The 'Shroom:Issue 148/Pipe Plaza
Written by: The Pyro Guy (talk)
Another month of summer is here. The weather is good, the holiday is upon us, and the facts just keep on rolling in. So many facts in this page. Speaking of factual information, you should know that you can sign up to create a presentation for this year's Mario Awards! There's more information in the sign-up page and in Critic Corner, but it's a fun way to get creative and make something enjoyable while celebrating another year of history.
I'm all kinds of busy at the moment, so all that's left to say is please enjoy reading this issue's Pipe Plaza. See you next month with a special announcement!
Section of the Month
|Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH|
A look over the wiki's stats of the past month.
Find out all about this month's Super Mario releases.
The ongoings of the Mario Awards.
"Hi, I'm Daisy?" No, it's Chibiki Daisy in this month's interview!
The wikis you can help and how you can help them.
Yes, 'Shroom readers! It's been one year already that I started writing this section, and it is in these moments that one realizes how much the time goes fast. Well, let's stop being nostalgic, since it's not really the right moment for that, and let's have a look at Super Mario Wiki's statistics for the month of July. Oh, and to celebrate my one year anniversary at writing this section, I take the opportunity to add a year-on-year basis to see how the site evolves during the current year.
So, without further ado (as if I really had something else to say), let's take a look at this Monthly Report.
|Statistic||As of July 13, 2019 (21:10)*|
|Edits per Page||13.18|
|June — July Statistics|
|Statistic||As of June 13, 2019 (18:35)*||As of July 13, 2019 (21:10)*||Percentage Change|
|Edits per Page||13.17||13.18||+0.075%|
|July 2018 — July 2019 Statistics|
|Statistic||As of July 19, 2018*||As of July 13, 2019 (21:10)*||Percentage Change|
|Edits per Page||13.17||13.18||+0.075%|
Compared with the previous month, the number of active users increased with more than 38 users. In regards to the wiki administrators, there is one less now, and that's because of the resignation of Henry Tucayo Clay (talk). In addition, two new users now have the 'Shroom writer rights, and these are Smasher (talk), our new Sub-Director, and Hooded Pitohui (talk) who isn't actually new to the 'Shroom, so don't ask me why he didn't have the rights well before.
Now, looking on a year-on-year basis, it is interesting to note that there's less administrators now on the wiki compared to last year, but at the same time there's one more patroller right now. Basically, it's interesting that the wiki's activity is quite steady, and let's keep it going that way!
And here's the end of another Monthly Report. Thank you for your reading, and pass again next month. Meanwhile, enjoy your summer!
Heya, back with another Mario Calendar! I'm sure most of you will be familiar with this section, but in case you're not: here's where I'll be listing all of the Mario games that have come out in the month of July! Let's-a go!
|NES||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Famicom||Nintendo Family Computer|
|SNES||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Wii U||Nintendo Wii U|
|GBC||Game Boy Color|
|GBA||Game Boy Advance|
|Wii VC||Nintendo Wii Virtual Console|
|3DS VC||Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console|
|3DS eShop||Nintendo 3DS eShop|
|Wii U VC||Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console|
|Wii U eShop||Nintendo Wii U eShop|
|Switch eShop||Nintendo Switch eShop|
|G&W||Game and Watch|
|64DD||Nintendo 64 Disk Drive|
|MS-DOS||Microsoft Disk Operating System|
- July 1
- 1992 (AU):
- Super Mario Bros. (NES)
- Super Mario World (SNES)
- 1999 (EU/AU): Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (GBC)
- 2004 (JP):
- 2010 (EU): Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
- 1992 (AU):
- July 2
- 2009 (CHN): New Super Mario Bros. (IQDS)
- 2016 (AU): Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Wii U)
- July 3
- 2009 (EU/AU):
- Mario Calculator (DSiWare)
- Mario Clock (DSiWare)
- 2009 (EU/AU):
- July 4
- 1984 (JP): Donkey Kong 3 (NES)
- 2005 (CHN): WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (IQGBA)
- 2019 (CHN): Donkey Kong Country Returns (NVS)
- July 7
- 2007 (SK): Tetris DS (DS)
- Same deal as in June, there are too many 3DS eShop games that came out today :P
- July 8
- 1985 (NA): Tropical Fish (G&W)
- 2004 (AU): Mario Golf: Advance Tour (GBA)
- 2010 (SK): Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (DS)
- July 9
- 1981 (JP): Donkey Kong (Arcade)
- 1993 (JP): Yoshi's Cookie (SNES)
- 2004 (EU):
- July 10
- 1980 (NA): Vermin (G&W)
- 1986 (NA): Donkey Kong (MSX)
- 2003 (AU): Wario World (GC)
- 2019 (ALL): Dr. Mario World (iOS/Android)
- July 11
- 2003 (JP):
- Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA/e-Reader)
- 2003 (JP):
- July 12
- 2013 (EU): Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
- July 13
- (JP): New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
- (EU): Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
- 2017 (SK): Mario Sports Superstars (3DS)
