The 'Shroom:Issue 131/Pipe Plaza
Well, 'Shroom readers, I made it. Despite not being the Yoshi876 you're familiar with, I'm still just as British and would like to say my first hello as your new director of Pipe Plaza. So! I'm The Pyro Guy, the new face that you'll be seeing for the foreseeable future. I'm here to put some effort in to continue Yoshi876's legacy and make this sub-team the greatest on the entire website. Maybe. I mean, the Awards may say otherwise but we all know that this one is the best anyway.
Before we get into the meat of the issue, I'd firstly like to thank Yoshi876 (talk) for all the work he has put into this team over the years; it'd be a crime to let him off without the recognition he deserves. I'd also like to thank the whole of the staff for my more than warm welcome and helping me transition into the team, and a personal thank you to Gabumon (talk) for this incredible portrait on the right. My final thanks goes out to our writers here; you're the ones putting the effort into this team and I can't thank you enough for contributing to Pipe Plaza for these past issues.
Now that we're done with formal introductions, welcome to another issue of Pipe Plaza. Other than... me, and a new section (more on that below), there's not much to say, but we've got a bunch of informative sections for your brains to absorb via digital osmosis, so take your time to read everything through!
Oh, and one last thing; we've got a brand new section! Alex95 (talk) is now writing NIWA Spotlight, which is much like The 'Shroom Spotlight but with a focus on other wikis across NIWA. Do have a look.
Section of the Month
Congratulations to Superchao and Alex95!
Hello, everyone! I’m your Statistics Manager, LudwigVon, here to present you a new edition of New Articles. A section where I give you an up to date about all the new articles created within the past month. It is always a pleasure to see the creation of new articles that will increase the information found on the Super Mario Wiki. When creating new articles, be sure to keep in mind the Manual of Style.
Without further ado, let's take a look at those new articles.
Greetings everyone! I'm Alex95 and welcome to this next 'Shroom issue of Upcoming Game! Get ready to Hadoken and Tatsumaki your way to victory once more as you relive some of the greatest hits of the Street Fighter franchise with Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Edition!
Aside from being a mouthful, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Edition is a collection of past mega-hit games filled with hard-hitters like Ryu, Chun-Li, Zangief, and more. This collection contains not one, not two, not five, not ten, but twelve past games, all preserved and replicated for this Nintendo Switch mega collection! Street Fighter, Street Fighter II, Street Fighter II: Champion Edition, Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo (gotta love those twos), Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III, Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike. I don't recall ever seeing this many games in a single cartridge, so you will definitely get your money's worth!
Seeing as you're reading this on a Mario fansite, you probably don't know what Street Fighter is. And if you do, well then, this next paragraph may be irrelevant to you. Gotta keep people in the know, you know? Anyway, the Street Fighter series are fighting games. You may have played something like Super Smash Bros., you may have even bought Ryu in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. But the Street Fighter games are what many claim to have began the trend of fighting games; the king of fighting games, if you will. Players pick their combatants, followed by an arena, and then duke it out. Unlike Smash, Street Fighter uses a health bar system, and the goal is to wear down your opponent's before they do the same to you. All fighters have various moves, ranging from standard presses of the A Button to full combos like left, down left, down, down right, right, and then A. Good thing there's a move list you can view from the pause menu!
If you played any of these games growing up, they will be exactly like how you remember them, and then some! If you don't have a buddy to play with, pick a game and take your skills online! Four of these games (Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike) are compatible with the Switch's online service. You can play in a Ranked match where you get a score for your skills, or a Casual match where you just play for fun. Offline, there is also a save feature that can be used during a respective game's story mode. Handy!
But this collection of mega-hits isn't all fun and games (okay, it's all fun). The pack also contains looks into character biographies so you can learn more about your favorite characters or these characters for the first time, game concepts and time-lines so you can see what went into making these games, and a media player so you can listen to the soundtrack without those pesky fighting sound effects in the way. A few of these games also have a character color changer, so you can make M. Bison fight in rainbow colors if you want to.
Next to Smash Bros., Street Fighter is my favorite fighting game series. I play a lot of Super Street Fighter II: Turbo with my dad on our SNES and we still break it out every now and then. I can never beat his Chun-Li… Ahem, anyway, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Edition launches on the Nintendo Switch in May of 2018. If that's just too far away for you, a new-ish Street Fighter game, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, launched for the Nintendo Switch last year for you to play in the mean time. Until next time, see you around!
