Check out this Paper Mario: The Origami King Beginner's Tips Guide. Find out what to do early game, major gameplay features in Origami King, useful gameplay tips & more!
Beginner's Tips Guide: What To Do
Progressing Through The Main Story
Pursue The 5 Streamers
Your main goal in the Origami King should be to finish the story! Whenever you're in doubt, check your menu's map to see what locations are remaining.
Location Of The 5 Streamers
|Red||Picnic Road / Overlook Mountain|
|Blue||Autumn Mountain / Shogun Studios|
|Yellow||Scorching Sandpaper Desert|
|Purple||The Great Sea|
You'll be heading to zones in the order listed above, but don't worry: you'll be able to freely return to zones as well, so even if you forget something, you can take care of it later.
Note that if you manage to get 100% completion of everything, you will get to see Origami King's Secret Ending upon completing the game. If you're interested in that, make sure to work toward completion on your first time through a zone as well!Check Out The Story Walkthrough Guide Here
Buy Accessories ASAP
Check The Accessory Shop Frequently
Starting after you unlock the shop by talking to the Toad in Picnic Road, you'll be able to access the Accessory Shop. Here you'll be able to buy items which can help you out in battle. These effects include reducing damage taken, increasing health, and increasing turn time!Check Out A List Of Accessories Here
Get The Puzzle Solver
Get From The Battle Lab
When you get access to the Battle Lab in Toad Town you will also get the Puzzle Solver for free. This item shows you the solutions for in-game battles! If you're struggling to find a solution in time, or would just prefer to save a little bit of time, pick this item up!
Get Health Upgrades
Upgrading Your HP
Getting more HP is a good way to make battles a little bit easier. Heart containers that increase your HP are scattered all over the world, but if you're not careful you might miss them!
Click to EnlargeAutumn Mountain
|Inside a cave when you fall off the left edge of the tall grass plains (Gives you +5 Max HP)|
Click to EnlargeWater Vellumental Shrine
|Go down the hallway to the right when you enter, it'll be in in front of a wall (Gives you MAX HP +5)|
Scorching Sandpaper Desert
|Hidden in a group of rocks.|
The above are only some of the places we've confirmed - when we find more we will update this!Check Out A Full List Of Max HP Ups
Stock Up On Coins
Used For Various Purposes
Coins in Origami King are the main incentive for battling. They fulfill a wide range of roles and are thus extremely useful to have at all times. They can be used to buy weapons, buy accessories, buying battle turn time, and even summon Toads in battle to help you out.Learn How To Get Coins Fast From Here
Paying Toads In Battle
By spending coins in battle, you can summon Toads. From what we've seen so far, Toads can provide you with the optimal path to a particular boss, as well as with health recovery!
Find Toads Along The Way
In every zone of the game, you'll find small origami figures that are actually transformed Toads! If you hit or interact with these, you'll be able to free the Toad. It doesn't seem like it will be necessary to get all Toads, but it's possible there will be completion rewards for getting all Toads, so we recommend trying to find all of them as you play.Check Out The Toad Locations Guide Here
Unlocking Toads Improves Toad Town
Collecting Toads has other benefits as well - it seems you'll be able to upgrade the facilities in Toad Town by doing this! A new Accessory Shop will open, and the town will become populated as well.Check Out Our Toad Town Guide Here
Filling In Holes
The world of Origami King is also littered with Not-Bottomless Holes, which you can fill up using Confetti! Confetti can be found pretty much everywhere, but will run out rather quickly. Challenge yourself to fill up every hole you come across!
Battle System Overview
Sliding Ring Puzzle
The Battle System in Origami King is somewhat unique - you'll have to manipulate a 4 layer circular ring within a time limit to line up your enemies and take them out. Doing so will grant you a damage bonus. It'll be important to get yourself acquainted with this battle system to play the game efficiently!Check Out Our Battle System Guide Here
Practice In The Battle Lab
If you're not too familiar with the battle system, head to the Battle Lab in Toad Town! You'll be able to practice using the hammer, boots, guarding, and more here!Check Out The Battle Lab Guide Here
One new component to Origami King is the idea of weapon durability. You'll be equipping various Hammers and Boots on your journey, but some of the rarer, higher-damage ones will break after repeated use. This means it'll be important to keep stocked up on weapons on your travels!Check Out Our Full Weapon List Here
The 1000-Fold Arms
The 1000-Fold Arms will be a way for you to solve puzzles, both in the overworld and in boss battles! This ability can be activated in certain locations to help you find Toads and other secrets!Check Out The 1000 Fold Arms Here
Origami King will feature several mini games, which will likely have various rewards for players to get, including Collectible Treasures!Check Out Our Mini Games Guide Here
Around the time you hit the second streamer, you should be able to unlock another mode of Fast Travel between areas called... Fax Travel! Since you're paper, that also means you can be freely faxed anywhere in the world! You have to unlock these locations in order to use the fast travel, so make sure not to skip them!Check Out A List Of Sensor Lab Locations
In a few zones, players will have access to different vehicles to traverse the landscape. One of these is the Boot Car, accessible in the Scorching Sandpaper Desert!Check Out The Vehicles List Here