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    ------SUPER MARIO RPG: LEGEND OF THE SEVEN STARS FAQ/WALKTHROUGH-------
    ------Written by NickWhiz1 (NickWhiz1@buckeye-express.com)-------------
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    Last Updated: April 15, 2002
    Happy Tax Day Everyone!
    
    Table of Contents:
    
    1. Introduction/History
    2. Credits
    3. Story
    4. Controls
    5. Items
    6. Characters
    7. FAQ
    8. Walkthrough
    9. Mini-Games
    10. Enemies
    11. Codes/Tricks
    12. Copyright
    
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    1. INTRODUCTION/HISTORY----------------------------------------------------
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    4/15/02: Fixed up section dividers.
    
    Version FINAL(2/27/02): Finished up the last couple sections.  I'm finally done
    with my second longest guide!
    
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    2. CREDITS-----------------------------------------------------------------
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    *GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com)
     Hosting this and my other FAQs
    
    *Nintendo Power (www.nintendo.com)
     Providing a great player's guide
    
    *Nick14578 (Nick14578@aol.com)
     Shy Ranger information
    
    *NickWhiz1 (NickWhiz1@buckeye-express.com)
     Who do you think wrote this? :P
    
    *You (yourmail@yourmail.com)
     Who do you think is reading this? :P
    
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    3. STORY-------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Note: A dead stick could come up with a better storyline in the first couple
    stages, but the rest is quite interesting.
    
    One day we see Princess Toadstool sitting outside Mario's house looking at
    flowers, alone (here it comes!).  Suddenly, the sky goes back and our favorite
    Mario villain snatches her away (I won't tell who, because it's so obvious).
    Anyways, Mario goes into Bowser's Keep and, well, you know the rest.
    
    Just before Mario unties the Princess, the keep starts shaking.  The camera
    goes outside just in time to see a giant sword bust through the "Star Road"
    (explained later) and crashes into the keep, knocking the inhabitants out.  We
    then see the seven broken star pieces fall to the ground, the 7th one dropping
    down onto the sword just as the screen begins to fade away...
    
    After crash landing back at his house and listening to Toad, Mario heads back
    to the keep to rescue Princess Toadstool.  While he's standing on the bridge
    between the keep and Vista Hill, he sees the sword for the first time.  The
    sword explains about the "Smithy Gang" and their plans to take over the world.
    He then breaks the bridge and the keep is unaccessable, until later.
    
    The main object of the game is to work your way through the levels, defeat the
    members of the "Smithy Gang", and collect the seven star pieces.  He will not
    go alone, though.  He will be joined by a prince-who-thinks-he's-a-tadpole, a
    mysterious spirit from the Star Road disguised as a doll, and two "mystery
    characters".  (Hint: Villains and damsels-in-distress make good companions,
    sometimes.  Or, you could just read the "Characters" section.)
    
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    4. CONTROLS----------------------------------------------------------------
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    Normal:
    
    Control Pad: Move around, move cursor
    A Button: Talk to someone, check something out, accept on a menu
    B Button: Jump, cancel on a menu
    X Button: Go to the menu screen
    Y Button: Hold to walk faster
    L and R Buttons: Switch between Stereo and Mono at the beginning of the game
    Select Button: Switch between Stereo and Mono at the beginning of the game
    Start Button: Starts game
    
    In Battle:
    
    Control Pad: Choose target, scroll through special moves, items, and Etc.
    options
    A Button: Attack mode, select target
    B Button: Etc. mode, select either Defense or Run Away
    X Button: Item mode, select item
    Y Button: Special mode, select special technique, select target
    
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    5. ITEMS-------------------------------------------------------------------
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    This section contains information on items, as well as weapons, armor, and
    accessories.
    
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    ITEMS
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    Choosing items to keep in your inventory is hard, especially since you can only
    29 at a time.  Here is a list showing all of the items.
    
    ABLE JUICE
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Restores status to normal
    
    BAD MUSHROOM
    *Affects: 1 Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: (1)Does 50 HP damage (2)Poisons enemies without special poison
    defenses
    
    BRACER
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Doubles defense power
    
    BRIGHT CARD
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: N/A
    *Effect: Lets you into Grate Guy's Casino
    
    CARBO COOKIE
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: N/A
    *Effect: In Moleville trading cycle
    
    CRYSTALLINE
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Doubles defense power
    
    EARLIER TIMES
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Resets the battle
    
    ELIXIR
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers 80 HP
    
    ENERGIZER
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Increases attack by 50%
    
    FERTILIZER
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: N/A
    *Effect: Find in Nimbus Land; give to gardener in Rose Town
    
    FIRE BOMB
    *Affects: 1+ Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: (1) 120 HP damage to normal fire defenses (2) 0 HP damage to special
    fire defense (3) 240 HP damage to weak fire defenses
    
    FIREWORKS
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: N/A
    *Effect: In Moleville trading cycle, affects ending
    
    FLOWER BOX
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu only
    *Effect: Raises max FP by 5
    
    FLOWER JAR
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu only
    *Effect: Raises max FP by 3
    
    FLOWER TAB
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu only
    *Effect: Raises max FP by 1
    
    FRESHEN UP
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Restores status to normal
    
    FRIGHT BOMB
    *Affects: 1+ Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: (1) Does 100 HP damage (2) Attacks enemies with fear if they don't
    have a special fear defense
    
    FROGGIE DRINK
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers 30 HP
    
    GOODIE BAG
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Awards you with one coin with each use
    
    HONEY SYRUP
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers 10 FP
    
    ICE BOMB
    *Affects: 1+ Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: (1) 140 HP damage to normal ice defenses (2) 0 HP damage to special
    ice defenses (3) 280 HP damage to weak ice defenses
    
    KEROKERO COLA
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers all HP and FP
    
    LAMB'S LURE
    *Affects: 1 Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Scare an enemy away; use 48 times for Sheep Attack
    
    LUCKY JEWEL
    *Affect: N/A
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Play the Yoshi game at the end of the battle when used, limit of 10
    uses
    
    MAPLE SYRUP
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers 40 FP
    
    MAX MUSHROOM
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers all HP
    
    MEGALIXIR
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers 150 HP
    
    MOLDY MUSH
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Menu only
    *Effect: Recovers 1 HP
    
    MUKU COOKIE
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Recovers 69 HP
    
    MUSHROOM (1)+(2)
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers 30 HP, but (2) will change your character into a mushroom if
    used in battle.  I made the designations of (1) and (2) myself.
    
    MYSTERY EGG
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Use 10 times for Lamb's Lure
    
    PICK ME UP
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Raises fainted characters and gives them full HP
    
    POWER BLAST
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Increases attack by 50%
    
    PURE WATER
    *Affects: 1 Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Kills enemies like The Big Boo, Hobgoblin, and Shadow
    
    RED ESSENCE
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Makes the character invincible for three battle turns
    
    ROCK CANDY
    *Affects: 1+ Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Does 200 HP damage
    
    ROTTEN MUSH
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Menu only
    *Effect: Restores 5 HP
    
    ROYAL SYRUP
    *Affects: 1+ Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Restores all FP
    
    SEED
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: N/A
    *Effect: Found in Bean Valley; give to gardener to Rose Town
    
    SEE YA
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Run away from any battles, except important ones
    
    SHEEP ATTACK
    *Affects: 1+ Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Turn enemies into sheep; scare them away (Note: You'll get no Exp. or
    coins)
    
    SHINY STONE
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: N/A
    *Effect: In Moleville trading cycle, opens door to Culex
    
    SLEEPY BOMB
    *Affects: 1 Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Puts enemies without special sleep defenses to sleep
    
    STAR EGG
    *Affects: 1+ Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Does 100 HP damage; infinite uses
    
    WALLET
    *Affects: N/A
    *Use: N/A
    *Effect: Return to its owner for a Flower Tab
    
    WILT SHROOM
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Menu only
    *Effect: Recovers 10 HP
    
    YOSHI-ADE
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Doubles attack and defense
    
    YOSHI CANDY
    *Affects: 1 Ally
    *Use: Menu/battle
    *Effect: Recovers 100 HP
    
    YOSHI COOKIE
    *Affects: 1 Enemy
    *Use: Battle only
    *Effect: Yoshi will change an enemy into an item; gives you Yoshi Candy if he
    can't
    
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    WEAPONS
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    MARIO
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    HAMMER (1)
    *Attack: +10
    
    NOK NOK SHELL
    *Attack: +20
    
    PUNCH GLOVE
    *Attack: +30
    
    MASHER
    *Attack: +50
    
    SUPER HAMMER
    *Attack: +40
    
    TROOPA SHELL
    *Attack: +50
    
    MEGA GLOVE
    *Attack: +60
    
    ULTRA HAMMER
    *Attack: +70
    
    LAZY SHELL
    *Attack: +90
    
    HAMMER (2)
    *Attack: +0
    NOTE: The only use for this is if you time it, you get to play the Yoshi game
    after the battle.
    
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    MALLOW
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    FROGGIE STICK
    *Attack: +20
    
    CYMBALS
    *Attack: +30
    
    WHOMP GLOVE
    *Attack: +40
    
    RIBBIT STICK
    *Attack: +50
    
    STICKY GLOVES
    *Attack: +60
    
    SONIC CYMBALS
    *Attack: +70
    
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    GENO
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    FINGER SHOT
    *Attack: +12
    
    HAND GUN
    *Attack: +24
    
    DOUBLE PUNCH
    *Attack: +35
    
    HAND CANNON
    *Attack: +45
    
    STAR GUN
    *Attack: +57
    
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    BOWSER
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    CHOMP
    *Attack: +10
    
    CHOMP SHELL
    *Attack: +9
    
    HURLY GLOVES
    *Attack: +20
    
    SPIKED LINK
    *Attack: +30
    
    DRILL CLAW
    *Attack: +40
    
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    TOADSTOOL
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    SLAP GLOVE
    *Attack: +40
    
    PARASOL
    *Attack: +50
    
    WAR FAN
    *Attack: +60
    
    SUPER SLAP
    *Attack: +70
    
    FRYING PAN
    *Attack: +90
    
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    ARMOR
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    MARIO
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    SHIRT
    *Defense: +6
    *Magic Defense: +6
    
    THICK SHIRT
    *Defense: +12
    *Magic Defense: +8
    
    MEGA SHIRT
    *Defense: +18
    *Magic Defense: +10
    
    HAPPY SHIRT
    *Defense: +24
    *Magic Defense: +12
    
    SAILOR SHIRT
    *Defense: +30
    *Magic Defense: +15
    
    FUZZY SHIRT
    *Defense: +36
    *Magic Defense: +18
    
    FIRE SHIRT
    *Defense: +42
    *Magic Defense: +21
    
    HERO SHIRT
    *Defense: +48
    *Magic Defense: +24
    
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    MALLOW
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    PANTS
    *Defense: +6
    *Magic Defense: +6
    
    THICK PANTS
    *Defense: +12
    *Magic Defense: +8
    
    MEGA PANTS
    *Defense: +18
    *Magic Defense: +10
    
    HAPPY PANTS
    *Defense: +24
    *Magic Defense: +12
    
    SAILOR PANTS
    *Defense: +30
    *Magic Defense: +15
    
    FUZZY PANTS
    *Defense: +36
    *Magic Defense: +18
    
    FIRE PANTS
    *Defense: +42
    *Magic Defense: +21
    
    PRINCE PANTS
    *Defense: +48
    *Magic Defense: +24
    
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    GENO
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    MEGA CAPE
    *Defense: +6
    *Magic Defense: +3
    
    HAPPY CAPE
    *Defense: +12
    *Magic Defense: +6
    
    SAILOR CAPE
    *Defense: +18
    *Magic Defense: +9
    
    FUZZY CAPE
    *Defense: +24
    *Magic Defense: +12
    
    FIRE CAPE
    *Defense: +30
    *Magic Defense: +15
    
    STAR CAPE
    *Defense: +36
    *Magic Defense: +18
    
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    BOWSER
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    HAPPY SHELL
    *Defense: +6
    *Magic Defense: +3
    
    COURAGE SHELL
    *Defense: +12
    *Magic Defense: +6
    
    FIRE SHELL
    *Defense: +18
    *Magic Defense: +9
    
    HEAL SHELL
    *Defense: +24
    *Magic Defense: +12
    
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    TOADSTOOL
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    POLKA DRESS
    *Defense: +24
    *Magic Defense: +12
    
    NAUTICA DRESS
    *Defense: +30
    *Magic Defense: +15
    
    FUZZY DRESS
    *Defense: +36
    *Magic Defense: +18
    
    FIRE DRESS
    *Defense: +42
    *Magic Defense: +21
    
    ROYAL DRESS
    *Defense: +48
    *Magic Defense: +24
    
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    ALL
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    WORK PANTS
    *Speed: +5
    *Attack: +10
    *Defense: +15
    *Magic Attack: +10
    *Magic Defense: +5
    
    SUPER JACKET
    *Speed: +30
    *Attack: +50
    *Defense: +50
    *Magic Attack: +50
    *Magic Defense: +50
    
    LAZY SHELL
    *Speed: -50
    *Attack: -50
    *Defense: +127
    *Magic Attack: -50
    *Magic Defense: +127
    
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    ACCESSORIES
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    AMULET
    *Speed: -5
    *Attack: +7
    *Defense: +7
    *Magic Attack: +7
    *Magic Defense: +7
    
    ANTIDOTE PIN
    *Defense: +2
    *Magic Defense: +2
    NOTE: Prevents Poison attacks
    
    ATTACK SCARF
    *Speed: +30
    *Attack: +30
    *Defense: +30
    *Magic Attack: +30
    *Magic Defense: +30
    NOTE: Prevents Instant Death attacks, worn by Mario only
    
    B'TUB RING
    NOTE: Allows Toadstool to use Mystery Egg, worn by Toadstool only
    
    COIN TRICK
    NOTE: Doubles coins earned in battle, worn by Mario only
    
    EXP. BOOSTER
    NOTE: Doubles experience earned by wearer in battle
    
    FEARLESS PIN
    *Defense: +5
    *Magic Defense: +5
    NOTE: Prevents Fear attacks
    
    FEATHER
    *Speed: +20
    *Defense: +5
    *Magic Defense: +5
    
    GHOST MEDAL
    NOTE: ???
    
    JINX BELT
    *Speed: +12
    *Attack: +27
    *Defense: +27
    NOTE: Prevents Instant Death attacks
    
    JUMP SHOES
    *Speed: +2
    *Defense: +1
    *Magic Attack: +5
    *Magic Defense: +1
    NOTE: Allows Mario to use Jump attacks on any enemy, worn by Mario only
    
    QUARTZ CHARM
    NOTE: Prevents Instant Death attacks
    
    RARE SCARF
    *Defense: +15
    *Magic Defense: +15
    
    SAFETY BADGE
    *Defense: +5
    *Magic Defense: +5
    NOTE: Prevents Poison and Silence attacks
    
    SAFETY RING
    *Speed: +5
    *Defense: +5
    *Magic Defense: +5
    NOTE: Prevents Instant Death, status changing, and some other magic attacks
    
    SCROOGE RING
    NOTE: Decreases FP use in battle by 50%
    
    SIGNAL RING
    *Speed: +10
    NOTE: Emits a tone when an undiscovered hidden box is in the current room
    
    TROOPA PIN
    *Speed: +20
    
    TRUEFORM PIN
    *Defense: +4
    *Magic Defense: +4
    NOTE: Prevents Transformation attacks
    
    WAKE UP PIN
    *Defense: +3
    *Magic Defense: +3
    NOTE: Prevents Sleep and Silence attacks
    
    ZOOM SHOES
    *Speed: +10
    *Defense: +5
    *Magic Defense: +5
    
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    6. CHARACTERS--------------------------------------------------------------
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    MARIO
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    Who in a million years would even imagine Mario would star in an RPG?  Not me.
    Anyways, Mario comes in with his traditional hammers, fire, and jumps.  You
    start out the game with him.
    
    *TIMED ATTACKS*
    Punches: Press the A button just before he punches.
    Hammers: Press the A button really close to when he makes impact with the first
    swing.
    Shells: Press the A button right after the shell comes down so Mario can kick
    it at the enemy.
    
    *SPECIAL ATTACKS*
    -JUMP-
    *Level Learned: Mario begins with it.
    *FP Used: 3
    *MP Rating: 25
    *Classification: Jump
    *Description: Stomp foes!  Push "Y" just before hit!
    *My Comments: Jump is very useful early in the game.  Learn how to time it, as
    you can do major damage while applying the timing with Super and Ultra Jumps.
    
    -FIRE ORB-
    *Level Learned: Mario learns it at Level 3.
    *FP Used: 5
    *MP Rating: 20
    *Classification: Fire
    *Description: Fire orb!  Push "Y" repeatedly!
    *My Comments: This is Mario's basic fire attack.  Learn how to press the Y
    button quickly, as the Super and Ultra Flames will do tons of damage with
    multiple hits.
    
    -SUPER JUMP-
    *Level Learned: Mario learns it at Level 6.
    *FP Used: 7
    *MP Rating: 45
    *Classification: Jump
    *Description: Push "Y" prior to hit for DAMAGE!
    *My Comments: This is an advanced form of the Jump.  If you time it
    correctly, Mario will bounce off the enemy and begin another jump attack.  Keep
    timing it and Mario will keep jumping.  If you do 30 or 100, you can get items.
     The timing changes every few jumps, so pay attention.
    
    -SUPER FLAME-
    *Level Learned: Mario learns it at Level 10.
    *FP Used: 9
    *MP Rating: 40
    *Classification: Fire
    *Description: Fire blast!  Push "Y" repeatedly!
    *My Comments: This attack deserves a higher MP rating then the Super Jump.
    Performed correctly, and this will certainly unleash a lot of damage on
    unsuspecting opponents.  Any enemies weak against Fire are in for a lot of
    trouble!
    
    -ULTRA JUMP-
    *Level Learned: Mario learns it at Level 14.
    *FP Used: 11
    *MP Rating: 65
    *Classification: Jump
    *Description: Push "Y" prior to hit for DAMAGE!
    *My Comments: This atacks has the highest MP rating!  It is very similar to the
    Super Jump, except this time Mario can jump off one enemy and onto another!
    The enemies he attacks and in what order are always random, but it is very
    useful in a room full of weak-to-jump enemies (try using it on the Heavy
    Troopas in Nimbus Land!).
    
    -ULTRA FLAME-
    *Level Learned: Mario learns it at Level 18.
    *FP Used: 14
    *MP Rating: 60
    *Classification: Fire
    *Description: Fire orbs!  Press "Y" repeatedly!
    *My Comments: As with the Ultra Jump, this attack randomly hits more than one
    enemy on the screen.  If you ever get to Level 18 on the Sunken Ship, use it to
    make fried squid (as in, King Calamari squid!).
    
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    MALLOW
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    Only 2 people know exactly who Mallow is, and they are his parents.  To find
    his parents, he decided to travel along with Mario, at Frogfucius's request.
    His true past helps foil one villain's plan in Nimbus Land.  Mallow joins you
    in Mushroom Kingdom when you agree to help him chase Croco.
    
    *TIMED ATTACKS*
    Punches: Press the A button just before he punches.
    Sticks: Press the A button just before the stick hits the enemy.
    Cymbals: Press the A button just before the attack is over.
    
    *SPECIAL ATTACKS*
    -THUNDERBOLT-
    *Level Learned: Mallow begins with it.
    *FP Used: 2
    *MP Rating: 15
    *Classification: Thunder
    *Description: Hit "Y" just before bolt ends!
    *My Comments: This is a very potent attack early on, and in a few cases later
    on.  Just for this and other attacks, Mallow should always be in your party,
    except in some boss battles.
    
    -HP RAIN-
    *Level Learned: Mallow learns it at Level 3.
    *FP Used: 2
    *MP Rating: 10
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: HP renewal!  Hit "Y" just before shower ends!
    *My Comments: Until Toadstool joins you, this is the only HP-recovering special
    attack.  Actually, not very useful, unless you're out of Mushrooms and you have
    a few extra FP to burn.
    
    -PSYCHOPATH-
    *Level Learned: Mallow learns it at Level 6.
    *FP Used: 1
    *MP Rating: N/A
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: See foe's HP and... secrets!
    *My Comments: For 1 FP to see inside an enemy's mind, this is a bargain.  To
    time, press Y just before the two spotlights converge.  The message given
    sometimes gives a hint on what attack to use, or they're just plain silly.
    
    -SHOCKER-
    *Level Learned: Mallow learns it at Level 10.
    *FP Used: 8
    *MP Rating: 60
    *Classification: Thunder
    *Description: Hit "Y" just before bolt ends!
    *My Comments: Imagine Mallow's Thunderbolt attack contained into one giant bolt
    and focused on just 1 enemy.  Use this attack, and see if it's what you
    imagined.  This is EXTREMELY useful in the later stgaes, especially within the
    battle with Culex...
    
    -SNOWY-
    *Level Learned: Mallow learns it at Level 14.
    *FP Used: 12
    *MP Rating: 40
    *Classification: Ice
    *Description: Snowman fells foes!
    *My Comments: This must be the longest attack in the game (besides Geno Flash).
     Anyways, it creates a blizzard, then a giant snowman drops on the enemies and
    disappears.  Very useful in the Barrel Volcano.
    
    -STAR RAIN-
    *Level Learned: Mallow learns it at Level 18.
    *FP Used: 14
    *MP Rating: 55
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Star showers!  Hit "Y" just upon contact!
    *My Comments: I don't use this very often, because is hard to do and doesn't do
    too much damage.  The timing is similar to the Super Jump.  If you want a good
    multi-enemy attack, use the Geno Blast or Geno Flash.  Don't waste 14 FP on
    this.
    
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    GENO
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    If you're a big fan of magic attacks, this is your guy.  His real name is
    really hard to pronounce, so he took the name of Geno, from the doll.  You see,
    he's from the Star Road, and since he's a spirit, he took the form of the doll
    by breathing life into it.  He offically joins your party after you save him
    from Bowyer.
    
    *TIMED ATTACKS*
    Punches: Press the A button just before he punches.
    Guns: Press the A button just before he shoots.
    
    *SPECIAL ATTACKS*
    -GENO BEAM-
    *Level Learned: Geno begins with it.
    *FP Used: 3
    *MP Rating: 40
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Hold "Y" until just before discharge!
    *My Comments: Since none of Geno's attacks (which all start with Geno) have a
    classification, they work on all enemies.  That's a good thing.  Only use this
    when there's one enemy on screen.
    
    -GENO BOOST-
    *Level Learned: Geno learns it at Level 8.
    *FP Used: 4
    *MP Rating: N/A
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Attack up!  Push "Y" just before end!
    *My Comments: I almost NEVER use this attack.  In fact, I almost never use
    Bracer, Energizer or any other of those items.  But, this is actually a very
    good attack to use.
    
    -GENO WHIRL-
    *Level Learned: Geno learns it at Level 11.
    *FP Used: 8
    *MP Rating: 45
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Press "Y" prior to contact for critical hit!
    *My Comments: Unless you can time it right, this is totally useless.  But, if
    you time it right, it does 9999 damage (instant death!).  It doesn't work on
    stronger enemies or all bosses, though.
    
    -GENO BLAST-
    *Level Learned: Geno learns it at Level 14.
    *FP Used: 12
    *MP Rating: 50
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Beam hits all foes!  Energize!
    *My Comments: This is the best multi-enemy attack until you get Geno Flash.
    For only 12 FP and a three star charge-up, this is one very potent attack to
    use.  Especially works when you're up against 4 or more enemies (6 is the max).
    
    -GENO FLASH-
    *Level Learned: Geno learns it at Level 17.
    *FP Used: 16
    *MP Rating: 60
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Build power!  Beam hits all foes!
    *My Comments: THE BEST MULTI-ENEMY ATTACK IN THE GAME!  Once you have this, the
    Geno Blast is obsolete, except when you have less than 16 FP.  This is most
    effective against 4-6 enemies, just like the Geno Blast.  And yes, all of his
    special attacks begin with his name, so bummer.
    
