PM vs TTYD - Day 44 - Henchmen/Peach Kidnappers (Koopa Troop vs. X-Nauts)

#1LightningYoshiPosted 7/19/2012 6:19:45 PM
Welcome to the Paper Mario Comparison Topic!

This topic will contain SPOILERS!


There are several similarities between Paper Mario (Nintendo 64) and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Gamecube). These topics serve to compare the smaller aspects of the game. Cast aside are the age-old debates of overall storylines and thematic settings - instead, we'll be comparing things like items, badges, sidequests, etc.


(== Comparison Queue ==)
Train Ride - K64 vs. Excess Express
Chapter 1 Castles - Koopa Bros. Fortress vs. Hooktail Castle
Spooky Bosses - Tubba Blubba vs. Doopliss
Early Ingredients - Goomnut vs. Horsetail
Star Piece Traders - Merlow vs. Dazzle
Final Boss Music - King of the Koopas vs. Shadow Queen Battle Music
Minor Character Designs - Paper Mario vs. The Thousand-Year Door
Mario's Design - Paper Mario vs. The Thousand-Year Door
Big Spooky Mansions - Boo's Mansion vs. Creepy Steeple
Message Boards - Paper Mario vs. The Thousand-Year Door
Item Animations - Paper Mario vs. The Thousand-Year Door
Ocean Travel - Giant Tuna (Whale!!!) vs. Flavio's/Cortez's Ships
Fun Side Activity - Li'l Oink Farm vs. Happy Lucky Lottery
Item Made Out of Hard-to-Obtanium - Diploma vs. Return Postage
Quiz Time! - 64th Trivia Quiz-off, Bowser Quizzes vs. 65th and 66th Super Fun Quirk Quizzes
So, who's this Mario guy again? - Buzzar vs Pennington
Optional Mini-bosses - Buzzar vs Atomic Boo
Species Elder - Yoshi Elder vs. Puni Elder
Prologue - A Plea from the Stars vs. A Rogue’s Welcome
Taker of Tolls - Kent C. Koopa vs. Gus
FInal Fight of Prologue - Magikoopa vs. Blooper
CHapter 5 Island Adventure - Hot, Hot Times on Lavalava Island vs. The Key to Pirates
Main Hubworld/Town - Toad Town vs. Rogueport
Timed Hits Instructor - Twink vs. Professor Frankly
Building Block Villains - Huff 'n' Puff vs. Smorg


Don't forget to nominate more topics! Don't forget to VOTE for tomorrow's topic!

Nominate topics to go into the Comparison Queue. Examples include Koopa Koot vs. Trouble Center, Repel Gel vs. Boo's Sheet, and Rowf's Shop vs. Lovely Howz of Badges.

Day 1 - Thrill Seekers - Kolorado vs. Flavio | 16-3
Day 2 - Chapter 3 Clubba Boss - Tubba Blubba vs. Macho Grubba | 3-20
Day 3 - Second-in-Command - Kammy Koopa vs. Lord Crump | 12-6
Day 4 - Vanish Partners - Lady Bow vs. Vivian | 9-16
Day 5 - Star Power Attacks - Star Storm vs. Earth Tremor | 6-9
Day 6 - Water Travel - Sushie vs. Boat Mode | 13-4
Day 7 - Penguin Detective Chapters - A Star Spirit on Ice vs. Three Days of Excess | 5-10
Day 8 - Ultra Boots - Ultra Boots (PM64) vs. Ultra Boots (TTYD) | 5-11
Day 9 - Crazy Contraptions - General Guy's Toy Tank vs. Lord Crump's Magnus von Grapple | 11-7
Day 10 - First Line - "Mail Call!" vs. "Mail Call!" | 6-3
Day 11 - Final Dungeons - Bowser's Castle vs. Palace of Shadow | 12-11
Day 12 - Best Final Boss - Bowser vs. Shadow Queen | 3-17
Day 13 - Chapter 7 - A Star Spirit on Ice vs. Mario Shoots the Moon | 19-3
Day 14 - Peach's Partners - Twink vs. TEC-XX | 9-17
Day 15 - Seven Stars - Star Spirits vs. Crystal Stars | 11-12
Day 16 - Peach Cooking Mini Game - Strawberry Cake vs. Invisibility Potion | 15-5
Day 17 - Recurring Enemy - Jr. Troopa vs. Lord Crump | 12-2
Day 18 - Luigi's View - Luigi's Diary vs. Luigi's Adventure | 3-20
#2LightningYoshi(Topic Creator)Posted 7/19/2012 6:25:02 PM(edited)
Day 19 - BLOOOOOOOOPER!!! - Bloopers vs. Blooper | 17-2
Day 20 - Retro-Style Easter Egg - Boo's Mansion Vase vs. X-Naut Dressing Room | 0-13
Day 21 - Koopa Partners - Kooper vs. Koops | 12-16
Day 22 - Goombas - Goombario vs. Goombella | 9-16
Day 23 - Chefs - Tayce T. vs. Zess T. | 4-15
Day 24 - Optional Boss - The Master vs. Bonetail | 12-13
Day 25 - Mini-Game Area - Playroom vs. Pianta Parlor | 2-15
Day 26 - Enemy Bases - Bowser's Castle vs. X-Naut Fortress | 15-3
Day 27 - Intro Scene - Star Rod Theft vs. Mystical Map Discovery | 9-3
Day 28 - Weapon/Ability/Power-up Explainer - Text Boxes vs. Toadette | 0-8
Day 29 - Bob-ombs - Bombette vs. Admiral Bobbery | 3-11
Day 30 - Sewage Contest - Toad Town Sewers vs. Rogueport Sewers | 5-12
Day 31 - Mail Delivery - Parakarry (snail) Mail vs. GBASP (E-)Mail | 9-1
Day 32 - Wind-Themed Partners - Lakilester vs. Flurrie | 15-4
Day 33 - Kammy Koopa - Kammy Koopa (PM64) vs. Kammy Koopa (TTYD) | 1-11
Day 34 - Defense-Piercing Partners - Watt vs. Ms. Mowz | 11-6
Day 35 - Better Title Screen - Paper Mario vs. The Thousand-Year Door | 3-11
Day 36 - Evil Team Comparison GO! - The Koopa Bros. vs. The Three Shadow Sirens/Beauties | 5-10
Day 37 - Carry-Type Partners - Parakarry vs. Yoshi | 2-15
Day 38 - Character Themes - Twink's Theme vs. Flurrie's Theme | 11-3
Day 39 - Strong-Looking Weaklings - Monstar vs. Armored Harriers | 12-10
Day 40 - Unpopular Chapters - Dark Days in Flower Fields vs. The Great Boggly Tree | 11-12
Day 41 - Whacka-doo! - Whacka (PM64) vs. Whacka (TTYD) | 14-2
Day 42 - Defense-Busting Jumps - D-Down Jump vs. Soft Stomp | 5-7
Day 43 - Threatening Enemies - Tutankoopa vs. Cortez | 1-14

