The 'Shroom:Issue LXXIV

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Issue LXXIV May 18th, 2013 About

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The staff addresses to you about what's been going on behind-the-scenes.
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See our lucky winner for the month, as voted by you!
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The 'Shroom Spotlight gets the spotlight in this section!
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A series of games and fun sections for readers to participate in.
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The artistic part of the wiki, box-arts, music, comics and more!
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Find out all wiki-related events, news, and statistics.
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Reviews and opinion pieces for games, movies, books, and more.
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Each month interviewing one of our users.
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Strategy information for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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Director's Notes

Greetings everybody! Welcome to the May 2013 edition of The 'Shroom.

I am going to start by saying that I am very excited about the Special Issue, which is coming out next month. We have a lot of things that we plan to feature, some of which will be exclusive to next month and some of which will be permanent projects for future issues. We also have guest writers, events, the Feedback Survey and plenty more in store that will make this issue outstanding and a fun read. I will have detailed coverage of each feature next month.

Other than that, we have been working a bit on the Archives and restoring archived issues, doing some things with the sign-ups (getting rid of the unnecessary "Leading Staff" and "Late section" designations), securing the ten 'Shroom Awards that will be in the celebration later this year, and various other projects. We will be doing a lot more of these sorts of things throughout the next few months in order to make the paper more streamlined and easier to access.


The 'Shroom Spotlight

Hello readers! YoshiKong here with this month's edition of 'Shroom Spotlight. So last month, we had our first 'Shroom Spotlight section in years. The section's focus was to help improve the Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga article, which was nominated to be unfeatured back in March this year, due to the article not reflecting Featured Article standards. Some of the main issues with the article were: the brief opening paragraph, the overly long Story section, and the empty sections, which needed to be filled as per policy. Throughout the month, we were able to take care of two of these three problems with the article, as recorded here. However, we do need more contributors to the project. If you are interested, then please read on!

For this month's issue of The 'Shroom Spotlight, we're going to have one page from each improvement category, so there's more variety with what users can choose to help out with. The articles are as follows:


Fun Stuff

Hello all you Fun Stuff readers. It is I, your glorious leader, here to tell you that not all that much has happened this month except of course for the tragic resignation of I, your handsome and all-knowing leader, from the trivia section due to me having to prepare for the upcoming war against the Pipe Plaza section. In other news: This month’s section of the Month winner is Freakworld with his Guess Who section which got 15 votes. In second place was the brave General Bob-omb with his Hiding Koopa section which got 11 votes. And finally in third place we have the speaker of the Mariowiki house, Henry “Tucayo” Clay, who recived 10 votes for his mystery images section. Congratulations to all of them (failure to congratulate them will result in a swift and voluntary death).


Pipe Plaza

Director's Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the May Issue of Pipe Plaza! I have important news regarding my position as Upcoming Games writer, but that will be covered in UG itself, so be sure to check it out!

Aside from that, there's nothing else I'd like to talk about, so let's move on to...

Section of the Month

Last month's SotM poll got only 15 votes, with a 40% decrease from the March poll's 25.

The April Section of the Month, with 6 votes (37.5% of the total) is...



Hi, I'm Superchao, and at this rate I'm going to subcontract out introductions.

This month, I'm interviewing Shoey! Shoey is certainly one of the most... unique members of the community, and has certainly become very well known because of it. With his barrage of name changes, and his tendancy to be whimsical and unexpected, he's certainly left an undeniable impression on the users. But he's also been a solid wiki editor, and has even been made a patroller over there - as well as directing the Fun Stuff sub-team of the Shroom. If you want to know more, then just read the interview!

The Interview

Superchao: Hello once again, Shroom readers! I'm embarking on a most dangerous quest today:
Superchao: I'm interviewing Shoey!
Superchao: (that's your cue)
Shoey: hello
Shoey: it's about time
Shoey: interviewing people like 3k and fucking pi before me
Shoey: what's wrong with you?


Section of the Month

Damn that Henry Tucayo Clay (talk), going away on holidays and leaving me with his dirty work! I guess it partially makes up for bailing out of my writing duties for Dippy's Matilda, but still, I have homework to do. Anyway, last month had only three Main Team sections, which suggests we seriously need more people on this team ASAP. Even the voter turnout was significantly lower than it should've been, and that's just no good. Please support your local staff members by giving us your writing!

Oh yeah and the winner for the April Main Section of the Month was Superchao (talk) again for his Interview section, this time roasting one of the site's most beloved user and the unquestioned master of the Wiki forums, MST3K (talk). Congrats on yet another victory, mate, and… yeah, my job here is done. Cheers, mates!


Fake News

Hello, and welcome to the Fake News. I've got exams this month, so I won't really be able to type up a lot here. In terms of staff changes, Marioman1213 (talk) has resigned from the Police Blotter and Yoshi K (talk) has been hired as the writer of the Sport Report. We wish them good luck for the future and in their new postion, respectively.

Tucayo (talk)'s Ask Tucayo won April's Section of the Month with 35 votes, followed by my News Flush with 28 votes.

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Written by: FakeIco PG6.png Pyro (talk)

Hello, everybody, it's Pyro back with another issue of Torture - er, Travel Guide! Last month didn't go so well (I'm sorry - I forgot to get dat dereh Kirbeh), so this month, we'll go somewhere exotic! It's Waluigi's Taco Stand!

No, I kid. We're going to a HOTTER tourist spot than Waluigi's Taco Stand or Melty Molten Galaxy could ever be. What is this fiery, burning place you ask? Lavalava Island!


Music & Artwork

Director's Notes (FunkyK38 (talk))

Greetings, all, it’s a pleasure to have you here! We are currently hiring, so please consider signing up for a job! Most of them are very easy to do and you can even sign up for a bi-monthly plan, where you only have to send in a section once every two months. If you’re interested and would like more information, visit our sign up page off of the main ‘Shroom page, then sed me a PM with your application!

Onto the art! -FunkyK38

Box Art of the Month (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk))

HI, readers! I'm your pine-scented Co-director, Tucayo, bringing you another box art! And yes, it is yet another Japanese box art. This month I decided to review the Japanese cover of Super Mario Bros. Significantly different from the American box art, this one is an artwork that perfectly summarizes the game in one image; whereas the immensely popular American one is basically a sprite of Fire Mario jumping and throwing a fireball.


Critic Corner

Director's Notes

Crocodile Dippy (talk)

Loads of weapons this month! I think we only have two sections not about gun, sword, or fire fights this time around, but I guess that's just the way things go when… something or… rather… So alright, few things to mention: Dippy's Matilda is dropping to bi-monthly because my studies have become somewhat overwhelming, and I need to lighten the load a bit.

Other than that, we still have these sections available to be filled in:

  • Marioverse Reviews
  • Character Reviews
  • Virtual Console Reviews
  • Game Comparison


Brawl Tactics

What's up, Brawlers? Welcome to this month's edition of BRAWL TACTICS!

This month, I will be reviewing the stage Hanenbow!

Hanenbow is an odd stage, to say the least. You create the music by making the tones on the leaves you're standing on for battle, and the effect is... very peaceful, to say the least. Until someone pulls out a Smart Bomb. Then it gets annoying real quick.

First things first. Hanenbow is a medium sized stage with three different plants growing for you to stand on. Be sure to only stand on the leaves as the brown stems are only part of the background. Due to the fact that the leaves are the only platforms to stand on, the sides of this stage are very shallow, and if you go offscreen, there's not much you can do to get back on. If you're taking a photo, remember that this stage has 2D properties like Flat Zone 2- if you adjust the angle of your shot, you will get a 2D picture instead of a 3D one like most other stages.