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Director’s Notes

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Written by: The Pyro Guy (talk)

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

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Interview 6 26.09% Superchao
2nd Poll Committee Discussion 5 21.74% Roserade
3rd NIWA Spotlight 3 13.04% Alex95



MarioWiki Sections

What's been made in the past month?
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Non-Wiki Sections

Alex serves the newest tennis title.
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Turn on your GBAToad, and hope the screen isn't too small to read this interview!
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The wikis you can help and how you can help them.
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The best analysis of the polls around!
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A trip back in The 'Shroom's past.
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All the latest writers and all the milestones of the current ones.
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New Articles

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

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.

Article Creator Date Description
Level 2-1 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 14 The first course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 2-2 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 14 The second course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 2-3 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 14 The third course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 2-4 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 14 The fourth course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 2-5 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 14 The fifth course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Stage 1 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 14 The first level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 2 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 14 The second level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 3 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 14 The third level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 4 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 14 The fourth level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 5 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 14 The fifth level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Level 2-6 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 15 The sixth course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 2-7 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 15 The seventh course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 2-8 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 15 The eighth course in Jumpy Jungle in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 2-7 Super Radio (talk) April 15 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 2-7”.
Level 2-8 Super Radio (talk) April 15 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 2-8”.
Stage 6 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 15 The sixth level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 7 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 15 The seventh level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 8 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 15 The eighth level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 9 (Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 15 The ninth level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Ludwig's Frantic Lab Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 15 The tenth level of Ludwig's Thump Castle Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 1 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 16 The first level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 2 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 16 The second level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 3 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 16 The third level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 4 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 16 The fourth level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 5 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 16 The fifth level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Level 3-1 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 16 The first course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 3-2 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 16 The second course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 3-3 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 16 The third course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Deep Woods Tom Phan (talk) April 17 An area located within the Wooded Kingdom of Super Mario Odyssey.
Stage 6 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The sixth level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 7 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The seventh level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 8 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The eighth level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 9 (Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The ninth level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Wendy's Sweet Suite Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The tenth level of Wendy's Blitz Snarlton Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 1 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The first level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 2 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The second level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 3 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The third level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 4 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The fourth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 5 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The fifth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 6 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The sixth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 7 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The seventh level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 8 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The eighth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 9 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The ninth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 10 (Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel) Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The tenth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 11 Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The eleventh level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 12 Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The twelfth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 13 Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The thirteenth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Stage 14 Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 17 The fourteenth level of Bowser's Seizures Palace Hotel in Hotel Mario.
Level 3-4 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 18 The fourth course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 3-5 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 18 The fifth course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 3-6 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 18 The sixth course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Triforce Wildgoosespeeder (talk) April 18 An arcade board developed conjointly by Nintendo, SEGA/Amusement Vision, and Namco.
Level 3-7 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 18 The seventh course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 3-8 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 18 The eighth course in Runaway Warehouse in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 3-7 Super Radio (talk) April 18 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 3-7”.
Level 3-8 Super Radio (talk) April 18 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 3-8”.
Ring (Mario Kart series) BBQ Turtle (talk) April 19 An air-based, speed-boosting object that first appeared in Mario Kart 7.
Ring Mario jc (talk) April 20 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Ring”.
Level 4-1 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 20 The first course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-2 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 20 The second course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-3 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 20 The third course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level B-21 Super Radio (talk) April 20 The fifth course of the Bonus 3 set in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-4 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 20 The fourth course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-5 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The fifth course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-6 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The sixth course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-7 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The seventh course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-8 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The eighth course in Crumbling Cavern in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 4-7 Super Radio (talk) April 21 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 4-7”.
Level 4-8 Super Radio (talk) April 21 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 4-8”.
Level 5-1 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The first course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 5-2 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The second course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 5-3 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The third course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 5-4 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The fourth course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 5-5 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The fifth course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 5-6 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The sixth course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 5-7 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 21 The seventh course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 5-8 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 22 The eighth course in Dashing Desert in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 6-1 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) April 22 The first course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Crown Showdown YoshiEgg1990 (talk) April 22 A game mode in Mario Party 8.
World 1-1 (Super Mario Land) Reboot (talk) April 22 The first level of Super Mario Land. It takes place in the Birabuto Kingdom.
Level 5-7 Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 25 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 5-7”.
Level 5-8 Toadette the Achiever (talk) April 25 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 5-8”.
Standard bike (vehicle class) Mister Wu (talk) April 25 A class of bikes in Mario Kart Wii, and one of the four body classes in Mario Kart 8.
Sport bike (vehicle class) Mister Wu (talk) April 26 A class of bikes in Mario Kart Wii, and one of the four body classes in Mario Kart 8.
list of Super Paper Mario music Mario jc (talk) April 30 A list of Super Paper Mario's soundtracks.
Free Play Arcade YoshiEgg1990 (talk) April 30 A game mode in Mario Party 8.
Memory YoshiEgg1990 (talk) May 1 A card game featured in Donkey Kong Land III.
Hefty Goomba LinkTheLefty (talk) May 1 A bigger variant of Goomba.
World 6-3 (Super Mario Bros. 3) YoshiEgg1990 (talk) May 2 The third level in Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3.
list of Mario Party music RickTommy (talk) May 3 A list of Mario Party's soundtracks.
Spin Boost Pillar Alex95 (talk) May 3 Objects found in most races of Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
World 6-Fortress 1 YoshiEgg1990 (talk) May 3 The first fortress level in Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3.
World 6-4 (Super Mario Bros. 3) YoshiEgg1990 (talk) May 4 The fourth level in Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3.
list of Mario Party 2 music RickTommy (talk) May 4 A list of Mario Party 2's soundtracks.
World 6-5 (Super Mario Bros. 3) YoshiEgg1990 (talk) May 6 The fifth level in Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3.
Outside drifting Mister Wu (talk) May 7 A disambiguation page for a commonly used term to classify vehicles stemming when they drift.
Super Spring MarioManic (talk) May 8 A Springboard that launches the character off-screen in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels.
World 6-6 (Super Mario Bros. 3) YoshiEgg1990 (talk) May 8 The sixth level in Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3.
list of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo Switch) staff Jasmaniac (talk) May 8 A list of the staff involved with the Nintendo Switch version of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Yellow Switch (card) Toadette the Achiever (talk) May 9 A Japan-exclusive e-Reader card in Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3.
World 6-Fortress 2 YoshiEgg1990 (talk) May 10 The second fortress level in Ice Land from Super Mario Bros. 3.
list of Mario Party 5 music RickTommy (talk) May 11 A list of Mario Party 5's soundtracks.
Level 6-2 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) May 11 The second course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 6-3 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) May 11 The third course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Carnivorous Plantlife Super Radio (talk) May 11 A term to describe two species of carnivorous plants in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Log Canoe Super Radio (talk) May 12 A vehicle object in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
Level 6-4 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) May 12 The fourth course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 6-6 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) May 12 The sixth course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 6-5 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) May 12 The fifth course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 6-7 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) May 12 The seventh course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 6-8 (Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars) Super Radio (talk) May 12 The eighth course in Twilight Valley in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars.
Level 6-7 Super Radio (talk) May 12 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 6-7”.
Level 6-8 Super Radio (talk) May 12 A disambiguation page for subjects that may refer to “Level 6-8”.

Anniversary Announcements

Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)

“I'd say "will we have enough players", but we'll have enough players.”
Superchao (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

Why, hello there! You are reading another special edition of Anniversary Announcements, brought to you by the Awards Committee and The 'Shroom!

