abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890abcdefg Welcome to the ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +Super Paper Mario FAQ: Pit of 100 trials+ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ By: xmunamaniacx (Nicholas Munarriz) Copyright 2007 Nicholas Munarriz +++++++ +Index+ +++++++ Index Introduction Donations Spoilers Disclaimer General Tips Preparation Flipside Pit Flopside Pit FAQ Credits Contact Version History Conclusion ++++++++++++++ +Introduction+ ++++++++++++++ Welcome to the Super Paper Mario FAQ: Pit of 100 Trials. This guide covers most of the information needed to defeat the Pit of 100 Trials in both Flipside and Flopside, as well as a list of enemies on the floors, and a strategy for every enemy in the game. I hope that this guide helps you in your quest to defeat the enemies in the Pit of 100 Trials. This has been created for intermediate players. If you need help on defeating a Goomba, then this is not the right guide. If you know how to defeat every enemy in the game, then you shouldn't even need this guide. The Pit of 100 Trials is the most popular side quest in the game. It is composed of 100 rooms, most of which contain enemies. One holds a key, which is used to unlock the door to the next room. Every 10 floors, you have a chance to escape the pit, and get an item. If you pass all 100 floors you have beaten the infamous Pit of 100 Trials. This is my first FAQ so I hope that you enjoy it, because I am sure that I enjoyed making it. If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or wish to use this guide on your site, please e-mail me at email@example.com. Here I go! +++++++++++ +Donations+ +++++++++++ Remember that I took my own time to put this guide up. You could benefit both, me and yourself, by heading over to http://www.prizerebel.com/index.php?r=333214 There you can fill out surveys and you actually get points which are redeemable for all kinds of good stuff including videogames. 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Once you reach Chapter 5-4, you will find a pipe where some enemies continuously exit. If you position yourself next to it as Bowser, and use the fire breath, you will get experience at a rate of 1000 every few seconds. This can get you up to a high level quickly and will really help you on your quest, as well as the Pit of 100 Trials. If you are Mario, you can switch to 3-D and the walls will disappear, allowing you to pass through them. This can save time, which might become an issue in the higher floors. Once you receive the key, if you find that the door is below you, or near you, but there is a wall in the way, use 3-D to skip to the door. There are many combination of characters and Pixls that you can use. I prefer a Bowser Carrie combination, but using Barry or Boomer with Bowser also works well. If you find that you can't win with those, you shouldn't feel afraid to switch to Cudge. Cudge can also land huge amounts of damage on other enemies. As far as characters go, you should always use Bowser. Using Peach with Cudge is an offensive, and defensive tactic. Peach can block any attack while Cudge can land huge amounts of damge! These are all great strategies, but pick whichever one you prefer. It is possible to get past half the pit without taking any damage! If an enemy shoots anything, then you should use Barry to send it back at them. This protects you and does damage to them. That is a nice way to kill two birds with one stone. This can save you lots of time and even more health! On the earlier floors, you could use Dottie to simply sneak by the enemies. This feels like cheating, and I don't use it because I prefer a challenge, but this is useful if you are having trouble. If you flip into 3D, walk behind a wall, and flip into 2D, you can occasionally jump through the floor above you with Luigi's Super Jump. It does not always work, but it is useful when it does work. If you don't think that you