On your way to cut the the five streamers in Paper Mario The Origami King you'll pass through an area called Shogun Studios. It's a theme park of sorts, with a variety of mini-games and attractions to enjoy. You'll need a pass to enter the park, and there are two options available. The free pass will allow you to access Shogun Studios for free, while the Royalty Pass will cost you 9,800 coins. In this guide we'll explain the difference between the two passes, so that you can see for yourself whether it's worth forking out for the Royalty Pass.
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Should You Buy the Shogun Studios Royalty Pass?
Coins are fairly difficult to come by in the early areas of Paper Mario The Origami King, so spending 9,800 coins on the Royalty Pass might seem like a bad option. Once you're inside Shogun Studios you will need to pay coins to enter certain mini-games, some of these are mandatory in order to progress. There are also exclusive areas that only Royalty Pass holders can access so you absolutely should buy a Royalty pass at the gate. It'll save you coins in the long run, you'll also make 9,800 coins in no time while exploring Shogun Studios. For a full list of locations for the 135 collectibles in the game, head here.
If you're looking for more of our guides, be sure to head on over to our Paper Mario The Origami King Walkthrough. It's where you'll find collectible locations, a look at the legendary fish, and more.
What Do You Get For Buying the Royalty Pass?
As we mentioned before, the Royalty Pass will get you into many of the theme park's attractions for free. There's a throwing star game, a fishing game, even a dressing up photo studio. All of these will ordinarily be around 500 coins per try, so you'll likely end up saving money in the long-run.