The Spindels

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

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.

Anniversary Scavenger
Lakituthequick The sequel to the one from last year, where players find particular items over the boards and The 'Shroom. m67Szv1.png Currently being planned out.
Art Contest
Anton An art contest, where you can submit anything that can be considered art to the host within the time period.
1 June to 14 July
The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth
Stargazing For this tournament, Stargazing is gauging interest for which version of Afterbirth people have. Sign-ups are not currently open.
Forum topic
Guess the Results
Anton
Lakituthequick
Turboo
Here you can give your guesses for what you think the results of the awards are, and earn points for correctly placing them in the first, second and third place.
17 July to 17 August
Killing Game
GBAToad Being planned, but no specifics are available at this time. Killing Game is a free for all role playing game, where each night, one person gets killed by someone else, and the survivors have to pinpoint who the culprit is.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild photo hunt
GBAToad Very much alike to one of the main missions in the game, in this tournament you will search for locations based on pictures, and you in turn take pictures of these locations as well.
Mario Kart 7
Yoshi the SSM A versus tournament with groups of 4-5 players, with the top 2-3 moving on to the next round. The final 4-6 will face off in the finals.
17 June
Forum topic
Mario Kart 64 Time Trials
Alex95 With this tournament, you do Time Trials on predetermined courses, and send in the result. The one with the slowest time will be eliminated from the game, and the cycles will then be repeated.
2 July
Forum topic
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Lakituthequick As Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has superseded Mario Kart 8 in sales, a topic was created to poll which version is now most common, and thus which version will be used for versus races. Sign-ups are not currently open.
July-August
Forum topic
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Battles
Lakituthequick This tournament is being planned, but no specifics are available at this time.
Pokémon generation VII (Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, Ultra Moon)
Hooded Pitohui
Raregold
A Swiss-style game for the seventh Pokémon generation, meaning there is no elimination and you are paired against players of similar score. The game is played in four rounds.
To balance things out, legendary Pokémon and several powerful actions are not allowed to be used.
Forum topic
Super Mario Odyssey Hint Hunt
The Pyro Guy A tournament in which hints will be given for places within Super Mario Odyssey, of which you then have to take a picture. Hints can be the usual image, but also textual and through puzzling URL's together.
10 July to 17 July; 20 August to 27 August
Forum topic
Super Mario Odyssey scavenger hunt
2257
Anton
Mr. Edo
A tournament involving a clue or phrase, which players will then try and retrieve a good picture of.

Awards

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.

Mario Awards
M9 Favorite Add-On Content
Add Pixel Pack (M+RKB)
Season Pass (M+RKB)
The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8, Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8, Mercedes-Benz × Mario Kart 8, New Super Luigi U, Peach's Castle stage (SSB4), Super Mario Maker stage (SSB4), Super Mario Mash-Up Pack (Minecraft), Luigi's Balloon World (SMO), Yoshi's Island Zone (Sonic Lost World), e-Reader Levels (SMA4: SMB3), Pixel Pack (M+RKB), Season Pass (M+RKB)
M10 Favorite Song
Add Ignorance is Bliss (White Knuckle Scorin')
Ashley's Song (WarioWare: Touched!), Break Free (Lead the Way) (Super Mario Odyssey), DK Rap (Donkey Kong 64), Do the Mario (The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!), Jump Up, Super Star! (Super Mario Odyssey), Karaoke (Medamayaki) (Wario Land 4), The Mario Drawing Song (Flipnote Studio), Mona Pizza's Song (WarioWare: Twisted!), Phantom of the Bwahpera (Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle), Eddie, Let Me Go Back To My Home (Donkey Kong Country cartoon), Pirate's Scorn (Donkey Kong Country cartoon), I'm Leo Luster (Donkey Kong Country cartoon), Intro (Super Mario World cartoon), Intro (Donkey Kong Country cartoon), Body Rock (WarioWare: D.I.Y.), Mike's Song (WarioWare: Touched!), Ignorance is Bliss (White Knuckle Scorin')
Fail Awards
F4 Worst RPG Area
Change World 3 - Spooky Trails (M+RKB) → Spooky Trails (M+RKB)
Bowser's Keep (SMRPG), Dry Dry Desert (PM), Flower Fields (PM), Fahr Outpost (PM:TTYD), Twilight Trail (PM:TTYD), Merlee's Mansion (SPM), Sammer's Kingdom (SPM), The Overthere (SPM), Long Fall Falls (PM:SS), Sandshifter Ruins (PM:SS), Drybake Stadium (PM:SS), Teehee Valley (M&L:SS), Joke's End (M&L:SS), Oho Ocean (M&L:SS), Shroob Castle (M&L:PiT), Toad Town (M&L:PiT), Dreamy Mount Pajamaja (M&L:DT), Violet Passage (PM:CS), Spooky Trails (M+RKB)
F5 Worst Level Concept
Add Cappyless/F.L.U.D.D.less missions
Ice levels, Water levels, Autoscrolling levels, Ghost Houses, Rolling Ball galaxies, Purple Coin levels, "Secret of _" levels (SMS), Red Coin missions (SMS), Surfing galaxies, Automatic levels (SMM), Restrictively low timers, Checkpointless challenges, Cappyless/F.L.U.D.D.less missions
F11 Biggest Missed Opportunity
Add Rejection of Archie Comics Super Mario series pitch
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 e-Cards, Sony partnership failure, Transphobia (Birdo, Vivian), Inadequate amiibo production, Super Mario Spikers cancellation, Mario Takes America cancellation, Failure of the Mario Artist series, Mario & Wario not being localized, Wrecking Crew '98 not being localized, Abandoning Paper Mario: Sticker Star early build, Donkey Kong Racing cancellation, Super Mario's Wacky Worlds cancellation, Taking down fangames, Lack of online level sharing in SMM3DS, Wasted potential of Ruined Kingdom, Rejection of Archie Comics Super Mario series pitch
F12 Worst Game Objective
Add Beach Volleyball (SMO)
Jump-Rope Challenge (SMO)
Boshi Race (SMRPG), Yoshi Eggs (SMA), Blue Coins (SMS), Rabbits (SM64DS), Flopside Pit of 100 Trials (SPM), Piccolo (SPM), Duel of 100 (SPM), World 9 (NSMBW), Letters (PM), One million Coins (NSMB2), Green Stars (SMG2), Completing every level with every character (SM3DW), Star/Moon Coin challenges (MG:WT), Chasing General White (PM:TTYD), Super Expert Mode (SMM), Beach Volleyball (SMO), Jump-Rope Challenge (SMO)
Community Awards
C1 Favorite 'Shroom Directing Staff
Sadaharu (wiki boards userpedia), Stooben (wiki boards userpedia), Tucayo (wiki boards userpedia), Super Mario Bros. (wiki boards userpedia), Superchao (wiki boards userpedia), 2257 (wiki boards userpedia), Mr. Edo (wiki boards userpedia), Turboo (wiki boards userpedia), Meta Knight (wiki boards)
C2 Best 'Shroom Section Artwork
Add Shop Scout (Hooded Pitohui (talk))
Selling Out (Raregold (talk))
Change It's aMAZEing (Meta Knight (talk)) → It's aMAZEing (Lakituthequick (talk))
Remove Police Blotter (Lord Bowser (talk))
Sport Report (Alex95 (talk))
Peddler's Place (Toadbert101 (talk))
Cooking Guide (The Pyro Guy (talk))
Monthly Inquisition (Lord Bowser (talk))
Hot Records (Banjonator1 (talk))
Game Mods (Baby Luigi (talk))
Lord Bowser's Inside Story (Lord Bowser (talk))
Game Corner (YKMR3000 (talk)), Dear Anton (Hypnotoad (talk)), It's aMAZEing (Lakituthequick (talk)), Picross (The Pyro Guy (talk)), Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Hypnotoad (talk)), Isaac Synergies (DragonFreak (talk)), Shop Scout (Hooded Pitohui (talk)), Selling Out (Raregold (talk))
C3 Favorite Artist
Add Fawfulthegreat64 (wiki boards userpedia)
GBAToad (wiki boards userpedia)
Turboo (wiki boards userpedia)
Koops (boards)
Remove Meta Knight (wiki boards)
Stargatedalek (boards)
Mr. Edo (wiki boards userpedia), Neptune (wiki boards userpedia), Toadbert101 (wiki boards userpedia), Smg2daisy (wiki boards userpedia), Lakituthequick (wiki boards userpedia), Anton (wiki boards userpedia), Walkazo (wiki boards userpedia), The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia), Niiue (wiki boards), MeritC (wiki boards userpedia), Uniju (wiki boards userpedia), Lord Bowser (wiki boards userpedia), Fawfulthegreat64 (wiki boards userpedia), GBAToad (wiki boards userpedia), Turboo (wiki boards userpedia), Koops (boards)
C4 Favorite 2017 Awards Presentation
Previous name Favorite 2016 Awards Presentation
Add C4. Favorite 2016 Awards Presentation - GBAToad
M8. Favorite Art Style - Lakituthequick
F15. Most Disappointing Game - Gabumon
C3. Favorite Artist - The Pyro Guy
M30. Favorite Modern Game (GCN/GBA and newer) - Toadbert101 & Super-Yoshi
M2. Favorite Mario Kart Game - Magikrazy
F14. Worst Setting - GBAToad
F13. Worst Mario Party Minigame - MrConcreteDonkey
C9. Favorite Veteran 'Shroom Writer - Gabumon
M24. Favorite Wario Character - GBAToad
M13. Favorite Level Theme - Gamefreak75
M29. Favorite Classic Game (N64/GBC and older) - Snack
M14. Favorite Species - Nabber & Lord Bowser
M11. Favorite Major Character - BBQ Turtle
F2. Worst 2D Level - Uniju
C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team - Hypnotoad
F9. Worst Direction of Series - Fawfulthegreat64
C14. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2016-2017 - MrConcreteDonkey
Remove All from last year
C4. Favorite 2016 Awards Presentation - GBAToad, M8. Favorite Art Style - Lakituthequick, F15. Most Disappointing Game - Gabumon, C3. Favorite Artist - The Pyro Guy, M30. Favorite Modern Game (GCN/GBA and newer) - Toadbert101 & Super-Yoshi, M2. Favorite Mario Kart Game - Magikrazy, F14. Worst Setting - GBAToad, F13. Worst Mario Party Minigame - MrConcreteDonkey, C9. Favorite Veteran 'Shroom Writer - Gabumon, M24. Favorite Wario Character - GBAToad, M13. Favorite Level Theme - Gamefreak75, M29. Favorite Classic Game (N64/GBC and older) - Snack, M14. Favorite Species - Nabber & Lord Bowser, M11. Favorite Major Character - BBQ Turtle, F2. Worst 2D Level - Uniju, C6. Favorite 'Shroom Team - Hypnotoad, F9. Worst Direction of Series - Fawfulthegreat64, C14. 'Shroom Person of the Year 2016-2017 - MrConcreteDonkey
C5 Wiki Contributor Award 2017
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C11 Best 'Shroom Section Design
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C14 'Shroom Person of the Year 2017-2018
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Committee Interviews