- 2018 (ALL): Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch/3DS)
- July 14
- 1983 (JP): Mario Bros. (Arcade)
- 1992 (JP): Mario Paint (SNES)
- 1993 (JP):
- Super Mario All-Stars (SNES)
- Yoshi's Safari (SNES)
- 2005 (JP): Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (GC)
- 2017 (JP): Mario Kart Arcade GP VR (Arcade)
- July 15
- 1983 (JP):
- Donkey Kong (NES)
- Donkey Kong Jr. (NES)
- 2009 (JP):
- 1983 (JP):
- July 16
- 1981 (JP): Octopus (G&W)
- 2015 (JP): Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)
- July 18
- 1997 (JP): Super Mario 64: Shindō Pak Taiō Version (N64)
- (SK): Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
- (JP): Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)
- July 19
- 1988 (JP): Donkey Kong Jr. (Famicom)
- 2002 (JP): Super Mario Sunshine (GC)
- 2007 (AU): Mario Party 8 (Wii)
- July 20
- 1983 (NA): Mario Bros. (Arcade)
- July 21
- 1995 (JP): Mario's Tennis (VB)
- 2000 (JP): Mario Tennis (N64)
- 2001 (JP): Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
- 2005 (JP): Mario Superstar Baseball (GC)
- 2011 (SK): Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)
- July 22
- 1994 (NA): Donkey Kong (GB)
- 2004 (JP): Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC)
- July 23
- 2005 (CHN): WarioWare: Touched! (IQDS)
- 2009 (JP): Punch-Out!! (Wii)
- July 24
- 2008 (JP): Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)
- 2013 (JP): Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (3DS eShop)
- 2014 (JP): Yoshi's New Island (3DS)
- July 25
- (EU): Tetris & Dr. Mario (SNES)
- (AU): Mario's Picross (GB)
- 2013 (JP): Mario Kart Arcade GP DX (Arcade)
- July 26
- 1984 (NA): Mario Bros. (Commodore)
- 1986 (EU): Donkey Kong (ACPC)
- 1999 (NA): Mario Golf (N64)
- (JP): Mario Party 8 (Wii)
- (SK): Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
- 2013 (EU): New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
- July 27
- 1990 (JP): (Dr. Mario (game)|Dr. Mario]] (NES/GB)
- (EU): Mario's Picross (GB)
- (JP): Donkey Kong Land (GB)
- 2006 (JP): Mario Hoops 3-on-3 (DS)
- 2013 (AU): New Super Luigi U (Wii U)
- 2018 (EU): WarioWare Gold (3DS)
- July 28
- 2003 (NA): Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GC)
- 2006 (JP): Game & Watch Collection (DS)
- 2012 (JP): New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
- 2018 (AU): WarioWare Gold (3DS)
- July 30
- 2007 (NA): Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)
- July 31
- 1980 (NA): Fire (G&W)
- 1981 (NA): Donkey Kong (Arcade)
- 1984 (NA): Boxing (G&W)
Thanks for reading, and I'll see you next month!
Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)
- “You throw a fire extinguisher at him in hopes of putting out the fire, but that method doesn't seem to work.”
- —Roserade (Talk Page · Forum Profile)
Hi everyone, welcome to July's Anniversary Announcements! Hope you are having a great summer so far!
And the polls have closed! Thanks to everyone who voted! Next month, on 16 August, the results will be revealed in the Awards Ceremony! Be sure to check them out!
Speaking of the ceremony, it can't exist without presentations, so please sign up to do one! A presentation can have any shape and form to reveal the results of an award, be it a story, comic, image, or even a game or video. Anything goes as long as it's not just a list. Let your imagination run wild!
Then an update on tournaments. In the table below, you'll find some info about the tournaments which are open for sign-ups and those that are being planned.
|Anton||Unfortunately, due to a lack of enough submissions, there will be no vote for the best submissions. You can view the submissions in a special section in this edition of The 'Shroom though!|
|Awards Killing Game III|
|Both Peach' and Bowser's Castles have completed, and the remaining players have continued on to the merge map, the Eternal Star.|
|19 June through July|
|Guess the Results|
|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.|
|Until 16 August|
|Kirby Air Ride Time Attack|
|YoshiFlutterJump||Four rounds have been played so far, with the fifth ending tomorrow. Meta Knight has the most points as of this writing.|
|17 June to 19 August|
|Mario Kart 7 Time Trials|
|Alex95||Four rounds have been played so far, the fifth now being underway.|
|17 June to early August|
|Mario Kart 8 Deluxe|
|Lakituthequick||Regular and battle tournaments for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Regulars are played at 150cc with all items, battles will be without teams, four minutes and also with all items.|
Due to a lack of sign-ups, the tournament didn't start in July yet, and will instead be postponed to August. Access to a shared Nintendo Switch Online membership will be provided to those without a subscription.
|10 August to 31 August|
|A set of different games within Minecraft, with murderer maps, classics such as loot hunts, Spleef, murderer maps, capture the flag, fishing, Bowser's Big Blast, and did we mention murderer maps?|
|Super Smash Bros. Ultimate|
|Meta Knight||Three rounds have been played, and the fourth is now underway.|
|17 June to around 5 August|
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, two of our newest members: Hooded Pitohui (talk) and BBQ Turtle (talk)!
