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.

Bowser Tape is a sticky tape that is used by Bowser in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash. It is yellow tape that has Bowser's insignia 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 Paper Mario: Color Splash, Bowser Tape appears throughout the game. 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Ruban adhésif Bowser Bowser Sticker

Trivia[edit]

"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 romanized Japanese name.