randomness never ceases to amaze me. Bravo, Watoad, bravo.
PS-- I feel
we new staff members have the need to thank you, for if it were not for your
moderating idea, I doubt we would have our positions as staff today.
why does roy speak japanese what kind of idiot puts a japanese dude on a us
game im starting an angry mob
Chupperson: Hahahahahahahaha. It's not an American game. It's a
Japanese game. And up until that time, no Fire Emblem games had ever been
released in the USA. XD
Lizard Dude: Don't tell this guy about the Option -> Language menu.
MEGAß¥TE: Racist pig.
Deezer: Someone tell this guy it's not 1942 anymore.
David Dayton: Well, obviously, all the people in the Fire
Emblem games speak in
Japanese, just like everyone in the Star Trek universe speaks in
English... and no, I think the whole "Universal Translator" idea is stupid.
Sapphira: *shifts eyes and readies her soap*
Hello I have many questions to ask you people...
1. How do make a button/ get your's & sm128c's button?
2. Get rid of that stupid wannabe Toasty 64!!!!!!(I'll be a better drawer
3. Please put me on the Friends of Tmk area, I'll put up a friends of GGG
4. How much does it coast to be hosted on classic gaming?
5. What is Toasty 64's newest email address/ who is he, how old???
Also if your wondering whats my web page it's [link]
(email me personally). Also if you think I'm so teenage loser, just to let
you know I don't SWEAR, and I get A's & B's in my fifth grade class. Also
tell every one you know(sm128c too) about my site.
- nikki a.
Chupperson: 2) He doesn't work for us. *takes something out of the
"better drawer"* 4) We're hosted for free, I believe. 5) Unknown. Why do
you care? Also #2) You're so teenage loser. XD
MEGAß¥TE: Yep, you're a loser.
David Dayton: What is this guy's site, again? I didn't get to see it.
Sapphira: *shakes her head and simply sighs* Hoo dearie... 1) It's
not that hard. I've made several by simply using the normal Paint program.
I was wondering why the Super Marioland Series is so different and
especially Super Marioland 2 The six golden coins? Was it originally a
different game. I think it was another form of game just like how Super
Mario bros. 2 was. Oh and where did you get those Mario Kart Double Dash
Music clips from? Is it on a CD if you can please help me thanks! I am sad
also that Mario is in the Wax Muesum what about Luigi? My gosh If it werent
Chupperson: Super Mario Land 1 was handled by a different development
team than the previous Mario games. I'm pretty sure that was the case with
SML2 as well. Not a different game, just different developers. The Double
Dash tracks are recorded from the game.
Lizard Dude: Be happy for Mario in the wax museum! Luigi just stayed
home this time as he oft is apt to do.
MEGAß¥TE: Yeah, SML2 was also handled by a different
development team. However, I think the team did a pretty good job emulating
SMB for SML and SMW for SML2 as well as adding their own unique touches. If
it weren't for Luigi we wouldn't have to write Bros.
David Dayton: I thought that
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins was very much like a SMB game.
I'm not sure I understand
what you mean, as SML and SML2 both closely follow the game style of the SMB
Sapphira: I believe Chupperson and MEGAߥTE stated it nicely...
Hello, King Boo here.
I have found the first MKDD glitch.
I don't know whether you guys have discovered it yet, but you can hold items
such as Shells, Bob-Ombs and Spiny Shells with the character in the back
looking at you!
This is how it goes: Use something like a Mushroom RIGHT NEAR an Item
Box.Hit the box then hit Y quickly to get your item and before the character
turns around so if you get an item such as a Green Shell you will hold it
with the character in the back looking at you. But when you fire it will
fire behind you, obviously.
Ok, well that's enough from me. See yah!
- King Boo
King Boo here again.
The glitch that I told you about was wrong. This is the real glitch(es)
This works if you go over ramps with Item Boxes. You must use an item such
as a Peel or a Fake Item just before you hit the Item Boxes.You character
should stay looking at you till the Kart lands again.Whily your character is
looking at you, hit Y quickly to get your item. If its an item such as a
Green shell or Red shell,they'll be holding it when the Kart lands and
they'll still be looking at you.
Another glitch I found last night was when I was Mario and Luigi. I was
small and I got fireballs, but the fireballs were invisible until I used
them.Does anyone know why that happened?
- King Boo
Lizard Dude: Cool glitch. Don't know about the fireballs.
Deezer: King Boo in da hizzouse.
David Dayton: Once we fully document these, I'll be much more
excited. It sounds a bit
vague right now.
Yesterday I got a copy of SMA2. And it really got me thinking. Why does
Nintendo insist on only re-releasing Mario games? I'm sure they would have
great successes re-releasing other types of games. Perhaps Rpgs like Chrono
Trigger or FF3, or puzzle games like equinox. And why just one game, why
not put lots of games onto one cartridge. or they could even skip the
middle man (Game boy player) and release games right onto the Game Cube.
Why is Nintendo being so stubborn?
A few days ago I was at a garage sale, when I saw an Snes cartridge that
said "Yoshi's Safari." Now I'd never heard of the game before, so I bought
it. So when I first put it in I saw that it required A super scope. After
I had dug it out of a closet and played for about 2hrs I thought that it was
probably the second best (Far behind "Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge.")of
the dozen or so super scope games. Anyway enough rambling...here are my
1. In your opinion why did the super scope fail?
2.What do you think of Yoshi's Safari?