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    BOWSER
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    To quote the Chancellor: "WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?"  That's a perfect way to sum
    it up.  THIS STORYLINE IS MESSED UP!  (Sorry for all of the capitalized words.)
     Anyways, Bowser helps get Mario into Booster Tower, and lets him join the
    Koopa Troop.  He joins just there, outside Booster Tower.
    
    *TIMED ATTACKS*
    Claws: Press the A button just before the first swipe.
    Chomps/Spiked Link: Press the A button just before he throws.
    Hurly Gloves: Press the A button just before Mario hits the enemy.
    
    *SPECIAL ATTACKS*
    -TERRORIZE-
    *Level Learned: Bowser starts with it.
    *FP Used: 6
    *MP Rating: 10
    *Classification: Fear
    *Description: Scare 'em good!
    *My Comments: I never use Bowser in battle, so I'll do my best to come up with
    comments.  Anyways, use the rotate the control pad to do damage.  If the enemy
    has a weakness to fear, they'll be affected by it.  Otherwise, they'll just
    take damage.
    
    -POISON GAS-
    *Level Learned: Bowser learns it at Level 12.
    *FP Used: 10
    *MP Rating: 20
    *Classification: Poison
    *Description: Poison foes!
    *My Comments: Basically the same as Terrorize, except Bowser attacks with
    poison and it's more powerful.  Poison will take HP off the enemy every attack
    turn until it wears off.
    
    -CRUSHER-
    *Level Learned: Bowser learns it at Level 15.
    *FP Used: 12
    *MP Rating: 60
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Rock slide!  Hit "Y" prior to contact!
    *My Comments: This is not a very potent attack to use.  I'd rather take 4 Geno
    Beams or a Geno Blast instead of this.  I'm not a real Bowser fan, so this is
    just my opinion.
    
    -BOWSER CRUSH-
    *Level Learned: Bowser learns it at Level 18.
    *FP Used: 16
    *MP Rating: 58
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Bowser's ultimate weapon!
    *My Comments: THIS ATTACK IS NOT WORTH 16 FP!  Use Geno Flash instead.  All of
    Bowser's attacks are wastes of memory, although Terrorize and Poison Gas have
    long reaching effects.
    
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    TOADSTOOL
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    Something's really wrong now.  HOW COULD TOADSTOOL BE ON THE SAME SIDE AS
    BOWSER?!  Some questions will never be answered.  Toadstool joins your party in
    Marrymore, then permanently upon the 3rd visit to Mushroom Kingdom.
    
    *TIMED ATTACKS*
    Slaps: Press the A button just before the first slap.
    Parasol: Press the A button just upon impact.
    War Fan: Press the A button just upon impact.
    Frying Pan: Press the A button just as the pan makes impact.
    
    *SPECIAL ATTACKS*
    -THERAPY-
    *Level Learned: Toadstool starts out with it.
    *FP Used: 2
    *MP Rating: 40
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Heal HP and status [heart]
    *My Comments: This and Group Hug are probably the most useful attacks in the
    game.  This will heal both HP and return your status to normal.  Press Y just
    before the healing ends.
    
    -GROUP HUG-
    *Level Learned: Toadstool starts out with it.
    *FP Used: 4
    *MP Rating: 30
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Heal group!  HP/status [heart]
    *My Comments: Use this very often as it heals your whole party.  As with
    Therapy and Mallow's HP Rain, the HP level restored will depend on your Magic
    Attack.
    
    -SLEEPY TIME-
    *Level Learned: Toadstool learns it at Level 11.
    *FP Used: 4
    *MP Rating: N/A
    *Classification: Sleep
    *Description: Zonk 1 or more foes!
    *My Comments: If the enemy you use it on has a special defense against
    Sleep, this attack is useless, as it doesn't take away any HP.
    
    -COME BACK-
    *Level Learned: Toadstool learns it at Level 13.
    *FP Used: 2
    *MP Rating: N/A
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Revive one... or more pals!
    *My Comments: This is more convenient than a Pick Me Up.  Always have at least
    one or two of them if Toadstool dies, though.  Anyways, it will raise the
    character and give them half HP.  Press Y just before the star hits the
    character so it will restore all of their HP.
    
    -MUTE-
    *Level Learned: Toadstool learns it at Level 15.
    *FP Used: 3
    *MP Rating: N/A
    *Classification: Silence
    *Description: Halt magic attack(s)!
    *My Comments: As with Sleepy Time, this does no HP damage.  It only does a
    Silence attack if the enemy has no special defense against silence.  Other than
    that, this is useless.
    
    -PSYCH BOMB-
    *Level Learned: Toadstool learns it at Level 18.
    *FP Used: 15
    *MP Rating: 60
    *Classification: N/A
    *Description: Make me mad and... BOOM!
    *My Comments: NEVER USE THIS!  Like Bowser's Bowser Crush, this is a useless
    multi-enemy attack.  Use Geno Blast or Geno Flash instead.  Use Toadstool to
    heal instead.
    
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    7. FAQ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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    Q: I've heard of invisible treasure boxes.  Where are they?
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    A: There are invisible treasure boxes scattered throughout the game, 39 to be
    exact.  Here is a complete list of locations for each one.
    
    ---MUSHROOM KINGDOM---
    1)(Frog Coin) You can only perform this if it's on your first visit, after
    defeating the Hammer Brothers.  When you enter the castle, Toad will begin
    walking down the hallway.  Jump on his head and jump to the ledge above the
    door.
    
    2)(Flower) Go into the item shop, and downstairs to the basement.  Talk to the
    guy and follow his directions.  It's right above where he originally stood.
    
    3)(Flower) You must be patient for this one.  After getting the previous one,
    jump on his head and wait until he walks to the far-right corner, then jump.
    This might take a while.
    
    ---BANDIT'S WAY---
    4)(Kerokero Cola) Remember the second spinning flower in the 2nd area?  Jump on
    it, then jump off, aiming for the purple flower, or just jump off straight
    right.  You'll hit it at the top of your jump.
    
    ---ROSE TOWN---
    5)(Frog Coin) Go into the item shop, and jump onto the bookshelf behind the
    shopkeepers.  It is at the furthest left extent of it.
    
    6)(Frog Coin) Hop on the guy's head near the house-on-a-hill to get up there.
    Go inside, and go up to the 2nd floor.  It is located right above the bed.
    
    ---FOREST MAZE---
    7)(Kerokero Cola) As soon as you enter, go to the far left corner.  It'll be
    right there.
    
    8)(Frog Coin) After you exit the first cave, go to the far left corner.  It
    should be there.
    
    9)(Flower) In the room with 7 stumps, jump into the furthest right one.  It is
    right above the patch of light in the middle of the room.
    
    10)(Empty!) In the room with 7 stumps, going from the entrance to the room,
    enter the left stump in the 2nd row.  It's in the corner behind the trampoline.
     There's NOTHING inside! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA (sorry!)
    
    11)(Kerokero Cola) In the room with 7 stumps, go into the far back one.  After
    you wake up thr Wiggler and you come flying out, go back in and it's right
    above where the Wiggler was.
    
    12)(Red Essence) In the room with the Save Block, go into the far right corner.
     This forest is full of secret items!
    
    ---PIPE VAULT---
    13)(Frog Coin) In the room with 6 pipes, go down the second one from the left.
    Go one space left of the end of the higher ledge and jump to reveal a platform.
     It's around the 2nd or 3rd block.
    
    14)(Frog Coin) In the same room, it's about 2 or 3 blocks right of the previous
    one.
    
    ---YO'STER ISLE---
    15)(Frog Coin) After you emerge from the pipe exit of the Pipe Vault, jump
    behind the Save Block and you will find it.
    
    ---BOOSTER PASS---
    16)(Flower) Go to the far left part of the first area and jump onto the flower.
    It's right above there.
    
    17)(Rock Candy) Just before the exit to the first area, go into the small
    alcove just to the left of it.
    
    ---BOOSTER TOWER---
    18)(Frog Coin) In the room with the eternal line of Spookums, go to the
    furthest right dark block on the back wall, about where they turn and go down
    the staircase.
    
    19)(Frog Coin) In the room right above the Thwomp teeter-totter, go to the far
    left corner on the lowest level.
    
    20)(Goodie Bag) In the room just before the curtain game room, jump up the
    yelloe blocks onto the visible one.  It's right above it.
    
    21)(Mushroom) In the same room, go to the corner directly next to the right
    exit.  This one restores all HP AND FP.
    
    ---MARRYMORE---
    22)(Frog Coin) Walk into the inn/item shop and go up to the 2nd floor.  Enetr
    the normal room and jump onto the bookshelf in the far left corner.
    
    ---SUNKEN SHIP---
    23)(Kerokero Cola) This one is interesting.  In the room with the Mario clone,
    you have to make a block appear to show the treasure box, then you must jump
    onto the clone's head to get up to it.
    
    ---LAND'S END---
    24)(Red Essence) In the first room, use the cannon to shoot onto the moving
    platforms.  You will need to jump STRAIGHT forward(/\) at the exact top of the
    platform's ascent to get it.
    
    25)(Kerokero Cola) In the second room, jump between the cannon and the plateau
    to find a hidden platform.  Use the cannon to shoot into the hole with the
    three Chows.  After defeating them, get on the left side of the hole, near the
    higher plateau, and jump around for another platform.  Get back in the cannon
    and shoot to the new platform.  After getting the moving treasure box, jump
    onto the higher plateau and go to the far left side.  Sorry this description
    was so long, but it takes a while to reach.
    
    26)(Frog Coin) In the room with spinning flowers and Stingers, go to the two
    purple flowers on the far right part of the room, jump on one of them, and jump
    to the other.  You should get it.
    
    27)(Frog Coin) Enter the cave below the Sky Bridge.  After passing the Chow, go
    into the furthest back corner.  You might need to search, as it is hard to
    explain this one.
    
    ---BELOME'S TEMPLE---
    28)(Frog Coin) In the room after your first fortune is fulfilled, jump on the
    higher ledges and jump on top of the visible treasure box on the left.  It's
    right above it.
    
    29)(Frog Coin) In the same room, go down the stairs and go into the alcove
    directly right of it.
    
    ---MONSTRO TOWN---
    30)(Frog Coin) In the room just before the exit, jump into the space between
    the corner and the bush.
    
    ---BEAN VALLEY---
    31)(Rock Candy) When you enter, go into the right pipe, and you'll find it in
    the far left corner.
    
    32)(Kerokero Cola) In the room with 5 Piranha Plants in pipes, go into the
    lower right one and it'll be near the far left corner.
    
    33)(Red Essence) In the room with 5 Piranha Plants in pipes, go into the far
    right one and it's in the corner halfway between the trampoline and those
    stairs.
    
    ---NIMBUS LAND---
    34)(Frog Coin) Go into the item shop, jump onto the highest point of the
    crates, and jump towards the shopkeeper.
    
    35)(Frog Coin) Go to the hallway with the three doors, and go into the left
    door.  Work your way to the Jawful, defeat it, and it'll be right above where
    you found it.
    
    36)(Frog Coin) In the same room as the last one, walk directly left to walk out
    into space, and it'll be at the end of the path.
    
    37)(Frog Coin) After you beat Birdo, go to the next room, with the Jawful.
    Jump on top of the visible box.  It's right above it.
    
    38)(Frog Coin) After defeating Valentina, go to the hallway with the three
    doors, and go to the right of the birdcage next to the left door.
    
    ---SMITHY FACTORY---
    39)(Mushroom) In the room with the second Save Block, go to the corner directly
    left of the block.  That's the last one.
    
    If you ever want to know how many boxes you missed, talk to the Pandorite in
    Monstro Town.  Since I haven't actually gathered all 39 on one file (although I
    have found all of them), I don't know what happens, but I think you don't get
    anything for gathering all 39, except personal satisfaction and all of the
    items inside the boxes.  It's fun to try to get all 39, but it's not that hard
    once you know where they are.  This is an easier challenge than trying to get
    30 or 100 Super Jumps, and a whole lot more possible.  I think you should get
    something for finding all 39.  If you're having problems figuring out which
    rooms they are in, equip the Signal Ring from Croco to find the correct rooms.
    
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    Q: How do I work out the Menu (pause) screen?
    ===========================================================================
    
    A: Press the X button while on the normal screen to bring it up.  Here is a
    chart showing the controls:
    
    
                |--------<X or B twice<--------|
                |-<X or B<-|         |<--B<----|
    Normal Screen          Menu Screen         Menu Option
                |---->X>---|         |--->A>---|
    
    These are the options available via the menu screen:
    
    *Item: Check your inventory and/or use one or more items.
    *Status: See your stats, experience, and how much more experience is needed to
    go to the next level.
    *Special: See your special attacks, and/or use Mallow's HP Rain or Toadstool's
    Therapy or Group Hug.
    *Equip: Equip and take off weapons, armor, and accessories.
    *Special Item: See your inventory of special items.
    *Map (get from Chancellor): See the world map and where you are on it.
    *Star Pieces (after defeating Mack): See how many star pieces you have.
    *Switch (after Bowser joins): Switch allies available for battle.
    *Game (buy Beetle Mania in Mushroom Kingdom, see Mini-Games) Select if you wish
    to play Beetle Mania.
    
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    Q: Could you give a detailed explanation about battles?
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    A: Here's my special section about battles:
    
    ---COMMANDS---
    
    A Button: Attack: This one you will probably be using most of the time.  Press
    A once to see what weapon you have and to pick a target.  Press A again to
    attack.  To time it, press the A button at the time the different weapons
    specify (see Timed Attacks under each character).
    
    B Button: Etc.: There are two commands under this one.  If you choose Defense,
    your character will shield themselves and cut damage by 1/2 (if you do a timed
    block here also, it'll be cut by 3/4!).  If you choose Run Away, that's exactly
    what will happen.  Sometimes you can't run away because the option is
    deactivated, one of your characters has a status problem, or the game just
    won't let you.
    
    X Button: Item: Choose which item you want to use.  Press X once to se your
    inventory.  Choose an item and press X to decide who to use it on, then press
    it again to use it.  Sometimes you'll get "a freebie".  It either occurs
    randomly, or maybe you time it like your attack and defense...
    
    Y Button: Special: Don't use this one too often, unless you have plenty of FP.
    Press Y once to choose an available attack (unavailable if not learned, not
    enough FP, or no use for like Toadstool's Come Back).  Press Y again to decide
    who to use it on, then press Y again to commence the attack.  Use the specific
    directions for each attack to pull them off right.
    
    ---STATUS---
    
    I know, you've heard me talk about status so much, but you're probably
    wondering what it is.  Well, status is what condition your characters are in.
    There are 7 different kinds of status:
    
    *Normal: All commands available, no effects
    *Fear: All commands available, all stats cut in half
    *Poison: All commands available, HP taken off each battle turn (figured out by
    taking your HP, dividing it by 10, and the decimals are cut off without
    rounding)
    *Sleep: No commands available, vulnerable to attacks, wake up after normal
    attack or out of HP
    *Silence: Special command not available, no other effects
    *Scarecrow: Attack and item commands not available, no other effects
    *Mushroom: No commands available, HP regained each battle turn (same system as
    poison).
    
    The non-normal ones can be healed with a Able Juice, Freshen Up, or Toadstool's
    Therapy and Group Hug attacks.
    
    ---DISPLAY---
    
    The way the screen is displayed is like this:
    
    
      HP of 3rd Charatcer
     HP of 2nd Charatcer
    HP of 1st Character
                                                            Enemies
    
    
       1st Character (always Mario)
    
              2nd Character (once Geno is gained)
    
                    3rd Character (once Geno is gained)/
                    2nd Character (if just Mario and Mallow)
    
    I know, I could've done better, but this is a hard one to do!
    
    ---SPECIAL ATTACKS---
    
    Some enemies have special defenses against certain attacks (A.K.A. 0 Damage
    taken) or weaknesses (A.K.A. tons and tons of damage).  The attacks are divided
    into 9 classifications (8 really, but I added N/A as Normal).  The special
    attacks AND items are listed next to each category.
    
    N/A or Normal: Any special attack or item not in the next 8
    Jump: Jump, Super Jump, Ultra Jump
    Fire: Fire Orb, Super Flame, Ultra Flame, Fire Bomb
    Thunder: Thunderbolt, Shocker
    Ice: Snowy, Ice Bomb
    Fear: Terrorize, Fright Bomb
    Poison: Poison Gas, Bad Mushroom
    Sleep: Sleepy Time, Sleepy Bomb
    Silence: Mute
    
    Fear, Poison, Sleep, and Silence have the same effect on enemies as they do
    your allies.
    
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    Q: How much experience do I need to get to the next level?
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    After winning a battle, you will recieve experience points for each of your
    characters.  After a certain amount of experience, characters will go up to the
    next experience level, and sometimes learn some new moves. Here is a complete
    list of how many points are needed to go to a specific level and what attacks
    can be learned.
    
      Level
      |  Experience Points
     _|__|________________________
    | || |  |New Attacks          |
    | 1|   0|---------------------|
    | 2|  16|---------------------|
    | 3|  48|Mario-Fire Orb       |
    |       |Mallow-HP Rain       |
    | 4|  84|---------------------|
    | 5| 130|---------------------|
    | 6| 200|Mario-Super Jump     |
    |       |Mallow-Psychopath    |
    | 7| 290|---------------------|
    | 8| 402|Geno-Geno Boost      |
    | 9| 538|---------------------|
    |10| 700|Mario-Super Flame    |
    |       |Mallow-Shocker       |
    |11| 890|Geno-Geno Whirl      |
    |       |Toadstool-Sleepy Time|
    |12|1110|Bowser-Poison Gas    |
    |13|1360|Toadstool-Come Back  |
    |14|1640|Mario-Ultra Jump     |
    |       |Mallow-Snowy         |
    |       |Geno-Geno Blast      |
    |15|1950|Bowser-Crusher       |
    |       |Toadstool-Mute       |
    |16|2290|---------------------|
    |17|2660|Geno-Geno Flash      |
    |18|3060|Mario-Ultra Flame    |
    |       |Mallow-Star Rain     |
    |       |Bowser-Bowser Crush  |
    |       |Toadstool-Psych Bomb |
    |19|3490|---------------------|
    |20|3950|---------------------|
    |21|4440|---------------------|
    |22|4960|---------------------|
    |23|5510|---------------------|
    |24|6088|---------------------|
    |25|6692|---------------------|
    |26|7320|---------------------|
    |27|7968|---------------------|
    |28|8634|---------------------|
    |29|9315|---------------------|
    |30|9999|---------------------|
    
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    Q: When I go up a level, which bonus should I pick?
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    As an added incentive, you have the option of one stat to add on to even more.
    Here is a list of what levels you should pick which stat to boost to get the
    biggest gain.
    
    Attack/Defense: 3,6,9,12,15,18,21,24,27,30
    HP: 4,7,10,13,16,19,22,25,28
    Magic Attack/Magic Defense: 2,5,8,11,14,17,20,23,26,29
    
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    8. WALKTHROUGH-------------------------------------------------------------
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    BOWSER'S KEEP
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    -They should come up with a harder starting level.  Anyways, this visit is
    comprised of four rooms:
    Room #1: Basically, the welcoming room.  Nothing to worry about.
    Room #2: A group of Terrapins guard this hallway.  If you go into battle, just
    do any attack and they'll go away.  Before you get to the door, you'll go into
    battle with 4 Terrapins.  Piece of cake.
    Room #3: There are two bridges in this room going over the lava.  Just go up to
    the door.  Before you enter the door, Bowser will roar and the bridge right
    behind you will collapse.  Who would want to go back anyways?
    Room #4: The chandalier room.  Walk up to the far side of the room and you'll
    see two chandaliers, with Bowser on one of them.  Battle time...
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    BOSS: Bowser
    -Bowser: N/A
    -Kinklink: N/A
    HP: 0/50
    Defenses: Bowser: N/A
              Kinklink: N/A
    Weaknesses: Bowser: N/A
                Kinklink: N/A
    
    This is a very easy battle to win.  All you have to do is aim for the Kinklink.
     It will take two timed Jumps or three timed punches to end the battle.
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    -After trampling Bowser, you'll see Mario up on a Kinklink, about to untie
    Toadstool, being tied from the ceiling.  Just before it happens, the castle
    will shake.  Moving outside, you'll see a sword come through the sky (wait, I'm
    retelling the story).
    
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    MARIO'S PAD
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    -Ah, Mario's humble pipehouse.  The giant pipe up there, what can it be used
    for?  Let's find out, shall we?
    -At first, you'll see Toad standing outside, waiting for Mario, then he'll see
    Mario come flying and go through that oversized pipe atop his house.  Toad the
    comes in, and says something about people normally use doors to get in and out
    of their houses, then go outside.  Go talk to him, and he'll suggest you go
    back to Bowser's Keep to rescue the Princess.  Save your game here, then go to
    Bowser's Keep again.
    
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    BOWSER'S KEEP
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    -Rule #1: If a giant sword is about to destroy the bridge you're on, run
    straight for the other side.  Rule #2: Omit Rule #1 if Toadstool isn't inside.
    Anyways, after the sword talks about the Smithy Gang's plans for world
    domination, he'll shake and break the bridge between the keep and nearby Vista
    Hill.
    
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    VISTA HILL
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    -If you come here, all you'll see is Mario looking at the Keep, then he'll walk
    away.  Totally pointless to do.
    
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    MARIO'S PAD
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    -After the encounter, go back here and go inside the pipehouse.  Talk to Toad,
    and he'll ask where the Princess is.  Then Mario will do one of his (in)famous
    no-talk stories.   After that, Toad will suggest going to Mushroom Kingdom to
    tell the Chancellor.  Save your game, then attempt to leave.  Toad will come
    crashing in, bump you, and take off 1 HP.  Then, he'll give you a Mushroom.
    When he asks if you know how to usr items, say yes, because if he goes through
    the procedure, you'll waste the Mushroom.  After that lesson, a Goomba will
    come in and Toad will ask if you know about Timed Hits.  For the love of God,
    say YES!  If you say no, you'll waste 3 FP in the procedure, and you need all
    the FP you can get.  After the lessons, Toad will give you 3 Mushrooms, and
    head off to Mushroom Way.  Save your game now, as there are no Save Blocks in
    Mushroom Way, then follow Toad.
    
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    MUSHROOM WAY
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Your first real "level".  This mountain pass is full of Goombas, Sky Troopas,
    and Spikeys.  There are many battle combinations here.  If you hit a Goomba,
    you'll go into battle with either two or three of them.  If you hit a Sky
    Troopa, you'll battle one or two of them.  If you touch a Spikey, you'll go
    into battle with either two Spikeys or a Spikey and a Sky Troopa.  There are
    only two things to worry about in battle:
    1) If Mario isn't at least at Level 2, a timed punch will not take out a Sky
    Troopa (most of the time).  Use a Jump attack instead.
    2) If Mario isn't at least at Level 3, a timed punch will not take out a Spikey
    (most of the time).  Don't use Jump attacks, they are useless.
    -In the 1st area, Toad is being held by a Goomba.  Defeat the Goomba and Toad
    will be so happy he'll give you a Honey Syrup.  In the 2nd area, Toad will get
    captured again by a Sky Troopa.  Defeat the Goomba on the spinning flower and
    jump onto the right plateau.  Defeat the Sky Troopa and Toad will give you a
    Flower Tab.  Before using it, get back on the flower and jump to the left
    plateau for a Flower.  Hit the ? Box on the far right side to refill your HP
    and FP.  Go into the 3rd room, and defeat enough Spikeys to get to at least
    Level 3 or 4.  Gee, what a surprise.  At the end, Toad is captured yet again,
    this time by a Hammer Brother.  Walk up to him twice to go into battle...
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    BOSS: Hammer Brothers
    -Hammer Bro (x2): N/A
    HP: 50
    Defenses: N/A
    Weaknesses: Jump
    
    You must beat two of these monsters to get to Mushroom Kingdom.  To beat the
    first one, use one timed Jump and one timed punch attack.  After one is dead,
    the other one will do Valor Up, doubling his defenses.  For the second one, use
    two timed Jumps and one or two timed punches.  Alternate strategy: Get one of
    the Hammer Brother's HP very low, then defeat the other one.  Then you can take
    out the Valored Up one with about one shot.  You get a Flower Jar and a Hammer
    for winning.
    ===========================================================================
    -After the battle, Mario will get his first weapon, a Hammer.  Equip it, and
    try it out on the Spikeys in the same room.  After having a little fun, go to
    Mushroom Kingdom.
    
