User talk:Platform

From the Super Mario Wiki, the Mario encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search

Welcome, Platform!

Caped Mario holding a Cape Feather while he is mounted on Yoshi, from Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2.

Hello and welcome to the Super Mario Wiki, a collaborative knowledge base dedicated to the Super Mario franchise. We're glad to have you as a member! If you have any questions, just post them on the FAQ talk page or ask an experienced member, patroller, or administrator.

The following pages contain guidance and information about reading, authoring, and participating in the Super Mario Wiki community. If this is your first time visiting, please read our introduction.

How do I do that?

Specific help

  • Article – Help creating, expanding, and improving articles
  • Chat – Information on using the MarioWiki chatroom
  • Communication – How to handle and use talk pages
  • CSS – Help creating a custom theme for yourself
  • Format – Help formatting text
  • Gallery – Help creating an image gallery
  • Glossary – Help understanding terms used on the wiki
  • Image – Help putting images on a page
  • License – Help selecting the license for uploaded media
  • Link – Help creating a link
  • List – Help creating a bulleted list
  • Media – Image, audio, and video information
  • Preferences – Help with your user preferences
  • Redirect – Help creating a page redirect
  • Signature – Help creating a signature
  • Table – Help creating a table
  • Template – Help creating and using templates
  • Userbox – Help creating a userbox
  • Vandalism – Help stopping a vandal
  • YouTube – Help embedding YouTube videos for your user page only


You are welcome to browse through the following categories:

External resources

Things you can do

Feel free to delete this message when you're done reading it. We hope that this information is helpful and that you have a great experience contributing to our encyclopedia and community. Remember to enjoy your time here and to also have fun!

Super Mario Bros. (talk)

It seems you're already getting used to the wiki and stuff, but still; welcome to the wiki. :) · SMB (Talk) · 17:53, 25 June 2010 (UTC)


May I ask where that name with that specific spelling is said? As if it's just said aloud, it might be Culpepper. Is it from the credits? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 05:09, 1 December 2018 (EST)

I don't know the actual spelling, it could be Colepeper as well. Only Donkey Kong's voice actor is identified in that episode's credits.--Platform (talk) 05:21, 1 December 2018 (EST)
I'm leaning towards Culpepper. This variant appears to have become the dominant spelling after 1800. Should the article be renamed with his full name+rank? I think it's Colonel Harlan T. Culpepper. It can be also spelled "Harland" but I didn't hear the "D" ending. The character is very loosely inspired by Colonel Harland D. Sanders.--Platform (talk) 05:54, 1 December 2018 (EST)
Well if it's said with an accent, they could have easily slurred over the "D" when enunciating the "T." initial. The article title should probably be the actual name he's most often referred to as, we still have the full name infobox parameter. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 06:28, 1 December 2018 (EST)


Hello, please do not upload .gif images unless they are animated. Thank you. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:29, 10 December 2018 (EST)

RE:Crazy Kong[edit]

OK, I thought you were referring to the game itself. You should probably bring up the issue with an admin or someone familiar with Crazy Kong, because I'm not. Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 00:39, 26 January 2019 (EST)


Hi, regarding the "Delete Do the Donkey Kong" proposal, it should actually be a talk page proposal, since it only deals with one article. If you want, you can ask an admin to restart the proposal on the Do the Donkey Kong talk page, but keep in mind that proposals dealing with only one article should really be on the talk page of the article in question. Thanks! Toadette icon CTTT.pngFont of Archivist Toadette's signature(T|C) 01:41, 27 January 2019 (EST)


Thanks for those categories, though keep in mind that the minimum for game-specific pages is 4 pages, per MarioWiki:Categories#Size and scope. Samus costume, in Super Mario Maker. Mario JC 20:11, January 4, 2021 (EST)

Pauline in Super Mario-kun[edit]

Really? Lady and Pauline are two separate characters in the manga? How come/Proofs? --My avatar's face to use in the signature Mariuigi Khed 09:21, November 27, 2021 (EST)

In Japan, Lady and Pauline were considered to be separate characters for a very long time (until 2014?). Outside of Japan, she has always been one character. Go to volume 11Media:SMK Pauline and Mario Vol11.png and look at her name and design. Please read the Pauline article to find out why.--Platform (talk) 09:38, November 27, 2021 (EST)

Re:BASIC names[edit]

I'm aware; tori-san (Bird) still matches the naming scheme of kame-san (Turtle) and kani-san (Crab), the names those enemies had in the NES port of Mario Bros. (and really most games until Super Smash Bros. made the arcade names cool again). Moreover, Birds and Fires were grouped together with Nitpickers and Fireballs (and still are sometimes) except mainly for the Game Boy Donkey Kong game. We have the benefit of hindsight here to use the somewhat less confusing names. LinkTheLefty (talk) 11:48, April 6, 2022 (EDT)

Re:Scatola Teschio?[edit]

Yes, in the SMB Enciclpedia you can find it.

