Pianta Parlor

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Mario and his partner in front of the two slot machines and Don Pianta-resembling change machine.

The Pianta Parlor is a casino in Rogueport in the game Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Mario can come here to play minigames for pianta tokens, which can be exchanged for items and badges. There are slot machines as well as four minigames to play, and each of the minigames use the four different curses Mario receives from the Black Chest Demons. The slot machines are initially there, but Mario must complete certain troubles to receive cards to play the other games. Beginning in Chapter 6, Don Pianta will hang out at the Parlor.

To play a slot machine, Mario must deposit one pianta token. The slots will then spin. If Mario matches three of a kind, he will get more pianta tokens. Three Don Piantas give him three pianta tokens; three Stars give him fifteen pianta tokens, and three 7s gives him one hundred pianta tokens. The chance of matching three pianta tokens when rolling randomly is 15.625%; matching three Stars is 3.516%; matching three 7s is .195%. Despite these odds, a player playing randomly will still win an average of approximately 120 pianta tokens across 100 plays (meaning they will profit 20 pianta tokens as it costs 1 pianta token to play each time).[1]


Plane Game[edit]

The Plane Game

The Special Card is needed to play this game. In the Plane Game, Mario must fly down from a high platform and try to get as far as possible. The farther Mario goes, the more pianta tokens he will win. There are also several spots to multiply the amount won, but there are also spots that subtract the number of pianta tokens Mario will receive. Some pianta tokens float in random spots in the air.

Paper Game[edit]

The Paper Game

The player must have the Silver Card to play this game. In the Paper Game, Mario and a massive crowd of different species must race towards a finish line. Mario is not timed, but he still needs to get in first to the finish line. Large fans blow against Mario and the crowd, and if Mario is not careful the wind can push him into a pit. This causes him to "retire" and forfeit any pianta tokens he might have earned, but if he turns paper-thin, the air will just pass by. However, moving in Paper Mode makes him run slower. Luigi, Koopie Koo, and Wonky have a cameo appearance in the race, and there is a chance for all opponents to be pink Bob-ombs. If the player comes in first place, they will get 20 tokens (earning ten tokens as it costs ten tokens to play).

Tube Game[edit]

The Tube Game

The player must have the Gold Card to play this game. In the Tube Game, Mario is in tube form and has to move as fast as possible around barriers and obstacles on a track with no rails to get to the finish. Turning is a problem and since there are no rails, it is easy to fall off and lose precious time. Pianta tokens are scattered through this stage. A technical bonus is given if Mario does not fall off the stage.

Boat Game[edit]

The Boat Game

The player needs a Platinum Card to play this game. In the Boat Game, Mario is in boat mode and he must sail between floating barrels and whirlpools to make it to the finish. There are also pianta tokens scattered through the stage. He is timed and this game can be considered difficult. A technical bonus is given if Mario does not hit any whirlpools.


Mario can use pianta tokens converted from the Don Pianta machines or from winning the minigames to trade for prizes. Getting membership cards unlocks new prizes.

Item Price
Initial Prizes
Cake Mix 6 pianta tokens
Super Shroom 10 pianta tokens
Refund Badge 34 pianta tokens
Super Appeal Badge 34 pianta tokens
Special Card
Power Jump Badge 34 pianta tokens
Maple Syrup 14 pianta tokens
FP Plus Badge 100 pianta tokens
HP Plus Badge 100 pianta tokens
Silver Card
Power Smash Badge 34 pianta tokens
Multibounce Badge 50 pianta tokens
HP Plus P Badge 200 pianta tokens
Gold Bar x3 234 pianta tokens
Gold Card
Power Rush Badge 34 pianta tokens
Power Rush P Badge 34 pianta tokens
Hammer Throw Badge 50 pianta tokens
Tornado Jump Badge 67 pianta tokens
Platinum Card
Quake Hammer Badge 67 pianta tokens
Jammin' Jelly 67 pianta tokens
Ultra Shroom 67 pianta tokens
Money Money Badge 234 pianta tokens

Names in other languages[edit]

Pianta Parlor[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゆうぎ場
Playroom; Also known as "Monte Game" on the logo above the entrance
French Casino Pianteone Pianteone is Don Pianta's French name
German Palma-Casino From Pianta's German name
Italian Casinò Malapalma From Pianta's Italian name
Spanish Juegos Foresta Foresta comes from the Pianta Spanish name: Forestano.

Plane Game[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 『ヒコーキモード』ゲーム
Hikōki Mōdo Gēmu
"Plane Mode" Game

Paper Game[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 『ペーパーモード』ゲーム
Pēpā Mōdo Gēmu
"Paper Mode" Game

Tube Game[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 『ロールモード』ゲーム
Rōru Mōdo Gēmu
"Roll Mode" Game

Boat Game[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 『ボートモード』ゲーム
Bōto Mōdo Gēmu
"Boat Mode" Game


  • Lahla is a Boo working at the desk behind some bars; Mario can slip through the bars to find out info about her if he gets a high score in the minigames.
  • An original Game Boy appears near the door and shows the high scores for the various games.
  • The Pianta Changer was added to the Parlor five years before the events of this game, as shown in the first issue of the RDM.
    • The same issue states that the Pianta Parlor was temporarily shut down as a result of Goomfrey beating up the Pianta Exchanger. The robot later commented that it did not feel pain as it was a machine.
  • The Pianta Parlor is referenced in Super Paper Mario, where the Catch Card for Lakitu states that its character throws Spinies like "coins at a Pianta Parlor". This reference implies that there are multiple Pianta Parlors.
  • Many of the items at the Pianta Parlor have different positioning in the menu in the Japanese version.


  1. ^ Conjecture (August 16, 2019). How to Beat the Slot Machine in "Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door". YouTube. Retrieved September 5, 2019.