The 'Shroom:Issue 129/Fun Stuff
Hello I am pretending to write substantial staff notes to hide the fact that I don't have anything useful to write here since I've spent most of my time lately binging Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and also suffering through finals but I think I've written enough for now actually wait no maybe just a little more there we go that looks a lot better I'm sure people won't notice haha I'm so smart anyway I need to keep writing so these look like good staff notes and not just a bunch of filler actually I might be going a bit overboard now but it's okay it's better to have too much than not enough right I mean why complain about too much content it doesn't make much sense anyway I should probably do actual notes for now as soon as I stop writing this filler right about now ok I'll stop right here and get right to the actual notes right about now
Filler aside, I hope you enjoy The 'Shroom's Holiday Special Issue! We've got some nice puzzles and games for you here at Fun Stuff, along with an exciting game I've created with the help of Lakituthequick (talk) found here! I hope you have a good holiday and some time to relax while reading!
Section of the Month
Yoshi876 dethroned FunkyK38 as winner for Fun Stuff Section of the Month last month. Anagrams by BBQ Turtle was quite well-received as well, scoring an impressive second place for a debut section, and LTQ's mazes never disappoint our readers! Congratulations to all of our writers!
Hello again! Seeing as this month's issue is themed around the Wii U, and as it's pretty much the holidays, I've decided to theme this set of anagrams around Mario Party 10, as it is a Wii U game, and you get a lot of parties around the festive season, it serves as a double whammy! And just so you know, I haven't been mean enough (/bothered to check which names are the same in America and the PAL regions) to include any minigames in this selection, which should make it a bit easier. Also, seeing as next issue isn't (As far as I know) themed, feel free to send me any suggestions for section themes, or any funny anagrams you've come up with that I could integrate into a theme. And if you hadn't noticed, well done on collectively making over 20,000 articles on this Wiki everyone, and let's hope that number keeps growing! And happy holidays too, whatever you're up to!
How it works...
Basically, this puzzle consists of solving the anagrams. Each month has a specific theme, which will give you a clue about what sort of words or phrases the anagrams will be. I've also included the boxes that the anagrams will fit into, so you'll be able to tell how many words it will solve to be and how many letters will be in each word, which should give you a hand too. You'll also notice that within each set of boxes, one of the squares are yellow. As you solve each anagram, note down the letter which appears in the yellow squares, and if you can solve all of the anagrams, you'll also get a bonus anagram to solve from completing all of the others. I've included the letter configuration for this one at the bottom too, just to give you an extra helping hand. Best of luck!
1. BAIT AIRY MOP
2. MAIN BOND BATHS
3. EMERALDS GO BEG
4. ANARCHIST PERIL
5. HOT TOP HOOT
6. WATCHER AILS SWIM
7. STAIN RIM
8. APE IN THERAPY
9. E SKIP
10. JEEP WORLD
11. ROOKS HUM PARK
...Whew! That bit of holiday excitement out of the way, welcome, one and all to the Picross Holiday Special of 2017! Something that will (hopefully) be much better than that crumby Star Wars holiday special. This also co-incides with our Wii U sendoff issue, and so I guess I might as well bring up my thoughts on the Wii U. The short version? I love the Wii U even though it did poorly, and I plan to keep playing with it long after this issue!
BUT BACK TO PICROSS MATTERS!! For the Holidays, I didn't want to do something difficult. I wanted to just give a grandiose bunch of picrosses, not too hard, not too big. But I still wanted it to be special. So how about we go ahead and do a super-size collection with several additional puzzles? If you're saying that's boring, you're boring. Or you don't like Picross, and if the latter is the case, that's reasonable, but I would wonder why you're here. (Is it the pretty pictures? (Is it me? (If it is me, thank you.)))
So of course, we have a standard puzzle, but a few puzzles will relate to the various holidays and specials going on around here. Y'know, Christmas, the Wii U sendoff, all that jazz. I decided to make three puzzles obviously relate to the trio of popular holidays around this time. And, of course, I decided to self-indulge and include a little nod to one of my favorite (non-Mario) games ever made for one of these puzzles. See if you can figure out what all the puzzles are referencing--and consider that a bonus puzzle!
As is officially standard, here's the rules of how to play, taken from the last issue, and the one before that. If you want to know how to play, simply take any program you can edit images with (MS paint is... more than an option), or even print it out if you're so inclined, and you can shade in the symbols. As for the rules...
Alright! Here's the puzzles! Have a merry Christmas, Hannukah, Kwannza, or just whatever you celebrate, because after all, 'tis the season, and I'll be seeing you (and my Wii U) in the new year! ...And hopefully it'll be better!
Good day people and welcome to this month's It's aMAZEing!
For the winter and Christmas season, this month's maze is based off Frosty, one of the Snow Spirits from Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, whom I found though extensive research on winter-y things.
Have fun, and happy new year!
How to play:
To view the answer, click here!
Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?
"We've got BIG problems this time, gumshoe! Residents of Toad Town were getting their holiday trees ready when they discovered that their supply of Starmen was gone! Stars have been a core power-up for Mario for decades, and they have become some of the most iconic images of the series. We've pinned the theft on one of Carmen's henchmen, Snag Nabber, but you need to move quickly to catch him! Get to it, gumshoe!"
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.
Ho ho ho! As this is our Christmas edition, this month's quiz will be themed around ice and snow in the Marioverse. Although, this is mainly because it's incredibly had to do an entire Christmas quiz based on what's available. Santa Claus, and that's about it...