Issue Vol. 1 #5

Site News

First off, I just want to apologize for the lateness of this issue. I've been so busy with schoolwork lately that I didn't have enough time to work on it, but at least we got it out! Secondy, I'd like to introduce you all to our new cartoonist, Kinopio Toadashi! To check out his comic for this issue, scroll down the page, it's awesome! Things with this site have been going well, too. We've finally reached 10,000 hits and they're still coming in! We also put up an April Fool's joke on that day on the updates. If you still haven't seen it yet, CLICK HERE! I've also put up a Paper Mario review several days ago.

Mario News

About the GBA

By: Nick
Reporter and editor-in-chief of the Bowser Tribune

Are you ready for the ultimate portable gaming experience? You'd better be, because on June 11, 2001, Nintendo will release in the USA the next Gameboy, the Gameboy Advance. The system will carry a manufacturer's suggested cost of $99.95, while new game software will cost between $29.95 and $39.95. The 15 games that are out for it are basically NES games. In fact, I recently discovered today that they placed the NES took it apart and hooked it up to the Super NES and that's how they got the idea and that's why the graphics are tight. If you think the Gameboy Color was good, get ready. Just wait until you feel the power of the Game Boy Advance's 32-bit color graphics and intense new horizontal design. This handheld console has 32 bits- much more then the 16-bit Super NES. The screen is bigger, but it's just as compact as Game Boy Color. The addition of the L and R Buttons add increased control, taking your game-play experience to the next level. There's basically nothing that the Game Boy Advance can't do! It is fully compatible with all pre-existing Game Boy and Game Boy Color games. Four not two FOUR Game Boy Advances can link up for incredible multiplayer action, But it requires one game pak. For certain games, the Game Boy Advance will have the ability to serve as a controller for the Nintendo Game Cube as well! You can hook it up to the Game Cube for more bits of color and even better play!! Are you beginning to see the picture here? The Game Boy Advance is thought to be the future of hand-held gaming, and that future is almost here! The Game Boy Advance will be released in the United States in June, shortly after Japanese gamers will experience the excitement of this new hardware in March! Advanced Comparison get ready for some advanced mathematics.

Mario or Poke'mon?

By: Magma Mario

Everyone loves Mario to death, but even more people love Poke'mon to death. Poke'mon is a game where you must catch 251 Poke'mon and become a Poke'mon master. Mario was the main man in Nintendo until Poke'mon barged in. In fact, even though Poke'mon isn't my thing, here is proof that Poke'mon is more popular than Mario. Here is the list of 2000's best sellers.
1. Poke'mon Gold : 2,900,000
2. Poke'mon Silver: 2,900,000
3. Poke'mon Stadium: 2,000,000
4. Poke'mon Yellow: 2,000,000
5. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask: 1,300,000
6. Poke'mon Blue : 1,100,000
7. Poke'mon Blue: 1,100,000
8. Poke'mon Trading Card Game: 1,000,000
9. Super Mario Bros. DX: 995,000
10. Mario Party 2: 944,000
WOW!!!!! Poke'mon took over 2000. In fact, in the year of '99, Poke'mon Yellow was the most wanted Christmas gift. Will Poke'mon take Mario's place as the Nintendo mascot? I doubt it, but I would see why if they did.


The Little Things

By: Purple

1. In Super Mario 64, after you do the hard work of getting all 120 Power Stars, why does Yoshi only appear to give you 100 lives and then just leave? Why would anyone need 100 lives when there's barely anything left to do in the game?
2. In Super Mario 64, what does that sign mean, "Shhh! Please walk quietly in the hallway!" and is it important?
3. Why doesn't Luigi appear in very many games lately?
4. What is up with that weird useless door in SMRPG?
5. What is World 9 in Super Mario Bros. 3?
6. Why does everyone refer to the purple Yoshi as blue? Are they color-blind or is it me?

Nintendo Game Cube

By: Magma Mario

What do you think a good name for Gamecube is, besides Dolphin and Gamecube? If you could make any Mario game for it, what would it be, what would its graphics be and what type of game? Tell us anything at the Kinopio News. Be sure to say Mario or something like that when in the subject line.


By: Kinopio Toadashi

Ask Magma Mario


Think you have what it takes to be an artist? We're currently looking for a new logo for The Kinopio News and improving the look of this newsletter, so if you design a logo for us that we like, then we'll use it from now on and give credit to you (and your site if you have one!) So get crazy with your photo editor and make something cool! Note: Please only use the phrase "The Kinopio News", and make sure that the logo is no more than 500 pixels wide and 100 pixels high, and no more than 50K in total size.

The Cutest Couple Poll Results
As a tribute to Valentine's Day, two months ago, we at The Kinopian Press held a poll for who you thought was the cutest Nintendo couple. After two months of being in a tie, the winners have finally emerged! The cutest Nintendo couple is Luigi and Daisy...awww<3>! Here were your comments about it:

"Link and Zelly definately need to get together!"

"Okay, a kewl green plumber who's more popular than Mario along side a Princess who gets just about as little spotlight as Luigi does. It's a match made in heaven!"

Here it is! The Site of the Month that you voted for March/April is... Video Game Music Archive! This site has a huge archive full of midis from your favorite video games.

Here is the Site of the Month lineup for May/June.

Video Game Graphics
Video Game Sprite Archives
King Shy Guy's World

Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64)
Aidyn Chronicles (N64)
Donald Duck (N64)
Indiana Jones (N64)
Mario Party 3 (N64)

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  • The Kinopian Staff:

    PurpleMario.....Editor-in-Chief, Layout Editor, Adviser
    Magma Mario.....Reporter, Features/Editorials, Cartoonist
    Kinopio Toadashi.....Cartoonist

    Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience the lateness of this issue may have caused. Our staff is so small, that whenever someone doesn't turn in an article, it greatly affects the whole newsletter. We'll welcome anyone who is interested in improving our newsletter! We'll even accept an article from a reader, and they don't have to be a member of the staff to write one up! Thanks to the readers who have given us support so far.

    ~The Staff at Kinopian Press

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