The 'Shroom:Issue 169/Pipe Plaza

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Director’s Notes

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Written by: Zange (talk)

Hello and welcome to this month's Pipe Plaza! As I write this, it is currently less than a week from opening night of the spring play at my college! (Some of you have probably heard me mention "the Shakespeare thing", my personal prop table, or a certain pie... these are all related to the play) I'm very stressed and tired and currently trying to not murder my voice!! Send lots of caffeinated drinks pls, I will not survive otherwise.

Anyways, gonna keep this short and sweet! Don't forget that Pipe Plaza has expanded to include basic informational sections! These can be over just about any topic as long as you're introducing the readers to it! Or, if you'd prefer to write a wiki-based section, you can still do that too! Either way, you should head to the sign up page for more information! Zange out!

Place Section Votes % Writer
1st A Forum History Module 8 50.00% Hooded Pitohui
2nd Poll Committee Discussion 6 37.50% winstein
3rd Mario Calendar 1 6.25% GPM1000
3rd NIWA News 1 6.25% 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

The best analysis of the polls around!
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Written by: Alex95 (talk)

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


  • SnorlaxMonster and Spriteit were both promoted from Bureaucrat to the Editorial Board on Bulbapedia!
  • AlexBot2004 was promoted to the rank of Bureaucrat on Nookipedia!
  • TheFlameChomp has returned to his Adminitrator rank on the Super Mario Wiki!


  • Moydow was demoted on Lylat Wiki and Nintendo Wiki due to inactivity.
  • Trig Jegman has stepped down from his roles on WikiBound and WiKirby.


Mario Calendar

Written by: GPM1000 (talk)

Hey everyone! I’m honestly a little surprised that the ‘Shroom still exists, seeing that Mario died last month and all, but I suppose there’s no better way to honor our favorite mustached plumber (or second favorite, who knows?). Anyways, welcome to Mario Calendar! This is where I list all the Mario games that have ever come out in a certain month. Seeing as this month is April, I suppose it’s a good idea to write this about April! Let’s get into it!

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
UK United Kingdom

Console Abbreviations

Abb. Console
NES Nintendo Entertainment System
Famicom Family Computer Disk System
SNES Super Nintendo Entertainment System
N64 Nintendo 64
GC Nintendo GameCube
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
Wii U VC Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console
VB Virtual Boy
G&W Game and Watch
64DD Nintendo 64 Disk Drive
MS-DOS Microsoft Disk Operating System
CD-i Philips CD-i
IQ iQue Player
NVS Nvidia Shield
ACPC Amstrad CPC
ZX ZX Spectrum
Coleco Colecovision
TI-99 Texas Instruments TI-99/4A

And once again, that’s it for this month! I would honestly argue that this was an extremely important month for Mario games. It didn’t have many mainline titles, but it had extremely important spin-offs like Mario Kart Wii and Super Smash Bros. It also had some less important but still influential spin-offs like Super Paper Mario. Overall, I’d say it’s a very good month for Mario. Too bad he’s dead. See you next month!

Poll Committee Discussion


Written by: BBQ Turtle (talk)

Hello everyone, and welcome to this month's Poll Committee Discussion! It's BBQ Turtle writing the section this month, and we've got four polls to take a look at. So we'll get right to it after...

The News

Just a couple of small announcements this month. We're still making polls, and since last month, Hooded Pitohui and Ninja Squid have been keeping an eye on the committee for their two week terms. We've also run our April Fool's poll this month, and with a surprisingly high voter turnout! Despite only being up for a day, it's the poll that's managed to get the most votes this month. And while this won't cause too much of a shake up outside of the poll committee, we're looking into reworking some of the rules and guidelines to simplify some of the wording a bit. Hopefully this should make things easier for members of the committee this year and in future committees to come.


What do you want to see in a new Mario smartphone app? (Lakituthequick (talk), February 28th, 2021)

What do you want to see in a new Mario smartphone app?