can keep going, then stop, at the next treasure room. If you die, none of your data gets saved. Make sure that you remember that. Your first try is likely to not be your last. +++++++++++++ +Preparation+ +++++++++++++ It is almost impossible to pass all 100 rooms without the right preparation. Healing items are the most important, but there are a few others that might help such as offensive items like ice storm. You can only carry 10 items so it is important, that you use the right inventory as you go down the pipe to the pit. Emergency Rations incredibly useful in the pit. To make them combine a shroom shake and a fire burst. They heal 50 hp if you use them in the pit, but only 10 if you use them outside of the pit making them an efficient and cheap way to heal up. You can get the two ingredients at world 1-2 where this watch-it guy lives and you can but both ingredients for only 18 coins! Merlee's charm is also available and, while not as powerful as most other items, it does not actually use up a space in your storage making it a good thing to have if you have extra money lying around. Otherwise, I would just invest your money into items. For minimizing the amount of items that you carry, you should put two together at the restaurant in Flopside. This is very useful and can almost halve the items that you need to hold. When you are ready for the Pit of 100 Trials go down the pipe, and make sure that you have at least ninety minutes to spare. ++++++++++++++ +Flipside Pit+ ++++++++++++++ The Flipside pit is easier than the Flopside pit, but is still a challenge if you don't know what you are doing. That is where the guide comes in. Use this as you go through the Pit of 100 Trials and everything will be okay (maybe). 01- Squiglet Just jump on the Squiglets. 02- Goomba A plain jump should suffice. 03- Squig, Squiglet Jump on the Squig and Squiglet, but you need to avoid the Squig's rocks. 04- Sproing-Oing If it isn't killed at once by jumping preferably, It will split into more pieces. 05- Goomba, Gloomba Jump on the Goombas, and Gloomba's are the same thing, but higher attack. 06- Cherbil Avoid the gas and jump on it. 07- Sproing-Oing, Squig Kill the Sproing-Oing in one jump, and the same with the Squig. 08- Squig, Squiglet Same as floor 3. 09- Gloomba, Poison Cherbil Kill the Gloomba with a jump, and avoid the gas from the Poison Cherbils. 10- Tippi Card TREASURE! 11- Paratroopa, Koopa Troopa Treat them both like Koopas. Just jump. 12- Paragoomba, Spiked Goomba The Paragoomba should be killed with boomer or Bowser, as well as the Spiky Goomba 13- Shlurp, Bald Cleft Put Boomer in front of them and wait for them to gobble up. 14- Flip Goomba, Koopa Troopa These can both be defeated using any method that you want. 15- Boomboxer, Shlurp Avoid the Boomboxer attacks and then you can take them out however you would like. Boomer works on Shlurp. 16- Tileoid G, Koopa Troopa Bowser is highly recommended. 17- Flip Koopa Troopa Jump away! 18- Buzzy Beetle, Squig The Buzzy Beetle has a high defense, but jumping is recommended. 19- Koopatrol, Squiglet, Koopa Troopa The Koopatrol should succumb to a flame, while the others should seem familiar. 20- Thoreau TREASURE! 21- Spiny Card Bowser works the best here. 22- Boo, Gloomba Treat Gloomba and Boo to a deluxe jumping treatment. 23- Fuzzy, Cherbil Kill Fuzzy however you want and the Cherbil should seem familiar. 24- Boing-Oing, Sproing-Oing Fire works the best, but almost anything works. 25- Chain Chomp Only 1 enemy here. Cudge can land a decent amount of damage. When using peach, you can easily take it out without beung damaged at all! 26- Crayzee Dayzee, Paragoomba Use Barry on the Crayzee Dayzee and just jump on the Paragoomba. 27- Squiglet You know the drill. 28- Hammer Bro, Koopa Troopa The hammer bro is a huge threat. Take him out first with a Pixl or Bowser. Using Dottie is also a good idea. 29- Rawbus Jump on the tail from behind. 30- Boomer Card TREASURE! 