History VideoGame / PaperMarioStickerStar

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* DevelopersFOresight:

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* ADogNamedDog: New characters of old species are subject to this. Wiggler [[spoiler: in both his forms]], the Snifit host and the many Toads are among them. Taken to a head with [[spoiler:a letter to Toad from Toad in 5-1's junkyard]].

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* ADogNamedDog: New characters of old species are subject to this. Wiggler [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in both his forms]], the Snifit host and the many Toads are among them. Taken to a head with [[spoiler:a letter to Toad from Toad in 5-1's junkyard]].



* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: All Mizzter Blizzard really wanted was a body that couldn't melt. He even apologizes after you beat him!]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:All Mizzter Blizzard really wanted was a body that couldn't melt. He even apologizes after you beat him!]]



* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Can we really call Mizzter Blizzard a villain? All he wanted was a body that couldn't melt...]]

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* AntiVillain: [[spoiler: Can [[spoiler:Can we really call Mizzter Blizzard a villain? All he wanted was a body that couldn't melt...]]



* AttackReflector: The recommended Thing to bring to the battle with Gooper Blooper is the Sponge. Use it directly before he does his poison spit attack and the sponge will absorb it and spit it back at him. This not only poisons him for 30 damage per turn, but it also blinds him, making him miss with all of the numerous attacks he launches.



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler:The Toad who runs the Whiteout Valley lift is apparently brought back to life from his picture through the power of paperization.]]

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* BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead:
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[[spoiler:The Toad who runs the Whiteout Valley lift is apparently brought back to life from his picture through the power of paperization.]]



* ButThouMust: If you attempt to use one of the alternate exits to Wiggler's tree house after getting the scrap to place it but before getting the segment, Kersti will say something along the lines of looking through too many parts of the forest would get you lost, and Mario will automatically jump back.

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* ButThouMust: ButThouMust:
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If you attempt to use one of the alternate exits to Wiggler's tree house after getting the scrap to place it but before getting the segment, Kersti will say something along the lines of looking through too many parts of the forest would get you lost, and Mario will automatically jump back.



-->'''Kersti:''' You know what? Forget you! Here--pick one of these answers so we can move on. [[note]]The answer choices are "Yes" and "Yeah".[[/note]]
* CallBack: [[spoiler:When you find all of Luigi's hiding places, he leads the credits parade like in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.]]
** It is also a CallBack to the first [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 Paper Mario]], [[spoiler: where Luigi also led the parade during the credits]].
** And [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor the sequel]], [[spoiler: but he was a shadow that time, like everyone else in the credits.]]

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-->'''Kersti:''' You know what? Forget you! Here--pick one of these answers so we can move on. [[note]]The (Your answer choices are "Yes" and "Yeah".[[/note]]
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* CallBack: CallBack:
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[[spoiler:When you find all of Luigi's hiding places, he leads the credits parade like in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG''.]]
** It is
''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' and ''VideoGame/PaperMario64''. This also a CallBack to the first [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 Paper Mario]], [[spoiler: where Luigi also led the parade during the credits]].
** And [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor the sequel]], [[spoiler:
references his cameo in ''[[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor TTYD]]'', but he was a shadow that time, like everyone else in the credits.]]



* {{Cap}}: Damage is capped at 99 per hit, which can be reached with powerful stickers and status effects.

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* {{Cap}}: {{Cap}}:
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Damage is capped at 99 per hit, which can be reached with powerful stickers and status effects.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: So many characters, from mainstays [[note]]the Merlon family, Kammy Koopa[[/note]] to Paper Mario series exclusive enemies [[note]]Spiked Goomba, Koopatrol[[/note]], neglect to make an appearance. [[spoiler: Although you can find some research notes left by [[VideoGame/PaperMario Parakarry]] and [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Goombella]] among the trash in Shy Guy Jungle.[[note]]Only in the American version, though.[[/note]]]]

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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: So many characters, from mainstays [[note]]the Merlon family, Kammy Koopa[[/note]] to Paper Mario series exclusive enemies [[note]]Spiked Goomba, Koopatrol[[/note]], neglect to make an appearance. [[spoiler: Although [[spoiler:Although you can find some research notes left by [[VideoGame/PaperMario [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 Parakarry]] and [[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor Goombella]] among the trash in Shy Guy Jungle.[[note]]Only in the American version, though.[[/note]]]]



** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': [[spoiler: To get to Bowser's Castle, you must go to a previous ally who can fly you there.]]

