The 'Shroom:Issue 139/Pipe Plaza
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Hey, readers! In this particularly frightening month of October, I would like to share a classic Shocking Twist. But first, a big welcome to both Roserade (talk) and Hooded Pitohui (talk), who are now directing Fun Stuff and Strategy Wing, respectively. I wish them both good luck for the future of their teams, and I know they'll both do a stellar job. And now, the twist.
You recall how, back in September, I said that there would be two interviews this time round? That is still correct. However, only one interview is by our own Superchao (talk); your Upcoming Games writer Alex95 (talk) has pitched in with his own exclusive interview with the developer of the upcoming game King of the Hat! I'm impressed! Both sections are absolutely worth the read, as is the rest of Pipe Plaza. You've got the highest quality statistics, analysis and community-spanning news. I hope you enjoy everything we've put out for this month.
Section of the Month
Written by: LudwigVon (talk) Welcome back, readers! Take a look at this month's Monthly Report, coming kindly from your Statistics Manager. Just as a reminder that, in this section, I give you an overview of various statistics of the Super Mario Wiki. The wiki stats for October, compared to the previous month.
That’s all for this month’s report. I hope you enjoyed your reading. See you next month!
Hello, 'Shroom readers! Unfortunately, I'm afraid this month I was unable to bring you the double interview I was promising for missing September, but... guess what! We still get a single-feature! You'll see the double feature in either November or December. For this month, though, we're going solo with none other than Lord Bowser! Originally joining in 2013 under the name of Goomba (and later changing to Mr. Game & Watch), Lord Bowser wasn't the most notable user at the time, hangingaround the forum but never making a big impression. He dropped off for a couple years and came back in 2016 as Lord Bowser, where he really started fitting into the community. Among other things, he was Fun Stuff Director and Poll Chairperson from mid-2017 to mid-2018, and regularly contribued to the 'Shroom. Life pressures led him to pull back from those positions, but he's still a regular member of the community, and certainly interesting enough that it's worth interviewing him!
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Poll Committee Discussion
Hello everyone, and welcome to this month's Poll Committee Discussion! My name's Chibiki Daisy, and if you're reading this on the day it comes out, then I'm currently suffering at all-state vocal auditions. If you're reading this after, then I most likely didn't get in and everything is okay in the world.
But who cares about that, you're here to see me talk about some polls!
Do you think Waluigi should be playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? (Chibiki Daisy (talk) and The Pyro Guy (talk), September 30th, 2018)
Which one of these Mario series newcomers would you like to see playable in Smash Bros.? (MsRetroGeek (talk), September 23rd, 2018)
Super Mario Party is aiming to feature elements from previous Mario Party games. Which style of game board would you most like to see return? (Raregold (talk) and Chibiki Daisy (talk), September 16th, 2018)
Do you play games on Nintendo systems other than Mario? (YoshiEgg1990 (talk) and Hooded Pitohui (talk), September 9th, 2018)
Well, if there’s one thing we learned here, it’s that people really like throwing every egg in a single basket when it comes to voting in these polls. And sometimes those eggs mean that they really want Waluigi in a Smash Bros. game.
I’m currently about to get trampled by a stampede of people wanting to read a large scroll, so that’s it from me for now. Thanks for taking a moment to read and make sure to check back next month!
Hello everyone! Alex95 here with Upcoming Game! Got something new for you this time around: an exclusive interview! There's an upcoming game (doy) called King of the Hat, and I noticed they had a Discord server on their official site. So I popped in and asked if one of the game developers would like to be interviewed for The 'Shroom, and they agreed! I was pointed in melbatoast's direction, so let's see what he has to tell us.
Alex95: First, introduce yourself to our readers! What's your position on the development team?
melbatoast: And then on a more down to earth level, King of the Hat is a multiplayer brawler. It has smash bros/towerfall vibes but doesn't rip off any of the main mechanics from either of those games.
After the interview, I was able to play the game. It's a lot of fun! I tried out some of the characters, and Snapback with his wall-clinging ability became my favorite. While I had this interview with the game still in development, the game was finalized on October 16th! That's right, it's out now, though only through Discord! Nintendo Switch release is still set for Early 2019. Beta testing has come to a close, so apologies if you missed your chance, but you can purchase the full game and play online through the Discord Store.