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    MUSHROOM KINGDOM
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    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #1-3
    
    INN: 3 coins
    ITEM SHOP:
     _____________________
    |Mushroom    | 4 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Honey Syrup |10 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Pick Me Up  | 5 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Able Juice  | 4 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Jump Shoes  |30 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Antidote Pin|28 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Shirt       | 7 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Pants       | 7 coins|
    
    -The first town in the game is none other than the famous Mushroom Kingdom.
    Don't worry about going into battle.  You can't here, until later. Anyways, go
    to the Inn, save your game, then go to the Item Shop and buy a Shirt, some
    Pants, a pair of Jump Shoes, an Antidote Pin, and items.  If you don't have
    enough money, just at least get the Shirt and Pants.  Now it's time to enter
    Mushroom Castle.  Go inside, and follow Toad through thr main hallway and a
    small room to the Chancellor's throne room.  As if you didn't know, after all
    the talking and story telling, he'll finally get down to business.  First, if
    you didn't equip the Hammer, he'll ask you if Toad should tell you.  Say no.
    After that, he'll give you a Map and he'll suggest you go down to meet the
    Vault Guard.  Go down there and get the 10 coins, flower, and mushroom.  Now,
    from the main hallway, go into the left door and up the steps to Toadstool's
    room.  To make the maid mad, go between the fireplace and the blue chair and
    press A to search.  Search long enough and you'll find Toadstool's ???.  You
    probably won't have time to find out what it is, because the maid will yell at
    you and give you a Mushroom.  Now, go outside, and try to walk down.
    -This scene shows Croco running across the screen, followed by Mallow, our
    favorite marshmallow/cloud puff.  After a while, Croco will escape and Mallow
    will start crying.  Go up and talk to him, and agree to help him chase Croco.
    Now, equip Mallow with the Pants you got and the Antidote Pin (if you have it).
     To get a free Pick Me Up, go into the shop and talk to the shopkeeper.  He'll
    give it to you after he's done talking.  Go outside, and talk to the jumping
    guy near the eastern exit.  He'll mention that he saw Croco, then Croco will
    walk on screen and run right past them.  After the talking is over, exit
    through the eastern exit and go to Bandit's Way.
    
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    BANDIT'S WAY
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    HIDDEN TREASURE BOX #4
    
    -Don't be surprised if you go into battle a lot here.  Goombas, Spikeys, and
    K-9s run amok in this dead-end pass.  Basically, the object is to follow Croco
    and trap him enough to go into battle.
    -If you every run into a Frogog during battle (and you will), the srategy is
    like this: If he's with Spikeys and/or Goombas' have Mario use his hammer and
    Mallow do his Thunderbolt attack.  They'll be all gone.
    -There is a save block in the lower-left corner of the 1st area.  Hit it, go
    into battle with the enemies if you want, and go to the next room.  In the 2nd
    room, you need to know how to use the spinning flowers and the rotating
    platforms.  Use the flower to jump up to the plateau blocking the path.  To
    work the platforms, step on the right-most one.  The left one will rotate 180
    degrees and end up right in front of the one you're on.  If you really want to
    raise your levels, you can face an unlimited supply of K-9s, thanks to two
    caves on opposite plateaus.  Otherwise, use the platforms to get out.  The
    second flower isn't needed to get by, but it might be of some use.  The 3rd
    room is like the 1st room, just a path with some Goombas and Spikeys.  When you
    reach the last fork, go right and beat the K-9, then hit the ? box for a
    mushroom, then go back and take the left path to continue.  I love the 4th
    room.  After Croco goes away, step on the right-most platform and hit the ? box
    right there for a Super Star.  Now run around and hit all the K-9s ASAP.  Don't
    worry about running out,
    because they will come in through the two passages.  If you want to use the
    platforms to get to the other box, it has a Frog Coin in it.  Anyways, go on to
    the 5th room.  Looks like you and Croco have found the dead end.  Now he will
    hide next to one of the four mini-hills in the middle.  The trick is to sneak
    up behind him and press A.  You will need to do this three times.  Don't be
    surprised if you go into battle with a Goomba or Sky Troopa.  As I said before,
    get him three times.  Do that, and he'll go into battle...
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    BOSS: Croco
    -Croco: "Ooh!  I'm good!"
    HP: 320
    Special Defenses: Sleep
    Weaknesses: Fire
    
    Croco is actually not that hard to beat.  Mario's Fire Orb is your best bet
    here.  He will get "stunned" after the first use, but only after the first
    turn.  Mallow's attacks are useless, so either put him in Defense, use
    Mushrooms or HP Rain, or use Honey Syrup.  Just before he runs out of HP, he'll
    use a Weird Mushroom, restoring 60 HP.  This is an easy battle.  At the end
    you'll get a Flower Tab, a Wallet, and Frogfucius's Rare Frog Coin.
    ===========================================================================
    After you get all the stuff, including the Rare Frog Coin, jump on the
    trampoline to go back to the save block, then exit and go back to Mushroom
    Kingdom.
    
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    MUSHROOM KINGDOM
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Like I said before, you will go into battle here sometime.  It seems that a
    group of Shysters have taken over.  If you're wondering, this isn't Bowser's
    fault; it's Smithy's.  The Shysters are easy to beat if Mallow is at least to
    Level 4.  Use Thunderbolt to get rid of them.  you will go into battle with
    either two or three of those monsters.  There are various items you can gather
    here by saving people:
    *Defeat the Shyster bugging the mushroom guy near the eastern exit to get 10
    coins.
    *Defeat the Shyster bugging the guy in the front lawn of the eastern-most
    house, then give the guy back his wallet for a Flower Tab.  Come back to him
    later in the game for a Frog Coin.
    *Defeat the 3 Shysters in the western-most house for a Flower Tab.
    *Inside the castle, defeat the Shyster bugging Toad, then the three (or should
    it be 4) that are blocking the passage to Toadstool's room, then go inside.
    Answer "You bet" to the question to get a Flower Tab (Toadstool's ???, maybe).
    *Go into the guest room (right side of castle, room opposite vault) and talk to
    the Vault Guard and get a Wake-Up Pin.  Now go into the vault and get the items
    again.
    -Now you're ready to go into the Chancellor's throne room.  Have your
    charatcers at least at Level 6 before going in, because Mario's Super Jump is
    super-effective.  Now, to kill Mack...
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    BOSS: Mack
    -Mack: "Boing, boing, boing."
    -Bodyguard (x4): "Boing, boing, boing."
    HP: 480/30
    Defenses: Mack: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Bodyguard: N/A
    Weaknesses: Mack: Thunder
                Bodyguard: N/A
    
    Mack is not really that hard, either.  Have Mario and Mallow built up to at
    least Level 6.  Have Mario use Super Jump on Mack and Mallow use Thunderbolt on
    everybody.  Mack will be "stunned" after Mallow's first Thunderbolt attack.
    Have Mario then use Super Jump and Mallow use Thunderbolt or Honey Syrup.  In
    other words: Use Super Jump on Mack, Thunderbolt on everybody, and Honey Syrup
    if you run out of FP.  You get the first Star Piece when you beat Mack.
    ===========================================================================
    After beating Mack, you'll get the 1st star piece.  After the Chancellor
    restores order and Mallow suggests going to Tadpole Pond, exit the castle.  Now
    go to the shop, and talk to the shopkeeper.  Since you got the coin back,
    Mallow can finally get the Cricket Pie for his grandpa.  Now, exit, and go to
    the Kero Sewers.
    
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    KERO SEWERS
    ===========================================================================
    
    -This place is an FAQ writer's nightmare.  Since I have a map of this level, I
    can hopefully give you a good explanation of two different paths, the quickest
    one and the extended (get all the items) one:
    *THE QUICK PATH*
    First, enter the level and go through the pipe leading down into the sewers.
    Save your game, then jump into the water and swim as far right as you can and
    enter that pipe.  Stay along the back wall and go into the pipe on the left
    side.  Staying along the right wall, cross the narrow bridge with a Rat Funk on
    it, then enter that pipe, which will be the furthest right one.  Go up the
    steps and jump on the switch to drain the water.  Go back through the pipe,
    then jump down and go into the pipe in the lower-left hand corner and you'll
    end up on the upper level of the room with the switch.  Save your game, then
    hit the ? box next to it for a mushroom.  Don't worry about the ? box on the
    highest ledge.  Go through the pipe on the right side to battle Belome.
    *THE EXTENDED PATH*
    First, enter the level and go through the pipe leading down into the sewers.
    Save your game, then jump into the water and swim as far right as you can and
    enter that pipe.  Jump down to the pipe just below where you emerge and enter
    that one.  Go to the right and enter that pipe.  Now, go down to the lowest
    level, up the steps, and hit the ? box to battle Pandorite.  Use Super Jump a
    couple times to beat him.  He'll give you a Flower Jar and a Trueform Pin.
    Equip Mario with it.  now, get on the second star from the top, and jump up to
    where you dropped down from.  Go to the left to get the flower from the ? box,
    then work your way up to the pipe and go in.  Hit the ? box to get a Super
    Star, then take out the Rat Funks and the Boo in the upper-right corner, then
    enter the pipe in the upper-left corner.  Staying along the back wall, go into
    the next pipe.  Staying along the right wall, cross the narrow bridge with a
    Rat Funk on it, then enter that pipe, which will be the furthest right one.  Go
    up the steps and jump on the switch to drain the water.  Go back through the
    pipe,
    then jump down and go into the pipe in the lower-left hand corner and you'll
    end up on the upper level of the room with the switch.  Save your game, then
    hit the ? box next to it for a mushroom.  Don't worry about the ? box on the
    highest ledge.  Go through the pipe on the right side to battle Belome.
    *Note: I know these directions might be confusing to understand, but you'll get
    them after a while.
    -Time to get rid of Belome...
    ===========================================================================
    BOSS: Belome
    -Belome: "I just... wanna sleep."
    HP: 500
    Special Defenses: Sleep
    Weaknesses: Thunder
    
    You will meet Belome twice in the game, once here and again in Belome's Temple,
    between Land's End and Monstro Town.  If you don't have a Trueform Pin on
    Mario, Mallow gets eaten, and you're out of FP, you'll hate this battle
    (there's a 90% chance that won't happen).  Anyways, have Mario use Super Jump
    and Mallow use Thunderbolt.  Belome does have sleep attacks, so be careful.  He
    will attempt to do S'Crow Funk on Mario, and might even EAT Mallow.  Just keep
    attacking and restoring and Belome is history, for now.  In fact, you don't
    even get anything for beating him, except a free trip down the Midas River
    (whooptydoo).
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    After the battle, you'll be able to attempt the Midas River course.
    
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    MIDAS RIVER
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Since this whole level is a mini-game, see the Mini-Games section.
    -At the end of this 1st ride, the mushroom guy will give you a Nok Nok Shell as
    a new weapon.  It works.
    
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    TADPOLE POND
    ===========================================================================
    
    (To find both shops, first introduce yourself to Frogfucius, then go to the
    furthest left beachland you can.)
    
    FROG COIN EMPORIUM (the left one)
     ________________________
    |Sleepy Bomb| 1 frog coin|
    |------------------------|
    |Bracer     |2 frog coins|
    |------------------------|
    |Energizer  |2 frog coins|
    |------------------------|
    |Crystalline|5 frog coins|
    |------------------------|
    |Power Blast|5 frog coins|
    
    JUICE BAR (the right one)
    w/no card
     ______________________
    |Froggie Drink|16 coins|
    
    w/Alto Card
     ______________________
    |Froggie Drink|14 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Elixir       |42 coins|
    
    w/Tenor Card
     ______________________
    |Froggie Drink|12 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Elixir       |36 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Megalixir    |90 coins|
    
    w/Soprano Card
     _______________________
    |Froggie Drink|  8 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Elixir       | 24 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Megalixir    | 60 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Kerokero Cola|200 coins|
    
    -When you enter, you will not be able to talk to any of the tadpoles.  Go
    straight up to the small switch/rock and a tadpole will appear.  Mallow will
    come out and start a conversation.  When they ask about your jumping ability
    jump.  After that, then Mallow's grandfather, Frogfucius, will float on screen,
    being carried by a Lakitu.  After many miscommunications and words exchanged,
    Frogfucius will tell the tadpoles to make a brid ge to his "home".  Now you can
    talk to any of the tadpoles you want.  To get an Alto Card for the juice bar,
    go all the way right and into Melody Bay and play Frogfucius's Suite #18 (see
    Mini-Games section).  When that's done, go to the juice bar and buy some
    Elixirs, then cross the tadpole bridge.  Basically, Frogfucius will give you a
    recap of the game from Bowser's Keep to the star piece.  He will also mention
    that Toadstool isn't at the Keep anymore.  If you payed attention, don't agree
    to a recap of the recap.  After that, Mallow will be in for a big shock, as
    Frogfucius tells Mallow he's not his real grandfather and that Mallow's not a
    tadpole.  Frogfucius suggests that Mallow follow Mario on his adventure.  After
    that's done, go up and talk to him.  If you have the Cricket Pie, he'll give
    you the Froggie Stick, Mallow's first weapon.  Equip it, save your game at
    Melody
    Bay, and go onwards to Rose Way.
    
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    ROSE WAY
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    -This stage is very different.  The main part of the stage is to navigate the
    moving platforms across the lakes to reach each island.  you can find a
    boatload of coins, plus a flower and a mushroom.
    -If you go into the upper-left passage, you can get a tricky frog coin.  To get
    to it, defeat the Shy Guy on the platform, then jump to it.  From that one,
    jump onto the next Shy Guy and beat it.  Now comes the hard part.  You must now
    jump from the first platform to the second platform, then from the second
    platform up to the treasure box.  It's not really worth the effort, but you can
    go for it.
    -If you go into the upper-right passage, you can access a good room to get
    stuff.  First, beat the two Crooks to get mucho cash.  Then attack the Shy Guy
    haaging from the Lakitu.  If you defeat four of them, Lakitu will give in and
    throw a mushroom, which will restore your HP and FP.
    -The goal is to get out through the lower-right passage.  In that room is the
    best treasure trove in the game. Wipe out the Crooks, then go for the chests.
    They hold a total of 20 coins and a mushroom restoring your HP and FP.  When
    you hit a chest, a Shy Guy comes down.  You can get good experience and coins
    from them.  The best part is, if you go off screen, and come back in, all the
    chests refill and Shy Guys reappear.  Sorry, but the Crooks only reappear when
    you leave the stage and reenter.
    -In the last room you'll see Bowser with his Koopa Troop.  After they leave,
    you can go by and enter Rose Town.
    
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    ROSE TOWN
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #5-6
    
    INN: Free (when you return)
    ITEM SHOP:
    (left counter)
     ____________________
    |Mushroom   | 4 coins|
    |--------------------|
    |Honey Syrup|10 coins|
    |--------------------|
    |Pick Me Up | 5 coins|
    |--------------------|
    |Able Juice | 4 coins|
    
    (right counter)
     ______________________
    |Thick Shirt | 14 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Thick Pants | 14 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Jump Shoes  | 30 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Antidote Pin| 28 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Wake Up Pin | 42 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Trueform Pin| 60 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fearless Pin|130 coins|
    
    -This town is under attack by something or someone shooting arrows down that
    freeze anyone it touches.  You can't get it, though, so that's the good thing.
    -The first order of business is to go up to the house on the hill.  Jump on the
    guy's head to get up there.  Go inside, then go upstairs to the 2nd floor, but
    don't take the treasures.  Jump on the switch, and it will create a staircase
    leading up to the top of the hill.  Go outside and talk to the guy, then follow
    him inside.  He'll tell you how to get the hidden treasure in the Forest Maze.
    His instructions are left, left, straight, right.  NOW go take the treasures
    and he won't mind one bit.  HAHAHAHAHAHAHA (to the guy)!
    -Now, go towards the item shop.  Jump up the crates, and onto the chimney.  Go
    down it, and hit the treasure box to get a Flower.  Buy new armors and maybe a
    couple Trueform Pins and maybe a Wake Up Pin, since you already have one of
    them.
    -Now, go into the inn.  You'll end up watching a little kid (Gaz)pretending
    that Bowser is kicking Mario's butt.  After a while, he notices you, and asks
    if he is real (say yes), then he'll ask if you want to play with him.  You
    don't have a choice.  Gaz will pull out his new Geno doll to play against
    "Bowser" (Mario).  After a while, Geno will shoot his Shooting Star Shot, and
    Mario gets hit instead of Bowser.  While Mario is recovering, he'll have a
    dream that a small star-like spirit will come down and look at the four dolls.
    He'll then pick Geno, spin over it, then breathe life into it.  Then he'll get
    adjusted to being in the doll, then walk out.  The next morning, Gaz will claim
    that Geno walked into the forest.  He's telling the truth.  Follow Geno by
    leaving Rose Town and entering the Forest Maze.
    
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    FOREST MAZE
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #7-12
    
    -Like the Kero Sewers, this can be a hard stage to give a walkthrough for.
    Bear with me here.  This level is HUGE, and the maze area is ANNOYING!
    -Work you way up through the first couple rooms and enter the tree stump to
    find a cave.  Those mushrooms on the ground are either Mushroom items or an
    Amanita.  The latter get up when you get close, meaning you'll probably go into
    battle.  It's the same throughout the level.
    -After leaving the cave and moving on, you'll come to a room with 7 tree
    stumps.  Although you only need to go into one to go on, you can go in the
    others to find hidden treasures and to raise your levels.  To leave the room,
    go into the stump in the far back, and wake up the Wiggler.  He'll get so mad
    he'll throw you back up to the surface and open up a path.  Go down that path
    and enter the stump.  Looks like this time that Wiggler is in a DEEP sleep
    (anyone know Snorlax from Pokemon?  That deep of a sleep is what he's in.).
    Work your way through the next two rooms, past the Amanitas and Rat Funk, to
    the room with a Save Block.  Now comes the tricky part: the maze.  First, find
    the hidden treasure.  Remember the left, left, straight, right sequence?  Those
    are TURNING directions.  The real directions are up-left, down-left, down-left,
    up left.  Go down the stump to clean out the five chests, then go back to the
    maze and go down-left until you get back to the Save Block room.  Now you must
    follow Geno to find Bowyer.  Just keep following him.  At one point he will
    disappear.  Go down-right when that happens.  If that doesn't work, go
    up-right.  Soon you will reach Bowyer.  After a long sequence, Mario and Mallow
    will run up to save Geno from Bowyer, one of Smithy's minions.  He's the one
    attacking Rose Town.  You need to whoop him, and here's how...
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    *BOWYER*
    -Bowyer: "What's with these folks?"
    HP: 720
    Special Defenses: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: N/A
    
    This battle is going to be tricky, because normally after two or three attacks,
    Geno goes down.  Geno's Geno Beam does 60 HP damage if fully charged, so use
    it.  Have Mario use his Nok Nok Shell or Jump, and Mallow should use Psychopath
    every few rounds or heal.  Bowyer can put you to sleep, so equip Wake Up Pins.
    His Static E! and Bolt can really take a toll, especially on Geno, because two
    Static E!s or Bolts will kill him.  Oh yeah, the most important part.  He has
    three blocks in front of him symbolizing the A, Y, and X buttons.  After two
    attack turns, he'll shoot an arrow onto one of them, disabling that button.
    Every four or five additional turns, he'll disable a different button.  For
    this reason, keep your FP as high as possible if the A button is disabled.  If
    the X button is disabled, and one of your guys is in bad shape, have enough FP
    so Mallow can use HP Rain on them.  This battle will take a while.  For beating
    Bowyer, you get the second Star Piece, a Flower Box, and Geno joins your party.
    ===========================================================================
    After you beat him, you'll get the second Star Piece.  Geno will explain the
    Star Road, then offically join your party.  Exit the maze now (finally!).
    
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    ROSE TOWN
    ===========================================================================
    
    -This is optional, but it's worth saving 50 coins.  Go to the inn, and Gaz will
    be glad that Geno is back.  After they explain the Star Road, Gaz will let Geno
    go with Mario and Mallow.  Before they leave, Gaz will give Geno a FREE Finger
    Shot.  You can visit Pipe Vault and Yo'ster Isle now, but they're optional.
    
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    PIPE VAULT
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #13-14
    
    -First, enter the stage and go down the pipe.  The first room is a revisit of
    one of Bowser's Castle; jumping over blocks atop lava pits with fireballs
    jumping up.  If you do not wish to go into battle, just jump by when the
    fireball's done.  The second room is not very hard.  Just be careful not to be
    on the stairs when the Thwomp pounds down or you go all the way down.  Get on
    IMMEDIATELY after he pounds.  The third room is where you can access two hidden
    areas.  The first one is accessed via the second pipe from the left.  This is
    the one with the Hidden Treasure Boxes.  The second one is via the second pipe
    from the right.  You can play the Goomba thumping game (see Mini-Games
    section).  The next room is just a simple jump over a few ledges and a Piranha
    Plant.  The last two rooms are annoying.  Those little plants will take away
    one or more coins per contact.  If you have to, go into battle with a Piranha
    Plant to avoid them.  The last room is cake to complete.  Just go right,
    avoiding those plants.
    
