Andymii ('Shroom staff portrait)

Staff Notes

Written by: Andymii (talk)

School is starting in just a few short weeks, so you'll have to plan out the coming days and try to squeeze as much fun in as possible. Luckily, the Fun Stuff team has done a lot of work for you! Please enjoy our selection of Mario-themed Word Searches, mazes, quizzes, picrosses, and other puzzles. We also hope you read this month's Silly Story, which is the series finale, completely built around your generous (and strange) suggestions. It was my favorite one to make, so I hope you like it!

Have an exciting rest of the summer!

Section of the Month

Thank you to everyone who voted for me, but congratulations to LudwigVon (talk), Yoshi876 (talk), and everyone else who wrote! Keep up the the great work.

Place Section Votes % Writer
1st Guess Who! 18 45% Andymii
2nd Silly Stories, By You! 9 22.5% Andymii
3rd Mystery Images 5 12.5% LudwigVon
3rd Quiz 5 12.5% Yoshi876

Word Activities

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A classic puzzle. Can you find them all?
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Graphic Activities

Don't lose yourself in Meta Knight's maze!
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TPG offers some challenging Picross puzzles!
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What could that zoomed-in image really be?
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Mind Games

Andy challenges your character knowledge in Guess Who!
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Yoshi876 tests your Mario knowledge!
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Silly Stories, By You!

Written by: Andymii (talk)

Special thanks to Roy Koopa (talk) CenturyOfLuigi (talk), Mr_Toad (talk), Superchao (talk), Technogeekz (talk), our anonymous contributors, and everyone else who contributed to the long, crazy project.

Chapter 4
Chapter 3
Chapter 2

Chapter 1

Sentences in bold are ideas directly taken from you, the readers. Thank you for your continuous support!

Chapter 5 (Finale):

The Great Donald J. Trump

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NEARLY EVERYTHING HAD BEEN DONE. They had come all the way into the center of the fortress, miraculously distracted every single security guard without really trying, and rigged the golden toilet with the jack-in-the-box… it was finally time for Trump himself to appear. And thus ensued the crux of the terrible, terrible mission.

Walking directly to Trump's printer, Mario logged into his account and printed out many copies of the Hotel Mario manual. Being Mario Wikia, the manuals were obviously fake. Slowly, the Bros. dropped the counterfeit manuals in a line, leading from the middle of the main hall, to the golden bathroom.

Quickly, the brothers leapt in a backup-wives closet, hoping that the bait would work. After all, Trump usually used the restroom after a long day of eating his own fresh steak, so the worst case scenario was that they would have to wait longer. Ignoring the obvious awkwardness of crowding in the dark with the backup wives, Mario and Luigi emptied their mind of any distractions and prepared to evacuate in the case of an emergency.

Trump was definitely coming down the hall. The brothers could hear the awful, screechy sound of Trump's gold-plated shoes scratching his solid gold floor. Mario hugged Luigi close. "This is it. Let's pray for our success." Somehow they knew that someone had heard their prayer.

"Hi, I'm Daisy!" A backup wife remarked robotically.

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"Shut up," Luigi retorted.

"I'm so Peachy!" another said.

Ignoring the wives, the brothers listened as Trump grunted to himself while bending down to check each manual. "Uh, another fake. What's this? Is that fake too? Oh look, it's bathroom. I might as well use it." The brothers listened as bathroom door was opened. There was the click of the lock. Then was the *clang* of the toilet seat being lowered, and then silence.

"Oh god, why is it not deploying?"

"Shh. The pressure of the falling steaks will trigger it. Be patient."

"I do hope so."

* * *

Five minutes later, a mighty *splash* was heard. The jack-in-the-box sprung up, getting stuck in Trump's butt. Trump did not react immediately.

"Is that what I think it is?" Trump remarked. "My legs feel a little numb." Suddenly, "oh no. No, no, no. This is really bad. My skin! My dear skin! What's happening to me-"

Hearing the commotion, Mario wondered why Trump had a fear of jack-in-the-boxes in toilets all along. "What model jack-in-the-box did we use again?" he quickly asked Luigi.

"Erm, some model called the Poltergeist 5000 Jr. or something," Luigi replied. "It also doubles as a storage device for evil spirits. Considering who Trump is, I wouldn't be surprised if it sucked him right up. I even bought it used at a huge discount. Pretty good idea, eh?"

Mario recoiled in terror.

"You bought it USED?"

"Uh-huh. 64% off."

Mario grabbed Luigi and made a beeline for the door. "This was a stupid idea. Run, run run!"

"What's going on? Why are we running?" cried Luigi.

