01 Mar 2002
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1 This is plain weird. When I was playing a Gamecube demo shortly
before it came out, the guy next to me was playing Halo on X-box. Well
the controller shocked him!!! I do not know how or why, but I heard the
boy say OWWW, and then he sucked his hand. weird or what?
the Mario Bros. cartoons be released on VHS?
3 you are so behind
in news! Super Mario 128 central is doing more
4 I read this on SM128c. Mr Miyamato says Sonic might be a driver
the Gamecube Mario Kart.
5 Will there ever be a NEW Mario game on
6 You need more fanfiction
7 Do you know what
happened to Nintendoland? It was a great website,
that suddenly disappeared!
- Ann H Reed-Speer
David Dayton: All I can suppose is that the Xbox was defective. I
think I may have read that
there will be a VHS version of that Mario cartoon release... but I can't
be sure. We update as frequently as
we can -- really, what Mario news have we missed? Other than the bit about
Sonic... and yes, I'm sure there will
be a new Mario game on the GBA (aside from Mario Kart Super Circuit?). Nintendoland
Hey all you TMKers! First of all (as goes the usual,
suck-up greeting) great site! But now on to my
1. I heard somewhere that Yoshi's Island is coming to
the GBA. Is this true?
2. Can you put up/send me/direct me to a picture of a
green 1-Up Mushroom (preferably from SM64) about the
size of a regualr NES cartridge? I need a fairly
good-sized one to put on a shirt.
3. Do you expect the price of the GCN to come down
before Christmas? If so, how much?
4. Do you think that there should be a Yoshi's Island
Soundtrack? Do you think there ever will be?
5. What sort of education must you have in order to
work for Nintendo?
Thanks for reading and answering!
Your faithful viewer,
- Austin Miles
David Dayton: I wouldn't be surprised if Yoshi's Island came to the
GBA, but nothing has been announced as
of yet. I do recall that Yoshi's Story was used to demonstrate the GBA before
it was released, but I've heard nothing
more about that.
A giant Mushroom? I have none, sadly. I would suggest using either standard
Nintendo art or the classic SMB3/SMW mushroom
rather than the SM64 one... but again, I don't have either. Deezer?
I doubt the GC will be reduced much in price this year, as $200 is already
pretty low. I hope I am wrong, though, as
additional sales would be good for the system. There was a Yoshi's Island
soundtrack in Japan -- not sure if Nintendo
released an American version via their Nintendo Power catalog... and as
far as education goes, it really depends on what
you want to do. If you want to program games, get a computer sci degree
and go apply at a development studio. NOA has many positions,
but it really depends on what you want to do. If you want to work as a warehouse
guy, little education is necessary...
Do you think you could make the "Super Mario Brothers Japanese and Donkey
Kong cereal commercials into
MPG's or MPEG's ?
David Dayton: Another female reader! Lucky me... there should be
a way to convert Real Audio/Video footage to MPEG, but I don't know what
is. That's for Deezer and MB to figure out. Any readers have suggestions?
Okay, I have good reasoning behind my theory that Yoshi is a homosexual.
Just hear me out.
In the original Mario Bros. 2 manual the description of an Ostro goes like
He thinks he is a girl and he spits eggs from his mouth.
Then in the Mario Advance maual they change the name to Birdo and his description
goes like this:
Watch out for Birdo's special egg attack. The best way to deal with Birdo
is to catch the eggs and toss them right back.
In Super Smash Bros. Deluxe they have a Birdo trophy and say that the Birdo
first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2 (USA).
Obviously the Birdo and the Ostro are the same thing. A guys who thinks
he is a girl. In the Mario Tennis manual(N64)
they show a nasty picture of Yoshi getting intimate with a Birdo (by "intimate"
I mean nestling up close to him and
looking him deep in the eyes). Is that sick or what? Further more, the
Yoshi's Island level in Super Smash Bros.(N64)
is probably the gayest thing I've ever seen. It has a giant heart with
a smiley face bouncing back and forth [edited]! I
feel ashamed to play in that level. To make matters worse they included
it in Super Smash Bros. Deluxe as a bonus stage!
My point is Yoshi is either flat out gay, bi, has a thing for transvestites,
or doesn't know the horrible truth about
Birdo and has a "flare" for decorating. Maybe Nintendo is just trying to
be politically correct?
