The 'Shroom:Issue LXVI/Retro Feature
HI, readers! I’m your marching Statistics Manager, Tucayo, and welcome to another installment of Retro Feature! The 'Shroom has been around for over 5 years; in all that time we've had 166 writers. Some writers merely adopted The 'Shroom, but others were born with it (ok, I had to insert that Batman reference).
So, before I introduce this month’s Retro Feature subject, let's go all the way back to January 6th, 2007 and take a look at Issue I. The first proper issue of The 'Shroom debuted with 9 sections. 4 of those sections have been moved to Sub-Teams, 2 have disappeared, one is a Sub-Team and another is the Editor’s Notes. That leaves us with one section, From The Mushroom Vaults. Aside from the Director’s Notes, this section is the only Main section to have debuted in Issue I and still appear under the Main Team in the Sign-Up page. Once a quintessential section of The 'Shroom, appearing in 25 of our first 26 issues, FTMV has only appeared 3 times in the last 42 issues.
The user who first wrote FTMV was 3Dejong (talk). One of the most prominent image uploaders back in 2006, 3D joined The 'Shroom before it released its first official issue, and wrote FTMV for the first 9 issues. He also directed 2 Fake News issues (IX and XII) and wrote the Fake Interview, Obituaries, Headline News, Poll and Updated Info.
Anyway, back to FTMV. 3D usually gave readers tips/cheats/walkthroughs on two different games and included a Monthly Challenge where he would propose a certain challenge for readers to complete. Sadly, this feature wasn't very successful. Without further ado, here's 3D's FTMV from Issue V, where he told readers how to clear the Star Road as well as random Super Princess Peach info. As a bonus, if you can beat the Monthly Challenge in this section, you'll be mentioned in the next Retro Feature. And I’ll give you a trophy.
This time around, just beat “Welcome to Yoshi Tower!” from YIDS and get all 100 points. That’s hard enough. Not even I was able to do that.
So long. And remember to come back every month for new cheats and hints! Or else... I know where you live... Wait. You do live at 1337 Mario-Freak Drive, Wallawalla, Washington, right?
That was it for this month's Retro Feature. Remember, if you can beat the Monthly Challenge above, just send me a PM and you'll be mentioned in the next Retro Feature. 8`/3!