Game Script by chandlerbing
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time on SuperCheats.com
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Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
For Nintendo DS
Game Script
Version 2.5
By chandlerbing
Wing_pui@hotmail.com

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This Game Script FAQ was updated on: 6 September 2006


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Contents
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|- Prologue ..................................... PLGE   |
|- The Beginning ................................ BGNG   |
|- Toadwood Forest .............................. TDFT   |
|- Vim Factory .................................. VMFY   |
|- Princess Peach's Castle (Present).............        |
|- Yoshi's Island ............................... YIID   |
|- Inside Monster................................ IEMR   |
|- Princess Peach's Castle (Present).............        |
|- Gritzy Desert ................................ GYDT   |
|- Princess Peach's Castle (Present).............        |
|- Thwomp Volcano ............................... TPVO   |
|- Star Hill .................................... SRHL   |
|- Princess Peach's Castle (Present)                     |
|- Princess Peach's Castle (Past) Finale........ PPCPF   |
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|Extra Scenes                                            |
|                                                        | 
|- Fawful........................................ FLSP   |
|- TEH L33T HAMM3R BROZ ......................... HRBR   |
|                                                        |
|- Credits ...................................... CRDT   |
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SCRIPT UPDATE:
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CODY HICKMAN has kindly submitted a scene (Aurora Blocks) that
was not present in the Game Script.




====================
PROLOGUE - PLGE
====================

Really, really, long ago... way far out in space in a dark, dank 
place shunned by starlight... there was this creepy planet floating 
alone... The beings of this world were... creepy. They spent their 
time staring creepily into space. Just creepy day dreaming, right? 
Wrong. They were searching. Searching for a new home.

At last, they fixed their creepy gazes on a distant land, a land of 
beauty and peace.


====================
THE BEGINNING - BGNG
====================



=========================
- Peach's Castle (Past) -
=========================

TOADSWORTH
Oho! Young Masters Mario and Luigi! I've anxiously awaited your 
arrival! Yes, indeed, the princess craves playmates, I'm afraid, 
she's rather tantrummy. Please go to her at once! Please. I beg of 
you, go to the princess. She awaits playmates in that room up ahead.

TOADSWORTH
I say! What's this hullabaloo? What of the princess?

BWAHAHA!

BABY BOWSER
I, Prince Bowser, am taking Princess Peach with me! You two babies 
can scram!

TOADSWORTH
Absolute nonsense! I rather think that you'll do no such thing! En 
Garde!

- Bowser fires flames at Toadsworth -

B.BOWSER
Your turn, Super Diaper Bros.!

- After the battle -

B. BOWSER
I'm... I'm a prince! I can't lose to you! Bluuuuuurgh.



===============================
PRINCESS PEACH CASTLE - Present
===============================

Famed inventor Prof. E. Gadd has completed his time machine! The 
machine's energy source? This amazing Cobalt Star! The unveiling took 
place at Peach's castle and was seen by luminaries from near and far. 
Princess Peach was reportedly overjoyed by the contraption... so 
overjoyed in fact that she promptly set off on a voyage to the 
Mushroom Kingdom's past! Of course, her able ward Toadsworth is 
beside himself with worry. Details at 11!

TOADSWORTH
Princess!! Your majesty, please return!
I say, I am simply beside myself with worry.

GADD
Heh heh heh. No need to worry yourself. My machine's safe as can be. 
Why, there's a 99.99999999 per cent chance the princess will return!

TOADSWORTH
THE HORROR!

- He faints -

TOAD 1
Toadsworth! Wake up! Toadsworth!

TOAD 2
Whoa, he worried so hard, he KO'd himself! Mario, I'm pretty sure 
Toadsworth has a Refreshroom in his room. Think you could go get it?

LAKITU
On direct feed, Cloud Cam view of Peach's castle, coming up!

- After Mario retrieves the Refreshroom -

TOAD 2
Toadsworth! Any final words? Can I have your cane?

TOADSWORTH
Princess...

TOAD 1
Doctor! SPEAK, man! Will Toadsworth recover?

DOCTOR
Oh, the prognosis is grim... I'm afraid our dear Toadsworth has 
worried himself into a state of Shroomshock. Without the restorative 
properties of a Refreshroom, there's naught we can do.

TOAD 2
Toadsworth!

- Mario appears and sprinkles the mushroom -

TOADSWORTH
HUZZAH!

- A time machine drops in -

GADD
Well, take a gander at that. The time machine's returned! Something's 
amiss, though. What could've gone wrong?

TOADSWORTH
Oh, princess, welcome home!

- Door opens -

TOADSWORTH
Your majesty, I've been fraught with -

- A monster pops out. Everyone runs off -

TOAD
NO sign of the princess! No! No! NOOOOOO! That awful monster...

GADD
Just take 'er easy, now. She wasn't this feller's breakfast. My DS 
time radar puts Peach somewhere in the Mushroom Kingdom of 
yesteryear.

TOAD
Time radar? TIME RADAR?! You just made that up! WhereÕd this monster 
come from, then?

GADD
That I donÕt know. And with the time machine this dinged up, weÕre 
not going anywhere.

- Luigi runs in, arms flaying -

GADD
WhatÕs that? Calm down and speak slowly! A mysterious hole has 
appeared in the garden? Hmm... it's possible the return of the 
machine tore holes in the time continuum. To the garden, fellers!

TOAD
Ah... Luigi, are you on your way to the garden? Instead, how about 
you stand guard and keep that thing from escaping and eating 
everyone?

- Luigi shakes his head -

TOAD
Oh, I see... well, if you'd rather not, I guess I can't force you to 
do it or anything. Who knows what the future holds, though? Could be 
you might face even worse things! Oh hey, so tell me, are your jumps 
coming along as well as Mario's? 'Cause he's the best. Yeah, listen, 
no offense, but next to Mario, that just seems... underwhelming. Know 
what I mean? Show him what I mean, Mario. 

Seriously Luigi, try jumping like Mario! You need more intensity or 
something. Wow... that was super! That was a great jump! Worthy of 
Mario himself. You really are brothers! Hey! You'd better hustle 
along to the garden.

=======
GARDEN
=======

GADD
As I suspected... IT'S A TIME HOLE! Yessiree, this time hole is a 
doorway to the past! No doubt about it, it appeared because of that 
time machine.

Careful there, young feller! If I'm right, that time hole leads back 
in time! Yep, to a younger Mushroom Kingdom. Question is to WHERE in 
the Mushroom Kingdom?! The other question is, if a feller were to 
jump in, could he even make it back... Hm? Use this time hole to 
rescue the priness? Hmm... now there's an idea. I'd bet dollars to 
donuts that's our best chance at saving her.

???
MASTER MARIO!

- Toadsworth's cart crashes against the time hole, knocking Luigi in-

TOADSWORTH
M-M-Master Mario! The princess! Where is Princess Peach? And what 
were those lights? And what is this odd hole?! I demand answers, sir!

- Mario leaps into the time hole -

TOADSWORTH
LASTER MARIO!


=======================
Mushroom Kingdom - Past
=======================

- Mario lands on Luigi, and suitcase appears -

???
Watch the leather, professor! No need for the shoving! Oh, you must 
be Mario. According to the professor, there should be a Luigi here as 
well, but I don't...

- Luigi gets up off the ground, knocking the suitcase out the way -

???
Oh, my! Are you Luigi? I... sorry about that. I am pleased to meet 
you. I am known as Stuffwell. Professor E. Gadd invented me. I am 
what is called a suitcase. The professor sent me back in time to be 
your assistant.

Yes, "assistant" is accurate. I'm more than just some place to store 
your belongings. I have many complex sensors and various memory 
apparati; for data retention... and er... well, suffice to say, I am 
very technologic by contraption standards. I'll be a BIG help.

- The portal close and Luigi cries. A Toad falls on Mario's head -

TOAD
The... village...

- A flying saucer flies by -

TOAD
The... village... Dank purple... Mushrooms...

- Mario and Luigi flee as the spaceships arrive and kidnap the Toad. 
They arrive at a wrecked village to see the flying saucers attack and 
beam up residents -

???
Mrrrrrrf... Mmmmrph... is... anybody there? Hello? What happened to 
these awful Shroob things? Are they gone? Me? I'm the mayor of this 
village. Nice to not see you! I was trying to hide from those Shroob 
things and got stuck... There must be a way out... that doesn't 
involving dieting.

- Mario jumps and bumps the mayor out through the chimney -

MAYOR
Ho ho! Safe at last!