David Dayton: Okay, folks. I am getting tired of this line of thought.
Birdo is, and always has been, FEMALE.
In Japan, the character is named Catherine, which might help to demonstrate
the sex of our egg spitting friend. The fact of
the matter is that the NOA manual writers in the late 80's thought it would
be funny to make Birdo a male monster wearing a
ribbon... but were unaware the character would reappear in many, many games.
Birdo is, and always will be, female. I don't
care -what- the SMB2 manual says.
You know in may there comming out with luigi's mansion and mario sunshine
hmm that wasnt really a question was it....
David Dayton: You mean here?
In case anyone is interested, Toy Mania
covered an announced (but unreleased) line of Nintendo character toys at
the Toy Fair 2000 trade show. They looked neat,
Why do most people hate the Mario movie, well here are some refrences that
Ive been able to spot...
1:Mario is more brave than Luigi(At least at the end)
2:The fireballs in the game r there they just had them as flamthrowers and
if you look close enogh you can see
a flower printed on the metal(refrence to the fire flower
3:Iggy is still related to Koopa
4:In one scene Iggy and spike say He who runs will fight another day(Myamoto
must of liked that line so he put
it in Mario RPG)
5:Luigi is in love with Daisy(Daisy seems to be the answer to MArios peach)
6:Toad is musical and loyal to Daisy
7:The bros do a cluck cluck cluck handshake(It sounds a whole lot like the
noise that is made when you run in SMB3
8:This isnt a refrence Iggy and Spike(after credits)They talk about a game
being based on theyre adventures
9:The trash men look a whole lot like shy guys
One Question,Is that funny or what in SSBM when you fight Luigi instead
to unlock him that movie plays and Luigi
jumps on Marios head?
David Dayton: Did I ever say that I hated the movie? Also, I hate
to break it to you, but the "lives to fight another
day" line is much older than the SMB film. Oh, yes, Luigi stomping Mario
Minus 1. I hope you answer this even though it's long. I probably won't
write for a good long while after this.
I've been waiting to accumulate a lot of stuff to say so as not to annoy
you with quick short and frequent e-mails.
Z. I was at the store the other day and saw boxes of "Nintendo All-Stars
Fruit Snacks" and on the box I saw candy of
Mario, Luigi, Peach, Starman, Donkey Kong (I think), Link, and Zelda(?).
There may be more of those that I didn't see.
Y. Purple Rules.
X. I want to hit 1,323 feet in Home-Run Contest with Yoshi.
W. I noticed on the MK64 from Japanese to English page, the Japanese voices
that were changed in the American
version are the same voices in MK:SC,
except the Japanese Peach voice sounded like she said "Ippslaedee!" ??
V. On a related matter, why did they first have Peach with a lower voice
and now in all the recent games (like from a
year ago or so on) have a much higher voice?
U. Related also: Is it correct that Peach's voice in SSBM was done by the
same person as in SM64?
T. I like Luigi's voice from LM better than from SSBM. The SSBM one sounds
almost exactly like Mario's. Why
won't ol' S. Chuck settle on one voice or another? (I don't really expect
you to know...)
R. Luigi's Mansion is the only Mario game that I've beaten without over
Q. Do you think it was a good idea to do away with extra lives in LM? I
do. They would have served no
purpose in that one anyway.
P. In the SMA manual it says that you can find 1-Up mushrooms in Sub-Space.
Why must there always be typos?!
O. Someone said: Was there ever a pc version of Mario Brothers on disk or
cd? What about the one in the
TMK download section?
N. David - The Super Mario World "Bonus/Demo/Tester's" level was flat ground
with the word "TEST" in turn blocks
and then an arrow of turn blocks pointing
down and a cliff. I'll give you my hack of SMW (it has that level in
it a few times) if you want
M. I got a Topi (Ice Climber enemy) in a crate once on SSBM. I want Goombas
L. It's too bad that SMA2 doesn't have a new multiplayer mode, but what
people don't realize is that it's
compatible with the SMA (1) multiplayer
mode. So, if you wanted to play Mario Bros. but one person didn't have
the same cartridge, they could use the other one OR if one person had both
and the other person didn't have either
you could play multiplayer that way without one person having either cartridge
(letting the person that didn't have
either use one of the two.)