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    YO'STER ISLE
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOX #15
    
    -After you emerge from the Pipe Vault, save your game, then go through the
    passage to the main island.  There is not much to do here, yet.  Jump on Yoshi
    to go talk to his buddies.  Get some cookies from the orange Yoshi on the far
    right side, near the path to the Pipe Vault, to enter the Mushroom Derby race
    (see Mini-Games).  Once you get through with that, you should advance to
    Moleville.
    -If you come back later in the game, you'll see that one of the baby Yoshis
    have hatched.  Feed him Cookies until he's fat and bloated and leaves the nest.
     After that, accumulate a LOT of Yoshi Cookies and go back and feed him all of
    them at ONCE.  Here is a list of items you can gather while feeding him:
    0-9 Cookies: NOTHING!
    10-19 Cookies: Bracer, Energizer, or Yoshi Ade
    20-29 Cookies: Red Essence
    
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    MOLEVILLE
    ===========================================================================
    
    INN: 10 coins
    ITEM SHOP:
     _____________________
    |Punch Glove |36 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Finger Shot |50 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Cymbals     |42 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Mega Shirt  |22 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Mega Cape   |22 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Mega Pants  |22 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Work Pants  |22 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Mid Mushroom|20 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Maple Syrup |30 coins|
    
    -If you talk to the citizens of Moleville, you'll hear a story about how two
    kids got trapped inside the mountains after a Star Piece crashed into it.  Go
    save your game, then TRY to go up to the mountain.  Before you enter, you'll
    see Bowser's Koopa Troop, down from 15 to 6!  He'll walk away, then you can
    enter the mines.  After you see Ma Mole exit, the mole guys will see you and
    ask for your help.  Help 'em, you can't go on if you don't.  Jump on them, then
    enter the mines.  In the first few rooms, you'll go into battle with Sparkys
    and/or Magmites.  You may also end up with Clusters and Bob-Ombs.  Your best
    bet is to use your regular weapons on the Sparkys and Clusters, Thunderbolt on
    Magmites, and Jump on Bob-Ombs.  Beware: If you hit a Cluster, and don't kill
    it, he'll do Migraine (or is it Psyche!?) and kill someone, unless they block.
    Good luck.  Soon, you'l reach a dead end.  See that spring?  Jump on it to
    knock yourself out.  Croco and his three Flunkies will steal all of your coins
    and run away.
    Follow him around the circle.  When they reach dead ends, Croco will use bombs
    (?!) on the walls.  You can catch Croco easily, but you should go after the
    Flunkies.  You'll go into battle with between 3 and 5 of them.  If you can
    defeat at least 1 of them in battle before the rest run away, you'll get a
    Flower Tab.  you can get up to 3.  One is hidden behind the spring, one is
    hidden one room clockwise from the spring, and the other one is one room
    counterclockwise from the spring.  After that, run in a clockwise circle to run
    right into Croco (he's running counterclockwise).  Now it's time to kill him,
    again...
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    BOSS: Croco
    -Croco: "Ooh!  I'm good!"
    HP: 750
    Special Defenses: Sleep
    Weaknesses: Fire
    
    Croco is tougher this time around, even with 3 charcters.  Since he has
    improved his defense, Mario's Fire Orb is useless.  If you have it, use Super
    Flame instead (or if you used the Level 30 trick, use Ultra Flame!).  You will
    need to use a couple Maple Syrups and Mid Mushrooms.  Once he is below 1/2
    energy (375 HP) he'll steal your items.  Now you have to go without restoring
    FP AND you can only use Mallow's HP Rain to heal.  If you run out of FP, just
    hammer away with your weapons.  After a while, Croco will give up and give your
    items and coins back.  He'll also give you a Flower Box and a Bambino Bomb.
    ===========================================================================
    -After you defeat Croco, pick up the bomb and work your way to Pa Mole.  He'll
    blast a hole in the wall with the bomb, then run back into town.  Stay along
    the lower path and work your way forward until you run into a cart with a Shy
    Guy.  When he crashes, a Frog Coin will come out.  You can only do this once.
    Anyways, get onto the upper path and go to the treasure box.   Grab the star,
    and run forward.  If you move, you might be able to get to the Save Block.  Go
    back to the room before the block and hit the chest for 150 coins!  Double back
    to the save block and hit the two chests for a a Flower and a Mushroom.  Enter
    the next room and you'll see the Star Piece.  Stay along the side of the room
    and jump onto the purple guy...
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    BOSS: Punchinello
    -Punchinello: "Yee ha!  I see we're already famous!"
    -Micro Bomb: "Small is as small does."
    -Bob-Omb (see Enemies)
    -Mezzo Bomb: "Look out!"
    HP: 1200/30/150
    Defenses: Punchinello: Jump, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Micro Bomb: Sleep
              Mezzo Bomb: Sleep
    Weaknesses: Punchinello: N/A
                Micro Bomb: Jump, Fire
                Mezzo Bomb: Jump, Fire
    
    This battle may not look easy, but it is.  After one or two turns, he'll call
    out four Micro Bombs.  Use Mallow's Thunderbolt to knock them out.  After about
    400 HP damage, Punchinello will call four Bob-Ombs.  Your best bet is to use
    Mario's Jump or two Thunderbolts.  After about 800 HP daamge, he'll call three
    Mezzo Bombs.  Use Mario's Jump or Super Jump or three Thunderbolts.  After 1200
    HP (death!), he'll call out a King Bomb.  More on that later.  While battling
    him, he'll use Sand Storm, putting Feat on your characters.  Use a few Fearless
    Pins to counteract that.  As for the King Bomb, it will blow up, ending the
    battle.  You get the Star Piece, but you get no Exp! (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!)
    ===========================================================================
    After you get the piece from him, walk up to the next room and talk to Dyna.
    Get ready for the Mine Ride!  See the Mini-Game section to tackle this fun
    ride.
    -After landing in the house, walk outside and you'll see three Snifits chasing
    a beetle.  They mention that their leader, Booster, is watching over a
    "princess from the sky".  I think you should get the point.
    -If you wish, go into the far right house and talk to the mole for the Swap
    Shop.  You can take certain unwanted items here for bombs.  Here is a list of
    trade-in values:
     _______________________
    |Able Juice   | 2 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Mushroom     | 2 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Pick Me Up   | 2 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Honey Syrup  | 4 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Mid Mushroom |10 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Maple Syrup  |12 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Bracer       |15 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Energizer    |20 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Max Mushroom |30 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Kerokero Cola|40 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Yoshi Ade    |40 points|
    |-----------------------|
    |Red Essence  |50 points|
    
    For 100 points, you get either a Fright Bomb, Fire Bomb, or Ice Bomb.
    -There is also a new part to the item shop.  Go talk to the mushroom guy to get
    stuff from his "Miner's Store".  The only item available now is a Lucky Jewel
    for 100 coins.  Later, you can buy a Mystery Egg for 200 coins, or a Metal
    Plate (Frying Pan) for 300 coins.
    -There is yet another thing to check out here.  Enter the house closest to the
    item shop and talk to the guy inside and buy Fireworks for 500 coins.  Now, go
    to the little girl outside next to this house to get the Shiny Stone.  Save it
    for later.  When you do use it, come back when you're done and go into the item
    shop.  Talk to the girl in the back to get a Carbo Cookie.  Now talk to the
    girl in the bucket to the left of the item shop.  She'll run off.  Jump in the
    bucket to take a free ride down the Midas River.  If you do it again, she'll
    give you a Frog Coin.  The pattern is like that for additional Carbo Cookies.
    -If you wish, you can go to Melody Bay and play the Mole Mountain Blues (see
    Mini-Games).  If you don't wish to, your next destination should be Booster
    Pass.
    
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    BOOSTER PASS
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #16-17
    
    -This is a short area, but you can get a lot of stuff here.  If you wish to get
    quick experience, battle the Spikesters that Lakitu throws.  If you go into
    battle and there is a Carroboscis and/or a Artichoker, use normal attacks on
    the Spikesters and Carroboscis and Super Jump on the Artichoker.  If you
    notice, there are "artichokes" around the first area.  Two of them are
    Artichokers in disguise.  They are the far right one on the ground and the one
    to the left of the one below the path to the second room.  As stated before,
    use Super Jump to put a quick end to them.  You can also battle the Lakitu, but
    don't use Thunderbolt, becuase it won't do any good.
    -In the second room, you'll see four Spikesters in holes.  There is a hidden
    switch in the alcove to the left of the Flower item.  If you hit it, you'll
    cover up the holes, gathering coins for each Spikester that is killed by the
    holes caving in.  You can now go safely to Booster Tower.
    -If you come back after hitting a switch in Booster Tower, you'll open up a
    cave in the first room, on the far left side.  If you go into it, you'll be on
    a ledge with a bunch of Spikeys.  Stand there for about 10 seconds to go up
    against the Apprentice, who is dreaming of being Snifit #4.  Juse use a couple
    normal attacks and he's history.  You can always come back and battle him again
    and again.  If you go all the way to the other side, you'll reach three
    treasure boxes, one containing a Kerokero Cola.
    
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    BOOSTER TOWER
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #18-21
    
    -As you can see, there is a lot of hidden treasure here, as well as Toadstool
    (oops, I gave it away).  Unfortunately, there is no way in, because the door's
    locked.  What's a plumber to do?  Hire an old nemesis, of course.  Bowser will
    knock the door open, free of charge, and (for some odd reason) let you join the
    Koopa Troop.  In other words, Bowser just joined you (?!).
    -In this tower you will have three chances to battle Booster's Snifits.  All
    are optional.  The first one is at the front desk (#1).  The second one is
    shooting out bullets (Blasters) (#3).  The third one is if you lose the curtain
    game (see below) (#1,2,3).  Where is #2 hidden in the tower?  Can anyone know
    where it is?  Anyways, use Mallow's Snowy attack or an Ice Bomb for an easy
    win.
    -If you go into the far door in the first room, you'll see a teetertotter with
    a Bob-Omb and a treasure box is hovering above.  To get it, go up to the fourth
    room, past the Spookums, and through the middle passage.  If you can jump on
    the end of the teetertotter to launch the Bob-Omb, it will come down and launch
    you to the treasure box, containing a Masher, a super-charged Hammer for Mario.
     You won't need a more powerful weapon until Nimbus Land!
    -In the third room, after Booster introduces himself, go to the far right part
    of the room to get a Flower Tab.  In the fifth room, you'll see a switch.  Hit
    it and you'll open up the hidden passage at Booster Pass.  Working your way up
    past the Spookums, bullets, and the first Save Block, you'll enter a room with
    the six portraits of Booster's ancestors out of order.  The sequence is like
    this:
    
    <--Save Block Room
    
                    Booster #4
    
                            Booster #5
    
                                    Booster #3
    
                                            Booster #6
    
                                                    Booster #2
    
                                                            Booster #1
    
                                                      <--Thwomp Room
    
    Hit them in order to get the Elder Key, which will open up the door to get
    Bowser's first weapon, a Chomp.  If you pick one out of sequence, you have to
    go into battle with a Spookum and an Orb User.
    -In the next room, jump on the end of the teetertotter to launch the Thwomp so
    he can launch you up to the next room.  In the next room, just go up the
    platforms, while avoiding the parachuting Spookums.  The next room is very
    tough to get by without going into battle.  Basically you have three options:
    Stay along the right edge to get the key to open up the door to a pair of Zoom
    Shoes, stay along the left edge to get out, or jump around and get everything
    and risk going into battle with two Fireballs.  Just use one regular attack as
    they only have 10 HP each.  After two more rooms, Booster will come on and
    throw Bob-Ombs at you.  Just run out of the room to avoid him.  After a couple
    rooms you'll be in a room with a Save Block.  Get all of the treasure, then
    proceed to the door to the balcony.  It'll be locked.  Now you will have the
    chance to play the curtain game (see Mini-Games).  After that, you'll get to go
    into battle with Knife Guy and Grate Guy...
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    BOSS: Knife Guy and Grate Guy
    -Knife Guy: "Happiness is hip!"
    -Grate Guy: "Peace is just a dream."
    HP: 700/900
    Defenses: Knife Guy: Thunder, Sleep
              Grate Guy: Fire, Sleep
    Weaknesses: Knife Guy: Fire
                Grate Guy: Thunder
    
    These two are your only tickets out of Booster Tower.  Go here with Mario,
    Mallow, and Geno.  Use regular attacks or Super Flame on Knife Guy and
    Thunderbolt, Shocker, or regular attacks on Grate Guy.  Grate Guy can mess up
    your status, so come with a couple Able Juices just in case.  If you can defeat
    these guys, you will get a Flower Jar and you can advance to Booster Hill.
    ===========================================================================
    Once you beat them, you can run up Booster Hill.
    
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    BOOSTER HILL
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Like Midas River, this whole stage is a mini-game, so see the Mini-Games
    section.  After running up it, you'll reach Marrymore.
    
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    MARRYMORE
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOX #22
    
    INN:
    Normal Room: 10 coins
    Suite: 200 coins
    ITEM SHOP:
     ______________________
    |Super Hammer| 70 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Hand Gun    | 75 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Whomp Glove | 72 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Chomp Shell | 60 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Shirt | 38 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Pants | 38 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Cape  | 38 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Shell | 38 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |B'Tub Ring  |145 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mid Mushroom| 20 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Maple Syrup | 30 coins|
    
    -Once you enter Marrymore, go to the item shop/inn and update your armors and
    buy a Whomp Glove and Hand Gun (and a Super Hammer and Chomp Shell if you
    didn't get the Masher and Chomp in Booster Tower).  Save your game, then go
    talk to anybody outside the chapel.  After that, Raz and Raini will be thrown
    out and a Snifit will mention the door will be locked.  Walk up to the door and
    he'll mention something about a back entrance.  Walk along the right wall of
    the chapela nd you'll find a hidden door.  Go in, past the chefs (try jumping
    on the cake and see what happens!) and to the room with the Snifit.  He'll need
    to go talk to Booster.  To help him bust open the door, you must both run
    towards the door and hit it AT THE SAME TIME.  If you can, it will knock the
    Snifits back.  You'll now be in a room with a Save Block.  Hit it.  Now you
    must help Bowser knock down the door.  Use the same procedure as with the
    Snifit.  Soon enough you'll bust in and Toadstool will lose her gear.  Now you
    must talk to the three Snifits to get the first three items, then jump onto
    Booster's head to get the Crown, then talk to him.  The whole time candles will
    be lit.  If you can get all of the items and talk to Booster with 2 or less
    candles lit and Toadstool will "reward" you.  Do it with 3 or more candles and
    Booster and/or Bowser will take Toadstool's place.  When that's done, Torte and
    his apprentice
    will walk in with the cake.  Then, you'll go into battle...
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    BOSS: Bundt
    -Torte: "Cake!  Vatch zee CAKE."
    -Bundt: "Congratulations."
    -Raspberry: "Congratulations."
    HP: 0/900, then 0/600
    Defenses: Torte: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Bundt: Fire, Thunder, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep
              Raspberry: Fire, Thunder, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep
    Weaknesses: Torte: N/A
                Bundt: Jump
                Raspberry: Jump
    
    This battle is comprised of three parts.  The first part involves you attacking
    the cake while the two chefs attack you.  To deplete its HP quickly, use Super
    Jump and regular attacks.  After a few turns of attacks, the cake will come to
    life, and the chefs will run away.  Now the real battle begins.  Bundt will
    light his five candles.  Each regular attack blows one of the candles out.
    When Bundt is done attacking, he can regain one candle.  The battle will get
    really nasty when Bundt uses attacks like Blizzard, Sand Storm, Drain Beam,
    Diamond Saw, and Lulla-Bye.  After blowing all of his candles out and hitting
    him one more time, Raspberry will be left.  Just use Super Jump to deplete his
    HP.  Beware: He has the same attacks as Bundt.  After beating him, Booster will
    come on and eat it whole.  End of battle.  You get SQUAT for beating him,
    except the fact that you finally rescued Toadstool.
    ===========================================================================
    After disposing of them, Toadstool will join your party temporarily, until you
    take her back to Mushroom Kingdom.
    -If you ever come back, stay in the suite.  Depending on how many times you
    stay in there, you'll get an item.  The first stay you'll get a Flower Tab, the
    third stay you'll get a Flower Jar, and the fifth time you'll get a Frog Coin.
    If you ever wish to, ring the bell to get items.  Buy a Pick Me Up for 10 coins
    or a Kerokero Cola for 150 coins, then tip him 10 coins.  Then go take a
    shower, and go to sleep.  For some fun, stay more than one night.  Each
    additional night will cost you 100 coins.  If you don't have enough, you get to
    be the bellhop.  Sometimes you'll get an item like a Flower Jar or Box.  It's
    pretty funny to do, and just may be worth it.
    
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    MUSHROOM KINGDOM
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Once you leave Marrymore, you will automatically go back to Mushroom Kingdom,
    and you CAN'T leave.  You're trapped.  The only thing to do is to go into
    Mushroom Kingdom and talk to the Chancellor (again).  He will start
    complaining, then Toadstool will cheer him up.  Then we see the sword story
    AGAIN.  After that, we hear AGAIN why each charatcer is with Mario.  Can't they
    come up with a more creative conversation?  After the Chancellor finishes
    (fianlly!) by asking if you will defeat Smithy, go to Toadstool's Room if you
    want to hear Toadstool yell.  Go and find Toadstool's ??? again, and she'll
    YELL.  Anyways, go outside, and Toadstool will come down.  She'll ask to join
    the party, then Mallow will suggest they go talk to Frogfucius to find out
    where the fourth Star Piece is.
    
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    TADPOLE POND
    ===========================================================================
    
    -You MUST come here to advance.  Go up and talk to Frogfucius and he'll mention
    that a star is on Star Hill (what a surprise).  And if you already didn't, play
    the first two songs at Melody Bay.
    
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    STAR HILL
    ===========================================================================
    
    -This is a confusing level, as you must search for all of the star flowers to
    get to the next room.  I'll give a walkthrough for each room.
    ***OPENING ROOM***
    Simple enough.  Talk to (A button) the left flower to go to Star Hill.  Or,
    talk to the right flower to go to the World Map.
    ***ROOM #1***
    When you start out, you'll be right next to a flower.  Talk to it, then go
    right and talk to the flower, then double back and go all the way left and talk
    to the third flower.  Go up, to the left of the star door, and keep going
    straight to reach the fourth flower.  Go to the right to get the last flower,
    then go through the star door to go to the next area.
    ***ROOM #2***
    This is the largest room in the level.  Go left to reach the first flower, then
    go to the upper-left corner for another one, then go down to the lower-left
    corner for a third.  From there, go straight right, staying along the boundary
    to find the fourth one, then check out the lower and upper right corners for
    the last two, then go into the star door.
    ***ROOM #3***
    Go down from the door to the first flower, then left to the second one, then go
    to the left of the star door to get another one.  Go up from there to reach
    another one, then go to the upper-left corner for another one.  Go right to get
    the Star Piece, then go to the far right behind the door for the last one, then
    go through the star door to exit the level.
    -For added input, here's a list of all 13 wishes available from the 12 faced
    stars (Don't ask, becuase I'll get to it later.).  I'll also put who gave each
    wish (if I can).  E-mail me if you know the ones I don't have.
    ***ROOM #1***
    #1 (to the right of the first flower): "Wish I had some Cricket Jam."
    (Frogfucius)
    #2 (to the right of the star door): "I hope my baby's cute!" (I'm not sure.)
    #3 (to the left of the star door): "Can't wait to start a family." (Raz and
    Raini)
    #4 (behind the star door): "I wish I weren't such a crybaby." (Mallow)
    ***ROOM #2***
    #5 (in front of the star door): "If I could JUST get that melody!" (Toadofsky)
    #6 (lower-left corner): "I vant to be a vald class baker." (Chef Torte)
    #7 (upper-left corner): "The hunger!  Oh, for some food!" (Belome)
    #8 (upper-right corner): "I wanna be the best treasure hunter in the world."
    (Croco)
    #9 (lower-right corner): "Please let Mallow find his way home." (King and Queen
    Nimbus)
    NOTE: If you come back after visiting Mallow's parents, this one will say "May
    Mallow fix the Road!"
    ***ROOM #3***
    #10 (closest to Star Piece): ("Wish I could run faster") (Yoshi)
    #11 (closest to star door): "I hope I become famous." (Punchinello)
    #12 (upper-left corner): "I wanna be a great plumber like my brother Mario."
    (Luigi)
    
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    SEASIDE TOWN
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    NOTE: Seaside Town is different depending on whether Yaridovich is gone.  The
    inn and item shops lists for after Yaridovich will be later in the walkthrough.
     This is before Yaridovich.
    
    INN: Free
    ITEM SHOP (far left door in left complex):
     ______________________
    |Bad Mushroom| 30 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Muku Cookie | 69 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fright Bomb |100 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fire Bomb   |200 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Ice Bomb    |250 coins|
    
    -If you notice the music playing in this stage when you first visit, it's the
    music when Mushroom Kingdom and Rose Town are in trouble.  You know what that
    means: Something's wrong in this town.  All you can do is go to ONE item shop,
    the inn, or the elder's house.  Go to the shop and get some Bad Mushrooms and a
    Fire Bomb for later, then go to to the elder's house on the hill.  He'll
    mention something about there a Star Piece that fell into the sea.  That's your
    next stop.
    
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    SEA
    ===========================================================================
    
    NOTE: The Shaman has a shop also on the Sunken Ship.  Since they are the same
    shops, I'll just put the listing here.
    
    SHAMAN'S SHOP:
     ______________________
    |Hurly Gloves |92 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Super Hammer |70 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Hand Gun     |75 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Whomp Glove  |72 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Sailor Shirt |50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Sailor Pants |50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Sailor Cape  |50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Nautica Dress|50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mid Mushroom |20 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Maple Syrup  |30 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Pick Me Up   | 5 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Able Juice   | 4 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Freshen Up   |50 coins|
    
    -First thing to do is to go to the Shaman's Shop.  Buy a Hurly Gloves for
    Bowser and update your armor, then proceed through the lower passage.  Staying
    along the back wall, go left and down to the treasure box.  Grab the Super Star
    and go back and whack those Zeostars.  If you can, double back and go to the
    next room and try to take them out.  If you do go into battle, use Thunderbolt
    on them, and Fire Orb if a Bloober appears.  In the second room with Zeostars,
    go in the passage in the corner near the exit.  The treasure boxes contain a
    flower, Mushroom, and a Frog Coin.  Save your game, and keep going.  In the
    room with the one whirlpool, go down it and into the door near the right side.
    Go up the next whirlpool and hit the treasure box for a Max Mushroom.  Now
    leave the room and go outside.  Use one of the whirlpools to go down into the
    water, jump up the ship, and go down the "pipe" at the top.
    
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    SUNKEN SHIP
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    HIDDEN TREASURE BOX #23
    
    SHAMAN'S SHOP: Same as Sea
    
    -This is a long and puzzling area.  First, go into the right door and save your
    game, thne go into the left door.  The Greapers and Dry Bones, as well as other
    spirits can be disposed of by Thunderbolt or Pure Water.  Or, use regular
    attacks on everyone except Dry Bones.  Use regular attacks if you come across
    an Alley Rat or Gorgon.  After a while, you'll be in a two level room with
    Greapers guarding six doors.  Now comes the puzzle part.  You want to enter
    each room and figure out as many puzzles as you can so your can get clues
    towards a password to continue.  Here is a mini-guide to the puzzles:
    Room #1: A room with a Sky Troopa, a switch, and a column with a cannonball on
    it.  The objective is to get the Sky Troopa to knock the cannonball onto the
    switch.  The Sky Troopa will hover towards you, so lead it in a direction so it
    bumps the cannonball onto the switch.
    "There is an 's' in the word."
    Room #2: A room with three springboards and a switch.  The objective is to set
    up the three springboards to let a cannonball bounce onto the switch.  You can
    set them up by hitting the blocks to stop them.  Set the first one near the
    middle of the light.  Set the second one a little further left.  Set the last
    one alomst on the left edge of the shadow.
    "It is found on the bed of the ocean."
    Room #3: An enclosed 3-D maze with a switch on top.  This is the hardest puzzle
    in the game.  You have to navigate through the maze to get to the top.  It
    involves jumping a lot, too.  Once you reach the top (if you can), hit the
    switch.
    "It has two vowels."
    Room #4: A room with many ledges and a moving coin.  The objective is to work
    your way around the room collecting the coins the moving coin drops, IN ORDER
    before they disappear.  If you can grab the coins in order and get the moving
    one when it stops, you win.
    "It has four consonants."
    Room #5: A room with three cannons and four blocks.  You must be quicker than
    the moving coin puzzle for this one.  When you hit the first block, a
    cannonball is shot out of the first cannon.  Get under the second block and hit
    the cannonball so that hits the block to shoot the second cannon.  Get that
    next cannonball to hit the third block to shoot the last cannon.  Get the last
    cannonball to hit the last block to finally solve the puzzle (whew, I need to
    calm down).
    "Two consonants are side-by-side."
    Room #6: A room with a Save Block (not part of the puzzle), a stack of barrels,
    and two switches.  The objective is to have both switches pushed down at the
    same time.  Go over to the barrel stack.  You'll notice one of them is darker
    than the others.  Jump on it to knock it down.  To roll it, face the opposite
    direction you want it to roll and jump.  In other words, face away from the
    switches and jump until it hits the first switch.  Now simply go over and hit
    the other switch to solve it.
    "The R comes before the L."
    -Now save your game in #6, then enter the next room.  Now you must hit the
    blocks to set the letters for the password.  If you haven't figured it out by
    now, the password is PEARLS.  Here is a guide to each block.  [] means which
    letter to set it for.
    
