|Paper Mario: The Sacred Book|
| 14 January 2013 |
16 January 2013
17 January 2013
21 March 2013
|Story Mode, Minigame Mode|
|Media Included||ZGP Optical Disk|
Paper Mario: The Sacred Book (Paper Mario: The Scripture in Japan), is the sequel to the 3DS version of Paper Mario. Like the whole of the series, excluding Super Paper Mario, partners make an appearance and grants the player different abilities. Tattles return and newer enemies appear in the game!
Thousands of years ago, when the Mushroom Kingdom was founded by 4 of Princess Peach's ancestors, a book was written by the 4. This book was kept safe as it was believed to foretell the Kingdom's future. Only the Royal Family had access to that book! One of the events foretold was that one day... a monster would attack the Kingdom and steal the book. But this prediction was yet to come true... It had confused many, including Mario! In addition, a "dark" book was made by the 4 and that had different tales about the Mushroom Kingdom.
Several days later, the prediction had come true. Masked vilains had attacked the Kingdom in search of the dark book. It was unknown if was the army of Bowser or Super Dimentio. Peach read the book to find that Bowser would use the Dark Book to take over the world, however Dimentio would try to reform the Void. Moments later, Peace had been trying to lock the Dark Book in a safe, but it had flew out of Peach's hands out into the Kingdom. Suddenly, Peach realised that both books are gone!
A cutscene activates where both Dimentio and Bowser appear! They decided to become Allies and work together. The book is in their hands until they find that they suddenly fuse together, forming Dimser (Bowsentio in PAL regions). It's up to Mario and Luigi to find the pages and take back the Light and Dark Books and return the book back to Princess Peach, restoring the peace of the world. Scriptures from the book were torn out and scattered across the world.
A Toad comes to help Mario on his quest! Mario hesitantly agrees and the Toad (referred to as Mr. Toadly!)! The first chapter of the False Book is found in Peach's castle and all of a sudden, Mario gets warped to a different world and the journey starts!
Chapters and Areas
- Mushroom Kingdom (main hub)
- Shroom Colesseum (the "Pit of 100 trials")
Chapter 1- Mushroom Town
- Shroom Village
- Shroom Shack
- Shroom Woods
- Goom Boom's fortress
Chapter 2- Riverside Forest
- Troopa Tropics
- Magikoopa Maze
- River Rhomp
- Goomba Gardens
Chapter 3- Dusky Desert
- Dawn Dune Desert
- Dusk Desert
- Sandy Palms
- Dig Down Underground
- Dusty Dune Desert
Chapter 4- Hurry Highway
- Hurry Highway
- Racing Roundabout
- Uptown Level
- Dabble Downtown
Chapter 5- Spooky Swamp
- Blooper Beach
- Underwater Cave
- Koopa Cove
- Spooky Swamp
- Lazy Lake
Chapter 6- Massacre Mansion
- The Gateway
- Blue Bomb Basement
- Freaky Foyer
- The Graveyard
Chapter 7- 8Bit Island
- Bloom Bit Field
- NES World 1-2
- Mushroom Mountain
- Bitlands Part 1
- Bitlands Part 2
- Dusty Dome
Chapter 8- Count Bleck's Rundown Fort
- Bleck Gateway
- Bleck Museum Hallway
- Bleck Fort
- Dimentio's Dome
Chapter 9- Bowser Castle
- Bowser's Airship
- Castle Grounds
- The Dungeon
- Bowser Jr.'s Fort
- Bowser Castle
- Kammy's Kastle
Chapter 10- Dimser Island
- Dimension Beach
- Bowser Jungle
- Dimser Fort
- Dimser Castle
Mario has the same features from previous games, except with a few changes. He jumps slightly higher and the games features voice acting! In addition, Yoshi is one of the partners and Mario has the ability to ride on Yoshi! Like the main series games, Yoshi has his own controls.
The battle system from the first 2 Paper Mario Games return in this game. In addition, Mario's hammer returns as well as the use of items and badges, renamed as "Stickers". The stickers can be changed in-fight.