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!
This month: Smasher, Gamefreak75, and Lord Bowser!

Smasher

Lakituthequick You first joined the AC back in 2011. If you remember, why did you make that decision?
Smasher Ralphfan (the director at the time) asked me to join as a replacement for someone who had gone inactive. I'd become a steady member of the community by that point, enjoyed helping out when I could, and I believe I had already watched a few meetings anyway, so it was an easy yes for me.
Lakituthequick You were director for one year in 2015. Why did you decide to run for that position?
Smasher Again, I enjoy helping with community stuff, and since I had already been on the committee for four years I felt like I could handle the responsibility at that point.
Lakituthequick Alright, and would you say being in the #mwchat and forum staff helped with the position?
Smasher Yeah, I'd say being a staff member in other areas helps a bit.
Lakituthequick What do you think is the most fun part of being in the AC and/or the awards in general?
Smasher Probably IRC. There's some fun moments in the meetings and the awards chat party is always a good time.
Smasher I do like reading the presentations when I can too, those are generally very well done.
Lakituthequick They are! What do you mean when saying "when I can" here? Surely you'd read them right during the ceremony, no?
Smasher Dial-up, man. Although that's not a problem anymore since it doesn't seem to work on my new computer, haha.
Smasher Also in general I'm often a bit too busy to view them all right away. I have a phone with good internet now at least so I'll most likely be able to view them more quickly this year.
Lakituthequick Good old cellular coverage.
Lakituthequick Do or did you have any (personal) goals around the awards in mind in your time here, and have you achieved them?
Smasher Not really other than be an active and contributive enough presence each year, which I do feel I've accomplished.
Lakituthequick That's good to hear!
Lakituthequick And that almost brings us to the end of my questionnaire! Do you have anything you would like to add?
Smasher Hi mom!
Lakituthequick I'm sure we can all appreciate that!
Lakituthequick Thank you for taking the time, and have fun the rest of the season!
Smasher Good it's over now I can stop speaking professionally
Smasher I mean
Smasher Thank you for having me.

Gamefreak75

Lakituthequick You first joined the AC in 2010. If you still remember, what was your reason for doing so?
Gamefreak75 It sounded like fun, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about.
Lakituthequick Considering you are still here in it, it quite stuck.
Gamefreak75 Yup.
Lakituthequick This year is your ninth year in the AC, which is longer than anyone else has ever been, both consecutive and in total. How do you feel about this?
Gamefreak75 I feel like I need to find better things to do with my time.
Lakituthequick How so?
Gamefreak75 I'm just joking. I quite like being part of the committee as long as it's just as a normal member and not an actual position of power.
Gamefreak75 Shout outs to Anton, Turb, and the others who have ran the committee for as long as they have.
Lakituthequick That hooks into my next question, you have only been a category host three times and otherwise a regular member in this time. Have you ever thought about leveling up in any way?
Gamefreak75 Not really, no. A combination of college, work, and general laziness have deterred me from wanting to host again, let alone run the committee.
Lakituthequick What do you find the most fun part of being in the AC and/or the awards in general?
Gamefreak75 The presentations are the best part and I feel like being able to directly contribute to the nominations as part of the AC is the most fun.
Gamefreak75 Heated debates about certain nominations or nominees for the awards can also be quite fun....provided things don't get too chaotic.
Lakituthequick Luckily we have Anton and Turb to cut things off in the event that should happen.
Lakituthequick Did or do you have any (personal) goals in mind, and have you achieved them?
Gamefreak75 I don't really have any goals in mind in terms of the committee. I plan to be a member as long as they'll allow me.
Lakituthequick Sounds like you prefer to just cruise along and have fun.
Gamefreak75 Yup, I've had my fill in terms of organizing and running things within.
Lakituthequick Nice! Well, that brings me to the end of my list of questions! Do you have anything you would like to add?
Gamefreak75 No.
Lakituthequick In that case, thanks for your time, and have fun the rest of the season!
Gamefreak75 Thank you for having me!

