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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Fun Secrets FAQ by Edua
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This guide can be used in GameFAQs or Gamespot. You may print it, but not
sell or distribute, nor call your own... But you can print it! Yippee,
yeh?

Index.-
Introduction					[intro]
Versions and updates				[verup]
Legend						[legnd]
Hello there, old pal				[hello]
Hey, that sounds familiar			[famil]
Shower tunes, Princess style			[showr]
Wonky's tales					[wonky]
Lahla, the Boo Cutie Kitty in Pianta Parlor	[lhlpl]
Grifty, the rooftop minstrel			[grfty]
Random thoughts					[rndmt]
Special Thanks					[spect]

Use the codes to find the sections that the information is in.

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Introduction					[intro]
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Welcome to the Fun Secrets FAQ. Here, I will list every easter egg
possible, to the utmost accuracy of what is in the game. I'll admit, it is
still incomplete when I write this introduction in Ver. 0.7. Help is
appreciated! Ver. 0.7 definitely lacks the following, of the which I am
accepting help for unless I can get to those parts with the new save file
before the help is submitted:

-Videogamin' Toad kid				[famil]
Things he says before Chapter 6 is completed.
-Shower tunes, Princess style			[showr]
Help identifying the tunes Peach sings. Need a save file that is currently
on Chapter 1-5's endings ( in other words, that can control Peach and
direct her towards the shower ).
-Wonky's tales					[wonky]
Suggestions on how to organize Wonky's advice ( chronologically,
alphabetically, usefulness... etc. ).

Ver. 0.87 still lacks the above, and I am seeing a lack of help. I am also
uncertain if anyone has even read this FAQ besides the content reviewers.
Upsetting, but I guess that's how it goes. Thanks for the help to some of
you guys.

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Versions and updates				[verup]
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ver 0.87-	Small thought about X-Naut Fortress being similar to Mega
Man levels.

ver 0.86-	Small tid-bit about Tayce T. and Zess T. added.

ver 0.85-	A new cameo has been found!

ver 0.84-	1 song has been identified.

ver 0.83-	Jerry Chifari pointed out a lot of things. Some are still
		unfinished, as you can see above. Oii.

ver 0.82-	Some stuff, but mainly a dumb stroke of luck allowed me to
		figure out what the screen in Grodus's room is!

ver 0.81-	Re-spell-checked. Erh...

Ver 0.8	-	The guide was spell-checked and attempted to be realigned.
		Also, some minor notes were added.

Ver 0.7	-	The guide was submitted to GameFAQs... and accepted!

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Legend						[legnd]
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Noun=Noun	The name on the left was the previous name, or the
		predecesor of the new name. It can also be the name of a
		specific NPC, like Luigi's partners.
Noun^		Means the character was changed majorly, not just in
		appearance.

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Hello there, old pal				[hello]
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There are certain events where you will see your pals from previous games.
I will list these in the order they appear/can be noticed in-game, along
with their origin.

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-Narrator
The disembodied voice begins to narrate the story of the Thousand-Year
Door to you. Same voice that narrates the chapters. He's from, hm...
I'm almost sure the narrator exists since Super Mario World. He narrated
every time you blew up a castle and saved an egg. 'course, he actually
reacts to Bowser and Kammy in Paper Mario, what with Kammy scotch-taped to
the book he's reading. That's the first time that the narrator reads from
a book. And now's the second. Onward!

-Parakarry
He's from Paper Mario. True to his profession, he delivers Peach's letter
to the Bros.' house. One could guess that he also delivers the letter from
the Waffle Kingdom to Luigi.

-Luigi
Duh. He's been with Mario since Mario Bros. for the Nes. He goes on his
own adventure during the game, and you can spot him in Rogueport and chat
about them. You can also talk to his partners and see what THEY have to
say about it... His full name should be Luigi Mario, since they're the
Mario Bros., right?

-Toadsworth
Let me sum it up : Mild annoyance from Mario Sunshine. Seriously. He's
been cameo happy ever since, and has practically replaced Toad. Still, I
guess he at least looks different that the rest of the 'shroom guys,
unlike Toad himself. Toadsworth dates Zess T. ( I can only imagine T.
stands for Toad, like K. stands for Koopa ) during the third chapter of
your story.

-Merlon, Merluvlee, Merlee, Chet Rippo
Why put these all together? They all look practically the same, and serve
the same purposes they did in the first Paper Mario : Upgrade partners,
give hints, power you up during battles and upgrade stats at the cost of
other stats, respectively. Sure, you won't have access to Merlee and Chet
for a while ( Chapter 2 and Chapter 5, respectively ), but they're there.
They DID get revamped, though, so they all look better. Chet, however, is
now way different than his platypuss look-a-like self before.

-Thwomp
You only see one Thwomp in the whole game. It's in Shhwonk Fortress, and
he holds a quiz made up of 7 questions in total, but 5 questions are all
you need to answer right. of course, you see a mechanical Thwomp in the
X-Naut's fortress, but there haven't been any mechanical Thromps before,
so I don't think it counts...

-Kolorado('s father)
Inside Hooktail's castle, you will find out that Kolorado's dad died.
He holds a letter adressing how he's proud of him, and that the dragon is
bothered by crickets. One must wonder if Kolorado is originary from
Petalburg... Also, Dr. Frankly is Kolorado's teacher when it comes to
archeology.

-Toadette
You'll see her each time you get new boots and hammers. She cameos from
Mario Kart:Double Dash. I guess Toad really DID get replaced by
Toadsworth. For good... Perhaps?

-Yoshi egg
The Yoshi Egg is a cameo itself, even if the content is one of a kind...
Well, technically, multicolored Yoshi eggs are rare, yeah, but it has the
same shape, right? The newborn Yoshi looks mo-hawkish and has pants,
which makes it the fourth version of a Yoshi new-born ( first being from
Super Mario World, second being from Tetris Attack ( slightly evolved from
the original ) and the third being Yoshi's Story's ( which looked grown,
yet sounded... squeakier. Also, Black and White yoshies were introduced ).

-Hamma's grandfather
Hamma is the grandchild of a Hammer Bro. in world 7-1 of the Super Mario
Bros. His hammer is said to be his grandfather's, so therefore, that's an
old, old hammer.

-Whacka
Lovable, whackable, Whacka Bump-producing Whacka is back from Paper Mario.
Poor thing can still become extinct...-er.

