BOWYER: 997! 998! 999! 1000! Nya ha ha! 1000 arrows! For cover they run, nya! FUN this is, yes. Nya! Another 1000 will I shoot!
MALLOW: Mario, who IS that guy? He must be the one shooting arrows at Rose Town!
BOWYER: Happy I am, nya! Look... LOOK at their expressions when freeze they do!
FLUNKIES: Woo hoo! They're standing like statues!
BOWYER: Nya! More practice do I need!
MALLOW: Oh no! He's not stopping! We've got to do something!
(Mario agrees and starts running at Bowyer)
MALLOW: Who do you think you are, Bruce Lee? You can't just go in there with your fists flying!
MALLOW: There're too many of 'em. We'll be creamed!
(Mario taps foot thoughtfully)
MALLOW: (Jumping up and turning around) Oh no, someone's coming! Let's hide and see if we can learn anything.
(Mallow and Mario hide behind a stump.)
(Flunky pushing huge star piece enters.)
FLUNKY: Look what I found, Bowyer!
BOWYER: What? WHAT? Disturb me you must not! Practicing, I am. More arrows must I shoot! More statues must I make, nya!
(??? flies down from sky)
???: Hold it right there! You don't know what you're doing. RETURN that star to me!
BOWYER: Gnya, NYA!? A stranger you are... and strange looking at that! Teach you, we must, who's in charge!
(Cool music starts in)
BOWYER: Nya?! And who might you be?
???: I serve...a higher authority... That Star Piece belongs to everyone. You can't keep it.
BOWYER: Nya! NYA! Angry I am! Nya! A lesson I will teach you!
(Commences to shoot many wonderful arrows)
???: Hey! Chill out!
MALLOW: Mario! It's dangerous out there! You're gonna help, huh? Whack that weirdo... Save the guy in blue...
Me too! I will do what I can! But...from over here!
(Mario falls on his face)
(Arrow disturbs them. They run towards Bowyer.)
MALLOW: (dodging arrows) I'm NOT afraid. And I'm NOT gonna cry!
(Mallow trips on arrow and falls flat on his face) Yeouch!
(Mario jumps into battle)
???: (fuming) Stop it! That's enough. (whacks Bowyer a good one)
BOWYER: Gunya! Nya!!! Strong you are. But stronger am I! Hurt you, I will! So long, nya! Part, now, we must!
(Aims arrow at ???)
Nya nya NYA!!
(Mario jumps in and deflects arrow, thus rescuing ??? from potential danger.)
???: Thanks for the help! But...who are you?
MALLOW: Mario! You just... DITCHED me back there! (looks at ???) Huh? Don't I know you? You look...familiar!
???: (shakes head) So! You're THE Mario! WE know about you!
(Bowyer stomps unhappily)
BOWYER: Knock knock! Nya! Insulted, I am!
(all three attack him)
BOWYER: NYAAA!! Now 3 against one! Nyat FAIR! Fix it, I will, nya! Shoot an arrow, I shall. When a target it hits, that Button...LOCKED!
(Magic, Attack, and Supply buttons fall.)
After a long and arduous battle, Bowyer heads up to that big shooting range in the sky...
???: Thanks for the help. You really got me out of a jam. Why are you staring at me? You know I'm more than just a doll, don't you?
(Mario and Mallow look at each other and nod.)
???: (lifts hands to the sky) Have you guessed the truth? I'm a visitor from above, and this is a form I'm borrowing briefly.
(Mario and Mallow look at each other and jump. Mallow runs to ???)
MALLOW: You mean, like, from the sky or something?
???: (laughing) Higher than that, I'm afraid! Do you two know anything about the "Star Road"?
(Mario and Mallow shake their heads)
???: Completely in the dark, eh? Well, it's a big mess up there right now, and it concerns you too! Let me explain... You've heard of wishing upon a shooting star?
(Mario and Mallow nod)
???: At the "Star Road", your wish is transformed into a star. When it's granted, it then turns into a shooting star and falls down to earth. So you see, the Star Road plays an integral role in granting wishes. But ever since a sword destroyed the "Star Road", everything's come to a halt. No Stars have been made since. The way things stand, yours is a world where wishes can't come true anymore.
(Mario and Mallow jump! Mallow runs to the Star Piece.)
MALLOW: Are you saying THIS Star is a part of your "Starway?"
???: That's "STAR ROAD", my fluffy little friend... Yes, that star is a borken piece of the Star Road. I'm here to find them all, and repair the Star Road.
???: I'm "©¯!?", but it's hard to pronounce so... Call me "Geno", after the doll. I chose him because he looked the strongest out of all the dolls.
GENO: Now grab the star, Mario!
(Mario does so.)
GENO: Come on! Let's get this show on the road.
"Geno", who is searching for the
FLUNKY: Ooh, I heard everything! Who would have known that star was so important? I've got to inform Smithy!
(tears off in a big hurry)
The secret to the shooting stars