  • Torpedo Ted desc. (SMW) [Page 55]: "cassa con un teschio" [box with a skull] (it's not a name, it's the description of the base)
  • Torpedo Base (SMW) [Page 61]: "Scatola Teschio" [Skull Box]
  • Torpedo Ted desc. (NSMBU) [Page 210]: "Cannoni Ted" [Ted Cannon]
  • Torpedo Base (NSMBU) [Page 216]: "Cannone Ted" [Ted Cannon]
  • Red Torpedo Base (NSMBU) [Page 215]: "Cannone Siluro Ted" [Targetting Ted Cannon]

--My avatar's face to use in the signature Mariuigi Khed 12:45, June 5, 2022 (EDT)

Re:VS. Wrecking Crew instruction card has been uploaded[edit]

I had no idea people still remembered that thread! Cool, thanks for the notif. --Glowsquid (talk) 23:03, July 17, 2022 (EDT)


Black on black-background arcade sprites like this is always achieved through transparency onto the background to work while staying within palette limitations. Many NES sprites do this too, like literally every boss in SMB3. MB arcade doesn't have a non-transparent black value in a palette on the sprite layer at all, so it's definitely someone trying to "fix" it. (Note how in the TCRF image, black is used as the transparency of the entire tile, meaning all of that black is transparency.) Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 09:55, July 24, 2022 (EDT)

It looks like MB arcade might ignore the rule sometimes (like for Shellcreepers and the brothers, though Luigi's shirt isn't "true" black), so I've changed it back for now. Things like mad Sidestepper pupils and Freezie mouths are transparency, though, and all home conversions use the transparency trick consistently. I've left a question on the TSR sheet to ensure it's legitimate. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 10:21, July 24, 2022 (EDT)
OK, the black on the sheet is legit, though this also means the pupils on mad Sidestepper are transparent. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:46, July 28, 2022 (EDT)

Moving files[edit]

Hello, after updating file links on articles after a file has been moved, the old file name's redirect should be marked for deletion. Samus costume, in Super Mario Maker. Mario JC 09:58, September 13, 2022 (EDT)


Hey Platform, was wondering if you happened to have a forum account/discord/twitter? I just wanted to send you a personal message about something.

'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 08:48, May 18, 2023 (EDT)

I have no social media accounts.--Platform (talk) 11:29, May 18, 2023 (EDT)
Well I should probably ask you right off the bat, would you be interested in becoming a patroller? Responsibilities would include reviewing Special:RecentChanges for vandalism and blocking users where necessary, enforcing policies and contributing to staff discussions (a forum account would be required).
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 06:32, May 19, 2023 (EDT)
That's alright, thanks for letting me know.
'Shroom Spotlight Shokora (talk · edits) 07:24, June 3, 2023 (EDT)

Edits on the History of Mario page[edit]

Thank you so much! Mario's happy animation from Yakuman DS Hope you find the history section easier to edit in general due to the split. Icon showing how many lives Mario has left. From Super Mario 64 DS. It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 03:12, May 20, 2023 (EDT)

Re:That's not the queen[edit]

Oh... OH! [laughs] You thought that was the Queen? To be fair, I initially thought that too, but no: the lady next to the king in that picture is the queen: she wears a crown, her clothing are different enough from Peach's (see the veil around the head that Peach doesn't wear and the very distinct crown/tiara) so you can't use a "it's a simple miscoloration error" excuse. The strongest hint was also how Peach and the King have the same exact Toad-esque designs in the manga (Peach has also the same colors she sports in "How to win", in the cover) and so does the queen (again, see the veil) except for the slimmer look.

Oh, my god. We're both dum-dumbs. My avatar's face to use in the signature Mariuigi Khed 05:29, June 21, 2023 (EDT)

RE:Toad the character in manga[edit]

I presume you are talking about the KC Mario manga. To be honest, Toad is very underused in the manga overall (compared to Super Mario-kun): even in his starring game, Wario's Woods he is replaced by Mario by making him wear a helmet that belong to an ancient Toad hero of the past and then another Toad, which isn't THE Toad, appears as a minor supporter. Many Toad designs are used, but I noticed that THE Toad's is the only one (or one of the very few) to keep the normal design (straight face, white vest and dotted mushroom cap without any distinctive characteristics), so I'm going to list you the one in which this type of Toad appears with a relevant role:

  • The first one is in a 4-koma in Super Mario Land 2 as the announcer of a Chō-han game between Mario, Luigi, Daisy and Peach. Some Toads with this design appear during some town scene in the second arc of the manga, but nothing relevant.
  • In Super Mario Land 3 some Toads with this design appear in the Baseball story. I dare to suppose that THE Toad is the Catcher for the Mario team and later a Batter that manages to score two points of the team thanks to his short stature preventing Bowser from using cheap shots.
  • In Doctor Mario, there is one Toad with this design that is infected by the Viruses. Another one, with smaller dots, appears in the mountain village where the curing mushroom is.

I would also need to check SMB3, but for now I can't, so these are the appareances I could find of him. Mind you, in these instances, the relevant Toads are never called by name in these cases. My avatar's face to use in the signature Mariuigi Khed 05:31, September 29, 2023 (EDT)