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Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles is a fanmade installment to the Paper Mario series, after Color Splash and is set in the time period straight after the events of Paper Mario: Color Splash. The game is split into Mario's main story, where he adventures in the Astral Kingdom as well as Peach's story, which documents her adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom. Both stories have an impact on each other and interweave at times.
Prologue - An Astral Sign of the Times The story begins when Mario and Luigi are called by Peach to be her guests when she attends the Astral Kingdom's Grand Festival, which celebrates 800 years of its founding. After setting off by boat, the trio arrive in Astral City.
During their tour, they meet up with Goombeverly, a student studying in the Mushroom Kingdom who is doing her year abroad in Astral City. Happy to show the trio around, she takes them to the most important landmark of Astral City: The Starchives. Upon entering, they meet with Archie, the caretaker of the Starchives. During the tour, Archie shows them one of the treasures of the Starchives: The Crimson Chronicle, one of the Rewind Chronicles which is a group of mystical books said to tell the story of time.
Suddenly, three shady characters crash through the ceiling and break the case protecting the Rewind Chronicle, speaking amongst themselves that it was what they were looking for and it must be destroyed. Mario intervenes, and fights the three interlopers. Goombeverly tags along with Mario to fight and aid him as well as Archie, angry that the intruders are ruining the library.
After fending them off, the Rewind Chronicle opens to reveal a Time Sprite named Altari who has been awoken from his long slumber inside the Rewind Chronicle. After telling Altari what happened to awaken him, Altari says that the others will probably be in danger, and someone should collect the rest of the Rewind Chronicles to keep them from harm. It would be 800 years since the Rewind Chronicles were all together, since they were separated long ago in the safekeeping of 12 noble sages to protect them from attacks like this.
After talking to King Nevulus, the ruler of the Astral Kingdom, he allows Mario to help in recovering the Rewind Chronicles. Most of the Chronicles have been hidden, but thanks to Altari's connection with them, he can use his Astral Sense to locate the next one when he stands on a pedestal in the Starchives. Altari then locates the next Rewind Chronicle is somewhere in Kooprenia, a nearby enclave kingdom to the east.
With Altari tagging along, Goombeverly and Archie also join Mario to help him on his quest. Soon afterward, Peach is sent an emergency message telling her to come back to her caste right away. Bidding farewell, Peach sets off and leaves the Mario Bros. in the Astral Kingdom to help King Nevulus. Luigi splits up and goes with some of King Nevulus' soldiers to investigate another part of the Astral Kingdom. Meanwhile, Mario now heads off to Kooprenia.
Chapter 1 - A Royal Disaster
Taking the east exit from Astral City, Mario makes his way to Kooprenia via the Verdantshell Path. King Nevulus says that he had already contacted King Koopree of Kooprenia, who has the next Rewind Chronicle in his possession and is happy to formally give it to Mario during the closing ceremony of Kooprenia's annual Shellfest. Mario arrives in Kooprenia shortly after and is invited into the festivities.
There, he meets Katrina Koopa, the princess of Kooprenia. She asks her bodyguard to fight Mario in one of the jousting matches for fun, to which Mario emerges victorious. After the day is spent, everyone heads back to the castle only to find that everyone inside has been turned to stone. After investigating, it turns out the king's advisor, Kappro, has done the deed in order to try and take the crown for himself. Chasing after Kappro in Kooprenia Castle, Katrina joins Mario to help her father.
Thanks to her abilities to open passageways in the castle, they find and defeat Kappro who has summoned a Rocky Wraith to turn everyone into stone. After his defeat, he turns everyone back to normal after some reasoning and is thrown into the dungeon. As thanks, King Koopree formally presents the Amber Chronicle.
Meanwhile, Luigi is ditched by King Nevulus' soldiers in Astral City as they forgot to bring him along, and is lost. There, he meets a ghost named Gaspar who requests for Luigi to find and deliver a letter, which he lost while he was traveling, and make sure it receives its recipient.
Fancying himself a hero, Luigi agrees to help Gaspar while also telling him of his quest to help Mario find the Rewind Chronicles. Surprised upon hearing this, Gaspar agrees to help Luigi on finding facts about the Rewind Chronicles for delivering the letter. Back in Kooprenia, Katrina says that she will stay with Mario to see the world and also play her part in saving the relics of the Astral Kingdom, to which King Koopree gives his blessing.
Chapter 2 - Settling the Scores
The Jonquil Chronicle is revealed to be somewhere in Bomankh, the largest and most modern city in the Astral Kingdom, which is also hosting the Mushlympics this year. After buying a ticket at the Astral City Transport Hub, Mario takes a plane to Bomankh to find the next Rewind Chronicle. Upon arriving, Altari says that the best bet is the Mushlympic Stadium. There, the gang finds the Rewind Chronicle used as a prime decoration on the Mushlympic Statue, which they need to talk to a city official on how to get it.
There, the gang meets Bari, one of the members of the Bomankh Council, who suggests that they not interfere with the Mushlympics and that once it ends he will give the Jonquil Chronicle to Mario. The gang take a break upon hearing this and spend their time enjoying the Mushlympics. However, athletes have started to go missing, and soon the Rewind Chronicle vanishes too. Bari says he knows nothing about what is going on, but a mysterious messenger by the name of ☆ tells Mario to meet them in Parchedment Path, on the outskirts of the city.
☆ turns out to be Tutankaboom, one of the Bomankh Council. He reveals that Bari is behind all of this, and that the missing athletes are a way of rigging the results so Bari and his associates can fraud the betting on the Mushlympics. He was also in on it from the start, but changed his mind and wants to repent for causing trouble. To show that he is a changed Bob-Omb, Tutankaboom joins Mario's party to stop Bari. Here, the gang also meets Matilda, Archie's wife, who is an archaeologist. She provides helpful tips in how to navigate the Parchedment Area, and also helps in uncovering some secrets in the sands.
Investigating Parchedment Path ends up fruitful as Mario finds the missing athletes, who are sound asleep inside a hidden tent. Upon returning to an empty Mushlympic Stadium after the day's events have ended, Bari stands in their way and boasts that he will silence Mario and get away with this. He even knew Mario would try and help the lost athletes and takes out the Jonquil Chronicle as a bargaining tool for Mario's silence. Refusing, Mario instead chooses to fight Bari and his guards, ending up victorious. With the games finally back to normal and Bari behind bars, Mario takes the Jonquil Chronicle at the Mushlympics Closing Ceremony.
Meanwhile, at Kooprenia, Luigi finds the letter Gaspar lost, and sees that it is for Galila, one of the Bomankh Council. Luigi heads off with Gaspar to Bomankh. Back at the Mushlympic Stadium, Tutankaboom pledges his support to Mario so that he may live a more honest life. Matilda also asks to travel with the group, hoping to be of some assistance even though she cannot fight.
Chapter 3 - A Whirled West Adventure
Altari senses the next Rewind Chronicle is in the Whirled West, and Mario takes a train there. Upon arriving in Shyville, Mario meets with Matilda at the station, where she has already formed a close friendship with Altari. Matilda deduces that the Rewind Chronicle may be at the Town Hall, where it is guarded safely. She stays at the station with Altari while Mario goes to Town Hall.
Upon arriving, Mario finds the place ransacked, with pretty much everything stolen. The bridge connecting Shyville and Crescent Shades Trail has also been collapsed, most likely due to the criminals. Sheriff Shyler says that the prime suspect is probably Bandart, a notorious thief, and asks in Mario's assistance to find and capture him. Upon agreeing as it's his best lead to find the Viridian Chronicle, Mario searches Choomba Canyon.
There, Bandart appears to Mario, telling him that he has been framed. The Sheriff won't listen, but he pleads with Mario to help him, dropping all his equipment to show that he is sincere. He says that he knows who really burgled Town Hall and collapsed the bridge, and will help in bringing them to justice as he does not appreciate being framed by them - the Bandits of Dawn. Upon seeing Mario with Bandart by his side, Sheriff Shyler and Deputy Shyres delcare Mario an outlaw and fight him, with Mario winning the duel. Mario explains to Shyler Bandart's side of the story, to which Shyler says he will pardon Bandart and Mario if they do catch the Bandits of Dawn. Until then, they are prohibited from leaving and are still treated as outlaws.
Scouring the Choomba Canyon has Mario find the members of the group individually - Bandrew, Bandanna and Banderson, sending them to jail and recovering the stolen loot. The Rewind Chronicle has not surfaced however. After arresting the last bandit, the group make their way to Shyville but not before a mysterious figure appears before them. Introducing itself as Cron, he says that he will be the first to find the Rewind Chronicles and he will destroy them, telling Mario to not interfere or face the consequences before vanishing. Asking Altari about this, Altari warns that Cron is a rogue member of the Tribe of Time and must be stopped since he seeks to sever the link between Mario's world and the T-Dimension by destroying the Rewind Chronicles. Doing so will mean that time in Mario's world itself will eventually come to a stop as the flow of time starts in the T-Dimension, and thus it's imperative that Mario find the Rewind Chronicles first.