-Jr. Troopa
This... is a surprisingly hard one. In the upper left corner of the photo
attached to the "The Real Zip Toad: !" e-mail, is this little guy, in his
spike-hatted and bat-winged form, just... flying, really. It's a really
nice cameo, since this guy was a really persistant and recurrent rival
in the first Paper Mario! ( Think Croco from SMRPG:LOT7S )

-Kolorado, Moustafa, Buzzar
They're all from the first Paper Mario, and are all mentioned in Lumpy's
journal.

-Bow and Bootler
After you beat the game, save. You can see 'em again in Poshley heights,
near the Sanctum. They're from the first Paper Mario.
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Hey, that sounds familiar			[famil]
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Places and species and objects, oh my. These may or may not physically
appear in the game, but are at least mentioned.

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-Mario and Luigi's house
This place has so many versions, it's not funny. It's first appearance was
technically Super Mario Bros. 2, in the ending where you realize Mario was
dreaming of the adventures in Subcon ( though Subcon is supposedly a place
in dreams or something, so it all really happened, just that it doesn't
really affect Mario directly, unless if he had lost, he and the others
would've dreamt forever? ). But you don't actually get to see its
exterior until Super Mario RPG, which presents the first version of it.
The second version, re-used here, is presented in Paper Mario. And the
third was the one in Mario & Luigi, where it actually had a *gasp*
bathroom. How's THAT for home decorating, and re-decorating?

-The Plot, we meet again
Seriously. Letters + Princess Peach = Trouble. It's been true since Super
Mario Bros. 3, and it's been re-iterated since Super Mario World and Super
Mario 64... then again in Paper Mario... It's like, rinse and repeat. At
least we got a moment of relief during Super Mario RPG, Mario Sunshine and
Mario & Luigi, which have no letters involved. Either you get to witness
the crime firsthand during the first two, or get a distressed Toad to drop
in unannounced during your shower. Heck, Luigi's Mansion has Mario send
his bro a letter. So, letters in general, or message blocks ( Super Mario
World ) are bad news. Even Peach and Bowser, during the Chapter 1 epilogue
events, point out the obviousity of this matter, what with "I can't
believe I've been kidnapped. Again." and "Who would do something like
that? Besides me?" respectively.

-That voice, could it be?
Yes. Mario makes noises with his mouth, and actually says "Oh yea" from
time to time. How is this a cameo? He didn't have a voice until Yoshi's
Island, also known as Super Mario World 2 : And he was a BABY back then.
Him having a voice is always a cameo to me. All three main characters
make voice sounds, though sometimes they don't really say anything.

-The Great Sea
Perhaps not really a cameo, but the sea's appearance... it's familiar,
isn't it...? It reminds me of Wind Waker's sea. In fact, that was the
first thing I thought when I saw it for the first time. Heck, the part
where the title shows when you start a new game? Total Wind Waker ripoff.

-All ye original, my foes, my neutral
You'll see a bunch of characters that are really old, like these. Maybe
they'll look new, cool, or have clothes or something. Maybe they'll look
plum ordinary. Here's a list of the first appearances in NPC mode, and one
of those that you get to fight.
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	NPCs
Parakarry
Luigi
Toads
Bob-ombs
Goombas
Piantas
Toadsworth
Doogans
Nomadimice=Mice
Bean beans
Bandits
Merlon
Merluvlee
Koopas
Bub-ulbs
Princess Peach Toadstool
Bowser^
Koopatrols
Hammer Bros.
Kammy Koopa
Merlee
Boos
Cheep-Cheeps
Lakitus
Toadette
Blooper=Blooey
Clubba, Tubba Blubba=Mr. Grubba^
Koopa (yellow shell)=King K.
Hyper Cleft=Cleftor
Swooper=Sir Swoop
Spike Top=Spiky Joe
Nomadimouse=Grifty^
Lil' Oinks=Pigs
Buzzy (Spiky)=Torque
Whacka
Crazee Dayzee=Hayzee
Chet Rippo^
Penguins
	Enemies
Amazy Dayzee
Bombshell Bill Blaster
Bandit
Bill Blaster
Blooper^
Bob-omb
Bombshell Bill
Bowser^
Bullet Bill
Buzzy Beetle
Chomp=Chain-Chomp
Cleft
Crazee Dayzee
Dark Koopa
Dry Bones
Duplighost=Doopliss^
Ember
Frost Piranha
Fuzzy
Gloomba
Goomba
Forest Fuzzy=Green Fuzzy
Green Magikoopa
Hammer Bro
Hyper Cleft
Hyper Goomba
Hyper Paragoomba
Kammy Koopa
Koopa Troopa
Koopatrol
Lakitu
Lava Bubble
Magikoopa
Paragloomba
Paragoomba
Paratroopa
Piranha Plant
Pokey Mummy=Poison Pokey
Pokey
Putrid Piranha
Red Magikoopa
Ruff Puff
Spike Top
Spiked Gloomba=Spiky Gloomba
Spiked Goomba=Spiky Goomba
Spiny
Swooper
Swoopula
White Magikoopa
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-Points, I missed you
The Paper Mario system makes a come back with its exclusive Star Points.
Heart and Flower points are technically cameos from Super Mario RPG...
and so is star power, sort of.

-Action Command, aka the Art of Timed Hits
Sure, action command can now be considered a cameo, what with the
addition of an audience, and Stylish moves. You'll need a lot more timing
now that you have to worry about pleasing a crowd AND doing damage. If
you hadn't guessed, Action Command is about damage. Stylish-whatever is
not. If it was, then you could "Stylishly" defend. Oh, about that, you
can also do damage to attackers if you excel at timing by pressing B,
which is sort of a Mario & Luigi cameo. ... Even though it isn't
introduced in-game yet, you can use both Action and Stylish commands in
the first battle. ( stylish commands won't help since there's no audience
until Frankly teaches you about star power ). (From SMRPG)

-Unfriendly tropical buddies
Piantas are back from Mario Sunshine, and now they're your friendly local
mafia and Vegas-like dealers! You'll first see two goons beat up on two
bandits. You'll be seeing them fight each other for no real reason for a
while, really, so get used to chuckling at 'em.

