The 'Shroom:Issue XVII
|Issue XVII||July 12th, 2008||About|
From the Mushroom Vaultby — Stooben Rooben Welcome to the world of 2D, it's Paper Mario Month!
Ah, such a great game; it deserves to be in FTMV more than once! It's easily one of my favorite games, largely because of the storyline...and I'm rambling, aren't I? SOMEONE STOP ME!!!
So, you've taken on Zess T.'s trouble, and you're looking for the recipe book she wants? Go to Creepy Steeple; when you first enter, go to the back of the steeple, (press 'Up', morons!) You'll notice a small rectangular gap in the bottom of the wall. Get all "rolly" and slip into the gap. Open the chests, (which all contain good prizes, IMO), and grab the book.
Okay, I'm gonna tell you how to get a bonus Pixl: Barry. He's actually quite easy to get. Once you defeat Francis, go back to chapter 3-1, where you first met Barry. Make him come out of the bushes and talk to him. He'll be impressed that you've beaten Francis and decide to join your party. WAY TOO EASY.
Well, I hope you all have enjoyed Paper Mario Month!
Hello, this is Ryzarlet the Wise; I just flew by to say that the Entertainment Section will return to its normal state for a while, but with fresh results for new videos to slot in from other websites that users (yes, you guys still staying in that chatroom!) don’t normally visit unlike myself in the freedom of expressing ways to call up the sky arrows. 1337Yoshi, if you’re asking for where did I get the new videos; obviously YouTube... but in this issue, I’d decided to go a bit deeper with hunting those goods—the goods that last for at least a month, yes, by issue alas. And again, some people continued to not read the Shroom, reading rates are going to drop fast when an epic fail comes into place! Here’s the gimmick of the issue, both of our roles are reversed now, that means Hooktail’s taking the games section while I have to do the videos. It’s a change that occurred a few days ago... (shudder)
(Hooktail and Ryzarlet were both in her lair, in his mansion, laying on their scaly bodies starring at each other.)
Hooky: Heh heh heh, so this week's Fouth of July yes Ryzarlet?
Ryzarlet: Yes my young female, it is another traditional holiday from the real world I believe. A time where fireworks would be our weapons of explosion and display in this starry night.
Hooky: You sound unbelievably calm... in your dragon form. Why not the ravenous you?
Ryzarlet: I'm still in that same type-- I'm just being calm.
Hooky: We'll see about that... (evilgrin)
(Hooktail knocks Ryzarlet down and ties him up with easing agile movement)
Ryzarlet: Whoa girl-- what's up with you?
Hooky: Never mind your saying fool.
Ryzarlet: So, what's the point are you doing? ;|
Hooky: You know... (blows some air revealing some smoke, and some winking towards him)
Ryzarlet: Uh-oh, oh NO! RAWR!!! (stuggles to get out)
Hooky: Just joking, (laughs) I was just torturing you... though, you seem to befriended me.... ;P
Ryzarlet: Heh, I thought it's going to be worse...
Hooky: It will later... heh heh heh... (evilgrin)
(shudder) I think she's not kidding... And oh, I seem to lost track of time after that moment we switched roles for this time. Maybe I'll ask Hooktail about this-- and that surprise, hopefully something that calmly greets me. I hope...
For those who do not know this presence, I am Ryzarlet (also known as RAP)-- controlling the Entertainment Section for your entirely pleasuring needs that may last for a month, or so I would assumed. As a dragon, I am quite a father-figure; and well, along with my young female dragon Hooktail to accompany me, to guide me, and such things to be bested with. The section consists of slotting in one of the great hits all around the internet itself. Those likely fads, they may include the Mario series as well as the other two series that withstand for over twenty years of recognition through the simplest forms back then, and into the newest ideas with the simplistic touch available for your needs as a fan of the gaming series. Unfortunately, we are limited to resources we only know about, as of now. But again, this is like X-Play; Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb... heh. Your turn Hooky...
A Koopa's Adventure
Koopas?! Those morsels are my type of a tasty treat for my diet!! ^_^ I'd love to gnaw on their fleshy meat and bones so Ryzarlet could take care of me by petting and rubbing my belly. and-- wha? There's some fan game about this joint? Hmph, fine, I'll give a game a chance that begs for mercy.... Grrrrr...
OK Koopa fans, which are morsels to my liking, there's a game about some Koopa Troopa, the game mentions that he's going somewhere into the very unknown, and the player has to get him to where he's going. Hmph, sounds simple enough... Despite that, there's not much of a deep storyline I would give for... unlike other great games Ryzarlet would find for his own... like SSBB, SMG, and WoW... strike that, not WoW... for now... The game's targeting mainly for the gameplay I fear, rawr... what do a green seemingly blind Koopa would do in a time a game for the main character who do?