Day 44 - Henchmen/Peach Kidnappers - Koopa Troop vs. Secret Society of X-Nauts

Paper Mario - Koopa Troop - Hammer Bros., Koopatrols, Magikoopas, and more - these guys pack a punch. They're loyal to King Bowser and obey his every command. These guys aren't to be trifled with, and they're some of the toughest baddies Mario will face in this game.

The Thousand-Year Door - Secret Society of X-Nauts - X-Nauts, Elite X-Nauts, X-Naut PhDs, and all of the Yuxes - these guys are no joke. They follow the commands of Grodus and Lord Crump to the letter. They have potions to attack with and boost each other with - They've experimented, creating various Yuxes and X-Yuxes (these guys are dangerous.)

So with that one-sided comparison, this one is up early!

Ready? VOTE!

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#3MetaFalconPunchPosted 7/19/2012 7:12:57 PM
X-Nauts.

(remembers the X-Yux)
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#4bigstar66Posted 7/19/2012 7:45:53 PM
I had an awful time in Bowser's Castle the first time I played through the original chapter 8, because Hammer Bros. and Koopatrols are really hard enemies. X-nauts on the other hand... eh, there's nothing special about them. No defense power, standard attack power. The only thing that makes them stand out is the X-yux, which, needless to say, is weak. All (male) members of the Koopa Troop have relatively high defense (seeing as they're spiked). Koopatrols can charge, and Hammer Bros. have an ungodly attack power.

Koopa Troop
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#5Elec Man EXEPosted 7/19/2012 8:06:41 PM
Gotta go with the Koopa Troop. Hammer Bros and Magikoopas are some of my favorite Mario enemies, they look really cool and they have interesting attacks. Even the Koopatrols are pretty nice, though I don't love them nearly as much as some people seem to :p

The X-Nauts are kind of bland. They don't look very good (though the Yuxes look OK I suppose) and aside from the Yuxes they're all too similar looking as well. The potions the PHD guys throw are kind of neat, but the goofy jumps of the normal ones are lame. They're pretty weak compared to the Troop as well.
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#6Will_1231Posted 7/19/2012 8:37:59 PM
I'll also be going with the Koopa Troop here. Despite them not being as original in the sub-series, they were a lot more varied, and we had a lot more unique characters among them (if you count the chapter bosses and the non-Koopa species members).
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#7LightHawKnightPosted 7/19/2012 9:25:06 PM
Koopa Troop!
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#8electroampPosted 7/20/2012 12:04:31 AM
Koopa Troop >>>>>

They are as original as ever, also quite difficult. X-Nauts are meeeeeh, very easy. I always equip Double Pain to make them at least threatening.
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#9BetrayedTangyPosted 7/20/2012 4:28:44 AM
x-nauts they do better as both henchmen and kidnappers as they are very loyal to grodus and they are never really against him plus i feel like they have a little more control over peach as she has to use a costume to sneak around now granted the koopa troop are much funnier they dont do their job nearly as well in fact even giving peach a tool to hide plus as henchmen they hardly appear outside of bowsers castle whereas the x nauts are everywhere in search for the crystal stars
#10StarSpriteZeroPosted 7/20/2012 4:36:12 AM
X-nauts
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