The 'Shroom:Issue XXIV
New Play Control: DK Jungle Beat
DK returns in an old classic from the GameCube, DK Jungle Beat! If you loved using those bongos, sorry, you cannot use them for this. Use your Wiimote and Nunchuk and make it act like bongos. The first game where DK showed anger and rebellion is coming to NA on May 4. This version will have a Boss Battle similar to Brawl, where you battle the Boss Kongs, Cactus King, and Ghastly King. There is also a ceremony stage, but not much is known. New enemies and gimmicks in the levels are scattered around the game. I never played the original, but looking at the reviews, around 82%, it looks pretty good and I am interested in this new version. I am sure some of you aren't very confident in this New Play Control! series due to Mario Power Tennis' lack of updates, except for graphics. Trust me, Pikmin 2, Metroid Prime and Prime 2: Echoes, and Chibi-Robo are still to come! I am so psyched for this lineup, especially Pikmin 2 since that was awesome! Keep it here and I'll definitely update this page with more on everyone's favorite ape!
Fun Stuffby The Fun Stuff Team
Guess That Game!
1. This game was a success.
3. It had a remake for Nintendo DS.
4. In most parts of the game the player needed to walk around Princess Peach’s Castle.
5. This game was going to feature Blarggs.
6. It was the first 3D game in the Mario series.
7. It introduced the Whomps.
The answer is <showhide>__HIDER__<hide>Super Mario 64 </hide></showhide>
Now here’s something different. The story of Wind Waker, at first, seems almost more like a Mario story: heroine gets kidnapped (although in this case, it’s Link’s sister, not the princess Zelda), gotta go save her. Some thought Wind Waker even had the laziest story to date! But again, they’re wrong, because it expands into something much bigger.
Link discovers he’s actually connected to the Triforce. To Zelda, and to Ganon. He finds out his true destiny is to save the sunken land of Hyrule, which is now buried beneath the waves of the Great Sea as a result of the Flood. While saving his sister started out as the main objective, you have to save the entire country of Hyrule as well. The game actually connects itself with previous Zelda’s, and particularly, Ocarina of Time--there are many homages and references to it.
And plus, there are many heartfelt moments in this game, such as the reunition scene with Aryll, among other things.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Yes, this game, although stirred up lots of controversy, is quite a gem. It is often considered the true sequel to Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64. Really the only part of Wind Waker that was controversial, was the cel-shaded graphics. Fans were just outright appalled that Nintendo would try making a more realistic Mario but a more cartoony Zelda. It just didn’t seem like Zelda’s style. So it must have sucked. Did it really? Contrary to the belief of some gamers, it really didn’t! The graphics: pure beauty! The cel-shaded effects and cartoony look of the game give it quite a charm of its own, unique to all who look at it.
The cut-scenes all have characters making all sorts of different expressions, some of which can be outright hillarious (Link’s "startled" face still makes me laugh every time I see it). Everything in this game just looks crisp and smooth and the colors all fit in perfectly and look vibrant. Furthermore, it was quite a refreshing take on a Zelda game. People figured that, if it were on the GameCube, it would push the system to its limits and look as realistic as it could be. Though they were wrong, I think it’s better that they were.
And the look of the game is really something quite different. It makes it feel like less of a graphical style and more like a piece of art. A Zelda fan would probably have to approach it with an open-mind, but once they get used to it, no doubt they should like it, or at least accept it.
Zelda games are well-known for their remarkably deep puzzle solving and fighting aspects, Wind Waker is no different. While the puzzles and dungeons are definitely not as hard as Ocarina of Time’s, they are still quite challenging. And, you have to keep in mind that Miyamoto (the beloved creator of the Mario franchise) wanted this game to be slightly more kid-oriented, but it’s still for everyone. Wind Waker adds all sorts of side-quests and fun things to do, some of which are amazingly distracting. It’s like you have your whole little world out there to explore; the sea is enormous and the tiny islands on it are aplenty.
Swordfights have been greatly improved with the addition of the all-new and awesome parry attacks, which create a new level of tension and drama to the battles. There are many sword techniques to learn, and the Link in Wind Waker is even faster than that of Ocarina of Time/Majora’s Mask, so battles are quick, but not completely "easy", either!
In a way, Wind Waker also has some more platform game-like elements, such as being able to fly on Link’s Deku Leaf. It gives one a sense of freedom, a freedom like no other Zelda.
Another recurring theme in a Zelda game, is the importance of music. In the 3-D Zelda’s, it has become almost like a tradition to give the hero some sort of instrument. While there are nods to classics in Ocarina of Time, Wind Waker’s music isn’t quite as vibrant or memorable, but it is extremely far from being bad. The tunes all had some thought put into them; Forest Haven’s music makes you think of a friendly forest, Outset Island’s music makes you think of a happy town, etc., so they all portray what they mean to portray quite accurately. Some music really creates the feeling of a mysterious area, or dangerous enemies lurking nearby.