Chupperson: Square's RPGs do not belong to Nintendo. Nintendo can't
just go steal the copyrights to release the games on GBA. You ask, why one
game? To make money, duh. If you put a bunch of games on the same cart, it
would be way cheaper, and they wouldn't make nearly as much money.
Rereleasing them for GameCube would make no sense; they've already been
released on other consoles. Nintendo isn't being stubborn at all. 1) I
wasn't aware it failed.
Lizard Dude: 1) I don't know if it so much as failed as just had too
limited of a fanbase to warrant lots more games. 2) I have never played it.
MEGAß¥TE: 1) I would say the Super Scope was quite
successful as a cheap movie prop.
Deezer: 1) The Super Scope, Super NES Mouse, Zapper... All these
peripherals, not many games. 2) Yoshi's road hunting adventure was an
intriguing perspective on the annihilation of the dastardly Koopa tribe at
the hands of the Mario and Yoshi duo.
David Dayton: Nintendo would have to pay other companies to rerelease
their titles as
GBA games, and they don't seem to be interested in doing that. The Super
Scope did moderately
well (in Japan) for what it was -- namely, a limited support light gun
Safari is a neat little
Sapphira: What David said. They've been re-releasing other SNES games
on the GBA, too, but most of them don't have a 3rd party developer; 1st
party is much easier and less complicated, I believe. It just so happens
that a lot of the games they HAVE re-released ARE Mario ones. They
re-released LoZ: LttP on 4 Swords, correct? It's probably just a matter of
time and how popular the games were in the past.
The GBP? To make money, of course. It's annoying for us, the buyers,
but is actually a pretty smart marketing tactic.
As for Yoshi's Safari, I received that game for Christmas one year, but
was unable to play it since we didn't have a Super Scope...and it had been
discontinued. :'( (This was also before we had a comp, so no ebay.)
You should really really really put up a Game Art page on your site.
- Richard Sallis
Lizard Dude: Doesn't Sapphira manage that or something?
David Dayton: Game art or fan art? Perhaps he means those promotional
bits of artwork.
Sapphira: ..... Um...we have BOTH. CW manages Fan Art; I manage Game
Art. Although it hasn't been updated in a looooong time 'til recently, it's
definitely THERE. And more is coming soon... A LOT more... ...hopefully.
Could you please explain what a tanooki is? I've never heard of a brown
racoon and at first it looked like a bear, but it has a tail. Is there some
breed of brown racoon in japan or something?
Chupperson: I'll let Lizard Dude field this. Heheheh...
Lizard Dude: The tanuki is a raccoon-like creature indigenous to
Japan, southeastern Siberia, and Manchuria. Some were introduced to western
parts of the Soviet Union for fur farming in the 1950s, and have since
spread into Scandinavia and as far south as France. In Japanese folklore,
the kitsune (fox) and tanuki are considered masters of transformation. There
are countless tales about the mischievous Tanuki. The Tanuki can transform
into any living or inanimate shape, but in legend it often assumes the form
of a monk or a tea kettle to play tricks on people. Even today, ceramic
Tanuki statues can be seen everywhere around Japan, especially outside
restaurants and bars, where the Tanuki beckons drinkers and dinners to
enter. Another interesting defining characteristic of Tanuki is its gigantic
testes. The shape-shifting Tanuki is said to put leaves on its heads and to
chant prior to transformation. In some legends, the leaf is the sacred lotus
plant. It is also believed that Tanuki can change leaves into money (as one
of them did in Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko). See any connection with the
leaf in SMB3? I sure do.
MEGAß¥TE: Obviously, the limited NES hardware couldn't
handle the full power of the tanuki...
$3 Mario: I did it all for the 'nooki...
Deezer: I used to do it all for Tom Nook, but I haven't been to
Deeztown in a while.
David Dayton: A magical raccoon.
Sapphira: Hoo dearie... There IS a such thing as "TMI" --not to be
confused with "TMK."
Just wanted to throw this out there if anyone was interested. I
recently moved into a dorm room and in an effort to spiff it up a bit (other
than putting up some old Nintendo Power posters :D ) I made this banner
of Level 1-1 to put up on the side of my bed. I know some things may
seem out of place (the first fire flower and number of goombas in some
locations, for example) but I was using VS. Mario Bros. as my reference
and a few things are different in that version. I guess it could also be
used for a border around the room or something as well. Anyway, it's
gotten quite a few people's attention here. I'm including it with the e-mail
if anyone wants to print out their own copy.
In addition, I wanted to ask Lizard Dude if he had sheet music or
knows where I can find some for some of the songs he performed in both
of his videos. The basic melody is easy to get by ear, but I'd like to
know the left hand progressions and all that good stuff if possible. :)
- Thomas Sheppard
Chupperson: I'll let Lizard Dude field this.
Lizard Dude: I fielded this last mailbag. Just say henshin,
remember? SuperCool banner, also.
MEGAß¥TE: Ekk, wouldn't PNG have worked better for that?
