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Director’s Notes

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Written by: Zange (talk)

Welcome to May! I'm officially done with high school! Graduation things are weird right now (mine was supposed to be the day after this releases, but they pushed it back to June so we could maybe have a chance at walking across a stage. We're filming a virtual thing as backup, however) but on the bright side, I can actually do most of the things I've been wanting to do since quarantine started! There's at least three different anime I've been meaning to start before now, but I've only really gotten two episodes in on one of them. But now since I have a bit extra free time, I can actually do that now, so I'm happy.

No 'Shroom Recap this month, but on the bright side, it will be back next month before continuing as normal in July. And in other news, GPM1000 returns with Mario Calendar after a bit of a hiatus! Don't forget, if you're interested in writing sections like these and more, you can always check out the sign up page!

Enjoy this month's edition of Pipe Plaza!

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Poll Committee Discussion 9 52.94% Doomhiker
2nd Anniversary Announcements 6 35.29% Lakituthequick
3rd NIWA News 2 11.76% Alex95



MarioWiki Sections

Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings from the NIWA wiki network!
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Non-Wiki Sections


NIWA News

Hello, everyone! Welcome to NIWA News, a section where I, Alex95, talk about the going ons with the wikis in our NIWA group within the last month!

Promotions

  • Dorsal Axe was promoted to the rank of Administrator on Nookipedia!
  • Lampshade59276 and Paviinka were both promoted to the rank of Patroller on Nookipedia!
  • Disaster Flare was promoted to the rank of Bureaucrat on SmashWiki!
  • GeneticistVarik was promoted to the rank of Bureaucrat and given the title of Editor-in-Chief for WikiBound!
  • YoshiFlutterJump was promoted to the rank of Bureaucrat and given the title of Editor-in-Chief for WiKirby!
  • Obsessive Mario Fun was promoted to the rank of Administrator on WiKirby!
  • Gigi was promoted to the rank of Patroller on WiKirby!

Demotions

  • Cipriano 119 and RAP have been demoted on Lylat Wiki due to inactivity.
  • Lotter has been demoted on Nookipedia due to inactivity.
  • Fubaka has stepped down from Editor-in-Chief and his administrative roles on WiKirby.
  • Results May Vary has been demoted on WiKirby.

Maintenance

Other

  • Pikmin Fanon is closing on September 1, 2020.

Mario Calendar

Wow, it really has been a while! I'm sure most of you probably don't remember me or this section, but I'm GPM1000, and this is the Mario Calendar! This is a fun place to look back on Mario history and see how far we've came! It's quite a basic section: here is where I list every game that comes out in a month! And it's May, so here's every Mario game to come out in the month of May. And to those wondering about my extended hiatus, it's a long story, but long story short, sometimes I wish computers would work a little better. Alright, here we go!

Region Abbreviations

Abb. Region
ALL All Regions
JP Japan
NA North America
EU Europe
AU Oceania/Australia
SK South Korea
CHN China

Console Abbreviations

Abb. Console
NES Nintendo Entertainment System
Famicom Nintendo Family Computer
SNES Super Nintendo Entertainment System
N64 Nintendo 64
GC Nintendo GameCube
Wii Nintendo Wii
Wii U Nintendo Wii U
GB Game Boy
GBC Game Boy Color
GBA Game Boy Advance
DS Nintendo DS
3DS Nintendo 3DS
Switch Nintendo Switch
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
DSiWare Nintendo DSiWare
WiiWare Nintendo WiiWare
VB Virtual Boy
G&W Game and Watch
64DD Nintendo 64 Disk Drive
MS-DOS Microsoft Disk Operating System
Satellaview Satellaview
CD-i Philips CD-i
e-Reader e-Reader
Arcade Arcade
IQ iQue
NVS Nvidia Shield
ACPC Amstrad CPC

Overall, I'd say it was a fairly solid month for Mario games! The month started off a bit slow, but it included games like Mario Party 3, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, New Super Mario Bros., and Super Mario Galaxy 2! And of course, it ended with Mario Kart 8! Anyways, I hope you enjoyed Mario Calendar! It feels good to be back! See you next month :)

Anniversary Announcements

Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)

“Have there been any new classic games released recently?”
Roserade (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

Welcome to Anniversary Announcements part 2! I hope you are all doing well in these weird times.

