition, we're taking a deep look at the Babies, starting with:

Baby Mario

Babymariobasic.png

First appearing behind the Wheel in Mario Kart:Double Dash!!, being a small character, let's take a look at his stats:

Thanks to his light weight his off-road is good, so don't worry about being stuck in grass or sand, even if his top speed is low, his acceleration is great, so you won't be afected so much if you got hit by an item, also to let worries behind, his Chain Chomp will smash, and let you pass over any kind of obstacles, pulling your kart untill he tires... be carefull where the chain breaks, or your race will stay worse. His course is the Baby Park. He reappears in Mario Kart Wii, same as in MK:DD!! he lacks of Top speed, but his acceleration is great, let's see his stats:

  • Size: Small
  • Bonuses:
  • Weight: +3
  • Handling: +2

Red and blue are his Kart's scheme colors, he got a good weight bonus, but be careful, to not mess with the heavy guys, or you'll be bounced away, and so thanks to his Handling bonus it's easier to take sharp turns using bikes or karts.

Baby Luigi

Babyluigi.png

Baby Luigi's debut appearance is on Mario Kart: Double Dash!! sharing stats with his older brother, but having his kart as a unlockable one...

Sharing not only partnership with his older brother, also the Chain Chomp, and the Buggies. And his stats for Mario Kart Wii are like this:

  • Size: Small
  • Bonuses:
  • Speed: +2
  • Weight: +3

He seems to be the owner of Sherbet Land since his ghost is the one there. The two brothers can be light sized, but they can be annoying if they want to, just don't get angry at them or maybe they will cry.


Baby Peach

Babypeachbasic.png

The Mushroom Kingdom ruler loves to race since she was a baby, let's take a look at her stats:

  • Size: Small
  • Bonuses:
  • Speed: +1
  • Weight: +2
  • Acceleration: +1
  • Handling: +1

She seems to be a calm baby, but she can be a good racer, even while lacking of top Speed, she can use her acceleration to her own advantage, just keep an eye on her, and maybe you'll be fine. Her Course is Peach Gardens

Baby Daisy

Babydaisykart.png

Baby Daisy's First appearance is on Mario Kart Wii, as an unlockable character, she is good at speed even while being small.. let's see her stats:

  • Size: Small
  • Bonuses:
  • Speed: +2
  • Weight: +2
  • Mini-Turbo: +1
  • How to unlock:
  • To unlock Baby Daisy you must get at least Rank for all 50cc Wii Grand Prix Cups
  • Or compete in 1,950 races

She's got her older self's attitude, she really enjoys hitting and passing over other racers, so she'll be sad if she's not the number one!. She's the Moo Moo Meadows owner.

Now, the vehicles we're seeing today are:

Cucumber

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The Cucumber is Yoshi's second kart on Mario Kart DS, it's a dragstyled green kart... cheking the stats:

  • Speed: Average
  • Weight: Low
  • Drift: Low
  • Acceleration: High
  • Handling: High
  • Items: High

If you are searching for a kart that suits a Begginer style, this is your kart, it lacks drift and weight but, the other side like Handling and acceleration, well, it's a good kart for beginners!

Wario Bike

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The Wario Bike, is the Heaviest Bike in Mario Kart Wii; it's a Large Bike, that stats list is like this:

  • Advantages:
  • Weight: Very High
  • Acceleration: Very high
  • Handling: High
  • Mini-Turbo: Mid-High
  • Off-Road: Mid-High
  • Disadvantages
  • Speed: Medium
  • Drift: Very Low

This Bike is not so good for you if you want speed, and staying at 1st place so easily, but is great if you search for a bike that keeps a decent speed and accelerates easy... the color schemes varies depending on the character using it:

  • Wario: Yellow with Gray exhaust pipes.
  • Waluigi: Purple with Gray exhaust pipes.
  • Donkey Kong: Dark Brown with Dull Yellow exhaust pipes.
  • Funky Kong: Blue with Yellowish exhaust pipes.
  • King Boo: Black with Gray exhaust pipes.
  • Bowser: Dark Green with Yellow exhaust pipes.
  • Dry Bowser: Gray with Black exhaust pipes.
  • Rosalina: Turqouise with Gray exhaust pipes.


The Item this time, a classic one... present since Mario Bros....