David Dayton: That's odd -- Opera doesn't want to display that banner
Sapphira: Grooviness. But...AAAAAH!!! JPEG?!?! *dies* Actually, GIF
would've worked, too, ya know.
I've heard that during the era of the NES, a Super Mario Brothers board game
(the board was laid out like a side-scrolling level (?)) was made. Do you
know anything about this?
Chupperson: Yes. The general idea was to
take turns moving Mario along the 4 levels while jumping on Goombas and
Koopas and collecting coins.
David Dayton: I want a copy of that.
Sapphira: Is there anything they HAVEN'T made? O_o
Will Yoshi Story ever be on GBA?
Chupperson: Yoshi's Story has been announced for GBA, I believe. Not
sure when it'll be released, though.
Lizard Dude: It was showcased as a demo even before the GBA came out,
but who knows what's keeping them.
MEGAß¥TE: I grabbed these from the demo... most of the
playability was missing. In all this time, they should have been able to
complete a full port, though.
Deezer: The real question is, who would buy Yoshi's Story on GBA?
David Dayton: Well, I know I would. I wouldn't want to, given
the overall experience
that is Yoshi's
I'm sure I'd end up buying it anyway.
Deezer, did you know that the
N64 Game Release page here on TMK doesn't contain a direct link to the
USA release of
1. How did Geno get into Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga? Isn't he Square's
property? (In case you don't know what I'm talking about, Geno shows up when
you play the game in the Little Fungitown arcade.)
2. In Super Mario Sunshine, there is a glitch you can do in Noki Bay. Find
the sand dune shaped like a footprint. Spray water on it. Just as the
footprint appears, do a ground-pound on it. If your timing is just perfect,
Mario will be launched up VERY high into the air. When I tried it, it took
15-20 minutes for him to land. It's very hard to get the timing right. I've
only gotten it to work a couple of times. Sometimes, the camera will point
at the sky and start zooming in on Mario from very high up. (Someone on the
GameFAQs board found this glitch. I can't remember who, though.)
Chupperson: 1) Geno was licensed from Square. In the credits, it says
Geno is property of Square Enix Co. 2) Interesting. Yet another bug to try.
MEGAß¥TE: Geno got pwned.
Deezer: Ahh, Mario & Luigi. What a great game.
David Dayton: Actually, given that Square/Enix and Nintendo jointly
own a copyright on
Super Mario RPG,
some sort of clause written up so that Nintendo can use elements from SMRPG
in future games.
However, I'm sure that Square/Enix didn't mind, given how friendly the two
companies are again.
Sapphira: 1) .............!! 2) Hmm...don't you mean Gelato Beach?
Can you guys please take a min, and tell me what the "N5" is? Sounds like a
Star Trek rip off.
- Mushroom Matrix
Chupperson: N5 is the codename for Nintendo's new console.
Lizard Dude: Uh, the one that isn't the Nintendo DS. Or the
next Game Boy.
MEGAß¥TE: As in the 5th major console from
David Dayton: It's a fictional code name for the next Nintendo system
in the works.
I was watching a Japanese Dragonball Z with english subtitles recently, and
I noticed that a certain word, pronounced 'Yoshi,' meant "good," "great," or
"I'm happy," etc.
So I thought this is where Yoshi got his name, since he's always happy?
Although your site is not a yoshi site, I think you could add this on.
Also, I tried the glitch "Flying corpse" for SM64 in Course 8, Shifting Sand
Land. It's pretty funny, but what if your flying corpse touches Star #2 on
the pyramid wall? do you get it and live to tell the tale, or do you go
through it, bump on the pyramid and die? or do you get it, jump out of the
picture and then fall down dead?
I hope you will try this. (I can't because my N64 broke down today.)
Chupperson: Yoshi is a Japanese name. It is also an interjection
meaning "good," among being other things. Anyway, I'm pretty sure that Yoshi
is named Yoshi simply because it is a name.
Lizard Dude: I decree that Deezer has to try hitting the star. Yatta!
Deezer: You probably get the star and then die. I'll try it later.
David Dayton: I bet our pal Elzie would be happy to know that Yoshi
Sapphira: Actually, "Yoshi" means "good" as in like "okay" or "all
right" -- used more as an intejection than an adjective, i.e. "Okay, let's
About the SMB64 plaque that says, "Eternal Star." I don't think that
the writing is Japanese because of the fact that none of the characters will
into most parts of it (and make sense, at least). I tried to put in some as
best as I could, but most of it was jibberish (aside from the [Pronounced,
"Dorori"], which is used to describe something close to "muddy"...). I can
safely assume that none of the hiragana nor katakana will fit in the white
spaces, and the kanji simple enough to fit just won't make sense. I
hope this can clear up some of the questions concerning the plaque.
Lizard Dude: Okay, that's good enough for me. I'll retract my
statement that it was probably in Japanese. Thanks for the research!
David Dayton: I think it's intentional jibberish. Why would Nintendo
go through the
trouble of intentionally blurring out text that had a meaning?
Sapphira: I still say it says "Eternal Star"... David, you gotta
remember that with the texturing, words would be very hard to create withOUT
them becoming blurry. Take the text written on the sign boards, for example.