The Spike Guys

As mentioned last month, the discussion of which venue to hold the traditional chat party has been discussed during one of the meetings. The chat party is where everyone watching the ceremony may join in and talk about the awards and presentations live as they are posted to the ceremony forum threads, as well as where the next presentation is announced.

For years now, the party is held in the IRC chatroom of #mwikiawards on the DarkMyst network, the same network as the official Super Mario Wiki chatroom #mwchat, which can most easily be accessed through Special:Webchat. Last year, the idea was coined to instead use the official Discord server of the wiki, as Discord offers a generally more convenient and easier chat experience, including the availability of infinite logs. This wasn't done then, as the idea was only coined one day prior to the ceremony.
During the second meeting, the idea was revisited and reconsidered. While the overall pros of using Discord have been considered, the discussion ended in favour of using IRC, for several reasons. One includes the stability of Discord vs. IRC, in that if Discord has an outage in the region a server is hosted, the entire server will be unusable, whereas IRC has split networks that will allow people to continue chatting if one part is out. Even if this happens, it is less frequent on DarkMyst than Discord. A second reason is that one explicitly has to join the IRC channel, and is thus more likely to actually be interested in the anniversary proceedings, whereas in Discord there will be crowds of people that are generally interested in the wiki, but not necessarily its anniversary. Thirdly, to join an IRC channel, one does not need to register an account, entering a nickname for a session is enough, while on Discord you need to register an account using an email address, something not everyone might be willing to do for a once-a-year event.

During this discussion, it has also occurred that there are various ways to interact with an IRC network. As IRC, Internet Relay Chat, is not an application, but a protocol, there exist many different ways to connect to a network, which may spark confusion in how to do so. The easiest way for our specific purposes would be to simply go to Special:Webchat on our very wiki, which embeds a web client (Mibbit), and join #mwikiawards from there. This way is currently the most advertised. Some users may find that they want to join using different clients, be they more convenient to use, more stable, or better suited for mobile devices. Informing visitors of the possible options and how-to's to make IRC in general more accessible is therefore something that is planned.

Tournaments

There is already more activity on the side of tournaments! A thread has been created by Fawfulthegreat64 (Talk Page · Forum Profile) to gauge interest in a Super Mario Maker 2 versus tournament. It has also been announced by Lakituthequick (Talk Page · Forum Profile) that Anniversary Scavenger is returning after being absent last year.

Killing Game has been announced to be hosted by GBAToad (Talk Page · Forum Profile) and The Pyro Guy (Talk Page · Forum Profile), themed around Neo Bowser City and with new stock mechanics, as well as nerving team-ups after feedback from previous editions. It was considered to make some sort of Killing Game/Mafia hybrid, but this has been abandoned.

There has also been interest in hosting Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, time trials in Mario Kart and F-Zero GX, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe versus/battle, and a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild photo search.

Awards

In this part of Anniversary Announcements, I will list all awards that have been discussed, and changes made to them. This includes existing awards, completely new ones and removals, and the additions, removals and changes within each award.

From Super Mario Maker 2, it has been considered to add levels to the Mario and Fail awards of 2D level, but no courses have been found to be interesting by the committee, positive nor negative.

In order to represent the recent release of Luigi's Mansion 3, boss ghosts from the series have been considered for M27 Favorite Boss Battle, but have instead been covered in a new award based on A25 Favorite Portrait Ghost from 2014. Which existing award will be replaced by this is yet to be considered. In addition, it was considered to add areas from this and sports series to F4 Worst RPG Area, modifying its reach to be more inclusive, as well as replacing F4, but these ideas did not gain traction.

Refer to this document for a full list of nominees.