    1st Letter:  M  C  O  T [P]
    2nd Letter:  O  T [E] S  Y
    3rd Letter: [A] R  E  T  S
    4th Letter:  A  T [R] S  C
    5th Letter:  T  E  R [L] O
    6th Letter: [S] T  E  K  R
    
    Bingo, instant PEARLS.  Now enter the door to face King Calamari...
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    BOSS: King Calamari
    -Tentacles (Left): "Keep me in cool!"
    -Tentacles (Right): "You wouldn't... EAT me?!"
    -King Calamari: "The ship's MINE!  SCRAM!"
    HP: 260/200/800
    Defenses: Tentacles (Left): Sleep, Silence
              Tentacles (Right): Sleep, Silence
              King Calamari: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Tentacles (Left): Fire
                Tentacles (Right): Fire
                King Calamari: Fire
    
    If you have at least three Fire Bombs, you're in GREAT shape right now.  If you
    don't, make sure Mario's learned Super Flame or even ULTRA FLAME! (HAHAHAHAHA)
    The first part of the battle is against three Tentacles.  Simple, use a Fire
    Bomb to kill them.  If you don't have any, use Mario's Fire attacks or regular
    attacks.  The second part of the battle is exactly the same as the first,
    against three Tentacles.  Use the same procedure, but beware.  Any of the 8
    (?!) Tentacles within this whole battle can send a character away and put them
    in Fear, EVEN if they're equipped with a Fearless Pin or the Safety Ring.  The
    third part of the battle is when you come face to face with King Calamari, plus
    two more Tentacles.  King Calamari won't attack until you hit it or kill one of
    the Tentacles, so be careful.  To make things easy, use a Fire Bomb to kill the
    Tentacles and chop off 280 HP from Calamari.  After that, it's basically Super
    Flame and/or regular attacks.  He uses attacks like Sand Storm and Drain Beam,
    so equip Fearless Pins for everyone (except who's wearing the Safety Ring).
    This battle may look long, but it takes a lot of explaining to describe.  Now,
    I shalt rest my hands for a few seconds before continuing...
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    After disposing of him, the second half of the level begins.
    -The second half of the level is actually easier than the first (puzling) half.
     After leaving the room with the springboard, jump up to the second level and
    go into the door.  You must run past the cannons before bullets shoot out.  If
    one nails you, you'll get knocked down to the lower level and will have to
    start over.  To make it easier, just defeat the Alley Rats and walk across the
    tops of the cannons.  Go into the next room and down the staircase.  In this
    room, you'll see two treasure boxes.  More on that later.  Go into the next
    room and meet a clone Mario.  This is the room with the hidden treasure box
    (#23).  Exit and you'll find your self on the other side of the previous room.
    Jump onto the legde with the Dry Bones and make a LONG jump onto the ledge with
    two treasure boxes.  If you don't want them, proceed to the next room and down
    the stairs.  In this room, you'll run into a Save Block and two chests.  Hit
    the left chest for a Mushroom, hit the Save Block, and hit the right box ONLY
    if you want to
    battle to get a Safety Badge.  If you do, use Super Jump on Hidon and regular
    or Fire attacks on the Goombettes.  If you don't, just keep going.  You'll now
    be in a room with water.  You can't go under yet, so go into the next room.
    Now you can go under.  Go back to the previous room and get the Frog Coins,
    then double back to the other room and go through the door.  Go down the
    seafood (I mean, enemy) infested staircase to the next room. (Only a couple
    more rooms to go!)
    -In this room, there is a Frog Coin and a hidden room.  Go towards the giant
    stack of barrels near the center and go behind them from the left side to enter
    a hidden room.  Get the treasure box for a Safety Ring.  Equip Mario or
    Toadstool with it.  Now, go back to the normal room, and jump up the right
    stack of barrels to get above the surface and swim to the far left corner to
    get the Frog Coin, then exit through the far right door.
    -You'll see four Bandana Reds guarding a treasure box.  You will be forced to
    enter battle.  Use Mallow's Thunderbolt, Geno's Geno Blast, or just regular
    attacks.  After beating them, try to go upstairs and you'll be hit by a barrel,
    but Mario will dodge it.  NOW go upstairs and go into battle, this time with
    FIVE Reds.  Just use the same technique.  Before going into Johnny's room, go
    back down and hit that treasure box for a Mushroom, then go back up and through
    the door to battle Johnny...
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    BOSS: Johnny
    -Bandana Blue (x4): (see Enemies)
    -Johnny: "Whoa!  It's all over."
    HP: 820
    Special Defenses: Sleep
    Weaknesses: N/A
    
    This is a VERY easy battle if you have a couple Bad Mushrooms and a Fire Bomb
    or Mallow.  To start out with, use a Fire Bomb, Mario's Fire attacks, or
    Mallow's Thunderbolt to take out the Bandana Blues, then use a Bad Mushroom on
    Johnny.  Keep pelting him with regular attacks until he does Toughen Up!, a
    variation of Valor Up!.  After you chop off half his HP, Johnny will challenge
    Mario to a one-on-one, winner-takes-all.  If Mario dies, the game is over.  So,
    equip the Safety Ring to dodge Mega Drain and have maybe a Red Essence and/or a
    couple Mid Mushrooms.  Oh yeah, almost forgot.  If your Bad Mushroom wears off,
    use another one.  It helps out a whole bunch.  After a while, Johnny gives up
    and gives you the Star Piece.
    ===========================================================================
    -After beating Johnny, use the trampoline to go to the World Map, then go back
    to Seaside Town.
    
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    SEASIDE TOWN
    ===========================================================================
    
    -The moment you enter, Yaridovich (I mean the elder, I just gave it away) will
    demand the Star Piece.  If you refuse, he'll torture the REAL elder until you
    give it up.  Just give it to him the first time he asks.  Now, save your game
    and follow him to the shore.  He'll get ready to swim away, then Johnny comes
    up and blocks them.  Since he's trapped, Yaridovich suggests that him and his
    "posse" turn into the REAL Yaridovich.  That means you're going into battle...
    ===========================================================================
    BOSS: Yaridovich
    -Yaridovich: "My promotion's at stake!"
    -Yaridovich (Clone): "I'm not the real McCoy!"
    HP: 1500/500
    Defenses: Yaridovich: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Yaridovich (Clone): Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Yaridovich: Thunder
                Yaridovich (Clone): Thunder
    
    You should have Mallow in your party, as well as Toadstool.  Try using
    Thunderbolt or Shocker on Yaridovich, as well as regular attacks and Therapy or
    Group Hug just in case your HP is low.  He will do Water Blast, which Safety
    Ring cannot defend against, so good luck.  After a while, he'll split up in
    two.  They will then do attacks like Meteor Blast and Flame Stone, so heal
    often.  After a while, Yaridovich is history.  You'll get the fifth Star Piece
    back, as well as a Shed Key to free the citizens of Seaside Town.
    ===========================================================================
    -After you eliminate him and get the Star Piece back, pick up the key and open
    up the building locked up eariler.  The townsfolk will be glad to be free, and
    the elder will give you an item depending on how many times you refused to give
    up the piece.  If you gave it up immediately, he'll give you a Flower Box.  As
    the number of refusals go up, the value of the item goes down, probably all the
    way down to nil.  NOW I can list the true inn and item shops lists:
    
    INN: 15 coins
    ITEM SHOPS (Note: There are about 4, plus two others listed after the
    go-in-and-buy-stuff ones.):
    
    WEAPON SHOP (middle door in left complex):
     _______________________
    |Troopa Shell | 90 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Parasol      | 84 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Hurly Gloves | 92 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Double Punch | 88 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Ribbit Stick | 86 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Nok Nok Shell| 20 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Punch Glove  | 36 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Finger Shot  | 50 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Cymbals      | 42 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Chomp Shell  | 60 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Super Hammer | 70 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Hand Gun     | 75 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Whomp Glove  | 72 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Slap Glove   |100 coins|
    |-----------------------|
    |Hammer (2)   |123 coins|
    
    ARMOR SHOP (right door in left complex):
     ______________________
    |Sailor Shirt |50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Sailor Pants |50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Sailor Cape  |50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Nautica Dress|50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Shirt        | 7 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Pants        | 7 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Thick Shirt  |14 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Thick Pants  |14 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mega Shirt   |22 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mega Pants   |22 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mega Cape    |22 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Shirt  |38 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Pants  |38 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Cape   |38 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Happy Shell  |38 coins|
    
    HEALTH FOOD STORE (left door in right complex)
     _____________________
    |Mushroom    | 4 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Mid Mushroom|20 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Honey Syrup |10 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Maple Syrup |30 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Pick Me Up  | 5 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Able Juice  | 4 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Freshen Up  |50 coins|
    
    ACCESSORY SHOP (right door in right complex)
     ______________________
    |Jump Shoes  | 30 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Antidote Pin| 28 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Wake Up Pin | 42 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fearless Pin|130 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Trueform Pin| 60 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Zoom Shoes  |100 coins|
    
    -Then, there are three more shops to visit here.  If you go into Beetles Are Us
    (left door in left complex) you can apply for a membership and buy a Beetle Box
    to collect beetles on Booster Hill with.  When you come back here with beetles
    from Booster Hill, you get 1 coin for a male (smaller) beetle, 50 coins for a
    female (bigger) beetle, or 1 frog coin for a golden (rare) beetle.  This is a
    waste of money, unless you're really good at Booster Hill.
    -The other shop is the Mushroom Boy's Shop (middle door in right complex).  If
    you bring Mushrooms here from the Forest Maze, you can get special items for
    them being "special mushrooms".  Here is a list of items you can get for
    different kinds of mushrooms:
     ____________________________
    |Regular Mushroom|Nothing    |
    |----------------------------|
    |Berry Mushroom  |Maple Syrup|
    |----------------------------|
    |Rippin' Mushroom|Rock Candy |
    |----------------------------|
    |Flower Mushroom |Flower Tab |
    
    -There is one more "shop" to visit.  Go into the elder's house and up to the
    second floor.  One of Frogfucius's students is residing there.  Talk to him and
    you can buy items with your Frog Coins, including:
     ___________________________
    |See Ya       |10 frog coins|
    |---------------------------|
    |Earlier Times|15 frog coins|
    |---------------------------|
    |Exp. Booster |22 frog coins|
    |---------------------------|
    |Coin Trick   |36 frog coins|
    |---------------------------|
    |Scrooge Ring |50 frog coins|
    
    -Speaking of the elder's house, talk to the elder and he'll mention Monstro
    Town, a town of reformed monsters on the other side of Land's End.  That should
    be your next stop.
    
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    LAND'S END
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #24-27
    
    -This is a pretty interesting area.  The only way to get across the cliffs are
    cannons, floating platforms, and spinning flowers.  Wherever you have a cannon,
    where the cannon is pointing tells where it will shoot or how far it will
    shoot.
    -After passing the Save Block, use the first cannon to shoot to the platform.
    In the second room, stand up-right from the cannon and jump to find a hidden
    platform.  Shoot to the platform, then jump down the hole and defeat the three
    Chows.  The third room is a guaranteed battle room.  Four pairs of Geckits are
    shot up to platforms one at a time.  When one walks off, the other is shot on.
    You will almost definitely go into battle here.  If you ever fall down to the
    lower level, shoot back up with the far-left cannon, the only one not
    controlled by Geckits.  The next room leaves you with a choice: Should you
    continue through Land's End, or go to the hidden cave to find a special item?
    This path leads you to the cave first, then back to the normal area.
    -Take the far right path to the lower level of a room with a donut bridge.
    You'll see a cave near the left side.  Enter the cave.  This is a two room cave
    littered with treasure and enemies.  It's very straightforward, though.  When
    you're near the end, you'll need to jump on a barrel to make it drop if you
    wish to return to Land's End.  Hit the treasure box for a Mushroom, then jump
    onto the springboard.
    
    ===========================================================================
    KERO SEWERS
    ===========================================================================
    
    -You'll find yourself atop the pipe above the second Save Block, one room away
    from Belome's room.  Jump onto the ledges and go left to reach the treasure
    box, containing some Cricket Jam.  Now, go back to the pipe to return to Land's
    End.
    
    ===========================================================================
    LAND'S END
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Now, return all the way back to the room with the second Save Block.  Now,
    dodging the Stingers, use the spinning flowers to get up the hill.  In the next
    room, you'll be able to attempt the Sky Bridge (see Mini-Games).  After that,
    you'll be able to enter the desert.  In the first desert room, take the left
    path or whirlpool to reach a room with Shy Aways or the right path or whirlpool
    to reach a room with Stingers.  Either way, you'll need to follow the Shoguns
    to get out.  How?  Walk up to the whirlpool that a Shogun is in.  When it goes
    back down, enter that whirlpool to advance to the next room.  If you go in the
    wrong one, you'll go back one room.  You will have to do this four times to
    exit the desert.
    -Hit the Save Block, then hit the treasure box to get a Super Star.  Run like
    the wind, hitting everyone in sight.  You'll probably run out when you enter
    the hole at the end.  You'll be in a room with Geckits.  Jump behind the crates
    and talk to the Shaman.  If you have 400 coins, you can buy a Super Star.  If
    you don't, you'll never get the chance to buy one.  If you do buy it, get it
    and whack every Geckit.  Now you can continue.
    
    ===========================================================================
    BELOME'S TEMPLE
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #28-29
    
    -When you see the Shaman on the springboard, don't worry about it, because you
    don't need to go back up to the surface.  The next room will  tell how your
    temple travel will be.  Hit the treasure box for 50 coins, then talk to the
    Shaman.  He'll tell your fortune for 50 coins.  After he disappears, you'll
    need to hit the statues in any order to continue.  Want to know what will
    happen with each combo?  Here's a list:
    
    Left/Center/Right: Yoshi Cookie (50%) or Mushroom (50%)
    Left/Right/Center: Yoshi Cookie (100%)
    Center/Left/Right: 3 Chows
    Center/Right/Left: 3 Chows (varies) or 1 Shy Away (varies)
    Right/Left/Center: 100 coins (66 2/3%) or 1 Frog Coin (33 1/3%)
    Right/Center/Left: 100 coins (100%)
    
    -After hitting the statues and getting your fortune, jump up the brick pile and
    to the next room.  Go down the pipe, and fulfill your fortune.  After that,
    enter the next room.  There are four treasure boxes in this room, two of which
    are invisible.  In the room after this, you'll find ANOTHER statue.  This one
    will decide whether you go to Belome or not.  If you get "Mmm, I'm so hungry!
    Wish I had something to eat!", you'll get to battle Belome.  If you get "Sorry,
    I'm not accepting visitors past my bedtime.", you'll go to the temple vault.
    If you don't get the fortune you want, exit the room, and come back and try
    again.  Once you get the desired fortune (right now it's Belome), go down the
    elevator and go into the next room.  Go down the pipe and battle Belome...
    ===========================================================================
    BOSS: Belome
    -Belome: "Gotta yummy in my tummy!"
    -Mario Clone: "......"
    -Mallow Clone: "Ma?  Pa?  Where are ya?"
    -Geno Clone: "Star Pieces... Star..."
    -Bowser Clone: "Grr... my castle..."
    -Toadstool Clone: "It's tough to be pretty!"
    HP: 1200/200/150/250/300/120
    Defenses: Belome: Sleep
              Mario Clone: Jump, Fire, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Mallow Clone: Thunder, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Geno Clone: Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Bowser Clone: Jump, Fire, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Toadstool Clone: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Belome: Thunder
                Mario Clone: N/A
                Mallow Clone: N/A
                Geno Clone: N/A
                Bowser Clone: Ice
                Toadstool Clonr: N/A
    
    NEVER USE BOWSER AND/OR GENO HERE!  Their clones can cause MAJOR trouble!  For
    an easy time, use Mallow and Toadstool.  The way the cloning system works is
    Belome will clone one of the people who attacked him during the last attack
    turn.  If everyone goes into defense, he may clone, or he'll do Light Beam or
    Aurora Flash, two potent sleep attacks.  He can only have two clones at a time.
     Once he has two clones out, just whack Belome with Thunderbolt/Shocker and
    regular attacks until he goes away, then take out the clones with regular
    attacks.  Toadstool's clone can do Recover and/or Mega Recover, so take out
    Belome QUICKLY!  A couple Wake Up Pins don't hurt, either.
    ===========================================================================
    After that, hit the switch to open the door.  Go down the pipe in the next room
    to visit Monstro Town.
    
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    MONSTRO TOWN
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOX #30
    
    ITEM SHOP:
     ______________________
    |Spiked Link  |94 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Courage Shell|60 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mid Mushroom |20 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Maple Syrup  |30 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Pick Me Up   | 5 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Able Juice   | 4 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Freshen Up   |50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mushroom (2) | 4 coins|
    
    -First, go into the item shop and update Bowser's armor and weapon and buy some
    items.  There are many battles you can enter here.  Since they are all
    optional, I put them in the Mini-Games section, under Monstro Town Battles.
    Now, enter the second door from the left.  Talk to the Thwomp seven times so he
    drops the key from the "roof" above him.  After that, go into the far left door
    and talk to the keeper.  She'll tell you to go upstairs and talk to the star.
    After doing that, go down and talk to her again.  She'll call the Sky Troopa
    Squad to help you get up the cliff at Land's End.  Now, it's time to backtrack.
    
    ===========================================================================
    BELOME'S TEMPLE
    ===========================================================================
    
    -If you got the key, work your way to the single statue, in the elevator room.
    Get the non-Belome fortune to go to the vault.  Give Belome the key to access
    the items.  You can get a Max Mushroom, Royal Syrup, Fire Bomb, eight Frog
    Coins, and four Flowers.  After that, backtrack all the way out of the temple.
    
    ===========================================================================
    LAND'S END
    ===========================================================================
    
    -The first room after leaving the temple will be the Geckit room.  Go back and
    talk to the Shaman again, if you bought the star last time.  This time, he'll
    give you a star for 800 (?!) coins.  If you have 800 coins, buy another star.
    If you don't, go back into the temple.
    
    ===========================================================================
    BELOME'S TEMPLE
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Remember the springboard in the first room?  Use it to return to the last room
    of the desert.
    
    ===========================================================================
    LAND'S END
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Go into the passage in the upper corner and you'll be at the cliff.  The
    Troopas will set themselves up.  Sergeant Flutter, the leader, will tell you
    that you need to jump up the shells to get up to the top.  See the Mini-Games
    section to figure this out.  After reaching the top, you can go to Bean Valley.
    
    ===========================================================================
    BEAN VALLEY
    ===========================================================================
    
    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #31-33
    
    -This level can be mighty tricky.  The first part is a mini-maze of pipes.
    Here's how it works:
    1st Room: The left pipe leads to a dead-end, the right pipe leads to the next
    room.
    2nd Room: The left pipe leads to the next room, the right pipe leads to the
    previous room.
    3rd Room: The lower pipe leads to room with a treasure box, the upper pipe
    leads to the previous room. Once in the 3rd room, go to the next room.  You'll
    now be in a room with 5 pipes.  A Shy Away will fly around and water the small
    sprouts into Piranha Plants.  Step on a watered one and you'll go into battle
    with either 2 Chewys or 2 Chewys, 2 Geckits, and a Kriffid.  Here is a diagram
    showing the numbers that will signal the pipes in this walkthrough:
    
            1
        2       5
           3  4
    
    Pipe #1: A room with three Geckits and a Chomp Chomp.  Defeat the Chomp Chomp
    at the end, then jump where it was three times to reveal a platform.  Go to the
    passage to gain access to Grate Guy's Casino (see Mini-Games).
    Pipe #2: A room with one treasure box.  It will activate a slot machine.  With
    this and all machines, here's a guide to follow:
     _______________________________________
    |All 3 Alike    |Frog Coin              |
    |---------------------------------------|
    |2 Mushrooms    |Mushroom               |
    |---------------------------------------|
    |2 Flowers      |Flower                 |
    |---------------------------------------|
    |2 Stars        |Kerokero Cola (I think)|
    |---------------------------------------|
    |All 3 Different|Battle with Box Boy    |
    
    If you do go into battle with Box Boy, just use Super/Ultra Jump.
    Pipe #3: Same as #2, except the layout and room is different.
    Pipe #4: Same as #2, except the layout and room is different, plus there's a
    hidden treasure box.
    Pipe #5: A LARGE room with a treasure box, a hidden one, two Geckits, and two
    springboards.  Hit the treasure box to go into an automatic battle with Box
    Boy.  Jump on the higher spring to reach an area with another treasure box.
    -Once you've conquered the five pipes, go into the next room and jump onto the
    watered Piranha Plant to go into battle...
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    BOSS: Megasmilax
    -Smilax (x8): "Turn your eyes!"
    -Megasmilax: "I was a water baby!"
    HP: 200/1000
    Defenses: Smliax: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Megasmilax: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Smilax: Ice
                Megasmilax: Ice
    
    Bring along at least three Ice Bombs.  When Shy Away makes one Smilax appear,
    use two regular attacks to kill it.  When two Smilaxes appear, use an Ice Bomb
    to get rid of them.  When three Smilaxes appear, use another Ice Bomb.  When
    two Smilaxes and Megasmilax appear, use an Ice Bomb to kill the Smilaxes and do
    280 HP to Megasmilax.  Have Trueform Pins equipped because he will do Petal
    Blast immediately.  I like using Mario and Toadstool's regular attacks combined
    with Mallow's Snowy attack.  He'll be gone in no time.
    ===========================================================================
    After winning, go up to the note and pick up the Seed, then go down the pipe.
    Hit the block to make a vine grow (as classic as Mario can get!), then jump to
    climb up it.
    -The next few rooms involves a series of jumps across vines leading upwards.
    You might want to go into battle with some of thos Birdys, because they may
    create valuable platforms.  Here's a guide to the area:
    1st Room: Very easy.  All you need to do is jump up the vines, with no problem.
    2nd Room: Hard.  Climb up the leftmost vine to get the treasure box, then jump
    from that vine to the middle vine.  Now comes the tricky part.  Do you want to
    go left or right?  Right is easier, but left will get you a Rare Scarf if you
    conquer it.
    3rd Room (left): Harder.  Jump on the middle vine, then onto the right vine.
    Battle the Birdy near the top to make a platform appear.  You'll need that
    platform to get onto the left vine.  Once you get to the top, you can go to the
    two treasure boxes, one with a Rare Scarf.  Now, go down the hole right near
    the boxes.  Jump on the springboard at the bottom, then go to the left
    springboard to go to Nimbus Land.
    3rd Room (right): Easy.  This one is a little harder than the first room, but
    still easy.  Just jump up the four vines, then in the next room jump onto the
    left springboard to reach Nimbus Land.
    
