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** Sun and Moon have another side quest of this sort: Kalos's Legendary Pokémon, Zygarde, appears in this game, but its cells are scattered throughout the region, and you have to collect them. The more cells you get, the more powerful you can make your Zygarde. But there are 100 of them scattered across the four islands, and while some are always present, some only appear in the daytime, and others only appear in the nighttime.
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', you have Kinstones, which each matching pair having a different effect (unlocking secret paths, removing barriers, making special items available, etc.)
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', which has the Nintendo Gallery. You have to take pictures of pretty much every character, enemy, and boss- all 133 -in the game. Well, here's your Picto Box. Have fun!
*** [[SidetrackedByTheGoldenSaucer And it is fun!]] Too bad that the [[spoiler:Knuckle]] sculpture can be {{Permanently Missable|Content}}. Thankfully fixed in the HD rerelease.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': Many, many things, but one worth particular mention is the Gold Skulltula quest. Technically they're a case of GottaKillThemAll, but you still have to retrieve the tokens that they drop when they die. There's a whole hundred of them, and you have to revisit some dungeons with new equipment you didn't have the first time around to get them. Ah, yes, and if they're not in a dungeon, you can only find them at night…but considering how early and easily you can get the Sun's Song, that's not really a big deal. Have fun.
*** While they are fully optional, the prizes that they yield are well worth it; collect ten to get a bigger wallet (capacity for 200 Rupees), collect twenty to get the Stone of Agony (if you have a Rumble Pak, it shakes when secret caves are nearby), collect thirty to get the biggest wallet (capacity for 500 Rupees), collect forty to get some Bombchus (bombs that run along the ground towards their target; they are incredibly expensive), and collect fifty to get a Piece of Heart. But what if you collect all 100? Talk to the last guy whose curse is broken, and he'll give you 200 Rupees…''every time you talk to him.''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' should get special credit; it's one of only three N64 games that was so detailed and complicated in gameplay that it needed the RAM Expansion Pak to play (and the only one of the three that didn't have Rareware in a dominant part of the development). In addition to Pieces of Heart, weapons, songs, wallets, fairies, hidden bosses, and various other odds and ends, the game has 24 masks to collect. Only six of them are absolutely necessary to complete the main storyline[[note]]The Deku Mask, the Goron Mask, the Zora Mask, the Garo Mask, the Captain's Hat, and the Gibdo Mask[[/note]] (though some others make it easier), but the other 18 are necessary for 100% completion. Oh, and the 24th one? Obtainable only by collecting all of the other masks.

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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap'', you have Kinstones, which each matching pair having a different effect (unlocking secret paths, removing barriers, making special items available, etc.)
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', which
''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has the Nintendo Gallery. You have to take pictures of pretty much every character, enemy, and boss- all 133 -in the game. Well, here's your Picto Box. Have fun!
*** [[SidetrackedByTheGoldenSaucer And it is fun!]] Too bad that the [[spoiler:Knuckle]] sculpture can be {{Permanently Missable|Content}}. Thankfully fixed in the HD rerelease.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': Many, many things, but one worth particular mention is
the Gold Skulltula quest. Technically they're a case of GottaKillThemAll, but you still have to retrieve the tokens that they drop when they die. There's a whole hundred of them, and you have to revisit some dungeons with new equipment you didn't have the first time around to get them. Ah, yes, and if they're not The ones located in a dungeon, you the overworld can only find them be found and slain at night…but night, but considering how early and easily you can get the Sun's Song, that's not really a big deal. Have fun.
*** While they are fully optional, the prizes that they yield are well worth it; collect
Every ten Skulltula Tokens earned up to get 50, a bigger wallet (capacity cursed character is cured and a reward is given to Link, but for 200 Rupees), collect twenty to get the Stone of Agony (if you have a Rumble Pak, it shakes when secret caves are nearby), collect thirty to get the biggest wallet (capacity for 500 Rupees), collect forty to get some Bombchus (bombs that run along the ground towards their target; they are incredibly expensive), and collect fifty to get a Piece of Heart. But what if you collect all 100? Talk to the last guy whose curse is broken, and he'll give you 200 Rupees…''every time you talk to him.''
character all 100 spiders must be slain.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'' should get special credit; it's is one of only three N64 games that was so detailed and complicated in gameplay that it needed the RAM Expansion Pak to play (and the only one of the three that didn't have Rareware in a dominant part of the development). development), and one of the reasons is the vast number of collectibles. In addition to Pieces of Heart, Heart (52, the most in any game in the series), weapons, songs, wallets, fairies, hidden bosses, bottles (six, another record to date), and various other odds and ends, the game has 24 masks to collect. Only six of them are absolutely necessary to complete the main storyline[[note]]The Deku Mask, the Goron Mask, the Zora Mask, the Garo Mask, the Captain's Hat, and the Gibdo Mask[[/note]] (though some others make it easier), but the other 18 are necessary for 100% completion. Oh, and the 24th one? Obtainable The very last one in particular is accessible only by collecting all of the other masks.masks.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', in addition to the vast array of sunken treasure in the sea (obtainable only by collecting and opening the Treasure Charts hidden through all of the Great Sea), as well as Heart Pieces and other goodies, has the Nintendo Gallery. You have to take pictures of every character, enemy (with some exceptions), and boss in the game, for a total of 134. [[PermanentlyMissableContent And some of them have limited appearances, so beware]]. It's easier to complete in the HD remake, as even the formerly-missable pictures can be earned via Miiverse.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap The Minish Cap]]'', you have Kinstones, which each matching pair having a different effect (unlocking secret paths, removing barriers, making special items available, etc.)



