The 'Shroom:Issue 121/Pipe Plaza

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Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Hello readers! Welcome to Pipe Plaza, and thank you for taking the time out of your busy days to read this section. I hope you're all enjoying Easter, at least those who celebrate the holiday, I know I celebrate the chocolate I get. And maybe get from you? You know, if you wanted to send me some chocolate it'd be nice.

Not a lot to talk about Pipe Plaza wise. Paper Yoshi (talk) is busy studying for some very important exams, so he won't be here this month, or next month. I wish him the best of luck, and I'm sure he'll do fine.

We had a grand total of 22 votes last month, which is an astonishing total! Especially as we draw closer to our anniversary awards. I sincerely hope you continue to read, and enjoy Pipe Plaza. I'll see you here next month.

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Retro Feature 7 32% Yoshi876
2nd Anniversary Announcements 5 23% Lakituthequick
3rd Upcoming Game 4 18% Alex95
3rd Poll Committee Discussion 4 18% Freakworld



MarioWiki Sections

Recent news on the Featured Articles.
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A helpful tip for wiki editors.
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The month gone by in promotions and proposals.
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All of the new articles created in the past month.
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Non-Wiki Sections

Alex95 proves the pen is mightier than the sword with all the news on Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia.
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The month(s) gone by in forum news.
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The news about the Poll Committee.
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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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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. And we start with some actual news. Recently some FA nominations have had their issues fixed last minute, but because of the cut-off time they were unable to become unfeatured. Whilst this is going through a case-by-case basis, it can be possible to renominate an article immediately after it's failed. But that will only be the case if the issues were fixed, so if a nomination fails, and the opposing reasons were still valid at the end of the nomination, it will have to wait the standard two months.

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 is one ongoing Featured Article Nomination.

Failed FA Nominations

One new article has failed the featuring process.

  • Luigi failed on 7 April, 2017. It failed the featuring process because the page had some organization issues.

Unfeatured Articles

One new article has been unfeatured in the past month.

  • Mario Kart Wii was unfeatured on 15 February, 2017. It was unfeatured due to being disorganized, and mot measuring up to the quality of other similar featured articles.

Unfeaturing Nominations

There are no ongoing Unfeature nominations.

Failed Unfeaturing Nominations

No new articles have failed the unfeaturing process in the past month.


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


Tip of the Month

Written by: FunkyK38 (talk)

When writing an article, it sometimes becomes necessary to provide some other form of reference for your readers so they know what you're talking about. I'm speaking of, of course, linking to Wikipedia. But when should you do it? If you link to everything, your article will be a mess of black, blue, and purple, which is unsightly indeed. Try to stick to the fewest links possible, unless it's a "Trivia" section where you might need more to explain your point. If you find yourself using too many, perhaps maybe you should consider rewriting it so you don't have to use so many.


Community Report

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hi! Welcome to 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 Shokora (talk) for previously developing this coded table system and to Crocodile Dippy (talk) for the alterations made)


PROMOTIONS AND DEMOTIONS
AFFECTED USER PREVIOUS RANK CURRENT RANK PROMOTER/DEMOTER DATE
None


RECENTLY PASSED PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY OUTCOME DEADLINE
Supermariofan67 (talk) Create {{editneeded}} template.

A proposal to create a editneeded template. The purpose of this template would be to allow users to flag articles or sections in need of a specific edit. The proposer argues that there are some articles or sections that need improvements that are not covered by existing templates.

CANCELLED BY PROPOSER (read more) March 26, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Mr Squid (talk) Allow users to make a user subpage for 'Shroom sections.

A proposal to allow users to make a user supbage for their 'Shroom sections. The proposer argues that this sub page would make it easier for users who want to read all sections made by a particular user, or to simply find a certain section to read. The proposer also argues that this new sub page would also make it easier for 'Shroom writers and other users to count how many sections they've written, without having to look through every issue of The 'Shroom.

NO QUORUM (read more) March 29, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Niiue (talk) Merge Redundant Paper Mario Items.

A proposal to merge several Paper Mario items. The proposer argues that there are several items from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door which are clearly intended to return in Super Paper Mario, but have different pages due to having different English names. The proposer also argues that considering that they look identical and usually have the same name in every country except the US, they should probably be merged.

12-0 (read more) April 5, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Mr Squid (talk) Allow users to make a user subpage for 'Shroom sections.

A proposal to allow users to make a user supbage for their 'Shroom sections. The proposer argues that this sub page would make it easier for users who want to read all sections made by a particular user, or to simply find a certain section to read. The proposer also argues that this new sub page would also make it easier for 'Shroom writers and other users to count how many sections they've written, without having to look through every issue of The 'Shroom.

1-8 (read more) April 6, 2017, 23:59 GMT


RECENT TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY OUTCOME DEADLINE
Ultimate Mr. L (talk) Merge Shadow Character with False Character.

A proposal to merge Shadow Character with False Character. The proposer argues that Shadow Character and False Character are pretty much exactly the same and the only differences are appearance. The proposer also argues that the Shadow Character article isn't that big and could easily have its own section on False Character.

9-1 (read more) April 1, 2017, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
Lord Bowser (talk) Repurpose {{userspace}}.

A proposal to repurpose the Userspace template. The proposer argues that the main concerns are that it seems redundant to hand out when a user overly edits in their userspace, and that the template itself is too wordy and takes too long to get to the point. Also, many users with high userspace edits often have it due to experimentation with wiki coding, which is a productive use of editing if it is meant to go onto official articles.

14-1 (read more) April 12, 2017, 23:59 GMT


ONGOING TALK PAGE PROPOSALS
PROPOSER SUMMARY LINK DEADLINE
Alex95 (talk) Move Power Suit to Varia Suit or delete it and move info to Zero Laser's page.

A proposal to move Power Suit to Varia Suit or delete it and move the info to Zero Laser's page. The proposer argues that the information is actually incorrect. What this page calls the Power Suit is actually Samus's Varia Suit. The proposer also argues that it doesn't seem to have any purpose for either the Mario series or the Super Smash Bros. series and the only time the Power/Varia Suit needs to be mentioned is during Zero Laser's Brawl's information about how it falls apart.

1-7-8 (read more) April 15, 2017, 23:59 GMT
Wildgoosespeeder (talk) Split List of Mario references in video games.

A proposal to split List of Mario references in video games into several articles. The proposer argues that the list is unruly and excessive. The proposer also argues that this page needs to be split into more manageable articles.

2-2-12-1-0 (read more) April 15, 2017, 23:59 GMT


NOTE:All stats and figures included in this section were correct as of April 11th.

That’s all for this issue of Community Report. See you again next month.