-The Cook
Okay, meet Tayce T.'s opposite, Zess T. Yes, she's the exact opposite.
She's only similar in the fact she needs a cookbook to cook two items,
and before that, needs an object ( not a frying pan, but a contact lens )
before she even cooks, or gets out of your way. What a brat. I should
point out the return of a few recipes from Paper Mario for similar effect:
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	Coco Pop=Coco Candy: Cake Mix + Coconut
	Egg Missile=Egg Bomb: Mystic Egg + Fire Flower
	Electro Pop: Cake Mix + Volt Shroom
	Fire Pop: Cake Mix + Fire Flower
	Fried Egg: Mystic Egg
	Honey Candy: Honey Syrup + Cake Mix
	Honey Shroom: Honey Syrup + Mushroom
	Honey Super: Honey Syrup + Super Shroom
	Honey Ultra: Honey Syrup + Ultra Shroom
	Jelly Pop=Jelly Candy: Jammin' Jelly + Cake Mix
	Jelly Shroom: Jammin' Jelly + Mushroom
	Jelly Super: Jammin' Jelly + Super Shroom
	Jelly Ultra: Jammin' Jelly + Ultra Shroom
	Koopa Tea: Turtley Leaf
	Koopasta: Turtley Leaf + Fresh Pasta
	Maple Shroom: Maple Syrup + Mushroom
	Maple Super: Maple Syrup + Super Shroom
	Maple Ultra: Maple Syrup + Ultra Shroom
	Cake=Mousse Cake: Cake Mix
	Shroom Cake: Mushroom + Cake Mix
	Sweet Shroom=Shroom Crepe: Cake Mix + Ultra Shroom
	Fried Shroom=Shroom Fry: Mushroom
	Hot Shroom=Shroom Roast: Life Shroom
	Shroom Steak: Ultra Shroom
	Spaghetti: Fresh Pasta
	Spicy Soup: Fire Flower
	Yoshi Cookie=Zess Cookie: Cake Mix + Mystic Egg
	Deluxe Feast=Zess Deluze: Healthy Salad + Shroom Steak
	Bland Meal=Zess Dinner: Healthy Salad + Shroom Fry
	Yummy Meal=Zess Special: Whacka Bump
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Psst. They're also sisters if you figure from Wonka's advice.

-Audience exclusive troublemakers
Believe it or not, you may notice Shy Guys in the audience. You may think
you will fight Shy Guys later. Well, you're wrong. BUT Shy Guys are the
only kind of audience member that will actually hop on stage and exit
stage left or stage right... And cause a little havoc here or there. It's
not always your fault that the stage seems to be falling apart, at least!

-Bean bean and a drink
An old man from the Beanbean Kingdom of Mario & Luigi runs a Chuckola Bar
in the Inn. Both the species, Bean beans, and the Chuckola Cola are cameos
from the game. Who'd of thought? You can find another in Glitzville. It's
been confirmed that the bartender in Club 64 from Paper Mario is just a
Toad, not a Beanbean... Though he's 'dressed' the same, glasses and
'stache and all. Guess it's some sort of uniform.

-Badgies
Almost all of the badges from the first Paper Mario return in this game,
plus new ones, and some that are just for fun. Also signals the first
actual use in-game that benefits, out of badges that use 0 BP.

-Control Peach separately, again?
Yeah, last Paper Mario switched between Mario and Peach at the end of each
chapter, too. So that's sort of a cameo.

-Bowser's pad
Bowsie's castle has had almost as many make-overs as Mario's. Here we see
a different incarnation. I am guessing that the Bowser head is buried in
the lava, behind the path, or something. Yeah. I mean, they left Mario's
house intact from the first Paper Mario... why not the castle, too...? You
know, besides the whole Star Rod practically blew up the place issue. I'm
just glad they returned it to Star Haven. Who knows if Kirby drops by
there, needing a spare, eh?

-Clown Copter, away!
Yay, this thing cameos all the way from Super Mario World, then Super
Mario RPG, and then Paper Mario. It appears in Mario & Luigi, sadly to
say there are no sprites of it, however, which is what threw me off.

-Videogamin' Toad kid
A Toad child in Petal Meadows talks about videogames. Come back after a
chapter to hear him say something different.
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After Chapter 6:
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"I've been playing "Paper
Mario: The Thousand-Year
Door" like crazy lately...

I wasn't sure at first...
But that game is AWESOME!
I just beat it! Every chapter!

Totally cool ending! I
loved it. So worth the money!
Think there'll be a sequel?

If not, I hope they make a
Paper Luigi game. Yeah! I bet
that'd be awesome, too..."
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-Mailbox SP
You could've checked your gear a long while earlier, but I just felt like
waiting until Mario himself held it out and gave Goombella a chance to
notice it. It's a silver Gameboy Advance SP. Notice the lack of a
wireless adapter. I'm jealous. Aren't you? Oh, and all tunes you hear
when mailed are from previous Mario games, and you'll hear different ones
throughout the game.
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Misc/Spam mail : The short tune you hear when you hit the message block in
Super Mario World's beginning area.
Peach's mail : The tune from Super Mario World's title screen.
Anonymous mail : The tune from Super Mario Bros. 3's 6th world, Iced Land.
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-Re-decorated Playroom, with Retro attachment
The Pianta Parlor is practically the Playroom from Paper Mario. The
scoreboard inside is the original type of Game Boy!

-Fungi in uniform
The train Toads all look like the Koopa Bros. disguised from Paper Mario,
but don't worry. They're naturally like that.

-Where've I seen that blimp before?
The Cheep-Cheep Blimp is a semi-cameo, for it is a revamped version of the
blimp that once appeared and got popped in Super Mario Kart with corks
from various fizzed up bottles!

-Is there a train in every game or something?
The Excess Express is the third time a train appears in a Mario RPG. A
train made of clouds, driven by a Lakitu caddy appears in Super Mario RPG.
Well, actually, it's the Nimbus Land bus. Oh well. In Paper Mario, there
are 2 trains : The Toad Town Train takes you to Mt. Rugged, and the Toy
Train takes you to the different stations in the Shy Guy's Toy Box.

-Retro compy screen?
When you control Peach so that she may steal a disk, then upload it for
TEC, look closely at the screen. It looks like a REALLY old Mario Bros.
game, where Mario and Luigi look like rectangles that are red and green,
respectively. Makes you wonder if the X-Nauts are, like, Mario Bros. fans,
huh? But really, the thing looks like if it came out of a horrible Atari
port. Oh well. I guess that's why they never recognize Mario when they see
him, perhaps? "Hey, that ain't a rectangle..."
UPDATE: On a stroke of dumb luck, I figured out that the screen is a blue
version of the Famicon Disk System's BIOS! I found this out while checking
stuff in http://www.classicgaming.com/tmk/fds.shtml.


-Greetings from Herringway!
Most of the penguins in Poshley Heights will make references to Shiver
City, the place where this type of penguins originated from in the
first Paper Mario.

