30 Nov 2001
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Last week's question: If Mario and Sonic were to appear in the same game,
what should the game be like?
If there was a Mario and Sonic game it should be
like this. *ahem*
Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Toad are walking around in
Kingdom, when suddenly King Koopas ship attacks! That means that
Koopa is back, and has captured the Princess, there for in the Sonic
Dr. Robotnic has captured Sonics lady( i really dunno her name,
is it Amy?) Then
Mario, and the gang our in their nice little mushroom
house thinking of what to do. Mario gets a phone call from Sonic, Mario
answers the phone and Sonic says
"Yo, Mario! I found out that Princess
has been captured by Bowser, well my Amy(i
think that's her name) was
captured by Dr Robotnic, and appears that Bowser and
Dr. Robotnic have
teamed up! If you agree to work together say yes now!"
You then choose
if you want to choose team with Sonic, or go your own way, say
the game ends, ha...haha...ha. After you choose yes you meet Sonic at a
place(dunno where) the movie shows Mario, Luigi, and Toad
punching blocks to get
racoon(YES RACOON POWER HAS RETURNED!) They fly
to meet Sonic and his
gang. After you meet up with Sonic you get to
choose your character that
you want to be, it would be similar to Sonic
Adventures(DC) where you beat the
game with different people and get a
different ending....and that's how I think,
that they think, they we
all think, a Mario and Sonic game should be. So
take that birth of
- Debbi Kyer
David Dayton: Interesting idea. Sadly for all those sending messages in,
I don't really like the Sonic games and really don't want a crossover. But, if
you wanted one, that's an interesting idea.
If sonic and mario were in one game I would have them team up and use
large mallets to smash x-boxes. After smashing enough of the horrid
things and their overly large loaf-of-bread-like controllers you would
show down with Gates himself whacking chunks of him apart with your
mallets. Tough luck having that land an E rating...
Okay, that is a game I might enjoy.
About last week's question...
The thought of Mario and Sonic in the same game is sickening. Sega's gone
the "dark side". Sonic's been appearing on the Game Boy Advance and GameCube.
Sonic can go make a game with Pac-Man or Bomberman but leave Mario alone.
Another thing, did you ever think Wario might appear in SSBM. He's an
Nintendo character and made a lot of games on his own. He's pretty
(I guess). I'm saying he's gonna be in SSBM it just might be a
I can't wait until I get my GameCube! I'm getting SSBM for sure!
What games will you guys get (if you get a GameCube)?
I'm %101 sure that Deezer will get SSBM and Luigi's Mansion (and probably Mario Sunshine)
I know there's a Mario Kart game for GameCube. I saw a 6-second movie of
at GameSpot.com. Do you know anything about this?
David Dayton: I wish Wario was in SSBM. So far, it looks doubtful. I assume a trophy
of Wario will be there, though.
GameCube games... I will get what I can afford. No new news on MK for the GC.
1) if the melee will be rated T, will it be much more violent than the first game?
(i hope it will.)
2) I found the picture I told Deezer about in an earlier mailbag! I bet you don't have this picture. See?
The Yosh man is married to a blonde haired yoshi named Samu, and their last name is san!
3) I have 2 answers for that question: I think the game would have Sonic as
cameo, and Mario would be able to buy items from him like in Paper Mario.
other one would probably be like another sequal to Super Smash Bros.
Sonic being one of the hidden characters along with 2 other hidden
from previous Sonic games.
4) do any of you have the japanese versions of nintendo (famicom)?
5) I have a question for toasty64. When he made mario's high school days, did
make the non-human characters (yoshi, bowser, etc.) human? Or did he
6) First I would like to say hi to mr. Face,
secondly, what would happen if
mr. Miyamoto would decide to retire (please be
many years from now,) and
decided to make one last game (for the gamecube
probably) which would have
all mario games clumped together that he already
made (besides the ones
that he already clumped together, ex. smas, nes
challenge and power set).
The graphics of the games would probably stay the
same (like mario bros.
would probably stay with 8 bit, and sm64 would stay 64
bit.) but how would
he put many mario games in one cd? tell me what you
7) The other day, I went to Target and found the preview Gamecube. I played Luigi's Mansion and was not at all surprised. Sure the graphics are better, but it looks more like PS2 or Dreamcast effects. I think i't looked better
the film on cube.ign.com, I guess
me up. Oh well. Now don't get me wrong. I love the nintendo consoles.
just the effects.
8) Wait wait wait! I have internet explorer 5 for macintosh, and everytime
enter your site I don't see the blurry stuff. Is it me or do all the
users have all the fun?
9) Well, we all know that there are 2 sony consoles. (I Might be wrong.) I
that there are 4 regular nintendo consoles, 3 handheld nintendo consoles,
some other arcade type wierd consoles. I have 2 questions. how many
consoles were there really? I bet you wont answer this but how
consoles were there?
David Dayton: Sigh.
1) Not really.
2) Er.... interesting.
6) Er, a Nintendo GC disk holds many times the data that a cart does.
9) Lots. Several.
Mario Sonic Iron Chef!
- Chris Glass
David Dayton: It's hard to comment on that.
In response to the question about a Mario and Sonic
I believe that the game would be a hyrbid of the
games. To avoid favortism the world would a totaly
different world not the Mushroom Kingdom nor Mobius.
This new world would have enemies from both series and
at the end, the character fights both Bowser and
Robotnik. You could play as either Mario or Sonic and
they would have unique abilites and you could choose
between either one between stages. Main
characters(like Luigi and Tails) make cameo
- His Royal Majesty,
I bet IGN never has letters from Pokemon royalty...
I guess that if Mario and Sonic appear in a game, I guess that the game
will be Super Sonic Bros.. It will be like SMB3, but, instead of Luigi,
Sonic will relace him. Now the questions.
1. Did you know Histeria characters call Stalin one of the Mario Bros.
by his moustache?
2. Who is Toad's pet?
- isac teruya
David Dayton: I think I heard about that Stalin reference before. Toad has
Hey!I'd just like to say I know of a another Mario
reference in a game.In Conkers Bad Fur Day,to defeat
the last boss you have to pick him up by the tail and
throw him.It's just like Mario64!You grab it's
tail,rotate the control stick and throw!It's
true!Really!Play it and you'll see......
- Super Mario Aaron
David Dayton: I really need to finish that game one of these days...
This is my first time writing,so please don't hurt me for breaking a
sacred rule thingy. I have some Q's:
1. I remember playing SMB at an arcade,but Mario looked like a little kid
a skateboard and when you hit the ? blocks they would show a bull's
instead of the 2 little eyes. What do you make of it? Is it some kind
2. Is anyone at TMK a user of the Gamefaqs message boards?
3. Do you answer each and every letter personally? Or only the ones that
make it to the Mailbag section?
4. YOUR SITE ROCKS!!!!
5. What does the secret page contain? The Uber mega ultra secrets to Mario
games? Or just a big sign that says "YOU FOUND THE SECRET PAGE. GOOD FOR
That'll be all. Thank you and stuff.
David Dayton: 1) is a hacked version of SMB... 2) yes, some are... 3) Well,
we don't answer them impersonally... 4) Thanks ... 5) I don't know.
Hey TMK crew,hows it hangin?Well,anyway,my name is Brent and I work for
SMBHQ(the other great Mario site).But anyway...is it just me,or pretty
much about 90% of Mario fans like Mario the best? My personal favorite
is Luigi(yes Luigi),and yet people seem to try to put me down about
him.Everyone I know likes Mario;Mario this,Mario that.And if you ask
me,Luigi was stronger than Mario in SSB.But no one seemed to care.And
are you guys sure he is avalible in SSBM? Because I don't want to go out
and buy the game for no reason if hes not in it.Oh,just for the
record,my room is filled with Luigi products(including the Luigi Berry
soda that has yet to be opend),eventhough he doesn't have much.