K. No one ever answered me about this (maybe they just haven't gotten around
to it at the time of my writing this)
but anyway I have two commercials (SMK and a Domino's Pizza SNES contest
thing) and I can give you pics of fast
food Mario toys too.
J. Wouldn't it be cool if the save files for the Memory Card in the GameCube
manual were real? I mean, that would
be COOL! The Further Adventures of Super Mario All-Stars... now with more
- CHUPperson WEird
David Dayton: Longer isn't always better, you know. Peach's voice
changes for reasons we don't know, but I'd imagine
they change the voice actress. Why? I dunno. I remember checking on Peach's
voice in SSBM -- I can't recall who did it,
but it wasn't Leslie Swan.
1-up Mushrooms in Subspace... now, for some strange reason, my mind is thinking
that one CAN find them there, but I am not
sure as to whether I am right or wrong. The Demo Level of SMW will be interesting
once someone provides the Pro Action
Replay or Game Genie code that will enable me to play it on my SNES. Topi
in battles in SSBM? Also, feel free to send in any
and all pics you may have.
ok, i saw some wierd video of mario and sonic dancing....and them playing
just wondering if you saw this but if you haven't check it out at nintendo.com....
it should be somewhere
David Dayton: Yes, yes. Things are getting strange, aren't they?
Hi TMK!I have some questions.1]Why doesn't Daisy pay any attention
to Luigi? 2]where is the secret page? 3]what happened to J.J?
- KATHLEEN GRAHAM
David Dayton: Daisy pays a lot of attention to Luigi. JJ is
currently hiding the secret page so that
no one will ever find it.
I wonder why Yoshies have those big noses and lay eggs that quick. Also,
what does Deezer mean by 'weird music' from SMW?
Oh, and one more thing. David, here's what I mean by 'peach not a talker...'
she NEEEEVER says
anything much in the Mario Party series... SUNNY-MARIO NINTENDO FREEEK
P.s. Where the heck's Mr. Face on nintendorks.com anyway?
- Something Something coconut nintendo... (sunny)
David Dayton: Deezer must answer for Deezer. ;) Peach does talk in
the Mario Part series, just not much. Mr. Face?
Where is Mr. Face? Send the Nintendorks a mailbag message asking about him.
Tell him that TMK told you to find him there.
Hello men of tmk (oh and i guess u 2 JJ) i have a few questions that i want
to be answered, this is my first
time sending something to the mailbag
1. first of all, why do i have to say JJ as a different name? well, i
guess i dont have to but why jj? how about megabyte?
2.if megabyte isnt dead, y doesnt he answer the mailbag?
3. who does mushroom boy's mailbags?
4. why dont u make a walkthrough for sma2? u could atleast make a link to
the super mario world walkthrough.
5. why dont u ad advance war tips and stuff to the site!
6. ADVANCE WARS ROCKS!!!
7. ADVANCE WARS ROCKS!!!
8. why did i say advance wars twice?
9. are u going to say something smart about this e-mail?
10. is there any information on mario sunshine except some screen shots?
what is that thing on mario's back anyway?
11. am i asking too many questions?
12. Why dont u interview luigi, i mean u did interview mario( so it was
fake, u could make a fake one about luigi also)
P.S. TMK Rocks,
David Dayton: 1) Huh? 2) See previous 3) MB 4) Er...Deezer policy
5) We are a Mario site 6/7) yes
8) Nothing. 9) If I were to be smart, I would have deleted it already.
10) The pack is a water gun. 11) If you have
to ask... 12) Good idea!
Hey mail bag answerer for the week, I got two questions:
1. Why are there some characters in SSBM that have only been in Japan released
games or old games?
Are they planning on using them in the future or something?
2. Are the old Mario shows still copyrighted or could any channel start
David Dayton: Nintendo put lots of characters in SSBM. However, not
all games get to the USA... thus, some
characters and items never reached our shores. Think of SSBM as a virtual
museum of Nintendo. Oh, and the copyright on
a work lasts at least 70 years... but a channel can always pay for the rights
to show a program.
Since the makers of Luigi's Mansion decided they were not going to make
a soundtrack, is there any way
I can burn the credits music? its so cool!!!
P.S. I've been through Luigis' mansion four times!!!!!!