Back in Shyville, Shyler officially pardons Mario for putting the Bandits of Dawn to justice, but soon after the trio are broken out by their boss, Bandello. Mario goes to fight them, ending up successful. The Bandits try to make a getaway by Choomba Train but Mario also apprehends them, bringing them to justice. Putting Bandello in jail recovers the loot he took, which contains the Rewind Chronicle. Shyler still does not trust Bandart but he allows him to go this time for helping. Bandart states that he will start using his skills for good from now on, and presents the Viridian Chronicle to Mario to pledge his allegiance.
Meanwhile the gang notify King Nevulus about the new threat in Cron, wondering how to take action. Back in Bomankh, Luigi successfully delivers Gaspar's letter to Galila. Thankful, Gaspar decides to stay with Luigi for a bit if he needs help. Luigi gets an e-mail from King Nevulus to investigate any occurrence of a "Cron" in the kingdom due to Mario telling him about it. Gaspar recalls the name being familiar, and says to Luigi that he remembers a book with the name in it when he stayed at the Shyville Inn. Luigi makes his way to Shyville afterwards.
Chapter 4 - Mario Takes the Stage
Mario learns from Altari that the next Rewind Chronicle is in Crescent Shades. However, since the bridge collapsed due to the Bandits of Dawn, Shyville is in need of the supplies to fix the bridge. After going on a few quests around Astral City, Mario delivers the materials needed to fix the bridge. After crossing, he makes his way through Crescent Shades Trail until he arrives at the peaceful town of Crescent Shades. Matilda and Altari stay in the town square as Mario goes off to investigate the whereabouts of the Rewind Chronicle.
After looking around and asking the citizens, all signs point to the Crescent Shades Theatre. However, there is currently a production going on and the director, D. Richter, ropes Mario in to play if he wants to access the backstage. Mario is cast as Mario, without D. Richter realizing he is actually Mario in his play, "Countdown to Chaos". The play is objectively awful and contains many plot holes, but Mario and his partners learn their lines and go out on stage to perform.
At the end of the first half, Pavlov, one of the actors, does his death scene so mesmerizingly well that it summons Norman, one of the grim reapers of the Astral Kingdom to collect his soul. After realizing the misunderstanding, Norman hangs around for a while until he notices Mario. Knowing that he is the cause of the spike in Game Overs in the area, he scolds the plumber for being so reckless, until Mario tells him about his mission. Not wanting to file a lot of paperwork if many perish due to Cron's actions, Norman reluctantly joins Mario so that would not be the case, as well as hoping to get a raise so he can get his beloved scythe back, which was taken away from him due to budget cuts.
Mario continues to act during Part 2 of the play but the actors start behaving strangely as well as the audience, as if they were being controlled. Mario almost becomes the same until Norman cuts what seems to be puppet strings from his head. With everyone seeming like mindless robots, both inside and outside the theatre, Mario now can fully explore the backstage. After some snooping around, he uncovers a trapdoor which leads underground. There, he finds the cause of the mayhem - the Paperteer, who has been underground the theatre for 150 years. He explains that he was once the protector of the Rewind Chronicle, a duty he took seriously. So much so that when a fire started in Crescent Shades long ago, he had to go underground and could not save his loved ones.
Feeling bitter about this and also becoming insane due to having to live with the guilt, Paperteer announces that it is time he escapes from underground and see Crescent Shades burn once again to rebuild the town the way he wants and turn the citizens into lookalike puppets of his lost friends long ago. Mario and co. start a fight with Paperteer, who creates Mario-nettes to mock Mario. After a tough fight, Mario beats the Paperteer, whose soul seems to be at rest. Paperteer's cleansed soul shows Mario where the Rewind Chronicle is kept, and Mario collects it.
Meanwhile, Luigi arrives at Shyville to read about the Rewind Chronicles after Gaspar finds a secret book case in the inn that was hidden behind a curtain. Luigi finds out about the 12 sages who stewarded the Rewind Chronicles to protect them from harm, since collecting all 12 will open a gate to the T-Dimension where the fabric of time is weaved by the Tribe of Time. The book mentions Cron as the leader along with two other names: Tocca and Tolle. Luigi forwards this information to King Nevulus. Back in Crescent Shades, the villagers thank Mario for his help in exorcising the Paperteer and restoring their minds. They bid him farewell as Mario heads back to Astral City to report back to King Nevulus.
Chapter 5 - On the Edge of the Land and Sky
After reporting back to King Nevulus and being told the history of the Rewind Chronicles, Altari senses the next Rewind Chronicle in the Tianye Mountains, an autonomous region in the far east of the Astral Kingdom. To reach it, Mario must trek through Parchedment Sands to reach the Tianye Wall, which would lead him to Tianye Village. After arriving, Mario is told that the next Rewind Chronicle is guarded at the top of Mt Cleverest in the Temple of Knowledge. The mountain is a trial for many in Tianye Village and those who reach the top receive the legendary dragon, Skytail's blessing.
Preparing to make his way up the mountain, Mario meets Lan, a Pionpi who is about to make her way through the mountain trial. While doing it for personal glory, her fiance Shan also took the test a few days ago but has not yet returned, and is worried for his safety. After rushing off, Mario prepares his climb. Matilda asks to tag along as the mountain may contain points of interesting research. Archie takes the opportunity to connect with her more, as he used to be so caught up in books before.
During the mountain climb, Mario meets many Pionpi who are there to both morally support trialgoers as well as test their skills in battle. After completing a few, Mario finds Lan injured on a ledge. With help from his partners and Matilda's knowledge of the area's geography, Mario manages to rescue Lan. Thankful, Lan realizes that there is advantage in friends and that you cannot do everything on your own. As thanks and to hone her skills further both socially and in battle, Lan joins the party. She still has not seen Shan.
Midway through the climb, Mario is ambushed by the same intruders who broke the ceiling in the Starchives. They introduce themselves as Obsidian, Opal and Onyx - the Shades. They are loyal to Cron and seek to destroy the Rewind Chronicles as per his command. They attack but Mario successfully fends them off, leaving them to retreat and plan their next move. Afterwards, they find Shan barely alive on a cliff. After rescuing him, he and Lan reunite, and the two vow to become stronger for one another and take it up the mountain. Although still weak, he follows the party on the way up.
After reaching the summit, the group enter the Temple of Knowledge where they are all greeted with cheer. Master Pi, the elder of Tianye Village, says that he will summon Skytail to give them his blessing. Skytail appears after the ceremony and greets the heroes, although he does not bless Altari, finding him not worthy of the climb as he didn't really do much. Altari, who is used to not being taken seriously and being made fun of by most at the point, shrugs it off and cheers on the others as they receive Skytail's blessing.
Afterwards, Mario asks Skytail about the Rewind Chronicle, and Skytail warns that it has been guarded at the Temple for centuries. Mario must prove his worth if he is to claim it, and Skytail personally asks Mario for a battle. After a long fight, Mario emerges victorious to which Skytail awards him the next Rewind Chronicle. Lan tells Shan that she will stay with Mario to further better herself while he recovers and that when she returns, she will be even stronger than before. Mario accepts this and Lan joins the party permanently.
Meanwhile, Luigi has finished taking a break in Crescent Shades with Gaspar after seeing Countdown to Chaos on stage. King Nevulus sends both a message saying that the research they sent him was useful, and that since they are in Crescent Shades they can look for more clues about the Rewind Chronicles there due to one being kept there. After snooping around town, Luigi finds out from Paperteer's journal that to open the portal to the T-Dimension, the 12 Sages use their power to connect the Rewind Chronicles and only then will the portal open. Descendants of the Sages can harness this power too. Luigi and Gaspar send this information to Nevulus.
Chapter 6 - A Scorching Skirmish in the Snow
Altari senses that the next Rewind Chronicle is located somewhere in the Surefire Snowfields. Mario arrives there after going through the Crescent Shades Trail, where he comes into contact with Ledusi soldiers who deem him as suspicious and take him to the Ledusi Camp. After explaining the situation, he is let go, but nobody knows where the actual location of the Rewind Chronicle is. After talking to the inhabitants of the Ledus Camp some more, he finds out that the Ledusi are soon to go to war against the Heliogons after tensions reached a breaking limit. Mario is told that if he wants to survive, he would flee the area before war begins.
However, Mario still needs to find the Rewind Chronicle, and stays around. He meets Sergeant Sniegs, who is opposed to the war but can't do anything over it since all he can do is take orders from Commander Nievo. Seeing Mario as trustworthy, he joins the party. He mentions that he and his Heliogon friend, Sergeant Moto, are hoping to find a way to stop the war. Meeting Moto in a secret area at Snowflake Lake, Mario learns that the Rewind Chronicle is most likely buried in the snowfields and surely would be destroyed if war were to take place. Since Commander Nievo is determined to go to war, Mario heads to Heliogonopolis, the home of the Heliogons to try and see if Emperor Ruppt, their leader, will listen to reason.
Upon arriving, the Emperor notes that he has no choice as he does not want to lose the land to the Ledusi army or be seen as weak. He does not know where the Rewind Chronicle is, and dismisses Mario, warning that if he shows his face there again, he will personally end his game. After this lack of success, the party returns to the Snowfields to find out that both armies have already mobilized, and war is at hand. Sniegs, Moto and Mario head to Snowflake Lake to hide from all the chaos.
Sergeant Moto is hit with a snowcannon, and recovers in the meeting spot while Segreant Sniegs is panicking. Matilda and Altari offer guidance, and they come to the conclusion that if they take out the leaders, perhaps the two factions will listen. Sergeant Sniegs agrees and joins Mario to try and stop the two armies from destroying the land and each other.