New Articles

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hello! Welcome to New Articles. I’m here with an up to date about all the new articles created within the past month. So, we got plenty of new articles this month and that’s great. Be sure to keep in mind Super Mario Wiki’s Manual of Style when you create an article.

Article Creator Date Description
Dive Alex95 (talk) March 13 A move used by various characters in the Mario franchise.
List of Mario Sports Superstars staff Jasmaniac (talk) March 14 A list of people who worked on Mario Sports Superstars.
Small Goomba Gang TheFlameChomp (talk) March 14 A group of enemies in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Gold Links Ninelevendo (talk) March 15 A golf course in Mario Sports Superstars.
Battle Mode Noname004 (talk) March 15 A mode in all main Mario Kart games.
Bomb Bud DarkBowser777 (talk) March 15 An item in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.
Small Buzzy Beetle Gang TheFlameChomp (talk) March 15 A group of enemies in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Red Coins of the Pirate Ships Alex95 (talk) March 15 The third episode of Pinna Park in Super Mario Sunshine.
Shadow Mario in the Park Alex95 (talk) March 15 The seventh episode of Pinna Park in Super Mario Sunshine.
Buzzy Beetle Gang TheFlameChomp (talk) March 15 A group of enemies in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Shield Guy TheFlameChomp (talk) March 15 A variant of Shy Guy in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Legendary Captain TheFlameChomp (talk) March 16 A pirate Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
The Secret of Casino Delfino Alex95 (talk) March 16 The fourth episode of Sirena Beach in Super Mario Sunshine.
Red Coins in the Hotel Alex95 (talk) March 17 The eighth episode of Sirena Beach in Super Mario Sunshine.
Lighthouse Keeper TheFlameChomp (talk) March 17 A purple Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Ghost House (level) TheFlameChomp (talk) March 17 The fifth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Sound Effects TheFlameChomp (talk) March 18 The sixth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Flying-Carpet Cruise Toadette the Achiever (talk) March 18 The third level of World 5 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
World 3 (Super Mario Run) Toadette the Achiever (talk) March 18 The third world of Super Mario Run.
Shoal Atoll SuperRadio (talk) March 19 The second hidden level of Sea Breeze Cove in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Tracks TheFlameChomp (talk) March 19 The seventh sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Sub Areas TheFlameChomp (talk) March 19 The eighth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Poochy Dash Technology Toad (talk) March 19 A bonus mode in Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World.
Ultra Speeder Paper Jorge (talk) March 20 A silver kart in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.
X Racer Paper Jorge (talk) March 20 A light blue kart in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.
"Deep Cuts" Toad TheFlameChomp (talk) March 20 A purple Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Uncork the Waterfall Alex95 (talk) March 20 The first episode of Noki Bay in Super Mario Sunshine.
The Boss of Tricky Ruins Alex95 (talk) March 20 The second episode of Noki Bay in Super Mario Sunshine.
Red Coins in a Bottle Alex95 (talk) March 21 The third episode of Noki Bay in Super Mario Sunshine.
Eely-Mouth's Dentist Alex95 (talk) March 21 The fourth episode of Noki Bay in Super Mario Sunshine.
Super Mario Bros. Paint 'n' Marker Book Paper Jorge (talk) March 21 Two coloring books released by Golden Books
Super Mario Bros. (Color/Activity Books) Paper Jorge (talk) March 21 Coloring and activity books released by Golden Books.
Action Toad TheFlameChomp (talk) March 22 A Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Action Command Dojo TheFlameChomp (talk) March 22 An area in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Cutting-Edge Spire Toadette the Achiever (talk) March 22 The first level of World 4 in Super Mario Run.
List of Mario Sports Superstars digital cards Baby Luigi (talk) March 23 A list of all collectable digital cards from Mario Sports Superstars.
Secret of the Village Underside Alex95 (talk) March 23 The fifth episode of Pianta Village in Super Mario Sunshine.
Piantas in Need Alex95 (talk) March 23 The sixth episode of Pianta Village in Super Mario Sunshine.
Tangerino Grill Chef TheFlameChomp (talk) March 23 A yellow Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Sanae Uchida MarioKartDoubleDash (talk) March 23 A Japanese voice actress who voiced Spike as of Super Mario 3D World.
Blue Bowser Mister Wu (talk) March 23 A member of Bowser's species who looks very similar to Bowser.
Toad Conductor TheFlameChomp (talk) March 24 A Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Mustard Café Chef TheFlameChomp (talk) March 25 A green Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Big Montgomery's Ice Fort Toadette the Achiever (talk) March 25 A level that involves a battle against Big Montgomery in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Ladida Plains 1-7 Yoshi876 (talk) March 26 The seventh level of Ladida Plains, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Ladida Plains 1-8 Yoshi876 (talk) March 26 The eighth level of Ladida Plains, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Ladida Plains 1-9 Yoshi876 (talk) March 26 The ninth level of Ladida Plains, a world in Super Princess Peach.
Toad Captain TheFlameChomp (talk) March 26 A pirate Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Ghost Toad TheFlameChomp (talk) March 26 A group of six deceased Toad friends that appear in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
A Little Light Snowfall Toadette the Achiever (talk) March 26 The fifth level of World 5 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Foreman TheFlameChomp (talk) March 28 A green Toad that appears in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Fake Bowser (disambiguation) Ultimate Mr. L (talk) March 28 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to Fake Bowser.
Piranha Plant (disambiguation) TheFlameChomp (talk) March 29 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to Piranha Plant.
World Coin-5 (New Super Mario Bros. U) TheFlameChomp (talk) March 29 The fifth level in the multiplayer exclusive Coin Courses in New Super Mario Bros. U.
World Coin-6 TheFlameChomp (talk) March 30 The sixth level in the multiplayer exclusive Coin Courses in New Super Mario Bros. U.
Slope to Success Toadette the Achiever (talk) March 30 The second level of World 4 in Super Mario Run.
World Coin-7 TheFlameChomp (talk) March 30 The seventh level in the multiplayer exclusive Coin Courses in New Super Mario Bros. U.
Old Key Niiue (talk) March 31 An item found in Super Paper Mario.
Fort Key Niiue (talk) March 31 An item found in Super Paper Mario.
World Coin-8 TheFlameChomp (talk) March 31 The eighth level in the multiplayer exclusive Coin Courses in New Super Mario Bros. U.
MarioWiki:BJAODN/April Fool's 2017 Glowsquid (talk) March 31 Super Mario Wiki’s April Fool's Day joke of 2017.
World Coin-4 TheFlameChomp (talk) April 2 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to World Coin-4.
World Coin-5 TheFlameChomp (talk) April 2 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to World Coin-5.
Dry Bones Stampede TheFlameChomp (talk) April 3 The fifty-second sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Up Shuttlethread Pass Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 3 The sixth level of World 5 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
World 2-Airship Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 3 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to World 2-Airship.
World 1-Airship Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 3 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to World 1-Airship.
Underwater Automation TheFlameChomp (talk) April 4 The fifty-fifth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Up & Over TheFlameChomp (talk) April 5 The fifty-sixth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Muncher (level) TheFlameChomp (talk) April 5 The thirty-fourth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Muncher (disambiguation) TheFlameChomp (talk) April 5 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to Muncher.
Country Field Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four baseball stadiums in the baseball mode of Mario Sports Superstars.
Town Park Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four baseball stadiums in the baseball mode of Mario Sports Superstars.
Big Field Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four baseball stadiums in the baseball mode of Mario Sports Superstars.
Harbor Park Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four baseball stadiums in the baseball mode of Mario Sports Superstars.
Village Stadium Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four available soccer stadiums in Mario Sports Superstars.
City Stadium Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four available soccer stadiums in Mario Sports Superstars.
Kingdom Stadium Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four available soccer stadiums in Mario Sports Superstars.
Grand Stadium Baby Luigi (talk) April 5 One of the four available soccer stadiums in Mario Sports Superstars.
Bloomin' Goombas! TheFlameChomp (talk) April 6 The seventeenth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Hanafuda Wildgoosespeeder (talk) April 6 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to Hanafuda.
Wormhole (disambiguation) Wildgoosespeeder (talk) April 6 A disambiguation page for subjects that can refer to Wormhole.
List of Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS pre-release and unused content Luigi 64DD (talk) April 6 Cut content pertaining to Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS.
Cutout Technology Toad (talk) April 7 A technique used in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Snowy Mountain Lift Tour Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 7 The seventh level of World 5 in Yoshi's Woolly World.
Blaster Barrage TheFlameChomp (talk) April 8 The fifty-first sample course in Super Mario Maker.
List of Paper Mario: Color Splash glitches Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 9 A list of bugs pertaining to Paper Mario: Color Splash.
Spiny Tower Demolition TheFlameChomp (talk) April 10 The forty-sixth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
Green Farm 1 Baby Luigi (talk) April 10 The first race track in the horse racing sport of Mario Sports Superstars.
Green Farm 2 Baby Luigi (talk) April 10 The second race track in the horse racing sport of Mario Sports Superstars.
Green Farm 3 Baby Luigi (talk) April 10 The third race track in the horse racing sport of Mario Sports Superstars.
World Tour Raltseye (talk) April 10 A game mode in Super Mario Run.
Kingdom Builder Raltseye (talk) April 10 A feature in Super Mario Run.
Toad Rally Raltseye (talk) April 10 A game mode in Super Mario Run.
World 4 (Super Mario Run) Raltseye (talk) April 10 The fourth world of Super Mario Run.
A P Switch's Journey Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 10 The thirteenth sample course in Super Mario Maker.
World 5 (Super Mario Run) Raltseye (talk) April 10 The fifth world of Super Mario Run.