For Ever a Luigi Fan,,,
David Dayton: Sure. Record the ending music, then burn it to a CD.
Hey TMK, this is my second time writtin in. I have a q, in Mario Kart 64,who
did the voice of Wario and Luigi? I went to the imdb site and it said Charles
Martinet did the voices of them and Mario's. But I thought Isaac Marshall
the voice of Luigi and Wario. So who's voice did Isaac Marshall do?
come hes not credited in the other mario games?
David Dayton: I think you are right... Mario Kart 64 had several
different voices. However, Charles Martinet
did Mario, Luigi, and Wario for most of the other Mario games (Mario Party,
Um Hey I just read all of the mario's high school days thing in fan
fiction. And at the end it said that there was a sequell. Do you know
when this sequell will be coming into fan fiction? Thanks.
- Zelda fanatic
David Dayton: Whenever the writer writes one. We don't control that
As a user of VGF, I feel somewhat angry at your mocking of it. However,
someone who feels the need to update a certain section of a certain
fully agree with you on your position of it. Heh heh... Bet you
out what the heck I do that concerns VGF.com... two things,
actually. By the
way, in Nintendo Power's Super Mario Advance 2 article,
it has a screen shot
of both Mario and Luigi flying. Is this possible in
- Mike P
David Dayton: What's VGF?
Oh, Mario and Luigi fly together in the demo screen. Never in the game itself.
Hey, this is Andrew from Sonic News, I just got done
posting news about Mario Kart in my news section.
Strange, eh? News on a Mario game on a Sonic site?
Heres the full article from my site.
02/24/02: PlanetGamecube are reporting that Shigeru
Miyamoto has given us a big hint that Sonic might be
in the next Mario Kart for Gamecube, read below from
"The situation is that we are having a series of
meetings about Mario Kart for GameCube and we have
come to the point where we will be making some drastic
changes to the last games. Sonic the Hedgehog might be
one of the drivers!"
I just wanted to ask your thoughts on this ^_^
- Andrew-Sonic News, Die Hard Fan.
David Dayton: Anything that lets me repeatedly grind Sonic into the
ground, then pummel him with various Mario
weaponry, then zoom past him at speeds his little hedgehog mind can simply
not comprehend -- well, any game that allows
that is a-ok in my view. Besides, Shigeru is on board.
1. Does Deezer answer email? I've mailed him a couple times to no
2. (Following up to a question in the last mailbag) Fine, if such a
site exists, what is the address of the site that I can find the rom of
the Famicom port of SMW??
David Dayton: Yes he does... just not often. 2) I don't know it right
now... but I did see the game itself. Very
Hey, TMK crew.
Just the other day, I was watching television,
like on any other
day, when another one of those hyped up X-Box commercials
came up. It was a
commercial for a racing-adventure-car-wreck hybrid game
called "Wrecked" or
something like that. The goal of the game, as announced
on the commercial, is
to destroy the Japanese Mafia. Now, something strange
just went into my mind.
I dunno, I may be insane. But, X-Box and running
over the Japanese came
across as "DIE, NINTENDO, DIE" coming from Microsoft's
mouths. Am I the only
one? Well, we can only keep our eyes peeled for any
bad guys named Shiggy and
any good guys named William Gates, then we charge.
David Dayton: The Japanese Mafia is bad. Fighting them is okay. Shigeru
would fight against them, with Mario
leading the charge astride Yoshi's back. Verily.
I just beat Super Mario Advance 2 with all the goals completed and there
are a lot of changes. I didn't beat Bowser again yet so I dont know the
names of the new enemies. The Pokeys look like happy saws not like the
buzzsaws. The Goombas are a little paler and have sunglasses. There are
the old changes. When you go to Yoshi's Home it says on the block Super
Dragon Yoshi instead of Yoshi. If you know can you tell me the new names
of the new enemies. Oh yeah, there might be more new ones but I didn't
find them yet.
David Dayton: Actually, the GBA version of the game doesn't change
the names of the enemies in the credits. The
SNES one did, which makes me suspect that only the English SNES SMW changed
Deezer: Correct as usual.
I was wondering your opinion on N64 sequels like Turok and Extrem G
racing going to all the cocsoles? One more thing, I was reading one kids
comment on how the Xbox were all messed up and how you needed to call
their Help line. Welll the truth is that I had to send my Gamecube out.
