The 'Shroom:Issue XVIII

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The 'Shroom

Issue XVIII August 2nd, 2008 About        

Character Comparison
Garlic Man

Fun Stuff

The Fake News
Fake News Team
Stooben Rooben

Character Comparison

by Marcelagus (TCE)
Baby Bowser's art for Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3
Artwork of Bowser Jr. using the Magic Paintbrush, from Super Mario Sunshine.

Characters: Baby Bowser vs. Bowser Jr.

Sorry that I ditched y’all could not write a section for July’s issue, due to a family trip. I’m back now. Anyway, father against son. I thought it would be fun to do this. Also, I might not follow the exact same categories each comparison, so don’t sue me. Here we go, the runny-nosed guy, and the masked dude.

Physical Appearance

Baby Bowser

Baby Bowser, as you can see, carries many of Bowser’s simple characteristics(well, duh). Spiky shell, tannish stomach, overall yellowish body, red hair, black bands on his arms, all that stuff. In Yoshi’s Island, he has a runny nose, which, in Japan, represents, well, a “fool”? I can’t think of the right word, but he’s just a little out of it. So, somewhat like Bowser, Baby Bowser is not the smartest turtle out there. And now let’s look at Bowser Jr.

Bowser Jr.

Okay what’s this guy have? Spiky shell, red hair, yellow body, tannish belly, black bands, green head… wait… WHAT THE HECK? What’s going on? They’re the exact same!! I mean, just compare the two images below. See what I mean? Who knew the Mushroom Kingdom had cloning technology? Bowser cloned himself to make his son look exactly like him! How creepy. Anyway, gamers usually don’t go far into that kind of stuff(But I do. Like, who’s Jr.’s mother? According to Bowser in SMS, it’s Peach. It’s no wonder Mario switched off to Rosalina in the next game! :p). But yeah, on the outside, they’re pretty much equal. Not much to compare (Or rather too much).

Baby Bowser
Super Mario Galaxy promotional artwork: Bowser Jr.

The REAL Boss

Baby Bowser

Baby Bowser has appeared in three games as a boss. His first being Yoshi's Island, the second Yoshi's Story, and then Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The thing about Baby Bowser is that you can only see him in the games about the past. PiT is a special case, but normally you can’t see Adult Mario and Baby Bowser in the same game; which might be why they came up with such a similar character, Bowser Jr., to replace Baby Bowser. To recreate those battles, but this time with Mario, not Baby Mario.

Bowser Jr.

This guy definitely has more appearance in games, because, as mentioned, he lives in “the present”. Debuting in Super Mario Sunshine, he’s appeared in New Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy, and is sure to appear in more platformers. Another is that he is in nearly any of the newer Mario sport spin-offs. Baby Bowser, unfortunately, can’t do that, because of the time (But wait… yeah they can! Why are Baby Mario and Mario in the same sport games? Are they different people?). Bowser Jr. has never been seen as a main boss, however, because where there’s smoke, there’s fire – meaning Bowser.

Relationships with other Characters

Baby Bowser

Baby Bowser, as able to be seen in the games he’s been in, seems spoiled. He usually gets everything he wants, making Kamek do errands, all for the good of himself. It looks like he works alone, with not many friends; though he has minions. He rules Bowser’s Castle, though it is unknown why he, as a baby, is the king. Since there doesn’t seem to be any kind of “father” Bowser, I guess the little one gathered minions on his own.

Bowser Jr.

In contrary to the leader-type Baby Bowser, Jr. seems more attached to his father, Bowser. He is seen at the end of sunshine, calling Bowser “Dad”(if my memory is correct), and Bowser calling him “Son”. Besides that, not many connections can be made between Jr. and others. He definitely has a rivalry relationship with the Mario Bros., and maybe respect for Peach, as Bowser told him was his “mother”. According to Jr., he was not kidnapping peach, but rescuing her. So it’s more of Bowser’s fault than Jr. himself. He might be better-hearted than we might think.


Wow, this one was hard(unlike last time, lol) to decide between! Yeah, but as I said the first time(and will probably say every time), don’t come to my talk page and say “The other one should have won! You suck!” or something like that. Take your stress management somewhere else(try newuserpedia Grin). Click “Show” to find out who the lucky winner is!