31- Tileoid B, Tileoid G Bowser is the key with both of these. 32- Longator Very easy to beat, just keep your distance. 33- Growneba Use Thoreau to throw it. 34- Stone Buzzy, Bald Cleft To high defenses are perfect for Bowser. 35- Choppa, Squig Jump on them both. 36- Ninjoe Bowser is the key, but these are still annoying. 37- Spike Top, Buzzy Beetle, Squig This should be familiar, just be sure to not jump on the spike. 38- Magikoopa, Spiked Goomba The Magikoopa is your enemy and Barry is your friend. 39- Fire Bro, Tileoid G Fire is similar to hammer, and Tileoid G is just a Bowser breath away from dying. Use Dotte as your pixl here. 40- Slim Card TREASURE! 41- Clubba, Squiglet Boomer works well with Clubba, and squiglet is open to any attacks. 42- Pokey, Gloomba Fire seems to work well in this room. 43- Koopa Striker Avoid the shells, and you should be fine. 44- Squog, Squig, Crusya This room is open to any attacks that you would like. 45- Tileoid R, Tileoid B Bowser gets a chance to shine here. 46- Flip Paratroopa, Flip Goomba Very simple, and can also be handled in 3-D. 47- Ice Cherbil, Poison Cherbil, Cherbil They may seem fancy, but just treat them all like regular Cherbils, while taking the attacks into account. 48- Magikoopa, Clubba This room is dangerous, but try to use a Barry, Bowser combo. 49- Squog If you have made it this far, you should be able to handle this. 50- Thudley Card TREASURE! 51- Flip Spiny, Spiny Buzzy, Buzzy Beetle Use Bowser's fire on all of these. 52- Pigrathim Try killing it all at once, so that it doesn't get faster. 53- Spania, Tileoid B Bowser can handle this room on his own. 54- Dry Bones, Clubba Dry Bones and Clubba both can be defeated however you like, but don't jump on Clubba. 55- Hooligon Bowser can handle him quickly. 56- Dark Boo, Tech Crusya Both are upgrades of already defeated enemies, and you should be able to tweak the strategies on your own. 57- Zoin-Oing, Ice Cherbil Zoin-Oing is relatively simple, and Ice Cherbil isn't any different from what you've faced so far. 58- Amayzee Dayzee, Crayzee Dayzee This room can really hurt you. Use Barry with whichever character you think is best. 59- Yellow Magiblot, Squig When it reappears, use Barry to return the attack. 60- Carrie Card TREASURE! 61- Beep Boxer, Heavy Cursya, Cursya These are all annoying, but just require basic attacks. 62- Dull Bones, Dark Boo Dark Boo is just like its regular counterpart, and Dull Bones is also similar to Dry Bones. 63- Boomerang Bro, Clubba The final Bro has arrived, and is a HUGE threat. These guys need Dottie to set them straight, and Clubba follows the same strategy. 64- Tileoid Y, Tileoid R The King of Koopas shall burn the room to a crisp. 65- Blomeba, Grownmeba Use Thoreau before you throw your remote. 66- Slellobit, Ninjoe Ninjoe is already a familiar enemy, and for Shellobit, I find Cudge and Bowser to dominate. 67- Longadile, Longator These are both essentially the same, and are both explosion sensitive. 68- Flip Hammer Bro, Squog, Squoinker This room is hard, but most likely has no new enemies. Just use Dottie on the hammer bro. 69- Soopa Striker Avoid the shells as you make your way towards them. 70- Fleep Card TREASURE! 71- Moon Cleft, Bald Cleft Thoreau to throw them against eachother is very effective. 72- Jawbus Nobody likes it when you step on their tail. 73- Cursya, Reversya Cursya, Tech Cursya, Heavy Cursya It is time to go Cursya crazy! These have all been defeated before so just take them out one at a time. 74- Copta Jumpman strikes again, but Cudge is also okay. 75- Ruff Puff Jump party, or you could deflect the lightning with Boomer. 76- Blastboxer, Beepboxer, Boomboxer Boxers Unite! Use Barry A LOT in this room. 77- Blue Magiblot, Squog These are both simple. Just take out Magiblot before it disappears. 78- Chromeba, Blomeba If you made it here, then thids should be a familiar sight. 79- Flip Skellobit, Flip Spiky Skellobit Defeat these both like regular skellobits (with the exception of jumping on the spike)! 