The Crimson Tower

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The Crimson Tower
PMCS TheCrimsonTower01.png
Huey, happy to see the tower restored of its colors
How to access Obtain the red Mini Paint Star in Cherry Lake
Paint Stars Red Big Paint Star.png
Colorless spots 24
Things PMCS CatOLuckThing.png
Boss Morton Koopa Jr.
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“Morton is holding the Big Paint Star hostage at the top of the Crimson Tower. Let's go get him!”
Huey, Paper Mario: Color Splash

The Crimson Tower is a location from Paper Mario: Color Splash. The path leading here is unlocked after getting the red Mini Paint Star in Cherry Lake, and when the red Big Paint Star in here is rescued, it will color the gate at Sunglow Ridge. Morton is the boss of this area. The Cat-o-Luck Thing can also be found here.

Layout[edit]

When Mario first visits the Crimson Tower, there is a gate blocking the way. He must repaint a nearby green Toad, who turns out to be a bridge builder and runs off to Port Prisma. Mario can paint the gate to discover three Toad-shaped keyholes. He must gather the three Chosen Toads, each located at Cherry Lake, Bloo Bay Beach, and Daffodil Peak, and hammer them into their keyholes.

When the gate opens, Huey is shocked to see that the tower has been drained of its color. He is about to give up when he notices Paint Guys pouring paint into a large bucket attached to an airship, which still has its anchor dropped. A Shy Guy shouts at Mario to raise it, and if Mario does, he gets on board the ship. Mario must pull two pieces of Bowser Tape on his way to the steering wheel, at which he is attacked by Shy Guys and a Spike Guy. Once defeated, the ship becomes unbalanced and Huey holds the wheel while Mario must find a button to release the paint; the only switch on the ship turns out to be a self-destruct button, exploding the ship and causing the paint to fall on the tower. A bridge to the tower then unfolds.

Shortly after entering the tower, Morton jumps out of the wall and goes to look for the Big Paint Star. Huey encourages Mario to explore the tower first. The Crimson Tower contains many enemies, such as Shy Guys, Shield Guys, and Goombas. Many conveyor belts can be found inside the tower. After passing three conveyor belts, Mario must walk up many flights of stairs while avoiding Goombas and Accordion Goombas. The next room contains Spike Guys and a conveyor belt that Mario must knock Shy Guys off of by hitting it from below.

When Mario passes the conveyor belt, Morton appears. Huey tells him about Mario, and Morton gets angry and stomps on two loose platforms, causing them to fall. Mario must use Cutout to get past the platforms.

In the next room, Mario confronts Morton, who is guarding the Big Paint Star. At the start of the battle, Morton brings in a pedestal and two Shy Guys. Mario must defeat the Shy Guys and knock away the pedestal to attack Morton. After taking enough damage, Morton lights his hammer on fire, and Mario must use the Fire Extinguisher Thing from Ruddy Road to put the fire out. Morton's hammer is reduced to a stick, which he still tries to hit Mario with. Once Morton is defeated, Mario can collect the Cat-O-Luck Thing and then collect the Big Paint Star, which colors in the large gate in Sunglow Ridge.

Enemies[edit]

Required Thing(s)[edit]

  • Fire Extinguisher (to stop Morton's Fire Hammer)

Colorless spots[edit]

The Crimson Tower
In the first area, on a green Toad. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 1.png
In the first area, on the gate. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 2.png
In the second area, on the ground. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 3.png
In the second area, the Crimson Tower itself. PMCS TheCrimsonTower01.png
In the third area, on the ground before the first conveyor belt. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 5.png
In the third area, on the wall near the second conveyor belt. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 6.png
In the third area, on the ground before the third conveyor belt. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 7.png
In the third area, on the ground before the third conveyor belt. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 8.png
In the third area, on the ground east of the staircase. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 9.png
In the third area, near the hole Morton leaves in the wall. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 10.png
In the third area, to the right of a ? Block. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 11.png
In the fourth area, on a post on the third banister. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 12.png
In the fourth area, on a post on the fourth banister. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 13.png
In the fourth area, on a post on the fourth banister. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 14.png
In the fourth area, on a post on the fifth banister. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 15.png
In the fourth area, on a post on the fifth banister. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 16.png
In the fourth area, on a post on the fifth banister. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 17.png
In the fifth area, on the ground. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 18.png
In the fifth area, on the ground. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 19.png
In the fifth area, on the ground. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 20.png
In the fifth area, on the wall. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 21.png
In the fifth area, on the ground after jumping off the conveyor belt. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 22.png
In the fifth area, on the wall near the conveyor belt. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 23.png
In the fifth area, on a Toad. PMCS The Crimson Tower colorless spot 24.png

Cutouts[edit]

Level Location Reward Hint Image
The Crimson Tower In the fourth area, where there is a break in the posts. Two Hammer cards In Crimson Tower... The central pillar of the spiral staircase... PMCS The Crimson Tower cutout 1.png
In the fifth area, in the area with the broken platforms. Required for completion None PMCS The Crimson Tower cutout 2.png

Record[edit]

Audio.svg The Crimson Tower - Plays in the Crimson Tower

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Audio.svg Bowser's Airship Aloft - Plays on the airship

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Audio.svg Boss Incoming! - Plays before battling a Koopaling

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Audio.svg ME WILL ROCK ME - Plays while battling Morton

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Audio.svg You Got the Paint Star! - Plays while collecting a Big Paint Star

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Audio.svg Paint Star Memories - Plays during the scene with the Big Paint Stars at Port Prisma

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Audio.svg Thing: Cat-o-Luck - Plays while using the Cat-o-Luck

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Audio.svg Prism Samba - Plays during the dance after collecting the red Big Paint Star

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Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese アキャットタワー
Akyatto Tawā
"Red Cat" Tower; a portmanteau of aka and キャット "cat", referring to the Cat-o-Luck Thing found at the top
Spanish Torre Carmesí Crimson Tower
French (NOA) La tour Cramoisie The Crimson Tower
French (NOE) Tour cramoisie Crimson Tower
Dutch Scharlaken Toren Scarlet Tower
German Karmesinturm Carmine Tower
Portuguese Torre Carmim Carmine Tower
Russian Багровая башня
Bagrovaya bashnya
Crimson Tower