Both Hooded Pitohui and BBQ Turtle are new members of the AC, but that didn't stop them from having a good time. That way you can see the welcoming aspects of the community. It's also great to see how the entire system is volunteer-run, yet is solid.
Another month, another ending to Anniversary Announcements. I hope you enjoyed, and for next month, have fun at the ceremony! See ya next month, buh-bye!
All information above was correct as of 16 July 2019. Sprite credits: A.J. Nitro, Atz Chan, Sonik (tSR)
Hello, 'Shroom readers! You might be wondering "who the hell did Perch interview this month" if you're just looking at the labels. Well, I mention it in the interview, but it's none other than Chibiki Daisy, the labels changed to reflect a possible namechange coming soon. If I luck out and it actually happens then I'm all set already, and if it doesn't, then... oh well, I still got a good interview with Chibiki. Someone who's left and returned three times over tends to have a lot of interesting stuff to say, so let's get to it!
Superchao: Hello, 'Shroom readers! If you don't know this is the interview by now, I don't know what to tell you!
Superchao: For this month, I've reached out to another user who left for a while but returned - Chibiki Daisy!
Zange: Wooooo for returning users club!!
Superchao: Even I am in that club!
Superchao: But that is a story for another day...
Superchao: So, how did you find the wiki in the first place?
Zange: Honestly, I don't even remember.
Zange: I think my earliest memories of the wiki were just looking up the Mario Kart games just for the heck of it.
Superchao: How long ago are we talking, because until told otherwise I'm going to assume these are from when you were like 2 and thus are your earliest memories in general
Zange: I want to say when I was around ten or eleven, so maybe six years ago?
Zange: Anything before the last year is just a big blur to me.
Superchao: I keep forgetting how young people are on this wiki and it makes me feel old.
Superchao: Then I remember I'm not as old as Ghost Jam or 3K and I feel young!
Zange: Technically you'll always be young because there's always gonna be people older than you, no?
Superchao: i won't be ninety years old, i'll be ninety years young!!
Zange: That's the spirit!
Superchao: So, once you found the wiki, any particular reason you didn't just take your info and go?
Zange: I just kept coming back because I don't think I could get enough info!
Zange: I mean it's not like some other random website has the kind of information here to the extent that we have it.
Superchao: What about when I make MarioWiki 2!?
Zange: I don't think the internet could handle another MarioWiki like this, it's probably information overload at that point.
Superchao: That's true. It is an impressive resource. You ever thought about adding to it, or fine with just the community side of things?
Zange: I think I'm just fine with the community aspect.
Zange: Anything I could have added has most definitely been added by this point.
Superchao: What about... tennis
Zange: Please, do I look like a sports person? Ahaha...
Superchao: I mean, maybe? Perhaps you're just the type to hide it!!
Zange: Haha, you'd think. But thaaaaat's a secret~
Superchao: So! What made you notice "oh shit there's people here"? The most important step.
Zange: I'm pretty sure it was me stumbling my way into an issue of The Shroom after my mind sponged up as many Mario Kart tidbits as it could.
Superchao: I hope it was Issue 88, our mario kart 8 one. But probably not.
Superchao: That'd just be too fitting!
Zange: It really would!
Zange: But of course, 11-year old me just skimmed through everything instead of taking time to read it so who knows what issue it could have been?
Superchao: How dare. At the very least, do you read Mach Speed Mayhem yet?
Zange: I try to, anyways. I read through the last couple ones for sure.
Superchao: Excellent. Luckily, it'll keep going for a lot time so you'll have time to read it.
Superchao: What draws you to the 'Shroom, especially since you're appearing in it?
Zange: Honestly? I couldn't tell you.
Zange: I think just the idea of all those people getting together to do this big monthly thing just blew my mind at the time.
Zange: But regardless, I remember coming back month after month for new issues.
Superchao: It's kind of amazing that it's been going for twelve years, and the only times it ever missed issues were in the first two years.
Zange: The more I think about it now, the more mind blowing it is in a way. That's quite the feat.
Superchao: The wiki and community's general longevity is something I love talking about. Fourteen years is a goddamn eternity in internet time!
Zange: It really is! The wiki's a teenager now, aaa!!
Superchao: Oh god, you're right. Now I'm going to have to deal with the rebellious phase. God damn it.
Zange: You won't be the only one dealing with it, at least...
Superchao: Now, what got you involved in the community proper? Since you were definitely there for a couple years!
Zange: Well, throwback to the very last day of 2012 when I decided to register for the wiki.
Zange: And it wasn't even under the username we know today, it was as 'Daisyluva99'
Zange: 11 year old me should not have been allowed to pick names.
Superchao: but did you love daisy!?
Zange: I did, she was and still is my favorite, ahaha!
Zange: Anyways, most of my wiki edits were mainly just voting on Featured Articles. Not necessarily proud of it but I'm admitting it.
Zange: And then after a while, I kinda just... forgot about this place.