I would like to see a spin-off series' game such as Yoshi or WarioWare 21.84% (373 votes)
I think Mario should have remained strictly on Nintendo consoles in the first place 19.91% (340 votes)
I would like to see a new game that improves on an existing Mario app's gameplay 15.05% (257 votes)
The apps we have now are fine; future games should be only on Nintendo consoles 12.12% (207 votes)
I would like to see a game based on a main sub-series that is yet to receive an app 11.30% (193 votes)
I would like to see an app that makes use of the Mario world, but offers new gameplay which doesn't resemble an existing subseries 10.71% (183 votes)
I would like to see more new Mario apps based on any sub-series 4.10% (70 votes)
I'd like to see a social app, like Miitomo 3.51% (60 votes)
I'd like to see a different non-game app 1.46% (25 votes)
Total Votes: 1,708

What is your opinion on videogames being available for a limited time, such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35? (Goombuigi (talk) and Ninja Squid (talk), March 14th, 2021)

What is your opinion on videogames being available for a limited time, such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35?

I don't like the concept of limited releases at all. 59.52% (1,391 votes)
I find this concept suitable, but only if the games are available in another form afterwards. 9.67% (226 votes)
As long as the games in question are playable after they are no longer purchasable, then I am fine with that. 9.50% (222 votes)
Limited release games are okay, but only if they are related to a limited event, such as an anniversary 4.79% (112 votes)
I don't mind them, as long the limited release period only affects physical games. 4.32% (101 votes)
As long as there isn't an excessive amount of limited-edition games, I am alright with this concept. 4.19% (98 votes)
I am alright with this approach, and it doesn't change my opinion on said games. 4.15% (97 votes)
I don't have an opinion. 2.78% (65 votes)
I don't mind them, as long the limited release period only affects digital games. 1.07% (25 votes)
Total Votes: 2,337

With the unexpected passing of beloved community hero Mario Mario, who do you hope takes on the mantle of "Super Mario"? (Roserade (talk), April 1st, 2021)

With the unexpected passing of beloved community hero Mario Mario, who do you hope takes on the mantle of "Super Mario"?

Luigi. It only makes sense to follow in the footsteps of his brother. 35.16% (1,110 votes)
Nobody could EVER replace Mario Mario as "Super Mario". 15.58% (492 votes)
Waluigi. Just look at him. 13.56% (428 votes)
Other 8.27% (261 votes)
Wario. This community deserves more work from the rich 1%. 5.51% (174 votes)
Princess Peach. She should become the hero for her people. 5.10% (161 votes)
Blue Toad. He's the unsung underdog who deserves a shot at the big time. 5.04% (159 votes)
Yoshi. As the one who raised him, he should take on his legacy. 4.81% (152 votes)
Link. He's already the Hero of Hyrule, being Super Mario won't be any harder. 4.31% (136 votes)
Toadette. She's proof of the "power of pink". 2.66% (84 votes)
Total Votes: 3,157

The upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park is largely Mario-themed. Which other Nintendo franchises might you like to see in future expansions? (BBQ Turtle (talk) and Hooded Pitohui (talk), March 28th, 2021)

The upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park is largely Mario-themed. Which other Nintendo franchises might you like to see in future expansions?

The Legend of Zelda 26.51% (697 votes)
Pokémon 15.52% (408 votes)
Kirby 15.48% (407 votes)
I would like to see the park further emphasise the Mario subseries by expanding its content themed around subseries such as Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Wario 15.21% (400 votes)
Splatoon 8.98% (236 votes)
I would like to see a Nintendo franchise other than those listed incorporated into the park 5.33% (140 votes)
I have no opinion on this subject 4.68% (123 votes)
I would prefer to see the parks stick to a Mario theme 4.45% (117 votes)
Metroid 3.84% (101 votes)
Total Votes: 2,629


What do you want to see in a new Mario smartphone app?

It's been a while since a new Mario based app has been released, and they've all had some mixed reactions- although the most popular option doesn't reflect that, the second and fourth place options do. Taking almost 20% of the votes in second is the option for people who would have preferred Mario games to remain on consoles and not have apps in the first place, and fourth place took just over 12% for people who don't want to see any more apps. As for what series people would like to see a app made for, Mario's spin-off series like Yoshi and WarioWare took the top spot, with almost 22% of the votes and a main sub-series in 5th with just over 11%. People have pointed out how well WarioWare games would transition to a mobile app, and Mario games are always expected to be popular in general, even if they are the sub-series. The poll also included several options for new types of games too- third place voters wanted to see an app that improves on the gameplay of an existing app, and microtransactions aside, this is usually one of the most frequently complained about aspects of the apps. The sixth place option took about 10% of the vote for people who wanted to see new gameplay entirely in a new app, while the remaining three options each took a smaller portion of the votes for an sort of new app, a social app like Miitomo, or an entirely different non game-based app, suggesting that people would rather see something more familiar in an app than something experimental.

