Paper Mario: The Origami King Battle System

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Paper Mario is back and has a whole new battle system in Paper Mario: The Origami King. This is a guide on the new battle system unique to the series. Here you can learn how the battle system and boss battle systems work!

Paper Mario's Battle System

Ring-Based Battles

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In battle, Paper Mario stands in the middle of a ring while enemies are scattered in individual grids that make up the ring. These rings are key to winning the battle. Master the ring, master the battle!

Line Up Enemies

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At the start of the battle, you can spin the grids around and slide them back and forth to move enemies around and place them into positions that will give you an advantage in battle. If enemies are lined up correctly you can even get Attack Power-Up that will give you an edge in battle!

Time Limit and Ring Moves

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Not only do you need to be smart about moving the grids but you also have to be quick. There is a time limit when moving the grids into the positions you think will give you the best chance in battle. You also have a limited number of rings you can move so make sure you are moving the right one!

Use Weapons to Attack

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After lining up the enemies comes the fun part – it is time to attack! Pick a weapon to attack enemies in certain positions on the grid. For example, the Shiny Boot will attack enemies lined up in the targeted row. Picking the right weapon is important to fully make use of your line ups!

Use Items for Special Effects

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You can also choose to attack with an item. This will not only attack the enemies but will also have a special effect that will help you in battle. One item with an amazing effect is the Pow Block. Using it allows you to deal damage to every enemy in the ring!

Battle System for Boss Battles

Mario Starts Outside the Ring

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Instead of starting inside the ring like in normal battles, Paper Mario will start outside, making boss battles unique from normal battles. This puts a twist that entirely changes how the battle works. This means entirely new and different strategies are going to be needed for these bosses!

Create a Path for Mario

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While normally, you will be moving the grids to position your enemies, in boss fights you will instead be moving the grids to create a path for Paper Mario to follow to get to the boss and attack!

Lead Mario to Weak Points or Attack Power-Ups

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Not only can you lead Paper Mario to the boss to attack, but you can also lead him to the boss's weak points to deal with major damage and even receive attack power-ups on the way there!

Related Links

Paper Mario: The Origami King Links
Walkthrough Bosses Enemies
Weapons Beginner's Tips -

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