It had something wrong with it. When I called Nintendo they said that
they only had three consoles that were sent in messed up. I was the 3rd.
The cool part is that when I sent my Gamecube off I left a game in there
by mistake and when my Gamecube came bake it wasn't there. So I called
Nintendo and they sent me a new one. Good old Nintendo.
- Becky Johnson
David Dayton: Nintendo good. Microsoft bad. Oh... and games going
to multiple systems is generally a good thing,
as it helps ensure the GameCube is getting games as well.
I have a question. In Super Smash Bros, in Mario's info it said that
Mario's relationship with Peach was a mystery, what happened?
David Dayton: It just means that no one knows whether they are a
"couple" or not.
Jazzy here. About Mario's Highschool days: Go to www.nintendoland.com
To Mr. Face: I said the Tenchi Universe thing was a NINTENDO reference.
a MARIO reference. Speaking of Mario refrences, I've got a HUGE list of
'em. I'll send 'em in one of these days..... 2 more things: 1. In Donkey
Kong for ATARI, I got 037,900 points. (Genesis controllers actually work
on my 2600!!) And in Super Mario RPG, In Beatle Mania (The Game Boy
game), I got 699,932 pts! And without a Turbo Controller! Cool, huh?
David Dayton: Verily.
I've read in recent mailbags quite a few e-mails in support of David
Dayton's hatred of the PS2 and Sony. David claimed that he hated the PS2
because Sony was a company that, considering they make many other
electronics, didn't know anything about video games or making them.
Well, that might be the case, but why is it a big deal if it's made by
Sony? At least Sony doesn't make all the games on the PS2, that's why
there are lots of developers for the PS2. I don't know about you, but to
me it's all about the games. Part of the reason may be because you're a
big Nintendo fan, but you can't deny that the PS2 has some great games
that won't ever be on GCN. I just think that a system should be judged
on it's games, because a system is nothing without games.
Also, I think it's somewhat wrong for a video game fan to be so biased.
If your a true fan of video games(meaning all, not
just Nintendo), then you shouldn't hate a certain system. Do you
seriously think that all of the games on the PS2 suck or what? I think
that a lot of the people who sent in e-mails saying the PS2 sucks either
are jealous that they don't have one or are really in love with Nintendo
at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I like Nintendo and would like to
have a GCN. But I'm happy with my PS2 for now and if I happen to get or
maybe even save up enough money for one I'd get one. I want to know your
reasons for truly hating the PS2 and Sony. I look forward to your
- Insane Freak
David Dayton: Sony isn't a game company, neither is Microsoft. They
are pushing the actual game companies
out of the market. I don't like that. There are good games on the PS2, games
from companies that know how to make games.
However, I'm not going to give Sony any money I don't need to, and any PS2
game purchase generates licensing revenue
for Sony. I don't like Sony because they managed to take control of nearly
an entire consumer market, wreck the clasic
nature of games, and generally cause annoyance for me. I am biased, of course.
I freely admit that. However, Sony is still
annoying, for many, many reasons...
Oh, that reminds me. A "true gamer" is simply one who plays games. There
is no need for a "true gamer" to "love all game
platforms" -- that is silly. Besides, I play games that are good... I do
miss some good games because they were developed
on a lousy platform, but that's life... and if the game is good enough,
I'm sure I'll catch a port of it later.
on page 86 of NP issue 153, there is a picture of Mario and luigi flying
over Peach and 2 yoshies from sma2, but i have never seen that scene,
and it looks like an intro scene. what is that all about!?
David Dayton: SMW:SMA2 features different intro sequences after you
save the Princess, after you find all 96
exit goals, and after you get all 5 Yoshi coins in every course of the game.
I believe the intro you speak of occurs after
you save the Princess for the first time.
Listen,my site is www.expage.com/bearfroghtml
My old site was www.expage.com/bearfrog
and I have my own Mario site called www.expage.com/bfmario
could you link Bearfrog html on your site.And byt he way
you guys are in my links section.