No doubt Wind Waker made a lot of fans worry that it wouldn’t be like Zelda, and that it would stray too far from the series’ roots. It tried lots of things out; most of them were successful, but I can clearly see why a fan would not like the game because of this. But it also expanded the core audience for Zelda, in a way, for the younger players. It added either more or less to the Zelda franchise. But no matter what they say, it’s my personal favorite in the series.
Pros and Cons
The good: More gameplay variety, plenty of new characters, totally new setting and scenery, homages to Ocarina of Time, good music
The Wind Waker is a truly unique game that changed a lot for Zelda. It replaced a lot of the dungeons with seafaring and treasure-hunting. While it received occasional mixed opinions or even sometimes outright-negative ones from fans, it if far from being bad, and will remain in the hearts of gamers everywhere.
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Featured Articles for 3/14 until 4/11
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Another week, another change of hands on a feature. I'll apologize beforehand if this section seems a little low-quality, as I don't have anything to base this section on, but hey, let's see how it goes, right? :3
For this month, I thought to go for a more soothing approach this month, picking songs that you can use to relax. I will try and go for a different 'theme' each issue, but enough about my approach, let's hear some music!
(SNES) Yoshi's Island - Story Music Box (Listen (YT))
(N64) Super Mario 64 - Pirahna Plant's Lullaby (Listen (YT))
Cute... in an I-can-easily-bite-you-to-death-if-you-mess-with-me way.
(N64) Mario Party - Mario's Rainbow Castle (Listen (YT))
(Wii) Super Mario Galaxy - Lava Road (Listen (YT))
(SNES) Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - The End! (Listen (YT))
So that's my pick for this week. Next week's theme will be a secret, but I will say this; Brawl will probably be excluded because there's too much of this particular mood of music. Well, stay tuned, and from the lovable huggable Lucario, have a good day!
Yoshario: Alrightio, then. So, Mario5x, where did you find out about the MarioWiki?
Mario5x: Well Yoshario, I found out about the wiki just looking for some info on Mario Kart Wii and I found it but I only joined 8 months after because of many things here and there.
Yoshario: Awesome. ;D Next Question: How did it feel to make your first edit, and what WAS your first edit?
Mario5x: I see well Yoshario, my first edit was on my user page and I was a total n00b back then so I had no idea what to do XD.
Yoshario: Heheh. I remember when I was a n00b. No, wait, I still am! Oh noez! XD Okay, next question: who welcomed you?
Yoshario: Okay, question four: whats your favorite video game, since this is the mariowiki.
Mario5x: I guess Yoshario, it would be Mario Kart Wii.
Yoshario: Its one of my favorite games too :D Okay question five, what is your favorite smiley, like :P, :posh: :lol: ^_^
Mario5x: It is ;D that because the other ones dont look to good. XD
Yoshario: Next question....what is your biggest goal for the wiki?
Mario5x: Yoshario I thought you would never ask, well I am here to ru.. make sure that the wiki is always in good help as you can see I always welcome good users and I help anyone who needs it and my goal here in the wiki is too be even nicer then Stooben is in it or just do everything he does but better and he's a good friend to have to.
Yoshario: Agreed. Stooben was a great friend to have. Too bad he is inactive :( Anyway, next question: do you think this is the last question?
Mario5x: Well not sure I guess.
Yoshario: Correct! Well, that just about wraps up this interview, it was a pleasure to interview you, Mario5x. Also, keep up the good edits! ;)
The first annual MarioWiki Match Game takes place on May 2nd, 2009! The Match Game is a game show where the contestants are given a sentence or sentences with a blank. Their job is to fill in the blank. Every time the contestant matches the judges, they get a point. Whoever gets the most points wins! Click here to sign up! Check back next month for more details, but sign up now!
Star Cup Update
You may be wondering why the final results for the Star Cup have not shown up yet. Well, the Battle Dome was hit by a tornado, which destroyed part of the grandstand. The action will continue and be published in the April edition. Our deepest apologies go out to you.
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This month, we look at a hit single by Fiancé, Resistible. It's four minutes and 36 seconds long, and includes the catchy line "I see you there, but I just don't care, 'cause you're an average Joe." Buy now and receive a 20% discount at.
Chef Shimi: First--
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Today's interview is with none other than Waluigi!
Ralphfan: Waluigi, you've always been living in Wario's shadow. Is there anything you are trying to do to get noticed?
Waluigi: What do you think? I've been throwing Bob-ombs at him for decades and I've gotten nothing out of it!
Ralphfan: Those were intended for him?!?!?!?!
Waluigi: Of course!
*Wario walks in.*
Wario: Hey, Wal--WHAT?!?!?!?!
Ralphfan: Wario, you appear to be inter--
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All the talk has been about global warming. But what about global cooling? Because of all the hippie junk, Mr. Blizzards are more abundant than ever before; and if we don't act now, we're screwed!
FIGHT GLOBAL COOLING. NOW!