Lord Bowser

Lakituthequick You first joined the AC in 2013, then rejoined last year. Why did you make that decision?
Lord Bowser Mostly because I like feeling like a part of things. It's also fun to do and I like sharing my thoughts on awards.
Lord Bowser Wanting to feel involved was the initial reason, but I continued to apply because I did enjoy it.
Lakituthequick As this is your third year, with a few years in between your first and second, you could be considered relatively new to the AC. How do you see that?
Lord Bowser It doesn't really affect how I feel since it's usually the same core group of people anyway.
Lord Bowser Plus, even brand new people have the same value as the oldest veteran in terms of votes and getting their opinions across, so in the end it doesn't really matter.
Lakituthequick You are also the chairperson of the Poll Committee. Does that influence what you do in the Awards Committee, and if so how?
Lord Bowser It makes me see polls in a more critical way usually, but since most awards polls are relatively simple "favorite/least favorite x" that doesn't come into play very often.
Lord Bowser So in short the influence is limited, honestly.
Lakituthequick Alright.
Lakituthequick What do you find the most fun part of being in the AC and/or the awards in general?
Lord Bowser Sitting around talking Mario with a buncha nerds I-I mean the meetings. Also, planning tournaments, and the ceremony itself of course.
Lakituthequick Do you like specific aspects of the meetings or just the meetings in general?
Lord Bowser Just bringing up stuff, like discussing Favorite 3D Level and saying "hey this was fun", and seeing people agree and it being added to the nominees. Stuff like that.
Lord Bowser Also, the side conversations can be fun, even if they're not usually on topic.
Lakituthequick Did you have or do you have any (personal) goals in mind around the awards, and would you say you achieved them?
Lord Bowser Make every single award and nominee about Bowser.
Lord Bowser In all seriousness, not really honestly. I just do it because it's fun.
Lakituthequick That's a good stance to have!
Lakituthequick And that nearly brings my to the end of my questions! Do you have anything you'd like to add?
Lord Bowser :bowser:
Lord Bowser That is all.
Lakituthequick Awesome! With that, thanks for your time, and for the rest of the season: have fun!
Lord Bowser Great, thanks!

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.

Upcoming Game

Written by: Alex95 (talk)

Mario Tennis Aces
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Developer(s) Camelot
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Release date June 22, 2018
Genre Sports
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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!

Fabulous!

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.

Character's tennis rackets can break if they fail to guard against an Ultra Smash.

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:

  • Zone Shot: Hitting a ball back while standing on a star icon will trigger a Zone Shot if there is energy in the meter. The Zone Shot will allow you to aim the ball more accurately, but the meter will deplete the longer you aim.
  • Zone Speed: Is the tennis ball too far away to recover? Well, Zone Speed will allow you to reach the ball with ease! As long as there is energy in the power meter, you can slow down time and run to the ball, but time will only be slowed for as long as there is energy remaining.
  • Special Shot: Each character has a unique Special Shot that can only be activated when the energy meter is filled. Upon jumping from a star icon, the character will perform a finishing move that will use up all of their energy.

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?

Travel around an island and take on bosses in a new story mode!

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.

Thoughts

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!

Interview

Written by: Superchao (talk)

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!