Mario Awards
M9 Favorite Add-on Content
Add World Maker Update (version 3.0) (SMM2)
Change Version 2.0 update (SMM2) → A Legendary Update (version 2.0) (SMM2)
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), Special Episode (CT:TT), Nintendo Labo VR (SMO), Piranha Plant (SSBU), Multiplayer Pack (LM3), A Legendary Update (version 2.0) (SMM2), World Maker Update (version 3.0) (SMM2)
M10 Favorite Lyrical Song
Add Galantis ft. Charli XCX - WE ARE BORN TO PLAY (Super Nintendo World Japan promo)
Ashley's Theme (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.), Ignorance is Bliss (White Knuckle Scorin'), Tomorrow Hill (WarioWare: Smooth Moves), Galantis ft. Charli XCX - WE ARE BORN TO PLAY (Super Nintendo World Japan promo)
M12 Favorite Supporting Character
Add King Boo
Nabbit
Princess Daisy, Waluigi, Toadsworth, Diddy Kong, Professor E. Gadd, Toadette, Captain Toad, Birdo, Kamek, Poochy, Pauline, Cappy, King Boo, Nabbit
M13 Favorite Level Theme
Grassland, Desert, Snow/Ice, Mountain, Underground, Beach, Sky, Jungle, Space/Moon, Fire/Lava, Ghost House, Underwater, Castle, Airship, Factory/Industrial, Carnival, City/Town, Food/Sweets
M14 Favorite Species
Add Piranha Plants
Remove Tostarenans
Goombas, Koopa Troopas, Boos, Shy Guys, Chain Chomps, Bob-ombs, Dry Bones, Hammer Bros., Wigglers, Chargin' Chucks, Yoshis, Toads, Lumas, Magikoopas, Pokios, Humans, Bonneters, Piranha Plants
M15 Favorite Instrumental Track
Add Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64)
The Ultimate Show (Super Paper Mario)
Remove Underground Theme (Super Mario Bros.)
Underwater Theme (Super Mario Bros.)
Overworld Theme (Super Mario Bros.), Main Theme (Bob-omb Battlefield) (Super Mario 64), Steam Gardens (Super Mario Odyssey), Waluigi Pinball/Wario Stadium (Mario Kart DS), Athletic Theme (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island), Delfino Plaza (Super Mario Sunshine), Gusty Garden Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy), The Grand Finale (Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story), Buoy Base Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy), Rainbow Road (Mario Kart 64), Underground (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island), Rawk Hawk Battle (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door), Staff Roll (Super Mario 64), Regular Battle Theme (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga), Comet Observatory (Super Mario Galaxy), Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64), The Ultimate Show (Super Paper Mario)
M16 Favorite Item
Remove Motor Scooter
Bullet Bill
Tanooki Suit/Statue Leaf, Super Leaf, Super Star, Fire Flower, Mega Mushroom, Metal Cap, Wing Cap, Propeller Mushroom, Penguin Suit, Cloud Flower, Cape Feather, Gold Flower, Super Bell, Double Cherry, Mystery Mushroom, Hammer Suit, Super Crown
M17 Favorite Mario RPG
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Super Paper Mario, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition, Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, Paper Mario: Color Splash, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
M18 Favorite Mario Party Game
Mario Party, Mario Party 2, Mario Party 3, Mario Party 4, Mario Party 5, Mario Party 6, Mario Party Advance, Mario Party 7, Mario Party DS, Mario Party 8, Mario Party 9, Mario Party: Island Tour, Mario Party 10, Mario Party: Star Rush, Mario Party: The Top 100, Super Mario Party
M19 Favorite Villain
Bowser, Kamek, King K. Rool, Dimentio, Bowser Jr., King Boo, Count Bleck, Cackletta, Fawful, Wart, Sir Grodus, Shadow Queen, Lord Crump, Captain Syrup, Shroobs, Koopa Bros.
M20 Favorite Sports Game
Add Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Remove Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
