The 'Shroom:Issue XI

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The 'Shroom

1st Anniversary May 18, 2024 About        

Stooben Rooben
Fun Stuff Director Election Director's Notes

From the Mushroom Vaults

by — Stooben Rooben Glad to be part of the team!

Tips, Secrets, Hints, and Cheats for Mario's games!

Secrets: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GC) North American box art for Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

A hard-to-find secret in PM: TTYD is the secret tunnel behind Gloomtail's dungeon. It usually won't be found unless the player has Ms. Mowz in their party. After defeating Gloomtail go to the far right of his dungeon. Ms. Mowz will begin to sniff the air, and by pressing X Ms. Mowz alerts you that treasure is near. Start using Bobbery to blast away the right-side wall. If he blows up in the right spot, a small hole will appear. Mario can walk through the long tunnel finally reaching a small square room. There are two question blocks here... but I'm not telling you what's inside them! If you don't have Ms. Mowz, just blast away several spots of the wall until it opens up. (Note: There is a faint crack visible in the wall!)

Hints: Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) Boxart for Super Mario Galaxy.


Now since the game just came out you may or may not know about the "Death Count" in the game. (No, it isn't a deadly vampire either...) First you must complete the "Grand Finale Galaxy" with both Mario and Luigi (Note: This galaxy is unlocked once both Mario and Luigi collect all 120 stars). Once the final star from this stage is collected with both Mario and Luigi, you will be able to see how many times you have died in the game with both Mario and Luigi on your save file. Pretty cool, huh?


Cheats: Super Princess Peach (DS) Super Princess Peach Alternative Box Art.jpg

If you'd like to play an extra Toad minigame, then all you have to do is: At the "Press Start" screen, press R and Start to play the minigame. Hope you like it!

Tips: Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GC) European Game Cover

"Having trouble beating the COM players? Are they beating you out flat? Then try... USING YOUR HEAD!!!" If you play MKDD every morning like I do, then you know the best weapons to use against your opponents are your surroundings. Take for example: in Mushroom City, there are plenty of useful surroundings to help you get that gold trophy in your hands.

TIP 1: Try using a shell or banana to make the COMs crash into a car, or better yet a Wiggler Train to give you extra getaway time.
TIP 2: User a Bowser's Shell in cramped areas like the main underground intersection to knock out quite a few COMs with one stone.
TIP 3: Use a shell or something to knock your opponent into the open pit by the START/FINISH line.

If you know how to drive, drift, and throw, you should have NO problems with these little tips. If you STILL can't make it, race as Koopa, 'cause you drive about as well as a turtle.


by RAP.pngRAP...

Hello, it's-a me, RAP! You call me Ryan if you don't mind, as it is my first real name. I am one of the most recognized sysops in this big wacky wiki, along with my dragon Hooktail. Hello girl, how are you today? *Hooktail rawrs happily* Heh heh heh, Good dragon... I'm also a nice writer in the 'Shroom, which is now in da' block! You will be entertained by provided games and/or videos in your nearest newspaper... and the only newspaper is... The 'Shroom! This is worth for users who are painstaking bored nearly to death and wanted a nice break, and here it is!!

In this issue, another two games are in stock waiting to be reviewed by the one who entertains the users over Mariopedia! Or MarioWiki... I wonder if “Mariopedia” even existed even in the earlier times of this life on upon honor!! Lets... Go! *sees Hooktail licking me* OK! OK! Stop tasting me, er licking me! It tickles! OK, I get it. You loved eating me and tasting me, can you let me go to the Shroom? Please? *goes!*

Super Mario Legacy

OK, since I'd recently been in MFGG, you probably knew this eh? You really think this is a demo?! Oh great, I just spoiled it! It is a demo, but not just any demo that you normally can't enjoy. It is one of the first 3D Mario platformer games made by a fan that had such a tool to create this type of game. Let's go over the details of this game...

This demo consists of three levels. *hears the audience boo* Hey! It's a demo, it's still in progress! Do I have to let my girl devour all of you for entirely no reason at all? *crickets chirping* It's a good thing Hooktail is still wearing the earmuffs. *Ahem*Yes; there three levels for fans to play and test the physics on like in a real 3D Mario game. One special level consists of collecting the eight Red Coins in order to get a Star, or should I say Shine Sprite? No seriously, there's no polygon shape of a Power Star. That creator needs working on improvements aright. The graphics are average in a 3D world of a Mario game; some of the physics are nice.

