OFFICIAL FAIL AWARDS VIII CEREMONY

Uniju

Hazukashii serifu kinshi
dont tell me what to do
 

Anton

kero?
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
don't say i never did anything for you
 

Smasher

Smasher
Forum Moderator
Chat Operator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
i hope my internet wins a fail award
 

Linhardt von Hevring

Shine Sprite
Wiki Administrator
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Welcome to Fail Awards VIII!

Starting in 2009 with only 10 awards, and growing to 15, this ceremony showcases the worst of the Mario series. Now, at the risk of sounding cheesy, that doesn't mean the presentations aren't still good! There is something else I would like to address in this opening speech, though.

As you have likely already heard, Walkazo passed away earlier this year, on March 27th. If this is your first awards ceremony, though, you might not have known about her fantastic contributions to the awards over the years; for the Fail Awards in particular, she wrote 2015's F1: Worst Character, a charming comic reminiscent of her 'Shroom publication The Adventures of Little Mario. She also wrote U10 two years in a row, in 2014 and 2015, taking two drastically different approaches; both are very enjoyable and unique. She also wrote 2015's Favorite Koopaling, a self-described "rap poetry slam jam", and one of the best presentations of that year.

No matter what your best memory of her is, whether it was her wiki contributions, her presentations, her work on wiki fiction, or just conversing with her over the years, there is no denying she was a huge part of this site, and her passing has left a void here. I definitely didn't know her as well as some others, since most of our discussions were about administrative issues, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't still think about her a lot...

To honor her, I recommend donating to the Tommy Thompson Park Bird Research Station, where she spent much of her time. To say she was devoted to bird-banding is an understatement, and she detailed her banding trips around the world in some of her forum posts.

With all that said... I hope you enjoy the show! There are some excellent presentations this year, and I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work! I think it'll show in the upcoming ceremony, too; enjoy!



Mr. Edo is up first with F1 - Worst Character!
 

White Diamond

Flawless Entity of Pure Light
Chat Administrator
Core 'Shroom Staff
Awards Committee
Retired Wiki Staff
F1 - Worst Character
by Mr. Edo

It was the best of characters. It was the worst of characters.

For starters, we shall focus on the worst of characters.
The three worst characters of the year 2016 in fact.




Story time!





Our story begins a very, very long time ago with a young girl. One day, this girl spotted a rusted spaceship holding a small star child.

"What's your name? Are you lost?" the girl asked the star child. "I'm Luma, and I'm waiting for Mama. She's coming for me on a comet!" said the star child, who had been waiting day and night.

"Don't worry. I'll wait with you," the little girl promised Luma, "But first I'll have to be a baby and participate in a bunch of kart races for no reason!"

"Uhm... what?"




"Goo goo, gaa gaa, vrooom!" said the now infantile Rosalina, drooling out of the corner of her mouth. Then she drove her kart into the setting sun, the fragile illusion of continuity shattering behind her. The shards pierced the hull of the battered old spaceship and the whole thing blew up in a razing ball of death and fire.

The fire was so vivid, it spread out of the story book and burned down the library. It consumed everything, and everyone who had gathered to hear Rosalina's story burned to ashes, leaving behind only their charred bones.

With everyone who knew about it gone, the memory of Rosalina's story book faded, until it was all but forgotten. Forgotten and replaced by a baby driving a kart. Out in the distant sky, somebody laughed.


We won't know which place Baby Rosalina took in the kart race, but we know she won third place in the Worst Character awards poll.



Mario is a great man. Hailed and celebrated as the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, and champion to the fair Princess Peach, nobody can deny the monumental accomplishments of this legend of a plumber.

But let's be honest: There's also not much going on in that odd potato he calls a head. His vocabulary is limited to a bunch of yahoos and catchphrases, and one could argue he only jumps so well because he's got a lot of hot air up in his noggin.

In fact, he, and by extension we, the players, are often far too stupid to figure out what to do. But luckily, Nintendo has pity on us poor intellectually challenged hairbrains and so Mario is often accompanied by a "helpful" character who tells him exactly what to do.

In this particular case, the character is a living sticker. Yes, a piece of paper with glue on the back is smarter than Mario and all of us. She is also shaped like a crown, which makes her a royal pain in your ass.






Give it up for Kersti, who won second place.



Ok, so, for this next part I had this huge original bit planned where I draw an elaborate comic about the worst character of 2016. It was going to be phenomenal, involving dozens of characters and a storyline both comedic and poignant. This was without a doubt going to be the high point of the awards ceremony.

...