Mario Tennis (N64), Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Superstar Baseball, Mario Strikers Charged, Mario Hoops 3-on-3, Mario Sports Mix, Super Mario Strikers, Mario Super Sluggers, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Mario Tennis Open, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario Sports Superstars, Mario Tennis Aces, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
M21 Favorite Puzzle Game
Dr. Mario (series), Tetris Attack, Yoshi's Cookie, Wario's Woods, Mario's Picross, Yoshi, Donkey Kong (Game Boy) / Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA), Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2 and onwards), DK: King of Swing / DK: Jungle Climber, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition
M22 Favorite Battle Course
Battle Course 1 (SNES), Skyscraper, Block Fort (N64), Pipe Plaza, Luigi's Mansion, Nintendo DS, Twilight House, Delfino Pier, Funky Stadium, Honeybee Hive, Battle Stadium, Dragon Palace, Lunar Colony, Urchin Underpass, Wuhu Town
M23 Favorite Capture
Notes This award is quickly falling stale after three years since Super Mario Odyssey, and is being considered for removal this year or next year.
Pokio, Tropical Wiggler, Bowser, Gushen, T-Rex, Chargin' Chuck, Glydon, Sherm, Uproot, Goomba, Frog, Yoshi, Lakitu, Parabones / Paragoomba, Hammer Bro / Fire Bro, Lava Bubble
M24 Favorite Costume
Add Satellaview
Remove Santa
Notes This award is quickly falling stale after three years since Super Mario Odyssey, and is being considered for removal this year or next year.
Skeleton, Mario 64, Sunshine, Knight, Boxer Shorts, Bowser's Wedding Suit, Samurai, Bridal, Waluigi, Mario Wedding Suit, Space, Tostarena set, Cowboy, Musician, Classic, Zombie, 8-Bit, Satellaview
M25 Favorite 2D Mario Level
World 1-1 (SMB), Donut Plains 1 (SMW), Forest of Illusion 3 (SMW), World 1-2 (SMB), World 2-Pyramid (SMB3), Donut Secret House (SMW), Painted Swampland (NSMBU), Front Door (SMW), World 8-7 (NSMBW), World 4-1 (SMB3), Yoshi's Island 2 (SMW), World 5-3 (SMB3), World 2-3 (NSMB), World 1-1 (NSMB), World 8-4 (SMB)
M26 Favorite 3D Mario Level
Toy Time Galaxy (SMG), Good Egg Galaxy (SMG), Gusty Garden Galaxy (SMG), Whomp's Fortress / Throwback Galaxy (SM64/SMG2), Grandmaster Galaxy (SMG2), Cosmic Cove Galaxy (SMG2), Bob-omb Battlefield (SM64), Tick Tock Clock (SM64), Pinna Park (SMS), Sirena Beach (SMS), Delfino Plaza / Airstrip (SMS), Mount Must Dash (SM3DW), The Great Tower of Bowser Land (SM3DW), Champion's Road (SM3DW), Metro Kingdom (SMO), Bowser's Kingdom (SMO), Wooded Kingdom (SMO), Sand Kingdom (SMO)
M27 Favorite Boss Battle
Add Shadow Queen (PM:TTYD)
Remove Torkdrift (SMO)
Knucklotec (SMO)
Phantamanta (SMS), Brobot (SPM), Rawk Hawk (PM:TTYD), Bowser in the Sky (SM64), Kaptain K. Rool 1 and 2 (DKC2), Super Dimentio (SPM), Elder Princess Shroob (M&L:PiT), Megaleg (SMG), General Guy (PM), Kingfin (SMG), Popple and Rookie (M&L:SS), Dark Bowser (M&L:BIS), Bowser / Meowser (SM3DW), Bowser (SMG), Mechawiggler (SMO), Bowser (SMO), Shadow Queen (PM:TTYD)
M28 Favorite Game Setting
Add The Last Resort (LM3)
Remove Prism Island (PM:CS)
Mushroom Kingdom (SMB), Mushroom Kingdom (PM), Super Mario RPG World, Dinosaur Land (SMW), Yoshi's Island (SMW2:YI), Isle Delfino (SMS), Beanbean Kingdom (M&L:SS), Rogueport & surrounding areas (PM:TTYD), Flipside / Flopside & dimensions (SPM), Sarasaland (SML), Donkey Kong Island (DKC), Sprixie Kingdom (SM3DW), Comet Observatory & galaxies (SMG), Pi'illo Island (M&L:DT), Super Mario Odyssey World, Crocodile Isle (DKC2), Peach's Castle (SM64), The Last Resort (LM3)
M29 Favorite Classic Game (GCN/GBA and older)
Add Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Remove Mario Party 2
