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The debug menu

The debug menu in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time is a menu that appears to have been used during the development of the game. It allows warping to different areas of the game, plus some test maps. It is accessed using an Action Replay DS code:

94000130 FFFA0000
1205E768 0000000C
1205EF50 0000000C
D2000000 00000000

...then holding A+Select as a save slot is loaded.

Some flash cartridges include cheat databases in their firmware, such as R4 cards.

Coins[]

Pressing X will play the coin collection sound and increment the player's coin count, while pressing Y will play the stomping sound and decrement it. Holding B while doing either will give or take 10 coins instead of one.

Section labels[]

There are five sets of values in the debug menu. They are all named after game staff:

  1. kubota, after the director of the game, Hiroyuki Kubota.
  2. kobayashi, after a Field Designer, Shunsuke Kobayashi.
  3. fujioka, after another Field Designer, Chihiro Fujioka.
  4. maekawa, after a Production Manager, Yoshihiko Maekawa.
  5. gotou, after another Field Designer, Daisuke Goto.

Values[]

There are several values in each of the five sections. Some values do nothing except play the 'incorrect' sound. Unlisted values do nothing. Most have their own labels, displayed upon activation.

kubota[]

Value

Message

Message translation

What it does

00 (none) N/A Warps you to Toadwood Forest. If Mario is the only member of the party, then using a pipe block to make the babies appear crashes the game.
01 E3, KinopuMori E3, Toadwood Forest Crashes the game. Was probably part of the E3 demo.
02 E3, Eneruji-Koujyou E3, Energy (Vim) Factory Crash.
03 E3, YastaIsland E3, Yoshi's Island Crash.
04 Opening Event taoreru KINO-JI syuuryou ato Opening event, when Toadsworth collapsed With Mario only - warps you to Peach's Castle, when you must retrieve the Refreshroom.
05 RefreshKinoko nyuushu ato After refreshing Toadsworth Warps you to Peach's Castle, in the event when Mario has retrieved the Refreshroom.
06 Gedonko Monster toujou ato After Shrooboid appeared Warps you to Peach's Castle. The Junior Shrooboid has been defeated at this point, and the Bros. must report to the courtyard as a time hole appeared.
07 nakaniwa TimeHole kara kako he itta ato After going to the past through the courtyard time hole Warps you to Peach's Castle.
08 1-kaime no Oyama tono kaowa Monster hannou event ato After the first conversation with E. Gadd, and the Monster's reaction Warps you to Peach's Castle. Entering the bottom-right room triggers the event when the Bros. return from Bowser's Castle in the past.
09 KINO-JI to YoungKINO-JI ga deau event ato After the event when Toadsworth met Young Toadsworth Warps you to Peach's Castle.
10 KinopuMori clear ato After clearing Toadwood Forest Warps you to Peach's Castle.
11 2-kaime no Oyama tono kaiwa shiro ni TimeHole ga shutsugen ato After the second conversation with E. Gadd and the appearance of a time hole Warps you to Peach's Castle, before the Bros. learn Toadsworth Twist (Spin Jump)
12 SpinJump tutorial ato After learning the Spin Jump Warps you to Peach's Castle. The bros. have learned Spin Jump and now Yoshi's Island is unlocked.
13 YostaIsland clear Yoshi's Island cleared Warps you to Peach's Castle. E. Gadd is waiting for you. Yoshi's Island (and Yoob's Belly) have been cleared.
14 3-kaime no Oyama tono kaiwa Kinokkuru no e wo mita ato After the third conversation with E. Gadd and looking at Toadbert's drawing Warps you to Peach's Castle. The Toadsworths have failed the Twist this time, and end up in ball form. Cutscene crashes without Luigi.
15 BrotherBall tutorial ato After learning Bros. Ball Warps you to Peach's Castle, where it is now possible to reach Gritzy Desert as long as Luigi is present (and you actually have Bros. Ball).
16 Nokomity clear ato After clearing the Koopaseum Warps you to Peach's Castle.
17 Paech [sic] heya de Peach event kao ni Kinoko ga... ato After the event in Peach's room where Peach's face is a mushroom... Warps you to Peach's Castle. Toadsworth Twist fails to please Baby Peach, then a wind starts and she also ends up spinning. Cue the tutorial for Baby Spin.
18 Petanko tutorial shuryo ato After learning Baby Cakes Warps you to Peach's Castle, where it is impossible to do Baby Spin or Baby Cakes due to the glitched logic (the game thinks that the babies are piggybacked when they are not).
19 BabyPeach kyushutsu syuuryou ato After rescuing Baby Peach Warps you to Peach's Castle, after using Baby Cakes to rescue the flattened Baby Peach. Bowser crashes in and takes the adult Peach whose face is a mushroom, though we do not see it on this floor.
20 Koopa toujou shindou shuuryou ato After finishing the introduction of Bowser Warps you to Peach's Castle, outside her room after Bowser kidnapped her... again.
21 Koopa toujou event subete shuuryou ato After the whole of the event where Bowser is introduced Warps you to Peach's Castle, after Bowser went to the past. Thwomp Volcano is unlocked.
22 KinokoTown clear ato After clearing Toad Town Warps you to Peach's Castle. Star Hill is unlocked.
23 StarShinden clear ato After clearing Star Shrine Warps you to Peach's Castle. E. Gadd is waiting. Then, the past (Shroob) castle is unlocked.
24 KoopaShiro clear ato nakaniwa kara After clearing Bowser's Castle, in the courtyard In the courtyard, exiting the time hole from Bowser's Castle. The game crashes immediately.
25 ZarazaraSabaku start Gritzy Desert start Start of Gritzy Desert.
26 ZarazaraSabaku start Gritzy Desert start Mislabelled again. Warps you to the Star Shrine near the Star Gate. Hitting the Aurora Block will trigger a cutscene as normal.
27 ZarazaraSabaku start Gritzy Desert start Warps you to the Star Shrine.
28 KinokoTown clear ato After clearing Toad Town Warps you into Peach's Castle Dungeon. Toad Town unlocked.

