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Director's Notes (Super Mario Bros. (talk))

Hello everybody! All I have to say this month is that we need writers– if you are interested in signing up for a Fun Stuff section, please send me a message here or on the forum. I will be sure to check it out and help you sign up. Other than that, I implore you to check back next month: we will have some special activities and a larger Fun Stuff section. Thank you, and enjoy this wonderful November!

Section of the Month for October 2014

Congratulations to Marshal Dan Troop for winning Section of the Month for October! His Trivia sections cover the little-known facts of the Mario series, and earned the most votes from last month's readers. Honorable mentions go to Pyro and Yoshi876 as well for being the runners-up, with their Find the Differences and Quiz sections, respectively.

Place Section Votes Percentage
First Trivia (Marshal Dan Troop (talk)) 6 votes 33.33%
Second Find the Differences (Pyro (talk)) 4 votes 22.22%
Quiz (Yoshi876 (talk)) 4 votes 22.22%
Third Mystery Image (Super Mario Bros. (talk)) 3 votes 16.67%


Trivia (Marshal Dan Troop (talk))

Well readers, something terrible has happened. In my 53 years of active military service in the Mariowiki army, I have never made a tactical decision as big as this one. I have become a Bills fan and as such I have doomed myself to a life of misery and will rarely, if ever, taste playoffs. But enough about me and my mistakes, let's get on with the show.

Did you know...

  1. Tetris Attack is just a reskinned version of the Nintendo game Panel De Pon?
  2. That according to Wario’s Warehouse, Wario's mom was the one who made him so greedy by teaching him that you can never have enough money?
  3. That the episode Princess Toadstool for President is about Bowser running in an election against Princess Toadstool for President of the Mushroom Kingdom despite the fact that the Mushroom Kingdom is a monarchy?
  4. That Frogog is the only enemy in Super Mario RPG's Pipe Vault to not be based on a classic Mario enemy?
  5. That in the original Mario Party, after buying a star the Star Space turns into a Chance Time space?
  6. That the St. Louis Rams are the only NFL team to win the NFL Championship in three different cities? Winning the 1945 Championship in Cleveland, the 1951 Championship in L.A., and the 1999 Championship in St. Louis.

Quiz (Yoshi876 (talk))

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 (though nothing is stopping you from actually taking a peek at them, but you’ll be the one who has to live with it).

Easy

  1. How many partners are in Paper Mario?
  2. What is the name of the small Demon that accompanies Ashley?
  3. What was the most recent Super Mario title?

Medium

  1. What level in Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island has the Spanish name of Cueva de los Lakitus?
  2. Who played Luigi in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!?
  3. How many bosses are in Donkey Kong Jungle Beat?

Hard

  1. What console was Mario Artist: Paint Studio released on?
  2. What is the name of the battleship used by the Axem Rangers in "Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars"?
  3. What stamp do you receive after completing Mount Must Dash in Super Mario 3D World?

Answers:

Easy

  1. Eight.
  2. Red.
  3. Super Mario 3D World.

Medium

  1. The Cave of the Lakitus.
  2. Danny Wells.
  3. Eighteen.

Hard

  1. Nintendo 64DD.
  2. Blade.
  3. The Bunny Stamp.

Guess Who! (Super Mario Bros. (talk))

Here is a new edition of Guess Who!. I will list several hints describing a character, and you have to guess who it is.

This character...

  1. ...first appeared in a racing game.
  2. ...is the star of their own series.
  3. ...is generally carefree and a bit lazy.
  4. ...is quite hairy.
  5. ...has a snarky companion almost always by his side.
  6. ...is quite the musician.
  7. ...lives by a mountain.
  8. ...has a long-standing rivalry with a wicked witch.

Answer:

Banjo the Honey Bear is the fuzzy hero of Banjo-Kazooie series. He lives with his sister Tooty and his feathery friend Kazooie at the base of Spiral Mountain. Gruntilda the witch begins a long-standing feud after she kidnaps Tooty to steal her beauty and the Banjo-Kazooie duo foils her plans. Banjo has a kind heart but is generally lazy, which is contrasted by Kazooie's sassy attitude and willingness to adventure. Although his main adventures began in the video game Banjo-Kazooie, he previously helped Diddy Kong defeat Wizpig in Diddy Kong Racing. In his free-time, Banjo plays the instrument for which he was named after.

Guess That Game! (Super Mario Bros. (talk))

Welcome back to Guess That Game!, where you are given some hints and you must guess which game I am describing! This time, I am describing a game that I picked up at a convention recently. Are you ready?

This game...

  1. ...stars somebody of questionable intent.
  2. ...was released for both the Game Boy and Game Boy Color.
  3. ...is a part of a series.
  4. ...has an antagonist that seeks revenge on the protagonist for their earlier actions.
  5. ...is a platforming game.
  6. ...features five regular worlds and five secret worlds, each of which has five levels.
  7. ...was generally well-received.
  8. ...is also available in the Virtual Console.

Answer:

Wario Land II is the 1998 follow-up to Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 and was released for both the Game Boy and as a launch title for the Game Boy Color. Captain Syrup returns to get revenge on Wario, who stole her treasure in the events of the first game. Now the yellow-clad thief must reclaim all of his valuables in this platforming adventure! Each of the five worlds– called "chapters"– contain five levels– called "stories"– which Wario must travel through and best several challenges, puzzles and even unlock secret worlds in order to complete his quest. The game was well-received by critics, though there were some complaints due to the protagonist's inability to get hurt: the challenge is in 100% completion and collecting items, not simply dodging enemies.

Mystery Image (Super Mario Bros. (talk))

Welcome to Mystery Image! I will provide five small parts of a bigger image, and you must guess what the mystery image is! We will use official artwork in these games, so you will not have to worry about having to look up random screenshots or fan contributions and such. This month's Mystery Image has to do with another video game I purchased at a convention. Can you guess?

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Did you guess? Do you give up? Well, here is the original image!

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