The 'Shroom:Issue 177/Fun Stuff

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Staff Notes

Written by: Roserade (talk)

Greetings, beautiful 'Shroom readers! Welcome to this jolly edition of Fun Stuff! Though we at The 'Shroom celebrate the green dinosaur companion this month, I cannot state enough how much I adore the month of December and its winter festivities. The holiday season always brings a sense of comfort and coziness to my household, especially now that I'm a college student, returning home for these winter weeks. I hope you've been able to feel the same sense in your life, and I hope your holiday season is as fulfilling as it can be.

News-wise, there is no news! All of your favorite and familiar Fun Stuff sections are accounted for, with some of them even larger than usual to help celebrate the special issue! While we're here, however, I would like to extend my gratitude towards all of my writers in 2021. Every one of you has helped to bolster Fun Stuff towards new heights, and I'm honored to say that this year's Fun Stuff has risen to the highest quality I've seen the team throughout my time with The 'Shroom. Thank you for writing every month and supporting this community project - it means a lot to a lot of people.

With that aside, and with the next year before us, I invite you to cuddle up with your warmest blanket, get a good mug of peppermint hot chocolate, and enjoy what Fun Stuff has to offer!

Section of the Month

Congratulations to WildWario (talk) for another first place standing, and to BananaBarrels (talk) and FunkyK38 (talk) for ranking second and third! Remember: if you like what you're reading, make sure to give it a vote!

Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Musical Quiz 11 39.29% WildWario
2nd Guess This Game's Facts 8 28.57% BananaBarrels
3rd Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? 7 25.00% FunkyK38

Word activities
The section with a Storied history!
Glad to see you back, Shoey.
Double crosswords, double the fun!
Graphic activities
Wool-d you like to find the Koopas?
The coolest Picrosses in town.
Mind games
For our sake, I hope there's no New Island tracks...
Take a gamble, roll the dice!
Fun fact: I'm adding this at 1:20 AM on Saturday


Written by: BBQ Turtle (talk)

Hello everyone, and happy holidays as 2021 draws to its close. I hope you all enjoy the festive season and what this Yoshi-themed issue of the 'Shroom has in store for you! Speaking of, my random selection of Yoshi game to theme this section around is Yoshi's Story- so the answers are going to be characters, places, items, etc., from the game. Of course, if you'd like my next section's theme to be a little less random, you can always suggest one to me on my talk page or in a PM to me on the forums. Anyway, there's no need for to write chapter and verse for this introduction, so I'll let you get to the tale end of this section.

How it works... Basically, this puzzle consists of solving the anagrams. Each month has a specific theme, which will give you a clue about what sort of words or phrases the anagrams will be. I've also included the boxes that the anagrams will fit into, so you'll be able to tell how many words it will solve to be and how many letters will be in each word, which should give you a hand too. You'll also notice that within each set of boxes, one of the squares are yellow. As you solve each anagram, note down the letter which appears in the yellow squares, and if you can solve all of the anagrams, you'll also get a bonus anagram to solve from completing all of the others. I've included the letter configuration for this one at the bottom too, just to give you an extra helping hand. Best of luck!













Bonus anagram:

  1. Rail Lift
  2. Special Heart
  3. Attacky Sack
  4. Poochy
  5. Bone Dragon
  6. Pak E. Derm
  7. Flutter Jump
  8. Cloud N Candy
  9. Don Bongo
  10. Super Happy Tree
  11. Magma Castle
  12. Baby Bowser
Bonus anagram: Snorkel Snake

Word Search

Written by: Chester Alan Arthur (talk)

After a one month break Word Search is back babeyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! Since this is a Yoshi themed issue, we’re going to have a Yoshi themed Word Search! Words can be found forwards, backwards, diagonally, and in other words.

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Written by: MarioMorty (talk)

Happy December, and I hope you're enjoying this Yoshi issue of The 'Shroom, unless you came here first of course. I wanted to try something new this month, so here's how it works: There are two crosswords and the highlighted squares will be unscrambled to solve the fill-in-the-blank puzzle below. Otherwise, have fun!

Crossword 1

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Crossword 2

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Word Puzzle

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Hiding Koopa

Written by: Ninja Squid (talk)

Koopa Troopa from Mario Kart 8.

Hi, there! I am back with a new round of Hiding Koopa, and the very last one of 2021!

Damn... Already the end of the year, can you believe it!? Well, as we are approaching closer to 2022, let's hope this will be a good one, and that this year will bring us more happiness and positivity because I believe that we all need a good dose of happiness in our daily lives. Therefore, I wish you all a very nice holiday, and a good year for all of you, readers of The 'Shroom!

