The 'Shroom:Issue 118/Palette Swap
Greetings, readers! Welcome to a new year of The 'Shroom! I am pleased to be returning as your Palette Swap Director on our new Director's team! Let's make it a great year of art and music!
You may notice how sparse we're looking right now... trust me, I know. If you'd like to apply for a position on the team, absolutely do! Send a PM to Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) with the official application filled out and a demo of your section to get started! I hope to see a few new sections this year!
With that out of the way, let's get to our sections this month! ~FunkyK38
Section of the Month
Time to Switch to this section, eh?
Sorry for that joke, but the new Nintendo Switch presentation just came around, and it's confirmed to be released just around the corner, two months from now in March 3rd, 2017. We've received some interesting upcoming games for the Nintendo Switch, most notably, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Super Mario Odyssey. Unfortunately, because the Nintendo Switch is not out yet, it is obviously not moddable and therefore I don't have any mods to showcase for the Nintendo Switch. We don't know how easily moddable it will be, but I'm considering that it's very likely that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will have a very similar filesystem to the original Wii U Mario Kart 8.
But we're not here to talk about what may or may not come. I'm here to reveal the.
Unlike the obvious fake one you saw in the Nintendo Switch presentation, this one has a load more of features you won't expect out of an official Mario game, giving a fresh take on the direction of the overall Mario franchise:
On a more serious note, Super real Mario Odyssey is a compilation of different mods of the highly popular Grand Theft Auto IV of the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series. It needs no introduction to what those games are about; Grand Theft Auto IV is an open-world, action-adventure series that's been popularized and criticized by mainstream media due to its more, ahem, controversial elements, such as its violence and sexual content.
The Mario skin comes from a pack called Super Mario Skins V3 in the GTA 4 mods website. Not showcased in the video are the Luigi, Princess Peach, and Princess Daisy models included in the character pack. Upon further investigation, Rosalina, Wario, Waluigi, and Donkey Kong are available models to use as well. When I first saw these characters, the thing that came to mind if there is easy modding of animation files. The characters in these packs are obviously resized and distorted to fit over more realistic human proportions and hence why Mario appears to have a Weird Mario vibe about him. I'm thinking that it's possible, considering that my twin, LeftyGreenMario (talk) and I were the first people to take advantage of the proportion size mod for Mario-related content in Left 4 Dead 2. Mario being able to jump around comes from the Real Parkour Animations pack, which lets you be more acrobatic in a more Mario sense. And finally, there's the iCEnhancer mod, which I am not completely sure what it does, considering the link doesn't work at least in my end. The Super Mario Odyssey theme that plays during all of this is a fanmade transcription by the original one by Nick's Personal Symphony. You can listen it in this video.
Anyway, this is all I have to showcase for this month. It's not huge or particularly impressive, but considering that Super Mario Odyssey just got revealed and that video recently received viral status, I simply had to cover it because the video is a hilarious parody of the original. Tune in for next month's paper if you're interested in any other mod I'll showcase.
Ongoing Fan Projects
HI, everyone! I'm your fearless Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with this year's first Take Cover! Let's get right into the music, shall we?