Paper Mario Forum  /  JP/ENG version differences?

I have some questions about JP vs. ENG versions
1. approximately how much faster is JP than ENG for each category?
2. Is there an easy enough way to get the JP version on wiiUVC?
3. If not, are there any categories worth doing on the ENG version?

I'm currently trying to do a glitchless run and am trying to figure out if there's any other categories I could do afterwards. Any information on this is appreciated.


1. It depends on the category. For Any% it can't be more than 3 minutes. For Glitchless, it must be much more since there are a lot more text boxes. We have not timed ENG vs. JP yet, but we do know for sure that JP is much faster than ENG for every category.

2. There are two ways of getting Paper Mario JP on the Wii U. The first option is to buy a Japanese Wii U. The second option is to Homebrew your Wii U and get it for free. Neither are a realistic option at this time because no one has $300 to spend on a Japanese Wii U, and Homebrew for Wii U is not currently a thing. (It will be in the future)

3. You can do any% on ENG with no problem. It is nearly the same thing, the only difference is the fact that we can't item dupe on ENG so we just pick up an item instead. You can also do Glitchless with no problem, everything will be the same as JP. (Other than text differences)

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I might be wrong about this, but I think I've recently seen some runs done on JP Wii U VC. Is there a realistic way those runners got the JP version on Wii U VC?


sorry for like the 1 month late reply I don't check the forums but you can get JP Wii U games on an english wii u through Loadiine

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