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    NIMBUS LAND
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    HIDDEN TREASURE BOXES #34-38
    
    INN: 30 coins, 60 coins for "Dream Cushion"
    ITEM SHOP:
     ______________________
    |Mid Mushroom| 20 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Maple Syrup | 30 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Pick Me Up  |  5 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Able Juice  |  4 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Freshen Up  | 50 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Mega Glove  |102 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |War Fan     |100 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Hand Cannon |105 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Sticky Glove| 98 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fuzzy Shirt | 70 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fuzzy Pants | 70 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fuzzy Cape  | 70 coins|
    |----------------------|
    |Fuzzy Shell | 70 coins|
    
    -This area is HUGE!  The first call of business is watching a presentation.
    "Queen" Valentina is introducing Prince "Mallow" (?!), then mentioning that the
    Prince wants Valentina to be his queen.  Plus, she mentions the King and Queen
    are deathly sick.  It almost sounds real.
    -After the presentation, go into the item shop and update your weapons and
    armor.  Now, go save your game in the inn, then go to the house to the left of
    the castle.  Walk up to the statue that looks like Mallow and Mallow will say
    it looks like him.  The sculptor, Garro, will mention that looks like King
    Nimbus when he was a kid.  Wait a minute, you can figure out the rest if you've
    payed attention.  Anyways, Garro will come up with a plan to sneak Mario in.
    It took two lies (Mariotta [?!] and "A Plumber's Lament") to get by the guards
    and Valentina herself.  After Dodo ("Prince Mallow" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA) sets you
    in.  Go into the previous room to save your game, then try to go through the
    door.  Valentina will mention something about Dodo needs to polish the statues.
     Instead, he'll take out his frustration by pecking each statue.  You'll need
    to jump when he tries to peck you.  He will try many sneaky ways to catch you
    offguard.  You're smarter than that, aren't you?  If you get caught (pecked)
    too many times, you'll battle Dodo (use regular attacks).  If you don't, you'll
    get a Feather.  "BUG!" BTW, I noticed a bug here.  When Dodo goes back to
    Valentina afer he pecks you a few times, she'll say "Give it a good peck."  I
    thought she wanted Dodo to polish them, NOT peck them.  That's a bug worth
    noting.  "BUG!"
    -If you can survive the pecking, save your game, then explore the rest of the
    castle.  Only one real thing is needed to be explained unti you reach the
    hallway with three doors: If you talked to the Pinwheel in Monstro Town, you
    can set the speed for them to be blowing in Nimbus Land.  Set it low so you can
    get by.  If you set it high, you'll need to find alternate routes.
    -Once you reach the hallway with three doors, you'll need a key to continue.
    Go in the left door, then through the next two rooms to the Jawful.  Defeat it,
    then go into the next room.  The people are worth talking to.  One will give
    you a Flower Jar.  Another one will give you a Castle Key #1.  Now you can go
    through.  Go back to the hallway with three doors, defeat the Heavy Troopa
    blocking the middle door, then use the key to go in.  Shy Away will be in
    there, watering an egg, then will try to run away.  Guess what?  The door's
    locked!  To get the key, talk to the egg.  You'll go into battle...
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    BOSS: Birdo
    -Shelly: "Slow down!"
    -Birdo: "I just love life!"
    -Eggbert: Don't know
    HP: 500/777/10
    Defenses: Shelly: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Birdo: Fire, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Eggbert: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Shelly: N/A
                Birdo: N/A
                Eggbert: N/A
    
    First, you need to destroy the shell.  It will not attack you.  After cracking
    it, Birdo will appear (anyone remember SMB2?).  It will do two attacks.  It
    will shoot three eggs, or one more powerful egg.  For a fun time, go into
    defense mode.  If Birdo shoots one egg at you while you're in defense mode,
    it'll bounce off and land on Birdo's nest.  Wait until four have appeared
    there, then do a Geno Blast or Flash to damage Birdo and blow up the eggs.
    Each egg will do 80 HP damage to Birdo.  After he's history, you'll get Castle
    Key #2 and you can proceed through the rest of the castle.
    ===========================================================================
    Once you get the key, go into the next room.  Defeat the Jawful, and enter the
    next room.  Try to open the door with the note next to it.  Since it's locked,
    Bowser will volunteer to knock it down.  Of course, Mallow will prevent him,
    just
    because his parents might really be sick.  Then Bowser will yell at Mario, then
    come back.  At this point, Shy Away will come in, then go on and warn
    Valentina.  Follow him into the next room.  Defeat the Heavy Troopa, then enter
    the throne room.  Valentina will get mad because the REAL prince is back.
    Then, the trio will fly the coup.  Follow them.
    -The next couple rooms are littered with Bluebirds.  For fun, try to dodge
    them.  Make your way to the treasure box.  Jump below the treasure box to find
    a platform.  Jump on the platform to get the box for a Super Star.  Use it to
    take out Dodo in the next room.  If you can't, the battle is just like the
    previous one.  After busting by him, run outside and you'll fall down, much
    like you did after you got the Rare Scarf.  Now, get the party you want (Mario,
    Geno, and Toadstool), and reenter Nimbus Land.  Now Valentina is in a bad
    position.  Since Mario wants to help Mallow save his parents, he'll go into
    battle with Valentina...
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    BOSS: Valentina
    -Valentina: "I tell ya, he's NOTHING!"
    -Dodo: "I'm starved... later!"
    HP: 2000/800
    Defenses: Valentina: Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Dodo: Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Valentina: N/A
                Dodo: Fire
    
    This battle has three parts to it.  First, Dodo will take the middle character
    for a 1 on 1.  Put Geno or Bowser there.  He will use Multistrike or Flutter
    Hush, which are very annoying, so use a timed Geno Boost or a Red Essence.  If
    you have a Fire Bomb, use it.  After knocking him down to size, he'll fly away
    and the character will follow.  The second part involves Mario and Toadstool
    battling Valentina.  Keep hitting her with regular attacks until Dodo and your
    middle character come back.  Now the final part begins.  Although you can kill
    Dodo, just ignore him.  Keep pounding Valentina with regular attacks.  Beware,
    becasue she'll use attacks like Diamond Saw, Solidify, Blizzard, and Drain
    Beam, which will take a lot of HP off.  Just be lucky and you will survive with
    minimal damage.
    ===========================================================================
    -After beating her and getting yet another key, Mallow will go in.  As Mario
    pulls out an umbrella, Mallow will start crying (you know what happens if he
    does that).  When you go inside and talk to the Nimbuses, King Nimbus will ask
    for EVERYONE'S autograph (HAHAHAHAHA)!  Ignore that.  Anyways, they'll mention
    that a Star Piece fell into the nearby Barrel Volcano.  I wonder where you'll
    go next.
    -Before continuing, go to the room where the King and Queen were trapped and
    talk to the guy that gave you a Castle Key #1.  He'll give you a Flower Jar.
    Now, leave the castle and go into the far right house.  Talk to Croco, and
    he'll run away, dropping a Signal Ring.  Then, walk outside and go along the
    exterior of the town until you find an invisible passageway. Talk to the Shy
    Away to get Fertilizer.  Now, go into the hole you entered from.  Exit via the
    right springboard.
    
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    ROSE TOWN
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Once you enter Rose Town, go towards the item shop and look for a passage on
    the right side of town.  Enter the passage.  You'll find a house, which is the
    house of the gardener.  Go inside, and give him the Seed and Fertilizer.  A
    beanstalk will grow.  Climb up it to get the Lazy Shell weapon and armor.  Give
    the weapon to Mario, and the armor to Toadstool.  She won't need another armor
    for the rest of the game.
    
    ===========================================================================
    NIMBUS LAND
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Once you're back at the room with two springboards and two holes, go down the
    right hole.  Talk to the guards and they'll let you through.  Jump in the
    springs to restore your HP and FP, then go through the right passage to drop
    down into the volcano.
    
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    BARREL VOLCANO
    ===========================================================================
    
    HINO MART:
    ITEM SHOP (left counter):
     _____________________
    |Mid Mushroom|20 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Maple Syrup |30 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Pick Me Up  | 5 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Able Juice  | 4 coins|
    |---------------------|
    |Freshen Up  |50 coins|
    
    INN (middle counter): 30 coins
    
    ARMOR SHOP (right counter):
     ___________________
    |Fire Shirt|90 coins|
    |-------------------|
    |Fire Pants|90 coins|
    |-------------------|
    |Fire Cape |90 coins|
    |-------------------|
    |Fire Shell|90 coins|
    |-------------------|
    |Fire Dress|90 coins|
    
    -Another very long area to complete.  This volcano is full of lava and enemies.
     Since this is a volcano, use Ice attacks on everyone (Snowy or Ice Bomb).
    Geno's attacks also work well.
    -In the first few rooms you will battle Magmuses, Armored Ants, Vomers, and
    maybe Chained Kongs.  Since Vomers are relatives of Dry Bones, you need to use
    a magic attack to destroy them.  Use Thunderbolt for a quick victory.  But
    first, you might want to find a hidden room with two Flowers.  To find it, go
    into the second room, you'll see small platforms in the lava.  Jump across them
    to the passage on the other side of the lava.  Go in and hit the treasure boxes
    to get the Flowers.
    -In the 6th room, you'll most likely go into battle with a Corkpedite.  Take
    out the body first, because if the body is left alone, it'll probably do an
    instant-death attack.  In the 8th room, you'll see a Frog Coin in the lava.
    Just jump to it.  In the 9th room, you'll see a Frog Coin above the path to the
    10th room.  Go into the 10th room, then back to the 9th.  Jump onto the lava
    and you'll be thrown onto the ledge with the coin.  In the 10th room there are
    two of them.  Jump up the donut ledges to get each one.  In the 11th room
    you'll see a Stumpet on the 2nd floor.  You'll need to go into the 12th room
    (the one with the first Save Block), then up and through the passage to get up
    there.  Just use Snowy and/or regular attacks.  Ok, I know I've lost you, so
    I'll go a little easier on the walkthrough.   Anyways, two rooms from the
    Stumpet, you'll come across another Corkpedite.  Then, in the next room, you'll
    come across another Stumpet.  Just take care of them the way you did
    previously.  After that, go into the next room and up the steps to reach the
    Hino Mart.  My suggestion is to update your
    armor, buy some items, and take a snooze.
    -Go into the next room, save your game, then go to the room after that.  You'll
    need to be quick and careful to cross the bridge across the lava.  If you make
    it to the other side, go into the next room to battle the Czar Dragon...
    ===========================================================================
    BOSS: Czar Dragon
    -Czar Dragon: "Flamin' hot, right at ya!"
    -Zombone: "Hey!  We're not done yet!"
    HP: 1400/1800
    Defenses: Czar Dragon: Fire, Sleep
              Zombone: Fire, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep
    Weaknesses: Czar Dragon: Ice
                Zombone: Jump, Thunder
    
    For this battle, the definite party is Mario, Mallow, and Toadstool.  Be
    equipped with Wake Up Pins, because he may put you to sleep.  He may also do
    Fear attacks, so have Toadstool heal often.  Once in a while, he'll call out
    four little fireballs.  Use an attack like Thunderbolt or Snowy to get rid of
    them.  Use regular attacks or Ice Bombs until he goes away.  But, his
    "skeleton", Zombone, will appear.  He has Storm and Blast, which are two very
    potent attacks.  He will also do Boulder, which will harm all of your party.
    Use regular attacks, Thunderbolt/Shocker, and Pure Water if you have any.
    After Zombone is history, the battle is over.
    ===========================================================================
    After beating him, cross the lava and enter the next room.  You'll see the
    sixth Star Piece.  But, it'll be swiped away, by the Axem Rangers.  Somebody
    finally decided to imitate the Power Rangers!  Anyways, when they're done
    introducing themseles, go to the next room.  When they're done talking again,
    you must chase them to the top of the volcano.  When you reach the top, jump on
    the springboard.  You'll be on the top of the volcano.  When Blade appears,
    they'll jump on, and so will Mario.  That means battle time...
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    BOSS: Axem Rangers
    -Axem Pink: "Red, WRONG POSITION!"
    -Axem Black: "Your timing stinks!"
    -Axem Red: "I'm all thumbs today!"
    -Axem Yellow: "We're lookin' GOOD!"
    -Axem Green: "Are we done yet?"
    -Axem Rangers: "It's a melee!"
    HP: 400/550/800/600/450/999
    Defenses: Axem Pink: Ice, Sleep, Silence
              Axem Black: Fear, Sleep
              Axem Red: Fire, Fear, Sleep
              Axem Yellow: Thunder, Poison, Sleep
              Axem Green: Sleep, Silence
              Axem Rangers: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Axem Pink: Fire
                Axem Black: Thunder
                Axem Red: Ice
                Axem Yellow: Jump
                Axem Green: Ice
                Axem Rangers: Thunder
    
    Another case of a 5 against 3, this time against a insult of the Power Rangers.
     You want to use Mario, Mallow, and Toadstool for this battle. Definitely, the
    first one to take out is Axem Pink, because she uses Recover and Mega Recover.
    Use Super Flame and/or regular attacks to get rid of her.  The next one is Axem
    Black, because of his nasty bomb attacks.  Use Shocker and/or regular attacks
    to put an end to him.  Next you should remove Axem Yellow.  Use Super Jump
    and/or regular attacks.  The final two targets are Axem Red and Green.  Use
    Snowy and/or regular attacks to remove them.  Once all five are defeated, Red
    will retreat to Axem Rangers.  Every two turns, it will perform Breaker Beam,
    knocking about 100 HP off of charcters not protected by the Lazy Shell.  Just
    keep attacking with regular attacks and healing and this battle will be over in
    no time.
    ===========================================================================
    After that's done, and you have the Star Piece, go back to Nimbus Land.
    
    ===========================================================================
    NIMBUS LAND
    ===========================================================================
    
    -After exiting the volcano, return to Nimbus Land, and proceed to the throne
    room.  After hearing of you getting the Star Piece, they'll mention that the
    last one has to be in Bowser's Keep.  Of course, we all know there's no way in.
     So, they will let you ride the Royal Bus to the entrance.  So, exit the
    castle, and go through the passage to the left of Garro's house.  Talk to the
    man and he'll call the Royal Bus.  Jump on the Royal Bus and you'll go to
    Bowser's Keep.
    
    ===========================================================================
    VISTA HILL
    ===========================================================================
    
    -In this cutscene, we see Toad with some other characters looking on to
    Bowser's Keep.  Then, they see the bus go to the door, and Mario going in.
    Then, they start cheering.
    
    ===========================================================================
    BOWSER'S KEEP
    ===========================================================================
    
    -This is the last place you'd want to return to as Mario, but you need to.  For
    an easy trip through the castle, put Bowser in your party.  Most of the enemies
    will run away when they see him.  If Bowser isn't in your party, some of the
    enemies may get confused and either lose an attack turn of attack themselves!
    -In the third room, you can see that the small wooden bridge from the beginning
    has been replaced with three donut ledges.  Jump quickly, so you can get to the
    door.  In Bowser's grand hallway, Gu Goombas and Malakoopas run amok.  Go into
    battle and you may run into a group like 2 Malakoopas, 2 Gu Goombas, and 2
    Terra Cottas.  Use a Geno Blast or Flash to get rid of them.  After that room,
    you'll be in a darkened room littered with Gu Goobmas and a Malakoopa.  You may
    run into a Forkies here or anywhere in the castle.  Keep them entranced until
    the other enemies are gone, then use regular attacks to finish them off.  After
    that room, you'll be in a room with Croco and a Save Block.  Buy some items
    from Croco, save your game, then enter the door to start the Six Door
    challenge.  Since it is like a mini-game, there will be a full guide available
    in that section.  After completing the doors, you'll be at another Save Block.
    Save, then go into the next room to battle Magikoopa...
    ===========================================================================
    BOSS: Magikoopa
    -Magikoopa: "That's... my child?"
    -King Bomb: "I LIVE to explode!"
    -Bahamutt: (see Enemies)
    -Jinx Clone: ???
    HP: 1600/500/???
    Defenses: Magikoopa: Poison, Sleep, Silence
              King Bomb: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Jinx Clone: ???
    Weaknesses: Magikoopa: N/A
                King Bomb: Jump, Fire
                Jinx Clone: ???
    
    NOTE: I'm not sure about the Jinx Clone's stats.
    
    Magikoopa is REALLY easy, yet kind of hard.  Each normal attack does almost 200
    HP damage to him.  Watch out for his magic, because it can do at least 50 HP
    damage to your party.  Have Toadstool just in case you run low on HP.
    Sometimes, he'll drop an egg and use his magic to grow some protection.  It
    will be either a Jinx Clone, King Bomb, ot Bahamutt.  If you can hang on,
    Magikoopa is history.
    ===========================================================================
    -After beating him, he'll create a treasure box that never runs out of coins.
    He will also offer to refill your HP and FP.  Behind him is two doors.  Enter
    the LEFT door to visit Croco (he made it through the six doors THAT FAST?!).
    Update your armor, then go back to the Magikoopa room and take the right door.
    You'll be in a room with a few small Thwomps and a HUGE one.  There will also
    be bullets.  Touch a bullet and you'll go into battle with at least one Big
    Bertha.  Use Thunderbolt/Shocker to get rid of them.  After making your way
    through that, go into the last room and battle Boomer...
    ===========================================================================
    BOSS: Boomer
    -Boomer: "It's all over now..."
    HP: 2000
    Defense: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: N/A
    
    This will be a very easy battle, as long as you know how to block.  In his red
    state, he will concentrate on normal attacks, so use magic to drop his HP.
    Watch out, because he might do Shaker, which will kill you if you don't block.
    In his blue state, he will concentrate on magic, so use regular attacks.  He
    will do attacks like Blizzard, Diamond Saw, Storm, and Blast, so heal often.
    This shouldn't be too hard to win.
    ===========================================================================
    After beating Boomer, you get to battle the giant sword...
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    BOSS: Exor
    -Exor: "Gotta mow the lawn soon."
    -Left Eye: "I can't see a thing!"
    -Right Eye: "I've got an astigmatism!"
    -Neosquid: "I'm so utterly alone..."
    HP: 1800/300/500/800
    Defenses: Exor: Thunder, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Left Eye: Thunder, Sleep
              Right Eye: Thunder, Sleep
              Neosquid: Sleep
    Weaknesses: Exor: N/A
                Left Eye: Jump, Fire
                Right Eye: Jump, Fire
                Neosquid: N/A
    
    You cannot actually attack the Exor part until you have disabled at least one
    of the eyes.  You better have Toadstool because you will need to heal every
    turn due to the many attacks from the eyes and multi-charcter attacks from
    Neosquid (the mouth).  Once you have disabled at least one of the eyes, you can
    attack Exor.  For an easy time, have Geno use his Geno Blast or Flash to try to
    disable both eyes and Neosquid, because if they are all disabled, you can't be
    attacked, leaving Exor just there to be attacked.  Once you've depleted its
    1800 HP, the battle is over.
    ===========================================================================
    After beating the sword, you'll be sucked into the gate to the Smithy Factory.
    Use the springboard and take care of any business you need to in the rest of
    the worlds before you go on and finish the game.
    
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    MUSHROOM KINGDOM
    ===========================================================================
    
    -You could've done this after beating Yaridovich.  Enter the inn and talk to
    the kid playing a Game Boy.  Talk to him enough times and he'll sell it to you
    for 500 coins.  If you do buy it, play it to your heart's desire, then reset
    the game (don't save!).  See Mini-Games section for a description.
    
    ===========================================================================
    GATE/SMITHY FACTORY
    ===========================================================================
    
    -Once you enter here, the only way back is to backtrack all the way to the
    beginning of the area.  Odds are if you've played SMB3, you'll recognize the
    spinning screws from the airships.  There are plenty in the first few rooms,
    leading up to the first boss.  In the first few rooms, you will probably go
    into battle with Glum Reapers and/or Ameboids.  Just use regular attacks to get
    rid of them.  In the room after the second Save Block, there will be a treasure
    box with an Ultra Hammer.  If you have the Lazy Shell, it will decrease your
    attack by 20 if you equip it.  If you don't have the Lazy Shell, it's the next
    best thing.  After crossing the screw bridge and going up to the springboard,
    prepare your party for the first boss, a giant clock named Count Down...
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    BOSS: Count Down
    -Count Down: "We're into overtime!"
    -Ding-A-Ling (x2): "Wake up sleepy heads!"
    HP: 2400/1200
    Defenses: Count Down: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Ding-A-Ling: Fear, Poison, Silence
    Weaknesses: Count Down: Jump, Thunder
                Ding-A-Ling: Ice
    
    The first boss battle in the Smithy Factory can be mighty tricky.  Count Down
    runs on a time system.  Whenever the clock reaches a certain "time", he will do
    an attack.  They include Corona, Aurora Beam, Water Blast, Recover, and Mega
    Recover.  On the other hand, the Ding-A-Lings' attacks are random.  They
    include Dark Star and Fear Roulette (instant death).  For an easier time, have
    Mario use Ultra Jump, while Geno and Toadstool heal or attack.  If you want an
    easier battle, take out Count Down first to prevent Recover and nasty special
    attacks.  If you want a LOT more experience, delete the Ding-A-Lings first.
    ===========================================================================
    -After beating him, and saving your game, you'll be in the next section.  Go
    into the next room and you'll meet the first of many Machine Made enemies,
    resembling Smithy's minions you have already deleted.  They are just like their
    normal counterparts, except the HP and stat levels are either higher or lower.
    -Basically, the rest of the way to the next boss is a series of conveyor belts,
    platforms, and Machine Made bosses.  Once you reach the room with the Machine
    Made Yaridoviches, jump on the brick to battle one.  After winning, the brick
    will blow up, allowing you access to battle Cloaker and Domino...
    ===========================================================================
    BOSS: Cloaker and Domino
    -Cloaker: "I can't think straight!"
    -Cloaker (on Earthlink): ???
    -Domino: "MAGIC!  Deal with it!"
    -Domino (on Mad Adder): ???
    -Earthlink: "What a royal pain!"
    -Mad Adder: "I'm alive and kicking."
    HP: 1200/1200/900/900/2500/1500
    Defenses: Cloaker: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Cloaker (on Earthlink): Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Domino: Sleep, Silence
              Domino (on Mad Adder): Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Earthlink: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Mad Adder: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Cloaker: N/A
                Cloaker (on Earthlink): N/A
                Domino: Thunder
                Domino (on Mad Adder): N/A
                Earthlink: N/A
                Mad Adder: N/A
    
    This is a two part battle, and the first part tells what the second part will
    be.  You'll start by battling both Cloaker and Domino.  Use regular attacks on
    whichever one you choose to kill first (go for Domino).  The second half is
    like this:
    -If you killed Cloaker first, Domino will run away to a giant snake called Mad
    Adder.  Not only will you deal with Domino's magic, Mad Adder will also do
    attacks like Water Blast, Sand Storm, and Boulder.  Just focus all of your
    regular attacks on Mad Adder.  He should go down quickly.
    -If you killed Domino first, Cloaker will run away to a giant snake called
    Earthlink.  Not only will you deal with Cloaker's regular attacks, Earthlink
    will use his regular attack, as well as Poison and Carni-Kiss.  Use Mario's
    Super Jump and Geno's Geno Beam, Blast, or Flash on Earthlink until he bites
    the dust.
    -I'm not sure about what happens if you kill Cloaker and Domino at the same
    time.  If anyone finds out, e-mail me, because I would like to know.
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    After beating them, go into the next room to enter the Factory.  Going forward,
    go ahead and fire the Clerk...
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    BOSS: Clerk
    -Clerk: "10 years I've been here."
    -Mad Mallet: (see Enemies)
    HP: 500
    Defenses: N/A
    Weaknesses: N/A
    
    This is the first of four "employees" of Smithy you will face before you reach
    the big man.  He will send out 2 Mad Mallets to help him.  Use Mario, Geno, and
    Toadstool for this battle.  Have Mario and Toadstool use regular attacks on the
    Clerk, while Geno uses his Geno Blast or Flash to take out the Mad Mallets.
    The Mad Mallets will reappear sometimes, though.
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    After watching Mallow get stuck in the crane and getting a free Rock Candy from
    Toad, go forward and fire the Manager and Director...
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    BOSS: Manager
    -Manager: "25 years of working, sigh."
    -Pounder: (see Enemies)
    HP: 800
    Defenses: N/A
    Weaknesses: N/A
    
    The second employee, he has improved attacks over the recently fired Clerk.
    Besides calling out 3 Pounders, he will do Valor Up and Spritz Bomb.  Use the
    same technique as with the Clerk, but remember they have improved defense over
    the Clerk and Mad Mallets.
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    BOSS: Director
    -Director: "I just lost EVERYTHING."
    -Poundette: (see Enemies)
    HP: 1000
    Defenses: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Thunder
    
