The 'Shroom:Issue LVI/Pipe Plaza

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Director's Notes (Marioguy1 (talk))

Hello everyone! It is now time for the Pipe Plaza! Prepare to be amazed! Prepare to be astonished! Prepare for some advertisement of open spots in the Pipe Plaza - namely Monthly Report, Community Report and Featured. All looking for writers!

On a side note, I'm happy to announce that one of our spots has been filled by MrConcreteDonkey (talk). He is the new writer for the section "Forum Update." Give him a round of applause and read his section, along with the rest of the Pipe Plaza.

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Forum Update (MrConcreteDonkey (talk))

Hey, everyone! I'm MrConcreteDonkey (talk), and welcome to Forum Update! I'll be writing this from here on, and keeping on, er, our Forum. Well, that was pretty obvious...

Top Stories: First up, I've got some rather large news. Since Stooben Rooben (talk), the previous user "In Charge of the Forum" has been struggling to get onto the Forum, and carry out his duties, MST3K (talk), who was previously a Forum Administrator, has been promoted to In Charge of the Forum, while Stooben remained a Forum Administrator.

Secondly, the Forum was renamed, and has its own URL, as the Sitenotice at the top explains. Instead of being known as the MarioWiki Forum, it is now known as the Super Mario Boards. A few boards in the Forum were renamed too, although that was back in September. Console Gaming was renamed to Video Games, Online Gaming was renamed to Game with Friends. The board General Discussion was temporarily renamed to Super Mario Wiki, but that board has been changed back to its original name.

Statistics: In October, there were 727 new topics created. This is the largest amount of topics created in a single month of all time on the Forum. There were 38646 new posts in this month, 58 new users, and the highest amount of users online at one time was 171, which was on the 9th. That was also the day that had the most new topics of the month, by chance.


Sharks Territory (Ralphfan (talk)) – 21005
Smasher (Smasher 101 (talk)) – 16425
Nega-Man (Mileycyrussoulja (talk)) – 16365
Burning Blaze (SolarBlaze (talk)) – 15438
Pinkie Pie (UltraMario3000 (talk)) – 13872
Don Pianta (Superjeff64 (talk)) – 12137
Christian Brutal Sniper (Marcelagus (talk)) – 11532
Herr Shyguy (Shyguy27 (talk)) – 11462
Lario (Lario (talk) and a few other renames) – 10711
Baby Luigi (BabyLuigiOnFire (talk)) – 10345

Mafia: Currently ongoing are PokemonMaster's (PokemonMaster (talk)) Mario Party Mafia, Lily's (Legend of Lily (talk)) Professor Layton Mafia and New Super Mario's (New Super Mario (talk)) Luigi's Mansion Mafia.

  • BMB's (Baby Mario Bloops (talk)) The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Mafia was won by the Innocents, Villagers and Lily. The sole survivor by the end was New Super Mario, who was Link.
  • The Mafia, and arsenicCatnip (Count Bonsula (talk)) won Smasher's Banjo-Kazooie Mafia.
  • New Super Mario and Smasher were accepted into the Mafia Hosts Guild.

Other News:

  • A new game idea has been sweeping over the Forum Games board, called "Vote to Win". The concept is that there are two options to vote for, and users can vote for either, but only cast one vote. The one with the most votes wins. Northern Verve's (SonicMario (talk)) game has gathered a lot of attention in particular, with apocalypseArisen (Master Crash (talk)) holding a prediction contest for said V2W game, even with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Thanks for reading, and see you next month!

Mario Calendar (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello readers, and welcome to the penultimate issue of this year! As we approach the Holiday Season, the list of games here in Mario Calendar gets bigger and bigger. Here are the games released in a November day:

Hopefully the list didn't confuse you. If you have suggestions for this section's layout, remember to PM me in the Super Mario Boards.

I'll be back here for Upcoming Games. See you soon!

Tip of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

Tip of the Month: One of the most tedious chores on the wiki is creating articles for single levels, in games like Super Mario Bros. and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. To make short work, pick one level and play it carefully, watching for details. You should pick a level where you have already found any bonus content, such as hidden blocks, extra levels, etc. One good level article can be better than a bunch of sloppy articles that don't say much.

Upcoming Games (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello again, readers! This is Upcoming Games, with your favoritest writer forever ever good ol' writer Paper Yoshi.

The last 30 days brought us some more news on Mario games, and we're sure to get even more on the next few days.

More News Regarding 3DS Mario Games

As we get closer and closer to the release dates, new details and features from the upcoming Mario games are unveiled.

Mario Kart 7 will feature two more new characters – one of them completely new to spinoffs. They are Wiggler, seen before in Mario Power Tennis (spinoff-wise), and the Honey Queen from the Super Mario Galaxy games. Another new item has also been revealed: the Lucky 7, a very likely homage to the game's title. It gives racers 7 random items, which can be used one at a time. It's unclear how the items will be used or whether an order can be chosen.

More details from Super Mario 3D Land have also been revealed, especially now that the game will be in all main regions' shelves by the end of this month. SM3DL will feature a completely new power-up, the Boomerang Flower. As the name says, it'll transform Mario into Boomerang Mario, allowing him to throw boomerangs in order to defeat enemies or reach distant items. Another new item will appear in some levels, although its power isn't new: that's the Statue Leaf, a very rare item which will transform Mario into Tanooki Mario, if he isn't in that form, and give him the statue power from SMB3's Tanooki Mario.

But perhaps the most interesting piece of news for many fans is the inclusion of Luigi as a playable character. The Green 'Stache is once again ready to help Mario in his quest! However, he must be rescued before being able to play through levels.

Release Dates

  • Super Mario 3D Land
    • Japan: Released on November 3rd
    • North America: November 13th
    • Europe: November 18th
    • Australia: November 24th
  • Mario Kart 7
    • Japan: December 1st
    • Europe: December 2nd
    • Australia: December 3rd
    • North America: December 4th
  • Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
    • Wii version
      • North America: November 15th
      • Australia: November 17th
      • Europe: November 18th
      • Japan: December 8th
    • 3DS Version
      • Australia: February 9th, 2012
      • Europe: February 10th, 2012
      • North America: February 14th, 2012
      • Japan: Spring 2012

I'll certainly bring you more news in December! I'm sure we'll have plenty to read and discuss! See you then!

"Stay tuned to Upcoming Games for news on the games you'll be playing soon!"

PipeProjects Seeking Contributors (Yoshiwaker (talk))

Hey there everybody! There are no new PipeProjects that have been created since the last issue, but the Wario Land 4 and Super Mario Sunshine Blue Coins projects could still use more contributors! So, if you have either of those games and think you could help, why not join the PipeProject today?