The demo is criticized for having problems with collisions whenever players can get stuck onto a wall and such. It is also criticized for having occasional errors which could spoil the gameplay, so the player has to replay the game again to get where it's done. And the worst thing is that there is only one enemy in the game, a Koopa Troopa. *sees Hooktail devour a few of them, the audience runs away* Heh, she gets a nice snack to feed her large scaly body. As I said, the demo requires and begs for improvements and such.

The demo is created by MrGuy, one of the members of MFGG. If you want to check this demo out with 3D boggling fun, go click here!

Phew! One down, one to go... *hears Hooktail's stomach gurgling* Awwwwwww... Her stomach is currently digesting her prey; I just love hearing it, it feels so nice hearing them gurgle, and feeling the prey slowly dissolving away. Let's continue.

Toad Strikes Back

It's time for some fame with that ordinary Toad! That guy kicks some butt as he was the star of the game! The story represents of Mario defeating the King Koopa also known as Bowser, and right now he's currently visiting foreign lands as this story was later became a legend. A magikoopa named Kamek was Bowser's loyal retainer. He one day invaded the Mushroom Kingdom and stole the stones called Starspheres. He planned to use it to resurrect Bowser in order to continue invading. An ordinary citizen had heard about this event as he strikes back, and that guy is Toad!!

The game is packed with tons of gameplay, unlockables, levels, and so much more I can't spoil your mind!! There are three powerups that Toad will encounter, the Fire Flower which you know that... *Hooktail breathes fire* Thanks for the demonstration, no; the powerup can let you throw fireballs. The second one is that Hammer, you can defeat any enemy with this weapon of mass destruction, you can just whack this lump. And the third powerup is… Yoshi? Sounds like a portable powerup to me! You can use him to eat enemies that Toad doesn't usually defeat in such a way.

There are 50 unique levels begging to you to play it on! The core of having a ton of secrets in any area of environment, between grasslands, ghost houses, undergrounds, and many many more! In addition, each level has a single Mushroom Medal, a special item if you collect all of them in each level, you can unlock the secret world! There are tons of things to go around it will keep you busy for about 50 hours of playtime for you to enjoy. Levels get trickier each world as you have to defeat every boss in each world you are in.

Another nifty features includes that you can talk to other NPCs, switch powerups that you gathered until you die, going to mini-game rooms that cost 5000 score points each play, and secrets in levels you normally can't spot unless you try that hard!!

This awesome game is created by Thunder Dragon, WOW! One of the admins of MFGG! And it took 6 years to finally finish this big bad game?! The highest score the game received in that website, and now this site too! Give a great clapping to Thunder Dragon! *RAP and Hooktail claps* Funny, she terrified the audience away by devouring a few Koopa Troopas. If you want the real deal of this type of game, go here! Recommended for anyone you met!!

Now it's officially done. Phew! I'm tired... Hooktail, may I hug your scaly stomach to rest for a while? *Hooktail agrees, she lies down on her back with her wings folded to get a better position. RAP climbs up onto to her scaly belly, and then hugged affectionately* Ahhhhh... some nice rest with that dragon... So I can hear her stomach continuing to digest her snack. Bye bye everyone.


by Glitchmansig.PNG Glitchman (talk · contribs) Glitchmansig.PNG

Glitch: Hello Wayoshi. It's the Glitch here, and you've been selected for an interview that'll be posted on the 'Shroom! You mind?

Wayo: Not at all.

Glitchman: First question... How did you find the mariowiki?

Wayo: Was looking for PM2 information. Found the badges page here, then joined at 10:30p on 5/27/2006, I think.

Glitch: You've made over 10,000 edits on the Wiki. How long did it take you to make this many?

Wayo: I could answer you exactly, because I have the 10,000th edit. Hold on. 12:49a, 25 August 2007, so it took me a little less than 15 months.

Glitch: Did you ever get a welcome, and if you did by who?

Wayo: There was no welcome template in 2006, mind you. My first user talk message was to Son of Suns, because he was changing some of my PM2 item articles and he replied me back telling me about some of the conventions to be used in articles. officially no, but basically SoS did welcome me. ;)

Glitch: Other than wikis, what else do you do?