But then I thought: "Naaah, that's too hard. I'd have to like, put effort into things and stuff", and to be frank: Ain't nobody got time for that.

So I like, dug around in the archives and took some image file from my 2014 presentation, and then I just put a pink filter over it. It's all the same anyway.



So here it is, my totes original presentation:




And there you have it: A lazy presentation for a lazy character.

In an absolute landslide, with 1034 votes, a greater amount of votes than 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th places combined, the worst character of 2016 is...




Pink Gold Peach



#
Game
Number of votes
Percentage of votes
1Pink Gold Peach103438.58%
2Kersti29410.97%
3Baby Rosalina2147.99%
4Fawful1264.70%
5Birdo1114.14%
6Mimi1013.77%
7Princess Daisy1003.73%
8Lubba943.51%
9Waluigi863.21%
10Starlow692.57%
11Petey Piranha612.28%
11Wario612.28%
13Rosalina582.16%
14Bowser Jr.501.87%
14Toad501.87%
16Mario411.53%
17Princess Peach291.08%
18O. Bowser130.49%
19O. Baby Peach70.26%
20O. Donkey Kong60.22%
20O. Luigi60.22%
22O. Huey50.19%
22O. Kamek50.19%
22O. Wendy50.19%
25O. Baby Daisy40.15%
26O. Toadsworth30.11%
26O. Yoshi30.11%
28O. Ashley20.07%
28O. Beldam20.07%
28O. Honey Queen20.07%
28O. Lakitu20.07%
28O. Poochy20.07%
33O. Baby Mario10.04%
33O. Baby Wario10.04%
33O. Bedsmith10.04%
33O. Boom Boom10.04%
33O. Booster10.04%
33O. Cackletta10.04%
33O. Captain Toad10.04%
33O. Carlton10.04%
33O. Count Bleck10.04%
33O. Diddy Kong10.04%
33O. Dimentio10.04%
33O. Doopliss10.04%
33O. Dry Bowser10.04%
33O. Fiery Dino Piranha10.04%
33O. Flint Cragley10.04%
33O. Game Guy10.04%
33O. Geno10.04%
33O. Il Piantissimo10.04%
33O. Jr. Troopa10.04%
33O. Kalypso10.04%
33O. King Boo10.04%
33O. Ludwig Von Koopa10.04%
33O. Mallow10.04%
33O. MC Ballyhoo10.04%
33O. Metal Mario10.04%
33O. Morton Koopa Jr.10.04%
33O. Nabbit10.04%
33O. O'Chunks10.04%
33O. Old Man Watchitt10.04%
33O. Prince Dreambert10.04%
33O. Shrooboid Brat10.04%
33O. Spike10.04%
33O. Tippi10.04%
33O. Toadette10.04%
Total Votes: 2680



GBAToad is up next with F14 - Worst Setting!
 

NSY

Celestial Guide
pink gold peach well and truly deserves this considering someone at nintendo thought that even the name of the character was a good idea
 

Gilgamesh

do you ever yearn for the soft touch of a pancake
Core 'Shroom Staff
With every new Mario game, Nintendo introduces us to exciting new items, original characters, and thrilling modes. But, above all else, Nintendo also provides us with further insight into the bizarre and yet ever-homogeneous settings of the Mushroom Kingdom. Or rather, that trademark Mushroom Kingdom aesthetic.

Sadly, we're not here to discuss the carefully calculated positioning of the mushroom houses in Toad Town, the lush forests of whatever World 5 is to us, or fawn over pictures of Mario's house like they do on the Wiki and compliment the lovely interior design of Bowser's Castle (lava is so hot right now). Oh no, my sweet summer child, we're talking about the bad aesthetic. If there's any indication that an aesthetic is so vile and uninspired, it's when it's exploited ironically by people on the internet.

There's not much else to say really. You knew this was coming from the moment I wrote the word 'aesthetic'. Maybe we can find appreciation in these awful settings through the magic of a shitty meme, maybe (or most likely) they will remain as awful as when the creative minds at Nintendo had yet another lapse in judgment. Regardless, it's too late for regrets, so without further ado, please enjoy this year's 「Worst Setting A E S T H E T I C」while I go and pray for forgiveness of my sins against mankind as a whole.

