The 'Shroom:Issue 159/Pipe Plaza

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Written by: Zange (talk)

Hello to all the lovely readers old and new, and welcome to this month's Pipe Plaza! As of last week, I'm officially graduated! And in typical me fashion of waiting until the last minute to do the important things, we are only just now finalizing college plans. Yeah the last several months have been extremely messy, not helped at all by the world diving headfirst into the worst game of Jumanji ever! But I'm more focused on what I could be doing next rather than what I could have done before.

If you haven't already, go check out the first ever 'Shroomfest! For those wondering what side I will be taking, well, you'll just have to wait and see, now won't you? But ah, I will say that no matter what side I end up falling on, everyone on both sides should enjoy my contributions to the side I do pick. If you've been paying attention to recent Mach Speed Mayhem antics, you probably have an idea of where this is going. :3c

Unfortunately, Hooded Pitohui has decided to put 'Shroom Recap on hiatus, so we won't be seeing it for a good while. But don't fret, if you're thinking about writing a section similar to it (or even a different section entirely), you can! Head to the sign up page to get started!

Do enjoy this month's Pipe Plaza!

Section of the Month

Pipe Plaza SECTION OF THE MONTH
Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Mario Calendar 16 45.71% GPM1000
2nd Anniversary Announcements 13 37.14% Lakituthequick
3rd NIWA News 6 17.14% Alex95



MarioWiki Sections

Stay up-to-date with the latest happenings from the NIWA wiki network!
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Find out all about this month's Super Mario releases.
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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

  • Follower of Light was promoted to the rank of Administrator on Dragon Quest Wiki!
  • Alex95 was promoted to the title of Editor-in-Chief on F-Zero Wiki!
  • Tacopill was re-promoted to the rank of Administrator on Fire Emblem Wiki!
  • AlexBot2004 and AgentParadox were promoted to the rank of Patroller on Nookipedia!
  • StrawberryChan was promoted to the rank of Administrator on WiKirby!

Demotions

Maintenance

Other

Mario Calendar

Back again for another month! I know, crazy! Multiple months in a row! Anyways, welcome to Mario Calendar! My name is GPM1000, and here is where we dive back into the history of our favorite mustachioed plumber. I’ll be listing every Mario game that has ever released in the month of June. Let’s a go!

Region Abbreviations

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

Console Abbreviations

Abb. Console
NES Nintendo Entertainment System
Famicom Family Computer Disk System
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 Player
NVS Nvidia Shield
ACPC Amstrad CPC
Atari Atari

And that’s it! Overall, I’d say it was a pretty quiet month, but there were definitely gems, like Super Mario 64 coming out in Japan! Anyways, thanks for reading! See you next month!

Anniversary Announcements

Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)

“Using our new neo bot technology, results are given by just pasting back your action submission and then killing someone entirely at random.”
The Pyro Guy (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

From the special 'Shroom team of Pipe Plaza, we're broadcasting a new edition of Anniversary Announcements. Okay then, I'd like to tell you something.

The Woozy Guys

Yes, the time has come! The polls are now open!

Vote here!

Also, do not forget to vote in the Community Awards! Go here for the dossier! If you voted last week, be sure to check out the articles in this edition of The 'Shroom that were still broken when the polls opened!

In a few weeks, presentation sign-ups will also open up.

Tournaments

A bunch of tournaments have solidified since last month! Let's go into the details of each one.

Mario Awards Killing Game 4: Despair Incorporated

The fourth annual Awards Killing Game on the Super Mario Boards (and fifth overall). Killing Game is a game loosely based on the Danganronpa series, and involves solving murders that were committed by one of the players during a night phase. The setting of this year is Neo Bowser City, specifically the Neo Bowser Tower, in which stock trading is the main business.
As traditional for Awards Killing Games, the players have been split into two maps, dubbed after two corporations that are located in this building. After the player counts have been reduced, the remaining players will join on a third map.

Panel de Pon

The recent release of Panel de Pon in Nintendo Switch Online's Super Nintendo Entertainment System library, which allows for online multiplayer, has prompted the hosting of a tournament in this game. Panel de Pon is an action puzzle game, where coloured blocks, that rise up from below the field, need to be aligned to make them disappear and earn points. It shares similarities with Tetris, but is a whole different game regardless.
The tournament takes shape in the form of a Round Robin format, where every player faces everyone else over the course of several rounds.
This tournament is currently ongoing, with the third round (out of fifteen) starting around the release date of this publication.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

A returning tournament from last year, these are singles and doubles of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The singles are played in a Swiss tournament style, while the doubles are played in Round Robin. Specific game rules apply to each match.
The tournament is currently ongoing. Steamed Hams are being served in doubles.

