Windy Mill

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Windy Mill
Windy Mill.png
Mario and Goombario in the Windy Mill.
Greater Location Gusty Gulch
Ruler Tubba Blubba's Heart
Inhabitants Hyper Goombas
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)

The Windy Mill is a windmill at the bottom of Gusty Gulch near Boo's Mansion in Paper Mario. It looms ominously before the path to a Boo village. Underneath the windmill is a long tunnel leading to the chamber in which Tubba Blubba locked up his heart using the key Yakkey. The dusty, ancient windmill is cylindrical with a deep blue-plated triangular roof and the mill attached to its top, the main room is small and contains the well entrance to the secret underground chambers, and the inside also has various spinning clockwork and incessantly rotating gears.

In Chapter 3 of the game, Mario and his partners steal Yakkey from Tubba Blubba's Castle and use it to open the mill. Inside the mill is a well covered by a wooden floor and three passages down the well, each with a roaming Hyper Goomba and a "no entry allowed" notice. Deep below the mill, Mario finds Tubba Blubba's Heart and defeats it, therefore weakening Tubba Blubba's power considerably. Tubba Blubba chases down and reunites with his heart near the mill, but is easily beaten. Mario's new partner Lady Bow decides to accompany him longer as well as giving him the promised Star Spirit, marking the end of the Chapter. Later in the game, Yakkey can be found in the mill, hoping to guard a new secret.

It is possible that water was resourced from the well, given Goombario's tattles on the complex and the well entrance in the center.

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Area Tattles[edit]

  • I haven't been in many windmills, but this one seems weird. Isn't this a well sitting in the middle of it?
  • I guess the well's dry. Lucky for us.
  • You can tell from the dampness that there used to be water in this well. The rocks are also moist to the touch.
  • You wouldn't expect there to be such a nice walkway in a place like this. It's so neat. It doesn't look like it's a natural path. Someone must take care of it...
  • Something important has just got to be back here. Nobody would dig such a long tunnel for nothing. What do you think it could possibly be, Mario?
  • This is the very end of the tunnel in the well. It seems to be a big dead end. This really is the perfect spot for hiding something really valuable.

In-game map descriptions[edit]

  • This huge windmill is located at the bottom of Gusty Gulch. Invincible Tubba Blubba's secret is supposed to be hidden here.
  • It's a huge windmill located at the bottom of Gusty Gulch. Once-Invincible Tubba Blubba's heart was hidden deep inside.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Bowser's CastlePrincess Peach's CastleStar HavenStar WayShiver CityShiver SnowfieldStarborn ValleyShiver MountainCrystal PalaceGoomba VillageGoomba King's FortressMario's HouseShy Guy's Toy BoxClub 64Toad Town DojoShooting Star SummitKoopa VillageKoopa Bros. FortressWindy MillTubba Blubba's CastlePleasant PathDry Dry RailroadToad TownGoomba RoadFlower FieldsBoo's MansionForever ForestDry Dry OutpostDry Dry DesertMt. RuggedGusty GulchYoshi's VillageMt. LavalavaJade JungleLavalava Island
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese 風車小屋
Fūshagoya
Windymill
Spanish Molino Ventoso Windy Mill
French Moulin Rafale Gust Mill
German Windige Mühle Windy Mill