Baby Bowser

BABY BOWSER – I think he’s worthy, mostly because of his character. He’s always trying to get the benefit, whether that means snatching it away from someone! Lying, tricking, these behaviors later lead to evil, and grew up to be Bowser! I still think Bowser Jr. is a nicer guy. But Baby Bowser is stupid, evil, and funny. What more could you ask for?


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

Secrets: Super Mario 64 DS (DS, duh) Sm64ds.jpg

A remake of a classic – and it's actually GOOD. This month, I will tell you two secrets for this game! Cheesy </overexcited> Now, in the aquarium room, (a.k.a. the Jolly Roger Bay foyer), there are two holes – one in the southwest wall, and one in the east wall. The hole in the east wall takes you to a secret level where you can achieve a Power Star. The hole in the southwest wall gives you a 1-Up; this 1-Up can be received multiple times by repeatedly exiting levels and entering the hole.

Cheats: New Super Mario Bros. (It begins with "D", and ends with "S"...) Box art of New Super Mario Bros.

While this may be a basic cheat, it's still cool. Now, if you just bought the game, you may be saying, "Where the &@#$ is Luigi?! I hate playing as Mario!" It's simple: Hold L and R when you select a file. If you hear "Luigi!" in the background, the cheat has been activated, allowing you to play as Luigi.

Tips: Mario Kart DS (What do you think?) The North American Boxart for Mario Kart DS.

Wait, how many times have I covered a Mario Kart game now? Oh, well, there's ALWAYS more cheats. Now, you're playing the Mission Mode when you finish the sixth tier... THAT'S IT?! ...No. Get at least a one-star ranking on each of the six tiers to unlock the final tier; good luck.

Hints: Guitar Hero: On Tour (PSYCH!!oneninehundred!!!!oneone!!!)

...Lame, I know...

Hints: Super Princess Peach (GC) Super Princess Peach Alternative Box Art.jpg

After beating the game, you will unlock three extra levels in each world. These levels are surprisingly difficult, but they each contain music, puzzle pieces, and mini-game levles.

Thus concludes DS Month...I hope you enjoyed it. Smiley

Fun Stuff

Guess the game

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1. It was for a handheld system

2. Stafy and Kirby had a cameo in it.

3. Shellcreepers made a cameo in a boss battle.

4. The Koopalings were in it.

5. Almost all the story didn't take place in the Mushroom Kingdom

6. The game was realeased sometime around Super Smash Bros. Melee was released.

7. Birdo was a boss.

The answer is <showhide>__HIDER__<hide>Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga </hide></showhide>


By Tucayo (talk)

Crossword aug.jpg Clues: Augclues.jpg

The answers are here!

Mystery Image

By Tucayo (talk), Again.

In this game, you have to find from which image those little snippets come from.

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The answer are here, folks.


By Artwork of a Hammer Bro. from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.MCHammerBro.MC Ballyhoo and Big Top

1.In Super Mario 64, Which two caps have the same music played when worn?

2.What color is the sunglass dealing Pinta in Super Mario Sunshine?

3.How many/Name the types of fruites in Super Mario Sunshine?

4.What is the name of Mario's first go-kart in Mario Kart DS?

5.What is Luigi's attack that he uses along side Mario's firebrand?

6.What color is the mini Mushroom in New Super Mario Bros.? (mushroom and spots)

7.In Super Mario 64, what is the design on the coins?

8.How many levels in Super Mario 64 (including secrete levels) are not accessed via paintings?

9.Who has the fastest speed in Super Mario Bros. 2 (American).

10.Which is the first level in Super Mario Bros. that is underwater?

The answer are <showhide>__HIDER__<hide> 1.Vanish Cap and Wing Cap.


3. 6: Pinapples, Banannas, Durain, Coconut, Papaya, Pepper, Water Melon.

4.The B-Dasher.

5.Thunder hand.

6.Blue, White dots

7.A Star

8. 11


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Find the Differences

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The original


The photoshop

The answers are on this <showhide>__HIDER__<hide>



by RAP.pngRAP...

"Hello hello..." a voice was heard in the distance, it was draconic, a dark tone suggesting that it spotted someone it would expect. It appears to be a dragon-- having his arms nicely folded on the ground, he was laying quite nicely along with his wings remain resting. He has his eyes narrowed down towards the reader, halting the viewer. With a black scaly hide and orange exotic markings on his legs, chest, and face, and orange stripes from his neck to its muscular tail, he is all but serious due to its appearance.