Upcoming Game

Written by: Alex95 (talk)

Issue 121/Pipe Plaza
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Developer(s) Intelligent Systems
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Japan April 20, 2017
USA May 19, 2017
Europe May 19, 2017
Genre Tactical Role-Playing Game
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB T.svg - Teen
CERO:CERO B.png - Twelve years and older
Mode(s) Single player
Media
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Nintendo 3DS:

Greetings! I am Alex95, here to tell you more about an upcoming game and my thoughts about it.

It's been an exciting time to be a Fire Emblem fan as the series has been gaining popularity ever since the release of Fire Emblem Awakening in 2012. Fire Emblem Heroes was just released and there are two new Fire Emblem games coming out for the Nintendo Switch! However, little is currently known about those last two, but one Fire Emblem game has been getting a ton of new information since its reveal: Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia!

For those of you that don't know, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia is a remake of the game Fire Emblem Gaiden, which was originally released for the Famicom in 1991. Gaiden introduced many new aspects that weren't in the first game, many of which have since become staples in the series, like a traversable overworld, and others haven't been seen since, like spell casting. Like with Super Mario Bros. 2 in the west, Gaiden almost completely ignored the gameplay of its predecessor and went on to create something new.

Classic Fire Emblem with a …Portal cube?

Shadows of Valentia is set to bring back everything Gaiden introduced and more! The game is split between two armies, Rigel and Zofia, as they go to war on the continent of Valentia. The player gains control of two childhood friends, Alm and Celica, as they build their own army to bring peace to the land. The game's engine appears to be based on Awakening's and Fate's, but restructures it to make use of Gaiden's unique gameplay. Spells are split between helping and hurting magics, called White Magic and Black Magic respectively, similar to Final Fantasy. The cost of not having an equipable tome to use? Your life! Spells cost a certain amount of health to use, so you gotta make sure you plan well enough ahead in battle to avoid losing your teammates. While Gaiden had its own unique set of weapons, Shadows of Valentia appears to be bringing in those that were in other titles, such as Iron Swords. However, it appears the Weapon Triangle will not be used, as Gaiden didn't have one. Another unique aspect that hasn't been seen since (until Fire Emblem Fates to an extent with My Castle) was the ability to freely roam towns and dungeons, though Shadows of Valentia has expanded upon that. Players can attack barrels to receive items, dash to move faster, strike enemies to gain an advantage, and examining the area around towns and buildings. However, it appears the towns have a more visual novel feel to them, as the player can select a villager to talk to while examining their surroundings, a la Phoenix Wright.

Conversations are also changed to show one character at a time rather than two or four.

Of course, the core of just about any role-playing game lies in its characters, and Fire Emblem never disappoints. The characters are beautifully remastered and have gained a new personality. The characters are split into teams of two: one led by Alm and another led by Celica. A majority of Gaiden's characters are unique, like with most other Fire Emblem's, though there were a few from Shadow Dragon that appeared. The characters will also be fully voiced! Awakening and Fates had grunts and random lines of dialogue playing at certain times, but Shadows of Valentia will have a cast of fully voiced over characters; a first in the series! Like with other Fire Emblem games, if a character falls, they are gone for good, though Shadows of Valentia will also add the "Casual Mode", which has been a series staple since Heroes of Light and Shadow, where a fallen comrade will return to fight again after the current battle has been completed. There also appears to be a "rewind" mechanic that allows you to turn back the clock to the previous turn. A couple of new characters have also been created for this remake, which is something Fire Emblem did with its other two remakes as well, so it's not as surprising. As characters battle, they will level up and their stats will become stronger, and they can change to a different class unit if they're a high enough level and visit a Mila Shrine.

The world map (in Japanese).