I hope you are all enjoying our Yoshi Issue! This month, in Hiding Koopa, you will have to find the usual five Koopa Troopas that are hidden in an artwork of Yoshi's Woolly World, a Wii U game that I loved and enjoyed. Have fun!

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Did you find them all? Regardless, thank you very much for your support, and I hope you will come back next year! In the meantime, look at our sign up page, and apply to the 'Shroom!


Written by: Goombuigi (talk)

The last month of the year has arrived, and with it comes the special Yoshi-themed issue of the 'Shroom! Naturally, this set of picrosses is based on the lovable green dinosaur. I shall not say any more, and leave you to solving.
For new readers:

For new readers to this section, here's a short explanation about it: Every issue, you'll find two to four picross puzzles based on a certain theme, based on a Mario game, series, character, or item. If you have any ideas for themes, feel free to suggest them here. If you're new to picross, or need a refresher on the rules, here is a step-by-step walkthrough. You can also find many tutorials online. To play, download the picture and print it, or open it in a drawing program of your choice. Happy solving!

Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

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Level 4

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Level 1

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Yoshi's Egg

Level 2

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Baby Yoshi

Level 3

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Level 4

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That's that for the month! If you enjoyed, return next year for more picrosses!

Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?

Written by: FunkyK38 (talk)


Each issue, you will be given a case to solve and clues to use to help you find the solution! Use your Mario knowledge to crack the case!

You will begin each case at the scene of the crime, and you will be given three clues from passerby as to where the next hot spot is and what game it’s from. Using your knowledge of Mario games and the Super Mario Wiki, figure out where the crook is and go track them down! There are four locations each round: the crime scene (1) at the start, two locations (2 and 3) with clues, and the hideout for the crook of the month (4). Answers for locations will be given with the corresponding round, for example, the clues from the crime scene will lead you to location 2, and once you open the spoiler bubbles for location 2, you will be given the correct answer. You can open the clues for each location in any order you’d like, but be careful! You may encounter an incorrect clue that could throw you off the case!

Clues offered will give you a hint either about the next location or the game it’s in. Unlike a regular Carmen Sandiego game, you do not have to collect information about the crook you are tracking down.

Challenge round (optional):

-Find all locations and games correctly in two minutes or less

-Find all locations and games correctly without using the rest of the Wiki for help

The world will be scrambled unless you crack this case!

“We’ve got another case for you, gumshoe. Carmen has taken another shot at stealing a Yoshi egg! It seems she’s determined to expand her crew of thieves by any means necessary, and anyone could tell you that Yoshis make good thieves. She’s tried this in the past before, and we were able to foil her plans, but it seems she’s gotten her hands on another Yoshi Egg. If she manages to hatch it and turn the baby Yoshi into a thief, our problems will double, gumshoe. We need you to track down that egg, and even more than the egg, Carmen herself is behind it this time! Find out where she’s hiding, gumshoe, and get that egg out of her basket!”

Crime Scene

The Crime

Carmen has stolen a Yoshi egg! Get her before it hatches!


“You’re gonna have to play your cards right here.”


“It’s a real Three-Bears scenario: need to get it just right!”


“There’s only one way to travel in this game- and it’s not around the board!”

Location 2


Kamek's Carpet Ride from Mario Party: Island Tour The title card for the Kamek's Carpet Ride board in Mario Party: Island Tour.


“It seems that she could provide a trade- the whole place was closed down until she brought them something. It looked like a weird grey animal!”


“She was even able to answer our questions on the location! She must be a whiz at geography!”


“Like most of the other locations in this game, this is a real place on Earth.”

Location 3


Nairobi National Park from Mario is Missing Luigi's photograph of Nairobi National Park


“You’ll have to avoid the lava here to make it through to her.”


“Don’t be stupid, you can’t go it alone.”


“This game gave us an iconic character that is still beloved to this day- oh, and it starred Yoshi, too.”


HIDEOUT ANSWER: Poochy Ain't Stupid from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Poochy Ain't Stupid

The airship flies again!

“Gumshoe, we’ve got her on the ropes! You’ve done it, you got her! We managed to snag her in an area where Poochy cornered her between the lava and a wall. We confiscated the Yoshi Egg from her and we’ve got her in custody, gumshoe. Well done! Yoshi and Mario are both relieved to have the egg back, and the whole of the Mushroom Kingdom is happy that Carmen is behind bars! We’re going to do a high-security transfer for her to get her in proper custody. We’re not going to have a repeat of last time, gumshoe. Now, you’re getting a fruit basket reward from Yoshi, but we’ll be adding a bonus in coins on top of that, and Mario is going to send over something good for you as well. You’ve done excellent work this time, and you deserve to be rewarded for all your efforts!”


