Best Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Chapters

The Top Ten
1 Chapter 3: Of Glitz and Glory

Chapter 6 was really fun and interesting. It's a close second, but this one definitely tops it and the rest of them. Like Chapter six, this was a break from the ordinary, and it was full of mysteries and drama. You have two very suspicious people managing you (I had my eye on Miss Jolene), and it has everything a climax needs: a plot twist. Grubba, you had me! And I'm usually good at figuring things out! Rawk Hawk's theme was epic, and so was Macho Grubba's. This is also the easiest chapter, not because of the enemies but because you can't get a game over until the finale. They should have at least made the rematch with the Iron Clefts and the fight with Bowser a game over or win fight, but that's my only complaint. This one and Chapter six are both full of mystery, and who can forget the Great Gonzales Junior? He's awesome, the best Paper Mario sidekick EVER!

2 Chapter 6: 3 Days of Excess

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.

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 5: The Key to Pirates

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.

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.

5 Chapter 4: For Pigs the Bell Tolls

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.

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

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

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.

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
12 Opening
13 Chapter 7: A Star Spirit on Ice
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