One day, Princess Toadstool, or Peach, is on a trip to Rogueport, the town of pirates, thieves, and other assorted criminals. Peach's trusted caretaker Toadsworth is, of course, making sure she stays out of trouble - but he is also not letting her have any fun. So she sneaks away while he is not looking and a street vendor catches her eye. The mysterious vendor tells her that he has a box that only a purehearted person can open, and inside is the key to vast treasure. Peach succeeds in opening the box, which contains a map. She sends the map and a letter to Mario...but by the time he gets to Rogueport, Peach is gone. Mario begins to search for her, and eventually discovers that the map can lead to the seven Crystal Stars - the mystical keys to opening a door deep within the Rogueport underground that is said to lead to the greatest treasure in the world. This door is the Thousand-Year Door. Mario sets off to gather the stars and find Peach. Along the way, he meets new friends and ... Written by
11 October 2004 (USA)
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Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
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When Mario approaches the arena in Glitzville for the battle with Rawk Hawk, one of the crowd members calls him Jumpman. This is the name Mario went by in the original Donkey Kong. See more
My grandpappy used to tell me great stories... World 7-1, that was his 'hood. I'm gonna become champion to honor his memory, man!
Spun-off from Super Mario Bros.