Paper Mario: Sticker Star is released in the UK this week and we're building up to the big 3DS game with a series of special features, beginning today with some interesting facts and secrets from the plumber's RPG series.
1. Game Over!
The Paper Mario series is home to some unconventional 'game over' situations. For example, in Chapter 6 of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, a deceased Toad - appropriately named Ghost T. - sends you out to find his diary, but warns you never to read it.
Once you acquire it, you can open it up in your inventory and choose to read it, but before you can finish, a furious Ghost T. appears from nowhere and attacks you, causing an instant game over.
You can even agree to join the Shadow Queen in the final battle in Thousand-Year Door, or outright refuse to save the world in Super Paper Mario, which leads to a game over, too. It's wise to save often in the Paper Mario series...