The Cobalt Base is a location from Paper Mario: Color Splash. The path leading here is unlocked after getting the Blue Mini Paint Star from Sacred Forest, and unlocks a path leading to Fort Cobalt. The entire level is devoted to the Snifit or Whiffit game show. The Instant Camera thing can be found here.
Mario must peel the Bowser Tape off the door to the base and enter. A Mini Paint Star floats ahead, but a trapdoor drops Mario down into a watery area with a Warp Pipe before he can get it. By entering the pipe, Mario and Huey end up in a bubble and are welcomed to Snifit or Whiffit: Seabed Edition.
The Snifit host explains the rules: Mario must get four of seven questions correct to earn the Mini Paint Star. If he gets all seven correct, he is invited to play a three-question bonus round, which wins him the Instant Camera Thing. To answer the questions, Mario must use his cards and paint them.
If Mario completes 7 questions, the Snifit lets him play the bonus round; however, if he fails it, he does not get credit for completing the first 7 rounds. Additionally, if Mario is running low on paint, he can buy a refill for 100 coins.
After winning the bonus round, Mario is congratulated and sucked into a warp pipe, which leads him to a room with two Snifits and the Instant Camera Thing. He can then enter another pipe and collect the Mini Paint Star, opening a path to Fort Cobalt.
At the start of the level is a blue Snifit who can sell Mario a deck of 30 cards for 1000 Coins. If Mario has already purchased it before, its price is lowered to 500 Coins. If Mario has entered the bonus round, he gets an option to buy a special deck with all the cards needed in the bonus round for 2000 Coins. It also allows him to start the game at the bonus round after rejoining.
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