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the Silent Realms- [[NoGearLevel gearless]] [[StealthBasedMission stealth-based]] sections in which you must collect the 15 Tears in each while avoiding the Guardians.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the Silent Realms- [[NoGearLevel gearless]] [[StealthBasedMission stealth-based]] sections in which you must collect the 15 Tears in each while avoiding the Guardians. Among optional collectibles, the Gratitude Crystals and Goddess Statues stand out.



* Creator/{{Rare}} seems to be in love with this trope, managing to shoehorn ''huge'' numbers of things you need to collect into practically every game. To the point where it's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d [[SelfDeprecation hilariously]] in the beginning of ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Nuts 'n Bolts''.

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* Many Creator/{{Rare}} seems to be in love with this trope, managing to shoehorn games have ''huge'' numbers of things you need to collect into practically every game.collect. To the point where it's {{lampshade|Hanging}}d [[SelfDeprecation hilariously]] in the beginning of ''VideoGame/BanjoKazooie: Nuts 'n Bolts''.



*** And last but not least, the Nintendo Coin and Rareware Coin, which are vital to the game's completion and only attainable through side quests that involve beating in-game arcade games (one being the aforementioned game unlocked by the Banana Medals, and the other being hidden in [[ThatOneLevel the third level]], [[EternalEngine Frantic Factory]], which must be beaten twice to obtain it). Now you know why it's one of the three N64 games that needs an Expansion Pak to be played.

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*** And last but not least, the Nintendo Coin and Rareware Coin, which are vital to the game's completion and only attainable through side quests that involve by beating in-game arcade games (one being the aforementioned game unlocked by the Banana Medals, and the other being hidden in [[ThatOneLevel the third level]], [[EternalEngine Frantic Factory]], which must be beaten twice to obtain it). Now you know why it's one of the three N64 games that needs an Expansion Pak to be played.


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** ''VideoGame/JetForceGemini'' has this through TheGreatRepair, as the characters have to collect the missing parts of an ancient ship to intercept and stop the BigBad from landing an asteroid towards Earth. And in turn, one of the ship parts can only be earned after rescuing all 282 Tribals in the game, a difficult task for which all levels have to be extensively explored.
24th Jun '17 10:27:57 PM Mitis
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* ''Series/{{Warehouse13}}'': This is a show, similar to ''Series/TheLostRoom'' above, where objects have special powers for one reason or another (for example, a gun invented by Nikola Tesla is shoots energy bursts that knock people unconscious), and the Warehouse is trying to collect them.

