The 'Shroom:Issue L/Character Reviews

Character Reviews

by Marioguy1 (talk)

Hello everybody! Welcome to another Character Reviews – for the magnificent Issue L! This week, for this big issue, I have some pretty big characters to review; Rawk Hawk and Macho Grubba!

Rawk Hawk

Rawk Hawk's artwork from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
It’s a giant bird!

First off, we have Rawk Hawk, a very big bird. He is two to three times as tall as Mario and was the champion of the Glitz Pit when Mario first went there. Rawk Hawk is a mutant bird, to explain him briefly. I don’t quite like his design personally (if they wanted to make a fighter-boss, why did they have to make it a bird), but I suppose Hawk rhymes with Rock and Rock Rawk is one of his key phrases…

Anyways, I don’t really find him too funny, and I think his incorporation in the storyline has nothing special. Sorry if I’m offending anyone, but I just think Rawk Hawk could be replaced by… well, any other character.

Macho Grubba

Macho Grubba
GIF image D:

Macho Grubba is the first sign that this game is failing in its end-boss design. Grubba is a twisted announcer for the Glitz Pit who uses his wealth to attract all of the strongest fighters, and then captures them and uses their power for himself. Macho Grubba is his form after absorbing the power of the Gold Star. I don’t find it very exciting; I suppose he could be a kind of Frankenstein monster, but it’s not exactly “end-boss” material.

His design is very similar to that of his previous form, but it just seems like Macho Grubba should be being controlled by a greater power. Oh well, that’s just my opinion.


Overall, it doesn’t look like I liked Chapter 3. It was actually one of my favourite chapters, but for some reason, its bosses just didn’t “click” with me.

Quite disappointed with these ratings… oh well…

Additional Note

I’d also like to use this opportunity to give a shout-out to one of the new features that The ’Shroom is introducing this issue; The ’Shroom Spotlight! This new feature will review a game every month, focusing on expanding that game’s content. For more info, check out the article.

This month they’re doing Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door which coincides very nicely with my runthrough. Next month, I’ll be sure to give my opinion on how the TTYD info improved in the articles. Make sure you sign up and help out!

Now, MG1, out!