Heading out in the center of all the fighting, Mario faces off against both armies simultaneously until he gets the attention of both Emperor Ruppt and Commander Nievo. Nievo brands Sniegs a traitor while Ruppt does the same with Moto. Since Mario is with them both, the two leaders attack Mario, who must fight both bosses at once. After taking down both of them, Mario puts some reason into them. Sniegs and Moto point out that the leaders are not so different after all and that they can coexist by sharing the land. The two factions make ammends which reveals the Rewind Chronicle under the snow where both leaders shake hands. Ruppt and Nievo hand Mario the Rewind Chronicle together, and Commander Nievo allows Sniegs to continue serving under Mario's command as Sniegs wants to keep helping others not only in the snowfields but around the world too. Concurrently, Luigi is out and about Tianye Village to find an ancestor of the 12 sages, as Nevulus says they will need to access the T-Dimension if they are every to fight and stop Cron. With Gaspar, Luigi investigates the village and finds that Shan is one of the descendants of the 12 sages. He asks Shan that he may be needed in the future as a request from the King to aid the campaign, to which he agrees. Afterwards, Gaspar catches wind of another of the 12 descendants living in the Surefire Snowfields. He and Luigi embark on their way there to find the next descendant. Back at Astral City, King Nevulus tells Mario of his plan to combat Cron, which he already told to Luigi. Mario is to collect all Rewind Chronicles to beat Cron at his base of operation, and also has a trick up his sleeve - a fake Rewind Chronicle to lure the Shades and capture them, limiting Cron's reach and power.
Chapter 7 - Mayhem on the Crystal Blue
Mario arrives in the Piranhipine Islands in order to dive for the Rewind Chronicle that sank in the depths of a ship long ago. In order to get a submarine to dive down there, Mario must help the locals by doing favors to climb up the social ladder. He also finds out that Bari's syndicate is active in the area and has to stop their crimes in the island, where they hold a monopoly of the power.
Chapter 8 - The Rayvolt Conspiracy
When Altari can't sense the next Rewind Chronicle, Mario finds out through investigation that the missing one was actually experimented on in the past. Mario gains his permit to the forbidden Foggybog Swamp in order to get to the abandoned laboratory that housed it in an attempt to find it there, as it is their best bet. Inside the laboratory Mario meets a group of scientists who worked there, hoping to also find the truth behind the case.
Chapter 9 - Full Steam Ahead
Mario arrives in Steamboat Skies, where the next Rewind Chronicle is held in the hands of Dr. Frankitu, who has been terrorizing all the air trade routes by unleashing his steam-powered robotic army on the area in order to steal valuables. Mario has to defeat the mad doctor to restore peace to Steamboat Skies and return all the stolen items.
Chapter 10 - Hidden in Plain Sight
After arriving in the Astral University, evidence reveals there's been a mole in Mario's friend group who has been leaking their movements to Cron since the Surefire Snowfields. Goombeverly, Archie, Katrina, Tutankaboom, Bandart, Norman, Lan and Sniegs. all fall under suspicion, leaving Mario only with Buck, Viona, and Coggs to find out what's really going on. Meanwhile, some experiments on the Rewind Chronicle at the university has yielded terrifying results.
Chapter 11 - Gold Linings in the Clouds
Mario arrives in Sky Citadel, where the last Rewind Chronicle is. At first he is greeted coldly and nobody will help him. After Archie departs from the group in the Chapter 10 interlude, Goombeverly leaves shortly after when her harsh upbringing in Sky Citadel catch up with her. After finding the true whereabouts of the next Rewind Chronicle, it is an uphill struggle to gain the trust of the citizens, lead the revolution to overthrow the oppressive regime in the citadel and save the whole citadel from falling to the ground.
Chapter 12 - The Rewind Chronicles
For coverage on Peach's Story, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Peach's Story
Peach's Story runs parallel to Mario's and the two interact with each other during interludes. Characters may travel from the Astral Kingdom to the Mushroom Kingdom and vice versa during the story, and actions caused by both of them have an affect on each other.
Prologue - The Valdrian Invasion
Peach returns to the Mushroom Kingdom in a rush when news of Baron Valdric's arrival hits the shores. Aiming to take the crown from Peach, Valdric assembles his own army and has already found support in many parts of the Mushroom Kingdom who are not happy with Peach's rule and passive state. While Peach has the loyalty of Toad Town with her, she must venture off to the corners of the Kingdom to prove she is more than worthy of the crown. To do this, she needs the Mushroom Royal Jewels, which are treasures spread throughout the kingdom. When mounted on the Mushroom Royal Shield, it grants the throne to the one who did it. Peach, however, needs to rush as Valdric also has his eyes set on the jewels.
Chapter 1 - A Prickly Situation
Peach arrives in the Soleil Sands, a desert area to find the first Mushroom Jewel - The Solar Amethyst. She is met with a lot of anger since the locals support Valdric - they dislike how she's always getting kidnapped and see her as weak-willed. However, when some of the villagers themselves get kidnapped, it's Peach's turn to do the rescuing and prove that she's more than capable of protecting herself and her subjects.
Chapter 2 - Tasty Trials in the Sugardome
Peach heads off to the Sugardome to meet with Lummiere, the mayor who is more than happy to support her and give her the next royal jewel - the Chocol Agate. However, as soon as she arrives, Lummiere is arrested for suspicions of murder. Peach defends him, only to find out that the court system in the Mushroom Kingdom is grossly unfair, in which she is partly to blame due to carelessness. She takes on Lummiere's defense as an attorney, and investigates the true story behind this confusing case as well as finding a way to change the law system for the better.
Chapter 3 - Dissonance and Direty
Peach arrives in Tenortown, a bustling town known for music. However, the seemingly friendly Toads there are hostile against Koopa Troopa immigrants from Bowser's kingdom, hating the idea that those affiliated with Bowser can try to live peacefully within their borders. Peach must find a way to restore peace in the area and bridge understanding between the two hostile communities in town before everything gets out of control. Along the way she seeks to find where the next jewel, the Melodius Topaz is hidden.
Chapter 4 - A Flowery Dilemma
Peach is alerted that the next Mushroom Royal Jewel is found in the grassy meadows of the Shimmerock district. The locals mostly support Peach but require assistance when Valdric starts ravaging the natural beauty of the area with his illegal mining operation in order to fund his campaign. Not only that, but due to the mining, Valdric's goons have already pilfered the Shamrock Sapphire, which Peach fights for during the chapter's climax.
Chapter 5 - Battle on the Borderlines
Valdric's activities have alerted the Beanbean Kingdom, the Mushroom Kingdom's neighbors, who have tried to stay out of the whole affair. However, Valdric's goons have been causing havoc on the border, so Peach has to sort out the dispute before international relations turn sour. The Starlight Peridot has also been broken into two pieces - the first is being guarded in the Mushroom Kingdom, but Valdric's goons have smuggled the other half across the border.
Chapter 6 - Infront, Back and Beyond
After disaster strikes the Infront in the form of a tsunami, Peach arrives to comfort her citizens and help repair the area, helping those around her and gaining the support of her citizens in the area once more. Valdric's goons take advantage of the disaster and uses it to snatch the Wave Emerald. Due to the disaster however, they can only retreat to the Infront Major, an arid area behind Infront City. Peach chases in pursuit after she helps the citizens.
Chapter 7 - One's Act, One's Profit
Peach learns that she has been followed by ninjas loyal to Valdric. Knowing that if Valdric can't tell where she is would help her campaign greatly, she travels to the Midori Mountains where the ninja hideout is located. It also happens to be where the Sakura Ruby, her next jewel is. The mad ruler of Midori Mountains, Shishima however, refuses her request until she ousts the ninjas.
Chapter 8 - Chilling Tales in the Fjord
Peach travels to the Flashfreeze Fjords where she learns that the next jewel - the Snowflake Diamond rests in the Flashfreeze Fjord caves. She needs an expedition team to fully scour the caves, and meets a Toad called Hayce T., who offers to take her along. However, Hayce T.'s motives seem to be much more than exploring the cave for thrills and for television. Eventually it is found out that Hayce T. is looking to pay respects to his deceased friend, whose body is frozen within the walls of the cave after he sacrificed himself to let Hayce T. and his crew escape when they last explored the area.
Chapter 9 - Peach Aims Skyward
Peach learns that the next jewel - the Cloudy Pearl - is in the Temple of Colors, on the Altitude Border, up in the sky. After traveling through the Argibi Mountains and the Chromatic Cloudtops to reach Spectrum City, everything goes awry when Valdric brainwashes Kala, the messenger of colors and guardian of the Cloudy Pearl. Soon, the world is at risk of losing color, so Peach must find a way to bring Kala back to normal.
Chapter 10 - Lightning in the Dark
After learning the whereabouts of the Thunder Onyx, Peach heads through the infamous Thunderspikes, a desolate expanse of land known for its daunting weather and the sharp rock formations that litter the place. Unfortunately, the spectral power of Boos is needed to unlock the ghostly charm from the seal on the Thunder Onyx, and there are no boos to be seen. Upon finding out that the evil Nosferacious, one of Valdric's allies, has been working on an invisibility ray by kidnapping Frightlight Hamlet's Boo population, Peach heads off to both save the citizens and strike a big blow to Valdric's biggest supporter.
