The 'Shroom:Issue 134/Pipe Plaza
Hi, readers. It's May! The month of the Star Wars day, World Turtle Day, and World Digestive Health Day. Just like these wide varieties of internationally celebrated topics, our team has provided an equally wide and interesting selection of content. And I'm pitching in here too, with an announcement that will shock you.
I am retiring from The 'Shroom. Forever.
Well, not forever. Or at all, really. But for the next issue, our June summer special, I will be passing the torch back to Superchao (talk) just for that month. It's busy days all around, but I'm extremely grateful he came back once more to fill in here. So, if you're writing for this team, send your sections in to him! I'll be back soon enough to retake the torch and continue running down this metaphorical 'Shroomy racetrack. Anyway, even if you don't see my mug up here next time, perhaps I'll still be present, in the form of content I prepared in advance. Spooky, huh.
So, enjoy the issue and I'll see you in July!
Section of the Month
Turn on your GBAToad, and hope the screen isn't too small to read this interview!
Hello, readers! LudwigVon here, with another edition of New Articles. As usual, it is an up to date about all the new articles created within the past month. By the way, if you want to create new articles on the Super Mario Wiki, the Manual of Style and Good writing gives you several information in order to help you in the process.
Without further ado, here is the list of all articles created from April 14th to May 12th.
Why, hello there! You are reading another special edition of Anniversary Announcements, brought to you by the Awards Committee and The 'Shroom!
All awards have been covered and reviewed, and with that, the meetings have concluded as well!
In addition to that, tournaments are starting to pop up! See the next section for all the summarised details.
Tournaments are starting appear! In the table below, you'll find some info about the tournaments which are open for sign-ups and those that are being planned.
If you are interested in any of the tournaments that are currently gauging interest, let yourself be heard in the respective topics.
Since last month, the Community Awards have also been reviewed and updated. In addition, the complete review of all awards has also been conducted in the ninth and last meeting for the season.
While it won't happen this year, it is foreseen that in the future, C14 'Shroom Person of the Year and C15 Outstanding Community Achievement Award will be merged in one single award, considering a lot of nominees are shared between the two due to the nominees being active around the community.
I will list the additions, removals and other changes, and then a complete list of the nominees for that award. For items that were changed in the full review, small changes in formatting won't be listed for brevity.
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!
There are both longtime members and relative newcomers in the committee, and they all get along just fine!
And that's it for this month! Thanks for reading and tune in again next month, when I hopefully am back here to provide you the latest news! Buh-bye!
All information above was correct as of 17 May 2018.
Greetings everyone! I'm Alex95 and welcome back to Upcoming Game! While Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash was fun to look at, it didn't deliver much in the gameplay department. You had your basic tennis game, maybe with a Mega Mushroom or two thrown in, but that was pretty much it. The upcoming Mario Tennis Aces for the Nintendo Switch is hoping to bring the fun back to the tennis courts with new characters, mechanics, and a story mode!
Mario Tennis Aces was first revealed in January of this year, and since then, it has had everyone's attention. While the game appears to be graphically similar to Ultra Smash, it's what it has over Ultra Smash that is making this a highly anticipated game: Waluigi. I'm not even joking. Upon its first reveal, Mario Tennis Aces showed Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi walking onto the new tennis stadium wearing some new garb. They had on tennis shirts, shorts, and visors, a get-up never seen in a Mario Tennis game before. The visors allowed these characters' hair to flow freely, and in Waluigi's case, this was a first. Memes and jokes abound about Waluigi's fabulous hairdo and general quirkyness that told gamers Nintendo was having fun and that this game could be, too. So far, it seems like these characters are the only ones with these types of suits, as Peach, Bowser, and Chain Chomp (yes, Chain Chomp!) don't have attire like this.
Also shown off in the initial trailer were several new features. There was a new power meter that confused everyone for a while, players' tennis rackets were breaking, and moves never before seen were being pulled off. Turns out these are all connected! As expected, rallying the tennis ball back and forth and performing trick shots will build up this meter, which can be used in various ways:
Aside from Zone Speed, all of these, and the returning Ultra Smash, have a chance at breaking an opponent's racket. Rackets can withstand three Zone Shots and Ultra Smash, but only one Special Shot. Anymore than that, or if the rally is timed incorrectly, their racket will break. I think this will force the character to retire from the match, but I'm not 100% certain on that. So will you use your meter offensively and build up for your final shot, or will you be going between the Zones to end the match as efficiently as possible?