-Super Lumpy, the Ratooey who aimed for oil!
How is this a cameo? It's all in the areas from the original Paper Mario!
He kept a journal of what went on there, to boot. Sooo I'll just type it
up...
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Part 1	The Night Before
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I'm finally off tomorrow! I've filled my pack with cheese, and I'm ready
to go! My to-do list is crossed off. I owe so much to all of my
investors... Not just money! The old get-rich-quick dream... but this is
different. I have a reason... See, I owe it to my hometown. It's so cold
there, people are constantly shivering. If I find oil and send it there,
then people can use it to heat their homes. Oil will make me rich and them
happy. It seems to be the perfect goal, right? I have always, always...
had this dream, since I was very small. Of course, getting rich is a big
part of it, too, but who doesn't want money? Money! Money! Cover me with
it, please! Hahhhhhhhhhhh... Well, enough for tonight...
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Part 2	The Buzzar Fiend
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Why did it have to turn out like this? I got to Toad Town by boat, then
took a train to the foot of Mt. Rugged. Unfortunately, you can only get
from Mt. Rugged to Dry Dry Desert on foot. And tragedy waited for me as I
slogged faithfully up that winding trail... It was a huge, awful vulture!
I had read about it in my travel brochures! This Buzzar accosted all
travelers on Mt. Rugged! I hightailed it, but Buzzar had me in its sights.
I felt a piercing jolt as its claws dug deep into my backpack. After
dropping me onto a cliff, Buzzar seemed to forget me and disappear. I let
out a sigh of relief, but when I touched my back, I noticed my pack was
gone! My pack! In it was all my food and money to start the operation! No!
That mangy Buzzar made off with everything of importance to me! All I have
left is this journal, a shover to dig for oil, and my life... But perhaps
living is miracle enough... or so I'd like to believe. But now... I can't
turn back. I climbed down the mountain to the desert. The Dry Dry Desert
sprawls out before me, bechoning dreamers and fools... I am both, and I
set out with a heart full of dread...
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Part 3	A Helping Hand
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I am now in a place called Dry Dry Outpost. Someone pulled me, lifeless
and parched, from the merciless desert floor... It was a Koopa with a fine
mustache named Kolorado. And angel in a pith helmet... He was a
world-traveling adventurer-archaeologist. I told him about Buzzar... And
my quest for oil... And my dreams of riches and warmth for my people...
After I spoke at length, he gave me food and water. I asked him why he
should be so kind, and he looked into the distance and said... "Turning
one's back on an ambitious dreamer... Invites others to do the same to
you, old boy. I just... I just want to believe in every dream this sad old
world can muster." This guy, he still chases his own dreams, dusty dreams
of archaeology. We stayed up all night discussing each other's dreams. It
was great.
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Part 4	A Reliable Guide
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I am now at a desert oasis. After Kolorado left, I set out from Dry Dry
Outpost to find my digging point. But the desert is so wide... It's
impossible to find anything without a guide. I had no idea where I was
going, and my head was splitting in the heat. My throat was burning and
scratchy... Was I awake? Was I asleep? I heard a voice calling to me from
far away... "Hey, are you a nice guy? If you're a nice guy, then give me
something nice." I didn't have the food or water I received from Kolorado.
I had nothing. "Why do you lie here? If you are a nice guy, give me a nice
thing, and I will help." I croaked: "All I have is... All I have is my
dream..." When I next awoke, I was at this oasis. "You're awake!" I heard!
There was a Squeek there in a gray head scarf. "My name is Moustafa. You
had nothing to give, but I got something nice anyway!" I don't know how or
why, but it seems I'd been saved by yet another stranger... "Do you need a
guide? If there is somewhere to want to go, I will take you."
Unbelievable! I've actually found a reliable guide.
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Part 5	The Digging Point
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We're here! I'm finally at the spot where I'm supposed to dig for oil! I
was told to draw a line from a blue cactus to a cactus-like rock... I went
north a precise distance from the exact termination point... I ended up
here, at a point between Dry Dry Ruins and the oasis... Moustafa had
guided me this far with skill and bravery... He said, "You are a nice guy.
Your dream will come true. Moustafa believes this." He left then, leaving
me to fight this battle on my own! All I have to do is dig here until I
find oil. That's all... I stocked up on lemons and limes at the oasis, so
I should last a few days. I MUST find that oil!
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Part 6	The Long Dig
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I am digging... for oil now, and... my hand shakes... as I write these...
perhaps final... words... I have been digging... from sunup to sundown...
but... still no sign of... that sweet crude... Maybe... I've just
picked... a dry spot... in this cursed spot... in this cursed desert...
But... I'm sure this... is where Merluvlee... told me to dig... Yes... I'm
sure of it... There's... no more... food... or... water... and even my
hopes... have dwindled... to nothing... Ahhh... this is it... my dream...
dies here... with me... under these... unforgiving skies... My... dream...
My... My...? Wait... no... this is not it... my dream... is of
something... else... yes... something else... Dig... Keep... digging...
I... must... keep... digging... ... Arms... move... body... work...
find... oil...
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Part 7	The Wrap-up
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I am now on a boat back to dear Rogueport. I did it! I finally struck oil
in that dry desert! I have left the day-to-day operation to my men in the
the field, and now return home. It all came true... Striking it rich...
Finding oil... My dream... But... somewhere along the way, this became
more than just my dream. So many people have helped to make this dream
happen. So many... "You had nothing to give, but I got something nice
anyway!" Dear Moustafa... "I just want to believe in every dream this sad
world can muster." Ah, Kolorado... People who lent me money... And gave me
food... And showed me the way... So many hands reaching out to help me...
I must do something for all of them! That feeling has pushed me even
harder... ... I must share this feeling with the people who helped me as I
struggled! I must share these words that have seared themselves into my
heart: Dreams come true.

		-Lumpy-
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-Wish upon a star
If you look closely at the background while on the Moon, you will see
constellations... they are:
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Flower
Stars (2)
Chomp
Mushroom
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These may have been inspired by the Kart series' Rainbow Roads'
constellations.

-Folding screens, jars and curtains, oh my
Super Mario RPG, the first Paper Mario and this Paper Mario share this in
common : You can turn into an 8-bit version of Mario. This, however, is
the first time your partners turn 8-bit with you AND that you can do it
again ( drop through the vent again to 8-bit-ify yourself again ).