    Now these battles get tough.  As well as calling out hammers (this time 4
    Poundettes) and having Valor Up and Spritz Bomb, he also does Vigor Up, raising
    his attack.  Don't ignore the Poundettes, because their hammer throws can put
    Fear on one of your allies.  This time, bring in Mario, Mallow, and Toadstool.
    Have Mario and Toadstool regular attack the Director while Mallow uses
    Thunderbolt on everybody or Shocker if the Director is just there.  If you can
    survive this, you're in good shape.
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    Save your game, then go up and fire the Factory Chief...
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    BOSS: Factory Chief and Gunyolk
    -Factory Chief: "Who DARES to fight ME?!"
    -Gun Yolk: "If we're beaten, the boss is alone!"
    HP: 1000/1500
    Defenses: Factory Chief: Thunder
              Gun Yolk: Fire
    Weaknesses: Factory Chief: N/A
                Gun Yolk: Ice
    
    Bring in Mario, Mallow/Geno, and Toadstool for this battle.  If you chose
    Mallow, use Snowy.  If you chose Geno, use Geno Blast or Flash.  As usual, have
    Mario and Toadstool use regular attacks and heal.  Beware, because every two
    turns, Gun Yolk will use Breaker Beam, taking off almost 100 HP on allies
    unprotected with the Lazy Shell.  He will do either Mega Drain, Echofinder, or
    a regular attack on his other turn.  Factory Chief will do his regular attacks,
    as well as Thornet and Funguspike.  If you defeat this duo, you'll be left with
    only Smithy to beat.
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    Go back and save, then come back and jump on the switch to be escorted to
    Smithy...
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    BOSS: Smithy
    ---PART 1---
    -Smithy: "Eh?  Not bad!"
    -Smelter: "I brush after each meal!"
    -Shyper: ???
    HP: 2000/1500/400
    Defenses: Smithy: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Smelter: Fire, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Shyper: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Smithy: N/A
                Smelter: Thunder
                Shyper: N/A
    
    Have your HP as high as possible when you start, because Smithy will
    immedialtey do Sledge, taking off about 40-60 HP off your allies.  The best
    team for this battle is Mario, Mallow, and Toadstool.  If you're wondering,
    Smithy will also do Mega Drain and Meteor Swarm.  You do not want Smelter to
    make Shypers, because they will do Sword Rain, doing the same damage as Sledge.
     To make life easy, use Shocker on Smelter, as well as regular attacks.  As
    soon as Smelter is history, attack the Shypers that are left over, then aim all
    your attacks on Smithy until he breaks the floor and sends everyone into a
    metal pit.
    ---PART 2---
    -Smithy (Body): "What a heavy head!"
    -Smithy (Head):
      Magic Head: "Good magic, bad defense."
      Mask Head: "Nothin' can hurt me."
      Regular Head: "This isn't good at all!"
      Tank Head: "Don't shock me!  DON'T!"
      Treasure Head: "What's hidden inside?!"
    HP: 1000/8000
    Defenses: Smithy (Body): Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Smithy (Head):
               Magic Head: Fire, Thunder, Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
               Mask Head: Jump, Fire, Thunder, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
               Regular Head: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
               Tank Head: Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
               Treasure Head: Thunder, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Smithy (Body): N/A
                Smithy (Head):
                 Magic Head: N/A
                 Mask Head: Ice
                 Regular Head: N/A
                 Tank Head: Thunder
                 Treasure Head: Fire
    
    The final battle for the seventh Star Piece!  Smithy's true form is a robotic
    transformer.  He will start out with a normal head, along with his body (the
    body remains the same).  He will then change heads, and will repeat every few
    turns.  Since each head shares the 8000 HP, it is easier.  The object of the
    battle is to lower the head's HP to zero.  You can only disable the body (like
    Exor's protectors).  A good thing is that the party you picked for the first
    part (Mario, Mallow, and Toadstool) works well here also.  A guide to each
    head:
    -Magic Head: I hate this head.  As his Psychopath message reads, he has low
    defense, so use your normal attacks to chop off up to 800-1000 HP per round.
    He will return the favor by launching attacks such as Arrow Rain, Spear Rain,
    Sword Rain, Meteor Swarm, and Boulder.
    -Mask Head: This head is easy because it cannot attack.  All it will do is
    Recover and Shredder (removing stat bonuses).  Just use Mallow's Snowy attack
    and have Mario and Toadstool use their regulars.
    -Regular Head: His initial head before he changes cannot do anything until it
    changes, so pound it with regular attacks.
    -Tank Head: This tank's bullets are so powerful, they can easily penetrate the
    Lazy Shell armor, so heal whenever you get the chance.  He hates electricity,
    so have Mallow use Shocker.
    -Treasure Head: This is the rarest of the heads.  It will open and a spinning
    figure will stop, and do an attack.  I think the ones it can do are Fear,
    Silence, Scarecrow, and Poison.  Have Mario use Super Flame on this head.
    If you can deplete the head's 8000 HP, the game is over.  Enjoy the ending!
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    9. MINI-GAMES--------------------------------------------------------------
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    MIDAS RIVER
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    This can be a very hard mini-game, if you don't pay attention.
    
    *WATERFALL SECTION*
    
    There are 36 coins in this area.  Although it has been said to be possible, it
    is nearly impossible.  You would have to swim against the current so much it
    would be insane.  If you do it right, this can be a very easy area.
    
    *BARREL JUMPING SECTION*
    
    There are 64 coins in this area.  There is a pattern here on whether to jump to
    the next barrel or let them bump and change course.  It is
    bump,jump,jump,bump,bump,jump,jump,bump,bump,jump,jump,bump,bump,jump, jump, I
    think.
    
    The first time you complete this, you can trade in 60 of the coins you got for
    a frog coin.  After the first try, it goes up to 80 coins, but it depends on
    how many coins you get here after the 1st visit.  If you gte 70 coins, it goes
    fown to 75 coins.  80 coins, and it goes down to 70 coins.  90 coins, and it
    goes down to 60 coins.  All 100 coins, and it geos down to 50 coins, plus
    you'll get five free frog coins.  It's almost impossible to get 100, though.
    
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    MELODY BAY
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    It looks like Toadofsky is having problems planning his next symphony.  Give
    him a little help by sounding out each part on the staff by jumping from
    tadpole to tadpole when they're in the right positions.
    
    *FROGFUCIUS'S SUITE #18*
    
    After meeting Frogfucius, come here and play the following:
    
    -----------------------------------
               O
    ---------------O-------O-------O---
                       O       O
    -----------------------------------
           O
    ---O-------------------------------
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    You'll get an Alto Card for playing this tune out.
    
    *MOLE MOUNTAIN BLUES*
    
    After rescuing the kids from the mountain in Moleville, come here and play the
    following:
    
    -----------------------------------
       O
    -------------------O---------------
           O       O               O
    ---------------------------O-------
                           O
    -----------O-----------------------
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    You'll get a Tenor Card for playing this out.
    
    *MONSTRO TOWN MELODY*
    
    After visiting Monstro Town, come here and play the following:
    
    -----------------------------------
                                   O
    ---------------O-----------O-------
               O           O
    -------O---------------------------
       O
    -------------------O---------------
    
    -----------------------------------
    
    You'll get a Soprano Card for playing this out, plus you get to play out the
    last part.  You can now listen to the whole symphony.  You may come back and
    change your part anytime you wish to.
    
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    GOOMBA THUMPING
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    In the Pipe Vault room with six pipes, go down the second pipe from teh right
    to access this.  The room had four pipes and a mole guy.  Talk to the mole guy
    and pay him 10 coins to play.  The object is to get as many points as possible
    in 30 seconds by hopping on the Goombas that pop out of the pipes.  A normal
    Goomba is +1, a golden Goomba is +3, and a Spikey is -1.  The first goal is 20
    points.  If you reach the goal, the next goal will be two points higher than
    your final score.  The first prize is a Flower Tab, the second is a Flower Jar,
    and each additional prize is a Frog Coin.  The trick is to stop when you reach
    the EXACT number of points required.  If you go over, hit Spikeys until you
    reach the desired score.
    
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    MUSHROOM DERBY
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    To battle Boshi in the Mushroom Derby race on Yo'ster Isle, get the cookies
    from the right Yoshi, then walk up to Boshi and talk to him.  He'll challenge
    you.  To win, press A and B going along with the rhythm.  You also have three
    cookies.  Press Y to eat one and speed up.  This is one of the hardest
    challenges in the game, but it can be done.  You'll get 2 cookies from Boshi
    for winning, plus one from Yoshi.
    
    If you decide to race later, come back and talk to Boshi.  You need at least 1
    cookie to race.  When you agree to race, it will tell the odds against Yoshi,
    then tell you whether to ride on Yoshi or watch him.  If the odds are:
    1.5:1 Watch Yoshi, and wager as many cookies as you can
    2:1 Watch Yoshi, and wager about 1/2 to 3/4 of your possible cookies
    2.5:1 Race Yoshi, and wager no more than 1/2 of possible cookies
    3:1 Race Yoshi, and wager only 1 cookie
    These are my strategies.  You can come up with your own strategies.  Just don't
    waste 10 cookies on a 3:1 odds, because there's a 90% chance you'll lose.  When
    you wager cookies, you win them back if you win, plus 1 more.  For that reason,
    you could just wager 1 cookie and get twice as many in return.  Cool.
    
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    MINE RIDE
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    This is the most fun out of all of the games.  The mine ride is comprised of 4
    sections:
    
    *1ST SECTION*
    S=Start
    2=To 2nd Section
    
    
                     /\
                    /  \
                   /    \
                  /     /       /\
                 /   /\/       /  \
                /   /  \  /\/\ \  /\
               /    \  / /   /  \ \/\
              /      \/ /   /    \   \
             /       / /   /     / /\ \
            /        \/   /     / /  \/
           /             /   /\/ /
          /             /   /\/ /
         /              \  /\/ /
        /                \/\/ /
       /                     /
      /                     /
     /                     /
    S                     /
                          \      2
                           \    /
                            \/\/
    
    As you can see from my diagram, this is not an easy course to diagram.  Also,
    you can see that this course is pretty easy to complete.  It will probably take
    about 30 to 50 seconds to get through this.  Use the turbo boost from the
    mushrooms (Y button) to rush through the straightaways.
    
    *2ND SECTION*
    
    This is one of the side-scrolling sections, so I won't draw them out.  The
    basic strategy is to stay near the top if you're short on mushrooms, or on the
    bottom if you have a few to use.  You'll be between 55 seconds and 1 minute 15
    seconds at the end of this.
    
    *3RD SECTION*
    2=From 2nd Section
    4=To 4th Section
    
    
                    /\
                 /\/  \
                /   /\ \
               /   /  \/
              /   /\   \
             /   /  \  /
            /   /   / / /\
           /    \  /  \/ /
          /      \/     / /\
         / /\     \     \/ /
        / /\ \/\   \      /   /\
        \/\/   /    \    /   /  \
              /      \  /   /    \
     /\      /        \/   /      \
    2  \    /         /    \       \
           /         /\    /        \
         \/         /     /     /\  / /\
                   /    \/     /  \ \/ /
                  /     /          \  /
                 /     /     /      \/
                / /\  /     /
               / / / /     /
              / /  \/     /
              \/         /
                      /\/
                      \
                       \
                        \
                         \
                          \      4
                           \/\  /
                             / /
                             \/
    
    This area is a WHOLE lot tougher to get by.  There are many multiple paths, as
    well as pits and tight turns.  It will take between 40 seconds to 1 minute 10
    seconds to get through.
    
    *4TH SECTION*
    
    The final area!  All you have to do is charge to the right, grabbing more
    mushrooms and coins, until you reach the end.
    After the first time, you can come back and ride it again.  If you pay 10
    coins, you just ride it.  You can also wager 30 coins to attempt to break your
    high score.  You'll win 50 coins for beating your time, but I think if you
    don't you get nothing.
    
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    CURTAIN GAME
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    In Booster Tower, you have the chance to hide from Booster and his Snifits.
    Here is a diagram showing the number scheme:
    
             4
          3
       2
    1
    
    And here is the chart showing which curtains are available to hide in for each
    check.  In other words, which curtains the Snifits DON'T check.
    
    Only Snifit #1:
    Check #1: 1,2,4
    Check #2: 1,2,3
    Check #3: 1,3,4
    Check #4: 2,3,4
    Check #5: 1,2,3
    
    Snifit #1 and Snifit #2:
    Check #6: 1,3
    Check #7: 2,4
    Check #8: 1,4
    Check #9: 1,3
    Check #10: 1,2
    Check #11: 1,4
    Check #12: 3,4
    
    All 3 Snifits:
    Check #13: 4
    Check #14: 1
    Check #15: 2
    Check #16: 3
    Check #17: 1
    Check #18: 3
    
    If you get caught, you must start over with Check #1.  Basically, if you get
    caught three times, you must go into battle:
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    BOSS: Booster
    -Snifit (x3) (see Enemies)
    -Booster: "This is like realizing you're outside with your clothes on!"
    HP: 800
    Special Defenses: Sleep
    Weaknesses: Jump
    
    To be able to attack Booster, you must first defeat his three Snifits.
    Basically, use the same strategies you used on them earlier.  For a quick
    defeat, use an Ice Bomb.  After they are gone, Booster is left alone, and the
    real battle begins.  Use regular attacks to bring him down.  You might want to
    have a couple Mid Mushrooms just in case Booster uses Spritz Bomb and Loco
    Express, which might ALMOST kill one of your allies.  If you win, you'll get
    either a Flower Box or a Mushroom.
    ===========================================================================
    If you do manage to survive the 18 checks without getting caught three times,
    he'll give you an Amulet.  Equip it on Bowser and don't forget to use your
    Flower Box if you went into battle (if you got one).
    
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    BOOSTER HILL
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    Basically, there are three different ways to play this level:
    #1: This is the way you play while you're chasing after Booster.  Each time you
    catch up to Booster, you'll get a Flower.  At the top, you'll reach Marrymore.
    #2: This is the way you play if you come back.  Basically, all you need to do
    is run across the course to grab flowers.
    #3: This is the way you play if you bought a Beetle Box in Seaside Town.  To
    catch the beetles, go under them and jump.
    
    For ways #1 and #3, you need to jump off the top of the barrels and Snifits to
    go forward.  If you get hit by them, you fall back.  If you're really good, you
    can get up to 8 flowers or 4-6 beetles.
    
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    MONSTRO TOWN BATTLES
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    There are five optional battles in Monstro Town.  They are not required, but a
    Jinx Belt and/or 244 experience points help out pretty well.  Here's a guide of
    them:
    First, go upstairs to the only door on the second floor.  You'll meet one of
    Bowser's old troopers, Jagger.  If you want to get the Jinx Belt, start out by
    battling him:
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    BOSS: Jagger
    -Jagger: "Oh!  I'm so excited!"
    HP: 600
    Defenses: Jump, Fire, Poison
    Weaknesses: N/A
    
    Jagger is easy to beat.  He may do Terrapunch, which is blockable.  All it
    takes is about 6-7 regular attacks to beat.  He'll be finsished in no time.
    ===========================================================================
    If you can survive Jagger, Jinx will come up and challenge you:
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    BOSS: Jagger
    -Jinx: #1: "You're just a beginner!"
           #2: "Sympathy!?  Not from me!"
           #3: "Ooh!  I'm gonna hurt ya!"
    HP: 600/800/1000
    Defenses: All but Jump
    Weaknesses: N/A
    (For stats: first battle/second battle/third battle)
    
    To get the Jinx Belt, you must defeat Jinx three times.  Since they are all
    against the same guy, I'll put them under one strategy (to save room).  Each
    time you beat him, you'll have the chance to leave or you can continue.  Your
    HP and FP are restored after each battle.  You CAN run away, but he'll put you
    down.  Just keep battling.
    
    #1: This is the easiest of the battles.  He will use Jinxed, Triple Kick, and
    Valor Up.  To take Jinx out, use Mario's Ultra Jump (almost 300 HP damage),
    while your other two characters (Geno/Bowser and Toadstool) use regular attacks
    or heal.  Jinx will give up in a couple attack rounds.
    
    #2: This one is a little tougher.  He will use Jinxed, Triple Kick,
    Quicksilver, Silver Bullet (instant death), and Valor Up.  Basically use the
    same strategy as before.  Be careful because if he does Silver Bullet and you
    block it, you'll be stuck with 1 HP!  This shouldn't take very long either.
    
    #3: OH MY GOD THIS IS HARD!  He will use Jinxed, Triple Kick, Quicksilver,
    Silver Bullet (still instant death), Bombs Away, Valor Up, and Vigor Up.  You
    BETTER have a Crystalline and a Power Blast for this battle.  There's a 30%
    chance you can beat him without it.  (Ok, I admit it.  I've only used a
    Crystalline and Power Blast once.  That's because I'm really experienced.)
    When the battle begins, Jinx will do Bombs Away, so block because it does TONS
    of damage.  When he does Vigor Up (about 2/3 or 3/4 through), ALL of his
    attacks are possible instant deaths (even if you're wearing the Lazy Shell!).
    If you can survive this round, he'll give you the Jinx Belt and you'll become
    the master of the dojo.  Congratulations!
    ===========================================================================
    Now that you've taught Jinx a lesson, make sure you have the Shiny Stone, a few
    Maple/Royal Syrups, a couple Kerokero Colas, and at least two Crystallines and
    Power Blasts.  This next guy will take about 1/2 hour to beat!
    
    To go into battle, get the Shiny Stone from Moleville, then enter the third
    door from the left.  Prepare for trouble, and make it double! (That message is
    (c) 1999 Team Rocket Mottos, for you Pokémon fans!)
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    BOSS: Culex
    -Culex: "A little off, eh?"
    -Fire Crystal: "I gotta vacuum tonight!"
    -Water Crystal: "Get me back underground!"
    -Earth Crystal: "I hate being awakened!"
    -Wind Crystal: "Whhhhhhooooo..."
    HP: 4096/2500/1800/3200/800
    Defenses: Culex: Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Fire Crystal: Fire, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Water Crystal: Ice, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Earth Crystal: Jump, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
              Wind Crystal: Thunder, Fear, Poison, Sleep, Silence
    Weaknesses: Culex: N/A
                Fire Crystal: Ice
                Water Crystal: Fire
                Earth Crystal: Thunder
                Wind Crystal: Jump
    
    Doesn't 5 against 3 sound unfair?  Especially when you're the 3?  Oh, well.
    The best party is Mario, Mallow or Geno, and Toadstool.  There are two ways to
    finish Culex off.  You can attack the crystals, the Culex.  Or, you can just
    beat Culex, because the crystals go when Culex go.  Here's a strategy for each
    way:
    
    Crystals First:
    The best party here is Mario, Mallow, and Toadstool.  Start out by using a
    Crystalline and Power Blast, and make sure you have lots of FP and Maple/Royal
    Syrups.  After using the protective items, use all your Rock Candy, or Star Egg
    if you have it.  If you want to beat him the old fashioned way, use this
    strategy:
    Culex: Regular Attacks
    Fire Crystal: Regular Attacks/Snowy/Ice Bomb
    Water Crystal: Regular Attacks/Super Flame/Fire Bomb
    Earth Crystal: Regular Attacks/Shocker
    Wind Crystal: Super Jump
    News Flash! NEVER USE REGULAR ATTACKS ON THE WIND CRYSTAL!  It only does about
    1 HP damage! News Flash!
    You will HAVE to heal each round as the crystal's magic and Culex's attacks
    will more than likely almost kill someone.  Toadstool's Group Hug or a Kerokero
    Cola will work.  If you can hold off and defeat the crystals, Culex is cake.
    Just use regular attacks.  More times than not he'll run out of FP, so that
    helps out.  Watch out for his normal attack and Dark Star, though.  He will
    also do Shredder, so be ready to use a new Crystalline and Power Blast, if you
    have one.
    
    Culex First:
    Use Mario, Geno, and Toadstool for this one.  Use a Crystalline and Power
    Blast, then go all out on Culex.  You can normally do about 300-450 HP damage
    per attack round, so he'll give up soon.  Make sure to have a lot of FP and
    maybe a Royal Syrup or two so Toadstool can do Group Hug EVERY turn.  Or, just
    bring along a lot of Kerokero Colas.  The crystals are ultra annoying though,
    so be careful.  I like the other method better.
    
    No matter which way you beat him, you'll get 244 experience points and a Quartz
    Charm.
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    If you're wondering, Culex is harder than Smithy.  Once you beat Culex, the
    door disappears.
    
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    LAND'S END CLIFF
    ===========================================================================
    
    A nice break from the terror at Monstro Town, if you decided to battle all
    those battles.  The object is to get to the top by jumping on the eight shells
    to get up.  To just get up, wait until each shell is done moving, then jump.
    To get items, jump to the next shell ASAP.  You will end up making a few
    suicide jumps.  Practice is the key.  What do you get for getting certain
    times?  Here's what:
     ______________________________________________________
    |00'11"50 to 00'14"00     |1 Frog Coin (33 1/3% chance)|
    |First time below 00'12"00|Troopa Pin                  |
    |00'11"01 to 00'11"49     |1 Frog Coin (100% chance)   |
    |00'11"00 or lower        |5 Frog Coins (100% chance)  |
    
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    GRATE GUY'S CASINO
    ===========================================================================
    
    Once you unlock this level from Bean Valley, you can go to it anytime you want.
     The problem is, you need an item to get in.  You must go back to Booster
    Tower.  A few floors up, you'll find Knife Guy.  You will need to play a little
    game to get the required item.  The game is simple.  Follow the yellow ball and
    guess which hand it is in.  Each time you win, you will get some item.  It gets
    progressively harder to follow the yellow ball.  If you win 15 (IIRC) times,
    Knife Guy will give you a Bright Card, letting you enter Grate Guy's Casino.
    
    There are three different games you can play here:
    
    Slots: This costs 10 coins.  Hit the block the same way you hit the slot blocks
    in Bean Valley.  If all three match, you win a frog coin.  If they don't, you
    just lost 10 coins =(
    
    Blackjack: This costs 1 Frog Coin.  Standard Blackjack rules apply.  If you
    win, you get a Frog Coin, but if you lose or tie, he gets it.  Stay away from
    this game.  The odds are not in your favor.
    
    Look the Other Way: Talk to Grate Guy twice, and he'll play this game with you.
     It's fairly simple.  Press either left or right on the Control Pad and hope
    his hand goes up the other way.  If you win, you'll get some item or something.
     If you lose, nothing happens.  If you are dedicated enough to get 100 wins in
    one sitting, you'll get the Star Egg, which never runs out and does 100 damage
    to all enemies on the field per use.  It's worth it.  It makes Culex somewhat
    more manageable.
    
    
    
    ===========================================================================
    THE SIX DOORS
    ===========================================================================
    
    WARNING: This section contains LOTS of ASCII diagrams.
    