- Shroobs arrive and surround the mayor -

HELP!

- Saucer beams up the mayor. The Shroobs attack and the brothers fall 
to a beam -

Meanwhile, high above Holli Jolli village...

EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY!
Baby Mario, Luigi and Peach cry.

TOADSWORTH 
PRIIIIIIINCESS! Oh! Oh, princess! Never fear, my dear. Toadsworth is 
here! Come! Let's get back to safety!

- Toadsworth takes the Princess out -

???
THIS IS THE GREAT PRINCE BOWSER! Kneel, minions! Ok, now get up! All 
personnel to the bridge!

- Baby Mario leads Baby Luigi out -

KOOPA
Hey, you there. His Grouchiness awaits you! Get your tails to the 
bridge! I wonder if you little spuds can make it on your own...

==================
BABY BOWSER's ROOM
==================

B. BOWSER
Time to show these alien jerks what the Koopa Cruiser can do! Fire 
the Koopa cannon!

Bwah ha ha ha HAAA! I am just so dang EVIL! I hope they felt honored 
to be shot down by me!

KOOPA
You're the best, Prince Bowser!

KOOPA 2
You're a Koopa's Koopa!

B. BOWSER
Bwah ha ha ha!

- The Koopa ship descends suddenly -

B. BOWSER
Hey! You call that piloting?! Pay attention, sky-nerd!

KOOPA 3
Prince Bowser! There! 4 'o clock!

KOOPA 2
These villagers are under Shroob attack!

KOOPA
Your... your orders? 

B. BOWSER
Aw, man... it's half past snack time already. We... we saw nothing! 
Everybody clear on that?

- Baby Peach cries -

B. BOWSER
MY EARS! She'll ruin us all! Fine! I'll help them.

- A cannon lands, scaring off the Shroobs -

B. BOWSER
There! Happy? You two take care of things from here. Go get 'em, Red! 
You too, Greenie!

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Young Master, if you would, please go check on those unfortunate 
villagers. That, I believe, will make the Princess most pleased, and 
perhaps avoid future tantrums. I shall wait right here for your no 
doubt triumphant return. Tally ho and all that!

- The babies find the adult Mario and Luigi -

TOADSWORTH (Past)
That was rather close, eh? Now that I see these villagers close up, 
they bear a striking resemblance to the two of you! But who knows 
when more of those awful aliens will return? I believe it best to 
take these two to Master Bowser's ship.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Toadsworth reflects in flashback
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

These monsters... their arrival seems like a horrible dream... it was 
all so sudden... Foul parasites from the Shroob planet land of utter 
creepiness! Their purpose is oh so clear! They wish to take all we 
hold dear in the Mushroom Kingdom! Our land... our very lives! Oh, 
the village is in ruins... And our beloved castle as well!

TOAD
Flee! Flee! We must escape! The castle is lost!

B. BOWSER
Prince Bowser here! Come in, Kamek! Get the Koopa Cruiser here, on 
the double!

KAMEK
MY PRINCE! Prince Bowser! Let's hightail it out of here!

++++++++++++++++
End of flashback
++++++++++++++++

TOADSWORTH (Past)
And that is how the princess and I were rescued by Master Bowser, odd 
as that sounds. And now, almost all of the Mushroom Kingdom has 
fallen under Shroob control.

KOOPA
Status report, Your Badness! We are currently on approach to Peach's 
castle. 

TOADSWORTH (past)
Our once beautiful castle... No... look at it now. No doubt those 
fiends call it Shroob castle. Rumor has it their leader is there. 
Princess Shroob. 

Eh? What's that you say? Princess Peach is being held prisoner in the 
castle? Ho ho! Surely you jest. The princess is quite safe and sound 
right here with me. 

Hmm? I beg your pardon? The future Princess Peach? The future Master 
Mario and Luigi? Ho! Ho! Ho! You poor fellows... you've gone a bit 
daffy, eh? Your noggins must have gotten bonked. Perhaps a nap?

B. BOWSER
Status report! NOW!

KOOPA 2
Your foulness! We're receiving some sort of transmission from 
Peach's... I mean, Shroob's castle!

B. BOWSER
A transmission? Put it on the monitor! Let's see what's up.

- Princess Shroob on screen speaking in an unintelligible language -

B. BOWSER
Who's this hag?

TOADSWORTH (Past) Th-that must be Princess Shroob! Undoubtedly!

B. BOWSER
Man, does anyone here have ANY idea what sheÕs blabbing about?

KOOPA 3
Ack! P-Prince Bowser! From Shroob Castle... itÕs a Shroob missile and 
itÕs headed straight for us!

B. BOWSER
Whoa! Evasive action! Koopa Cannon! FIRE!

KOOPA 3
DIRECT HIT!

B. BOWSER
Those alien DIRTBAGS! We gotta hold it together until we get back 
home!

- Ship descends and crashes down -

STUFFWELL
It's just one disaster after another with you two, isn't it? Well, my 
keen detection skills don't pick up anyone else in the immediate 
vicinity. Perhaps they were all thrown clear by the crash, what with 
the exploding. According to my ultra-radar, a new time hole has 
appeared somewhere in this castle. I think it may be advisable to 
find the time hole and return to our own time for a while.

KAMEK
PRIIIINCE! Prince Bowser! Ah-HAAAA!! You! You little red and green 
insects! Didn't I try to kidnap you once? Yeah, I did! Boy, THAT 
didn't work out so well... and you don't look quite so little 
anymore. And you're much hairier, too... weird, but none of that 
matters! You like bothering our budding master of evil, do you? Then 
I'll bother you up!

- Kamek flies off after the battle -

TOADSWORTH (past)
All right, are you? Jolly good!

STUFFWELL
Mario, Luigi... that's the new time hole. BACK TO ADVENTURE.

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Pardon me? You say we should leap into that ridiculous hole?! 
Absolute rubbish! Do you honestly believe that I would place the 
princess in such reckless endangerment?

STUFFWELL
Come on, it's time to go back to our own era. This blathering 
nincompoop is just arresting our progress.

TOADSWORTH (Past)
You... why, you SCOUNDREL! How DARE you refer to me as such? And it's 
nincomPOOP!

- Mario leaps into the time hole -

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Hah! I say! What cheek! You, I dare say, are the true nincompoops! 
Come back here this instant!

- Toadsworth leaps into the time hole -


=================================
PRINCESS PEACH'S CASTLE - PRESENT
=================================

STUFFWELL
And just like that, here we are, back in our own time. Let's hustlify 
over and see the good professor. If you're unsure where to find him, 
take a look at the top screen, if you follow me.

GADD
Hey now! Back at last! Stuffwell informed me that you were bringing 
the little fellers back with you to this time. And just look at this, 
now... they're in red and green! I am plump astounded! But then 
again, what else would the little fellers be wearing, huh? Still it 
sure tickles me to see the little bros. teamed up with the regular 
big bros.!

STUFFWELL
Professor! I must inform you, the Mushroom Kingdom of the past is in 
gargantulent trouble!

GADD
Hmm... so it's true. These Shroob creatures have made off with the 
princess, eh?

TOAD
WeÕve gotta do something! It's the PRINCESS.

GADD
Hmm

STUFFWELL
Oh, I should have mentioned. Professor... we recovered this at 
Bowser's castle in the past. I feel ashamed that I cannot identify 
it. I have no similar records in my database.

GADD
YOWZER! That's a Cobalt Star Shard! The time machine's fuel source! 
Why was it in Bowser's castle?! And how did it get broken?

- Shard moves towards the Shroob monster -

Good gravy! The Cobalt Star Shard is driving that monster crazy! 
Hmmm... could it be... yep, it could! I do believe there's a link 
between the Cobalt Star and the Shroob marauders.

TOAD
Maybe we can figure out how to defeat these alien jerks if we find 
more Cobalt Star Shards!

GADD
Possibly.

TOAD
Mario! You gotta do it! Find the other shards and rescue Princess 
Peach!

- The shard floats off and creates a time hole in west room -

GADD
That shaking was not natural. I'd wager a new time hole just opened 
here in the castle. That Cobalt Star Shard is reacting to the other 
shards that're scattered in the past!

Mario! Luigi! You youngsters get going and find these other Cobalt 
Star Shards! Oh, and by the way, if you care to check on the Cobalt 
Star Shard you've collected... just open up Stuffwell there and check 
his screens.