David Dayton: I like Luigi. I also have that can of Shasta Luigi Berry
In both Mario Kart 64 and Diddy Kong Racing, in 3 and 4 player games, why
doesn't the music play on the battle course or in the original course?
- Tommy O.
David Dayton: Hardware limitations. The system can't handle the music and the
four player gameplay at the same time.
Hello mailbag answer-man,
I've got some questions and comments for this week's
1> 2 nerds walk up to the Lambda Lambda Lambda frat
house, their future fraternity. With a nervous
expression on their faces, one nerd rings the doorbell
and hears the sound of the first world first level
(SMB3) and mario's tail spinning (SMB3). The second
nerd then says "They're playing our song." Listen
2> Gamecube - how will the broadband hook-up be used?
Will we be able to play games like SSBM with players
on other Cubes?
3> GBA - When Super Mario World comes out for it, how
will the X and Y buttons be used? Also, for SMB3, will
we be able to save our game progress?
4> Mario cartoons - I've been hearing alot of things
about the series lately. It seems that ABC Family (the
old Fox Family) wants to (or will be) showing one of
the old series in the fall. Also, have any of you on
the TMK staff heard about this new Mario anime series
thing? I've been getting emails from this guy who puts
some of the episodes he sees in text format. For any
of you that are interested, you can download one here
in Microsoft Word format - (
5> Question for the staff - Have any of you guys read
the book Game Over: Press Start to Continue ? Its a
book about the history of Nintendo and other video
game companies related with Nintendo. I picked it up
at an Electronic boutique and its very interesting.
Well thanks for your time,
David Dayton: 2) Unknown as of yet. 3) I heard that X is replaced by
the L button. 4) New Mario Anime???? Until it is shown to me, I will believe
that that is false... 5) Yep.
If I were to put Sonic and Mario in a game, it would be just like Super Smash Bros!
Then, fans could fight each other and SETTLE THE ******* CONFLICT ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!
...Also, wouldn't it be cool if Nintendo made SSBM with heroes from other games,
like Banjo-Kazooie, Bomberman, and Mega Man? (instead of sorry-*** jiggly puff
and pathetic peach!)
David Dayton: The SSB concept is popular.
Here's my idea of a game starring Mario and Sonic that originated as a
comic story that I never finished. It goes like this... Mario and Luigi
start the game on the lookout for bad guys in front of Luigi's NEW
Mansion (see the ending for Luigi's Mansion). While they're not looking
though, Wario and Waluigi show up, trying to steal the money Luigi
earned during his adventure in the haunted mansion. The Marios see their
evil twins trying to get away and give chase. The greedy brothers suffer
a blow to their ugly heads and have medium-term memory loss. The Marios
start trying to help them recover memory. Suddenly, an alarm sounds and
the Marios immediately forget about their rivals and head for Luigi's
NEW Mansion. It was Professor Elvin Gadd (the paranormal researcher from
Luigi's Mansion) who summoned them. Apparently, a dimensional portal has
opened up in the middle of the sky and he sends Mario and Luigi to
investigate. The Mario Bros. step onto morphing panels and get morphed
to this other dimension that the portal opened itself up to - Planet
Mobius! Luigi lands on the polluted streets of Robotropolis. While
trying to figure out where he is, he gets konked on the head by...
Scratch and Grounder! (Robotnik's really stupid workerbots on the
"Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" weekday cartoon.)
has apparently set foot in the landscape of the Green Hill Zone (or the
Emerald Hill Zone, or whatever Sega is currently calling it,) and has
decided that first he should go looking for Luigi. Just then, who should
he cross paths with but - Sonic Hedgehog! Mario doesn't seem to
understand why he's talking to a fast, blue hedgehog that has large
quills and sneakers. Then he asks for where he is. Sonic explains that
this is the Planet Mobius, and that 10 years ago, the evil Dr. Ivo
Robotnik took over his former home, Mobotropolis, and is trying to
robotizize every furry on the planet. Mario says that it's time he got a
move on, so he could find Luigi. Sonic then says that he has to fight
Robotnik, who recently captured a skinny guy wearing blue overalls and a
green hat. Mario realizes what Sonic said and decides to help. So he
follows Sonic to the Great Forest. While they're running, Mario says to
Sonic that he has a nice shade of blue. Sonic thinks that Mario is
saying he's gay and runs for it. Mario decides to catch up, so he can
clear it that he's not gay. Along the way, he picks up something that
Sonic dropped: a framed picture of his (Sonic's) one true love -
Princess Sally Alicia Acorn. (From the SatAM Sonic cartoon series that
came on ABC.) Then he has an encounter with Tails, who tries to steal
his hat. Eventually, Mario reaches Knothole Village, and meets the
Freedom Fighters team that Sonic is part of.
Mario finds this is one
crazy planet if the team is made up of a very fast blue hedgehog, a
half-squirrel-half-chipmunk who's in love with the hedgehog, a flying
fox with two tails, a half-robotic rabbit, a French-speaking coyote, and
a very smart walrus. But nevertheless, Mario decides he'd better believe
these strange creatures are real if they're going to help him find
Luigi. Meanwhile, at Robotropolis, Luigi finds himself hanging from the
ceiling of a fortress. His captor, Dr. Robotnik (I'm using the SatAM
Robotnik, by the way), explains that he has captured him and he's going
for Mario now. And once he has captured them both, he will find his way
into the Mushroom Kingdom and start roboticizing the inhabitants. So
that's how the first half of the game goes. You must fight your way
through Robotropolis, taking down Robotnik's minions, and they are: a
team of SWATbots, Bat Brain, Crabmeat, Caterkiller, Buzzbomber, Scratch
and Grounder, Coconuts, Silver Sonic, and then Metal Sonic, before
taking on Robotnik himself. While you're fighting the egg pun-making
maniac, Metal Sonic will wind up turning against Robotnik, because
Robotnik gave him a stupid name and never bothered building a Metal
Sally. Robotnik gets angry and zaps at Metal, supposedly killing him.
You defeat Robotnik, but the game isn't over yet... Metal Sonic winds up
in the Archie Comics version of Mobius, and you get to play as him for a
while, looking for a portal back to the SatAM Mobius. Speaking of which,
Bowser shows up, speaking out that he's the one who opened the portal to
Mobius. Robotnik reappears and gives him thanks, then asks for Bowser to
morph him to the Mushroom Kingdom. Bowser does so, and you must try to
defeat Bowser. At the end of the fight, Metal Sonic comes out of a
portal, knocking Bowser down. You will then head back to the Mushroom
Kingdom and fight Robotnik. I'm not going to spoil you the ending, but
rest assured that fans of SatAM will get what they want going on between
Sonic and Sally...
- Scott Shelley
David Dayton: That's nearly a fan fiction!
I think that if they make a Mario/Sonic game, it should be for GBA because
lot of people have it. It should be a 2D platformer with a plot along
lines of the "DC Vs Marvel" miniseries and gameplay with mostly the
levels for each, but some levels for themselves. It would have a SMB2-style
select character screen so you could easily rotate characters, as well as
4-player mode with characters like Luigi, Tails, Wario, Knuckles, Amy
and Peach as well as secret characters. Bowser has Kamek create a
world-hopping hole, and he lands on Mobius where he meets Robotnik who has
just finished a machine to merge Mobius with other planets. The plan goes
flawlessly, and then the following happens:
Mario: What did you do with Peach, you Goomba!