I vaguely remember being able to make out what looked like "Mario" written
somewhere. ...Maybe it was in Paper Mario, though. Dunno.
Hey i just want to thak you all for putting up the merchandise round up
thing I am getting at least three thing I wouldn't have known about with out
it. *laughs cauticly as he goes down stars for more gift (shaking)*
- Joey H.
Lizard Dude: Hmm, I wonder if we should charge for this kind of
MEGAß¥TE: Isn't a good thakking sufficient reward?
Deezer: *is thakked*
David Dayton: If you liked that, you'll love
David's Wish List.
Sapphira: *knows where you live* EEEHEEHEHEHE!!
Before my question I just want to tell you that I found your site last night
and that you brought me a bunch of memories of my childhood. Keep up the
I used to have SMB3, and I remember that on the back of the SMB3 box, there
was a level that I don't ever remember seeing. It had a bunch of those red
parabeetles flying around. If I'm not mistaken, I think I saw that level
ONCE in my life, with a cousin of mine. I'm not sure, but it could have
been a new level after beating the game.
Is this true? What level is that? It has pondered my brain for years. In
case you don't remember, I've included a picture of the back of the box
with that level (the 2nd one). Please answer this all-curious question, and
keep up the good work. Thanks for the memories.
Lizard Dude: That level is not in SMB3 as it exists today. It was a
level that got cut from the final game. Since box design and manuals are
often finished before the actual game, situations like this crop up fairly
often. An upcoming special will shine much more light on this exact subject.
MEGAß¥TE: Are we supposed to answer this question in every
Deezer: There were also some unfinished/unused levels still left in
the game (we just finished the special about it), but nothing like on the back of the box, unfortunately.
Chupperson: Déjà Vu.
David Dayton: One of the eReader levels for
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 vaguely resembles
parts of that screenshot.
Sapphira: What picture? Oh, there IS a level with Para-Beetles in it,
though: Level 5-6. But from what it sounds, that's not the level on the
back of the box...XD
Well, I finally found the secret page!
It is the most overhyped peice of crap I have ever seen. I won't delve into
what I saw as to not spoil it for the people obsessed with finding it, but
seriously! You guys are sadistic jerks for having such dissapointing
content. You should add more to it to make it worthwhile. I'm not sure what,
but more than the rubbish that's on there.
Lizard Dude: Wow, this guy must have high standards. Don't listen to
him, folks! The secret page is AWE-SOME!
Deezer: Wouldn't you prefer that we put most of our effort into the
Chupperson: I love you too.
David Dayton: Did we ever claim the Secret Page was any good?
Sapphira: I agree, Deezer. Besides, didn't JJ say it was just mostly
well i figure for absolutly no reason i would give you my xmas list. Evry
bodys doing it.
__GameCube Memory Card 64 $19.99
__GBA SP Leather Case 7.99
__MicroCON Control Pad for the game cube $19.99
__GameCube Powerboard $19.99
__Nintendo GameCube Wavebird Wireless Controller $29.99
__Simpson's hit and run for the GameCube $49.99
__Fire Emblem for the GBA $ 29.99
__Breath of Fire for the GBA $19.99
__nintendo hoodi from hot topic
__super mario bros adgvance four super mario bros3
__mario kart double dash
__matio paint for supernitendo
__bowser and yoshi bobbkle heads from gamestop(I already have mario and
- Joey H.
Lizard Dude: I'm glad to see kids these days know how to plan for the
future. But the real question is, have you been naughty or nice?
MEGAß¥TE: Unfortunately, you've spent too much time on your
xmas list and not enough time on your spelling list...
Chupperson: Pikmin 2 isn't even out yet.
David Dayton: Have you visited
David's Wish List yet?
Sapphira: Here we go again... *rolls eyes*
Lizard Dude: How sad. A poor little man blind to the warped logic
that saturates his own culture, also.
MEGAß¥TE: Old news.
Deezer: Ignorance is bliss.
David Dayton: If you knew just why you're here, that fear would just
Sapphira: *Shakes her head and sighs*
Hidy Ho Mammels ! Once apon a day I got my National Geographic Kids magazine
when on the back cover I saw, MARIO ! On the Nov. 2003 issue on page 17
theres a picture of Kirby on his warp star racing 4 jets: Kirby's air ride
advertisment.And on the back Mario's head is taped on a skydivers head: SMB3
Dec. 2003 issue
Page 22 It shows 6 main games throughout the systems.
Page 23, Mario Kart D.D. advertisment. Mario's head is taped on a race
car drivers head and D.K. is behind him about to pelt a guy with an egg.
Page 24, an interview with a video game tester.
Page 25, Mario+Luigi S.S. advertisment. Mario and Luigi's heads are on
mountain climbers heads.
Page 26, Draw The Next Super Mario contest. Draw what you think Mario
will look like in the future and win a Gamecube.
Page 27, Mario Party 5 advertisment. Mario giving the thumbs up sign in
the presidents desk.
Also,theres a jacket out there thats wanted,by me. Its red,has the Nintendo
logo on the back,and 3 white stripes going down the sleves,I dont think
youve seen it.
So check out your next National Geo. zine and merry Christmas!