"So. You crawl to us once again willingly. Welcome." The whole figure was revealed to be Ryzarlet himself. There was another dragon next to him, it was more paper-like, and brightly red. It has the same physical approach as the previous dragon but with more of the red beast's appearance, it was Hooktail, his partner. She's being herself, a admitted evil beast that has been friends with the other beast for such an extended time, or so it was said.

"Hiiiiiii, Hooktail here with that other beast Ryzarlet for another month of the Shroom! This is the entertainment section, originally hosted by RAP or Ryzarlet to my liking-- because of his dragon form that I'd like or maybe love! XP" She stopped for a moment and decides to spill the details about this section. "Entertainment Section, almost similar to the Fake News alright. Hmm, yeah, that's that. This section's for having a week of fun with having these entries of videos and games entirely created by Mario fans all around the international region of the world. Sooooooo, wanna be my prey? " Hooktail licked her lips, hungrily for a moment with a proudly evilgrin look by her teeth and facial looks; she's actually hungry after a while as her stomach starts to growl for some food.

"I will feed your body later my pet. Or maybe we can hunt together for some live prey." Giving her a simple suggestion, she understands with a low soft rawr and a nod. "OK sister, let's begin. And you, watch us do our own doing." That was his last sentence for this moment, the section quickly began with a good physical twitch.

Ryzarlet's Section
Mushroom Kingdom Fusion v0.2 Beta RC1

"I think I made a beta review of a game some time ago, or is it?" Ryzarlet tries to remember his best things of playing those fan games for a moment or two. "Oh, yes, Super Mario Galaxy 2D Demo in issue XII. This will be the second demo/beta tested game I ever reviewed. And after playing this game, it's all like an explosion of a mix of platforming and the SSB approach of different characters from the Nintendo series of course. Most of them of course. Oh by the way, the videos that Hooktail just posted in those other issues link to this review. Like it rawr." A relief was sighted by his breath, as he continued on the brief summary of the gameplay.

"Mushroom Kingdom Fusion composes of a major-crossover of 8 playable characters during the game-- in the beta it has Mario, Luigi, Sonic, and Tails available to play at this beta version. The word Fusion says it all. It covers all the stuff fused during a Nintendo sequence of having those very original worlds created to last for the gaming platforming series. There are over 8 worlds, better than SMB3 or NSMB of course-- due to its unique features during those levels. You can tell those levels inspired from those-- what am I saying? The answer is the “figures”. If you catch my drift well." The dragon remains as a secretive mind for himself with entirely preserving mysterious info only found by a very few in this world. He continues talking after that moment.

"This is not your ordinary Mario game that makes you rescue the Princess. This game plays in a Mario-based world filled with Nintendo related goodies that keeps pouring in for the greats, and pros, causal on some, hardcore on all of them remembering retro times. In an approach of a feel of SMB3 comes in new details, there are bosses inspired from other forms of video games. PC and console, you know what that means dear well-being. Be warned, this game is not for the faint-hearted-- as in the game, World 4, there are dark creatures you may have heard about-- very dark for up to teen. The deep stabbing horrors, I may feel alas." He was halted by Hooktail quickly by her physical communications towards Ryzarlet, and gives him a cup of water as he drank it fairly quickly. "Thirsty work. XP" Hooktail joked lightly as the other dragon continued.

"I wish I would tell you more about this, but this game's still in the development stage of adding more levels for a daring challenge. So technically playing the game may spoil yourselves from playing the final version and that it is released for beta testing purposes. No offense. The game is created by none other than JudgeSpear himself. I think it was started back in the early beginning of the year 2008, when he was just one for the coding and level designing. Oh yes, he was very cool quite well launching those videos in YouTube, cheers for that channel! Until then, other people wanted to be in the “Fusion Team”, and yet, it does very powerfully. Despite that, the creator wanted a freelance feel in himself, not taking responsible for what the game is created in for by other staff members, as he has mentioned to be a level designer and having skills in coding. This makes it a balanced freelance game for them to express." He gulped another whole cup of water with agile results for its throat and once again continued.

