Snifit or Whiffit
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Snifit or Whiffit (known as Hit It or Snifit in the PAL version of Paper Mario: Sticker Star, and Whifit or Snifit in Paper Mario: Color Splash's game description on the Nintendo eShop) is a game show hosted by a Snifit bearing the name of its species in Paper Mario: Sticker Star and Paper Mario: Color Splash.
In Paper Mario: Sticker Star, the show is accessed in Stump Glade in World 3. The show consists of contestants having to clear three challenges inside a room filled with poisonous gas in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, hence the "whiffit" portion of the show's name. The prize for winning the show is the third Wiggler Segment. Returning after beating the level gives Mario nothing, though an HP-Up Heart becomes accessible after defeating Gooper Blooper.
Exclusively in Paper Mario: Sticker Star, before the show, Mario is given two chances to opt out; doing so results in him being tossed out of the studio and back into the area before. After completing all the challenges, Mario is taken to a backstage area where he can complete the stage, but the host also offers him the option to partake in a bonus challenge. Completing the challenges allows him to obtain the Radiator thing. If Mario has already obtained the Radiator, he receives a coin reward instead.
In Paper Mario: Color Splash, the show takes place in Cobalt Base. Rather than poisonous gas, the room is filled with water in Paper Mario: Color Splash, hence the "Seabed Edition" in the show's name. The prize for winning is now a blue Mini Paint Star. Instead of getting two chances to opt out of the main challenge, Mario is immediately given one chance to opt out of the bonus round during the show after completing the main round, at the cost of getting an instant Game Over for any one loss of a bonus round. The reward for completing the bonus challenge is now the Instant Camera. If Mario has already collected the Instant Camera, he will instead receive two Pink Snifit Cards.
Additionally, in Paper Mario: Color Splash, if Mario loses a round, then a Big Urchin will appear and it will get closer to the bubble for each unsuccessful round. Four rounds ends the game and the Big Urchin will pop the bubble, giving him an instant Game Over. Also in Paper Mario: Color Splash, Mario can talk to a blue Snifit outside who will sell Mario a pack of cards, for 1000 coins, containing all the cards needed to get through each round. If Mario has already been on the show at least once, the Snifit will sell the Complete Set for 500 coins, and the Bonus Set for 2000 coins. The Bonus Set contains all the cards needed for the bonus stage, and the player gets to start the show at the bonus stage.
Challenges in Paper Mario: Sticker Star
The first challenge in the show is a true or false quiz. Snifit gives Mario a question, which he must answer by hitting the ✔ and ✘ blocks on both sides of him. There is no limit to the number of questions that may be answered wrong, but Mario must answer three correctly to advance.
The questions asked are chosen at complete random, though there is a set number of possible questions. The answers to some of the questions also vary, as they have a true and false wording:
Big Bonking Snifit Bash
Known as "Snifit Bash Up" in Europe, the second challenge of the show involves Mario having to bash the heads of "unpaid Snifit interns" ("young Snifits on work experience" on the PAL version) with the hammer, similar to the Whack-a-Mole game in real life. There are four holes that Snifits briefly appear from, and Mario must hammer twenty Snifits to advance. Occasionally, hearts which recover 5 HP also appear briefly from the holes.
Unrelentingly Exciting Shuffle Game
The final challenge is a shell game. There are three blocks, with only one containing a check mark; the others have not only an "X" but also a Snifit. Mario must select the correct block three times to win. Hitting one of the Snifit blocks triggers a battle with a Snifit, but the room also fills with poison gas as soon as the battle begins. After each battle, the blocks that once contained Snifits remain empty until the round is over. Selecting the correct block also gives Mario a heart to recover 5 HP. The speed at which the blocks shuffle also changes with each round, and in the final round, a fourth block is added. During the challenge, Mario always faces the direction of the correct block. Completing this takes Mario to a backstage area, where he can finish the level.
Big-Bonking-Panic-Pick-And-Choose Snifit Bash
The show's secret, optional bonus challenge is a combination of the first and second challenges. The room is filled again with poisonous gas. Mario is given a true or false question (the questions are unchanged from the first challenge), but must hammer five Snifits before he can answer. In addition, the question only remains on-screen while Mario is still bashing the Snifits; it disappears as soon as he is able to answer. As with the first challenge, answering three questions correctly results in victory, allowing Mario to obtain the bonus prize, which is the Radiator.
Challenges in Paper Mario: Color Splash
Names in other languages