POW Block

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This Item is used in Mario Kart Arcade Grand Prix 2, and it's Waluigi's Special Item, and, if used, it stunnes a random character for about 7 seconds, also it's an item used in Mario Kart Wii, Like Blooper it affects all the opponents in front of the user, it'll make the characters bounce 3 times; the first two are just advertisements, but the 3rd will make you drop your Items and spinn around, losing your actual speed, There's one way to avoid it, even tho you'll loose your items, shake the control in the 3rd bounce and you'll keep your speed just spinning 1 time, also if you are not touching the floor while this 3rd time happens, you'll be not affected by the POW...


The 'Shroom Report

Written by: Tucayo (talk)

HI, everyone! I'm your diplomatic Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with another issue of The 'Shroom Report! As a reminder, in 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. All information is based off our Historical Sheets. This section will cover Issue 109.

Tables are based off the End-of-the-Year Awards tables, so credit goes out to Crocodile Dippy (talk).
First-time Writers
Writer Section
Bazooka Mario (talk) Poll Committee Discussion
SpearGuy729 (talk) Travel Guide
YKMR3000 (talk) Game Corner


Milestones
Writer/Team Milestone
FunkyK38 (talk) 100 Palette Swap sections
MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 150 overall sections
Paper Yoshi (talk) 10 Strategy Wing sections
Yoshi876 (talk) 10 Strategy Wing sections


Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Super Mario Bros. (talk) 129
Fake News Ralphfan (talk) 97
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 121
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 100
Pipe Plaza Paper Yoshi (talk) 114
Critic Corner Crocodile Dippy (talk) 74
Strategy Wing Stooben Rooben (talk) 16
Overall Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 278


'Shroom Trivia
Sadaharu (talk) has the longest gap between sections; he wrote for The 'Shroom in Issue 100 after last having written in Issue VI, making for a gap of 93 issues.



Anniversary Announcements

Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)

“Too many letters in the alphabet, it's confusing.”
Gabumon (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

Goood whatever-time-of-the-day-it-is-now. You have come to the place where you'll find all things Mario Awards.

Let's start of with a general thing that changed. The Mario Awards, the main category, are now numbered with the letter M instead of the A.
The A originated from when the Mario Awards were the sole category, and thus the A for "Award" was sufficient. More categories have been added since though, Fail, 'Shroom and User Awards, which each got their letters from their names. Mario was the only one left with a different letter.

Next, several tournament topics have been made on the Mario Awards X board on the Super Mario Boards. In general, tournaments are set to happen in June, July and August. When each happens depends on the tournament, but all will happen within that period.
Tournaments are also monitored more strictly to ensure a smooth experience for everyone.

In below table you can find an overview of all currently planned tournaments.

Tournament Host(s) Links
Art Contest Hypnotoad Topic
Awards Mafia Stooben Rooben and Superchao Topic
Guess the Result AC Staff
Mario Kart 7 Stargazing
Mario Kart 8 Lakituthequick
Minecraft Uniju and Toadbert101 Topic
Pokémon Cirdec
Scavenger Hunt Lakituthequick
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Groden
Yu-Gi-Oh DragonFreak Topic

Besides these, several other tournaments have been coined and are open to be hosted. These are Awesomenauts, Pokkén Tournament, Splatoon and Super Mario Maker.

Meetings' time. The eighth meeting was about finishing the 'Shroom Awards. After that, the motion of changing the A to M for the Mario Awards was accepted and the full review was started.

Refer to this document for a full list of nominees.