*Chases after a Goomba, and hops onto it*
Sonic: C'mon Tails! I have a feeling Robotnik's up to something!
Tails: Is he ever not up to something?
*Shows the two worlds merging together*
*MArio hops on Sonic*
Sonic: What the heck? Why did you do that?
Mario: You're not a Goomba!
Tails: This is odd...
Sonic: Of course not! I'm Sonic the Hedgehog, and I have to save Mobius again!
Mario: I'ma Mario! And I have to go save Princess Peach!
Sonic: I see... I have an odd feeling about this...
*Sonic looks to the stars and notices they're in different places*
*Mario does the same*
*They both look towards the horizon and notice a big splice in the
as well as a huge skystation that looks like a heavily
Fort from SMB3*
*Neon letters show up on the Fort reading, "We have Peach! Come and get
*Sky Fort zooms off into distance*
Mario: *Looks back at Sonic* It'sa Bowser!
Sonic: And Eggman! Listen... Mario, right? Whatever happened is probably
thier fault, so maybe if we work together?
Mario: Let'sa go!
*Both go off into the distance towards the horizon, as well as Tails*
Sorry if I got a bit long-winded. I really got into it...
- Mike P
David Dayton: ...and people wonder why these mailbags take so long to write.
I agree with that dude who duzzen't like peeples usin #s, so i will use roman numerals.
I. I DO NOT LIKE BEING PUT LAST WITH LIKE A HUNDRED BAZILLION E-MAILS AND EVEN IN
1 CALLED "a very censored mailbag" (November 09) I AM RATHER UNHAPPY!
II. How do I get screenshots frum gameboy 2 my pc?
III. What's a ZSNES?
IV. What's an NESticle?
V. What program do i use for NESticle?
VI. Whatz the square root of 5?
VII. Why duzznt the Deez man have a site for Zelda games?
VIII. Duz da deez man like Zelda games?
IX. Duz da deez man like Diff'rent Strokes?
X. Duz da deez man like Ed, Edd, n' Eddy?
XI. What color GBA duz da deez man have?
XII. I noticed in the maropedia that therz a carectar hooz name is Mushroom Boy.
It the same mushroom boy?
XIII. Whyd ya stick my 2 previous emails 2geâ€ her?
XIV. howdya cum up with the names of the jokes about Wario and Waluigi's girlfrinds?
XV. What's da deez man's favrite color?
XVI. Are u confused?
XVII. Are u annoyed?
Whoops! I only know up to XV. Oh well
-a guy who lives in a place with padded walls and likes 2 confuse people
if u want a reeeeeeely (sp?) good site for gb games, click here. oops! i havent
made it yet but wen my associates (Link, Luigi, Lakitu, and Toad) finish our website,
can we link it to you?
P.P.P.S.: why do you tamper w/ my mailbags cuz on 1 u put (Nov. 9, very bottom)
you stuck 2 of mine together and in my other 1 (Nov. 23, signed as Deezer's evil twin)
you scalped thu 1st line offf. Wy doo yoo tampur wif miy
why dont u put summa my malbages on cuz i had that roman numeral one and it was
good (n my opinyun) and annnoying. Why did u ignore it like a total slowpoke
(whoops! i referd to the 'p' games!) n e way, uhh. . . . i furget.
My favorite enemy is Lakitu because he throws eggs and looks cool.
He would be great for April Fools jokes with egg throwing.
David Dayton: I. Tough.
II. Take pictures of the screen.
III. ZNES = a SNES
IV/V. Same as III, but for NES.
VII. He likes Mario better.
VIII. I, David, do.
IX/X. Not sure.
XI. David has clear.
XIII. It's easier for me to stick e-mails
together when the sender sends in 15 of them or so.
XIV-XVII. I dunno.
You may link to TMK. I "tamper" with some messages only in that I may post several
at a time, or lop out parts.
I have the Adventure Book Doors to Doom. Want me to scan the front page for you?
- Mark Brown
David Dayton: Yes, please.
If Mario and Sonic were in the same game, it would rule! Mario and Luigi
team up with Sonic and Tails to beat Bowser and Dr. Robotnik! And I'm
sick and tired of people who are biased on system. I don't plan on
getting an XBox. Not because I hate who made it, but because I do't like
any games. If I ever find some games I like, I might get XBox, but now I
am determined on Gamecube. See ya!
David Dayton: I hate the Xbox, I hate the PS2... yea yea yea!
(blah blah blah blah)
better post this up.
David Dayton: Not with an attitude like that.
Okay... now for the normal questions....
Why does Deezer need a swift kick in the [bleep] from time to time?...
Oops. There goes the web-G rating. BTW... if a fox chases a wabbit up a twee, and the fox is running on the
ground at 12 ft/sec and the wabbit is running at 8 ft/sec, how fast is the
distance between the fox and wabbit changing if the fox is 12 feet fwom
twee and the wabbit is 5 feet up de twee? (I do have the answer, in case
David Dayton: Hmm. If Mario ate five berries, and Yoshi at five
Koopa Troopas, when would Wario meet his uncle?
In the Nov. 16th mailbag you said that the gameshark goes into the
graping hole. It does not! You put it in the slot that the game goes in.
Then you put the game on top of the gameshark.
- Ann H Reed-Speer
Er, the "gaping hole" is the cartridge slot. That was the point.
Yo, here are some questions for the mailbag dude...
1. Do you think Mario is "bad to the bone"?
2. Am I aloud to make Mario cartoons?
3. I'm thinking about getting Yoshi's Story. Is it worth it?
4. I have pics of maestro Mario and Mario playing a synthesizer wearing
phones. The look like they're from a game manual. Check it out:
[Unable to display image]
[Unable to display image]
What games are they from?
5. Am I aloud to make my own Mario game for the computer as long as I
give Nintendo full credit(which really stinks because I did everything)?
6. I found these pics of some freaky looking Mario holding a star in his
hand. Then a pic of Toad super strong. Same art. Looked like some kind
of Mario anime?
7. I give up. I'm not going to bother searching for your secret page
8. I'm making Nintendo Cards just for my own pleasure and I'm
running out of pictures for the cards. I have about 80 cards, but I want
to make more. Do you know where I could find a site that is loaded with
pictures with transparent backgrounds(no background, jsut white)? The
pictures have to be 2D from game manuals(not screenshots). Not 3D
because I could find that anytime if I wanted. So, can you help me out?
9. Have you ever eaten Nintendo cereal?
10. I'm not sure if I want to get a GCN or XBOX anymore! I need help
making my decision...help meeee!
David Dayton: Numbers...
1 - No.
2 - How loud?
3 - Yes. If it's cheap.
4 - There were no pictures in your e-mail.
5 - Possibly. Technically, you can't use a trademarked character without
permission, but I doubt you'd get in trouble. Just don't try to sell it.
6 - Send it in.
7 - That's ok.
8 - Er, I can't think of any at the moment.
9 - No. I ate Donkey Kong cereal, though.
10 - Get a GameCube.
I dunno if anybody out there knows this or not but there's a second version of the SMBSS theme. It's a shorter version with a clearly different "rap".
I could find my VHS tape of it
David Dayton: You're talking about the intro song for the SMB cartoons on the SMBSS. It runs on
Well, I called Target, Wal-Mart, Wizards of the
Coast (Had PS2's for 3
weeks before selling out the first shipment, don't mock
them) and Best
Buy. All sell it on Sunday! Argh! Need...c00b...now...! While I
continue work on my flash signature. *Shameless PLUG*
PLUG* Speaking of
which. Is Nintendo ever going to sell the Wavebird in the US?
seen it advertised.