- Yoshi Master
Lizard Dude: You know how I love sightings of Mario, but
advertisements don't really count as cameos. And just for the record, I
would draw Mario just as he looks now for the The Next Super Mario contest,
because I doubt his appearance will change.
David Dayton: Feel free to scan in all those pages for us.
Dear TMK staff,
First off, I loved the November mailbag! Sapphira sounds cute. ;) You guys
gotta do that more often! Now onto the point of this email... On Oct. 27,
IGNcube had an article about playing MKDD online (http://cube.ign.com/articles/456/456694p1.html),
thanks to Warp Pipe (www.warppipe.com). I'm surprised theres
never been any mention of it in your news section. I dunno if you guys were
too lazy to add it or what, but I thought I'd give you a heads up. :) Great
job with the site, by the way. I always enjoy coming here.
Lizard Dude: Using hawt babez to increase site hits was the best idea
Deezer ever had. Maybe he should pitch it to the Square Enix executives.
MEGAß¥TE: We mentioned Warp Pipe in the mailbag. Also,
KAI, which uses a different method of connecting (and also works with
XBox)... Both of these now work with varying degrees of success, but they
didn't a few months ago, which is why we didn't feel the need to report the
news. However, since the very beginning, we've been posting release info in
the chatroom. If you don't have a really low ping rate, your game won't be
much fun, though.
David Dayton: I've yet to have any success with Kai, although
I've used Warp Pipe
on many occasions. It works well.
Sapphira: -_-' ...I'm curious as to how one could "sound" cute
without actually having heard his or her voice...
Hey, guys, thanks for metioning "Italian Plumber Lawsuit" by Woodbox Gang.
That song is really getting around. I don't blame anybody for not liking it.
As bass player in the band I can honestly say I never liked it a whole lot
either, but it is catchy and seems to turn heads. The band doesn't play it
anymore, but mentions of it keep turning up on websites. Anyone who wants
the lyrics can just type in woodboxgang.com and they are on
- Brian DeNeal
Lizard Dude: From one bass player to another, the more I hear that
song the more I agree with your opinion of it. It's cool that you mailed,
MEGAß¥TE: That makes three of us (people that dislike that
song, not bass players)
Deezer: My favorite part has always been the underlying theme,
because I believe video games should not be blamed for violence.
David Dayton: There was bass in that song?
Sapphira: You mean one of those singing rubber fish? ;P
Is there a way to make mario stop on the blue lake just as he's going up the
ladder to the yellow swich palace? I heard it is a level and that blooper
and cheep cheep are in it.
- John B.
Lizard Dude: Nope. Fake.
Deezer: Wrong. False.
David Dayton: Nada.
Lizard Dude: OW MY LEG!!!
Deezer: *prepares a Palmolive mouthwash for when Sapph gets back*
David Dayton: Why did we leave this in the mailbag?
Sapphira: Because LD is a moron, as is this "stevozjr" person. Why,
thank you, Deezer. *Takes soap and vigorously washes stevozjr's mouth,
scrubbing it with a scouring pad.* Seriously, get a life.
I have a question. Some of the zelda games have mario cammios. Why?
Funco Land sells video games. Will they sell zelda games?
The game boy advance I found at walmart.com didn't come with a game.
Meleny got one that came with Super Mario World:SMA2.
Zelda:A link to the past is also on GBA including a Multi-player Zelda
game. Can walmart.Com update the product by adding the zelda game, then call
it the GBA and Zelda:A link to the past pack?
Well I have the SPCS for zelda 3 on my laptop. Where can I get Zelda 3?
- David M.
Lizard Dude: Zelda games have Mario cameos because both universes are
developed by the same company. Funco Land should sell Zelda games, at least
the more recent ones. Most Game Boys don't come with a game. Meleny got a
bundle. walmart.com could do that, yes. You could probably find Zelda
3 (Link's Awakening) on eBay or sold used in a game store.
MEGAß¥TE: Umm Zelda 3 was A Link to the Past... Link's
Awakening was #4. I'm sure FuncoLand (or any of their sister companies)
would have both.
Deezer: Are there still FuncoLands? The ones around here changed to
Chupperson:There is one FuncoLand here, and the rest are all
GameStops, but they are newer than the FuncoLand.
David Dayton: Miyamoto and his team made most of both the Zelda and
the Mario games, and
they like tossing little jokes in the games. You can get
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past from many places (such as
You can also buy a new copy of the GBA version... which Deezer still needs
to add a TMK cameo
Hey guys merry Cristmas! ok, I made a really big lecture story thing about
Subcon and how it wasn't a dream from SMB2. See, while the Mario gang was
waving at the crowd of subcons at the end of the game,one subcon came behind
them and made them fall asleep. He carryed the Mario gang through a portal
to Marios house. He put them in their beds and made it seem like it was all
a dream. So I was wondering if U wanted to check it out. Do U?
Lizard Dude: Somehow this reminds of The Matrix.
Deezer: If Dr. Mario offers you any pills, don't take them.
David Dayton: Don't we have someone in charge of fan fiction now?
Sapphira: Bah, I always figured they only THOUGHT it was a dream,
when really it was reality...if that's a good word choice... ;P Or like
that Star Trek: Voyager episode...hmm...