Super Mario World, Super Mario 64, Paper Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, Donkey Kong 64, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island, Mario Kart 64, Wario Land 3, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Mario Party 3, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Super Mario Sunshine, Wario Land 4, Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
M30 Favorite Modern Game (Wii/DS and newer)
Add Luigi's Mansion 3
Super Mario Maker 2
Remove Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Paper Mario: Color Splash
Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario 3D Land, Super Paper Mario, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Mario 3D World, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Maker, Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, Super Mario Odyssey, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Yoshi's Crafted World, Luigi's Mansion 3, Super Mario Maker 2
M? Favorite Luigi's Mansion Boss Ghost (new)
Notes Award to be replaced is yet to be determined. The name is tentative.
Hellen Gravely, Madame Clairvoya, Boolossus, Bogmire, King Boo, Melody Pianissima, Amadeus Wolfgeist, Vincent Van Gore, Henry and Orville, Neville, Nikki, Lindsey & Ginny, Slim Bankshot, The Three Sisters, Ug
Fail Awards
F1 Worst Character
Mario, Princess Daisy, Waluigi, Wario, Petey Piranha, Birdo, Mimi, Starlow, Lubba, Bowser Jr., Toad, Fawful, Pink Gold Peach, Baby Rosalina, Kersti, Rosalina, Spewart
F2 Worst 2D Level
The Very Loooooong Cave (SMW2:YI), Tubular (SMW), World 8-3 (SMB), Endless World of Yoshis (SMW2:YI), World 9-7 (NSMBW), Lakitu's Wall (SMW2:YI), Mine Cart Madness (DKC), World 8-Bowser's Castle (SMB3), Stampede Sprint (DKC3), World 8-1 (SMB), World 4-2 (SMB2), World 7-8 (SMB3), The Big Board (WL4), Pendulum Castle (NSMBU), Doodle Woods (WL4), World 7-4 (SMB), World 3-5 (SMB3), World 6-4 (SMB3)
F3 Worst 3D Level
Corona Mountain (SMS), The Toxic Waterfall/Lily Pad Ride (SMS), Pachinko Game (SMS), Stone Cyclone Galaxy (SMG2), Wing Mario Over the Rainbow / Over the Rainbows (SM64), Sling Pod Galaxy (SMG), Rolling Gizmo Galaxy (SMG), Boss Blitz Galaxy (SMG2), Gold Leaf Galaxy (SMG), Bubble Breeze Galaxy (SMG), World 1-1 (SM3DL), Broken Blue Bully Belt (SM3DW), Fuzzy Time Mine (SM3DW), Champion's Road (SM3DW), Grandmaster Galaxy (SMG2), Luncheon Kingdom (SMO), Dark Side (SMO), Darker Side (SMO)
F4 Worst RPG Area
Bowser's Keep (SMRPG), Dry Dry Desert (PM), Flower Fields (PM), 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
Ice levels, Water levels, Autoscrolling levels, Ghost Houses, Star 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
F6 Worst Spin-off
Add Mario Kart Tour
Dr. Mario World
Dr. Mario 64, Mario Pinball Land, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Mario Party 9, Mario Super Sluggers, Mario Party Advance, Mario Party 10, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Mario Kart Arcade GP games, Super Mario Run, Game & Wario, Mario Kart Tour, Dr. Mario World
F7 Worst Enemy
Lakitus, Big Berthas, Wizzerds, Bandits, Rocky Wrenches, Bloopers, Cursyas, Goombas, Hammer Bros., Parabones, Fangs, Grinders (SMW2:YI)/Ukikis, Fuzzies, Burrbos, Urban Stingbies
F8 Worst Mario Kart Course
Add Rainbow Road (MK8)
Choco Mountain, Sky Garden, Shy Guy Beach, Rainbow Road (SNES), Yoshi Falls, Grumble Volcano, Sherbet Land (N64), Koopa Beach 2, Banshee Boardwalk, Maka Wuhu, Rosalina's Ice World, Rainbow Road (Wii), Dolphin Shoals, Bone-Dry Dunes, Rainbow Road (N64), Baby Park, Figure-8 Circuit, Rainbow Road (MK8)
F9 Worst Direction of Series
Add Dr. Mario
Mario Kart
Remove amiibo-centric/focused games
Notes While amiibo-centric/focused games reached the second place in this award, it has been moved to F10 because of how the definitions of these awards are set.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Paper Mario, Mario Party, Mario Tennis, New Super Mario Bros., Mario 3D games, WarioWare, Yoshi, Mario & Luigi, Dr. Mario, Mario Kart
