The 'Shroom:Issue 187/Fun Stuff

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Director's Notes

Written by: Roserade (talk)

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Greetings, bootiful 'Shroom readers! Welcome to our October edition of Fun Stuff! Although our decorations might look ghoulish, our sections are just as much as a treat as ever.

Our selection is a little slimmer this month, but don't sweat! We'll be back in full capacity soon, and if you're interested in bolstering our numbers any further, you can give a spooky peek to our sign up page and bring any activities you'd like to see in The 'Shroom! We'd be very happy to have you.

I still have a pumpkin to carve and a candy bowl to prepare, so I'll be finishing my planning and sending you on your way. Happy Halloween, everyone, and enjoy Issue 187's Fun Stuff!

Section of the Month

Congratulations to FunkyK38 (talk) for claiming first place on that Fun Stuff pedestal! Further congratulations go to WildWario (talk) and Mustard Machine (talk) for second and third place respectively. Make sure to vote for your favorites this month! No tricks involved.

Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? 10 40.00% FunkyK38 (talk)
2nd Musical Quiz 7 28.00% WildWario (talk)
3rd Trivia 5 20.00% Mustard Machine (talk)

Word activities
Aren't you shellshocked by these puzzles?
It's been 1000 years...


Written by: BBQ Turtle (talk)

Hi all, welcome to the October edition of anagram. If by some chance you hadn't noticed, there's a lot of Halloween stuff around at the moment, so my tangentially-related theme for this month is various Koopas (we're going with the fact that they are usually enemies). But, if you think that reasoning is particularly bad, please suggest me a better theme for next month, either on my talk page or in a PM to me on the forums. Any funny anagrams you've come across that I could make use of would be great too! And with no further ado, here are some turtle-y awesome anagrams for you to scale.

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. Bony Beetle
  2. Sledge Bro
  3. Hammer Bro
  4. Dry Bones
  5. Spike Top
  6. Koopa Paratroopa
  7. Koopaling
  8. Koopatrol
  9. Para-Beetle
  10. Chargin' Chuck
  11. Magikoopa
  12. Electro-Koopa

Bonus anagram: Boomerang Bro

Word Search

Written by: Mustard Machine (talk)

Hello Fun Stuff readers, and welcome to another cool and fun Word Search for cool and fun people! For this Word Search, I’ve selected Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, that Paper Mario game everyone but Koops likes! It’s a pretty great game, definitely the second best game in the Paper Mario series (after Color Splash, of course!). Once again, less tricks this time, because words can only be found vertically, horizontally, and backwards! As always, stay safe and have fun!

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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

Larceny is not the answer to stop fighting!

“Trouble in the kingdom, gumshoe. Mario has reported that someone has stolen several sets of weapons from his Kingdom Battle days from him and his friends! Coming off of a big adventure with wacky Rabbids, Mario and crew kept their guns with the thought that they might need them again in the future. Well, the future battles will be here soon enough, but a good chunk of their cache has been nabbed by one of Carmen’s goons! Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Yoshi are all reporting missing blasters, and we need you to get out there and track the culprit down- I don’t even want to think about what will happen if Carmen can pull off heists while fully armed- she’s cold enough to take a killing shot! Time to get to work, gumshoe, and find those guns!”

Crime Scene

The Crime

Kingdom Battle weapons have been stolen from Mario and co. Track down the thief!


“Wow, what a lovely view! You really get a great tour!”


“Is this the big apple? Ah, the big banana?”


“This is a platform, but the game itself is not a platformer.”

Location 2


New Donk City from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate New Donk City Hall stage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


“This feels like a scene right out of an adventure movie! A dangerous route through a tropical rainforest!”


“Careful, if you get an unlucky roll you’ll be crushed!”


“Hmmm, this game needed more boards.”

Location 3


Whomp's Domino Ruins from Super Mario Party Whomp's Domino Ruins Board


“You’ll need to have great balance to get through this level.”