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* ''Series/{{Warehouse13}}'': ''[[Series/{{Warehouse13}} Warehouse 13]]'': This is a show, similar to ''Series/TheLostRoom'' above, where objects have special powers for one reason or another (for example, a gun invented by Nikola Tesla is shoots energy bursts that knock people unconscious), and the Warehouse is trying to collect them.
24th Jun '17 10:23:10 PM Mitis
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** Gold Skulltulas. Technically they're a case of GottaKillThemAll, but you still have to retrieve the tokens that they drop when they die. There's a whole hundred of them, and you have to revisit some dungeons with new equipment you didn't have the first time around to get them. Ah, yes, and if they're not in a dungeon, you can only find them at night…but considering how early and easily you can get the Sun's Song, that's not really a big deal. Have fun.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'': Many, many things, but one worth particular mention is the Gold Skulltulas.Skulltula quest. Technically they're a case of GottaKillThemAll, but you still have to retrieve the tokens that they drop when they die. There's a whole hundred of them, and you have to revisit some dungeons with new equipment you didn't have the first time around to get them. Ah, yes, and if they're not in a dungeon, you can only find them at night…but considering how early and easily you can get the Sun's Song, that's not really a big deal. Have fun.



** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the Silent Realms- [[NoGearLevel gearless]] [[StealthBasedMission stealth-based]] sections in which you must collect the 15 Tears in each while avoiding the Guardians. (Extra bonus: you have to leave your ExpositionFairy behind.)

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has the Silent Realms- [[NoGearLevel gearless]] [[StealthBasedMission stealth-based]] sections in which you must collect the 15 Tears in each while avoiding the Guardians. (Extra bonus: you have to leave your ExpositionFairy behind.)
24th Jun '17 10:20:39 PM Mitis
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** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' has been blamed by some as [[GenreKiller killing]] the collectathon PlatformGame genre by single-handedly making gamers completely sick of it.
*** Simply put, this is because there is a '''''ton''''' of collectables. There are 200 Golden Bananas ({{Plot Coupon}}s), 3500 regular Bananas (required to access each level's boss; there are 100 bananas for each of the five Kongs on each of the seven Levels), 35 Banana Medals (required to access a mini-game with a prize required to beat the game, obtainable only by collecting at least 75 regular Bananas), 20 Banana Fairies (which boost your carrying capacity for Crystal Coconuts and unlock [[spoiler:the secret 201st Rareware Golden Banana]] if you collect them all), 40 Blueprints (increases time limit of the final level's TimedMission and can be exchanged for Golden Bananas), 10 Battle Crowns (needed to open the door to K. Rool on the last level), 8 Boss Keys (required to open the way to the final battle), and countless Banana Coins (currency to obtain new skills, which include 3 potions per Kong and three potions for ''all'' Kongs, a weapon for each Kong and its subsequent upgrades, and a musical instrument for each Kong and its subsequent upgrades), among others. There's also the Nintendo Coin and Rareware Coin, which are vital to the game's completion and only attainable through side quests that involve beating in-game arcade games (one being the aforementioned game unlocked by the Banana Medals, and the other being hidden in [[ThatOneLevel the third level]], [[EternalEngine Frantic Factory]], which must be beaten twice to obtain it), and the Bananaportals that let you warp from place to place on each level. Now you know why it's one of the three N64 games that needs an Expansion Pak to be played.