Throughout the game, Mario, just like the past game, uses partners. His partners have purposes in both the overworld and battle. They can be upgraded by Merlon by giving him 3 Crystal Stars. Every partner knows two moves when he or she joins the party, learns the third after being upgraded to Super Rank, and masters the final move after attaining Ultra Rank.
|Mr. Toadly is one of Peach's most loyal servants. He is very shrewd and seems to understand any of his surroundings! He seems to be very hesitant in choices with Mario.|| Tattle|
|Reveals enemy stats.|
| Head Spin|
|Spins next to an enemy, stunning it then whacks them with his shroom cap.|
|Jumps up in the air and lands on the enemy with a bellyflop.|
|Protects Mario from 2 enemy attacks|
|Goombilly was a resident of Gloomsville and is an orphan. He'd lost his parents to Bowser and had lived on his own for many years. He loves to explore unique places and discover hidden treasures! Word goes that he's related to Goombario!||Headbonk|
|Hits enemy twice.|
|The Goomba Allies from the previous games trample over the enemies.|
|Attacks enemy repeatedly for diminishing damage (minimum 1 per hit).|
|Bites an enemy, poisoning it. Or if it is a Koopa Troopa, knocks the enemy onto it's back (shell).|
|Koopina is a rich Koopa who loves to explore different places. Unlike many Koopa Troopas, she has a pink shell and pink boots. According to Mr. Toadly, she was Koops' ex-girlfriend when she found out he has another girlfriend, Koopie Koo. She also seems to know a lot of martial arts, but doesn't like to use them... sometimes! She even wear's a diamond bracelet which she never takes off.||Shell Toss|
|Hits the enemy with her shell.|
|Summons a giant shell which defends Mario from Attacks for 1 turn.|
|Throws a Diamond at 2 enemies, deducting 3 HP.|
|Similar to Shell toss, except hits all ground enemies and air enemies.|
|Smash is a Pixl who is Cudge's brother. He was one of the few Pixls that wasn't locked away or hidden for 1500 years as he was unaware of the 2 Prognosticuses. Instead, he lived in Construction Sites. His hammer-head seems to weigh him down...||Hammer Smash|
|Hits the enemy once.|
|ONLY WORKS FOR AIR ENEMIES! Spins towards the air enemies and knocks them to the ground.|
|Hits all ground enemies|
|Whacks the ground creating an earthquake, causing the background to fall on the enemies.|
The game introduces 10 new enemies:
- Spike-Top Gleemba
That's Goom Boom... the most gigantic Goomba to exist! And he's fat! Wowza! Max HP is... WHAT?! THE HIGHEST I'VE SEEN SO FAR! Max HP is 30! Attack is 4 and defence is 2... Why is his head flashing red?
|Goom Boom's Fortress|
Max HP: 40 (1st)
Attack: 4 (first time)
Defence: 3 (first time)
First Battle: That's Kammy Koopa! One of Bowser's henchmen! Wow... she's an old bag! But unfortunately, her "magical" wand has lots of powers! HP IS 40?! Attack is 4, but with her magic, it can raise to 8! And defence is 3!
Second Battle: Hey, It's Kammy.... again! She seems stronger! But we have to be brave and beat her! She may be old, but remember, she can put up quite a fight.... Now, her Max HP is 70, Attack is 6 ... and defence is 7!
Third Battle: How many times do we have to fight this old hag? She seems to have learnt some new attacks! Max HP is 150!! Her attack is 9 and defence is 8! Good luck, Mario!
|Freaky Foyer, Dusty Dome and Kammy's Kastle|
|Fuzzy King||Dig Down Undergound|
In Paper Mario: The Sacred Book, there are over 30 sidequests for the player to (optionally) complete. Various rewards are given!
- This game features the most enemies in the Paper Mario series, the original having 120, Thousand-Year Door having 124 and Super Paper Mario having 182 enemies. This game has a total of 191 enemies
- However, some don't count the enemies that have no defence point (eg. Goombas, Gloombas and Gleembas), deducting the enemy count to 181.
- This is the first Paper Mario game in which Peach being kidnapped doesn't occure straight away. However, she is kidnapped when the player starts Chapter 3 in which Mario receives an email from Toadsworth that she has "disappeared".
- Although Dimser is the NTSC name and Bowsentio is the PAL name for the final boss, the names with "Dimser" in them stay in the PAL versions, (eg. Dimser Castle would've been Bowsentio Castle in the PAL versions)
None so far...
The author has said that there may be a possibility of a sequel, but nothing is known. It seems quite unlikely of a sequel for another year or so.