Mazzlebrozzle: Hi Dimentio. How's things in your second life, after being put together by me?
Dimentio: Let's not mention this.
Mazzlebrozzle: Okay then. People say you're a psycopath. What do you say to that?
Dimentio: I am not! I'm perfectly capable of remorse! Why, I regret losing to Mario and the gang as Super Dimentio.
Mazzlebrozzle: I... don't think that counts. Um, what are your feelings towards Count Bleck?
Dimentio: It's obvious. I hate him, you retard.
Mazzlebrozzle: Hey, don't call me that!
Dimentio: WHY NOT, RETARD?!
Mazzlebrozzle: Because I will kick your ass into the 3rd Dimension with my black magic!
(Mazzlebrozzle & Dimentio fight)
(After a while, Dry Parakoopa enters)
Dry Parakoopa: What the hell is going on here?
Dimentio: What do you think? We're fighting!
Dry Parakoopa: Well, I knew that. I was just...
Dimentio: Then why did you ask? Huh? Huh? Huh?
(Fight continues, Dry Parakoopa leaves.)
(It finally ends)
Mazzlebrozzle: Well, I guess you're retarded now.
Dimentio: Aim blot!
Mazzlebrozzle: You are.
Dimentio: AIM BLOT!
Mazzlebrozzle: Well, in your words... ciou! Ok, now here's my section
Some interesting elements:
Koopa Troopas and Hammer Bros. were supposed to host minigames, instead of Toad. There were also supposed to be more New Super Mario Bros-like minigames.
3. 15 extra levels were removed from the game. Some were similar to those already used, others were just plain weird. Oddly, a level can be seen on the back of the game box showing an unused level. It did not show in the coding, as well.
Pretty cool elements, huh? Here's what I think of 'em:
Now before I end this issue, I'm gonna give the feedback option another go. Last month's feedback had only one response by our 'Shroom co-director, no one else. So, now I'll give it one more try, and if it's unsuccessful again, well, I'm not gonna waste my finger energy. So, if you have any comments, questions, or disagreements, post below! I may, or may not, respond! Well, that's all from me. Seeya next issue!
Using a ROM patch provided by themushroomkingdom.net, the world 1 map screen will be replaced by a custom map leading to the extra levels and the glitch that made one unplayable will be fixed. Caution! Your Buddy Bill was I knowz.
Hi,Welcome to the
Okay, the story: Wario gets a black jewel, and he is very happy. Then the jewel turns all his treasures into monsters and his castle into a twisted place. So Wario goes to the 8 levels, and beats up enemies. He can punch, knock them out, pick them up, and maybe do a piledrive or spin them around to hit other monsters. It is really fun, mindless entertainment.
Wario Worls isn’t all blowing up thingies. He He. You will also have to solve puzzles. For example, there may be a block that flies a certain way depending on the direction you punch it. You will have to set up a chain reaction, hitting other blocks, until you hit a switch. There are many types of objects, but only 8 levels, each might take you an hour or two, though.
Wario World has an interesting selection of characters. There are five basic types of enemies: The basic grunts that fall after two punches, Tougher Dinosaur enemies with a club that can block your attacks and charge at you, enemies that look like turtles, shoot cannonballs at you, and can turn invincible, And birdie thingies that drop bombs and pick you up. Each level has a few unique enemies, like scorpions that hide in the sand in a desert level. The bosses are amazing! One is a giant dolly thingy that shoots lasers, and tries to hit you with its chubby hands. Another is a giant head with a stick figure body that shoots lasers and swoops down at you, and you have to throw bombs in geysers to activate them and knock him down. Minibosses pwn, for example one is a skeletal hand that tries to slap you. You must avoid the slap and ground pound an eye on the back.
Now for my complaints. This game won’t take you much more that 10 hours, probably much less, compared to other games 18 hours. The replay value is getting treasures to get you a sample of a warioware game, or statues to get you half a heart. The enemies come down to those five basic ones, but it’s so fun destroying them you forget all about them. Overall, there aren’t many complaints, but a short game and not many replay values bring this game down a lot. I recommend this game, don’t get me wrong. Well, I’ll elaborate more later.
So it comes down to these Pros and Cons to decide if you want it. Obviously if the pros outweigh the cons for you, get it, or vice versa. Pros
So this is kinda what I think of the game overall. The whole review in one convenient spot! I put a spot for overall without story because the story sometimes really affects the rating, and many people don’t care.
Since Stooben Rooben wasn't here when The Shroom was realeased, we just have the Sub-Director notes this time.
As you may know (or not) our
Id like to thank immensely Xpike, who created all the section pages, as the Mariowiki didn’t let me do it. EVIL MARIOWIKI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Id like to congratulate all of those people who did their section on time
As its usual, we have new writers, they are:
Thething is officially open now, email or PM any of the Staff Members your questions and they’ll be published next issue
The Fan Fiction Monthly will be on Stand-By until Stooby comes back
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