- Chris "M3wThr33" Glass
You missed the proper mailbag, but... the Wavebird should come out eventually, I believe.
Probably after it is released in Japan.
the differences between playstation and nintendo is that playstation is
mature. ( thats right crash kick yoshis storys butt) sissies!
know the fan fiction i sent you sucked! so to make up for it some time
gonna make a cool story! its so funny!
metalgoldknihgt is stupid! mario would never kill luigi! the bros. are
twins by the way! and ssbm is a kick ass game! ( WATCH OUT PEACH!)
the truth is i love the game cube. im lookin forward to ssbm and luigis
mansion. until it comes out ill lock myself in my room and play pokemon
stadium and crash bandicoot warped nonstop. and when i get my hands on
ssbm HAHAHAHAHHAHA PEACH! FEEL THE WRATH OF MARIO!
if i were to make a mario site what would be a free web site service?
if mario and sonic were in a game that would be cool but what about
crash or pikachu?( when dec. 3 rolls around peach will get a good
thank you for the information deezer.bwa hahahahahhahah! when i make my
mario site, ITS GONNA ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mario sunshine has a [happy] title but its cool to see mario in the rea;l
world not some cartoony s!!! im trinin to find a free website service to
start a pokemon mario crash bandicoot and anti peach site. got any
suggestions? P.S. come on crash back to the message board.
David Dayton: Free website providers... er... check The
Open Directory for them.
Why do you hate Peach so much? The SSB Melee version of her is quite... cute.
This one is about that mailbag on the 28th, the last message. I don't
know of any of those "idiotic" Sega commercials. If you have a clip of
one, and I see that it's "idiotic," then I'll believe you... err...
I like Sonic, I like Mario, Sonic kinda more, I should shut up, but I
won't. Sony should quit on video games, the only thing good is the
stereos and TVs and stuff. Yea, go Resident Evil! Leave Sony and join
the NINTENDO (now teamed with Sega) EMPIRE! I'd like to know your
feelings on Sonic Adventure 2 for GAMECUBE.
One more thing... SONIC AND MARIO WILL RULE ALL (as long as they don't
be on the same game except for a few.)
David Dayton: Hmm. Let me see what I wrote in the Sept. 28th mailbag...
I still have a grudge against Sega because of those inane commercials
from the early 90's... seeing people act like morons and then expecting me to
buy a product because I "want to associate myself" with such idiodicy somehow makes me annoyed.
Sega scream... bah...
There we go. I'm referring to the commercials where the emphasis was placed on
making Nintendo, the competitor, look "dweeby". Some examples are the Game Gear vs.
Game Boy commercial (in essense, if you prefer the Game Boy over the Game Gear, you
are as intelligent as a dog, who drinks toilet water), the Genesis vs. SNES Mario
Kart commercial (ooh! Mario Kart so slow and dull! It dweeby! Take the Genesis...
which has nothing as entertaining as Mario Kart), and others. Rather than rely on
their games, Sega often tried to rely on establishing a "cool" brand to sell to
teens... even creating blatent lies in the guise of ad copy (blast processing),
all in an effort to get children to believe that Nintendo = nerd and Sega = cool.
Sonic Adventure 2 for GameCube? Well, I've played the SA2 demo on my Dreamcast, and found it
rather fun -- much better than that dull original Sonic Adventure.
Oh, yes. In case you're wondering, I have a Dreamcast primarily because it was cheap and
offered on-line gaming. Resident Evil: Code Veronica helped, as well.
1) Hey TMK. What's up? I was just wondering if you could put more mp3s in
music download section. It wouldn't have to be every one on WTMK cuz that
would ruin the radio and totaly defeat the purpose of it. But if you could
just put a few more cool songs from WTMK on there you would make a lot of
Mario fans happy (including me ;) )
Hey tmk! was just listening to wtmk and heard these 2 just totaly awesome
songs! When I tried to buy them though, They couldn't be found. :( Could
you put them up in your music section please? That would be just too cool!
Oh yeah, here are the songs:
Nintendo-Super Mario Compact [5:10]
(it's some sort of mario kart remix)
SMB Medly DFD [1:27]
(Kind of a jumbled up remix of all the mario main themes)
2) I was surfing on some zelda sites and I noticed they had some downloadable
cartoons. I was thinking if you could get some Mario cartoons on your site
then that would be awesome! Oh and by the way, YOUR SITE ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!
3) I noticed your extreme distaste for anyone who bad-mouths Paper Mario.
I won't. It is a good game. But I think Mario RPG was a little bit better
because it had a sort of magic Paper Mario lacked. Kinda like Mario Kart
for super nintendo had that Mario Kart 64 didn't. I've also been a Mario
fan since I was about 3 years old, so I pretty much like just about every
Mario game there is. Keep up the good work guys!
4) I just read the poem and I think that is pretty clever! I'm still laughing
about it! "Nice Try Loser" Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok now back to what
was asking about. WHERE IS THE SECRET PAGE????????????????? Just tell
Or is this a gag? If it is then I must look like one big idiot. Oh well.
At leaste I noticed the potential for a gag.
- Ghost Rider
David Dayton: Oh, for the record, this is a combination of several Ghost Rider
e-mails. I've merely numbered them for ease.
1) We generally can't offer WTMK songs for d/l because they are copywritten by Nintendo.
Live365, the radio host, has a general broadcast license and pays royalties to the authors
for the rights to radio streaming audio... but we can't just let you copy the songs. Legal
The Compact Disco tunes are from a rather obscure CD that was never released in the USA. Check the
soundtracks section of TMK for info.
The Medley DFD track is a combination of various Mario themes, tossed together by a TMK staffer. It should
be in the Audio Downloads here on TMK already.
2) It would also be illegal.
3) Strangely, I also prefer MK64 to Super Mario Kart.
4) There is a secret page. I do not know where it is. Deezer does.
First, here are some simple questions with (hopefully) simple answers:
1) Do you like the Mega Man/X/Legends/Battle Network series?
2) If so, have you ever heard of/played some of the very rare Mega Man games, like Rockman and Forte?
3) "In Super Mario Bros. 2, Mario was back to his secondary outfit of red shirt and blue overalls, and that
color scheme has not changed since." Wrong! In the NES version of SMB3, Mario had a red shirt and black
4) Can I be a friend of TMK? My website's URL is: http://www.geocities.com/webdude_15301
5) Should this E-Mail have a question 5?
6) Do you own a dog/cat with blue fur? If you think this is a stupid
just remember that I have a right to ask stupid questions. For
in the October 12th, 2001 Mailbag, someone asked, "Can a dead
in a circle?"
7) Do any of you know any languages besides English and Japanese? If so, then which ones?
8) Who will be answering next year's Mailbag on the first Friday of January?
9) What is this "Mario explains Communism" thing that I've been hearing about in previous Mailbags?
10) Do you think I should paint my skin blue?
11) Have you played my fan-game, "Mario vs. Luigi"?
12) Do you think Mega Man/X/Zero should be in SSB Melee?
- Quick Man (aka QuickManX)
David Dayton: Sigh. Why so many questions...?
1) Some of them.
2) Yes and no. Not necessarily in that order.
3) Yes, the NES presented them as black, but we all knew that they were
supposed to be blue. For proof, check the artwork for SMB3 on the box
4) Yes, you can be our friend. Wait... were you asking if we would link to you?
5) That is a question.
8) Odds are, me.
9) Not sure.
10) If you are cute and female, sure.
11) No. Provide a link to it next time.
12) No, as they are not Nintendo characters.
1) Hey,Deezer who do you like better Link or Mario? I know your going to
Deezer P.S. who is Mr.Face?