Gameplay seems to be taken heavily from the Mario series, GRRR! But it seems it's not enough, no hitting the Brick Blocks from under their body. Their movement with that character I'd just controlled is limited, when your inside of the Koopa Shell-- you can barely jump by one square instead of the New Super Mario Bros. physics engine... and there's collision problems also, making the game frustrating to the scales. So much for the movement, it needs work, serious work. Even worse, I couldn't pass the first level, that ledge... engine... I feel like distrusting this material!! >_< Still, someone managed to beat the whole “mini-game”. Yes-- mini-game, as the author categorized.
The mini-game is created by some morsel named Hello, I'm not joking you fool. This guy seems mysterious, I'm not much of browsing around that site, but-- leave it to the fans I say, and decide for their gaming life. The game is hard, some flaws, but some managed to beat it nicely... Hooary for them(!) Still, if you want to get that game, get into this entry!
Oh! There's one more detail I forgot to mention, to Vista users, playing the game may cause disruption throughout using the keyboard and using the interface in the screen! You'd been warned, rawr...
(Hooktail is done with her part of the section, she waits for Ryzarlet to do his doing...)
Hooky: ...Ryzarlet? Where are you?
Ryzarlet: In a moment for reviewing that, video...
Hooky: Go on you dragon! ;P
Ryzarlet: Ok ok...
Lazy Mario 'Castle' Gameplay
Lazy Mario? This sounds interesting enough, note the title my dear users. This is a video that once said to made over 100,000 hits during the internet. That's a godly number, but it lacks into the million hit mark. Despite that, it proved to be very successful among fads alike. (groans as he flies by carrying that large pixel block and places it on the ground)
This is the big question for the future Mario, "Is Mario lazy now?!" Users and fans of the Mario series and the other two related series would speak a quick series of answers just to lay off the compare and conquer technique and go for the straightforward method. Experts who have a strong passion of the Mario series would use this method to think up theories about Mario itself and the world towards him. Well, it doesn't matter if he's lazy of not-- this video would prove it all! Here's a quick overview of this video you are about to witness, you see little form Mario without the Mushroom within him on the stairs, the gimmick? See for yourself well-being... hint the stairs, and those wheels attached to them...
Here's the gimmick, those mobile and bumping objects make that sprite not move by self-control at all! Mario will have to stay put, completely... There are other various objects like that Yoshi, the Ball 'n' Chains, some Koopa Shells to entirely use, moving walls, and-- er, I'm getting too much all over my scaly body. Look closely to Mario, he's just... sliding his own two feet-- like solid blocks of mouth-chilling ice on the ground, smooth and soft indeed-- with very low temperature results.
And that last part of the level, that is just it... that would be unexpected, or expected-- if you realize that this level is a castle. Watch those Conveyor Belts, Music Blocks, and trampolines do their own work for that Mario. He didn't move at all, not even once for a button for a single arrow on the D-pad-- or keyboard button. XP Poor Lemmy... some elements in life are sometimes better to be left out in the cold air in fragile mistress. The physics of the game Super Mario World, just had opened up with new possibilities that would surpass generations for making such videos of those users themselves. Though the main flaw is the broken flow of listening the sounds, incorrectly, despite that, it seems to be perfect maybe just without it. Almost.
This video is created by a user of YouTube named daigam. The user seems to came from Japan, where he actually speaks japanese as well. He is currently 37 years old, with such activity with other things that mean to him in life. He rarely goes in YouTube since then. Despite that, he has made seven other videos that would surely pleasure with you by making a reality check for viewing those videos. That user actually used a program named Lunar Magic, the tool to hack in those levels and alter the level-- thus re-realizing the basics of the game, and maybe come up with new things to flow it well. One question remains, how did he read the english text while he is in Japan? No one knows... So well-being, if you wish to see more videos that relate to those Rube Goldberg videos and mix it with Mario, click here for watching those videos!
(Both of the dragons are finally tired, laying flat on the ground in the dark night-- seeing those explosive fireworks)
Ryzarlet: I didn't remember the last parts of-- after that incident... why did you want to switch it?
Hooky: Well... (rolls dragon eyes for a moment)
Ryzarlet: ...Yes, tell me...
Hooky: I made you do it after some roughhousing, when your tied up and it got crazy you forgot and only I did?
Ryzarlet: And what is it?
(Hooktail whispers discreetly into his ear, telling the results between each other...)
