The 'Shroom:Issue LXXV/Retro Feature
HI, lovable readers! I'm your legendary Co-director, Tucayo, here with a very special edition of Retro Feature. As you all know, this is our 75th issue, and we decided to celebrate it by honoring one of the best users to ever don number 75. And no, I am not talking about Daisy75 (talk), or Enriquew75 (talk) (though it would be interesting to cover them for my next issue), I'm talking about none other than Gamefreak75 (talk). Let's be honest, if you didn't think of Gamefreak upon seeing the number 75 you have failed as a Mariowikian. Why is it so important to know his story? Well, keep on reading and you will find out.
After trying luck in other wikis out there in the cold, cruel wikiverse, Gamefreak75 joined the Super Mario Wiki on September 18, 2009. His hard work on the wiki earned him a promotion to patroller around ten months after joining, and another one to sysop on December 2010. Also a frequent user of the forums and the chatroom, Gamefreak got promoted to Chatroom Op on September 2010, and earned his promotion to Global Moderator on our forums on February 2011. He has also been an important part of the Awards Committee, helping host the Fail Awards in the 2011, 2012, and 2013 editions.
Everyone's favorite Waluigi joined our ranks on December 2009, and made his debut writing Fake Ads for the Fake News sub-team on Issue XXXII, section he would go on to write for twenty issues. But his breakthrough moment came a little over a month after joining, on February 2011, but it wasn't in the sub-team he had served for over a year, he was appointed Fun Stuff Director after the previous director departed. The Fun Stuff sub-team was at a great point at that time (and I'm not biased), after some rough times, and Gamefreak managed to take advantage of that momentum and propel the Fun Stuff sub-team to probably the most consistent one in the newsletter, and while doing so had the longest uninterrupted tenure of any Fun Stuff Director. On Issue L, Gamefreak joined as Word Search writer, section he still writes two year after signing up. But he did much more than that on the aforementioned issue, also contributing a Crossword, a Cooking Guide, and a Fake Report.
Aside from his regular sections, Gamefreak has also contributed a notable amount of guest sections, providing five Fake Reports, five Fake Shops, two appearances in the AC Commentaries, two Non-Mario Crosswords, two Travel Guides (one of them being Project Travel Guide x15!), and even his own special section where he bragged after winning the Guess The Results! event. Gamefreak has won three Section of the Month Awards, and was the very first writer to win one; he is also one of two sub-team writers to have won the Overall SOTM, while it still existed.
If he were to invite us to his place we probably would also see his eight End of Year Awards somewhere in his trophy room. In 2011 he won a Golden Mario, a Golden Bowser, a Golden Peach, and a Golden Toad; and in 2012 he took home a Golden Mario, a Diamond Luigi, a Golden Yoshi, and a Diamond Toad. His 84 sections written place him eight for most sections written overall, but his accomplishments go far beyond written sections, and for that, we at The 'Shroom will always be thankful to him.
Anyway, enough rambling. Without further ado, I present you Gamefreak's award-winning Fake Ads from Issue LXIX! Enjoy
That's it for our special edition of Retro Feature! I hope you enjoyed it. Now read along.