|"Extremely hazardous in a world made of paper."|
|First appearance||Paper Mario: Sticker Star (2012)|
- “Under no circumstances should these sticks be rubbed against their own packaging. You just need to trust the management on this one.”
- —Sticker Museum plaque, Paper Mario: Sticker Star
The Matches are a Thing in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They are the second strongest fire-based Thing and are found behind the Secret Door at Hither Thither Hill. The Secret Door outline is found on a wall near the Comet Piece. They remain in Mario's Album until they are turned into a sticker at a Sling-a-Thing station. Once they have been used as a sticker, they return to their original position. They may also be purchased from the Shady Toad for 120 coins and sold as a sticker for 20 coins.
As a sticker, the Matches take up 1.5×1.5 squares in the Album. When they are used in battle, the matchbox drops and hovers above Mario. A match gets pulled out and strikes the side of the matchbox, lighting it. A joyous fanfare plays as the match shrinks and explodes like a firework. Any enemies that are defeated turn into ash. The player can press as the match strikes the side of the box to increase the damage dealt.
The Matches can be placed in the Sticker Museum as #39, alongside the other fire-based and heat-based Things.
British English Sticker Museum description
Under no circumstances should these sticks be rubbed against their own packaging. Otherwise harmless.
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