There's a fair chance this new time hole will lead you to more 
shards. Why don't you jump on in and head back to the Mushroom 
Kingdom of the past? Oh, wait, but before you go, I've got a present 
for you! It's a badge. Yep, items like this can power you fellers up. 
Go ahead and press start to take a gander inside Stuffwell. Well, I'm 
gonna continue my research of this alien predator. The rest is up to 
you boys. Oh, and by the by, the Shroom shop on the castle's east 
side just opened for business. You may want to stock up on items and 
whatnot before hitting the next time hole.

TOADSWORTH (Past) 
VILLAIN

TOADSWORTH (Present)
I daresay that IS her! That child you're holding, sir, she's the 
princess, Is she not?

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Keep your distance! You're not cleared to address Her Royal Highness!

TOADSWORTH (Present)
In the short time she's been gone, she's grown so small! This is why 
I was so opposed to that infernal time device!

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Someone! Anyone!

TOADSWORTH (Present)
Princess!

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Villain! Help! Someone! Is this castle deserted? 

- TW (Past) runs off with TW (Present) chasing after him -

==============================
TOADWOOD FOREST - Past - TDFT
==============================

TOADIKA
Mis... Mario. Mister Mario... Mister Mario... I am called Toadika... 
I was on the... time machine... Princess Peach. As... as soon as we 
arrived... in this time... we were attacked. A fierce... alien race 
known as... the Shroobs... came out of nowhere...


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Flashback - Peach exits the time machine
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

PEACH
Oh my goodness! What's happened here? EEEK!

- An army of Shroobs appear, with Princess Shroob in tow -

PEACH
Who are you?

++++++++++++++
End Flashback
++++++++++++++

TOADIKA
Princess Peach was... taken... by the Shroobs... and I was... 
captured by... the trees... of this forest... These trees... they're 
slowly but surely... siphoning away all our mushroom power. Our vim, 
the pure vim... then flows through the... roots of the trees deep, 
deep underground... it is gathered... at the Shroob Vim Factory... in 
the heart of the forest. Rumor has it... the mushroom power is... 
somehow changed at the... Vim Factory. It's mixed with... awful 
chemicals and... becomes the fuel for the Shroobs flying saucers. 
Mario... you must... leave me... hasten to the Vim Factory. It is 
all... that matters now. Somewhere... in that horrid place... is a 
Cobalt Star Shard. I just knew it... The Cobalt Star and Princess 
Peach.

===================
VIM FACTORY - VMFY
===================

HAMMER BROS. 1
AREA RESTRICTED. ALL NOOB INTRUDERS 2B HAXORED BY US L33T HAMM3R 
BROZ!

HAMMER BROS. 2
WE R TEH SHROOB ALLIES. WE ROXOR U AND THEN ROFL, THEN U AM CRY. WE 
RECEIVE ORDERS THRU ANTENNAS ON THESE L33T HELMETS. THEY R HOTNESS. 
WE MUST OBEY ALL ORDERS. WE LIKE 2 PWN NOOBS 4 TEH MASTER SHROOBZORS. 
U = NOOBS. BROZ = L33T. PREPARE 4 TOTAL PWNAGE. WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! 
WOOT!

- A nose suck the Mario brothers up its nostrils, then taken away -

HAMMER BROS. 2
NOOBZ STILL R NOT PWNED. CONTINUE PWNERSHIP UNTIL ALL NOOBZ R PWNED.

HAMMER BROS. 1
TEH ESCAPE IS IMPOSSIBLE. WE R 2 L33T. WE OWNZ JOO. U WILL GET 
FLATZORED BY R L33T HAMMERS.

- After the battle -

HAMMER BROS. 1
Whoa. My helmet antenna! It's broken! Oh, man, YESSS!

HAMMER BROS. 2
Hey... mine broke too! Talk about lucky! I mean, didja HEAR what was 
coming out of my mouth?

HAMMER BROS. 1
I know, dude! Seriously, who talks like that? Anyway, I think these 
tots freed us.

HAMMER BROS. 2
Ya think? You little taters trashed our antennas?

HAMMER BROS. 1
Right ON! Seriously, thanks! You saved our bacon. We were... not 
right in the head. So listen, you gotta let us thank you by hooking 
you up with these spare hammers.

HAMMER BROS. 2
Now YOU can be Hammer Bros! But we'd better teach you how to use 'em 
first.

- After defeating the caterpillar boss, Prince Bowser appears and 
steal both shards -

B. BOWSER
GWAH HA HA! LOOOOSERS! Thought you could get away with stealing my 
treasure from MY castle, did you? It's payback time! I'll take my 
treasure ... plus whatever you just picked up as compensation!

KAMEK
Prince Bowser! Let's scram!

STUFFWELL
Cruel fate! We finally succeeded in recovering the second shard and 
now this happens... shame cycle initiated. We must return to our own 
time and rework our strategy.


===============================
PRINCESS PEACH CASTLE - Present
===============================

GADD
About time you boys showed! Ran into some persnickety obstacles, did 
you?

STUFFWELL
I am deep in a shame cycle, professor. We nearly had a pair of 
fragments, but... that young Bowser fellow made off with them both.

GADD
Heh heh heh. Now, now, no need to get your leather lathered. There've 
been new time holes popping up here faster than toast on Sunday 
morning! And I tell you, one of 'em is giving off tremendous Cobalt 
Star energy readings. I've no doubt that's the time hole you want? 
Yep! That's where Baby Bowser made his escape!

STUFFWELL
Mario, Luigi, we must chase! We MUST have redemptitude!

GADD
Heh heh heh... look now, before you rush off, I think it'd be wise to 
survey the rest of the castle. And another thing! There's a noisy 
feller from the past running around with a baby. He and Toadsworth 
were in the garden. Can you make sure there's no hoopba out there?

========================================
PRINCESS PEACH CASTLE - Present - Garden
========================================

- Princess Peach crying -

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Look lively, now, elder me! We must please the princess! Put your 
back into it!

TOADSWORTH (Present)
I'm... I'm absolutely spent!

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Pull yourself together, man! Smile! I say! Smile!

TOADSWORTH (Present)
Toadsworth the Younger... The princess... she won't, she won't stop 
crying!

TOADSWORTH (Past)
Tut tut! Worry not, elder me! We're not yet begun to amuse! Arms out, 
now! 3, 2, 3, TOADSWORTH TWIST!!

TOADSOWRTH (Past)
Jolly good, elder me! Our charge is giggling! Oh, Masters Mario and 
Luigi! Grown right up, have you? I'm quite up to speed on our crisis. 
Bit of a sticky wicket. The adult Princess Peach, the Kingdom... you 
must save it all. And I shall be right here as you do, rooting for 
victory!

What's that you say, old bean? You wish to learn our move? Well, if 
it will help you fulfil your duties, of course! It would be an honor 
and a privilege! Come! Practice awaits! Chin up, elder me! Mustn't 
falter now! I should think this spin jump will give you access to 
some awfully hard to reach areas. Now, time to be off, sirs! Utilize 
the new time hole! Rescue our princess!


=====================
YOSHI'S ISLAND - Past - YIID
=============================

KYLIE
Aw, whatta lemmon! And this film ain't cheap neither. I was primed 
for a scoop, and all I get are whisky and a coupla sap babies! Huh? 
Me? Kylie koopa, ace reporter! The Koopa Kronicle's best! You know 
about the giant egg, yeah? Why, it just appeared! And THIS dame's got 
a hunch it's connected to the Shroobs. I thought I'd get the straight 
dope from the locals, but... this place's like a morgue! Where is 
everybody? And speaking of fishy, this jump platform positively reeks 
of mystery, REEKS of it! But... I hopped up there, and it didn't do 
doodley-squat. I wonder if I'm too heavy for it... say, do me a 
favour and hop up there, will ya?

Ritzy work! See anything?

YOSHI
(Shh! Don't make noise.)

KYLIE
What's the word?

- Shaking -

YOSHI
Oh no! We must flee!

KYLIE
What? What? Ooh, this reporter just got that front page fever!

- A monster devours a blue Yoshi -

KYLIE
WHATTA SCOOP! It's huge! Exclusive! Stop the presses!

- The monster devours Kylie -

KYLIE
Aw, raspberries! My scoop snacked me! Yuck! It's all so... ooky and 
gooky!

- Monster spits out Kylie and devours a yellow Yoshi -

YOSHI
(You! Release them!) Doh.