2) I read a magazine in the mall in my town. The object of Mario
is to collect Sun coins. The reason Mario wears a water pack on his
back is so he won't get dehydrated.
My little brother found a secret on
Mario Party2 in the minigame Handcar Havoc he fell the side at the
landed in the goal
3) I think Luigi"s mansion will be a million seller. I'm not so sure
Mario Sunshine. ( whats next Mario in Pixieland ) Not that I hate Mario
cause he is the coolest. So here are my questions a) Why is Nintendo
coming up with [happy]
names? Paper,Sunshine etc. b) Will Intelligent
systems take over programing
when Mr. Myamto retires? c) Why Do so many
people like Majora's Mask? (I think it sucks .Ocarina of
Time is 1000
times better.) d) Why don't you guys set a vote system For Paper Mario
v.s. Mario RPG ( I
vote for Paper Mario) e) What do you think the
hardest Mario game
is? f) Where does Deezer live? ( I'm from
4) well to answer CpuNerd90 I don't care if he
conquered super mario bros
3 it's easy! Anyway Deezer I think David Dayton is a
traitor for liking
Crash bandicoot. all sony does is steal nintendo's ideas and
nintendo is [happy] ( like J.J.) The Xbox is a rip for mr greedy bill gates
get another 10 billion. I wonder why. Nintendo doesn't create harder
- Link 128 / Super Mario All-Star
David Dayton: Yep. I combined multiple e-mails again.
1) Gee. I wonder who the webmaster of a Mario fansite prefers...
2) That's a possibility.
3) Mario Sunshine will do well. Ooh... subquestions.
... a) It's better than Mario Cube, right? b) Shigeru doesn't program.
Intelligent Systems is one of several Nintendo programming groups, and they
have often worked on Mario games. I believe they made both Super Mario Land
and Mario Kart: Super Circuit, as well as Paper Mario. c) Majora's Mask is good.
d) That's an idea. e) I think the hardest Mario game is... Super Mario Bros. 2/Lost Levels.
4) I said that I liked Crash Bandicoot?
deezr, there was no he-man in the mega man series. whats your problem?
1. In case any of you didnt know, have a short term memory, or are just
stupid, I helped bring up the "canclled" Kid Icarus game thing. I
rembember WHAT mailbag it was from, but I brought it up, and you can
kiss my [donkey]
2. What do you think would happen if Mario was cloned? And I AINT talkin about that "choose your own adventure" book.
3. What do you think would happen if Mario used chainsaws instead of Koopa shells?
4. What do you think would happen if Peach used chainsaws instead
5. I cant really figure out how people made a cross-reference of Bowser
6. Do any of you fear you will get drafted in the
7. *bbbbbbbbbuuuurRRRRRRRRRPPPPppppppp* ....Sorry, just finished a Coke. Anyway, what the heck is up with
MUSHROOMS in almost all Mario games? I
they could have used other stuff......
All right, we now have proof that Wario and Waluigi have girlfriends, but who's with who?
1. I found some REALLY wierd pics of Mario in Metroid and Super Metroid.
attaching the pics for proof. They came from the Metroid Database, in
their "Hidden Passages", Also, Link, Pit (Im the guy that said there
Kid Icarus games, and you proved me wrong.) Yoshi-in-an-Egg(the
picture) Chun Li, one of the Belmonts, and Mega Man were
also in those forged
2. I once said to an online buddy, ALL YOUR MEGA MAN ARE BELONG TO
MARIO, which meant that Mario held the fort for most games on Nintendo,
among others. Mega Man only appeared in 19 games on Nintendo systems so
far, but with Mega Man Xtreme 2 and Battle Network 2 on the way, the bar
will be raised to 21. My friend is a Mega Man (X) freak, FYI.
real line for "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US" is: "Thanks to
cooperation of the UN forces, all of your bases now belong to CATS".
4. What does "IMHO" mean?
5. Again, there is no question 5. (Its a gag from The Bruce Sketch from
6. I could write a new fan fiction, just to keep readers interested. Im
just using only Mario characters, i may use stuff like Mega Man X,
of Zelda, and other stuff. However, the main plot is Mario,
ok? Gonna get my
friend ker-plop (Thats how he spells his nickname) to
help with the Mega Man
7. I know its not Mario, but I saw an N64 more than once in The Powerpuff Girls, one game was Ocarina of Time,
the other game I have no [letters and asterisks] idea, looked like something you would find in an Atari game.
Well, keep up the good work, people. And J.J., until you [strange word] me off, I
no disrespect towards you. I think your cool. And funny.
(IV) WHERE IS THE [procreating] SECRET PAGE? C'MON, JSUT TELL US ALREADY!
(V) I hope you guys didnt blow off the pictures i sent you....... or did you already know about them?
Pikachu-Hating, Mew-Loving Pokemon Trainer a.k.a: Nova Phoenix (its me again)
P.S.: There is no questi..... ah ... this is gettin old. (The joke, i mean.)
- Travis Lewis X, The Nova Phoenix
David Dayton: Yep, yep. Answering 6 or 7 e-mails in a row. What joy.
(I) But there IS a He-Man on the Intellivision.
(II) 1) Or we don't care. 2-4) It wouldn't be a Mario game anymore. 5) Er... interest?
6) Nope. 7) Mushrooms are Marioesque.
(III) 1) Nice forgeries. 2) Er, and this has something to do with Mario? 3) Snore...
4) In My Humble Opinion. 5) Ha ha, ha ha. It is to laugh. 6) Write it and send it.
7) Nifty. Send pics, if you can.
(IV) I don't know.
(V) See II.1
Why were some of the Mario merchandise in the 80's so corny? Did people
have bad taste back then? For example, the Mario and Link Nintendo
cereal, on the box Link said "We saved breakfast!" Did the people of
Nintendo make up what they say, or did the companies just want to make a
laugh at Nintendo?
David Dayton: It sold, didn't it?
My favorite Mario villian is Kamek the Magikoopa. He's so hilarious!
The poor guy has to put up with raising that brat of a Baby Koopa, Bowser,
while trying to keep the Yoshis away from the Unborn Luigi. He just has
so much personality: "You are not welcome... Here. Yoshi, please HAND
OVER THE BABY!!"
It is too bad that Kamek was only in two games that I know of (Super
Mario World 2 and Tetris Attack). Here's for Kamek to be a secret
character in Super Smash Bros. Melee! "Hocus Pocus!"
David Dayton: Kamek is just a Magikoopa. They are dull. Heheh.
Hey, I was reading the latest mailbag and someone sent in a question about
plain plastic Raccoon Mario toy. Is it, perhaps, the McDonald's Under
from their SMB3 series? (It is the one I lack). And, another thing,
tell me why they don't list the voices for the characters in the
Games (SMA, MK:SC so far) because I would have liked to know
who they were.
Also, one Japan question: Why th' heck do they have the
same numbers and
punctuation that we have in English?! (At least in video
- ChUpPeRsOn wEiRd
David Dayton: The McDonald's SMB3 Mario was a pop-up Racoon Mario
spring toy. The voices? I don't know why they don't list them... I thought they
were in MK:SC. Punctuation... I believe it is because Japanese didn't have
punctuation, so they adopted ours as a convenience... and the numbers are Arabic,
which are the standard for the entire world.
you're right, playstation sucks. death to squaresoft!
David Dayton: Given their recent financial straights, you needn't worry.
Ok, in the 11/9 mailbag...I told you about a reference in H.A.R.D. Corps. Its a comic book...
very violent i must say! LOL! Its about these super fighter guys with lazer guns...and its cool!