The game takes place on the continent of Valentia, though Awakening fans may know it as the continent of Valm. The player controls either Alm or Celicia and moves them across the map to fight enemies and traverse dungeons. The character can also stop at towns to get more information or supplies. Encountering an enemy unit on the map will bring the player to a dungeon they have to navigate and presumably fight a boss at the end. When walking around a dungeon, the player will find some monsters, and touching one will send the player into a grid-based field. Moving one unit at a time, the player has to defeat all the enemies on the field to progress. The character can select from an assortment of weapons and magics to fight, and once the weapon and enemy is selected, the battle will play out and the player has to watch and hope they've made the right choices. Striking the monster on the field will allow the player to start closer to the enemy on the grid, allowing the player to attack initially at a closer range.

Thoughts

That's about all I know on the subject, but it looks like there's still more to come! Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia will release in Japan on April 20th and everywhere else on May 19th, so there can still be additional info revealed between the time the game is released and this article goes up on The 'Shroom. The game looks amazing so far, and I wasn't too impressed with Fates myself, so hopefully this'll rekindle my love of the series. I can't wait to play this game, and I'm sure all you Fire Emblem fans out there can't either! We just have to wait a little longer… If you want to know more, then I recommend checking out the pages on Serenes Forest, a site that will keep you up to date on everything Fire Emblem! Or maybe check out the pages on the Fire Emblem wiki! See you around!


Forum Update

Written by: MrConcreteDonkey (talk)

HELLO! And welcome back to the first Forum Update in...longer than I'd like to admit.

Seeing as I haven't done one since December, this edition will (mostly) cover December, January and February - I'll be leaving March for next time.

News

The Mario Awards XI board was created.

Ban Log

Temporary
  • memoryman3: Banned for 90 days for sockpuppeting and derailing threads. His ban ends on May
Permanent
  • NotABannableOffence: Banned on March 30th for sockpuppeting and trolling.
Other
  • Fawfulthegreat64 was unbanned.

Statistics

December

Statistic December
Topics created 98
Posts made 6036
New members 26
Most online 316

2016 (overall)

Statistic 2016
Topics created 1966
Posts made 96460
New members 246
Most online 332

January

Statistic January
Topics created 196
Posts made 10195
New members 25
Most online 323
  • 196, 10195 and 25 are the highest amount of topics made, posts made and new members so far this year.

February

Statistic February
Topics created 169
Posts made 9156
New members 20
Most online 288

TOP POSTERS
1 Smasher
(Smasher (talk))
55734
2 Landia
(DragonFreak (talk))
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3 Baby Luigi
(Baby Luigi (talk))
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4 Nabber
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5 Decidueye
(Neptune99 (talk))
35114
6 MCS
(Mileycyrussoulja (talk))
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7 Ralph
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8 Rosy the Rascal
(UltraMario3000 (talk))
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9 GalacticPetey
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10 Yohane Tsushima
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BEST TOPIC STARTERS
1 Puddin
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2 Magikrazy
(Magikrazy (talk))
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3 Nabber
(Nabber (talk))
700
4 Nanu
(EctoBiologist (talk))
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5 Lario
(Mr. Guy (talk))
632
5 Two
(LN1 (talk))
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7 SiFi
(SiFi (talk))
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8 Ralph
(Ralphfan (talk))
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9 New Super Mario
(New Super Mario (talk))
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10 Pyro
(Pyro (talk))
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MOST TIME ONLINE
1 Uniju
(Uniju :D (talk))
498d 12h
2 Northern Verve
(SonicMario (talk))
450d 14h 39m
3 Mienshao
(MST3K (talk))
444d 11h 25m
4 Smasher
(Smasher (talk))
397d 17h 25m
5 Two
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6 Turboo
(Turboo (talk))
340d 8h 47m
7 Mr. Edo
(Gabumon (talk))
332d 19h 3m
8 Time Turner
(Time Turner (talk))
325d 14h 33m
9 Magolor
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313d 9h
10 Lotte Yanson
(Master Crash (talk))
299d 10h 34m


Bold means a new entry. Italics mean inactive for at least a month. Bold and italics mean there's a glitch in the Matrix.

Thread(s) of the Month(s)

December's Thread of the Month goes to GBAToad's it's december 25th here. Runners-up are LN1'S Favorite trigonometric function and Lord Bowser's pokermans.

For January, how close are you by GBAToad won Thread of the Month, while ITT: Banjo and I post X-Files images that are relatable to our relationship by Anton came a close second. NEXandGBX's the first thread of 2017 deserves a special mention, as do tardograd2's vanilla mario sucks and GBAToad's sequel thread vanilla mario has been sucked.

February's Thread of the Month went to GBAToad's daily daily thread thread, an informative and funny take on the idea of daily threads. Puddin's So I've been binge-watching Seinfeld, Moofy's lasagnacat is a national treasure and SiFi's What's this about a new logo for the wiki? came close, though.

...Wait a minute, GBAToad won all three of these. This has to be rigged.

Quotes

  • "Bill Trinen is the hero hyrule needs but not the one it deserves" - GBAToad
  • "I can't wait to check out New Donk City" - Porplemontage
  • "don't start hitting on this person because he reminds you of me" - 2257
  • "I'M YOUR ONLY THREAD I'M NOT YOUR ONLY THREAD BUT I'M A LITTLE GLOWING THREAD BUT REALLY I'M NOT ACTUALLY YOUR THREAD BUT I AM" - Packy


Mafia

Nothing much has been happening in Mafia in the past few months, but sign-ups are open for Awards Mafia 6, hosted by Perch and GBAToad (and a few other games in the Mafia board itself)! Mafia is a really fun game, and whether you're a beginner or veteran this is a fantastic time to get involved!


Thanks for reading.


Poll Committee Discussion

by LudwigVon (talk)

Hi, everyone! LudwigVon here, with a new edition of Poll Committee Discussion, a section where we talk about polls and praising pink stars!

Poll Committee News

We have a brand new banner on our page and Lord Bowser (talk) is now in it! If you haven't seen our new page yet, you can do it here to see it. The drawing was made by The Pyro Guy (talk). Also, I would like to remind you that if you have suggestions for polls, the link "Suggest a poll" on the wiki's main page is there for that.

Archives

Which of these sports would you most like to see made into a Mario game? (Magikrazy (talk), April 2nd, 2017)

Which of these sports would you most like to see made into a Mario game?

Cricket 3.3% (66 votes)

American football 26.99% (540 votes)

Martial arts 25.29% (506 votes)

Bowling 22.84% (457 votes)

Ultimate Frisbee 7.65% (153 votes)

None of the above 13.93% (279 votes)

Total Votes: 2,001

Which version of Crash should be introduced? (Baby Luigi (talk), April 1st, 2017)

Which version of Crash should be introduced?