Mario Kart Wii Time Trials

Following time trial tournaments in previous years, this year's time trial tournament is hosted in Mario Kart Wii. Players have a week for every course to set the fastest time, and the slowest player drops at the end of that. Courses are chosen at random with the exception of the first and last one.
The first course was Luigi Circuit, and the second is DS Delfino Square. The third round is to start the Monday after this publication.

Other games include an upcoming Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament and the third Anniversary Scavenger to be hosted by Lakituthequick. A thread is open to gauge interest for a Super Mario Maker 2 versus tournament by Fawfulthegreat64, but thread this isn't active, and while sign-ups for F-Zero GX time trials by Superchao were opened, the turnout was too low to proceed with this game.
Loose ideas for an art contest and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild exist, but are nothing more than that at this time.

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.

In the last two meetings, the traditional complete review has been done. In this check, all of the awards are once again checked for potential errors, formatting and last-minute changes. Awards that were changed during the complete review are listed again. Very small changes in formatting are omitted for brevity.

Refer to this document for a full list of nominees.

Mario Awards
M15 Favorite Instrumental Track
Change Regular Battle Theme (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga) → Battle/Come on! (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga)
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), Battle/Come on! (Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga), Comet Observatory (Super Mario Galaxy), Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64), The Ultimate Show (Super Paper Mario)
M16 Favorite Item
Add Master Sword (SMM2)
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, Master Sword (SMM2)
M24 Favorite Costume (removed)
M24 Favorite Luigi's Mansion Boss (new)
Change Nikki, Lindsey & Ginny → Nikki, Lindsey, & Ginny
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
Community Awards
C1 Favorite Active 'Shroom Writer
Add Koops (wiki boards)
MrConcreteDonkey (wiki boards userpedia)
FunkyK38 (wiki boards)
Coffee (boards)
Shy Guy on Wheels (wiki boards)
winstein (wiki boards)
Magolor04726 (wiki boards)
GPM1000 (wiki boards)
Lord Bowser (wiki boards userpedia)
Goombuigi (wiki boards)
Change Chibiki Daisy → Zange (wiki boards)
LudwigVon → Ninja Squid (wiki boards userpedia)
Remove Raregold (wiki boards)
Meta Knight (wiki boards)
The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia)
Mariofan169 (wiki boards)
Stargazing (wiki boards userpedia)
Marshall Dan Troop
MsRetroGeek (wiki boards)
Anton (wiki boards userpedia), Superchao (wiki boards userpedia), Hooded Pitohui (wiki boards), Lakituthequick (wiki boards userpedia), BBQ Turtle (wiki boards), Ninja Squid (wiki boards userpedia), Yoshi876 (wiki boards userpedia), Alex95 (wiki boards userpedia), Zange (wiki boards), Quizmelon (wiki), Koops (wiki boards), MrConcreteDonkey (wiki boards userpedia), FunkyK38 (wiki boards), Coffee (boards), Shy Guy on Wheels (wiki boards), winstein (wiki boards), Magolor04726 (wiki boards), GPM1000 (wiki boards), Lord Bowser (wiki boards userpedia), Goombuigi (wiki boards)
C2 Favorite Retired 'Shroom Writer
Add Raregold (wiki boards)
Smasher (wiki boards userpedia)
Meta Knight (wiki boards)
The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia)
Shoey (wiki boards userpedia)
Mariofan169 (wiki boards)
MsRetroGeek (wiki boards)
Parakoopa144 (boards)
Remove Lord Bowser (wiki boards userpedia)
Walkazo (wiki boards userpedia)
PowerKamek (wiki boards)
Stooben (wiki boards userpedia)
Crocodile Dippy (wiki boards)
Time Turner (wiki boards userpedia)
DragonFreak (wiki boards userpedia)
Paper_Yoshi (wiki)
