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When you reach the Water Vellumental Shrine on Autumn Mountain in Paper Mario: The Origami King, there are sliding puzzles that you will soon have to contend with.

While it’s always part of the fun to discover the solutions to these for yourself, we’re here to happily lend a hand for those that are searching for pointers on how to overcome them.

The first is relatively straightforward in that you will need to recover a panel from the mischievous Sidestepper that stole it before you can slot it into place.

You will see the Sidestepper peaking out from a crack in the wall on the far left. After whacking the wall with your Hammer, you will reveal a hidden passage where even more Sidesteppers teasingly appear from their hiding places.

If you make your way to the end of the passage, there is a POW Block that will save you a lot of time. Wait for the Sidestepper which is carrying the puzzle panel to appear, and then punch the POW Block. Run over to it and bash the Sidestepper with your Hammer to recover the panel. Return to the sliding puzzle, and this can simply be slotted into place without too much trouble.

How To Solve The Paper Mario: The Origami King Sliding Puzzle

The second sliding puzzle in the Water Vellumental Shrine is much trickier. You will once again need to retrieve a missing panel, which you can find after using your Hammer to reveal a hidden doorway in the top-left corner of the room. In here, you will need to battle against Sidesteppers to recover the panel. Make short work of them, and the missing panel will soon be yours.

After returning to the puzzle, you will need to start moving the existing panels. You are looking to move them into their correct position as shown in our screenshot below. This will take some trial and error, but, once everything has fallen into place, the missing panel that you will slot in last is placed in the top-left corner.

Paper Mario: The Origami King is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

Paper Mario: The Origami King Sliding Puzzle Solution Screenshot
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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.