The 'Shroom:Issue 133/Pipe Plaza
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Welcome to April's Pipe Plaza. The weather is nice, the sections are excellent and you've got me, The Pyro Guy ruling it with an iron fist. I hope you enjoy it!
April is a nice month. The sun begins to shine, the flowers start to bloom and my hay fever hasn't kicked in yet. I've also got some exams approaching fast, so maybe I'll find a way to study and write these notes at the same time. Peut-être, je peux écrire ça en français? (I hope I got that right.) But I'm still here, writing for you. Pipe Plaza is, of course, my top priority.
There's no news in particular for this month; it's business as usual and we're all happy writers here. But I was an interviewee in a certain section, so if you'd like to, you know, read more about myself, check it out.
Section of the Month
Honestly, these vote numbers are looking a little low this month. Either way, well done to Superchao (talk), Lakituthequick (talk) and Yoshi876 (talk), and make sure you vote just as hard in this team as you do for all the others!
Got a burning desire for knowledge? Fulfill it with learning about The Pyro Guy!
Hello, everyone! I’m LudwigVon, your Statistics Manager, 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.
Hi! Thanks for tuning in to another Anniversary Announcements! In which I summarise 42 awards and interview three people! Statistics!
Not a lot of non-award stuff has happened this month! The awards did though, read on for that.
Awards M5 Favorite DK Game, M6 Favorite Wario Game and M7 Favorite Yoshi Game have been replaced by Favorite Level awards of the same series, with plans to rotate these three into Favourite Character awards next year. This is to keep the spin-off series' awards fresh.
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.
Welcome to Committee Interviews! In this part of Anniversary Announcements, I will do short interviews with the members of the Awards Committee, so you can get to know them a bit better!
As you can see, the AC used to be a bit darker than it is today. The processes have improved ever since though, and nowadays it is a lot of fun to be in.
And that's it for Anniversary Announcements this month! Please like, subscribe and comme-- oh, you can't do any of these here. Either way, see you next month!
All information above was correct as of 18 April 2018.
Greetings everyone! I'm Alex95 and welcome to this next 'Shroom issue of Upcoming Game! It's time for adventure once again as Nintendo brings us another port of a Wii U title, this time it's Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. Originally released for the Wii U in late-2014/early-2015, Captain Toad brings his original adventure to both the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS on July 13th, 2018. It'll be mostly the same game, but with some new content as well.
First of all, for those of you that haven't played or seen the original game: What is Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker? It's a puzzle game with platforming elements that originally appeared as small segments in Super Mario 3D World. You take on the role of the titular Captain Toad as he goes off in search of treasure, with that treasure being Power Stars. Captain Toad is joined by his Toad Brigade, which also now includes Toadette. As Captain Toad and Toadette go to collect a Power Star at the beginning of the game, Toadette is captured by a large bird known as Wingo. Now, Captain Toad has to progress solve puzzles, collect Power Stars, and progress through levels in order to save his friend. The original game made heavy use of the Wii U's Gamepad touch screen to solve puzzles, a feature neither the Switch nor the 3DS have access to (at least in the same sense as the Wii U). However, the Switch and the 3DS also have features the Wii U does not.
For the Nintendo Switch, the content appears to be mostly the same. The game doesn't appear to use the Switch's touch screen, so instead you have to use the Joy-Con's pointer and a press of a button to activate things like Touchstone platforms. There is also a new co-op feature! Player one controls Captain Toad whereas player two can fire Turnips from an off-screen cannon. Player two has access to the Joy-Con's pointer, allowing them to aim where they want to fire the Turnips.
For the Nintendo 3DS, there are two screens displayed similarly to how the Wii U does. The 3DS also has a touch screen, and it seems to work similarly to the Wii U's. It seems the game is displayed on both screens, and whenever the player needs to interact with something such as a Spinwheel, it will be displayed on the bottom screen. The top screen gives the game the stereoscopic 3D treatment, so that's neat. The biggest change to both game is that there will be levels based on Super Mario Odyssey, including New Donk City! Captain Toad and his Toad Brigade appeared in Super Mario Odyssey already, so now they get to explore a variant of the locations on their own. The levels will even be a part of the Nintendo 3DS version.