80- Cudge Card TREASURE! 81- Hogarithm, Tileoid Y Bowser and his pal fire make a great team in this room. 82- Red Magiblot, Squoinker Repel the Magiblots attack, and the Squoinker is perfect for Barry and Bowser. 83- Pink Fuzzy, Cherbil This room is full of easy enemies, and is not worth giving strategies. 84- Shlorp, Spania Bowser gets a chance to shine! (yes, he has already had a ton of other chances, but here is another one) Boomer is the cause of death for the Shlorp though. 85- Poison Pokey, Dark Boo You should know these guys by heart. 86- Koopatrol, Magikoopa The room has lots enemies from earlier rooms, but don't let your guard down. 87- Chromeba, Reversya Cursya, Copta You had better know how to take these guys down. If you have short term memory, then scroll up to find a room with the enemy for a description. 88- Ninjoe, Ninjohn All the Ninjas are very similar. 89- Headbonk Goomba Very basic enemy, that requires no explination. 90- Dottie Card TREASURE! 91- Gawbus The classic game of: pin the flame on the tail! 92- Ninjerry, Ninjohn, Ninjoe Ninjas unite, but these are all the same! Just expect them to have different attack and HP. You should be ready for a hard battle. 93- Skellobit, Ninjerry, Cursya These are all old enemies, and you should know a hundred ways to defeat them each at this point. (Only 25 for Ninjerry). 94- Flip Fire Bro, Squoinker The Fire Bro is dangerous so avoid the fire, as you make your way towards him, then jump away. Use Dottie to avoid detection. 95- Skellobit, Spiky Skellobit Skellobit has the same weakness that he's had since 96- Flip Boomerang Bro, Flip Fire Bro The bros are old, but still dangerous. Refer to an earlier section for more information, even though you should be familiar with this. 97- Squiglet The Squiglet is the lowest form of life in the game (except for goombas). You better not die here. A jump is all you need. 98- Red Chomp I find Boomer and Bowser to work the best on this defense freak. 99- Blue Magiblot, Red Magiblot, Yellow Magiblot Blue=Red+HP+Attack Red= Yellow+HP+Attack What am I saying? Kill these all like regular Magiblots. 100- Wracktail Wracktail is a lot like the dragon boss from Chapter 1. If you have Luigi, then you should use super jumps to hurt him. If you don't, then use Thoreau to defeat him. Luigi is much faster than Thoreau. If you have recovery items, use them before you enter this room. You may need them. ++++++++++++++ +Flopside Pit+ ++++++++++++++ The Flopside pit is harder then the Flipside Pit, but can only be unlocked by defeating the Flipside Pit. Every enemy is a dark version of themselves so that you can't identify them that easily, which is where this guide really helps. I won't write dark before each enemy because every enemy is dark. Another very important detail is that a dark enemy is twice as powerful as the light counterpart. You have been warned. 01- Goomba Jump away! 02- Koopa, Goomba This room is easy as pie. In fact, you can eat pie while you jump on all of these guys, and put them to rest. 03- Goomba, Paragoomba, Tech Cursya Be sure not to touch any of these. For Cursya you should use Bowser. 04- Paragoomba If you need help on a Paragoomba, you had better be ready for a hard journey ahead. By the way, if you really need help, jump. 05- Koopa, Spiked Goomba Koopa is open to jumping while spiked goomba is open to just about anything else. 06- Squiglet, Cherbil Squiglet is the same old square creature. Try to deflect the poison from the Cherbil. 07- Spiny, Squiglet These are both self explanatory. 08- Goomba, Spiny, Cursya Fire is the best thing you can do in this room. 09- Spike Top Koopa This is a harder koopa. Use fire, or whatever else you want, but do not jump. 10- Dashell Card TREASURE! 11- Fuzzy, Squiglet Bowser is your friend in this room too. 12- Stone Buzzy A jump cracks their shell, and is recommended here. 13- Cleft, Paratroopa, Heavy Cursya Bowser, meet your future pile of ashes. Cleft should be tackled with Cudge though. 