Just tellin you so ppl don't get confused!
David Dayton: And knowing is half the battle...
My favourite enemy is Goomba. It's so easy of
David Dayton: Kill easy of is?
In the game Super Mario RPG. In the second area after you enter the stage. there is a tresure box floating
up real high in the air. do you know how
David Dayton: As you enter the room, Toad should be entering the door right
under the box. You need to run ahead, hop on Toad's head, then hop off his head to
jump high enough to hit the box.
First, a quick response to David's question. Wait in line? I wait in no
line. I unlock the door, walk inside, lock it behind me, and touch all
the boxes before anyone else gets to. I watch you through the window,
where you slept all night. Your hair is messed up. I take my time. I
open 10 minutes late because it's funny watching you squirm because you
need to pee. BA-HA-HA-HA. Actually, I won't be working the morning when
the cube launches, but I will be there to abuse my privileges as an
employee and get one set aside for a friend of mine. I do get to touch
the boxes, though.
I hate the Xbox. Not because they weigh an absolute TON. Not because the
controllers are like holding a brick. Not because the load times are
worse then PSX. Not because you have to buy the DVD remote in order to
be able to actually use your DVD player. No, it's because the darn thing
attacked me when I was putting together the bulky interact, and gave me
a huge bruise on my knee. (OK, maybe for all those other reasons,
Now, the comments that actually pertain to the website. Last week
someone ragged on you because they hadn't received their password for
the message board yet. It takes a couple hours, off peak. Probably worse
during the day.
Finally, I'm confused about the whole Zelda/Shiek thing (this now
applies to you guys because of SSBM). If I'm right, they should be
seperate charactors in SSBM. This is what I remember from OoT:
Gannondorf kidnapped Zelda. Shiek appeared to help Link save Zelda. She
identified herself as a guardian. She can't be Zelda, because of she can
get out to help Link then she isn't exactly kidnapped anymore, now is
she? I never finished Majora's mask because I got sick of redoing the
part with the ugly witch with the sweet-potato-lookin nose, so I don't
know what happened in that one. Someone please clear
Thanks yet again,
David Dayton: Letters from video game playing ladies. That almost makes
the inane messages from the AOL users worth it. Heh...
Where do you work? How did the launch go for those stuck there that morning/evening?
Care to give us any info on how often Nintendo games arrive several days early? How might
a nice website editor convince you to send him an employee-discounted copy of SSB Melee?
I hate the X-Box. You're in good company here... just beware of the...
Zelda was disguised as "Shiek" in TLOZ:TOOT... after the whole downfall of Hyrule, she
went into hiding as "Shiek". She was not kidnapped by Ganon until after she reveals herself to
Link near the end of the game... and at that point, "Shiek" does not appear anymore. They are
the same person. Nothing happened in Majora's Mask that changes the Zelda story, really. It's more
of a side quest.
SHUT UP! you anti crash fans! i own ssbm and luigis mansion and they are
so cool! if nintendo makes a mario and peach get hitched game, GAG ME
WITH A KNIFE! the psx does not have horrible load times. you just hate
it! and yeah i still like mario!
I don't like the Crash games. I find them dull and simplistic. Regardless,
the PSX does have horrible load times when compared with cartridge
systems or with the GameCube. It does. Really, it does. True, it's mostly
due to the hardware limitations of the time it was designed, but it does have
horrible load times.
I was thinking a bit ago about why Shy Guys are in other games besides SMB2
(because it was supposed to be a dream) and I figured this out in SMW2 Mario
was a baby and the Shy Guys attacked him and maybe that traumatized him
something and that is why he dreamed about them in SMB2. What do you
David Dayton: The scary thing is... you have a point.
I have some questions about Super Mario World. I'm in the forest of
illusion right now, and I don't know what you have to do to get out of
it. After you beat the level after the ghost level, it creates a path
back to the water level. My other question is how do you find the
different colored yoshis? And where are they in each world? Thanks for
taking the time to read my questions.
David Dayton: Check the game guides
here on the site.
I am writing in response to a question about anime being too sexual in
the November 9th mailbag. One has to understand, the Japanese have a
very different sense of what is okay and what isn't. In Japan, families
bathe together(By the way, I mean a Japanese bath. Their idea of a bath
is equivalent to soaking in a hot tub together. If you need a reference,
see the excellent movie "My Neighbor Totoro".) This is perfectly
acceptable to them.(This is how my friend, who knows quite a bit about
Japan, explains it) The sense I get, from watching way too much anime,
and from what I understand of Japan, is that, on TV, Explicit material
is not bad sas long as it is not involving sex. However, in America,
where we have ultra-conservative mothers who will protest at a shoe's
drop, would beat down with signs any TV, store, or company that
broadcast this stuff over here. That is why shows like Dragonball Z get
cut. Besides, we have a very differant sense of what's okay and what's
not. Anyway, Mario would never be sexual ... It's about an
overweight Italian plumber from New York in a land of walking, talking
mushrooms. However, I'll let you guys know if I find a fansub or
David Dayton: Such bathing is also normal in parts of Europe... I am curious
as to what you mean by "explicit material is not as bad as long (as) it is not involving
sex." I think the very nature of "explicit material" is that it contains explicit sex.
What did you mean?
I have some codes for Luigi's mansion. I will send them if you e- mail me back at
e-mail address , because I don;t wantto waste my time.
- carol draheim
David Dayton: Okay, we want them.
I'm trying to start a web site for cheats and I was wondering if you
could tell me how to run a web site
P.S.Nintendo has made Super Mario Bros. Deluxe and Super Mario
Advance.The question is,will they make one for Super Mario Bros.3 from
David Dayton: Yell at people a lot, have huge ad banners, and never publish content.
Wait a sec... that's IGN...
David Dayton: A copyright is automatic, although you will want some
proof that you wrote it. Mailing a copy to yourself in a registered letter verifies that the
text was written on a certain date.
Of course, fanfics are difficult... you're using characters you don't have authorization to use,
and that makes it difficult to really copyright. Still, any original story you make is yours.
This isn't the first time you've recieved a letter telling you how good your site is, but excuse me, I'm just one of the many people saying that you're site is gOOd. But lets get to the point, anyway...
Do you know Shigeru Miyamoto-San 's e-mail adress?
- QiYan Zhang
David Dayton: No.
Who's your favorite Advance Wars character? Mine's Sami.
- Trasukira the Blue Yoshi
David Dayton: The blonde commander/trainer. I forget her name.
Deezer: It's "Nell"! How can you forget about Nell...
I just read the question on who Wart is. Well I actually asked Nintendo
this question at one point. The real answer is since SMB2 was a dream,
any relation Wart has with Bowser is only in Mario's dreams(which of
course we don't know).
- Sean Kelly
David Dayton: Wart is a giant, bubble blowing frog.
Guys! you keep missing mailbag updates! "All work and no mailbag make jack
dull boy..." (and no, my name isnt jack)
Have you seen the Mario parodies at www.newgrounds.com/portal? oh man, there
great! I especially like "Mario : 2 sexy" where mario gets sexy with Yoshi,
and "Mario Twins" you have to see them, some are pretty good. I submitted
Kirby Matrix movies, they are getting ok reviews. But most people there
sick freaks who are addicted to accesive violence and nudity. I dont
little of either if It makes it funny, but there is no pleasing
This one guy wrote a comment: "My favorite part was at the
end, because it
was over" AGH!! Well I'll keep trying, and that TMK movie
is on the way. I'll
use sprites like the people at newgrounds ok?
the Creator or sonic, Sonic-eru Mya-knuckles, said he wants to see mario and sonic fight,
so I think theres a good possibility of Sonic being in SSB3
David Dayton: I've never missed one of -my- updates.