#
Game
Number of votes
Percentage of votes
just 
Mario Wiki Awards AESTHETIC  my ▄▀▄▀shit▄▀▄▀ up fa〽

1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%1 Party Islands (MP:IT) 243 11.46%

 


 -マリオパーティ アイランドツアー○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○bubbles○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○


roll that dice/get of the bubble/

there is no escape



Humans can see bubbles because they have a different
refractive index (IR) than the surrounding substance.
For example, the IR of air is approximately 1.0003
and the IR of water is approximately 1.333.
Snell's Law describes how electromagnetic waves
change direction at the interface between two mediums
with different IR; thus bubbles can be identified from
the accompanying refraction and internal reflection even though
both the immersed and immersing mediums are transparent.
As the title suggests, the boards are split between various themed islands. Seven gameboards are included in the game. Of these boards, one is unlocked by playing through every other board except for Shy Guy's Shuffle City due to the necessity for three or more players (Bowser's Peculiar Peak), and the other six are available from the start of the game.

The above explanation only holds for bubbles of one medium submerged in anoth


reasons why PARTY ISLANDS came in ▄▀▄▀FIRSTPLACE▄▀▄▀
  • ?
  • everything is bubbled
  • nd cube please stop this hell
  • remove star carnival remove star carnival :wario: REMOVE S T A R  C A R N I V A  L
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no mario do not open the letter
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA :luigi:
ああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああああ :dk2:

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 -death

roll that dice

turn 21: the game is over




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2EGG ISLANDS2079.76%
3SUBCON[SMB2]2059.67%
4SHROOM CITY (MPA)2049.62%
5PARTY CUBE (MP4)1708.02%
6STAR CARNIVAL (MP8)1607.54%
7TRANSFORMED WARIO CASTLE (WW)1517.12%
8FLIP/FLOPSIDE & DIMENSIONS1376.46%
9SPRIXIE KINGDOM (SM3DW)1075.04%
9THE FUN FAIR AND SURROUNDING AREAS1075.04%
11MUSHROOM KINGDOM (SM3DL)954.48%
12PI’ILLO ISLAND (M&L:DT)934.38%
13STARSHIP MARIO&GALAXIES (SMG2)813.82%
14DK ISLES/CROCODILE ISLE (DK64)592.78%
15MUSHROOM KINGDOM (M&L:PiT)512.40%
16O. Mushroom Kingdom (PM:SS)281.32%
17O. Bowser’s Hotels (Hotel Mario)40.19%
18O. Isle Delfino (SMS)30.14%
18O. Mushroom Kingdom (M&L:pJ)30.14%
18O. Sarasaland (SML)30.14%
21O. Bean Bean Kingdom (M&L:SS)10.05%
21O. Comet Observatory & Galaxies (SMG)10.05%
21O. Dream Depot (MP5)10.05%
21O. Mario Strikers stadiums10.05%
21O. Inside Bowser (M&L:BIS)10.05%
21O. Mushroom Kingdom (PM)10.05%
21O. Mushroom Kingdom (SMRPG)10.05%
21O. Rogueport & Surrounding Areas10.05%
21O. Earth (Mario is Missing)10.05%
21O. The Lost World10.05%
Total Votes: 2121
#
Game
Number of votes
Percentage of votes
1Party Islands (MP:IT)24311.46%
2Egg Island (YNI)2079.76%
3Subcon (SMB2)2059.67%
4Shroom City (MPA)2049.62%
5Party Cube (MP4)1708.02%
6Star Carnival (MP8)1607.54%
7Transformed Wario Castle (WW)1517.12%
8Flip-/Flopside & Dimensions (SPM)1376.46%
9Sprixie Kingdom (SM3DW)1075.04%
9The Fun Fair & Surrounding Areas (MPL)1075.04%
11Mushroom Kingdom (SM3DL)954.48%
12Pi'illo Island (M&L:DT)934.38%
13Starship Mario & Galaxies (SMG2)813.82%
14DK Isles/Crocodile Isle (DK64)592.78%
15Mushroom Kingdom (M&L:piT)512.40%
16O. Mushroom Kingdom (PM:SS)281.32%
17O. Bowser’s Hotels (Hotel Mario)40.19%
18O. Isle Delfino (SMS)30.14%
18O. Mushroom Kingdom (M&L:pJ)30.14%
18O. Sarasaland (SML)30.14%
21O. Bean Bean Kingdom (M&L:SS)10.05%
21O. Comet Observatory & Galaxies (SMG)10.05%
21O. Dream Depot (MP5)10.05%
21O. Mario Strikers stadiums10.05%
21O. Inside Bowser (M&L:BIS)10.05%
21O. Mushroom Kingdom (PM)10.05%
21O. Mushroom Kingdom (SMRPG)10.05%
21O. Rogueport & Surrounding Areas10.05%
21O. Earth (Mario is Missing)10.05%
21O. The Lost World10.05%
Total Votes: 2121



DragonFreak is up next with F12 - Worst Game Objective!
 
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