Search results

  1. Time Turner

    Category:Deceased People lists Galileo next to Gunpei Yokoi, and that's weird.

    My proposal (MarioWiki:Proposals/Archive_47#Decide_if_the_Mario.27s_Time_Machine_historical_figures_are_characters_and.2For_people) about the historical figures in Mario's Time Machine operated partially on the assumption that those characters and the characters in the live-action segments of...
  2. Time Turner

    Identifying locations using low-quality footage

    To make a long story short, the PC version of Mario is Missing! has video files that show locations that aren't in-game. I want to identify all of them, but it's hard to do that with footage meant to run on a 1993 PC. The following YouTube playlist shows every video that I have not been able to...
  3. Time Turner

    Interviewing a Software Toolworks developer

    A lof of the developers for Software Toolworks, the same people that made Mario's Time Machine and Mario is Missing!, are actually still operating today. One of them is Maude Church, a lead artist for Mario's Time Machine who currently works as a freelance artist. If you read the title, you can...
  4. Time Turner

    What is an ally?

    (alternative title: our use of the term "ally" suuuuuucks) What is an ally? No, I'm seriously asking, because I have no idea and the wiki certainly seems like it has no idea. Setting aside the complete overlap the ally categories have with the character categories (if an entire species is an...
  5. Time Turner

    Identifying a character from a history video game

    These are the founding fathers of the United States of America. One of these people is definitely Thomas Jefferson. I'm just not particularly sure who's who. Does anyone happen to be good at identifying historical figures from pixely screenshots?
  6. Time Turner

    The Very Official In-Universe Mario Timeline

    80 Million BC - Mario travels to the distant past and places a single egg in a cave 65 Million BC - An asteroid hits the Earth, creating a dimensional portal that the dinosaurs get sucked through 369 BC - Mario travels to back in time to Athens and returns a copy of Plato's widespread book...
  7. Time Turner

    What is the most legitimately cruel act throughout the franchise?

    The franchise has a reputation for either comical villains (Bowser is the butt of every joke, King K. Rool steals all of the bananas which is Very Important) or comically megalomaniacal villains (Shadow Queen wants to take over the world, Bleck wants to destroy literally everything). However, I...
  8. Time Turner

    Overlap between Enemies and Species

    I have never liked how much overlap is obviously present between enemy categories and species categories. Let me use Category:New Super Mario Bros. 2 Enemies and Category:New Super Mario Bros. 2 Species as examples. I've gone through both categories to make sure that there's aren't any objects...
  9. Time Turner

    Can objects be enemies?

    The title sums up everything I want ask. My first thought is, no, enemies and objects are mutually exclusive. In relation to how articles are categorised, enemies are sentient beings that antagonise the player (Goombas, Koopa Troopas, etc.), and objects are anything inanimate that are...
  10. Time Turner

    Need help with installing DOS game

    I've gotten my hands on the DOS release of Mario's Time Machine, and the process for installing it has been frustrating. I'm running it through DOSBox, and after some finagling with paths, I end up here: Typing yes gives me an error: Typing no brings me here: And no matter what kind of...
  11. Time Turner

    Would a time-travelling Mario platformer set on Earth work?

    I've been playing Mario's Time Machine lately, mostly to fill in the wiki's gaps, and the more I play, the less I'm impressed. None of the dialogue is believable, the plot is a thinly veiled excuse for Mario to meet historical folks, the fetch quests are overly monotonous, and most of the actual...
  12. Time Turner

    Nintendo Adventure Books - Choose Your Own Path! (Now Playing: Leaping Lizards)

    The Nintendo Adventure Books are a series of choose-your-own-adventure books released from 1991 to 1992. There are twelve books in the series, ten of which are Mario-themed, and they attempt to capture the feel of the games by allowing the reader (or "Game Player" as the books put it) to make...
  13. Time Turner

    Textures for Mario Kart Arcade GP

    I'm interested in pulling textures from Mario Kart Arcade GP, but since some finagling needs to be done to run it on Dolphin, I'm using version Triforce-4.0-315. As far as I can tell, I can't simply use the "Dump Textures" command from the Graphics settings: doing that creates a folder with the...
  14. Time Turner

    Star League, the most official of Mario games.

    Don't mind the lack of a title: this is Star League, an iOS game which has definitely been licensed by Nintendo and has definitely been given the right to use assets from the Super Mario series. Despite what Peach here is saying, this game definitely said Star League when I downloaded it...
  15. Time Turner

    Articles for the Implied

    With my recently passed proposal, certain implied sections get to be split. They'll be split if people agree to it, so I'll start off with a few suggestions and we can continue on from there. Characters Scarlette - Bobbery (Admiral Bobbery)'s late wife who motivates a lot of Bobber's early...
  16. Time Turner

    I'm getting notifications on my email about old messages

    Every time I get a message, I also get an email notifying me about it. Just now, I've received three four emails about messages, even though they're all from a few months ago. Each of the messages say that they're from today, but that's plainly not the case. I'm not even received anything in my...
  17. Time Turner

    Twilight Princess HD has a new dungeon - but you need an amiibo to unlock it Without a Wolf Link Amiibo, there's a whole dungeon that you can't access. There's no word on what it contains, but $10 DLC should be halfway decent. also this suuuuuucks
  18. Time Turner

    What happened to Mario vs. Donkey Kong?