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** ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong64'' has been blamed by some as [[GenreKiller killing]] the collectathon PlatformGame genre by single-handedly making gamers completely sick of it.
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it. Simply put, this is because there is a '''''ton''''' of collectables. There are collectables.
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200 Golden Bananas ({{Plot Coupon}}s), Coupon}}s);
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3500 regular Bananas (required to access each level's boss; there are 100 bananas for each of the five Kongs on each of the seven Levels), Levels);
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35 Banana Medals (required to access a mini-game with a prize required to beat the game, obtainable only by collecting at least 75 regular Bananas), Bananas);
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20 Banana Fairies (which boost your carrying capacity for Crystal Coconuts and unlock [[spoiler:the secret 201st Rareware Golden Banana]] if you collect them all), all);
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40 Blueprints (increases time limit of the final level's TimedMission and can be exchanged for Golden Bananas), Bananas);
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10 Battle Crowns (needed to open the door to K. Rool on the last level), level);
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8 Boss Keys (required to open the way to the final battle), battle);
*** 41 Bananaporters (let you warp from place to place once you've activate both; there are five pairs in the hub level
and countless the first seven levels, and one more in the final level);
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Banana Coins (currency to obtain new skills, which include 3 potions per Kong and three potions for ''all'' Kongs, a weapon for each Kong and its subsequent upgrades, and a musical instrument for each Kong and its subsequent upgrades), among others. There's also upgrades);
*** And last but not least,
the Nintendo Coin and Rareware Coin, which are vital to the game's completion and only attainable through side quests that involve beating in-game arcade games (one being the aforementioned game unlocked by the Banana Medals, and the other being hidden in [[ThatOneLevel the third level]], [[EternalEngine Frantic Factory]], which must be beaten twice to obtain it), and the Bananaportals that let you warp from place to place on each level.it). Now you know why it's one of the three N64 games that needs an Expansion Pak to be played.
24th Jun '17 10:02:23 PM Mitis
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* ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasOogiesRevenge'', meanwhile, is a sequel to the film's events, and it goes a lot heavier on the collection aspects.
** Holiday Doors. The seven Holiday Doors are the driving force behind the plot, though their exact significance only becomes clear in Chapter 13, just after the halfway point of the game.
** Jack's powers: you can upgrade the Soul Robber, but it's the Halloween Presents in Santa Jack form that fit this best, with three presents (four in easy mode) that each have upgrades.
** Figurines, detailing every character, boss, and baddie in the game; some you only find in Hidden Places, and others you need to clear the levels with good performance for. Speaking of which...
** Level rankings: at the end of each level, the game judges you on Clear Time, Maximum Combo, Damage Taken, and Exclamation Marks collected (by scaring the baddies). The lowest rank is D, and the highest is S; you need to get A in all four in order to claim the level's figurine(s), and the game averages out all the ranks after you win to give your overall score.
** Jack's House: Accessible between Levels or in them, you'll find all the game's special features here, such as all the cutscenes you've seen—and I mean ALL of them—the soundtracks you've collected, your figurine collection, and the outfits you've collected. Speaking of which...
** [[YourRewardIsClothes Outfits]]: Clearing the game unlocks up to four alternate outfits for Jack, depending on how well you do. Clear the game with an overall score of C or higher to get Pajama Jack, B or higher to get Dancing Jack, A or higher to get Thespian Jack, and a perfect S, along with both of the Secret Chapters cleared, to get Phantom Jack. Oh, yeah, and even if you get a perfect S the first time, you still have to beat the final boss four times to get all the outfits.
23rd Jun '17 12:22:35 PM Mitis
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* ''VideoGame/JakAndDaxter'': The first game is strictly this, collecting Power Cells to advance the plot.



** As of the Generation IV games, just seeing the different 'mons is enough to satisfy the game's professor, so catching them is even more optional, though you usually do get something for collecting them all as well. Even then, though, the game usually forgives you for not having the Mythical Pokémon- a group of promotion-only Pokémon that can't be obtained legitimately through actual gameplay.
** There's this Pokémon called Vivillon, a butterfly whose wing patterns vary depending on your 3DS region. There are [[http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/666.shtml 20]] patterns to gather (two of which are event-only), and some are even rare because of player rarity! There's a reason why people joke about it being the 666th Pokémon! Similarly, you have Unown (which comes in 28 versions- one for each letter of the alphabet plus ! and ?) and some other Pokémon that come in different variations.

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** As of the Generation IV games, just seeing the different 'mons is enough to satisfy the game's professor, so catching them is even more optional, though you usually do get something for collecting them all as well. Even then, though, the game usually forgives you for not having the Mythical Pokémon- a group of promotion-only Pokémon that can't be obtained legitimately through actual gameplay.
gameplay.[[note]]The only exception is Deoxys, who was made part of the aftergame in [[VideoGame/PokemonOmegaRubyAndAlphaSapphire ORAS]].[[/note]]
** There's this Several Pokémon called come in a variety of different forms, with you being able to collect all of them. Purely aesthetic examples include Unown, Gastrodon, Florges, and Vivillon, a butterfly whose wing patterns vary depending on your 3DS region. There are [[http://www.serebii.net/pokedex-xy/666.shtml 20]] patterns to gather (two of which are event-only), and some are even rare because of player rarity! There's a reason why people joke about it being the 666th Pokémon! Similarly, you have Unown (which comes in 28 versions- one for each letter of the alphabet plus ! and ?) and some other Pokémon examples that come in different variations.affect its battling capabilities include Deoxys, Wormadam, Gourgeist, and Oricorio.
22nd Jun '17 7:49:19 AM Mitis
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* The Great Cave Offensive game in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' lets you win by just running straight to the right and beating a few bosses ... but it's not a VICTORY unless you pick up the 60 treasures along the way.
* ''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' - The Crystal Shards are needed for OneHundredPercentCompletion ([[spoiler: and access to the TrueFinalBoss]]); you can also collect enemy data cards if you feel like it.