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Shower tunes, Princess style			[showr]
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Each time the chapters end ( up until Chapter 5, where you see the tragic
end of a character you barely knew ), you may control Peach. In the room
to the left of where you usually start ( locker room with un-openable
lockers ), you may take a shower, where, besides putting her hair up in a
ponytail, which is a look she's used for sports games and vacations, she
will hum a tune. If you have a keen ear and are a Mario fan, you may
recognize a few of 'em. Here're the ones I've heard. But don't tell her I
eavesdropped on her while she showered!

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-Unknown tune, contribution appreciated. 7 notes. Fast. Sorta sounds like
the 64 castle tune, but not quite.

-Beginning of the BGM from 1-1 in Super Mario Bros.

-Beginning of the music played at the Super Mario World title screen.
First 6 notes.

-Beginning of the music played in her castle in Super Mario 64. First 7
notes.
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Contributions appreciated. I've only heard these 4 tunes.

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Wonky's tales					[wonky]
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After chapter 1, you will be able to visit Rogueport's underground. In one
of the buildings, you can talk to Wonky, who will charge you 5 coins for
advice. The order he tells it in is random, I believe. Once you buy it,
you CAN hear it again... but it's absolutely random, even though free.
Here's a list of the advice he told me, in the order I heard it.

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Pirate Cortez
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"About a Thousand-Years ago,
there was a pirate king
called Cortez on these seas.

He raided this city often,
striking fear into the hearts
of its inhabitants...

But Cortez was betrayed by
one of his crew...

Just before he died, he's
said to have sailed off with
all of his treasure.

Then, even after he died,
some say his spirit still
protects that treasure...

But, you know... That's all
just hazy legend now."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Monsters' weaknesses
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There're a lot of mean
monsters in this world, but
many have weaknesses.

Everybody knows that fire
monsters are weak against
ice and vice versa...

But flying monsters are weak
against wind, and they tend
to get dizzy easily...

And sometimes machine- and
cloud-monsters can be easier
to freeze than most...

I've even heard that it's
very easy to put Piranha
Plants to sleep...

I'd say, try out some new
things and see if you can
find all monsters' weaknesses."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Cold place's secret
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a pipe down here
that leads to a very cold
place, ol' Wonky hears...

And if you jump in front of
the tree to the far right
of the area you come out in...

Then you get something nice,
supposedly.

But you won't catch 'ol
Wonky out in a chilly place
like that, no sir!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mysterious troops
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I've gotten word of a strange
group skulking about
Rogueport recently.

They wear masks and weird
costumes with an "X" on the
front... Talk about kooky.

And they're always huddled
together mumbling about
some treasure.

I've even heard that they
unearthed some shiny stone
down here! Weird..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Horsetails
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You've been to Petal
Meadows, haven't you?

Well, they have those blue-
and grey-striped poles called
Candy Pops all over, right?

I heard that one of those
will give you a Horsetail if
you hit it ten times...

You should go try that out
sometime."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Battle techniques
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I hear the best way to fill
your battle crowd up is to
succeed at Action Commands.

Especially when you succeed
at several in a row. Hoo!
I hear THAT'S great!

Also, beating enemies quickly
and striking first can
build your crowd, too.

That might be good to
remember."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lahla's private life
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You know Lahla, the cute
receptionist at the Pianta
Parlor?

She never gets too personal
from beyond those iron bars,
because it's, like, buisness...

But if you get in there and
talk with her, she's a totally
different person!

You should get in there and
see how good your game is,
Mr. Popular!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What's hidden below
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Ol' Wonky just got this juicy
bit of info recently...

You know that small hole
down here that only a little
critter can get through?

Well, you just head out away
from the wall there...

And when you can't go any
further, jump to get
something good.

If you see that hole, you
should give it a try..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Creepy Steeple's secret
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a wacky old place
called Creepy Steeple
somewhere in this land...

And if you jump on the fourth
step from the top, ol' Wonky
hears you get a good thing.

I don't know how useful that
is, but hey, it's worth a shot."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Chet Rippo
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a weird guy named
Cher Rippo who lives down
here somewhere.

I hear he'll lower one stat
and raise another for you
if you want.

And he can even power down
one of your partners to
power up another...

He may be spendy, but I'm
sure it's worth it..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Minstrel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Somewhere here in Rogueport
there's a minstrel by the
name of Grifty.

He knows all the old legends
of Rogueport...

And he'll tell you interesting
tales you've never heard
vefore, I'm pretty sure.

So, if you find him, you
should definitely listen
to at least one."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Secret of Boggly Woods
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Deep in Boggly Woods is a
spot with a bunch of tree
stumps all lined up...

If you jump hard on the
tenth stump from the left,
you'll get something good.

Now I don't know what it is,
but I hear it's really good."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Zess Dynamite
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You know Zess T., right?
She's the really good cook
on Rogueport's main square.

Well, she has a rare recipe
in her repertoire caled
Zess Dynamite...

It's made with a Coconut
Bomb and an Egg Bomb.

And by the way, an Egg
Bomb is made from a Fire
Flower and a Mystic Egg...

And a Coconut Bomb is made
from a Fire Flower and a
Coconut.

... And that's all I know,
because Zess lost the rest
of the recipe somewhere...

It was written down and she
lost it! What a tragedy!

It sure would be cool if she
could make it, though..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Charmer
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You know, there's a charmer
named Merlee down here
somewhere...

If you get her to charm you,
you'll get good stuff in battle.

Not only that, but she's a
total babe... Ol' Wonky would
LOVE to get a date with her!

I'm serious. You have to
check her out sometime."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Zess T.'s sister
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"About that Zess T. near
Rogueport's main square...

I've heard her sister is a
really good cook as well.

She married and moved away
a long time ago, but I'd love
to try her cooking..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What's behind the sign
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a billboard in front
of the shop in town with all
kinds of stuff written on it...

Well, some folks like to write
graffiti on the back of the
message board, you know.

There's all kinds of good
stuff there, especially for
an info guy like ol' Wonky.

You should give it a gander
next time."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The incident I saw
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"So I saw this really cute
girl in a pink dress walking
around town a while back.

She was pretty enough to be
a princess, I tell ya!

She hung around town for a
little while after buying
something from that old lady.

Then she got nabbed in a
back alley by a bunch of
suspicious guys in white suits!

I'm pretty sure I'm the only
person who saw that, though.
Ol' Wonky was scared!

Well... I guess it's neither
here nor there... People get
kidnapped, whatever.

Still, just knowing what's
going on in the streets can
be helpful sometimes."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Grubba from Glitzville
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"So about that Grubba in
Glitzville...

He went from a mediocre
fighter to the ruler of
Glitzville in a matter of years.