14- Cleft, Paragoomba Cudge and Bowser are the team of choice here. 15- Spania, Goomba This is your chance to get creative. Do whatever you want. 16- Dull Bones, Spiny, Tech Cursya Flames are by far the best weapon here. 17- Stone Buzzy, Spike Top Use a jump on the Stome Buzzy, but Barry or Cudge on Spike Top. 18- Fuzzy, Spiked Goomba Fire is once again the best form of execution here. 19- Dull Bones, Goomba Must I repeat the word, fire, again. 20- Goomario Card TREASURE! 21- Pokey, Reversya Cursya, Fuzzy This room is a little tricky, but with Bowser (yes again) can burn these all to ashes. 22- Spania Barry and Cudge work very well here. 23- Fuzzy, Longator Jumping is very effective on the Longator because it uses up so much space. 24- Dull Bones, Fuzzy, Paragoomba Jumps work well as well as Cudege, Barry, and Bowser. 25- Cleft, Ruff Puff Barry is powerful against both of these. 26- Dark Boo This is a dark dark boo. Treat it like you would any other dark boo. Jump! 27- Ruff Puff, Heavy Cursya, Squiglet There is nothing new here. Bowser dominates here. 28- Stone Buzzy, Spania Jumps shine again. 29- Dark Boo, Goomba Jumping on both of these leads to success. 30- Kooper Card TREASURE! 31- Shlurp, Ruff Puff Plant Boomer for Shlurp, and I guess that if you are lazy, the same thing could work for Ruff Puff. 32- Sproing-Oing, Squiglet Nothing new here... Just jump on them, or do whatever you want. 33- Choppa, Pokey Choppa can flip between dimensions, but can be defeated however you want. Pokey is the man for Cudge. 34- Boomboxer These are harder than they look. Use Barry a lot here. 35- Growneba, Reversya Cursya, Squiglet Bowser can handle all in this room. 36- Boomboxer, Cursya Bowser and Barry are recommended by 4 out of 5 dentists. 37- Grownmeba Throw them into eachother. 38- Cherbil Cherbils haven't gotten any harder. Follow the same basic strategy. 39- Dark Boo, Megabite Dark Boo looks like, and can be treated like a regular Boo. When Megabite rams you use Barry. 40- Bombette Card TREASURE! 41- Striker Use Barry to use its attack against it. 42- Shlurp, Cursya, Heavy Cursya Boomer is the obvious attack on Shlurp, but the Cursyas can be put in place by... you guessed it, Bowser! 43- Boomboxer, Choppa This is possibly the hardest room thus far. Use Barry on these enemies. 44- Sproing-Oing, Tech Cursya, Reversya Cursya All enemies hide in fear of the beast. The beast's name is Bowser. They must be burninated. 45- Shlurp Once you are in front of it, drop Boomer, and enjoy the show. 46- Hammer Bro, Goomba Goomba! So easy, right? Wrong! Hammer Bro should be handled by Dottie or Barry, but are always a huge threat. 47- Boomerang Bro, Dark Goomba This is an upgrade from the last room, but use the same tactics. Watch out for the boomerangs. 48- Fire Bro, Spiked Goomba Fire Bro is not that different from his boomerang cousin, and Spiked Goomba has a spike. Do not jump on it. 49- Magikoopa, Striker, Squiglet These are all previous enemies, and all of them should be treated with Barry except for Squiglet. OnSquiglet, do whatever you want. 50- Parakarry Card TREASURE! 51- Muth 255 HP! Don't worry. Bowser can easily get through these. 52- Chomp The classic high defense monster returns, and is asking for Bowser. 53- Clubba Must I say Bowser's fire again? 54- Squiglet Squiglets are made to use up space, and let you use your imagination. Do anything. 55- Squiglet, Spania Squiglet and Spania can both be taken down however you want. 56- Boomerang Bro, Tech Crusya, Squiglet This room is hard. Use Dottie and Bowser here. 57- Tileoid Bowser (Yes I did say it again) is the king of Koopas and Tileoids. 58- Hammer Bro, Cursya Bowser + Dottie = Win 59- Striker, Magikoopa Barry is necessary, but Peach is also good. 60- Bow Card TREASURE! 61- Magikoopa, Chomp Barry and Bowser team up again. 62- Pigarithm, Magikoopa, Eeligon Pigarithm can become porkarithm with Bowser, and Magikoopa is calling out Barry. Hit Eeligon's head, as it is the only weakness. 