F10 Worst Game Mechanic
Add Content requiring amiibo
Gacha
Boilerworks rafting (LM3)
Dimensional Flipping (SPM), Star Bits (SMG & SMG2), Camera (3D Games), Vibes (SPP), Joystick twirling (MP1), Limited inventory (PM & PM:TTYD), Stickers/Battle Cards (PM:SS/PM:CS), Button mashing (MP1), Gyroscope / motion controls, Vehicles (MP9 & MP10), Extra life system, Chance Minigames (Mario Party series), Must use easy mode character in 4 player mode (NSMBUDX), Content requiring amiibo, Gacha, Boilerworks rafting (LM3)
F11 Biggest Missed Opportunity
Add Not having Waluigi in the main Wario or Mario games
Lack of Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch
Change Taking down fangames → Frequent takedowns of fan content containing intellectual property
Remove Wrecking Crew '98 not being localized
Mario Takes America cancellation
Sony partnership failure, Improper handling of trans characters (Birdo, Vivian), Inadequate amiibo production, Super Mario Spikers cancellation, Failure of the Mario Artist series, Mario & Wario not being localized, Abandoning Paper Mario: Sticker Star early build, Donkey Kong Racing cancellation, Super Mario's Wacky Worlds cancellation, Frequent takedowns of fan content containing intellectual property, Lack of online level sharing in SMM3DS, Wasted potential of Ruined Kingdom, Rejection of Archie Comics Super Mario series pitch, Not properly localising obscure names in Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, Not having Waluigi in the main Wario or Mario games, Lack of Virtual Console on Nintendo Switch
F12 Worst Game Objective
Add 9,999,999 Coins (NSMB2)
Remove Star / Moon Coin challenges (MG:WT)
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), One million Coins (NSMB2), Green Stars (SMG2), Completing every level with every character (SM3DW), Chasing General White (PM:TTYD), Super Expert Mode (SMM), Beach Volleyball (SMO), Jump-Rope Challenge (SMO), Purple Coins (SMG1 / SMG2), 9,999,999 Coins (NSMB2)
F13 Worst Remake
Add New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Remove Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario 64 DS, Super Mario Advance, Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2, Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3, Diddy Kong Racing DS, Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Super Mario All-Stars, Luigi's Mansion (3DS), Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
F14 Worst Setting
Subcon (SMB2), Starship Mario & galaxies (SMG2), Mushroom Kingdom (SM3DL), Sprixie Kingdom (SM3DW), Flipside / Flopside & dimensions (SPM), Mushroom Kingdom (M&L:PiT), Pi'illo Island (M&L:DT), Party Cube (MP4), Star Carnival (MP8), Shroom City (MPA), Party Islands (MP:IT), Egg Island (YNI), Transformed Wario Castle (WW), DK Isles / Crocodile Isle (DK64), The Fun Fair & surrounding areas (MPL), Mushroom Kingdom (PM:SS)
F15 Most Disappointing Game
Add Mario Kart Tour
Remove Mario Party 8
New Super Mario Bros. 2, Paper Mario: Sticker Star, Yoshi's New Island, Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Mario Party 10, Super Paper Mario, Mario Party 9, Diddy Kong Racing DS, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Super Mario All-Stars Limited Edition, Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Party: Island Tour, Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS, Super Mario 3D World, Yoshi's Crafted World, Super Mario Party, Mario Kart Tour

Thanks for reading another edition of Anniversary Announcements! I hope to see you around, next month!

All information above was correct as of 13 May 2020.

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