Superchao: I remember you came back to make a big "oh yeah I'm leaving forever bye" post
Zange: Yeah, but that was well down the timeline.
Zange: Anyways, fast forward to 2014.
Superchao: Oh! I forgot you had two leavings.
Zange: I check out the wiki again for old times sake and I notice that there's a forum link on the sidebar.
Zange: I decide to click, register, and lo and behold.
Zange: That was actually when the username of today was picked as well.
Zange: 12 year old me should have picked a better name tbh
Superchao: 13 year old me picked Superchao, 14 year old me picked TheGreatBlockyBoo, and I ultimately trusted my younger self's judgement more in the long run
Superchao: So you never know!
Zange: I mean I lowkey hate both names now but I feel like the second one is too cemented at this point for me to change so I guess I'm stuck with it in this community forever lmao
Superchao: What is the Chibiki part even about, anyway?
Zange: That was the name of the librarian from the anime Another sksks
Zange: I literally could not think of a name and I recently watched that show at the time so my brain was like 'hey let's go with this!'
Superchao: >a librarian
Superchao: >you hate the name
Superchao: Patchouli Daisy it is.
Zange: I'll take it, it has a nice ring to it hahaha
Superchao: I mean hey, if you want to change your name, doesn't matter how long you used the old one. Just look at Shokora!
Zange: Hmm, true...
Zange: I mean my name online elsewhere is already streamlined, might as well complete the streamlining!!
Superchao: To what?
Zange: Zange (aka my discord username if you're someone who talks to me a lot there - you know who you are)
Superchao: like me
Zange: Yeah, like you.
Superchao: Anyhow, sounds like a plan. Just try to make it official before Saturday (all you gotta do is PM Porplemontage) so I can label you Zange and not look like a crazy person
Zange: sksks, I can't promise anything but I can try(? maybe)
Superchao: I believe in yoooou
Zange: Well thank youuu
Superchao: SO. You came back. And you stuck around for a while!
Superchao: What was it like?
Zange: Which time, after joining the forum, first comeback, or second comeback?
Superchao: Joining the forum lol. We're still in the hazy mist of 2014.
Superchao: This is why you should do what I did and only leave once, to make it easier to catalogue.
Zange: I probably should have done that but that's not how I roll lmao
Zange: But yes, after joining the forum, it felt pretty great.
Superchao: You got to make friends! Maybe possibly
Zange: What I mostly did was just play games of mafia (back when that forum was still alive)
Superchao: Ah, mafia. Imagine telling it to new users what it was like back then.
Zange: Made friends through that though! Even though I suck at mafia but I still enjoyed it!!
Superchao: Sadly, like Icarus, Stooben flew too close to the sun, and Mafia fell through his grip and into the sea.
Superchao: I'll let you in on a little secret:
Superchao: Everyone sucked at mafia. Some people were just better at pretending they didn't!
Zange: Ahaha, makes me feel a little bit better about that then.
Superchao: Anything in particular stand out about the first run?
Zange: I think what I remember most was that big Skype chat from mid-2015.
Superchao: oh god
Zange: Those were good times, had some interesting conversations.
Superchao: I remember it mostly for the fallout of the bad times I had to deal with as a mod.
Superchao: Different perspectives.
Superchao: People openly and blatantly saying in front of the staff that they planned to bait someone into getting banned.
Zange: Understandable, rip Perch's sanity during that time period.
Superchao: So what brought on the next departure?
Zange: It's not something I really want to get into so let's just say a bit of a falling out happened between me and someone else.
Zange: I pretty much felt like leaving was my only way out.
Superchao: I understand, and we shall speak no more of it.
Superchao: The real question, and the one I've always wondered more, is what brought you back?
Zange: Well, I started to miss the place.
Zange: And by the time I came back, tensions had died down enough to where I felt I could come back safely.
Zange: So I told myself "Okay, we'll give this another go"
Superchao: And then you did! And I thiiink you've stuck so far?
Zange: I lasted another year and then I left again, but coming back the second time I stayed for good.
Superchao: Oh right.
Superchao: For some reason I always forget about that other year leaving. Anything happen then, or just boredom?
Zange: I think the one noteworthy thing before the second leaving was I made up with the person I had the fallout with and we've been really good friends ever since. (which I'm extremely thankful for)
Superchao: The best solution!
Superchao: The second best is to murder them, but that's not always viable.
Zange: Who do I look like, some killing game fiend?
Superchao: Well............. yes.
Zange: Okay fair, but I'll have you know I've only murdered once and I admitted to it after being caught on to because I was a chicken.
Superchao: The power move is to kill, and then admit immediately, so everyone wonders if it's a bluff.
Zange: See, I would do that, but I'm not a confrontational person whatsoever and I'd cry from being grilled about it by everyone else.
Superchao: Fair point!
Superchao: So, you happy with the most recent comeback, then?
Zange: Oh, definitely.
Superchao: Now I can chain you to the wall and force you to stick around for the entire lifetime of Mach Speed Mayhem!
Superchao: JUST AS PLANNED!
