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Director's Notes

by Super Mario Bros. (talk)

Season's Greetings, Fun Stuff readers! It is a wonderful time of the year, and we at The 'Shroom are here to celebrate it. We have some fun things in store for this issue, including special guests here in the Fun Stuff! I would like to thank Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) and Freakworld (talk) for contributing submissions to this month's edition. It is always a pleasure to showcase the work of our previous writers, especially ones that were as involved and supportive as they were. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Andyni (talk), who applied for Guess Who! this past month and has been accepted into the team.

If you would like to sign up for any positions for Fun Stuff, be sure to check out our sign up page for a list of available sections. We showcase fun activities like puzzles, games, riddles, and much more! Contributing to Fun Stuff can be a very fun thing, so why don't you send me an application if you are interested? In any case, I wish you all a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a wonderful Holiday Season. Cheers!

Section of the Month for November 2014

Place Section Votes Percentage
First Guess That Game! (Super Mario Bros. (talk)) 5 votes 25%
Trivia (Marshal Dan Troop (talk)) 5 votes 25%
Second Guess Who! (Super Mario Bros. (talk)) 4 votes 20%
Third Mystery Image (Super Mario Bros. (talk)) 3 votes 15%
Quiz (Yoshi876 (talk)) 3 votes 15%


Trivia

by Marshal Dan Troop (talk)

Did you know...

  1. That according to Wario, most of his weight comes from the amount of clothes he wears (hey he likes to layer)?
  2. That Wario loves only two things more than money: his pet chicken Hen and castles?
  3. That despite appearing in multiple locations, there is only one Pak. E Derm?
  4. That Wanda is the first female to be the solo star in a Mario game?
  5. That Yoshi’s Safari is the first English game to refer to Princess Peach as Princess Peach?
  6. That Shigeru Miyamoto said that the character he most relates to is Lakitu, saying that their personality is something he can relate to?

Quiz

by 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). This month’s theme is Super Smash Bros. following the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Easy

  1. What is the name of the mode where you will fight every single character?
  2. What is the emblem for the Mario series?
  3. What console was the first Super Smash Bros. game released on?

Medium

  1. Which character uses the move Warlock Punch?
  2. How many third party characters have been featured in the series?
  3. How many stages are in Super Smash Bros. Melee?

Hard

  1. Who voiced King Dedede in Super Smash Bros. Brawl?
  2. Which character was renamed to Pepe in the German version of the games?
  3. How do you unlock the Ashley Robbins trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl?

Answers:

Easy

  1. All-Star Mode.
  2. A Super Mushroom.
  3. Nintendo 64.

Medium

  1. Ganondorf.
  2. Four.
  3. Twenty-Nine.

Hard

  1. Masahiro Sakurai.
  2. Popo, one of the Ice Climbers.
  3. Play Brawls for 100 hours combined.

Guess Who!

by Andyni (talk)

Mario and his friends would like to awkwardly wish you a Merry Christmas!

Welcome to this special edition of Guess Who! with your new host, Andyni! Here, we test your knowledge of Mario characters, obscure to not-so obscure.

On this special holiday issue, our theme shall be Snow and Ice. This means all the characters will have some special relationship to the cold. Please keep in mind that this edition will be slightly more challenging than the rest, for the pool of characters to choose from is smaller, so characters may be slightly obscure. Anyway, simply pick your level, and let's get started!

Level 1: Easy

  1. It is a plant, but sleek black and with eyes.
  2. Absolutely nothing can defeat it, not even a Starman.
  3. Sometimes, it is found frozen in ice, being harmless. When in this form, however, a fireball will unfreeze it immediately, immediately making it deadly.

Level 2: Normal

  1. It appears the level "Cool, Cool Mountain" of a certain game.
  2. It has no legs, yet some can hop.
  3. It is an enemy, and its method of attack is throwing snowballs and hopping.

Level 3: Hard

  1. Its body is made out of many interactive objects.
  2. Its first and only game as of now is in HD.
  3. On its head is what Snowmen wear in Mario Kart 64.

Answers:

Easy

Muncher!
Munchers in Ice Blocks

Medium

Mr. Blizzard (he appears in Super Mario 64 and throws snowballs at you)!
Mr. Blizzard

Hard

Snow Pokey (appearing in Super Mario 3D World)!
Snow Pokeys

Have you checked your answer? How did you do? Anyway, thank you for playing Guess Who!, and check in January for more guessing fun!