I think I went there once. Yes, you're right... there are a lot of sickos there.
Sonic won't be in Super Smash Bros. because he isn't a Nintendo character.
Just out of curiosity, is the secret page something incredibly obvious that would
make everyone feel like idiots in their inability to find it? Oh yeah, great site.
- Jackal Lord
David Dayton: When I find it, I'll let you know.
Dear kind men (and J.J.),
My favorite Mario villian are Koopa Troopas. Tub-o-Troopa, Lazy Troopa,
Sky Troopa, ParaTroopa, Terrapin, Terra- cota, Koopa Troopa, Nokobomb,
Beach Koopa, DarkKoopa, Kent C. Koopa and my favorite:The KOOPA BROS!
Also I like ShyGuys. ShyGuy, SpyGuy, AntiGuy, HeliGuy, GeneralGuy,
StiltGuy, PogoGuy, Shyster, and some others. Like the ghost one, or the
red one with the slingshot. I can't remember their names.
David Dayton: I'm not sure why I posted this, but something struck me as funny.
I appreciate your posting of my letter written a few weeks ago and posted
in the Nov. 9 mailbag, on the topic of the GameCube\'s load times. I also
appreciate your response to my letter, and would also like to let you, as
well as your readers, in on some information about the GameCube that I found
out this weekend first hand--by playing the GameCube Demo Disc at the Toys
\'R Us near my hometown. A Toys \'R Us associate gave myself, among others,
a quick demonstration of how load times compare between the GameCube and
the XBox. The load times issue that I brought up in my previous letter--virtually
non-existent. The load time between the GameCube\'s power-on screen, to
the game title screen was three seconds. From there, after pushing start,
we were right into Luigi\'s Mansion. The XBox load time was slightly longer,
but my goodness, with a behemoth of a controller like the one that the XBox
is toting, I could hardly stand to play for very long at all. On the other
hand, the GameCube controller is slightly smaller than that of the N64, and fits very
nicely into your hands. The point you made about the GameCube disc being
smaller than that of a normal Compact Disc was very well taken, and this
looks to be a distinguishing factor on how the load times differ between
the two systems. TMK is a terrific resource to the Internet community interested
in Nintendo and Mario in particular, and I appreciate the time and effort
you have given to this site.
- John L.
David Dayton: Yep. As we all know by now... the GameCube is superior.
Everyone is making such a big deal about Sonic appearing on a Nintendo
system. He's not actually a Nintendo character. Just like Rayman, Bomberman,
Mega Man, and Sarge from Army Men, he's a third-party developer's signature
character, but that doesn't mean he should be considered a possibility for
SSB character or a Mario crossover game.
However, if there was a crossover game, it would be cool if it was a
game. They have things like MARVEL vs SNK, and they have things
Tennis and Mario Golf, well why not a basketball game starring
Sonic characters? Obviously, Mario would have a good jump, Sonic
be fast, and Knuckles could hover and get some hangtime. Just like SSB,
Mario Tennis, and Mario Golf, you'd have different courts, characters, and
modes. That would be cool, without being a cheesy-like adventure game with
two unrelated characters such as Mario and Sonic.
Well, that was a long mail...when you wake up just know I'm thankful that
you've listened :-).
David Dayton: Thank you. This writer agrees that Sonic is NOT a Nintendo
Alright, so you won't tell us how to get to the secret page, but atleast tell us what is on
the secret page so we know why it's sucha secret!
And is it really real, or are you just using that to drive people crazy?
David Dayton: It's real. It has secret stuff... so secret I don't know what it is.
This is my first time writing, but I have been coming to your site since
1997, i think. Anyway, I was watching some car commercial and this girl
playing a game. this is the kicker. The music was oblviously Tetris,
was a SNMDX cart! (trust me). Then, the little girl is watching
a TV, and
the gameboy is off. I hope nintendo sues...
1.)They are saying that GameBoys are annoying. Considering that this
aired around the holiday rush, this is discouraging business.
2.)They are saying that it is possible for a little girl to hack a Tetris
cart onto a SMBDX cart! Nono, leave that to those faithful bootleggers!
Well, thanks for reading. Peace out, Peeps.
David Dayton: They could simply be mistaken.
Play Super Mario Land on a GBA and it's..... COLLORED!!!! Yeah, odd aint it, and it also works for
metroid. What's the deal?
David Dayton: The GBC and GBA both have about 12 preset color palettes that are automatically
used when certain older games are played.
Hey guys! First of all, in the Nov. 9th mailbag, someone mentioned the
Anti-Guy in Paper Mario, and was having trouble with it. Yes, there is a
Power Plus Badge in there, but there is a way to get it without fighting
him. If you have either a Lemon Candy or a Lime Candy (I forget which)
you can give to him and he'll waltz away. However, you won't get the
buttload of Star Points he offers. Note that Russ T. (the guy in the
first screen of Toad Town who lost his dictionary) will tell you this as
one of his little clues.
David Dayton: Now that you mention it, I do remember that.
At the very end of the movie Super Mario Bros., isn't Shigeru Miyamoto one of those Japanese guys?
If so, is he the guy on the left or the guy on the right?
- The Doc
David Dayton: No, those are just actors.
Since when does your mailbag have a specific question!?! That kinda came
out of nowhere! Someone asked in the last mailbag weither to go for
Luigi's Mansion or Super Smash Bros. Melee, definately go for Smash
bros.! Luigi's Mansion is repetitive and short! And it had already been
done (ghostbusters for the Ataris). SSB:M has tons of great characters,
dazzling graphics, hours of great fun in their many modes, and so much
more! To answer your question, my favorite Mario enemy would be Bowser,
because when you beat him you have that feeling that you've accomplished
something! And that you showed him that he can't win again!
P.S. To all you nay-sayers about Mario Sunshine, I suggest waiting a
while for some mre info, then judging it! For all we know, it could be
the greatest video game ever! (I am CERTAIN it will be!)
Yo, how's it going? Having a good day? You have one very good site here!
In Super Mario 64 there are several signs that say "Please walk quietly"
then, in a promo offe for huny nut cheerios, they said, you can enter an
area which makes you take less damage! Well, for hours I tried, but to
no uvail, so, my question, what are they talkin about?!!!!?
- David Mussell
David Dayton: The questions were a spur of the moment thing. They are gone now. If torn
between SSBM or LM, take SSBM. Mario Sunshine will be fun. As for the Cheerios game tip, all I
can say is that they are wrong... I think
I have a question. Do you think any of the Mario characters listen
to the Beatles? We'll miss you, George.
As you get older,
and your games change,
a year or so from now...
Jumping, shooting, flying around,
Mario squirting water through town.
You'll still have your classic system,
Though its games aren't at the store...
Will you still keep me,
Will you still play,
Your Nintendo 64?
Hey TMK! I have a code trick for Luigi's Mansion. If you don't already
know. Well, anyway, if you are having a hard time with those pesky doors
that smash you when you open them, I have the solution for it. All you
to do is turn your vacume on and face the door. If the door shakes,
enter, but if it stands still, DO NOT OPEN IT.
David Dayton: There are two more ways to check for ghostly doors. If you
shoot a phantom door with flames, it will fade away. The easiest way to determine
whether it is a fake door, however, is just to check your map. If the door
doesn't appear on your map, it is fake.
American Cheese is smooth, with light, yellow or orange color
The cheese is usually cut into square slices and it does not separate
when melted. It has a mild taste.
Country: United States
David Dayton: It is also LOUSY.