Zange: OH NO AAAA
Superchao: What did cause you to leave and come back that time?
Zange: Well, the reason I stated for leaving the second time was me not feeling like I really fit in with the community much anymore.
Superchao: Oh thaaat's the one I remember!
Superchao: Yeah, the one with the post!
Superchao: It was the first one i forgot lol
Zange: Yea this is kinda the big one lel
Zange: But part of it was also I wanted to focus more on school and theatre a bit more.
Zange: Which, for school at least didn't go so well because I got C's in two classes in the last third of the year.
Superchao: Oof. It happens.
Superchao: How'd theatre go?
Zange: Before I answer that I have to give a little preface:
Zange: The spring after I left we did Oklahoma as our musical.
Zange: Pretty much everyone hated it for one reason or another, myself included, mainly because none of us really knew it.
Zange: But considering the actual performances went alright, I'd say the theatre part of my focus was a success at least.
Superchao: What's theater if you don't retire in despair and regret, anyway?
Zange: Who even knows, theatre is crazy stuff sometimes.
Superchao: So what brought you back this time, when you were sure this is the end my friend
Zange: Well, I guess somewhere deep in my heart I always had the intention to come back at some point.
Zange: Which I think I only realized after Mfan got me into lbchat.
Zange: And there were a number of occasions after that point where I said to myself I'd come back then but ultimately didn't.
Superchao: And then you did, to your dismay
Zange: Yeah, although I guess it wasn't to my dismay.
Zange: Once I figured out when I would come back I kinda had to force myself to log on to the forums.
Zange: But since then I haven't once regretted it.
Superchao: It happens. It's a lot harder to do something to begin with than to face the aftermath, good or bad.
Superchao: The whole thing where you don't know what's going to happen locks you.
Superchao: At least if you try and things go to shit you can go "well this is bad, nothing to do but ride it out"
Superchao: Anything in particular you really like about being here all these times?
Zange: I guess the that because of all the gaps I've had, everything that's happened on and off site since joining is set in like a really distinct era for me.
Zange: Like I remember when I first joined the forums and Smash 4 was all the rage.
Superchao: Smash What Now?
Superchao: There is only Melee and Ultimate.
Superchao: We have always been at war with Brawl.
Zange: Or coming back the second time and seeing so many new faces.
Zange: So many things I can think of are just set in these distinct time periods which is nice bc my memory is a hot mess otherwise.
Superchao: It happens!
Superchao: "TheGreatBlockyBoo" and "Superchao" feel almost like two distinct people to me at this point.
Superchao: How weird it must be to you who is new to ponder of the time when Blocky was my hip new name and Superchao was old and busted
Zange: Sounds like a far simpler time to me.
Superchao: It was.
Superchao: So, speaking of Mario!
Superchao: You mentioned Mario Kart earlier. Still a big fan?
Zange: Not as much as I was, but yes.
Zange: I'd love to own all the Mario Kart games someday.
Superchao: Even... Arcade GP!?
Zange: If I can find space to put it then why not??
Superchao: Someday I will get to play F-Zero AX. Someday...
Zange: To be fair I haven't played any of the Arcade GP games yet so I guess we're both in the same boat, huh?
Zange: Or relatively similar boats, anyways.
Superchao: Relatively similar, although at least there's more than about 30 Arcade GP cabinets in the continental United States...
Zange: Good point.
Superchao: So, what is your favorite Mario Kart, anyway?
Zange: Ohhh man.
Zange: You realize how hard of a question this is because they all have good things about them???
Superchao: Trust me, it's like if someone asked me to pick my favorite Touhou fangame, aka picking my favorite child
Superchao: So I understand.
Zange: I think I have to go with DS because of nostalgia factor.
Zange: That game was everyone's shit when I was in third grade.
Zange: It's all anyone who had a DS would play if we were stuck inside for recess.
Superchao: The only Mario Kart i ever actually played was Double Dash, and a bit of 64 like fifteen years ago.
Zange: Double Dash is almost like the MacGuffin of Mario Kart to me because it's the only non-arcade one I haven't played ever.
Zange: Not counting 8 Deluxe bc that was a remake
Zange: We never had a GameCube in my house and I don't know anyone who currently has one so Double Dash is my all-time goal right now
Superchao: I have a Gamecube (well, Wii), AND I have Double Dash
Superchao: start making plans to visit NYC!
Zange: Damn you drive a hard bargain...
Superchao: Is Mario Kart still your favorite section of Mario?
Zange: For sure, though Mario Party is high up there now too.
Superchao: I've never really heard anyone cite Mario Kart in general as their favorite, so I'm curious:
Superchao: What draws you to it?
Zange: I guess all the antics that can happen?
Zange: There's so many ways that your opponents can affect your race through their items and such.
Superchao: Ah, that's interesting - that's actually why I prefer F-Zero! I enjoy the skill basis and lack of random item shenanigans.
Superchao: I think that just comes down to differences between us
Zange: Probably, yeah.
Zange: I think I'm just drawn to all the spontaneity because I have a lot of those tendencies sometimes.
