The 'Shroom:Issue 126/Fun Stuff
Hello! I am going slightly insane because I have approximately 11,037 things to do this month many of which are 'Shroom-related but I don't think it shows too much right I mean I seem to be acting pretty normal i think am i normal is this normal what am i doing what is fun stuff who is the shorom hwo am i help
Anyway, we have two new sections this month! First off, our own Meta Knight (talk) has come
crawling back to Fun Stuff! I knew it would only take a bit of DM-spamming for him to return. He comes with a new section: KenKen! It's a pretty neat game, so be sure to check it out! Next is a new section from myself, because I just love to torture myself with gigantic workloads: Go With the Flow! Check it out as well!
Sadly, we also bid goodbye to a long-time section this month; The Pyro Guy (talk) is stepping down from Picross, though he does pledge to return to the team with a different section soon. Keep an eye out for more! We also have another sad announcement, as LudwigVon (talk) is additionally resigning from Mystery Images. He's been extremely busy lately, so I wish him the best with all of his responsibilities.
And that's it for th- WAIT MY OBLIGATORY SHILLING OF THE POLL COMMITTEE
Make sure to read our Awards Analysis too!!
Where was I... And that's it for these staff notes. I hope you enjoy this month's edition of Fun Stuff!
Section of the Month
FunkyK38 takes the win for Issue 125. Congratulations to her for writing such a creative section, and congratulations to LudwigVon, Yoshi876, and the rest of the Fun Stuff team as well for your work!
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I’m just going to shamelessly plug my review of Robot Wars: Advanced Destruction here.
- That Pauline was originally named lady?
- That Yoshi’s Safari is the first game in American to call Princess Peach Princess Peach?
- That Paper Mario started out as a sequel to Super Mario RPG?
- That Bob-omb’s were originally depicted with arms (and still have them occasionally)?
- That Archie Comics pitched making a comic series out of Mario but were rejected?
- That Pikmin was based off of the tech demo Mario 128?
Hiya everyone, and welcome to another issue of Picross. Unfortunately, this will be the last set you'll see from me, as I am resigning from this section. I believe this month marks the 2-year anniversary of me writing this section, and I've had a great time making these, but because of real life commitments (school) I'm unable to write this.
There is a silver lining, however. While I may be unable to do Picross, I'm not done writing for Fun Stuff yet! Expect to see me in another section here soon, but for now, please enjoy these last two Picrosses. Have fun.
How to play:
- Any program with a fill tool works for this (even Paint); just copy and paste the pictures onto the program and follow these steps.
- Each number on a row or column (called hints) represents a line of filled in squares on that row or column; for example, a row starting with "6" would have a row of six black squares with no white between them. There can be multiple lines in a single column (for example, a row of three, a gap, then a row of two)
- There must be at least one blank square between each line of filled in squares.
- Each square is filled with either black or white; you can fill the white squares you know of with gray to help you keep track.
- It's easier to start with the larger numbers. I recommend playing Pokémon Picross on the 3DS (it's for free); the tutorial on there does a better job than me.
- Every now and then, I might throw in a revealing hint to assist your progress, like the Pokémon in Pokémon Picross. These hints are shapes or lines that fill in squares on the grid. This time, I added a Slash Reveal to the Hard Picross.
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Find the Differences
Greetings, 'Shroom readers! This is Lord Bowser here with this month's edition of Find the Differences! Last month, we focused on artwork from New Super Mario Bros., and to continue that trend, we'll focus on artwork from its sequel, New Super Mario Bros. Wii!
Below is the original picture....
...and here is the edited version.
There are 12 differences total. Answers are found below, but no cheating! Good luck, and thanks for playing!
Hey there, I didn't think I would return to Fun Stuff so soon but Lord Bowser (talk) kept asking me about it and this is something that can be done relatively quickly so there's that. About four years ago we used to subscribe to physical newspapers and every day there'd be a page with puzzles, one of them called KenKen. So I decided to make my own puzzles. If I were to give a short description, KenKen is similar to Sudoku but with some math thrown into the mix. A more detailed explanation is below.
How to Play:
1. You must fill in the squares using numbers that vary depending on the size of the grid (1-3 for a 3x3 grid, 1-4 for a 4x4 grid, 1-6 for a 6x6 grid) in each row and column. You cannot repeat a number in any row or column similar to the rules of Sudoku.
2. The areas of the grid with dark outlines around them are called cages. At the top left of each cage is a target number and operation. For example, if the pairing in the top left of the cage says "2÷". That means the two numbers that go in will equal 2 when divided (÷).