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** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': [[spoiler: To [[spoiler:To get to Bowser's Castle, you must go to a previous ally who can fly you there.]]



* DemotedToExtra: [[spoiler: Luigi, who was a very important character in the previous Paper Mario, is only a background character in this one.]]
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Try tilting the 3DS up and down while having your shiny stickers showing in the touch screen.
** Addtionally, when a health bar is visible (say, in a battle), try giving your 3DS a little shake.

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* DemotedToExtra: [[spoiler: Luigi, [[spoiler:Luigi, who was a very important character in the previous Paper Mario, is only a background character in this one.]]
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersFOresight:
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Try tilting the 3DS up and down while having your shiny stickers showing in the touch screen.
** Addtionally, Additionally, when a health bar is visible (say, in a battle), try giving your 3DS a little shake.



* EasterEgg: Each world in ''Sticker Star'' has Luigi hidden in one level. Paperizing allows you to remove him, but this doesn't seem to affect anything except a count given just before the finishing credits.



* EnemyMine: Some stickers give Mario the ability to summon friendly mooks, like a Koopa to kick into enemies.
** Even though partners don't exist in this game, an enemy does help you out: [[spoiler: the Wiggler/Flutter flies you to Bowser's Castle.]]

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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Some stickers give Mario the ability to summon friendly mooks, like a Koopa to kick into enemies.
** Even though partners don't exist in this game, an enemy does help you out: [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Wiggler/Flutter flies you to Bowser's Castle.]]



*** First Boss: [[spoiler:Either the Scissors or the Fan when he starts to split.]]

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*** First Boss: [[spoiler:Either [[spoiler:Use either the Scissors or the Fan when he starts to split.]]



*** Third Boss: [[spoiler:The sponge, which will absorb the poison and then shoot it back for a lot of damage.]]
*** Fourth Boss: [[spoiler:Fire-related Things or/and fire stickers.]]
*** Fifth Boss: [[spoiler:Wait for the boss to use its spin attack, knock it over, and AttackItsWeakPoint with jumps.]]

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*** Third Boss: [[spoiler:The sponge, which [[spoiler:Equip the sponge before the boss uses his poison spit. The sponge will absorb the poison and then shoot it back for a lot of damage.damage, in addition to blinding the boss, making all of his attacks miss.]]
*** Fourth Boss: [[spoiler:Fire-related Things or/and fire stickers. Especially the Burnhammer.]]
*** Fifth Boss: [[spoiler:Wait for the boss to use its spin attack, knock it over, and AttackItsWeakPoint with jumps. Alternatively, use a POW Block, and if the boss gets crumpled, his weak point is revealed, allowing you to attack it.]]



** Also, a few of the minibosses are like this. The Big Boo is weak to [[spoiler: the Fan]], for instance. Then there are the Big Chain Chomps, who cannot be harmed. And when they wake up, it doesn't help. To beat the first one, you need to [[spoiler: go around it, hammer the stake before fighting it, then let it wake up in the fight. But this own't work for the second one, who's already awake. For this one, you need to use a Baahammer sticker, run away, hammer the stake, then fight it and wait for it to wake up. Oh, and if you don't have more than 10 HP, you can't win the fights.]] Bowser Jr., too, in his later fights--the second one lets you [[spoiler:knock his Bob-ombs out of his hands with Hurlhammers, making them blow up in his face]], while the final fight against him has him protected by a shield that reduces just about all damage to ScratchDamage [[spoiler:except for batting his own attacks back at him with a Raccoon Tail, which do 50 damage each and destroy his shield.]]
** Wiggler's diary in world 3. The only hint at its existence is that there is a blank book in Wiggler's house and one entry is automatically gotten when you find the last segment. However, the game doesn't tell you that you got the entry. The rest of the sidequest isn't better: you need to go to certain places with a Wiggler segment following you: [[spoiler: A dandelion at the end of world 3-2, the poisoned hot springs in world 3-8, the cliff with a view of the ship in world 3-6 and the game show in world 3-10]]. There is no hint that these places mean anything and to top things off, the sidequest can be LostForever if you don't do it soon enough.

