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Overlook Tower

This is a walkthrough for Overlook Tower in Paper Mario: The Origami King. Read on to learn locations for all Overlook Tower collectibles and treasure, hidden toads, hidden blocks, and confetti holes, as well as other useful tips and strategies for getting through this area.

Previous Area Earth Vellumental Temple
Current Area Overlook Tower
Next Area Autumn Mountain

Overlook Tower Walkthrough

Overlook Tower - Third floor

1 Overlook Tower - Elevator on the first floorEnlarge
Inside the tower, fill in the giant hole in front with confetti. Press the elevator button to open it and rescue a Toad.
2 Overlook Tower - Pencils in the elevatorEnlarge
Ride in the elevator until you are attacked by colored pencils. Hammer the colored pencils back into the wall. The elevator will go back to the bottom, and you'll start a battle with Paragoombas.
3 Fill in the hole by the staircase and climb up. At the top, go in the door to the left and a cutscene with a Chef Toad will begin.
4 Go back out and through the door to the right to the restaurant. Continue through into the far door into the kitchen.
5 Overlook Tower - Mini Goombas in the fridgeEnlarge
Open the steel doors and hit the box inside with your Hammer to let a swarm of Mini Goombas escape. Hammer all the Goombas in the kitchen and the restaurant.
You can find a list of all Mini Goomba locations further down. Click here to jump!
6 Return to the room with the Chef Toad and receive a bag of confetti. Use the confetti to fill the hole and climb up the staircase.
7 At the top, missiles will start flying down and flying horizontally around the area. Jump over them to avoid them, or Mario will take damage.
8 Overlook Tower - Cracked wall on third floorEnlarge
After a while, a target will start appearing on Mario, after which a missile will fly at the target. Keep dodging and find the wall with a crack in it. Move Mario in front of it, then jump out of the way so the target aims at the cracked wall. The missile will break the wall, allowing Mario to go through.
9 Walk to the central tower and hammer the red button. Targets will start appearing around the ground – dodge them or hide under parasols to avoid missiles.
10 A ladder will come down, allowing Mario to climb up to the top of Overlook Tower. Go up quickly to avoid being hit by missiles flying out from either side of the screen.
11 On the next floor, take the next staircase to continue to the top of the tower.
12 Overlook Tower - Paper Mario - Colored Pencils Boss Battle.png
After a cutscene, a boss battle with Colored Pencils will begin.
13 Overlook Tower - Max Confetti UpEnlarge
Once you've defeated the Boss, go onto the Magic Circle and use the 1,000-Fold Arms to destroy the Red Streamer. You'll get an upgrade allowing you to hold more confetti.
14 Use the telescope on the left for 10 coins to look at Peach's Castle.
15 Climb down Overlook Tower. Outside, go down from the peak to the right, and fill in the hole in the staircase leading to the cable car with confetti. Ride the cable car to Autumn Mountain.
You can also go down from the peak to the left and go in the Pipe in the back-left return to Picnic Road, where the Sensor Lab is now available.

Red Streamer Part Cleared

Red Streamer Cleared

Clearing Overlook Tower means you've cleared the Red Streamer part of the game. Congratulations!

Autumn Mountain Walkthrough

Overlook Tower Video Walkthrough

Kitchen Goomba Locations

Mini Goomba (Cockroach) Locations

Overlook Tower - All Mini Goomba Locations

Mini Goomba Locations
1 Kitchen Kitchen: On the floor by the white plates, easy to spot.
2 Kitchen On the floor, circling the pot with a happy face.
3 Kitchen Pot on the stove with a mad face. Jump in to get the bugger!
4 Kitchen On the wall above the fried egg on the stove.
5 Kitchen Will fly off the carrot drawing and land on the green pepper drawing on the left wall.
6 Kitchen On the white plates on the top right shelf.
7 Restaurant Behind the cart on the right wall.
8 Restaurant Furthest in the back on the right wall, above the cupboard.
9 Restaurant On the floor, circling the table furthest to the right.
10 Restaurant On the white plate on the floor, between two tables.
11 Restaurant Under the menu on the middle table.
12 Restaurant On the floor, circling the table furthest to the left
13 Restaurant On the wall, crawling on the bottle drawin.
14 Restaurant On the restaurant sign on the back wall.

Where Are the Kitchen Goombas? | All Kitchen Goomba Locations

Boss Strategy Guide

Colored Pencils

The Missile Maestro - Colored Pencils.png
Colored Pencils is a boss battle that happens in two phases. The gist of the first phase is to close the boss's lid by attacking on of the back three spaces with your Hammer, or by using the 1,000-Fold Arms from a Magic Circle. This will cause it to fire upon itself, then stun it for a follow-up.

