How to Play the Paper Plane Shooter Minigame | Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch)

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This is a guide to winning the Paper Plane Shooter minigame in Paper Mario: The Origami King, for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how and where you can play the Paper Plane Shooter Minigame!

How to Unlock the Paper Plane Shooter Minigame

Clear the Green Streamer

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After clearing the Green Streamer, your next goal is to go back to Peach's Castle, which is next to Hotfoot Crater. However, to reach that area, you need to win the Paper Plane Shooter Minigame first.

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Paper Plane Shooter Minigame Location

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You can play the Paper Plane Shooter minigame after the Bowser's Airship cutscene. Find the Airship in the last area of Bowser's Castle. Then, ride the Airship to start the cutscene.

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How to Play the Paper Plane Shooter Minigame

Aim and Fire

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To aim at the Paper Planes, you can choose from two kinds of controls:

  • Motion Controls
  • Left Stick

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After choosing the controls, get ready to aim the Paper Planes. Aim slightly ahead of the paper planes and press the A Button to fire and blast your enemies. Don't worry about running out of Bob-ombs - you have unlimited ammo! Fire as many as you want!

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How to Win the Paper Plane Shooter Minigame

Aim Ahead of the Planes

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Don't aim at the planes directly, as it will take some time for the Bob-ombs to reach where you aim. Aim slightly ahead of the planes' trajectories, to successfully hit them with the Bob-ombs!

Don't Get Distracted by Kamek

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As you start shooting the Paper Planes, Kamek will appear in the battle. It will help you defeat the enemies by using Magic. Make sure to aim the Paper Planes, and not Kamek!

Collect Hearts

You are given a total of 5 hearts in this game. When you got hit by the Paper Planes, you will lose a Heart. Collect many Hearts as you can to survive this battle.

Save the Koopa Paratroopa

Don't let the Paper Planes hit the Koopa Paratroopa! It will reward you a Heart for saving his shell.

Defeat Final Paper Plane

After several batches of Paper Planes, you will encounter the final Paper Plane, which shares the same color scheme as Olly! Its large size makes aiming easier, but it also means that it'll take a lot more Bob-ombs to beat it. Fire away until the final Paper Plane is destroyed!

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