"Here's the Fusion Team details, for coding, it lists Obreck2 along with JudgeSpear. Level design lists JudgeSpear again, StarsimsUniverse, Jdogindy, Ben66 and Hello. Engine creator lists only Hello. Heh, from MFGG eh? Yep, I seem some of his games, average and maybe too hard for some of other players like me in fact. And finally, spriters that add in the graphics of characters, texture and objects and such enlists Tron Knotts, 'Gun6, coolpikaa, NO Body. I can't believe it, they all go for it. I like their style rawr. It's like they work on a wiki during their spare time. LOL maybe this one as well! They started to have a forum with them around, the YouTube channel by a few members, and even a wiki about it. If you want to download the goods, go click here. Oh, and it's 70MB so if you have dial-up, that's forever!" Ryzarlet is finally done and lays on his stomach, feeling a bit hungry as well as he groans a bit in pain.

"Hooktail, your up my female. We will devour our prey definitely after this." Ryzarlet announced, and lays back a little as the female does her doings.

Hooktail's Section
Super Mario Bros. Line Rider

"Hmph, it's another Mario video..." Hooktail growled at first, "But it's not a game footage video as well!" She proceeds to bring that video screen with her mouth for a moment. Finally she spits the screen onto the floor with a few minor bumps.

"So. This. This is more than just some tool-assisted run of the first level of Super Mario Bros. or something more stupid than... over five videos ago in a monthly basis. This is a definite sweet spot for such hardcore Line Rider fans that batches in a spice of the NES cartridge of SMB with that memorable level. I mean look, the video even has the original title with the texting “Mario” replaced as “Line Rider”. Is that name even a character or some fun gadget tool?!" Hooktail gets calmed down by the other dragon by being petted and rubbing on the stomach for a moment.

"Heh heh heh. Continue my female." calmly as Ryzarlet spoked to her. By then, the other beast continued to do what she is doing.

"As I was saying... Character or a tool? Or, is it both?" The beast suggested, and chuckled to herself. “But going on for the goods. Over four million hits for that video since February 10, 2007, that's over a year ago! All can I say is... RAWR! You better watch this! It's like an actual first level of the game, and how to get over those obstacles instead of using that plumber. See the video for details rawr.” After a short moment, she finally spoke again.

"This rad video was created by shadon1nja (literally pronounced shadow-ninja), and yes, another YouTube user and viewer of the world. So viewer, all I can say this is rawr. Enjoy." With a nice wink from her green eyes, she was finally done for the last.

"Ryan, let's go. I cannot wait for a good feast!" Hooktail was eager to devour those unsuspecting morsels, Ryzarlet had willingly agree. They flied out during the very night, gobbling up live prey for an unexpected trip to the stomach where their lives would end. Both of them hunger for this event, even a crat cannot wait for this to happen. Various noises were heard, most of them gulping them down, and grabbing them with its mouth, soon both of the dragons were finally full and return to their residing home where they rest in their lairs and digest their meat. Rawr.

Fake News

Fake News Team

Fake Music

Smiddle here again. No, seriously, it's me. Don't believe me? Well, then I'll have to... uh... tell mom. That's right! Yeah! After I've told her, I'll ride my tandem bike with her, going mile after mile, until we've stopped at a cute café, where the towels are also fluffy! Fluffy, like this album. Which I've written about. Below this text. That wasn't hard to do, but I'm glad they let me do it, since you, dear reader, is an imbecile. That's right, you are a moron. I don't care whether you find this text offensive or not, I'm just glad you're still reading it. The Thes made a great success with the album, Snakes on a NES... if you compare that great success with planting your face in a more-than-rotten pumpkin pie. So... uh... by reading this, you are wasting your time as an alive being. 'Nuff said. Go on and check the pretty thing below, and get a free raspberry-flavoured doughnut! ...Not.

