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Part of the Nintendo Independent Wiki Alliance (NIWA) and popular fansite for all things Super Mario Bros., the Super Mario Wiki is, well, a Mario encyclopedia. It currently hosts over 12,000+ articles and an extremely popular forum, a place where sprite comics thrive. Also famous for hosting The Three Mushketeers.

The wiki was founded in 2005 by Porplemontage, and has over 1,000 users, some great, some not-so-great.


The Super Mario Wiki contains examples of:

  • April Fools' Day: Every year at the top of April, the wiki decides to have a little fun. The main page variations and original pages made for these jokes are typically archived in the "Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense" portal.
    • The 2013, 2014 and 2015 iterations all featured strange, but true, facts about the Mario universe out of context.
    • In 2013, the wiki put up an article about a Darker and Edgier FPS reboot of the series, titled simply "Mario". As over-the-top as it was, it apparently managed to fool several users.
    • In 2014, two Waluigi-centric games were announced; a fitness game entitled Waluigi to Fitness, and a Luigi's Mansion-esque game named Waluigi's Warehouse.
    • In 2015, a book about a Darker and Edgier backstory of the Donkey Kong Country series was announced. The wiki also featured a line from the infamous Gaming in the Clinton Years review of Donkey Kong Country:
      Donkey Kong Country is truly perfect. If you do not get this amazing new generation of Donkey Kong madness, you are stupid. Yes, we know it's insulting, but that's also the truth. If you're a true video game fan, you will not hesitate in the slightest bit to buy this piece of gaming history.
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    • In 2016, the wiki announced the Nintendo Cinematic Universe, a movie franchise that contains the film Mario. Additionally, Pikmin's Pikipedia announced a movie named Pik-Min and SmashWiki announced The Smashers.note 
    • In 2017, the wiki rebranded as the Crash Bandicoot Wiki, as NIWA turned into SIWA (Sony Independent Wiki Alliance).
    • In 2018, the wiki was normal as usual, but added a "New Funky Mode" banner on the top right corner. Clicking on it links to a Funky Kong version.
    • In 2019, the wiki decided to focus on a different character, Pink Donkey Kong Jr. (otherwise known as Junior II). Mario Lore with Shigeru Miyamoto is announced.
    • In 2020, the wiki moved to a paid subscription service requiring $10 a month to read, with the subscription also introducing badges that can be bought, including a Cappy badge that lets you control someone else's account and a Noshi badge that randomly adds Noshi pics to 25% of the wiki's pages.
    • In 2021, the wiki removed all mentions of Mario except for a poll on the main page asking who should take Mario's place after his "unexpected passing", in acknowledgement of the "Mario dies on March 31st" meme. The logo became a green mushroom that just read "Super Wiki", and the news section reported that Super Luigi Galaxy 3 was announced.
  • Caption Contest: The 'Shroom held a contest to celebrate the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, challenging readers to submit pictures and give them funny captions.
  • Department of Redundancy Department: The source of some jokes:
  • Exactly What It Says on the Tin: It's a Wiki on Super Mario Bros..
  • Hilarious Outtakes: The "Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense" portal, documenting particularly amusing instances of vandalism, disruptively idiosyncratic writing choices, and just plain bad editing, plus the site's own April Fools' Day jokes.
  • Running Gag: Loads and loads of them, some notable ones being Pirate Goomba (a pirate Goomba), Pink Donkey Kong Jr., Brick Blocks, and cheese.