Wayo: Surf the web. Especially Youtube. Look, the recent changes page here is my homepage. XD

Glitch: What is your favorite thing to do on the Wiki?

Wayo: Code, because I'm pretty much the best at it. I understand it. It's a lot of fun for me to pull off complicated feats (check out {{RandomQuote}}). It's kinda my duty to do stuff like that, though others have figured out parserfunctions too.

Glitch: What is your favorite video game, and how long have you been playing it?

Wayo: Boy. I pretty much love all Mario games. To pick a few...Paper Mario 2 I played 4 times and managed to do the Pit of 100 Trials just after Chapter 2 (see my userpage for a pic gallery from that). Super Paper Mario ruled also. Mario Kart DS is just awesomesauce, it was a great online experience for me, I can't wait for MKWii. Super Mario Galaxy...PWNed. not sure how long it took to get 242 stars.

Glitch: What is the dumbest thing that you have ever done on the Wiki?

Wayo: Dumbest?

Glitch: Yes, or what you regret the most

Wayo: Well, it's that thing *coughWillycough* that got me demoted. If you want info on that go to Main Page Talk Archive 12, Section 10. I'd rather not mention much more of it directly.

Glitch: OK. Do you think this is the last question?

Wayo: Perhaps. I do think you being confusing on purpose is evil, though. :D

Glitchman You're right! :) Thanks for the interview, Wayoshi!

Wayo: :D I outsmarted the last question XD

Glitch: *No Comment*

Fun Stuff

Super Mario Galaxy Quiz

by Xpike the hedgehog

  1. The first Galaxy is ____.
  2. The beta species that looked like 2 characters from M&L:SS is ____.
  3. The first boss you encounter in the game is ___.
  4. New star-like creatures are called ___.
  5. You can change the icon of the planet into ____
  6. What is the galaxy in which Mario rides a Manta Ray?
  7. Who is the "Mama" of the star-like creatures featured in question four?
  8. Who is the main antagonist of the game?
  9. Which item lets you transform into Spring Mario?
  10. What is the first form you get in the game?

When you're ready, click "show" to see answers! <showhide>__HIDER__<hide>Answers:

  1. Sweet Sweet Galaxy
  2. Cosmic Toad species
  3. Dino Piranha
  4. Lumas
  5. Either the faces of Mario, Yoshi, Peach, Toad, or a Mii of your choice.
  6. Loopdeeloop Galaxy
  7. Princess Rosalina
  8. Bowser
  9. Spring Mushroom
  10. Bee Mario

</hide></showhide> 0-1: Three words. Play. The. Games.
2-4: You need to increase your Mario knowledge.
5-6: Hmm... Not bad, but not good either. You could very well use some improvement.
7-9: You really know a lot, but there are still a few things in which you lack knowlege.
10: You are a true Mario series fan. You pretty much need no work on your Mario knowledge.

Guess Who?

by Storm Yoshi sig.pngStorm YoshiStorm Yoshi sig.png

Riddle #1

  1. I'm a type of Piranha Plant
  2. I can be in pipes
  3. I can also walk on land
  4. I can spit objects
  5. I debuted in Super Mario Bros. 3

Middle Blue

  1. I'm an alter ego
  2. I'm blue
  3. I'm not like the others of my kind
  4. I'm considered a 'Loner'
  5. I've only been in one game

Ready? Click "show" to see the answers! <showhide>__HIDER__<hide>

  1. Ptooie
  2. Boshi


Word Search

by Shrooby GreenDance.gif Talk


Are you ready to see the answers? Click here!

Director Election

Congratulations to Blitzwing (talk) in his new position!



