Grate Guy's Casino
Grate Guy's Casino is a secret area in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. The casino is run by the jester Grate Guy, and can only be accessed with a Bright Card acquired from his partner Knife Guy.
The casino can be entered through a secret passage in Bean Valley. In one of the pipes in the center of the valley, Mario has to defeat a Chomp Chomp and jump three times to make an invisible platform appear, which opens the way to the casino. Mario can get hints on how to find the casino from a sleeping Toad in Nimbus Land's inn.
One game available is the slot machine. For a fee of ten coins, Mario must hit a treasure box three times as it cycles between Mushroom, Flower, and Super Star symbols. If he is able to match three symbols, he is awarded a Frog Coin. In the remake, the slot machine does not cost coins to play and Mario instead receives an item for winning, depending on the symbol he matches: a Mushroom for three Mushrooms, a Honey Syrup for three Flowers, or an Energizer for three Super Stars.
Another game is Blackjack, played with the normal rules, but represented by numbers instead of visible cards; the player plays against the dealer, and the one who comes closest to 21 without going over wins. In the remake, the Blackjack game has been replaced by a memory card game. Ten cards consisting of the five party members and five Toads are shown for three seconds, and then flipped face-down. The dealer then gives Mario ten seconds to pick the card of one of the party members. If Mario does this successfully three times, he receives a variable item.
The third game is "Look the other way". This is a simple game where the player picks a direction to face, and if they look in the opposite direction as Grate Guy's finger, they win. The Star Egg can be won by beating this game 100 times.
Names in other languages
|French||Casino du Clown||Clown's Casino|
|German||Harlepokus' Casino||Grate Guy's Casino|
|Italian||Casinò Clown Pallino||Grate Guy Casino|
|Spanish||Casino de Bufoncio||Grate Guy's Casino|
- The music played in this area is the same song, though a rendition of the music, heard in Super Mario Bros. 3 when playing Toad's Card Matching Game or the Spade Panel's panel-matching game.
- In the game of Blackjack, if Mario and the Toad tie (push), the Toad will take away one of his Frog Coins.