The Interview:
Superchao: Hello, 'Shroom readers! Somehow I've made it five months in a row and counting for interviews. Amazing, isn't it? But my track record is not the point here.
Superchao: What is the point is that I'm here for round 5, and I've brought along GBAToad to take this magical journey with me!
GBAToad: oh god where am i and whats with these shackles on my legs
Superchao: That's to prevent you from backing out now that you pledged your life and soul to me for the duration of the interview!
Superchao: Don't worry, it stops applying once we're done.
GBAToad: i thought we were having steamed clams
Superchao: Oh no, I said steamed scams! That's what I call the interview.
GBAToad: i see
Superchao: So, to begin with, I might as well ask what I ask everyone. How did you in particular find your way to the MarioWiki?
GBAToad: man I'm too tired to think of wordy answers and its been so long I can't really remember the details, but
GBAToad: I remember browsing the wiki for stuff related to WarioWare DIY because man I was obsessed with that game
GBAToad: though it wasn't until that amazing E3 Nintendo showed off Luigis Mansion 2 and NSMB2 (hear me out it didnt look as bad as what it turned out to be) that I started actively browsing the wiki
GBAToad: and that in turn led me upon a dark path i've never strayed from since
Superchao: Oh dear god, if only you had escaped in time...
GBAToad: alas if only the mariowiki shaped birthmark on my forehead told of a happier prophecy it wouldnt have been this way
Superchao: At least it let us know who was meant to fight PORPLE, Porplemontage's Part 3 version.
GBAToad: we still dont know what his stand does and its been 5 years
GBAToad: its been a long 5 years I might add and it surprises me how I'm still around the extended community
Superchao: That's actually something I wanted to get into in a bit, but first I wanted to ask something a bit more connected to my first question.
Superchao: Namely: that's how you found the MarioWiki. What inspired you to stay? As opposed to "well i got what I was looking for time to go"?
GBAToad: little gba with his life ambitions at age whatever stuck around because curiosity got the better of him and he saw things he wasn't supposed to see
GBAToad: such as The Shroom
GBAToad: and the forums
Superchao: I knew we should have hidden the 'Shroom from the public eye!
Superchao: It would keep us safe from such disasters.
GBAToad: mind, it did take a while for me to work up the courage to actually create an account
GBAToad: i lurked for a long time
GBAToad: but I think it was the sudden (and in retrospect, stupid) appearance of a Pushmo article that I decided to make my stand
GBAToad: the article would later be deleted
GBAToad: a testimony to my life
Superchao: It's a tragedy that happens to (almost) all of us where our first edits are destroyed by the endless progression of time.
GBAToad: must be porple's stand
Superchao: So it sounds to me like you've ALWAYS been more interested in the extended community than the wiki, is that right?
GBAToad: I think so, though I won't deny editing the wiki was fun for a time
GBAToad: I was always amused by the Quality Content(tm) in The 'Shroom and I took a wild fascination with a Mafia that was going on at the time I found the forums
Superchao: It seems like editing the wiki and being big in the extended community are almost mutually exclusive at this point.
Superchao: Which mafia was that?
GBAToad: Stooben's MW Werewolf III
Superchao: oh god I still remember werewolf III
Superchao: That was a clusterfuck and I basically spent the entire game getting screwed over :V
GBAToad: I think I said it in my signups that my two goals for joining the forums were to participate in Wiki Collabs and play mafia and 5 years later i'm not doing any of those things anymore
Superchao: maybe if you hadn't MURDERED MAFIA
GBAToad: it was for the greater good
GBAToad: the wiki gruntwork was fun but I can't remember any of my accomplishments
GBAToad: if i did anything
GBAToad: i hope i did
Superchao: I know you did. I read up on you before we started and you actually used to be a pretty regular and effective editor!
Superchao: So what caused you to lose interest in wiki editing? Was it a lack of time, feeling it was too hard to fit in, what?
GBAToad: a combination of schoolwork increasing and my focus turning more towards shitposting on a children's video game forum than sharing my Elite Knowledge of warioware DIY
GBAToad: i think at some point I couldnt keep up
Superchao: If we want to make the wiki great again, the only solution is to kill the forums.
Superchao: JUST LIKE USERPEDIA
GBAToad: time will come for us all in the end
Superchao: Except for me, since it has clearly been established that I am eternally integrated into the site.
GBAToad: yeah as time goes on you get stronger
Superchao: I will be here long after the last editor has said "this is too much"
GBAToad: and then the red supergiant consumes the wiki entirely setting you adrift amongst the cosmos as stardust
GBAToad: meanwhile i've already uploaded my consciousness to the discord hivemind
Superchao: Cant believe you turned your back on the IRC universe, this is a Hollywood Hogan tier heel move
GBAToad: IRC/Discord fusion hivemind
Superchao: but is this dance fusion, or potara fusion?
GBAToad: a creature born of malice
GBAToad: and memes
Superchao: So, speaking of the reasons you stuck to the extended community like glue.
Superchao: What do you enjoy so much about mafia and Killing Game?
GBAToad: man browsing through my wiki contributions yields some shocking revelations about what i did
GBAToad: but anyway
GBAToad: I think with Mafia it was that first game that Stooben hosted and I spectated like some loser which got me hooked
GBAToad: the creativity and scenario
GBAToad: the stupid post restrictions
Superchao: I'm always sad Stooben and I were never able to actually co-host awards mafia like we wanted. And now the dream is dead.
GBAToad: the thrill of discovering who was dead the next night
GBAToad: stooben always did a good job with his games
GBAToad: its why shroom mafia collapsed the forums
GBAToad: oh I remember it wasn't werewolf III it was werewolf IV
Superchao: That makes a lot more timing sense, really.
GBAToad: shroom mafia III was where the III was important
Superchao: Werewolf III would have required you to lurk for two years, which...
Superchao: ...actually nah I can see you doing that
GBAToad: bugger off i wouldnt learn how desperate i was for attention until years later
GBAToad: but yeah the creativity was inspiring to say the least
GBAToad: I wanted to play and I wanted to make my own games
GBAToad: so i did
GBAToad: i came, i saw, i conquered
GBAToad: killing game came in at a time where mafia interest was sorely dead
Superchao: And you unleashed the thing that killed mafia dead forever.
Superchao: Good work, team!
GBAToad: my arc is the strangest of the mariowiki reality tv show
GBAToad: but i think kg rekindled that passion for forum game hosting because its format is much more appealing to people who want to have fun
GBAToad: and mafia was always srsbns
Superchao: The Pi Days
GBAToad: The Pi Days...........
Superchao: The Pi Days?!
GBAToad: i never got to experience those but i heard they were wild
Superchao: Pi was probably the most srsbns player we ever had
GBAToad: a thought I always have: imagine if Killing Game happened while Danganronpa hype and Mafia hype were at their peak
Superchao: I think the forums would have caught on fire from sheer INTENSITY
GBAToad: i feel that would've changed mariowiki history and thrust us into the timeline where the wii u didnt exist
Superchao: That's the first episode of Doctor Who's next season
Superchao: the thirteenth doctor has to go back in time and stop the Killing Game to save Nintendo
GBAToad: dramatic footage of him posting on marioboards and stalking the who's online
Superchao: no one will ever suspect helpful newbie IAmTheDoctor of being anyone suspicious
Superchao: no one.
GBAToad: can you loosen these shackles a bit my ankles are sore
Superchao: Only if you don't run away!
GBAToad: its not like my win condition is to escape the town
GBAToad: im a fool
Superchao: That's just what someone with that win condition would say.
GBAToad: dont lynch plox
Superchao: It definitely seems like you prefer hosting these games over playing them. Why is that?
GBAToad: Well for starters hosting gives me the opportunity to implement role ideas and factions I've had for Mafia and exercise my creativity to make the most batshit scenarios for KG
GBAToad: plus theres the strange passion i have for making a really good game that others can enjoy
GBAToad: my interest in playing mafia died along with others' after Shroom Mafia III, the game that ended it all
GBAToad: i go hard in competitive situations
Superchao: Perhaps it's poetic that Mafia died for having a game that was too good.
Superchao: But I can understand, hosting has some unique and fun dynamics. It's why I applied to host Awards Mafia four years in a row!
Superchao: and then of course the one time i decide to play again mafia is dead BUT that's beside the point
GBAToad: but yeah I could probably boil down the reason I like hosting to: i want people to enjoy my games
GBAToad: theres a great satisfaction i receive in seeing things work out and people have a good time
GBAToad: even if this is all a waste of productivity i could probably be committing elsewhere
GBAToad: "hey i host internet forum games" isnt exactly the best conversation starter ya feel
Superchao: Just give them the right spin. You organize thirty people and coordinate activities with heavy planning levels and- waaaaait
Superchao: This isn't Resume Writing Class!
GBAToad: ok I'll finish up my draft with "adapts to adverse situations" since i'm currently relaxing in these shackles but remind me to get you as a reference afterward
Superchao: I'll make sure to emphasize how well you performed under pressure.
Superchao: Speaking of an earlier comment you made that was kind of interesting, what stood out to you about the stuff you did with the wiki?
GBAToad: well there was the time I proposed the mario controversies article
GBAToad: the time i went hard with trying to make the image galleries consistent
GBAToad: a lot of minor edits and some major rewrites
GBAToad: mostly minor stuff though
GBAToad: apparently i was autopatrolled for a while when that meant something
Superchao: I remember the days of autopatrol. Like the scent of fresh lemons, you see
GBAToad: i do recall someone saying to me that they considered making me wiki staff but then i just like
GBAToad: stopped contributing i guess
Superchao: Hey, that's exactly what happened to me
Superchao: We can be Almost Wiki Staff But Then Stopped Editing buddies!
GBAToad: its strange though, I never once thought when I started editing that people would actually tolerate my edits
GBAToad: i think thats more of a side effect of wikis themselves being intimidating to newbies
Superchao: I'd be interested to hear your analysis of that.
GBAToad: oh god i wasnt prepared to follow that up like some nerd
Superchao: You fool. In the interview, i will pursue ANY line i find interesting.
GBAToad: didnt you realise getting kicked in the dick and caught off guard was my plan from the start
GBAToad: its over
