The 'Shroom:Issue XCV/Fun Stuff

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Director's Notes

by Palkia47 (talk)

Hello everybody, welcome to Fun Stuff! I am your new host, Packy… Willis… Williston… the Third! Don’t judge me. >:) Anyways, I look forward to taking care of Fun Stuff and working with the writers and bringing this section to the best it has ever been, starting with February’s issue, so… here we go!

Section of the Month for February 2015

Last month’s winner is Andymii (talk), so congratulations to him, along with runner-up Yoshi876 (talk)! Thank you guys for your wonderful work, and I look forward to working with you both!

Place Section Votes Percentage
First Guess Who (Andymii (talk)) 29 votes 72.5%
Second Quiz (Yoshi876 (talk)) 11 votes 27.5%


Trivia

By: Marshal Dan Troop (talk)

Drats! Once again my plans to take control over the Fun Stuff has been thwarted! How dare SMB appoint that fool Packy to my dream job while leaving me only in the powerless position of Activities director!?! He will pay for his insolence! But I suppose in the mean time, Did you know…

  1. …according to Nintendo the Mario brothers do not have a last name?
  2. …that according to the Prima guide for Mario Kart Wii Princess Daisy and Princess Peach are cousins?
  3. …that Fighter Flies and Freezies do not appear in the Mario Bros. stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl?
  4. …that prior to Mario Party 10 Bowser’s only playable Mario Party appearance was as an unlockable character in the Mario Party 4 minigame Beach Volley Folley?
  5. …that originally a Magikoopa (possibly Kamek) was supposed to be playable in Mario Kart 64?
  6. …that Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island is the only game that calls Baby Bowser a king?

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).

Easy

  1. What item in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U allows you to shoot gale-like wind?
  2. Where can Mario find problems to solve in Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door?
  3. What Professor E. Gadd invention in Luigi's Mansion is based off of a handheld?

Medium

  1. What is the name of the mole enemy in Donkey Kong Country Returns?
  2. What Luigi attack features the Luigis standing on each other in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team?
  3. What is the first level to feature Piranha Plants in Super Mario Bros. Wii?

Hard

  1. What is the latest game to feature Platypunk?
  2. Who has the nickname “The Duke of Drains”?
  3. What game featured Wario, Samus and Olimar in its beta elements?


Answers
Easy
  1. Gust Bellows.
  2. Trouble Center.
  3. Game Boy Horror.

Medium

  1. Mole Miner.
  2. Stormship Stadium.
  3. World 1-2.

Hard

  1. Fortune Street.
  2. Salvador Drainado.
  3. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.

Guess Who!

by Andymii (talk)

Mario seems ready for some more Guess Who!, and so should you! Dance along with him if you want everyone else in the room to look at you strangely.

Welcome to Guess Who! with your host, Andymii! Here, we challenge your knowledge of Mario characters by giving you clues and hints and then asking you what the character is. There are three levels; can you solve them all?

This month's theme is Allies. That's right: all characters this month have been of assistance to Mario at some point or another! Use this knowledge to your advantage while guessing.

And what about this: if you manage to get the warm-up, three levels, plus the bonus right in one go, post a message dealing with your achievement here for a sweet surprise on your own talk page, plus a shout-out next issue! (Unregistered users, please provide a name you wish to be referred to before submitting.)

Excited? Let's get started!


Warm-up

  1. He's the man in green!
  2. He has transformed into an alter ego before, called Mr. L.
  3. In a Nintendo 3DS game, he loves to dream!
  4. He jumps higher than Mario.
  5. He is Mario's brother.


Level 1: Easy

  1. Mario often rides on top of this character.
  2. He is a male, but lays eggs.
  3. He is not afraid of walking on spikes, Piranha Plants, Spinies, and other things that Mario himself could not step on.
  4. He first appeared in a Super Nintendo Entertainment System game.
  5. He took care of Baby Mario.


Level 2: Normal

  1. This character appears at the end of a level in New Super Mario Bros. U when the level is beaten with two of the same numbers as the last digits on the timer.
  2. He is named after his own species.
  3. In Super Mario 3D World, he appears different than normal; this is done to reference an earlier game. He is also fast.
  4. His first starring role was in a game both released on the Nintendo Entertainment System and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
  5. He wears blue.


Level 3: Hard

  1. This character literally has a hard head.
  2. His only main appearance was in a Nintendo 64 game.
  3. He is a member of a species that is generally seen as enemies.
  4. He wears a hat.
  5. He has a mother, father, sister, and grandpa.


Bonus Level

  1. When this character's voice is sped up, it sounds like a Boo.
  2. He first appeared on a Nintendo Entertainment System game.
  3. He is a heavyweight character in the Mario Kart games.
  4. He leads an army.
  5. He is an ally you probably are not expecting.


Answers
Warm-up
Luigi! (I seriously hope you didn't get this one wrong.)
Luigi

Level 1: Easy

Yoshi!
A Green Koopa Troopa

Level 2: Normal

Toad!
Toad

Level 3: Hard

Goombario!
Goombario

Bonus Level

Bowser! (Confused? Think Super Mario RPG and Super Paper Mario.)
Bowser


Have you checked your answer? How did you do? Anyway, thank you for playing Guess Who!, and check in March for more guessing fun! Again, remember to post here if you got everything right in one go!

Non-Mario Trivia

By: Marshal Dan Troop (talk)

Hello Shroom readers. Two months ago I started a section called Non-Mario Trivia and surprisingly enough I’m continuing this little section by talking about one of my favorite childhood things: Robot Wars. So, did you know…

  1. …that the robot Behemoth entered the most competitions and lost the most matches of any robot?
  2. …that the Robot Stinger was barred from entering the 7th series of robot wars because it didn’t have a moving weapon?
  3. …that the only robot to win more than one UK series championship was Chaos 2 who won the 3rd and 4th wars?
  4. …that no robot that ever received the 8th seed ever made the series semifinals?
  5. …that Morits beat Panic Attack in the War of Independence semifinal by exactly one point?
  6. …that only two non flippers ever knocked a robot out of the arena? Those being Behemoth who threw two out (The Spider and Crushstacean) and Storm who knocked out The Steel Avenger.
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