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9 amazing Paper Mario facts and secrets

Paper Mario week begins with some top trivia. How many did you know?

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...

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  1. shy guy 64 Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 13:57

    knew most of it

  2. LBDNytetrayn Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 14:40

    Do you guys have a different name for the second Zelda game over there? I've never seen it referred to as "The Legend of Zelda II: Link's Adventure" before.

  3. tomonm Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 14:49

    Do you guys have a different name for the second Zelda game over there? I've never seen it referred to as "The Legend of Zelda II: Link's Adventure" before.

    No, it should be Zelda 2: The Adventure Of Link

    I Am Error!

  4. lrwr14 Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 16:14

    What about the 8bit Mario in TTYD, loved that little easter egg. Never actually got around to completing TTYD because the last boss was hard. Might have to re play it now that I'm older lol.

  5. Pyron12 Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 16:30

    Know the Zelda 2 reference and that is it.

  6. shadowlugia101 Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 16:41

    in paper mario sticker star world 5-1 if you look in the trash you can find a letter signed by goombella and parakay

  7. wghtmf Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 19:54

    In the original when you are in Boo's Mansion, one of the rooms has a pot that you can jump into. If you do, you emerge as 8-bit Mario and the original music starts playing, along with the original jumping sound when you jump. Sadly, when you leave the room you turn back into 64-bit Paper Mario, but it's fun while it lasts.

  8. NintendoForLife Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 19:58

    In the third chapter of "Paper Mario," if you go into a jar (like a pipe) in the Boo Mansion, 8 Bit Mario pops out.

    I was noticed fact 5 when I was younger.

  9. superthingymabob Tuesday 4th Dec 2012 at 23:12

    I knew the Vivian and Zelda things, and I also knew about the 8-bit easter egg in boo mansion.

  10. GullibleGoat44 Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 09:51

    I was skeptical about this game at first, having never played a paper Mario before it all looked a bit odd. But after having a go of it and watching many teaser videos i am completely sold. Graphics look amazing and game play looks very smooth Just a quick shout out to Matthew Castle, great review in the mag, loving your work!

  11. AquaMisty Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 16:54

    How can Vivian possibly be male??She looks female and Vivian is a woman's name.

  12. Commandervideo Wednesday 5th Dec 2012 at 19:58

    Glitzpitz! I've been trying to remember the name of that chapter for a while now. It's The Best section of the Paper Mario series EVER!

  13. buzzboy42 Saturday 11th May 2013 at 12:49

    Chapter 2 of super paper mario has rubees, like in The Legend of Zelda.

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