  1. HyperToad


  1. -- Xpike the hedgehog


  1. Glitchmansig.PNG Glitchman (talk · contribs) Glitchmansig.PNG


  1. McWolf
  2. GrodenE T C El
  3. (Toadbert101|TBPaper.PNG|Scream|My comic]|Sez:NO WAI, A SIG WITH OUT {{PAGENAME}}! :O)
  4. Mr.KB
  5. Master Crash
  6. 3dhammer.gif 3D, this guy IS the choice. 3dhammer.gif
  7. Support. --KPH2293 19:29, 13 January 2008 (EST)
  8. Mr. Guy the GuyPickle.pngWayoshi's a close second, however...E
  9. f_cm_767603a.pngChaos NEEDS MOAR NINJI f_cm_767603a.png Him or Wayo as a second.
  10. King Mario f_KMThumbm_38614a2.png
  11. Storm Yoshi sig.pngStorm YoshiStorm Yoshi sig.png Blitz shall Blitz this competition =P
  12.  Caps Lock LORD
  13. KP Shadow
  14. Tadaa!2.gifPlumberTadaaa!.gif 18:43, 16 January 2008 (EST)
  15. Jdrowlands (talk) 10:54, 18 January 2008 (EST)
  16. Knife (talk) 11:32, 19 January 2008 (EST) I'm going to try to give an honest reason instead of the "Blitzwing is cool" reason. From what I've seen, Blitzwing is more active than these other candidates, both in the forums and on wiki (and remember, the forums have some exclusive people that otherwise don't edit on MarioWiki, so a connection to the forums would be one of his biggest assets). Whereas previously directors were more concerned with finding someone to fill in a position and less strict, Blitz will probably seek out old writers instead and will be more lenient. And syntax knowledge is useless if you barely have any writers. Of course, I wish there could be two directors so that one could be good at recruiting people (Blitz) and one could be good at syntax (Wayo).
  17. Paper Jorge Knife said everything that needed to be said.
  18. Boop Explosive Pants Modifier What a stupid name!


  1. Alphaclaw11
  2. My Bloody Valentine Changed my mind. Wayo seems a bit better for the job.
  3. ~Uniju(T-C-E) If I'm not mistaken, he's done this before, and has experience doing it, so I don't see why someone else would be any better for the job...
  4. i can trust wayoshi
  5. Stooben Rooben This is the guy. He'll take care of things. This is the guy. He'll take care of things. Oh wait, I already said that...



FG2, a spammer for director?-- Xpike the hedgehog

( FG2-ness

Even though Blitzwing is very hated by most, I think he would be the best choice. GrodenE T C El

Yes. Fg2 spams too much. >_>

The preceding unsigned comment was added by Toadbert101 (talk).

MEANIE! FG2-ness

You guys can't just sign up cuz it'd be cool! Doing this will take alot of responsibility, A role fit for a blitzwing.

Master Crash

Indeed. Everyone else does not seem too trusworthy. 3dhammer.gif 3D, AAAaaaAAAH! 3dhammer.gif

Never mind. BLOC PARTIER.

He's just... More trustworthy.

Master Crash

Gotcha. Wait... :P BLOC PARTIER.

I have a couple of questions for you, Blitz. Do you know the complex syntax required? Specifically, there's headers & footers for every 'Shroom page to make it "official" (which I created). Sure you can copy & paste, but the author needs to be changed, and noincludes also for the single-page, and full page inclusions using template syntax. Also, would you be able to help get the 'Shroom back on track? It's completely phailing right now; we need to recruit new writers for the old jobs or it will die before 2009 comes around. If I'm elected I plan to ask around again, and explain how simple it is to write for it, it's really just an hour one day a month, for most articles.

That goes for everyone, really – the next director needs to be strong enough that s/he will advertise around the wiki, forums etc. and get either old or new writers to put together a full, not half-issue like XI. Wa Yoshihead.png TC@Y 20:23, 13 January 2008 (EST)

Wayo is a good choice. He is smart, nice, mature, responcible, dedicated, and understands the work put into this, and has been part of the shroom. I feel the reason he is doing this is to help the shroom not for himself. Alphaclaw11

3d: you really can't say that unless you have a good knoledge of that User Because me and InfectedShrom are majorly trusted Who voted FG2 He's like super Spam Man. Luigibros2


Aw Crap, now i don't know who to pick, i guess i'll just stay with Blitz.

Master Crash

Wayoshi: Yes... I admit it.

I don't know much about wiki syntax. However, I can still learn it via the help pages and the Sandbox. Maybe I can't do it today, but maybe I can do it tommorow.