Wacrash 6.64% (63 votes)

Paracrash 1.26% (12 votes)

Baby Crash 4.32% (41 votes)

Metal Crash 4.95% (47 votes)

Gold Crash 2.74% (26 votes)

Shadow Crash 4.64% (44 votes)

Pink Gold Crash 12.01% (114 votes)

Dry Crash 4% (38 votes)

Blue Crash 2.53% (24 votes)

Baby Metal Pink Gold Dry Para Shadow Blue Wacrash 56.9% (540 votes)

Total Votes: 949

Time spent on the wiki and/or its community (Wiki poll; Lord Bowser (talk), March 26th, 2017)

How much of your free time do you spend on the wiki and/or its extended community, such as the forums or chat?

Pretty much all of my free time is spent on here. 4.59% (51 votes)

Most of my free time is spent here. 5.31% (59 votes)

I spend a fair amount of my free time here. 36.06% (401 votes)

Not a whole lot of my free time is used up here. 37.14% (413 votes)

I dedicate almost no free time on here. 16.9% (188 votes)

Total Votes: 1,112

What is the most important aspect of a Mario RPG for you? (Lord Bowser (talk), March 19th, 2017)

What is the most important aspect of a Mario RPG for you?

Story (plot, dialogue, etc.) 33.43% (591 votes)

Gameplay (battles, gimmicks, etc.) 37.84% (669 votes)

Setting (locations, characters, etc.) 10.69% (189 votes)

Music 5.37% (95 votes)

Art style 1.64% (29 votes)

Other 1.87% (33 votes)

I haven't played any Mario RPG's. 9.16% (162 votes)

Total Votes: 1,768

Which new character do you want to use the most in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? (Baby Luigi (talk), March 12th, 2017)

Which new character do you want to use the most in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?

Bowser Jr. 31.72% (655 votes)

King Boo 24.7% (510 votes)

Dry Bones 17.05% (352 votes)

Inklings 26.53% (548 votes)

Total Votes: 2,065

Analysis

  • Which new character do you want to use the most in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? : If you’ve seen Gold Mario in a trailer, tell yourself it’s only a bad joke from Nintendo. Seriously, is anyone really interested in having a fifth version of Mario in Mario Kart? Anyway, Bowser Jr. is the favorite, followed closely by the Inklings and King Boo. Dry Bones is the last one and the one I’ll use the most.
  • What is the most important aspect of a Mario RPG for you?: For me, in an RPG, the story is the most important aspect, but I can understand why the gameplay got first place in the poll. I don’t think Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door would be so much loved by the fans, if there were no partners, a terrible battle system and full of stickers everywhere. Good gameplay is what makes the game more interesting to play.
  • Time spent on the wiki and/or its community: The majority of people who come here spend very little of their free time here. It is something that does not really surprise me, since the turnout is practically the same as we have seen on some of our previous polls. People come over here to find information about the Mario series, which is pretty much the purpose of the Super Mario Wiki.
  • Which version of Crash should be introduced?: Do you want to know the story behind this poll? So, here it is: We had received a suggestion for a poll on March 31st from the developers of the next Crash Bandicoot game, regarding a new character that was going to appear in the next Crash Bandicoot game, and as the next day the Super Mario Wiki would became the Crash Bandicoot Wiki, we thought it was the good time to offer to the visitors, the choice of the new character. The choice was received by the developers and Baby Metal Pink Gold Dry Para Shadow Blue Wacrash will be the new character! Are you happy with the choice? Be aware that if you are reading this, you have been FOOLED by the April Fool's poll!
  • Which of these sports would you most like to see made into a Mario game?: The result is divided between American football, Martial arts and Bowling. I sincerely believe there would be plenty of potential and material to make interesting games with those sports. But if I had to choose one, I would choose the American football. The multiplayer mode would be more adapted to this kind of sport. Using special items and attacks would make the game even more fun to play.


Well, that’s all for this edition of Poll Committee Discussion. Thanks for reading and come again next month for the analysis made by Roy Koopa (talk). Well, I guess I just have to disappear somewhere else.


Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Paper Pikachu
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First article: Beta Elements, Issue XIII
Last article: Upcoming Games, Director's Notes, Soundtrack of the Month, Issue XXXVIII
Sections Written: Beta Elements, Music & Artwork, Upcoming Games, Staff Notes, Featured Character Artwork, Featured Sprite, Random Image of the Month, Screenshot of the Month, Soundtrack of the Mont, What's on the Box?
Positions held: Contributor, Music & Artwork Director

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. As you're aware Upcoming Game(s) is back in our paper, so this month I decided to pull an old edition of that section back up, it also happens to have been written by an old sub-team director, Paper Pikachu.

Paper Pikachu joined the wiki on 25 January 2008, originally under the name of P. Trainer. Paper Pikachu joined The 'Shroom in Issue XIII, which was released two months after they joined the wiki. Paper Pikachu's first section was Beta Elements, although this would only be written one more time. Paper Pikachu wrote a vareity of other sections, but their most notable ones were Upcoming Games, which they would write in both the Main Team, and in Pipe Plaza; and Soundtrack of the Month which was featured in Music & Artwork, the sub-team that would later be renamed as Palette Swap. Paper Pikachu would also go on to become the director of this sub-team, but due to technological shortcomings, they eventually resigned this position, and left it in the very capable hands of Super Mario Bros. (talk)

However, you're not here to hear me rattle on about past writers, you're interested in old section, so have this edition of Upcoming Games from Issue XXX.


Upcoming Games

By P. Trainer (talk)

This last month brought the Games Con, bringing with it new information on Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, so for the first section…

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

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The rumours have finally been confirmed, both Bowser Jr. and Silver the Hedgehog revealed to be playable characters. Mario Circuit has been confirmed to appear, as have Radical Highway (Sonic Adventure 2), Seaside Hill (Sonic Heroes) , and Ocean Palace (Sonic Heroes) .

To recap the confirmed events are:

Wii Events

Regular

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  • Alpine Skiing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Speed Skating
  • Bobsledding
  • Snowboarding
  • Skeleton
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Ski Jumping
  • Figure Skating Singles
  • Snow Board Half pipe

Dream

  • Dream Ski Cross
  • Dream Snowball Fight
  • Dream Alpine
  • Dream Snowboard Cross

Nintendo DS Events

Regular

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  • Alpine Skiing
  • Skeleton
  • Snowboard Cross
  • Bobsledding
  • Figure Skating
  • Blazing Bobsleigh
  • Ice Shuffleboarding

Dream

  • Extreme Snow boarding
  • Ski Cross Racing
  • Fever Hockey

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

It has officially been confirmed that it will be released in Europe on October 9th, 2009. It is to be released in North America on September 14th, 2009, and October 22nd, 2009, in Australia.