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** Also, a few of the minibosses are like this. The Big Boo is weak to [[spoiler: the Fan]], [[spoiler:the Vacuum]], for instance. Then there are the Big Chain Chomps, who cannot be harmed. And when they wake up, it doesn't help. To beat the first one, you need to [[spoiler: go [[spoiler:go around it, hammer the stake before fighting it, then let it wake up in the fight. But this own't work for the second one, who's already awake. For this one, you need to use a Baahammer sticker, run away, hammer the stake, then fight it and wait for it to wake up. Oh, and if you don't have more than 10 HP, you can't win the fights.]] Bowser Jr., too, in his later fights--the second one lets you [[spoiler:knock his Bob-ombs out of his hands with Hurlhammers, making them blow up in his face]], while the final fight against him has him protected by a shield that reduces just about all damage to ScratchDamage [[spoiler:except for batting his own attacks back at him with a Raccoon Tail, which do 50 damage each and destroy his shield.]]
** Wiggler's diary in world 3. The only hint at its existence is that there is a blank book in Wiggler's house and one entry is automatically gotten when you find the last segment. However, the game doesn't tell you that you got the entry. The rest of the sidequest isn't better: you need to go to certain places with a Wiggler segment following you: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A dandelion at the end of world 3-2, the poisoned hot springs in world 3-8, the cliff with a view of the ship in world 3-6 and the game show in world 3-10]]. There is no hint that these places mean anything and to top things off, the sidequest can be LostForever if you don't do it soon enough.



* HeartContainer: The HP-Up Hearts. They also increase the power of Mario's first strikes, making it possible to attack an enemy and defeat it without entering battle.

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* HeartContainer: The HP-Up Hearts.Hearts increase Mario's health by 5 per Heart. They also increase the power of Mario's first strikes, making it possible to attack an enemy and defeat it without entering battle.



** [[spoiler:Depending on how good you are with Infinijump stickers, this could double as a Senseless Sacrifice.]]



* LeadTheTarget: Out of battle, some enemies are surprisingly good at predicting where the player will be based on the direction you're moving.
** This also needs to be done with the giant cheep-cheep at the beginning of the 2nd visit to World 5-3 onwards, or Mario will be defeated in one gulp, and even then, there's still the raft...

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* LeadTheTarget: LeadTheTarget:
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Out of battle, some enemies are surprisingly good at predicting where the player will be based on the direction you're moving.
** This also needs to be done with the giant cheep-cheep Cheep Chomp at the beginning of the 2nd visit to World 5-3 onwards, or Mario will be defeated in one gulp, and even then, there's still the raft...



* MatryoshkaObject: The Bowser Snow Statue. As you lower its HP, what's controlling it is ultimately revealed to be [[spoiler: Mizzter Blizzard]].

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* MatryoshkaObject: The Bowser Snow Statue. As you lower its HP, what's controlling it is ultimately revealed to be [[spoiler: Mizzter [[spoiler:Mizzter Blizzard]].



** The enemies and bosses in this game have considerably more complex paper constructs than its [[{{VideoGame/PaperMario}} pred]][[{{VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor}} eces]][[{{VideoGame/SuperPaperMario}} sors]], and they get more complex as the game goes on [[spoiler:until you eventually reach the final boss made of ''cardboard''.]]

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** The enemies and bosses in this game have considerably more complex paper constructs than its [[{{VideoGame/PaperMario}} pred]][[{{VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor}} eces]][[{{VideoGame/SuperPaperMario}} [[VideoGame/PaperMario64 pred]][[VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor eces]][[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario sors]], and they get more complex as the game goes on [[spoiler:until you eventually reach the final boss made of ''cardboard''.]]