    You'll find this challenge in Bowser's Keep.  There are six rooms: two Battle,
    two Puzzle, two Action.  When you enter one of the doors, you will run into a
    random room.  Here is a guide to the rooms, using the numbering scheme from the
    Offical Player's Guide:
    
    ---BATTLE ROOMS---
    
    There are two battle rooms.  Battle Room #1 gives the following lineup:
    
    1)5 Gu Goombas
    2)2 Malakoopas, 1 Tub-O-Troopa
    3)2 The Big Boos, 2 Orbinsons
    4)5 Sling Shys
    5)2 Chewys, 2 Shy Aways
    6)2 Muckles, 1 Mr. Kipper
    7)2 Amanitas, 1 Orbinson
    8)2 Greapers, 1 Glum Reaper
    9)3 Pyrospheres
    10)3 Lakitus
    11)2 Zeostars, 2 Shamans
    12)6 Shamans
    
    Battle Room #2 has something like this:
    
    1)4 Terra Cottas
    2)2 Oerlikons, 1 Star Cruster
    3)2 Big Berthas, 1 Sackit
    4)2 Chows, 1 Forkies
    5)2 Armored Ants, 1 Alley Rat
    6)3 Bloobers, 1 Star Cruster
    7)4 Stingers
    8)2 Geckits, 1 Chained Kong
    9)2 Big Berthas, 1 Rob-Omb
    10)4 Vomers
    11)2 Magmuses, 2 Pulsars
    12)1 Chester, 1 Bahamutt (if released)
    
    ---PUZZLE ROOMS---
    
    These involve using your head to figure puzzles out.  Puzzle Room #1 offers
    these three challenges:
    
    1)The first challenge is a version of the "Pick 21" game.  The object is to get
    Dr. Topper to take the 21st coin.  You may take anywhere from one to four coins
    per turn.  Keep count of the coins taken.  While it's your turn, and you hit
    #15, stop immediately.  This way, this occurs:
    
    If he takes 1 (up to #16), take 4 (up to #20)
    If he takes 2 (up to #17), take 3 (up to #20)
    If he takes 3 (up to #18), take 2 (up to #20)
    If he takes 4 (up to #19), take 1 (up to #20)
    
    Whatever way, he gets stuck with Coin #21, and you win the round.
    2)This one is super easy to complete.  There are 16 switches set up like so:
    
     1  2  3  4
     5  6  7  8
     9 10 11 12
    13 14 15 16
    
    If you hit a switch to put it down, the ones to the sides of it (not
    diagonally) will go down if up, and up if down.  You want to get them all down.
     To do this, hit switches 3,5,12,14.  Alternate way: 2,8,9,15.  Puzzle solved.
    3)The hardest one in this room.  16 cannonballs are set up like this:
    
     O  O  *  O
    
     O  O  O  O
    
     O  O  O  O
    
     O  O  O  O
    
    To get rid of a cannonball, kick another one over it, but the one you're
    kicking must end up in an empty spot.  You want only one left.  He will remove
    the * one at the start.  The strategy I use (in a long series of ASCII
    diagrams) is right here.  For these diagrams, O is a cannonball, >>O>> mean
    kick it right, <<O<< means kick it left, ^ means kick it up, and v meand kick
    it down:
    
     O>>O>>   O
    
     O  O  O  O
    
     O  O  O  O
    
     O  O  O  O
    ------------
           O  O
     ^
     O  O  O  O
     ^
     O  O  O  O
    
     O  O  O  O
    ------------
     O     O  O
        ^
        O  O  O
        ^
        O  O  O
    
     O  O  O  O
    ------------
     O  O  O  O
    
           O  O
    
         <<O<<O
    
     O  O  O  O
    ------------
     O  O  O  O
    
           O  O
        ^
        O
        ^
     O  O  O  O
    ------------
     O  O  O  O
    
        O  O  O
    
    
    
     O   <<O<<O
    ------------
     O  O  O  O
    
        O  O  O
    
    
    
     O>>O>>
    ------------
     O  O  O  O
           v
        O  O  O
           v
    
    
           O
    ------------
     O  O     O
    
        O     O
           ^
           O
           ^
           O
    ------------
     O>>O>>   O
    
        O  O  O
    
    
    
    
    ------------
           O  O
              v
        O  O  O
              v
    
    
    
    ------------
           O
    
        O>>O>>
    
              O
    
    
    ------------
           O
              ^
              O
              ^
              O
    
    
    ------------
         <<O<<O
    
    
    
    
    
    
    ------------
    
    Congratulations, you have completed this course.
    
    Puzzle Room #2 offers you these challenges:
    
    1)A simple quiz on the game.  There are 40 or so questions based on the many
    facets of this.  You will be asked 12 questions.  Each question answered
    correctly will let you go up one notch.  Any incorrect and you go down two.
    The object is to get up eight notches.  That means you only have room for ONE
    incorrect answer.  Good luck.
    2)This one is quite hard.  You must count how many barrels are in a randomly
    placed stack.  You will have two stacks to count, an easy one with a 10 second
    limit, and a hard one with a 20 second limit.  If you can find the area of a
    rectangle and/or the volume or a rectangluar prism, this is easy (yes, it's
    sort of a math lesson).  Sometimes, there will be a 4x3x3 stack will barrels
    around it.  Count the 4x3x3 as 36 barrels, then count up the rest.  I think the
    max. for one puzzle is about 47-50 barrels...
    3)This one will test your logic problem-solving.  Goo, Boo, Bones, and Kipper
    entered a triathlon.  Using the clues they give, figure out how they placed.
    For an easy win:
    
    1st place says "I outrode (name) on my bike, and (name) was never ableto pass
    me!"
    2nd place says "I fell into 4th place during the bike race, but finally ended
    up in the same place as I did in the swimming event."
    3rd place says "I placed the same in the swimming and cycling events, but 2
    others beat me in the marathon."
    4th place says "I came in 3rd for swimming..."
    
    Once you have the clues, go talk to Dr. Topper.  He'll tell you to talk to them
    in the right order.  When you have the right order, talk to him again.  If it's
    right, he'll let you leave.  Piece of cake, right?
    
    ---ACTION ROOMS---
    
    These are probably the hardest rooms in this area.  They involve completing a
    task to get from one side to the other.  The lineup for Action Room #1 is:
    
    1)You may think there is no way to get across the lava, but there is an
    invisible catwalk across the lava.  To reveal the catwalk for about 1/2 second,
    enough time to see it, either jump or wait for the Terrapins crossing to jump.
    There are four treasure boxes in this room.
    2)This one is really easy.  Jump on the first moving platform, and jump on the
    subsequent ones to get across.  If you want to conquer the whole room, there
    are also four treasure boxes here.
    3)Has anyone played Donkey Kong?  If you have, you know what to look forward
    to.  If you haven't (you should have), you must jump up a series of ledges
    while dodging rolling barrels.  He will throw them down in sets of six.  When
    he roars, the current barrel will go in a different direction.  To solve the
    puzzle, don't hit any of the barrels, and jump on his head to free him.
    Onwards to the next room.
    
    If you run into Action Room #2, this is what you will need to look forward to:
    
    1)You need to jump across the moving platforms to get across the lava.  There
    are seven platforms to jump on.  When you reach the 7th, wait until it reaches
    its peak, then jump onto the high ledge.  Go across it and hit the treasure box
    for a Kerokero Cola.
    2)This is an annoying room.  If you remember the puzzles in the Sunken Ship,
    there was one where you had to face the opposite direction to move it.  This is
    just like it, just you don't need to jump to move the cannonball.  The Bob-Ombs
    patrolling the room make life harder.  There are five treasure boxes in here.
    3)This is yet another room with those spinning platforms.  The other one
    rotates quite slowly, allowing an easy jump to it.  There are six treasure
    boxes in this room.  Room completed.
    
    ===========================================================================
    BEETLE MANIA
    ===========================================================================
    
    After buying this for 500 coins, you can play it by going to the menu screen
    and selecting the Game command.  The object is to shoot down shells coming down
    on you.  You can create chain reactions, doubling the score for each additional
    shell.  If you get hit, press the attack buttons QUICKLY to recover.  If you
    ever get to three, you die and the game is over.  Grabbing hearts will make
    your life a little easier.
    
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    10. ENEMIES----------------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ===========================================================================
    STATISTICS
    ===========================================================================
    
    There are a lot of different kinds of enemies in this game.  It would be hard
    to give information about all of them, but other people have done so.  This
    list of enemies and their stats is courtesy of Nintendo Power's Offical
    Player's Guide to Super Mario RPG.  I added Forkies, Greaper, and Mad Mallet to
    the list, because they weren't there, therefore I don't know their attack and
    defense stats.  I changed Shyper to Shyster, because the stats describe
    Shyster.  Shy Ranger has been readded, thanks to the efforts of
    Nick14578@aol.com.
                                                       ICE Weakness
                                                 THUNDER Weakness |
                                                  FIRE Weakness | |
                                                JUMP Weakness | | |
                                    Special SILENCE Defense | | | |
                                    Special SLEEP Defense | | | | |
                                 Special POISON Defense | | | | | |
                                 Special FEAR Defense | | | | | | |
                                Special ICE Defense | | | | | | | |
                          Special THUNDER Defense | | | | | | | | |
                           Special FIRE Defense | | | | | | | | | |
                         Special JUMP Defense | | | | | | | | | | |
                             Magic Defense  | | | | | | | | | | | |
                             Magic Attack|  | | | | | | | | | | | |
                              Defense|   |  | | | | | | | | | | | |
                           Attack|   |   |  | | | | | | | | | | | |
                       HP    |   |   |   |  | | | | | | | | | | | |
     ___________________|____|___|___|___|__|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|_|
    |Alley Rat        | 105| 70| 55| 13| 12|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Amanita          |  52| 35| 30| 31| 18|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Ameboid          | 220|130|  1| 30|120|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Apprentice       | 120| 50| 50| 20| 20|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Arachne          |  82| 35| 35|  6|  0|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Armored Ant      | 230|130|120| 24| 80|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Artichoker       | 200| 50| 54| 27| 24|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bahamutt         | 500|220|120|120| 80|-|O|-|-|O|-|O|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bandana Blue     | 150| 80| 60| 20| 30|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bandana Red      | 120| 78| 60| 25| 25|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Big Bertha       | 350|170|130|  0|  0|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Birdy            | 150|110| 75| 55| 13|-|O|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Blaster          | 120| 70| 70|  0|  0|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bloober          | 130| 80| 36| 21| 16|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bluebird         | 200| 95| 50| 80| 94|-|-|-|O|-|-|O|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Bob-Omb          |  90| 50| 38|  1| 10|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Box Boy          | 900|180|110| 80| 40|-|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Buzzer           |  43| 37| 15|  4|  1|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Carroboscis      |  90| 55| 44| 28| 22|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Chained Kong     | 355|150| 80| 22| 50|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Chester          |1200|170|100| 80| 20|-|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Chewy            |  90|110| 82| 70| 52|O|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Chomp            | 100| 60| 65|  5| 31|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Chomp Chomp      | 150|100| 92| 14| 30|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Chow             |  80| 82| 77|  8| 28|-|-|-|-|O|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Cluster          |  60| 50| 50| 21| 10|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Corkpedite (Head)| 200|130|110| 80| 20|-|O|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Corkpedite (Body)| 300|100| 99|  6|  1|-|O|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Crook            |  38| 35| 32| 12| 25|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Crusty           |  80|100|100| 12| 35|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Doppel           | 333|140| 60| 44| 50|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Dry Bones        |   0| 74|  0|  7|  0|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Enigma           | 150| 55| 40| 30| 35|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Fautso           | 420|130|100| 60| 60|-|O|O|-|O|O|-|O|O|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Fink Flower      | 200| 95| 32| 63| 90|-|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Fireball         |  10| 55| 16| 30| 16|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Forkies          | 350|???|???|???|???|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Frogog           |  80| 15|  8|  0|  8|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Geckit           | 100| 84| 63| 20|  8|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Gecko            |  90| 68| 46|  9| 32|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Glum Reaper      | 180|120| 55| 60| 80|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Goby             |  40| 22| 14|  2| 10|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Goomba           |  16|  3|  3|  1|  1|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Goombette        | 100| 90| 10| 30| 30|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Gorgon           | 140| 86| 73| 24| 52|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Greaper          | 150|???|???|???|???|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Gu Goomba        | 132|115| 66| 13| 66|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Guerilla         | 135| 42| 32|  1|  5|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Heavy Troopa     | 250|160|100|  1| 50|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Hidon            | 600|110| 90| 60| 30|-|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Hippopo          | 400|150|110| 85| 53|-|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Hobgoblin        |  50| 22| 22|  8| 12|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Jabit            | 150|120| 95| 27| 34|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Jawful           | 278|130|110|  8| 12|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Jester           | 151| 48| 35| 22| 35|-|-|O|O|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |K-9              |  30| 13| 13|  1| 10|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Kinklink         |   0|  0|  0|  0|  0|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Kriffid          | 320| 95|100| 50| 40|-|O|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Lakitu           | 124| 45| 43| 35| 40|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Leuko            | 220| 65| 50| 42| 60|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Li'l Boo         |  66|120| 20| 74|120|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Machine Made:    |--------------------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Axem Black      | 120|120|110|  4| 40|-|-|-|-|O|-|O|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Axem Green      |  80|105| 80| 80|120|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Axem Pink       | 100| 95| 90| 40|100|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|O|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Axem Red        | 180|135| 95| 24| 80|-|O|-|-|O|-|O|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Axem Yellow     | 200|140|130| 16| 20|-|-|O|-|-|O|O|-|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Bowyer          |1000|150|120| 90| 80|-|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Drill Bit       | 180|130| 82| 31| 69|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Mack            | 300|160|120| 95| 40|-|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Shyster         | 100|135| 95| 90| 65|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    | Yaridovich      | 800|180|130| 90| 50|-|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Mad Mallet       | 200|???|???|???|???|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Magmite          |  26| 45| 70|  3|  1|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Magmus           |  50|110|140|  3| 25|O|O|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Malakoopa        |  95|130|120| 47| 98|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Mastadoom        | 180| 90| 65| 30| 50|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Mokura           | 620|  0|  0| 50| 60|O|-|O|-|O|-|O|O|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Mr. Kipper       | 133| 75| 45| 14| 10|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Muckle           | 320| 90| 44| 90| 44|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|O|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Mukumuku         | 108| 60| 47| 22| 30|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Ninja            | 235|130| 76| 51| 67|-|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Octolot          |  99| 38| 27| 25| 30|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Octovader        | 250| 90| 50| 63| 50|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Oerlikon         |  85|120|125| 17| 50|O|O|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Orb User         |   8| 42| 80| 28| 40|-|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Orbinson         |  30|113|140| 63| 65|-|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Pandorite        | 300| 30| 20| 20| 20|-|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Pinwheel         |  99|120| 90| 70| 66|-|-|O|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Piranha Plant    | 168| 45| 14| 20| 22|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Pounder          | 180|130| 70| 45| 60|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Poundette        | 150|140| 60| 66| 45|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Pulsar           |  69| 75| 90| 33| 35|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Puppox           | 300|145|110| 20| 32|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Pyrosphere       | 167|105| 66|100| 48|-|O|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Rat Funk         |  32| 20| 14|  0|  6|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Reacher          | 180|  4| 95| 75| 80|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Remo Con         |  88| 56| 52| 25| 10|-|-|O|O|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Ribbite          | 250|115| 20| 31| 29|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Rob-Omb          |  42| 54| 63|  1| 20|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Sackit           | 152| 70| 53| 13| 20|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shadow           |  85| 24|  5| 20| 20|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shaman           | 150| 92| 50| 80| 90|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shogun           | 150|100| 80|  1| 32|-|-|-|-|O|-|O|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shy Away         | 140| 90| 50| 39| 73|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shy Guy          |  78| 29| 30| 20|  6|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shy Ranger       | 300|100| 80|  4| 10|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Shyster          |  30| 20| 26| 18| 10|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Sky Troopa       |  10|  4| 16|  6|  4|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Sling Shy        | 120|108| 80| 42| 21|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Snapdragon       |  90| 28| 25| 31| 25|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Snifit           | 200| 60| 60| 20| 20|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Sparky           | 120| 40|  1| 38| 50|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Spikester        |  50| 48| 60| 12|  4|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Spikey           |  20|  6| 11|  4|  2|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Spinthra         | 230|110| 70|  4| 32|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Spookum          |  98| 50| 45| 32|  5|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Springer         | 122|155|110|100| 79|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Star Cruster     |  72|135|145| 16| 53|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Starslap         |  62| 25| 24|  4| 10|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Stinger          |  65| 78| 80| 23| 10|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Strawhead        | 131| 80| 63| 18| 12|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Stumpet          | 500|200|120|  6| 60|-|O|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|-|O|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Terra Cotta      | 180|120| 85| 36| 35|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Terrapin         |  10|  1|  8|  0|  1|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |The Big Boo      |  43| 18|  0| 18| 24|O|-|-|-|O|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Tub-O-Troopa     | 500|200| 80|  7| 34|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Vomer            |   0|110|  0|  9|  0|-|-|-|-|O|O|O|O|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Wiggler          | 120| 40| 25| 18| 20|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|
    |--------------------------------------------------------------|
    |Zeostar          |  90| 75| 60| 28| 20|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|O|-|-|
    
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    PSYCHOPATH
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    If you've ever timed Mallow's Psychopath attack, you'll see a message.  In this
    section, I will list each and every one available.
    
    Alley Rat: "Don't pity me, Mario!"
    Amanita: "Gotta work on my tan!"
    Ameboid: "Get outta my face."
    Apprentice: "I've had ENOUGH."
    Arachne: "[musical note] Day-o..."
    Armored Ant: "Do one good turn a day."
    Artichoker: "Relax a little, OK?"
    Bahamutt: "Give me a chance, here."
    Bandana Blue: "Color me Blue, mates!"
    Bandana Red: "I love the color RED!"
    Big Bertha: "Adabang, ADABANG!"
    Birdy: "I HATE Valentina!"
    Blaster: "Wanna join me?"
    Bloober: "I love floating around."
    Bluebird: "You are... magnificent."
    Bob-Omb: "Ouch.  Hey, watch it!"
    Box Boy: "Been waitin' 100 years!"
    Buzzer: "Buzzzzz..."
    Carroboscis: "I ALWAYS eat my vegetables!"
    Chained Kong: "A tad warm, isn't it?"
    Chester: "I love my job![heart]"
    Chewy: "I'm just a fresh flower."
    Chomp: "Workin' on a chain gang."
    Chomp Chomp: "Hey, let's PLAY!"
    Chow: "Hey, I fought you already!"
    Cluster: "I'll psyche you out!"
    Corkpedite (Body): "......"
    Corkpedite (Head): "Off!  FORGET IT!"
    Crook: "You can't run away!  Ha!"
    Crusty: "Look at THIS!"
    Doppel: "This's been a bad year!"
    Dry Bones: "I'm getting sick of gettin' hit!"
    Enigma: "Gather around!  Watch it!"
    Fautso: "Thanks to you I'm free!"
    Fink Flower: "Gimme your best shot!"
    Fireball: "Blurb blurb blurb..."
    Forkies: "Shikashikashika~~!"
    Frogog: "This bright sunlight better not fry me!"
    Geckit: "Geck... Geck... GOCK?"
    Gecko: "Red?  What about green?"
    Glum Reaper: "Comin' through..."
    Goby: "Blub blub blub..."
    Goomba: "Goomba gumba... phew!"
    Goombette: "Me speak soft, BIGSTICK!"
    Greaper: "Any reaping to be done?"
    Gu Goomba: "Hey, maybe I CAN win!"
    Guerilla: Don't confuse me with someone else!"
    Heavy Troopa: "I'll make ya beautiful!"
    Hidon: "You wanna run, huh?!"
    Hippopo: "This is a drag..."
    Hobgoblin: "Havin' a blast today!"
    Jabit: "This is the pits!"
    Jawful: "Huh?"
    Jester: "I've failed my King..."
    K-9: "May I take a bite?"
    Kinklink: N/A
    Kriffid: "Aloe~ there!"
    Lakitu: "Why do people hate me?"
    Leuko: "Floating's a bad habit."
    Li'l Boo: "Beep pa doodle-dee![musical note]"
    Machine Made:----------
     Axem Black: "Will I make the team?"
     Axem Green: "WHEW!  Vertigo!"
     Axem Pink: "Oh!  My makeup!"
     Axem Red: "Gotta fight for evil!"
     Axem Yellow: "I'm STARVED!"
     Bowyer: "Nya!  I'll SNUFF ya!  NYA!"
     Drill Bit: "Look out, LOSERS!"
     Mack: "Mario!  I'm BAAAAAAAACK!"
     Shyster: "Boing, boing, boing."
     Yaridovich: "My promotion's at stake!"
    Mad Mallet: "Work, work, work..."
    Magmite: "Got a thorn in my foot."
    Magmus: "Clobber me for good life!"
    Malakoopa: "Just call me 'General!'"
    Mastadoom: "Phew, I'm FREEZING..."
    Mokura: "Mwa ha ha..."
    Mr. Kipper: "I'm a fresh little fish."
    Muckle: "Gotta know your limits."
    Mukumuku: "Ya trying to bug me?!"
    Ninja: "Wooo HOOO!  I'm a FOO!"
    Octolot: "Check out my legs!"
    Octovader: "I'm a part-time typist!"
    Oerlikon: "I live to eat."
    Orb User: "I hate Kinklinks!"
    Orbinson: "Don't jump on me!"
    Pandorite: "I'm trying to sleep, OK?"
    Pinwheel: "What a day it's been..."
    Piranha Plant: "Pretty boring nowadays."
    Pounder: "Wham bam SLAM!"
    Poundette: "Love conquers ALL."
    Pulsar: "I'm a mini-pulsar."
    Puppox: "What does it all MEAN?"
    Pyrosphere: "Vroom, VROOM!"
    Rat Funk: "Squeek, squeek..."
    Reacher: "Hope you'll stay close."
    Remo Con: "The world is history."
    Ribbite: "My dad says, 'Hello.'"
    Rob-Omb: "Disappear?  Maybe later!"
    Sackit: "This is just how I am."
    Shadow: "You're a model, right?"
    Shaman: "I'm losing this fight!"
    Shogun: "Do as you like."
    Shy Away: "La Dee Dah~ Ha Ha."
    Shy Guy: "Hold still, okay?!"
    Shy Ranger: "Transmitting information....  Over and out." (thanks to
    Nick14578@aol.com)
    Shyster: "Boing, boing, boing."
    Sky Troopa: "What a gorgeous day!"
    Sling Shy: "Hear my song."
    Snapdragon: "I did a lot in my youth!"
    Snifit: "Minimum wage for THIS?!"
    Sparky: "Fire EVERYWHERE!"
    Spikester: "Why, you're AFRAID of me!
    Spikey: "Just try and jump on me!"
    Spinthra: "Oh!  I'm gonna poison ya!"
    Spookum: "Que pasa?"
    Springer: "What's going on here?"
    Star Cruster: "I'M NOT A CRAB!"
    Starslap: "They think I'm goofy..."
    Stinger: "Strike the pose!"
    Strawhead: "Gotta press this shirt!"
    Stumpet: "Express yourself!"
    Terra Cotta: "Oh, Mr. Bowser~~"
    Terrapin: N/A
    The Big Boo: "Stop staring at me!"
    Tub-O-Troopa: "My shell's shot!"
    Vomer: "Nobody, NOBODY likes me!"
    Wiggler: "I'm just a helpless wiggler..."
    Zeostar: "Oh, I just can't stand him!"
    
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    LV. 30 Without a Star Piece?!
    ===========================================================================
    
    It's true.  It can be done.  Follow this procedure:
    1)Start a new game, and save at Mario's Pad right before you go to Mushroom
    Way.
    2)Without saving, work your way through the game until you have reached Level
    30.
    3)Deequip everything you have and go into battle.
    4)Go into defense mode and let yourself be killed.
    5)You'll reappear at Mario's Pad with Mario at Level 30!
    6)Repeat Steps 1-5 for the other characters, saving at the following places:
    *Mallow: Mushroom Kingdom
    *Geno: Rose Town
    *Bowser: Moleville
    *Toadstool: Marrymore (after you revisit Mushroom Kingdom)
    7)Try battling King Calamari with Mario's Ultra Flame.  Barbecue, anyone?
    
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    QUICK CASH
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    In Rose Way, enter through the back entrance.  The second room will be the room
    with the five chests.  Beat the Crooks for some cash, then hit all the treasure
    boxes.  You'll get 20 coins from the chests, along with a Mushroom.  Leave the
    room from either passage.  When you go back in, the chests will be reset!  Use
    this to get 999 coins real easily.  The Crooks will not reset unless you leave
    the stage.  Try battling the Shy Guys for a few pennies also.
    
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