Hello everybody, welcome to this August edition! We have a smaller Fun Stuff this month, mostly due to busyness with the Awards and also because I was out of town and unable to properly coordinate a larger section this time around. Next month I believe we plan on having a Special Issue dedicated to the Awards, so we will have a much bigger, better Fun Stuff with some special features as well! Be sure not to miss it! Here are the results for Fun Stuff's Section of the Month for July 2014. I would like to thank those that voted last month, and be sure to vote again this month!
Can I just say as a famous war hero and award winning newspaper columnist how happy I am as a society that we have gotten past giving video game mascots "hip attitudes" in order to make them more popular with a generation of kids who never existed. Now what was I doing again…OH YEAH
Did you know?
That the Goomba King was originally a regular Goomba turned into a king by Bowser using the Star Rod?
That the Pikmin series was inspired by a tech demo called Super Mario 128?
That in Super Mario RPG, an unused enemy called Drill Bit actually makes a brief appearance in the game and is actually listed as a boss in the player’s guide?
That Birdos are referred to as Birds in the Super Mario Bros. Super Show?
That in the Japanese-only anime movie Super Mario Bros.: Pīchi-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen! the Mario brothers own a grocery store and not a plumbing business?
Also, according to Super Mario Bros.: Pīchi-hime Kyushutsu Dai Sakusen!, Koopa Paratroppas lay eggs and build nests like birds.
Hello everybody! Welcome to Quiz, here I quiz you on the Mario series. Below you will find three easy questions, three medium questions and three hard questions. Your challenge is to answer them without looking at the answers that will be provided as well.
What colour does Luigi primarily wear?
What console was the first Mario Kart for?
How many Kongs are playable in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze?
What is the only track from Mario Kart 64 not to have returned as a retro track?
How many times did Poochy appear in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island?
How many captains are in Super Mario Sluggers?
What is the Expert Staff’s time on Coconut Mall in Mario Kart Wii?
How many planets are in the Honeyhive Galaxy?
How much G was King Boo’s crown worth in Luigi's Mansion?
Hello everybody! I am back with another guest edition of Guess Who!, a fun activity in which I provide some hints and you get to guess which Mario character is being described! Good luck with the guessing!
...is one of the most trustworthy sidekicks.
...started out as a different character during the development of their debut game.
...later went on to become a hero in their own right, several times.
...knows how to juggle.
...also knows how to play guitar.
...may not be the strongest, but is quick and agile.
...is a sharp-shooter.
...first appeared in a 1994 video game.
...and last appeared in a 2014 video game.
...likes to race with friends to save the world.
If you guessed Diddy Kong, then you are correct! Diddy Kong first debuted in the 1994 video game Donkey Kong Country as Donkey Kong's sidekick and was originally supposed to be Donkey Kong Jr.'s redesign. He later went on to save Donkey Kong in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest alongside his girlfriend Dixie Kong and also saved his world from the evil racer Wizpig in Diddy Kong Racing and Diddy Kong Racing DS. Though Donkey Kong is much stronger than Diddy, the little guy makes up for it with his speed, nimbleness and ability to shoot his Peanut Popgun. He juggles when left idle in Donkey Kong Country 2 and plays guitar in Donkey Kong 64 as well. His latest appearance was in Mario Golf: World Tour released in 2014.
I will present ten hints about a particular video game, and it is up to you to guess which one I am talking about! Let the guessing begin!
...was originally in development for the Nintendo 64DD.
...was supposed to be a sequel to another game, but became its own independent title.
...features Bowser as the first and last boss battled.
...was going to feature Poochy and Nep-Enut in some fashion, but both were scrapped in early development.
...has Mario being accompanied by several helpers.
...received several sequels in the years that followed.
...was released later in the Nintendo 64's lifespan.
...introduced a unique battle system for a Mario game.
Paper Mario is a role-playing game that was originally being developed on the Nintendo 64DD as Super Mario RPG 2, but was moved back to the Nintendo 64 and eventually became Paper Mario due to both legal complications with Square and its unique storybook-look. Bowser steals the Star Rod, imprisons the Star Spirits and captures the Princess by airlifting her castle! Mario must now go throughout the land with several partners in order to save the world. Mario and his friends battle enemies through a turn-based system, being sure not to run out of Heart Points and using Flower Points to execute special moves he gains through wearing badges. This popular 2001 game later warranted three sequels: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door in 2004, Super Paper Mario in 2007 and Paper Mario: Sticker Star in 2012.