kobayashi[]

Value

Message

Message translation

What it does

00 KurisMura sonchou no ie (OTONA) House of the head of Hollijolli (adults) Warps you to the Hollijolli Village Mayor's house.
01 KameJet deai mae (BABY) Before encountering the Koopa Cruiser (babies) Warps you to the event when Koopa Cruiser is flying, after Mario and Luigi were KO'd in battle with Shroobs, crashes after a message. Or, warps you on to a glitched Koopa Cruiser, if it happened before you saved last.
02 KameJet chakuchi (BABY) Koopa Cruiser landing (babies) Warps you to the Koopa Cruiser landing site in Hollijolli Village.
03 KameJet deai ato (ONBU) After encountering the Koopa Cruiser (piggyback) Warps you to the event after Young Toadsworth told the story of the Shroob attack, on the Koopa Cruiser.
04 Gessy nomikomare toki (ONBU) When Yoob swallows you up (piggyback) Warps you to the event when Baby Bowser finds a dead end and Yoob appears on the mountain side. (Yoshi's Island)
05 Gessy no onaka WanwanIwa touka ato (BABY) Yoob's Belly, after pushing the Chomp Rock (babies) Warps you into Yoob's Belly, after the Yoshis pushed the Chomp Rock.
06 Gessy clear ato mata tainai ni hairu event Event after clearing Yoob's Belly, having been inside Warps you into the room on Yoshi's Island mountain (area 2) where you fight Kamek, after Yoob was deactivated.
07 Gessy clear ato Yoshi no mura The Yoshi Village, after clearing Yoob Warps you to the Yoshi Village (area 1) after the Bros. and Yoshis have escaped Yoob's Belly.
08 Gessy clear ato Yoshi no mura The Yoshi Village, after clearing Yoob Warps you to the event at the Yoshi Village after the escape from Yoob's Belly.
09 Gessy clear ato Yoshi no mura The Yoshi Village, after clearing Yoob Warps you to an event after the defeat of Elder Princess Shroob, where Mario and Luigi are thanked by Peach. This value is mislabelled as the Yoshi Village after escaping Yoob;s Belly.
10 Gessy clear ato Yoshi no mura The Yoshi Village, after clearing Yoob Warps you to the event at Peach's Castle which happens before fighting Shrowser (Bowser, unexpectedly collapsed on the floor, after having eaten the mushroom that was Princess Shroob).