    I will always be one of the first people to stand up for Nintendo when it comes to their innovation, but god, I don't think anybody could defend the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. They recently announced the series' seventh installment, and I'm willing to bet that you didn't know there was more...
  19. Time Turner

    A single image on the wiki isn't appearing

    I made a series of posts on the wiki collab board about not being able to see this one image. Other people can see it, I can see it on Firefox, but for some reason, Chrome just doesn't want to show me that image. Any ideas as to why this happened?
  20. Time Turner

    Time Turner's Textual Territory (aka oh lord what am i getting myself into)

    "Writing's my hobby," is what I'd say to anyone who'd look at me dubiously if I told then I spent all of my time playing video games. It's not terribly far from the truth, but I haven't done much with it. I write a section for The 'Shroom, Location, Location, and that's basically all I've really...
  21. Time Turner

    Collab: Articles for All of the Levels

    As our MarioWiki:New Articles Policy states, every level and every mission should have an individual, distinct article. That was written in 2012, so I'd say we're a bit behind. This isn't going to involve creating an article for literally every Star and Shine Sprite that can be collected, so...
  22. Time Turner

    Naming When It Comes to Ports

    I made a proposal about more-or-less preventing ports from taking priority when it comes to names. For the most part, it went great! But then Walkazo and LinkTheLefty made some good points about what the proposal wanted to do, so it got cancelled. Instead, we're here to discuss stuff on a...
  23. Time Turner

    A lot of programs are unusually slow and/or lag immensely

    I first noticed this when I booted up uTorrent (for the most legal of purposes, I assure you). The program popped up, a couple lines of text started to display, and then my entire computer started crawling at a snail's pace. uTorrent froze, giving me a (Not Responding) message, and I could only...
  24. Time Turner

    What made certain enemies from Super Mario Bros. 2 survive into later games?

    We're all well aware that Super Mario Bros. 2 was originally a separate game entirely, just given a new coat of paint for Western audiences. If we didn't get this game, though, series staples like Bob-ombs, Shy Guys, Snifits, Pokeys, and Birdo would have probably never seen the light of day...
  25. Time Turner

    Who are you voting for in the Fighter Ballot?

    So, as announced by the Nintendo Direct, we can vote on who we want as a fighter in Smash Bros. All you need is your gender, the character you're voting for, the game they appear in, and why they should be a fighter. What is your pick, and why isn't it Ridley?
  26. Time Turner

    The Official Unofficial Scooby-Doo Thread

    Discuss whatever you'd like about the Scooby-Doo series, from the Hanna-Barbera classic to all the movie special to... that. At this point, I'm kind of wondering how the show is still around, regardless of the quality of that. The show was really formulaic, and it kept getting show after show...
  27. Time Turner

    Collab: Articles for Smash Bros. Special Moves

    Now that I've made a second proposal about splitting a bunch of things, it's time to split all of them. However, I really don't want to split around 300 moves by myself (61 characters with four special moves and a final smash, give or take a few duplicates and changes between games), so I'm...
  28. Time Turner

    Collab: Articles for Assist Trophies and Poké Ball Pokemon

    Remaining Assist Trophies: WE ARE FINISHED Remaining Pokémon: WE'RE FINISHED My proposal for assist trophy character articles passed, and now, it's up to me to make all of those articles. However, believe it or not, I wouldn't mind getting some help with it. So, below I'll be listing the assist...
  29. Time Turner

    Strategies for the final boss?

    Seriously, I've been going at the Master Core over and over and over again. I've tried on the minimum difficulty with a bunch of different characters, and the farthest I ever made was the clone before getting completely thrown out. Are there any simple strategies for beating it?
  30. Time Turner

    V2W: Mario Bosses (Round 1: Eyerok vs. King K. Rool, Glamdozer vs. Antasma)

    If you've clicked on this thread, you've probably already read the title: this is a Vote to Win encompassing bosses from the entire Mario series. For the purposes of keeping things at least a bit limited, I'll only be accepting bosses from the "main" Mario series: Mario, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and...
  31. Time Turner

    Got a weird error while uploading an image on the wiki.

    I modified the name and uploaded it anyways, but I'm curious about what it is/what caused it. so that I can avoid it in the future.
  32. Time Turner

    Allies: how do they work?