“So we meet again, rookie. It’s been a while. You’ve done well to get this far. I think I’ll acknowledge your skill this time- you did good to get through everything I threw at you. I’m enjoying our little game too much to throw in the towel. You’ll see me again soon. Don’t get lazy, now.”

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Musical Quiz

Written by: WildWario (talk)

Hi, I'm WildWario, and this is Musical Quizzes. This game is simple, just listen to the music and guess where it comes from. The answers can be found at the bottom of the list. This issue of The Shroom is themed around Yoshi, so due to this, the music will be related to Yoshi. 

Audio.svg Song No.1
File infoMedia:SMW2YI Overworld.oga
Audio.svg Song No.2
File infoMedia:Yoshi Star Galaxy Theme Super Mario Galaxy 2.oga
Audio.svg Song No.3
File infoMedia:MKDS-Music-YoshiFalls.oga
Audio.svg Song No.4
File infoMedia:Knitty-Knotty Windmill Hill.oga
Audio.svg Song No.5
File infoMedia:SMW Athletic BGM Yoshi.oga
Audio.svg Song No.6
File infoMedia:YCW IcyOceans.oga
Audio.svg Song No.7
File infoMedia:STAGE CHILDISH 1.oga
Audio.svg Song No.8
File infoMedia:Fluffy Snow, Here We Go (Underground).oga
Audio.svg Song No.9
File infoMedia:SMW2YI Kameks Theme.oga
Audio.svg Song No.10
File infoMedia:YoshiStory- title screen.oga
Audio.svg Song No.11
File infoMedia:MPS Yoshi's Tropical Island.oga
Audio.svg Song No.12
File infoMedia:YC SNES The Great Cookie Puzzles.oga
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Song Level / Course Game
Song No.1 Overworld Theme Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Song No.2 Yoshi Star Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy 2
Song No.3 DS Yoshi Falls Mario Kart DS
Song No.4 Knitty-Knotty Windmill Hill / Wobbly Mobile Jaunt Yoshi's Woolly World
Song No.5 Athletic Theme (Yoshi) Super Mario World
Song No.6 Icy Oceans / Slip-Slide Isle Yoshi's Crafted World
Song No.7 Main Theme Yoshi's New Island
Song No.8 Fluffy Snow, Here We Go! (Underground) Yoshi's Woolly World
Song No.9 Kamek's Theme Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Song No.10 Title Screen Yoshi's Story
Song No.11 Yoshi's Tropical Island Mario Party Superstars
Song No.12 The Great Cookie Puzzles Yoshi's Cookie

That's it for this issue's Musical Quiz. See you next issue for another quiz.

Guess This Game's Facts

Written by: BananaBarrels (talk)

Hello 'Shroom readers! My name is BananaBarrels and welcome to Guess This Game's Facts! As many of you may know, Mario Party Superstars released at the end of October, and it's fantastic! As a result, it earned a place in this month's edition!

New Additions: The extreme question now has no hint, making it even harder!

How to Play: Simply solve the questions using the clue provided. There are four difficulty levels, so enjoy!

Subject: Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo Switch)

Easy: This game features five classic boards from the first three, or N64 titles. Which of these boards was not included?


  1. Yoshi's Tropical Island
  2. Eternal Star
  3. Woody Woods
  4. Horror Land

Hint: This board really wasn't meant to last forever!

Eternal Star was not included.

Normal: This game features 100 minigames from past installments. But which minigame was included?


  1. Winner or Dinner
  2. Granite Getaway
  3. Circuit Maximus
  4. Note To Self

Hint: The answer is from Mario Party 8, while the others are all from the same GameCube entry

Winner or Dinner was included. The rest were from Mario Party 6.

Hard: In most games, rolling the same number on two Dice Blocks would grant the player coins. Rolling a specific number would usually grant double. Which number, when rolled twice, would grant the player double coins and was removed in Superstars?

Hint: It's not on a six-sided die.

Rolling a seven would grant the player double coins.

Extreme: The Custom Dice Block allows players to choose a number of spaces to move. How much does the Custom Dice Block cost?

It costs twelve coins.


By: Chester Alan Arthur (talk)


  1. That despite being fully in English Mario & Wario was never released outside of Japan?
  2. That Miyamoto originally wanted Mario to be able to ride a dinosaur in Super Mario Bros.?
  3. That Wario Blast: Featuring Bomberman! is a reskinned version of the Japanese release Bomberman GB?
  4. That Gold Fuzzies appear on the back of the Super Paper Mario guide despite not appearing in the game?
  5. That Albino Dinos were originally going to be fightable enemies in Paper Mario
  6. That Donkey Kong Land was originally going to include a new hatted Kong?
  7. That Super Mario 64 was planned to have 32 courses instead of the 15 it actually had?
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