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Pianta Parlor FAQ by ChainChomp

Updated: 11/29/04

			 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
				Pianta Parlor FAQ
	           A FAQ, and Walkthrough for the Pianta Parlor
			   Copyright Michiel de Groot

1. Table of Contents
1. Table of Contents

2. What is the Pianta Parlor?

3. The Games
3a. The Slots
3b. Plane Game
3c. Paper Game
3d. Tube Game
3e. Boat Game

4. Trade in Winnings

5. People in the Pianta Parlor

6. FAQ

7. Legal Disclaimer

2. What is the Pianta Parlor?
The Pianta Parlor is the Game House in the west part of Rougeport.
It is next to the Western Side Goods Shop, and left of the road. 
You can easily see it because there is a Pianta (a yellow guy with
a leafskirt, and in Paper Mario he has got a hat and sunglasses)
outside and the name "Pianta Parlor" is above the door. 
In the Pianta Parlor itself, you can play several games, like a
normal slots game. You can also play with each paper curse. 
In the Pianta Parlor, you can get some items and badges that you
can't get anywhere but there.

3. The Games
These are the Games you can play. For each except the Slots, you'll
need to get Cards through troubles in the Trouble House.
You can get Pianta's at the big Pianta in the middle of the Parlor.
They cost 3 coins each.

3a. the Slots.
Where: 		At the right of the Pianta Parlor, between the High Score
		GameBoy and the Lahla cage.
How to Unlock: 	Unlocked at start
To Play: 	1 Pianta
Rules: 		Just match up three of the same picture, A Pianta head, a
		Starman, and a 7.
Tips/Tricks: 	None. It's just luck.

3b. Plane Game
Where: 		Talk to Lahla
How to Unlock: 	Do the Trouble of Koopook "Try to find me!". He is hidden
		in Hooktail Castle.Go to Hooktail Castle, in the room with 
		a kind of bridge at the top of the 
		room. Use the big block to go up and look at the left while 
		you're going up.
		You'll see a Koopa on a ledge at the left. Once on the bridge 
		above, go left 
		and drop down below on the ledge with the Koopa. Talk to him 
		to get a Special Card as a reward. 
To Play: 	10 Piantas
Rules: 		In Plane Mode, get as far as you can. There are minus and 
		double  tiles which increase or decrease your Piantas if
		you land on them. (Just plane easy -.-)
Tips/Tricks:	Please. Don't go for the Piantas floating in the air. Keep
		tilting the control stick to the left and you´ll go very far.
		It will cost some time, but then you can get over the 400m
		easily. And of course, try to land on a x2 or x3 tile.

3c. Paper Game
Where:		Talk to Lahla
How to Unlock: 	Take Trouble "Help my daddy!" of Pine T Jr.
		Go to the Rogueport sewers, in the Pit of 100 Trials (at the left of the
		Thousand-Years door) and talk to Pine T. Jr. He'll ask you to find his dad.
		Go in the pipe to enter the Pit and reach the 18th level. There you should 
		find Pine T. Jr's dad. Talk to him, then enter the next pipe and in the
		next level should be a guy who'll bring you back to the entrance for 10 coins.
		Go back to the entrance and talk to Pine T. Jr to receive a Silver Card.
To Play:	10 Piantas
Rules:		Just be the first to get over the finish. If you see the
		fans blowing, immediately press R to go into Paper Mode. 
		The many, many, many other contestants will do this, too.
Tips/Tricks:	Always watch the fans. Also, try to push other racers in the 
		endless doom. Evil. You can also jump over most of the gaps and
		you can jump while in Paper Mode! If you are placed first, you'll 
		get really many Piantas..