"Why, the previous evil spirits are seeping into Trump's butt as we speak!" The lights suddenly went out, and they heard the sound of the palace collapsing around them. "He's transforming into a demon and destroying the palace!" As they ran around the corner, the walls crumbled, and the door that they had entered in was blocked off by a wall of rubble.

"Where's Miley Cyrus when we need her?" Mario cried.

"Try the emergency exit," Luigi shouted amidst the crumbling building.

* * *

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Unfortunately, as they turned the next corner, a horrifying beast emerged, looking straight back at them. Upon looking at the hideous monstrosity, the two were instantly blinded.

"YOU"RE FIRED," Demon Trump commanded.

The Demon let out a scream so high that Mario felt his ears melt off. Mario suddenly felt like he was completely melting from existence; he was in fact liquidizing in the immense satanic heat that had been brought upon him. Meanwhile, Luigi was getting beaten and sliced to a pulp by Trump's devil tail and fire breath. *Squish* went Luigi. *Splat* went Mario. Demon Trump was a nearly unstoppable force. Not only was he going to destroy Mario and Luigi, but he was also going to take down the palace, backup wives and all.

"YOU'RE FIRED," Trump commanded again. The stone ceiling melted into lava, showering down and caking the already minced brothers into a cake of stone. Windows shattered, pillars fell; the demon inside Trump was had found a host at last!

…And then it all kind of inexplicably stopped. Dazed, Mario suddenly realized he could see again; his organs were locking back into place with some miraculous spell. Heck, they were even both solid pieces again. Looking at each other, it didn't even seem that either had even been injured. A divine spirit had seemingly saved them; the brothers looked now at the scene where they had just been.

There, only a few feet away from them, was Demon Trump on the ground, screeching terribly. Next to him was a man performing an exorcism.


Luigi looked at Mario.

"I think that's the Zodiac Killer. I didn't know he was an exorcist during his free time."

"No, I think that's Ted Cruz."

"Oh. That makes more sense. He must have found a new job after he ended his career at the RNC. How'd he get here, anyway?"

"He probably heard our prayers or something."


* * *

Meanwhile, Trump had finally been relieved of the demon. Seeing Trump squirm vulnerably on the ground, the brothers walked up to the scene.

"Hrmf!" Ted Cruz wiped sweat off his brow. "It's a good thing I was nearby and heard your prayers earlier. Otherwise you would have ascended to the Kingdom of Heaven long ago."

"Thanks, Ted. You are our hero!" Luigi said. He walked up to Trump, who looked a little dazed, embarrassed, and defeated.

"My poor wives," Trump cried. "And my dear palace too. Why would you do this? You owe me a small loan of a million dollars for this mess."

Ignoring this, Mario asked, "Why did you steal our eggs? Do you want us to starve?"

"Nah, I just wanted to to make a scrambled omelette so good, it would tempt the gods away and let me take their place. You know, kinda like what Andymee did, except I went out on my way to enslave our dear God Poochy."

"How dare you try to distract our God, lord, and savior, Poochy! Release the him and the eggs this instant, or I shall transform thou into an Big Trump Steak."

"There is no better chance that I will return those things than the chance that I release my tax returns."

"Then we will blast this genuine, 100% real Hotel Mario instruction book into outer space," Mario said, taking the ever-so-useful manual out of his back pocket. "It's your choice."

"OH GOODNESS GOD, IS THAT REAL?" Trump shouted. "Give it to me! Screw replacing God and the whole eggs thing, I get to finally beat Hotel Mario World 1-1! I love you guys. Would you like to be my golf caddies?"

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Cruz, infuriated at the situation, promptly jumped onto his Bible and flew away on it like a magic carpet. "A curse upon you and your wives!" Ted Cruz shouted as he flew away. "You shall forever be haunted by monstrous turtles. A curse upon you all forever!!!"


Trump ended up getting impeached after playing too much Hotel Mario and not doing any presidential duties for over half a year. One of Trump's backup wives, Peach, became monarch, and the kingdom was back to general peace.

The remaining eggs that Trump had not consumed ironically did not go back to the Mario Brothers' farm, even though that was the whole point of the mission.

You see, Trump had cooked and eaten so many eggs that Yoshis had become critically endangered. Her Majesty Princess Peach thus made Yoshi herding illegal. The jobless brothers had no choice but to become plumbers.

"How did we get from heroes to here?" Luigi grumbled while cleaning a rusty pipe. "It looks like our adventures are finally over."

Alas, a curse would soon befall upon Peach and the kingdom. And as we all know, Mario and Luigi would all have a very special part in the rest of the story.

Gracias por leer mi cuento tonto y por ayudarme

Word Search

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hi readers, and welcome to August’s Word Search. The theme of this month is Super Mario Bros. 2, which was an innovative game for bringing many new things to the Mario franchise through its playable characters, enemies and abilities. Now it’s up to you, the readers, to find all the words from the list. Good luck!

