The Dotwood Tree

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The Dotwood Tree
Princess Peach and Boomer in The Dotwood Tree.
Level code 3-3
Game Super Paper Mario
Boss Dimentio
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The Dotwood Tree, the setting for Chapter 3-3, is a large pixelated tree that appears in The Bitlands in Super Paper Mario. Its name is a pun on "dogwood tree" and "dot".

Chapter 3-3: Up, Up, and a Tree[edit]

Storyline text

Somehow, the heroes had beached the Big Blooper and crossed the Tile Pool.

But before they could dry, they saw the imposing silhouette of Fort Francis.

"It sure is getting dark," Peach said in a quiet voice.

But when they looked up, they realized they were in the shadow of a huge tree.

Mario, knowing in his gut this must be the way, set out toward the great tree...

Red winds (white winds cannot be ridden).

The Dotwood Tree has three main areas, an outside area, an inside area, and the top. The outside is mainly a series of platforms and blocks, with two electronical screens that show pixelated arrows. In the Japanese version, the first screen instead shows「ガンバレ」(Ganbare, "Do your best"), while the second screen shows「アトスコシ!!」(Ato sukoshi!!, "Almost there!!"). Up above is a Paratroopa near a ? Block containing a Slow Flower. Further up are a Poison Cherbil and a Tileoid B. To the left are some flipping blocks in 3-D, which can be used to reach a platform from which Peach can float over to the right and continue upward. Past a Koopa Troopa is a post, when Ground Pounded with Thudley, reveals a moving platform. Further up are some Tileoid Gs, another Poison Cherbil and a Paratroopa. To the right, there is a pipe leading to a secret area containing several coins. Back outside the pipe are a few more platforms, followed by a door overgrown by bark. The bark must be burned away using Bowser's Fire Breath so that the tree can be entered.

The tree's interior is populated by several Tileoids and Crazee Dayzees. This area requires the use of switches that alternate between blue and pink, with different colored platforms appearing depending on the state of the switches. At the start of the area is a pipe that takes the player all the way to a small room at the top. The room contains a Save Block and a blue switch, which must be hit to make pink platforms appear. The player can then go back down to the bottom using the pipe and move upward with the platforms. There is another switch and some moving platforms that can be used to reach a ground pound post, which creates a ladder down the aforementioned switch, allowing the player to return to the post with the pink platforms active. Moving upward further, there is a pipe in 3-D leading to an area with several spikes moving up and down in the floor. Slim must be used to pass them and hit another switch. The newly created blue platform can be used to reach a small opening with spikes at the bottom and a switch in it. Boomer must be used to hit the switch. He must then be placed again, then blown after the pink platforms are used to create blue ones.

There are some more moving platforms, as well as a pipe leading to two Chain Chomps, which give up one of Peach's Catch Cards when defeated. Further up, a pipe leads to a room with a moving platforms moving right through a wall of spikes. Slim must be used. There is another switch, but a pink platform traps the player in the room unless Boomer is used to blow the switch after they pass the offending platform. Using the pink platform, the player reaches a spot directly below the room at the top. There is a block containing a Super Shroom and a switch that reveals a door at the very top of the tree's interior. The player must go back down to the bottom and go through the pipe to reach the door.

Outside, the heroes encounter Dimentio, who warps them to Dimension D and battles them. He is defeated, however, and leaves the heroes to their work. Elsewhere, he muses to himself about helping the heroes defeat Count Bleck.

The top of the tree has several Lakitus and Spinies, as well as a lot of wind. Red wind is solid and must be ridden to a pipe that leads to the end of the level.


Menu description[edit]

  • "This mighty tree stretches to the edge of the atmosphere. Even the inside of the tree was massive. And what about that strange red wind at the top? Dimentio also ambushed you here with dramatic flair."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese タイルタイルツリー
Tairu Tairu Tsurī
Tile Tile Tree

French Le Bois Liasé
The Tied/Linked Wood
German Der Pixelbaum
Pixel Tree
Italian L'Albero di Pixel
Pixel Tree
Korean 타일타일트리
Tail Tail Teuli
Tile Tile Tree

Spanish (NOE) El árbol pixelado[1]
The Pixelated Tree
Up, Up, and a Tree
Language Name Meaning
Japanese のぼって!のぼって!えんやこら
Nobotte! Nobotte! En'yakora
Climb! Climb! Heave-Ho!

French Escal'arbre
It's a pun with "Escalade", which means climbing, and "Arbre", which means tree
German Den Baum hinauf
Up the tree
Italian Su, su, sempre più in albero
Up, up and tree-er (the original phrase is "Su, su, sempre più in alto", which translates in "Up, up, always higher")
Korean 나무 위로 영차! 영차!
Namu wilo yeongcha! Yeongcha!
Up the tree Heave-Ho! Heave-Ho!

Spanish (NOE) En lo alto del árbol[1]
High up in the tree