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The 'Shroom Report

Written by: Tucayo (talk)

HI, everyone! I'm your jolly Statistics Manager, Tucayo, here with April's edition of The 'Shroom Report! As a reminder, in the Milestones section, writers will get mentioned every 10 team sections and every 50 overall 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 120.

Tables are based off the End-of-the-Year Awards tables, so credit goes out to Crocodile Dippy (talk).
First-time Writers
Writer Section
None


Milestones
Writer/Team Milestone
Andymii (talk) 50 Fun Stuff sections
DragonFreak (talk) 10 Critic Corner sections
Quizmelon (talk) 10 Fake News sections
Yoshi876 (talk) 30 Fun Stuff sections
350 overall sections
The 'Shroom 4,500 all-time sections


Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Super Mario Bros. (talk) 131
Fake News MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 107
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 121
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 111
Pipe Plaza Paper Yoshi (talk) 123
Critic Corner Crocodile Dippy (talk) 76
Strategy Wing Meta Knight (talk) 27
Overall Yoshi876 (talk) 355


'Shroom Trivia
Toadbert101 (talk) is the only writer to have written the same section in at least 8 different years (Fake Ads/Peddler's Place in 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017).



Anniversary Announcements

Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)

“It's technically not an inconsistency if you decide on a case-by-case basis. Loopholes.”
Turboo (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

Good day ladies and gentlegoombas! Welcome back to Anniversary Announcements. How's the weather at yours? Hopefully not as changeable as it is here, great Sunday, dark Monday. Bah.

Luckily, we are not here to talk about the weather! Let's dive into last month's Awards developments!

The Cheep Chomps

Last month I told you about how the User and 'Shroom Awards have been merged into one Community Awards category.
Since then, the name "Community Awards" and the corresponding letter (C) have been officially confirmed. Also, the total amount of awards will be brought back to 15, with most cuts in the original User awards.
The host for this category will be Meta Knight, who as the director of The 'Shroom, 'owns' about two thirds of the awards.

A small extra point in this is that by omitting five awards, there will be about 25 minutes extra time during the ceremony. This time will be allotted to longer intermissions, and remaining time will be used to end the show earlier.

Next, it was decided upon what to do with the tokens that were left at the end of last year. For everyone that still had tokens, the amount has been divided by 10, and rounded to the nearest integer.

Lastly, the first tournament thread has been posted! It is Awards Mafia 6, hosted by Superchao (Talk Page · Forum Profile) and GBAToad (Talk Page · Forum Profile).
Other tournaments have not been announced yet.

Awards

Then for the awards!

The bigger change is the cutting of various Super Smash Bros.-related awards and nominees. This is because of the concern that, while a big part of it, Smash is not Mario.

Currently under discussion are the addition of Battle Courses to the awards, and equalizing the names of F11 Biggest Missed Opportunity.

I will list the additions, removals and other changes, and then a complete list of the nominees for that award.

Refer to this document for a full list of nominees.