What is your opinion on videogames being available for a limited time, such as Super Mario 3D All-Stars and Super Mario Bros. 35?

As I'm sure many of you would have guessed, not a lot of people are a fan of this kind of release model, and the results of this poll certainly go to show that! Just shy of 60% of the responses to this poll said they weren't a fan of this release model at all, while second and third place each only took about 10% of the voters each, regarding the content being available in some form after the release window and the content still being playable after it stops being available respectively. The following options focussed on limiting the number of limited release games, each taking around 4% of the total. Going to show quite how unpopular these types of releases are, the option for people who don't mind these games came in seventh place, taking just over 4% of the votes. The remaining two options are for people who have no opinion at 2.78% and those who are happy with physical limited release games but not digital ones with 1.07%. So if the results of this poll can tell us anything, people like their limited release games few and far between as well as playable in one form or another after the initial release window... if they want to see limited release games at all.

With the unexpected passing of beloved community hero , who do you hope takes on the mantle of "Super "?

With all of the voters visiting the Super Wiki on the first of April, we managed to gain plenty of insight into who the community thinks should replace the recently deceased mascot of the franchise, . The clear favourite with a whopping 1,110 votes was 's brother, Luigi , who has been a fan favourite from his appearances in the Super , Party and & Luigi series. Luigi's counterpart character Waluigi also placed highly on the poll, coming in third with 13.56% of the voters. After being introduced in Tennis, Waluigi has also been a firm favourite for his eccentric personality and stunning dancing. However, a lot of the voters felt that had made such an impact that he couldn't be replaced, feeling that the franchise would have to go on with out him. Aside from those options and the "other" entry, most of the other characters were quite closely grouped, suggesting that none of them would really be quite right to replace . There were also some interesting suggestions for replacements in the "Other" section, which was the fourth most popular option on the poll. Some of the more popular suggestions included 's archenemy Bowser, Super Land's Princess Daisy, Kirby, Rosalina from Super Galaxy, Sonic the Hedgehog (following the success of the & Sonic series) and Yellow Toad. There were also a surprising number of people in denial of 's death, claiming it was an "April fool's joke", as well as a number of volunteers willing to take on the role themselves! Well, it seems like Nintendo won't be short on options to replace in future games.

The upcoming Super Nintendo World theme park is largely Mario-themed. Which other Nintendo franchises might you like to see in future expansions?

Now that Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Japan is finally open, a lot of people's attention is now turning to the possibility of future expansions and the versions of the land coming to other Universal parks. Of the options based on Nintendo IPs, Zelda unsurprisingly took the top spot, and as some concept art and patents seemingly linked to it have been leaked, it seems like plenty of people won't be disappointed if an expansion like that happens. Pokémon came in second ad Kirby came in third, both of which were included on early concept art for the park as well. Splatoon came a little further down in fifth, but for a relatively new series it seems to have picked up a lot of popularity, and it also does seem like it has a lot of potential for converting into an attraction. Interestingly, Metroid came out right at the bottom of the list with less than 4% of the votes- I would've thought it'd do a bit better, as it's a fairly popular series and would fit well with some of the other more mature IPs featured in Universal parks, but the low voter take suggests that maybe people would prefer Super Nintendo World to stay in a different direction. Fourth place voters wanted to see the park expand on Mario's subseries, and from the combination of Yoshi's Adventure and the teases of the upcoming Donkey Kong expansion, it seems like this is already going on, though it's hard to say if voters were aware of this and still want to see more or would be happy with this when it's complete. The remaining options all took in similar numbers, for people wanting to see a different franchise, having no opinion and seeing the park stick to a Mario theme. The last one is definitely interesting though, as it would suggest a lot of people want to see the park expand for different franchises.


And that's all the polls for this month! Hopefully we'll see you again next month for the analysis of our current poll and our upcoming ones too, and enjoy the rest of the 'Shroom!

The 'Shroom: Issue 169
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