The 'Shroom:Issue LXV/Music & Artwork


Director's Notes (Smasher (talk))

Hello again. I would like to take this moment to thank anyone who voted me for Favorite Sub-Team Director and for Music & Artwork for Favorite Sub-Team. Glad to know that you guys are enjoying our work on this! In addition, congratulations to Fawfulfury65 for winning Favorite Music and Artwork Writer, and to FunkyK38 for winning Music & Artwork's Section of the Month!

And now for the sections.

Character Artwork of the Month (Rise Up Above It (talk))

Midbus artwork from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

If you're broken, start dancing because this month's is mid-boss Midbus the master of Engrish speeches and snacking of spikes himself. But this is just one piece of great artwork from a game in a series full of such artwork!

Random Image of the Month (Paper Yoshi (talk))

The Smash Taunt of Fox McCloud in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Hello readers, and welcome to this month's issue of Random Image of the Month!!

The Random Image of August comes from one of the most popular Star Fox games, Star Fox 64 Nintendo fighting games, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It depicts a special easter egg featured in two Star Fox stages, the one shown in the image being Lylat Cruise. That easter egg consists of a conversation between characters from the Star Fox series, which include, aside from Fox, Falco and Wolf, characters such as Peppy Hare (shown in the image) or Slippy Toad.

Music Factoid (Post-Damage Invincibility (talk)) Mario Party Shop it only takes about 38 seconds for the tune to run fully before it's reprise. As a Youtube commentator commented, "Nostalgia much? :P" Inside Fawful's Bean 'n' Badge in "Partners in Time", the melody for the shop was a variation on the classic Underground Theme, much like the overworld around it. Who can forget the unforgettable Item Shop tune in "Wario Land 4"? Not me. And probably not you.

Screenshot of the Month (Fawfulfury65 (talk))

Mega Mario

New Super Mario Bros. 2 has finally hit store shelves, so to celebrate the release of Mario's newest adventure, I have chosen a picture from, of course, New Super Mario Bros. 2. Mega Mushrooms were not present in the last New Super Mario Bros. game, but it looks like Nintendo has finally brought them back in this installment, as we can see Mega Mario beating the snot out of a few Koopas. *sniff* What did they ever do to deserve that?!

Nintendo is also in the process of releasing a similar game on the Wii U, New Super Mario Bros. U. However, New Super Mario Bros. 2 puts much more emphasis on collecting coins. The main goal of the game is to actually collect a million coins. There are coins all over the place, though, and there are even golden enemies.

Well, that's all for this month. Don't forget to tune in next month for another Screenshot of the Month!

Soundtrack of the Month (Soniccity08 (talk))

This month I bring you a favorite. Some of you new gamers are most likely not going to know this song. The old gamers will. Do you remember back years ago when Mario stared in that awesome RPG? The game was called Super Mario RPG. Listen to the music and I will tell you more.

Yep, it’s the Forest Theme! Who could ask for more in this song? It has a good catchy chorus and a good ending. Next month I will do a newer song that everybody knows. So bye for now!

Sprite of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

For this month's Sprite of the Month, here is a Hand Fake from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: An idle HandfakeA Goomba HandfakeA Paratroopa HandfakeA Bob-omb HandfakeA Bowser Handfake! Who wouldn't want to beat up a piece of cardboard shaped like Bowser to get to the cowardly hand under it? Is it wearing gloves or is it coming out of a manhole, with that dark round base it's got? We may never know.