3. Try and look for any cages that are around just one box. These are freebies in the sense that you don't have to do any math and can just stick whatever number it is in. For example, if there's a single box and the top left of the cage says 3, just put a 3. Feel free to take a look at the sample puzzle below for a step-by-step process! Or you can just take a crack at the puzzles. Keep in mind in certain situations there may be more than one right answer, but only one example solution will be shown. If you've followed the rules it could still be valid. Be careful though because it can be easy to make mistakes.
|Tutorial Puzzle: 3x3|
|4x4 Sample Answer|
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Go With the Flow
Greetings, 'Shroom readers! This is Lord Bowser here with a brand new section for you all: Go With the Flow! Inspired by the hit mobile game, Flow, I'll be giving you some puzzles just like ones you'd find in that game!
How to Play
There are three sizes of grids: 5x5, 8x8, and 12x12. Your goal is to connect the same colored dots on each grid together with a path, and at the same time fill up the entire grid with your paths. You can copy the grids below and paste them onto any drawing software to trace your paths. Paths cannot cross over one another!
Solutions are listed below each grid. Note that some grids have more than one solution; only one example is given, so don't worry if your answer and the given answer aren't the same! As long as the rules are followed, it'd still be a valid answer.
Thank you for playing, and I hope you enjoyed this new section! Stay tuned for more!
Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?
Each issue, you will be given a case to solve and clues to use to help you find the solution! Use your Mario knowledge to crack the case!
You will begin each case at the scene of the crime, and you will be given three clues from passerby as to where the next hot spot is and what game it’s from. Using your knowledge of Mario games and the Super Mario Wiki, figure out where the crook is and go track them down! There are four locations each round: the crime scene (1) at the start, two locations (2 and 3) with clues, and the hideout for the crook of the month (4). Answers for locations will be given with the corresponding round, for example, the clues from the crime scene will lead you to location 2, and once you open the spoiler bubbles for location 2, you will be given the correct answer. You can open the clues for each location in any order you’d like, but be careful! You may encounter an incorrect clue that could throw you off the case!
Clues offered will give you a hint either about the next location or the game it’s in. Unlike a regular Carmen Sandiego game, you do not have to collect information about the crook you are tracking down.
Challenge round (optional):
-Find all locations and games correctly in two minutes or less
-Find all locations and games correctly without using the rest of the Wiki for help
"Cadet, we have a big problem! Late last night, someone walked off with Bowser Jr.'s paintbrush! Bowser is scrambling to find it- it's a one-of-a-kind thing, not just a toy! We suspect that one of Carmen's hired hands, the Gray Goomba, has made off with the brush. Your job is to get it back before Jr. throws a massive temper tantrum! Get to it, gumshoe!"
"Another crime solved, another case closer to Carmen! Good job, gumshoe! The thief had hidden the brush within the multitude of tools for an easy pickup by Carmen. We got to it just in time, and now Bowser Jr. is back to brushing up mischief! Keep an eye out for your next case, cadet!"
Howdy 'Shroom readers, welcome to the Quiz! As you may have figured out from the name, this is a section where I quiz your Mario knowledge.
Last month, I was busy writing my Lord Bowser (talk) themed quiz, that I nearly missed the release of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Admittedly, I have not played that game yet, so a quiz themed around that would be a little bizarre, however, a crossover themed quiz would be very welcome. So here it is.
- What sporting event do Mario and Sonic battle it out in?
- Including Donkey Kong and Yoshi, how many Mario-themed games were in Nintendo Land?
- True or False: Nabbit has been a playable character in the Super Smash Bros. series?
- What other game series features in Itadaki Street DS and Fortune Street?
- What three PAC-MAN characters were playable in Mario Kart Arcade GP?
- Who is the final boss of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle?
- Which enemies were originally going to be part of Bowser's moveset in Skylanders SuperChargers before Koopas were decided on?
- Which Game and Watch Gallery games is the artwork right from?
- In what game might you play as Osmosis and Antawn Jamison?
|The 'Shroom: Issue 126|
|Staff sections||Staff Notes • 'Shroom Achievements • The 'Shroom Spotlight|
|Features||Fake News • Fun Stuff • Palette Swap • Pipe Plaza • Critic Corner• Strategy Wing|
|Specials||Meta Knight's Awards Reflections • Community Awards X • Awards Analysis • Killing Game: Closing Argument|