The 'Shroom:Issue 161/Pipe Plaza

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Director’s Notes

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Written by: Zange (talk)

Happy August everyone! If you're someone who's going back to school in the coming weeks (or if you've already gone back), please stay safe! I start college in about two weeks so things are crazy for me right now. In unrelated news, one of my favorite music groups is releasing new music on Monday and I cannot WAIT.

I hope everyone enjoyed awards yesterday! I certainly did, it's always one of my favorite times of the year. I'm already excited for next year~ :3c

Don't forget if you're interested in writing a section for Pipe Plaza, you can check out the sign up page to see what catches your interest! Enjoy the month, and Pipe Plaza as well!

Section of the Month

Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Mario Calendar 7 38.89% GPM1000
2nd NIWA News 5 27.78% Alex95
3rd Interview 4 22.22% Ninja Squid

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


Written by: Alex95 (talk)

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


  • FLAME1232 was promoted to the rank of Patroller on Inkipedia!
  • Ruthless Cutie was promoted to the rank of Patroller on Nookipedia!
  • Aidanzapunk was promoted to the rank of Bureaucrat on SmashWiki!
  • Samwell was repromoted to the rank of Bureaucrat on WiKirby!



Mario Calendar

Written by: GPM1000 (talk)

It’s GPM1000 here once again for another month of Mario Calendar! I’m sure you’ve caught on to what this is all about, but if you’re new here, here’s the deal: there are a lot of games that Mario is featured in, right? Wouldn’t it be interesting to see the history of those Mario games? Well here is where that happens! Here I list all of the Mario games that have come out in any one month, this month being August! Well, I’m sure you know what’s up now, and want me to stop rambling, so 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

Overall, I must say, this month was very light! There were some good things such as Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island, but there were many days where nothing was released overall! Oh well, not every month can be an incredible one! Although, let’s be honest, any month is a win if a Mario game is released. Hope you guys enjoyed this month’s Mario Calendar, and I’ll see you next month :)

Anniversary Announcements

Written by: Lakituthequick (talk)

“Surprisingly it wasn't Ernest Fine! He was, well, Ernest Fine, but he may have done the Ernest Crime, like the murderous Ernest Slime he is. Hopefully we can solve this before we run out of Ernest Time!”
Fun With Despair (Talk Page · Forum Profile)

Hello again, it's me again with Anniversary Announcements!

The Pyro Guys

Happy anniversary Super Mario Wiki! The wiki blew out 15 candles on 12 August! The ceremony was the 14th! If you somehow haven't watched it yet, do so now! There was all sorts of quality presentations, you're missing out man! Check them out here!


We're nearing the end of the Awards season, so tournaments are also starting to wrap up. Let's see those scoreboards.

Mario Awards Killing Game 4: Despair Incorporated

The merge map of Neo Hope Foundation has been one of the most chaotic Killing Game maps we have ever seen on the Super Mario Boards! Insofar, we have had events such as Ernest Cline night, in which everyone dressed up as an Ernest that rhymes with Cline. In addition, we have had a murderous clown night, with the clown successfully hitting a murder and escaping from the game, besides the regular kill of the night. And then later, the main… antagonist? …Big Changes has been revealed! The game is soon coming to an end…

Panel de Pon

The 12th round has been extended to allow for people to complete their presentations, and is going on in parallel to the 13th round.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

After six rounds, Yoshiwaker has won the single battles, congratulations! Only a couple matches remain to be played for doubles.

Mario Kart Wii Time Trials

The ninth and final round has been played. The sixth course has been Wario's Gold Mine, the seventh was Mushroom Gorge, the eight Moo Moo Meadows and the final one was, per tradition, Rainbow Road. The final race was the face-off between fantanoice, who had the fastest lap in all previous rounds, and Lakituthequick, who also consistently placed high. In the end, the winner of Rainbow Road was… fantanoice! Congratulations!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe versus/battles

Last minute sign-ups ensured that two rounds could be played instead of one! After two rounds of both versus and battles, Crackin355 has taken the win in both of them, congratulations!

Anniversary Scavenger Mini

Because of planning issues creating a full-blown Anniversary Scavenger, a small one was instead hosted within just the ceremony instead of community-wide. While the ceremony is over, it is still possible to sign up and play along while reading through the presentations again.

Committee Interviews

Welcome to Committee Interviews! In this part of Anniversary Announcements, I will do short interviews with the members of the Awards Committee, so you can get to know them a bit better!
This month, a returning member: Zange!


Lakituthequick You first joined the Committee in 2016 and this year was your second time. What made you decide to join, then and now?
Zange I'm not even sure why I decided to join AC the first time - I think just taking part in that big process seemed really cool to younger me. This time around, there were a few people who convinced me to go for it, and I decided to take another whirl at it.
Lakituthequick You weren't entirely convinced yourself yet?
Zange There was a little inkling of "wanting to try again", they just gave me the last nudge I needed to go for it.
Lakituthequick Nice, glad you joined us!
Lakituthequick Does your position as Pipe Plaza director affect joining and/or being in the AC in any way?
Zange Not particularly? Though I will say getting to see Anniversary Announcements a few days in advance is a nice little bonus, hehe.
Lakituthequick Aw, thank you.
Lakituthequick What did you consider the most fun part of being in the Committee, or otherwise in the Awards?
Zange For Committee, I really enjoyed some of the conversation about what nominees to add or take out. I don't play a whole lot of Mario, especially not the new games, but it's nice seeing people talk about them in this kind of sense. For Awards in general, making presentations have always been my favorite part. (i ended up late to work one day because of one of mine this year but that's a story for later!)
Lakituthequick I'll be sure to ask about that later then!
Lakituthequick Did you set any goals for yourself for the awards, or did you just want to have fun?
Zange I guess I just wanted to have fun! Awards season is always an awesome time, it's nice seeing the things that come out of it.
Lakituthequick I can't agree more with that! Presentations, games, it's all a good time.
Lakituthequick Alright, and is there anything you want to add yourself before we wrap things up?
Zange Not off the top of my head, nope
Lakituthequick Okay! Then I'll thank you for your moment of time, and have fun at the ceremony!
Zange Thank you, you as well!
Lakituthequick Pleasure's all mine.

And that's it for this month! Next month I'll be back one last time with the last updates on tournaments that are rounding up, and with two more Committee Interviews. Until then, have a good month!

All information above was correct as of 13 August 2020.
Sprite credits: A.J. Nitro, Atz Chan (tSR)

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