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...
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.