Superchao: That makes sense! Meanwhile I prefer learning through hard work and repetition (just ask me about story mode)
Superchao: So when I'd have to try things over and over due to random item factors...
Zange: Yeah, that's definitely an understandable thing.
Superchao: Any mario games or subseries you don't like, however?
Zange: Hmm, probably the main series games. I'm just not that good at them, y'know?
Superchao: Huh, did not expect that answer! I suppose one just assumes people like Mario... even if that's not always that accurate.
Zange: It's probably a more of I don't like sitting and doing one thing for too long than anything
Superchao: Ah, that'd explain it. Mario Kart doesn't really need quite as much time investment, after all.
Zange: Like, if I keep failing a level, I don't like sitting there focused on only that unlit I complete it.
Zange: And yeah, exactly
Superchao: What about other games series or types? Anything really appeal to you?
Zange: Just of games in general?
Superchao: Yeah, like genres.
Zange: I really love games that are story driven, like RPGs and visual novels.
Zange: So games like Danganronpa, Persona, and Undertale are right up my alley
Superchao: Ace Attorney?
Zange: Yeah, Ace Attorney too.
Superchao: An excellent pick. Every so often even when there's no new game I just randomly get really excited about Ace Attorney.
Superchao: What about puzzle games, considering how often you present that one?
Zange: Puzzle games are fun, especially ones that kinda let me tinker around with how I go about solving the puzzles.
Zange: You can imagine how fun Baba is You is for me
Superchao: Considering I've been marathoning that game over the past few days... trust me when I say I understand.
Zange: Ahaha, I see. It's probably one of the most charming games I've played recently due to it's sort of uniqueness
Superchao: One of the things I think is most fascinating is how much the game makes you associate certain objects with certain properties in order to trip you up on later levels when you don't think outside the box
Superchao: You get used to BABA is YOU, FLAG is WIN, ROCK is PUSH, WALL is STOP, but everything is interchangeable and only defined by the properties it is given
Superchao: So if you get stuck on "but baba has to be you for this level" it really can put a dent in solving
Zange: Yeah, and I'll admit that's gotten me stuck a few good times before
Superchao: It's okay, same here. I remember one level where I kept trying to make Flag into Win and only cleared it because I did something else entirely with Flag
Zange: Sounds like a happy little accident. At least it got you to the solution!
Superchao: Out of curiosity, since you constantly present puzzle game with jigsaw puzzles
Superchao: Do you personally like such?
Zange: I do but it's been ages since I last solved one, I should really buy some jigsaws sometime...
Superchao: I have a few! They're mostly town scenes and the like but I've got a few that stand out nicely
Superchao: One of my personal favorites is a super mario galaxy one with cool art.
Just another reason you need to visit
Zange: Ooooo neat!!
Superchao: Lemme see if I can find it...
Superchao: Ah ha, this!
Zange: Ahhhh that's really cool!!
Time to fly to New York now
Superchao: What draws you to puzzle stuff in general? Just the ability to put your brain to work and not have to worry about precision platforming for the like?
Zange: I think that's pretty much it.
Zange: My reaction times suck so that's part of why I don't like platformers, you have to have dead-on reactions sometimes.
Superchao: Yeah, some of my favorite hard platformers are literally
Superchao: "please perform this entire sequence of 50 inputs with frame-perfect precision"
Zange: But with all puzzles in general, I can just focus on an end result and not worry about how I get there most times
Superchao: what about that one mario jigsaw puzzle that's like 90% red
Zange: Oh jeez, that's a thing??
Zange: But the same thing applies, I just have to be paying a hell of a lot more attention so I know if pieces fit properly.
Superchao: I overestimated how much red but that's a lot of red.
Zange: Wow, that is a lot...
Superchao: It sure is. Out of curiosity, do you have a preference toward any types of puzzles? Like, say, compare jigsaw to sudoku.
Superchao: That kind of thing.
Zange: I'm way better at puzzles that don't involve numbers.
Zange: So sudoku and whatever the derivative with addition is called are not my thing
Zange: Aha! Kakuro! That's what that derivative is called!!
Superchao: Yeah, that one. MATH
Zange: Math is the bane of my existence tbh
Zange: But for puzzles I actually do like...
Zange: I absolutely love logic squares (or whatever their actual name is)
Superchao: Those things where you have a grid and are given X amount of clues and have to figure out who did what where and when?
Zange: Yes, those things!!
Superchao: I love them too!
Superchao: I've honestly considered joining Fun Stuff to make some.
Superchao: They're really good.
Zange: They're so much fun and I haven't done them in years aaa
Superchao: well i know now what i must do... for the august issue
Zange: Please do that would be amazing
Superchao: I shall! How can I ignore my fans like this?
Zange: Ahaha, I feel honored.
Superchao: Hmmm... you know what else we HAVE to talk about when it comes to you?
Zange: You're completely right there.
Superchao: So, how'd you get into it?
Zange: Oh boy, well...
Zange: I was a young child on the YouTubes and I come across this Mario fan series thing.