Lizard Dude: YKYPMGTMW... you become TMK staff?
MEGAß¥TE: YKYPMGTMW... you do something like this fool.
David Dayton: What? Sorry, I was busy playing a game.
I know a bug for "Super Mario World Super Mario Advance 2"
Ultra Bug (This may or may not work) With Action Replay
With Action Replay use ALL cheats.(By the way make sure you have no
important files saved)
Then Start super Mario World.This may earase some files.When your at the map
screen there should
be a red blur with LUIGI then start a level. If this worked, there should be
Luigi playing and he should be invincible. In the stored Items Box there
should be Luigi's head that is throwing stars.When you
beat a level you should (if you hit bar) get 100 goal stars! Then you
should get a bounus game.Wait about 5 min. and a block should turn into a
coin! Then YOSHI should turn into a coin!
- Nathaniel and Duncan
Lizard Dude: Dear sirs, stuff that happens because of Action Replays
are hacks, not bugs.
MEGAß¥TE: We know who should really turn into a coin
Deezer: It took two of you to write that e-mail?
David Dayton: I won't be adding that to my code
I was wondering if you could create a section on your site devoted to pirate
mario games. or at least list them [perferably with screenshors] via mailbag
please. ps. i love your site and can you send more than i email for mailbag
before the mailbag is displayed if you understand what i just said because i
sure dont. bye.
Lizard Dude: That might be interesting. See what Deezer says.
MEGAß¥TE: Umm, we sort of have a page for that already, it just hasn't been
updated in a while.
Deezer: Woah, we have an emulation section?!?
Chupperson: Ahoy, matey! Aye, I be at the screenshor'!
David Dayton: I thought that Sub Con "officially didn't exist"?
Sapphira: Or does it?
I'd just like to correct Sapphira, who in the previous mailbag stipulated
that "sic" was an acronym for "spelled incorrect." Actually, it's Latin, and
it means something along the lines of "in this way," or "like this." It has
nothing to do with spelling, and can be used even when words are spelled
properly if the writer would like to designate that something is reproduced
the same way it was originally written.
Your friendly neighborhood proofreader,
Random pedantry after reading Jan. 11th's mailbag: "sic" does not stand for
"spelling incorrect," or anything at all. It's the Latin word for "thus."
David's absolutely right about the meaning in context, though.
And Sapphira won the forum awards for best spelling/grammar. Psht. ;)
Lizard Dude: That's what I thought also, but I didn't argue/couldn't
think of what it really meant. Thanks for setting things straight.
David Dayton: Of course I'm right. I'm always rite... er,
Sapphira: ... Hey, it's spelling and grammar; I never said anything
about vocabulary. >:P
Hiya! It is I, once more. Yes, you know I changed back
to Meowrik since the last mailbag, because we talk
frequently in #tmk. Anyway, I have a couple of
questions... First off, I have compiled an extensive
personal copy of all the "Mario Kart: Double Dash!!"
shortcuts, pathcuts, etc..., which I am typing up on
the computer. However, at the time being, I am unable
to upload any pictures of these yet. If you are
interested, lemme know sometime, and I would be glad
to send you a copy since I know you all are busy
people and it'd save you quite the time. Another side
note, whatever happened to Dr. Mario on the forums?
Have you guys heard any word on him? I have asked
around and come up with nothing, and suspected maybe
Deezer would know considering he hired him. If you're
looking for a replacement anytime soon.... *Cough*
Anywho, one more note... I am unsure of whether
Megabyte has informed any other staff of TMK on the
news of the Kirby Sister Site for TMK that Megabyte
abandoned. He is soon to be turning this website over
to Chupperson Weird and myself. if this project is to
be completed ever, is it bound to become a sister site
to TMK? Thank you for your time, and see you in the
Lizard Dude: I'm sure Deezer would like to recieve the guide for
possible use. Couldn't hurt, anyway. As for the other things, beats me.
MEGAß¥TE: Well, I have yet to see any submissions for
Deezer: I wish the Popstar crew the best of luck.
Chupperson: Someday, when I have a little more free time. And when
Deity makes something.
David Dayton: Doo doo doo, doo dum doo doo doo doo doo, dum dah doo,
dum dah doo, dum dah doo...
Sapphira: Dr. Mario's shown up as of late...
Hello. I really like your site, but I guess you may be
pretty tired of hearing that in practically every
message you receive, I'll get to the point.
Do you think Nintendo should remake Super Mario 64? I
think so, especially if they touched up certain things
like sound and visuals, added extra challenges and
included things like 4-player cooperative and such.
But knowing Nintendo, they would most likely slap in a
Mario Bros game and call it a day. Why they would
include that in a Gamecube game is beyond me, but
they've included the exact same game with absolutely
no changes in 5 GBA games already, so it isn't so
Lizard Dude: I think it is too soon to remake Super Mario 64. I'm
sure that when Nintendo releases a handheld powerful enough to run it,
though, that Super Mario 64 will surely be one of the games they use to show
MEGAß¥TE: Like I've said before, I think they should have
included the original Mario Bros. game embedded into the GBA SP (and why
not? Sega Master System had a built in game).
Deezer: I think MEGAß¥TE should work for Nintendo.
