The 'Shroom:Issue 195/Fun Stuff

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Director's Notes

Written by: Roserade (talk)

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Greetings, beautiful 'Shroom readers.

I must say, I may never know what it's like to be a parent who's kept up all night by their child, but being Awards Director at the top of the summer must be pretty damn close.

Happy June everyone. Please enjoy our Fun Stuff offerings, including a special Crossword submission from Waluigi Time (talk)!

Section of the Month

Congratulations to Waluigi Time (talk) for nabbing that first place slot! Additional kudos go to FunkyK38 (talk) and Shoey (talk) for second and third place respectively. Make sure to vote for your favorite sections this month!

Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Hiding Koopa 10 33.33% Waluigi Time (talk)
2nd Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego? 9 30.00% FunkyK38 (talk)
3rd Trivia 6 20.00% Shoey (talk)

Word activities
Anagrams on the big screen!
Woods you believe it's already June?
Pratt pack, attack!
I'd like to give this crossword an award!
Graphic activities
Wait, there was a Mario movie?!
Mind games


Written by: BBQ Turtle (talk)

Hi everyone, welcome to our special summer film and movies edition of the 'Shroom! Of course, my section fits in with that theme too- this time it's all characters who appeared in the Super Mario Bros. Movie (the one from this year)- so, SPOILER ALERT! (can't say I didn't warn you) If you haven't seen the movie, I'd recommend you check it out first- this might ruin some nice surprises for you if you don't, plus, if you come back right afterwards, you'll have a massive advantage! If you'd like to suggest a theme for next time that doesn't require quite so many disclaimers, please let me know on my talk page or in a PM to me on the forums, I'd really love to hear from you! And with that, I'll let you flick through these anagrams!

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. Lumalee
  2. Biddybud
  3. Foreman Spike
  4. Koopa Troopa
  5. Swanky Kong
  6. Penguin King
  7. King Bob-omb
  8. Dixie Kong
  9. Bramball
  10. Dry Bones
  11. Baby Peach
  12. Goomba Tower

Bonus anagram: Mayor Pauline

Word Search

Written by: Shoey (talk)

Well, looks like it’s a real Wario’s Woods month. You all know Wario’s Woods right? Nintendo’s odd little puzzle game where Toad uses multicolor bombs to blow up enemies that Wario rains on him. Yeah, it was a weird game, but a somewhat notable one being rereleased on both the Virtual Console and the NES NSO app. It also appeared as one of the NES games in the original Animal Crossing. Strangely, though, they always port the NES version and never the SNES version, even though the SNES version looks better and has more content. But no, it’s always the NES version with the SNES version, I don't know, locked in a file cabinet somewhere. Anyways, this month's Word Search is all about both versions of the game (with even a sweet reference to the Satellaview version!) Words can be found vertically, horizontal, diagonally, backwards, and inside other words. As always have fun and stay safe!

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Written by: MarioMorty (talk)

Hello everyone, and this is the one and only crossword program in paper, Crosswords. Fitting with the film and movies theme of this month, today's puzzle will focus on an actor who has been involved with the Mario franchise as of late. That's right, it's the one and only Chris Pratt. The answers will all be films Chris has appeared in. And with that, I retreat to my lab of crosswords, to make something fresh for next time.

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Written by: Waluigi Time (talk)

Hello there, 'Shroom readers! I'm here to get you hyped for Awards season this year with a special guest submission of Crossword! I've made two crossword puzzles based on last year's Awards. The first one features winners from the Mario and Fail Awards, and the second one features well-performing nominees from the Community Awards! That way, even if you're not super familiar with the community, you should have a pretty good shot at completing one of the puzzles. Each puzzle has fifteen words to fill in, and only uses letters. No numbers, spaces, or weird symbols here. Have fun, and don't forget to vote if you haven't!





Hiding Koopa

Written by: Waluigi Time (talk)

Koopa Troopa from Mario Kart 8.

Hello there, 'Shroom readers! It's our movie-themed issue, so uh...


Oh yeah! There's a Mario movie, right? That weird one from the 90's with Bob Hoskins in it? Yeah, that'll work. This month, there are five Koopas hiding in the poster for the 1993 Super Mario Bros. fil-

Wait a minute! That's what I've been forgetting these past few months! Okay, scratch that, we're starting over. Pretend you didn't read any of this, okay?