    Today, I posted a proposal to delete the List of allies page, which I found to be redundant and often haphazard. As it turns out, I just opened a can of worms. Mario and I argued a whole bunch towards each other and by the end of it, I think we're both confused. Anyone else wanna read through...
  33. Time Turner

    Chuggaaconroy has a serious infection, preventing him from making any videos

    I've been subscribed to Chugga for quite a while, and he partnered with the Wiki for his SMG Let's Play. Hearing him sound so down just feels... wrong. I hope that he gets better and he'll be able to continue making videos.
  34. Time Turner

    Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn (yes this is a real thing)

    The indiegogo page is here, and so far, they've raised about 4% of their goal. So... let's discuss.
  35. Time Turner

    Discuss: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga Enemies

    Being an RPG, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga has recoloured and stronger versions of enemies that appeared in earlier locations. This is a practice that tons of RPGs employ, to signify an increase in difficulty. The problem is, the stronger enemies keep the same name as their weaker counterparts...
  36. Time Turner

    User Quiz No. 2 - Looking for People to Quiz

    Hello and welcome to the second User Quiz of Marioboards history, at least if you ignore every other quiz except the one hosted by Cirdec. In any case, this is a follow-up to the previous game, User Quiz, and it'll pretty much be the same thing. Everyone has three lives, getting a question wrong...
  37. Time Turner

    How do you type?

    According to the Wikipedia article on typing, there are four main methods of typing: touch typing, hunt and peck (two-fingered typing, search and peck, and Eagle Finger are all acceptable names), buffering, and thumbing. I was bored, I found the article, and then I got curious as to how other...
  38. Time Turner

    Discussion: Amps and Chain Chomps

    {{talk}} Do we have anything that actually proves that Amps (Amp) are Chain Chomps (Chain Chomp)? The Amp's article claims that the New Super Mario Bros. Wii guide calls them Electro-Chomps, but there's no source provided for that, and I cannot find a single article besides the Amp article that...
  39. Time Turner

    Russian lawmaker: We will arrest gay athletes, tourists at Olympic Games

    How to start a political shitstorm.
  40. Time Turner

    Collaboration: Template Names

    So, my proposal passed. This means that a bunch of templates will be renamed and respective articles will be edited to fit the changes. However, this passed at an awkward time. While I have access to the internet, I won't be able to spend time on actually making any changes. At the very least, I...
  41. Time Turner

    Saddest/Most Depressing Moments in Gaming

    Spoilers are most likely here. You have been warned. Come on, we all have that one moment in a game where we just can't help but just feel all mushy and teary-eyed. Whatever the reason may be, you will start feeling sad when you think about that moment. So, what's yours? For starters, I'll...
  42. Time Turner

    Game Theory: Mario is COMMUNIST?!?

    So, discuss. Is Mario a communist?
  43. Time Turner

    Do you have any techniques for falling asleep?

    It's 1:30 in the morning, and I am simply not tired at all. Any tips for actually sleeping?
  44. Time Turner

    No more required Internet connection! Used games can be traded in!

    So, Microsoft has been paying attention.
  45. Time Turner

    Something weird happened with one of the images on the wiki...

    What made the image go all static-y while it was loading? It wouldn't be fixed even when I refreshed the page, but it still showed up fine on articles, and leaving the page and coming back seemed to fix it. There are no other problems like this on my end, so even if nothing bad resulted from...
  46. Time Turner


    GeoGuessr is an online game that grabs all the maps from Google Maps, places you on a random spot somewhere in the world, and has you guess where you are in the world. You can go down the streets and try to figure out where you are by discerning the language and the general layout of the area...
  47. Time Turner

    Iraq Bombings

    Iraq deadly bombings hit Nasariyah, Kirkuk and Baghdad: At least 31 people have been killed and more than 200 others wounded in a series of early-morning explosions in cities across Iraq, officials say. I really want to say something more than "I offer my condolences", but what else can I say...
  48. Time Turner

    Vote To Win: Nickelodeon Characters (Accepting Nominations!)

    After the success of my last Vote To Win, I have decided to make a second one, this time with the theme of Nickelodeon characters! For the sake of this game, I will define a Nickelodeon character as... well, I'm not entirely sure. Would a Nickelodeon character be someone that appears in a...
  49. Time Turner

    Best Video Game Endings

    A yin for a yang. Also, spoilers are here, so you have been warned. The Walking Dead easily has one of the best endings ever, at least in my opinion. Saints Row The Third's ending if you decide to kill Killbane also feels rather triumphant and epic.
  50. Time Turner

    User Total Drama Action - Finale

    After the overwhelming success of New Super Mario's previous attempt at a user game based on Total Drama Island, aptly named User Total Drama Island, I have decided to host the sequel to this game: User Total Drama Action! There will be many similarities between this one and the last one...