- Monster devours Yoshi and attempts to grab Mario and Luigi in the 
hut -

KYLIE
Huff... huff! I haven't been this jazzed in a Blargg's age! I can see 
the headline now! "Monster Yoob from Shroob on Ravenous Rampage!" 
Tops! Why I saw an evil looking magikoopa head into that building 
just now, but... gotta concentrate on this story! This could be my 
big break!

KAMEK
Snacks... must find snacks... score! And doesn't look like anyone's 
home so I'll just help myself to the goods. You gotta wonder why this 
place is so empty, though...

Whoa! You hairy jerks again! Chased me all the way to this stupid 
island, have you? Huzzat? You want the Cobalt Star Shard back? Hey, I 
got my own problems. I'm on a snack run for Prince Bowser. He's on 
the cliff top. I don't have time for you guys! These snacks ain't 
gonna snack on themselves!

- Kamek leaves -

KAMEK
YAAAACK!

- Monster devours and then spits out Kamek -

KAMEK
Hey, whatÕs your beef, pal? I'm not tasty enough for you? I'm prime 
koopa, you snob! You're lucky I'm in a rush. I gotta get these snacks 
to the prince, pronto, or I would whip that snooty pink tail for you.

STUFFWELL
Yes, those are Yoshi cookies... mostly just Yoshi crumbs, it seems... 
Kamek may have pilfered them all.

KAMEK
Boy, you doofusses just get on a koopa's tail and STAY there, 
don'tcha? Well, try this on for size...

- KAMEK flies high and sets fire over and over -

KAMEK
Zip! Zap! Zow! Unless those overalls are fireproof, you're gonna 
barbeque, you weenies! Give up now! You really think you're tough? 
Then make it to the cliff top, losers! I'd love to see it!

===========
Cliff Top
===========

B. BOWSER
HORK! HACK!

KAMEK
Prince Bowser, LITTLE Bites! Oh, here, have some warm milk. It's, uh, 
from an evil cow.

B.BOWSER
AHHH! Nothing quite like good cookies and evil milk! I was a little 
creeped out at first, hanging out in this ghost town, but... then I 
realized there was no one to stop me from eating every cookie in 
sight! YESSSS!

KAMEK
Yeah, it's been great. Ack! Baby alert!

B.BOWSER
Grrrr! What are you chumps doing here? Ah-ha! You followed me all the 
way there to swipe my treasure, didn't you, you scum?

Huh? Not just the treasure? You want the cookies too? Bwah ha ha! 
You've gotta be kidding! You stole the treasure in the first place! 
So you're the bad guys! Duh! So all this stuff stays mine! THIS 
(holds CSS) and THOSE! OH NO! STINKY BABIES!

KAMEK
Prince Bowser! Take it easy!

B.BOWSER
Hrmph...cookies...

KAMEK
Leave this rabble to me. You just go walk it off, your Hungriness!

B. BOWSER
Grr. You punks got lucky, hear me? Stealing food? Who DOES that? 
You'll PAY for those cookies! Oh, all right, fine! FINE! Kamek, I'm 
counting on you to finish these snackaholics.

KAMEK
Whew... you guys are really starting to chap my shell. I'm gonna yank 
out all those mushroom hairs... AFTER I beat those cookies out of 
you!

- After the battle -

KAMEK
Yoooorgh

B. BOWSER
Grrr! Unbelievable! A stupid dead end! You mushroom munchers! Eat my 
cookies, will you? Fine! I'll eat the treasure instead!

- Baby Bowser swallows the shard - 

Urr... wow! Yum! Those shards were DEE-licious! Hey, what're you... 
LEGGO! YURK!

- Saucers fly by and zaps the monster climbing the cliff. It grows in 
size. The gang attempts to flee and gets sucked inside.


=====================
INSIDE MONSTER - IEMR
=====================

STUFFWELL
I surmise we're inside that beast's gastric chamber. Young Bowser and 
his bellyful of star shards should be in here somewhere as well. I 
suggest we find him and get out of here with all speed.

YOSHI
(If I can get this rolling, it should make a way outta here. Can't 
seem to budge it on my own though. Push! Push!)

STUFFWELL
It does seem likely that rolling that giant stone down the hole will 
expandulate the passage. There may be other Yoshis wandering around I 
here. I suggest we locate them.

Well, I am stupermortified! There's an EGG factory in this beast's 
torsal cavity... this is vile Shroob work. We must do whatever it 
takes to free the captive Yoshis! Not only that, we need to find 
Bowser and his precious belly.

???
Bold on, by boogity! I'll bust you outta there! Hey, hang on, who are 
you guys? What? "Toadbert"? Did you say my name's Toadbert? A "Toad" 
from the "Mushroom Kingdom"? "Princess Peach"? "Time... machine"? 
Ow...! The past is a total blank. It makes my mind hurt. No matter 
how hard I try, I can't remember a thing ... wait, no, I just lied. 
There is one thing. I drew this picture of the image. My "brain art". 
I honestly don't have a clue what that is. What I do know is that it 
scares my cap off. I think that's the reason my memory is blank. I 
can't bear to remember!

One day I just woke up in the Yoshi's village. Then, that huge lizard 
snarked us all down. Huh? These eggs? My friends, the Yoshis, are 
trapped inside 'em. And the Yoshis that were in eggs are probably 
gonna reborn as monsters. I've gotta hurry and get 'em out of there, 
but... there's this huge, nasty THING in the back who's guarding the 
exit.

What? You're gonna take that thing out? Are you out of your tree? 
It's big and scary! And it smells... really weird, man! Who ARE you 
guys?

- Boss falls after battle -

TOADBERT
Ohh YESSSS! I bet if we go into this hole, we'll be free!

STUFFWELL
Well, we were able to perform a dashing escape, weren't we? An 
adventure-filled escape from a massive pink horror. That hulking 
monstrostroid isn't moving anymore, is it? I would surmise that the 
eggs supplied that with its energy. Yes, indeed.

TOADBERT
We better hurry and get these eggs back to the village where they 
belong, by boogity! Wow! Seems like they somehow know they've all 
made it home! C'mon everyone!

STUFFWELL
I suggest a return to the village to see what's happening/

- On the Way -

B. BOWSER
Listen up, lizards! I'm the one who saved you. Me! So make with the 
gratitude, and the goodies too.

YOSHI (RED)
(Thanks a bunch, pal)

YOSHIS (BLUE AND YELLOW)
Thank you.

B. BOWSER
Grrr! This is NOT happening again! Lemme just guess, you're here for 
the cookies? I scarfed 'em all before I let you touch a single crumb! 
HORK! PLABTH! Urrrgh! BLAAAARF!

- Bowser spits out the shard -

YOSHI (BLUE)
(look, magic!)

YOSHI (RED)
It's amazing.

B. BOWSER
Oops! Whoa, no wonder! I forgot I'd eaten those. Wait, wha--what's 
going on?

- The shard slams Baby Bowser into the air -

YEOW!

YOSHI (RED)
(Wow! Awesome! Our hero can fly! You're the best!)

STUFFWELL
For the love of luggage! Those shards hold a pugilistical power! 
There's no record of this in my data banks. I believe we've made an 
important discovery! I would wager that Toadbert's drawing contains 
some special secret as well.

TOADBERT
Listen up, Yoshis! These guys here saved you, not that little piggie. 
He was in an egg the whole time, by boogity!

YOSHI
Seriously?

TOADBERT
Yep. I saw it all. Every bit of it. These guys rock.

YOSHI (Pink)
(Oh wow.)

TOADBERT
Thanks, you guys. Seriously.


================================
PRINCESS PEACH CASTLE - Present
================================

GADD
Hey now, back at last. So you've got your hands on some Cobalt Star 
Shards, hm? 2 of 'em?

STUFFWELL
We also have a picture that a Toad named Toadbert drew prior to the 
memory being eradified.

GADD
hmm... ah. It looks like a sketch of the Shroob princess attacking 
Princess Peach.

STUFFWELL
Yes, Princess Peach is holding off the alien scourge with the Cobalt 
Star, but...

GADD
As we know, Princess Peach lost this battle, and the star shattered 
into fragments. How did this all happen? Or did something unexpected 
and just plain awful happen? Anyhoo, it hardly matters. You just find 
the time hole and collect the Cobalt Star Shards. Oh, and that 
reminds me, a new time hole has appeared on the third floor of the 
castle. My readings indicate that this particular time hole is a 
direct link to Peach's castle of old. Unfortunately, that castle's 
under guard by the Shroobs. You boys canÕt get inside. So it looks 
like you'll have to just concentrate on gathering Cobalt Star Shards 
for now.