*ahem* Hello there, 'Shroom readers! It's time for another issue of Hiding Koopa! To celebrate our movie-themed issue, this month five Koopas are hiding in this poster from Mario's latest jump (heh heh) onto the big screen, The Super Mario Bros. Movie! Can you find them all? Here's a tip, the masses of Paratroopas swarming out of Bowser's Castle don't count. The other Koopa characters don't count either.

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Thanks for playing! Did you find them all?

Here's a fun fact for getting to the end: Did you know that both of the Mario movies released so far were the highest-grossing video game films at the time of release? Although the 1993 film was the first video game film ever, so that was only by default... and it didn't actually make money...

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

Don't let this film be lost to the thieves!

"We've got a blockbuster case from the man himself for you, gumshoe! Mario has personally requested your help! It seems that one of Carmen's more elite agents has swiped all of the designs, artwork, and proofs for the physical release of The Super Mario Bros. Movie! Without these items, all of the work that has been done to bring the movie directly to fans' hands will be for naught! While many fans enjoy the convenience of a digital version, many fans also like to have a physical copy, as that will ensure that they will have access to the movie even if something happens to their digital copy. no proofs means no production, and this caper seems like it's high on Carmen's priority list, as this agent is so elite that we haven't even been able to track or trace their identity. It's time to put down the popcorn and put on your detective hat and find those designs, pronto!"

Crime Scene

The Crime

The proofs and designs of the physical copy of The Super Mario Bros. Movie have been swiped! Find the culprit and get that work back!


"YOU are the star of this game- your battles are center stage!"


“You had to do some secret spy work to get into parts of this base- nobody can see you!”


“Well, technically it's not a star, but a satellite... shoot for the satellite?”

Location 2


X-Naut Fortress from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door View of the X-Naut Fortress exterior from the moon in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.


“Eyyyy, watch where you're walkin', we're shippin' here!”


“Now THIS is a star-studded game! Big smiles, everyone!”


“Hmm, I hope we don't sink. If we did, no one would be able to get back inside...”

Location 3


S.S Chuckola from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga The S.S. Chuckola right before sinking.


“This particular game location features some real-world landmarks that have been featured in many movies.”


“This course was condensed during a port to another game to feature everything at once.”


“Love that cool fountain- is that a lion?”


HIDEOUT ANSWER: Tour Singapore Speedway from Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tour Singapore Speedway

The proof is in the pudding- and we've got the pudding!

"Excellent work, gumshoe! Agents rushed to the location that you specified to retrieve the packet of materials and files. It seems that Carmen's agent had left it for her to pick up in order to not risk capture and compromise their identity, and Carmen was sighted in the area as well! Unfortunately, we were unable to apprehend either of them, but we were about to recover the stolen goods. You've done good work today, gumshoe, and Mario thanks you for all of your hard work! He can't offer you any of this artwork, but he did send you another set of Power Stars. We've put them on your desk for you when you get back to the office. Head back to write up your report and we will keep in touch for your next case!"


Written by: Shoey (talk)

You guys remember when Thwomps were just randomly radically redesigned? They went from large grey bricks with spikes in the 8-bit and 16-bit games, to large blue stones with no spikes in the N64 games. What a weird change, I wonder why they did it. Thwomps would keep the spikeless blue until sometime in the GameCube era when they would return to their original design. It was a peculiar time because they were redesigned without much fanfare, then returned to their original design with just as much fanfare. Anyways, did you know?

  1. That Wario’s Woods is the only Nintendo Entertainment System game to receive an ESRB rating?
  2. That the Super Mario Bros. Film was the first ever video game movie to gross a billion dollars at the box office?
  3. That Wario’s Woods was the last officially licensed Nintendo Entertainment System game to be released in North America?
  4. That on March 3, 1843, Caleb Cushing was rejected three times as the nominee for Secretary of the Treasury?
  5. That Universal once unsuccessfully sued Nintendo claiming that Donkey Kong was a trademark infringement on King Kong?
  6. That the original pack-in titles for the Nintendo Entertainment System were Gyromite and Duck Hunt, not the more famous Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt multicart?
  7. That Donkey Kong was the first video game to feature jumping?
  8. That contrary to popular belief, the reason Donkey Kong 64 required the Expansion Pak was not to fix a game breaking bug; rather, it was actually for the vertex lighting in levels?
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