So, how's your adventure going? Let's take a look at the cool info in the world map and menus!
I'll explain on the map below! For one thing, each time you collect a Mini Paint Star, another road will open up on the map. Also, the course with the flashing circle around it is the last course the game was saved in.
Notifications will display when you get a letter or when something important occurs. They disappear once you enter a course, so pay attention! Letters you receive can be picked up at the Post Office in Port Prisma.
If there's something important in a course, you'll see a pop-up like this. Like if there's a Rescue Squad captain waiting for his squaddies or a gate that you can't open yet. Once you've taken care of whatever it is, the pop-up will disappear.
When Mario is standing on a course, you'll see the Paint Stars you've gotten in that course, the name of the course, and the percentage of colorless spots restored. If you restore 100% of a course's colorless spots, a will appear next to the course.
It's a temple where people confident in their Roshambo skills gather to duke it out. Competition is stiff, but if you can come out on top, you'll be rewarded with coins, cards, and glory. The Toads near the entrance may be able to tell you about the opponents you'll face there!
Every Paint Star you get gives you a chance to enter a Roshambo tournament. If the hands on the pillars are flashing with rock, paper, scissors icons, you can enter!
Sometimes after you get a Paint Star, a medallion with a Roshambo icon on it will appear. Grab it, and a new temple will open up. As you continue on your adventure, you'll be able to visit more new temples!
It's the Shy Bandit! He shows up on the world map sometimes. He's bad news!
Get to the course he's gunning for before he does, or he'll end up slurping up some of the paint from those colorless spots you restored! If you don't get there before he does, you'll have to face him in battle!
The rumor is that he's a Black Shy Guy who was banished from his homeland. He uses the red mask to hide his identity. I'm not sure it's working...
Just touch Open Menu on the Wii U GamePad screen. If you're playing in Off-TV mode, touch the GamePad screen and the Open Menu button will pop up!
When the menu opens, you'll see different buttons at the top. Touch Status, Cards, Items, or to switch between pages.
You can check on Mario's status, see the Big Paint Stars you've collected, or check out your rate of colorization (the percentage of colorless spots you've restored).
You can check colorization on the world map too, but here you'll be able to see your progress for all courses in one spot. It's nice to see just how well you've done!
I'm probably not supposed to tell you this...but each time you restore 100% of a course's colorless spots, you'll unlock additional music to listen to in the Prisma Museum in Port Prisma. Once you're done adventuring, why not just kick back with some tunes?
You can read explanations of each card and organize your cards.
Slide a card into here to throw it away. Cards you throw away never come back, you got that? You don't know what you've got till it's gone, so think carefully when you're throwing cards away.
Touch this to sort your cards. Basically they'll be sorted from right to left by card type: Normal Cards → Enemy Cards → Thing Cards. Then within each of those you'll have from right to left, Colored Cards and then Uncolored Cards.
This is the name of the card you've selected. Touch the name to see a detailed explanation of that card!
In the tab, you can check out key items. If an item doesn't have a , that means you haven't used it yet. Some items disappear after use.
In the tab, you can look at letters you've picked up from the Port Prisma Post Office and check Holo-Peach messages you've picked up across Prism Island.
If you don't know what to do next, try looking over your items and letters. By the way, I noticed you never actually write anyone back when you get a letter. What's up with that? Are you a Shy Guy at heart?
You can check the controls. If you touch Settings in the lower-right corner, you can also switch screens or change the control style used in battle. Touch in the lower left to open this very manual.
Under Switch Screens, touch Enable Off-TV Play to play just on the Wii U GamePad controller. If you did that, you could play this game while watching TV or something! Crazy!
Under Combat Controls, touch Basic + Buttons to enable the use of button commands for setting cards and painting them in battle. Select Advanced Touch Controls to combine setting and painting cards into one screen.
Select Settings from , and then, under Combat Controls, select Basic + Buttons to use buttons during battle!
*Only for Off-TV Play