====================
GRITZY DESERT - Past
====================

- Mario and Luigi press the switch to open the palace door. Shroob 
army chases after them and they hide behind a wall while the army 
dash past them. A turtle appears - 

??? Ha! You saps are all wet!

KYLIE
Waltz into the dome's front door and you're sure to get spotted and 
carted away lickety split! What? Remember me, huh? Being the Koopa 
Kronicle's reporter doll again has gotcha all goofy, does it? That's 
right, Kylie Koopa's got your number! No time to chat! I got a hunch 
this story's gonna be bigger than the Yoshi's island hoo-ha! 

Here's the scoop. Princess Shroob's gonna be arriving here any minute 
now! Yeah, there's gonna be a big to-do celebrating the conquer of 
the Mushroom Kingdom! And that's just the fries, boys. Here's the 
burger! Some other princess type's coming too! My sources indicate 
this other damsel likes pink, and she MAY be royalty of some surf. 
What? Princess Peach? The doll they're bringing here is Princess 
Peach? Princess Peach came here and got pinched by Princess Shroob? I 
gotta get this straight. You're snooping about trying to the adult 
rescue Princess Peach? Sounds like balloon juice to me, fella... but 
what a scoop it'd be if you're on the level! Alrighty then! You need 
to get into the dome so you can nab the princess, right? Well, word 
on the street is there's supposed to be a secret entrance around 
here... word on the street ain't specific, though so I dunno about 
its whereabouts. You're not getting in through here, regardless, so 
you gotta find that secret entrance. Here's the only dirt I got: the 
entrance is connected somehow to 4 desert statues.

====
DOME
====


KYLIE
Gee Whiz! You boys found the secret entrance after all! Colour me 
bamboozled! No, listen and listen to me good! Princess Shroob should 
be arriving any minute now! All the Shroobs are gathered on the other 
side of this wall. Let's take a look-see through one of these 
windows! Boy! Just look at 'em, fellas! Look at all them Shroobs! 

- Shroobs gather in arena. Princess Shroob descends from the saucer. 
She addresses the crowd in an unintelligible language -

EEEEK!

- A saucer drops Peach, hanging above a piranha plant, who gobbles 
her -

YOINKS!

- Shroobs take Kylie away. After the boss fight, Mario and Luigi are 
surrounded by Shroobs who smash through the floor sending the gang 
down the hole -

KYLIE
Hey! What's the big idea? Unhand me, you clods! Ace timing, fellas! 
Boogie up here and cut me loose, will ya?! Bust me out or I'm a snack 
for sure! C'mon! We're pals, ain't we? I gave you the dirt on the 
secret entrance, didn't I? Now it's your turn to be good eggs, or 
it's curtains for me! C'mon, hurry up!

YOOOIKS!

KYLIE
Ow ow ow! I walloped my noggin but good. Hope my camera's not broken! 
Hey! It's my whisker boys! Did you KO that overgrown veggie?! Good 
deal! When that clown swallowed me down, I thought it was the big 
sleep for sure! So give, fellas: did the big lug have that shard? 
Why, it's the bees knees! Gaze at those sparkles long enough and you 
feel. Ha... aha ha ha ha ha! I must be off my trolley... I need a 
quick snoozer.

Anyway, what gives, whiskers? What're you gonna do when you get your 
baubles together? You're quite the motley crew, but you make for GOLD 
copy, no doubt about that! Good as you boys are, though. This dame's 
got a lead that'll top anything you've EVER done!

- Kylie reveals a key -

That's right! I glommed onto a little Shroob property when the alien 
boneheads grabbed me! Ain't that a thing of beauty? I think it's a 
key to something inside the Shroob mothership. Who knows that this 
beauty can do in the right keyhole? It's a mystery, all right... but 
you can bet your last mushroom it'll be a scoop to stop the presser, 
boys! Huh? You wanna know if I saw Princess Peach in that piranha 
plant's belly? Believe it, fellas! Princess Peach was in there! But 
when I got ate, she got spit out lickety split! I was all set for an 
exclusive interview too! Raspberries! I'm pretty sure she's still 
locked up in the caves somewheres! I suggest you fellas keep your 
peepers peeled for her! As for me, I'm gonna try and put that key to 
use! Which means it's time for me to say so long! Good luck, 
whiskers! Oh yeah, I owe you one!

- In the next room -

???
Could... could it be? Is that you, Mario? Mario! Help! MARIOOO! 
EEEEEK!


===============================
PRINCESS PEACH CASTLE - Present
===============================


TOADSWORTH (Past)
Oh, calamity! How DARE this fungus attach itself to our princess's 
beautiful visage!

TOADSWORTH (Present)
I daresay I'm rather curious as to how the mushroom has affixed 
itself as well.

TOADSWORTH (Past)
What a cruel jest this is. I get the chance to meet the adult 
princess and... CURSES!

TOAD
I guess we'll just have to wait for it to rot and fall off. The 
'Shroom I mean, not her face.

TOADSWORTH (Past)
ARE U WELL, MY DEAR?

- Baby Peach cries -

TOADSWORTH (Present)
Oh, now you've done it, you trumpeting old elephant! The young miss 
is weeping again...

TOADSWORTH (Past)
A princess here... a princess there... no rest for me, I fear.

TOAD 2
Hey, the important thing is that the princess is safe. Come, 
princess, why don't you lie down for a while?


==========================
THWOMP VOLCANO - TPVO
==========================

- In laboratory -

E.GADD (past)
Hmm... ah... hmm... hmm... ahh...

YOWZER! Oh, criminy. I have guests! I was so caught up in my research 
I didn't notice you. The name's Elvin Gadd. I'm studying the Thwomps 
history of this here mountain. How'd all these storytellers get here 
and why're they so darn angry about everything? That ancient 
mystery's the only thing that gets my brain all a-percolating. 
Anyhoo, I'm studying the dirt and rocks and everything else about 
this fine peak. I'm a bit slim on snacks and amenines, but feel free 
to stay as long as you like, ok, boys? What's got you fellers so 
riled? You're shaking the darn floor! The volcano's erupted? Heh heh 
heh! Riight. YOWZER! Erupted? Did you say ERUPTED? What? It just blew 
its top a few moments ago? Why didn't you say so?! What are you 
waiting for?

- A Thwomp crashes down into the lab -

WE'RE UNDER FIRE, BOYS! All my experiment results are gonna be 
destroyed. Oh, criminy! That fiery Thwomp is gonna explode! We gotta 
put that thing out before my whole place goes up! Wait. Water... 
Water goes splash... splashing douses fire... something... I feel 
something percolating in my brain!

GADD (Present)
Yowzer! My memories... why, the memories of my youth have been... 
they've been rearranged! Wha-what's this now? Can it be... that's it!

GADD (Past)
Thanks for playing firemen, fellers, but it looks like this lab's 
done for. Don't sweat it, though. I hear there's an affordable lab at 
the edge of Boo Woods. I think I'll relocate that for a time. I have 
a hankering to do some paranormal research. Now listen boys, it's 
dangerous for all of you to stay here. I have an inkling I'll be 
seeing you again, soon, bye!

STUFFWELL
Mario! I'm receiving a message from the future Prof. E. Gadd!
- Can you hear me, fellers? I've just completed the most marvellous 
invention! Yep, this incredible machine will put a stop to any 
volcanic eruption no matter how great. The inspiration just came out 
of nowhere, as all great ones do. I call it the Hyrdogush 4000! As 
the name should tell you, it has horse power to spare. You're dying 
to see it, huh? OK! I'll send you a little sample floor through the 
time hole. Hang on, fellers! -

GADD
If you just tap here...

- Gadd pumps water into the time hole, dousing the volcanic flames -

Heh! Awe inspiring, wasn't it? Well, show-and-tell's over. I just 
wanted to show off. Talk to you fellers later!

STUFFWELL
The paradoxicated implications are REALLY profound, but at least we 
can enter the crater.

=====
PEAK
=====

MRS. THWOMP
Aw, Sweetie, Cheer up!

THWOMP
Cheer gone. No more cheer.

MRS. THWOMP
Don't be like that, thwumpling. There's still some fire left. Jump on 
in there!

Hey! It was you imps, wasn't it? You're the ones who doused the 
volcano with all that water! Own up! I mean, look at you! You're 
obviously all plumbers. Thanks to your meddling, my hubby's in a 
stone funk! Jumping into the volcano was his hobby, you terrible men! 
We've been waiting for the annual eruption all year!