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* The Great Cave Offensive game in ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'' lets you win by just running straight to the right and beating a few bosses ... but it's not a VICTORY unless you pick up the 60 treasures along the way.
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''VideoGame/Kirby64TheCrystalShards'' - The Crystal Shards are needed for OneHundredPercentCompletion ([[spoiler: and access to the TrueFinalBoss]]); you can also collect enemy data cards if you feel like it.it.
** ''VideoGame/KirbySuperStar'': Kirby can win the Great Cave Offensive by just running straight to the right and beating a few bosses ... but it's not a VICTORY unless he picks up the 60 treasures along the way.
** ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand'': The plot is gathering the scattered pieces of Magolor's dimensional airship, the Lor Starcutter.


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*** In ''Super Mario Sunshine,'' they take it a step further by making the player hunt for blue coins. Normally, blue coins are just uncommon coins worth five normal coins, but in this game, they're collectables. 30 in each of the seven levels with another 19 in the main area, 1 in the tutorial area, and 10 in the final area. The point of that is that a shop on Delfino's pier will trade a Shine Sprite for 10 blue coins, meaning that one-fifth of the game's Shine Sprites are dependent on blue coins.
22nd Jun '17 7:25:08 AM Mitis
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* While it isn't mandatory to beat the game, Jack Skellington can collect the scattered belongings of the citizens of Halloween Town in ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasThePumpkinKing'', a video game {{Prequel}} to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. Sally's shoe, Mr. Hyde's hat, Barrel's lollipop, and the Mayor's black widow spider bowtie are just a few of the items Jack can find in the game.
* ''Videogame/{{Okami}}'': The plot has you collect the thirteen Zodiac Gods; you can also collect treasures, fish, and Stray Beads just for the hell of it.

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* ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasThePumpkinKing'', a video game {{Prequel}} to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas'', features this. While it isn't mandatory to beat the game, Jack Skellington can collect the scattered belongings of the citizens of Halloween Town in ''VideoGame/TheNightmareBeforeChristmasThePumpkinKing'', a video game {{Prequel}} to ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''. Town, such as Sally's shoe, Mr. Hyde's hat, Barrel's lollipop, and the Mayor's black widow spider bowtie are just a few of the items Jack can find in the game.
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* ''Videogame/{{Okami}}'': The plot has you collect the thirteen Zodiac Gods; you can also collect treasures, fish, and Stray Beads just for the hell of it.fun.
22nd Jun '17 7:23:41 AM Mitis
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* Every Mario RPG ever made. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' has Star Pieces, ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' has Star Spirits, ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'' has Crystal Stars, ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has Pure Hearts, ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar Sticker Star]]'' has pieces of the Sticker Comet, ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' has pieces of the Beanstar, ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Partners in Time]]'' has pieces of the Cobalt Star and ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Bowser's Inside Story]]'' has Star Cures. All are crucial, although their importance varies.

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* ** Every Mario RPG ever made.made is the same. ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' has Star Pieces, ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' has Star Spirits, ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor The Thousand-Year Door]]'' has Crystal Stars, ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'' has Pure Hearts, ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioStickerStar Sticker Star]]'' has pieces of the Sticker Comet, ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'' has pieces of the Beanstar, ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime Partners in Time]]'' has pieces of the Cobalt Star and ''[[VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiBowsersInsideStory Bowser's Inside Story]]'' has Star Cures. All are crucial, although their importance varies.
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