David Dayton: This guy sent in just 1 e-mail... short, and nothing
annoying. He gets posted. ;)
Yo, mailbag people. Some interesting things I've noticed in Super Mario
Advance 2. (note that I do not know if these are present in the SNES
1. When you clear the game and the message changes at Yoshi's House, instead
of being signed "Yoshi" with the pawprint it's signed "Super Dragon Yoshi"
with no pawprint (the name in the Japanese version)
2. On the last Star World level, if you make baby Yoshi turn big right next
to a pipe, Yoshi will automatically teleport to the top of the pipe
he'd be stuck in the wall).
By the way, I'm REALLY annoyed by the Luigi sprite in SMA2. I was hoping
they'd use the one from Super Mario All-Stars + Super Mario World. I really
liked that sprite. And he had the coolest Fireball animation! Actual proof
that Mario and Luigi do indeed eat the Fireflowers! (although you can tell
that Mario is spewing flames from his mouth if you look closely, but it
blantly obvious like Luigi's). And his SMB2 just doesn't fit into
game mechanics at all. If Nintendo wanted Luigi so badly they could've
2-Player mode just taking turns with the Game Boy, or just not have
in at all.
And why put Mario Bros. in again? I imagined a "Donkey Kong" multiplayer
game. Imagine Jumpman and Luigi (maybe Stanley the Bugman?) racing up at
same time to reach the Top first, jumping on each others heads and
each other with hammers, both wanting to clear the "Knock DK off
platform" area first...it would be sweet. Oh well, it's still a great
In other news, the XBOX is evil. That is all.
- The Dave
David Dayton: Evil... EVIL!
I know about the DK reference in Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast. First of all,
episode was BooBooKitty. (So CodeHunter64. You got that right) Luckily,
tape SG all the time so I know how the part goes. I think this is what
SG: Beacon and grit!
Zorak: Cheese toast!
SG: Fortified milk!
Zora: Donkey Kong!
SG: Nope! I win!
Moltar: (looking in a book) Wait a minute.
SG: Over ruled! I am the undisputed breakfast master!
I must have listened to this about a hundred times so I'm pretty sure this
right. Hope this helps.
P.S. Want some stories for the fan fiction section?
Here's a glitch I found in SMB2 (USA). Normally, POW Blocks can only kill
enemies on the ground, but in world 7-1, get the POW Block and get on an
Albatoss's back (easiest with Luigi) Now drop the POW Block on the ground
the Albatoss you're riding will die, even though it's an air-borne
This glitch is slightly easier to do in SMAS. Oh, and also the "Flash
climbing a vine" glitch does work in SMAS. You just have to wait
longer then usual. Now why would Luigi want to climb a vine while
- N64 Chick
David Dayton: Fan fiction is always welcome. I do remember the POW
block kill in SMB2, actually.
Since Nintendo and Sega have teamed up is there gonna be a
game coming out with sonic and mario both in it together?and are Link
and Zelda going to get married?oh and also another question who is the
creater The Ochastra version of the Mario Theme song?
- Dominick Cassaro & Robert Poole
David Dayton: Shigeru DID comment on Mario and Sonic in a racing
game... although that could just be a joke.
Which orchestra version of the Mario tune are you referring to?
I found something wrong with it. In the Powerful wind glitch, you say Don't
know for SMBDX. There
is no wind in SMBDX. I just wanted to let you know.
P.S. I beat Super Players mode on SMBDX!
David Dayton: That's right... Deezer must have forgotten about that...
1. do you remember that guy in Mario RPG: Gino? What ever happened to
2. When I was on vacation in Florida I tryed golf for the first
time. Since I played Mario Golf for a while I knew all the rules but was
really bad at it, did you ever realise how different it is?
3. So what were the programers smoking when they thought up Mario Sunshine?
4. Sometimes when I am really lucky I can find some beta copies of games
the making online, then save them to compare when the game comes out.
But do you know if there is anyway that I can obtain old beta files?
David Dayton: Geno is in joint custody between Square and Nintendo...
Nintendo only gets to see him on the
weekends. Beta games? Most "beta" versions of Nintendo games found online
are really just program hacks...
I am confused why on some sites (Super Smash Bros Melee) they have a pic
of the Ice Climbers level having seals? I never saw seals in my game why
doesnt it have any seals? Thank you for your times ^
- Anthony M Lainez
David Dayton: The Topi monsters in the American version of Ice Climber
were seals in the Japanese