Mario Awards
M8 Favorite Art Style
Retro style sprites, Yoshi's Island style, Donkey Kong Country style, Main series 3D style, Paper Mario style, Mario & Luigi style, Yoshi's Story style, Yoshi's Woolly World style, Wario Land: Shake It! style, Super Mario RPG style, Super Mario Strikers style
M9 Favorite DLC
Add Super Mario Mash-Up Pack (Minecraft: Wii U Edition)
Remove New Super Mario Bros. 2 Coin Rush packs
Mario Golf: World Tour Season Pass
The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8, Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8, New Super Luigi U, Peach's Castle stage (SSB4), Super Mario Maker stage (SSB4), Super Mario Mash-Up Pack (Minecraft: Wii U Edition)
M10 Favorite Partner Developer
Add 1-UP Studio
Nd Cube
Arika
Change All nominees have been appended with one or two projects by this developer.
Remove HAL Laboratory
AlphaDream (Mario & Luigi series), Intelligent Systems (Paper Mario series), Hudson Soft (Mario Party 1-8, Mario Party DS), Camelot Software Planning (Mario Tennis series, Mario Golf series), Next Level Games (Mario Strikers series, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon), Bandai Namco Entertainment (Mario Baseball series), Good-Feel (Yoshi's Woolly World), Square Enix (Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Mario Sports Mix), Sega (Mario & Sonic series), Retro Studios (Mario Kart 7, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze), Rare Ltd. (Donkey Kong Country series, Donkey Kong Land series), 1-UP Studio (Super Mario 3D Land, Super Mario 3D World), Nd Cube (Mario Party 9-10, Mario Party: Star Rush), Arika (Dr. Mario series)
M11 Favorite Major Character
Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Bowser, Rosalina, Bowser Jr., Toad
M12 Favorite Supporting Character
Princess Daisy, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Diddy Kong, Professor Elvin Gadd, Toadette, Captain Toad, Birdo, Kamek, Poochy
M13 Favorite Level Theme
Grasslands, Desert, Snow/Ice, Mountain, Underground, Beach, Sky, Jungle, Space, Fire, Ghost Houses, Underwater, Castle, Airship, Factory/Industrial, Carnival, City/Town
M14 Favorite Species
Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Boos, Shy Guys, Chain Chomps, Bob-ombs, Bullet Bills, Dry Bones, Hammer Bros., Wigglers, Chargin' Chucks, Lakitus, Yoshis, Toads, Lumas, Magikoopas
M15 Hardest Boss
Remove Master Core/Fortress
Shadow Queen, Bonetail, Cackletta's Soul, Culex, Elder Princess Shroob, Bowser (Paper Mario), Bowser X (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story), Smithy, The Master (Final Form), Dreamy Bowser, Phantamanta, Boolossus, Kamek & Paper Kamek
M16 Favorite Item
Tanooki Suit/Super Leaf, Super Star/Starman, Fire Flower, Mega Mushroom, Metal Cap, Wing Cap, Bullet Bill, Propeller Mushroom, Penguin Suit, Cloud Flower, Cape Feather, Gold Flower, Cat Suit/Super Bell, Double Cherry, Super Horn, Mystery Mushroom
M17 Favorite Mario RPG
Add Paper Mario: Color Splash
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Super Paper Mario, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Paper Mario: Color Splash
M18 Favorite Mario Party Game
Add Mario Party: Star Rush
Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Mario Party 4, Mario Party 5, Mario Party 6, Mario Party Advance, Mario Party 7, Mario Party DS, Mario Party 8, Mario Party 9, Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party 10, Mario Party: Star Rush
M19 Favorite Actor (new)
Lou Albano (Mario, DIC cartoons), Danny Wells (Luigi, DIC cartoons), Charles Martinet (Mario; Luigi; various), Mercedes Rose (Rosalina, 2007-2010), Laura Faye Smith (Rosalina, 2011-present), Kenneth W. James (Bowser, 2005-present), Samantha Kelly (Princess Peach; Toad; various), Deanna Mustard (Princess Daisy, 2003-present), Isaac Marshall (Toad, Mario Kart 64), Leslie Swan (Princess Peach, Super Mario 64; Mona), Kazumi Totaka (Yoshi, 1997-present; Professor Elvin Gadd), Jen Taylor (Princess Peach, 1999-2007), Grant Kirkhope (Donkey Kong, 1999-2004), Takashi Nagasako (Donkey Kong, 2004-present), Bob Hoskins (Mario, Super Mario Bros. film), Dennis Hopper (President Koopa, Super Mario Bros. film)
M19 Favorite Super Smash Bros. Character (removed)
This award was removed because while Mario is an integral part of Smash, Smash isn't Mario and most nominees don't have anything to do with Mario.
M20 Favorite Sports Game
Add Mario Sports Superstars
Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64), Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Strikers Charged, Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Mario Sports Mix, Super Mario Strikers, Mario Super Sluggers, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Mario Tennis Open, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Mario Sports Superstars
M21 Favorite Puzzle Game
Dr. Mario (series), Tetris Attack, Yoshi's Cookie, Wario's Woods, Mario's Picross, Yoshi, Donkey Kong (Game Boy)/Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA), Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2 and onwards), DK: King of Swing/DK: Jungle Climber, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
M22 Favorite Mario Maker Design Element
Sound/Visual effects, Winged enemies, Giant enemies, Koopa Clown Car, Pink Coins, Objects in Bill Blasters, Music Blocks, Spiny/Buzzy Beetle shell helmets, Level theme changes, Game theme changes, Stackable enemies, Mystery Mushrooms
M23 Favorite DK Character
Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong, Lanky Kong, Tiny Kong, Chunky Kong, Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, Cranky Kong, King K. Rool, Rambi the Rhino, Enguarde the Swordfish, Squawks the Parrot
M24 Favorite Wario Character
Mona, Jimmy T., 9-Volt and 18-Volt, Ashley and Red, Dribble and Spitz, Orbulon, Dr. Crygor, Kat and Ana, Young Cricket and Master Mantis, Captain Syrup, Rudy the Clown, Shake King, Princess Shokora, Wario
M25 Favorite 2D Level
Touch Fuzzy, Get Dizzy (YI), World 1-1 (SMB), Poochy Ain't Stupid (YI), Donut Plains 1 (SMW), Forest of Illusion 3 (SMW), Crescent Moon Village (WL4), World 1-2 (SMB), World 2-Pyramid (SMB3), Donut Secret House (SMW), Painted Swampland (NSMBU), Arabian Night (WL4), Bramble Scramble (DKC2), Front Door (SMW), Go! Go! Morphing! (YI), World 8-7 (NSMBW)
M26 Favorite 3D Level
Add Slimy Spring Galaxy
Remove World 5-2 (SM3DL)
Toy Time Galaxy, Good Egg Galaxy, Gusty Garden Galaxy, Whomp's Fortress/Throwback Galaxy, Grandmaster Galaxy, Cosmic Cove Galaxy, Bob-omb Battlefield, Tick Tock Clock, Pinna Park, Sirena Beach, Delfino Plaza/Airstrip, Mount Must Dash, The Great Tower of Bowser Land, Champion's Road, World 2-3 (SM3DL), Special 7-3 (SM3DL), Slimy Spring Galaxy
M27 Favorite Boss Battle
Tubba Blubba (Paper Mario), Phantamanta (Super Mario Sunshine), Brobot (Super Paper Mario), Rawk Hawk (PM:TTYD), Bowser in the Sky (Super Mario 64), Kaptain K. Rool 1 & 2 (DKC2), Super Dimentio (Super Paper Mario), Elder Princess Shroob (M&L:PiT), Megaleg (Super Mario Galaxy), General Guy (Paper Mario), Kingfin (Super Mario Galaxy), Motley Bossblob (SM3DW), Tiki Tong (DKCR), Popple and Rookie (M&L:SS), Dark Bowser (M&L:BIS), Bowser/Meowser (SM3DW), Bowser (Super Mario Galaxy), Shiny RoboBowser (M&L:PJ)
M28 Favorite Game Setting
Add Prism Island