In the second phase, when it uses the Rainbow Roll attack, you can approach from the front and use the 1,000-Fold Arms to grab the Pencils, then slam them into its base to deal a ton of damage.

For a full walkthrough of this boss battle, including ring puzzle solutions, see the guide below.

Boss Battle Guide: How to Beat Colored Pencils

Overlook Tower Toad Locations

16 Locations Total

Overlook Tower - Elevator on the first floorEnlarge In the Elevator Door After filling the hole in front of the elevator, press the button to the right to open it and get the Toad out.
Overlook Tower - On the WallEnlarge Flag on the Wall Use the box shelves on the right to jump up and hit the red-dotted flag on the wall.
Overlook Tower - Bucket by the Box ShelvesEnlarge In the Bucket There's a bucket in need of hammering next to the box shelves. It will fall and three Toads will spill out.
Overlook Tower - On the Souvenir TableEnlarge On the Bottom-Right Table 1 Go to the table to the bottom right and hit the triangles on the table there. Three triangles will fall on the ground. Hit them again to free the Toads.
Overlook Tower - On the Souvenir Table Toad number 2.pngEnlarge On the Bottom-Right Table 2 Hit the second triangle to free the Toad.
Overlook Tower - On the Souvenir Table Toad number 3.pngEnlarge On the Bottom-Right Table 3 Hit the third triangle to free the Toad.
Overlook Tower - Sourvenir Card StandEnlarge In the Souvenir Card Stand Hit the Card Stand to the left of the entrance several times to get a Toad out.
Overlook Tower - Restaurant CupboardsEnlarge Cupboard in the Restaurant Open the cupboard in the far back of the restaurant.
Overlook Tower - Kitchen DrawersEnlarge Drawers in the Kitchen Hit the drawers to the left of the fridge to find a Toad.
Overlook Tower - Mushroom on the ScaleEnlarge Mushroom on a Scale On the top left shelves in the kitchen, there's a folded mushroom you can hit to find a Toad.
Overlook Tower - Bowls on the Top Right ShelfEnlarge White Bowls on the Shelf Hit the Toad inside the deep, white bowls on the top right shelf to get it down.
Overlook Tower - Fried Egg in the KitchenEnlarge Fried Egg in the Kitchen Hit the fried egg on the stove in the kitchen to free a Yellow Toad.
Overlook Tower - Embarrassed Toad ChefEnlarge Embarrassed Chef Toad After getting rid of all Mini Goombas, talk to the Chef in the room with the staircase.
Overlook Tower - Up on the WallEnlarge Sticker on the wall Hit the blank square with sketch lines around it for a ? Block to appear. Use this to jump up and free the Toad from the Sticker.
Overlook Tower - Pencil by the ElevatorEnlarge Near Save Block The small blue pencil stuck by the elevator is a fake, so hammer it to find a Toad.
Overlook Tower - Tourist TelescopeEnlarge On the Tourist Telescope On the floor where the Red Streamer was, hit the right Telescope to get a Toad. You can pay first to see a close-up of this Toad's face, if you want!

Overlook Tower Collectible Treasure Locations

2 Locations Total

Overlook Tower - Treasure No. 28.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 28:
Chef's TRULY WILD Special
After clearing Overlook Tower, return to the restaurant. Talk to the chef in the kitchen to receive Treasure No. 28.
Overlook Tower - Treasure No. 29.pngEnlarge Treasure No. 29:
Overlook Tower
After clearing Overlook Tower, return to Open-Air Cafe on the 3rd Floor. Talk to the Blue Toad at the coffee stand to receive Treasure No. 29.

Overlook Tower ? Block (Hidden Block) Locations

1 Locations Total

Overlook Tower - Block No. 1.jpgEnlarge

Overlook Tower Not-Bottomless (Confetti) Hole Locations

3 Locations Total

Overlook Tower - Hole No. 2.jpgEnlarge Overlook Tower - Toad.pngEnlarge
Overlook Tower - Hole No. 3.jpgEnlarge

Story Walkthrough Related Links

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Red Streamer Icon.pngRed Streamer
Whispering Woods Toad Town
Graffiti Underground Picnic Road
Overlook Mountain Earth Vellumental Temple
Overlook Tower -
Blue Streamer Icon.pngBlue Streamer
Autumn Mountain Chestnut Valley
Water Vellumental Shrine Eddy River
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Big Sho' Theater -
Yellow Streamer Icon.pngYellow Streamer
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Heart Island Spade Island
Club Island Ice Vellumental Mountain
Diamond Island Sea Tower
Scuffle Island ? Island (Question Mark Island)
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Green Streamer Icon.pngGreen Streamer
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