Ryzarlet: I actually forgot that part and realized it shocked me?! (faints)
Hooky: Rawr... at least I can't eat him, but it's time for both of the dragons to sleep...
Hooky: Good night Ryzarlet... (carries him to his sleeping place)
(After that, Hooktail sleeps as well back in her own lair... ignoring the last remaining fireworks)
Glitchman: How did you find the Wiki, and when did you join?
HyperToad: I'm not exactly sure how, but I think I found a link somewhere or an image on a search engine And I think I joined in August 2007
Glitch: Did you get a welcome, and if you did by whom?
Hyper: Well, on my first account, "CrazyKong" Plumber said Hiya, and then Master Crash welcomed me on my new account
Glitch: What were your goals when you first joined here?
Hyper: Well, I originally joined just to add a little addition to the Swanky Kong article. And then I basicly lost intresed untill I found Fantendo and Userpedia, which re-sparked my interest in wikis
Glitch: Which do you prefer: Cheese or pie?
Hyper: Uh... Pie
Glitch: What made you decide to name yourself HyperToad?
Hyper: Well, I got the feeling "Gowser" sounded dumb, and I really liked Toad, and my personality is sort of hyper in Real Life. WildToad was also one of my ideas.
Glitch: What is your favorite article on the Wiki?
Hyper: Hm... tough question. I always liked the big articles like Mario or Peach, but the SSB character ones look cool with that template.
Glitch: What is your favorite section of the ‘Shroom?
Hyper: I always liked reading "Upcoming Games", and Fake News is pretty cool.
Glitch: What is your favorite comic on Userpedia?
Hyper: I obviously like my comic, MarioWiki: Clash. My other favorates are LEgends of the Fallenstar and The Shadow Chronicles.
Glitch: Last question. IS this the last question?!
Hyper: No. I don't believe it is Tongue
Glitch: You’re right! XO I have one more.
Hyper: HA! I win!
Glitch: What is your favorite video game in RL?
Hyper: I have no one favorate, but my favorates are Donkey Kong 64, Paper Mario 2, Super Smahs Bros. Brawl, and Super Mario RPG.
Glitch: Good choices Wink OK, that about wraps things up. Thanks for the interview, HyperToad!
Hyper: No problem
1.How many stars are in Super Mario 64? How about DS?
2.How many nozzles does the F.L.U.D.D. have in Super Mario Sunshine? Name them
3.Who's taller? Mario or Princess Peach?
4.What's different from Mario's hair and his moustache?
5.What are the 3 Caps in Super Mario 64?
6.How many boos are in Luigi's Mansion?
7.In rematch with Koopa the Quick, What are his shoes called?
8.Which (Mario) items are in the first Super Smash Bros.?
9.How many/which Yoshi colors are in Super Mario World?
10.What are the names of the 7 origional Koopa Kids?
11.Who can jump higher? Mario or Luigi?
2.4: Squirt, Hover, Rocket, and Turbo
4.Brown Hair, Black Moustache
5.Vanish, Fly, and Metal
7.Koopa Mach 1 Sprint Shoes
8.Fire Flower, Koopa shell (red, green), Bob-omb, Starman, Hammer
9.4:Green, Red, Blue, Yellow
10. Iggy Koopa, Larry Koopa, Ludwig Von Koopa, Wendy O. Koopa, Morton Koopa, Roy Koopa, Lemmy Koopa.
The clues: answer
The answers are here!
What you have to do here is to find from what image the various pictures come from.
This time, the answers are there!
Its me, MegaMario9910, doing the Trivia section for one issue.
- Did you know Olimar's name came from Mario's?
- Did you know that on the back of the Super Smash Bros. box, the word "Melee" was used, and then the next SSB game was Super Smash Bros. Melee?
- Did you know that the same happened on the back of the Melee box, but the word "Brawl" was used; and as it turned out, the next SSB game was Super Smash Bros. Brawl?
- Did you know that there are eight babies in the Marioverse?
- Did you know that Wario Land: Shake It! is the latest Wario Land game since Wario Land 4, which was released in 2001?
Some readers will notice that this Directors Note (And the 'Shroom as a whole) is late. Why?
Well, when the original date for the release of the 'Shroom fell (July 5th), No one except two users writing for the Fun Stuff gave me their sections. Thus, I gave a one week delay so the writers can finish their section, but those working on the Fake News and Fangamer report still completely failed to give me their section. Argh.
If you are interested in working for the 'Shroom, I suggest that you watch out the sign-up page in a few days. I am going to do some very needed clean-up...