Best Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Chapters

The Top Ten
1 Chapter 3: Of Glitz and Glory

The best chapter in the series, thanks to TTYD's battle system. Plus it also has a very cool mystery aspect, it gives you the best partner in the game, Yoshi Kid, who you can name whoever you want, and the little traversing the area that there was, was done very well.

The best chapter in the game easily. Maybe even in the whole series. I think it's mostly just because the combat in TTYD is so exceptional.

This chapter is one of the main reasons TTYD is my favorite game ever. The game overall is FANTASTIC, but the first two chapters were a little more lackluster than the rest (not bad at all, just less interesting in my opinion). I was enjoying the game decently until I got here and I was HOOKED for the entire thing! When it was done, I looked back at how awesome the mystery, fighting your way through the rankings, amazing characters, and fun bosses were, and I went on to get through the rest of the game, which was fantastic all the way through. Love it!

From my least favorite chapter to almost my favorite this chapter had it all. Exiting battles, it's where you unlock my favorite partner, (both in and out of battle) a great, nail biting story, this chapter is just great

2 Chapter 6: 3 Days of Excess

Second best chapter of all time, thanks to the mystery, fun traversal of the Excess Express, lots of funny dialogue, best characters in the game, and if you want a more traditional styled area with enemies to fight and puzzles to solve, Riverside Station has you covered.

My second favorite chapter. Love the music, the aesthetic, and the mystery aspect. Riverside Station was a fun change of pace as well.

Fun mystery chapter that serves as a breather between 5 and 7. It's only really good the first time through unfortunately, cause unlike Chapter 3, the mystery is the entirety of the chapter. The mini dungeon is a tad annoying, and the boss is random and easy. The setting, characters and mystery are what make the chapter good.

The first time playing through this chapter is awesome. I actually like the break of the norm and really enjoyed the mystery aspect to this chapter. After the first time plYing through it just loooses its touch because you already know what to do. But it's still the best chapter in my opinion with chapter 3 following very closely beehind.

3 Chapter 8: The Thousand-Year Door

While I'm pretty mixed on the final chapter of the original Paper Mario, the final chapter of TTYD is exceptional. It has way better puzzles, way better pacing, bosses that are on par with the bosses of the original's Chapter 8, better enemies, better appearance, and overall, just way more fun to go through.

A huge step up from the final chapter in the original Paper Mario. This one has a lot better pacing, way better enemies, way better puzzles, and a just as good boss fight. It also looks way cooler as well.

My favorite chapter. An absolute masterpiece in every way, the story, the puzzles, the riddles, and the epic boss fights at the end followed by an amazing cutscene into one of the most epic battles in video game history in my opinion

Chapter 8 just blew me away.

-The design of the Palace is awesome
-The Music and soundscape are even better...
Could compete with some of the best atmospheric videogame music
- the Atmosphere was much darker and more intense, than I ever expected from a mario game.

By far the best Chapter in my opinion

4 Chapter 4: For Pigs the Bell Tolls

This chapter will send a chill down your spine, however it has a amazing nail biting story, and I love how it makes you think you finished the chapter and then you find out your only half way through because you have to obtain a great partner, and get your identity back with a epic battle against yourself. Epic chapter overall

This level is terrible. While Vivian is fantastic, Doopliss was a lame villain, the Creepy Steeple isn't all that interesting, and Twilight Town is pretty boring. But the worst thing is the insane amounts of backtracking! This level must have had content cut, cause there's no way anyone would have thought that much backtracking was a good idea.

Yeah I know everyone thinks this one's one of the worse but to be fair I really liked it. Much better than Chapter 5 and on par with the 3rd one to be honest. While the backtracking is bad I agree, the overall atmosphere and setting makes up for that. Let's not forget Vivian and Doopliss, who deserves a mention

This is probably my least favorite chapter. Every part of it has a ridiculous amount of backtracking, Creepy Steeple should have done more with the Boos(WAY more), and it has WAY too many Dayzees. While this chapter has Doopliss(awesome boss fight) and introduced Vivian(2nd fave partner), other than that nothing about it stood out to me.

5 Chapter 5: The Key to Pirates

I still can't believe this is below Chapter 4. Chapter 4 in my opinion is the worst chapter in the game. It has good enemies, good music, good characters, an amazing boss, and is overall, much like Chapter 5 from the original Paper Mario, just a really solid chapter and my fourth favorite from it's respective game. The jungle area does have a decent amount of back-tracking, but it overall wasn't too horrible.

Much like Chapter 5 in the original Paper Mario, this Chapter 5 is my fourth favorite from this game. The Pirate Grotto is my second-favorite dungeon in this game because it uses all of the partners except for
Flurry (which I'm not complaining about). My only complaint is that there was decent amount of backtracking in the jungle, but, like Chapter 4 from the original Paper Mario, it wasn't too obtrusive.

It's a very nice chapter although it has loads of flaws. The overall setting had potential but I found it to be a bit annoying, especially considering all the backtracking in the first half of it (yeah I know Chapter 4 had way more backtracking but at least it was more exciting there). I also found Flavio to be a tad annoying. However it has loads of good things as well. Cortez and Crump had some awesome appearences and it introduced the very best partner of the game: Admiral Bobbery.

In my opinion this chapter has the best start to a chapter, between recruiting bobbery, meeting Galleo, (the funniest character in the game) and sailing off before having your ship attacked by ghosts really hooks you to this great chapter

6 Chapter 1: Castle and Dragon

It's a bit basic, but overall, this chapter is pretty fun. I appreciate the medivial theme and Koops is a great character. Let's not forget how impressive Hooktail looks, along with his fun castle that has great puzzles

This is the classic fun beginning of a Mario game.

An epic start to a great story that really shows the potential for the game

7 Chapter 2: The Great Boggly Tree

Very nice visually and a serene atmosphere. But that's all it has going for it. The Punies are decent, Flurrie is a lame character, the dungeon is annoying, repetitive and easy to get lost in, and the boss fight is super underwhelming. The worst thing is guiding the Punies around since they're easy to lose and make it annoying to navigate. And having to blow them across gaps/water is okay, until you have to do it for 101 of them, then it's the absolute worst.

I really liked this episode. The forest setting is pretty awesome and gorgeous and the puzzles are decent. Gotta love those fluffy bushes in the woods

It drove me INSANE at some points it was confusing. They should have have changed the theme and made it shorter beacause it was very repetitive.

My least favorite chapter but still a great one. Most of it is a puzzle so good for you if you like those

8 Chapter 7: Mario Shoots the Moon

I like this chapter because you get blasted to the Moon by a huge cannon and then explore the X-Naut Fortress. I also kinda liked the boss of the chapter being Magnus Von Grapple 2.0, an upgraded version of the first Magnus Von Grapple. Although the annoying part is traveling all around the world to find General White.

VERY repetitive and hard. I was a little dissapointed. They should havw made this a little more epic considering it was the last chapter before the thousand year door. When I beat lord crump I was like "WHAT"?! When I got the crystal star.

Has you revisit all the chapters prior to enter it, for an amazing adventure

9 Prologue: A Rogue's Welcome

Easy but satisfying. This prologue taught you the basics and got you ready for this long yet exciting game.

A pretty cool prologue, although I found it quite boring at many times

Prepares you perfectly and gets you hooked for one of the greatest games of all time

10 Epilogue

A absolute masterpiece, it really shows how great the game was, even the parts your might have taken for granted it displays how funny, amazing, or epic it really was

The Contenders
11 Pit of 100 Trials

Not really a chapter...

12 Opening
13 Chapter 7: A Star Spirit on Ice
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