Hither Thither Hill

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Hither Thither Hill
Screenshot of Hither Thither Hill in Paper Mario: Sticker Star
The Fan grants access to the windmill's door.
Level code W1-4
World World 1
Game Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Boss Big Buzzy Beetle
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Hither Thither Hill is the fourth level of World 1 in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. It is a grassy hill with a large windmill and underground complex. Completing this level unlocks Goomba Fortress.

Hither Thither Hill is one of two standard levels in the game which are not required to enter in order to complete the game, along with Whammino Mountain, though one or the other must be completed to unlock Goomba Fortress. By extension, its boss, Big Buzzy Beetle, is the only optional boss in the game.


Screenshot of Hither Thither Hill in Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Escorting the Toad through the underground complex.

The first section of the level has two Warp Pipes to the underground and a large windmill. The windmill's blades block the entrance to it. Mario must use Paperize to paste a Fan sticker on a stump to cause a huge whirlwind that causes the blades to move. Inside the windmill, there are four yellow blocks with numbers on them.

The next area is an enclosed garden that ends with a dead end. Many stickers are pasted behind the fence, along with another Warp Pipe to the underground.

The undergroud complex is infested with Buzzy Beetles. A Heart Block can be found to the left of a seemingly incomplete pipe. If Mario takes an alternate route, he is able to cross a few cave platforms to find the Green Warp Pipe scrap. This scrap can be pasted into the pink nothingness beside the Heart Block.

Screenshot of Hither Thither Hill in Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Mario inputting the windmill code.

Inside the enclosed garden, a bawling Toad can be found. If Mario talks to him, the Toad will request Mario to escort him back to Decalburg. The Toad must not touch any enemy, or he will run back to the garden. Mario cannot jump over the fence in the garden either, as the Toad says he cannot jump. Successfully escorting the Toad will make him reveal the windmill code - 4123.

When this code is entered (whether or not Mario rescues the Toad), the windmill will reveal a pipe to the cave platforms to allow Mario to get the Pipe scrap. After returning the pipe scrap, the pipe can be entered to find an enclosed room where the Big Buzzy Beetle boss is fought. After the boss, an HP-Up Heart is earned. A pipe to the ground can then be found, which leads to a hidden garden with the Comet Piece.

Secret Door[edit]

The outline for the Secret Door is located at the cliff in the secret garden. The chamber that the door reveals includes the Matches Thing.

Sticker upgrade spots[edit]

Immediately at the beginning of the second map is a hexagonal formation of flowers that can be bloomed using the hammer. The spot is above it.

Area Tattle[edit]

Main Areas[edit]

  • A windmill's called a windmill because it turns with wind. Words of wisdom!


  • It's pretty dim and cool in here... Maybe a teensy bit scary. Just a teensy bit.


  • If you see anything...strange, the first thing you should do is paperize. It's ALWAYS a good idea. (NA)
  • If you see anything...strange, the first thing you should do is paperise. It's ALWAYS a good idea. (EU)




Appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

A part of a Paper Mario stage, based upon Hither Thither Hill from Paper Mario: Sticker Star, in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
Hither Thither Hill as it appears in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a stage based on the Paper Mario series called Paper Mario contains different variations within the stage, one of which is Hither Thither Hill. The battle takes place in the area with the windmill, which appears in the background along with the Warp Pipe. The Fan sticker (when used in Paper Mario: Sticker Star) can also appear in the background, blowing strong winds that can have an effect on the players.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アッチコッチヒル
Acchi Kocchi Hiru
Here and There Hill

Chinese 这儿那儿山丘 (Simplified)
這兒那兒山丘 (Traditional)
Zhèr Nàr Shānqīu
Here There Hill

French (NOA) Colline Ça-et-là
Here and there hill
French (NOE) Colline Parci-parlà
Here and there hill
German Drübenhügel
Over there Hill
Italian Collina Lungolargo
Longwide Hill
Spanish Colina Acullá
Thither Hill


  • A painting of Hither Thither Hill can be seen in the Dark Bloo Inn in Paper Mario: Color Splash.
  • In the Chinese versions, the windmill code is "9958" instead of "4123" as shown in the English and Japanese versions. The hint signal is “救救我吧” (Jiù jiù wǒ ba, meaning "Please help me"), which is similar to the reading of "9958" (Jiǔ jiǔ wǔ bā), so the windmill code is also changed in order to match the readings.[1]