Bowser Tape

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This article is about the obstacles in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. For the scrap collectable in Holey Thicket, see Bowser Tape (scrap).
Mario pulls off the Bowser Tape in Paper Mario: Sticker Star.

Bowser Tape is a sticky tape that is used by the Koopa Troop in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash. It is yellow tape that has Bowser's emblem on it that appears in almost all areas of the game. Apparently, it is incredibly sticky, for it can trap even sections of the wall until it is pulled off.

Bowser Tape is first found in the ravaged Decalburg after the Sticker Comet explodes. Mario must pull off the Bowser Tape to save the Toads of the town. It is later encountered as a regular blockade, and usually after pulled off it reveals a secret area or some kind of elevation that allows Mario to continue.

In 3-11, Holey Thicket, there is a piece of Bowser Tape stuck in a tree. Mario must use his hammer to knock the Bowser Tape off the tree to obtain it and put it in the Scraps section of the album. The tape must then be put back on to the wall via Paperize so Mario can pull it off and reveal the steps to the goal.

In Bowser's Sky Castle, Princess Peach is tied up with Bowser Tape.

In Paper Mario: Color Splash, Bowser Tape appears throughout the game, though infrequently compared to its predecessor. After collecting the red Big Paint Star, Princess Peach is bound to the airship's anchor with the tape. In Vortex Island, a similar kind of tape with a Toad emblem on it appears blocking a Warp Pipe into the parallel world. Small pieces of Bowser Tape appear in Sacred Forest.

A similar version of Bowser Tape with King Olly's emblem appears in Paper Mario: The Origami King.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパテープ
Kuppa Tēpu
Bowser Tape

Chinese (simplified) 酷霸王纸带
Kùbàwáng Zhǐdài
Bowser Paper Tape

Chinese (traditional) 庫巴紙膠帶
Kùbā Zhǐ Jiāodài
Bowser Paper Tape

French Ruban adhésif Bowser
Bowser Sticker
Italian Nastro Bowser
Bowser Tape


"Koopa Tape".
  • In the Japanese version of the game, Bowser Tape, instead of having "Bowser" on it, has "Koopa" written on it, for Koopa is Bowser's Japanese name.