“This world is made up of seeds and nuts- even the animals!”


“I hope you brought your hot-glue gun and knitting needles!”


HIDEOUT ANSWER: Weighing Acorns from Yoshi's Crafted World Weighing Acorns, the first level of Acorn Forest in Yoshi's Crafted World.

Back to blasting away the baddies!

“Brilliant work, gumshoe, as usual! Our thief tipped the balance of the scale he was on too far and went toppling down onto the forest floor, where we found him with the stolen blasters. All of them are properly accounted for and we’re in the process of returning them to their rightful owners right now. Mario is sending you a set of power-up items, which we will add to the ever-growing collection at your desk. Good work today, gumshoe! We’ll be in touch with you when we get a new lead on Carmen’s hijinks!”

Musical Quiz

Written by: WildWario (talk)

Hi, I'm WildWario, and this is Musical Quiz. This game is simple, just listen to the music and guess where it A Bone Goomba in Paper Mario: The Origami King comes from. The answers can be found at the bottom of the list. This time, the quiz is themed around Piranha Plants (do they count as being scary?), so try your very best to guess the questions correctly. Also, I would like to thank everyone for supporting this quiz. It really means a lot to me.

Audio.svg Song No.1
File infoMedia:SM64-Lullaby.oga
Audio.svg Song No.2
File infoMedia:MK8-Music-3DS-PiranhaPlantSlide.oga
Audio.svg Song No.3
File infoMedia:Dino Piranha Super Mario Galaxy.oga
Audio.svg Song No.4
File infoMedia:MP10 Petey Piranha Showdown.oga
Audio.svg Song No.5
File infoMedia:SM3DW Piranha Creeper Creek.oga
Audio.svg Song No.6
File infoMedia:MSB Yoshi Park.oga
Audio.svg Song No.7
File infoMedia:Vs Naval Piranha.oga
Audio.svg Song No.8
File infoMedia:PMCS Piper's Story 1.oga
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Song Course / Theme Game
Song No.1 Piranha Plant's lullaby Super Mario 64
Song No.2 3DS Piranha Plant Slide Mario Kart 7A Bone Goomba in Paper Mario: The Origami King / Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe) / Mario Kart Tour
Song No.3 Dino Piranha Super Mario Galaxy
Song No.4 A Bone Goomba in Paper Mario: The Origami KingPetey Piranha Showdown Mario Party 10
Song No.5 Jungle level theme Super Mario 3D World
Song No.6 Yoshi Park Mario Superstar Baseball
Song No.7 Vs Naval Piranha Yoshi's Woolly World
Song No.8 Piper's Story 1A Bone Goomba in Paper Mario: The Origami King Paper Mario: Color Splash

That's it for this issue's Musical Quiz. See you next issue for another quizA Bone Goomba in Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Did you spot this guy Play Nintendo Simple Piranha Plant Artwork.svg hiding in the quiz?


Written by: Mustard Machine (talk)

What’s that? Rose is asleep! Perfect time for me to do some trivia babeyyyyyyyyyyy. Here’s seven hot facts that only the most night of night owls know!

  1. That Mario was given a hat in Donkey Kong because hair was too hard to animate?
  2. That according to Shigeru Miyamoto, Mario is probably not a legitimate doctor?
  3. That every team that has won an NFL Title in Cleveland has left Cleveland? With the Cleveland Bulldogs (1924) disbanding, the Cleveland Rams (1945) moving to LA, and the Cleveland Browns (1950, 1954, 1955, 1964) moving to Baltimore.
  4. That the Los Angeles Rams are the only team to win an NFL Title in three different cities (Cleveland, St. Louis, and Las Angeles)?
  5. That Partners were originally going to appear in Paper Mario: Color Splash?
  6. That the shortest Major League Baseball player was Eddie Gaedel, who stood at only 3’7 and wore the uniform number ⅛?
  7. That the brick blocks the hold power-ups in Super Mario Bros. are actually Toads transformed by Bowser’s magic?
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