Mushroom Kingdom (Super Mario Bros.), Mushroom Kingdom (Paper Mario), Super Mario RPG World, Dinosaur Land, Yoshi's Island, Isle Delfino, Beanbean Kingdom, Rogueport + Surrounding areas, Flipside & Flopside, Bowser's Castle, Sarasaland, Donkey Kong Island, Sprixie Kingdom, Comet Observatory + Galaxies, Pi'illo Island, Prism Island
M29 Favorite Classic Game (N64/GBC and older)
Add Mario Party 3
Remove Super Smash Bros.
Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Paper Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Donkey Kong 64, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Mario Kart 64, Yoshi's Story, Mario Party 2, Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA), Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Mario Party 3
M30 Favorite Modern Game (GCN/GBA and newer)
Add Paper Mario: Color Splash
Change Yoshi's Woolly WorldYoshi's Woolly World/Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World
Remove Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario 3D Land, Super Paper Mario, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Mario 3D World, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario Kart 8, Wario Land 4, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World/Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Paper Mario: Color Splash
Fail Awards
F1 Worst Character
Mario, Princess Daisy, Waluigi, Wario, Petey Piranha, Birdo, Mimi, Starlow, Lubba, Princess Peach, Bowser Jr., Toad, Fawful, Pink Gold Peach, Baby Rosalina, Kersti, Rosalina
F2 Worst 2D Level
The Very Loooooong Cave (YI), Tubular (SMW), World 8-3 (SMB), Endless World of Yoshis (YI), World 9-7 (NSMBW), Lakitu's Wall (YI), Mine Cart Madness (DKC), World 8-Castle (SMB3), Stampede Sprint (DKC3), World 8-1 (SMB), World 4-2 (SMB2), World 7-8 (SMB3), The Big Board (WL4), Pendulum Castle (NSMBU), Doodle Woods (WL4), World 7-4 (SMB), World 3-5 (SMB3), World 6-4 (SMB3)
F3 Worst 3D Level
Corona Mountain (SMS), Lily Pad Ride/The Toxic Waterfall (SMS), Pachinko/Pinball Secret (SMS), Stone Cyclone Galaxy (SMG2), Over the Rainbows (SM64), Sling Pod Galaxy (SMG), Rainbow Ride (SM64), Twisty Trials Galaxy (SMG2), Special 8-3 (SM3DL), Rolling Gizmo Galaxy (SMG), Boss Blitz Galaxy (SMG2), Gold Leaf Galaxy (SMG), Bubble Breeze Galaxy (SMG), World 1-1 (SM3DL), World 8-6 (SM3DL), Rainbow Run (SM3DW), Broken Blue Bully Belt (SM3DW), Fuzzy Time Mine (SM3DW)
F4 Worst RPG Area
Add Violet Passage (PM:CS)
Remove Fahr Outpost (PM:TTYD)
Bowser's Keep (SMRPG), Tubba Blubba's Castle (PM), Dry Dry Desert (PM), Flower Fields (PM), Twilight Trail (PM:TTYD), Merlee's Mansion (SPM), Sammer's Kingdom (SPM), The Overthere (SPM), Long Fall Falls (PM:SS), Sandshifter Ruins (PM:SS), Drybake Stadium (PM:SS), Teehee Valley (M&L:SS), Joke's End (M&L:SS), Oho Ocean (M&L:SS), Shroob Castle (M&L:PiT), Toad Town (M&L:PiT), Dreamy Mount Pajamaja (M&L:DT), Violet Passage (PM:CS)
F5 Worst Level Concept
Ice Levels, Water Levels, Autoscrolling Levels, Ghost Houses, Rolling Ball Galaxies, Purple Coin Levels, “Secret of _” Levels (SMS), Red Coin Missions (SMS), Surfing Galaxies, Automatic Levels (SMM), Restrictively Low Timers
F6 Worst Spin-off
Add Super Mario Run
Game & Wario
Dr. Mario 64, Mario Pinball Land, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Party 9, Mario Super Sluggers, Mario Party Advance, Mario Party 10, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Mario Kart Arcade GP Games, Super Mario Run, Game & Wario
F7 Worst Enemy
Lakitus, Big Berthas, Wizzerds, Bandits, Rocky Wrenches, Bloopers, Cursyas, Goombas, Hammer Bros., Parabones, Fangs, Grinders/Ukikis, Fuzzies
F8 Worst Mario Kart Course
Add Rainbow Road (N64)
Remove Maple Treeway
Choco Mountain, Sky Garden, Shy Guy Beach, Rainbow Road (SNES), Yoshi Falls, Grumble Volcano, Sherbet Land (N64), Koopa Beach 2, Banshee Boardwalk, Maka Wuhu, Rosalina's Ice World, Rainbow Road (Wii), Dolphin Shoals, Bone-Dry Dunes, Rainbow Road (N64)
F9 Worst Direction of Series
Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Paper Mario, amiibo-centric/Focused Games, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, New Super Mario Bros., Mario 3D Games, WarioWare, Yoshi
F10 Worst Game Mechanic
Add Chance Minigames (Mario Party series)
Change Gyroscope Controls (3DS Games) → Gyroscope/Motion Controls
Stickers (PM:SS) → Stickers/Battle Cards (PM:SS/PM:CS)
Dimensional Flipping (SPM), Star Bits (SMG & SMG2), Camera (3D Games), Vibes (SPP), Joystick Twirling (MP), Limited Inventory (PM & PM:TTYD), Stickers/Battle Cards (PM:SS/PM:CS), Button Mashing (MP), Gyroscope/Motion Controls, Vehicles (MP9 & MP10), Extra Life System, Chance Minigames (Mario Party series)
F11 Biggest Missed Opportunity
Add Fangame allowance (name TBD)
Online level sharing in SMM3DS (name TBD)
Change Underproducing amiibo → Adequate amiibo production
Remove Super Mario Advance 4
Super Mario Bros. 3 e-Cards
Sony Partnership Failure, Properly Representing Trans Issues, Adequate amiibo production, Super Mario Spikers Cancellation, Mario Takes America Cancellation, Donkey Kong Coconut Crackers Cancellation, Failure of the Mario Artist Series, Mario & Wario not being localized, Wrecking Crew '98 not being localized, Paper Mario: Sticker Star Early Build, Donkey Kong Racing Cancellation, Super Mario's Wacky Worlds Cancellation, Fangame allowance, Online level sharing in SMM3DS
F12 Worst Game Objective
Add Super Expert Mode (SMM)
Boshi Race (SMRPG), Yoshi Eggs (SMA), Blue Coins (SMS), Rabbits (SM64DS), Flopside Pit of 100 Trials (SPM), Piccolo (SPM), Duel of 100 (SPM), World 9 (NSMBW), Letters (PM), One Million Coins (NSMB2), Green Stars (SMG2), Completing Every Level with Every Character (SM3DW), Star/Moon Coin Challenges (MG:WT), Chasing General White (PM:TTYD), Super Expert Mode (SMM)
F13 Worst Mario Party Minigame
Tug o' War, Bash 'n' Cash, Flip the Chimp, Crane Game, Day at the Races, Bowser's Big Blast, M.P.I.Q., The Beat Goes On, Game Guy Room, Pipe Maze, Right Oar Left?, Hot Rope Jump, Cheep Cheep Chance, Piranha's Pursuit, Skateboard Scamper, Cast Aways, Bob-omb Combo, Cheep Cheep Check
F14 Worst Setting
Add Mushroom Kingdom (PM:SS)
Subcon (SMB2), Starship Mario & Galaxies (SMG2), Mushroom Kingdom (SM3DL), Sprixie Kingdom (SM3DW), Flip-/Flopside & Dimensions (SPM), Mushroom Kingdom (M&L:PiT), Pi'illo Island (M&L:DT), Party Cube (MP4), Star Carnival (MP8), Shroom City (MPA), Party Islands (MP:IT), Egg Island (YNI), Transformed Wario Castle (WW), DK Isles/Crocodile Isle (DK64), The Fun Fair & Surrounding Areas (MPL), Mushroom Kingdom (PM:SS)
F15 Most Disappointing Game
Add Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS
Remove Super Mario Galaxy 2
New Super Mario Bros. 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Yoshi's New Island, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Mario Party 10, Yoshi's Island DS, Super Paper Mario, Mario Party 9, Diddy Kong Racing DS, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition, Super Mario 64 DS, Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party 8, Super Mario Sunshine, New Super Mario Bros. U/New Super Luigi U, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

And after the enormous table you all know and love me for, we have reached the end of Anniversary Announcements for April. I hope you enjoyed it once more, and also got wiser once more, and I, once more, hope to see you again next month! Doei!

All information above was correct as of 12 April 2017.


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