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It's aMAZEing

Written by: Meta Knight (talk)

Unless you've been living under a rock around here, you've probably been very excited about the Awards Ceremony that has occurred. Well, for this maze, I took one of the Mushroom Kingdom's most prized possessions, the Super Star. In Mario Party, you need as many as you can to win, and the more you have, the easier that goal becomes. In the main series, it also makes your journey easy by making you briefly invincible. No matter where it has appeared, it has always been a staple, and hopefully it makes you feel like a winner.

How to play:

  • Copy the image into an art program (such as Paint, Photoshop,, etc.)
  • Click the line tool and adjust the size as needed
  • Use the line tool to get from arrow to arrow
  • Zoom in and out as needed

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Written by: The Pyro Guy (talk)

Yoshi's Islands

Originally, this was gonna be about the Awards, but during an incident involving the smashing of a golden Poochy statue (FORGIVE ME, RANDOMYOSHI), I decided to appease our apparent canine lord with picrosses about his debut game. Enjoy!
How to play:

  • Any program with a fill tool works for this; just copy and paste the pictures onto the program and follow these steps.
  • Each number on a row or column represents a line of filled in squares on that row or column.
  • There must be at least one blank square in-between each line of filled in squares.
  • Do it right, and you can create a picture!
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Mystery Images

Written by: LudwigVon (talk)

Hi! Welcome to the Mystery Images section. Once again, I provided you with three Mystery Images puzzles. You must find out a character, a location and a game. Good luck!

Game 1 - The character

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Game 2 - The location

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Game 3 - The game

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Game 1: Spike!
Game 2: Pipe Land!
Pipe Maze
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Game 3: Super Mario Galaxy 2!
Boxart for Super Mario Galaxy 2.
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Guess Who!

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Have an idea for a theme? Suggest it here!

Although Donkey Kong games are not nearly as numerous as Mario games, they're filled with many, many, characters, many of them being very creative, funny, or silly. Due to the sheer high amount of characters, today's Guess Who will only be dealing with the good guys. Don't worry; the enemies may come later!

Guess Who! August 2016
Theme: Donkey Kong (Good Guys)

Level 1: Easy

  1. This little character wears a red hat with the word "Nintendo" on it.
  2. In Donkey Kong Country, is able to move and climb faster another similar character.
  3. In later games, he is equipped with a jetpack and can attack with the Peanut Popgun.

Level 2: Medium

  1. This character technically debuted in 1981. He's very proud of his game!
  2. As a result of a bet with Donkey Kong, this character asks King K. Rool to steal DK's banana hoard again. (Why would DK accept that bet, anyway?)
  3. His wife taught at "Kong Kollege," a school that taught Kremlings. She also could save progress in Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest.

Level 3: Hard

  1. This character is nearly invincible – most spikes, enemies, and obstacles won't even hurt him. It that all because of that horn on his head?
  2. Cranky Kong has called this character "bone-brained."
  3. When not being used, this character patiently sits in a crate all day.

Bonus: A more obscure character

  1. In this character's debut appearance, he will carry the Kongs, slowly descending through a swarm of bees.
  2. He is a purple bird, but he cannot fly or spit like other similar birds.
  3. He wasn't named until Donkey Kong Barrel Blast.


Easy: Diddy Kong!
Artwork of Diddy Kong from Mario Party DS (also used in Mario Kart Wii, Mario Kart Tour, and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020)
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Medium: Cranky Kong!

Artwork of Cranky Kong from Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze.
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Hard: Rambi!

Rambi the Rhino in Donkey Kong Country.

BONUS: Quawks!

Official artwork of Quawks from Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

How did you do? Thanks for playing, and please check back September for more fun questions!


Written by: Yoshi876 (talk)

Welcome to Quiz, a place where I... quiz you, on Mario stuff. Now, recently, Super Paper Mario was rereleased onto the Wii U eShop, so seeing as it's relevant, let's have a quiz on it. Happy guessing!


  1. What is the name of the partners in the game?
  2. What must Mario and co. collect at the end of every world?
  3. How many playable characters are there?


  1. Which boss guards the Underwhere?
  2. What is the setting of Chapter 4?
  3. What game is the mini-game Mansion Patrol based on?


  1. What is the name of Mimi's bank?
  2. What is the name of the game show hosted by the InterNed?
  3. What is the name of Pook's goldfish?



  1. Pixls.
  2. A Pure Heart.
  3. Four.


  1. Underchomp.
  2. Outer Space.
  3. Luigi's Mansion.


  1. Rubee Savings and Loan.
  2. "That's My Merlee!" Show.
  3. Captain Gills.

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