THWOMP
Volcano with no fire... Not you... just mountain.

MRS. THWOMP
Are you hearing this? This is all YOUR fault! So give! Give us back 
our fun! You gonna help? Speak up! You're not, are you, you bugs?! 
Then I'll treat you like bugs! No you go SQUISH!

- After battle -

MRS. THWOMP
Thwompie-pie... they beat me...

THWOMP
STUPID MEN! TREAT LADIES NICE!

MRS. THWOMP
Oh, honey- thwump! You're out of your funk!

THWOMP
Huh? You save pretty lady? You jump into volcano to save pretty lady? 
You young... and not too bright. Bright noses, but dumb heads. Still, 
saving pretty lady is important job. You. You guys are really going 
in? We go into mountain! Not you, but still OK. You four jump on me.

MRS. THWOMP
Oh, how exciting! Take me with you, too, sugar-thwomp!

THWOMP
You... too heavy.

MRS. THWOMP
EX-EXCUSE me?! How DARE you? Jerk!

==================
- In the volcano -
==================

THWOMP
Oomph! She scary. I pay for that. Pretty lady you look for in this 
place... she stolen?

===========================
- Bowser's lair (Volcano) -
===========================

BOWSER
Bwah ha ha! This place is a pit. It's hot, stinky, dangerous and one 
humongous fire hazard? I LOVE IT! Talk about a perfect place for me 
to build a second castle!

- Baby Bowser falls in -

B. BOWSER
This place is sooo nasty! Boiling hot, reeking, and just made for 
trouble! Talk about awesome! This is the EXACT place to build my 
second castle!

B. BOWSER and BOWSER
Hey! You there!

BOWSER
This place belongs to ME, you twerp!

B. BOWSER
Take off, gramps! This place is MINE! Grrr! You look familiar! Yeah, 
you look just like a bigger, fatter me! You copycat! 

BOWSER
You're the copycat! You can walk like me and talk like me, but you 
ain't me. You're just a shrimpy brat!

B. BOWSER
You're one rude dude, tubby! Who raised ya, chain chomps?

BOWSER
Me? You're the one with the bad attitude, Goomba breath! You'll never 
amount to nothin'!

====================
- Volcano entrance -
====================

THWOMP
Mmm... very long story. But understood. Big Bowser is in the bottom 
of the volcano.

- Bottom of the volcano -

B. BOWSER
Don't think I got punted off Yoshi's Island like some scrub! No way! 
I LEFT! On my terms! And now I'm here getting ready to launch the 
revenge scheme to end all revenge schemes!

BOWSER
Bwa ha! This little firebrand reminds me of a younger me. Look at 
him! This kid's got a flair for evil! I'm bringing him on board as my 
partner and the two of us are gonna trash you losers!

B. BOWSER
This is the real deal! Winner takes all!

- After battle -

BOWSER and B. BOWSER
CRUD!

- The volcano erupts, sending the koopas up and out of the volcano. A 
saucer knocks Bowser away -

BOWSER
GLAAAAAARRGH! Little dude! Get stronger and more evil. Always!

B. BOWSER
Big dude! I'm gonna be even bigger, stronger and eviller than you 
someday!

- Bowser falls into the time hold and lands on mothership. Mothership 
sucks Princess Peach and the gang onto it -

STUFFWELL
Travesty! Princess Peach is nowhere to be seen! Perhaps she's been 
taken further into the ship. We MUST find her.

PRINCESS SHROOB
I am Princess Shroob. You interlopers will be consumed.

- A Shroob blasts away the others, snapping photos and revealing 
herself as Kylie -

KYLIE
Gee whiz! You were in the frying pan but good, weren't you, boys? Who 
knows what woulda been your fate if a certain gorgeous reporter 
weren't around? Well, you scratched my back, whiskers, I scratched 
yours! Now we're all square... say, by the way, fellas, did you 
really think that was the real Princess Peach the whole time? Hate to 
break it to you, boys, but that was Princess Shroob!

What's that? You took that dame through a time hole to the future 
Mushroom Kingdom? Gee whiz, I gotta say, fellas, I'm all back-to-
front on this whole can of wigglers! Are you saying you think that 
was Princess Shroob's plan all along? Talk about a twist! Yeah, she 
sets herself up as Princess Peach and infiltrates Peach's castle in 
the future. What she's really after... is the chance to conquer the 
Mushroom Kingdom of our time, too! The gall of this gal! But things 
didn't work out so well for our Ms. Purple poison now, did they? If 
that lump, Bowser, if that's what you call him, hadn't gotten himself 
into the mix... oh I'm just blowing hot air over here!

- Kylie pulls out a key -

Remember this little beauty? Yeah, sure you do! It just may be the 
key to victory, whiskers! This dame's got a hunch... at day's end... 
this will be the biggest, bestest scoop in the history of scoops! 
Show a little get-up-and-go, whiskers! It's gravy time! Feast your 
peepers on my big break! Look, fellas! You can bet your whiskers this 
is where the key goes!

- Inserts the key into the machine -

And now, at long last... the secret of the shard... the scoop of a 
lifetime. Ah-ha. The mystery of the scoop. Let's see it.

AW RASPBERRIES! We're done for!

- The gang fall through the floor hatch. Kylie clings onto the key -

Nooo! Why? Why does everything always come up lemons? SOMEBODY HELP! 
SOMEBODY! ANYBODY! HELP!

- Princess Shroob and her army arrives -

Wh-what gives? Put that Shroob down! YOIKS!

- Kylie falls -

B. BOWSER
GWAH HA! What's all the racket about? Somebody eating cookies in 
there? I'm starving up here! Here I come, cookie hogs! HEE-YAAAARGH!

- Baby Bowser falls through -


===============
YOSHI'S ISLAND 
===============

TOADBERT
We've got to repair the village, by boogity! Ooh, that image keeps 
popping up in my brain, know what I decided? I'm having fun with the 
Yoshis, and that's good enough for me!

- Kylie lands -

KYLIE
Whatta escape... and whatta drop!

TOADBERT
I REMEMBER!



=================
STAR HILL  - SRHL
=================

STUFFWELL
We seem to have arrived on Star Hill. The Cobalt Star continues to be 
very agitatified. DANGER! Alert! Danger! The Cobalt Star's become SO 
disturbed that I am rapidly losing control of it! We must summit this 
hill with the greatest of speed! The source of the Cobalt Star's 
irritation must be somewhere in the immediate vicinity.

- Peak -

STUFFWELL
This is it! This is the place! My sensors are picking up tremendulous 
levels of Cobalt Star readings!

STAR SPRITE
I am the Star Sprite that likes within the Cobalt Star. I have tapped 
into the sacred power of this hill so that I might speak with you... 
I think you may have already figured this out, but I hold the power 
to defeat the Shroobs. However, Princess Shroob also know this 
truth... she broke me while battling Princess Peach. Mario, Luigi... 
Young Babies...you  are the last remaining hope to save this kingdom. 
But please, you must hurry... my pieces must all be brought together 
once more... If you collect 2 of the 3 shards that still remain, 
you'll be able to pierce the barrier that guards Princess Peach's 
castle. And then, when you collect the last shard, you will become 
the heroes of this land. Now hurry! Collect the remaining shards. I 
believe there is one shard sleeping within the star shrine ahead... 
for now, this is all the aid I may offer you... we will speak again, 
of that I am sure.

STUFFWELL
So, as we surmised, it was the foul Princess Shroob who shattered the 
Cobalt Star, we must hurry to gather the remaining shards! We must!
By the way, why is baby Luigi crying? He seems to be afraid of the 
star sprite... perhaps he felt something emanate from it that we did 
not. Is that possible?

- Gate to Star Shrine -

STUFFWELL
This must be the gate to the Star Shrine the Cobalt Star spoke about.

DOOR
Pilgrims and wanderers... what is it you seek in this sanctified 
place? Beyond this gate lies the sacred realm of the stars, keepers 
of light. Those judged unworthy or without purpose will not be 
allowed to enter.

STOP! No words of explanation will be necessary. All that require is 
an appraisal of your worth. Such is the entry key. You will step 
forward, red man of mustache... stand before me. Speak no words. Open 
your head. Yes... I see... oh... impossible... well... red man of 
mustache. You are true and courageous. Your heart is filled with 
virtue and concern for your brother. I do recommend you watch your 
diet, however, for it is also filled with much alfredo sauce. You 
should especially cut down carbonara, though it will be hard for that 
is tasty. If you curb your appetite, do some light cardio work, and 
continue to ward your brow, you will no doubt grow to be a figure of 
immense popularity, yet not grow an immense belly. I deem you worthy 
to pass this gate and recommend pottanesca; that stuff is great.