GBAToad: anyway if you have an established prose and team of dedicated editors who meticulously watch the recent changes
GBAToad: i feel anyone new would be quite intimidated by breaking the unspoken editing rules of redundancy and flowery writing
Superchao: That is... awfully similar to what everyone else I interview says about why they don't edit. An insular culture with strict style guidelines and rules, combined with a lack of time that they possess.
Superchao: It's a trend
GBAToad: yeah
GBAToad: i like to think the wiki can be timelined in equinoxes of the answer to "are rocky wrenches monty moles"
Superchao: The fact that everyone I interviewed would probably say "is that really a gigantic deal" says alot
GBAToad: apparently it is its just a hot new meme i found
GBAToad: i have no idea what goes on in the wiki anymore
Superchao: Does anyone? Even the editors? Sometimes I think the wiki has become self-aware and is just doing its own thing
GBAToad: the only thing thats constant is the power moon revenue
Superchao: Well, how else will he pay for his new speedboat?
Superchao: One thing I did notice, though, when it comes to mafia and KG is that you REALLY like going above and beyond and creating ridiciulously inventive scenarios.
Superchao: Any particular reason?
GBAToad: like i said before its entirely because i want people to have a good time
GBAToad: even at the expense of my own sanity
GBAToad: i go overboard with a lot of things like the perfectionist i am
Superchao: I think we all know you've burned yourself out on hosting KG FOREVER (and by that I mean until Awards Season)
GBAToad: even NOW im planning big things for awards KG2 even if my mind and soul are screaming bloody murder
GBAToad: which is why im planning to have cohosts that take some of the responsibility off of me
GBAToad: oh god i still have to do the writeup
GBAToad: if you're reading this SEND ART
Superchao: But GBA!
Superchao: if they read it, it's because the issue is out!
Superchao: IT'S TOO LATE MAN
GBAToad: S H I T
GBAToad: anyway yeah i hope people enjoy the final testimony of shroom kg
Superchao: Plot twist: Shroom KG burns everyone out on KG, history repeats
GBAToad: tumbling down tumbling down tumbling down tumbling down
Superchao: So, one thing I'm curious about.
Superchao: And I know I ask this of all my "modern" interviews, but it's a fascinating question that benefits from multiple perspectives.
Superchao: As someone who joined in 2013, eight years into the wiki, what's your perception of the past? It's always different from that of the people who were there for it, after all.
GBAToad: well for someone who did join quite 'late' after the wiki's heyday
GBAToad: shoutout to userpedia (god rest it)
GBAToad: because without that id havent a clue what the hell happened
GBAToad: it seems like a constant cycle of young people filling the wiki with the latest info on Hype Nintendo Games
Superchao: and then half of them vanish into the ether and the other half stay so long they keep telling you to get on their level
Superchao: wait, that's just me
Superchao: both of them
GBAToad: and like
GBAToad: as time goes on some people become bored and lose interest in editing and drift to the extended community
GBAToad: and from there either leave entirely or stick around because of sentimentality
Superchao: or the Power of Friendship!
GBAToad: to ascend past the realm of editing the wiki and reach the plane of meta-influence
GBAToad: that is the goal of all wiki editors
Superchao: which, if certain games have told me true (hi star force) is an actual, physical force
Superchao: don't tell that to some of the wiki editors
GBAToad: i think maturity plays into it as well, you can join and shit out your knowledge of warioware diy, form some random OC to fit in with the cool kids
GBAToad: and as time goes on
GBAToad: move on from editing the wiki and become attached to the community at large, look back on 5 years of time spent here and wonder if it was all worth it
Superchao: Well, was it?
GBAToad: Probably.
Superchao: Fuck, you didn't say no! You're lost to us, man!
GBAToad: is this the part where i get kicked in the balls
Superchao: No.
Superchao: it's the part where you get PUNCHED in the balls in a part 6-level plot twist
GBAToad: oof
Superchao: Seriously though, jojokes allow me to move this outside of the mere boundary of wiki discussion and into the interesting topic of
Superchao: What are some of your favorite franchises? It's always good to get a sense of taste.
GBAToad: like vidya gaem franchises? is this the part where i show my nonexistant gba game collection
GBAToad: I can't say I'm a fan of visual novels since the depth of that interest is literally Ace Attorney and the Zero Escape series
GBAToad: but those are both some of my favourite franchises
GBAToad: I'm a sucker for convoluted plot
GBAToad: Danganronpa is in that lot as well but I wouldnt say its one of my favourites
Superchao: I can't believe you picked the name GBAToad and didn't- wow okay I forgot to ask
Superchao: Why did you pick GBAToad?
GBAToad: literally had to think of something and went with the first thing that came to mind which was "whats my favourite handheld" and "uhhhh mario character"
GBAToad: i drop the toad part entirely now
Superchao: >favorite handheld
Superchao: >doesn't tell us about having 500 gba games
Superchao: seemslegit.txt
GBAToad: did you miss the part where i said 'nonexistant'
GBAToad: despite being GBAToad
GBAToad: i dont own a GBA anymore or many games
GBAToad: is this the part where the audience gasps
GBAToad: i dont know what its like having people associate me with a game console or even just an abbreviation
GBAToad: like i wonder how being around wiki people for so long changes the way you think about things that people have made usernames out of
GBAToad: i know for a fact i cant see the number 2257 any other way
GBAToad: to top off my answer if i had to do it again i probably wouldnt pick the name GBAToad
GBAToad: but im stuck to it now
Superchao: Would you be.................... GBCToad?
GBAToad: good one
Superchao: So what do you like about convoluted plots?
GBAToad: I like it when the game has plot twists that take the rug out from under me, and while the definition of 'good' plot twists in AA/DR/ZE is variable I still enjoy the stories they give
GBAToad: but aside from that
GBAToad: ive been a nintendobabby most of my life so i enjoy a lot of nintendo series
Superchao: like MARIO, i bet
GBAToad: oh no, not mario
Superchao: Or more truthfully, Wario
GBAToad: who likes mario on the mariowiki
GBAToad: but yeah
GBAToad: WarioWare and Wario Land are 👌
GBAToad: Fire Emblem is probably my obsession at the moment
GBAToad: Animal Crossing is wonderful and I've sunk more than 400 hours into new leaf
Superchao: gee
Superchao: i never would have guessed you like Fire Emblem!
GBAToad: good one
Superchao drowns in the Fire Emblem chat
GBAToad: like literally i could point to a list of series that appear in smash bros (also a favourite) and i'd be like *gestures hands in a circular motion* yeah most of those i like
Superchao: i always knew you were an Ice Climbers man at heart
GBAToad: *gestures hands away from ice climbers*
Superchao: Too late, you have been Claimed
GBAToad: outside of nintendo i'd have to say i like the Uncharted series and Persona 5
GBAToad: Overwatch is also a big thing I got into because of the community
Superchao: I NEVER SAW IT COMIIIIING
Superchao: reels in surprise
GBAToad: oh to add to nintendo series i love: Rhythm Heaven
GBAToad: fuck man rhythm heaven is the purest video game series in existence
Superchao: Wow that's not how you spell Touhou man
Superchao: I will fight you
GBAToad: hey man i know some touhous
GBAToad: like Hatsune Miku
GBAToad: :^
Superchao: it's like you jabbed a poison axe right into my heart
GBAToad: is ashley a touhou
Superchao: No, GBAToad.
Superchao: Horseradish is not a Touhou either.
GBAToad lowers hand
Superchao: One thing I do want to ask about, though: What's it like in Australia?
GBAToad: like you'd expect, its a lawless wasteland where we wear leather and ride illegally modified vehicles that shoot fire across the red dirt of the outback
GBAToad: im sure nabber will be pleased
Superchao: Ah, good. So Mad Max did prepare me for eventually visiting and eating you out of house and home
GBAToad: indeed, except for the part where its boring and cold and not at all like the movies
Superchao: Setting aside all the usual "it's nature's death zone", I'd be interested to know what it's like with the inverse seasons and timezones, and how that plays into your internet life.
Superchao: Especially timezones, considering that's happening RIGHT NOW
GBAToad: Yeah there's this brief period of time i used to dub "American Sleeping Time"
GBAToad: because when im active on wherever at a reasonable period in the evening its like
GBAToad: 4am in timezones where it matters
GBAToad: and as such the forum and wiki are dead
GBAToad: americans are asleep post australian memes
GBAToad: gotta say it sucks not having snow where i live
GBAToad: since i used to live in the US for a time and got to enjoy "normal" seasons
Superchao: It's okay. I live in NYC and we skipped right from Winter to Summer this year. i miss spring
GBAToad: same except autumn
GBAToad: its always been hilarious to me how australian users are relatively scarce but the ones that have been present are notable
Superchao: let's sell each other's seasons off in a black market trade
Superchao: i'll swap you some fall if you hit me up with some spring
GBAToad: let me out of these shackles and we can talk business
Superchao: Not yet! Just a little longer!
Superchao: And yeah, I know what you mean. Between you and Dippy and Fanta, we've had some real big names from Down Under in wiki history.
GBAToad: not to mention Shokora
GBAToad: and Mario jc i think
GBAToad: porples always gotta have an australian in the wiki bureaucrat team
Superchao: It's too bad Australia is really just a giant ruse by Wyoming, it kinda takes the mystique out of it
GBAToad: shit he's onto us
Superchao: Well, we've had some ups and we've had some downs
Superchao: We've had some smiles and we've had some frowns
Superchao: But I still think I can ask you this question:
Superchao: Do you want to be the King of Limbo?
Superchao: ...Wait, no, I mean, is this the last question?
GBAToad: get away from me
Superchao: I guess that counts as a yes. It means my claim on your soul is released.
Superchao: And so are your legs!
GBAToad: i can feel my toes again
Superchao: Well, I should be- GOOD LORD, WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THERE?
GBAToad: Aurora borealis?
Superchao: What- AURORA BOREALIS? At this time of day, at this time of year, in this part of the wiki, localized entirely in IRC?
GBAToad: ...Yes!
Superchao: ...May I see it?
GBAToad: ......No.
Superchao: -wait, you know what I just realized?
Superchao: That wasn't the last question at all! I just asked five right now!
Superchao: I have broken the contact and cast myself back into the pit of interviewers, only allowed to emerge next month. This is your fault!
GBAToad: Seymour, the interview is on fire
Superchao: no, GBA, it's just the crumbling of my question structure
GBAToad: well perch you are an odd interviewer but i must say
GBAToad: you steam a good scam
Superchao: *thumbs up*

