The 'Shroom:Issue LX/Music & Artwork
Director's Notes (Fawfulfury65)
We need more writers! Currently, there are four sections open to write for, including Photoshopped Image of the Month, Soundtrack of the Month, Box-art of the Month, and Character Artwork of the Month! Most of them are fairly simple sections to write, so if you want to write for the 'Shroom, but don't have so much time, one of them could be good for you. Contact me if you would like to write for them, or view more jobs here.
Screenshot of the Month (Fawfulfury65)
For this month, I picked out this awesome picture from Donkey Kong Country Returns that shows the Kongs and their Animal Buddy, Rambi, in the game's third silhouette level, Smokey Peak.
This level is definitely one of my favorites in the game. You ride on Rambi as he smashes through giant boulders in the silhouette world. For me, the background is beautiful. You can easily tell this takes place in the Volcano world, and there's hot flames rising in front of the large rocky structures in the background. The foreground looks really neat, and it's very detailed, even if it's all one color. Notice how Diddy's hat and DK's tie are both visible in the foreground. It makes them stand out more so you don't lose track of where you are and run right into one of those annoying Tiki guys (who I wish were the good ‘ol Kremlings from the older games). I can't imagine why someone wouldn't like this level.
Alright, that's about it for this month. I hope I didn't bore you too much :p Tune in next month for another great Screenshot of the Month.
Sketches Related to Mario (Fawfulfury65)
This month, I have received a beyond amazing picture from Walkazo (talk) that depicts the Koopalings all grown up. Plus, I finally figured out how to put my drawings on the internet (yes, it took that long), so I’m displaying one of my pictures as well. Click on the pictures to view them larger. Enjoy!
Random Image of the Month (Ralphfan)
The image you see to your right is a scene from the end of Super Mario Bros., in which Peach thanks Mario for rescuing her. After Mario rescues Peach for the first time, the player can play in Hard Mode, in which enemies become harder and levels become more difficult.
Sprite of the Month (FunkyK38)
For this month's sprite we have the magnificent General Klump from Donkey Kong Country ! Besides being an enemy in the game, he also has a large role in the TV series, where he plays a bumbling general in K. Rool's army. He is mostly comic relief, he can't dance, but he can sing and talk like a surfer. Hang loose, readers!