Hi TMK, I have a couple questions for you:
1. Is it true that Super Mario Advance 2 will be based on Super Mario World,
and that Super Mario Advance 3 will be based on SMB3?
2. Have you ever considered adding a groupboard Mario Chat to your page?
3. two of my friends submitted my site to yours. Deezer said he was going
through them, and picking some out about 2 months ago. I realize he's busy,
but I haven't seen any new links. Do you know when they will be up?
. . .
4. When will you be putting up the new links that were sent in?
5. How often do you update the WTMK playlist?
I also have . . . cameoes . . . illusion and . . . "real life" . . .
1. (Illusion, game) In the game Krazy Racers for GBA, once you beat a track,
you will hear a shot tune, and it will fade out. The next tune starts out
with the same notes that come AFTER the intro in the song form WL2 Flagman
DD theme (or the WL3 Perfect theme).
2. (Illusion, real life) In the show Johnny Bravo, theres an episode where
Johnny is elected mayor. Near the beginning, he is sloshing in the mud.
During that time, you can hear the tune from Donkey Kong, the first level
played on an electric guitar.
- Super Nario
David Dayton: Well, I edited that for the format, so I should
probably answer it...questions, then allusions.
1) Yes. 2) Do you mean a chat room? Those consume lots of resources. 3)
Give Deezer time. He works hard. Heh. 4) See 3. 5) WTMK updates depend on
time and when we get our hands on new material. WTMK was just updated yesterday
with Super Smash Bros. Melee tracks.
Now, for those allusions... I doubt the Krazy Racer allusion is a real one. The
tune is fairly simple and is probably just an accident if it is present. As for
the Johnny Bravo/DK one, send in a sound clip so I can see if it is true.
I played Luigi's Mansion at Target and when I was playing I
noticed that the controller looked like a mix of a PS controller
and a N64 controller.Is there some underground brotherhood between Sony
- Jeshua Quinn
David Dayton: The Duck flies at midnight.
Where do you guys get all your japanese game names from?
- Patrick VanDusen
David Dayton: Deezer is taking Japanese and can translate somewhat.
I think Deezer's right about the sloppy translation of SMB2(USA) with
Birdo and Ostro, but when I was looking at the credits for Mario2 in SM
All Stars, it got me thinking that's it's possible that's not the case.
First of all, Birdo does not, in anyway, resemble a bird, outside of
spitting eggs (Birds don't spit eggs of course, but are known for laying
them.) Secondly, an ostrich is a bird, and while Ostro resembles either
an ostrich or an emu, both are birds, so it could be named Birdo simply
because it's a bird. Of course, you'd think it'd make more sense that
the one that looks most like an ostrich would be named Ostro. But one of
the things ostriches are known for is swallowing shiny objects. And when
you defeat Birdo, an orb or a key pops out, previously visible in its
belly. Orbs and keys are shiny things, and they pop out of Birdo's
mouth, so logically, Birdo swallowed the objects (could have been born
with them, but then why does one not have anything in it's belly?)
Again, not disagreeing, just wanted to show it's possible that they
intended for the two to have those names in the credits, and the mistake
was made when later Mario-game designers interpreted it as a mistake.
David Dayton: Birdo is in Mario Tennis. Ostro is dead. Can't you
people leave him alone? Sniff, sniff.
Dear Mushroom Kingdom,
I have been downloading music off the internet recently (legally) and I
have come across some interesting remixes of Video Game Music. I am
referring to orchestrated video game music. These apparently come from
something called Orchestral Gaming Concerts. What are Orchestral Gaming
Concerts? When was the first one? When was the most recent one? When
will the next one be? What is the answer to life? What is the average
flight velocity of a swallow? (Seriously, though, I do want to know what
Orchestral Gaming Concerts are, so as much as I enjopy reading your
"smart remarks", I really want an answer.)
Later, the master sent ANOTHER e-mail...
I was reading through your old mailbags
(I know, I have WAY too much time on my hands), and I was wondering what this
"secret" page is? You don't have to tell me where it is, just exactly when
it was first mentioned, or if this person who wrote in and I saw the poem about
the secret page just made it up, or what? Just tell me whatever can be
revealed about it, and whatever has been said already...
(David deletes lots of secret page questions)
What is the password for the final question in the hard level quiz in SOTSS?
This is really bugging me!!!
Do you anything about the Bill Gates & Bill Clinton conspiracy
where they are trying to take over the world by poisoning the water supply
of certain European and Asian civilizations and sending them to the U.S.
and Canada to overpopulate North America, and start WW3? (Sorry)
Why am I so fat?
Am I really fat, or did I just write that to test your physic abilities?
What are orchestral gaming concerts?
What is my middle name?
P.S. Don't try to just make some snappy remark about the secret page
hiding the phrase "Nice Try, Loser", either. This would greatly anger
The Great Master, and only works on guys with stupid names like Navid.
If The Great Master finds out that you have done this, he will send his
Microsoft goons to kidnap you and force you to play the X-Box for hours
on end (and poison your water supply and send you to overpopulate U.S. and
- The Great Master
David Dayton: The concerts were put on by Nintendo in Japan. Great music
from popular Famicom and Super Famicom games was played by a full orchestra. The
music was recorded and sold on CD.
Password for final quiz in Secret of the Seven Stars? I don't recall a password.
What exactly is the question? Oh, and snappy remarks are fun.
Dear whoever's answering,
1) In some screenshots of Luigi's Mansion, I saw the
Game Boy Horror display in the lower-left corner. But
in the commercial, it's in the lower-right. Not that
I'm complaining or anything, but do you know if this
was changed by the programmers, or that you can do it
yourself in the game?
2) Is there a pattern to the mailbag-answerers?
David Dayton: I haven't been able to change it, although I haven't tried.
As far as I know, it always appears in the bottom right. Patterns? If so, Deezer
hasn't told me.
Hello whoever. It's Yoshi again. I heard a lot people want used stuff. I
just thought I might point out switch house item detail e-bay
game-exchange and more. ps. If your getting a super Mario RPG I left you
scraping in the $20.00 plus shipping.
Hey its me again. I thought I would ask a bit about Link. ( from The
Ledgond Of Zelda ) Why don't we talk about him much? Also I think the
war about Super Mario rpg and Paper Mario rages on because S.M.R has a
more true battle system. Do you think its about time the koopa kids come
out of hiding? I mean they are going to have to appear in Super advanced
2 ( Super Mario 3 ) and Super Mario advanced 3 ( Super Mario World). And
lastly Do I ask stupid questions?
When I said why don't we talk about him Much I meant because in the rare
case we get out of mood for a day or so Were in the mood for Link.
I think if Sonic the hedgehog appeared in a Mario game it would sell for
about -$500,000 per box. Every copy you buy they give you $500,000. And
only 10 people would buy them because the game would STINK!!!!!
I must say that "I can't believe some of you think you have to face
Anti-guy (yes that's his name) to get his badge. Take the easy way out
by: getting Cake Mix and a lemon and get them both mixed and cooked by
Trace T. then take the Lemon Candy to the Anti-Guy and he will trade his
badge for the Lemon Candy. Now for the questions.
one: Game Cube should be a blast if they create a Paper Mario the stars
return (my preference of a name)
two: Where can I build a site? I would like to do it on Classic Gaming
In your bug section I saw a screen shot with a weird looking lugi and a
mario enemy. Whats up with that?
- Super Dinosaur Yoshi
David Dayton: For site space, try Geocities, Lycos, etc.. Which bug are you
referring to? This being a Mario site, Link isn't much of a topic for it.
Okay, that's all for today. Go home. David tired.
I said "leave".
What are you still here for?
Oh, a question? Well... no. No question for next week.