Mystery Images

by Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)

HI! I'm your cheery guest writer, Tucayo! And this month I am here with a very special guest section! I want to thank my good friend, Super Mario Bros. (talk) for inviting me to be part of this Holiday Issue - which I don't doubt is amazing, so go read the whole thing. And I also want to thank him because I'll be stealing his table for this section (tables have never been my forte). So, in this edition of Mystery Images you'll have to guess which Super Smash Bros. stage is shown in each snippet, one from each game (where they originally appeared, anyway). Have fun!

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ANSWERS:

*Yoshi's Island (SSBM)

Guess That Game!

by Freakworld (talk)

Hello everyone. Some of you may know me from the Forums, others maybe because I've written this section and the Guess Who! section for almost a full year in 2012 and '13.

On request of our wonderful director I've returned for this guest section, and today I will make you guess not only one but three games!

Note: Not all of those are from the Mario franchise.


Game 1:

  1. This game takes place in a ship.
  2. This game is fairly linear as opposed to the series' usual approach.
  3. This game was developed by the same developer who made the Dead or Alive series.
  4. This game has received an overwhelming negative response.
  5. Remember me?

Game 2:

  1. Squadala!
  2. I just wonder what Ganon's up to...
  3. This is illegal you know.
  4. Whatever I see, I shall devour!
  5. MAH BOI!

Game 3:

  1. In this game, Mario isn't a plumber, but he is also not a carpenter.
  2. This game has a sequel, but it never saw the day of light in America or PAL regions.
  3. This game has got 100 Levels.
  4. This game was one of the 3DS Ambassador games, released in 2011.
  5. This game also has a level editor mode (no Skyrim though).

Answers:

Game 1

Metroid: Other M

Game 2

The CD-i Zeldas

Game 3

Wrecking Crew

Yes that last one was taken from my first section back in November 2012. Look it up if you dare!

Merry christmas and happy holidays!

Non-Mario Trivia

by Marshal Dan Troop (talk)

Well readers, today is an important day. For I have finally gotten permission from the only man above me, a courageous and noble man (who I’m totally not going to kill in an effort to steal his rank) Super Mario Bros., to start a non-Mario trivia section. This section will cover multiple subjects that aren’t Mario so let’s get started.

Did you know...

  1. That my Buffalo Bills are the only team to have lost 4 straight Super Bowls?
  2. That the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only team to have won less than 40% of their all-time games?
  3. That the biggest blowout in college football history was the 1916 Georgia Tech v. Cumberland game that ended with a 222-0 victory for Georgia Tech?
  4. That the Green Bay Packers have won the most NFL Championships with 13?
  5. That the 1940 NFL Championship game ended with the biggest blowout in NFL Title game history, ending in a 73-0 victory for the Bears?
  6. That the Warren Moon-led Edmonton Eskimos are the only team in CFL history to win 5 Grey Cup titles in a row?

Crossword

by Super Mario Bros. (talk)

Here is a special crossword, having to do with all sorts of wintery and snow-related characters and locations in Mario! There are no spaces, numbers or special characters— only the standard letters of the alphabet are used. Credit goes to Paper Yoshi (talk) for the coding used in the table for the crossword hints, it is a very nice table.

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No. Across No. Down
1 This snowman literally had an "out-of-body experience," in his own words. 2 Star Kids are born and raised here by Merle and a group of Ninji before they rise up to Star Haven.
5 Where Mario and company thwart Bowser's plan to kidnap Santa Claus in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! 3 The sixth world of Super Mario Bros. 3.
8 All it takes is a bucket and _____ to get past these chilling guards of Shiver Mountain. 4 Penguins litter this snowy course in Mario Kart 64.
9 After Mario's progress is frozen solid due to being mixed up at a crime scene, this expert on murder mysteries helps the hero clear his name. 6 This little penguin finds herself needing help after she gets separated from her mother.
10 A wicked snowman created by Bowser to terrorize a rather "cartoonish" Antarctica. 7 This cold-hearted boss guards a Star Spirit in his palace.

Here are the answers!


Word Search

by Palkia47 (talk)

Heya guys! Long time no see! :)

Sorry for being dead with these word searches! But I have returned with a recap of the great Mario games that have been released this year along with a handful of the games we have to look forward to in the future! I hope you all enjoy this word search and the holidays! :D

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Here are the answers!

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