The 'Shroom:Issue 131/Fun Stuff
We've been holed up in this building for so long now--
Damn this Killing Game...
Section of the Month
Congratulations to all of our writers for their works!
Wow i’m actually doing my section for a second consecutive month don’t you all feel lucky! Anyways did you know?
Hello again, and welcome to this month's edition of anagrams! This month, I've decided to give you a Luigi theme, which basically means the anagrams will be something related to Luigi, like a place, item, character, etc.- but don't worry, I haven't picked anything too obscure! I don't think we have any sort of theme next month, so feel free to send me any suggestions or, as per usual, any funny anagrams you come up with, and enjoy these anagrams!
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. SCAN IS SPIDERY
2. OTTER PLUGS
3. IRE GENE
4. STRAIGHT TROOPS
5. HERB ROT
6. PURPLE POT
7. REEF REIGN
8. IGNORE OMEN
9. AWRY ACE
10. SMELTER RAIN
11. NO MAINS
12. ALLOW LORD NOB
13. DETER MAMA
14. AIR OR MOBS
What time is it? Valentimes!
...if any of you get the reference there, I love you platonically.
Yeah, it's Picross time again; but hey, what else is new? Well, not actually a whole lot personally. It's been more of the same--the cavities were filled, but that's all that really happened. I'm kind of a lonely person if that isn't obvious, so I don't really have a girlfriend... Yet.
But that's sad and depressing and not picross, so let's just get into our puzzles! This month I wanted to get a nice theme of valentines and valentines gifts going. Our first puzzle is just a basic Mario item that symbolizes the symbols of Valentines day, but the second one... OHHH BOY THE SECOND ONE.
I rented The World's Largest Oven to make our second Picross puzzle, and WOW is it huge! So huge it didn't even fit in my browser window, so I had to stitch it together. Don't worry--I did have it resized to fit in the article itself, but I recommend opening the full image before copying the puzzle into whatever paint program you have to make sure it's full-resolution.
In addition, I decided to leave in a few sections already filled in as a bit of a hint--those parts don't have any additional black tiles within their particular 5x5 chunks, so don't worry!
Here's the rules yadda. 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...
Happy Vanlumtimes, and Happy Picross-ing!
Good day people, and a warm welcome to this month's It's aMAZEing!
How to play:
Alternatively, print it out and use a pencil!
To view the answer, click here!
Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?
"We've got a new development, gumshoe! Earlier today, Carmen's master of disguise, Treacherous Toad, made off with Luigi's entire collection of balloons! The younger Mario bro needs all of his ballooning supplies to help his older brother with the new DLC of Super Mario Odyssey, and without the balloons, no one will be able to have fun with the new content! It's up to you to turn that Toad in and take back the balloons!"
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.
I was stuck on what I wanted this month's quiz to be themed after, but then I managed to strike a small goldmine in my head. Last year, I introduced myself to the very first Paper Mario game, even if it was through a Let's Play, so I decided to theme this month's quiz on Paper Mario, the game not the series.