In Closing:
He's not always around - he often has to take a break for one reason or another. But if GBAToad didn't keep coming back time and time again, it just wouldn't feel right! He's a major part of the community and I know I, at least, always look forward to whatever ridiculous shenanigans come to his mind next. I'm sure it will be equal parts fantastically interesting and completely insane! See you next month, loyal readers!

NIWA Spotlight

Written by: Alex95 (talk)

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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:

  • The F-Zero's CAPTCHA has been fixed! You are now free to create a new account if you didn't already have one without having to go through an administrator.
  • The Donkey Kong Wiki will go down soon, as per this ongoing proposal. But until that happens, you are free to edit as you wish. However, it has been removed from this list.
Category Wiki Subject Direct Link
Wanted Article Nintendo Wiki We have an article on Super Mario Strikers. Nintendo Wiki does not. You see where I'm going with this? Super Mario Strikers
Strategy Wiki Aside from puzzles, one of the things the Professor Layton series is known for is its cast of kooky characters. Professor Layton and the Unwound Future is no exception, but what characters are in the game? How do they act? What puzzle do they give out, if any? Professor Layton and the Unwound Future/Characters
Zelda Wiki There are several new shields introduced in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One of the strongest of these additions is the Royal Shield. Durable and awesome-looking, I wonder why it doesn't have a page yet. Royal Shield
Stub Article/Section WikiBound The Lone Wolf is so lonely that no one knows anything about it. Perhaps adding its moves and traits will help brighten up this article and make this lonely wolf's day. Lone Wolf
F-Zero Wiki The only information we have on the F-Zero Wiki about Captain Falcon's role in F-Zero X is that he appears in it. That information is obvious, so is there anything else that can be added? Captain Falcon
Hard Drop Tetris Wiki Blokus is a board game where the objective is to fill the board with as much of your color as possible. The only information the Tetris Wiki has on this is it exists. It most certainly does, I think it might be in one of my closets somewhere… Blokus
Icaruspedia Palutena: Do you remember Information Centers, from the time you fought Orcos?
Pit: Vaguely. I don't remember what the guy told me ever being very useful.
Palutena: Well, we're missing some information and images on the place.
Pit: Wait, wait, wait. You're telling me that the Information Center…is lacking information?
Information Center
Inkipedia Ink is what makes the world go round (probably) in the world of Splatoon. Every area has its own set of ink colors based on the type of battle, but it looks like Octo Canyon is missing this information. Ink
Lylat Wiki General Pepper: Falco, we need you to return to Sauria and gather information on Queen EarthWalker, as our database on her is lacking information.
Falco: Me? Why me? …Fine, I'll do it.
Queen EarthWalker
Wars Wiki Sasha is a commanding officer the Blue Moon battalion, she's Colin's sister, and we know her skills. But there's still more to her we don't know, like her role. That's kind of important to have for a commanding officer. Sasha
WiKirby Kirby's Block Ball is basically a Breakout clone with Kirby as the ball. He bounces around trying to defeat bricks, enemies, and other things. We need information on the other things. Kirby's Block Ball
Rewrite Bulbapedia As the professor of the Johto Region, Professor Elm studies Pokémon Abilities and breeding. He plays a major role in the start of many trainers' journeys, and this role is also seen in the anime. While the section lists the episodes he's in, it doesn't give much information on what Professor Elm actually does. Professor Elm
Golden Sun Universe The Gaia Falls Islet page gives details on how to get through the cave, but says nothing about the cave itself and its surroundings. Gaia Falls Islet
Pikipedia Bridges are frequent obstacles in the games, being built by several pieces of fragments by the Pikmin. Pikipedia keeps a list of where these bridges are located, but it looks like more information on Pikmin 3's locations are needed. Its fragment section could also use some help. Bridge
Additional Images ARMS Institute There's an icon for the Fire Bomb, but what does this item look like in game? The page could also use some additional information, so a double whammy! Fire Bomb
Dragon Quest Wiki Forsooth! Though thine Skeleton enemy is plentiful, 'tis a great lack of photographs! The handheld titles are especially missing the accompanying images. Skeleton
Smash Wiki Several of the images used on the 3D Land stage are from the old Pic of the Day thing on Miiverse. Some of these images may not be accurate anymore. 3D Land
Starfy Wiki Masao Kusakabe worked as the lead character designer for the first Starfy game, Densetsu no Starfy. Considering he's the one that made Starfy how he looks, seems only fair to give Kusakabe an image of his own. Masao Kusakabe
Image Quality Metroid Wiki Adam: I was going through our images and noticed our image of an Aerotrooper during your Corruption mission is of poor quality. Any objections to improving it? File:Aerotrooper Corruption.jpg
Citation Needed Fire Emblem Wiki The Fire Emblem Wiki claims that Itsuki Aoi from Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE can also wield the Exalted Falchion and True Sword Falchion alongside his own. Is this true? Falchion
Nookipedia Wisp's article claims he usually shows up from 12am-4am, or 8pm-12am in Animal Crossing: City Folk. But is this information true, or is this one of Wisp's tricks? Wisp

Poll Committee Discussion

Written by: Fun With Despair (talk)

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.)

Archives

What is your opinion on Wii U games that are ported to the Nintendo Switch? (LudwigVon (talk), April 15, 2018)

What is your opinion on Wii U games that are ported to the Nintendo Switch?