Chapter 11 - A Steppe in the Wrong Direction
Peach learns that the final jewel, the Lunar Beryl, is encased in Khelber Rock, to which only the heads of the three great tribes of the Narsar Steppe can unlock the seal. Unfortunately, all three tribes hate each other, and Peach must bring them together to acquire the Lunar Beryl. Along the way Valdric's minions are closing in, hoping to snatch all the jewels from her before she can head back to the castle.
Chapter 12 - Rightful Heir
In terms of gameplay, The Rewind Chronicles returns to the main mechanics of the first two installments of the series. Like in The Thousand Year Door', Mario starts the adventure with the ability to use action commands as well as his hammer. Mario regains the ability to Spin Dash from the original as well.
Partners retain having their own HP bar from Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door as well, and can fall in battle. Items can thus be used on them during battle, too.
Like in The Thousand Year Door, Mario gains Paper abilities throughout the game. Instead of being cursed by Black Chest Demons however, Mario gains these abilities during the interludes where he gains them through the training of Merlon. When Mario first encounters a trigger for these abilities in the overworld, Merlon appears and explains them, training Mario on how to use these abilities. All the abilities from The Thousand Year Door return; Plane Mode has Mario turning into a paper plane to glide across large gaps, Paper Mode allows Mario to turn sideways and get through thin gaps, Tube Mode allows Mario to roll himself up and go through low passages, and Boat Mode where Mario can turn himself into a paper boat on certain docks to travel across water. Sticker Mode is a new mode in which Mario can transform into a sticker to attach to cliffs or other vertical surfaces, allowing him to get across them.
Returning from The Thousand Year Door and Super Paper Mario is the ability to get into the background to get to items as well as buildings which can only be accessed from the background scenery. Unlike The Thousand Year Door, Mario can use his partners in the background. Interacting with background scenery also affects the foreground. For example, freezing a waterfall with Sgt. Sniegs in the background will also freeze the river in the foreground, allowing Mario to cross it.
After a chapter has been completed, an intermission section appears in which the player controls Luigi as he adventures throughout the Astral Kingdom in order to help Mario along by finding information. Luigi has his own partner, Gaspar, who has the hide ability. Gaspar is Luigi's only partner. While there are no battles in Luigi intermissions, there are still puzzles using both Gaspar and Luigi's abilities as they investigate the Astral Kingdom and the history behind the Kingdom and also the Stars.
In Peach's story, the player follows Bowser on his way to tail Princess Peach as he questions whether to help her or join Valdric's ranks. His sections sometimes involve a platforming section, not unlike his segments in The Thousand Year Door as he travels across the Mushroom Kingdom following Peach. His intermissions take place in the chapter Peach has just completed and more often than not he finds himself being of use to the Princess. He is followed around by Kammy Koopa and his Elite Trio.
As with The Thousand Year Door, battles take place on a stage, and are turn-based. Characters may interact with the scenery on the stage, such as the background, the audience and the occasional stage prop - the background may fall after a strong tremor, damaging all the characters on stage and possibly making them dizzy; the audience helps Mario gain Star Power and may occasionally throw items onto stage that may hinder or help Mario as well as doing things that affect the stage or the other audience members, and some bosses even use the audience to their advantage such as eating them to restore HP; and stage props may appear on stage at the beginning of the battle and can be used by either Mario or his opponents to their advantage, for example, attacking a crate may yield a helpful item or badge. The props differ depending on the location of the battle.
The audience system is also enhanced as the audience differs from chapter to chapter. For example, Cowboy Shy Guys and Bandits are exclusive to battles within the Whirled West, while Piranha Plants, while being able to appear anywhere, are much more common when battling in the Piranhipine Islands.
New to the game, Mario now has two partners out in battle. His main partner, which travels with him in the overworld and a secondary partner, who appears only in battle allow the party to have more attacks. The secondary partner can be picked from outside of battle in the menu, and can also be switched accordingly in battle. Each partner has their own HP gauge.
On the Offense
While Mario and his partners are battling, they can attack their enemies with more power by successfully performing the action command, which differs between attacks. Stylish moves return and are extra commands that please the crowd, resulting in more Star Power.
There are also combo moves for partners. To use a combo move, both partners must not have used up their turn in the current round. By paying a set amount of FP which changes depending on which partners use it, the partners can combine their efforts to produce a combo attack. The attack differs depending on the combinations of the partners on field and their ranking. For more information, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Combo Attacks.
On the Defense
To guard against an enemy's attack, one must press A or B just before the attacking foe strikes at the right time. Guarding reduces the amount of damage Mario and his partner takes as well as preventing status effects from being inflicted.
Standard guarding is executed by pressing A and reduces the damage dealt by the enemy by 1 and protects against status effects. The player has approximately a sixth of a second to guard.
Super guarding is executed by pressing B and completely negates the attack in both damage and status effects. If the attacker makes contact while Super guarding, the attacker will take 1 point of damage, and sometimes deflect certain projectiles, such as body segments from a Pokey, back at the attacker. However, super guarding is much more difficult as the player only has approximately a twentieth of a second to perform it.
Mario & Peach's Level
Star Points are special points that Mario and Peach gain after defeating enemies in battle, akin to experience points. When both characters accumulate 100 Star Points, they will level up, and get to choose to upgrade either his Heart Points (HP), Flower Points (FP) or Badge Points (BP). Upgrading their HP and FP will increase that stat by 5, and upgrading badge points increases it by 3. Both characters' level caps at Level 99, although this is difficult since Enemies give out less Star Points the higher their level is. However, it is not impossible as both characters will always receive one Star Point after battle regardless of their level.
Partners may be upgraded through the use of Shine Sprites. Mario can collect these throughout his adventures and bringing three of them to Merlon will allow Merlon to upgrade one partner to Super Rank, increasing the power or potency of their moves, increasing their HP and teaching them a new move. Once Mario gets the Ultra Stone and brings it to Merlon, he will be able to upgrade the partners a second time to Ultra Rank, making them learn another new move as well as further increasing their HP and their attack power/potency. Similarly, Peach can also collect Shine Sprites to upgrade her partners in this way, and can do so by speaking to Abili T. in Toad Town.
The Audience are characters that appear below the stage and spectate. The amount of audience members determines how much Star Energy is recovered. Stylish moves, and appealing moves increase the Star Energy recovered.
The audience is made up of allies and enemies as well as exclusive audience members who differ depending on where the battle is set. For example, Pionpis only appear in battles in Tianye Mountains.
Some bosses and enemies may use the audience to their advantage as they can eat them to restore HP or use them to attack the player and their partners.
The audience also participate in battle by affecting the characters on stage or others in the audience. They can throw helpful and harmful items at the main character's party or the enemies, while other can directly affect the audience members around them such as making them fall asleep, which makes recovering Star Power harder.
The audience now has an excite meter. The meter goes up or down depending on the battle. If the player fails action commands, the excite meter will deplete, making it harder to recover Star Power efficiently but also will make audience members more likely to heckle the party by throwing hurtful items. On the other hand, if the player is performing well in battle, the excite meter goes up and they will be more likely to help the player character and their partners.
The Bingo! or Battle Roulette is an in-battle event that occurs after Action Commands are successfully performed. A random icon will appear after an action command is correctly performed. If the player has two matching icons and performs another successful command, Mario can take the Roulette, and if the icon matches in all three slots, a special effect will occur, which is mostly (but not always) beneficial. Effects range from healing all Mario and his party's HP (Mushroom), Healing all his FP (Flower), Rewarding many coins (A Coin), Replenishing his Star power fully (A Star), Restoring all of HP, FP and SP (Shine Sprite), Healing all of his HP, FP, SP as well as giving a hefty coin reward (A Lucky 7) or cutting Mario's HP, FP and SP in half (Poison Mushroom)
If the Roulette matches all three, it also affects the audience. If Mario gets a Mushroom, Flower or Star, the audience will fill up by half its capacity. For the rest of the current turn and the following three turns, the Star Power gained from Action Commands and Stylish Moves (but not Appealing) will be doubled. The excite meter will also increase by a small amount.
If Mario gets a Shine Sprite or a Lucky 7, the audience will completely fill up. For the rest of the current turn and the following three turns, the Star Power gained from Action Commands and Stylish Moves (but not Appealing) will be doubled. The excite meter will also go to maximum.
If Mario gets a Poison Mushroom will cause all of the audience to leave and will put the excite meter to zero.