** The third time you fight Bowser Jr., [[spoiler: he boasts a ''monstrous'' 300 HP! How do you beat him? By using Tail stickers to reflect the spike balls he fires right back at him for 50 damage each.]]

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** The third time you fight Bowser Jr., [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he boasts a ''monstrous'' 300 HP! How do you beat him? By using Tail stickers to reflect the spike balls he fires right back at him for 50 damage each.]]



** During Gooper Blooper's boss fight, a jazzy version of the classic Super Mario Bros. theme begins to play if you [[spoiler: use the Sponge Thing to absorb his poison blast and shoot it back at him]].

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** During Gooper Blooper's boss fight, a jazzy version of the classic Super Mario Bros. theme begins to play if you [[spoiler: use [[spoiler:use the Sponge Thing to absorb his poison blast and shoot it back at him]].



* UnexpectedCharacter: Making their ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' debuts: Bowser Jr., Kamek, Petey Piranha and... [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Gooper Blooper]]? [[spoiler:And [[OneSceneWonder Birdo]]?]]

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* UnexpectedCharacter: Making their ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' ''Paper Mario'' debuts: Bowser Jr., Kamek, Petey Piranha and... [[VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine Gooper Blooper]]? [[spoiler:And [[OneSceneWonder Birdo]]?]]



* WakeUpCallBoss: Tower Power Pokey. 300HP, 10 Defense, can deal 5 to 10 damage per turn (sometimes stunning the player and DOUBLING THE DAMAGE THEY TAKE for at least a turn), and can heal. Unless you're well-prepared, he will wreck you. He also introduces the fact that unless you puzzle the bosses to death, you're not going to get far.

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* WakeUpCallBoss: Tower Power Pokey. 300HP, 300 HP, 10 Defense, can deal 5 to 10 damage per turn (sometimes stunning the player and DOUBLING THE DAMAGE THEY TAKE for at least a turn), and can heal. Unless you're well-prepared, he will wreck you. He also introduces the fact that unless you puzzle the bosses to death, you're not going to get far.
16th Nov '16 11:28:36 AM DrNoPuma
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* CreepyJazzMusic: The evil wizard Kamek has a jazz theme called "The Blue Wizard". Its BossRemix has a similar style.
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* TheMaze: One wrong turn in the Bafflewood will send you back to the beginning. Fortunately the maze is quite small and there are plenty of blank signs to place a sticker on as a reminder of where you've been.
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* PopQuiz: Sniffit or Whiffit is a quiz game with high stakes. For every wrong answer Mario makes, the room fills with more toxic gas.
6th Sep '16 2:51:53 PM Sammettik
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* ContinuityReboot: Effectively acts as one to the Paper Mario series, since the crossover with ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigi'', ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPaperJam'', takes ''many'' more cues from this game than from the preceding three.
6th Sep '16 2:50:29 PM Sammettik
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* ContinuityNod: When Mario [[spoiler:powers up for the final stage of the boss fight with Bowser]], the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score switches to an arrangement of the Yoshi's Island invincibility theme]], mixed with [[spoiler:Kersti's leitmotif]].

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* ContinuityNod: ContinuityNod:
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When Mario [[spoiler:powers up for the final stage of the boss fight with Bowser]], the [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic score switches to an arrangement of the Yoshi's Island invincibility theme]], mixed with [[spoiler:Kersti's leitmotif]].leitmotif]].
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'': Snifits, Ninjis and even green-colored Pokeys make an appearance. The main title theme is also a remix of the ''Super Mario Bros 2'' credits theme.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'': Several powerups from the game return, like Goomba's Shoe (which takes the form of the Super Boot and Clone Jump stickers) and the Frog Suit.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'': Gooper Blooper and Petey Piranha are bosses in the game. Bowser Jr also makes his Paper Mario debut as one of the CoDragons, and the whole "Peach is his mother" thing is referenced in Snifit or Whiffit.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'': The boom box plays a version of the music from Space Zone 2.
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': [[spoiler: To get to Bowser's Castle, you must go to a previous ally who can fly you there.]]
** ''VideoGame/MarioBros'': Mural Koopas are depicted crawling on all fours, like Shellcreepers.



