- This article is about the ability from Paper Mario: Color Splash. For the objects from Super Mario 3D Land and the Mario Kart series, see Wooden cutout.
- “We can use this power to transcend dimensions and cut out part of the background! Get cutting, Mario!”
- —Huey, Paper Mario: Color Splash
Cutout is a technique used by Huey in Paper Mario: Color Splash. Cutout is first used in Cherry Lake. The player has to press to use Cutout. If something lines up with a bright dotted line that appears when Cutout is used, it will be in effect. The screen shifts to the Wii U Gamepad. The stylus is used to trace the dotted line shown. The line will turn rainbow and will be cut out, hence the name, then one of six circumstances will happen:
- Mario and Huey use the cut out area as a platformer and get to the flag. They'll be transported to where the flag would be in real space.
- Cards will appear close to where the cut-out spot would be.
- The player would have to place a Thing Card in the cut out area. The required card depends on the location. Replicas will not work.
- Luigi will appear and give Mario 300 coins.
- The object in the cut out area disappears.
- In the Green Energy Plant, cutting out the monitor screen will make Mario and Huey go into the monitor, into a world similar to Super Mario Bros. 3. Pressing here will use the Flip technique instead, similar to Super Paper Mario.
One of the Super Flags in Port Prisma is unrolled after Mario performs all Cutouts. When Mario gives the "Deep Cuts" Toad in Port Prisma 50 coins, he will hint to Mario an area where he can use the Cutout technique.
List of cutouts
There are 47 total cutouts found throughout Prism Island.
|Port Prisma||On the signs in the blue district.||Required for completion||None|
|In the yellow district, on the small Toad. The Magnifying Glass Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Cherry Lake||In the first area, on the gate.||Required for completion||None|
|In the second area, on the post south of where Mario gets a card slot upgrade.||Three Jump cards||In Cherry Lake, beyond the second waterwheel...|
|In the third area, at the Scenic Viewpoint mountain.||Required for completion||None|
|In Inner Cherry Lake, while the waterwheel is aligned with the bridges.||Required for completion||None|
|Redpepper Volcano||In the first area, above Draggadon's head. The Basin Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|In the ledge area, on the final section with the rising lava.||Iron Jump, Iron Jump x2, Iron Jump x3||Redpepper Volcano, in the background when you walk along the wall...|
|In the red Mini Paint Star area. The Bottle Opener Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Redpepper Crater||In the third area, on the lava.||Required for completion||None|
|In the hot springs. Cutting this out reveals Luigi.||300 Coins||The hot-spring shadow.
No one enters, no one leaves.
And yet there he is...
|The Crimson Tower||In the fourth area, where there is a break in the posts.||Two Hammer cards||In Crimson Tower... The central pillar of the spiral staircase...|
|In the fifth area, in the area with the broken platforms.||Required for completion||None|
|Sunglow Ridge||In the third area, at a dead end.||Hammer, Eekhammer, KO Hammer||Sunglow Ridge, at the foot of a single tree in a dead end...|
|In the fifth area, at the very end.||Required for completion||None|
|Château Chanterelle||Behind the house, once the barn doors have been arranged so that they form an upwards slope.||Required for completion||None|
|On a fence in front of Princess's doghouse. The Bone Thing must be inserted here.||Required for completion||None|
|Mustard Café||In the second area, on the rock.||Required for completion||None|
|In the fifth area, on the pipes.||Required for completion||None|
|The Golden Coliseum||In dressing room 2, on the wall.||Big Jump, Big Hammer||Golden Coliseum, on the back wall of a waiting room...|
|In the coliseum, behind the stands. Cutting this out reveals Luigi.||300 Coins||A face peeking out.
An ancient Coliseum.
No seats here, my friend.
|Indigo Underground||In the first area, on a rock above the pipe. The Plunger Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|In the fourth area, behind a waterfall. Cutting this out reveals a green Rescue Squad cadet.||Required for completion||None|
|In the third area, above the entrance to the yellow Mini Paint Star.||Eekhammer, Hopslipper||In Indigo Underground, above the entrance to the Mini Paint Star...|
|Bloo Bay Beach||In the third area, behind the shower stall. Cutting this out reveals Luigi.||300 Coins||A steamy shower.
Behind a sandy café.
Don't flush the toilet!
|At the end of Blissful Beach.||Required for completion||None|
|In a rock in the first area. The Fan Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Dark Bloo Inn||On floor 2, at the far left. Cutting this out reveals room 201.||Required for completion||None|
|In the dining room, on the painting. The Teapot card must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Fort Cobalt||After Mario falls down from hitting the last fences, on a container in the back of the room.||Tail, Spike Helmet, Frog Suit||Fort Cobalt, underground, on a materials container...|
|In the third area, while standing on the yellow step as two rotating platforms are aligned.||Required for completion||None|
|Plum Park||In the area with Birdo's concert, on the bushes while standing at the back of the area. Cutting this out reveals Luigi.||300 Coins||Plants casting shadows.
Shadows shining through the dark.
Spotlight of the plum.
|Violet Passage||In the first area, on the rock. The Fan Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|In the fifth trial, on the rock after the cannonball has been fired and the flag has been unrolled. The Compass Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Lighthouse Island||At the top of the lighthouse. The Lightbulb Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Fortune Island||On a rock, while standing off the ship's bow.||Eekhammer, Eekhammer x2, Eekhammer x3||Violet Isles, the harbor of Fortune Island... the rock wall visible beyond the ship...|
|In the volcano area, after the Charcoal Grill has been squeezed in the room's parallel version.||Big Line Jump||Violet Isles, Fortune Island... On the rock wall after the spewing smoke disappears...|
|Marmalade Valley||In the area with the Bone Thing and trapped Toad, accessible from standing on a log lift. Cutting this out reveals Luigi.||300 Coins||A green L waits in
the valley you spread on toast.
Stand on the log lift.
|Toad Trainworks||In the area with the handcar, while standing on top of the stairs. This spot can only be cutout after the Sunset Express has departed and while the crates have not been destroyed.||Jump, Iron Jump, Hopslipper||Toad Trainworks, the wall of the factory without a passenger car...|
|Tangerino Grill||In the kitchen, on the freezer. The Hair Dryer Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Sunset Express||In the second area, while standing to the right of the Thwomp. The Megaphone Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Against the train car with the Shunned Guy inside, while on the side.||Required for completion||None|
|Sacred Forest||On the small pipe. The Magnifying Glass Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Green Energy Plant||In the first area, on the screen. Cutting this out reveals Luigi.||300 Coins||Broken screen still works.
No power needed at all.
A letter lights up.
|In the first area, after entering the Warp Pipe. The Battery Thing must be inserted.||Required for completion||None|
|Inside the Toad House, on the screen after it has been powered on.||Required for completion||None|
|The Emerald Circus||In the back room, on the wall.||Mega Mushroom, Big Spin Jump||Emerald Circus, in the corner behind the stage, next to the stairs...|
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