Er... hello. My name is Quizmelon, writer of the TV Tomorrow section in the 'Shroom, and unofficial grammar-checker [see footnote] of Super Mario Wiki articles. (You'd be surprised by the number of mistakes people make when writing articles.) Good at minor edits, worse at major ones, and I am terrible at anything to do with images. If you have any questions for me (which would be nice, as that doesn't normally happen) please go to my talk page, which I assume there will be a link to below. I recently won a Golden Luigi Award, a Golden Bowser Award, and a Golden Peach Award in the 2016 'Shroom issue. It wasn't that hard, to be honest, but at least I know I'm now good at something. I also won some more awards in 2017, but as I forgot to check which ones those were before writing this, I can’t say which ones I won. I’ll update this page as soon as I find out.
Quizmelon (talk) 05:21, 23 July 2016 (EDT)
I really need to get a better signature.
Footnote; Though I haven't been doing that a lot recently. Or, indeed, at all.
I decided to jazz up my user page a bit with a picture of my favourite character.
I am also going to leave a link to my favourite article on the wiki: MarioWiki:BJAODN Seriously, if you have not been to this page already, I highly recommend it.
I have decided to go on a Hunt for the Best Trivia. I will put my favourite pieces of Trivia that I find here. One day I will bother to finish it.
NES: For a time the Nintendo 3DS eShop mistakenly stated Mario Party: Island Tour to be a title on the NES.
Family Computer Disk System: When sped up about 16 times, the GameCube menu ambience is revealed to be a slowed-down version of the startup tune for the Disk System BIOS.
Game Boy Colour: In many English-speaking countries (e.g. Canada, Great Britain, and Australia), the correct spelling for color is colour. Despite this, the name of the console was never changed outside of America to reflect this difference.
Nintendo 64DD: If there is no game inserted into the system, the start-up appears as usual but Mario then appears and plays around with the Nintendo 64 logo. The N shape changes when Mario interacts with it.
Nintendo GameCube: The GameCube is often abbreviated as "GCN", although in reality this would be an incorrect abbreviation as it would stand for "GameCube Nintendo". A correct abbreviation would be "NGC", which is also the Japanese version of the abbreviation.
Nintendo DS: One of the possible names for the DS was City Boy. This name made it possible for Nintendo to continue the Game Boy brand (seen as a child's toy) while trying to appeal to an urban young adult crowd.
DSiWare: When the customer buys DSiWare, they will see Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach and Toad (from Super Mario Advance) throwing little blue balls into a box, slowly filling it with blue in the process. When the box is completely blue filled, it'll turn on its side and look like a present before getting transported to the DSi Menu. Unlike WiiWare and Virtual Console for the Wii, the buyer needs to open the "present" first before playing directly. This was reused in the 3DS eShop.
Wii: This is the first Nintendo console whose highest selling game does not feature Mario in it.
Wii U: The Wii U was released in North America on the same date 11 years after the Nintendo GameCube, 14 years after the Game Boy Color, and one day less than 6 years after the original Wii.
Donkey Kong: Donkey Kong was originally conceived as a Popeye game, with Bluto being in the spot of Donkey Kong, Popeye being Jumpman/Mario, and Olive Oyl being Lady/Pauline. The game ended up being changed due to Nintendo being unable to secure the license for Popeye, but Nintendo would later make the Popeye arcade game (1982) due to being able to get the rights.
Donkey Kong Jr: During the intro of the arcade version of Donkey Kong Jr., there were actually two Marios seen carrying Donkey Kong's cage away.
Mario Bros.: The music that plays when the player begins Phase 1 is Mozart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik, which is also featured in Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Mario's Bombs Away: Given the Jungle setting and the style of uniforms that Mario and the other soldiers are wearing, the war in question was presumably the Vietnam War.
Golf: The golfer on the box art is actually the second player.
Donkey Kong Circus: This is one of the few Game & Watch units to feature full color. This was actually due to Gunpei Yokoi's idea to move the background around the characters rather than vice versa.
Super Mario Bros: The clouds and bushes in Super Mario Bros. are actually the same sprite in different colors, most likely to save space. Piranha Plant Pipeway from Mario Kart 7 makes a reference to this, as the cloud and bushes are the same model in different colors.
Super Mario Bros: The exact day that Super Mario Bros. was released in the U.S. is currently unknown. Though several sources have made their estimates, there is no credible evidence to verify them; the most specific information comes from the Chronology in Super Smash Bros Brawl, which pinpoints the release date at October of 1985.
Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels: World 9 was rumored to be based on an incident of a Japanese gamer's antenna being hit by lightning while playing Super Mario Bros. during a thunderstorm, causing his Famicom to show a bizarre level taking place underwater but with overworld scenery and enemies. However, Shigeru Miyamoto stated in an interview that it was based on an exploit that would let the player access 256 extra worlds in Super Mario Bros.
Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic: The mask blocks bear resemblance to Gene Simmons. Whether or not this is a coincidence is unknown.
Super Mario Bros 2: If the player takes the shortest route possible, the only bosses the player needs to fight are Birdo, Tryclyde, Mask Gate and Wart.
Super Mario Bros 3: This is the last game until Super Mario Galaxy in which all Koopa Troopas are quadrupeds and Lakitus fall off the screen with their clouds still with them if they are defeated. The next game, Super Mario World, is the first game to portray all Koopas as bipeds, which is now their standard look for them, and where Lakitus either leave their cloud behind if killed, or their cloud simply puffs away.
Super Mario World: This is Shigeru Miyamoto's favorite Mario game.
Super Mario Bros. Print World: Print World is ripe with labeling errors. Notably, an image of Princess Peach, Toad, and Luigi is labeled as "Mario & Daisy", and one of two images of Roy Koopa misnames him as "Ray Koopa" while the other uses the correct name for him.
Super Mario Kart: In the Japanese version of Super Mario Kart, every character has a winning animation that involves a bottle of champagne.
Yoshi's Cookie: In the NES and Game Boy versions, there was a cutscene at the title screen where Mario would walk onto a screen with a jar of cookies. He would then try to open it, to no avail. He then gets an idea and walks off the screen. Yoshi comes up soon afterward and eats the jar whole. Mario then reappears with a hammer and begins chasing Yoshi off the screen. Later, he returns back on screen holding the cookie jar, which was empty to begin with. This, however, bears no influence on the game itself. This intro was made for the SNES prototype of the game, but was taken out for final release.
Mario is Missing!: Luigi's sprite in the PC version started the internet meme, Weegee.
Mario & Wario: The bucket Mario wore on his head is a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee. It mentions that "the bucket's M looks like a W when turned upside down".
Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land: The manual states that the Select button is "Not used." However, the player can enter a cheat mode by pressing that button sixteen times on the pause screen. Holding down the A Button and B Button button simultaneously will allow them to alter the numbers on the status bar as well as power up Wario.
Wario's Woods: The SNES instruction booklet uses Birdo's Japanese name, Catherine.
Mario's Early Years! Fun with Numbers: All of the characters that pop up when the player answers correctly have relatively the same voice.