* MythologyGag: There are several nods to older Mario games:
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'': Snifits, Ninjis and even green-colored Pokeys make an appearance. The main title theme is also a remix of the ''Super Mario Bros 2'' credits theme.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'': Several powerups from the game return, like Goomba's Shoe (which takes the form of the Super Boot and Clone Jump stickers) and the Frog Suit.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'': Gooper Blooper and Petey Piranha are bosses in the game. Bowser Jr also makes his Paper Mario debut as one of the CoDragons, and the whole "Peach is his mother" thing is referenced in Snifit or Whiffit.
** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand2SixGoldenCoins'': The boom box plays a version of the music from Space Zone 2.
** ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiSuperstarSaga'': [[spoiler: To get to Bowser's Castle, you must go to a previous ally who can fly you there.]]
** ''VideoGame/MarioBros'': Mural Koopas are depicted crawling on all fours, like Shellcreepers.
30th Aug '16 10:51:27 PM GrammarNavi
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* HeroicSacrifice:[[spoiler:Kersti in the final battle. The wish Mario makes on the Royal Stickers revives her shortly afterwards.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice:[[spoiler:Kersti HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Kersti in the final battle. The wish Mario makes on the Royal Stickers revives her shortly afterwards.]]
30th Aug '16 10:50:47 PM GrammarNavi
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: All Mitzer Blizzard really wanted was a body that couldn't melt. He even apologizes after you beat him!]]

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler: All Mitzer Mizzter Blizzard really wanted was a body that couldn't melt. He even apologizes after you beat him!]]



* FakeLongevity: Although, in this case, it's only if you're trying to get all the Super Flags, which are [[CosmeticAward CosmeticAwards]] that act as de facto "achievements" in this game. On the other hand, [[spoiler:they make prominent appearances in both the ending the scene, and the credits during the parade, including the ones you didn't get.]] While most of them can acquired prior to completing the game (including the "50 Battle Spinner Jackpots" Super Flag), at least three may require both farming (the "Spend 10,000 coins" Super Flag), and grinding (the "1000 Excellent Attacks", and "500 Perfect Bonuses" Super Flags), which would have to be done both before completing the game (hence holding up the progression of the story), or afterwards.

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* FakeLongevity: Although, in this case, it's only if you're trying to get all the Super Flags, which are [[CosmeticAward CosmeticAwards]] Cosmetic Awards]] that act as de facto "achievements" in this game. On the other hand, [[spoiler:they make prominent appearances in both the ending the scene, and the credits during the parade, including the ones you didn't get.]] While most of them can acquired prior to completing the game (including the "50 Battle Spinner Jackpots" Super Flag), at least three may require both farming (the "Spend 10,000 coins" Super Flag), and grinding (the "1000 Excellent Attacks", and "500 Perfect Bonuses" Super Flags), which would have to be done both before completing the game (hence holding up the progression of the story), or afterwards.



* HeroicSacrifice:[[spoiler: Kersti in the final battle. The wish Mario makes on the Royal Stickers revives her shortly afterwards.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice:[[spoiler: Kersti HeroicSacrifice:[[spoiler:Kersti in the final battle. The wish Mario makes on the Royal Stickers revives her shortly afterwards.]]
8th Aug '16 1:08:10 PM SergeBernhardt
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* EasyLevelsHardBosses: In contrast to it's predecessor ''Super Paper Mario'', which was the [[HardLevelsEasyBosses inverse,]] ''Sticker Star'' has fairly large areas without many dangers or difficult places [[GuideDangIt (confusing puzzles notwithstanding),]] and the lack of ExperiencePoints means that normal battles can be easily skipped without any consequences. Most of the difficulty actually comes from the boss fights themselves, but the difficulty is mostly about finding out which sticker or [[LimitBreak Thing]] is the most effective and [[ForMassiveDamage exploiting the boss' weakness by using the correct one.]] However, this means that if you're using a walkthrough [[GuideDangIt (which is very common given the game's nature),]] even the bosses will become a cakewalk since you'll know how to beat them, making this a [[SubvertedTrope subversion.]]
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