3d. Tube Game
Where:		Talk to Lahla
How to unlock: 	Take trouble "Important thing" of Frankie.
		Go to the west part of Rogueport and talk to Frankie the Pianta in the small
		area with grass and flowers. He'll ask you to find the wedding ring he lost
		in town. Go to the east part of the town, past the Trouble Center. Stand at
		the right of the small bridge and use Yoshi to cross over the gap. Pick up
		the blue ring next to the crates. Bring it back to Frankie to receive the
		Gold Card.
To Play:	10 Piantas
Rules:		Roll in Tube mode so fast as you can to the finish. Don't fall into the
		endless deep (DON'T!). Get some Piantas if you want to..
Tips/Tricks:	First, just keep pressing right and press A to jump over the 
                fences,DO NOT jump when you see the higher fence. 
		Dodge the lamps. After the bend, take the second row, and keep jumping 
                and pressing left. This is the most 
		easy way to get to the small bars. If you did it right, you'll roll easily
		over the bars. Roll through the Tunnel. If you are fast enough, you can just 
		roll onto the upper moving platform. Otherwise, wait for the lower one. Roll
		downhill. If you are lucky, get some Piantas, too. Go through this bend, and
		jump and roll under the fences again. Then get over the strange hilly thing
		(just keep pressing up-right and then ONLY right or you'll fall off. Then 
		roll further for a glorious finish.

3e. Boat Game
Where: 		Talk to Lahla
How to Unlock: 	Take trouble: "I must have that book" of Toodles
		Go to Poshley Heights and talk to the girl inside the pink house. She'll
		tell you that Jolene has her magazine and that she wants it back. Go to
		Glitzville and talk to Jolene to receive the magazine. Go back to Poshley
		Heights with the magazine and give it to Toodles to receive the Platinum
		Card as a reward.
To Play: 	10 Piantas
Rules:		In Boat mode, dodge the barrels and whirlpools and get as quick as you
		can to the finish.
Tips/Tricks:	Try to dodge the barrels first,not very hard. After this,try 
		make an as small bend as you can. Then dodge the whirlpools. You can be 
		sunk once, maybe twice, but if you're really unlucky you'll float from one
		whirlpool to another, which is incredibly irritating. So time well. It's
		much harder than you would suggest. And the payment is strangely low.

4. Trade in Winnings.

Okay, after you've played some games, you can trade them in when you
talk with Lahla. For what?
For this: (The items/badges marked with an asterisk are only obtained
				at the Pianta Parlor)

Cake Mix*     ---   6 piantas
Super Shroom  ---  10 piantas
Maple Syrup   ---  14 piantas
Jammin' Jelly ---  67 piantas
Ultra Shroom  ---  67 piantas
Gold Bar x 3  --- 234 piantas
Power Rush P  ---  34 piantas    (Badge)
Power Rush    ---  34 piantas    (Badge)
Power Smash   ---  34 piantas    (Badge)
Power Jump    ---  34 piantas    (Badge)
Refund*       ---  34 piantas    (Badge)
Super Appeal  ---  34 piantas    (Badge)
Hammer Throw  ---  50 piantas    (Badge)
Multibounce   ---  50 piantas    (Badge)
Quake Hammer  ---  67 piantas    (Badge)
Tornado Jump  ---  67 piantas    (Badge)
HP Plus       --- 100 piantas    (Badge)
FP Plus       --- 100 piantas    (Badge)
HP Plus P     --- 200 piantas    (Badge)
Money Money*  --- 234 piantas    (Badge)

Well, you can get Refund from some enemies in the Pit 100 Trials, but
that's the only other way.

5. People in the Pianta Parlor

Well, the Pianta Parlor is owned by Don Pianta, the boss of the Rogueport
Mafia, but you don't see him there in the early chapters. After Chapter
6 (I think), with the Excess Expres, you will see him there. 
Another important person is Lahla, the Boo behind the bars. You can "unlock"
something by talking to her: first go through the bars in Paper Mode, and
then talk to her. If you set High Scores in the games (which just means
first place..) she'll tell you more about herself, which is pretty fun.
There's also a mouse next to the Pianta Exchanger, but he just says that
the Pianta Exchanger is exchanging coins for Piantas. D'oh.
There is a Goomba, too, which is always trying to get better scores. Pretty
And then there's the girl Toad, which is a mother of some children, but seems
to spend her time the whole game in the Parlor. How sad.

6. FAQ

7. Legal Disclaimer

This FAQ is COpyright me. If you have questions or want to post this FAQ
anywhere, please contact me at kamikazepiloot_@hotmail.com with 
Pianta Parlor in the subject. 
Thanks to:
Don Pianta - for building the Pianta Parlor :P
Me - wow, that sounds egoistic..
You - Really, thanks for reading!
CJAYC - For GameFAQs, again.
Nintendo - for making the fantastic game Paper Mario!
Intellegent Systems - Well, see above.


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