Mr. Edo (wiki boards userpedia), Super Mario Bros. (wiki boards userpedia), Toadbert101 (wiki boards userpedia), Baby Luigi (wiki boards userpedia), Andymii (wiki boards), Shokora (wiki boards userpedia), Roserade (wiki boards), Tucayo (wiki boards userpedia), YKMR3000 (wiki boards), Luigi 64DD (wiki boards), Raregold (wiki boards), Smasher (wiki boards userpedia), Meta Knight (wiki boards), The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia), Shoey (wiki boards userpedia), Mariofan169 (wiki boards), MsRetroGeek (wiki boards), Parakoopa144 (boards)
C3 Favorite Artist
Add ZelenPixel (wiki boards)
Roserade (wiki boards)
Magolor04726 (wiki boards)
Moldomré (wiki boards)
Zange (wiki boards)
Remove Raregold (wiki boards)
Hooded Pitohui (wiki boards)
Neptune (wiki boards userpedia)
Mr. Edo (wiki boards userpedia), Toadbert101 (wiki boards userpedia), Smg2daisy (wiki boards userpedia), Lakituthequick (wiki boards userpedia), Anton (wiki boards userpedia), The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia), Fawfulthegreat64 (wiki boards userpedia), GBAToad (wiki boards userpedia), Turboo (wiki boards userpedia), Koops (wiki boards), BBQ Turtle (wiki boards), Doc von Schmeltwick (wiki boards), ZelenPixel (wiki boards), Roserade (wiki boards), Magolor04726 (wiki boards), Moldomré (wiki boards), Zange (wiki boards)
C4 Favorite 2019 Awards Presentation
Add M10 - Favorite Lyrical Song - Zange
C10 - Outstanding Community Achievement Award - Mr. Edo & Roserade
C9 - Favorite Written 'Shroom Section of the Past Year - Roserade
M8 - Favorite Art Style - BBQ Turtle
C3 - Favorite Artist - Anton
M3 - Favorite Mario Platformer - Fawfulthegreat64
C7 - Favorite 'Shroom Core Staff - Hooded Pitohui
F9 - Worst Direction of Series - Mr. Edo
M30 - Favorite Modern Game (Wii/DS and newer) - Snack
C5 - Wiki Contributor Award 2019 - Meta Knight
C8 - Best 'Shroom Section Design - Lakituthequick
F5 - Worst Level Concept - Turboo
M13 - Favorite Level Theme - The Pyro Guy
M15 - Favorite Instrumental Track - Anton
M22 - Favorite Battle Course - Mr. Edo
F14 - Worst Setting - GBAToad
F4 - Worst RPG Area - Alex95
F7 - Worst Enemy - The Pyro Guy
C5 Wiki Contributor Award 2020
Add Lord Grammaticus (wiki)
Doomhiker (wiki boards)
The Mansion (wiki)
Scrooge200 (wiki)
Waluigi Time (wiki)
Infinite8 (wiki boards)
Obsessive Mario Fan (wiki)
MarioComix (wiki)
Remove EDShoot (wiki)
Time Turner (wiki boards userpedia)
Wildgoosespeeder (wiki)
2257 (wiki boards userpedia)
L151 (wiki boards userpedia)
Toadette the Achiever (wiki)
Alex95 (wiki boards userpedia), Baby Luigi (wiki boards userpedia), BBQ Turtle (wiki boards), Doc von Schmeltwick (wiki boards), Glowsquid (wiki boards), LuigiMaster123 (wiki boards), Mario jc (wiki boards userpedia), Mister Wu (wiki boards), Bye Guy (wiki boards), TheFlameChomp (wiki boards), LinkTheLefty (wiki), Yoshi the SSM (wiki boards), Lord Grammaticus (wiki), Doomhiker (wiki boards), The Mansion (wiki), Scrooge200 (wiki), Waluigi Time (wiki), Infinite8 (wiki boards), Obsessive Mario Fan (wiki), MarioComix (wiki)
C6 Favorite 'Shroom Team
Fake News, Fun Stuff, Palette Swap, Pipe Plaza, Critic Corner, Strategy Wing
C7 Favorite 'Shroom Core Staff
Add Doomhiker (wiki boards)
Zange (wiki boards)
Smasher (wiki boards userpedia)
Change LudwigVon → Ninja Squid (wiki boards userpedia)
Remove Raregold (wiki boards)
MsRetroGeek (wiki boards)
Tucayo (wiki boards userpedia)
MrConcreteDonkey (wiki boards userpedia), Yoshi876 (wiki boards userpedia), FunkyK38 (wiki boards), Superchao (wiki boards userpedia), Mr. Edo (wiki boards userpedia), 2257 (wiki boards userpedia), Turboo (wiki boards userpedia), Anton (wiki boards userpedia), Meta Knight (wiki boards), Lord Bowser (wiki boards userpedia), Ninja Squid (wiki boards userpedia), The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia), Lakituthequick (wiki boards userpedia), Hooded Pitohui (wiki boards), Roserade (wiki boards), Doomhiker (wiki boards), Zange (wiki boards), Smasher (wiki boards userpedia)
C8 Best 'Shroom Section Design
Add 'Shroom FM (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))
Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire (ManKoops (talk))
Drawn and Pressed (winstein (talk))
TV Tomorrow (Quizmelon (talk))
News Flush (Lord Bowser (talk))
Hot Pot Reviews (Zange (talk))
Picross (Goombuigi (talk))
Anagrams (BBQ Turtle (talk))
Change Poll Committee Discussion (9th Poll Committee) → Poll Committee Discussion (10th Poll Committee)
Monthly Report (LudwigVon) → Monthly Report (Ninja Squid (talk))
Remove Ongoing Fan Projects (The Pyro Guy (talk))
New Articles (LudwigVon)
Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))
Community Report (LudwigVon)
The 'Shroom Report (LudwigVon)
DragonFreak's Review Quest (DragonFreak (talk))
Galactic Expedition (Meta Knight (talk))
Pokédex Power (Yoshi876 (talk)), Dear Anton (Hypnotoad (talk)), Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk)), Poll Committee Discussion (10th Poll Committee), NIWA Spotlight (Alex95 (talk)), Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Hypnotoad (talk)), Mach Speed Mayhem (Superchao (talk)), Monthly Report (Ninja Squid (talk)), Meta Knight's Dream Land Journal (Meta Knight (talk)), Selling Out (Raregold (talk)), It's aMAZEing (Lakituthequick (talk)), 'Shroom FM (MrConcreteDonkey (talk)), Koops, Your Emblem is on Fire (ManKoops (talk)), Drawn and Pressed (winstein (talk)), TV Tomorrow (Quizmelon (talk)), News Flush (Lord Bowser (talk)), Hot Pot Reviews (Zange (talk)), Picross (Goombuigi (talk))
C9 Favorite Written 'Shroom Section of the Past Year
Add Drawn and Pressed (winstein (talk))
World of Plight (Magolor04726 (talk))
Smashing Reviews (Smasher (talk))
TV Tomorrow (Quizmelon (talk))
News Flush (Lord Bowser (talk))
SGoW's Declassified Mario Kart Wii Survival Guide (Shy Guy on Wheels (talk))
Change Poll Committee Discussion (9th Poll Committee) → Poll Committee Discussion (10th Poll Committee)
'Shroom Recap (Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Raregold (talk)) → 'Shroom Recap (Hooded Pitohui (talk))
Remove Selling Out (Raregold (talk))
Rising Sun Reviews (Mariofan169 (talk))
Travel Guide (ManKoops (talk))
Shop Scout (Hooded Pitohui (talk))
Take Cover! (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk))
The 'Shroom Report (LudwigVon)
NIWA Spotlight (Alex95 (talk))
Monthly Report (LudwigVon)
Anniversary Announcements (Lakituthequick (talk)), Mach Speed Mayhem (Superchao (talk)), Anton's Half-Baked Reviews (Hypnotoad (talk)), 'Shroom Recap (Hooded Pitohui (talk)), Hot Pot Reviews (Zange (talk)), Poll Committee Discussion (10th Poll Committee), Interview (Superchao (talk)), Meta Knight's Dream Land Journal (Meta Knight (talk)), Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? (FunkyK38 (talk)), Mario's Boombox (Hooded Pitohui (talk)), Drawn and Pressed (winstein (talk)), World of Plight (Magolor04726 (talk)), Smashing Reviews (Smasher (talk)), TV Tomorrow (Quizmelon (talk)), News Flush (Lord Bowser (talk)), SGoW's Declassified Mario Kart Wii Survival Guide (Shy Guy on Wheels (talk))
C10 Outstanding Community Achievement Award
Add Roserade (wiki boards)
Hooded Pitohui (wiki boards)
Doomhiker (wiki boards)
Change LudwigVon → Ninja Squid (wiki boards userpedia)
Porplemontage (wiki boards userpedia), 2257 (wiki boards userpedia), Walkazo (wiki boards userpedia), Turboo (wiki boards userpedia), Anton (wiki boards userpedia), Superchao (wiki boards userpedia), Smasher (wiki boards userpedia), Yoshi876 (wiki boards userpedia), Tucayo (wiki boards userpedia), MrConcreteDonkey (wiki boards userpedia), Lord Bowser (wiki boards userpedia), GBAToad (wiki boards userpedia), Lakituthequick (wiki boards userpedia), Mr. Edo (wiki boards userpedia), Glowsquid (wiki boards), Meta Knight (wiki boards), Ninja Squid (wiki boards userpedia), The Pyro Guy (wiki boards userpedia), Roserade (wiki boards), Hooded Pitohui (wiki boards), Doomhiker (wiki boards)

This has been a speed crazy dream extravaganza episode of Anniversary Announcements! That's it everyone, we'll see you next month!

All information above was correct as of 18 June 2020.


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