Main Characters - Mario's Story
|The main hero of the Mushroom Kingdom, Mario travels across the Astral Kingdom in search for the Rewind Chronicles. He is an expert at jumping and the hammer, using both in battle to defeat enemies.|
|Mario's younger brother stays in the Astral Kingdom on his own adventure. Before he can go back to the Mushroom Kingdom with Peach, he meets a ghost called Gaspar who needs help in recovering twelve of his personal belongings he had while he was alive so he can move on. Fancying himself a hero, Luigi teams up with Gaspar whilst also helping Mario on his quest as he unravels the mysteries behind the Rewind Chronicles, of which Gaspar seems to know his fair share about...|
|Altari||A chipper fellow who was living inside the first Rewind Chronicle. He can sense the next book in the collection and helps Mario in his journey across the Astral Kingdom. He is rather goofy and clumsy, leading others to not take him seriously and berate him. However, he journeys on and does his best to aid the party. Living in one of the Rewind Chronicles though poses a lot of questions, and there is an air of mystery about him.|
|King Nevulus||The King of the Astral Kingdom. While he would rather take things into his own hands, he must still run his country and asks Mario to recover the Rewind Chronicles on his behalf before Cron is able to locate them first and destroy them.|
|Matlida||Archie's wife and an esteemed archaeologist. She first meets up with the party during Chapter 2 and follows them around on their journey, being quite helpful along the way by providing hints and offering analyses on artefacts. She seems to have struck a strong friendship with Altari, and the two are always seen together.|
|A mysterious figure who appeared one day with no official record of him existing until he arrived. He seeks to destroy the Rewind Chronicles so that they cannot be whole again, and almost seems to obsess over that fact. He trusts nobody but himself and his three minions, the Shades. He also seems intent on targeting Altari due to his connection with the Rewind Chronicles as well.|
|The Shades||Cron's three trusted vassals. Opal, Obsidian and Onyx - they follow his every command and are strictly loyal to him and him alone. They are efficient at what they do and not much is known about them, even their origins.|
Main Characters - Peach's Story
Throughout the game, Mario, just like the first two installments, has partners. His partners have purposes in both the overworld and battle. They can be upgraded by Merlon by giving him 3 Shine Sprites. Every partner knows two moves upon joining the party, learns the third after being upgraded to Super Rank, and masters the final move after attaining Ultra Rank. A 5th move may be added through the use of a badge which can be won by clearing the trials set for each specific partner after Chapter 7. In Peach's story, she has partners of her own which function just like Mario's.
Goombeverly is a biology undergraduate in the University of Goom. Spending her research year abroad in Astral City, she accompanies Mario at the request of Professor Van der Goom seeing as how it will help her in her studies as well as being useful to Mario due to her knowledge about other enemies. Personality-wise, she is outgoing and not afraid to speak her mind.
She has the same ability to uncover an enemy's stats through Tattle, like Goombella and Goombario. Also, she can translate some signs and other things for Mario as a result of her obsessive historical study of eras and their languages.
|Hits an enemy twice.|
|Gives information about an enemy and reveals its HP bar and any other weaknesses or battle tips.|
|Kicks a single enemy multiple times until the action command is missed.|
| Heel Stomp|
|Stomps on one enemy with her sharp high heels. It will cause the enemy to crumple|
| Stylish Strike
|Hits an enemy twice and excites the audience.|
The caretaker of the Starchives in Astral City, having read almost every book inside. Although old, he seeks thrills and new experiences in his life, and he also likes to think of himself of the father of the group. While normally calm and a good voice of reason, he can show a fiercely sharp tongue if needs be.
In the overworld, he can hide Mario & himself from enemies by turning invisible as well as passing through some walls. However, Mario cannot move in this state.
| Book Bash|
|Smacks an enemy with a book.|
|Hides Mario and himself for a turn, dodging enemy attacks. This attack cannot be used consecutively.|
|Scolds and lectures all enemies on the field, causing confusion.|
| Quiet Now|
|Tells the enemies to shush, giving them the Silent status condition, so that they can't use special attacks.|
| Full Library|
|Books fall from the sky and bash all enemies on the head. May inflict dizziness.|
Daughter of King Koopree and sole heir to the Kingdom of Kooprenia, this happy-go-lucky Koopa Troopa is encountered in Chapter 1. Due to her father's doting on her, she is very spoiled and will throw a tantrum if she doesn't get her way. However, she has a great ability to cheer anyone up with her bubbly personality and tries her best to do this to everyone she comes across.
In the overworld, she uses the shell toss ability, identical to Koops' ability, which is to spin ahead an hit switches or retrieve far away items.
| Shell Smack|
|Slams her shell into one enemy.|
| Shell Dance|
|Slams her shell into the front enemy. The enemy is knocked backwards to hit all the others behind it.|
| Shell Fort|
|Summons a shell wall with a set amount of HP to protect the whole party.|
|Heals 10HP to Mario.|
| Lightning Shell|
|Charges up an electrified Shell Slam that hits all grounded and low hovering enemies. Has a high chance of stunning an enemy.|
Part of the Bomankh City Council. He tends to over-exaggerate and is quite forgetful, but he's loyal and will never forget good things done to him by his friends, or when it's time to eat, of course. He has a shady history of bribery as one of the politicians in Bomankh and wishes to set things right. He's a laid back character but takes the matters in his city very seriously.
In the overworld, he is the bomb of the game and can be used to explode walls and other objects.
|Explodes next to an enemy. This also clears fog on the stage.|
| Mud Bomb|
|Throws a gooey, muddy bomb at an enemy which will deal damage and make their attacks miss occasionally for 3 turns.|
| Sandy Spell|
|Gives Mario and himself the "Dodgy" status|
|Explodes and deals damage to every enemy on screen causing extreme damage.|
| Sun Eruption|
|Summons an Angry Sun to explode and incinerate all enemies, giving a burn that will last until the enemy is defeated or runs away.|
A criminal outlaw from the Whirled West who specializes in heists. A renowned thief in Shyville and a compulsive kleptomaniac. After he is framed for a catastrophic bridge accident that happened during a heist, he turns to Mario to clear his name. Along the way, he appreciates doing some good things for once.
Bandart's ability is to use his lasso to swing across gaps Mario can't normally jump across, latch onto things above to climb up them or to stay in place through tough winds.
| Quick Draw|
|Shoots at a single enemy from anywhere on the field.|
| Round Up|
|Lassos an enemy, making it unable to move until it or Bandart is attacked.|
|Attacks an enemy. If it is holding an item or a badge, this attack deals more damage and steals that it from the enemy. Fails if the inventory is full.|
| Bill Blast|
|Shoots at an enemy with a bullet bill launcher, doing high damage.|
| Getaway Sprint|
|Runs all across the screen, hitting all enemies for small damage and confusing them.|
One of the field agents for the Astral Kingdom Department of Game Overs. Due to budget cuts, his scythe has been taken away and now he has to use scissors to do his work. He joins Mario on his quest because if Mario fails and time collapses in on itself, he'll have to file millions of paperwork for entry into the Underwhere or Overthere. He is diligent about his job, meaning that even Mario is not safe if he falls in battle. His personality is sarcastic and even a little bitter.
His overworld ability is to cut things, either in the foreground to release wires and other things, or in the background to cut larger parts out and take them as important items.
|Cuts at a single enemy. Ignores defense.|
| Circle Throw|
|Throws an enemy backwards, dealing damage to it and the enemy at the back. This changes the order of the enemies, as the front on is now at the back, the 2nd one in front is now at the front, etc.|
|Throws shadows onto all the enemies, slowing their movements and making their attacks easier to guard against. Invisible enemies are also now made visible.|
| Number's Up|
|Instantly removes an enemy from the battlefield. All enemies on the field will suffer the same damage equal to the amount of HP left by the enemy that was taken away. Does not work on enemies with HP higher than 15 or bosses of any kind.|
|Snips all enemies on the field with large scissors, ignoring defense.|
|A Pionpi from Mt. Cleverest who puts on a meek and helpless facade when she actually can hold her own very well. In order to save her sweetheart, Shan, who has not returned after braving the mountains, she braves the climb to save him. She joins Mario when she learns that she cannot do overcome all the trials on her own and that teamwork may be needed too.
In the overworld, her acute senses can be used to locate hidden blocks, doors, star pieces and other things.
| Spinning Fury|
|Deals multiple rapid hits of low damage.|
|Heals all of Lan's negative status conditions and adds +1 attack for the next turn.|
|Gives herself the "Counter" status. Any enemy that damages her directly receives damage equal to half of the damage she received, rounded down.|
| Lunar Dance|
|Unleashes a flurry of sword attacks that hits all grounded enemies, piercing defense.|
|Heals Mario and all partners (even those not in battle) of all negative status effects.|
Sergeant in the Ledusi army, He is quite a prankster and he really wants to be seen as a worthy comrade - he doesn't even know how he got the Sergeant rank in the first place! Unfortunately, he is inexperienced and clumsy, and very absent minded. He always wants to do right, though. He sympathizes with the Heliogons in their plight for land as the Ledusi have claimed Mt. Blanket as their own.
His attacks do double damage on Fire enemies, but fire attacks do double damage to him. In the field, he can freeze the surroundings which will change the environment around the group.
| Icy Punch|
|Punches a single enemy with a chilly fist. Has a slim chance of freezing the enemy.|
| Snow Surge|
|Fires snowballs at all enemies on the field|
|Makes the whole stage cold, freezing at least one, if not all enemies on the field while dealing moderate damage.|
|Like Snow Surge, but with a higher rate of fire, causing more damage as well has having a high chance of freeze.|
| Frosty Fog|
|Covers Mario and the party with a mist that lasts for 2-4 turns. During that time, enemy attacks will miss frequently as well as boosting the power of ice-related attacks.|
A Broozer working for Bari's mafia. He is aggressive to those who look down upon him. While at first looking quite dumb, he can be surprisingly profound. He is assigned to Mario by Bari's wife Caiomhe to keep an eye on him during his stay in the Piranhipine Islands. Inside his violin case is an actual violin - a Shydivarius that he can actually play very well.
