The 'Shroom:Issue LXXIX/Palette Swap
Greetings, all! Not much on the front of news for this month, except for the usual plug for staff sign-ups! If you would like to write for Palette Swap, send me a PM with your application and we’ll get the process going!
Now, onto the art!
What’s on The Box? (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk))
HI, readers! I'm your talented Co-director, Tucayo, here with a brand new What's on the Box? For some, October means Halloween; for others, it means falling leaves and dying trees; for a couple more, it means Pumpkin Spice Latte; but for me, October only means one thing, baseball. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, even though my Yankees didn't make it to the playoffs this year I'm still enjoying them big time. And so we move on to the Mario Super Sluggers box art, where we can see Mario as the pitcher with a defensive play Raúl Ibáñez would be jealous of; Peach visibly confused by everything happening around her; Bowser with a batting stance even more ridiculous than Kevin Youkilis'; Luigi looking in a direction where nothing could possibly be happening, since Mario caught the line drive right in front of him; and a bunch of people in the background rooting for no apparent reason. Ah, the joys of baseball.
Featured Character Artwork (Paper Yoshi (talk))
Hello there, and welcome to the October Issue of Featured Character Artwork!!
After featuring two images of Mario/Luigi transformations, I decided to show you Yoshi's artwork for Super Smash Bros. Brawl this month. Yoshi is one of the eight characters present in all Super Smash Bros. games, although he still hasn't been confirmed to appear in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Yoshi has strong smash and special attacks, and is known for his jumping ability. Additionally, he has six different recolours in all three SSB games: green, red, yellow, light blue, pink and purple (replaced by Blue Yoshi from Super Smash Bros. Melee onwards); only four of those are playable in the original Super Smash Bros. (the green, red, yellow and light blue variants), and all six are playable in Melee and Brawl.
There isn't much I can say about the image, though; it's a high-quality picture of everyone's favourite green dinosaur, and also a very detailed one, as all Brawl artwork, for that matter. The game, despite being a Nintendo Wii title, has amazing graphics, and that is reflected on its art. The image shows details such as Yoshi's green skin, his red spines and his shoes, with an updated look from previous games.
This month, our sprite comes from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: it’s a Gnarantula, for Halloween ! Although some people find spiders cool, I, for one, don’t. However, this little guy doesn’t look too threatening… until he attacks! Hopefully you don’t get bitten!