63- Magikoopa, Heavy Cursya, Tileoid Barry takes care of Magikoopa while Bowser takes care of the other two. 64- Ninjoe Bowser is the best you could do to get rid of this. If you throw your wiimote to the floor in frustration, I am not responsible. 65- Chomp, Fire Bro Bowser and Barry dominate this place. Dottie is also a good idea on the BFire Bro. 66- Hammer Bro Peach actually gets to do something, but use Cudge to attack, and crouch when the hammers come. Dottie is also a great Pixl to use. 67- Clubba, Tech Cursya These are 100% combustible. Go get them Bowser. 68- Koopatrol, Clubba Fire is the best way to make these two enemies be gone. 69- Ninjoe, Megabite, Cherbil This room is very annoying. Use Bowser on these. 70- Watt Card TREASURE! 71- Jawbus Use 3-D to get around it, and hit the tail from the back. 72- Koopa, Koopatrol Burning these to a crisp is easy as switching to Bowser and pressing the down button. 73- Barridad Use 3-D to get around, then it should be straight forward. Barridads' own ammo can be used against them withBarry; their shots go right through the barrier, both ways, and you only need to reflect a single shot to take one down. 74- Eeligon, Choppa Hit Eeligon's head, and jump on Choppa. 75- Dayzee, Pigrathm Keep Barry handy to bounce the notes bag at the Dayzees, and keep Pigarithm at bay with fire. 76- Koopatrol Put boomer on the floor, and when it charges at you detonate it. 77- Ninjoe, Tileoid Fire is extremely effective against these two. 78- Skellobit, Ninjoe Burn these to two piles of ashes. 79- Skellobit, Spiky Skellobit Bowser is good against both of these, but Cudge is also okay. 80- Sushie Card TREAURE! 81- Spiky Skellobit, Cursya Cudge is the man, or hammer, for Skillobit, and Cursya can be burned by Bowser. 82- Magikoopa, Cherbil These are both from earlier in the pit, but they didn't get any easier. Keep your guard up. 83- Skellobit, Spiky Skellobit Using Cudge is recommended, but Bowser also works. 84- Jawbus Jump on the tail. 85- Magiblot Get it before it becomes invisible. Try using Barry on the attacks. 86- Koopatrol, Reversya Cursya Planting Boomer for the Koopatrol remains as effective, and Bowser can always scorch a Cursya 87- Striker, Squiglet Avoid the Stiker's shells, and Do whatever you want to Squigy. 88- Longator Jumping on it is the best strategy, because it is impossible to miss. 89- Magiblot, Tileoid Take out the Magiblot with Barry, and Bowser is the best character to use on the Tileoid. 90- Lakilester Card TREASURE! 91- All four types of Cursya Burn them all to ashes with Bowser. 92- Magikoopa, Squiglet Use Barry a lot against the Magikoopa. All I can say is go crazy. 93- All three types of Bro Use Dottie here, and Mario switching to 3-D is also good. 94- Magiblot, Dayzee, Cherbil This room is good for Barry and Thoreau. Bowser is also a nice enemy here. 95- Headbonk Goomba These are simple. Just avoid the headbonks, and you'll be fine. 96- Jawbus, Megabite Use Barry when Megabite rams. Jawbus can be taken down by hitting the tail. 97- Skellobit, Spiky Skellobit Boomer works on both, but you can try jumping on the regular ones. 98- Muth Bowser can take away the 255HP in a matter of seconds. 99- All types of Bros and Koopatrol Use Dottie on the three bros along with Boomer on the Koopatrol. 100- Shadoo Shadoo can only be reached the second time you go through the pit. The first time, you will run into an empty room. If you can reach him, you will face Dark Lugi, Dark Bowser, Dark Peach, and Dark Mario. Shadoo is a separate enemy, but his only defense is the characters themselves. They all act a lot like the light version of themselves. If you defeat Shadoo, then you can give yourself a pat on the back, and now that you can take a break and rest your finger, your brain (which I doubt you've been using), and your bladder. +++++ +FAQ+ +++++ How do I unlock the Flipside pit? There are three