Zange: It was called something along the lines of The Adventures of Rosalina and Peach
Zange: And it was all in Spanish so I understood none of it
Zange: And the creator took a lot of the villains for the show from an anime that at the time I didn't know the name of
Superchao: and that anime... was albert einstein
Zange: Ha I wish but no
Zange: I did some research and this anime was Mermaid Melody
Zange: And thus I fell into a pit that I still live in to this day
Superchao: I've heard of Mermaid Melody for a couple of reasons, and that takes me back to like 2006
Superchao: What a ride
Zange: Oh boy, sounds like a time
Superchao: Any particular animes that were important, formative ones?
Zange: I think Corpse Party and Madoka Magica were the first big ones, they were my first big steps outside of what I was used to in anime.
Superchao: >Corpse Party
Zange: Which, at that point was strictly bubbly and cutesy shows
Superchao: well, that sounds like a wild ride
Zange: It was at the time
Superchao: What made you interested in trying those shows?
Zange: For Madoka Magica, it was on recommendation from someone else.
Zange: They said is was magical girl but nothing like I was used to and uh
Superchao: They probably did that on purpose I bet
Zange: tbh I have no idea what I was expecting from that statement, but it was certain different than what I got, in a good way though
Zange: As for Corpse Party, it was actually a Mafia game themed after it on another site (except they called it Wolf and not Mafia)
Superchao: I take it those awakened an Undiscovered Interest in you?
Zange: Oh yes, indeed.
Zange: I think sometime after I watched Corpse Party, I watched Another, which is also in that kind of genre
Superchao: The real question is if you read Junji Ito yet.
Zange: Y'know, I've been meaning to but I haven't yet.
Superchao: It's pretty solid horror! Classic stuff.
Zange: Hmm, definitely gonna have to check that out real soon then!
Superchao: What about Black Butler? I remember you mentioning that one.
Zange: Ah, yes!
Zange: When I first started watching that, it was a major part of my life, and even today, the Book of stuff is still among my favorites.
Zange: It's kind of shaped my tastes in anime to what they are today.
Superchao: Go on!
Zange: If Madoka and CP were dipping my toes into more serious shows, Black Butler was a headdive in.
Zange: I don't think I'd have been remotely interested in say, shows like Kara no Kyoukai or Bungou Stray Dogs otherwise.
Superchao: What drew you to it to begin with
Zange: I honestly don't remember, it was probably recommended to me based on a few other shows I watched before then.
Zange: But once I started, I couldn't get enough.
Superchao: And you never escaaaaped
Zange: Hell, it's the only reason I really started reading manga, because I wanted to get caught up on Black Butler's manga
Zange: Yeah pretty much lmao
Superchao: Best BB character?
Zange: Hands down, Grell Sutcliffe
Superchao: I don't know the context, but I'm sure there are readers who do, and I wanted to get it out there for them.
Zange: Quite understandable
Superchao: Any other shows you'd recommend to the readers at home?
Zange: Kara no Kyoukai for sure, the music is absolutely beautiful and the series itself is really interesting
Zange: Aside from that...
Zange: Probably Soredemo Sekai was Utsukushii, it's hands down one of the most beautiful romance animes I've ever seen.
Zange: And Rozen Maiden as well, I haven't watched it in years but I remember the Maidens all being really unique in their character.
Zange: ...I am just now realizing just how much anime I've watched since getting into it all those years ago and good lord it's a LOT.
Superchao: Rozen Maiden is one of those things I always associate with the early 2000s, in a good way.
Superchao: Like, just an iconic part of internet culture around that time.
Zange: I'm way too young to remember any of that, but I do remember someone an another forum I was on at the time was really obsessed with it.
Zange: And this was about early 2014, mind you
Superchao: My god. How much longetivity it has!
Zange: If you think about it, it's almost insanely impressive.
Superchao: It is.
Superchao: I think that about gives our readers a good view of you and anime, though.
Superchao: If there's one more thing I wanna ask about...
Superchao: What's your passion for theater come from?
Zange: Oh boy, story time...
Zange: The thing that got me started on theatre in the first place was Missoula Children's Theatre.
Zange: They come to my town every year and cast local kids in whatever production they do that year
Zange: And when I was in Girl Scouts, we'd go watch those shows every year.
Zange: So it got me thinking, "Hey, if these kids can do it, why can't I?"
Zange: And when I was in 6th grade, I auditioned for one of those productions and made it in, and I've been hooked ever since.
Zange: I think the main reason I'm so passionate about it is because it gives me a chance to play all kinds of different characters.
Zange: All having their own stories, all coming from different walks of life...
Superchao: and all of them either crossdressing or dying tragically?
Superchao: Or is that just Shakespeare?
Zange: I mean, in the musical we did this year one of my best guy friends had to wear a maid dress in one scene
Zange: So take that as you will!
Zange: Anyways, it's nice to get the chance to escape some of the monotony of my normal life by playing other characters.
Superchao: Makes sense. Everyone's gotta have an outlet somewhere!
Superchao: This has been a good interview.
Superchao: But I just gotta know:
Superchao: Is this the last question?
Zange: Hmm, anything is the last the last question if you want it to be, no?