And there's a rumor that it
was all because he found a
glittering gem somewhere.

I don't know what kind of
stone it was, but it must've
been a nice good-luck charm.

Then again, I heard he hasn't
been seen recently around
Glitzville, so who knows?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mystic bag
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You know about the Pit of
100 Trials down here, right?

Well, somewhere down there
is an item called a Strange
Sack. This thing is great.

If you've got it, you can
hold up to 20 items!

And you know what that
means, my good friend...
Easy adventuring!

No adventurer should be
without one, take it from
ol' Wonky!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Lucky Punies
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a place called
Boggly Woods somewhere in
this world...

And there are small beasts
named Punies who live there.

Ol' Wonky hears that anyone
who sees a Puni will have
fortune visited upon them...

Some people go to Boggly
Woods just to catch a
glimpse of a lucky Puni..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Finding Star Pieces
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You've heard of Star Pieces,
of course...

Yes, they're no less than
pieces of actual stars that
have fallen to earth...

They're so pretty and shiny
that anyone who stumbles on
one turns into a collector.

If you want to find some,
just check out all the nooks
of each area you visit.

They always seem to be
slightly hidden, know what
I mean?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Amazy Dayzees
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I've heard tales of an
Amazy Dayzee, a truly rare
breed among Dayzees...

They're worth oodles of
Star Points, but they're timid
and tend to run away fast.

Still, I bet if you kept
visiting the same area, you
could meet one again..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Southern isle Whacka
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a rare creature
called a Whacka on the
southern isle.

Yeah, and if you whack him,
he drops this great little
thing called a Whacka Bump.

The thing is, people have
been whacking the Whackas
to get Whacka Bumps...

And now, only one remains
that hasn't been whacked to
extinction. Isn't that sad?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Big door
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Well, you know, there's a
really big door down here.

I've only seen it once myself,
but...

If there really is some
legendary treasure down
here, it's behind that door...

Yeah, when I saw it, I got
the feeling there was bad
stuff going down in there...

In fact, I've been too
heebie-jeebied to get near
that door ever since..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Trouble Center
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a place called the
Trouble Center on the east
side of Rogueport.

People who need help write
little notes on the board
in there...

And if you help them out,
they give you a reward of
some sort.

Ol' Wonky hears that some of
those rewards are pretty
tasty, my friend!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Z Button
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Hey, ol' Wonky just heard
something kind of helpful.

If you press Z when you're
talking to someone, you go
back to what they said last.

I'm sure that could be handy
in a pinch!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Legend of Rogueport
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You've heard about the
legendary treasure hidden
beneath Rogueport, right?

Apparently it's the vast
fortune of that ancient,
forgotten civilization...

Most people think that's
just a silly old myth now,
of course. But not Wonky!

According to my sources,
it's the real deal.

Huh? Who are my sources?

Well, I can't really say, can I?
That, my friend, is what's
called a trade secret!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Yoshi colors
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Way, way down to the south
is an island where lots of
Yoshis live.

And Yoshis are born form
eggs, as everyone knows...

But a Yoshi's color depends
on its egg conditions right
before hatching.

So it's always a surprise
to see what comes out.
... Know what I mean?

Your Youshi has a rather nice
color, by the way.

I'm sure he'll grow up to
be a fine Yoshi, yup."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Spin panels
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Do you know about these
spin panels scattered
around the world?

When you Spin-Jump a
spin panel...

It bumps a Star Piece right
out of the ground! Score!

Problem is, they look just
like regular flooring, so
it's hard to tell.

There's actually one right
in front of me, so give it
a shot, why don't you?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Strange ones
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"About Merlon on the east
side of Rogueport and
Merluvlee underground...

Ol' Wonky hears they're
from a strange tribe that
names people by profession.

So, for example, if someone
did the same work as Merlon,
they'd have the same name...

So there could be Merlons
all over. Don't you find
that strange? Wonky does!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Professor Frankly's garbage
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a kingly old teacher
named Frankly who lives on
Rogueport's east side...

And if you check his
garbage--when he has some--
I hear you can learn stuff.

I don't know what's in
there, but if his bin has
trash in it, check it.

I've even heard there are
notes about terrifying
monsters in there..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Striking first
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Don't you love it when you
strike first on the field and
get that first attack in?

If you use a Spin Jump
or Bobbery's Bomb attack to
strike first...

Then your first attack will
have more power than just a
jump or hammer move, see?

It's not a big thing, but it's
worth remembering!"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Pianta Parlor
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"There's a game center on
the west side of Rogueport
run by Don Pianta.

There's a hidden game there
that few people know about...

Only members are allowed to
play this special game. Well,
that's what ol' Wonky hears.

If you want to try it, you'll
have to find a Member's Card
somewhere..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Omelette Plate
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"The most delicious thing ol'
Wonky has ever eaten is an
Omelette Plate...

I remember having it at the
hotel at Poshley Heights.

It was made by that chef
of legend, Maitre Delish...

I believe it was made with a
Mushroom and a Mystic Egg.
Oh, just one more bite...

I hear one can actually find
that Mystic Egg near the
Boggly Woods...

It seems the Punies are the
only ones who know where to
find them..."
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
How to save money
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Did you notice that you can
only carry up to 999 coins?

Well, if you ever want to
collect more...

You should buy Gold Bars at
the shop near here...

And then store them at the
shop, where you can convert
them back to coins anytime.

They may sell for slightly
less than you buy them for...

But it's better than losing
all the coins you wouldn't
be able to pick up, right?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Final tale
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I heard this one from my
ol' grampa...

It's a legend about one who
will come to this town some
day in the future.

He will come when the sky
grows dark again...

Clothed in red and blue,
the hero will bear seven
stars and face the darkness...

I don't know what that's
supposed to mean, but I see
that you wear red and blue.

If the hero turned out to
be you... Well, I guess that
would be a bit much, huh?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Southern isle secret
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Far to the south of
Rogueport lies an isle...

And on this isle there are
three yellow blocks in a row.

And if you do a Spring Jump
on the second of these
blocks from the bottom...

I hear you'll get something
good for your health.

But what island could this
"southern isle" be referring
to, anyway?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Couple's Cake
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"You know Zess T., in the
square, I'm sure. The girl
with the mean cooking talent.

Well, she's got a secret
recipe called the Couple's
Cake. Cute name, huh?

To make it, she needs a
Snow Bunny and Spicy Soup...

If you bring her both,
she'll make it, at least
that's what ol' Wonky hears.

