The 'Shroom:Issue 191/Fun Stuff

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Director's Notes

Written by: Roserade (talk)

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Greetings, beautiful 'Shroom readers! Happy February, month of love and Black History! I would normally have much more to say, especially during a romantic period like this, but I'm writing this at two a.m. and I have somewhere important to be in the morning. So I will briefly say that I hope you enjoy our February offerings, and have a wonderful rest of your month ahead of you! Take care of yourself whenever and however you can.

Section of the Month

Congratulations to FunkyK38 (talk) for placing first, and Waluigi Time (talk) for placing second! Make sure to vote for your favorite sections this month!

Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? 8 25.81% FunkyK38 (talk)
2nd Hiding Koopa 7 22.58% Waluigi Time (talk)

Word activities
This month'll be a real mental battle!
As a Pokemon, I wonder what it's like to be a human.
Giving these crosswords a boost!
Graphic activities
Oh god they got into the toothpaste


Written by: BBQ Turtle (talk)

Hi everyone, welcome to the February edition of anagrams! I hope you're having a nice year so far. This month, my anagrams for you are all based around Mario Kart battle courses- but don't worry, I've spared you all of the pain of all the SNES Battle Course 129s and GBA Battle Course 438s this time. If you'd like to make a suggestion for a theme or a fun anagram for me to use, please let me know on my talk page or in a PM to me on the forums, it would be really nice to hear from you. And with that, I'll let you fight through these anagrams- they shouldn't really be that bad, though.

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. Skyscraper
  2. Big Donut
  3. Sherbet Rink
  4. Block Plaza
  5. Twilight House
  6. Funky Stadium
  7. Luigi's Mansion
  8. Double Deck
  9. Cookie Land
  10. Tilt-a-Kart
  11. Nintendo GameCube
  12. Chain Chomp Roulette
  13. Delfino Pier
  14. Nintendo DS
  15. Palm Shore

Bonus anagram: Urchin Underpass

Word Search

Written by: Mustard Machine (talk)

You guys remember when Mario sports titles had random humans in them? That was weird right? Who decided that what the Mario series needed was humans that just existed and only existed for sports? Anyways, this Word Search is about Mario Golf 64, a pretty good little golf game, but you don’t start with Mario, you start with Baby Mario, which is also weird. Anyways words can be found vertically, horizontally, and diagonally. If you'd like to play a different version of this puzzle, follow this link: As always, have fun stay safe!

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Written by: MarioMorty (talk)

Hello everyone, it's me, MarioMorty, and I am back with some steaming hot Crosswords, just for all of you to enjoy. This month's issue will cover the so-far 24 booster tracks that have been added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Well, that's all for me, so sit back and enjoy. See y'all next month!

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Hiding Koopa

Written by: Waluigi Time (talk)

Koopa Troopa from Mario Kart 8.

Hello there, 'Shroom readers! The great Mario drought of late 2022-early 2023 continues, and with no announcements in the latest Direct that aren't just DLC, I am now being forced to turn to other sources for Hiding Koopa material. The horror! Hmm... What about that series Ninja Squid likes?

Alright, that should work pretty well. In honor of this section's previous writer, there are five Koopas hiding in this art from the latest entry in the series, Fire Emblem Engage! Good luck!

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Thanks for playing! Did you find them all?

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

Hold on, we've got a red flag on the track!

“There’s been more activity from Carmen’s team, gumshoe- it’s time to get to work! We’ve received a report from Birdo that someone’s stolen all of her keys for her karts and bikes! Earlier this month, it was announced that Birdo would be returning to Mario Kart in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as part of Wave 4 of the Booster Pass, after a long hiatus from the console games. The announcement was met with surprise and joy at a new character being released for the game, inspiring hopes that more characters could be following her in the next two waves. If we don’t find these keys for her, gumshoe, there will be no racing for her- you have to hurry, gumshoe! Birdo is counting on your quick work!”

Crime Scene

The Crime

Birdo’s keys for her karts and bikes have been stolen! Start your engine and find the culprit!


“They spent time jumping over all the lava but they knew to avoid the Swoopers too!”


“Kinda weird that this world is named after a food… I mean, it’s a big cave…”


“This early and critically-acclaimed game was inspired by action movies.”

Location 2


Vanilla Dome from Super Mario World Vanilla Dome


“I know there’s supposed to be water in here, but… watermelons?”


“They splashed around in the tub to cover their tracks.”


“Not sure you’d want to get room service in this game…”

Location 3


Ivy Bathroom from Luigi's Mansion 3 The Ivy Bathroom in the Garden Suites


“We all laughed at them when they left footprints in the sand.”


“They’re booked for the special manicure. You might still be able to get them if you hurry.”


“This game received a remake with a bonus side game.”


HIDEOUT ANSWER: Gwarhar Lagoon from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Gwarhar Lagoon.png

Birdo's back in the driver's seat!

“Just in time, gumshoe, we received your call and were able to subdue our targets just as they were walking out of the Relaxation Room. It seem they thought they had given you the slip and decided to get a massage before they were supposed to meet with Carmen to hand off the keys. Unfortunately for them, you were right behind them to let us know where they were, and we swooped in to nab them. Birdo sends her thanks, and an autographed photo of her… we’ve left it on your desk for you when you get back. That’s all for this case, gumshoe, so come on back and get started on your paperwork!”

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 comes from. The answers can be found at the bottom of the list. There's no specific theme, so try your best to get all of the questions right.

Audio.svg Song No.1
File infoMedia:The mansion.oga
Audio.svg Song No.2
File infoMedia:NSMB Music Lava Overworld Theme.oga
Audio.svg Song No.3
File infoMedia:PMTOK Go with the Flow.oga
Audio.svg Song No.4
File infoMedia:YCW DwellingPlaceOfTheNinja.oga
Audio.svg Returning Song No.1
File infoMedia:MP8 Booty Boardwalk.oga
Audio.svg Song No.5
File infoMedia:Mario Tennis N64 Mario Bros Court.oga
Audio.svg Song No.6
File infoMedia:DSShroomRidge MK8DXBCP.oga
Audio.svg Returning Song No.2
File infoMedia:DKCTF WindmillHills.oga
Help:MediaHaving trouble playing?

That's it for this month's quiz. Come back next month for another quiz.


Written by: Mustard Machine (talk)

'Shroom sections!

  1. That Mario Bros. on the Game & Watch was the first Mario game to have a traditional two-player mode?
  2. That Metal Mario is not a playable character in the Japanese version of Mario Golf 64?
  3. That Sam Houston is the only person to be elected Governor in two different states?
  4. That Chain Chomp was based off a time when Shigeru Miyamoto was attacked by a dog as a kid?
  5. That Super Mario Sunshine is the only 3D Mario game to not feature Goombas?
  6. That Buzzy Beetles and Koopa Paratroopas are the only enemies from Super Mario Bros. to have never appeared in a 3D Mario game?
  7. That Wario’s Woods was the last officially licensed game NES game released in North America?
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