Superchao: Very true, very true.
Superchao: Thanks for coming!
Zange: Thanks for having me!
It's like I said. When someone leaves the community and comes back, they tend to have a lot to notice with changes. But that's no reason to not ask about other things, too! I hope you enjoyed this interview as much as I enjoyed doing the interviewing!
Hello everyone! Welcome to NIWA Spotlight, a focused list that covers one article from each 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 or aren't sure how to 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!
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- The F-Zero Wiki is unlocked (finally), but still undergoing an update. It can be edited, but will not be added to this list until things are finished.
|Wanted Article||Metroid Wiki||Adam: During your Prime mission, you've encountered various Phazon substances. One of these is a Black Phazon Crystal, which we only have a name for. Any objections to finding more information on this object?||Black Phazon Crystal|
|Pikipedia||Apparently, there are Warps or warp-like phenomenons in Pikmin 3. What are they?||Warp|
|StrategyWiki||Ever hear of DomiNations? It's sort of like an MMO online version of Civilization Revolution, where you build societies and progress through different ages. We need pages on these ages.||DomiNations|
|Stub Article/Section||Golden Sun Universe||The Great Western Sea in The Lost Age has plenty of enemies and treasures to find. But there could be more than what is listed.||Great Western Sea|
|Hard Drop Tetris Wiki||Tetris is a board game? How does that work?||Tetris (Tomy)|
|Inkipedia||Pearl: Shella Fresh is a great place to go for footwear! The owner there, Bisk, is very friendly with everyone, too.
Marina: I hear he's quite fluent in languages, but I've only heard him talk in English. Maybe someone can tell me how he's like in other regions?
|Nintendo Wiki||The arcade debut of Punch-Out!! was pretty popular, but did you know there was another arcade game by the same team? Simply titled Arm Wrestling, the game had you take on several opponents by, you guessed it, arm wrestling. Wish there was more information about this game.||Arm Wrestling|
|Starfy Wiki||Gaidonna is an odd fish in Densetsu no Starfy 2, but the article we have doesn't go into too much detail on his role.||Gaidonna|
|Wars Wiki||Yet another mission from Dual Strike that has an infobox, yet no actual info.||Pivot Isle|
|WikiBound||There's apparently a manga based on Mother 2, that takes some creative liberties. It was released only in Japan in 1994, but how did this book come to be? What more information can we find on it?||Ness's Adventure Chronicles|
|Rewrite/Cleanup||Lylat Wiki||Pepper: Our information on the Star Wolf member Panther Caroso is jumbled. It makes no mention of the adventures he was encountered in.
Falco: Oh, very well.
|Nookipedia||This information about the Fortune Shop. It is broken up in various sentences. Some of it is also repeated. It's overall not very well structured. And some information is repetitive.||Fortune Shop|
|Additional Images||ARMS Institute||Biff: It's always a fun time playing with people locally! We have details on how to set up a local fight, but there's no image to go along with the instructions.||Local|
|Dragon Quest Wiki||Ah, love. They make people do crazy things, such as trying to get your crush's lover to love someone else that already has feelings for your crush's lover so you can have your crush all to yourself. And then you get turned to stone by some magical rain when trying to protect your love from it. So romantic!||Carraway|
|Zelda Wiki||The Naydra Snowfield is a beautiful white landscape of nothing but snow. Or at least… that's what I remember it looking like.||Naydra Snowfield|
|Image Quality||Fire Emblem Wiki||There's an artbook called INTRON DEPOT 5: BATTALION that showcases the work of artist Shirow Masamune, who did the artwork for Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. This book seems to be the only place where a special artwork of Altena is found (among many other unique artwork), but what's on the wiki isn't a proper scan. If anyone has this book, it would help with the quality improvement.||File:FESD Altena.png|
|Icaruspedia||Phosphora: Yo, Dark Pit! What up?
Dark Pit: I was just about to-
Phosphora: Yeah, yeah, whatever. Anyway, you remember those AR Card things? Apparently we all got one representing ourselves.
Dark Pit: …Yeah?
Phosphora: Well, mine is a little… Suck-ish. Be a dear and find me a better version of my card, will you, sweetie?
Dark Pit: I'd much rather have a Komayto sucking out my brain.
Phosphora: Ugh, rude!
|File:Phosphora AR Card.jpg|
|WiKirby||The Greater Doomer is a larger version of a regular Sphere Doomer. Its image doesn't need to be life-sized, so it's rather blurry.||File:Greater Doomer.jpg|
|Citation Needed||Bulbapedia||Shigeki Morimoto has been a designer of the Pokémon games since the very beginning. He designed a number of Pokémon, including Mew. There's a claim that he also created Diglett.||Diglett (Pokémon)#Trivia|
|Smash Wiki||Can Topi spawn from containers?||Topi|
|The 'Shroom: Issue 148|
|Staff sections||Staff Notes • The 'Shroom Spotlight • Poll Chairperson Address|
|Features||Fake News • Fun Stuff • Palette Swap • Pipe Plaza • Critic Corner • Strategy Wing|