By the way, a Snow Bunny
is made from a Golden Leaf
and an Ice Storm...

And Spicy Soup is made
from a Fire Flower and
a Dried Bouquet.

Even so, I hear that this
recipe really reminds her
of her late husband...

So she doesn't make it for
just anybody. I wonder how
she feels about you?"
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Behind the Trouble Center
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"So there's that Trouble
Center on Rogueport's east
side, right...

Well, only a few people know
about the back entrance
to it...

Hey, I'm not saying there's
anything good in there, but
it may be worth a look."
**************************************************************************

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Lahla, the Boo Cutie Kitty in Pianta Parlor	[lhlpl]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

After you receive your second 'curse', you will be able to slip through
the bars that should prevent you from going to the other side of the
counter in Pianta Parlor. Thus, you will be able to talk to Lahla, and
also tattle her with Goombella. From tattling, you will learn that both
she and her sister, Peeka, who runs the Westside Goods, are ex-models.

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-First chat...
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"Oh, my! Customers aren't
allowed back here!

What?!? You want to learn
a little more about me?

Well, I'm in charge of the
parlor center, silly!

I know all there is to know
about this place, so if you
have a question, just ask!

... You were hoping for more
personal information? Uhhh...
Ugh! Fine! Whatever...

I'm eighteen. My favorite
food is Honey Shrooms.
The rest is a secret.

If you get a high score in one
of the mini-games, maybe I'll
tell you more..."
**************************************************************************

-Beat 375.14 14 in Plane Game...
**************************************************************************
"Oh, my! Customers aren't
allowed back here!

What?!? You got a high score
in one of the mini-games?

Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
Um...

My sister Peeka works in the
shop next door, and we get
along REALLY well!

We go shopping together
whenever we get a day off.
So much FUN, shopping!

Peeka likes jewelry and
bags and things, but those
don't interest me at all.

I guess maybe I could use
a little more flair in my
outfits, though...

OK! That's enough.

Maybe I'll tell you more if you
get another high score."
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-Beat 3 15 in Paper Game...
**************************************************************************
"Oh, my! Customers aren't
allowed back here!

What?!? You got another
high score?

Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
Um...

I really love sweets, so I
ask Zess. T to bake stuff for
me all the time.

Ooh, and I love nothing
better than a nice, sweet
cake, but...

Lately I've been feeling
a little chunky, though...
So I'm on a diet.

But hey! That's a secret!
Seriously! Don't tell Peeka!

But that's all for now.

Maybe I'll tell you more
about me if you get another
high score, all right?"
**************************************************************************

-Beat 2:13:20 19 in Tube Game...
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"Oh, my! Customers aren't
allowed back here!

What?!? You got another
high score?

Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
Um...

The other day a customer
named Arfur asked me out
to dinner.

But I said no... I mean, I don't
even know him, right?

Still, I wonder if he really
likes me...

I just don't get it, though.
What could he like about me?
I mean, really...

OK, that's all for now.
How embarrassing.

Maybe I'll tell you more
about me if you get another
high score, all right?"
**************************************************************************

-Beat 1:33:15 16 in Boat Game...
**************************************************************************
"Oh, my! Customers aren't
allowed back here!

What?!? You got another
high score?

Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
Um...

My dream is to have my own
place someday.

I just wanna be surrounded
by cakes and cute stuff all
the time...

And then I'd get all the
people I like to hang out
here... It'd be sooo great!

So, I've gotta work hard now
to make my dream come true.

But I kind of like being a
parlor kitty, too, tee-hee!


OK, that's all for now!
I feel silly talking about
this kind of stuff.

And, Mario... I hope you're not
spending all your time trying
to talk to little old me.

Because I'm sure there are
other things you're supposed
to be doing, right?"
**************************************************************************
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Grifty, the rooftop minstrel			[grfty]
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Grifty is on the roof of Merlon's house. You will be able to reach is as
soon as you have your Yoshi hatched from his egg. For 5 coins, he will
tell you a story related to the town's past, and the adventures of the 4
original heroes who sealed away the demon's soul... and all that crud.
Really, it's not that necessary if you keep the 'beat up every guy in my
way until I save the world' attitude, but a little bit of story can
captivate those whom are curious. So, as an easy solution, I will post
them here. By the by, you only need to pay once to hear it as many times
as you like.