Artist: The Thes
Album: Snakes on a NES

Track number Song name Length Description
1 "Chiller" 5:22 Parody of "Thriller" by Michael Jackson, about Snowman's Land.
2 "I'm Sore" 3:27 Parody of "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, about Mario who's got injured.
3 "Dance Dance Revolution" 3:18 Original song, about Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix.
4 "Like a Birdo" 3:09 Parody of "Like a Virgin" by Madonna, about Birdo.
5 "I'll Save Her" 3:19 Parody of "Whenever, Wherever" by Shakira, about Bowser's constant kidnapping of Peach.
6 "Dunk" 4:32 Parody of "Renegades of Funk" by Rage Against the Machine, about Mario Hoops 3 on 3.
7 "Money For Something" 3:52 Parody of "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits, about Nintendo and their works.
8 "Hyper Suction" 3:49 Parody of "Satisfaction" by The Rolling Stones, about Wario's relation to gold.
9 "I've Got My Mind Set on Shrooms" 3:53 Parody of "I've Got My Mind Set on You" by George Harrison, about Luigi who goes crazy about mushrooms.
10 "Secrets of the Yolk" 13:37 Original song, listing a lot of easter eggs in Mario games, which is why it's so long.


By: Stooben Rooben

Rawk Hawk – (Punk Era - RAWK ERA!!!!)

Rawk Hawk's artwork from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Rawk Hawk, the 1-million-time wrestling chimp of the Glitz Pit, died a brutal breath last Wednesday.


After preparing for his match, Rawk Hawk greased his hair as he stood on-stage. While fighting a pouty Koopatrol, he began to perform his final blow. As he twirled in medieval; he clung to the topmost rapper. As he lunged down to attack, a rouge audience member threw a cake at Rawk Hawk, disabling his aim. Rawk Hawk hit the floor harshly, busting up his face. As he lay there immobilized, many audience members forced poisoned cake down his throat. While some fans beat up the cakers, others thought his awkward death was a cruel iron.

...Uh, yeah...

Cooking Guide

By: Yoshster

  • Recipe for Sweet Shroom


  • 4 mushrooms or 3 super shrooms or 2 Ultrashrooms or 1 life shroom]
  • 1 bag of cake mix
  • 1 bottle of honey
  • Approx. 3 table spoons of granulated sugar


1.take sugar and honey and mix them together in a bowl together with the cake mix

2. Next slice the mushrooms into about 3 slices (Each)

3. Then place the slices into a pot and heat together with water untill it simmers

4. After this is completed and the shroom/s have cooled use a motar and pestle and ground it into a mush

5. Next mix the mush with the previous honey-sugar mixture and place in a baking pan and bake in an oven at 350 F for 30 mins

6. And Viola you now have Sweet Shroom

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Fake Games

By: Purple Yoshi, the game is....Paper Mario DS

(I think they already released that!)

Oh. Well, then. It's gonna be Super Smash Bros. DS


  • Game: Super Smash Bros. DS
  • Genre: Fighting
  • Platform: DS

I think you know how Smash Bros. works. No, this is NOT a hoax. You touch your character to jump, draw a line to punch, draw a line while holding L or R for a special move, and so on.

Look! I even have a screenshot of it!


What? That's just a pic from Smash Bros. Dojo with a crappy DS drawn with it? Oh. Sorry.

[Door breaks down]

No. NOT AGAIN! Seriously, I do not want to get sued again.



Which game is better?




Review Corner

by yoshiman411 (talk)

Review Corner

Super Smash Bros Brawl Reivew

After those 2 game delays for brawl [Us Version] fans were devastated and even put Brawl Game out on there cell phones for March 9 so the game that will be reviewed today is Super Smash Bros Brawl


Overrall the game is awesome! Its a Nintendo Fans dream the game is practicaly perfect. There is four controls schemes, but Smash Bros. Veterans will certainly dust off those GameCube controllers and let the battle begin!


The best Graphics for the Wii! Everything is detailed even the denim in Mario's jeans are detailed, truly, the graphics are excellent especially considering its on Wii.

Cpu Players

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was made for multiplayer madness so Cpu player are best for people that play against level 9 Cpu's but you can put just with Cpu's and you can learn strategies, combo's and lots of other stuff.


Wow, this game has tons of modes and options! I stayed almost 15 hours Just on the bonus features! The Story Mode is cool and Brawl mode is Insanely cool!

Sound Track

This Game has retro songs to Hard rock. Truly the sound track is amazing

Final Score

9.99 - this game is the best in the series and truly deserves this rating!

This is Yoshi_4.gif Yoshi64 Please Watch my You Tube Channel [1] Yoshi_4.gif and I hope you like my review!