But wait, there's more! For the first time since Mario Tennis: Power Tour on the Game Boy Advance, Mario Tennis Aces brings back a story mode to the series! Unlike past games, there's no story-specific characters like Alex or Clay in this story mode. Instead, the story centers around Mario as he tries to restore his friends, who have been taken over by some kind of dark force. These characters, so far including Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi, take on a creepy mummy-like appearance, and is actually kind of dark for a Mario game. The story will have Mario complete challenges and missions, including fighting story-specific bosses such as Petey Piranha and locations like the Bask Ruins, as he tries to figure out who this dark force is and how to stop it.
I have never wanted to buy a Nintendo Switch more than I do now, and the increase of awesome games like this (in the midst of all the ports) just makes that hype grow! If only I wasn't poor… Anyway, those of you with a Nintendo Switch don't actually have to wait for the full release! There is a pre-launch online tournament that will take place before the game's full launch, so you can try out the game and see if it's something you'd like to purchase! There are also tournaments you can join online, different control schemes to use like using your Joy-Con as a tennis racket, and unlockable outfits. Find out if this game delivers a service ace when it launches on June 22, 2018 worldwide!
Hello, 'Shroom readers! It's ya boy Superchao, busy dragging another person along here to interview.
For this month, we're talking to GBAToad! Yet another person from the legendary year of 2013, I know, but he's earned his spot on the interviewee list. As someone who's been around for a while now, and consistently putting his all into community events and participation, GBA is clearly someone who's made his mark on the wiki community at this point. He's known for hosting the (in)famous 'Shroom Killing Game, and having some of the most inventive awards presentations yet. He's really got the drive for this community!
But enough of that. You want to read what he has to say, after all!
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!
File:DonkeyKong-NES.gif was deleted, as per the ongoing merge, and I split up the Metroid: Zero Mission ending images. And that's about it. It's been a slow month.
I have some wiki-related news that may affect your editing:
Poll Committee Discussion
Hey there, and welcome to the Poll Committee Discussion! I’m your host, Fun With Despair! ..Or uh… something like that, anyway. Poor attempts at an intro aside, it’s nice to meet you all. You may remember me from the ‘Shroom Killing Game, where I pushed Yoshi876 off the balcony after stabbing him.
Sorry about that.
Now that my introduction is out of the way though, we’re about to get into what you’re all here to see: Poll results. Before I begin though, I’d like to remind you all that if you wanna see your own polls on our wiki’s front page, feel free to post it on our forums, and there’s a chance it’ll show up. (Please, please someone submit a poll. We’re running out, we’re starting to get into the ...weird ones.)
What is your opinion on Wii U games that are ported to the Nintendo Switch? (LudwigVon (talk), April 15, 2018)
Do you prefer to play the Nintendo Switch with or without the dock? (Baby Luigi (talk) and Fun With Despair (talk), April 22, 2018)
Which of the Mario side franchises do you prefer? (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), April 29, 2018)
What would you like to see the most in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game? (The Pyro Guy (talk), May 6th, 2018)
And that about wraps up my brief foray into journalism. Perhaps one day we’ll meet again, if I somehow managed to bumble my way into the next Poll Committee too, but until then, I trust that DragonFreak (talk) should be able to keep you entertained for the month of June.
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.
This time it's almost like Inception, as this month on Retro Feature we'll be taking a look at a Retro Feature. But this one wasn't written by me, no, it was written by the man who is second to myself as having contributed the most 'Shroom sections. If you can think of a section, chances are that Tucky wrote it at least once. I think at least two of my current sections, this one and What's on the Box, were previously written by him. Who knows, maybe I should let him write one my sections for a change. And on top of all of these sections, Tucky has served The 'Shroom as a Director, Sub-Director, Fun Stuff Director, Statistics Director and Social Media Director. Phew, that's more core position than I've held, although truth be told, I've only held two – three if you count the time I subbed for MCD on Fake News once. But enough of me blathering on about someone, let's let Tucky do it instead.
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 133.