Mailbag #3- 6/15/01

Our third mailbag is here! Thanks to all who submitted stuff to it! Read below for answers to your questions and comments. For this one, my best friend Jill, as well as Magma Mario, a permanent mailbag member now, will be answering all of your messages along with me! If you would like to volunteer to be a responder in one of MNM's mailbags, or would like to join the MNM staff and be a permanent mailbag member, email Purple! Now on with the messages:

I think the X-Box will be better than the Gamecube. Do you? -Nathan

Purple: No way! The Game Cube will be cheaper than the X-Box for one thing, and Nintendo has always been good at making the best-quality games. This is Microsoft's first time making a gaming console, so if they're hoping to compete with the master, then they'll need to work extra hard!

Jill: I smell a traitor, do you?

Magma Mario: I don't because I'm not sure if you have to get on the computer to play it. If you do, that would really stink. The Gamecube games I've heard of so far are Super Mario 128, Luigi's Mansion, Donkey Kong Racing, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Samus Aran (I forgot the name), and Star Fox: Dinosaur Planet.

Hey very good site, I like all your images and goodies....but I have a question, where did you get the image of the banner? I love it, it's awesome....and more importantly, can you send it to me? I'll do anything to get it -Camus

Purple: I scanned the image from the Super Mario Adventures comics. There's all kinds of cool pictures in there. You'll do anything to get it, huh? If you could send me a Game Boy Advance for my birthday, then I'll think about sending it to you :) !

Jill: She got it from some Mario comics, I think. What all would you do to get the image, anyway?

Magma Mario: Purple says she made it, and you'll have to ask her if ya want it.

For the question about Mario's parents....Nintendo never made any specific identities for Mario's parents but you can see their feet at the end of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island. -Kamek

Purple: True dat.

Jill: And the fact that we can only see their feet opens up a world of possibilities. His parents could be lesbians for all we know!

Magma Mario: This is true if you wait for the credits you can see Mario's and Luigi's parents, but just their feet.


Purple: The key (literally) lies in Valley of Bowser 2, and you have to have the cape. Once you pass the midway gate, go through the first pipe. Then go through the maze, and enter the pipe at the end. Kill the first Mega Mole, and run around in that area and fly up and to the left, over the ceiling. Keep going left and then you'll drop down to where the key is. Insert it in the keyhole, and the path will be opened to the fortress!

Jill: I don't think you want to go there. But if you really want to find out, go to this website:

Magma Mario: Sorry, I bought the game yesterday, and I got to every stage accept that fort.


Purple: Our site does not distribute any ROMs or emulators, but if you would like to find some, visit EMUSANET. They have tons of the stuff that you're looking for.

Jill: Try searching for some on the internet. They would be on a ROM site somewhere.

Magma Mario: I don't really know..... and we do not carry downloads of games, (besides, isn't that illegal?)

I love your site and I was wondering how u made the comic-maker. Thanks. -Mallow

Purple: Thanx! I made the comic-maker using two elements: lots of sprites and backgrounds, and a DHTML script that allows objects on a site to be dragged and dropped. I'm hoping to expand the comic-maker, and have more scenes and sprites in the future.

Jill: She made that comic-maker using Kamek's magic wand.

Magma Mario: Purple used flash, but the rest you will have to ask Purple.

I am mario email me at -mario

Purple: Oh you are, huh? Do you think you could you hook me up with that super leaf or cape feather?

Jill: My toilet floods every time I flush it, I think there are Goombas in it. Could you please fix it for me?

Magma Mario: ok then???.......

Will Wart appear in a game that follows SSB2 that is being made (check -MarioMan

Purple: No official word has been out about Wart appearing in any Game Cube games so far.

Jill: Which game follows Super Smash Bros. Melee?

Magma Mario: Hmmm, thats a tough one, ya know, we aren't exactly associated with e3 or Nintendo.

I've had this question ALL my life, where did those koopa kids come from? I mean really! -Nicholas

Purple: No one knows except the creators themselves! The cartoons indicate that they were all adopted, the games haven't really revealed anything about their past, but what is known is that they were modeled after the Nintendo design team.

Jill: K I will explain:
Here's the story of a lovely Koopa
Who was bringing up 1 very lovely Koopa kid.
She had a bow but no hair, like her mother,
A spoiled brat indeed.

Here's the story, of a king named Bowser,
Who was busy with 6 Koopa kids of his own,
They were 7 men, living all together,
Yet they were all alone.

Till the one day when the lady met his fellow
And they knew it was much more than a hunch
That this group would somehow form a family.
That's the way they all became the Koopa Bunch.
The Koopa Bunch
That's the way they all became the Koopa Bunch.
The Koopa Bunch.

Magma Mario: Hmmm... quite a question, that everybody wants to know, the truth is, not even Nintendo has a story about it.

Awesome site. Did you read the most recent issue of nintendo power? It said that all copyrighted roms are illegal to possess, even if you own the original cartridge. So my question to you is that do you think it would be legal to own a hack of a game? Like Super Mario Bros with characters from Zelda? If you don't understand what I'm saying, look under "M" in the roms section of -Gauzii

Purple: Thanx. I haven't read NP, but I've seen and heard lots of debates on that subject. To me, it sounds illegal to own a ROM hack, since it was made by altering a copyrighted game. But for some reason, Nintendo seems to be really lenient with copyright laws, or maybe they just don't know. Anyway, if it were Disney or Coca-Cola, though, it would be a whole different story!

Jill: I don't know much about ROMs so I can't help you out there.

Magma Mario: Yes, I'm pretty sure it's illegal.
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