Without Luigi, the game crashes when Bowser eats the mushroom.

fujioka[]

Value

Message

Message translation

What it does

00 (none) N/A Warps you to a grassy area with a single Dark Boo which triggers a battle with two Shrooblets on a mushroom outside Hollijolli Village. Further down the map is a Toad from Superstar Saga which crashes the game, a Pipe Block, a wooden platform with a heart bubble above it, a two-person spring intended for the babies, and the top of a Warp Pipe which, when touched, reveals an area on the top screen with the babies. However, you cannot switch to the babies that area - instead, they end up in a fully black area, and returning to the adults warps you to the last save point, though glitched and appearing on both screens.
01 Yosta 2-3 Yoshi [Island] 2-3 Area 2, room 3, on Yoshi's Island.
02 Yosta 1-2 Yoshi [Island] 1-2 Area 1, room 2, on Yoshi's Island.
03 Yosta 2-2 Yoshi [Island] 2-2 Area 2, room 2, on Yoshi's Island.
04 Koujou 1-1 [Vim] Factory 1-1 Area 1, room 1, in the Vim Factory.
05 TestMAP Test 1 Test map 1 A hammer sound plays, and then warps you to a room with two Superstar Saga Toads, the lower of which is unresponsive. This room is almost identical to value 00, however, the four-person pipe top is gone, and to the far right is a set of 10 green Yoshi eggs in a formation similar to skittles.
06 (none) N/A Identical to value 00, except you are spawned in front of the Boo, thus entering battle immediately.
07 DossunSoto 2-5 Thwomp Volcano 2-5 Area 2, room 5, on Thwomp Volcano.
08 (none) N/A 'Incorrect' sound. Does nothing.
09 (none) N/A Does nothing.
10 Shop, Menu test Shop and menu test Identical to value 00, but with another Superstar Saga Toad which, when talked to, presents a menu. See the corresponding section in this article.

maekawa[]

Value

Message

Message translation

What it does

00 (none) N/A Frozen piggyback tutorial at Bowser's Castle.
01 (none) N/A As above.
02 (none) N/A Sends you nowhere. The menu is still active but invisible. This is the case for all maekawa values past this point.

gotou[]

Value

Message

Message translation

What it does

00 (none) N/A Nothing
01 Yosta 2-3 Yoshi [Island] 2-3 Area 2, room 3, on Yoshi's Island.
02 Yosta 1-2 Yoshi [Island] 1-2 Area 1, room 2, on Yoshi's Island.

Shop, Menu test[]

Shop, Menu test is fujioka 10 (see above). When speaking to the nearby Toad (from Superstar Saga), he presents you with a menu. In localised versions it is made up entirely of underscores due to missing characters. The translated menus are presented below for reference.[1]

The first screen allows you to choose a party. The options are:

  • Full party
  • Mario only
  • Adults only
  • Babies only
  • Quit

Selecting any of the first four options presents the following:

  • Suitcase
  • Item shop
  • Badge shop
  • Back

Selecting a shop brings you to the following screen:

  • Shroom Shop (at Peach's Castle)
  • Monty Mart (at Gritzy Caves)
  • Gramma's Place (at Toad Town)
  • Back

Selecting one of the shops brings you to the following screen:

  • Buy screen
  • Sell screen
  • Back

References[]

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