In the overworld he can push away and destroy large objects and blocks that Mario's hammer can't budge or destroy.
|Punches one enemy. Has a slim chance of inflicting the Crumpled status.|
| Knock Out|
|Punches an enemy extremely hard, making them fly into the enemy behind and causing more damage.|
|Plays the violin to raise the party's attack and lower the enemy's defense, depending which buttons are pressed.|
| Raged Combat|
|Deals high damage to all enemies through a flurry of punches and rage. Bucks' Attack is boosted by 2 after this for 2 turns, but during that time period he cannot use this move again.|
|Plays a song that damages all enemies, piercing defense. More damage is dealt for every enemy that was previously knocked out in battle before using this move.|
An Astralite scientist who once worked at the Rayvolt Laboratory. Ever since it was suddenly shut down without question years ago, she has striven to take back her research in the lab's depths and find out why the projects there were shut down. One of her inventions is a machine that creates mini-tornadoes. She is calculating and keeps to herself a lot, and seems to harbor a lot of guilt for things she'd rather not talk about. She joins Mario when she meets him at Foggybog Swamp, since he was also going into the abandoned laboratory. Seeing safety in groups, she and her ex-colleague team up with Mario.
In the overworld she can use her gust machine to blow away loose scraps of paper, uncovering things within the scenery. This can also blow away enemies, keeping them at a distance.
| Swift Palm|
|Slaps one enemy. Pierces defense although it is weaker than the other partners' standard attacks.|
|Blows enemies away with her tornado machine. Does not work on bosses of any kind.|
| Super Twister|
|Creates a tornado in the middle of the field that sucks up all enemies and causes damage to all of them. Afterwards, the order of the enemies is randomized.|
|Blows away fog on the battlefield and gives the party the "Second Strike" status effect for a few turns, giving the party an extra turn if they defeat an enemy while the status effect is active.|
| Twister Trap|
|Creates a twister that appears in front of the party. Any projectile fired at the team while the twister is active will be reflected back to the enemy. The twister has its own HP and will dispel if it drops to 0.|
Captain of his own airship fleet, Coggs is a headstrong and reliable Snifit with a thirst for adventure. His rival, Dr. Frankitu is always planning to shoot him down. He is extremely smug and narcissistic, always putting himself first and thinking he is the best. However, a lot of his oasts aren't without foundation and he is the captain of his fleet for a reason, but he could use a good knocking down a few pegs.
In the field, his ability is to set things on fire. This burns away scrap paper and loose paper bits, revealing new passageways, chests and other things of interest. The fire can also be used in puzzles and can also melt ice blocks.
|Shoots a fireball at an enemy, causing a burn.|
| Fire Away|
|Throws fire traps at the enemies which detonate after 1 turn.|
| Steam Jet|
|Shoots steam at all enemies, causing a reasonable amount of damage to grounded enemies but is super effective against flying ones.|
| Furnace Blast|
|Shoots a steady stream of fire at all enemies, causing damage and burning them all.|
| Armada Attack|
|Calls on his fleet to shoot Bullet Bills and Banzai Bills at all enemies on screen, causing massive damage.|
An avid artist and art student at the Astral University. Ever obsessed with details, she is the art director for the University's virtual world project and based the world on Mario's adventures, which she is a fan of.
Her overworld ability is to throw paint on the ground. With that, she and Mario can walk across slippy areas or areas with high wind to avoid slipping or being blown away. It is also used to stick to the ground in place for a few puzzles.
| Paint Slash|
|Attacks one enemy with a weak smack with a paintbrush, but it has a chance of blinding the enemy.|
| Paint Rain|
|Gets a bucket of paint to throw at all enemies, covering them with paint that will blind them for a few turns.|
| Art Block|
|Draws some blocks that turn real, which can protect the party from enemy attacks for a turn or deal moderate damage depending on where the player drops them.|
|Draws some hearts which turn real and will heal 10HP to Mario or herself.|
|Draws some Bullet Bill Launchers that come to life and attack every enemy with a barrage of Bullet Bills, doing quite high damage to all enemies.|
An enigmatic shy guy who is well versed with the history of the Mushroom Kingdom. Born between a family of great magicians and a family with a heritage of protecting the crown, he joins Peach on her quest as the guide to getting the Royal Mushroom Jewels. While an intellectual, he is quite a flirt and enjoys sweeping señoritas that Peach & co. meet along the way off their feet with a tango.
Being well-versed in all the Mushroom Kingdom, he is well-versed in knowledge about fighting different enemies and uses this knowledge in his own version of the tattle ability.
| Jump Stomp|
|Jumps on an enemy twice.|
|Analyzes an enemy, revealing HP and stats as well as other tips and tricks.|
|Raids the enemy. Deals double damage if the enemy is holding an item and steals that item.|
| Trump Card|
|Chooses a random card, which inflicts a random status on the enemies.|
| Royal Flush|
|Sends a hurricane of cards to attack all enemies.|
Hailing from Soleil Sands, she is one of the few local peoples who actually support Peach within her home district. When Peach arrives and the rest of the townsfolk heckle her, she adamantly defends her and helps her quell the tension in the area. She has a no-joke stubborn personality.
Her ability is to use her carpet as a floating platform, so that peach may reach vertical heights with ease.
|Slams into an opponent from the sky. Can hit anywhere.|
|Lifts Peach up on her carpet, dodging all ground-based attacks for up to two turns.|
|Gives Peach and herself the "Dodgy" Status effect.|
|Hits all enemies in the air and smacks them down to the ground for one turn.|
|Attacks all enemies on field while giving a chance of dealing the "Confused" Status effect.|
|A Luma from Sweet Sweet Isles that has a feisty, headstrong personality. She is very fun loving and her main hobbies include playing, looking at the night sky and reminding people that she is not edible. When her father, Lummiere, is wrongfully arrested and put on trial, she joins Peach to clear her father's good name.
In the overworld, her ability is to charge forward. This can hit switches far away and get far away items, like the shell overworld ability of Katrina in Mario's story.
|Charges into an enemy.|
| Choco Charge|
|Charges through all grounded/hovering enemies|
| Choco Wave|
|A wave of chocolate hits all enemies and has a chance to immobilize them as the chocolate hardens.|
| Star Sprinkles|
|The party is sprinkled with tasty star treats, which raise their attack for a few turns.|
| Sweet Surprise|
|Lobs a chocolate boulder at all enemies. The boulders may contain items.|
|Once living in Bowser's Kingdom, Jammer IV moved to Tenor Town to live a peaceful life. When the Toads start being hostile towards the Bowser's Kingdom immigrants, he teams up with Peach to settle this feud once and for all and return harmony back to Tenortown. He is a marimba player and is quite airheaded, but his musical talents shine through.
In the overworld, his ability is to use a hammer, much like Mario due to Princess Peach not having one. It is an automatic Ultra Hammer that can break all blocks.
| Mallet Blow|
|Smashes an enemy with the hammer.|
| Musical Hit|
|Throws a hammer that can hit enemies at the back or ones that are in the air.|
| Spin Sonata|
|Sends forth two spinning hammers which knock enemies everywhere and deal damage.|
|Throws hammers at all enemies, causing solid damage.|
|Throws a hammer that hits all enemies twice; once at the front and again from the back.|
|A Flutter who takes care of the plants growing at Shimmerock Meadows. When Baron Valdric starts to ruin the natural beauty of her home through mining and pollution, she joins with Peach to take down the mining operation and stop the pollution to save the flowers and life in the meadows.
Her ability is to blow gusts of wind with her wings to blow away objects and loose flaps of paper to unveil secrets, like Madame Flurrie. Her wind power can turn turbines, too.
| Wing Slam|
|Slams into an enemy.|
|If successful, blows enemies out from the field.|
| Floral Harvest|
|Heals Peach and herself of any negative status conditions.|
|Flaps her wings so fast that it creates a hurricane which hits all enemies on the field and making them bump into each other.|
| Life Seeds|
|Sows seeds which grow heal 3 HP to Peach and herself for up to 3 turns.|
A Beanish who lives alone between the border of the Mushroom Kingdom and the Beanbean Kingdom. He was unhappy with his life in the Beanbean Kingdom and left suddenly without a trace, and found magic. At first he is apathetic to the conflict going on in the borders, but when the possibility of his hometown being attacked arises, he jumps into action and joins Peach.
His ability is to use thunder magic to detonate things, effectively being a "bomb" character.
|Strikes exploding thunder at an enemy. Pierces defense.|
|Summons a thunder cloud which will strike enemies under it for a few turns during battle.|
|Brings on a blizzard which can freeze enemies.|
|Explodes all enemies with a powerful thunder blast.|
|Uses the elements of thunder, fire and ice to attack all enemies, randomly giving freeze, burn and stun statuses.|
An aspiring journalist from the Infront shores who joins Peach after being separated from her mother, whom she had just had a nasty argument before the cyclone hit the Infront. She is timid at first but is not above cracking witty commentary at enemies.
