|First appearance||Paper Mario: The Origami King (2020)|
|Effect||Allows Mario to quickly navigate the desert.|
- “Feast your eyes on the Boot Car Type B racer! It eats up desert terrain like a tourist at a buffet! And when you hit that turbo button? Hoo-eeee! Better hold on to your mustache, cowboy!”
- —Toad mechanic, Paper Mario: The Origami King
The Boot Car (also known by its full name, the Boot Car Type B) is a Goomba's Shoe-like vehicle that appears in Paper Mario: The Origami King. It is lent to Mario by the mechanic at the end of Breezy Tunnel and is used to cross terrain in a shorter amount of time, though it can only be driven while leaving Breezy Tunnel and throughout the Scorching Sandpaper Desert. According to the mechanic, the Boot Car has an output of "150 Yoshis" (a reference to horsepower) and a top speed of "Golden Mushroom" (a reference to the Mario Kart series). Mario can use the Boot Whistle given to him by the mechanic to call the Boot Car to his current location.
The player controls the Boot Car by using to steer and holding to speed up. Mario can defeat enemies instantly without engaging in battle by driving into them while using the speed boost. While driving around in the Boot Car with Olivia and Professor Toad, the two occasionally exchange dialogue.
When Mario reaches Shroom City, he must park the Boot Car at the parking spot in front of the entrance, as it cannot be driven inside. The nearby Snifit (a Toad after the yellow streamer is destroyed) tips Mario one coin if he parks on the spot perfectly.
A Collectible Treasure of Boot Car (No. 60) can be found by having Professor Toad dig into the glowing spot at the south-eastern ruins of the Scorching Sandpaper Desert.
- Collectible Treasure No. 60: "A perfect-scale replica of the Boot Car Type B developed by Toad's Automoboots. Do not attempt to drive."
Mario frees the Toad mechanic from under the Boot Car
Names in other languages
(pun on stap (step))
|French||Bottemobile||Boot-Mobile (pun on "Batmobile" from the Batman franchise)|
|German||Stiefobil||Portmanteau of Stiefel (boot) and Automobil (automobile)|
|Italian||Scarpomobile||Portmanteau of scarpone (boot) and automobile (automobile)|
Portmanteau of chatarra (junk) and runner
- In the Japanese version, the Boot Car is stated to be "the latest model, developed by Toad Motors".