Big Paint Star
|Big Paint Star|
Official artwork of the orange Big Paint Star from Paper Mario: Color Splash
|First appearance||Paper Mario: Color Splash (2016)|
- “Port Prisma without Big Paint Stars is like...like...a tuna-fish sandwich without ketchup! *sob*”
- —Huey, Paper Mario: Color Splash
The Big Paint Stars are the source of color that appear in Paper Mario: Color Splash and are housed at the Prisma Fountain. They are larger versions of the Mini Paint Stars. There are six of them in the game, each one being a different color: red, yellow, blue, purple, orange and green. Each one is guarded by one of the Koopalings (except for Roy). Collecting all six restores color to Prism Island and allows Mario and Huey to go to Rainbow Road to face Black Bowser and rescue Princess Peach at Black Bowser's Castle. Big Paint Stars resemble Grand Stars from the Super Mario Galaxy games and Shine Sprites from Super Mario Sunshine.
Bowser, possessed by the black paint, threw them far away from Port Prisma. Each Big Paint Star, when rescued from the Koopalings, repaints big areas which can't be painted by Mario's hammer normally and tells a little part of the game's story, although disordered. Finally, when the last one is obtained, it reveals what actually happened to Bowser. The red star repaints the Scarlet Gate in Sunglow Ridge, the yellow star repaints a giant coin in Mondo Woods, the blue star repaints the entire sea in Violet Passage, the purple star repaints the gigantic sinkhole in Mustard Café along with the entire rest of the world map's sea, the orange star repaints the Draggadon fossil in Marmalade Valley, which results in it transforming into the real monster, and the green star repaints Luigi's kart somewhere else on Prism Island.
List of Big Paint Stars
|1||Red||The Crimson Tower||Morton Koopa Jr.||Gate in Sunglow Ridge||Black Bowser is seen throwing each Big Paint Star out of Port Prisma.|
|2||Yellow||The Golden Coliseum||Iggy Koopa||Coin in Mondo Woods||Slurp Guys start to drain Toads of their colors. A Toad is then sent to Peach by Kamek and the little bridge is destroyed by Bob-ombs.|
|3||Blue||Fort Cobalt||Ludwig von Koopa||Sea in Violet Passage||Shy Guys are seen stealing paint of their true colors and pouring it into the giant buckets attached to Bowser's airships.|
|4||Purple||Fortune Island||Wendy O. Koopa||Sinkhole in Mustard Café||Bowser's minions start to invade Port Prisma and steal the paint from the environment and its inhabitants.|
|5||Orange||Sunset Express||Larry Koopa||Draggadon fossil in Marmalade Valley||Scared Toads witness Bowser being possessed by black paint. Meanwhile, airships arrive and Shy Guys fall from them, starting the invasion.|
|6||Green||The Emerald Circus||Lemmy Koopa||Luigi's Standard Kart offscreen||Bowser watches Toads having fun with paint. After watching the fountain, Bowser then has an idea of having a multicolored shell. After jumping in it, he mixes all of the paint to his shell, unaware of the process of creating black paint. Bowser is then possessed by it.|
Names in other languages
Biggu Penki Sutā
|Big Paint Star|
|Dutch||Grote verfster||Big paint star|
|French (NOA)||Grande Étoile peinte||Big paint Star|
|French (NOE)||Grande étoile de couleur||Big color star|
|German||Großer Farbstern||Big Paint Star|
|Italian||Mega vernistella||"Mega" + a portmanteau of "vernice" (paint) and "stella" (star)|
|Portuguese (NOE)||Megaestrela de Tinta||Mega Paint Star|
|Mega Paint Star|
|Spanish (NOA)||Macroestrella cromática||Big chromatic star|
|Spanish (NOE)||Maxiestrella iris||Grand Rainbow Star|
- The jingle played when collecting a Big Paint Star consists of the opening theme of Paper Mario, followed by a portion of Paper Mario: Color Splash's title theme.
- The Big Paint Stars match the color of the wand of the Koopaling that guards it.