About revigorating the Shroom... I have a few ideas on how to do it, althought I will maybe need the help of the administrative staff. --Blitzwing 16:15, 14 January 2008 (EST)

Let's give Blitz a chance. Wayoshi already was the director; he gave up the title. Let's let this run out. LuigiBros: I really don't think you're the best choice. Your grammar is deplorable, even worse than Blitzwing's; I have no idea how much syntax you know and you are not very active. InfectedShroom: I already apologized. :( Blitzwing seems to have the drive to do this; as well as being quite active and being quite well-known. And since when has knowing syntax been needed? CUTTING and PASTING. That's all that's needed. 3dhammer.gif 3D, sign up for the Fake News, too! 3dhammer.gif

Thank you 3D, you are being very supportive.


How 'bout Co-director?

Master Crash

Hmmm... Meh. BLOC PARTIER.

Can someone pick me, just because I am a newbie does not mean I'm not a good choice!-KP Shadow

  1. ' ' 'X' ' ' i want to be Director i vote for Blitzwing but hes a great chioce if i dont win

MasterAsh1 for The'Shroom Director(~).

I've been to Nintendo World!!-KP Shadow

Dude, don't take this offense, but, you do not know syntax very well, and The 'Shroom needs someone who is good at syntax, who can orginize and settle anything to do with The 'Shroom. Even so, thus, you must be good at wikis and not just because you've been to Nintendo World. GrodenE T C El Sorry.

Also I'm the co-director for EVERYONE exept for myself- KP Shadow

I give up, I'll just be Blitzwing's co-director- KP Shadow

What? That's not what i was talking about, like Wayoshi and Blitz are co-directors.

Master Crash

I'm always editing Wikipedia, in fact I am an expert when it comes to wikis, exept for the fact that I don't know what syntax is, but I'm a quick learner.- KP Shadow

In fact I can learn how to syntax from my uncle, since he is the manager of a Best Buy location.- KP Shadow

I...don't think you can learn syntax from Best Buy. Paperjorgesp.png Paper Jorge Paperjorgesp.png Unless it's a Best Buy Wiki.

No, I mean that he knows a lot about technology and programming, so he could teach me how to syntax. Oh, yeah, scince I'm Blitzwing's co-director, and he won, I'm co-director now. :P- KP Shadow

First of all, i was talking about wayoshi and blitzwing, not you, your not co-director, it was just an idea i threw out.

Master Crash

Heh, at least I got one vote. :P BLOC PARTIER. CONGRATS!

I did too. FG2-ness

Look, Master Crash, just let me be co-director, it would only take me a few minutes for me to learn syntax, I rarely ever get any glory in real life and it is quickly couneracted, and I'm dot doing it just for the glory, I want to contribute to The 'Shroom, by creating more sections such as product reviews, a self help section, a posts to the director and the co-director, and a character creator to name a few.- KP Shadow

I...don't really think you have what it takes to be at least co-director, no offense. Paperjorgesp.png Paper Jorge Paperjorgesp.png Plus, you don't have any votes.


No need to yell. First, learn how to make a sig that links to your user page. It can be done by typing ~~~. Paperjorgesp.png Paper Jorge Paperjorgesp.png And sorry, but you need to learn more, young grasshoper.

Why didn't anyone vote for me? FG2-ness

You're a spammer. I'm sorry but you are. No offense. Paperjorgesp.png Paper Jorge Paperjorgesp.png

To tell the truth, I was gonna change my vote, cuz I only voted for FG2 to help him, but eh, it's too late to change to Blitzwing. HyperToad I don't really trust Wayo

Director's Notes

Welcome to the Director's Notes! This is the first anniversary of the first modern 'Shroom issue! The original was an add-on-by-the-day project done by Hk (talk). You can view it here. We have some new writers this month, with Stooben Rooben (talk) heading the 'Shroom Vaults, Glitchman (talk) interviewing Wayoshi (talk), and Shroobario (talk) providing a fun word search for us. 3Dejong (talk) is heading the Fake News now, and will have it out next month. I'm getting a little tired of this 'Shroom business, so I've set up an election for all to participate in. If you've ever wanted to lead The 'Shroom, run for director! Anyways, writers, the next issue shall be due February 5th, but you don't know who to send it to yet ;)

Vios for the Final Time,
Tadaa!2.gifPlumber, Director of The 'Shroom.Tadaaa!.gif