Chupperson: I think I should work for Nintendo. ...Their
pitiful soundtrack section, at least.
David Dayton: I'd like to see Super Mario 64
redone using the Super Mario
engine and released on the GameCube as some sort of bonus.
Sapphira: Maybe we should ALL work for Nintendo... But, hey,
they did remake OoT for the GCN, and it hasn't been out as long as SM64,
right? So there's always hope. ;P
Hello, Mushroom Kingdom, You have an excellent site. Anyway, I would like to
let you guys know that I have seen a mario and donkey kong appeince in three
places on tv.
1. On Who's line is it anyway?, Wayne Brady sang a song about video games,
And in his song he sang about mario, and donkey kong.
2. On spike TV's Video game award show. Former Jack*** Stuntmen, Steve-o,
and Chris Pontius, did a reactment of donkey kong. Chris pountius dressed up
in a gorrila suit, wearing a tie, And Steve-o, dressed us mario, with a
mustache and everything. Chris was throwing barrels and stuff at steve-o and
3. I forgot what channel it was on (sorry) But on the childrens cartoon
The little sister sang some kind of song, and SHe imagend she was in a video
game world. And was walking threw a level similiar to a Super mario bros
level. (It had pipes, PHarana plants, and the floating pullys. It might of
been on PBS Kids
Also in the Red, and Blue versions of Pokemon. (made by Gamefreak) Featured
a mario cameo (you may already know) but on the tv, where It says mario is
whering a bucket on his head, (Mario and Wario) was also a game made by the
same company (gamefreak) Just thought I would point this stuff out.
Lizard Dude: Whoa, I hadn't heard about that DK re-enactment one.
That sounds awesome! Anyone have a video clip?
Deezer: No one ever has video clips.
Chupperson: Arthur airs on PBS.
David Dayton: ...and I said HEY (hey), what a wonderful kind of day
Sapphira: O_o David, sometimes you frighten me.
Hallo TMK. Once again.
I see I was wrong about the Yeardley Smith issue, but then I'm not to blame-
it's the Uk's only Lying Official Nintendo Magazine, NOM (Nintendo Official
Magazine.).I guess they've started to use all sorts of crap to take up
space. I believed them, though, for the primary reason that Yoshi sounds
like a girl. In the cartoon.
Oh...and there is a ROM hack of SMB3 going around called Super Mario Bros 3:
Challenge. It offers pretty much new levels (but at the same length) and is
the only worthwhile hack I've ever downloaded. At least it's not Super Mario
Bros on Crack....... (shudder). I've only managed to get to the second half
of World 3, and the Warp Whistles can only take you to World 2. Unfair?
There is only 1 Toad House per world, and harder enemies are brought in much
earlier: For example, you'll meet the lasers that the Bowser Statues fire
out on the first Doom Ship.
Better than other crap hacks like 'Porno PunchOut' and 'Farty the HedgeHog'.
Lizard Dude: That hack sounds very interesting. It might make for a
fun diversion sometime.
MEGAß¥TE: I'm sure it doesn't even begin to touch the
recently released Mario
Adventure. This hack has over 120 levels, with much of the assembly
rewritten. You start in the Warp Zone and you have to collect keys to
unlock World 8. The weather in levels is random. Also, you can save a
secondary power like in SMW. There's a lot more that you can read about (or
try for yourself) on the linked page. It's quite amazing.
Chupperson: SMB3 Challenge is too unwieldy to be fun.
David Dayton: I need to put both this and that SMW complete game hack
onto a CD-R and
run it on my...er... "special system".
Sapphira: Don't like it, then play the REAL version. :P
I hate Mario Party. You all probably hate me. At the
begining of the first one it says something like
"Mario and his friends," but Wario is there, Woah I
did not know that they were friends! If I wasnt a BIG
fan of Mario I wouldn't have wasted my time with it.
Also, its the same exact thing every #*$(%*^ time!!!
Take turns then a Mini game. OK i feel better now.
One question though. How come in SMB3, the Princess
dosent tell you about the "eastern" part of the desert
before that world? Wouldnt it make sense to have it
before it?? Also, in one of the letters, (I think its
the third or fourth, im too lazy to look it up) she
refers to a "white block." What is that. Im probably
missing something because I am really stupid.
By the way, how long did it take you all to learn
HTML, im trying to learn it now.
But untill next time,
Keep up the good work.
Lizard Dude: With four humans, all the Mario Parties are fun. As for
the letters, either the postmushroom took too long or the designers wanted
to help you find something new your next time through the game. The white
block that she's talking about are those ice blocks. I'm not sure if I ever
MEGAß¥TE: I haven't played the Mario Party games, but from
what I've seen (mostly the intros and demos), they haven't impressed me. I
don't hate you. Well, I first learned HTML 1.0 so that only took a day or
so... the newest version would take far longer if starting from nothing I'm
David Dayton: The MP games are pretty decent, but only if you have
actual friends to play
Sapphira: Actually, I believe the "white blocks" are, well, those
white...uh..blocks (XD) that when you stand on and hold Down for like 10
seconds, you can get behind the "scenery," which may hold a very useful
The last time I wrote the mailbag, I wrote to tell you about The Great
GameFAQs Video Game Battle, in which "Super Mario Bros. 3" beat 127
other games to be dubbed the Greatest Video Game of All-Time as determined
those at gamefaqs.com.