I think it's a great idea. Wii U games could be improved on and made more accessible to a wider audience. 46.13% (805 votes)

I like the idea, but new games have priority for me. 24.41% (426 votes)

Ported games only interest me if they have additional content to justify the purchase. 16.5% (288 votes)

I would prefer games from other consoles. 3.32% (58 votes)

I don't agree with the idea. Nintendo should only focus on creating new games. 6.02% (105 votes)

I do not have an opinion on this subject. 3.61% (63 votes)

Total Votes: 1,745


Do you prefer to play the Nintendo Switch with or without the dock? (Baby Luigi (talk) and Fun With Despair (talk), April 22, 2018)

Do you prefer to play the Nintendo Switch with or without the dock?

I prefer to play it on my TV with the dock. 32.02% (594 votes)

I prefer to play it detached from the dock. 18.22% (338 votes)

It depends on the game. 15.36% (285 votes)

I do not have a preference. 12.56% (233 votes)

I do not own a Nintendo Switch. 21.83% (405 votes)

Total Votes: 1,855


Which of the Mario side franchises do you prefer? (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), April 29, 2018)

Which of the Mario side franchises do you prefer?

Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong Country series, Donkey Kong Land series) 27.43% (441 votes)

Yoshi (Yoshi's Island series, Yoshi's Story ) 23.88% (384 votes)

Wario (WarioWare series, Wario Land series) 15.92% (256 votes)

Luigi (Luigi's Mansion series, New Super Luigi U) 32.77% (527 votes)

Total Votes: 1,608


What would you like to see the most in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game? (The Pyro Guy (talk), May 6th, 2018)

What would you like to see the most in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game?

More new and returning characters to the roster 42.4% (745 votes)

As many stages for the game as possible 3.41% (60 votes)

A story mode similar to the Subspace Emissary 41.66% (732 votes)

More minigames and side content 2.28% (40 votes)

More trophies and unlockables 1.48% (26 votes)

A major reworking of the game's formula 2.11% (37 votes)

Other 2.11% (37 votes)

I'm not interested in this game. 4.55% (80 votes)

Total Votes: 1,757


Analysis

  • What is your opinion on Wii U games that are ported to the Nintendo Switch?: With the failure of the Wii U, Nintendo has apparently decided to port almost all of the console’s first party titles over to the Switch in order to reach a greater audience with those games. Judging by the polls, it’s working, too. An overwhelming majority voted that they love the idea, with almost nobody actually being flat-out against it. However, a notable percentage of people are specifically okay with it because Nintendo’s been putting out new games as well, meaning that the numbers could swing hard on this one if the new releases slow down.
  • Do you prefer to play the Nintendo Switch with or without the dock?: We all know how the Switch operates, what, with its convenient portable mode and all, but despite that, it appears the overwhelming majority of voters prefer to just use it with their TV anyway. This makes sense to a degree though, as the handheld mode has a rather godawful battery life, in addition to the smaller screen. Our second place option though… It appears that a high percentage of our users don’t actually HAVE a Switch yet at all. Besides that stand-out oddity though, the rest of the options are fairly close together in numbers, which is about what we expected.
  • Which of the Mario side franchises do you prefer?: Mario himself is only one piece of the puzzle here, with almost all his notable secondary characters getting their own franchises, such as Wario, Donkey Kong, and apparently the majority’s absolute favorite, Luigi of all people. Originally, he wasn’t even going to be on this poll until I adamantly held my vote hostage, so I’m pleasantly surprised to see the turnout on this one. In second place, we’ve got Donkey Kong, with his multitude of sidescrolling outings, and poor Wario trailing in dead last.
    It’s okay, Wario. Even last place this time around has a couple hundred votes.
  • What would you like to see the most in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game?:This poll has two very notable options, with… not really much else going on, what with the third place option having over 10x less votes than the first and second place contender. Indeed, it seems that what the people overwhelmingly want are new characters, and another story mode, akin to the Subspace Emissary mode from Brawl. Characters are no surprise, what with the constant roster wars every time a new Smash Bros. is announced, but the biggest shocker to me is seeing the story mode option get so many votes. Back when Brawl came out, the Subspace Emissary didn’t get much in the way of praise, but I guess absence DOES make the heart grow fonder.

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.

Retro Feature

Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

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.


Retro Feature

by Tucayo (talk)

HI, readers! I’m your now-legal Statistics Manager, Tucayo, and welcome to the second installment of Retro Feature. This month, in spirit of the awards, we’ll take a look at none other than the creator of your Favorite Sub-Team, WarioLoaf.

WarioLoaf joined the wiki in November 23, 2006. He was a well-respected member of the community, being the one who first introduced user artwork, as well as the creator of the wiki's first "expanded" article. However, WarioLoaf had a thing for vandalizing the wiki. He was blocked in November 2008 by Stoob. He was then blocked for changing the content of many pages to “IM RUDNICKI MUHAHAHAAHAHAA”. After this ban ended, he did one of the most painful-to-restore troll attacks the wiki has ever had, redirecting and moving tons of pages, creating an almost-endless web of redirects. This resulted in him being perma-banned from the wiki.

But that’s not all about WarioLoaf. Before turning into a troll and vandal, he was a 'Shroom writer, the one to create our first Sub-Team, the Fake News. He wrote Fake News all by himself for Issues I, II and III. His Fake News included some of the sections you can see now, like Fake Games, Characters, Sports and Music. But it also included some sections that have been removed from the newsletter, such as the Obituaries, Poll of the Month, Headline and Local News and Rumor of the Month. Naturally, he was the first user to get to 10 sections written for a sub-team. And in Issue II, he also contributed with an Upcoming Games article.

A month before being banned for the second time, WarioLoaf returned as a guest writer in Issue XXVIII to write many of the sections he created and some that were created after him. This guest section includes Headline News, Fake Music, Fake TV, Fake Sports, Travel Guide, Fake Games, Wanted Poster (long gone), Fake Characters, Fake Weather, Obituaries, Fake Movies, Cooking Guide, Fake Gossip and Fake Interview. So here you have, WarioLoaf's Special Guest Section, from Issue XXVIII


WarioLoaf's Special Section

by WarioLoaf (talk)

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If it weren't for WarioLoaf, the Fake News wouldn't exist. Thanks for everything, WarioLoaf!

I hope you enjoyed this trip to the past and I hope you learned something. You did, right? Don’t tell me you fell asleep halfway through my explanation… Anyways, see you next month, BYE!


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The 'Shroom Report

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

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.

Tables are based off the End-of-the-Year Awards tables, so credit goes out to Crocodile Dippy (talk).
First-time Writers
Writer Section
None


Milestones
Writer/Team Milestone
Alex95 (talk) 20 Pipe Plaza sections
Hypnotoad (talk) 40 Critic Corner sections
Yoshi876 (talk) 80 Critic Corner sections


Most Sections Written
Team Writer Number of Sections
Main/Staff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 141
Fake News MrConcreteDonkey (talk) 122
Fun Stuff Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) 121
Palette Swap FunkyK38 (talk) 124
Pipe Plaza Yoshi876 (talk) 124
Critic Corner Yoshi876 (talk) 81
Strategy Wing Meta Knight (talk) 55
Overall Yoshi876 (talk) 489


'Shroom Trivia
Yoshi876 (talk) is now holding a new record in the 'Shroom's history. Holding the record for most sections written for Pipe Plaza with 124 sections. The previous record was held by Paper Yoshi (talk), one of the previous Pipe Plaza director with 123 sections.


The 'Shroom: Issue 134
Staff sections Staff NotesThe 'Shroom Spotlight
Features Fake NewsFun StuffPalette SwapPipe PlazaCritic CornerStrategy Wing

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