I can't say I'm excited for this game. I already own the Wii U version, so buying the game again just for a few extra levels and a co-op, when the majority of the game is the same as the original, likely isn't going to happen any time soon. The choice to port the game to the Nintendo 3DS is also an odd one, but it makes some sense. It's obviously not because of the handheld aspect, since the Switch has that as well. It's likely to keep at least most of the Wii U's touch screen controls intact, since it doesn't appear the Switch uses them. So, which will you get? The Switch version for the co-op, or the 3DS version for the 3D? Or both? Or neither? You have until July 13th to decide!
Hello, 'Shroom readers! Superchao here, gleefully bringing you another deep-delving interview with a member of the community! As usual, I've rung someone up and asked them approximately 100 questions, give or take a few.
For this month, we're bringing in The Pyro Guy. One of the newest members of our community in relative terms, TPG started off in 2015, and he did not have the most... effective beginnings. He had a bit of a troublemaking reputation, getting temporarily banned on the wiki for messing around with a friend (in ways that broke rules, such as trolling and pretending ignorance of the situation) and starting plenty of arguments on the forum. However, he knocked himself into shape after that and started to really get into the community, creating his own wiki fiction and joining the Poll Committee. And now he's even the director of the very team you're reading this interview in! Hi, boss!
That's enough from me alone, though. Let's get to hearing what he has to say!
Hello everyone and welcome back to NIWA Spotlight, a NIWA-focused spotlight that 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 and it will be added to a future issue. For our Mario-related topics, check out the current The 'Shroom Spotlight!
Some things were completed last month! On WiKirby, Fubaka has been hard at work on creating pages relating to Kirby Star Allies, including the spotlighted Cook Potluck. On Bulbapedia, Satsjoe fixed up the Nurse Joy's Comfey page. Images were added to F-Zero Wiki's Isshin Shimizu's page by Wildgoosespeeder and Inkipedia's Sunny Climbing Shoes's page by Rassicas. And I uploaded a better quality version of Icaruspedia's Aurum Orbitars image. Great work everyone!
I have some wiki-related news that may affect your editing:
Poll Committee Discussion
Greetings, beautiful ‘Shroom readers! I’m your host, Roserade, and welcome to the Poll Committee Discussion for the April edition of the ‘Shroom! While I may be the fool who has been pegged for writing this month, you know what isn’t foolish? Submitting your own polls on the Marioboards forum, if you have an idea in mind! We’re always accepting outside submissions. Other than that, though, there’s no other announcements for me to report, so let’s dive right into the discussion!
Which of these upcoming games are you most excited for? (Tucayo (talk) and Roserade (talk), March 11th, 2018)
Do you want another game with Princess Peach as the sole protagonist? (Tucayo (talk), March 18th, 2018)
Following the announcement of a new story mode for Mario Tennis Aces, do you think expansive story modes should be featured in more sports titles? (The Pyro Guy (talk), March 25th, 2018)
We all know about the funky new features coming to Tropical Freeze, but what is your favorite funky feature of the awesome ape himself? (The Pyro Guy (talk), April 1st, 2018)
Do you feel that it’s time for Nintendo to retire the 3DS? (Fun With Despair (talk), Tucayo (talk), and Lord Bowser (talk), April 1st, 2018)
Do you plan to purchase the upcoming Nintendo Labo kits for the Switch? (Lord Bowser (talk), April 8th, 2018)
Hello readers, this is your Spotlight and former Pipe Plaza director here with another issue of Retro Feature. In this section, we look at previous sections that featured in The 'Shroom from yesteryear.
We've featured a couple of Coincollector's previous sections before, mainly Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner, but this isn't the only “Tips Corner” that Coincollector did. No, back in Issue XLIX there was a one-off section that gave tips for Super Mario Galaxy instead. This section was intended to be a regular change to the format of Wheel Tips Corner, so that The 'Shroom wasn't just focusing on the Mario Kart series, but other than this debut section it never really took off. Well, at least until Strategy Wing came along, where various writers give out tips on various video games.
The 'Shroom Report
Hi, ‘Shroom readers! It’s your Statistics Manager, LudwigVon, with another edition of The 'Shroom Report.
This is how this works: in the First-time Writers section, I will mention writers who had their first ever section featured in our last issue. For the Milestones section, writers will get mentioned every 10 team sections and every 50 overall sections, team will get mentioned every 100 sections, and The 'Shroom will get mentioned every 500 sections. Finally, for Most Sections Written, every section ever written by that user is counted. All information in this section is based off our Historical Sheets. This section will cover Issue 132.