Her ability is to ferry Peach across water. As she is too large to travel with Peach in the land, she is always docked at the nearest water spot.
|Rams into an enemy.|
|Protects Peach with a wave that acts as a wall. The wave has its own HP and can take hits for Peach until it is removed from battle.|
|Sends forth a massive tidal wave that attacks all enemies. Torie ride the wave, causing double damage to the enemy on the back by landing on them.|
|Attacks all enemies with a whirlpool. The whirlpool may switch enemy placements around.|
|Attacks all enemies with a giant wave, dealing a first round of damage. While underwater, the enemies bump into each other, causing a 2nd wave of damage.|
A Ratooey who has been tailing Peach through her adventure and sending information of her movements to Valdric. When Peach treads her home turf of the Midori Mountains, she takes it personally and attempts to fight peach for herself. Once Peach reveals the corruption within the Ninja Clan she serves, she turns tails and joins Peach to set things right.
Her ability is to hide Peach into the shadows. Enemies cannot see or touch the party while this is active, and the party can also avoid spikes and other traps, too.
|Throws a shuriken at an enemy. Pierces defense.|
|Hides Peach in the shadows and puts forth a substitute so enemy attacks miss.|
|Throws multiple shuriken at all enemies. Pierces defense.|
|Jumps into the background. When an enemy is about to attack Peach, she jumps in and deals damage equal to the amount the enemy would have done to Peach to the enemy, and cancels their attack.|
|Paints a large mural on screen, changing the battlefield. All stage conditions are reset and the party's attack and defense are boosted while the mural is on screen. It also pleases the audience, bringing in more star points.|
A Rex who lives in Flashfreeze Fjords. He loves to make others laugh, even though he is a terrible comedian. He can be found in the Comedy Club, usually surrounded by silence. He joins Peach after he learns she is going to explore the Flashfreeze Fjords, since it is where the last sighting of his mother was many years ago before she disappeared. Also, since he is the only one who can breathe fire in the whole town, he insists on his usefulness.
His ability is to breathe fire to set things alight, melt them or just to heat things up.
|Shoots a fireball at an enemy. May cause a burn.|
|Attacks all enemies with fireballs. Large chance of causing a burn.|
|Does a comic routine that brings in audience members and confuses enemies on the field.|
|Tells a joke so bad it freezes all the enemies and deals damage.|
|Charges Star Power at a large rate and blinds all enemies with the bright theater lights. The audience is more likely to help Peach after this move.|
The disciple of Kala, the messenger of Colors, Diya performs her duties to her every day. When the Temple of Colors is Sabotaged, she joins Peach to save Kala and the rest of the Altitude Borders from being colorless. She is solemn and soft spoken most of the time, and loves tranquility.
In the field, she casts a speed spell on Peach, making her run twice as fast which comes in useful for getting places fast, or solving puzzles with a time limit.
|Shoots a magic bolt at an enemy.|
| Speed Spell|
|Gives Peach and herself the "Dodgy" status, making them more likely to evade attacks.|
|Attacks all enemies with a thunder spell.|
|Attacks all enemies with ice magic and having a high chance of freezing them all.|
|Heals Peach 10HP.|
A Lantern Ghost who carries a lantern staff around because he's scared of darkness and even his own shadow. Much to his chagrin he's also the gravekeeper in Thunderspike Village, although he gets along with the local Boos well. When they start disappearing, he musters up enough courage to join Peach and save his friends.
His ability is to shine his Lantern Staff to reveal hidden objects and doors as well as to light up dark areas.
|Hits an enemy with his staff multiple times.|
|Makes invisible enemies visible again and blinds enemies.|
|Causes a dazzling light to appear, dealing damage to enemies and giving them the "Dizzy" Status.|
|Causes a sphere of light to appear around the party during battle for a few turns. Projectile attacks will be considerably weakened.|
|Attacks all enemies with a bright light, causing confusion and dizziness to all enemies at once while dealing large damage.|
A Pianta who is one of the most sought-after sopranos of her generation. She is very full of herself and loves luxury. She first appears in Mario's story, but moves to the Mushroom Kingdom after Chapter 4. It is here that she starts appearing in the Toad Town theatre. After Peach does some quests for her, she joins the party. She is an optional partner.
Her field ability is to sing, putting enemies to sleep as well as having numerous effects on the terrain.
|Throws a prop spear at an enemy. Weak, but pierces defense.|
|Sings all enemies to sleep.|
|Sings very high notes which pierce defense. Enemies high up in the air and ceiling receive extra damage.|
|Allows Peach to attack again.|
|Brings along a whole Pianta Choir to sing along with her, filling up the audience and charging star power at a high rate. All enemies will be stunned as well.|
|Rewind Chronicle||Location||Power & SP needed||Description|
|Crimson Chronicle||The Starchives, Astral City||Refresh, 1||Replenishes up to 8 HP and FP for Mario's party members and himself.|
|Kooprenia Castle, Kooprenia||Sandstorm, 2||If successful, blinds all enemies temporarily.|
|Jonquil Chronicle||Mushlympic Stadium, Bomankh||Star Shower, 2||If successful, this power brings down stars that do up to 9 damage to all enemies on field.|
|Viridian Chronicle||Choomba Canyon, Whirled West||Countercharge, 3||Mario and his party are temporarily electrified, so enemies that use physical attacks will get damaged as well as making their attack useless.|
|Turquoise Chronicle||Crescent Shades Theatre, Crescent Shades||Power Drain, 4||Decreases attack power of enemies while increasing defense and attack of Mario & his partners.|
Temple of Knowledge, Tianye Mountains
|Bless, 5||Replenishes up to 25 HP for each party member and up to 25 FP.|
|Cobalt Chronicle||Surefire Snowfields||Windy Whistle, 3||If successful, carries all enemies away from the battlefield, effectively destroying them. Will not work on enemies with 10HP or higher, Mini-bosses or bosses.|
|Violet Chronicle||The Azure Abyss, Piranhipine Islands||Time Out, 7||Does up to 15 damage to all enemies, as well as immobilizing enemies in time if they survive the damage. Does 7 damage to bosses and mini-bosses.|
|Rose Chronicle||The Cage, Rayvolt Laboratory, Foggybog Swamp||Star Power, 6||Mario (or his partner, if they use this power) is invincible for 1-2 turns, and attacks double in power.|
|Bronze Chronicle||Astral University||Cloud Nine, 4||If successful, this power lifts Mario & co up on a cloud which allows them to hit flying enemies with attacks that cannot normally do so, and also dodge attacks from grounded enemies for up to 5 turns.|
|Silver Chronicle||Steamboat Skies||Stampede, 3||Calls forth a horde of Yoshis to trample all enemies on ground, doing up to 10 damage. An item can also be obtained if one of the Yoshis leaves behind an egg.|
|Gold Chronicle||Sky Citadel||Time Wave, 8||Attacks all enemies, defeating them instantly, regardless of HP. Won't work on any mini-bosses or bosses.|
Mushroom Royal Jewels
The Mushroom Royal Jewels possess little power of their own on their own, but can be used to call allies from afar to aid Peach in battle.
|Rewind Chronicle||Location||Power & SP needed||Description|
|Mushroom Royal Shield||Peach's Castle, Toad Town||Toad Cheer, 1||Toads appear to cheer for Peach and her partners. Replenishes up to 8 HP and FP for Peach's party members and herself.|
|Soleil Sands||Shy Guy Dance, 2||Shy Guys dance around the party boosting morale. Raises Peach and her partners' defense and attack for 3 turns.|
|Chocol Agate||The Sugardome||Co-star Lumas, 2||Peach and her partner will have a helper Luma for up to 3 turns. The Lumas help with attacking and will do another round of half the damage dealt to the enemy after attack.|
|Melodius Topaz||Tenortown||Koopa Fort, 2||Koopa Troopas appear to build a shell fort for Peach. Enemies' attacks do less damage and sustain damage if they come into contact with the shell.|
|Shamrock Sapphire||Shimmerock Cliffs||Wiggler Charge, 2||A Wiggler appears and attacks all enemies on the field by charging into them.|
|Beanish Barrage, 4||Prince Peasley appears to do heavy damage against a single enemy, ignoring defense.|
|Wave Emerald||The Infront Major||Yoshi Feast, 5||Yoshis appear to throw a feast, healing up to 25 HP and FP for Peach and her partner. They may also receive an item.|
|Sakura Ruby||Midori Mountains||Ninji Stealth, 3||Ninjis appear on stage for up to 3 turns. Whenever the enemies attacks, they will steal up to 10 coins per attack and also deal damage.|
|Snowflake Diamond||Flashfreeze Fjords||Goomba Hoarde, 4||Summons Goombas to run around the enemies, causing confusion and dizziness simultaneously on all enemies.|
|Cloudy Pearl||Temple of Colors||Chenel Spell, 3||Members of the Chenel Tribe are summoned. They will burn every single enemy on the field with their fire spell.|
|Thunder Onyx||Thunderspike Castle||Boo Bash, 3||Boos are summoned to prank all the enemies, lowering their attack and defenses.|
|Lunar Beryl||Sunstained Steppe||Warrior's Way, 8||Tribesmen from the Sunstained Steppe's grand tribes appear and work as a team to defeat every single enemy on the field. (Will not work on minibosses or bosses)|
For a full list of items, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Items.
Items return from the first three installments and are objects that help Mario on his journey. They may be used to heal stats such as HP (Mushrooms) or Flower Points (Honey Syrup). They can also be used to boost Mario's stats like his attack, defense or even give him different status. They may also be used to attack enemies and give them status problems. At first, Mario can only carry 10 items at a time, but an extra ten can be carried once Mario receives the Strange Sack. This brings his maximum storage space to 20. Mario can also store up to 50 items at any item shop located in the hub world. For Peach, items work exactly the same way as they do for Mario.