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	The Fearsome Demon
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ages ago, a city flourished here in peace and splendor. ... But it was
destroyed in a single day by a demon from the dark beyond. Historians
claim a great calamity befell the city, but nay...'twas a demon. The city
sank below ground, and one-quarter of the old city became the demon's
den. This demon put fear into the hearts of all men and sent out
minions to take the land. And its den, its palace, grew rich with the
treasures stolen from all over the world.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Crystal Stars
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
In order to increase its already formidable power... The demon created
Crystal Stars to hold the essence of the heavens. One of these stars
was placed in each country to exert the demon's influence. One of the
castles built to contain these stars still stands near Petal Meadows.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	Dragons and Dungeons
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The demon built a dungeon near its palace and filled it with
terrifying monsters... All those who fell into disfavor were thrown into
this dungeon to rot... Yea, and the demon also had three dragon pets:
Hooktail, Gloomtail, and Bonetail. These dragons flew across the land,
spreading fear and sorrow over all. Even now, the mere mention of a
dragon is enough to give some the terrors...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Hero Who Arose
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
One day, there came a hero who could vanquish the fell demon. The
young Toad of from Petal Meadows was strong of arm, but shy of voice...
All those around the boy teased him endlessly about the way he spoke.
But when the demon cast his fearful gaze across the lands and reached
out... The young Toad used his strength and honor to defend his people.
And he became a hero to all, despite his odd voice.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Wise Goomba
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
There was a wise Goomba from Boggly Woods gifted in knowledge of the
world. When beasts rose to take the woods, this knowledge helped the
people fight them. And this Goomba, who knew the way every monster
would attack... She began to think of a way to banish all monsters from
the land...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Stalwart Koopa
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
A Koopa who traveled the world alone learned of the darkness covering
the land... He went alone whenever evil dwelt, and banished it with shell
and sheer bravado. The monsters grew to fear this scar-riddled Koopa
who thwarted them at every turn. But the brave Koopa was finally taken
in a trap set for him by the monsters. But then, a Boo who fought with
the monsters came and used her magic to free him. The brave Koopa's
spirit had melted the heart of the cold Boo lass...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Four Heroes
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Boo used her powerful magic to learn more about the evil they
faced... "We cannot destroy this darkness alone," she decided, her face a
grim mask. "We need the Toad hero of Petal Meadows and the wise Goomba
of Boggly Woods." The Boo's magic drew the four heroes together to send
the demon from the world. And so, the four heroes finally set out for the
Palace of Shadow...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Duel With the Demon
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The power of the world-devouring demon was greater than any could
imagine... But the wise Goomba soon realized that this was the power of
the Crystal Stars... She thought of a way to take the stars and use them
against the demon. She told the other heroes her plan and set it in
motion, banishing their fears. The Boo's magic and the Toad's strength
created a gap in the demon's defenses... At that moment, the brave Koopa
seized the stars... And succeeded in badly damaging the demon...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Demon Sealed Within
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
But even the brave Koopa's stroke was not enough to end the demon's
reign... The wise Goomba thought of another use for the Crystal Stars in
that dire hour... She suggested sealing the demon forever with the
Crystal Stars. All agreed. The heroes matched their strengths with the
power of the Crystal Stars... And they successfully sealed the demon's
soul within the deepest part of the palace. Together, they made it so
that only all seven stars could break the seal...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Demon's Curse
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The four heroes thought they had sealed away the demon and all of its
powers... But the demon used a tiny opening before the seal was complete
to curse them all. While holding the Crystal Stars, they'd feel nothing,
but when they let them go... A black box would appear to seal their souls
within. The four heroes traveled the world, scattering the stars so the
seal would remain. But the last four stars each carried the curse, which
claimed each hero...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Great Tree and Punies
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The hiding places of many of the Crystal Stars have now faded into
legend. But some say the wise Goomba hid one in the Great Tree. At that
time, many monsters wandered in the nearby Boggly Woods. The tiny
Punies were always tormented by their fierce appetites, it was said.
Pitying them, the Goomba hollowsed out the Great Tree for the Punies to
live in. The Punies were so grateful that they swore to protect the
Crystal Star there...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Boo Heroine's Last Days
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Once the Boo heroine hid her star in a steeple, she was trapped in the
nearby town... Some say the Crystal Star lies in that steeple still...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
	The Pirate King Cortez
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The Koopa hero went to a southern isle to hide his star where none
would find it. But the Koopa was so tired from his journey that the
pirate Cortez stole it easily. In that very instant, the brave Koopa
was trapped in an inescapable chest. But Cortez did not realize the
power of the star and lost it among his treasures...
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	The Toad Hero's Final Days
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The strong Toad held his star and continued his arduous journey. But
eventually the miles took their toll upon him, and he collapsed. A
traveling healer happened by and saved his life... But the Toad knew his
fate was to be trapped in the box when the star was gone... So he asked
this healer to hide the star in a secret place known to no one...
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	All Becomes Legend
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After the demon was sealed within the Palace of Shadow... Many refused
to come near that place of terror. But as the years passed, entire
generations forgot... And the penniless and the immoral began to
congregate in this once-barren place... This place soon became a populous
harbor, the town of Roueport... And some even began to say that the
underground city held a legendary treasure. But they were unaware that
the demon slept beneath them still...
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	The Magical Map
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The heroes knew that the seal might not last forever... And they sought
to make the Crystal Stars available to one who might need them... So,
before going to their individual dooms, they made a map to all the
stars. And to prevent an evil force form misusing the map... They placed
it in a box that could only be opened by the pure of heart.
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Random things I think of that aren't related to anything in particular,
or that aren't really cameos, or that... didn't appear.

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-No music, no matter how long you keep the Prologue or Chapter screens up.
Except for Chapter 5, where you get to hear the Excess Express music... 
But no Super Mario World tune or anything. Ah well.
-You can't see the blimp, or some other objects, from Mario's first person
view when he wakes up on the ship that first takes him to Rogueport, but
you can see it while reading Peach's letter.
-Doogan folk look like something out of Super Mario World, but... they're
not. They're new. Actually... Rowf was a Doogan. Remember? Rowf's badge
shop? Paper Mario?
-Hooktail reminds me of Valoo from Wind Waker... They both have hooktails,
do they not...?
-Luigi gets it easy : He doesn't have to travel back into the sewers to
check his compass when he gets a new piece. Don't you just hate doing
that?
-Ms. Mowz's mask reminds me of Sailor V's, from Sailor Moon, before she's
Sailor Venus. Yeah. Random.
-... The Rock. The Rawk. You make the connection.
-Is it possible to fight Sir Swoop in the Glitz Pit? Or Prince Mush? I'm
curious about that... Wonder if anyone managed to do that. Oh, and, Jolene
and the "mystery woman" in the juice shop are one and the same... unless,
like, Prince Mush's "training" involves trading places with Jolene from
time to time...
-Pennington is the name of a character in an Agatha Christie Poirot
novel, but acts like Sherlock Holmes to the extent that he parodies his
phrase: "Elementary, my dear Watson" with "Rudimentary, my dear Luigi".
-Mario torments his brother shamelessly, as you can see when completing
the "I wanna meet Luigi!" trouble. This more open brotherly rivalry is
shown since Mario Power Tennis ( Luigi's winning cutscene involves Mario
stomping his foot on purpose, leaving Luigi confused as to why Mario
congratulates AND stomps his foot )... And actually seems to have existed
ever since Luigi's Mansion's ending, where Mario is forced out the,
apparently, wrong end of E. Gadd's portrait-object machine, leaving Mario
dazed and his head stuck through a metal opening too narrow for it... and
Luigi proceeds to laugh so hard he cries. This rivalry could also have
started since Mario Bros., of course.
-I have gotten 41 e-mails after the end... So I'm guessing that's the max.
-Vivian's male in the Japanese version of the game. ( Poison rule )
-The X-Naut Fortress resembles Mega Man games' levels a lot, music and
structure alike. ( Thanks Megan )
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Special Thanks					[spect]
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Pikachu 025 - Helping me remember the tune that the anonymous e-mails play
during Chapter 3.

Jerry Chifari - E-mail notes with corrections and interesting tid-bits!

KoopaTenshi - Identifying one of Peach's songs as the BGM for level 1-1 in
Super Mario Bros.

Alex Cassells - Spotted Jr. Troopa in "The Real Zip Toad: !" e-mail.

TMid03@aol.com - Pointed out that Tayce T. and Zess T. are sisters ( a bit
obvious, but, y'know, yeah, I didn't mention it a lot ).

M.P.L. patlyn@interlynx.net - Pointed out some tips, and about X-Naut
Fortress being like megaman games.

Copyright 2005 Francisco Eduardo Vila Hoz