Now, green man of mustache... you... um... good luck out there. 
What's that? You crave more? I could be more direct, but everyone 
would hear. Are you sure you wish this to be? The secrets of the 
heart would be revealed. That odd... incident. And that other thing 
as well. Then I shall whisper.

As for the little ones, I know their hearts are innocent, so they may 
pass unhindered. This means that most of you are worthy of 
admittance. However, the green man of mustache is questionable, His 
heart is muddled with certain questionable things. Who knows what 
trials the road may bring? You may find themselves tested like never 
before. Yet the green man of mustache weeps and worms like a child, 
fearful. It is... embarrassing. I cannot allow one who so bemoans his 
fate to pass through. It is most unfortunate, but you may not 
proceed. 

Please calm yourselves. I will summarize your position if you are 
calm. There are three options open to you at this time. The first is 
to give up and return home to a dinner of healthy pasta puttanesca. 
The second is to leave the green man of mustache behind and proceed 
without him. The third is to search out and strike the Aurora Block, 
wherever that may be hidden. Which of these three roads you choose to 
follow is up to you. Your hearts are your guides. What, you may be 
wondering, is this ominous Aurora Block? Prepare for enlightenment. 
It's a rare block. It's presence has long been celebrated by denizens 
of the star realm. That is an important thing for if you are able to 
find the Aurora Block and strike it, I will acknowledge the green man 
of mustache's courage and cooperative spirit. Then your entire 
company shall be judged worthy and allowed free passage into the 
realm. Fare you well. 


- After you return -

DOOR
Yes, that is the Ausora block. You have done well to find it.

- Mario and Luigi jump -

Now, green man of mustache. Strike the block so that I may witness
your deed and deem you worthy despite your flaws.

- Luigi stands under the Aurora block, and the 'B' button appears.
Press it to make Luigi hit it. However, it raises higher than he
can jump and moves -

LUIGI
?

- Luigi tries again. The block moves again -

LUIGI
?

DOOR
No, no, no. That will not do. Your insincerity sickens me. Approach
me this instant.

Are you listening to me, green man of mustache? For you should listen
well. It was not due to your efforts alone that the block was brought
here, was it? 

Who is responsible for this achievement? Hm? Who is it that made this
possible? Select your answer from the 3 choices:

CHOICES
1. Mario!
2. The babies!
3. Me, me, ME!

THE FIRST TIME YOU ANSWER:

DOOR
That is not true, is it? Think this through carefully.
To whom do you owe thanks for the completion of your task?

THE SECOND TIME YOU ANSWER:

DOOR
You honestly believe this to be true? Think before speaking.
To whom do you owe thanks for the completion of your task?

THE THIRD TIME YOU ANSWER:

DOOR
GET SERIOUS!

LUIGI
Wah!

- Luigi jumps up shocked, scared -

DOOR
It is this very tendency to falsify and edit facts that gets you in
trouble.

LUIGI
- Waves hand, shaking head - Oh no!

DOOR

Surely you realize your progress is a testament to teamwork?
That it is a group effort?

I know you do, and yet you refuse to pick the correct answer;
4. Everyone!

And then you lie. I am appalled.

LUIGI
- Places hands on hips and lowers head - Nooo..

DOOR
If you continue thusly.. YOUR FATE IS SEALED. You shall spend
your days in loneliness, Mark my words!

- Luigi falls to his knees, crying. Mario rushes to his side,
waves his hands, spouting gibberish at the gate -

DOOR
I beg your pardon? You imply that I am lying?
You mean to say that Luigi has done nothing wrong?

MARIO
Mmhm! - nods -

DOOR
Incredible.. all of you.. AMAZING!
You are the best siblings ever.

BABY MARIO/BABY LUIGI
?

DOOR
Come, green man of mustache, you need weep no more. Rise and face
me. 

This was all merely a test of my devising.

- Luigi stands up and faces the gate -

Red man of mustache.. For the sake of your brother, you went in
search of the Ausora Block. You have endured hardships and supported
your sibling. Your feelings for your brother are genuine. What a
grand older brother. I am quite moved.

MARIO
- Jumps - Yah!

DOOR
Green man of mustache.. for all that I have forced you to endure,
forgive me. You see, I know the truth. Your head is like a gemstone;
multi-faceted and beautiful. I see how it sparkles.

There are places that need polishing, but you are vital to your
companions. You must march bravely on. You have my undying support.

LUIGI
- nods - Okay.

DOOR
You may all pass. I will not hinder you.
Now green man of mustache.. Please strike the block with all of
your new-found grace.

- Luigi stands under the block, and the brothers all move to watch
him. The screen freezes when he hits it -

DOOR
Yes. A fine jump.

- The Aurora Block flies away, and Luigi lands -

GATE
Oh, and by the way, the Aurora Block.. It can alter its shape to
match the size of the heart of the one who strikes it.

- A large, giant Thwomp-sized shadow appears above Luigi -

LUIGI
?

- A giant version of the Aurora Block falls down on Luigi, then
rises back into the sky. Luigi now resembles the Baby Cake
Luigi -

MARIO
Luigi!

- Baby Luigi jumping up excitedly, laughing -

BABY MARIO
Peekaboo! - Picks up Luigi as if he were an item -

DOOR
Without further delay, let the gate be opened.
May the road ahead bring you all much happiness.

- The face of the gate disappears, and it opens up -


- Cobalt Star Room -

INCOMING!

LAKITU
Thank you very much for choosing Lakitu Travel. Have a nice day!

KYLIE
Boy oh boy! I've been shaking the BUSHES for you boys! Open them ears 
and listen to this! For once, it ain't got a thing to do with scoops! 
Get this I stumbled onto something so big, it's even BIGGER than big, 
it started when I fell outta that mothership while it was flying over 
Yoshi's island. Yeah, see, what happened was, I bounced right off 
Toadbert's polka-dot dome! 

TOADBERT
Yep. KA-WHUMP! She landed right on my noggin, by boogity And that's 
when it happened! All of it... my my my MEMORY came back! I was 
holding on to this Cobalt Star Shard that you've been searching for. 
If you find all the Cobalt Star Shards, you'll be able to save the 
kingdom, that's what you all believe, isn't it? But but... even if 
you restore the Cobalt Star... defeating the Shroobs will... still be 
impossible!

KYLIE 
You plan on scooping up all the shards, right, whiskers?

TOADBERT
No, don't DOOOOON'T!

- Toadbert runs through door -

STUFFWELL
The Cobalt Star is attempting to communicate with us... I, of course, 
am programmed for translatification. Ahead... ahead... something 
ahead... a strong power beckons... hurry... hurry... sounds like 
we're on the correct pathway.

KYLIE
Yoiks! M-m-monster. D-d-danger... The... Cobalt... Star...

TOADBERT
Mario, my... my... sketch... the sketch I drew. The answer is 
there... the hidden... answer. Rub the sketch... the dirt smudge... 
rub it... M-Mario... what you see... there... is...

- Monster charges in and transforms Kylie and Toadbert into mushrooms 
-

STUFFWELL
That is the shard that was in Toadbert's possession if I'm not 
mistaken. I presume that monster attacked them hoping to take it for 
its own. Poor Toadbert... poor Kylie... This is a travesty... there's 
nothing we can do for them now, is there? Where did the rest of the 
Cobalt Star go blastering off to? Oh, happies! What a relief to see 
it return unharmed! Indeed, now the number of Cobalt Star Shards in 
our possession totals 5. According to my calculators, we should now 
have access to Peach's castle.


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PRINCESS PEACH CASTLE - Present
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GADD
Hey now! Back at last! You've collected quite a few of the Cobalt 
Star Shards now, haven't you, boys? Why, you've got 5 of the Cobalt 
Star Shards! There's only one more to go!

STUFFWELL
Professor! We have data! About that Cobalt Star... it appears to 
possess the power to remove the barrier from the past castle!

GADD
Hmm... How'd you come to that conclusion? I mean, unless the Cobalt 
Star itself told you.

STUFFWELL
IT DID! The spirit of the star materialated before us and gave us 
that very information! 

GADD
I see... if you got it straight from the star's mouth, it's pretty 
accurate.

TOAD
The end's in sight, guys! We'll think good thoughts until you're all 
safely back here!