For a complete list of badges, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Badges Badges are items which Mario and Peach may equip to gain an effect on themselves or their partners. In Mario's story, he can buy them from Stocc the Salesman, traded in for star pieces from Maurice, won at the Astral City Arcade, stolen from an enemy in battle or found in blocks across the world. In Peach's story, she can buy them at the Toad Town Mall's badge stand, steal from enemies, win them at the Monty Carlo Casino or trade in star pieces with Merline. The blocks that contain badges are red, rather than yellow.
When Mario or Peach levels up, they may choose to increase their Badge Points (BP) which allow the use of badges. The more BP he has, the more badges he can equip. Stronger, more useful badges require more BP to equip while badges that change aesthetics usually require none, like the L Emblem or the Attack FX Badges.
Badge effects vary depending on the badge; they can add attack moves to Mario, Peach and their partners, increase the amount of coins after a battle, change action command times, refund used items and many more. The L Emblem and the W Emblem change Mario's clothing to Luigi's and Wario's, respectively, while putting them both on at once will give Mario Waluigi's clothing. Similar to this, Peach can wear the D Emblem to change her outfit to Princess Daisy's or the R Emblem to change her color scheme to Rosalina's. Putting both on at the same time makes her color scheme similar to Pauline's. The Fire Emblem changes Mario and Peach's clothing to that of their Fire powerup, and can be stacked with the other Emblems as well.
Badge effects can be stacked by equipping more of one badge; the damage output will increase but so will the FP requirements for the moves.
See Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Tattle Log for information on all 201 enemies present within the game.
Grey signifies Chapter Bosses
Locations - Mario's Story
Astral Kingdom Map
|Astral City||A historic town that was built as a port and is now the capital city of the Astral Kingdom. It houses the Starchives, a a vast library that houses many books. Many visit here for its cultural heritage and ancient architecture.||
|Kooprenia||This small kingdom is an enclave within the Astral Kingdom and is one of the oldest nations to exist. Many of its traditions hold true and peacefully exists within the Astral Kingdom.||
|Bomankh||Bomankh, a sky-high futuristic metropolis in the middle of a vast desert. While the skyline continuously rises, the city upholds its great history. It is the host for the Mushlympics for this year and a lot of eyes are scrutinizing the city. It is governed by a council of six people.||
|Whirled West||A quiet mining community. Virtually unchanged since its creation, walking through this town is like looking into the past, so it's a very popular tourist destination. There's a big crime rate in this town due to the large amount of bandit gangs.||
|Crescent Shades||A peaceful town with a large theatre that many go to see a show. It is a very well known place for strange, unexplainable paranormal events.||
|Tianye Mountains||A mountain range that holds the highest mountain in the world - Mt. Cleverest. Atop this mighty mountain resides Skytail, a revered dragon who hands out wisdom to those who brave the mountains and meet him.||
|Surefire Snowfields||A tranquil area of land covered in snow, blanketed over by an aurora. It is the home to the last of the militaristic Ledusi species. Beyond their seaside town is the Snowflake Lake and Surefire Snowfields, which lead to Mt. Blanket, a tall mountain which is actually a dormant volcano, and has underground chambers where the almost extinct Heliogon species live.||
|Piranhipine Islands||An archipalego with white sand beaches, lush jungle and a laid back life for the locals. It is known for the huge deep marine sink hole in its waters that give access to many untouched underwater caves.||
|Foggybog Swamp||A swamp that houses an abandoned laboratory in which weird experiments were conducted by the scientists there. After an accident, it was evacuated. It also is connected to a deep abandoned mine where the crazier experiments were done.||
|Astral University||A prestigious institute of learning in the Astral Kingdom that specializes in modern technology. They are carrying research into a computerized world of their own, called the Throwback Landing.||
|Steamboat Skies||A bustling community in Cog Canyon which is teeming with airships. It is currently being terrorized by the insane Dr. Frankitu.||
|Sky Citadel||A floating citadel in the sky which is at risk of plummeting down to earth. It is a sacred place inhabited by Shy Guys and is extremely hard to enter as well as leave.||
|Epoch Horizon||The place where the Tribe of Time laid to rest after sealing away their power. It has its own independent time, which is unstable. It is a mystical place few ever have known existed.||
Locations - Peach's Story
Mushroom Kingdom Map
|Toad Town||Capital City of the Mushroom Kingdom. It is where Peach's castle is situated and is a bustling town full of citizens, mainly Toads. There is a new city district being developed here.||
|Soleil Sands||An arid region known for its Dry Dry Day Festival. It's a popular location to shoot films as it has striking white sand.||
|The Sugardome||An island that is surrounded by a wall of sherbet that resembles a snowglobe, hence the name. It is made entirely of sweet treats.||
|Tenortown||A musical town mainly inhabited by Toads to the East and Koopas to the West. There is a feud going on between the communities started by the Toads, who don't want the Koopas living in their town because they were previously affiliated with Bowser.||
|Shimmerock Cliffs||Nicknamed the Emerald Coast, this region is known for its greenery and nature. Along the cliffs, rain is prevalent.||
|Kingdom Crossing||A newly built road that connects the Mushroom Kingdom and the Beanbean Kingdom. Visitors can visit the capital city by taking the train in Stardust Fields.||
|The Infront||An arid region full of untouched wildlife, formally called the Infront Major. On the coast is Shydney City, a modern city that has just been hit by a light typhoon and is slowly returning to every day business.||
|Midori Mountains||A mountain range with an air of mystery covered by cherry blossoms. It has been inhabited by ninjas and samurais for centuries and traditions hold strong here.||
|Flashfreeze Fjords||Fjords covered in ice all-year round, this cold region is far up north of the Mushroom Kingdom. The fjord caves are popular for explorers, and the namesake town is peaceful.||
|Altitude Borders||A place in the sky connected to the ground by a single beanstalk. It is where the Temple of Colors resides, where the messenger of colors keeps the colors of the Mushroom Kingdom in balance.||
|The Thunderspikes||A rocky area known for its harsh environment and constant storms. It is known for Gloomsborough Academy, which is the most popular university for Boos.||
|Sunstained Steppe||Miles of flat land which stretch almost endlessly. Many tribes call it their home.||
|Ruined Toad Town||Accessible only in Chapter 12 after Valdric takes over Toad Town.||
Pit of 100 Trials
Like in the previous installments to Paper Mario, there is an optional challenge in the form of the Pit of 100 Trials. In Mario's story, the Pit may only be accessed after beating the 12th Chapter and is located in the Astral City Sewers. Inside the Pit are enemies, which get progressively stronger. Beating him gets Mario the Return Postage Badge, the Nova Hammer and the Nova Jump badge. In Peach's Story, the pit can be accessed before chapter 9 and functions similarly to Mario's pit of 100 trials.
See Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Pit of 100 Trials for more in-depth coverage.
View the whole Soundtrack at Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Music.
- For a list of all the Quotes, see Paper Mario: The Rewind Chronicles/Quotes
- "What do you mean, I talk too much?! I'm a Goomba, it's what we do!" - Goombeverly
|Main Characters||Mario • Princess Peach • Bowser • Kammy Koopa • Cron • Tocca • Tolle • The Shades • Baron Valdric • Altari • Gaspar • King Nevulus|
|Partners||Goombeverly • Archie • Katrina Koopa • Tutankaboom • Bandart • Norman • Lan • Sgt. Sniegs • Buck • Viona • Coggs • Arh T. • Midnight Guy • Bridgit • Lummy • Jammer IV • Felicity Flutters • Harharos • Torie • Ratsuki • Arex • Diya • L'Anton • Pianhildr|
|Mario's Chapters||An Astral Sign of the Times • A Royal Disaster • Settling the Scores • A Whirled West Adventure • Mario Takes the Stage • On the Edge of the Land and Sky • A Scorching Skirmish in the Snow • Mayhem on the Crystal Blue • The Rayvolt Conspiracy • Full Steam Ahead • Hidden in Plain Sight • Golden Linings in the Clouds • The Rewind Chronicles|
|Peach's Chapters||The Valdrian Invasion • A Prickly Situation • Tasty Trials in the Sugardome • Dissonance and Direty • A Flowery Dilemma • Battle on the Borderlines • Infront, Back and Beyond • One's Act, One's Profit • Chilling Tales in the Fjord • Peach Aims Skyward • Lightning in the Dark • A Steppe in the Wrong Direction • Rightful Heir|
|Locations||Astral City • Kooprenia • Bomankh • Whirled West • Crescent Shades • Tianye Mountains • Surefire Snowfields • Piranhipine Islands • Foggybog Swamp • Steamboat Skies • Astral University • Sky Citadel • Epoch Horizon • Toad Town • Soleil Sands • The Sugardome • Tenortown • Shimmerock Cliffs • Kingdom Crossing • The Infront • Midori Mountains • Flashfreeze Fjords • Altitude Borders • The Thunderspikes • Sunstained Steppe • Ruined Toad Town|
|Lists||Tattle Log • Badges • Items • Recipes • Pit of 100 Trials • Audience • Original Soundtrack • Characters List • Gallery • Quotes|