ways. If you have Luigi, you can just jump to the switch, but if you don't, there is a pipe that you can bomb from the Flipside Outskirts. From there you need to use Tippi to find a few blocks creating a stairway to a platform. There, switch to 3-D and you will go down a path that takes you to the top of the barrier where you can hit a switch. This is based off of memory so if you have corrections to make, can you e-mail them to me. The third method was suggested by Goombario93. "Get Boomer and go to the entrance of the pit. USe him and QUICKLY before he blows switch to Thoreau, use him and time your jump to throw Boomer at the top of the blocks which if timed properly, would activate the switch." How do I unlock the Flopside pit? You just need to beat the Flipside pit. Who is this "Bowser" that you talk about? *Punches guy who asked question* Next. Why did you punch him? *Punches guy who asked question* Next. I am going through my second time in the Pit of 100 Trials in Flopside, and there aren't any new cards showing up, i.e. the chests are all opened already. Are you sure that you get new cards? Or did I miss something, like having to reactivate the pit or something like that? You didn't miss anything. You get the new cards at the end once you defeat Shadoo. The chests are supposed to be empty. When can I first go to the Pit of 100 Trials? After chapter one. What do I get for beating the Pit of 100 Trials? Flipside- Dashell Flopside (1st time)- Nothing (unless you count the rare cards collected every ten levels) Flopside (2nd time)- Rare cards and Mario can stay flipped forever without a timer Who should I use? Look at the General Tips Section and the rest of the FAQ. My game froze in the middle of the pit of 100 trials. What do I do? I would assume that your disk is either dirty or scratched, but I can't be sure. When will the FAQ section end? Now +++++++++ +Credits+ +++++++++ These are all the people that helped me. I could have done it with out them, but the guide wouldn't look as good as it does now. -Nicholas Munarriz (xmunamaniacx)- making the guide -Lisa Harrison (Lisanne)- Letting me use her copyright information -Nintendo Power- Helping me with a few of the enemies in the rooms -Shawn Vernier (SPV999)- I used his guide for a reference to a few enemies that I forgot about: http://www.gamefaqs.com/console/wii/file/933012/47957 -Tom Root- Reminding me about using Dottie on some enemies -THX0881- Telling me about the glitch with the super jump that I added to the General Tips section -Kip- Giving me numerous suggestions including adding a clearer of Shadoo. -Cory- Telling me that Peach and Cudge makes a great team -Dr.Ryan- Told me about a mistake that I made in the FAQ section about the prizes -Goobers 100- Informing me about Emergency Rations. -Leo theMountain Lion-Giving me numerous tips that made the guide a lot better. -Noshire- Reminding me along with many others to write that you can get emergency rations for very cheap. At world 1-2. -Derek- Reminding me about the charm. -Goombario93- Explaining an alternate way to enter the flipside pit. +++++++++ +Contact+ +++++++++ You can contact me for permission to use the guide, as well as questions that aren't answered in the guide, tips, or any other information that you might want to give me. Do not contact me on anything that is not on the Pit of 100 Trials, and be sure to write Super Paper Mario in the subject line, or I will most likely put it in my junk folder and never read it. Unless otherwise requested, I will put your registered name on your e-mail account as the name that you receive credit for. You need to e-mail me a specific name that you would like mentioned in the credits section or no credit will be given. If you wish to contact me for any of the above reasons, you can contact me in at my e- mail address below: email@example.com Be warned that I may either not reply or take a very long time to replay since I don't play this game as much as I used to. +++++++++++++++++ +Version History+ +++++++++++++++++ Most of the updates after version 1.0 were made because of suggestions. I will not give credit here, but I will give credit in the credits section. 