Excerpt: Paper Mario is a great game from Nintendo 64 and the graphics are pretty good for such unusual concept. The whole world is made so it looks like regular paper cut out to look like houses, trees and people. The controls are very easy to pick up. You walk with the analogue stick, jump/double jump with A, use the hammer with B, Upper C button is for seeing your stats, left C button is for switching your party member, Lower C button is using the party member's ability...
Excerpt: Plot Once again King Bowser the koopa King is up to no good not only is he up to his usual antics of stealing princess peach, but he has also stolen the entire Royal castle, uprooting it from the ground and flying it into the upper atmosphere far from the reach of Mario and his friends. Bowser seems to have managed this with the help of Kame Koopa a magical itch Koopa whom on Bowsers behalf has stolen the magical Star Rod a magical wand with limitless powers.
Mario's RPG outing is a fun one, but newcomers to the genre will appreciate it the most.
22 August 2011
Excerpt: Paper Mario originally came out on the Nintendo 64 in 2001 (for Europe) but was re-released on the Wii's Virtual Console in 2007 (which is what I'm basing my review on). When looking for games to download on the Wii I heard that Paper Mario was apparently a really good title, and coupled with some impressive gameplay videos I saw on the Nintendo website meant it was one of the first games I downloaded for the VC.
Mario is flattened in the great first Paper Mario game
18 June 2010
Excerpt: Now here is an interesting concept if I ever heard one. Take probably the best loved video gaming mascot, place him in a three dimensional RPG world, where every character is a flat two dimensional ‘cut out’ of paper. It may sound like a lame excuse for a cheap graphics budget, but this style really does work.
Pros: Easy to understand RPG, Loads of Mario references and in - jokes, Genuinely funny in places
Cons: RPG elements will be overly simple to fans of the genre, Controls and graphics feel dated
Excerpt: I can't believe that even after so many succesful games I ever doubted Paper Mario. I wasn't convinced by it at all, I thought the idea of a 2d mario in a 3D world would just be weird. Thankfully however I was wrong, very wrong. Paper Mario is an RPG developed by intelligent systems, it features little 2D characters roaming about in a 3D world.
Excerpt: Paper Mario fo rthe N64 originally very hard to get hold of in the UK. It is now haowever available for download from the Wii shop Virtual Console on the nintendo Wii. I missed this one the first time round when I owned an N64, and recently downloaded it to my Wii. Well just how addictive can one game be. I have spend hours playing this, and so has my 7 year old son. A must for Mario fans and RPG lovers alike.
Superb Mario adventure with a new style of gameplay
27 April 2006
Excerpt: When I first saw this game on a tv show, it looked a bit too childish for my liking. I loved Mario 64, but this just seemed to be geared at a much younger demographic and therefore I expected it too be far too easy. Not only that, but I thought it would be more of the same Mario-fare that has been around for ages and would offer nothing new to the plumber's adventures. Well, I was very wrong on both counts.
Excerpt: I have written Paper Mario review before (not on here) now I’ve completed the game so I suppose it isn’t a bad idea doing another with further insight to the greatest game the N64 has seen in 2001 (bar Conker of course). You see it looks like a kiddies game, the characters are made out of paper for Christ’s sake and the storyline sounds as if it has been ripped straight from a fairy tale but don’t let this childish image put you off this is the only RPG the N64 has and...
Excerpt: Bowser has stolen the star rod, he has imprisoned the 7 star elders, he has lifted princess Peach’s castle high into space and has defeated Mario. All is lost but he has been helped back on to his feet and sets on a quest to gain enough power to defeat Bowser and his star rod by releasing the 7 star elders. Mario is 2D or “paper” like and stuck in a 3D world absolutely ingenious.
Excerpt: Paper Mario – the stuff N64 games should be made of Ever thought of an RPG? An RPG starring Mario and other characters, new and old, from the Mario and Luigi series? An turn-style based RPG in which you hit koopa troopas on the head with big mallets, jump on them or set a fire-flower on them, yet still with all the graphical animation of a 3D Mario game, but where that characters are seemingly made of paper? Well, now you have!