Hello, 'Shroom readers! Superchao here once again, bringing you another interview. Despite the onslaught I face each month of adding br tags and putting in the properly-formatted names, I continue to strive to bring you good interviews! And in the second one of this year, I've already gone right for the top of the 'Shroom. I'm interviewing Meta Knight, current 'Shroom Director and community regular... for a lot less time than you might expect from someone of this rank. Meta's only been really active as a major community member for about two and a half years, although he joined a couple years before that. While he's not the oldest member, that hasn't been an obstacle to him in leading the 'Shroom. So why don't you settle in, and we'll learn about him from the man himself?
Hello everyone and welcome to the debut section of NIWA Spotlight, a sort of spin-off of our The 'Shroom Spotlight! While The 'Shroom Spotlight covers several articles that need help on the Mario Wiki, NIWA Spotlight covers one article from all of our partnered wikis that need help. These can range from articles that need more information or created to images that need replacing or uploaded. Notice something on a different wiki you can't fix and want to get the word out? Let me know on my talk page or in this forum topic (or maybe contact someone from that wiki, that's a good choice, too). For our Mario-related topics, check out the current The 'Shroom Spotlight!
I know editing on a different wiki than what you're used to can be daunting sometimes. Every wiki works differently; sometimes slightly different, sometimes significantly different. But regardless of what wiki you're editing, keeping the simple things in mind will always help: Make sure your information is accurate and well written, and make sure the wiki syntax is coded properly (links, italics, and stuff like that). Be sure to go over any of the wiki's policies that are relevant to what you are working on, and remember that you can use the preview button to check your work on articles before saving! Do note that before you do some of the tasks listed here, you may need to become autoconfirmed, the process of which varies.
Disclaimers: The F-Zero Wiki is currently locked to any new account creations, a situation I hope to have resolved soon. If you don't already have an account,
Poll Committee Discussion
Hey there, 'Shroom readers! It's your Statistics Manager, here with an all-new edition of Poll Committee Discussion. As you may know, last month there was no analysis due to the Community Survey that took the place of our regular polls for a few weeks. Nevertheless, good news for you, we are back with our regular analysis this month, since we now have polls to analyze!
I have no news regarding the Poll Committee this month aside from the fact that we are still preparing new polls. After all, it's still the main part of our job. Also, I take the time to remind you that we always take your suggestions for new polls. You have interesting ideas for polls that could be put on the main page of the Super Mario Wiki? You can share your idea by clicking on. This link is also available on the main page.
How do you feel about Nintendo's new Super Mario Cereal? (Meta Knight (talk), January 7th, 2018)
The WarioWare series hasn't seen a new game in almost five years, what do you think is in the series' future? (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), January 14th, 2018)
With Super Mario Odyssey now out for a while, which 3D Mario platformer is your favorite? (Roserade (talk), January 21st, 2018)
What are your thoughts on the recently-announced Mario Tennis Aces? (LudwigVon (talk), January 28th, 2018)
Hello, readers! I'm your Spotlight manager Yoshi876. Welcome to Retro Feature, a section in which I delve deep into the archives to bring you the best blasts from the past.
This month we're going to be looking at a fairly recent section, well, recent by Retro Feature standards. Now, before I reveal what section this is, I thought I'd talk a little bit about The 'Shroom. None of this is possible without the overall MarioWiki community, whether you guys are writing sections, editing sub-teams, creating the issue, or just simply reading and enjoying our sections. This place is one massive community, where everyone is welcomed and embraced, and hopefully you guys have all had, or will have a pleasant experience.
Now, that may have seemed like a tangent, but it is linked to this month's focus, as we will be looking at RandomYoshi's MarioWiki - A Huge Roleplaying Session section from our holiday issue in 2012. In it, the maths-obsessed user takes a look at the Dangan Ronpa craze that was sweeping the forums at the time. And seeing as how crazes still sweep the forums to this very day, I feel this section is quite apt. And who knows, maybe it'll bring back some memories for some veteran users that they had forgotten, intentionally or not.