4/21/07 Version 0.4 I put all the names of the enemies as well as all the sections titles. 4/26/07 Version 0.5 I filed in the sections and started the floor strategies for Flipside. 4/30/07 Version 0.65 I got the descriptions of the floors up to floor 70 of the Flipside Pit. 5/2/07 Version 0.75 Finished the descriptions on the Flipside Pit. 5/5/07 Version 0.85 The guide is finished up to room 30 on the Flopside Pit descriptions. 5/10/07 Version 0.95 Complete except for the last twenty room descriptions of Flopside. 5/11/07 Version 1.0 Yes! I finally did it! After hours of labor, I finished the guide. This has the descriptions for all of the rooms as well as a few added tips. 5/14/07 Version 1.01 Just a day after the guide was accepted, I found that in the intro to the Flopside Pit, I put right instead of write. I fixed that in this update. 5/18/07 Version 1.1 I completely forgot about Dottie, but Tom Root reminded me. I put him in the credits section, and added Dottie where appropriate. I also added Nesoseeker.com to the list of websites that could use the guide. 5/20/07 Version 1.11 The suggestions continue to flow. I got information about a super jump glitch with Luigi that I added to the General Tips section of the guide. 5/24/07 Version 1.2 I added Supercheats to the list of authorized sites as well as put a more in depth description on Shadoo. There was also a short addition to the conclusion. 5/25/07 Version 1.25 Here, I added some more suggestions to the guide. I also added a little to the contact section. 6/3/07 Version 1.26 I put that the prize for the flipside pit was infinite 3-D when it was in fact, the Flopside pit. 6/16/07 Version 1.3 A new question has been added to the FAQ a lot I added the emergency rations to the preparation list. 6/25/07 Version 1.31 I made an e-mail address for my FAQs and replaced my personal email address. 8/8/07 Version 1.35 I made a few more modifications from suggestions. 6/20/08 Version 1.4 It has been almost a year since the last update and I have discovered a huge amount of emails in my inbox that I forgot to check. I added most of the things that have been suggested and I also changed my email address and did a little reformatting. 11/25/08 Version 1.45 I have made a few more fixes due to emails and made a few other changes as well. ++++++++++++ +Conclusion+ ++++++++++++ I hope that you enjoyed the FAQ, and that you were able to pass all 100 trials, but if you didn't recover and try again, or you can always do the Bowser 5-4 trick to level up. If you still have trouble, you can attach a rubber band and a coin to the D-Pad and then leave Bowser in position until you reach the maximum level. Doing this is a way to get through the Pit easily, but the game isn't even fun anymore if you do this. Remember that I took my own time to put this guide up. You could benefit both, me and yourself, by heading over to http://www.prizerebel.com/index.php?r=333214 There you can fill out surveys and you actually get points which are redeemable for all kinds of good stuff including videogames. If you sign up through the url that I posted above, I will get a few points of my own for whatever you make, but there is absolutely no loss to you. You still get 100% of what you would normally get. I have used it before and gotten a Rubik's cube, some free XBL, and even some rechargable xbox 360 controller power supplies. Take my word when I say that it is a great site. I had lots of fun writing this guide and it has already helped over 100,000 people and it will hopefully help many more. Remember that if you have any questions, hit me with an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I might not reply right away, but odds are that you will eventually get a response.