Well, just today, we wrapped up The Great GameFAQs Video Game Battle 2
and guess what? "Super Mario Bros. 3" didn't win. Nope. Sorry. It was gone.
Done. Patootie. Maybe next time.
That's the bad news. The good news is that "SMB" avenged "SMB3"'s defeat and
came through in the end. "Super Mario Bros." has won the second Video Game
- Matt "The Eggman" Briner
Lizard Dude: Crazy. RPG characters always win the character contests
but Mario games always win the game contests.
MEGAß¥TE: Video game battles are stupid. Except for the
game of all time" ones.
Chupperson: You said it, MB.
David Dayton: All I know is that Link won the 2002 game character
battle on GameFAQS,
and he are Mario are practically brothers.
Sapphira: I thought that was Luigi...no wait, they're COMPLETELY
Lizard Dude: And thus the "comic" gets its second mailbag link. It
just won't DIE.
Deezer: DIE COMIC DIE?
David Dayton: Long live 8-Bit
I am wondering if you have heard anything about some game called 'Super
Mario Bros. 4'. No, I don't mean Super Mario ADVANCE 4, I mean Super Mario
BROS. 4. I heard it would come to GBA in 2k5. Have you guys heard anything
on it? Or
is it just a pipe dream? Get it? Pipe? Mario's pipe?Haha. Just curious.
2. Did you people ever about the 'Trashed Battle Levels' in MKDD? I
heard that they trashed 2 Battle stages for glitchy coding problems. Hear
anything? I heard that one of the levels was the interior of Princess
Peach's castle from
SM64....Oh! I also heard rumors of a sixth MKDD cup. And I don't mean Mirror
Mode. Any ideas?
- Luigi Riccocupp
Lizard Dude: There is no such announced thing as Super Mario Bros. 4.
If that pipe dream did become reality, though, I would sell my unborn
babies to Nintendo for joy. I know nothing about the trashed battle stages
and cups. One of the people listed below may or may not.
MEGAß¥TE: I can assure you that there are no more cups in
MKDD. If there were any more battle levels, Nintendo completely removed
them from the game before shipping.
David Dayton: See MB's answer.
Sapphira: I always figured SMW was the unofficial SMB4...
hey! i go to your site a hole lot and i luv it!but i
was in the gameboyadvance placeand i was looking in
the japan stuff, and it said supermarioadvance4 was
NOT YET realeased in americe, it has been out for a
long time!i just wanted to tell u that......sorry if i ed any1 off.
Lizard Dude: Deezer is busy and lazy. How that works...I do not know.
MEGAß¥TE: Americe-a-roni, The Mushroom Kingdom treat.
David Dayton: Golly gee, where has our commitment to quality gone?
Sapphira: To laziness. Whee! :P
It seems I sent my mail to the wrong address so I will begin anew. First of
all I would like to introduce myself with credentials and such. I am an avid
Ole Skool gamer and listen to your internet radio nightly I have also posted
once or twice a couple stories and a couple about my Mario Golf skill. But
to verify anything I say just talk to your fellow staffer Lizard_Dude he's a
freind from the same town and all so he'll know best about me. My
favorite Mario is indeed Super Mario World *WOOT*. Ok now on to the
there will only be three so i'll keep them brief. The first is a
personality test just to see what you guys are like. the secound is a semi
haven't a solution for yet. and the third is the stumper that might be
outside TMK jurisdiction.
1. If the building is surrounded and the terrorist leader is in front of you
with a hostage which would you do?
A. Shoot the hostage B. Shoot the leader C. Call for back up D. Wander
around like a chicken with it's head cut off.
2. In Super Mario World I completed 99% of the game the last obstacle is the
side door to Bowser's Castle please give me an indef guide on how to get
3. In Zelda 2 Link's Adventure a freind of mine got all the way to the
hidden village in the forest where we need some sort of reveal invisible
enemies spell to finish out the game all we could find is a person
asking us if we were ready so please help.
- Paul V.
Lizard Dude: 1) B 2) Check the SMW Guide from
this very site. 3) That is outside of our jurisdiction, cross my
heart and hope to die.
Chupperson: 1) B and C
David Dayton: 1) Ask Keanu. 2) I don't think you could have beaten
99% of the game and
still be unable to find that path. 3) Visit GameFAQS.
Sapphira: Oh no...there's MORE OF HIM!!! AAAAAH!! E) Mmm...Chicken...
Hey, I just found this out, I know Luigi is NOT in Super Mario 64, but there
are still many people who think that he is, I found some more proof, Someone
probably already found this out but that whole "L is real 2401" is also in
the legend of Zelda, Ocarina of time! Just look at the Screen Shots I took.
Cool huh? It's like, the same plaque and everything. I think this is the
same thing, I took these with the Zelda, Ocarina of time Master Quest rom,
so mabey it wasn't in the original game. Anyways, I just wanted to point
that out, It's probably in other games also, I'll keep looking.
Thanks for putting this in the Mailbag
P.s. Great site! again... I think you should update the mailbag more