GADD
The time hole to the past castle is on the third floor, fellers. You 
stay out of trouble, now! Although I guess that's not really an 
option at this point...


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PRINCESS PEACH CASTLE - Past - PPCPF
============================

STUFFWELL
By hinges and handles! The Cobalt Star's reading with extreme 
agitatification! Stupendemous! Now we can gain access, if you follow. 
The Shroobs have certainly made this their stronghold. Loathing cycle 
activated. Remain alert and keep your eyeballs open, all of you!

- Control Room. The real Peach can be seen on the monitor -

STUFFWELL
It appears she can neither see nor hear us.

- Baby Mario bangs the hammer around -

PEACH
Is that Mario? He's come for me!

STUFFWELL
It is possible the impact completed the circuit.

PEACH
I'm locked in a room all the way at the top of the statue! But... 
but... how are you?

STUFFWELL
The transmission is ended. The monitorization equipment seems 
destructified. And yet, we've learned that Princess Peach is safe. I 
believe that pipe must lead to the upper levels. Come on, everyone!

- Last areas -

STUFFWELL
My sensors are pinging! Yes, no doubt about it! The Cobalt Star's 
acting fully insanitized! It's trying to tell us something. Let me 
interpret. "Thank you all for everything you've done. Now we must 
part." At least, that's what I BELIEVE it's saying. "All of you, 
please continue looking for Princess Peach. In the mean time, I will 
try to ascertain the whereabouts of Princess Shroob." That is the 
generalized gist. And now it's gone. Come now, we must hurry and join 
up with the Princess!

Mario! Sorry for all the trouble. This will seem rather sudden. But 
would you please save our progress in this area? Er... it's just my 
forcastination sensors are clanging away. I do not believe we'll be 
able to return once we pass through that door. I would hate to boot 
up a regret cycle, you know. Save? You'll save, right?

PEACH
Mario! Luigi! Thank you so much for coming all this way. Who are 
those adorable little tykes? Oh, could they be? Why, those babies are 
Mario and Luigi, aren't they? Yes! The Mario and Luigi of this past 
time period! So good to see you safe! This area's guarded by some 
mysterious Shroob energy field, I'm afraid. It's not going to be easy 
to get around it. By the way, how did you manage to get this far? I 
thought the Shroobs put up a barrier around the castle entrance, too.

What? The Cobalt Star? You've gathered five? Here in this castle? But 
that's... it can't... could it be? Mario, you must listen to me. I, 
um, you see, the Cobalt Star...

- Princess Shroobs saucer blasts at the tower -

STUFFWELL
Mario! We are in a dire predicament! We must stop the mothership or 
this place will squishify! That reminds me, I think there's a saucer 
port upstairs. Maybe you could do something if you find a way up 
there!

- After the mothership is shot down -

PEACH
Oh, Mario, Luigi, thank you so! The mothership's impact knocked out 
the barrier! Princess Shroob!

PRINCESS SHROOB
(Now you've done it! You're useless now, Peach! Time to finish you! 
You cannot escape! This kingdom is mine! I will destroy you all! 
Destroy!

- Defeat -

PEACH
We must hurry and escape this place! Look! That's the almost whole 
Cobalt Star you've been looking for! Look... Mario... I have the 
final shard here... with this piece, the Cobalt Star will regain its 
original shape. But I cannot allow that to happen!

BWAHAHAHA!

B. BOWSER
If you thought I'd given up upon getting my treasures back, you're 
dumber than you look! All that time I spent hiding and waiting is 
gonna pay off in a big, BIG way! I'm taking all the treasures for 
myself! They're all MINE!

PEACH
Don't!

PRINCESS SHROOB
Now it's your turn... SIS-TER!!

- CSS goes nuts -

B. BOWSER
Wh-what's going on!

- Baby Bowser turns into mushroom -

PEACH
Oh no... that Cobalt Star Shard... there was... there was another 
Shroob princess inside it! That's right! Princess Shroob has a twin 
sister! When I arrived in this time period, Princess Shroob 
immediately attacked me... I instantly grabbed the time machine's 
power source, the Cobalt Star, and... yes, I trapped Princess Shroob 
inside it, then shattered it. It was then that the younger princess 
surprised and captured me. Uh-huh... gathering all the Cobalt Star 
Shards... gave the elder Princess Shroob all of her power back!

PRINCESS SHROOB (Elder)
I laugh at you Mushroom Heads! Pathetic things! You gathered the 
Cobalt Star Shards without ever guessing the truth! Now I am free! 
And that horrible, horrible Cobalt Star is no more! I fear nothing 
now! Do you hear me? Nothing!

STUFFWELL
No, so the identity of the Star Sprite we spoke to upon Star Hill... 
it was actually the Shroob Princess who was trapped inside it! 
Travesty!

PRINCESS SHROOB (Elder)
I will give you a special reward for setting me free. You will love 
it. And my sister... my dear, sweet, beautiful sister... I will 
avenge her!





                            THE END




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           EXTRA SCENES

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This section highlights some of the funniest parts to the script, as 
well as additional scenes that aren't story-oriented.

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FAWFUL - FLSP
===============

Everyone's favourite antagonist is back in a cameo role! And here is 
Fawful in spectacular form yet again:


FAWFUL
I have boredom... guests? Now I have... FURY! I say to you WELCOME! 
Welcome to Fawful's Bean 'n Badge! In this place, beans are like 
precious treasure milked from a famous cow made of jewels! All come 
with beans leave with badges so rare they make mustaches droop with 
disbelief! What? The story of Fawful?  Your words are not beans. I am 
not wanting them. You are like brainless cats that are too dumb to 
know they are stupid! You have curiosity... but my tale is long, so 
long it makes babies old and hairy lips grow grey with aging. Do you 
dare hear?

Then now you listen!

I am here, merchant of badges, only sometimes with fury, but I once 
had fury at all times. I drizzled rage dressing on the country next 
door. Rage dressing on a salad of evil! And then the bad men came. 
Red and Green bad men. I had the punishment. Bad punishment with 
hammers and jumping on my head and the overheat of my ship. I have a 
little fury even with my remembering... Red! And Green! A pair of 
jumping hammers in red and green who are looking like you! I HAVE 
FURY? Those brothers of badness! My brain aches at their overalls! I 
have fury and headache now! Fawful would be here, reigning over all 
and laughing at you! 

But no, SO MUCH FURY! Stupid mustaches! Hairs like the dirty tail of 
a horse in a barn built by a farmer who is crazy! I have calm. I am 
waiting like an elevator. I have the commerce. I run Fawful's Bean 'n 
Badge, but... the day comes coon when Fawful rises again, and then no 
baby's candy has safety! I am counting chickens before they are even 
eggs, before the chickens are even chickens. 

I WILL! HAVE! FURY! I LAUGH AT DEFEAT! I FIGHT WITH RAGE! I HURT YOUR 
FACES! D...did IÉ have insanity? Did I... have evil? I suppress the 
fury, but sometimes... the fury has me. Red and Green puts the fog of 
rage in my eyes, and my mind goes crazy. P..please! I will be fine. 
No worrying for Fawful. We talk of beans. Beans and badges. We beging 
trading!



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TEH L33T HAMM3R BROZ.  -  HRBR
==============================


HAMMER BROS. 1
AREA RESTRICTED. ALL NOOB INTRUDERS 2B HAXORED BY US L33T HAMM3R 
BROZ!

HAMMER BROS. 2
WE R TEH SHROOB ALLIES. WE ROXOR U AND THEN ROFL, THEN U AM CRY. WE 
RECEIVE ORDERS THRU ANTENNAS ON THESE L33T HELMETS. THEY R HOTNESS. 
WE MUST OBEY ALL ORDERS. WE LIKE 2 PWN NOOBS 4 TEH MASTER SHROOBZORS. 
U = NOOBS. BROZ = L33T. PREPARE 4 TOTAL PWNAGE. WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! 
WOOT!

- A nose suck the Mario brothers up its nostrils, then taken away -


HAMMER BROS. 2
NOOBZ STILL R NOT PWNED. CONTINUE PWNERSHIP UNTIL ALL NOOBZ R PWNED.

HAMMER BROS. 1
TEH ESCAPE IS IMPOSSIBLE. WE R 2 L33T. WE OWNZ JOO. U WILL GET 
FLATZORED BY R L33T HAMMERS.



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CREDITS - CRDT
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- Cody Hickman -

A big thanks for transcribing and submitting a scene that is missing
from the Game Script