Meeting 8: 23 April 2016Logs
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
U9 Wiki Contributor Award 2016 (new) Mister Wu (talk)
Time Turner (talk)
Toa 95 (talk)
Walkazo (talk)
Bazooka Mario (talk)
Baby Luigi (talk)
Niiue (talk)
Megadardery (talk)
Borp
L151 (talk)
Mario jc (talk)
Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)
Glowsquid (talk)
LinkTheLefty (talk)
RandomYoshi (talk)
S5 Favorite Veteran Writer Freakworld (wiki boards userpedia) -
S6 Favorite New Writer Meta Knight (wiki boards userpedia)
PowerKamek (wiki boards)
The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia)
Baby Luigi (wiki boards userpedia)
Time Turner (wiki boards userpedia)
DragonFreak (wiki boards userpedia)
NEXandGBX (wiki boards userpedia)
YKMR3000 (wiki boards)
SpearGuy729 (wiki boards)
(all from last year)
S7 Best Use of Images Cooking Guide (The Pyro Guy (talk))
It's aMAZEing! (Meta Knight (talk))
The Adventures of Little Mario (Walkazo (talk))
Word Searches (Palkia47 (talk))
Silly Stories, By You! (Andymii (talk))
Peddler's Place (Gamefreak75 (talk))
Monthly Inquisition (Gabumon (talk) as Koohitsu)
Cooking Guide (Chivi-chivik (talk))
Crocodile Style Reviews (Crocodile Dippy (talk))
S8 Favorite Written Section of the Past Year (new) Crocodile Style Reviews (Crocodile Dippy (talk))
Mario's Boombox (Walkazo (talk))
8-bit Amphitheater (Stooben Rooben (talk))
DragonFreak's Review Quest (DragonFreak (talk))
Guess Who! (Andymii (talk))
Location, Location (Time Turner (talk))
The 'Shroom Report (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk))
Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))
Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk))
Obituaries (Yoshi876 (talk))
The Stoob Tube (Stooben Rooben (talk))
Pocket Handbook (Crocodile Dippy (talk))
Dear Anton (Hypnotoad (talk))
Fightin' Footwear (Hypnotoad (talk) & Marshal Dan Troop (talk))
S9 Favorite Special Issue Issue 100
Holiday Issue 105
Issue 107 (Zeldamon)
Issue 111 (Walkazo)
Awards Issue LIV (54)
Holiday Issue LVII (57)
Awards Issue LXVI (66)
Awards Issue LXXVIII (78)
S10 Shroom Person of the Year 2015-2016 Tucayo (wiki boards userpedia)
Stooben Rooben (wiki boards userpedia)
Andymii (wiki boards)
RandomYoshi (wiki boards)
2257 (wiki boards userpedia)
Master Crash (wiki boards userpedia)
Mario4Ever (wiki boards)
Paper Yoshi (wiki boards)

Meeting #9 consisted of finishing U7 and fixing the names for nominees in the continuation of the full review. For the sake of brevity, these minor changes in name are not listed here.

Meeting 9: 29 April 2016Logs
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
U7 Favorite Community Event (removed)
This award has been removed because it isn't believed to be a strong one.
U7 Favorite Community LPer (new) DragonFreak (wiki boards userpedia)
Crocodile Dippy (wiki boards userpedia)
Freakworld (wiki boards userpedia)
GBAToad (wiki boards userpedia)
LN1 (wiki boards userpedia)
NEXandGBX (wiki boards userpedia)
Puddin (wiki boards userpedia)
Vommack (wiki boards)
Gabumon (wiki boards userpedia)
M4 Favorite Mario Kart Course N64 Rainbow Road (MK8) Rainbow Road (N64)
M15 Hardest Boss Cackletta's Soul Cackletta

Meeting 10 was a continuation of the full review. In addition, Nintendo's E3 plans were discussed, and some discussion on tournaments occurred.

Meeting 10: 7 May 2016Logs
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
M21 Favorite Puzzle Game Donkey Kong (Game Boy)/Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA) Donkey Kong (Game Boy)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA)
M27 Favorite Boss Battle Brobot (Super Paper Mario) Brobot + Brobot L-type (Super Paper Mario)
M28 Favorite Game Setting (renamed) Rogueport + Surrounding areas
Comet Observatory + Galaxies
-
This awards was renamed from Favorite Place because the nominees are not very specific locations, except for the two listed as addition, which have been widened to accommodate the change.
M9 Favorite DLC (new) The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8
Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8
Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8
New Super Luigi U
New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush packs
Mario Golf: World Tour Season Pass
Peach's Castle stage (SSB4)
Super Mario Maker stage (SSB4)
This awards was renamed from Favorite Place because the nominees are not very specific locations, except for the two listed as addition, which have been widened to accommodate the change.

During the 11th meeting, the full review was continued again.

Meeting 11: 13 May 2016Logs
# Name Additions Removals
Notes (if applicable)
F12 Worst Game Objective Flopside Pit of 100 Trials (SPM) Pit of 100 Trials (SPM)

And that will be it for this month. Be sure to check back next month, when new things will have happened. Tschüss!

All information above was correct as of 18 May 2016.


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Sub-teams Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing


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